SWTOR Update

So I went back to SWTOR for the express purpose of experiencing the class stories up to Chapter 4. It’s my understanding that the ‘stories’ converge at that point and only the ‘factions’ get different stories. So all the Agents, Sith and Bounty Hunters get the same basic stories from Chapter 4 on. I’ll do that part of the story too eventually to make sure. In the mean time I’ve been playing around a month and with the quick leveling they’ve put into the game (it’s REALLY easy to level) I’ve managed to get two characters through their  first three chapters. Here are some images of those characters.

My Agent (a sniper) in some level 65 gear.

My Agent (a sniper) in some level 65 gear.

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My Sith Inquisitor Tank in her level 47 gear.

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My Sith Inquisitor Tank in her level 51 gear. Still not as ugly as some of the other gear she’s worn. (Hated the bikini BS they threw at her.)

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THAT looks like some seriously protective gear eh? Takes all kinds guys.

Blood Bowl 2 has a ‘vs AI’ mode and it’s BEATING me!

Look, I know I’m not ‘great’ at the game by any means. I’m also not a TOTAL noob, but damn it is both embarrassing and annoying as hell to LOSE a game of Blood Bowl (BloodBowl2 for those interested.) to the damn idiot AI.  I tend to play ‘bashy’ teams like Orc or Dwarves. I’ve also got a Chaos team going they are ‘kinda bashy’ but pretty weak starting out with no skills. I’m REALLY NOT HAPPY that when playing a skaven team MY TEAM is the one with 2 injured, 1 dead and 2 KO’ed, while he had 1 injured and 1 KO’ed. Just on average he should be the one hurt but the whole damn game was me failing rolls AND re-rolls and him NOT.   I shouldn’t let it get to me but DAMN this is really pissing me off.

Still Disspointed

The original post locked up a bit early. I’m re-posting it for comments.

I’ve been in the ‘planning’ stage of building a new PC for around a year now. I REALLY do hope to build it this year, probably sometime around July. Anyway, last October I put my build into PCPartBuilder so I could easily find the parts I’d chosen and quickly figure out a rough estimate of the cost. I’m very sad to see the price of the parts is just not going down after nearly half a year. Hell, overall the price has GONE UP!  Moore’s law is a lie!

The box is going to be a gaming box, and I mostly play MMO’s, FPS’s, Strategic games like Civ5, and single player adventure type games. Feel free to offer advice on the build, I’m really hoping to get something close to what is linked above (or better) for around $1.5K or less. When I first set it up the cost was just a touch over $1600, and now it’s almost $1700.

Am Dissapoint

I’ve been in the ‘planning’ stage of building a new PC for around a year now. I REALLY do hope to build it this year, probably sometime around July. Anyway, last October I put my build into PCPartBuilder so I could easily find the parts I’d chosen and quickly figure out a rough estimate of the cost. I’m very sad to see the price of the parts is just not going down after nearly half a year. Hell, overall the price has GONE UP!  Moore’s law is a lie!

The box is going to be a gaming box, and I mostly play MMO’s, FPS’s, Strategic games like Civ5, and single player adventure type games. Feel free to offer advice on the build, I’m really hoping to get something close to what is linked above (or better) for around $1.5K or less. When I first set it up the cost was just a touch over $1600, and now it’s almost $1700.

iTunes won’t sync my apps anymore

I haven’t synced my iPhone 4s in quite a while so I decided to do it on Monday, (1/21/2013). iTunes needed to be updated, so I let that run first, and once it was finished, I started the sync. I was watching an online video when the sync started so I was a bit distracted, but still, I knew the sync went WAY to quickly. So I decided to do it again, and again the sync finished very quickly. When I tried to navigate around the iTunes app, I had a hard time, because they’ve changed things up quite a bit. In the end, I managed to get to the computer’s apps, and lo-and-behold 93 apps needed to be updated. Which meant they WEREN’T syncing with my phone like it used to. After 20 frustrating minutes I finally figured out how to make it work.

Navigate to Devices, choose your phone, then ‘Transfer Purchases’ or hit ‘control-s’ to bring back the side bar that iTunes USED to have choose your phone and right click to get to the ‘Transfer Purchases’ selection. That makes the updated apps from your phone transfer to your computer. That is it MAY work if iTunes decides your phone is actually connected. For some reason my iTunes keeps disconnecting the phone so it doesn’t show up in my device list. I got around it by unplugging the phone from the computer and re-connecting it. I have NO idea why iTunes keeps doing this. I haven’t figured that problem out yet. If you do let me know.

Phone: iPhone 4s with iOS 6.0.1

iTunes: 11.0.1.12

Thanks for guaranteeing I cut the cord Comcast

So on Tuesday morning my cable goes out. I have the triple play plan and when the cable goes so does my phone and my internet. Yay! NOTHING IS WORKING.

Like most of the people on the planet I work for a living, so I call Comcast once I get to work on my cell phone. The lady on the other end is nice but she wants my social security number(or the last 4 digits of it) as my security password because I’m NOT calling from my home phone(its out remember). I give it to her and apparently Comcast has the WRONG info in their system. I don’t know what number they have but it ISN’T my ssn. I get past this by giving them my account number. I have my old bills at work so I had the number handy. First crisis avoided.Second crisis ends the call with NOTHING done. Apparently she won’t send out a technician unless I fiddle with the cable, which I cannot do because I AM NOT HOME! Great! So the wife is at home I have HER call them and give her the account number because she’ll need it too. They have her do some things, which freaks her out, because as far as she’s concerned anything more advance than a rotary phone is voodoo death magic.

After her jiggling of cables fails to get any results they tell her they will forward our ticket to the local dispatchers and they should call us back within 2 hours. They are given my wife’s cell phone number AND mine. THEY NEVER CALL.

Wife calls the 800 number AGAIN. They are very nice, look up the ticket, see that the locals have scheduled a technician to show up on MONDAY. 5 DAYS LATER! Might also want to mention that would be Christmas EVE for crying out loud. The wife informs the nice 800 operator that we won’t be home on Monday. They cancel the ticket and escalate it. They tell her the local dispatchers should call within one (1) hour. As of Thursday at 10:30 THEY STILL HAVEN’T CALLED!

Apparently the local Comcast group is so busy or incompetent they won’t even bother to CALL their customers to let them know whats going on, AND they expect us to wait at least 5 days with NO INTERNET, NO CABLE, and NO PHONE! I find this intolerable.

The wife and I will be out of town the last 2 weeks of the year. We get back on the 1st. The wife is trying to make sure a technician shows up on Jan. 2nd. I’ve decided that even if that technician shows up, I’m cutting the cord on my cable. I’ve been thinking about cutting the cord anyway, and this episode has pushed me over the edge. The wife pretty much only watches the ‘big 4’, the cut won’t hurt her. It’ll hurt me, because I lose my time waster channels like Cartoon network, History and Science channels. I also lose the only reason I HAVE cable in the first place ESPN. I’ve decided that ESPN (and college football) just isn’t worth $1500-$1800 a year. I’ll just pocket that money, set up as good a digital antenna as I can and stream stuff I really want that I can’t get over the air.

Oh, and when I stream stuff, it’ll be from AT&T even if it’s DSL. Comcast doesn’t get any more of my money for a LONG time.

 

UPDATE: Lesson learned. When you deal with Comcast do it through Twitter.

24 hours after multiple 1-800 calls I’m simply pissed.

3 Hours after my complaint hit twitter, I’ve got my cable back, an apology from ‘corporate’ and a $20 credit on my bill. Also, I’m a lot less pissed at Comcast so well done ComcastCares guys and gals.