Hailing Frequencies Open – 4/27/17 – Sleeeeeeeeppppyyy…

Linckin’ Them Rocks…

Hey friends, welcome to Thursday! Sorry about no entry on Wednesday, but the day totally got away from me, and I was feeling just run down all day. This continued into today, so much so that I took a sick day today, and am writing this from home, rather than during my lunch break over at the office. Hopefully a day of downtime and rest will get me back on track. I mean I’m sure Worms Armageddon tonight will be a great time, and I should have enough energy for it, but I might need a nap beforehand. ;)

Moving on, today’s video of Flatspace IIk is pretty great, until the last 30 seconds when I somehow forgot to turn off my recording software. It’s weird in that I’m usually better at that. Anyway, BEFORE that, I tried both of the scavenger and trader professions, and found that they really weren’t for me. I’m VERY glad they’re there, because they seem perfect for those folks who wanna minmax trade routes and stuff like that, but for me, I prefer missions my own self. Still I didn’t have a BAD time trying my hand at trading, I just had MORE fun as a merc, you know?

Over the past couple of days, I’ve had some pretty fun time gaming. My good friend Ben (who I’ve known since I was a professional gaming journalist back in the late 90s) had an extra copy of Pillars of Eternity lying around, so decided to send it my way. I’m a pretty big Obsidian fan, thanks mostly to the amazing Alpha Protocol, so I was intrigued to see how they’d do with a 90s-era party-based RPG. Well, my first time in I lost an hour without even realizing it, so well done to them. I really like how they make meaningful dialogue choices that actually affect how the game will play out immediately after your choice, and well-written dialogue at that. I also liked the varied classes (I decided on Druid since I do loves me some shapeshifters). I played a bit today too, only to stop when my small party of two was quickly killed by a couple of beasties. I’ll get back to it soon though, as I’m really enjoying it. So much so I might shell out for the DLC, if the interest maintains itself over more hours.

I also spent some time with Discovery Freelancer of late. Hunter and Jim have been working diligently trying to spin up our own server before Sunday’s MMO meetup, and after some help from community members (and Freespace modders) FriendlyFire and Sindroms (who work on Freeworlds and Discovery respectfully), they got the server up and running yesterday afternoon. I was able to play a few missions on the test server, and had a grand old time. My time quickly ended when some vicious AI killed me in just a second or two. I’ll likely be playing more today in the run up to the Worms stream tonight as well, so that’ll be fun. Say what you want about Freelancer, it’s a damned finely balanced game, so it’s always fun to just jump in for a spell. It’s really a crime it’s not available digitally. Anyway, once the server is ready to go, we’ll tell ya all about how to log on and join us for some shootey, tradey action.

Now, onto news, and there’s quite a bit of it!

Whew! My god, I’m out of breath. ;)

Finally, only one deal today, as 2016’s Master of Orion is 50% off at the WinGameStore.

That’s it for today folks! See ya tonight on the Worms stream! Have a great day!

Author: Brian Rubin

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