Thursday, May 27, 2010

One Hour, Each Day - BF:BC2 (PC)

Not wargame-related, but my sole source of recreation until I get past the certification test this weekend...


Shout at me if you see me in-game. Surprisingly, I'm not too shabby.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

End of the World As We Know It... And I Feel Fine


In the event you've not had the opportunity to witness fellow geeks screaming themselves red in the face on the likes of Dakka and BoLS: Games Workshop has a US price hike scheduled to go into effect May 31 on our beloved/despised plastic methamphetamine.

By the by: don't go to Dakka. It’s ugly in there. The BoLS discussions are at least civil.

This affects me not at all. Why? I can't remember the last time I purchased a plastic kit of the GW flavor. Bought the Blood Angels codex last month, but beyond that... GW just hasn't been getting my hard-earned pennies. The last price hike solved that for me. Lately I've focused on much smaller scale, squad-based armies like Infinity. Lower cost-per-army.

EDIT: not strictly true. I did purchase the new 3x Killa Kans set on release. But that was an absolute steal for what you get. AND... because there was a part missing I got six for the price of three. Can't take issue with GW's customer service. Beyond that... no clue when the last purchase was. 

Did I emorageqquit and storm off? Nah. Wasted energy. Just stopped buying. It is a game after all, and strictly non-essential. Besides, I have a metric crap-ton of kits waiting to be built... and enough bits to choke an elephant. I'll just work with Orks/'Nids/CSM/Marines I have in-hand. That in itself is a considerable amount... in the thousands of points per. Hell... this might actually encourage me to finish painting my personal reserves. 

Not quitting the game by a long shot. I enjoy it too much. And no matter how cool the Infinity/AT-43/Warmachine/insert-your-preference-here rule set is... it just won't match the richness of the 40K universe background. I couldn't walk away from that if I wanted to. 

But... sorry GW. Nothing new, thanks.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Forgotten, But Not Gone


Yeah... I'm still around. Haven't lost interest. Ever-increasing demands in my professional life conspire to ruin my hobby time as of late and eat up a rapidly diminishing pool of that mythological concept... "free time".

Add to the mix intense study for an enormous certification test at the end of this month (CISSP, for those who are curious) and... I'm swamped.

I expect I'll get back in the swing of more enjoyable stuff as we enter June. I honestly wouldn't expect a heck of a lot from me here on RD&C until then. Not for lack of desire... trust me.

Oh... FYI (and for your protection): I've had to start moderating/approving your feedback as some enterprising (read: asshat jerkoff) folks in the east have been dropping malicious links in the comments section. I really despise link 'hackers'... term used extremely loosely. If you're going to try to whack someone... at least work for it. So if you respond to something, and don't see it right away... nothing's amiss. It just may take me a day or two to "approve" the response. Apologies for that inconvenience. The only other option is "follower" comments only. I may go that route, but I'd prefer not to force someone to follow the blog just to comment on something. Seems disingenuous.

In the mean time: the Death Squads folks have ventured into v.5 territory. v0.5.1b to be exact. Tons of enhancements and additions. Good stuff. Plenty of reading until I come back around.

Because... of course, you're all not going to know what to do with yourselves in the interim without RD&C updates.