My Playlist [9/3/11 – 9/10/11]

In the above graph, I notice an extreme lack of Gatling Gears, the one game I had set as my go-to game to complete this week. What happened? Deus Ex: Human Revolution and The Witcher 2 happened. I finally got around to jumping on the DE:HR launch-hype-train and an equally qualified (albeit, a little late to the party) addition of The Witcher 2 to my Steam library. I’m enjoying both games so much, I’m not even sure which one I should buckle down with and really sink my teeth into first. Deus Ex has the lead so far.

I also jumped into a few League of Legends matches. I’m not sure how, or why, but I continue to play LoL despite ending every play session with a sour taste in my mouth due to its imbalances and poor community (par for the course, for DOTA games). I think I’ve decided to just play HoN when I get the itch for some DOTA-clone action. DOTA 2 beta can’t come soon enough.

Rounding out my playlist is Faerie Solitaire. A guilty pleasure, if you will.


League of Legends Beta Giveaway


I have a handful (eight at the moment) of League of Legends beta invites to send out and all you have to do is leave a comment with your email or shoot me an email to iWinButton.jt[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject “LoL Beta.”

I’ll update this post once all eight of the invites have been taken care of.

For the less-informed, League of Legends is a spiritual successor to the extremely popular Warcraft III map DOTA (Defense of the Ancients). Check out the LoL site for more info.

Brannoc (Aventurine employee): 1 / Random irc troll: 0

EDIT: Obviously this could be 100% fake and just something crafted up by an extremely bored QQer. I was not in the actual mIRC at the time to witness the “chat” and the first place this popped up was on a DF guild’s website forums. Read for entertainment purposes only, as I did.
Here’s a gem I’ve found from a Q&A Brannoc had in IRC earlier. This has at least put a smile on my face in light of this launch fiasco.
ShockWave: atleast good you finaly take the time to talk to us Brannoc
<@Brannoc> I’ve been trying to do that all day, ShockWave
[Yew]Greg: do your fucking job
<@Brannoc> I don’t think you can be anymore informed than you are greg, I’d say your statement is mostly loaded with fail
[Yew]Greg: Well heres a little helpful peice of advise if you ladies plan on keeping any sort of player base. Even in the shittiest circumstances, atleast tell us to just “fuck off we’re working on it”. Thats all most of us want to know.
<@Brannoc> I’d be happy to tell you to go fuck yourselves! But a lot of people say that’s bad PR
<@Brannoc> so…I’m trying not to
Brannoc: 1 / irc troll “greg”: 0
Full transcript can be found here.