Not a whole lot going on this week. Work has been slow on roncli.com, but I'm hoping to pick it up and finish off major coding this weekend. Right now I'm working on allowing files to be uploaded straight through the website, which will allow me to manage the files without having to do something silly like FTP.
The Six Gaming Podcast was in rare form this week, as we had a solid episode and a good roundtable discussion about how microtransactions have been shaping modern gaming.
Ron's Bronze Plays returned for more League of Legends action, and this week I teamed up with Veg. The first game seemingly almost guaranteed disaster when I was put onto Jinx, but I outplayed the other ADC enough to earn a win and a promotional series. The next game I was on Janna, but our team could never get going as every lane seemed to feed. The best game of the day was next up with a 54 minute epic Morgana. Despite not having the kill lead, we kept up with objectives enough to grow a 10000 gold lead. Although we got aced twice in the enemy base, being 3-inhibitored multiple times allowed us to just play patient with Baron, and march in and win. The final game wiped all that out, however, as it ended up being a 3v5 after our jungler failed to connect and our ADC didn't start playing until about 3 minutes, and ragequit another 3 minutes later after having a severe level disadvantage. As a result, I remain in Bronze IV, but am still a game away from a second set of promotions. One of these times they'll go my way.
Finally, on my YouTube page, you'll find a metric boatload of Descent and Descent 2 videos I've been uploading, including my horrible start to the DCL. The highlight was an absolute crazy game in Fuzed where Jackeh outlasted me in a game to 20, win by 2. The final score was deep into overtime, 26 to 24. Fantastic game. I still have yet to earn my first win, the skill of the pilots still playing is clearly above mine. I have some targets to try to get that win off of, however, and will hopefully get on the board before the end of the current DCL season, which ends at the end of the month.
This Saturday I'll be running my 7th annual 24 hour birthday stream! This year, you'll see Risk of Rain 2 Eclipse runs, Noita, Crypt of the NecroDancer deathless, and a blind run of Tunic! It all starts Sat 6/10 11 AM Pacific time. Cya there! https://t.co/j8C1xJHbgG
I'm kind of hoping this "Retro category" kick that the classic Tetris community is on right now dies out. Half the time people don't put "Tetris" in their tags, so it makes it impossible to find these streams.
The rings seem to cap! Maybe at 7, maybe at 8, need more necroscience to find out. I realized this on Death Metal when his score wasn't increasing over 1000x the skeleton's scores with each consecutive hit, and then noticed the ramp combos were maxing out somewhere just north of 100 million.
So maybe the strat is going to go back to getting hearts up to 5 and then stacking rings up to 8?
Dance your way to the top of the leaderboards on Crypt of the NecroDancer Pinball! Experience the ultimate fusion of rhythm and pinball on our new table inspired by a beautiful classic from Brace Yourself Games.
I just had to log in to a remote server to fix an error, make a code change to upgrade the discord.js library on that server, reinstall npm packages, copy files into a production web site (otl.gg if you're wondering), and restart IIS. All on a mobile device in a location with terrible reception (NAS Pensacola).
Amazing what you can accomplish with technology these days.
i'm so sorry for being that guy but i can't overstate how reminiscent current twitter is of Portal 2 when the entire facility starts to break down because wheatley got so insecure about being called a moron he starts cobbling together abominations that don't work out of spite
This is the first step in removing chronologically ordered posts... They make the algorithm the default option and in a couple of months they will say "oh no one uses chronological posts, so we're removing it".
Seems like it's on the Cohost/Tumblr side of the aisle in terms of post length and content. It also has optional monetization for your posts, whatever, I won't use that but I'm sure it's a nice option for some.
https://t.co/40yzlOfRR0 <-- I don't want to be on a platform run by an abusive leader and overworked staff. I'm so dependent on twitter for my work though, I've got an essential part of my contact network here, but every second I'm here I feel I'm betraying my morals.
Tumblr may become relevant again, but probably not for a while. There are a number of non-creative projects ahead of it that need doing, so it'll be a while before I regularly put out stuff again. That said, look for something new there in the next few days. 👀
Caveat on Tumblr: I've been there for about 9 years, back when I decided to split my blog between my creative endeavors (Tumblr) and everything else (Blogger). While I still have the account, I'm not very active on it since my creative endeavors have taken a back seat.