Sunday, 31 October 2010

Blog Title

OK people! I'm looking for a actual blog title as right now its just tresni's blog, id like something cool and remember-able ya'no :)

Any ideas?

Doesn't need to have Tresni in it but would be cool :)

Thanks
/Tresni

Guild Wars

Guild Wars is a series of online role-playing games developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. It provides two main modes of game play
A cooperative role-playing component and a competitive player vs. player (PvP) component and have released  Three stand-alone episodes and one expansion pack in the series from April 2005 to August 2007.


What's that? its just another shitty RPG game? far from it, Guild Wars is unique in many ways which makes it very different to play and more strategic because of the need to make 'builds' which I will get too soon.



Here are the Three main stories of the Guild Wars world, The first one being Guild Wars (Known as Prophecies ) followed by Factions and Nightfall, all the games had their own individual story lines but they do overlap slightly with characters and histories. 


Guild Wars is unique in many ways, the whole game is very different from most RPG games as you do not share a server with the rest of the world, what do I mean? when you go outside of a town to do a quest or something you leave the public server and go into one specifically for you with only those who were in your party in it, this means that the game is very solo'able and eliminates the need to wait for something to re-spawn after another player has killed the boss you need to kill for the quest
This also means PvP is very different as players cannot just attack each other as they are in different servers, PvP is dedicated and separate from the Role Playing side of the game however it can help with it.


When you first create a character you can choose weather it is a Role Playing character (one that plays the story of the game you have selected but can also go to PvP if you want to use that character) or a PvP character which starts at the level cap and is made specifically for PvP only. 
Now level cap....20, yes 20 but it works well, the game isn't about grinding to level up it about the story and the build you chose to use.


So Builds....
Builds are the term used for the 8 Skills you choose to take with you on quests or in PvP these 8 skills are locked and connect be changed until you are back in a village and out of the explorable area, Unlike most RPG's which you can have as many skills as you can carry etc this way of working creates a lot more strategic method of playing, having to acquire the skills you need and working on your own or someone else's build so it works for you. 
AreaNet changes skills every now and then this causes builds to change and the whole experience of the game especially in PvP can change dramatically if a certain build you relied on is 'nerfed' 


PvP
There are quite a few different PvP types in Guild Wars many of the requiring you to work in a small group to beat others for example: 
AB: Alliance Battles - Introduced in the game Guild Wars Factions this PvP relies on you being in a guild, guilds can be in one of two alliances to the factions (Kurzicks or Luxons) in AB the player is in a group of 4 with 2 other groups of 4 on their side and the opposing faction has the same the aim of AB is kind of like king of the hill but with many capture points, first too 500 points wins the more capture points you have the quicker the points go up. 
GB: Guild Battles - Similar to AB but working as a whole guild vs another whole guild in one of the guilds halls, the aim is to kill the guild leader and win.
HA: Heroes' Ascent - Is a continuous tournament between teams of 8 players who battle in a sequence of different arenas against other groups of 8 if the group wins enough they get to fight in the Hall of Heroes, if they win here their results are broadcast to all online players and very good loot is at the end.


Overall
I have to say I have played Guild Wars for around 3 years stopping and starting when busy etc, the game is great honestly its one of the best games I've ever played however as Its getting older and players like me have done most things we get bored and stop playing even with updates all of my guild including me have stopped playing, which is a shame as we had such fun and laughs.


I hope to get Guild Wars 2 whenever it actually comes out and will be looking to bring back some old gamers and find some new ones to get to know.


Have you played Guild Wars? 
Plan on buying Guild Wars 2? 


Thanks 
/Tresni


*Edit* Thanks to cindrellig for reminding me! No, Guild Wars and all its games are Free to Play with only the one time cost of buying the game! and so will Guild Wars 2, there are No monthly subscriptions to pay for Guild Wars






Followers

Dear Followers and new visitors,

Id like to start by saying thanks for following me, I make it a point to follow back anyone who follows me and always check out any updates they post from that point on and from what I've seen many of you are doing this for me too so thank you, its more fun posting a blog which people actually read if it wasn't read I might as well right a diary.

New Visitors, Follow and ill Follow back :)

Thanks again
/Tresni

Saturday, 30 October 2010

This Week

I'm planning to do at least three good posts this week but what should I do them on? 

As I don't know I'm doing this poll!
Please vote and Comment on anything specific you want me to do e.g if games any game or genre? if products what kind? 

Thanks 
/Tresni 


What Should I do this week?

 

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon, from the title alone it has to be awesome... I mean really...is there such thing as a 'bad' film that has a Dragon in it? NO! xD 
So this film came out 31 March 2010 in the UK however I never went to see it, after getting it a few days ago I regret not seeing it in 3D however the film not in 3D is still really good so 3D must be amazing. 


The Film itself is about a young Viking boy who doesn't fit in at all with well everyone else as he is skinny, weak and pretty much useless when it comes to being anything like a Viking 
The Viking town is terrorised by lots of dragons they all attack and the Vikings fight back killing many, the Viking boy (Hiccup) goes out in the middle of the fight to try and prove to everyone he is a good Viking, he uses a machine he created to shoot a ball and chain into the sky aiming for a dragon usually he would miss however on this one time he manages to hit the most feared dragon of them all 'Night Fury'.
The film follows his story as he finds and dragon and discovers many things about both Night Fury and all the other dragons which leads him to create new friendships and earn the respect and admiration of all the Vikings.

I love this film, no matter what anyone says it might have been made for children but dam! its a good film!
this is a MUST SEE! for EVERYONE....
Parents? get it on DVD!
Kids? ask parents for it for Christmas!
I guarantee you will all enjoy it :)

Have you seen it? what do you think?

Thanks
/Tresni

Saturdays

The best day of the week? F**k Yeah!

What do I do on Saturdays?
Sleep in, Go town, see friends and gf <3, have a laugh, piss off someone random and wander around
this is the average Saturday, same old same old all year around hot or cold, windy or raining.

So what's the worst thing about Saturdays? knowing when you wake up you only have one day to get over the hang over and make yourself look less like death for the next busy week.


So what do you do on Saturdays?

Black and White

Black & White is a computer game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts and Feral Interactive. It is the game that kicked off the god game in 2001.

In the game you played as a god who had been born from the prayers of a innocent family who's son is drowning, your first task is to save the boy from this point on the village worships you as their god, you work to complete quests that teach you new skills and help the villagers develop their village more. War and Impressiveness are two main ways of taking over other villages and eventually taking over the island you are on, War is obvious attacking with an army you have created and Impressiveness looks at your village or town and calculates its Impressiveness depending on the buildings, populations happiness and general things, if a village is impressed by yours they will migrate to you and ask to move into your village.


Conscience 
The fundamental part of the game is the choice between Good and Evil, choosing to be Good or Evil changes the way you can play the game meaning that it has replay value because you can play it differently every time.
Good and Evil are represented by these characters here, they help guide you along the path you choose weather it be Good or Evil










Creatures:
As a God you get to choose a creature who you can control and tell to do your bidding, You become the creatures owner and teacher with you having to teach the creature what is right and wrong and what you want and don't want it to do. 

As you teach your creature, look after it and get further into the game it grows here are examples of some full grown creatures:














Interface:
The game's interface is based around a hand which you control with your mouse, at the beginning there is a tutorial which teaches you all the things you need to know about movement, selection and control.
As you can see here the hand has been used to collect some wood and now is being placed in the storehouse for the villagers to use.
The hand is not visible to the villagers however the things it does (e.g pick up trees, rocks) are seen by the villagers so some reaction sometimes occurs.








Miracles:
Another main part of the game is the Miracles, to preform Miracles you need Prayer energy, this is gained exactly how you would think by having your disciples pray at your temple.
 Here is your temple, your disciples will pray here and gather up the amount of Prayer energy you have to spend on Miracles such as rain and fireball









The game itself may be old but can still be a very fun and entertaining game to play weather its a casual gamer playing a few hours a week or a hardcore gamer looking for continuous hours of enjoyment and good game play. 

Since then a sequel Black and White 2 has came out this is also a very good game with similar gaming experiences available with a new storyline to keep you interested for longer.

I know this kinda review/little chat about the game is very short and misses out a lot of information about the game and other parts however I will be ending it here

I give this game 4/5 rating and a MUST PLAY for any PC gamers who enjoy simulation games with great replay value!

What do you think of the game? 
Have you played it before? 

Thanks 
/Tresni

OK Updates!

After looking at your comments I shall take your ideas :D

Lets do a little plan:

Games: 
-- Black and White (PC)
-- Guild Wars

Films:
-- How To Train Your Dragon


These will do for now as I don't have a lot of time to post blogs for the next few days
I cant promise they will be any good but I will try to make them useful and interesting to read, I shall try and post the first post on the list Black and White (PC) tomorrow.


Thanks
/Tresni

Friday, 29 October 2010

Blog Posts

OK, Today I've updated quite a few times as I've had some time when I should have been working but Oh well,
Now I'm stuck, no idea what to write about next
nothing at all :(

So, Any suggestions? anything you want my opinion of?

Music?
Films?
More info about the games I like etc?
Future buys (mainly games prob) ?

Please let me know in comments!

Saturdays

The best day of the week? F**k Yeah!

What do I do on Saturdays?
Sleep in, Go town, see friends and gf <3, have a laugh, piss off someone random and wander around
this is the average Saturday, same old same old all year around hot or cold, windy or raining.

So what's the worst thing about Saturdays? knowing when you wake up you only have one day to get over the hang over and make yourself look less like death for the next busy week.


So what do you do on Saturdays?

Games I've played....

I'm often asked what games I've played and when I think about it I never know what to say as I've played so many games of different types and platforms I'm always stuck thinking for awhile before I can answer.

Like I said I've played many games of different types however I have to say my favourite and most played of all the game genres have to be:
RPG (incl MMO)
RTS
FPS

for those who do not know what any of these are :O you should know!! shame on you!

But yes these would be my favourite genres, I want to try and make a few different posts talking about different games I have and/or want to have in the future but quickly now I will make a short list of my favourites:

Gran Turismo 3  ( 4 was a let down hoping 5 isn't! )
Guild Wars  ( Will be getting GW2 when it finally comes out! )
Final Fantasy 7, 8, 10, 13
Call of Duty ( ORIGINAL ONE! :D however MW1/2 are ok )
Empire Earth
The Sims
and finally for this list I shall say.....Black and White ( PC game great godly fun )

So what are you favourite games?
Console or PC ?

Thanks
/Tresni

Coke or Pepsi?

This is a long running war between the two companies which both sell very similar drinks but as you may know many fans are extremely loyal to the company that like and display a hatred towards the other ones drinks.
Here's a table showing most of the products in each company, as you can see they have a corresponding product in just about every flavour and type and if one brings out a new drink the other always releases one soon after to fight them in that small area of the market.
With both companies constantly at 'war' with each other there is incentive for new ideas to try and get a head of the other...but really what is the difference between most of these drinks?

A little change in contents and a different sticker.

Flavour/typePepsiCoThe Coca-Cola Company
Dark colaPepsiCoca-Cola
New Coke / Coke II (discontinued)

Diet / Low calorieDiet Pepsi / Pepsi Light
Pepsi ONE
Pepsi Max
Diet Coke / Coca-Cola Light
Tab
Coca-Cola Zero

Low carbohydratePepsi Edge (discontinued)Coca-Cola C2 (discontinued)
Other caramel colored drinksDr SlicePibb Xtra (formerly Mr. Pibb)
OrangeTropicana Twister
Tango (UK)
Slice
Mirinda
Kas
Yedig├╝n (Turkey)
Fanta
Minute Maid
Royal Tru Orange (Philippines)

JuicesTropicana
Dole
Fruit Works (refrigerated and cans only)
Minute Maid
Fruitopia

Iced teaLipton (ready-to-drink products only)
(manufactured by Unilever)
Nestea (manufactured by Nestle in the USA and by Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW), a joint venture between Nestle and Coca-Cola elsewhere)
WaterAquafina
Ethos Water
Dasani
Smart Water
Bonaqua
Kinley
Ciel
Eva
Viva! (Philippines)
Cumberland Gap Mountain Spring Water (Only available in the Cumberland Gap area)

Turkuaz, Damla (Turkey)
Chaudfontaine (Belgium), Mount Franklin (Australia), Pump (Australia), Kropla Beskidu (Poland), Vital (Chile), Naturaqua(Hungary)
Namthip (Thailand)
Bankia (Bulgaria)

Ginger aleN/ASeagram's Ginger Ale
Root beerMug Root BeerBarq's
Sarsi (Philippines)
Fanta Root Beer

Sports drinkGatorade
Propel
Powerade
Aquarius
Relentless

Lemon-limeTeem
Sierra Mist Natural
7 Up (in countries other than US)
Sprite
Citrus (not lemon-lime flavored)Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew MDX (Discontinued)
Kas
Mello Yello
Vault
Fresca
Surge (discontinued)
Rondo (discontinued)
Lift
Sparkle (Philippines)

Vanilla-flavored colaPepsi Vanilla (discontinued)Coca-Cola Vanilla
Lime-flavored colaPepsi LimeCoca-Cola with Lime (discontinued)
Diet Coke with Lime

Lemon-flavored colaPepsi Twist (discontinued)Coca-Cola with Lemon (discontinued)
Enhanced waterSobe LifewaterGlaceau Vitamin Water


What's your favourite drink from these companies?
Which company do you prefer or do you not care?

Thanks
/Tresni