Happy Canada Day!

Posted in Life with tags , on 01/07/2015 by arthur1977

Painted Canadian Flag

I just wanted to quickly pop on and wish everyone a Happy Canada Day.  I hope you all have a great day with family, friends, or just doing whatever you want to do by yourself!

Finally decided on a playstyle for Elder Scrolls Online

Posted in MMO with tags , , , , on 28/06/2015 by arthur1977

I experimented with every class and multiple races until I finally decided on what my main character is going to be (for now).  After spending time trying out various melee builds both tanking and DPS I fell back in to my comfort zone of blasting enemies from afar with arcane energy.  I love the versatility of this game, but I do admit it handcuffed me for a bit trying to narrow down my selection.  What I finally settled on was creating a High Elf Sorcerer of the Ebonheart pact, Gutvyk the Sojourner.

Gutvyk the Sojourner I am still very early in the game but am really enjoying the questing, exploration and leveling system.  I am going straight old school mage with a destruction staff and hurling Mage’s fury, crystal shard, and wall of elements at my enemies. I did play with the idea of being a dual wielding or bow sorcerer but settled on the classic approach for my first character to keep it simple.  After checking out some builds online I am casually following a leveling build I found searching through the forums,  ESO – Sorcerer Build.

If there is anyone else kicking around the lower levels on the PS4 feel free to look me up.  Also let me know what classes you like so when I eventually make an alternate I have some choices.

Sometimes I just don’t understand people…

Posted in Work with tags , , on 20/06/2015 by arthur1977

Thursday we added three people to my Automation project.  It’s a good opportunity for these operators because it offers them a chance to become specialists on the sites new equipment.

After the shift I talked to some of the contractors they were assisting and hands down they said two of the guys were amazing, very hard workers.  The third was described as the worst person they had ever had to work with in the last 30 years! 

I guess the third operator took it upon himself to “test” the system by purposely doing things wrong when they were trying to debug system. He also tore a strip of a junior programmer stating that he is responsible for people losing their jobs because of the new equipment, which is not true.

It’s unfortunate that one individual can paint such a bad image of our site.  Needless to say the third operator is no longer involved in the project. I don’t understand what would drive them to act this, especially since they told me themselves that they were trying to get in the sites good books for other opportunities. I have a feeling after talking to the Project Lead  that this incident will be a big step back for them in that regard.

The downside of modern gaming…

Posted in Games, MMO with tags , , , on 12/06/2015 by arthur1977

One of my biggest frustrations about the new age of gaming is day one necessary upgrades.  

I had the fortune to leave work 2 hours early today and decided to pick up a copy of Elder Scrolls Online.  I didn’t have any grand plans of playing, I was just hoping to log in and create my character and work my way through some of the tutorial.  I excitedly booted up my PS4 and put in the game only to be met with a 15GB update (estimated download time of ~7 hours).

At times like this I truly miss the days when you got to play the game right out of the box.  

I am still looking forward to playing Elder Scrolls Online, unfortunately my introduction to the game will be slightly delayed.

Challenging week at work.

Posted in Life, Uncategorized with tags , on 31/05/2015 by arthur1977

I am a Project Safety Resource at the widget plant I work for. My primary responsibility is to ensure that  government and company rules and regulations are followed by the contract personnel assigned to my projects.  

More often then not I have no issues with the groups I am overseeing, they are professional and ask questions when they are unsure of the rules and regulations.  This week however it seemed like two out of my three contractor groups decided to not follow the basic rules that are expected in any construction site.  During the week I had to enter two Safety Incident Reports for obvious rule violations and confiscate some slings because they were to damaged to use.  On the plus side no one was hurt and the violations were minor.  I struggle to understand why some people disregard safety rules and then challenge when they are called on them.

Tomorrow is the start of another week.  Let’s see if my groups have learned their lesson from last week or do I need to take a stricter approach with my groups.  I have been told that you don’t make friends being a safety representative and I think I proved that point last week.

Destiny: House of Wolves PvE Impressions

Posted in Games with tags , , , on 24/05/2015 by arthur1977

Destiny HoW

I had been taking a bit of a break from Destiny but have jumped back in with the release of the second expansion, the House of Wolves.  My RL friend (32 Titan) and I (28 Warlock) have been two maning most of the new content and really enjoying it.

The Rift is a nice new social area that looks great and I can see myself heading there over the Tower.  The quests have been challenging with the enemies levels ranging between 26-30 but we have been taking our time working through the new environments.  The venture into the Vault of Glass in a quest was fun since I don’t see myself ever attempting the raid.  Some of the bounties I have been having problems taking down the last guy before the time limit runs out and he leaves.  I was doing the Dervis, Wolf Baroness bounty on Earth with 2 other players when the final boss got bored and left when we had him down to 20% health,  grrr.

Overall House of Wolves seems to be a nice little addition to the Destiny universe.  The new quests are challenging but manageable if you are willing to take your time.  I am not a huge PvPer but I hope to try out the  Trials of Osiris this week.  My skill level in first person shooters leaves a lot to be desired so I don’t see me unlocking any of the nice new PvP items anytime soon.

Let me know what you think of House of Wolves by posting a comment.

Time to shake the dust off and get back to blogging!

Posted in Life with tags , on 18/05/2015 by arthur1977

Wow, its amazing how fast time flies.

Life can get hectic to say the least but I want to try and put a renewed focus on expressing my thoughts and experiences through this blog.  Considering I am a shy individual by nature, blogging is a great way to help me express myself.  I am hoping to expand my blogging topics, moving away for my video game focus that originally sparked my interest in blogging.

I want to thank everyone who read my blog before and hope there is continued interest in what I hope to transform this blog into.

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