First a quick note for any former DarkFall players, today Aventurine started their welcome back program, giving inactive accounts 14 free days to come back and see what has changed. All the details can be found here. If you have been looking for a reason to come back and check out the recent changes, now is your chance. Offer ends May 31st.
On the PC issues front, the secondary PC is back up and running. I installed the StarCraft 2 beta on it and so far no technical issues have popped up. SC2 itself is… well its exactly like SC. At first that’s a very good thing, as SC was an excellent game, but I can’t help but think that the sequel being little more than a graphics update is going to seriously limit the games long-term appeal, at least for me. For now though it should prove to be a fun little distraction. More on SC2 itself as I spend some time with it.
My main PC is still out of commission, although I’ve at least now identified the issue: CPU overheating due to the liquid cooling unit not doing its job. Hopefully tonight I’ll get the chance to clean it out with some help from my buddy (who knows a lot more about this than I do). If that fails and the actual cooling unit itself is busted, I’m guessing I’ll just end up replacing it with a standard fan setup, but hopefully it does not come down to that.
Going back to DarkFall, Aventurine has completed another round of mass bannings for people who used third-party programs. The most amusing part of it all is the crying at the cheating forum; people shocked that their ‘undetectable’ software cost them months of character development. Idiots will never learn I guess. Should be interesting to see who has ‘retired’ a character from DarkFall in the coming days.
Oh, and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii is brutally hard early on. Like punch-you-in-the-nuts-over-and-over-and-over-again brutal. Looking forward to playing that more as well.