Games I’m playing update.
The most notable item is our Clash of Clans… clan is on a ten war winning streak, which I believe is our longest since the change to war matching to match win streak clans with others on a streak. The key has really been that we are getting three stars on the bases we should (all TH9s and below), while also doing well (2-3 stars) on TH10 and TH11 bases. We have had many close wins, even against clans with more engineered bases, but when we clean up all but a few of the top bases, that makes it very difficult for the other clan to match.
CoC is due for a larger update ‘soon’, and I’m curious to see what it is. Hopefully its a big new feature rather than just more stuff to build/upgrade, but we will see.
In Clash Royale the first new season ended. I managed to finish in Challenger II on both accounts, which I think is somewhere around the top 5%, if not higher. It’s nice that both my golem/graveyard and my royal giant decks work in ladder, though I fear the RG may see another nerf soon (which would be perfect timing as I’m just about to max him to level 13…).
Right now between the clan battle mode, and the clan chest, there is always something to do in addition to climbing the ladder, which is very nice. It’s just a really fun game right now, and very easy to pick up and play a game or two between whatever else is going on.
Aria and I are out on Elder Scrolls Online. It’s just not fun. Same tired questing structure, meh combat, odd and unappealing character progression, and the whole nonsense with the one-world scaling. Up next I’m going to have her take a shot at Grim Dawn, which I’m still very much enjoying as a co-op game with a buddy, though our limited time windows means we aren’t progressing all that quickly (lvl 33 right now).
I tried Dragon Age: Inquisition, and regret the purchase. It’s basically what I feared it would be, plus the graphics dip into uncanny valley territory, along with silly stuff like the insane blood splatters and hair shining like the goddamn sun half the time. Maybe its a style thing, but I honestly don’t understand how people put Bioware and Bethesda in the same sentence when it comes to RPGs on the PC, because I think Bioware titles reach a C level of quality at best, while Bethesda puts out instant classics like Skyrim.
Finally, I still cranking away with industry in EVE, and the more I dig into it, the more fun it is. My selection of blueprints is growing, which means I can react better to what is happening on the market in our capital, and this in turn means I have to expand what I look for in terms of materials and sourcing them. Importing from Jita is always an option, but often times better margins can be achieved from buying locally, even if it means a bit of hauling.
Also yet another Incursion has spawned in Delve, so the ISK printing machine that is the Incursion SIG is back up and running. This is good, as I’ve stopped carrier ratting until the UI change for fighters is live, as currently its too much of a hassle to constantly mouse over the fighter HP UI to see when the next 12m ISK fighter is going to eat it.