Sorry for the no post on Wednesday. I'm trying to make daily posts, but a holiday often impedes that goal, so I beg your forgiveness.
You read that title right. Transformers ruled. It was the most genuine blockbuster fun I've had at the movies in a long time. Everything about it was hokey, geeky, and absurd... but damn was it fun to experience. I won't go into a rant about direction, acting, or any of that. There's no need. Just know that it's a wild ride, with great laughs, and amazing visuals. Michael Bay + Steven Spielberg = Great Freaking Action Movie. Go see it, for the kid in you.
On the gaming side of things I managed to accidentally hit level 32 in LotRO. I'm taking a couple day break (or so I tell myself) because I want to pace Begud a bit. Apparently there's some great new stuff coming in the August Chapter 10 update, for levels 35+, and I don't want to hit the level 40 solo-wall only to be bored while I wait.
So what did I do for my gaming fix? I picked up Titan Quest again and SoulSeekkor's TQDefiler. The result? A game that's way more fun than it was the 1st time through.
For those not familiar with it, Titan Quest is basically Diablo in ancient Greece, China, and Egypt. I've not bought the expansion yet, which also covers Hades. Anyway, I've been playing through it again with TQDefiler altering my play experience... in short, I've been cheating. I've increased the experience gain by a multiple of 5, increased the chance to get rares from chests, and increased the amount of skill points I get each level.
Does it unbalance the game? Of course. But does it making playing through dungeons that are static and don't change all over again way more exciting? Definitely. I'm not playing online, just by myself. So if you ask me, it's not cheating so much as making sure I get my money's worth.
I'm sure others would say differently, but eff 'em. I was once bored, but now I'm found. Was nerfed, but now I'm free.
Oh and one last thing... does anyone know how to play Anarchy Online? I'm trying out the free client, but hot-damn is it confusing for a newbie. Give me a hand, if you've got tips.