Friday, January 31, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 14

We tower up to the ceiling fan for cheese, then proceed towards the grandfather clock again... unless we get distracted by something else, that is.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 21

Fishing, farming, pistons... and waiting for grass to grow, ha ha. The amount of resource gathering to trade with villagers is actually about the same as normal, but it feels more tedious on this map because the trades are larger.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 13

Diversion #2 - Unable to sleep, we climb the giant rocking horse at night. Gravity and zombie hordes attempt to hinder our progress.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 20

Fishing, cooking, and hijinks as we knock out more challenges!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dancing Minions

Just a quick pic to show you how silly the graphical glitches still are in Hearthstone. It is still in beta, but the bug seems to keep coming back every time they think it's squashed. For your enjoyment:

Getting to Legendary For Free

Twitch/Youtuber reynad27 has started a series proving that success in Hearthstone can be attained without spending a penny. His first youtube episode can be seen below.

His deck has zero epics or legendaries, and he's running a Warrior which recently saw some nerfs to its class cards. On Twitch last night, I saw him get to Rank 5 in Play Mode... so it can be done, folks! I highly suggest watching him when you have the time.

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 19

We get sugar cane, complete the stairs and slabs challenges, and start building a fishing pond.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 18

James gets busy in the Nether and finds more hidden chests, we knock out some more challenges, and make a new friend.

Hearthstone Primer - Getting Started

Now that Hearthstone is in open beta, there's bound to be a slew of fresh players that could use some advice on getting started. This article (which will likely be the first of many) should help.

Assuming you've already installed the game and played through the tutorial, you're now left with a simplistic Mage deck and little else. Read on to see what to do next.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 10

We take a look at Wellxam's surprise on the desk, then continue towards the kitchen!

Hearthstone Open Beta Is Here!

If you've been anxious to give Hearthstone a try, open beta is active on the North America servers.

I'm considering doing some videos/articles to help new players get started both for arena and constructed play. Videos somewhat depend on my aging computer's ability to record in-game footage, so no promises there, but I'll try!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 17

We begin breeding sheep and finally determine the "height" of the baby zombies added in 1.6.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 9

We tackle the radiator, finishing the requirements for the bedroom. Now to explore the rest of the house!


Monday, January 20, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 16

We finally get the leather to build a challenge wall (aka to do list), which helped us to knock out our challenges more efficiently. James then adds redstone to our mob trap, allowing us to switch it off and on.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 8

We traverse the bed and uncover the secrets of the alarm clock and the globe!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 15

We turn a profit off rotten flesh to start our cow farm, then start fiddling with our mob trap in hopes of getting rare drops.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 7

We finish the bookcase and admire the view from the top, then consider our next plan of action.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 14

The villager house gets finished, and we briefly discuss comedies and comedians of the early '80s.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 13

We build housing for us as well as the villagers... and zombies attack!

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 5

Underwater adventure and fun with minecarts as we brave the aquarium's depths and make our way towards the bookcase!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 12

We obtain more emeralds, collect resources and grow our farm while waxing nostalgic about Monty Python.


The Great Cheese - Episode 4

We bring back the cheese from the desk, trash can and plant, then continue on to the Potty Palace and aquarium!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 3

We work our way into the bedroom, checking out the vase, trash can, light switch, and the desk.

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 9.5

There was a mix up, and this episode comes before the one previously posted. We take our first look at the Nether for this map and evict spiders from our mob farm!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 10

We expand our base and talk to the elusive 5th villager who has a couple of perplexing trades.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 9

We explore the mysterious block at the bottom of the map and collect obsidian to build our Nether portal. Also, we talk about old songs and failing memories. :-P

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Great Cheese - Episode 1

Here's the start of our new lets play series using "The Great Cheese" map. Wellxam, j boley, and I get acquainted with the rules and prepare for adventure!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

4 Pillar Survival - Episode 8

I begin work on our house, and j boley finds that all-important second block of water!


F/A Series Ep 009 - Nether Showdown!

Noble and I duke it out in a deviously crafted arena located in the Nether! Imagine a mash-up of Hunger Games and Spleef with trapped chests and admins spawning ghasts and giants. Pure chaos and pure fun!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

4 Pillar Survival Series - Episode 7

Gold, diamonds, and (ender) pearls! J boley and I get the mob farm going and collect valuable materials!


Trolled By Hearthstone

I just finished one of my worst arena runs ever as a druid with a horrible set of draft options. It had no Claws, Swipes, or Wraths, and some of the worst selections ever. I was hurting for card draw so bad that I took the freaking murloc that gives both players cards (that and it was up against even less stellar options).

After an insane warlock deck as my first matchup, I fought several paladins and priests, finishing with a personal worst of 2 wins and 3 losses. I was given my obligatory pack of cards and 45 gold, almost making up for the initial cost to enter.

Upon opening my pack, I notice it contains an extra rare... yay! So, what did I get in this slightly more special pack? Trolled, basically. Have a look:
I thought the golden Wisp was a nice touch. Well played, Hearthstone. Well played.