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Mike is down for maintenance.. or something like that.

What’s up guys, long time no see!
It didn’t take me long to fuck up my “promise” to keep posting at a regular level.. it actually only took me a week.. oh well.. But it has just been one of those periods where I haven’t felt like writing anything, and me not feeling there is anything interesting to write about. I told myself to start streaming regularly as well, and it all went great! I had a few regular viewers, and got new followers by each stream session! However, it got interrupted by a series of events.. I got a friend of mine visiting me, family was in Denmark and Sweden that I had to hang out with, and then there was my second monitor deciding it was time to die. Sure, I could have streamed a few times with my family around and having a friend over, however it was the monitor that really killed it for me.
One of the best part of streaming is to read a (hopefully) active chat, and to interact with the viewers, no matter how few they are, and with the lack of a second screen it made it kinda hard, and I was left with two or three choices. 1. to only use one screen and therfore being forced to tab between the game and chat/twitch, to keep up with chat. 2. To move my TV so that it was next to the computer and 3. not to stream for a while.
The first choice was an absolut no-go. I would not put myself and the viewers through the pain of constant alt+tabbing. I would probably forget it most the time and just get absorbed into the game and therfore ignore the chat, or I would alt+tab so often, that I’d end up catching an epileptic seizure. None of that sounded appealing to me, if I have to be honest (even if an epileptic seizure would probably have gotten me a fair bit of views on YouTube.. “Nerd spasms out on live stream”.. yeah..).
I was tempted to move my TV though.. It wouldn’t be optimal, but I would be able to keep up with the chat. The biggest problem, however, was the fact that it’s a big ass TV (42″), so to put it next to the computer would make it look odd and missplaced, and it would look so messy. So I basically ended up with the 3rd option, to not stream for a while. So that’s that, I’m currently waiting to get my hands on a 2nd monitor (*hint hint* send me one!), and untill then there wont be much of a stream.

And just as I said there wouldn’t be a stream, I’ll say the exact opposite! In January I will be streaming (not on my pc though) Amnesia: Machine for Pigs. I’m not sure why I’ve agreed to do this, but I feel I owe her that much. And by her I mean Korobeiniki (sorry if I misspelled your name, too lazy to look it up). I’ve been “co-streaming” Amensia with her, and might have laughed a bit too much, and might have ended up promising on stream that I would stream the 2nd game. So that’s that. Now another interesting thing is that I will also be attending my very first international LAN event! Okay calm down..! It sounds a whole not more interesting when I say it like that. BUt it is a LAN however, no matter how small it is. I mean, it will be in Sweden, and there will be at least 2 nationalitis, pretty darn international, right?! I was talking about having a 31-day stream session in January (Streamuary?), but plans changed and we’ve decided to have a LANuary! Clever names, I know! So far we’re only 3, and I have no idea how many people we can fit, but it will be amazing! It will be streamed on two streams (Mine and Koro’s) and we’ll make it all fancy! I’m hoping to get a few other people (*hint* Adam *hint*) to join, however as I said, I have no idea how many we’ll fit.. but that is no reason not to hope! So that is what’s planned for the nearest future for me, gamingwise at least!N

Now, another thing I’m quite excited about, and looking forward to, is the WildStar beta stress test! Yesterday I received an email with a beta key (for the stress test only, sadly) for this weekend, and it will be amazing! I have seen quite a few videos and streams with it, and I cannot wait to try it out, hopefully it’ll be an MMO that can compete with World of Warcraft! What sucks however, is that a beta invite for this weekend doesn’t mean I am in for the future closed beta, and even more so that I cannot write or tell anyone about what I’ve played in the game. And since it’s a stress test I will probably just end up being stuck on the loading screen due to crashes, and not able to play beacuse of bugs, but I will enjoy it nontheless!

It feels good to write again, and I’ve really missed it. However my ass is starting to get cold, as I’m sitting on this ice cold floor in Copenhagen Airport, waiting for my flight home to the Faroe Islands. It’s really bad timing that I’m going home, gamewise at least, with the WildStar stress test coming up, as I cannot play it on my own computer, and will probably end up fighting with my brother to get my hands on his pc, so that I don’t have to play on my laptop. And I really wanted to play a lot of games, replaying Skyrim, completing Mass Effect 3 and all the other games I have lying around.. I was really in the mood to play, you know? But I got “interrupted” by my Mum, when she all of a sudden bought me a ticket home for Christmas! Yeah okay, that might have sounded negative, and it wasn’t by any means. I’m really glad I could get home for Christmas, but I was getting used to the plan of not going home and just staying in Malmö and do what I do best – Nothing.

Alright that’s it for now guys, and all there is only one thing left to say!

Christmas. . MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU FILTHY ANIMAL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR-


Stream, blogs and more!

What is up guys! It’s been way too long since my last blog post, almost 2 months, and I do apologize for that! There has been a whole lot been going on, and I’ve been kept quite busy, but no more! So as I said, a lot of stuff has been going on, and one of them is indeed that I am now able to stream! For this I can ‘thank’ two things… First of all, my new computer. I bought it end of August, but since I was stuck in the Faroe Islands I was unable to get it home, unless i paid shit loads for transfer. So it was stuck in Denmark for around two weeks, until I finally went and picked it up. Which leads me to the 2nd reason I’m able to stream. I picked up my computer as I was moving to Malmö, Sweden! So why is me moving to Sweden a reason for me to stream you might ask, well.. It has great internet connection! Like seriously, my internet connection was increased tenfold, which means I now have a 100/10 Mbps (don’t worry, I’ll upgrade as soon as I have some extra money!). So if you haven’t already, then by all means come by my stream, http://www.twitch.tv/epiclary, and hang out! Don’t make me talk to myself all day, people find me crazy as it is already!

So what else has happened? Well, as I said, I moved to Sweden. No reason for it though, but I have lived in Denmark for 3 years already, and when I moved back to the Faroe Islands, it all just became so dull, and Sweden really didn’t seem like all that bad an option, so here I am! Currently picking up on my Swedish lessons, and well.. playing games.. so that’s basically my life in Sweden right now – not so bad if you ask me!

I think being in Sweden has made a lot more possible for me. Yeah, it might have been able in Denmark as well, but it just seems so much easier in Sweden. First of all eSport is huge in Sweden, and there is a lot more activity here than in Denmark. I’m planning to soak up as much of it as possible, starting with Dreamhack Winter ’13 in November. I’m also planning to get a lot more done, in terms of blogging, streaming and uploads to YouTube, but I just have to figure out the details on that part.

Stream: This is where I want to get the most active… I want to figure out if I can have a certain streaming schedule, and if I should stick to one game most of the time, or have certain days for certain games. As it looks like now, League of Legends is the game that I’m most likely to stream the most, followed by World of Warcraft, but there are still a lot of games I want to play and re-play!

YouTube: I need to figure out how I do about this. I want to get some uploads going on YouTube, but I’m not sure if I should take it directly from the streams and just upload my broadcast. This would be so much easier, since it’s two birds with one stone – however if there is any activity in chat it might seem a bit weird to watch it on YouTube. But on the other hand, if I record it locally and then upload it, then I’m not sure how I should do it… Ah the decisions I have to make!

Blog: I really want to get back into “serious” blogging. There was a period where I had at least one post a week, and I do want to do that again. So this is a promise, mostly for myself, but you can keep me at it, that I’ll have at least one gaming related post a week, whether it’s a YouTube upload post, or just ranting about something, I’ll have 1 post up each week (let’s aim for every Wednesday shall we?)!

Hmm… that is the most exciting stuff happening at the moment I think… Well… I am working on a project with my brother, but I don’t think I’ll say too much about that at the moment, since it hasn’t been started just yet, but don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated on that!

Right, I do think that was all for now though, I’ll be back on Wednesday!


Stream time!

Alright guys, it’s time to tune in and watch me fail badly at everything and anything! My younger brother is out of town (and country) so I’ve hijacked his computer and decided to stream a bit and for as long as I can!

Now I cannot promise anything fun or exciting to watch, as I have to get used to having a camera on me, whilst talking to myself/chat and so on, but practice makes perfect they say!

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But either way, I will stream anything I can and in less than an hour from now I’ll be streaming the new(ish) Tomb Raider game. So if you’re bored then head over to twitch.tv and let me know what you think!

 


BBC at MLG Raleigh!

Afternoon peeps!

Apparently BBC were at the MLG Raleigh Summer Championship this weekend and interviewed the pro gamers and staff. I find it really exciting that the ‘big guys’ are giving esport some positive recognition!

You can read the original post-thingie here!

 


Milestone pewpew!

Woop woop! So around 5 minutes ago I passed 1.200 views on my blog! I honestly don’t know how I ever got this far, but a big ass thanks to everyone who is reading my blog, and you who miss-clicked the links and ended up here, a big thank to you too!

I don’t feel like I’ve been active enough on my blog in the past month, or maybe just haven’t lived up to what I expected to be doing, but I’m going to blame that on my exam I had last month, and the I’ve been working my ass off in the past 2 weeks!

And yet I’ve been somewhat active, just haven’t had much to share.. Mainly I’ve played WoW again, where I’ve been in a solid group for rated battlegrounds (think I mentioned it in a previous post) and we reached around 1700 rating and still aiming higher! On Starcraft2 I’ve made some progress as well, but not as much as I wanted. I’m currently ranked 20 in Bronze League, and I’ve been in a few online tournaments for the lower leagues, and in one of them I came 2nd, so I am quite satisfied! Got another low level tournament today on Playhem, so you can keep up to date there and see when I get kicked out (eCtoPlasmA is my nick on there).

But I think that is about it for now, but again thanks for the views! Hope you enjoy somewhat what you’re reading, and you’re more than welcome to follow me on twitter and facebook! And don’t be shy on them comments!

Mike is over and out!

 

Update: Aaaaand I got what you might called an ass rape.. damn twat kicked me out of the tournament in the 2nd round!


New times

As you might have noticed, my entire blog has changed! The design has been changed so that it does match the entire purpose of the blog: games and gaming!

I had some great help from the one and only Adam (go check out his blog!), and I have to say that I am really satisfied with the outcome!

As I mentioned in the previous post I’ll be a bit more serious with my gaming and will try to do my best to do the same with this blog! I’ll be updating more about my gaming and progress, and news from the gaming world that I find interesting and/or important to share!

The E3Expo is starting in 3 days, and I will do my best to follow it and share the updates from it!

But now it’s time to play some Starcraft II, so that will be it for now, Mike is over and out!


ETA: Less than a frigging month!!!

Alright peeps! It’s April 16 and there is now less than a month till Diablo 3 is being released (on may 15), and I can’t bloody wait! Although that might be a bit of an exaggeration since I can and do have to wait, but that doesn’t make me any less excited about the game!

With less than a month to go I sort of should start to look into the details that have been released about the classes, minions and especially the lore! But to be fairly honest, I really can’t be bothered with it, I’m just hoping to get a beta-key from someone so that I can explore D3 as soon as possible, but obviously without luck… been trying to get my hands on one for ages by liking and sharing stuff on facebook and whatnot, even a tournament thingie every now and then, but sadly Fortune hasn’t been nice to me!
So in case you somehow managed to get a beta-key, feel free to hand it over!

I really don’t know much about the game, but I’ve heard from people, that the gameplay is very much alike Diablo 2 and that the lore should be epic, so I’m really in the dark about the game but I am very much looking forward to it! So who ever tried the beta or just stalked youtube vids, blogs, forums etc. is more than welcome to give me some information about it on the pros and cons and all that!

If you are one of those people who never played Diablo or Diablo 2, I can HIGHLY recommend this game! (well, not diablo 3, but the other two!) The game is filled with awesoemness, and no one in their right mind would dislike this game! And the looks of it is brilliant as well, I’ve been looking through hundreds of screenshots from the game and I love it!
(PS. If you’re not planning to buy the game, then feel free to buy me a collectors edition)

May 15 can’t come soon enough!

But for now I’ll return to my homework (yay)