Got through the second episode of the Chris Benoit tragedy and found the entire thing to be quite heavy and revealing too. There were some areas I either forgot (some situations where I did so on purpose) while others were new to me. Either way, I wanted to write this post to help me process the overall story and put my two cents on the events.
I was a bit skeptical of the new league Delirium and wanted to wait a week or two before possibly giving it a try. Honestly, by the looks of it, I might just sit out this league and play Standard. Most people might look at me funny and go, “Why the heck would you do that?” It’s simple: I’ve got unfinished projects.
So I decided not to check out Delirium league and wait for feedback to see how bad it was going to turn out. Right now, as I read feedback from angry hardcore fans both on Twitch and reddit, I’ve come to the conclusion that my decision was right. The general assessment in my own words is that this league is basically Corona on top of AIDS.
Pretty much the world is going to hell with this whole Corona Virus nonsense. It reminds me of AIDS when it first started to make headlines. The primary difference between then and now is the sheer access and volume of information at our disposal in an instant. However, in many ways I think this is a great thing.
So Metamorph league is ending and soon Delirium will start. After checking out Mathil’s league build review, I wanted to do something similar. I didn’t want to use his rating system but use my own while going over the various builds I tried (or tried and gave up on) during this league.
Been playing around with various builds as of late. I wanted to try both a Mjonir cyclone build and some form of an elementalist. I ended up settling on both but focused on elementalist as a Xoph’s Inception had dropped for me, which motivated me to give this build a try. While the Mjonir build is on hold, the elementalist build has been going full force.
I have been playing a great deal of Path of Exile recently and have been enjoying the basics. I haven’t really pushed the game because of various bugs and just lack of motivation. Nonetheless, I wanted to see how things were going due to the league mechanic as well as the expansion portion. Here are some thoughts thus far.
I’m going to go off on a massive rant about lab. There’s a pretty heated thing on reddit going on regarding the top lab runner and how he RMTs by selling the daily jewel from lab and how recently, it’s become insanely pricey. There’s so many design flaws in this whole situation, it’s worth writing a blog on the whole lab system.
If there’s a movie that has the most controversial deleted scene in the history of cinema, it’s possibly Alien with the cocoon lair. What makes the scene controversial is that it resolves a major missing piece in the puzzle of the alien biology that only hardcore fans have cared about. At the same time, without it, James Cameron was able to produce a follow up movie that expanded upon the creature’s life cycle by introducing the concept of a hive queen. Nevertheless, in having two distinct situations, the canon of the alien has split into at least two camps.
I just saw an article posted on the LA Times regarding the potential unionizing of the game and tech industries. In particular, Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (or CODE) “is a new project of the Communications Workers of America aimed specifically at unionizing video game and tech companies.” This has a lot of implications for tech workers (such as myself) and I would like to weigh both ends of the spectrum here.