While Diablo 3 Season 24 has not been officially declared over just yet, I figured now might be a good time to write up a review of the season since I managed to finally get my seasonal journey done as well as completing the prestigious Feat of Strength: Ethereal Recollection. At the end, I will talk about what I would like to see for the next season (or future seasons for that matter).
Well, we’re back to the daily grind on both accounts. One thing I wanted to mention before diving into this post is that my ancient iOS iPad allowed for the update. I think that if I was prevented from updating Boom Beach on my iPad, I probably would have quit the game entirely just because I would only have one account to play and lose out on operations. More importantly, I wouldn’t want to spend $200+ for a refurbished iPad just to play a game.
Recently, I’ve been watching a variety of old Piper’s Pit videos on YouTube. It reminds me of an era where people could cut promos, get heat, be controversial to sell tickets without the PC fanatics and cancel culture riding up ones bunghole. However, probably the most infamous of these skits was the one where Jimmy Snuka got smacked by a coconut. I decided to do some research on the subject matter because something struck me that I wasn’t aware of until the Dark Side of the Ring episode: the death of Nancy Argentino.
After a week delay, the Boom Beach HQ 25 finally has arrived. This update is a bizarre one because it is said that it will be done in three parts. I have seen some YouTubers post the developer’s build to their channels, which looked incomplete or that there were bugs. So I’m going to share what I’ve seen today from my accounts and perhaps what we will see from various YouTubers.
I did a preview early yesterday for this show. It ended up going almost 4 hours and I caught it late as well as watching some follow up material in the form of a post-show media scrum. I won’t get into that part but I will provide some post-show thoughts on the current AEW situation since there’s a lot of things going on here.
Right now, AEW is calling All Out 2021 their biggest card to date. It will for the 3rd night be held at the Now Arena in Chicago Illinois and feature the return of CM Punk while hinting at various surprises. This post will go through each of the matches with some predictions.
Once again from the triple hitter at the Now Arena in Chicago, Illinois we have another edition of Rampage. After that horrible ending from Dynamite especially with the situation with Daffney, I lost a bit of enthusiasm for wrestling in general. So I really needed a better show, especially considering this was their go home show before the All Out PPV on Sunday.
From the Now Arena in Chicago Illinois, AEW is doing a triple hitter out there. I will admit that this show ended up being a damper for me just because I was distracted by what was going on from TNA’s Daffney, who went on Instagram Live and was essentially threatening suicide. It was quite disturbing and I think she even had a gun, but so far no one has heard anything back, which makes me even more concerned given the 10+ hour period since she turned off the camera (or perhaps Instagram turned it off). If Instagram had been the one turning it off, I really hope they also took responsibility for tracking her down via an IP and relaying her messages to her local police to get her help because that situation was severe.
This was the first taped episode of Rampage coming from the same arena that Dynamite this past Wednesday was broadcast from in UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That gave the episode a little less dynamic of a feeling but AEW is starting to ramp up their PPV for All Out on September 5th.
Another Wednesday (actually Thursday for me) and you know what that means! Yes, jobberville is back. This was live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the UWM Panther Arena. I think this was one of the more interesting places for AEW to appear because now they’ve completely gone off their “safer” target markets into places that I’m not certain they’ve been to yet. So I will say that the crowd felt a little more tepid than the previous ones even though the show itself looked sold out. But I will add more to that later.