My Favorite Part of GW2

While I’ve been streaming over the course of the head start weekend, a couple of viewers asked me if GW2 was any good, what I liked about it, etc. I of course said I was having a blast playing the game, and would give whatever reason was on the top of my head as to why. Now that the servers have launched properly, I got to thinking: What’s the main reason I like Guild Wars 2, what’s my favorite part? Well, here it is: Continue reading


It Lives!

So, after spending a few hours wrestling with xsplit (thanks again to the person who patiently helped me out) the stream finally works as intended!

You can check it out at If you have a twitch account already, feel free to follow me and you should get an email when I go live. If you don’t, check it out! It’s a great way to keep up with some of the stuff going on in the pro circuits and to see some cool streamers (like me…*cough*…I wish).

I might be streaming some Smite tonight after work (unless I’m taking a nap for the big one tomorrow morning) and of coarse I’ll be broadcasting as I play Guild Wars 2 for head start launch (assuming I can stay awake long enough, hence the preemptive nap).

Also, on a side note, since we still don’t have an official twitter for the blog, feel free to follow me @keymakr1 in the meantime!

Stay tuned, this is gonna be a fun weekend!

Gaming and the Olympics

Just a completely random thought…

Seeing some of the sports that have been introduced to the Olympics over the years, how long until gaming is an Olympic sport? Do you think it will ever get there? If so, what do you think it needs/needs to change before it can?

More to come on pro-gaming in general, but for now -runs back to work-.

SMITE Closed Beta

In case you havn’t seen me mention it, we are both enjoying the smite closed beta.

While its still an absolute blast to play, its still only in closed beta and definitely has its problems to sort out. Here’s my list of problems that Hi-Rez will probably end up having to wrestle with in the near future (besides the basic ‘they need more gods in the game,’ which will come in time).

  • Matchmaking

So I was playing a few 5 man queue matches with a streamer last night, and decided to sit one out to get some work done and let someone else play while I watched the stream. I then watched a match where our 5 man team, all of whom were at least level 13+ (with the streamer being level 29 if I remember correctly) be matched up against a team filled with level 2-3 players.

?!?!?! Continue reading