Paradox blogged
Mar 16, 16 4:47pm

people that are voting for the first time have a great election to look back on. i feel like this election will have significance many years from now
Captain blogged
Mar 14, 16 8:12am

It's been a while since the last Neoblog. Really, it is because I have nothing to say in terms of my life on Neoseeker. I've been doing the same old stuff like posting and reading and posting some more. The past really hasn't gotten to me because I've pretty much embraced the now. Neoseeker isn't a thing of my past anymore that I am just trying to re-live. It is my current state. Sure, I was here in the early 2000's, but that was then.

I am not here looking for my old 2000's friends any more. I mean, it'll be nice if they come along, but I have new friends now, or at least I think I do.

I've continued my expansion to other forums sorta. I posted in the pretty much dead Creative Writing forum a few times. I've kept to the Classic Gaming forum mostly as that's where I feel where I best belong. It's kinda true in a way. I don't have a lot of new games, and the ones I do don't really have active users there. I guess I could start playing games people like, but I don't really have an interest in Fallout 4 or PES. I've pretty much given up on football entirely actually.

It's whatever anyway. I'm content with what I'm doing and that's fine.

Like I said in the last few Neoblogs, I'm willing to just write a piece on any game. It doesn't matter if I've played it or not. I'll just ramble on about it for a few paragraphs.

You know how I have my location as the Harvest Moon forum? I'm thinking of getting rid of it. I mean, yeah, I'm stuck there forever, but I'm in the now, lie I've said at the beginning of this post.

Thanks for reading these, if you've been reading these. If you think I'd be like some forum, go ahead and tell me about it because I'm pretty open. Despite being open, I also don't know a lot about specialized things like Anime. I could tell you that I think Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Shampoo is really cool, but that'll be it.
BobbyShaftoe blogged
Mar 13, 16 6:14am

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haalyle blogged
Mar 9, 16 3:45am

In Production today, we were learning about basic shapes and the types of characters they can make. Triangles tend to be used a lot for bad guys, square is for the firm and stubborn and circle is the happy, cuddly type of character.

Anyway, I 'overheard' a conversation just opposite of me between these two guys (although it was mainly one guy speaking to the other). 'I guess Sonic the Hedgehog would be evil then. He's got triangles 'cause of his spikes' is what one of them said and man, I covered my mouth to stop myself from laughing and did my best to put my attention back to the lecturer. This guy, though, would not let it down. We had a 15 minutes break and that's all he goddamn talked about.

Presentation tomorrow... wooo... I'm pretty excited though. I've got basically everything I need. I did some drawings too. I might upload a picture of a small sketch I drew today though, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Captain blogged
Mar 3, 16 7:40am

I haven't been really inspired to write anything for the Neoblog because not much has happened. Right now, I have some things on my mind I'll try to work though on this medium. I do it a lot on my personal blog, so I'm hoping my Neoseeker related problem can be worked out through the Neoblog. Get it? Good.

I think my tinted goggles are gone. When I first came back to the site about my longest bout of inactivity, I was excited to return. I knew the site shrunk in size (well, more like active users) and that was something that appealed to me. I was interested in getting to know more and more members, maybe making a few friends in the process.

I have over romanticized this as I always tend to do for which things I have a fondness. Lately, all I can see is the bad side of things with the site such as pettiness and cliques. I am a fool to think it would be otherwise. Anything social will always have pettiness and cliques.

Will I let this stymie my enjoyment of the site? Perhaps not. I am well away from most of this as I am fairly underground when it comes to posting. There's a few select forums I frequent, and even fewer in where I'm posting a lot.

Though, it doesn't matter what others think of me. They do not think much I'd imagine as I'm fairly uneventful nor do I have anything productive or funny to say. I get the occasional good idea, but those are usually for the places where I frequent.

Nevertheless, I still enjoy this site I would say. I don't see myself leaving again, but it is not out of the question.

If you know anything about me, I thrive when I feel useful. Currently, I feel useful enough to where I'm happy, but I get bouts of feeling useless. I can see it on the horizon, rising as new games that I've never heard about come to light. Existing without a voiced opinion on things doesn't take me very far.

I'm now certain my FAQ thing never went through. I haven't seen or heard back about it so I'm sure it wasn't approved. No matter. It is going to be outdated soon because American Truck Simulator is about to release Arizona in beta. My guide will then need to be updated with any new achievements. Even my cheat will be outdated.

I haven't felt like contribution anything because of what I discussed in the last few paragraphs. I don't play new games all that often.

Well, another Neoblog done for your reading pleasure, if you are reading this of course.
VictoryStar blogged
Mar 3, 16 12:08am

I'm starting to get kinda worried about the whole Youtube thing. Not because I think I won't make it, but because of Youtube's broken copyright system that has gotten a huge spike in abuse lately. I feel like I won't get very far before I start running into claims made by Nintendo... I guess I'll never know unless I try, at least.
haalyle blogged
Mar 2, 16 12:44am

Alright, week 3 into my course and we have assignments by Sunday (not for all of them, some are due next week). Anyway, a part from working on those, we also have been learning more, of course, and today in Introduction to 3D, we learnt about polygons.

Not a surprise of course, as I already know about that kind of stuff, the lecturer had a slide show showing different stages and when the next slide popped up and it was of RE4 Leon, I felt my heart come out of my chest for a second before completely settling down and thinking nothing of it. I'll always be a Resident Evil fan, most importantly a Leon fan, in heart! xD

Anyway, we made an egg. Yes, out of a sphere. We just had to squish the top part up and ta-da, an egg. Actually, both my classes today had at least one thing to do with an egg, no clue why.

In Production 1, we learnt of perspective, using vanishing points. Of course, I learnt this kind of thing in Year 8 in Art class, but it was a nice refresher.

Tomorrow will be the use of the data I gain from my interviews, somewhat nervous but at least I know I'm not alone as I'm definitely enjoying the people in my class.

Last Thursday, I played Game of Life with three other guys who I was sitting with while listening to the lecturer. I won! ^_^ But I had like 8 kids in the process. -_-
VeGiTAX2 blogged
Mar 1, 16 10:48am

Yesterday my review went up for the Corsair VOID Surround Headset, it's a universal unit designed for PC, Mobile and Console use and it aims itself at a value segment around $60.

It's a short piece and focused on the nitty gritty so people can get a quick read and general idea what's going on. Because I've tested audio products for so long I have a decent idea of how I want them to perform and I don't think I've shared that.

One of the key weaknesses in headphone design is the low frequency region, it's either a garbled mess that sounds like frequency response or the speaker driver is bottoming out creating really unappealing distortion instead of actual sounds. When you watch an action movie and your TV/Headset/Speakers go to turds you know the moment and cringe through it. Obviously that's not how the media was designed to perform and it's exceeding the spec of your gear in that moment.

To test that I use those same moments, deep frequencies for rumbling atmosphere from trains, cars and everything else. I also sweep through again testing the actual cycle response, usually around 30-35 at the bottom end and going to around 60hz because that's pretty much the sweet spot for most mainstream mediums. If the unit drops out before it hits near their claimed response range it's not a winner in my book, if you say you can do 20hz but it starts failing at 45hz there's going to be issues when people are really engaged in their experience later on.

Going beyond that I look at other elements pitched, the first being the microphone quality and how it handles direct feedback and ambient noise. How is the recording without using mastering? Are the vocals hollow / echoing? Is there any depth to the speaker, does it need an EQ master before it can get used in a video or is it something that could work for an 11th hour edit? Would it work well in streaming without passing it through a software EQ or hardware mixer?

When tackling items like DSP features it's complicated depending on the unit. Is it a stereo headset emulating surround or is it a multi-speaker solution? The results and behavior are actually wildly different as one of those assigns delay and other effects to the channel while the other can do those but assign them to multiple channels vs left or right. Because we're dealing with a product that rests on the ears the strength of those effects plays a crucial role especially in stereo headsets. When the DSP settings are too strong everyone comes off like they're locked in a steel container and everything drowns in post-processing, when they're too light it's easy to question if it's even working properly. Surround headsets with dedicated channels often skip this issue because there's not a case of 5.1/7.1 -> 2.0 -> emulated 5.1, these units can apply some emulation for the sound fields but it's generally not as severe even when converting stereo sound up, there's also a chance for better clarity because of dedicated low freqency, midrange and highs.

It's a tricky thing and even if it seems like it would be the case, few if any headsets perform the same. Earcup design, porting in the headphone casing and other factors settle in (open vs closed).

Anyway, I wanted to share that bit as I kept things shorter but there's much at work when going through a product like that.

Corsair is a name that stands tall in the PC gaming space, expanding their horizons from the days where they only made memory modules that everyone liked to brag about because of the slick heat shields and faster timings. Today the company also produ...

VictoryStar blogged
Feb 28, 16 7:30pm

I have decided. I'm going to do a blind Nuzlocke of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon on Youtube in the future. I've already made my account. I just need to prepare. Here is my channel for anyone who's interested:
Hammy blogged
Feb 25, 16 2:05am

I reserved a RAM stick, and the seller agreed, to which he proceeded to sell it to someone else the very next day just when I'm about to send the money.

People still wonder why I'm an angry person.
Captain blogged
Feb 24, 16 9:04am

Well, here's my first non-Neoblog post. That's because I want to talk about this thing that's been going around. In the Gaming Lounge, this post about character class had the members weigh in on which class they typically pick. I've seen the pyramid/triangle thing posted on other social media sites with other people talking about it. I'll go more in depth with this post.

In the Gaming Lounge, I said I prefer a warrior and rogue hybrid which is very true. I played this game where my class was called a "duelist" and I think it was one of my favourite classes I've played yet.

Typically, I'm just really good at aiming bows or crossbows, or any projectile weapon in a game. That would naturally make me in the more rogue category since archers are part of that family. The duelist I played as not only had a pistol, but a sabre as well. I thought of him as a French pirate who was skilled in fencing as well as shooting. I took out enemies from afar and when there were too many of them, I got to use the sabre.

This was just one game. Games like Skyrim, I've played both a archer/assassin type as well as a no fear warrior type. Both are fantastic. A nice shield bash is a beautiful thing and so is a well placed arrow.

Then it occurred to me that even games without the typical character class system makes me sorta play the rogue and warrior hybrid. Payday 2, I use a typical lightly armoured build with a shotgun. I'm quick like a rogue, but I go in for the close combat like a warrior.

It happens a lot I suppose.

I won't talk about magic because seeing as I don't care about magic, I don't have much to say. I don't even bring a mage on a crew/team typically.

Duelist is in that pyramid/triangle right between rogue and fighter. That's where I'd see myself.
haalyle blogged
Feb 23, 16 11:36pm

It's been a week since I've started my course and I'm really enjoying.

Although, first off, once I got the train and was on my way out, I was putting my card back in my bag when a lady comes up to me and asks if this was the right station. I just replied with a 'yeah', she thanked me and continued on. Then, after college, I was on my way back to the train station when I was stopped at the lights by another lady asking where the train station was. I suppose I look friendly or something. :laugh:

Anyway, here's an orange:

Now, of course, this isn't complete, but I'll say it looks pretty good... apart from not looking very orangey.

Not else much to say except: Detective Red.
Captain blogged
Feb 22, 16 9:07am

Back in my second bout of activity (which was my main time here), there was a trend with my Neofriends on writing in their profiles or Neohomes (heh) about what other users say about them. I have no idea why this was a big thing, but it was. I still see some of the older users having what users have said about them in their profile, but it doesn't seem nearly as popular now as it did then.

I even recall a thread in Loungin' where people would write what they thought about a few users. That was always open to a sort of disagreement like "What? No! I'm not a spammer!" or "No! You suck!" I think its closed now, but then again, I'm not sifting through the thousands of pages in Loungin' to find a thread that will only bring back bad memories.

This made me think of now, though. What if this was a thing still where people would write about what other users say? No. I'm not asking you to write it here. Frankly, I'm not sure I want to know. Not a lot of people here know me that well as I've only been really active for a few months now.

There's some users here that I feel like are the "that guy" if you know what I mean. You don't. That didn't make much sense. I'm saying like so-and-so user is the user that always references Zelda or so-and-so user is the guy that really likes cars. You get me now? When a topic comes up in say a general discussion, you would @ tag them so they can bring in more on the subject or bring them in because they might find something interesting. I've done it myself here.

I just can't help but wonder what "guy" I'd be one day if people ever get to know me better. Currently, I'm thinking I'm the guy that cares too much about his past. No matter.

Updates? Still don't know what happened to the FAQ. It is okay. American Truck Simulator is probably going to get updated again so my whole achievement guide is going to be outdated. That's really it. I've been a bad member lately. I haven't really been posting all that much and I'm drawing a blank on Neopoint earning. I don't really play a lot of games to review and I don't really see any games I can add to the site.
haalyle blogged
Feb 16, 16 11:42pm

As a few of you know, I've decided to go into a diploma of Game Development. And it's as I imagined it would be.

I had two different lessons today, being the first day for me. Introduction to 3D and Production. Introduction to 3D is basically as the title says. I'm using a software called 'Maya', which is used across various places such as animation. Production is about the Pre-Production part of doing concept art. The group I'm in are all doing Game Development, so the lecturer said this would be really good for us. (It was really hilarious when he got us to do some quick portrait sketches of the person sitting next to us. We only had 10 seconds for one sketch, that was so funny!)

Although I have to spend a lot of study time away from Neoseeker, I'll still always be here. And I feel like making these blogs some points of my progress throughout this course, just so you guys know what's up with my limited activity and such. I am looking heaps forward to this and seeing where it takes me!
Captain blogged
Feb 16, 16 9:32am

I've done some thinking about the last Neoblog. Regarding my FAQ thing, I don't think it went through. Iscariot said I should have a number there, which I have seen before, but it isn't there. I feel like it either is still being check, hasn't uploaded correctly, or was rejected. I'm thinking it just didn't upload correctly. I originally typed it in Word online and had to convert it to rich text, and there might have been an error in that. I don't really know, and I feel like I'm going to have to talk to a CRS person. Luckily, I know one.

I think Chimaira is right about me having to be more positive about what I'm contributing. I've been playing the heck out of American Truck simulator and taking all sorts of cool screenshots. I might edit the game's profile on here since the current one is a bit...lacking. I'm not trying to put it down. The current profile is just very short. The one I wrote about Euro Truck Simulator 2 was a lot longer.

I had some idea for the Neoblog. I originally converted this blog to be about my life on Neoseeker, but there isn't a whole lot to say really. I've been posting and that's really it. I could talk about my fear of becoming a moderator so I don't apply. That's not really that interesting. Instead, I was thinking of featuring some other ideas here. I don't wanna make this blog too personal because that's what my REAL blog is for so I wanted to do something else here. I'm trying to keep it video game related so I thought I'd do a sort of game reaction. I'd take a game that's on my mind or a game someone wants me to write about in the comments and just reflect on it. What do I mean by reflect? I mean if I played it, I would write about what I liked and didn't like and if I haven't what's keeping me away or what I think about it from an outsider perspective. It isn't really a review because I'm not trying to point out the flaws or positives of a game. I'm just going to write my reaction.

I thought about doing something like this in the creative writing forum, but that forum doesn't see a whole lot of activity and plus it isn't really that creative. I think the blogs here is more of a better place. I could do it in a different forum, kinda like uraniumoreo has his Neoseeker Sims, which is awesome by the way if you haven't read it.

What am I even saying? This may not even be a good idea. I'm still thinking about it.

In the meantime, I'll keep posting and thinking of good contributions. The Wiki is something I have been dabbling in, but not as seriously as Chiptune or Ciel Phantomhive.

Anyway, that's really it. Maybe people will start getting back into the Neoblogs. I've seen a few people in the last month posting things. That's pretty cool.
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