SoW: Update 2 & Bragging Rights

Over the past week I have played SoW almost everyday, the short match times work nicely with the time I have to game. Warhead is still my favourite character and remains in rotation of the free Sentinels which means I’ve not always been fast enough to pick him at selection. However I have been using the Vs bots game to try out some of the other characters and after some experimenting with various loadouts, I’m happy that I can play most of them comfortably, while trying to opt for Warhead in PvP matches.

I’ve dinged level 13 but since there are no profiles beyond your own to interact with, I have no concept of what that means in the overall picture of the player ranks, ranks being something on the pending list.

As this is most likely my last Bragtoberfest post I’d like to give a big thank you to Izlain and j3w3l for organising everything it’s been great fun and here is my current Brag around my SoW progress.


Me elsewhere

Additionally if you are a fan of the Couchpodtatoes podcast you should check out episode 19 where I make my second guest appearance,  this time talking about PvP. I have mixed (almost confused views) on what PvP I like and what PvP annoys me.

I jump in to play some Archeage with J3w3l for the last weekend event, after a number of false starts in which I confused East and West, (plus didn’t realise the races had different starter areas in the same alliance). I finally got some questing done, the character was created on the NA server list so I may roll another on the EU servers to play in earnest, time allowing.

Final shout to

Congratulations to the Alliance of Awesome members and to Stargrace who did 24 hour of gaming for Extralife. I have been planning on doing this one year, but have yet to get it sorted, will tag-team with FlyinPinkMunki maybe.

#MOBA #ShardsOfWar #Bragtoberfest


The idea of MOBAs (Multiplayer online battle arenas) really appeal to me, the only problem I have is the time investment required is far greater than I can happily commit to.

Rewind thirteen years ago and I would have ploughed lots of energy into the genre but now a stones throw after my 35th birthday with a very active 4 year old, finding an hour unbroken time isn’t as easy as it once was.

Unlike other multi-player games I play, having to run off mid-game to see to a youngling could mean the loss of a match, when I can fit in a hand full of World of Tank matches in the same time frame that game becomes more appealing.

I have played a few enjoyable games in Smite and found the 3rd person view much more to my liking. With that in mind I have Orcs Must Die! Unchained installed and ready to go and I’m hoping to give it a whirl as I really do enjoy the OMD series.

Now to just find the time.

#Blaugust #MOBA