Well I guess it’s been a long time coming but finally I have managed to get myself a new rig. No – it’s not a top end spec gaming PC as I really can’t afford that but I am confident that what I am getting will give me the tools to do what I want;
So what do I want to do?
The most important thing and the main reason is I will be able to game with ‘all me mates’ and be able to play the games. Currently no matter what game I play, everything is on low settings and if I achieve 10 fps them I’m good to go. Half the time I don’t see ‘enemies’ and screen flicker, non rendering of the game etc means I end up logging off.
Secondly and just as important I should be able to stream a wider variety of games via my twitch channel.
Thirdly I have a few games (not many) on Steam that I have purchased in the hope of being able to play it but alas it was money wasted so this means I can get on and try a wider variety on games I thought I’d never play.
So for all you pc addicts out there, here’s my build.
Corsair 750 Watts CX750M Gaming Modular Power Supply
2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive / Single Hard Drive
The deal I have means that I also get a Logitech keyboard and mouse. I will use the keyboard but I already own a Roccat Gaming mouse so will use that. I also purchased a 16:9 monitor (22″) so this means for my streams I will no longer have those horrible black bars down the side due to my current monitor dims (1440×900)
The spec for the monitor is: Viewsonic VX2253MH 22″ 5MS 1920×1080 FULL HD LED Wide Monitor, D-Sub, HDMI and Spk
Yeah maybe not the best but as I have already mentioned, cost was a big issue for me, so to get the complete set up for the price I paid = One Happy Chappie and of course I haven’t listed everything – just what I feel are the major bits you want to know.
I do know some of you out there will be saying – oh you should have got that or WTF have you got that for but I am so happy right now that I can get together with you all and at least be able to see what’s going on and try to join in means I will have only one answer for you:
Deal with it – that’s what I have and am happy with it.
No more World of Warcraft at 20-30 FPS, crap gfx…no more playing games like WarZ where I move like a robot and no more choppy streams
I am hoping to get delivery this Friday (subject to final testing etc)
I guess I can now say to all the BRAVO 2 COMPANY PC players – See you on the battlefield (omg LVL 1 and bear in mind – I’m not a pc gamer as such so don’t expect anything apart from crappy gameplay)
It also means that I will spend hours and hours rebinding everything as I’m a gamer who holds the mouse in his left hand which is one the reason why I’ve never really got on with pc gaming – it’s all too much aggro!!!
Well my break from WOW didn’t last long – I cracked and am back playing it.
I’ve just got my first lvl 90 (Lyllyana – Priest) so grabbed some blue PVP gear and headed off to get killed and killed and killed as I still have some greens and no Epic PVP gear at all (well I now have 3 cheap pieces)
Yes I am dying real quick but hey I need to get the gear but having taken a break I was kinda hoping that the Horde had somewhat improved.
No – they haven’t. I think having done say 30 BG’s we’ve won about 5-7 which is a disaster, especially needing those points it kinda hurts. Maybe me being there is the weak link but here’s the final rating re healing from one BG we did last night.
I am a newly dinged lvl 90 healer with crap gear so for me to finish top of the healers is somewhat surprising and not acceptable. I have always been in the top 2-3 on the healing – even outscoring some of the Alliance healers and I’m crap at PVP (but enjoy it)
We managed to not take the relic and they steam rollered us in about 1.5 mins but looking at where horde players were, with the exception of myself and 1 other everyone was still fighting on the beach. I did my usual announcement of ; please can we concentrate on the demo’s’ but alas it fell on death ears.
In an Eye of the Storm, I politely asked us not to go for the flag but get the bases so what do they do. Half our team ran for the flag…at 1-3 flags they are still fighting in the middle and a Holy Pally scremed in chat ‘Why are our 3 healers attempting to capture a base yet all DPS are in the middle’
Yep – Horde really suck within my battlegroup thats for sure. We all know what should be done but for some reason, Alliance play the objective and play it well, whereas Horde seen to think getting top of the leaderboard for kills and dps is what wins them.
I think I have a long grind ahead of me to get fully geared ;(
I’d like to introduce you all to a fantastic server that I have played a few times and one that I think all you Minecrafters out there that I know would love.
This server has just about everything you would want from PVP to basic survival and server events with the added bonus of it being a small personal server but one that is populated and on the up.
I actually met Mike (server owner) one evening when I was streaming some of the DnD stuff that myself and Dan were doing and he invited me to have a look at what he had to offer. I was amazed at what he had set up and I’d like to share this with you all, hoping that some of you will see what he has to offer with a view of making this your ‘main’ MC Multiplayer Server of choice.
I have spoken to a few of the guys who already play there and they are all really helpful, always looking to offer advice so for me personally it feels like ‘home.’
I plan to stream a server tour this Saturday night at 10pm UK time (with Mike giving you all the guided tour) and I really hope that you can join us to see what he has to offer. The stream can be found at my new home hashd.tv/dvotee
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Both myself and Mike look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday night.
I really hope that you will all help me out by giving me a follow and pop over to help me towards partnership.
Any follow would be greatfully received…I don’t expect everyone to watch everytime I stream but early viewership is essential for 2 reasons;
1. It will help HASHD.TV grow with higher viewership
2. It will assist me in getting partnership.
I plan on streaming WOW, Minecraft and possibly I may get back into RIFT as another game to stream but I’ll see on that – doing 2 x MMO could prove too much.
I will still be doing the start up music as well as the viewers playlist (link on the top menu) as well as having people in on the stream as well as just myself. The format will be the same as previous streams I have done. I will also run competitions but how I will achieve that is still to be looked at as currently there doesn’t appear to be a way of the random selection of a follower.
So OBS – that superb piece of streaming software that was free isn’t so free anymore.
With effect from today April 1st you now have to purchase an OBS licence. OK you can tailor it for your specific needs and it currently looks like being a one time payment but I have serious issues with this.
Firstly – they said it would always be free
Secondly – no warning or consultation. Just wham 1st April comes and it’s all changed with no prior warning whatsoever.
Thirdly – Xsplit has improved a lot and they have worked hard on reducing CPU usage. I also feel that yes, whilst Xsplit is more expensive, you can still use a free version and if you do pay you certainly get a lot more for your money.
I’ve trialed Minecraft and WOW and yes I’m dropping a few frames on WOW but I think that’s more to do with my pc as I did drop them with OBS as well. I may decide to purchase a personal licence but let’s see how the streaming goes with my new venture???
A new venture you say??? More on that very very soon