Alright, so yesterday I found out that a vidya game is getting relatively close to release and it made me deeply regret that my gaming computer gave up the ghost around Christmas time.
That game is World of Warships.
Seriously, how the hell did this sneak up on me so quickly? It’s already in closed beta? Whaaaat?
When I was 4, my kindergarten teacher wrote home to my parents with obvious alarm. “Today in class Oak built a frighteningly realistic model of what he called ‘The Nazi Battleship Bismarck’, and was able to identify the parts of the ship, showing surprising vocabulary, including the appropriate use of the word ‘superstructure’. Further, all of the guns had names… Anton, Bruno Caesar and Dora… Upon further review all of this was historically correct. What are you teaching your child?!?!”
I’m paraphrasing a bit, but that letter exists somewhere. I swear it.
Of course, where this all stems from is that whenever I went to visit my grandfather, we always wound up watching the National Geographic film pertaining to the discovery and history of the Bismarck. Robert D. Ballard was my hero growing up (he found the Titanic too, btw), and I wanted to be a Marine Biologist up until Grade 7 (when I figured out what a Marine Biologist actually is).
So you can imagine the inner joy I see when I watch Youtube videos of the Yamato one-shotting destroyers, and an Essex Carrier schooling a group of Japanese battleships.
Seriously, check this stuff out.
I’m a real fan of what those folks over at Wargaming.net are doing. Spent a lot of time in World of Tanks, and if they can bring that kind of game to the naval theatre I’m all in.
Now I just need a damn computer machine. *crap*.
I’ve done some hobby stuff. I’ve started working on the Blood Angels from the Deathstorm, and am pretty much finished Cassor, and my test terminator. Once I wrap up these guys I’ll likely take a stab at Cap’n Karl.
Oh, and I guess I haven’t mentioned this — but I got in a game against a pretty tough Nid List with 3x Flying Tyrants and 2x Crones… Pitched battle, casualties were very heavy on both sides, and I was lucky the game ended when it did. Wound up winning by 2 VP, but if the game had gone on I likely would have lost.
Gaming at the shop these days has been more like gaming against the clock, so as a result I haven’t been taking notes and limited pictures. But here’s the few I did take…
Although, should also be noted that FRFSRF order also get a lot of work done, grounding (and killing) 2 of those flyrants. Scions handled themselves appropriately as well, knocking down one of the Mamas and capturing more than a few objectives.
Anyhoo. That’s about it for me! Cheers guys, have a great weekend!