Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HBnBM, Streaming, Editorials, My Life on the Internet. Upvote and read plz!

I've been quite busy, and safe to say it's doing what it is that I love: being an absolute grump on games and reporting about it.

I've recently been working on my Twitch.tv channel, playing games I love and interacting with people all for the sake of entertainment, much in the way I've written on here. I joined a site called Headbang 'n Buttonmash, an editorial, news, and review site that focuses on heavy metal music and video games, and while I don't really listen to metal (really, not at all), I know games. The crew there is astounding, and I've loved every moment of working with them. I stream on their Twitch channel on Mondays at 9PM EST, if you ever want to check me out at a regular time.

I recently became an editorial writer for them, and I was wondering, the so few of you who still follow this blog, could you upvote me on reddit and read the article on hbnbm.com? That'd be super. Super duper.

I intent to do a full overhaul on this site, integrating more RPGs into it. My focus has broadened, but I still very much play WoW and will do so through Warlords of Draenor.

I am very much still Oathbreaker of Silvermoon. I am the Loremaster and the Right Hand of Gul'dan. My name is Ian. Hi. You look good. Let's talk.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Charity Stream! Twitch.tv!

Well, it's been a while. I don't know how many of your poor bastards are still reading this over and over again, or waiting pathetically with bated breath for an update. I'll play WoW. Sometime. Maybe. Let's say after the next expansion launches. In the meantime, I wanted to let those of you who know or knew me as Oath the Warlock that I'm now, more or less, still a Warlock, but mostly just a Gamer.

I've recently joined the Twitch.tv community, and unless you live under a rock, it's a site dedicated to live steaming video with an interactive chat where you can talk in real time with silly bastards who play video games -- like me! :D

Check me out at Twitch.tv/OathD2C daily, hit the follow there, and if I'm not on and my stream is offline, wait patiently in the dark room you keep your computer in and stare intently at the screen in anticipation of digital glee. Squee. I like "squee" better. Digital squee. Yeah. That's good.

In particular, I'll be on Monday, November 18th, 2013, at 2PM EST (UTC -5:00) streaming for charity to help raise relief funds for Typhoon Haiyan. The link is on my Twitch, but it's also in the pretty pic I made poorly in about 6 minutes right above this text block. Just click it, and you can donate immediately! It benefits the USA fund for UNICEF, and all the proceeds are used to help kids in the Visaya Islands. Fun fact: I'm Filipino American, first generation, and my mom's province was one of the ones hit. Family's okay, but that doesn't mean everyone else is. Help out, check out the stream, and support those who need it! Thanks everyone! :D

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rogue v. Road

A real article. You should be pleased. I quite am.

I recently was working on gearing up the warlock for future bloodbaths, random BGing with Mordy, doing dailies as we waited. AB pops, and we both moan with delight. Nothing better than sitting on BS and letting the honor trickle into our mouths, harassing the Alliance at LM because they dig their wood, or taking Stabl├ęs (not a typo, say it like that, it's fun) because no one is there EVER and horsies are cool (I tend to yell "HORSIES" when I head there; I am very excited for horsies always). We play with the nodes a bit, things aren't working out, so I retreat back to farm to just chill. I start seeing the usual banter from the angermonkeys in chat:

"You guys suck."

"Horde always loses."

"Why are you guys so bad."

[DISCLAIMER: Those last three quotes, in reality, more than likely lacked punctuation, proper grammar, and spelling. Please use any level of imagination to make those seem more retarded in order to help in believability. Thanks! ~MGMT]

Who's saying that? Oh, a rogue. Right. Let me check where you are. On the fork between BS, LM, and Farm. Fighting three or four Alli. Uh huh. We're so bad. Noted. So since I'm only mildly contributing by defending Farm, I get to what I'm good at. Showing you your Stupid (Your actual possessive stupid. The stupid you own. I know you want that apostrophe. You ain't getting it, it's something that you own, that you care for, and foster every time you get on that Alt rogue. If it's not an Alt, dear God, help us all).

I'm usually the instance leader. I don't know why, maybe the game knows I'm me and I require it.

No one caught that cast. It's cool. I'll keep trolling the waters. Fishing takes patience. I've got lots of patience.

Krenlyn of Quel'dorei got that call for Mine. That's why she's illin'. I'd be illin' too if people listened to me.

Still trolling. It works out that cast, because someone finally says something.

DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER FOLKS. Nigh on eight years and you have the nerve to tell me that it's DPS, not actually winning, that wins BGs? Let's do this, knifelicker.

What people fail to understand is the simple subtleties of rhetoric, the implications of evocative speech, and the woven meaning behind such spartan sarcasm. I'm not mad. I have a blog.

Farmer Yoon be trippin' on my AB skillz. I should get Tillers rep for this.

OMG. BRILLIANT IDEA. They should put an escort quest in AB. Node to node. Horde would win. Hands. Down.

What also tickles me is that I keep saying this shit all BG and no one gets off the roads. We are losing. FUCKING LOSING and no one stops the senseless murder and gets on a fucking flag. I've missed you, WoW, so hard. So fucking hard. Please, give me more.

The rogues and the DKs are so busy that they really can't be bothered with a response. I'm just pointing out that our victory rests solely on their shoulders, and I'm fairly certain, by their lack of response and their heavy attempts at keeping the roads clear, that they understand this and agree with me.

I don't think anyone, at this point, wants to listen to me, because we lose Mines right after I said this.

It's okay, Sandreh, you tried. You really, really tried. Perhaps one day your deeps will count. For now, delete your account. You're useless. Get outta me. We are done.


You're the reason I came back.

Ladies and gentlemen, My name is Oath. This is my blog. I write it with Alliance blood. Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Said I'd Be Back...

Okay, consider that last one a lie. I'M A BIG DAMN LIAR. That's kind of okay though, because I've been busy with stupid IRL crap and now I can really focus on the most important thing in life: LVLZ, OMG. So I have hopes. Dreams. Aspirations. A credit card. And I'm about to get Guild Wars 2. The anticipation for this game has been mounting, and I'm bandwagoning so hard that I think I might even attempt to drive this sonofabitch for PvP. Yeah, when MOP comes out, I'll be there, being the big dick raider that I never was and getting my blood-letting kicks in GW2, so it'll be a simultaneous concoction of rum and vodka (which, in my book, both suck, because the gaming industry has yet to make my whiskey or scotch. EAT MY ANALOGIES). Where have I been since March? Day Z. Yeah, that's right, you might see me running around with the handle "[D2C] Oath" or just simply as "Ian," probably running full clip through Cherno or Elektro. Won't see me at any airfield without a buddy. Definitely shooting you up in a forest. Definitely on the other end of your hacking pistol. Douche. Though I have been recently fed up with all the alpha turds wiggin' code at me just to get their high-and-mighty jollies off. APB Reloaded. I got sucked into the frustration of this pay2win MMO (, more like MDSF, Massive Dick Swordfight). Playing with the people who populate those servers is like going back to second grade and trying to sling rhetoric. COMPLETELY lost on all of them, and hence you have to get down on their level, saying Timmy's a dookiehead, and now you're just another retard like them. More time wasted. Skyrim. Fuck. Drinking. This is coming from some angry stupor right now. What's up reality?! There's my rock glass. GOODBYE RELAITY. LAWL. WoW. I literally check in to make sure I'm still guild leader. ROFL. Sorry, seriously, I'll be really super back at expansion, though expect a lot of GW2 posts soon, maybe even a reawakening of my youtube channel. For now, I'm going to shake the dust off my MasterCard and make a poor decision. I'll talk to you guys soon. Hopefully. Probably not.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Back In Purple

I'm going to start off defensive.

I don't have to explain to you where I've been. All that matters is that I've been places, seen things, began drinking more frequently again, and recently took up playing WoW after an extended sabbatical.

I tried my DAMNEST to find something that wasn't as monotonous, repetitive, superfluous, and all together unsatisfying as WoW had been since the middle of Wrath.

So I tried Rift.

It's basically WoW, only slightly more button-mashy and pretty, and shit hits the fan every five fucking minutes. Here I am, doing quests for a harbor, trying to gather you assholes fish, then you tell me "DROP EVERYTHING, YOU ERRAND-RUNNING FUCK, AND DEAL WITH THE TENTACLE FUCKING IN THE FIELD OVER THERE" because your priorities are messed the shit up. No.

I thought, "I like comic books, more than the average comic book loving man, let's try DCU."

As soon as you start flying, just like City of Heroes, it kind of loses its steam. Though in that comparison, City of Heroes makes you work for your travel skill; DC Universe just gives it to you. So you know what? Steam, lost, 5 minutes. NEXT.

Oh EVE. The space cowboy in me will always have a soft spot for you. It was on Steam a while back for only $5 with a month free, so how could I say no? If it wasn't for the ridiculous rotisserie oven gameplay (set it and forget it, if you didn't catch the late night infomercial reference), then it'd be mildly fun. Waking up violently from your keyboard, accidentally raking up buttons off the spring mounts with your teeth, finding that, yeah, you've trained up Minmatar Frigates to level 4, but you're in a fucking egg, isn't exactly how I want to enjoy my MMO. Let's hit warp to something else.

Who doesn't like Star Wars? Aside from elitest Trekkies, lemme ask again: WHO DOESN'T THINK STAR WARS IS THE MOTHERFUCKING AWESOME SHIT?! I was excited just as anybody else that Star Wars Galaxies was getting the poopchute and The Old Republic was going to be my air-thrusting MMO fix for a long while.


I played with all of my little Sith soul, but there was no drive in all of Palpatine's creation to make me want to keep going with this single-player MMO. You know what? It's not even an MMO. It's KOTR with other people complaining in a box on the bottom left. I didn't once need to group up with someone because WoW taught me that I can usually do shit on my own. 'Lo and fucking behold, that sort of tenacity and personal perseverance stemmed towards not having to ask for any goddamned help from any goddamned nunces. I'm not paying $15 to show off my gear that everyone else has and talk about a story that everyone else already knows. Outtie.

Severely disappointed, completely burnt out, still needing my MMO fix, I start watching the Youtubes for something inspiring. Leave it to the Pandaria coverage to make me start having problems.

Monks are overrated. I'm going to make one, but I probably won't play it passed the starting zone. I already have a rogue. *smugface*

What I did start thinking about was all the things I haven't done. I've never played Alliance passed level 20 (the thought makes me vom a little, no lie, but to properly defeat your enemy, you have to know them, I guess). I should start a new Warlock to see the changes as he or she grows up. I've never killed the Lich King (don't judge me).

So it starts. Azeroth, my 7 year old friend, I'm coming home.