Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Gaming, Anime, Art, Fantasy, RP, Elves, or whatever I like…

Posts tagged “RP

Blog About Stuff… 9-Aug-2017

Blog About Stuff 9-Aug-2017

Whatever I feel like talking about, games, fantasy, random rants, or whatever…

WARNING: Some images, language, and content on this page is not suitable for some viewers, those under 18, and “NSFW”, so if you may be offended by depictions of nudity, strong language, etc. it is advised you do not view or read this blog. You have been warned. Thank you.

Playing through Skyrim again, building my house, Lakeview Manor, near Falkreath. But hell, everyone playing Skyrim has this house. lol!

Yo! Blizzard Entertainment! You guys just never got it. A lot of us didn’t want those stupid garrisons you stuck us with in Warlords of Draenor. We didn’t want something tied to game progression either on or offline. We just wanted a player house. Something we could customize and have for our own, to kick it. Not have it tied to our whole darn progression you doofuses.

Skyrim is a bit cookie cutter, but that’s the thing at least the game can be modded, so that people can add or change things they don’t like. I wish more games would follow this kind of sandbox model and allow players to make the game, or at least certain aspects of it, their own.

Once you add all the stuff in it you’re all set to go, you can even hire a bard and a house maid. It begs the question why the devs at Blizzard are too arrogant to put in a proper player house- not the garrisons like they did, but the kind of player houses people get in every game besides WoW. I just think it would be cool to have a place for your character to “kick it” and have a lot of their stuff there- and without it being a damn garrison like in Warlords.

Meanwhile, latency issues, disconnections, DDoS and screens like this are becoming almost a norm on World of Warcraft lately in recent months, hence, this meme of “The New Normal” for World of Warcraft. And how does Blizzard “Customer Service” (@BlizzardCS) handle it on Twitter? They just send you here. This is why the problem never gets better, because Blizzard simply “handles” it always dishing out that same “canned answer” to everyone like their paid automatons are trained to do.

“By the power of Greyskull!” Oh, wait, wrong universe! lol! Getting an upgrade on my artifact weapons on my monk.

 

Luckily I don’t deal with any of those issues on Skyrim. WoW and Second Life represent pretty much my only two online gaming/MMO/social gaming experiences anymore. I’m just not big on online stuff- too many trolls, too much online drama. I like games I can just put on my computer or a console and just enjoy for myself where I don’t have to care what anyone thinks about it. What about the “social aspect”? I’m oldschool, I see my friends IRL. I don’t need the drama, life’s too short. I got my website, I can post a blog if I feel like it, and if people read it, great, and if they don’t, who cares? I’d rather have 2 people read it that appreciate what I have to say than 500 trolls that don’t. A lot of the internet is just a troll trove and a sewer anymore so who cares.

 

 

Outside of the gaming for LEISURE, you just gotta get out and see the real world, live IRL. I love this meme- this says it all. I quit raiding. I am no longer going to raid in World of Warcraft for example other than playing “LFR Hero” just to see the cinematics and the bosses, etc. enough to satify my curiosities. But I’m not going to raid hours and hours a week anymore. I don’t play half as much as I used to. I do a lot more websurfing these days than I do stuff on it. I guess I just don’t care to participate in a lot of online venues anymore other than just looking around at things of interest. But I will still post my blogs here when I feel like it. I have no set schedule for this. It’s just whenever I feel like writing something I guess.

 

Meanwhile CBS/Paramount is getting ready to unleash another piece of shit Star Trek reboot on us in the form of Star Hack Discovery coming up this fall. I swear CBS can take a pile of shit and slap the “Star Trek” label on it and some people will accept whatever they dish out. It was like in Anime and music circles years ago, when I used to denote distinguishing fans who were selective and knew how to find the good stuff on their own vs those who just accepted anything they were handed. I call the latter group “dupes” because they’re too damn stupid to think for themselves. I always respected those who didn’t just accept anything they were given, always did their own thinking, and were more discriminating about what they accept from these media companies. I care what true Trekkies think- those who liked the Original Star Trek, maybe TNG, DS9, Voyager, but knew when to stop at Enterprise, Abrams, and now this crap. I have to wonder about people who just blindly accept the Abrams timeline changes and this new reboot. They either claim to be “Trek” fans and have no loyalty to the original, or are NuTrek fans who want to say they are fans of this stuff but don’t know dick about anything before Abrams came along. I don’t care what any of those people think honestly.

 

So CBS thinks this is a pre-Pike era ship? Hardly looks like it. The visuals for this piece of shit show hardly look like anything I saw on the episode “The Cage” from the 1960s. And not just because of 1960s props- there are fan shows that take painstaking efforts to duplicate that style- no reason a studio can’t do it, maybe with a little updating perhaps.

WTF is this supposed to be? A pizza cutter? A bottle opener? What the hell kind of drugs was someone on when they made up this ship design anyways? Why are there cuts in the saucer section? Do they serve a purpose? This just looks like another piece of shit Jar Jar Abrams-inspired poor excuse of a spaceship, and not something worth tuning in for.

 

This is a “Klingon” now. You guys who have been dressing up like Klingons since 1980 have been doing it wrong, you need to do it like this now, and throw out the dreadlock wigs. This is now what a Klingon looks like according to the new CBS shit show. CBS owns the rights, so I guess that gives them the right to change how everything looks. So somehow a Klingon is supposed to magically go from this to how they looked in the original TV series in 10 years? I could buy this series if they would just come out and admit it was a reboot and it was 10 years prior to the events of the Abrams movies. This looks nothing whatsoever like the “Prime Timeline” Star Trek at all. Not the ships, not the Klingons, not the band uniforms the crew is wearing, none of it.

Funny how the new Discovery “Klingons” more closely resemble this cosplayer from Galaxy Quest than they do Klingons from Star Trek. Like WTF again?! And people will, and have said to me “Well you haven’t seen the show yet, how do you know how it’s going to be?” – because I don’t like the visuals so far, so no I’m not going to want to watch it. Ever heard of “first impressions”?

 

Let’s review– The guy on the left is an original TV series Klingon. the guy in the middle represents the way Klingons pretty much looked from the first motion picture all the way through DS9, Voyager, etc. etc. even though those Klingons went through slight variation, the general appearance was similar; ridges on the foreheads, samurai beards, long hair/dreadlocks, etc. The only difference between the TOS Klingons and the guy in the middle outside of the uniforms, is the ridges on the foreheads and the big dreadlock wigs. Otherwise they both have shaded skin, samurai beards, the eyebrows, etc. Now on the right, they expect us to completely dismiss the last 50 years of how Klingons look and accept this new shit look they have. The guy on the right has no hair, and has a smashed-in, stretched face. Like WTF? Did he headbutt a freaking wall 50 times?

All I can say to CBS and Paramount at this point is “F**k you!” They put out the crappy Abrams movies where they wiped out the original Trek timeline just so they could completely erase the previous 40-45 years of Star Trek, say that all of the original series, TNG, Voyager, and DS9 no longer counts as “canon” so they could write new canon and say “this is Star Trek now” and you’re expected to discard all your old Trek for the new crap. That is what a reboot does- it says “the old story is no longer canon, this is the story now”. That’s why the comic books keep restarting with issue 1, that’s why they keep rebooting movie franchises, to do away with the original stories, wipe the slate clean and start new. You’re expected to forget what the original story was. It’s like literary Orwellianism at its finest. So CBS and Paramount, instead of trying to make this right with the new series, just goes right ahead with a new reboot while lying through their teeth and claiming “Oh, this is Prime Timeline” – bullshit it is, meanwhile they’re suing people doing fan films who are doing way better stuff then CBS or Paramount could ever do. CBS and Paramount can take all their post-2009 so-called Star Trek TV-and movies and shove them up their ass, along with their “fan movie rules” too. If I make original characters or stories, they are mine, whether they are my own original works or whether I cross them with a Star Trek fan fiction. It doesn’t make me own anything that directly references Star Trek, but f**k you CBS, I still own my original content in the form of other characters or other works. You guys can eat shit on those fan rules of yours.

Here! These are Klingons from the original TV Series Star Trek- the ORIGINAL Star Trek, the ORIGINAL Klingons- the ones which all other Klingons were based off of. Screw that crap from Discovery!

 

How about some Klingons from the Next Generation Star Trek? These are cool Klingons too! Qa’pla! I’ll even take these guys! At least they aren’t the depature from Klingon appearance that Discovery is.

 

Here is a Classic Klingon battle cruiser. I dread to see what they come up with in Discovery.

This is the “Prelude to Axanar” – a short fan video which is very top notch that proves it is possible to have a quality Trek production, use traditional Star Trek imagery, characters, and ideas, and look current to today’s video standards. This video, if I didn’t know better, looks almost official to me. But CBS just decided to sue this out of production and do the Discovery reboot. Fuck CBS!

Another great series with a tragically short run is Star Trek Continues, which is going to end now with the 11th episode, as a result of the Axanar lawsuit. And now no new Star Trek fan video can be longer than 15 minutes and there’s a whole list of rules to make sure all new Trek fan films completely suck and are devoid of any true creativity or expression so that CBS can try to force everyone to accept their shitty reboot crap. They can keep it.

 

 

It isn’t Discovery I’ll be watching this fall, like many other tried and true loyal Trek fans not happy about CBS/Paramount screwing with Trek’s otherwise longstanding lore, I will be checking out The Orville. This is the big competition that seems to be drawing many Trek fans away from Discovery. Like the movie Galaxy Quest, The Orville is a Star Trek-like parody that in this case, is more like Star Trek than anything Jar Jar Abrams has done or that CBS is planning to put out in the form of Discovery. If nothing else this show almost looks like a “Star Trek: The Next Generation” parody offshoot. But that’s the thing, we’re stuck now in doing reboots and prequels with Star Trek, instead of taking the story from Star Trek: Nemesis and continuing forward- what happens 10 years later? 20? What about 50 years later? Why can’t we see a new show that happens years after Nemesis that shows us the direction things have gone since then? But that’s not what CBS wants to do. Like many studios now, it’s no longer about creativity or originality, it’s only about the quick buck. So it’s going to be shows like this that draw fans now. Or else we’ll have to look to fan films, independent and underground releases, or if you’re like me, you pretty much abandon television and most movies and find other ways to entertain yourself; writing, drawing, or any other creative hobbies that pass the time.

Moving right along…

I can’t do anything about CBS and Paramount screwing up Star Trek in movies and TV but at least I know places I can have my own Trek stuff that looks like it’s supposed to. ‘Nuff said! I built the navigator console and the consoles in the wall slots shown in the picture. I got the chairs, ship and screens from other sources.

I did build my own replica of the K-7 bar from the “Tribbles” episode for my ship though. I just changed the color of the wall behind the shelves from red to blue and the color of the bar from orange to Navy Blue, but otherwise I got it as close to the K-7 bar as I could. They also had an odd-looking contraption above the food hatch, but I put a console there. I did build the other console on the wall behind it- it was an odd shape to work with for texturing, that’s for sure.

My engineering room. I built the upper deck. And aside from the blue “warp plasma” inside the tube above, the 2 consoles on the far right wall and the 2 flat panels on the left side wall, I built everything else shown.

More consoles I built. The middle panels on the left console, and the middle and right set of lights on the right standalone console have animated lights. I build these for my personal use and do not sell anything I build and the only people who get copies are people who know me personally. So I don’t believe I’m violating any “fan rules”. But I don’t really give a shit about those since I’m not selling my Trek builds. And if it comes down to it a lot of my builds (though not all) can be recolored, re-textured, and re-purposed into “generic sci-fi” consoles so then it’s not “Trek”.

In my sick bay– a medical scanner I built. Also some tall “medical jars” of some kind I made in the background. The medical scanner has a Photoshop-textured panel I created, plus some actual switches and lights I made on it. It’s all just props for RP purposes but that’s the point. This was like a scanner that already exists in Second Life but it was too “Next Generation Star Trek”-looking. So I rebuilt my own that is similar to it and put original series Star Trek-style graphics, switches, and lights on it.

How about a fantasy scene I built for my rezzable holodeck? I bought a lot of this stuff but I do make a few of my own props. I the foreground is a “strategy table” I made. The mug is not my own however, is from another source. And I used a Skyrim map since I don’t have a substitute right now and I didn’t care to use a map of Gor like so many in Second Life do. (I never even heard of Gor/Gorean until I joined and don’t care about it because you can’t use any races other than human and to me that defeats the point of fantasy). I have made my own gold coins also with Skyrim Septim textures. I hope to make my own textures for gold coins also so I am not using a licensed property. But it also fun to build small fantasy scenes I can put into my holodeck rezzer and use at will.

 

This is the outside of an Elven Brewpub I made in the same scene. The gold brew tank in the middle is one I made. I did not make the larger one on the left or the large barrel on the right. But altogether it looks like this place brews some serious house brew. For RP purposes that’s the idea.

If you misbehave here you get the pillory and the jail. I also added posted “Dark Brotherhood” related imagery from Skyrim just for kicks.

 

The posting on the left is of course the note the Dark Brotherhood sends you in Skyrim for the “Innocence Lost” quest. On the right is a “response” note I made because I always kill Astrid then go wipe out the rest of the Dark Brotherhood in Skyrim.

My answer to the Dark Brotherhood every time! Death!

Wardrobe Malfunction Detected! Looking up this skirt from a low angle we don’t see panties. Nyrva stands, legs spread, letting her “unmentionables” show.

ROLEPLAY SCENES AND POSSIBILITIES IN SECOND LIFE

Here we have a another rezzable roleplay setting I built for my holodeck which is supposed to be Nyrva’s family’s house (the house she was born and raised in, and the heiress thereof by her late parents) on her Elven homeworld in Second Life. She sits at her desk writing a letter on a scroll of parchment with a feather pen and ink.

Here’s another shot of Nyrva sitting at her desk writing a letter at home.

Sometimes I don’t always know how to caption the screenshots based on the animations from the characters and the props. I guess Nyrva is glancing over her document here and proofreading? who knows. After all they don’t have spell-checkers. lol!

Nyrva is deep in thought of what to say next in her letter? Or is it how to spell a word?

 

A view of Nyrva writing from the front angle, also showing her background with all her books, her scrolls and ink in the foreground and a pouch of her money on the desk.

 

A shot under Nyrva’s desk for a gratuitous shot here. I do this just for fun, she’s a frigging video game sprite at the end of the day.

Nyrva out in her yard after dark. Don’t ask me the light source. She stands amidst a campfire setup she has in her yard and also near a fountain with a gargoyle statue and a small house that serves as her kitchen and dining hall. In the background is her family’s brew tanks, since elves brew their own. Roleplay possibilities are endless in a simulation world like Second Life.

Nyrva working at the local Elven brewhaus as a bar wench, dress and all. She holds a beer stein I made myself, full mesh. Also coins on the counter I made and put in the scene. I used textures from Skyrim for the coins until I make my own original coin textures.

I also did this shot of Nyrva holding a bottle of one of my favorite German beers. I love Hoffbrau, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr- good stuff! I made a mesh bottle I can slap a few different beer labels on and in this case, Hoffbrau Oktoberfest.

 

And we have Nyrva outside in her bar wench dress, checking the brew tanks of the Elven Brewhaus- the beer has to keep flowing for the customers, you know!

 

Too exhausted to travel back home that night after a long day at work, Nyrva takes one of the beds in the Elven Brewhaus since no customers booked that room for the evening.

It’s too hot outside, and no air conditioning, so Nyrva takes it all off and sleeps in the nude in the Elven Brewhaus.

 

Still too hot to sleep, Nyrva sits up for awhile in the bed of the brewhaus.

A photo I snuck on a mature sim – Nyrva sitting nude on a toilet in a women’s bathroom on Second Life. I guess we now know what it looks like for a naked elf woman to sit on a toilet. lol!

If nude on the toilet isn’t enough, how about going to a so-called “Fantasy Faire” – barely anyone else was there, so I stripped Nyrva and got a few pictures.

Here’s another shot of the nude Nyrva at the so-called Fantasy Faire.

One more nude shot of Nyrva in this setting before we move on…

How about Insilico? A dead site. Nobody is ever there. One wonders how it stays open, despite looking cool, like it’s inspired by Blade Runner or something. Since nobody was around I took a few shots of Nyrva in the buff. I just think it’s fun to do. (Some people get into full BDSM and sex stuff with their toons, I just mostly take nudie pictures!)

From the same “Fantasy Faire” I shot the nude pictures of Nyrva at. What the hell do you call this shit? Nothing “Fantasy” about this. But I play an Elf in Star Trek so touche’ – but anyone wants to bitch at me about playing an elf in Star Trek sims should bitch at these guys from bringing this shit to a Fantasy sim. Make no mistake, I do like to mix sci-fi and fantasy, but this looks like a modern present day setting that got nuked or war torn or something, it doesn’t necessarily fit either one. Meh, go figure.

Another shot of this city scene. This looks more like a discombobulated Grand Theft Auto or Fallout 4 scene or something. I’m trying to picture how else this fits into either sci-fi or fantasy. Oh, well.

Poor Nyrva, she finds herself hopelessly locked in a cage. Is someone going to rescue her?

Speaking of mixing sci-fi and fantasy, I’ve been trying to get one of these soda machines in Second Life for months. I have seen this machine at Insilico and one other place only and they are otherwise impossible to find. And I can’t get the maker/seller to respond to me to sell me one. I do have a couple of the soda cans. I love the girl used for the picture, the Asian-looking girl as the “space elf” whipping the finger with the can of root beer in her hand. I guess putting my Wood Elf in a Star Trek sim by definition makes her a “space elf” so I am essentially playing one.

Kind of a general nude pose of Nyrva sitting at a friend’s place in a mainland sim area. My friend was building his own sci-fi ship in the background- not related to any branded sci-fi, which I can respect. At least it would be truly his own. (the colors are for establishing mesh faces)

A gratuitous nude shot of Nyrva laying out. She lays naked in an undisclosed location.

Sometimes I just do gratuitous nudes for no reason. Another shot of Nyrva laying nude.

 

I figured to show one more naughty shot from this set before moving on…. Nyrva again, lying nude in an undisclosed location. (I just say undisclosed location- it’s nowhere special, not important, who cares? etc.)

 

Nyrva sitting in ruins at a mainland location I held until recently (that I now have up for sale as of this posting.)

Another angle of Nyrva sitting nude in the ruins, just taking in the fresh air. Wood Elves are people of nature I guess?

 

Nyrva on location at the Darkwood Castle sim. I go here and poke around once in a while. I don’t really play here, I like fantasy but I’m not into BDSM stuff either IRL or in video games.

I have Nyrva here posed with two of my characters from World of Warcraft in Second Life. I figure if I ever quit WoW I can still play with my monk and rogue in SL as characters there.

 

Another shot of Nyrva posed with my monk and rogue from World of Warcraft.

In this shot Nyrva stands nude with the monk and rogue for the shot.

Nyrva stands nude as she continues to pose with my monk and rogue from World of Warcraft… (The pandas have no interest in the elf that way, they are just her friend I guess if you want to ask “that” question! lol! Nyrva is simply a character that is posed nude for pictures, put simply.)

Here we are back at the Fantasy Faire from earlier in the blog, Nyrva isn’t nude this time- wearing her best Wood Elf outfit.

 

I never could decide if I wanted Nyrva to be a mother or not in my fiction. I got her this pregnant belly in Second Life for some shoots of course for conceptual depictions of the idea. But I never decided what I wanted her fate to be in my novel- motherhood, marriage, death- a lot of that is still up in the air. Nevertheless, here she stands in this picture, nude and knocked-up.

This was original character art I did of Nyrva pregnant. Again, I could never decide what I wanted her ultimate fate to be, whether I wanted this for her or not. Since Wood Elves are a dying race in my story, it would be important for someone like Nyrva, especially as a female, to have a child with a male Wood Elf to help preserve the race. But it’s still undecided what I want to do with this character in my fiction I’ve been writing about her over the years. There’s still some back story I need to develop as well which has changed over time as I have developed the character. In any case- here is an original drawing by me of the pregnant, nude, Nyrva.

Nyrva of the tribe of Dragonwood. A female Wood Elf. She was an original character I created in 1997 and I also create original art of her. It has been awhile since I have attempted to update her appearance, I would like to work on doing so to make her a bit less “anime” looking when I get some time. Or at least have a version of her that is non-Anime, along side the “anime” depiction of her. I suppose that’s what I do with Second Life and Skyrim- imagining the character in more realistic and life-like forms with the virtual formats. But Nyrva is my own original character I created for my own fictional writing efforts and I have used her in game play along the way. Here she stands gazing towards the sky. But in this picture I attempted to make a background with stones, fake grass and sticks- I’m not sure it turned out like I wanted. I suck at drawing landscapes and I didn’t want to use someone else’s work- give me credit for being honest about it anyways.

 

 

This is one of my male alts in Second Life dressed in his “special agent/MiB” suit where I have him next to a Polybius machine at a virtual arcade in Second Life. The depiction is to play on a popular urban legend from 1981 in Portland Oregon about this alleged game, not confirmed to actually have existed (but sometimes you wonder.) I decided to have fun with my alt when I saw this machine.

 

MORE TO COME…

It’s been awhile since I posted a blog, and I actually have a lot more stuff to share but I must close this one due to the length already. I may attempt to write shorter blogs more often with more goodies and stuff about my hobbies or whatever I feel like posting, hopefully less bitching about what I don’t like. But I wanted to say something about the new Star Trek because I’m tired of these studios butchering stuff I like.

I will close this blog for now and begin work on the next blog, hopefully post it soon with more pics and stuff to talk about. Until then… God bless!

See ya!

Jade Draggon,

aka “Nyrvachan”

 

 


Fallen Warchiefs, Legions, Abandoned Realms, etc…

Fallen Warchiefs, Legions, Abandoned Realms…

From Blizzard killing off Vol’jin, to “Legion’s” pre-patch so far, to my further adventures in Second Life as well, and so on…

First- welcome to the NEW Nyrva.org – replacing my site of warcraft.nyrva.org– so this is not only about my own original characters like Nyrva and so forth but my gaming hobbies and other things as well.

The U.S.S. Milwaukee – Registry NCC-005 — My starship in Second Life. The registry number is based on the actual US Naval ship of the same name, the Freedom Class LCS-5 U.S.S. Milwaukee. So for the starship, I made it 005 sort of tipping the hat to the crew of the real ship of the same name- and also since I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This is one of a few shots I got of a Burning Legion ship attacking in World of Warcraft during the pre-expansion patch event.

Another shot of the Burning Legion attack ship. That sky doesn’t look very good.

The Burning Legion lands their portal right outside the Horde outpost at the Crossroads in the Northern Barrens.

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Legion has destroyed the Peak of Serenity. My poor monk can’t hang out here no more.

We got a sad panda here overlooking her devastated training grounds…

My rogue, Yakusa, fighting along side the Warchief, Vol’jin, on that fateful day at the Broken Shore.

Another shot of my rogue with Vol’jin.

This is an awesome shot with her Warglaives of Azzinoth. I did surprisingly well with such low-level weapons on this quest but they look so darn cool!

Roleplaying a classic Star Trek mission with some friends in Second Life.

The Red Dragonflight has come to Second Life! The invasion from Azeroth has begun!

Another shot of Star Trek RP.

I managed to get my Pandaren rogue from World of Warcraft into Second Life– my monk too. This is a shot of my rogue in one of the many sims of Second Life.

My character Nyrva eatng noodles at Insilico– a sci-fi sim in Second Life on the verge of closing down. All their in-game vendors have pulled out and the place is deserted. It’s sad because the place is like “Blade Runner” or “Total Recall” – that kind of feel to it.

Another shot of Nyrva eating noodles.

Yakusa, my rogue, on one of her bikes in front of the noodle shop in Insilico.

The sim called Mos Espa, a little spit job of a Star Wars sim, doesn’t like people wearing “canon” Star Wars characters like I’m doing here. Well I did it for the picture anyways. But I guess it’s OK for one of their admins to use a name like Minx Bade — an obvious reference to the name “Mara Jade” from the Disney-shitcanned Star Wars Extended Universe. But I guess these guys aren’t as bad as “Little Mos Eisley” – a Star Wars sim where you’re supposed to wear an OOC and practically not even talk to other players if you’re not a member.

Yakusa again on her bike at Insilico. I figure I better enjoy the place while it’s still yet open.

Back to Nyrva at the noodle shop at Insilico.

I loved this shot I got of Nyrva sitting on the stool.

Star Trek RP on Planet Risa.

Another shot from Risa.

Nyrva, naked on Risa, Star Trek RP.

How about Nyrva naked in a movie theater?

Another nude shot of Nyrva on Risa enjoying the water.

 

Back in Orgrimmar: Yakusa sadly says farewell to Vol’jin after he is critically wounded at the Broken Shore. She valued him as a friend and looked to him for leadership and guidance. (OK, a little RP, sue me!)

Yakusa with Vol’jin for the last time…

This damn quest giver wouldn’t stop following my monk around until I stopped and took his quest! I swear, some people!

 

Hard to say how much longer Insilico will be around, vendors gone, scenes gutted, players abandoned; perfectly poised for a shutdown.

 

Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind, is dead. That means his blow-dried jerk motherf**ker pansy son, Anduin Wrynn, is in charge! (Shit! The Horde is gonna take over now!)

You know they’re burying an empty box right? Varian Wrynn got disintegrated by Gul’dan.

The leaders of the Horde attending Vol’jin as he summons Sylvanas Windrunner to assume leadership of the Horde. Did Blizzard do this, make a female Warchief, assuming we’d get Hillary for president? HAHA! We got TRUMP! And GAMON for Warchief! Make Orgrimmar great again!

 

Yakusa at a cool Anime-based site in Second Life. I like the night city visuals of the place.

s!

How about a naked shot of Nyrva at Insilico? Why not the place will be gone soon anyways. And the day after I shot this, all those info boards for the sim behind her were taken down, gone now.

Seriously Nyrva, why not let people see “it”?

 

I can’t say where I got this shot, but it’s a recreation of the Dark Portal in Second Life with my rogue Yakusa standing in front of it.

 

 

And we got a “money shot” on Nyrva on Risa

 

Yakusa sitting in the captain’s chair of a Federation starship!

Karazhan– will never be the same since Blizzard got rid of the original raid and replaced it.

The bridge of my ship, the U.S.S. Milwaukee. I built the helm console myself and had some help decking this out.

Another shot of the bridge of the U.S.S. Milwaukee.

Oh, noes! Nyrva’s at Quicksand Cove! Someone’s gonna dunk her naked into a hot drum of liquid! Is this the end of our beloved wood elf?

My monk, Milwaukee, at the Peak of Serenity before it was destroyed in the Legion pre-patch event.

What the F**K is this Blizzard?! I get so tired of their corny ads for Hearthstone crap on the World of Warcraft page of their launcher- and this faggy-ass looking guy and bullshit thing for their expansion for Hearthstone. (and no, I don’t hate LGBTs so don’t even go there with me, I’m ripping on this guy for looking like a shitfaced doof with his shit-eating grin and goofy-ass hair, and Blizzard treating WoW like it’s Disney or something!)

The Dark Lady, Sylvanas Windrunner before Blizzard covered up her mid-drift like the politically correct pansies they are. And because certain Blizzard devs are too worried now all of the sudden what their kids think. (So the game has to reflect that now for the rest of us.)

Of course all my uses of Nyrva whether in World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Second Life, etc. are all based on my artwork of her in some way since this is my original character conception.

This would be my conception of Nyrva in Skyrim, as depicted on previous posts. The hair often never matches my drawings, but I do what I can with what’s available to me.

 

 

 

That’s all I got for now. I will have more to talk about next time and more to share. Until then…

God bless!

Jade Draggon


Blizzard’s Bullsh*tting and My Second Life…

BLIZZARD’S BULLSH*TTING and MY SECOND LIFE…

WARNING!!  I DO LEAK JUST A FEW LITTLE SPOILERS IN HERE ABOUT LEGION! AVOID THIS PAGE IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE SPOILERS!!!

wow_legion_1-e1439225957791

7.19.2016 The so-called “pre-patch” has come and as of today, 7.30.16, we still don’t have demon invasions, demon hunters, or any of the stuff Blizzard promised! It’s gonna be a bullsh*t launch already for “Legion”, it just seems like.

So what does one do while waiting to see if Blizzard can “Make WoW great again?”

WoWScrnShot_072816_094952

Screenshots and selfies! I better get this one at the Peak of Serenity before Blizzard blows the place up! I don’t need to use their stupid “selfie camera” to do what the “print screen” button will do already!

WoWScrnShot_072816_094527

I bettah take me monk in to get a shot wit’ me boy Vol’jin, mon, before Blizzard kill him off, mon! In fact get your screenshots in with Vol’jin and King Varian Wrynn while you can because they disappear forever on 8.30.2016

WoWScrnShot_071916_202143

I had to get me hunter wit’ de Warchief as well before he dies! I have other toons I will have to get my last screenshots with.

But honestly, other than the new transmog system to play with, and the ability prunes, patch 7.0 is a complete frigging joke so far. And the ability prune sucks! But the usual Blizzard “white knights” will defend to the death, every boneheaded decisions the Blizzard Devs make like the puppets they are.

Hearthstone-bullshit1

SERIOUSLY BLIZZARD?!

FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT!

Taking an epic raid zone like Karazhan and turning it into a girly bullshit goofy ass Hearthstone deck shitpile? Seriously?

This is exactly why World of Warcraft has been taking a shit for the last 2 years- the focus on shit games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch, which is why I personally BOYCOTT all Blizzard/Activision games that are not World of Warcraft. Yes- everything not WoW. I can live with it just fine. I play stuff on Steam, I play Second Life. and otherwise I just find other stuff to do. I can read books, write, draw- just find other ways to occupy my time or keep myself busy. Blizzard you can take this Hearthstone FUCKING SHIT and shove it right up your candy asses!

alex-afrasiabi-self-absorbed-shitsack-taking-selfies

Check out this self-abosorbed shitsack, Alex Afrasiabi, with a shit-eating grin on his face, taking selfies. They haven’t given us flight yet when he’s doing this but yet he’s announcing a new xpac with no flight for an unpredictable future- probably months before the expansion, and World of Warcraft itself, comes to an end. (They’ve killed off a bunch of people right at the beginning- Thrall, Vol’jin, Varian Wrynn, Tirion Fordring, etc. so I expect by Legion’s end most key characters of the Horde and Alliance will be dead, Azeroth will be devastated, the Horde and Alliance depleted- there won’t be anything for Blizzard to work with to make an expansion out of. So you can bet Legion will be the end.)

 

andre-the-giant-jaina-proudmore

We do have some good news from World of Warcraft however – it turns out Jaina Proudmore is NOT a Dreadlord. Jaina Proudmore is actually the Dread Pirate Roberts. So all rumors about her being a Dreadlord can be quickly and completely ceased and immediately put to rest.

Meanwhile I’ve been on Second Life outside of WoW- and for the first time ever. It’s old as dirt but it’s new for me. Unlike WoW where the developers decide everything you get to do, much of Second Life is probably 95% user-created content. So with that being the case, if you can build it, you can have it.

roleplaying-30June2016-_005_014_001

Meanwhile, Welcome to my “Second Life”– this is “Agent 51” – you never saw him, he doesn’t exist. You might just “disappear” if you ask too many questions. Is he from “The Matrix”? or “Area 51”? Or that “Intelligence agency no one ever talks about?” – get every tin foil hat-wearing person you know to try to figure this guy out!

roleplaying-30June2016-_005_014_002_001

Be sure to read the rules of the inn, because you know, these are just the sort of things travelers have to encounter when staying at a Days Inn or a Motel 6!

Screenshot-12Jul2016-_009_003_014_001

Oh, no! It’s the Borg! Everyone is toast!

screenshot-18jul2016-_005_003

A virtual sign on a virtual subway. Made me laugh. 🙂

screenshot-20Jul2016-_013

One of my first spaceships I built in what’s called a “sandbox”- where users build all sorts of things. I had another user help me with this and help me get it to fly.

screenshot-20Jul2016-_009

Here I am flying around in my ship. And while BLIZZARD is taking away MAX CAMERA DISTANCE in World of Warcraft, I can use it in Second Life to get me some really nice shots of my ship. (F**k you, Blizzard!)

SecondLife-15June2016-32_003_005

Wait! It looks like we have the wrong Emperor for the wrong Empire! (Doh!)

screenshot-21Jul2016-_006_004_012_002_008

Another ship I’ve built, the S.S. Milwaukee, one of my more recent ones after learning some skills- this one is named for my hometown of Milwaukee, WI– looks like a beer bottle and dispenses little beer and soda bottles I made the character can “drink”.

screenshot-24july2016-_001_001

A full shot of the S.S. Milwaukee spaceship I built. The inside has windows you can see out even though it looks like opaque brown on the outside.

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_003

The name plate on the right wing of the S.S. Milwaukee as I built it. I made up the “Intergalactic Brewing Co.” just for the ship.

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_007_004_010_001_014_012_002

Two more ships I built- like shuttlecrafts. Kind of based on Star Trek. One of them is like a “Space Police Car”. And I had a little fun with it. I also made little “donuts” that it dispenses as well.

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_007_004_010_001_014_012_003

What’cha gonna do when they come for you?

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_007_004_010_001_014_012_004_001

The DONUT PATROL is here! It was a a lot of fun to make this ship. I’m trying to think of what I want to make next.

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_007_004_010_001_014_012_015

Of course there’s good and bad in Second Life like anything else. This is a bullsh*t “Star Trek” group I tried to join. They are so strict on their rules and take themselves seriously- they’re called Starfleet Alpha (SFA). The owner literally is addressed as “Admiral” and the people who run it are “Personnel” and the group “departmentalizes” itself like it’s really a real “Starfleet”.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_002_002_010

Members of its roleplay cult are expected to dress “in uniform” at all times while on “the grounds”. You get a “mentor” if you join. They seem to forget William Shatner saying “it’s just a TV show” on Saturday Night Live in 1986. I actually had to fill out a web application to join this group. Seriously?! This group won’t allow me to use my desired avatar or race. But one of their “mentors” plays a “mouse person” character and that’s OK. (Seriously! I got screenshots!)

Lan-Nakajima-mouse-trek-hypocrite

In this shot this “mouse person” is telling me my “wood elf” can’t be a race in their “Star Trek” group and I have to create something more “Trek Like” – (what the f**k are they smoking? When the hell is a MOUSE character “Trek”-like? But I guess it’s their group, their rules! They can have it and choke on it too!) This person was supposed to be a “mentor” in the group and “tell me how it is”. I guess they’re a bunch of crack babies is how it is? It’s just like players in WoW who tried to tell me what class I can play– they can tell me what class I can play when they are swiping their credit card to pay for my game time. And that goes for Second Life- when they are paying for my avatar items.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_001

Tall claims! But all lies! “No matter the species they portray” but I was not only not allowed to use my desired “species”, because my particular character avatar was incompatible with their uniforms (old outdated prim uniforms vs newer mesh- and I have the mesh) they won’t allow me to use my avatar either. But again, they allowed the mouse avatar person. So they pick and choose, they fly by the seat of their pants, make it up as they go along. Who cares?! I’m going to go where it’s fun. These guys remind me of the people in the movie “Trekkies”- at least I can feel more like a normal person.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_002_002_034_002

This text was what got me interested to join. “No matter who they are behind the avatar, no matter the species they portray” and when I first saw the mouse player I thought I would have no trouble introducing my character as a “new species”. I even took the time, and spent a good hour or two of my time, at their request, to fill out their “species request form” but despite this I was to come up with a new “identity” for my character “Nyrva” that I had been using for nearly two decades. Meanwhile I have other RP groups I have joined that have allowed me to work in my story group into their RP.

But I should have followed my initial instincts about any group that requires an online internet application to join, that refers to its recruiting members as “personnel” and who’s key members are nameless, faceless, people who make decisions that you never get to talk to, see, or have direct interactions with- the decisions are made subjectively behind closed doors without any question or input and then they send one of their lackeys to tell you their “decision”.

Which, just to be fair – applications to join a group in and of themselves doesn’t mean a group is bad. I’ve joined some very good groups who have applications that simply ask about your interest in the subject matter and it just helps them to understand who you are and where you fit within the scope of their group. That’s not a bad thing. And people who are really interested will take the 5 minutes (or whatever) to fill out the app and provide decent answers. People who don’t want to take the time- that kind of “weeds” them out, so I get it. I might use this kind of application in my own group.  But I think it’s easy enough to know the difference between that and the application of a bad group.

But in this group, they simply laid down “the law” and it was to be accepted without question or challenge. No discussion, no dialogue, no questions. Any disagreement or “rebuttal” is immediately deemed as “drama” and “being uncooperative” and their half-ass attempts to “answer” your questions are often labeled by them as “bending over backwards to help you” and when you still don’t go along with them, they boot you. But this was a cult-like mentality, bottom line.

So groups like this is best to be avoided at all costs. But some people who don’t have any personal pride or individuality will still join and submit to the “machine” because they’d rather wear the cool uniforms on their character and so-called “be” someone. It’s sad.

Suffice to say it’s best when you encounter groups where you don’t have to jump through all these crazy hoops to be a member. When you do that should be a red flag.

I don’t normally spend time to publish about bad groups and this is all my opinion about this group. I won’t publish about every group I encounter- I usually just quit and move on. But this is an example of a group who makes claims of acceptance, so long as you conform to whatever mold they want to fit into. Except they allowed some person playing a “mouse furry” to be a “race” in their “Star Trek” group but my “Elf” can’t be one? Seriously? I guess they’re into furry/anthro action aboard the starship? Who knows.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_002_002_034_005

Despite the fact that my uniform on my character is based on Star Trek TNG, and is very similar to their custom-made uniforms. (Which, for that matter my uniform was more like an actual “Star Trek” uniform or what you would actually see in “Star Trek” — their uniforms were their own custom design they were associating with “Star Trek”.) They were not willing to even allow me to use my character avatar (that I paid money for to create so I could have a character in Second Life that I like) in their group. They wanted me to not only change my character’s identity, but change to a standard Second Life avatar (which is outdated prim technology, along with their uniforms- the newer technology is the MESH that my avatar is made from in Second Life and where Second Life is going) – just so their uniform will work. There was a claim of “bending over backwards” to help me but no willingness to compromise. I could have even bought a jumpsuit outfit and overlaid the texture patterns of their uniforms onto it with a paint program but that’s something else. They were more interested in conformity. They’re just a bunch of robots and not human.

It should be a clue any time a group’s members are extending their RP roles outside of the actual roleplay. (i.e. when one is expected to address a member as “captain” or “admiral” outside the roleplay and act as if they really are a captain or an admiral instead of just a fellow player and hobby enthusiast merely portraying a character in a roleplay simulation.

 

screenshot-24july2016-_001_003_007_004_010_001_014_012_016

They’re so strict on rules but they made an outside “dance club”, with big beat boom box speakers, dance floor, etc. they know how to do that bullsh*t for sure.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_002_002_020

You know they had these kind of “ghetto blasters” in Ten Forward on “Next Generation” all the time!

I am no longer part of this group. I was actually bounced before I could quit but I was going to quit anyways so it’s all the same to me. But next time I see a web application to join a group with as heavy an emphasis on structure as this group, I’ll know to steer clear. I’m actually glad – they probably are too and I doubt they ever had any intention of working with me. Most people with a cult-like mentality are often inclined on having new initiates conform to the group norm rather than allow group members to set their own styles or work with them. So be it. Good riddance. Everything I’ve said about this group is merely my own opinion. What others think of it is their own business.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_004_002_002_013

I you see this sign when going to a Star Trek group- run! Unless you want to join a group that will tell you what your “Trek” experience can be like.

For the record also – I have found some Star Trek and Sci-Fi groups that are accepting of other characters. Just not Starfleet Alpha (SFA) – In my opinion, they are worth avoiding at all costs on Second Life. Because I think SFA plays at being a “purest” Trek group when they really just pick and choose what they like and will accept and what they don’t. But there’s other groups that will accept people who want to branch out into some other ideas.

Future blogs I’ll talk more about the positive experiences and things I enjoy. That is more my desired focus. But sometimes it’s necessary to point out that groups who are not desirable will come up and you have to be on your guard. It’s just like World of Warcraft guilds who have huge applications and turn what should be a game for fun into a job to the point it becomes no fun. That’s why I won’t join hardcore raiding guilds, not interested! I can see a short application that focuses on interest in the game and what the guild offers, ask a FEW questions- or for an RP group so that they can get to know a player and honestly interested people can take the time to fill it out. But rigidly structured groups are definitely a big “red flag” on my list- this one should have been from outset and I should have followed my instincts.

I found a second TNG-based sim that was the same- rigid, unimaginative, type of group etc. Most of the time it’s best to find general interest groups made up of people who have eclectic tastes rather than being hung up on one type of a medium or idiom. People who don’t mind blending Star Trek with Star Wars, Doctor Who, Fantasy, etc. as opposed to just being about ONE thing or another.

screenshot-26july2016-_001_030_001

Outside a place in Second Life selling cool sci-fi and fantasy outfits for characters that I like to go to- pretty neat.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_001

My player house — 100% custom- either stuff I built or bought. The house I built myself, pretty simple and low key to avoid using too many “prims” for the space I have. I imported my “Brew City Horde” logo for the wall. I also have a second property I will be using for RP purposes.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_002

An aerial view of my house. The land was in the water so I put it on a giant “prim” to provide a base.

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_002

World of Warcraft comes to Second Life! I love it!

screenshot-28-jul-2016_010_004_003

Wait, Garrosh! You’re dead!

roleplaying-29june2016-_006

Not a good thing to “die” in the middle of a “capture/release RP” sim. Luckily no one was around to “capture” my little elf character. So when her 30-second “death” wore off I was able to carry on without any problems. (Death was from fall damage in this particular sim).

Screenshot-11Jul2016-_008

You have to learn somewhere. I was trying to figure out how to build- so I was trying to build a house. I have since learned better techniques for building in Second Life which would not only allow me to build something better but easier, more efficient and with less prims/land impact within the world. But I’m still new so I guess that’s my excuse. 🙂

screenshot-5aug2016-_001

This is within the last week or so- cutting and shaping pieces to build a large spaceship that will fly and have a boarding hatch from the ground. It’s being built in the style of a Klingon ship, but not exactly.

screenshot-5aug2016-_002

This was after I “snapped” the pieces in the above picture into place to form what I wanted for the rear hull section.

Screenshot-8Aug2016-100_007_001

Oh, noes! Someone has captured my poor Wood Elf and put her into a stasis unit. Curious creature from a non-warp society falls headlong when she stumbles into a universe dominated by tech.

screenshot-1aug2016-_002_002_003

By the time I saw this “Trek” group I was so cynical about how Trek groups are in Second Life I figure they would disallow my character just the same as the rest of them. I never did try this one but I found others that allowed it.

roleplaying-30June2016-_005_014_002_002

This was my first player house in Second Life when I got my premium membership. I figure for a “Wood Elf” this kind of fantasy house is suited. But I since got the equivalent of private land and now have ocean-front property where I built my own home.

That’s another thing…

Second Life

Final Fantasy XIV

Skyrim

Wildstar

Star Wars: The Old Republic

all these games and sims have one thing in common that World of Warcraft’s developers are just too damn arrogant and thick-headed to provide- and when they did they made it so ridiculous it caused everyone to reject it:

PLAYER HOUSING

People in WoW did not want Garrisons, they wanted a damn HOUSE for their characters, you idiots at Blizzard!

Screenshot-8Aug2016-100_031

Some places are happy to have visitors- and they’ll even show your profile picture when you come through the door. This is a cool sci-fi gadget place but their stuff is pricey. 🙂

demon-hunter-cant-make-9aug2016

Meanwhile, it’s 10:49am Central Time here in Milwaukee, WI as I quickly insert this image. I have Legion. I have 9 level 100 characters on account. Today is Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – and I still cannot create a damn Demon Hunter. Blizzard fails again!

Failed patch release, failed execution! Legion will be a FAIL EXPANSION! My prediction.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be saving up more screenshots for the next posts. And if I got more stuff about WoW or Skyrim or whatever I feel like writing about I’ll post that too.

Until next time! God bless!

Jade Draggon


Bad Behavior has blocked 392 access attempts in the last 7 days.