Everyone! Get in here!

The weekend before last I went to my first Hearthstone Fireside gathering/tournament at Loading bar.  I wouldn’t consider myself to be particularly good at Hearthstone, I’ve played it a bit every month for almost two years now, but the lowest level I’ve reached is 14…  However, I’m competitive and it seemed like quite a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Needless to say, I didn’t last long.  I lost my first match 3 games to nothing and that was pretty much it.  This does, however betray my chances a bit as were it not for a really dumb mistake I probably could’ve won the second game, plus I comfortably won the friendly we played afterwards while waiting for the next round.

I played some other non-tournament games with some other people and it turns out Hearthstone is much more enjoyable to play when you can see your opponent, deliberating across the table.  It was actually a really fun afternoon (even given the trek to get there takes just over an hour), the only thing that could’ve made it better would’ve been if it was in an actual tavern, with roaring fires and stuff, so that’s the next big kickstarter project sorted…

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Totem Time!

Finally got around to playing Triforce heroes today with Toni and another friend, which turned out to be gloriously dumb fun, as any good co-op game tends to be.  The story leaves a little to be desired, the most generous way of describing it would be a parody of other Zelda games, but it kind of works because it cuts through the rubbish and let’s you just play the co-op missions.

The main mechanic is picking other players up to gain height, but this leads to some issues on the dismounts, with people frequently ending up in lava, sometimes deliberately.  All hell really broke loose when we all got boomerangs, which can now pick up other players…

The bonus missions seemed properly difficult as well, with us making numerous attempts to complete the timed version of just the very first level.  The communication that we’d started to do so well at completely fell apart under pressure…