Alex Randoms

I just reblog or write random stuff at times. Mostly just reblog.

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Life - Update May 6th 2012

School


I am now at the very end of my free education. My Senior year is down to it’s final days. The 31st of this month, I am officially done with all my work and classes. Everything I put into these last 4 years is just done. My mentions and mark at the school will fiddle away to make way with the new. Now I wish that statement would be true in the school computers. I swear to god, why is it still running Windows XP. The ones that run Windows 7 are on a damn Netbook. Reading text is hard to see as it is on those things. I don’t know why they just didn’t upgrade the general PCs to something more modern. But whatever. I’m done with the school. Wrestling is done. This year, I didn’t really like the new wrestling coach. I hope the school finds another one that was as dedicated as Rob. Javier acted like a kid half the time. I could not take him seriously as a grown adult but my season is done. At least I made it further then I ever had before in the sport. Make it to CIF at least.

Now that school is getting out of the way, I was one of the winners for the LQAF Scholarship. I got $1,000 now for school. Which should pretty much cover Community College this year including what i’m getting from FASFA. I’m going through some hiccups though the whole MySite thing for Saddleback College. It says my account is now locked. I don’t know why but it was a waste of time of it not telling me sooner over spending a few hours on it just to log in just for I can set up a appointment for the assessment test to attend their college. I have to do that on Monday…. hopefully. I sent an email about my issue. I received a reply the following day but it was too late to call to get help with my account considering it was only up to noon on Fridays. I have to try on Monday to see if I can get my account unlocked just to set up that appointment. I’m thinking of doing it during June but I’m undecided. Just depends how much pressure I have on my Senior Finals, which I don’t think I’ll have much outside of Economics. 

Gaming


In the last few months, I been playing Battlefield 3 whenever I was up to it. I got past rank 30 on the Xbox 360. Around New Years, I bought it on the PC. Now it’s great on the PC. Enjoying every minute of it. Though I still hate Battlelog on how it can’t remember my preferences or just getting me high ping servers over lower ping servers on the refresh. I got up to rank 24 recently. Finally catching up to my Xbox side of things in a shorter amount of time but everything is well and good. Looking forward to Close Quarters Combat later in June. 

Now the new Call of Duty got announced, I’m looking forward to that after reading Kotaku’s post on 48 things you should know about BO2. I’m giving Treyarch a chance on this and I will be keeping tabs on it. I’m looking forward to the game and hopefully it’s a good one. "Note: I ignored Modern Warfare 3"


I recently preordered Torchlight 2. Now having played the game on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. It was a instant pre order. I am hoping that I don’t get into the beta. Some are wondering why I would want that. It’s just because I want the game to be as fresh as possible when I play. Though at the moment, I’m replaying the original Torchlight but on the PC. Though this time, with mods. You know, something the Xbox version can’t do.

Everything Else


I want Google+ to be successful but I don’t want Google shoving it down on everyone just to force everyone to use it. I like some things about it but it needs to use it’s space wisely. I have too much empty white spaces on the current version of the site. Twitter has been the same for me. Though I been tweeting less then I have in the past. Chuggaaconroy started his new LP on Super Paper Mario. I can now finally watch someone play it well and finish the game unlike me a few years ago. Though watching him makes me want to play it again but I raged quitted on a boss that I never figured out how to beat well. 

My relationship with Cindy has been great so far. Yes some hiccups here and there but everything is working and I hope everything works out while we are both in college. 

Now I have a field trip on Monday to Lost Angles. Then Portal 2 has some update going on during Tuesday. Looking forward to that. Now, I have nothing else on my mind to write about to poof! Gone!

Modern Warfare 2

So today’s topic seems to be a topic people hate on in gaming. It’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. So why I’m I talking about it? Because I just want to say what I hate about the game that Infinity Ward should of fixed or at least not to do the same mistake next time. My very first issue is of course, knifing. Knifing in general is fine. But what needs fixing is the commando perk. It seems pretty stupid that the person somehow jumps 5 feet in front of them just to knife the person. All these knifing stuff is just plain stupid that just make them go 5 feet forward. I am alright with ninja and tactical knife but the commando perk needs some fixing. 

My next annoyance from the game is the One Man Army perk. The perk in general is great but they got to make it that people don’t get their grenade launchers repacked every time since everyone abused them now that it is just talking the fun away and taking skill away for getting kills.  It is especially annoying how people use them and just camp on a certain spot while the enemy team is spawn trapped and they constantly use them with the perk. It’s just never ending. All they got to do for a fix is that they don’t get any more n00btubes after they repackage. While on n00btubing, there should be some time limit like on World at War in search and destroy before the user can use them. That there is just a suggestion. 

Next, it’s the secondary weapons. Why would they have something like a shotgun as a secondary, or a machine pistol. Those two are not meant to be secondary considering the power they have. I have gone through matches that I used them with and I can tell you, they are indeed overpowering. There overpowering to the point that i use them as primary’s, especially the shotguns. 

Quick Scoping, that is something they should fix. They got to make sniping more like Battlefield Bad Company, but I am not going to get into quick scoping since anyone killed by one or killing people by quick scoping should know that this is something that they need to fix up a bit. 

The spawn system of course is still broken. They make them respawn close from your death just for you to get a revenge but hell, why would they kill for a revenge if the enemy is already shooting where you are responding since that is were your team is at. 

Of course these are just some of the annoyances they should fix in Modern Warfare 2 or at least don’t do the same mistake in Infinity Ward “Modern Warfare 3”, or if Treyarch is listing. Make sure you don’t make a buggy game at release. Release a beta ahead of time. A good time would be by August for the gamers to get a good view on what should be fixed. This is coming from someone who has been playing the Call of Duty franchise since the original. I will leave this post here. Ignore the bad grammar.