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Admin | August 10, 2016

And my build is finished

I've had an amazing run this league around.

Highlights this league
- Getting Shavs
- 2x Carcass jacks
- 2x Lionoar granite flasks 

Also some suberb corruptions/enchants:


Admin | June 23, 2016

Finally done!

Finally finished my i70 weapon, the weapon arena wasn't too bad and kept me motivated, There's still 5 days to enjoy the weapon tuntill 2.0 comes out~

dat attack

 

Also after about 30 Kushala Daora I finally got my ruby drop.

Still waiting on my Ice [3] gem recipe, having bad luck on it.


Admin | June 20, 2016

Arena event in MHO

Arena event is pretty interesting, just before 2.0 gets released there's an event that the dedicated players can get their i70 weapon. After 2.0 it's only obtainable when you reach level 50 and do the upgrades in steps from 65 to 66-67-68-69-70 where as right now you can upgrade from i65 to i70.

Items required running the arenas, yeah you need A LOT resources to get far enough in the arena event. If you time out too early you get low amount to no whie pages.


Admin | June 19, 2016

Finishing my GS set

Going from Weakness Exploit to Challenger +2 is a pretty big deal, finally being able to finish my Greatsword set with 2 weeks before 2.0. Even with 2.0 it's probably gonna be still relevant and semi-BiS. Just need to finish the Budoukai arena event for my i70 weapon, which most allplayers in my guild have given up on.

 


Admin | May 27, 2016

Skywatcher Dobson 200P


Admin | October 25, 2015

Sennheiser HD600 review

 
About the headphones
The legendary HD600 have a very long product cycle for a reason of being so good. It has been in production for about 20 years now being first released back in 1986. It’s unbelievable that a product has been in production for such a long time. Back in the 80s a lot headphones were bass shy and very bright sounding so Sennheiser released the HD600 which aimed to sounding warmer with a better bass response than people were used to.
 
These are high fidelity audiophile open headphones that means they are going to leak sound so they are unsuitable for public areas such as the library, train/subways, or the office. Because they are open headphones people are going to clearly hear what you’re listening and they can get pretty loud. The HD600/650 are 300 Ohm headphones that means they are high impedance headphones so you can’t just plug them into an iPod touch or phone and hope for the best listening experience. You want a decent headphone amplifier and ideally combined with a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). That’s the thing with these headphones they sound so good, but they require an amp, that might increase your budget if you have no amp.
 
 
 
Build quality & comfort
Sennheiser’s slogan is “The pursuit of perfect sound” I will tell you with the HD600 it’s not “the pursuit of perfect build quality”. The HD600 has a lot plastic components, while it’s decent plastic I would have liked to see some more metal construction given his price point. It’s no secret that most of their budget went into research to pursuit the perfect sound, but come on. The grill is made of metal, the earpads are made of very nice soft velour and the headband has some nice soft foam. Reports have said that the headband is able to snap because it’s made of hard plastic, but as long as you don’t use a lot of force on it I don’t see it happening.
The velour earpads are very soft and the headphones are very comfortable I can listen to them for hours without showing any sign of fatigue. I have very sensitive ears so wearing some headphones I have to move the headphones around or ears become sweaty, but I don’t have this issue with the HD600.
 
 
 
Sound quality
 
HD650
The HD600 and 650 are similar in a way, they have a similar sound signature and yet can differ from each other. Compared to its brother the HD650 sound even warmer than the HD600. The soundstage is wider and they have a better base response than the HD600, also the bass sounds thicker than the HD600.
 
HD600
I’ve been listening to some songs for years and listening to the same song on the HD600 I hear detail I’ve never heard before!
These are really amazing sounding headphones for the pricepoint. The HD600 sound very neutral and detailed, smooth and slightly warm with great instrument separation. The bass precise and pristine, it’s not thin at all although the bass is slightly rolled off and a bit weaker than the HD650. The treble is clear and pristine it’s not bright at all and are more highlighted than the HD650, and it’s not rolled off. The mids are very good, probably one of the best in its price range, the mids are bright where it needs to be and not recessed like with some other headphones and it’s not too in your face either. The soundstage is good, but the HD650 has a slightly wider soundstage. These are really amazing high fidelity headphones they don’t sound grainy at all.
 
Momentum
This is more of a review on the HD600, but since these are also a pair of headphones in my collection I’ll briefly describe my thoughts. First of all the Momentum are very fun and warm sounding headphones. They’re closed headphones that can isolate sound so they won’t sound as open as the HD600 nor will have such a nice wide soundstage. The bass is more extended on the Momentums, but the HD600 is superior in every way in terms of fidelity. But the Momentums are still very great sounding headphones for on the go use. They are only 18 Ohm headphones so they have a very low impedance making them very easy to drive with any device at all. Momentums are still very nice sounding, but you can’t compare an open and closed headphones they sound too different.
 
 
Conclusion
Overall I think the HD600 is a better buy, but if you care more about bass the HD650 might be a better fit. If you care more about headphones being more neutral, greater detail, instrument separation and want to listen to a song how it was recorded the HD600 are a better choice.
 
Sound quality - 95/100
Build Quality - 80/100
Comfort - 85/100
Final score - 91/100

Admin | September 14, 2015

Thank you RNGjesus

Nearly perfect amulet that I want on a Life based caster build. It only takes one chance and one regal to create a 10+ exalted amulet... Since that day no matter how many alteration I spamga I don't even come close to a simular result, not even one T1 mod. 


Admin | March 26, 2015

Bloodborne!


Admin | February 27, 2015

Why the MMO market is dead.

These days there's not alot of variety in MMOs, combat are very simular to eachother. WoW wasn't the first with the actionbar combat system, but it was the first MMO I played involving an actionbar combat and when it was new I thought it was ok. Nowadays nearly every MMO has a combat system the most popular ones such as SWOTR, WoW, FFXIV all use the same base combat which is plain, stagnant and boring.

The problem is no one dares to take a risk in the MMO market, they think we can just milk out this market of bringing out a generic game on the market that looks just like every other MMO that's out. You could call them WoW clones or copies, although WoW wasn't the first one that invented the actionbar-auto-attack combat. MMOs are very simplistic if you think about it usually 1 to 4 and sometimes some additional buttons if the class you're playing has procs and whatnot. Boss fights are usually straight forward, I have to admit they do take strategy and teamwork, but I think it's time to take things more to the next level than the average boss with voidzones.

What is my ideal MMO you ask? We need a MMO with actual engaging combat where you actually are responisble avoiding attacks by rolling away instead of running outside a glowing red/purple voidzone. YOU controll your character's attacks, no more 1-4 buttons spam but actual attacks. There should be engaging envirement where you can climb on stuff, in many MMOs you can't even get over a rock because you can't climb this really kills the immersion for me. You can jump off cliffs and perform plunging attacks on bosses for extra damage what not, and other crazy stuff. We really need out-of-the-box MMO that really shows you what freedom and engaging MMO really is about!

 

Well that's it for my ranting.


Admin | February 19, 2015

Samsung Tab S8.4 overview!

Yeah, it's that time when considering a new tablet. I was looking in the sub 8inch range, a bit larger than my Nexus 7 but still portable enough to carry around in your pocket. My first pick was the Sony Xperia Z3, it was a fairly good tablet, but it did led to one disappointment and that's the screen it's an IPS display and all that different from my Nexus 7. Compared to one of its competors the Tab S display did seem like a more promising tablet.

I returned the tablet to the shop and traded it for the Samsung Tab S 8.4. First off there's alot good things to say about Z3TC and there's only one bad thing to say which is the screen. There's are alot more bad things to say about the Samsung tablet although those are software issues mostly.

Sony Xperia Z3TC
Pro's

  • PS4 remote play
  • Excelent battery life
  • Good/premium build quality
  • Frontfacing speakers
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Snapdragon 801 @ 2.5Ghz

Con's

  • Price
  • Color display

The color display isn't very impressive with the Sony tablet. White balance is oftenly to blueish. It's still a fine looking IPS display, it's very bright, but if you put all 8 inch competers together it's clear who's the winner.

It's CPU is very fast, it has no problem multitasking like opening apps one after another it performs flawlessly with the Snapdragon 801 chip clocking at 2.5Ghz.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Pro's

  • Gorgeous Super AMOLED display
  • Outstanding battery life during video consumtion
  • Thin and lightweight

Con's

  • Lag and performance issue
  • TouchWizz drains the battery
  • Bloatware

The colors of the Tab S are really outstanding, the colors are very vibrant, punchy and suturated. They are definitely not accurate colors, but they do look gorgeous and one of the main selling points of this tablet. It is really the best looking display on any handheld right now.

The Sony's cons are just a minor setback compared to the Samsung. For the average consumer the Samsung has some very noticeable setbacks. The Tab S has a very good battery at 4900mAh, but the battery's life is very disappointing, there's sometimes lag swiping through menus, pulldown menus or switching apps. This is an high end flagship tablet and that's simply inexcuseable. That being said, I'm a thinkering kind of person so what I did is flashing a stock Android based ROM namely CyanogenMod 12.

After cleaning the entire tablet and doing a fresh CM12 install, all these software issues were solved. No more lag, tablet performs just beatifully, buttery silky smooth. Tablet is very snappy and fast. The battery life has also improved ever since getting rid of Samsung's TouchWizz and bloatware.

Conclusion
In the end with tweaking Tab S wins over the Xperia Z3TC or nVidia Shield. With no tweaking I would pick the Xperia Z3 over the Tab S. The Xperia Z3TC performs very smooth and fast with the super fast Snapdragon 801 CPU.

I personally would not recommend the Tab S to the average consumer it has many set backs the only positive trade off is its beatiful gorgeous Super Amoled display. Most setbacks are software related, but it's no secret either that Samsung is fillled with BloatWare and that TouchWizz is resourceful. But despite of all these setbacks if the screen is still drawing you the Tab S might still be for you. If performance is your main priority and you don't want to go through the trouble flashing a custom ROM to the Tab S Xperia Z3TC or nVidia Shield Tablet would be a better choice for you.

Lastly, Tab S is still an excellent tablet and has an amazing Super Amoled display. Its minimal bezels and a 8.4 inch display makes it really the botherline of being a portable tablet that fits in your pocket. If you are a poweruser this tablet requires tweaking and a custom ROM to unlock its full potention and to get the best experience out of this tablet. The nVidia Shield and Xperia Z3 tablet don't because they're pretty much stock Android already and have tons of good features without bloatware and will be getting 5.0 very soon.


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