vrijdag 21 maart 2014

Outdated


The fun part, after a hiatus in blogging, is that you come back, and find some unfinished stuff...which is now outdated, in your concept-folders. You read through it... and with the information of the past two months, you throw it away with a smile. It reminds me of a saying under teachers: "The huge number of students we let fail with results that later where made true."

But before I dive back into writing, why did I stop for a while. Partly because of more hours on the Job, but most impartantly, I had to stop using my old Mac for raiding. Since 2008 I have been the owner of a MacBookPro, and because my PC back then was much slower, I started to use the mac for World of Warcraft, and it did well. It was alo easy to make movies. But that was 2008, it is now 2014. The Mac no longer has a functioning DVD-drive, the touchpad is broken, and the Vidoecard is hugely Outdated.

Now, I could still use it, but I had to put all video-settings on low, and still dropped down to single-digit-fps during raids.... and I got Headaches... which is actually biologially related. Your brain works on around 50fps. But if you watch something with lower FPS, your brain actually fills in the blanks. Most movies are 24fps (iirc), so if you watch those, your brain has to work, hence the 'tired'feeling after watching a movie or TV for a longer time.

Now, imagine watching a screen on 7 fps for about 4 hours (raiding time of Innovation), your brains has to so much work, that you will actually start suffering headaches. That was happening to me, I have had incidents where I actually had to walk away from the keyboard during bossfights due to headache-attacks.

So, after another gruesome heroic fight with protectors, with low fps, and a headache coming up, I took an immediate 'leave of absence' from raiding. Luckily, I also got the news that week that my contract was extended by a day each week, and with that information, I went shopping for a new PC.

It took me two weeks to decide what to buy. In the end I decided on selfbuild. After two weeks of non-raiding I was back in Siege, only missing the heroic kill of Norushen, and this time I could see stuff with higher settings, and higher fps, and more important, no more headaches (well..at least not related to low fps).

I also got myself fraps, windows-WoW has no built-in recording-option like The Mac-WoW had, and I wanted to record some movies again, and in the past four weeks I have been collecting lots of gigabytes to make into a general Innovation movie, so, here's the Teaser I guess :p


...wait? Four weeks...  couldn't I have written anything..well.. 

The problem with having a Mac as only computer is the lack of games.. so last weeks, all my free time actually went into discovering the games I missed. Most notably Civilization V and Star Trek Online. Also some Heartstone (free mount), World of tanks, World of warplanes and Starcraft passed along...  So many games... and then the Warlords of Destr..Draenor pre-order came...

I did not buy it yet, mostly because I have no Idea what to do with a fee level 90. I have only 2 levels to go before I am full 90 on Argent Dawn. And then I can buy more for 60 dollar, or 50 euro or something. Frankly I would rather have an Extra character slot on Argent Dawn, then a free 90..  and buying more 90's, not going to happen for me I think...

...now, buying an extra characterslot on Argent Dawn, I probably would go for that.

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