RAW 22-09-14 Thoughts

SPOILERS ARE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS ARTICLE.  

With the reintroduction of Dean Ambrose I was really looking forward to this RAW but for me it was great the whole thing between Dean Ambrose and Cena was awesome.  Both struggling to get their hands on Rollins which ended up with Dean being locked in a locker room because as Stephanie Mcmahon pointed out throwing people out of the building really doesn’t work for them, but does Ambrose escape?  That is the question I will leave you with.

The other match that stood out of me is Rusev and Henry, although the result makes sense after The Night of Champions because Henry took quite a beating, but I have to ask where the WWE is going with the character of Rusev?  He seems to be getting these huge leg ups but you can’t help but feel they are setting him up for a fall, but who is the person that is going to stop him?  The story line screams of propaganda with the current political landscape which I have no problem with, and it is actually the US that is losing in this storyline which makes a change but I want to know that there is an end goal in mind because all the likely people to knock this huge brute over have lost to him.  I just question the character development here and will be watching intensively to see where the WWE take it.

For me this week RAW was solid with the Rollins, Cena and Ambrose really being the only thing that made the show, with a little bit of Divas in there just to add to the mix.  As always feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree with anything said here or what was the stand out things for you.

Night of Champions Thoughts

SPOILERS ARE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS ARTICLE.  

Going into Night of Champions I wasn’t expecting much because of the way RAW had been going and to be honest although good matches and a good gimmick the first two matches were they just didn’t grab me.  The turning point was the return of Dean Ambrose for me he has just made it more interesting.  Roman Reigns is a good competitor and for me is in route for the championship but he isn’t the one that should be throwing down with Rollins for me.

The other major point for me is the WWE championship.  I was annoyed how Cena lost the title to Brock Lesnar because I felt that he should have put up more of a fight, although Brock Lesnar made sense to take the championship.  It made a rivalry that was needed after the injury to Daniel Bryant, however there is one other problem with this is that Brock has had 4 matches in 9 months if the excuse for taking the title of Daniel is that he isn’t a fighting champion with his injury at the moment why give it to someone who has so little matches?  Cena would have made more sense.  The result of this match was good, this time because it looked like Cena was going to win without the interference of Rollins.  I just hope we see more of Lesnar or he drops the title, for me having such a part-time champion isn’t good because the Authority made the excuse that Bryant wasn’t going to be back quick enough to hold the title.

Sex Tape Movie Review

Cringe worthy and Strange but surprisingly funny.  There is no other way to describe this movie for me because I wasn’t expecting much from it but as I sat there cringing I was there laughing so it must have done its job.

The movie itself also couldn’t have been that bad because it didn’t go through the normal bashing that most really bad movies gets from the mates that I normally go to the cinema with.  Was the acting good?  I would say it wasn’t bad, because I think they achieved what they wanted from the roles.  The story itself was quite simple and nothing that you haven’t seen in the trailer and the comedy was ok.  Would I say it was worth going to see yes but I wouldn’t say it was one that you had to go and see.

Overall I would give this movie 6/10 because it was good, made me laugh in places but it was lacking something.

WWE Report 21-09-14

With The Night of Champions just hours away I realised that my weekly report on the goings on with the WWE never really got started and I kind of regret that so this might be the first blog post of many on this subject who knows.

While I admit not being the biggest wrestling fan only really getting back into it at Wrestlemania this year, something has come to light when talking with friends about it.  We have all come to the conclusion the last couple of weeks that NXT is actually the better show in the WWE Universe.  The reason for this can be a little sketchy however, for me I feel that RAW has kind of become a bit stale due to the fact they have dragged out storyline’s from the previous pay per view (Sorry it’s getting late and the name has escaped me) with a few big characters at the moment out due to other commitments mainly Dean Ambrose.

While having this discussion with friends though there was one highlighting factor maybe we preferred NXT because it was one shorter so there is less time to fill, meaning that all the content is good not just fillers and also the difference in personnel.  They are people who haven’t made it big yet and want in on the big time, so they are putting the extra effort in.  Does this mean I’ve written off RAW completely?  Hell No I like my big names too much and the people I watched as a teenager, but do I think that they need to take some more of the new blood from NXT up?  Yes.

My hope is that things pick up after Night of Champions that they can come up with some more interesting story-lines and lay some to rest.

What I’ve Learnt from Day 2 and 3 of Worlds

Janna Weather Woman Skin

I have to admit I don’t really main support but this support seems to be making a huge come back/ impact in Worlds.  I have to admit I have never really played a game with her and I started to wonder why I haven’t because she does fit my play style.  Although one of my most successful support this season is Leona I wouldn’t say that is my play style.

What is my play style? I am quite passive unless I am playing a tank jungler or top lane where I like being on the front line.  However for my mages, supports and AD carries I tend to lend myself to the more passive than aggressive play styles and for me she is a really passive support.  However can still be game changing so I broke her out this morning and had one game with her.  For my sins I will admit that I used ranked for this experiment mainly due to the fact I am in Bronze V and no one wanted to play support so I thought nothing of breaking her out because I had nothing to lose.  I ended up 0-1-26 and I am very pleased with it.    Although I would like to say it was a 4-5 due to an AFK which probably had a huge impact in the game, however I know when your on a new champion you tend to feel a little awkward but if I’m honest I felt quite comfortable on her.  Will I be making it her my main support?  I’m not sure but she is definitely a support I want to put some work in on.

Have you tried any champions that you tend not to play because of Worlds?  If so who?

What I learnt from Worlds Day One

I have to admit, I spent the majority of my time watching NA this season being a die-hard Curse Fan.  The problem with this is that although great because I keep an eye on my team even if they are in the wrong time-zone being from the UK, I missed so much.  The difference in the different regions is amazing, I was amazed by the first game where it was two teams from the Asian servers.

Some of the picks were the same as I would expect but there was a Rumble Pick for example and that hasn’t been seen in the NA/EU scene this season at all.  If nothing Worlds has really opened my mind to consider more champions.  Although this isn’t ideal because I am trying to trim down my champion pool at the moment so I can specialise in 2 champions in each role for now.  The main point for me though is just be more open-minded in champion select, not that I am one of these people who out right says that is a bad pick because it all depends on how well you can you play the champion.  The only problem I have is when a player picks a champion that really doesn’t fit the team composition.

Have you learnt anything from Worlds?  If so let me know in a comment below.  Try not to let too many spoilers out just in-case others haven’t seen the matches yet.  It’s more about the way that Worlds effect your thought process.

Site Update 18-09-14

As you all would have noticed, I had promised more content after purchasing my Chromebook and it had fallen off again until the latest posts of The Walking Dead.  For some reason I go through stages or phases and need some down time from certain activities.  Unfortunately most of the time it is this blog that goes down due to other commitments.

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to try to do some streaming it will be limited due to my internet connection and although that won’t actually translate in to blog posts,  I am thinking that the game to stream will be The Sims 4 due to the fact it’s not a fast-moving game and will look better on stream.  The hope however is it will get me a little more structured and mean that I will post more content here again.

I have to admit going off topic quickly I have really enjoyed WordPress 4 being able to just paste the URL of my video and it automatically embeds it for me which is a huge move I think for WordPress and just helping them dominate the platform wars.  It is amazing when you stop and think about the development of WordPress.  It started as a simple blogging platform and it has just evolved to the needs of the general internet usage, you can even adjust it to compete with other Content Management Systems that aren’t tailored to blog but make complete sites.  I should really aim to work on a custom design for this blog as its something that I have always meant to develop but just haven’t got around to it (just being lazy and not very creative).

So that is where the site is at, you should see different games here now as well because my League of Legends play has declined.  I still enjoy it but I am slowly going off the game, probably due to where my MMR is I have no doubt.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Video Game Review

After playing the first season I was biting at the bit to play this game because I really enjoyed the story, and I have to admit even though the story does continue and is good in this season it was just not as good as the first season.  However please don’t stop reading this review or write the game off yet.

I think that the reason why the story isn’t so good is because you realise that Clem is becoming more independent and she just doesn’t have that special relationship in this season like she does with Lee.  That said though the game play improved from the first season, the conversations and choices that you make has become harder to make.  Again I haven’t replied this game like I hadn’t the first but I feel like the changes in decisions would really make a difference in the way the game goes.  I don’t want to give any spoilers away for two reasons I would like you to watch my Let’s Play which has been posted here and also the above play list and the fact that you might want to play it yourselves, but the final decision you make in episode 5 will make a huge impact in your Season 3 game if they do make one.  I really do hope there is a third because the story for me isn’t over and I have really been enjoying the series.

Overall I would give this game a n 8/10 because I enjoyed it I like the story and the decisions were harder. The story to me however could have been stronger, but it has left in a really good spot for Season 3.  I would recommend this game and Season 1 to anyone this is the first single player game I have really got into since Alan Wake.

BT Customer Service Rant

So this is a blog post because I have a bit of time and really wanted to complain about how bad the customer service and product can be.  Now for a bit of background I am long-standing BT customer with an 8 Mbps line of which this is where it has been from the beginning and as such every year I ring up to renew the contract to keep my bill at an acceptable level.  This year I do this and was surprised to find out that they will actually take some money off this year, because last year it didn’t it went up, so that was great.

Here comes the problem, for a long time I have been having issues with the wireless on the BT Homehub but it doesn’t cause enough of a problem or fit the requirements in order to be replaced.  Now that I was signing up for a new contract great time to get an upgrade on my hub, shouldn’t be a problem.  Apparently the person on the other end of the phone couldn’t put it through until the next day when my new contract was running ok.  So although that was a little annoying I can deal with that.  So ring back the next day, they agreed to replace it but with the same version I already had.  I didn’t want the same version I wanted the 4 or 5 for the 5Ghz wireless in the hope that, that would solve things with the wireless, after a little bit of back and forth I got an order number for the BT Homehub 4 great.

So next morning the hub arrives and to my surprise it was the Hub 5 which I thought was great until I wired it all up and it kept randomly disconnecting.  It seemed to do it at the most awkward of times, and the Homehub 3 wasn’t doing this so I phoned BT and they said there was nothing wrong and that they would monitor it for 24 hours and arrange a call back for me and the text message is below confirming:

Now since then its been 2 days and still no call back.  I will admit the problem seems to have fixed itself but considering I have had 2 text messages to confirm the time of the call back and not to have heard anything just seems bad customer service to me.  I am doubting whether I will hear anything now, but for me I am happy now that my service is back working properly with the new hub and it has made a huge difference to wireless performance.  So it has all ended well but for customer service I have to say I am not happy, if your going to follow something up and offer a call back and even text the customer twice about it at least ring them back.