The Voice of Deconstructor


Hey! It’s the guy who voiced XT002-Deconstructor. Apparently the boss is voiced by a dude by the name of Kevin Delaney who had no idea his voice over had become a small WoW pop culture phenomenon. I’ve kind of always wondered who voices certain characters. So there you have it.

Update: More Sims Crap, WoW, Twitter

image_4Sorry, totally not related to anything but, some dude is totally recreating a Sims 3 version of Vice City (as in the city from GTA) using the Create a World tool and that is just pure awesome in my books. Said world needs to include the strip joints somehow.

Speaking of the Create a World tool, I keep meaning to play with it a little more for the sake of creating a custom neighborhood so that my little people have somewhere fun and original to run around. Actually, I kind of want a custom neighborhood to start yet another legacy challenge. If you look hard enough, a couple of really bad half-assed legacy blogs are still buried in the bowels of this site.

The tool itself really isn’t all that difficult to use. I am fairly surprised at that given my experience with world editing tools. They are usually just so…obtuse when it comes to the interface and what not. But then again, I’ve never been willing to soak in enough time to properly learn how to use any of them. I can’t think of anything cool to model a neighborhood after. Maybe I will just create an island with a giant mountain in the center or something? Wait no: I will create “Pen Island” except that, it won’t be shaped like a pen at all and only a small portion, the tip of the peninsula, will be visible on the in game town map (so that it doesn’t get banned off of the exchange :P). The base of the island will contain a massive forrest.

Random WoW bits:

  • The paladin class changes were bumped up by two days. As in, they are tomorrow. I smell all around nerfs and a few shiny new spells.
  • Did this happen to anyone else? I updated Pitbull 4 recently, logged in and all of my settings had been reset to the default. I tried restoring the lua file from a UI backup, but that didn’t work? Do you know how long it takes to redo all of the UI bar settings? Pain in the ass.
  • I wonder if I should go *gasp* holy in Cataclysm? Actually, most of my main spec changes have revolved around guild need. I enjoy playing any of the three specs really, though facerolling has been pretty damned fun. I think I may have found my true calling as a paladin 😛
  • FINALLY WON Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter. It’s not that it doesn’t drop; Oh it’s dropped around 5 times. I’ve just consistently rolled shittely.
  • Also picked up the tier-10 pants and a few other things. Ugly skirt is ugly.

FYI: I have a Twitter feed, if anyone cares about that sort of thing. It pretty much mirrors anything posted on my Facebook wall +/- a few things. Okay well, it’s little more than a well of boredom as well as a dump for random iPhone pictures.

The Sims 3: Constant Game Crash Fix

If you are running a system with more than sufficient memory, are absolutely positive that it isn’t a hardware issue, yet your game is still crashing/save crashing out every 30 to 45 minutes, read this blog post and then download/run this tool. Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean that it will work for you, so make sure to backup the executables before patching them just in case. I Sims 3 binged for a good portion of Sunday and did not crash out once.

Neither The Sims 3 forums nor the crash logs within The Sims 3 directory were all that useful. By the way, the “DasmX86Dll.dll not found” error message isn’t all that relevant to the actual cause of the crashes (confirmed by SimGuru; It is a red herring). It’s a file that was used as a part of the debugging process and was removed when the game went live. So it is more of a catch all than anything else.

I was actually pretty fortunate and never had a game crash problem until I installed the High-End Stuff Pack (I know that was totally a waste of cash but I needed my Sims crack fix). Apparently, one of the suspect causes of the crashing is the 2GB virtual memory limitation. The patcher will let you modify The Sims 3 executables to use more than 2GB of memory. Or something like that.

So yay, I can play this game once again without it shitting on me.

Operation: Gnomeregan Imminent!

gnomerThere is more information up on about the retaking of Gnomeregan. Since it’s up and announced, I assume they are planning a mini-patch release fairly soonish, within a month or two. But I mean…can’t one level 80 just raze the place? Epic faction boss isn’t so epic! Looking forward to this event, can’t wait.

Oh by the way, the paladin class previews for Cataclysm are on April 16th (dead last!). I am making a mental note to pay attention to WoW news on that day. I didn’t even know that the class previews were being announced this week. Whoops.

iPhone OS 4.0: Results

Q: Are there any plans for you to run unsigned applications, like on Android?
A: There is a porn store for Android to go to. You can download them, your kids can download them. That’s a place we don’t want to go. We’re not going to go there.

You know, I laughed at loud when I read that question off of Engadget today, causing a coworker to look at me inquisitively. But really, if you want porn on your iPhone there’s really nothing stopping you from acquiring it some other way. Seriously, who goes to the app store to find porn?

I am actually fairly satisfied with the 4.0 announcement. Multitasking was announce as predicted; From what I under stand, instead of being a battery raping free-for-all, it works by pausing the app completely except for specific services like say, the ability to play music. No home screen widgets though is sort of a bummer. I was kind of hoping for that one, but whatever.

I still cann’t remove first party apps but honestly, the only reason why I ever wanted to do that was to reduce home screen clutter. The folders are a more elegant solution for people who have massive amounts of applications. Just because I don’t use the stock app or the compass doesn’t mean that it should just vanish I guess. Stashing it away is more than sufficient.

Oh, forgot to list these on the other post. I whinge about the iPhone platform not having them from time to time in WoW, over Gtalk or whatever. I didn’t really expect Apple to implement them, yay!

  • Game Center: It’s a petty wish I know, given that it’s mostly for epeening achievements ala XBox Live. There are several existing services that do something similar with achievements, friend matching for mutiplayer, profiles and what not such as Open Feint, but there really isn’t any unified place to do that sort of thing and it feels silly.
  • Bluetooth keyboard support: I’ve gotten used to the touch screen keyboard, but it’s still not nearly as fast as just typing on a normal keyboard. Also, a keyboard would allow me to edit blog posts and lengthy documents on the go.
  • Playlist creation within the iPhone OS: Oh snap I didn’t think that they would ever add this feature in reasonable time. I like creating playlists of songs that I like, select songs from certain genres and whatever. It’s irritating not being able to do that on my phone and having to wait until I get home so that I can play with iTunes.

…I have to wait until this summer though. Ignore the shittacular editing, it’s late.

iPhone OS 4.0 Predictions and Wishes

I totally caved into a huge itch and switched over to AT&T recently for the sake of getting an iPhone. It has since been the object of my tech obsession. My predictions and wishes for tomorrow’s iPhone OS 4.0 announcement.

  1. Multitasking for non Apple produced applications. I want to be able to text AND still listen to Pandora.
  2. A new UI doodad: Hopefully in the form of a homescreen enhancement. I keep my phone sync’d with my Google calendar. I would love a summary of the day’s appointments on the homescreen along with any mail and message notifications.
  3. Pseudo file management through iTunes (like how the iPad does it)
  4. The ability to change the background. iPad does it right? It’s my God given right to have the ability to use my own ugly ass background without having to jailbreak my phone 😛
  5. (Maybe) The ability to remove certain first party applications so that I don’t have to shove them all onto the last app page and pretend that they don’t exist when in reality it bothers me that they are there.
  6. (Maybe) Software rotation lock….at least in Safari so that I can surf in bed in a non-awkward manner.
  7. (Probably not) Some form of over the air syncing
  8. (Probably not) A unified native chat client for both text messaging and services like GTalk and AIM.
  9. A pony?

If Apple doesn’t at least announce multi-tasking the entire internet is going to cry foul. It has been the number one speculation on every single tech site and blog for months on end. Actually to be honest, I can’t think of too many things that I really would want to multi-task with other than services like Pandora. Please can we have some sort of rotation lock in Safari? I surf and read things in bed; Playing the tilting game is fucking annoying.

Oh also: I don’t know/think that any phone actually does this, but I have always wanted the ability to customize the phone vibration. For example, 1 short pulse for text messages and 2 short pulses for something else.

Smiling Jim

I will finish Final Fantasy XIII….eventually but it’s not really a gaming priority at the moment to say the least. A have a semi-review post circling around in my half-complete pile, but my priorities are elsewhere.

Anyway, I spent a huge chunk of Sunday getting back into the Loremaster grind because I kind of want to complete that achievement before uuuh the next expansion pack lol. EveryQuest + Quest Helper + Tom Tom = cheap, but fast as hell questing. I ground out around a hundred or so; So that leaves me at around 40 to 50 away from completing Kalimdor. After I complete Kalimdor, all I need to do is polish off a handful of things from the Outlands, which should be cake.

The majority of my questing was done in Dustwallow Marsh, a zone that I apparently skipped (could have sworn that I had completed most of it; Must have been on my hunter). I recall passing by Smiling Jim quite often before Vanilla WoW Onyxia raids. I just figured that he was some random NPC, placed in Theramore for comedic value, never realizing that he actually had a back story and a pretty well done quest chain. The poor guy 🙁