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Uh.. ‘ello   Leave a comment

It’s been a long..loooong time since I wrote something here.

A lot has happened since, but it’s nothing that I would blog about..basically this boils down to being a fresh dad and other RL stuff and therefore not having a lot of…spare time. ;)

So what can you expect here in the future? Well… to be honest, not a lot. I’ve quit WAR, because it was too time consuming and couldn’t entertain me enough for the little time I’ve got. I’m still gaming though…it’s still MWO, but even for this I’m not having enough time and so I’m basically pugging most of time and don’t run with a proper (4 or 8 Mech) group. Which is a shame as this game relies heavily on communication and team work and fighting in a premade versus another premade is a lot more fun.

Nevertheless MWO is still my choice of online game right now.

Am I planning to return to WAR? Most likely not. Most of the time I have quit a game I didn’t get back to check it. I don’t see any plans for WAR in the future which might get me interested again.

Is there anything else I’m looking forward too? Hum.. not Elder Scrolls Online, but Mark Jacobs .. CSE … is having my interest in Camelot Unchained. Turning more old school as I get older ;)

My only problem is that old school MMO’s demand time, but I’m definitely interested in the project and what they plan, which is still a bit blury, but the general direction of design seems interesting.

So what now? Well.. to be honest. I don’t have a clue. Maybe this blog turns into a MWO or CU blog..or I forget about this specific game blogging and write about games I play or that I’m interested in, which I’m already doing as you can read right now. The term doomdiver fits my playing style in any game ;)

Another option would be to close this blog and move on..  I’ll keep you updated.–

Karic/Nathrach (


Posted February 13, 2013 by Karic in General, MWO, WAR

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What I’ve been doing..   Leave a comment

Yet another post explaining the lack of activity here.. ;)

At the moment I’m just not interested in playing WAR.. There are two reasons for it. a) Anyone I’ve played with is doing something else and I am not interested in searching for new groups because.. b) I’m playing Mechwarrior Online right now and I’m having a good time there.

The social component in a MMO is crucial..even if it’s often watered down in newer games so that the content can be done solo, which defeats the purpose of an (massive multiplayer) online game, but that’s an old, long story. It’s still a fact to me that you need at least some form of interaction to make a MMO fun, even if it’s just a chat. Currently WAR is not offering it to me or at least doesn’t give me reasons to search for a group.

This is related to b). MWO is more of a fps than a MMO, but it does have several things that make it fun to play for me for 1-3 hours and have fun during that time. It’s not ready yet (components of the game are missing and the performance is..far from stable), but it’s already entertaining. My only problem is that it turns into Open Beta next tuesday.. The last two patches really screwed up some things on the client and server side and I’m not sure if this is a good state of the game to make it more public. Anyway..feel free to check the game out ;) If you happen to kill a Nathrach..that’s me..

For you who don’t know what MWO is are two videos from No guts No galaxy a Battletech-Podcast which recorded two clan/guild/corp matches:




Posted October 11, 2012 by Karic in General, MWO, WAR

Endless silence   1 comment

Hum..I’ve been quiet..again. To be honest..there was just nothing to write about. Mythic has gone silent..well..afked the game like some folks did it in WAR during scenarios.

Since the premade I ran with dissolved, because of Diablo and general WAR-burnout, I just played my Engineer a bit and basically pugged/soloed the game. Even when I was in a group it rarely was a complete one. The last week I just logged in once. Though it was not bad there is something missing when you can’t compete or have too few familiar “faces” around..

It’s no wonder that this month has another decline in playerbase (at least as far as I could experience it) which will be even steeper with the release of GW2. I personally will not touch GW2, but most of the players seeking RvR/PvP will at least check it out. This will be the last drop in playerbase that WAR can withstand. It’s no wonder as this game is practically on a decline starting with release.. there is a huge number of bad decisions from Mythic accompanying the path of WAR and there is no sign that the dev’s are able or have the power to get any positive vibe into this game anymore. As much as I like the changes brought with patch 1.4.6… they are just too late (too little some might add, but not me)… and nothing happened afterwards…a three year patch cycle is just too slow ;)

I didn’t want to moan, grumble or throw out curses at anyone..  it’s just that I wanted to say, that I am still there, but WAR is not giving me something to write about.

I could grumble at GW2 ..but that’s just too easy (just one point: There are no dwarves! Go to He….) and I will leave it to the folks playing the game to criticize or/and enjoy it. It’s just not my game and there is no point in discussing GW2 when I don’t want to play it anyway.

There is a silver lining on the horizon though.. I can’t wait for MWO to be released. :D My pilot name is reserved and I will start looking for a guild there in the next few days..  The url of my blog would still fit as I am a bit suicidal in games and doomdiving seems to be my kind of play…always pushing.

Does this mean that I will stop playing WAR? This might be the case, but it primarily depends on other guild members and their activities. Soloing WAR is not an option for a longer period of time… and WoH will never be.

Karic (


Posted August 17, 2012 by Karic in General, MWO, WAR, WoH

That time of the year again..   Leave a comment

It’s the time of the year where I’m surprised of having two weeks off. Vacation always sneaks up from behind and than I’m gone without internet before you could say “ugh…. is this elf ugly”. I was so silent because there is not much to write about in WAR and I had better things to do.. this for example ;)

So before I took a nap..or two..ok..more naps at the beach I forgot to mention some stuff and now quiet late right with it, but will post it nevertheless.

So here are just some links about MWO which I wanted to present you before my vacation..follow them or follow my example and take a nap. It’s your decision ;)

There was some clarification on Operation Inception..called Operation Clarification. It was made clear that also non North-America residents are allowed to participate in the Founder program, which has already started. The support and times when servers are active can only be guaranteed for NA only, not for the rest of the world. Check the founder link out if you are interested in MWO.

And there was one silly thing which afaik no f2p game has.. a controller from Razer for the game..

More info on this can be found at the Razer page. I’m still not believing this, but this controller is

This is the stuff I wanted to post before my the next post will be about the stuff from after the vacation and it won’t take two weeks to write. I promise!

Karic (

Posted June 28, 2012 by Karic in General, MWO

MWO: Operation Inception   Leave a comment

I should check the MWO webpage more often. Some days ago there was an announcement from Piranha Games on Operation Inception.

For you who are too lazy to follow the link here is a summary which is not really shorter than the original text ;)

It’s sorta pre-order-thing even though this is the wrong choice of words as MWO is f2p. You can order 2 different packages from 19th of june and get an early access to the game on july 17th. Furthermore you get a special title. The packages differ only a little.

For 30$ you get the veteran stuff, which includes 1 month of being a premium account (exp+currency boost) and 40$ value of ingame-currency.

For 60$ you get the elite stuff, which includes 2 month of being premium, 80$ of ingame/shop currency and a Mech with C-Bill (i.e. ingame currency) boost.

This would be very interesting..if..there would not be such a little ..clause..

The closed beta and OPERATION INCEPTION assets will enjoy support only in North America.

C’mon.. you really don’t want money from Europe? The perception in the US of the financial crisis in Europe must be that it’s catastrophic here ;) Here is still some money.. and a lot of die hard Battletech/Mechwarrior fans who would love to spent some money for those packages.

If the game is starting like this..I’m not sure how well the overall support for any non North-American Mechpilot will be… but maybe I’m just not understanding it right and/or exaggerate a bit.. maybe.

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Posted May 30, 2012 by Karic in MWO

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MWO: Some vids   Leave a comment

Most of the folks who follow the game will probably already watched those videos, but anyways.. I stumbled upon them just right now and want to link/show the videos IGN has done together with devs from Piranha introducing some basics facts about Mechs and the gameplay of Mechwarrior Online.

I find it interesting, even though the interviewer is asking some..stuff which is quiet obvious and known since the start of the universe, but the game is to be introduced to new folks so I don’t want to be too mean about it ;) So here are the videos

First a general if you have no clue what I’m babbling about all the time when I talk about this ;)

Some stuff about light Mechs.

Heavy Mechs:

Assault Mech:

and a short walkthrough through the Mechlab:

Looks good so far.. my only problem is that I don’t have a clue what Mech I want to use ;) Light ones seem very interesting..but I always tends to use Heavies in BT… ;)

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Posted May 12, 2012 by Karic in MWO

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MWO: Raven   Leave a comment

Piranha Games presented the next Mech design for MWO.. it’s the Raven.

This is good news in several ways.. The Raven is a Mech packed full with electronic gadgets, ECM and such. This can be really fun when you have in mind that scouting will play a significant role in this game.

In the tabletop game I like this Mech as it is quiet robust for it’s weight. It also features a nice weapon loadout and the electronics..are just marvelous. 35t is on the upper end for pure scout Mechs, but this Mech provides good scouting and target marking in the tabletop game and will surely do this in the online game too.

My only gripe is the design of the concept art.. I’m not totally hyped about all the previous designs and this one is no exception.. to be honest it’s one of my least favorite overhauled designs.  It differs quiet heavily from the original design as the new one is more slim and long..not so much resembling the look of a raven like the old one…but maybe I’m just used to the old models and too old for something new ;)


Posted April 25, 2012 by Karic in MWO

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