by admin·Comments Off on Urbanmech on the way, maybe
Dev’s have stated in a community council meeting last week that they’d add the Urbie if enough people preordered. This was followed up about a few hours after the preorders opened up with, “As to Urban Mech sales, the update is that things have gone fairly well. We have achieved about 1/3 of the sales needed in this first day”
Source is here: https://twitter.com/russ_bullock/status/557688373562081280
So lots of things and I’ve been less busy lately so a bit more gaming.
More mechs, the Resistance Pack is out, contains 4 IS mechs
No pic, you’re using it if you’re here. Media section seems a bit smoother.
So went back to Wow after 14 or so months off, decided to grind out the cloak before it was removed. Done, done and done. Ready to retire the character and go back to playing druid for WOD.
So, when then original pack was released some of the guys I dropped with and I speculated on when the “Clan Reinforcement Pack” would hit, and what it would contain. This is in the vein of the Phoenix pack which had its own reinforcement pack. Anyway we all agreed that the Maddog / Vulture would be included and were wondering what else would be included. Well the format changed a bit, the Vulture was free for anyone who’d top tiered the Clan pack, (me) got one, and the Loki :>, did not expect the other 2 :> ECM assault is nice
So one of the issues im facing is that (yes first world problems) my upload speed is a piddly ~100kpbs which means its about an hour to upload a ten minute video to Youtube. This also prevents streaming, which should have been a non issue if the Labor gov’t NBN fibre to the premises was retain but down here our last Federal election put the guys from the right side in power and one of the first things they did was decide to review a slew of the previous incumbents projects. NBN was changed from Fibre to 95% or greater to every dwelling to lets put in ADSL cabinets at the end of every street to save money. (hint the new adsl version won’t save money and its ass backwards anyway).
So who benefits? Not the consumer in my opinion, but what can I really do. Full disclosure, i work for Telstra, and my work mobile doesn’t really have a data limit, since I do after hours work on clients who need things fixed fast, i need quick reliable access into the work network to get to the systems I use for my position. So, I essentially have the same download speed as my home ADSL2+ (from iinet) in a portable device that also has roughly the same upload speed. FML
This test was taken at the edge of the CBD at 12.30pm (peak) when every man woman and wombat is on the phone checking things over lunch. I had 4 bars out of 5, so some attenuation due to being downstairs in the back room at home and I still managed to flog my ADSL2+ service (which im very very happy with btw!) I’ll grab my ADSL results once this current video is up on YT.
versus my ADSL2+ service
ps I’ve usually seen my ADSL higher than this for down, Twitch and Youtube both running terribly right now so possibly issues with the provider.