Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
That's not the only thing. The Deus daily bonus game is fixed, basically they're cheating when they use the word "shuffle". Typically shuffle means to randomize a group of things. Stacking the deck has always been considered cheating, and in the old west it could get you killed. If you haven't seen it, it's three rows of three cards. Nine total. You click "shuffle" and it shows an animation of the cards switching around. Then you pick one. There are nine prizes total, seven prizes of food or gold, of various fairly insignificant amounts. There are two prizes that I consider the ones worth getting, but one is pretty big. Fifty gems. The second big prize is a pretty cool meteor dragon. I played this for a couple days before I realized that instead of randomly clicking a card, I should let the big prizes come to me. Assuming it's TRULY RANDOM, I started just clicking the center card every time. A month later, after having not received either of the top two prizes, I did a few test runs myself with bottle caps. On one I drew a gem, another I drew a dragon. I added seven blanks, and proceeded to do two runs of thirty tries, a run of thirty representing a month. One, I got the gems three times and the dragon twice, the other was dragon three and gems twice. In five months I've gotten the gems once and the dragon twice. I wrote to them and asked whatup, BITCHES? No response of course. Tell you what, I'm mad as hell and...
The last straw came on the game I'm playing on my android tablet. Every once in a while there are these special battle events where you can get a special cool habitat and three specialty dragons. It's timed, and believe me, time is of the essence. In the parts where battle occurs, they pit you against an A.I. (artificial intelligence) opponent, and there are a string of dragons you have to defeat to advance. To keep things fair, so that people with uber strong dragons aren't at an advantage over very low level players, whatever dragon you pick for a fight, your opponent will have the same strength. It's more about using the right attacks. However, without getting too complicated, there are times when you just have to fight an even battle. It's really all about who goes first who wins at these points. Well, I'm sure most of us would agree that the user and the opponent trade going first. Guess what? These MENTAL DEFECTIVES who designed the game allow for the opponent to go first several times in a row at random intervals. True, sometimes we do trade turns each time, but it seems with harder dragons they've deemed it necessary to turn fairness and equality into blood boiling rage when I have to wait two hours between fights just to see my opponent win once again because he went first for the fourth time in a row. When time is of the essence, this will make your brain heat up and start bubbling to the point where you can actually hear your synapses snapping. I've sent my second (and last) email to the game developers to address this and to those knuckle dragging, brainless chimps I say "IF THAT'S YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST WON'T DO!!!"
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The client is undecided on what he wants next. I've suggested a collage of "the badasses", here's a photoshop rough draft of that.
Here's the Stark piece in a nice mat and frame. My tablet takes crappy pictures indoors, I should have used my camera. Bummer. Still, it came out awesome when done. The frame is rough, cold looking wood, with dark grays and in the grain, an almost ice blue. Light blue mat over dark gray.
By the way, I just started printing posters of the two Game of Thrones pieces I've done, as well as The Walking Dead piece. They're on ebay, my store is chuckd_art and you should be able to find the others by searching like "Game of Thrones Stark Poster". The Walking Dead original is there as well, also a nice topless babe in jeans. Thanks in advance for your purchase! :D
Monday, March 17, 2014
I'm certainly not a high tech computer whiz, but I know something of today's technology. I know we have the ability to sense when a car goes into a ditch. OnStar will immediately ask how you are and dispatch an ambulance. I don't know if this is cell towers or satellite, but it doesn't matter. It's probably satellite, and check them out...
A year or so ago I saw this article on a particular great white shark, Mary Lee. I added the app to my android. It tracks this shark's (and a lot of other sharks) every movement. It's a tag about six inches long that gets stuck by the dorsal fin. Just for the heck of it I've been following this shark. Any reason why EVERY jet on the planet can't have a little transponder like this thing we stick into the backs of sharks? REALLY?!
All these things considered, I come back to the fact that if we can track Cadillacs, I-Phones and sharks, then why not passenger jets?
Friday, March 7, 2014
Here it is very nicely framed-