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A Little YDL

Amazing! It’s a post that doesn’t have something to do with WoW….  I’ve had a few.. Yes I have.. Go check! Again this one is about the PS3 though.. I should make a PS3 Category. Do you think I use too many periods? ….. …. …. I like them.. They make me happy.

Ok. Back on topic. (look only 1 period each! …)

So, I took about an hour and installed Yellow Dog Linux on my PS3.  It was pretty painless although for some reason it didn’t want to read the otheros.self and otheros.bld files from one of my USB drives (works for everything else though).  Tried a different one and it worked like a champ.  Stick the YDL DVD into the drive and change the OS to load to “otheros”.  Bingo.. Had to dig out a USB mouse though to make things easier.  I think I need to get me a powered hub for this sucker, I keep plugging in tons of stuff. 

I installed it, but really didn’t get to play with it too much.. Installs without a hitch, no problems, no configuring, great stuff.  There is a menu entry to switch back to the PS3 OS on the desktop menu and the interface looks great on my 720p TV. I am going to take some time (maybe tonight) to work on playing videos and music and such, maybe setup mythTV if I can. 

I also played around with pulling pictures from my camera’s CF card (I got the 60GB PS3 so it has media card readers).  Worked great. I like how it sorts the pictures by date, my only concern is what happens when you have a ton of pictures on there for many many dates.. Might get a little unwieldy I would think. (almost misspelled unwieldy… oh, maybe I did anyway. I suck at speling ;) )

That’s about it for my “off topic” rant of the day.. Ok, no rant.. “Review” :)

I’ll be back with a WoW update later (probably not much later or I’ll forget what I want to write.)

I’m not seeing any comments!!!! I know, most of you are here because a search engine brought you and the posts here have nothing to do with the topic you are looking for.  But then again, you guys won’t be reading this far down in a post! :)

I’m outta here..

Hunter Delight – Patch 2.1

So far, 2.1 is looking like a good release for Hunters. The information contained herein (oohh fancy language) is from the official patch notes.

I’ll go over my favorites here and you can see the whole list by hitting “more”

A new “Avoidance” ability can now be taught to hunter pets. This effect reduces the damage they take from area of effect spells and abilities.

Looks pretty good, not sure I will get this for my pet.

  • A new “Cobra Reflexes” ability can now be taught to hunter pets. This effect increases attack speed but reduces damage.
  • Also interesting but again not sure it belongs on my pet.

  • “Arcane Shot”: Casting lower ranks of “Arcane Shot” than your maximum rank will now reduce the bonus you receive from attack power.
  • Ah.. A “nerf” dunno why this is important, but.. OK.

  • “Go for the Throat” no longer causes additional threat.
  • I wonder if I was taking advantage of this at all. I have Go for the Throat, I wonder if they meant aggro for the hunter or pet.

  • “Hunter’s Mark”: This ability now becomes stronger each time the target is struck by a ranged attack.
  • This is pretty awesome… Maybe.. Unfortunately it is really vague

  • “Kill Command” has been removed from the global cooldown. The shout animation has been removed.
  • NOW THIS!!!! This is cool.. I use “Kill Command” quite often and I’m really happy with this change.. Been a while in coming and I’m glad they realized that it needed to be done.

  • “Scatter Shot”: This ability will now trigger “Kill Command” when it critically strikes.
  • This is good. I didn’t notice it wasn’t doing it, but good to know it will!

  • Hunter “Mend Pet”/”Improved Mend” Pet Changes:
    • Replaced the current “Mend Pet” channel spell with an instant cast heal over time.
    • No combat reset, resets global cooldown
    • The mana cost has been reduced and the heal value increased.
    • Duration on Heal Over Time increased to 15 seconds in 3 second increments.
    • Changed the graphic to better represent the Heal Over Time effect on the pet.
    • The “Mend Pet” heal over time buff is now able to be dispelled.
    • Bonus healing gear will no longer effect “Mend Pet”.
    • Added a 10% and 20% reduction to the mana cost of “Mend Pet” in “Improved Mend Pet” talent (Beast Mastery).

    These changes are some of the best though.  Reduced mana cost, increased Heal value?  Bufforama… “Mend Pet” channel with instance HOT? Awesomenessessess (how many essess is that?) Otherwise it’s just freaking great..

  • Warlock and Hunter pets will now be automatically dismissed when you summon a mount. These pets will return on dismount. This does not affect pet happiness for Hunters.
  • This one has been requested since BC was released (well, at least as soon as the first hunter or warlock got a flying mount).  I can’t wait. 

    I really appreciate the “love” (as people call it) that Blizzard has shown fit to bestow upon us Hunters this release.  I’m not sure on timing of this release, but I would assume next week or the week after. Heres *crossing* our fingers.

    Continue reading Hunter Delight – Patch 2.1

    We Rock

    Again with this Shadow Labyrinth place?  Yep.  I went back to the dreaded SL seeking fame, glory…. Really, I was doing it for the rep :)  (Lower City).  I was also helping out some great guildies (Mythos) get their 1st Key Fragment.  They (unlike me) have many lvl 70 alts, so we switched up the group a bit as time went on…  I think we started out with a Hunter (me), Resto Druid, Warrior, Paladin and Mage.  Things switched up a bit here and there and we had a Warlock at some point, a Shadow Priest… I think that is it.  Anyway, we had a pretty good time I would say and although I was accused of being “cranky”, I don’t think I was. 

    There seemed to be many Gnomes coming and going in the group and we had a bit of a laugh at the expense of one tough little warrior dude that looked like he had chest armor on that was made, shall we say, for his female counterparts….. Other interesting tidbits were that it took us only 1 try to down the first 2 bosses, although we wiped a couple of times clearing the trash in front of the second boss.  Third boss took a few tries, but on the one we VOWED would be the last (either way, win or lose) we took him down! Huzzah to us…  And!! A really nice Gun dropped: The Wrathfire Hand-Cannon. I was very pleased.. Also, everyone gave me their Marks of Sargeras since they were all Scryer..

    In the end, it was 3am.  The toons that needed their key fragment got them. And one, who shall remain nameless (lol), thought he needed the first frag and, instead needed the 2nd and 3rd (I think both).  We had a good chuckle on that one.  We tried to take down Murmur once and failed (not really sure what went wrong… maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention since I was so tired).  We had 1 other guildie still on (a west-coaster I think) and I asked if they could replace me.. I really hope no phat hunter loot dropped. 

    So, it was a really fun run.. Guys, you rock! :)  As was said many times in the instance. Hey, leave me some comments and add your own take on the run (you know who you are!).  I like to see comments.. (I said that in my last post I think).

    Hopefully tonight we can do a quick run at Steamvaults to get me the last 700 or so rep I need for Revered with Cenarion Expedition.  Either SV or maybe underbog to find the 2 other dudes for the quest I have (I have a few sporregar quests in there too) [should be easy for a group of 70s].  Also need to do Mechanar to get the last part of my Arcatraz key. I think this Friday and Saturday we are doing Guild runs of Kara and signups are at the Mythos guild boards.

    Good luck everyone and I’ll speak u tomorrow. ;)

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