I’ve started playing American Truck Simulator again and noticed they have landmarks that have Cinematics and are actually realistic when it comes to visiting the locations. One of them in Particular is Devil’s Tower which is based in Crooke County, Wyoming. So why this location? I just love looking at mountains and this one in particular caught my eye from afar! I had to check it out!
Yes i know that’s Optimus Prime! I love being able to drive around with that skin but that’s not the point to this post. American Truck Simulator has come a long way when it comes to graphics! They have gotten so much better they actually started redoing parts of California! There are so many places to go to and this is one of them! Here are some more photos!
I’ve actually started making videos of the Landmarks I have visited in my last few sessions on twitch. You can check them out in my collection on twitch which will be updated when i add more locations.
It’s finally here! The actual final game! No joke this time! There is an actual release date for version 1.0 which will make the game available not only on steam which is where we’ve been currently playing the Early Access but it will be playable on other consoles as well! On May 14th, 2021 Subnautica: Below Zero will be on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.
As usual with every update i will be doing a full play of the game and this time we can get to see the actual ending! Yes this version is available right now for people with early access on STEAM.
What’s in store for us? Will we ever figure out who ALEN is and his connection to this area of the planet. Will know for sure when i livestream the full gameplay hopefully next weekend which is March 5th. Be sure to follow me on twitter and d.buzz when i will announce the time i plan to broadcast the gameplay exclusively on vimm.tv
For the past few months i have been in the process of moving to a new home since the condo life needs to end. I got tired of being too close to my neighbors to the point i can hear them all day and lose sleep since i slept during the day due to working the night shift. A friend of our family was wanting to sell her house and what perfect timing too. The problem was she was renting it out and had to wait on the tenent to move out. The day that happened i came by the house to properly get a look at it!
I was so excited to start the process of moving in but there were things needed to be done to the house before i moved in. I changed out the carpet, painted almost all the rooms, fixed some pipes, updated some electrical plugs and cleaned up the yard amongst other things. After a month of working on things I finally settled in!
I am really happy about doing this! Ever since the move I’ve felt better! Felt more free! Come spring i can to do more stuff to the house such as clean up the overall yard and plant new things, work on back yard area and setup a hangout/grilling area. The font porch can get a good pressure wash as well as the back too. Get a good cleaning on the windows from the outside.
If you have not noticed by now or at least seen some of the background of my current streaming room I do have a collection of transformers. Tranformers has been my thing since I was 6 years old or in other words since tranformers came out in the 80’s. I have seen them all from the original G1 up to the latest shows that only air online. Each series has their own toys and as much as i want them all I don’t have the resources to get them. I do have a decent collection. I have a G1 and G2 optimus prime, an armada version of him as well as a version from Tranformers Animated. I do have some variations of Megatron as well as Bumblebee and a few other autobots and decepticons from different series. When it comes to the ones I have it’s the ones i really want but may be hard to find since they are either not out yet or they are sold out! These are not any ordinary autobots!
Gigawatt was the 1st special edition I learned about earlier this year. If you can notice this is the Delorean from Back to the Future. You may have seen me ware a shirt in the past with a similar look with “Marty McPrime”
Ecto-1 is the iconic car from the movie Ghostbusters. This special edition is actually based on the crossover comic book Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron where i originally purchased it on humble bundle when they had a huge crossover bundle of comics of transformers within other universes! I was already aware of this collectors item but it was sold out real quick due to the popularity and I hope to get my hands on it if i see it in a store.
When you look at this in plane mode you are probally saying “oh god not another decepticon jet!” Well good news it’s another autobot! This is the same Grumman F-14 Tomcat jet from the movie Top Gun. This jet is named after the pilot who is performed by Tom Cruise. This particular transformer was also sold out real quick since it was announced a little after the trailer for the new Top Gun movie came out. Guess i have to see if i can get this in a store eventually as well!
Lastly there is the most iconic jet in the Marvel Universe that is known to be the main trasportation for the X-Men. This jet turns into a robot that looks like a mixture of Cyclops and Wolverine. This is the latest transformer that has been announced (2 day before this blog entry) and i gotta say this is one of the best ones out so far! With it looking like two of the most popular xmen you know this one is on everyones wish list! It sure is on mine! It is said this is to be sold at Target and Gamestop when it comes out in March 2021. As i write this it’s not even available for pre-purchase yet! As usual i am going to wait till i can get my hands in it in a store. Just hope there are not too many locals looking out for this bad boy!
There are many more transformers out there that are special editions. Some are just alternate paint jobs. Some are reissues with minor alterations to make them more realistic in their transformations. There are so many that even if i do win the lottery it’s not enough! I’m just glad there are a variety out there that many can enjoy. Do you collect transformers too? If so let me know which ones you have that you like the most!
Steempress was a plugin for wordpress that allowed you to post to the steem blockchain. In March of 2020 hive was created due to drama within the steem community. While i don’t want to get into details about that i do want to mention most dapps changed which platforms they supported. For a while steempress was posting to hive but just having the name “steem” was confusing to people so the head devs worked on rebranding.
Introducing Exxp. I have no clue what it means but all i know is it’s the same people behind the code. This blog/article is me testing the new plugin to see if it post to hive. I assume everything is the same. If you are reading on https://peakd.com/@shufunk then this has been successfully been setup.
For those who know me I been known to talk about games or nerd related stuff like computers or anything that is electronic. With everything that is going on in the world right now i wanted to put my foot down and talk about it. While there are many things i could of talked about i only wanted to talk about two things that effect me as well as others and what I am doing about it!
Night of the Necromancers is an annual Guild Wars 2 Halloween charity event hosted by Tyrian Bullet Club [TBC]. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer while also gathering together as a community for a night of fun, games, prizes, and lots and lots of necros! This event is the largest gathering of necros in GW2 history, and we try to beat our record every year. All necros are welcome, from level 1 to 80, speced as vanilla necro, reaper, or scourge; but please don’t bring other classes as this is a necro-only event. So get your necro ready to join us for a night of festivities leading up to the grand finale, a necrotic invasion of Orr.
For those who may or may not know Elite Dangerous is a space simulator which allows one to travel our galaxy. The game consists of a 1:1 scale of what our galaxy would be like if we were to explore it all! There are not only millions but billions of stars out there! One in particular is the one in the center of our galaxy called Sagittarius A
The journey to the center of the galaxy is not an easy task. You gotta prep your trip by making sure you have the maximum jump range you can in the ship you choose to make your journey on. For the past year or so I have been working slowly on getting materials needed to outfit my ship for the long journey. It was until June 9th, 2020 when the fleet carrier finally came out and it was gonna be a tool in helping me get to my destination faster!
With a 500LY jump range you would think you can get there in no time! There was 2 parts of the planning . Part one was acquiring the carrier. I didn’t have the money or time to get the money but a friend of mine ThugGooch has been saving up and was able to get the carrier at day one of the launch. With that said we went to phase 2 which was gathering enough fuel for the journey there and beyond.
We learned the fuel for the Carrier is called Tritium. It can either be bought at trade stations or can be mined. Buying them is costly but faster while mining is slow but practically free! We were able to do both ways. With our friend Heavy Drinker who had enough for his own carrier decided to purchase as much tritium as he can! He bought the initial load of fuel as well as some more that we put in reserve. I was able to obtain a few tons as well as gooch just to see how long it will take to gather some by mining. Now mining them is no simple task! While it may be simple to find it’s the amount needed to maintain course! We calculated what we need to get to the center as well as Beagle Point which is mainly on the other side of the galaxy. We spent some time getting the fuel until we were ready to head out!
It was Friday September 4th when we decided to start our jouney! With some coordination on discord we are on our way!
We agreed to wait a bit between jumps to scan a few systems in hopes to find new discoveries. Since it took 15 minutes to jump with a minor cool down we had a 20-30 minute window to explore as much as we can. We were about half way into the trip when I got excited to find 2 waterworlds and nothing but metal rich worlds in a system with 3 stars! I had to scan it all! While i was lucky to scan them all i somehow got left behind since i noticed as i got back to the system the carrier was I jump in where i had to go around the massive sun to get in the line of sight of the carrier. By the time i got there I only had a few seconds to land! I missed the chance and was unable to dock! I was forced to go after the carrier! Good news in between I was able to get some decent prescans as i caught up so it was not that bad.
My part of the journey was at least 3 hours of traveling. Part of it was on the carrier while the rest was scanning! It was not until i woke up on September 10th around 4am when i was informed we were one carrier jump and one ship jump away from our destination! There was a space station so that is where we went before the final jump!
It was a beautiful site to see! I would never have imagined i would ever see the center of our galaxy in my lifetime even if it were to be a simulation! It was an amazing experience! Seeing all the stars in the area makes you truly know we are not the only ones and we will eventually find other lifeforms.
Next stop is Beagle Point which again is the most furthest you can journey in our galaxy from earth! While we have the carrier to help us it’s fuel that’s the problem. We slightly miscalculated how much fuel we need so as i type this i am unsure if we will continue on the carrier or end up continuing on with our exploration ships. While we are already this far there is no turning back. I will get to Beagle Point. When i will get there is unknown but it will be very soon.
2020 has been a hell of a year so far! Lockdowns, Riots, No Baseball, No voices in two episodes of Guild Wars 2, the list can go on! There’s one thing that is good so far is that i am able to turn 40 and know i can celebrate with family and friends.
So you gotta ask yourself “what is it like to be 40?” Well for one thing you know you are old as fuck when you are about at as old as PACMAN! Empire Strikes Back, Airplane, and Caddyshack were in theaters! As for movies themselves it cost an average of $2.69 which these days you are lucky to even find a $2 theater with good movies. Hell because of covid new movies are streamable on day 1 of release but at high cost! Bill and Ted’s latest movie came out yesterday and cost $19.95 to watch it.
Gas prices are decent at least right now. Currently $1.82 and it was $1.19 back then. Problem with fuel prices it changes so often it can be really high or really low! Highest i remember paying is about $3.25 while the lowest i ever payed was back when i 1st started driving in 1996 when the price per gallon was 98 cents!
So what’s in store for the next 10 years? I hope to be in a new home by then. I am actually working on that now. It’s time to get out of the condo/apartment life and live in a real home. I hope to find a girl too and maybe have a kid. Who knows!? I may be single the rest of my life! Either way I am doing well and hears to another 60 years!
I for one am excited to learn of this! I was always a fan of Guild Wars: Factions when that came out as the Expansion for the 1st game. The idea behind the ongoing battle between the Kurzicks and the Luxons was unique and a testing ground for what we have now as World vs World as well as Drizzlewood Coast.
What’s in store for this latest expansion? not sure yet since this was just a teaser. Judging by the video we will revisit cantha 200 years later. I predict there will probably be a new mount based on that region and may need a special license to use it elsewhere. As for a new class they will probably reintroduce the assassin which is technically a thief but more skilled in weapons. There may be a new weapon that any class can learn but with a different skill set to make things more interesting. These are just my thoughts of what are to be. Will know if my predictions come true as soon as more information is released in the next few months.