Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about a variety of different games that I have played over the years. My website is high on content, low on graphics, though I hope to remedy that at least a little bit in the near future. Please select the game that interests you from the list below.
|League of Legends|
|     ||Diablo 2|
|   ||Dance Dance Revolution!|
|Master of Orion|
|Information About Sullla|
With the spring semester over, I finally had a chance to go through and clean up a number of backlog issues with the website. I updated a lot of links in a whole bunch of different places. The League of Legends section now has correct links to all of the video playlists and my Livestream on Twitch.TV, and there is an additional editorial about the role of complexity in game design under that section. The Civilization series has updated links to some videos from YouTube under the Multiplayer section, down towards the bottom. Under the Master of Orion heading, there's a new game report posted for Realms Beyond Imperium 36, as well as a link to the YouTube video playthrough that I did earlier this year. Let me know if there are any dead links not fixed, aside from the old Own3d.TV stuff which I have to clean up at some point. They went out of business and all of their recordings were deleted.
A few notes for the website in the last days of 2012. I recently finished the video playthrough of Civilization 4 using Willem of the Dutch. The link on the Civ4 page goes directly to that video playlist, where any of the twenty parts can be viewed together or individually. I have also written up a report for another Final Fantasy 5 solo character, this time focusing on the Red Mage, as one of the few remaining jobs. This one proved to be much more entertaining than I expected. Finally, there's going to be a streaming marathon focusing on Final Fantasy 5 taking place over the next two days, as I try to play through the game in two long sessions. Anyone who is interested should watch my Livestream, and I'll post some or all of the streaming marathon on my YouTube channel after the run is complete. See you in 2013.
It's about time that I put another notice on the front page of the website. There's been a fair amount of content going up recently, although I haven't posted anything here in months. There's a new short report in the Master of Orion section about a challenge posted at Realms Beyond a little while ago. Feel free to check it out, and there's a good chance that I'll do a video series on Master of Orion in the upcoming months. I am also still continuing the video series playthrough of a Civ4 game on YouTube, which continues to be updated on a roughly biweekly schedule. That one should be completed sometime around the end of the year.
The most additional content has gone up in the League of Legends section of the website. There's an editorial there discussing the concept of the metagame: why it exists, why you should follow it, and why raging against the metagame is pointless. It's like getting mad at the offsides trap in soccer as being "cheap"; those are the rules of the game, and if you insist on arguing about them rather than taking advantage of them, you're the one being played for a fool. We also just had the end of Season Two in League of Legends, and I can happily report that I managed to achieve Gold rating (top 5-10% of players) in all three of the game's ranked queues. I've completed my Season Two Ranked Journal for solo queue, and added a writeup for our team experience on Twisted Treeline. And of course, the YouTube channel still gets additional videos weekly. All of this is linked under the League of Legends section of the website.
I also want to report that the hosting for Garath.net was about to expire at the beginning of November, and my website administrator was not planning on renewing. I was able to keep the website up, but I had to pay the cost myself for another year of web hosting. I'm hoping to work out a more permanent solution to this issue; I'd like to be able to take over the hosting myself, here at the same address. This was kind of dumped into my lap without warning ("Hey just emailing to let you know that the website will be going down permanently at the end of the week." "What?!") The plan is to keep the website right here on a permanent basis.
Been a while since I updated anything on the website. Most of my time has gone into creating videos for the YouTube channel, since I do get at least modest income from themb via advertising. Nevertheless, there are a couple of things that have been added here as well. I've completely reworked the League of Legends section, taking out the 150 links to individual videos and replacing them with links to the YouTube channel and the League of Legends playlists. That whole section was badly in need of an overhaul; should be much easier to find information now. I updated the Annie Guide for Season Two, as it was also horribly out of date for the current metagame. Finally, I added a retrospective Season One Journal for the ranked games that Varis and I did at the end of last year, and will be updating a current Season Two Journal as we once against set out to try our hand at Ranked play. All of this is linked under the League of Legends banner above, so go ahead and check out the new page.
Diablo 3 has been a disappointment after the first few weeks of play. I will hopefully return to it at some point, but not at present. Sorry! Believe me, I'm as disappointed as anyone.