Monthly Archives: September 2013


There is something about the emotion of fear that is incredibly fascinating. Why do we watch scary movies? Why do some people enjoy them, and others not? Absolute terror is usually not something people in first world countries experience on a day to day basis. On the other hand, a small Ugandan child probably experiences terror rather frequently, but I digress. When we experience terror so intermittently it’s effect on us is multiplied numerously. Some people argue what the scariest movie is, The Exorcist, The Conjuring, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Most people will put Amnesia: The Dark Descent on their scariest game list though. And with the newly released Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, this is a good opportunity to discuss the subject.

There have been a lot of updates from Valve for Team Fortress 2 over the years. From the very first Medic update, to the major update of MvM, to the last update that brought us 3D models in our HUD, there have been updates that morphed the game from it’s vanilla setting to it’s current state.

…And I have mixed feelings about it.

Not just in number of hours, or in consoles, but in types.  I’ve run the gamut from that fiddly golf-tee triangle game at Cracker Barrel, to flailing my arms wildly at a TV with a Wiimote.  Gaming hasn’t changed, really, you can look back on the nostalgia of it all and its pretty clear (to me at least) that what makes games, gamers, and the whole concept of gaming, is still the same as it was when I first entered the world of gaming back around 1990.

With the Odyssey 1.1 patch now fully up and running there was a bit of commotion over Mining Foreman Mindlinks. Apparently they can be purchased using Loyalty Points from the store. Normally a change such as this isn’t too game breaking but when the item is worth over 1 billion ISK and the LP required now is minimal it is quite devastating. The market crashed almost instantly and the current value is worth about 50 million ISK. It is important to note that many years ago these mindlinks were worth only 30-50 million ISK and only increased in price when their drop rate changed. There is a reason you should keep your market portfolio diversified and I will help explain how you can do that and still stay profitable.

So you are sitting on some idle cash and want to make some extra ISK while you get ready for CCP’s latest expansion, Odyssey 1.1. The question is: Where should you invest your isk to make the most of it. As always there are clear indicators of when and where to place your ISK to make the most of it.