Saliraptor Mount in EverQuest 2

I have been loving my new Saliraptor mount in EverQuest 2.  But the only problem that I have faced was how slow it was.  It says that it only increases ground speed by 60% compared to my mount which was 130 % and because I had them both equipped I was still getting the 130% in my stats section, but I just wasn’t seeing the speed.  The Saliraptor said that it gives you 200% air speed (flying) which for some reason I assumed meant for riding griffins, but then I saw someone flying with a Saliraptor today and it got me thinking, how do I do that?

I went to YouTube and found a video of someone flying with their Saliraptor mount and I was kinda frustrated.  I nearly left a comment asking how they did that, but I remembered that every time I do that, I end up finding the answer somewhere else and then regretting my question because it makes me look like an idiot.

There had to be a way that I could get it to work so I went back to where I got it from and I clicked the Saliraptor that is still there and it gave me instructions.  All I have to do is hit the space bar while running.  Well, I’ve been doing that and I barely make it off the ground.  I thought, how in the heck is this not working?  I decided perhaps my horse was the problem, so I right-clicked him and turned him into a house item and then tried it and I actually flew into the air.  So it was the horse that was hindering me that whole time.

The only reason I kept the horse was because he ran faster than the Saliraptor, but he doesn’t run anywhere near the same speed as the Saliraptor does when he is soaring through the zone.  So my beloved horse is relaxing inside of my house, probably pooping all over the furniture as we speak.  Oh well.

This is not my video, but this is the video that I found earlier today demonstrating how you fly with a Saliraptor.  It’s pretty awesome.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31LBYs8nAso&feature=g-hist

DC Universe Online

I know I am late to this party, but I finally discovered DC Universe Online.  Since I have the station pass, I now have complete access to all of Sony Online Entertainments online PC games such as EverQuest, EverQuest 2, Planetside, DC Universe etc.  I do play EverQuest and EverQuest 2 and I’ve always wanted to play DC Universe and now I finally get that chance.

I thought that since it was the same company that made EQ, I figured the game play would be the same where I just hit the arrows to move forward, backward and so on, but this is way different.  In order for me to move, I have to move the mouse for direction (forward and side to side) while hitting the forward key.  That’s kind of difficult to do considering the mouse is on top of the desk and I use my right hand, and the arrow keys are on the right side of the keyboard in the keyboard tray.  Since my right hand is on the mouse, I have to reach my left hand over to the arrows.  I’m sure there is an easier way, maybe I can hit W or something to move forward, I don’t know.  In EQ and EQ2 you can hold both mouse buttons to move, but with DCUO, the mouse buttons are for fighting, not direction.  It’s very confusing and will take awhile to adjust.

The game is very fun and I’ve already gotten to level 5.  There are only 30 levels in the game, but I think I’m fine with that.  I mean, I don’t plan on playing this game for the rest of my life.

My character is a superman type of character where I can fly and he is fire based, so all of my abilities involve fire, obviously lol.  I can’t run fast like other people who I have seen playing a “Flash” type character, but I’m good with what I have.  I have found that the space bar sends me up in the sky, so when I am about to die, I just start pounding on the space bar to save myself.

This game takes a lot of skill to play, but my main reason for wanting to play it is because I have always wanted to be involved in something where I am a superhero, like Superman.  I would eventually love to create a Wonder Woman type of character, male or female, yes I have that option as a male.  I would also like to try a Batman type character and even an evil villain type of character.

Oh, just in case you are wondering what my character’s name is, it’s Xanapan.  I tried Xanaman, but that was taken, so I just changed the “M” to a “P.”  I know, it’s not very clever, but I’m hooked on the Xana name lol.

Well, I am off to go save some innocent citizens.

Stray Cats

Kitty Cat

There are a lot of stray cats in our neighborhood and most of them are feral so they don’t really come up to me.  People are always wanting to feed them and when you feed them they become tame but those people don’t take responsibility for them.

There was a black cat who Darrin wanted to feed and he told me to feed him so like a dummy I went to the grocery store and bought some cat food.  Then this orange one came along and he decided that we’re his new family.  I didn’t want to feed him because I figured if I didn’t feed him then he would go away and find someone else but he didn’t.

One morning I woke up and was going to go to the back yard to change his water and put more food in there and he was inside of our patio.  It’s an enclosed patio and at first I thought Darrin put him in there but when I asked him he didn’t know what I was talking about.

The next day I went out there and he was in the patio again.  I couldn’t understand how this Houdini was getting in.  Then it hit me, he is getting up on the roof of the garage and he finds his way to the screen that is supposed to be tacked onto the wood below the gutters and he jumps down onto the floor of the patio.

Now when I go out there to put him outside he doesn’t want to go.  I have to trick him with food to get him to leave but he knows my tricks lol.

I don’t want another cat!  I had a cat for 12 years, I feel like I did my time, why should I have to spend another, goodness knows how many years, having to clean another litter box?  The problem is, I have a very weak immune system, I can’t be scooping poop and breathing it every day.  I was always sick when we had our cat Shanaynay (rest in peace) and I vowed I would never go through that again and now I feel like it’s being forced on me.

I tacked the screen back on which wasn’t very difficult to do.  I watched the cat jump onto the patio roof in our back yard and jump onto the garage roof then saw where he was getting in.  There is a ladder leaning up against the wall where he gets in so he sort of climbs down to the top of the ladder then jumps to the ground.  It’s quite hilarious how he figure that out.  But, I don’t want the other cats to get the same idea so I had to tack it down again to close that off.

This cat has learned to live with staying in our back yard all the time.  I feed him in the morning and at night and he’s very happy.  When I take the dog out at night he is out there and wants to be petted.  He and the dog are friends now which is sweet because our dog used to try to chase cats when she saw them.

I told Chips case worker about the cat and the first thing she said was “stay away from the poppy” which I already knew.

I hope he finds a new home.  It’s not that I don’t want him because he is a very sweet cat, it’s just I can’t afford him and I am allergic to cats so I really shouldn’t have him around me.  I don’t regret the 12 years that we had our cat Shanaynay because I loved her to death but I won’t do it again.  I’m happy with just having a dog lol.

Fly Problem

I don’t know what it is about summer but all of a sudden there are fly’s all over the kitchen window above the sink.  It’s like that every year at this time.  When I go to take the dog out in the back yard I usually open the back door then we walk to the back gate and I let her out then I go back into the kitchen and close the door.  But even if I’m not opening the door they come in through the front door when we answer the door or when we are coming or going.

So about a week ago I was sitting in my room watching tv and the saying “you catch more fly’s with Honey than you do with Vinegar” came into my head.  I wasn’t thinking about the fly’s so I don’t know where that came from but it was like all of a sudden a light bulb turned on above my head.

I went into the kitchen and we had these honey packets from KFC from awhile ago that we never used, yes I’m the guy who saves ketchup packets and all the other “packets” lol.  Anyway, I put some on a napkin (yes, from Taco Bell lol) and put it on the ledge above the kitchen sink and left it.  Well, after a few days the honey had soaked into the napkin so you couldn’t even tell it had any honey on it, it just looked wet.

I threw the honey napkin away like 2 days ago and cleaned the honey off the tiles.  During the entire time I had that honey sitting there it was like all the fly’s had disappeared from existence.  They were gone.  None of them took the bait and landed on the honey and got stuck but they just disappeared.  That’s why I removed the honey but it’s been 2 days, the fly’s are back in full force.  So, I went to look for more honey packets to put on a little plate but we didn’t have any more, I’d used the last 2 but we did have some syrup.

Yes, I know what you are going to say, ants… well, they didn’t come when the honey was there so hopefully they won’t show up for the syrup lol.  But since I put the syrup out about maybe 10 minutes ago all the fly’s are gone again.  It’s almost as if they were offended by it or something lol.

Oh speaking of fly’s lol have you heard on the news about Obama killing a fly during an interview and then PETA came out against him saying he murdered an innocent fly on TV lol.  OMG hilarious.  They said he should’ve used this thing called Katcha Bug which is a stick with a little pyramid looking dome that you catch the fly in then set it free outside lol.  Ok whatever you say PETA.  I believe that dogs, cats, birds, elephants, lions, tigers and bears oh my all have souls but I mean come on, who freakin cares about a house fly whose life cycle is only 15-25 days anyway.  Who cares, KILL EM!

My Weight Loss Journey

Ok, I know that I said that I wasn’t going to do any bragging because that always screws it up but I just can’t help it.

Ok, here is how it has been going down.  Last year in October I started riding my bike with the intention of eventually getting to the bike trail.  I was doing 1 mile a day and gradually I went to 3 miles then 5 and so on until eventually I was doing 10 miles a day on average.  Then I had my accident.  Ok so I started out at 244 and then I went down to 227.  That’s 17lbs.  Pretty good right?  Well then because of the accident I stopped riding until April.

From November 20th the date of the accident until April 14th when I finally started riding again I had gained 10lbs.  So I was now 237.  So I start riding again and now it’s June 12th, today was weigh in day and I weighed in at 221lbs.  Well, if you count starting in October at 244lbs then my weight loss is 23lbs total.

Or, you could think of it this way, I gained 10lbs and I lost it again so technically I lost more than 23lbs lol.  Ok yeah I didn’t think that would fly.  Or you might think well technically since April at 237 and now I’m 221 I’ve only lost 16lbs.  Well, whatever, I could from 244 to 221.

But, that was my weight this morning.  You are supposed to weigh yourself in the morning after you do your “duty” in the bathroom lol.  Who made up that rule?  Ok so that was 221 BUT… before dinner I weighed myself again and I was 220 WOOHOO lol.

My point is, I made it out of the 240’s, I made it out of the 230’s and now, I’m almost out of the 220’s and that is all that matters.  I cannot wait to get into the 210’s so that I can get into the 200’s and so on.

Ok, enough bragging for one day.  If I keep bragging then I will jinx myself and I don’t want to risk that lol.

Anthony’s on CBS Early Show

The parents of Casey Anthony were on the CBS Early Show this morning.  It was only a 10 minute interview but tomorrow they will have part 2.

They were very soft spoken today, not argumentative or anything negative like they have been lately.  When asked a question that Cindy did not like, she looked over to her attorney to respond for her.  She looked like she was about to fly off the handle but thought to herself that it’s counterproductive to overreact.

They know that they need to start being a lot more softer to the public because their credibility has gone out the window so they are trying to rebuild that.  Without credibility they won’t be able to help their daughter when this comes to trial.

Oprah was supposed to do this interview with them in late April but she backed out.  She was probably afraid that it wouldn’t go very good or maybe perhaps Oprah isn’t so sympathetic and knows about Cindy and George Anthony’s credibility and does not want to help them fix it.  Who really knows for sure but they can count that out.  Oprah would’ve been a lot better for them than the CBS Early Show.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Wow.  I never knew how fun this game would be.  I guess it’s the Star Wars version of Socom.  I tried the demo of Socom Navy Seals but I couldn’t get into it but if you add some rebel soldiers and a wookie then perhaps I’d like it better hehe.

At first Darth Vader kept killing me but I’ve learned to avoid him at all costs.  I hear him breathing in a cave but rarely see him anymore.  I can win the levels that are on a planet (well, 50/50) but when I’m flying in space I have less of a chance of winning for some reason.  It’s harder to fly a spaceship and shoot because no matter what your spaceship is always flying.  You can’t stop flying to focus your fire on the other ships weapons or shields or whatever.  You have to shoot then fly up or down or whatever, fly away for a bit then come back and shoot some more.

I played it for about 2 hours straight this afternoon and my eyes are so blurry from it because I start out with the PSP near my stomach then next thing I know it’s near my face.  That’s when I know I have to stop for a bit when it’s near my face and my eyes can barely see it with my glasses on and I have to start using the bifocal part of my glasses to see then those get too blurry lol.  It’s time to put it in stand by mode for a while.