Top WiiU Games

With the Nintendo Switch incoming in the next month, I am going to rank my favorite WiiU games.

1. Mario Kart 8
This game was the reason I bought a WiiU. I loved playing the old maps redone along with their new maps they made for this game.
2. Splatoon
A paintball type shooter was a great change of pace.
3. New Super Mario Bros. U
An update on the side scrolling games.
4. Yoshi’s Woolly World
Yoshi is one of my favorite characters in the Mario series. Having his own side scrolling game was great.
5. Mario Party 10
A great party game to pass the time with friends.

Honorable Mentions
Pikmin 3 – Great series.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – This is a great game.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – A remake of the original, so I don’t feel comfortable ranking it in this list.
Nintendo Land – A great series of mini-games.

Not ranked because I still need to play them.
Super Mario Maker
Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Pokkén Tournament

I have heard nothing but good things about these games, I just haven’t been able to play them yet.

Please note I am only ranking the exclusives for this brand.

Voyboy 24 hour Stream

Normally after a day like today, I would write about the Eleague Counter Strike major or the Royal Rumble but I am using today’s post to promote a 24 Hour Livestream to support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click here to donate to this cause. Those posts I have scheduled will come later this week.

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NXT Year End Awards 2016

Triple H announced the awards and the nominees for the NXT Year End Awards, here are my thoughts.

#NXTTakeOverOfTheYear
#Toronto
This TakeOver had some of the best matches in NXT. This also had my match of the year.

#NXTTagTeamOfTheYear
#TheRevival
Dash and Dawson are a great tag team and have been killing it all year.

#NXTBreakoutOfTheYear
#PeytonAndBillie
These 2 competitors have had a phenomenal year.

#NXTFemaleOfTheYear
#Asuka
I really wanted to vote for Bayley in this category but she hasn’t appeared mainly on NXT since August, while Asuka has been dominating all year. If Bayley was around longer, my vote would have been different.

#NXTMaleOfTheYear
#ShinsukeNakamura
Shinsuke has been a great competitor for most of the year.

#NXTCompetitorOfTheYear
#ShinsukeNakamura
This is based on the last 2 categories. To be the best competitor you have to win your own category, so this was between Shinsuke and Asuka.

#NXTMatchOfTheYear
#DIYvsRevival – #DIY vs. The Revival (2-out-of-3 Falls NXT Tag Team Championship Match, NXT TakeOver: Toronto)
This was a tough category but my vote was between that match and #SamiVsShinsuke, but The Revival had the match of the night in Toronto.

Wikipedia

I have been a member of the Wikipedia community for over 7 years and have accumulated over 9000 edits. While I don’t contribute as much as I have previously I still fully support their goal.

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.

The internet is a wonderful place and has a wealth of knowledge. Having a starting point for knowledge is a great thing.

Currently, I focus on counter vandalism and improving the articles related to esports, sports, US politics, and the Olympics.

Sports Teams

Here is a list of the sports teams that I follow:

NFL: Buffalo Bills
NHL: Buffalo Sabres
I am from the Western New York area, so I follow these teams.

MLB: New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays
I was a big fan of Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada when I was younger so that I have I came to love the New York Yankees. The Toronto Blue Jays come from my following of the Buffalo Bisons, their Triple-A affiliate.

NCCAF: Miami Hurricanes
This school has produced so much talent in football and other ventures. For example, Jim Kelly, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Warren Sapp just to name a few. Lets not forget Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who played football for the school.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers

MLS: Houston Dynamo
Don’t follow soccer as much as the other sports but as this sport grows I look forward to watching its growth.

Following so many sports teams, sometimes it is hard to follow all the games and scores. For this, I use my Google Calendar. In an upcoming post, I will go into detail on how I use Google Calendar to keep up with my sports teams and other life events.

RuneScape 2016 in Review

Jagex released a video recapping their 2016 updates and had a player vote of the best updates for the year. These are my thoughts regarding the top 10 updates.

10. Telos
I am not much of a boss hunter, so I haven’t experienced this piece of content myself, but watching streamers attempt this boss was quite entertaining.

9. River of Bloods quest
I haven’t completed this quest yet but it looks like a great end for the Myreque quest series.

8. Beach Party
This was a great social event and a great way to reuse older content.

7. Children of Mah
I haven’t done much in terms of the Sliske quest series, but all the build up around Sliske’s Endgame has been good.

6. The Arc

5. 15th Anniversary Events
Having played this game for over 10 years, this update was a nice little update to celebrate the game. Can’t wait for year 20!

4. God Wars Dungeon 2
The original God Wars was great but unfortunately, I also haven’t tested out this dungeon. This looks like a much better version of the original dungeon.

3. Invention
While I haven’t trained this skill much, this was a great change to the game. Adding the ability to customize weapons and armor is great.

2. Skilling Pets
I haven’t been lucky enough to obtain one of these yet, but I like the look of these pets. My favorite one is Rue the Runecrafting pet.

1. NXT Client
This update made RuneScape look great again. I would consider this on the same level as the Runescape 3 update. This was a massive improvement in the graphics of the game.

New Years Resolution #2

Another News Year resolution I have for 2017 is to live a healthier lifestyle. To help myself achieve this goal I went out and purchased a home gym set and a 2-in-1 Elliptical and Recumbent Bike. By running financials with my wife, we determined it was cheaper in the long run to purchase equipment than it was to join a gym. We also figured we would be more likely to use the equipment if it was readily available at our house and we didn’t have to drive 15 minutes or more to get to a gym.

These purchases along with our Fitbits and our change of diet, I am leaning towards a healthier lifestyle.

Zybez

About a year into my RuneScape career, I joined the forums over at Zybez on August 3rd, 2005. In the time I have been promoted all the way up to Senior Moderator (Administrator) for the forum and have also held various positions regarding the help site portion of the site. Here is a quick timeline of my positions for the forum:

  • July 3, 2006 – First CL position (Marketplace)
  • October 23, 2006 – Senior Membership
  • March 5, 2007 – Moderator
  • June 1, 2011 – Senior Moderator

Since then I have retired from the forum after serving as a to have more time to work on my various other hobbies.

Sadly the help site portion of the site has been shut down in the meantime but the forum remains an active community.

RuneScape Career

As mentioned in a previos post, I purchased the 10-year veteran cape in RuneScape.

So I wanted to give a recap on my career in the game this far. At the time of writing I currently have 188 days of playtime. For having this one account for 10 years that doesn’t seem like a lot but that is due to me taking extended breaks throughout various parts of my career in order to not get burned out from the game. I have been a paying member since June 2008, regardless of any breaks in that time period.

Current list of 99s:

  1. Woodcutting
  2. Fishing
  3. Cooking
  4. Firemaking
  5. Prayer
  6. Mining
  7. Smithing
  8. Crafting

My current total level is 2,399 with  226,339,501 experience which places me in rank 117,381 currently. I also have 318 quest points out of the current 389, which is about 40 quests left currently.

To check out my recent playing activity click this image below. RuneScape stats

In the ten years I have been playing, I have accumulated hundreds of pictures. In the future, I will be sorting those pictures and uploading my RuneScape career via pictures.