Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 8 NFL Fantasy Football Lists - Fanduel picks also

Here we are in week 8, lots to talk about.
Denver rocked San Diego, and Atlanta picks off Detroit, oh wait... Detroit wins off a second chance field goal... holy crap.

Here's what I;m looking at for the rest of the week.

1 Aaron Rogers is the top pick (this should be a shoot out, but he's gonna cost you)
2 Russell Wilson is a solid play for the value.  Carolina has a bad D this year, so he should do well.
3 Carson Palmer is an awesome start today for the matchup, and the daily cost is excellent.
4 Kyle Orton is doing great since starting, and his price point is good as well for the possible points.
5 Teddy Bridgewater is by far the cheapest of all the QBs, and the upside for daily is massive.  TB has given up a lot of points to QBs this season so far.

1 This is where I put DeMarco Murray, if you have to ask, you shouldn't be playing Fantasy Football.
2 Matt Forte is money, but costs a lot.
3 Lamar Miller has a really good matchup, and he's been solid since taking the reigns in Miami.  Has an ok price point.
4 Ahmad Bradshaw has a good matchup, Price point is lower than it should be, so he's worth starting.
5 Mark Ingram.  good match up, low cost, lots of hurt runnings backs in NO.

1 Nelson/Cobb either one is good, price point is high, but so are results.
2 Dez Bryant will have it easy, but his price point is high... he should pull at least 25 points
3 Mike Wallace has an easy match up, price point is ok, and the JAC D is weak.
4 Michael Floyd should run the house today, price point is ok.
5 James Jones, low price point, steady production.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NFL Fantasy Football Week 7 2014 - Top 5 Picks for Weekly Play Leagues

These are my picks for week 7 in the NFL Weekly Play Leagues.  it's been a while since I've posted football stuff, but here ya go.  I hope my craziness helps you somehow.


1.  Andrew Luck (Cost is high, but he's playing balls out)
2.  Jay Cutler (Jay's play vs cost is middle of the road, and has a decent matchup)
3.  Cam Newton (Cost vs potential is excellent vs the weak Greenbay defense)
4.  Carson Palmer (Extremely low cost vs Oakland, he's healthy and throwing a lot)
5.  Brian Hoyer (Budget play.  Low cost and playing Jacksonville)


1.  DeMarco Murray (He's the shit, best RB in the league right now, high cost, highest potential, good matchup with the Giants)
2.  Matt Forte (High cost, high touches.  between attempts and receptions, he's always a good play)
3.  Brandon Oliver (Seems like SanDiego is giving him the rock now.  Good matchup this week)
4.  Ben Tate (He's back, he's healthy, he's playing jacksonville!)
5.  Fred Jackson (Value play.... he's playing the vikings... need I say more?)


1.  Jordy Nelson (Most looks in the league, great matchup, high cost)
2.  Mohamed Sanu (After last weeks game, it's apparent that he's the man with AJ out.)
3.  Brandon Cooks (With Jimmy Graham out, Cooks will get more looks... but.... yeah...but.)
4.  Rueben Randle (Value vs Opponent.... only thing stopping him... his team)
5.  Andre Holmes (Low cost play.... let's see if he is being zero'd in on)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

What's new for 2014 for me and gaming

It's been a while since I've been here, and it's not by choice, my life took a weird turn in 2013, and I'm no longer in Illinois, I'm in Portland, OR.   Yup that's right, Portlandia!  It's really nice out here, rains a lot, but it's really nice.  The winter so far... really isn't a winter... it's just wet most days.  Lots of clouds and lots of crap drivers.

So what's on the gaming scene this year?  Wildstar, EverQuest Next and Elder Scrolls Online seem to be what most people are talking about.  TitanFall for the shooters and a few other MMOs are due to release.  

I'm currently playing EverQuest Next Landmark, which is a sandbox game like Minecraft, but with better graphics.  It's in closed Alpha, and closed beta begins March 31st.  I try to stream it on Twitch, but I don't think my computer is good enough to keep up with it.

I also have started playing a little bit of Loadout, which is a free to play weapon design shooter, it's not bad and has a couple nice graphical things.

Hearthstone has also taken my attention every now and then, an online card game from Blizzard, with cards based around the World of Warcraft characters.

I will try and keep you better update in the future on my gaming... so back to it!

Laters all, 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Diablo 3 Real-Money Auction House

Hey all!
As some of you know, Diablo 3 will have a working RMAH (real money auction house) system running.  And there are a few things that we should look at, before using it.  I'll try to go over what they have already released as info.

You will only be able to access a RMAH in your given region.  As of right now, The Americas, Europe and Asia.

How do I “cash out” from the real-money auction house?
As an advanced feature, players in certain regions will have the option of attaching an account with an approved third-party payment service such as PayPal to their account. Once this has been completed, proceeds from the sale of items in the real-money auction house can be deposited into their third-party payment service account. “Cashing out” is then handled through the third-party payment service. Players must decide whether to use this method before posting an auction. Note, however, that if receiving the proceeds of a sale into a player’s Balance would put that player’s balance over the maximum permitted balance, the player must receive the proceeds through an approved third-party payment service (in regions where available). In regions where an approved third-party payment service is not available, once a player’s Balance reaches the maximum permitted balance, the player cannot make further sales on the real-money auction house.

Are there any account-security measures tied to the real-money auction house?
Players will be required to attach a Authenticator, free Mobile Authenticator, or Dial-In Authenticator (where available) in order to carry a Balance over $100 USD (or equivalent local currency) . For more information about how to obtain an Authenticator, please visit this page.
Players who wish to use PayPal to charge up their Balance or to “cash out” funds earned in the real-money auction house will be required to sign up for our Mobile Alerts SMS authentication service in When you sign up for the Mobile Alerts service, you will receive a text message on your mobile phone containing a code that you must enter on to verify your identity. Once verification is complete, you can then move forward with your transaction. After this initial verification, you will be prompted to enter a new SMS code from time to time when accessing a feature that uses PayPal. Note that standard SMS messaging rates apply -- check with your cell phone carrier for details.
What’s the minimum and maximum bid I can set for an item?
In the gold-based auction house, the minimum you can list an item for is 100 gold, and the maximum is 100,000,000,000 gold.
In the real-money auction house, the minimum you can list an item for is $1.25 USD (or equivalent local currency). The maximum you can set is $250 USD.

Can Hardcore-mode characters use the real-money auction house?
No. Hardcore characters will only have the option to buy and sell items together with other Hardcore characters via a separate "Hardcore-only" gold-based auction house; they will not be able to use the real-money auction house. Hardcore mode is designed as an optional experience for players who enjoy the sense of constant peril that comes with the possibility of death for a character. All of a Hardcore character’s items are forever lost upon that character’s death, so to avoid the risk of a player spending real money on items that could then be permanently lost when the character dies, we decided to restrict the use of the realm-money auction house in Hardcore mode.

Another very important note to Hardcore players:

If my character dies in Hardcore mode, will I lose the items that I purchased in the "Hardcore-only" gold-based auction house for that character?
Yes. Again, Hardcore-mode characters will only have access to a "Hardcore-only" gold-based auction house, not the real-money auction house, and will not be able to trade with non-Hardcore characters. Hardcore is an optional mode designed for players who enjoy playing with the risk of permanently losing their character if the character dies, and that includes the items they acquired with that character.

Auction House Fees

Before you post your auction, you’ll see any fees that apply to your listing displayed in the center section of the Sell tab. These fees will only be charged if your auction successfully sells, and will automatically be deducted from the item’s final selling price.
For Equipment (weapons, armor, accessories, and other unique items)
  • Transaction Fee (Gold Auction House): 15% of final sale price
  • Transaction Fee (Real-Money Auction House): $1.00 USD per item / $1.00 AUD per item
  • Transfer Fee (when sending proceeds to PayPal or other authorized payment-service provider): 15% of amount being transferred

For Commodities (gems, materials, dyes, pages, recipes, and other non-unique items)
  • Transaction Fee (Gold Auction House): 15% of final sale price
  • Transaction Fee (Real-Money Auction House): 15% of final sale price
  • Transfer Fee (when sending proceeds to PayPal or other authorized payment-service provider): 15% of amount being transferred
For more information on fees, see the FAQ

I'm still looking around for other details about the RMAH, and if I come across anything that catches my eye, I'll post a new blog about it.

IMPORTANT:  You MUST have a NON-Pre Paid cellphone to use the RMAH.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Gaming experience up to this point.

Hey all!  I've decided to start posting my gaming views and brain blowouts in this blogger.

A little bit about my gaming past.... (here comes the boring shit)

In the early 90's I played some of the earliest BBS games on a dailup server run by some friends.  Simple text-turn based games like Trade Wars

In the mid 90's I started playing a dailup MUD called Tsunami.  Many hours wasted drinking, smoking and killing!  Lots of fun.

At the end of the 90's... one of the first true MMOs called to me... and I bitch slapped them and said... ok.  Asherons Call.

In late 2002 I was picked to play a beta for Shadowbane.  I loved that game, but it required some hardcore players to do well.... lots of killing and very little sleep.  Best GvG/PvP game I've played so far to date.

In Nov 2004... the monster is born... World of Warcraft.  You know it.... you love it... or hate it... or spit on it....

Currently playing SW:TOR.... waiting on Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2... might try Tera also.

There were other games in there, but never stuck to them for very long:  Vanguard, SW: Galaxies, AC2, Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, City of Heros.... and many others that I've forgotten.

Diablo 3 release May 15, 2012.... my deranged thoughts

Hey all!  I'm extremely excited on the release of Diablo 3!  I was able to play the beta for a little bit and I really enjoyed what I got out of it.  I feel the game has more of what I want as an MMO player and I think it could be my next gaming luv. (I reserve the right to be a whore and pick up Guild Wars 2 and/or Tera).

But anyhoot, I'm in the process of creating this little blog arena to spew my crap to all of you and I hope I don't seem to ... well... dorkish.

I will be back as soon as I get this area cleaned and ready.