07/28/14

UFC PS4 Career Damage

I don’t know if this is a “bug”, a design flaw, or just intended to be this way… so please take this as my observation rather than some kind of demand for justice.

Towards the end of my 1st career (I’ve just completed my 3rd), I felt the career damage seemed a little “off” towards the second half of the career… like it suddenly spiked… but I shrugged it off as me forgetting how many significant strikes I had taken. At roughly the same point during my 2nd career (which I was playing on hard to unlock Bruce Lee), I thought I noticed the same thing, but I hadn’t been paying close attention… the difference this time being that on the hard difficulty, I was playing very defensive and focusing as much as possible on not getting hit.

I finished the 2nd career at 40 fights (exactly the same as the 1st career), but with very different playstyles – my 1st being rabid dog style not caring if I was getting hit but going for the flashiest KO possible, and the 2nd being ultra defensive because the hard difficulty CPU could probably 1 shot me. The 40 fight ending on both careers struck me as strange… so I decided to try another career and document each and every fight.

3rd Career: Normal difficulty, defensive (not ultra defensive since it wasn’t hard mode) play style. I did allow myself to get carried away and hulk smash stuff in a couple of matches, which resulted in slightly higher numbers of significant strikes absorbed in those matches. They do help to provide more significant strike absorbed vs career damage numbers in a sense, so nothing lost there.

The link to the spreadsheet is at the bottom of the post… and yes, I got a little carried away with the chart.

If you don’t want to look through the spreadsheet, the TLDR is here. Match 32-37 appear to be the matches (at least in this case study) where your career damage seems to be MULTIPLIED. A conservative figure would be 5x career damage during these matches… a non-conservative estimate… well… I can’t even calculate it.

Ooh charts!!!

Ooh charts!!!

07/18/14

#MH17

A little too close for comfort. My thoughts go out to those even remotely related or involved with the tragic MH17 flight of 17th July 2014.

04/23/14

Downtime…

There “may” be some downtime from Friday (25th) to Saturday (26th) depending on where you are. The server is being… relocated.

Update: The server has been moved… and thanks to the magic of CloudFlare, it appears that there’s absolutely no downtime.

02/5/14

ADHD/ADD or something else? Thoughts…

I had a somewhat interesting experience the other day. The interesting bit about it was, that as far as I knew, I was not under the influence of any drug or psychotropic substance. My initial thoughts when I noticed what was occurring, was that the experience was very much similar to spacing out while under the effects of a chemical compound such as Tetrahydrocannabinol‎ (THC) but more towards the spacing out after consuming a member of the Psilocybe family of fungi. While not as extreme as the Psilocybe experience, it was still very surprising… mainly because at that point in time I was not expecting anything of the nature to occur, nor had I ingested any mind altering substances for a fair amount of time.

Of course, being some sort of a paranoid type, I started to attempt self diagnosis by Internet (which is typically a bad idea since symptoms of all kinds tend to overlap with all kinds of medical conditions and diseases). The fact that I basically had only a single symptom to work with didn’t really help much either and I ended up with a self diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 33. On the bright side, my self diagnosis accuracy up to this point in time has proven to be 0% – so I probably don’t have Alzheimer’s. Anyway, here’s an attempt at crowdsourcing a diagnosis… I’ve attached a number of graphs below which attempt to describe attention (in percent) versus time. Note that the time axis is in seconds and is in no means to be a 100% accurate reflection of the experience, but is more there to give a relative idea of time rather than a definitive measurement. I’d also like to add that these experiments did not break any laws of any kind and experiments with substances were conducted in a country where consumption is legal. Continue reading