Archive for October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Field Report 3

Noon on October 30, and the superstorm is now over. One thing I forgot to say in the video is that we did not lose power. About 12,000 customers lost their power in the Capital District, an area with a population of 840,000. The good news is that we were fortunate. The bad news is that nothing cool ever happens here weather-wise!

Hurricane Sandy Field Report 2

Now 5:00 PM on October 29th, and the storm is a bit closer.

Hurricane Sandy Field Report 1

Hurricane Sandy approaches New York State, and the eye of the storm will probably miss the center of the state. It sure is windy though here at 12 noon, October 29, 2012.

Marauder in Path of Exile

Progress report on my Marauder in Path of Exile, who is now level 47 and kicking butt in Act 2 of Ruthless difficulty.

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This is a simple build based on pure strength. He specializes in two-handed mace weapons and a high armor rating for defense. Speed and maneuverability are a subspecialty, using gear to increase running speed and passive skills to boost attack speed.

The main attack skill is Heavy Strike with 2 support gems that add lots of elemental damage. I sometimes swap this for Infernal Blow or Glacial Hammer depending on the type of enemy. My right click skill is Ground Slam, which is does less damage but is great for hitting a whole group of foes at the same time. It also can hit at range, so I slam the ground as a large monster is approaching me. I have a couple totem skills that are useful for distracting crowds of monsters.

This character has been doing well in the late game, but I would like to find a better suit of armor, that hopefully has more than 4 linked sockets. I could also use more mana, as I run out too often and have to drink potions to continue attacking.