I’ve had a lot of good things come my way lately, so don’t mistake this as an out-and-out complaining post. Just that I’m a little bummed this morning.
For starters, I’m pretty sure that my computer’s graphics card has completely crapped out on me. It was horrible last night — not only were games freezing up, but anything involving video (such as YouTube) caused the screen to melt down. Had two blue screens of death. At least when I’m not doing anything graphically related, the computer’s working fine, so I’m praying that it is just the card.
I went ahead and ordered a GeForce GTX 750Ti this morning as a replacement. I couldn’t afford anything super-expensive, so that was a good balance of price and performance. Plus, the reviews were pretty glowing.
If the problem is beyond my graphics card, I figure that I can use the new card in a new computer… but I don’t want it to come to that yet. However, I am doing a full backup just in case, synced up everything I can to the cloud, and have written down all of my programs and related registration info.
I’m also upset for my friend Ambermist over at Tastes Like Battle Chicken. According to her Twitter feed this morning, she got her WoW account shut down without having done anything wrong:
“I just got an account closure notification for selling in-game items for real-world currency. I have never and would never do that. I am completely shattered right now. I don’t even know what to do or what to think. I’ve put in a ticket. I don’t know what else to do. Guys, my heart is actually breaking. Stupid, maybe, but I love this game and the people I play with.”
If anyone has ideas for her to get Blizzard’s attention and restore her account, drop her a line. Hope you get it back soon, Amber! I can’t imagine having my accounts yanked away from me like that.
And finally, I’m bummed that Stephen Frost is leaving WildStar. He seemed like a good guy who was instrumental in the game’s development, but more than that, having another departure so soon after losing the president of the studio does not exude confidence rays to the players. I’m still playing and still loving this game, and I hope that it gets some good news here to offset the bad press as of late.
Update: Good news on Ambermist’s front — she’s now reporting that her account was restored!