War – heuuugh!

Howdy, folks.

It has been a long time since my most recent medical issues started but there is finally a “lull” and I feel somewhat re-energised.

 

With this renewed vigour I am planning the streams a bit more than I have been of late so I actually have a plan for the next couple of weeks.

 

Before I carry on I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the trying times of the past 9 months or so, especially my loyal viewers and subscribers. You lot keep me going!

 

Thanks to one of my subscribers (LinuxPaulM – thank you!) I now have the highly regarded expansion for XCom 2 – “War of the Chosen”. The XCom games usually prove to be popular and the ability to name the soldiers in the game after the viewers adds a fun dimension to the streams. Sorry but I am going to kill you all. A lot. Again. I am looking forward to this game and start playing it this coming Tuesday (30th of July) and will play it all three sessions.

 

I wanted to get the flight simulator X-Plane 11 for a long time and I finally picked it up during a steam sale a while back but I haven’t spend much time in it at all. I want to remedy that as well as entertain you all by embarrassing myself with my ineptitude. One of the reasons I have not really got into X-Plane yet is that I don’t really have controllers that suit flight simulation. I have the HOTAS and that works great for Elite and the like but when it comes to the majority of (non-combat) real-world aircraft it feels a bit mismatched – flying a 747 with the HOTAS is far from immersive. I can’t fix that without spending (and finding first!) a lot of money and I am wary that flight sim hardware can cost a lot and once you start getting the components you want more and more for that realism hit. As well as the expected flight yoke, rudder pedals and throttle quadrant – there are a plethora of simulated instrument panels and physical controls to add to the immersion. If I wait until I can get hold of all that stuff I will never get started so I made a decision to just get on with it so starting on the 6th of August (two weeks time) I will fire up X-Plane 11 and have a few sessions on stream with the HOTAS as my main controller.

 

So that is the next two weeks of streaming planned now and I hope to see you all there!

  • Tuesday 30th of July, Wednesday 31st of July and Thursday 1st of August : Xcom 2: War of the Chosen
  • Tuesday 6th of August – Thursday 8th of August: X-Plane 11