I decided to make a simple SOLA based skin for mumble. DOWNLOAD Version 0.1 8/15/2013
How to “install it”:
- Extract the folder.
- Put the folder somewhere safe (preferably in Mumble folder).
- Configure > Settings > User Interface > Look and Feel > Skin.
- Select the SOLAr .qss file.
- Restart Mumble.
Feedback and suggestions welcome.
So, in order to make a cool navigation menu for SOLA. I wrote this up…
It was fairly simple honestly. Here’s the CSS:
-webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease;
-moz-transition: all 0.5s ease;
-o-transition: all 0.5s ease;
-ms-transition: all 0.5s ease;
transition: all 0.5s ease;
And here is the HTML:
<div align=”center” class=”zoom_img” >
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/home.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/aboutus”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/aboutus.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/forum”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/forum.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/gallery”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/gallery.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/events”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/events.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/neverwinter”><img src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8829014/SOLA/nwo.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/rift”><img src=”http://i.imgur.com/Hh4iaJY.png” /></a>
<a href=”http://solaguild.com/ffxiv”><img src=”http://i.imgur.com/4ALiPbd.png” /></a>
See it in action here, or of course, soon to be on the SOLA website.
SOLA is a group of Christian gamers who seek to develop a community of Acceptance and Encouragement!
SOLA was formed back in June 2012 by Dosmas and a few others who were looking forward to the launch of Guild Wars 2 and have been very successful in that time. We have an overall membership of over 200 people that have played Guild Wars 2 with us at one time or another.
Due to the excitement surrounding FFXIV and the demand of our membership we have formed the SOLA FXIV Chapter.
Our Goal is to be known as friendly and helpful members of all games we play including FFXIV. We will strive to provide clean chat channels, forums and voice chat for our members and their families.
While SOLA was founded by Christians it is NOT Required for Membership. All we expect of our membership is to be respectful, and to act in an honorable manner.
We have gamers of every kind, young and old, hardcore and casual, PvEers, and PvPers. We will work to be active in all areas of FFXIV and we will strive to accomplish everything FFXIV has to offer.
The only requirement for membership is to read our code of conduct and to fill out our application with a bit of information about you. If you have any questions, comments or ever want to meet us or join us, come on over to our Web Site.
We have forums, and a voice chat system (mumble). We have active members on nightly in Neverwinter, Rift, and many other games, some of whom will be playing FFXIV.
May HE Bless us All as we tell our Story for HIS Glory!
We would hope you will check us out!
Everyone thought that the F2P movement would eventually be the standard for MMO games; however, most games that are F2P or have gone F2P have had to cut jobs and slow down development.
I used to fully support F2P because of cost, but then I see how harder it is for a game to constantly maintain and advance a living world without a large monthly influx of money. Games that support a sub and actually are able to hold it, usually offer more/better content and don’t have to cut jobs.
Living worlds cost more manpower/time/work to maintain than your $60 blockbuster hit. To expect to pay $60 for a game that is in constant development is not practical… It would be nice if game development didn’t cost money, but those are people, with jobs, so again, it’s just not practical…
One good example right now is Guild Wars 2 (Anet). They are really starting to struggle to produce good quality monthly content due to funding and manpower. This is because they promised a top quality AAA MMO for F2P…which over time, isn’t possible… The best experiment for it was GW2, and with some of their latest monthly content updates, it’s showing itself incapable…
Another example is Trion Worlds. A month before their slightly popular MMO Rift went free to play, they laid off 80% of the company…
Another point, most $60 games give you what, 20-30 hours of gameplay/fun at most? While a game like Final Fantasy XIV:ARR will give you 500+ hours of gameplay/fun easy…
After doing some math, let’s look at this logically. $15/month = $180/year. That’s the equivalent to 3 games. I play an MMO on average 500 hours a year. So that’s 60-90 hours of fun, versus 500 hours of fun.
So, F2P is not the answer… It does not make better games, it does not make better fun, and in the end, it just hurts people…
Particle board ended up not being a good floor…
So therefore, repairs were needed…
Then we decided OSB walls weren’t all that safe, so we just put on some 2x4s…
We aren’t done with it yet, but at least it’s now safe for the kids to play in again…
Xbox One vs. the PS4
I am still choosing the Xbox One, even though PS4 completely undercut it in just about every way…but that’s exactly why I dislike it.
- The PS4 lacks some of the better features and services offered on the Xbox One.
- Xbox LIVE is still a much better service than the Playstation Network in pretty much every aspect.
- The “used game” controversy is not the evil everyone thinks it is, and I think it’s a better option than what we have now.
- I don’t know what the complaints about the console having to connect to the net once a day are, I mean, try to play Steam games without the net…heh heh.
- The Xbox One has a better lineup of games (IMO).
- Sony still has yet to bring out a competing feature to Smart Glass which I use on a daily basis.
Just because it’s cheaper, and more simple, doesn’t make it better…
I was going to write up my own thoughts on this, but this article pretty much sums it up…
One acronym sums this one up. WTF? Yup, WTF? We were all expecting a Music Subscription Service (which would make a lot of sense), but instead they make a Pandora clone in iTunes??? Me no get it??? Plus there is currently no talk about offline listening. Wow…I dun even…
And that pretty much sums up my opinions about the various big news articles this week…
(image sources: http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps4-vs-xbox-720-which-is-better-1127315 | http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/01/ios-7-release-date-scheduled-for-september/)
In order to help us out financially, my wife has started selling AVON.
Simply go to http://youravon.com/nbowdell and make purchases!
Why? We are in need of financial help. Recently I had to quit my job for various personal reasons, so our only income is my wife’s internship. By making purchases on my wife’s AVON store website, you will be helping us out, and we really appreciate it! ^_^
Many of the products on the website are affordable and good quality stuff…
Well…I decided to keep it short, thanks again! :)
I am beginning a process of writing my own weather app. Why am I doing this? Because all the current weather apps, both on Android and iOS suck!
In my travels through the App Stores I have come across a TON of weather apps. But they either have 1 of 2 very common flaws. They are either beautiful, but lack in depth information; or they are super ugly and have a lot of information. There are some other issues, but those will come later…
I am now embarking on a journey to make a weather app that is pretty, and yet is full of useful weather information.
Now don’t hold me to this, I could just as easily abandon this project and quickly as I have started it; however, I will keep you updated here, through my blog…
Side note: This App will be first available for Android, and then might make it’s way to iOS.