BOOP – Hero Hunters Ep6 Sept Update

August UpdateBoopHuntersCash MoneyHero HuntersHotHead GamesIfritiOSMavenMorlockPvPRazorbackThe new update dropped.  Its pretty big.  We just started getting into it.  Here’s a link to the official release data.

BOOP – Hero Hunters Ep5 extensional crisis

The extensional crisis has begun.  We’ve been digging deeper and deeper into the forums.  People spend way too much time on this game.  Way too much.  And way too much money.  Jeff is spiraling on these issues.  Aaron is handing him a paper bag to relax.  Here is the forum post from today that has the guys talking.  We also talk about the customized offers within the game.  Here are two screen captures of the offer Jeff got and one of the offer Aaron got for the same character.  

BOOP – Hero Hunters Ep2

Hothead games is back at it with a new Hero and a new update.  The layout is cleaner.  We no longer care about UAF and we are now completely locked in and focused on the Morlocks.  The update added a new hero Ifrit.  That brings the Morlock faction to 7.  Maven, Razorback, Ghoul, Callidus, Phoenix and Heimlock have a new leader (strength-wise) in Ifrit.  We start by breaking down Maven and Razorback in this episode.  

BOOP – Hero Hunters Ep1

Aaron and Jeff are geeking out over Zencastr, podcasting and have settled in on the new topic of Hero Hunters.  The MMORPG for iOS and Android.  We talk about most of the basics of the game.  Just a surface level introduction with subsequent podcasts delving into the nuances of the game and our personal tactical approaches.  We were going to add a lot of text and images to this podcast post but instead I’ll make a seperate post with all of the screen shots from the game and maybe we’ll even get creative and upload a few video captures too.  

Instapaper V Pocket

Can’t remember when I ran these two head to head last.

Pocket won at that point in time because it was just easier cross-platform.  I just heard via Reddit that Instapaper opened up all of their premium features for free.  I’m going back in for a try.

Initially, I went to pocket because it stripped ads out.  Then it was a great way to save stuff on my older smartphone when I wasn’t on wifi to be able to read. The added features within browsers of just being able to easily right click and save is what had me hooked.

I remember trying Instapaper and being annoyed that I couldn’t use all of the features across multiple platforms without a subscription.

At the time of my first head-to-head, I had hundreds if not thousands of articles saved in pocket.  Thinking I’d read them or use them to spur creative thoughts.  It was to a point where I couldn’t even do anything I had so much content saved.  At the time I also remember the trial was related to a subscription to a paper, possibly the New York Times but I can’t remember which one.

The main new feature that I’m trying out is sending articles to my Kindle.  I know this should be an easy thing to do.  It has never worked for me before so I’m stoked to put some stuff on there easily.  The latest BP articles by Aaron Gleeman or just something on WaPo.  Just so its easy and I can read it in bed at night without using my phone because I’m trying to put that thing to bed when I go to the bedroom.

What I’ve done so far:

  • Export my current Pocket list to Instapaper
  • Send half a dozen articles from different sites to my kindle to see how it works/formats the different sites articles
    • ESPN
    • NYT
    • WaPo
    • 9to5Mac
    • The Ringer
    • The Cut
  • Reinstall the iOS app
  • Reinstall the Chrome/Firefox apps
  • Use the speed read feature
    • Not a fan so far but I get the idea it forces you to focus
  • I like the estimated read times

I’ll give it a week and see what I think and then post my updates.