Welcome to Empirical Purple

A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Monday, June 09, 2014

The Best Hearthstone Basic Free Cards

Over the last couple of days I've mostly been leveling up the classes I don't commonly use (read: essentially everything except Mage and Priest) in order to unlock all the basic class cards and get a fat stack of gold for the little mini-achievement.

I've been doing this in ranked mode because, of course, you can't lose stars or ranks when you're lower than rank 20, so even one win in twenty still takes you onwards to the next rank.

After getting half of them up to level 10 I'm still struggling with Rogue and Warrior, but every loss is still XP to the goal. Part of my reason for struggling, I think, is deck construction.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Youtube Famous?

For the last couple of months I've been, basically, making gaming videos and farting about on Youtube.

I'm a fan of the likes of TotalBiscuit, Zero Punctuation, Jesse Cox, Jim Sterling, etc., but of course not everyone can actually make a living from making videos on the internet.

Having watch a lot of the non-professionals out there, I reckon I'm at least as entertaining as them (a very lofty claim), so figured I'd have a go myself.

To that end, youtube.com/user/Starblayde is now a thing! But what's it for?