You’ve been warned

Here is the stark warning when you delete your Microsoft Account

You'll lose access to all personal or organizational data stored
by any Microsoft service and may lose access to other services using this
account.
Any personal info you manage using family settings,
HealthVault, MSN Money, Skype Messenger contacts, or any other Microsoft
services using this account will be lost. If this account has been used on
behalf of a business or organization, you and your organization will lose access
to all services registered to this account so we strongly reccommend that you
notify your admin before you close this account.
You'll lose access to Skype, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, Azure,
and all other personal and organizational Microsoft subscription services,
along with potentially losing any remaining account balances.
We strongly recommend NOT closing
this account until you've made sure you have no personal or
organizational subscriptions or outstanding balances associated with it.
You'll lose access to Outlook.com, Hotmail, and OneDrive.
You'll no longer have access to any email, documents, or
photos you've stored through these Microsoft services.
You'll lose access to all earned Microsoft certifications, passed
exams, and any associated transcript.
All certifications, exams and badges linked to this account
will be permanently deleted. To see the Microsoft Certification data that's
linked to this account, or to transfer your Certification data to another
account before closing this one, contact your Regional Service Center.
You'll be unable to manage any software such as apps, games, services,
or other listings created or owned by this account in various Microsoft stores
across Windows, Office, Xbox, Azure, and more.
All such software will be removed from various Microsoft stores and will no longer be
available for purchase or download, and customers who bought such software
might lose access to it. If your account owns such software, please close your
developer account to collect any remaining payments. Not closing this account
will cause you to forfeit any remaining amounts owned for the apps published
through this account.
You'll lose access to any digital games and subscriptions you've
purchased or acquired, including Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Mixer Pro.
Your gamertag, Xbox Live gamerscore, achievements, saved
games, game captures, and your friends list will all be deleted. Additionally, your Mixer account will be
closed, you'll be unable to stream content, and your previous broadcasts will
be deleted.
You'll be unable to install or reinstall all music, games, apps, and
software purchased or downloaded using this account. You might also lose some
associated functionality.
Content purchased or downloaded using this account will no longer be available for reinstallation or
installation on additional devices. Some associated content functionality might
also become unusable.
You'll loss access to some services on devices attached to this
account.
You'll lose access to any services using this account on your
Xbox consoles (which require a Microsoft account) and your Windows Phone,
desktops, and Microsoft Surface devices. To access all the available services,
you must set up the devices using a new Microsoft account.

For todays gamers deleting their account with 200+ gaming hours would leading to massive outrage.

Maybe, this is why Facebook is no longer supported on PSN…this will make it a bit harder to profile gamers.

You’ve been warned

Last of the Summer Whine

Well, play time is nearly over with the meteorological Autumn well in season.  Time to consider winter coats and long sleeve shirts.  Apparently, it will be easier to get loot and gear in Division 2 after the next update. This will be perfect for me to immerse myself outside real life.

The real-life grind ahead of me for the next few months will be at “challenging level” and I’ll need to pull on the talents of those around me.

More gear please

Turn the bloody alarm off (NSA spoiler alert)

A trip through the NSA Security alert mission on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 reminds me that being meticulous and patient is a rewarding trait.  I romped through the mission only to be perplexed searching for the Backpack trophy.

Crafty level designers lead you to apparent dead-ends with minimal clues as you try to figure out how to get into the fan shaft in the DataCentre.  Finding the fan shaft is not that tricky but finding the fuse box annoying, i took me 20 mins of running around the map shooting red fuse boxes with no results. Best to run this mission solo unless all your team members have the same mindset.

The solution is right in your face…just pan top left near the fan and you can barely see a yellow fuse box, shoot that and then everything is gravy. You’ll end up in an office with lots of loot after scurrying through the tunnels like an oversized rat.

Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 – hidden NSA secrets

Brand shopping list (6)

I’m not actually sure what’s available but I’m started farming “brand” parts so I can create collections on my 2nd character just for the hell of it. Could be a needle in a haystack especially if you can’t actually build 6 pieces of all brands.

                             Missing from my stash
Badger Tuff:                 Vest, holster and knee pads
Murakami:                    Mask
Providence Defense:          Gloves,holster and knee pads
Airaldi Holdings:            Mask,Vest and knee pads
Overlord Armaments:          Mask, Armour, Holster 
Gila Guard:                  None

Next up on the list (9)

Douglas and Harding
China Light Industries Corp
Sokolov Concern
Richter & Kaiser GmbH
Alps Summit Armament
Wyvern Wear
Petrov Defense Group
Fenris Group AB
5.11 Tactical 
Detroit: Become Human – Always watching

I’ve already said too much

The Art of shutting the hell up is tough to maintain consistently. I kick myself at how transparent I can sometimes become, showing my raw emotions ready for exploitation.

My fellow US squad members often let slip their opinions on real world ballistics whist playing the Division which probably explains why their builds are so bloody brilliant.

Anyways…my hopes of a conflict free weekend were shattered within 2 hours of arriving back in London. On the plus side, I’m thankful for months of good health despite not visiting the gym, eating randomly and too often.

Far Cry® New Dawn – Trust NooooooBody

Research stage – cheaters patched

It’s been great wondering around the country shooting wildlife and taking OutPost in FarCry New Dawn.  The game has been good to me, I haven’t achieved the Platinum trophy yet but it’s nearly time to return to DC (90+GB download in progress) especially after the patch.

Today’s official basic notes (no engineering details but enough to observe they had to take down the global servers for 3 hours)

  •     Fixed an issue where the Special Field Research stages would not update properly in certain situations.
  •     Fixed an issue where Specialization ammunition could not be picked up in certain situations.
  •     Fixed an issue of missing gun textures in the inventory.
  •     Fixed an issue causing players to be temporarily invulnerable when replacing an armor plate in cover (An exploit/cheat patched)
Far Cry® New Dawn – Great Off-line environment