Monday, August 31, 2015

Blaugust Day 31: Finish Line


We’ve done it. The 31 days of Blaugust (someone should write a song about that), and now we are between 1-31+ posts richer because of it. Some of us are exhausted (I’m one of them), some of us are wired up and want more (are there?), and some are going on, business as usual. But today marks the official end of hell Blaugust and we can all pat ourselves on the back for getting through the month.

I’d love to post some stats and stuff about Blaugust and my own blog, but I haven’t been keeping track of it much and don’t have anything to compare it too, really. I’ve been more enjoying reading other posts, coming up with my own, and commenting/replying on other and my own blogs. That’s not to say people should not worry about their stats as we each have our own thing we do and stats can be important to us.

Some of the stuff I’ve learned from Blaugust was keeping a more solid schedule in posting (only had two lapses I’ve made makup posts for) and some capabilities that Blogger has, including changing the comment system to something more powerful. I have some more plans for my blog, like getting a blogroll up, creating an achievements page of all this blog has accomplished, and come out with some neat community features. As a web developer by trade, I’m sure I can put that to use.

But this isn’t a parting post, far from it; this is a new starting post to finally kick my butt in gear and continue posting more regularly. My plans will be to keep blogging, around 4 posts a week, make some more videos for Youtube, aiming for 3 a week to start with, and to finally sit down and start writing out my podcast story script and EQ comic script. This will be my September goal.

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Blaugust Day 30: SW:TOR Thoughts


I’ve recently delved into playing some more Star Wars: The Old Republic recently. Mostly to get caught up on some of the class stories before losing the 12x story experience boost. So far, I’m enjoying the Bounty Hunter story, but it does seem a little repetitive.

  • Get a target for my next quest
  • Say something to make you sound dangerous
  • Run to the target and either kill or capture
  • Return to the NPC and get reward
  • Make snide remark how easy it was
  • Bounty Huntering +1

I shouldn’t have expected more than that from a Bounty Hunter story. Maybe if their missions expanded a little bit more to make the prey seem a bit more dangerous and elusive, but now I’m in the great hunt - this may turn a new leaf and give me want I want in a story.

Some thoughts on 12x story bonus

Going through the story with 12x story bonus has definitely kept me on par with doing the story only. The hurdle I’m facing now is gear. I’m getting accommodations to help close that gap, but I’m finding the inflated economy is a bit higher than I can keep up with. I could get some orange gear and get mods for them (which I’ll probably attempt) but I don’t think I’ll get enough accomodations to do that. The 12x bonus was definitely for people who has an established character with plenty of resources to help your new character along. I don’t have this so I’m doing the best I can.

This isn’t me complaining about the bonus, or me asking for more accommodations, but I’m sure there are others out there, like me, without an established character that is trying to run through the story. This is more of a word of caution of what to expect when going in to do the same.

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Blaugust Day 29: Family, Gaming and sometimes Both

Hello, my name is Tyrannodorkus and… and I have a family. Yes, I’ve had them for sometime now. No, it’s not a wife and kids (haven’t made the leap yet), it’s a mother, father, brother and sister's kind of family. I take care of them as best as I can, but their wild side can still show up sometimes. I’m lucky though, some are gamers, like myself, and are far more understanding of my lifestyle. The rest know I’m a gamer, but sometimes I wonder if they understand I’m a gamer.

So for all you gamers out there with family that has non-gamers in them, this is a post for you.

What’s it like to be a gamer

Being a gamer is like any other hobby, I suppose. We have our jargon, our toys and our places of worship. Sometimes we’re a son or daughter, and sometimes we’re Commander Shepard of the SSV Normandy, and sometimes we’re a tauren warrior fighting orcs. This is our lifestyle, this is who we are.

Living with non-gamers

Hearing quotes like “playing that game again?” or “you’ll never make a living playing games” have become pretty standard by non-gamers to gamers. Even though that latter quote is completely untrue, these usually stem from a misunderstanding or general lack of knowing anything about games. Non-gamers need our sympathy and patience. They are like a fish that needs to acclimate to the water temperature of a new tank, a gradual teaching of our hobby. Tell them too much and they become overwhelmed quickly. Try to use relatable subjects to them to explain what it is you’re doing in game. In the middle of a raid? Tell them it’s like a sports team, and each person has their own position and role to fill out on the field. Crafting armor? Tell them it’s like making clothes that’ll help protect you and give you a new look.

To non-gamers

Greetings non-gamers. I assume you skimmed most of this article, which is cool (we don’t want you to know our secrets). This section is for you, on how to live with gamers in your family.

Sometimes we can’t just stop the game. There could be cutscenes (in game movies to watch), or unstoppable story that we need to hear. Before you want to conversate with us, give us a nudge first if it’s ok. Something like “Hey, got a minute? Just want to talk.” In which we’ll probably tell you, “Sure, just a minute. Let me finish this first.”

We know you told us to take out the trash. Let us get to a good stopping point. The trash has been there all day, 5 more minutes won’t mean the trash will explode all over the floor, it’ll still be there. But don’t let us forget either, as we can easily forget about the trash, a gentle reminder is nice.

Lastly, as a kind gesture on your part, try and learn something about their hobby. Like the name or the brand they like to play on; Nintendo WiiU, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac.


We can all live in harmony, and more respectful of each other’s hobby more. You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Blaugust Day 28: Conspiracies: Was Qui-Gon a Sith Lord?


Since my recent dive into Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’ve been on a Star Wars kick. So I’m going to talk about a fun little conspiracy I formed up. Was Qui-Gon a Sith Lord?

The One to bring balance to the Force

Qui-Gon was adamant about fulfilling the prophecy of The One. The One would bring balance to the force, but Qui-Gon was part of the Jedi Order and knew the Jedi were the dominant force at that time. So that would mean he knew that Anakin would balance that dominancy and either destroy the Jedi or rebuild the Sith.

Goes against the Council

As we all know, the Jedi Council declined to train Anakin the first time they requested. Qui-Gon instead told the boy to basically watch him and try to learn that way. This show’s Qui-Gon disagrees with the Council and kind of goes against their ruling. This also means he secretly took on a second padawan learner, which is against the Jedi code.


All this points to Qui-Gon being a Sith, a secret dark lord out to destroy the Jedi Order. That or he could be a grey Jedi, but then this theory wouldn’t sound as dark and sinister as I’d want it. Maybe this post can throw a shred of doubt on one of the main characters of the story. Perhaps there are more things we’ve missed in the movies…

If you like Star Wars and are interested in its lore, I’ve been listening to It’s A Trap. A podcast by Redna and Ordoo and they talk about all things Star Wars; books, movies and comics.

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blaugust Day 27: The D&D Alignment Test


Keeping the ball rolling on Aywren’s D&D Alignment, and stealing Chestnut’s idea of stealing Aywren’s idea, who then stole that from StarShadow, I decided to take the D&D alignment test myself. What were my results?

chaotic neutral

A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn’t strive to protect others’ freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. The chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). The common phrase for chaotic neutral is "true chaotic." Remember that the chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom both from society’s restrictions and from a do-gooder’s zeal.

--excerpted from the Player’s Handbook, Chapter 6

I think this fits me pretty good. The other week when a group of friends, my brother and I played Settlers of Catan, I decided to embrace chaos for one of the rounds using dice rolls on all my deals. Suffice to say, that round went pretty darn interesting, and I came close to winning, but alas; The dice giveth and the dice taketh away.

To continue on this chaos theory, I always feel like my world is perfect with a good sense of balance. I tend to root for the underdog, I sometimes find myself not liking something that is overly popular and liking something that others tend to ignore. Moi takes care of moi, but I always try to keep an abundance to help others that need it. Many of the subjects I write about jump around as I don’t like to be chained to just one. I’m middle brained, highly introverted in a world ruled by extroverts and like seeing the norm get stirred up once in a while. This alignment means balance and it’s very agreeable to me, although I often lean towards good. Because badness will be the end of you, and our goodness will be our triumph! Bad is bad - good is good! Bad-bad-good-bad! Good-good-bad-good, bad! Good.

Anyone still remember, or own pogs? Well I do. :D
They'll make a comeback someday, just wait and see.
If I were to think of an inanimate object that could represent chaotic neutral, it would probably be pogs. Why pogs? Because I just wanted to include them somehow. Chaos!

If you’re running out of subjects to write about for Blaugust, try keeping the ball rolling further and take the test yourself. See how well, or poorly it aligns with your personality, or character you like to roleplay as. You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blaugust Day 26: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Some Catching Up To Do



dun-dun-du-du-daa, dun-dun-du-du-daa, dun-dun-du-du-daa, dun-dun-du-du-daa…

Yup, I’m opening with the dual of fates, my favorite soundtrack from Star Wars. Why? Because I decided I wanted to get caught up on the stories of Star Wars: The Old Republic before we lose the 12x story experience in October.

12x Story Experience

Yup, since May 4th through October 19th, SW:TOR gave subscribers 12 times the normal experience for story missions, with the option to opt-out. This allows players to skip past side content and quests and go straight through the class story. Why is this such a big deal? Because much of what makes SW:TOR good is specifically its story.

Return of the sith
You've done walked down the wrong alley...

SW:TOR Storytelling

Back when I first played, it was with my brother, before the free-to-play conversion. We had a blast running through the story with our characters and seeing them evolved through the choices we made. True that some choices are just fluff and doesn’t affect anything, well most of it, but just seeing our characters give responses that we choose made the story feel different.

The best part was that the side missions allowed us to fight over who gives the response to the NPC. It was more enjoyable when we played clashing characters, like the noble knight and the money hungry smuggler. Sometimes he’d win and we would do the job for the people, sometimes I’d win and I’d get in a quick line that says we’ll do it for some credits. It was fun and made the story very interesting for us.

Story mode only

Since I wanted to still see a lot of the story this game has to offer, I want to get in on the 12x story experience because my brother doesn’t have time to join me. Since I won’t have his help, I’m on my own and much of the side story bored me to tears because how repetitive it would get, or long winded, or it would send me back to the other side of the map where I’d just came from. With the exp boost, I can choose to ignore the quests that I don’t want to run.

I see where people like Vulkk suggests we don’t rush through the game with 12x story experience and skipping the side quests. He wants us to experience much of the gems that are side quests, and I respect that advice, but I just don’t want to have to drudge through a bunch of boring or busy-work quests to find all the gems. This is especially when all I really want is to continue experiencing the main story of the Knights of the Old Republic story. I’ve played through both Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2, now I want to see the continuation in SW:TOR.

Revan judges you
So my plan right now is to run through Bounty Hunter first, then through Smuggler. I’m thinking Imperial Agent next, and possibly skipping the Trooper. Last, I wanted to save force users as I’m sure they will have most of the story revolving around the politics of the universe so I’ll want to play the Jedi Knight. I’m saving the Sith Warrior and Inquisitor for when my brother ever wants to play again; those where our main characters, and we still are running them through their stories. I’ll probably skip, the Jedi Consular though, but I might run it if I still have time.

Any fellow SW:TOR players have a better lineup suggestion for me? I’ve already committed to BH first, but the others I can move around. I know I’ll want to do the JK before the boost is gone. What about strongholds, should I worry about them? Or are they not necessary?

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blaugust Day 25: Screen Share - I Can't Even

For those not in the know, I’ve been playing a lot of Trove.

This world is just a mishmash of everything under the sun, and I’d probably believe you if you said there’s a class that wields a bun.

Judging from the image I’m sharing with you, the world is crazy, through and through.

For being a game that you can play for free,
I choose to be a dragon, riding a raptor up in a rainbow tree.

It’s simple, it’s sweet, and the world is divine; now if I could only think of a rhyme…

But where are my manners, my-my-my. This image is called ‘I Can’t Even’, and you can probably see why.

That is all I have to share with you today.
So farewell, my friends.
There’s another biome to survey. :)

If you like to blog and be more engaged, then you can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blaugust day 24: Cards Against Humanity


The other weekend, my brother and I hung out with some friends and played a spectacularly funny game; Cards Against Humanity. If you are familiar with the game Apples to Apples, it’s very similar, except that the card choices are going to be pretty raunchy and could be down right dark. For those not familiar with either, the game is simple; each person takes turns pulling a black card, then other players supply a white card from their hand to finish a blank sentence or answer a question from the black card, then the one who pulled the black card chooses the white card that they liked and the point goes to that player.

The night went on through 4 rounds, each with their own twisted results. If you enjoy dark or twisted humor, I’d say give the game a try. I’ve included a few random pulls from the deck to give you a taste (removing any of the more twisted results, of course, as I want to still keep family friendly).

In M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Bruce Willis discovers that The Big Bang had really been Mr. Clean, right behind you all along.

I drink to forget Natural male enhancement.

While the United States raced the Soviet Union to the moon, the Mexican government funneled millions of pesos into research on Harry Potter erotica.

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Off topic sidenote:

So you may be wondering, why am I talking about a card game on a video game blog that is suppose to be focused on MMOs even though most of the subjects had been non or semi MMO related. Well, mostly it’s Belghast’s fault with Blaugust and I kind of want to get across the finishing line. But to take on my share of the responsibility, it’s because blogging in general is still very new to me. I’ve started in February, got my footing with the NBI in May, and then kind of dropped off the radar until August for Blaugust. Not sure where I’m going with all this, but chaos is to be expected with something new, and my blog is no different. I shall eventually tame this beast.

I also have my own Youtube channel. If you think my writing is bad, you should hear me talk. :)

If you’re interested, I’ve been doing some videos on Trove.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Blaugust Day 23: Twinlepathy


It’s Sunday, my day of rest, so today I’m going to talk about a mythical, legendary ability that very few of the population shares, and it’s absolutely true; Twinlepathy.

We twins of the world keep this a secret from everyone else because we know it will just depress all you single child and non-twin siblings of the world that we have this ability and you don’t. Nany-nany boo-boo, we have it.

If one of us is hurt, the other can feel it. It’s absolutely true, and not a made up thing. If you were here, I’m making my brother say ‘owe’ by pinching my arm… sorry, I have to stop now, he’s threatening to noogy himself to get back at me.

We also have our own language. Actually, it’s languages, as in multiple different ways of communicating. These can range from grunts and moans that basically asks the other for a drink of water or something to eat, to silent nods and gestures to strategically pass vital info during tests. We can also talk in random gibberish, to an outside perspective, but to us, it’s actually an encrypted language to keep our communication secret. And when we are too far apart, we just speak telepathically to each other.

Lastly, we can switch bodies if we want to. Parents and siblings can usually see past this power, but the rest of the world can’t tell. Sometimes we switch positions when you aren’t looking, or when we are in different places and meet a friend of the other twin, we’ll switch then too so the other can hang out.

All of this is completely 100% true and can be proven scientifically. I mean, it’s not like I’m trying to throw out sometime just to have a post today for Blaugust. And it’s also not like we twins been with each other for so long that we just seem to know each other and what the other wants without having to say something. And it’s totally not true that we’d answer to the name of the other because it’s easier to just let them think we are the other twin after trying to say for years we are not that twin.

Anyone of my fellow twins out there want to confirm or deny my confession, or want to silence me before I give other secrets away?

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Blaugust Day 22: Cross Platforming


Man, sometimes I wish I could play my PC game with someone that has it on their console. That would be nice to be able to play together on different systems. But, why is that? Why can’t we do that already?

What is cross platforming?

Cross platforming is when you can play a game on one console and connect with someone using a different name brand console. So for instance I play Borderlands on the Xbox, and connect with friends that are playing it on the Playstation and PC. An actual example is the game Final Fantasy 11. You could actually play together either on the Playstation or PC.

Why isn’t this a thing yet?

This is kind of out of the developers hands a little. The problem is twofold; Player input devices and software version compatibilities.

Input devices are really only an issue when it comes to competitive gaming. For instance if I have a bunch of players playing a first-person shooter with controllers and some on the keyboard and mouse. The players on keyboard and mouse have an advantage over the controllers because they offer faster and more precise aiming. So if players weren’t on equal footing in competitive environments, then it stops being fun. Cooperative games aren’t so much a problem.

Software versions are the biggest hurdle. Any time your game has an update, you have to get that update to everyone that wants to play together, otherwise when you are on an older version of a game connecting to a person with a newer version, your older version may have bugs, issues or just crash because the code isn’t the same as the person you connected to. In MMO games, everyone is patched when they try to connect to keep them all on the same version. Games like Civilization usually requires you to have the same version in order to connect with other players.

Why software versions is a problem is because on the PC, you can just push your patch out to everyone that wants or needs it without an issue. However, on the Playstation or Xbox, they require payment every time you need to update someone’s game because you are going through their servers.

Can we have cross platforming?

Yes, we can. The reason why we mostly don’t is because the easiest solution to both of these problems is just to keep everyone separate from each other. Problem solved. But that’s not what we want. We, as gamers and consumers, want to be able to play with each other, despite the system we choose to play on. Let us game together, please.

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Blaugust Day 21: Backwards Compatibility


What do we want on consoles? Backwards compatibility! When do we want it? Now!

Why isn’t it available on consoles yet? I don’t know! When can we have it? Actually, now!

Backwards compatibility seems to be that pie-in-the-sky dream and wish-list item for console gamers. How do I know? Because I complain about it myself all the time for my consoles.

What is backwards compatibility?

It’s when you can take an older game from the previous console(s) and play it on the newest one, provided it uses the same physical medium to play the game; like a disc or cartridge.

So why isn’t it a thing on consoles?

The consoles are just far too complex for them to include backwards compatibility. It’s just a fact… Well phooey, I don’t buy that for one second.

I have a far more complex machine running right next to me that can run emulation software and the old NES, SNES, and PS1 games I have or download. And what are consoles but just standardized computers. It can be done people, but manufacturers put up a hissy fit saying it’s just too hard.

Nintendo played it smart and just souped-up their previous console from Wii to the Wii U so they can just include the old chipset to run the older games.

Because consoles have constantly refused to give us this, I’ve been steadily losing interest. My brother was the one to get the Wii U and I kind of stopped using my PS3 because I know I can’t take my games with me if I upgraded. We no longer have any xbox stuff around, or interest in getting any of the new stuff. Sony pulled their trump card with FF7 Remake, so I’ll be keeping my eyes on that.

What say you, console gamers? Are you as mad that all we get are excuses?

You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blaugust Day 20: Windows 10 Update


Last week, I gave my initial impressions of Windows 10. Now that I had a week to acclimate to my new environment and test out a list of games, I feel I can give a better impression of Windows 10.

Load up

My older machine is about 6-7 years old right now, running with a dual processor and a $50 (two years back) video card. I have to say that initial load up to get into Windows is quicker, but didn’t feel like that much though. When it’s ready, I’m greeted with a Windows 8 esq wallpaper and the time/date, which I can hit space and it flicks up showing me the users I can sign in on.

Windows asked upon first signing in, and I obliged, to convert my user account into a Microsoft account, which I can use a quick pin to sign in. This pin apparently only works on this computer. I couldn’t say if that actually makes it safer, but if someone were to steal my computer, they’d be better off just wiping it and reselling it.

Once I sign in, there are a number of programs that want to bootup, which I have to wait around a few minutes longer while those are starting up in the background. Windows was nice to let me know this and gave me an option to stop any of them from loading on bootup if I wanted.

Hey, Cortana

Back to Cortana. After the initial ‘wow, new toy’ factor wore off, I found myself not really using Cortana. She’s a pretty basic helper tool that can do a Bing search for me (there are ways to get this changed to Google searches), or give me the weather, or set up a reminder. One nice thing I discovered is asking Cortana to launch a program for me. I had her launch Steam, Notepad and Photoshop for me.

Cortana isn’t much use for someone like me since I keep easy access to all my programs in the start or the taskbar (don’t like having icons in front of my background image), but I do think Cortana is a great start for those with motor skill problems. Someone who has trouble clicking or using the mouse can just speak a command for Cortana to launch a program or do a search for them. So I like her for making computers more accessible for others.


Some quirks, I noticed, was a strange shutdown process. I have a backlit keyboard and noticed during the shutdown that my monitor will shut off as normal, but my keyboard is still lite. After a few seconds, then the keyboard shuts down and after a few seconds more, the PC finally shuts off. I’m not sure what it’s doing during that process, maybe just shutting stuff off as soon as it’s done instead of all at once?

I’ve also experienced a couple of freezes. Both were game related; during play, the monitor would just lose signal and shut off and eventually the music would just stop. I would have to reset the computer when that happened. This could be a Windows 10 problem, still squashing bugs and all, or it could be my video card trying to play games on a new platform that isn’t fully supported yet.

Start Menu

The start menu takes getting used too if you come from Windows 7. For 8 or phone users, it should be very familiar with the metro tiles. I unpinned all the default tiles and pinned up some of the ones that I normally used, like Steam, mail and the Netflix app. I also pinned the photo gallery so I could see the live tile shift through different pictures (add some color and movement to some static titles).

In the start menu, My Computer is now File Explorer, All Programs is now All Apps, and Control Panel is now Settings. Something nice for 7 and older users is if you right click on the start button, you get a list of more familiar options like Control Panel and My Computer.

Games and Programs

Here is the biggy one for me. How well does it play games? I think Windows 10 does it well. Most of the work is going to be in the graphics card, though, and how well it’s updated. For some of the games, I played with making the graphics higher than I would on 7. Some games handled that better than others, a bit of a crapshoot. The biggest thing you can do when you upgrade to 10 is make sure your graphics card is fully up-to-date and that it said its update is for Windows 10 compatibility. This will go a long way towards playing games on 10.

If you are very concerned about a specific game, I would suggest seeing if the developer stated that it is compatible or not. Even if it’s not, it could still run and work, but just not supported yet.

Here is my list of games I tried out with my setup. Your setup and results may vary.

Games that Worked:
  • Banished
  • Borderlands 2
  • Everquest 2
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Neverwinter (Safe mode only, could be an issue with my video card)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Sims 3
  • Space Engineers
  • Star Trek Online
  • Starbound
  • SW:TOR
  • Terraria
  • TES: Oblivion
  • TES: Skyrim
  • The Bard's Tale
  • The Secret World
  • Trove

Programs that Worked:
  • Arc
  • Chrome
  • Dreamweaver
  • Firefox
  • Handbrake
  • LOOT
  • Nexus Mod Manager
  • Norton
  • Origin
  • Photoshop
  • Skyrim Creation Kit
  • Steam
  • Unity

Games that DID NOT Work:
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (In a start up loop with Steam)
  • Starpoint Gemini 2 (In a start up loop with Steam)

Programs that DID NOT Work:
  • WAMP (A virtual server program for web developers)

If you did not see a specific game or program not listed that you’d like me to try, let me know; if I have it, or it’s free, I’ll take a look for you.

That’s my updated review. Overall, I think Windows 10 is an improvement over previous Windows systems, but for me personally, I think I’m going to wait another month before updating my main machine, just to have that buffer. For others, I hope I helped you decided whether to make the switch or stay happily where you are with your system. If you do decide to make the plunge, there’s an easy option in 10 to revert back to 8 or 7 (whichever you upgraded from) up to 1 month in case you’d like to try yourself and go back if unsatisfied.

If you’d like to read another review, Shadowz over at The Legacies made a review on Updating to Windows 10. There’s also a mention in the review on skinning Windows 10 to look like 7 if you want to get the update of 10, but have the look of 7. You can find more about Blaugust at the 2015 Blaugust Initiative Page.