Heya, readers. If you’re seeing this, then: woo! Ninja Blues has crawled back up from a frustrating and attack-filled January 2016. Hopefully, with the measures we’ve taken, it should be smooth sailing again from here on out. At least until the hackers and the scammers adapt again in the ever-flowing arms race that is The Internet, but hey, what can you do.
Couple of points of site news for you:
a) We’ll be porting over our work from the Ninja Blues Repository to here over the next few days. Expect us to be fully back and caught up sometime soon.
b) I’m officially bringing in Ranneko as our third core Ninja Blues member. Not only was his help and support invaluable for getting through January, but his massive volume of work kind of makes him eligible for the position through sheer determination alone. He doesn’t know yet that I’m planning to do this, though; won’t he be surprised when he sees this post.
c) Yes, our banner is busted right now. Blame WordPress. We’re working on it; one catastrophe at a time.
And finally, in actual game-related news:
d) The imminent release of XCOM 2 can only mean one thing: it’s finally, finally time for a new Jarenth Plays series! Given that Jarenth Plays XCOM was one of the most popular things I’ve ever done, and one of the most fun, me picking up this torch with the sequel was more or less assumed. It’s going to follow up from whatever meager storytelling I had going on back then, too; if you ever needed an excuse to re-familiarize yourself with the (screenshot-devoid) first Let’s Play, now’s the time.
And, yes, I am recruiting for this second XCOM iteration! If you’re interesting in being a soldier, scientist, or engineer in my fight against ADVENT and the alien menance, now’s your chance. Sign up in this Google sheet, or leave a comment under this post, with your name, class preferences, and looks/colour scheme.
So yeah! Welcome back, everybody. Thanks for your continued belief in and support of Ninja Blues, it means the world to us. Let’s see if we can’t make the rest of 2016 suck less.