summer in Estonia

With my cool new awesome apartment signed, paid, and ready to move in on the 6th of July, and no major obligations in my job… I realized I have a two-week window to do whatever I want.

So I went to Estonia:)

I’ve been really wanting to hike this country for over a year now. Somehow I always anticipated that I would get around to it in autumn. But why wait? I booked this trip less than 3 hours after I got the idea. Mega impulse purchase :DDDDDDD

Anyway I’m here now. I’m in Tallinn and have been hanging with my friends. It’s not my first time here, so, of course I have to say hello to them. But tomorrow I will begin my hike and hopefully I will post cool pictures and tell you all about it.

Otherwise things in my life are looking good. Things keep getting better and better. I’m happy. Still not where I want to be, emotionally-speaking, yet… but I now at least have full confidence in myself and can see the path in front of me.

I’ve gotten the best help, for my emotional struggles, from the strangest of places…. Jil on instagram. You should follow her. She’s good for your soul.

But you can’t marry her. If you try, I’ll kill you.

How to fix rundll32.exe high CPU Usage in Windows 7 running Vanilla World of Warcraft

This guide is directed at users running World of Warcraft version 1.12.1 on Windows 7.

In some circumstances, “rundll32.exe” will use 100 percent of a CPU core. This is due to a fault in Microsoft’s GameUX. You will need to disable gameUX to fix this. This can be done by editing the registry.

Here’s how

Create a text file containing the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\GameUX\ServiceLocation]
"Games"="127.0.0.1"

Then rename this file from *.txt to *.reg.

Run the .reg file.

Now you can play WoW

Going Back

If you ever want to undo these changes, then simply repeat the above steps with:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\GameUX\ServiceLocation]
"Games"="https://games.metaservices.microsoft.com/games/SGamesWebService.asmx"

Light’s Hope

I’m really serious about Vanilla WoW. Starting just a few weeks ago, after that spitout with Blizzard, I regretted where I placed my money. Blizzard demanded 60€ for nothing, which I would never pay. So I decided on a whim to instead send that money to my old favorite private realm: Light’s Hope.

However, when I checked their donations page, I noticed a 430€ gap for a server bill due in under 24 hours. Personally, I don’t believe in coincidence, so I just quickly pulled out my card and covered the bill.

Impulse purchase. Which gave me nothing. But left me with no regrets at all. Since then, I’ve been turning an interest in Vanilla. I don’t have the time to play anymore. Just interest…

Well that interest has turned into obsession. The drama, humor, fun, the spirit of this realm is amazing. Contrasted to Blizzard’s live realms, which are pathetic and depressing.

Just a few days ago, I played with a French player who came back after a multi-year break. He was so dejected at the state of the game now. How the community of this game is so thoroughly extinguished.

Well he is right.

If there’s one thing I learned from the Vanilla projects, is that your memory is generally right. If things were “better back then”, well, they probably were.

I was doubting myself for so many years about this fact, until I played Elysium. I’ll never forget that feeling. Of realizing that your memories are right. You’re not crazy. Things are better this way.

This feeling pierced into other areas of my life, giving me hopes in things completely unrelated.

Anyway. Since there’s only a few months left in Light’s Hope, I don’t want anyone else to lose the chance to experience what it gave me. I vote for dramatic ending. On the day Classic releases. Don’t stop now when we’re SOO close.

So I’ve decided to personally cover all funding gaps until then:)

Make the most of it, guys. See you at the finish line! 😀