Shin

So yeah…

obviously, following the last post, and the lack of posts thereafter, we got sucked back into the wonderful World of Warcraft.
So happy new year, bla bla bla, we’re back off to Azeroth.
This time as 2 paladins on an rp server. There’s not a lot of roleplaying but there’s no asswipes either, so double win. Me as a protection pala tanking and the missus as a holy paladin healing. Healadins apparently don’t suck, it’s just other players that suck. It’s a nice combo to play with, very strong and with lots of heal and AoE abilities at the same time.
I like. Good company, good times.

World of Warcraft – Cataclysm

… women.
So, a few months ago my better half decided to stop playing WoW because she was annoyed with all the twats playing online, and because she felt she should quit to focus on her studies.
After that, as I was wondering about quitting myself to focus on more productive things, my credit card expired and I didn’t bother to update my Battle.net account with the new card details. So after a bit of twitching we were both off the hook.
Much to my surprise, today out of the blue she suggested getting Cataclysm and starting on a new RP-only server to avoid the morons.
I think we all know where this is going…

Warcraft Cataclysm countdown 1

The big countdown has begun as the Warcraft servers just went down for 12 hours of maintenance for the big patch that’ll herald the start of the new Cataclysm changes.
And a lot of people got together to say bye bye around midnight.
I haven’t read up on how the talent trees are going to change but I’ll leave that as a surprise for tomorrow. Assuming all goes well.

Level 80


So yeah, yay, we hit level 80.
I’m still not 100% sure if that’s a good thing.
People say the game doesn’t properly start until level 80, but I’m not so sure about that. Part of the fun seems missing and if you thought people were assholes thusfar, just wait ’til 80.
Basically you have to start from scratch, all your gear is useless and you have to grind heroics for epic drops and to gather enough emblems to get gear to stop sucking.
Same goes for PvP, get ready to start from scratch again. Yay. Forget about going on raids because all the pugs (random pickup groups) demand you have good gear and achievements to prove you’ve done succesful raids. Catch 22.

Ah yeah, my glorious moment of hitting 80; we got our ass kicked in PvP by the Horde:

Oddly enough I still get most satisfaction from doing all the quests I haven’t done yet. Taking my time, breathing in the scenery and gaining moolah and mats to level my enchanting and tailoring professions along the way. Hooking up with the missus to nuke some bad guys or flying around discovering bits of the vast landscape we haven’t seen yet.

It just seems more fun than making it all about the best gear. Gearscore seems everything (a sort of overall score based on the gear you have equipped). Mine’s 4506 at the moment, so I’m getting there. But it’s getting boring.

WoW forum?

Hmmm, maybe I should start a WoW forum for our guild and the other people we’ve met along the way and play with on our realm. Could be fun…

Wrath of the Lich King

We’re finally starting on Wrath of the Lich King, albeit a tad handicapped at the moment. Our warlocks were level 69, so we started the Lich King 10 day trial while we waited for the full version to arrive by mail. Unfortunately Blizzard has levelcapped the trial, so we’ve been stuck at level 70 for a week now. At least it gives us time to do some farming, my enchanting is lagging immensely compared to my tailoring. It’s insane how much it costs to gain even one point in enchanting at this level.
Then again spellfire tailoring isn’t exactly cheap either, but the mats are a whole lot easier to gather.

Paladin for the win

After getting my Alliance warlock up to level 68 in World of Warcraft I slowly started to get an itch that needed scratching. Don’t get me wrong, warlocks are awesome, but gameplay wise they (and many others) can get a bit annoying.
Random dungeons with sucky tanks and healers either just sucking or throwing hissy fits, needing groups to get certain quests done, things like that started to bother me more and more. So I’ve started again, as a Horde paladin, and life is good. I can solo everything, heal myself, tank myself and beat the crap out of everything I encounter while enjoying lots of armor and fiddling around with magic still.
It’s good to be a paladin.

Epic fail


The time between him saying “I’m no noob” and then dying was about 2 seconds.

World of Warcraft trial

Terribly late to the party with a game that was released in what, 2003? But here I am nonetheless, in 2010, trying World of Warcraft. And it’s fun. It’s probably more fun ’cause I’m playing it with Katelynd which makes things a little more social as I can’t really be arsed to talk to people in game.
The graphics are probably nice if only I could turn up the dial, playing it on my Mac Mini is plenty slow already with all the graphical options set to low. On the iMac is looks lovely though.

So… looks like we’ll be upgrading to full accounts this weekend.

(btw, am I the only one who finds great humor in the fact that when you’re dead and you have to walk back to your physical body as a ghost you still have to jump over obstacles like fences instead of being able to walk straight through them?)

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.