Friday, November 27, 2009

My Xmas wishlist for WoW

When I was walking around in the city center here yesterday most of the shopping windows had started to fill up with Christmas stuff already. Trees with lights, candles everywhere, and even the street decoration was being put up.Some of my raiders started talking about putting the trees up in their homes already.

I love Christmas, a lot, but I have to say that this is a bit early for my taste. But then I got thinking. Maybe if I stick my wishlist up early enough this year, Blizz Santa will listen to me and give me some of my WoW wishes! (hey, one can dream, right?)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just for you Cele!

Well you, and all the other achievement lovers out there ;)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am looking forward to...

Yay, a little game. Instead of criticizing I figured I would actually start a positive thinking thing here today. Cause today we'll all mention something else that we actually look forward to in patch 3.3.


Uhm...yeah, sorry, influenced by trade chat >_<

So yes, the sentence to start with is "I look forward to...." and then you fill it up.

I'll start.

I look forward to being able to use meeting stones without level constraints.

Your turn ^_^

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The New LFG Tool

Been poking the new LFG tool a bit on the PTR and the one thing I noticed so far is that if you enter with 2 different roles, of which one is dps...too bad, it will never (and I mean every time I have done so) enter you as dps, but as your other role.

Healer and dps? Guaranteed you'll be healing. Tank and dps? Yupyup, you must be tanking. I haven't checked what they do when you mention tank and healer in there, but I wonder.

Shortage of tanks and healers? Nah....

Monday, November 23, 2009

The worst achievement ever

Seriously Blizz....Turkey Hunter. 250 odd turkeys dead, 39 stacks at least twice, and not enough turkeys around for the people who need to kill them. If you guys had actually wanted to make this not as frustrating as it is now....there are 4 starting zones.

You want people to become frustrated with your game? Do this sort of stuff.

Goodnight and thanks for the fish.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anub'Arak: Heroic Mode

In this small series of descriptions on fights in Trial of the Grand Crusader I will assume that you know how to do the fight on normal so I will go through them really rather quickly. I'll deal with all 5 fights separately, this is the third one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Guild Accomplishments in Cataclysm

More information is leaking through about the new system for guilds in Cataclysm. Information mostly being picked up here and there from what Blizzard is willing to let slip, and I have to say that I'm a bit divided on it so far.

So far it seems that as a guild you will be able to gain xp and with that xp you will sort of level up, and gain talent points. That xp will come from the top 20 earners in the guild each week, and it will not carry over into next week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bugfixes in 3.3.

Many bugs fixed say the latest patch notes of 3.3. but I think the most noteworthy, and the one that should be called out specifically is:
Tier 2 Helmets: Looting these items from Nefarion in Blackwing Lair will no longer trigger the Onyxia's Lair (level 60) Feat of Strength achievement.
Go get your achievement while it lasts!

Updates on patch notes can be found here. 

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pets for Sale - Instant Gratification

The blogosphere is upside down with the news that Blizzard is now selling two pets for real money. Some predict that the game is doomed from this point onwards...and others aren't too worried. And these are only two of the most prominent bloggers.

I honestly believe that what Blizzard is doing is part of a bigger thing. And no, not a bigger thing involving Blizzard alone. This is simply a direct consequence of how people want their business being served.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Enchanting Roll in 3.3.

There will be 3 options in the loot screen with 3.3, need, greed, and disenchant. Disenchant will go on the same roll as greed. But need will still go above the other two.

On the one hand it's very positive that Blizzard has taken notice of the problems that enchanters are having, but the solution they've chosen goes completely against my feeling of honesty.

Before at least I could chose myself if I wanted to offer the option of DEing, now I have no choice, since the game will scan for a character in the group that can DE items and just offer a disenchant roll. So now everybody can use my profession as they see fit without me having anything to say about it.

This being said, I'm wondering when we'll see  loot screens for mining where I can roll need/greed. Skinning, and herbalism same thing. It would only be fair since people can now use my profession without my consent for their own little benefits, so why shouldn't I be allowed to use their profession for my benefit?

Why would I want to level enchanting at all how it's going to be in 3.3? I'll just DE greed my mats. No need for enchanters anymore. No need to look them up in trade to DE my greens, so they can make a buck. 

No need to look enchanters up anymore anyways since they can just stick their enchants on scrolls, which you can then go buy on AH.

And if you think about it. Why do non enchanters even get the option to roll DE? They cannot DE, they cannot do anything with the shards/dust/essences, but sell them. Not to speak about the prices going down of these items since this system will ensure a lot more enchanting materials to be available on the market.

I currently know of a lot of people who simply sell their greens to the vendor and don't go through the efforts of finding an enchanter to DE stuff for them. That will be finished for anything DEable that drops in dungeons.

I have loved being an enchanter for a long time, but am now seriously considering switching professions. I haven't seen benefits to it for a long time (where are my Enchanting patterns in ToC? I see millions for tailoring, LWing, BSing, but nothing for the other professions, and the Ulduar drop is so rare that I've seen it only two times so far), and now they've decided that my profession is supposed to give the entire group benefits.

So I have two options, switch profession, or do not do pugs (since with guildies this has never been a problem, and I doubt will ever be a problem). And not doing pugs will lock me out of several of the new systems in 3.3. (which is another story entirely, and will no doubt turn into a separate post at some point).

I am not a happy camper.But at least we know Blizzard's verdict on it. They feel everybody is entitled to have disenchanted items, so instead of giving the choice to the gamer, they just make it easy and take that choice away.

(BTW, if anybody is able to give me the positive side of this, let me know, since I cannot find any save for the part that Blizzard has at least noticed that there was a problem, and that I won't have to press my DE button as often anymore)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Best of Patch 3.3.

So more and more information streaming in about the upcoming patch 3.3. and while I've been keeping an eye on it, I've been trying to not go onto the PTR too much this time around, and decided to keep more of it a secret.

However, I do keep a half eye on MMO Champion, and if you ever read anything about the game it's hard to completely avoid information.

Don't read if you don't want the spoilers. The post is not too spoiler heavy, but if you don't want to know anything about it, then stop here.