Monday, November 29, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

All of a sudden I got quite busy with all sorts of stuff....and then bam there was a shattering. I had wanted to write about it...really, I did, but instead I got busy playing it. My nightelf mage is now level 34 already, and I have to say the quests have never been more fun.

Anyways, turkey day has been and I hope all of you out there who celebrated it had a good time! But I figured I would have to take the happy turkeys off the blog now. So instead a new seasonal game and a happy wacky santa at the top.

Also, while I was looking for funky pics I came across this site. When I was a small kid I used to love everything that had to do with coloring and artsy stuff and I wish that these sort of sites had been available to me back then. I swear my colouring books were full faster than my mom could find me a new different one.

Anyways, if any of you do feel the urge to take up your pens and go colouring (or get your kids to color them) I promise I will feature them here on the blog. Just leave me a comment and we'll get in touch on how to get the colouring to me.

For now....back to the mage!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I fail at NaBloPoMo

I thought I had it all planned out, one bug per day, how hard could it be...well, apparently quite hard if you forget to post them >_<

So yeah, while I have a list of things still, and more new ones to add now the world has been shattered, I haven't posted them...oh well.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Bug A Day - More Sound Bugs

We were running Naxx today for our immortal. Unfortunately we didn't make it, someone's connection decided to kill us when we reached Heigan. But I did discover another interesting sound bug.

When you're standing at range and the fight is over. When you then move into melee range the last 3 to 5 seconds of the melee fighting sounds get replayed on the spot. Including death of the boss sounds.

I could post some screenshots, but unfortunately they don't show sound too much....

Why Does Blizzard Hate Healers?

I was going through my reader and came accross Larisa's post about Ghostcrawler blogging about healers. Naturally I ended up reading GCs blog post and I wanted to post a reaction. I had erased my comment about 10 times already when I realized that I might just need a bit more space than the tiny white box they give you to comment, so I figured I would just post a reacion on my own blog instead.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Bug A Day - More Inspect Bugs

I was insepcting my guildie to see what her resto spec was on her druid and I got a rather interesting talent spec to see.

I then switched to inspect the holy pallie and got this:

They announced the inspect bugs to be gone, and granted I can actually inspect now, but it's not enormously useful if I get to see the wrong screen.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Bug A Day - Do not go to Hangar!

The clicky portal to get on the zeppelin in Isle of Conquest is killing you nowadays. Gives rather funky screenshots, but I cannot advice to go there.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Bug A Day - Odd Health Numbers in Raid Frames

So I've been posting these for 18 days in a row now and I seem to still have quite a supply of bugs. It's quite entertaining to go out and find things that are not entirely as they should be, and day, you'll never know. Want remote QA Blizz? Sure, I live in the Netherlands and all..but surely I can discover and report bugs from here. Right? Right. Expect my resumee in the mail soon (tm).

We were doing some BGs with a guild group the other day when I noticed this:

Rather odd number to have as health.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Bug A Day - Shadow Orbs

Shadow Orbs are supposed to be around the waste, but for some odd reason gravity seems to have gotten a hold on them and they sank to my feet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Bug A Day - Payback Time!

We were doing AQ 40 last weekend, and I had grabbed a nuhnuhnuh from the bank to have my mount look like a reindeer. I like doing this every now and then since the buff has been changed to be a buff on you instead of on the mount, so it actually stays for an hour. Every time you mount the mount then turns into a reindeer.

Well, I have a vendor mount, and so halfway through I looked up the mammoth to empty my bags from grey items and make space again, and this is what happened...

The vendors spawned underneath the reindeer.

I have to say, it felt rather good to have Hakmud the Whiner dragging through the sands of Anh Qiraj.

Payback Time, Sucker!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Bug A Day - Hidden Markers in ToC

My raid team still tries for an argent pony every weekend, and when we arrived at Anub'Arak this weekend in ToC10 heroic we found the following....

See all those odd green names in there? Pretty, huh? It seems these are markers that are used to direct the black and white orbs on the Twin fight. Of course, they're not meant to be visible, but I do think it's cool how you get an unintended look in the workings of the game.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Bug A Day - Big and.....

not blue anymore....

When I did the quest of the blueberries today (polar bear thingy) I naturally turned into a Hylnir woman when I reached their area. Funny enough I turned back to a nightelf when I left, but I kept their size for a while.

Humongous nightelf FTW! (poor dragonhawk)

Aaand back to normal...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Bug A Day - Sound Issues

Players have been reporting that their combat sounds seem to lag 30 seconds behind what is actually happening. I've noticed some of this myself every now and then, but what I find more annoying is that quite regularly a sound file seems to get stuck entirely.

THE absolute most annoying was when I had to do an entire Arathi Basin with the sound of the stupid Sen'Jin Fetish on the background. I tried taking other pets out, but it didn't work.

I was rather happy that the BG was finished and I could relog to get rid of the noise.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A bug A Day - Inspect Bugs

Currently we can still not inspect people half the time, and when I can inspect them they often show without gems. Other times I can inspect, but only once and then not again until I relog.

Also, this bug is there on live, but when I logged into the beta this weekend I noticed the same issue.

Lets hope this one is fixed soon since it's incredibly annoying not to be able to inspect people in for example BGs.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Bug A Day - Holy Circles all over the place!

Holy Word: Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing) - Blesses the ground with Divine Light, healing all within it for 449 every 2 for 18 sec. Only one Sanctuary can be active at any one time. 

Oh really?

The worst part about this bug is that only one is active indeed, but there's only one way to know if you're standing in the active one and that is looking at your scrolling combat text. If there are multiple up, it's sort of guesswork which one to stand in. It's always the most recent one that is actually doing the healing btw.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Bug A Day - Lightwell available to Shadow


That is my lightwell healing me. 
You can cast your lightwell as holy, switch to shadow and the lightwell keeps working for the full 3 minutes. You have to drink up rather fast of course, but rather nice when doing some of the harder quests!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Bug A Day - Achievements in guild

Achievements don't show all the time in guild.

A guildie just got an achievement in pvp and it didn't show in guild. Might have to do with the fact that he's on another realm while PVPing? Not sure, they never saw my dungeon achievement either though, so it definitely seems to be buggy when achievements do or don't show up in guildchat.

Rather sad that you can now not go DING, I HAVE RAVEN actually have to go share the news...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Bug A Day - Oy, you're friendly, you cannot attack me!

Some addons can cause NPCs to act hostile while they shouldn't and appear friendly while they're attacking you.
I had this happen for example when I went to turn in the polar bear (Hyldnir Quest) daily, upon mousing over the quest NPC on turnin the little sword appeared and she refused to let me complete my quest.

Another similar situation is when I went to Skettis with my priest to see if I could get Terokk's trinket (yaknow the one that turns you into an arakoa?), I drank the shadow elixir but all of the time-lost arakoa showed up as friendly. They had no problems attacking me however.

Turning off addons through the addon control panel didn't work. What did resolve it for me is to log out and back in. The addon that seemed to be causing this issue for me was mountiful, but I've got the suspicion that there are more out there that cause this.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Bug A Day - Hunter pets unhealthy?

Upon changing specs on your hunter make sure to wait and heal your pet to full. It looks as if he appears at full health but after shooting your first shot he all of a sudden loses a lot of health. (it looks like all of the health that the hunter stats give to the pet).


- Have pet at full health
- Switching spec from MM to Survival or other way around
- Pet disappears (this is good)
- Call pet
- Pet appears with full health
- Shoot (I was shooting target dummy)
- Pet is back to low health (I saw things like 22%/25%)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Bug A Day - Deathy /= Grunty

Deathy thinks he's Grunty the Murloc. This is a confirmed bug and according to Nethaera he will go to rehab to learn how to be his proper self again.

For those of you who attended or watched BlizzCon 2010 and claimed a Deathy pet, you may have noticed that he's acting strange. In fact, he seems to think he's Grunty the Murloc Marine. This is an unintended consequence of the groupthink from which all murlocs suffer. Deathy will be undergoing an extensive rehabilitation program and should be acting appropriately destructive once his idol, Deathwing, shatters the world in an upcoming patch that will debut prior to the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.                     source

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Bug A Day - When DCed, just kill the game

When you get disconnected to the login screen you might as well kill the game. Trying to log back in straight away will only get you staring at the login screen with a full loading bar where you will have to kill the game anyways. Pretty annoying since the game is not entirely free of disconnects as it is.

I'm not sure if this happens for all computers and setups, but I know it's been happening to several guildies of mine. Logging over to another character does work normally, luckily.

Female Worgen Sillies

Female Worgen Sillies

You'll have to forgive me the video quality...first time. I managed to catch a couple, below the video you can find all of them in text.

Arooooo - I don't really know why we do that..

I love Darnassus, trees everywhere!

For the holiday he tried to give me a bone, no a bone, an ordinary bone....what did you think? .... oh.


At least we don't sssparkly.

Something under your cloak smells heavenly.

Yes, I've tried shaving, it doesn't work trust me.

Hmm....sniffsniff....that's that bacon? hey guys I you smell bacon? bacon, anyone, that's bacon! bacon! Who's got the bacon! Where's the bacon!

Excuse me, could I just ..uhm, sniff your backside for a sec?

I get moody during that time of the month, yaknow with the full moon and all...

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Bug A Day - Hop Skip Blueberries!

I'm STILL looking for my polar bear and so I'm running around as a blue berry every day still. Now I have a tendancy to jump on my character (not during figths, bad things happen when you jump during fights!) but when questing or stuff like that, I just jump. (I also like the nelf roll...and yes, I'm silly like that!)

I noticed that when jumping in Hyldnir form you make sort of an extra hop midair. Rather funky to see. When I told Thror he couldn't stop jumping anymore either. Go try it out, maybe it will make you giggle too :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Hyperbole and a Half!

For a good beginning of your day, go here.

Don't forget to click through to the post linked below the picture :)

And since I posted two things already today, don't forget to read those too!

A Bug A Day - I see Doubles!

This has been happening quite a bit in pvp, I've managed to take a screenshot of a Warsong Gulch where this happened. But, I've heard other players saying that they've seen it too...two?

Might have to click on the picture to see a bigger version, but look, there's two of me!

Archaeology not giving any advantages?

Archaeology has constantly been portrayed as a profession that would not influence the progression, raiding, you didn't need the profession to get to the endgame, etc.

However, it will give you the easiest to get epic weapons as a kickstart. Blizzard...this seems a bit double, don't you think?

Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan

I don't know about you guys out there, but I'm going to feel like I have to level this profession, and fast too :(

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Bug A Day - No Wing Flapping For You!

The wings of flying mounts don't flap. You sort of just glide through the air gracefully. I'm not sure whether I actually dislike this bug. I think it's rather nice to not have the constant wing batting sound. And if you really want to see the wings move, just hover a bit. But I'm guessing they will get around to fixing it at some point.

(Thought I managed to get a pretty nice picture above there by the way, all color coordinated!)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Bug A Day - Bolvar is dead guys...

What's worse even is that Archmage Malin thinks he's spent...what about that poor Bolvar dude you just mentioned?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween is over - Turkey day is coming!

So yeah, I removed the pumpkins and stuck some turkeys in. Go play the turkey game, enjoy ^_^

November Theme - A Bug A Day!

So for November I will try to post 1 bug per day and see if I can keep it up. Knowing the state of the game, there are probably enough bugs out there to post 5 bugs per day and still have more at the end of the month. But hey, I'm only alone and I do have to find them out myself.

Some will be funny, and some will be annoying. And I'm hoping to actually find some that you would rather not be considered bugs.

November 1st - Bug 1

Have you taken a good look at the frostbrood sentries flying around Icecrown lately?

They look like these birds:

Next time you're watching them I bet the music from the video above is stuck in your head ;)

(and it just occured to me that A Bug A Day nicely goes to A BAD....hahaha, hmmm)