See you at the crossroads (so you don’t get lonely)

Who woulda thought Bone Thugs could ever be so fitting?

So where did we leave off? Having trouble figuring out what to do with my 80. Not sure about my alt situation as well. I’m also feeling pretty lonely in WoW. These are all problems that need solving in order for me to stay with the game.

I wanted to just go straight PvP once I hit 80 but am already feeling the pain of the infamous honor grind. What makes that worse is that the gear I’m grinding for is at the bottom of the totem pole. I did some 2v2 skirmishes with my RL friend who plays a holy priest, but we got rocked all but 2 games, which we won against the same people. Now I am reconsidering and leaning more towards raiding. I feel kinda bad for saying that since I am historically anti raiding, but I just don’t see any other way.

With my alts I am also at a crossroads. Do I level the DK to 80? My 19 horde hunter is pretty fun, but he does have his faults. Do I go back to the Pally, Rogue, or Mage? I don’t think so. I’m one week away from getting heirloom shoulders and I’m still not 100% sure what I’m getting. I respecced my 20 warrior from fury to protection, which I have never played before. To be honest, this alt is the one messing up my decisions. Protection is fucking awesome. Pull with taunt, sunder (or rend) followed by another sunder, using revenge whenever possible and the shield bash on casters. If I get a few adds then I demoralizing shout, thunder clap, cleave, and revenge occasionally. He is a beast and I love it. So do I get plate shoulders and level my DK or give them to Mr. Prot Warrior? What if I get the 1h sword that costs 200 shards (same as shoulders) and give that to the warrior? I think the best idea is to get plate shoulders and give them to my DK, level him, then use him to get more heirloom items and really deck my warrior out.

Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo? I get fucking bored not having any one to talk to in game. Don’t get me wrong, I stay busy, I just don’t group with anyone which means no instance phats and such. So do I find a guild? Most people can’t put up with me. Not because I’m a foul mouth (all the time) but more because I’m selfish, I guess. I don’t like to drop what I’m doing to help some fucker who can’t help themselves. Plan it ahead of time and ask me to be there, it’s not that hard. I’m just afraid of people sometimes, I don’t want to be criticized especially by 12 year olds lol. Ugh! I really should just start diving in, if I don’t like it then I’ll leave. Should I worry about being labeled a guild hopper? I don’t think so, especially if I don’t take anything from them. I’m a damn adult (says the law!) and I can do what I want!

Dere dair dere!

At the end of this post you will find a link to funny stuff that I love.

Yesterday was one of my busiest days ever. We’re moving our office (our secondary office) downtown (we move it almost every year, 2nd time we’re downtown). I set up the Verizon installation and was given a window of 8AM-5PM. Nice and small, especially nice because I normally get to work at 9AM. So there I am, twiddlin my thumbs, setting up desks and computers, and waiting for Verizon. It was a very unusually active work day, but since I got a lot done, and did it alone, I got a pretty good source of accomplishment. Reading the description of what I did now, (wrote this in class, typing it now) the day does not appear to be very active, but trust me, it was.

I missed a day of school last Thursday and pretty much had a ton of make up work to do before today (today being Thursday). So when I got home I began working on it. Well, four hours later I was done. 10 fuckin o’clock. No games, minimal weed, very out of my ordinary. After doing that I remoted into the work server to catch up on some things I also missed. I was completely done at 10:30, I put on the movie Congo (bad gorillas!) and barely got to hear the beginning before drifting off.

The End lol

Today myself and Melanie decided to wake up early again. I think it gives us more energy, I know it does me, and I’m notorious for waking up early as shit.

Anyways, without further ado! Dere dair deres and boopitys!

Updizate

Still level 80. DK is 62. Not touching other alts (save my Horde Hunter) until I have those heirloom motherfuckers. I’m now at 100 Stone Keeper’s Shards, two more weeks and I’ve got a plate chest piece or shoulders that give 10% exp gained on quests and kills. I’m thinking I’m going to give that first piece to my DK to help him get to 80, then I’ll have two 80s capable of getting Stone Keeper’s Shards, which means 2 heirloom items in the same time it now takes me to get one! Brilliant!

On my Warlock I have gotten 4/5 Deadly Gladiator pieces which gets me the set bonus of -0.2 seconds cast time on my fear spell. You know that spell, right? Of course you do. It changed the face of PvP. We used to just stand there when we were being CC’ed, but now we run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Along with those pieces I’ve got 2/3 (not a set with bonuses) Furious Gladiator pieces, which have a higher item level, thus, more utility bonuses than the Deadly Gladiator pieces.

The Furious Gladiator pieces fill in the holes of the Deadly Gladiator set. Deadly consists of Head, chest, legs, shoulders, and hands. Furious offers wrist, feet, belt, a ring, a cape, a necklace, and a trinket if you need it. There are Wintergrasp items almost identical to these Furious ones. I bought one of the WG rings to compliment the Furious ring I intend to buy. So I’m getting close to being decked out in purples, save my weapons. I still have 1 piece of Deadly to acquire. Then I need the Furious ring, necklace, cape, and 1 piece of armor. Then I need a trinket from WG. I already have the Darkmoon: Death trinket, and I’ll be using it with a +111 spell power and remove effects when used trinket. Then I need to gather mats for the crafted epic dagger for casters. Then a purple wand and I should be all purple.

I got a Beerfest achievement along with a Pirate one. Big ol meh if you ask me. But I do have 93 Brewfest tokens and I am going to run 4 trips of beer for 8 more. Why? Well a pink elephant pet costs 100, and I’m close, so why not SWG this shit up. But Bonedead, what do you mean “SWG this shit up”? Well, I’ll tell you. In SWG the only thing to measure for an epeen is how much special stuff you have. The older it is, the cooler you are. WoW will be like that someday, when it is moribund, but even now you can see it a bit, especially with the “Gotta catch em all” attitude with mini pets.

Anyways, I rolled a Horde Hunter on my Alliance server, which is pretty neat IMO. I’m sure I’ll use the goblin auction house sometime down the road. I’ve made a few hunters before, but this one seems a lot better. Maybe I’ll get into that next time, maybe not, we shall see!

That’s it bitches, I’m out!

The future of MMORPG = MOG

Why? Well obviously it’s because the WoW devil has the genre in a headlock, and he gives one mean noogie. I know others have used fast food restaurants to compare MMOs, so let me try it. I’m not very old, I’m 22, so I haven’t seen as much change in the world as others. But, I do remember when McDonald’s wasn’t considered a bad thing, when everyone was “lovin it” from the media to our role models, everyone was endorsing it.

McDonald’s isn’t going anywhere so their competition has to adapt, but sometimes they must adapt to their competition (and resisting that change could prove to hurt them). Dollar menus, opening at 6am or staying open 24 hours, an extra big size for those who really want to stand out. These changes among fast food restaurants are now a common denominator between them all. Guess what? No one is going to revert to shit. They’re going to find ways to make things cheaper, faster, and tastier. Their competition is going to have to follow their lead. So, do you follow the leader? Do you try and break off from the group and find your own way and risk weathering the storm alone? If it works won’t it just be stolen by others? Maybe he’s walking towards a cliff and he doesn’t even know it. Maybe he knows what he’s doing and that is why he is the leader. Maybe he’s just wingin it.

I can guarantee you one thing and that is this: McDonald’s changed to better serve their customers.

That is the way the world works. If you want to preserve the good ole days of Mom and Pop restaurants, you’re going to need to open your own or wait for someone else to, but it isn’t guaranteed that someone will. Plus, if you were to have success with it, would you think of expansion, would you build 50 stores if there was enough demand, would you become the leader if you could? Those who fight change risk stagnation. It is harder to convert resisters than it is to bring in those who embrace the change. You will get left behind.

Some day there won’t be human races, we will all be a mix of everything, and I think a lot of things are going the same route. Do we really need singleplayer, multiplayer, fps, rts, card, board, and mini games (plus all of the others I’ve left out)? You can already see it happening. Singleplayer and multiplayer are going to merge eventually, it’s gonna happen, it’s already happening.

Looking back in time a bit

I haven’t blogged much because I haven’t had the time. But, before reaching 80 I was blogging by hand in school a bit. I’m now typing some of that up for you.

Mafia Wars is getting old. I keep pissing people off and they keep getting their 1 million fake friends from Mexico to rape me. I think it is because I find weak dumb people with big buildings and then link them to my friends. I miss the days when they would retaliate with a punch or by putting me on the hitlist. Nowadays though I just get attacked by 6 people multiple times in under a minute.

WoW is moving along nice and slowly. I wish it would go faster, obviously. But let’s face it, I want to be 80. At least 78 so I can make/wear the Frostsavage set, which is recommended as a starter PvP set. Shit, at least 76 so I could wear my chest piece I bought off a big walrus man. But I must wait, that is the wayy the game was made, and I respect all of the parts I don’t complain about so why not extend that respect to the parts I do complain about.

I’ve finally gotten beyond Netherweave and into Frostweave. I was lucky to stumble upon the quest for Improved Frostweave Gathering, however that is supposed to make sense. What do I learn, that some mobs keep an extra set of frostweave in their ass? I don’t think so. Especially since frostweave is so expensive, they’d have to be pretty big pimpin to wipe their ass with that. Yeah, probably not. But who plays these games because every little detail makes sense?

So I’m almost 75 now. I know I was 74.5 yesterday, so why aren’t I 75 today? School! Yep, I’ve returned again, going solo this time so no Melanie. I did my homework before I got high and after two hours, yep, at 8:15 pm I was done. Fuck dinner, I got a bong to rip and some game to play, god damnit!

I really wasn’t in the mood to quest, especially since I’m at the point when they’re all scattered across the zone instead of a few here and a few there. Which means I’m almost done with Dragonblight. That would make Borean Tundra, Howling Fjord, and Dragonblight down.

What I decided to do instead was to queue up for some good ole fashioned AV. I chose AV only because of the ridiculous amounts of honor and exp rewarded. Turning in a quest gives me around 20-30k, in AV I probably get 3-6 ticks of exp at around 18k each. So if I can play 3-4 rounds of AV, it’s close to turning in 12-18 quests. Not to mention the 4-6k honor I get as well.

This helps because at 78 I can wear the Frostsavage set. The gear after that which I will be upgrading to costs a lot of honor. So if I’m making decent honor, decent xp, and I’m getting training against level 80s then why not do it? I’ve always been told when trying to brag about doing good in low level BGs that level 80 is totally different. I still don’t buy it. Maybe I will when they’re all 80, but not yet. Especially when I get 8th highest damage on my team of 40 at level 74.

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That was one day
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There was a page about Facebook games and how they suck, but, I just summarized it.

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Yesterdays page
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So now what? I’m level 89, I’m slowly grinding honor, but I really want heirlooms. I get 50 stonekeepers shards a week from Wintergrasp which can be used for the PvP heirlooms. Only problem is it would take 4 weeks to get one piece of armor and 7 weeks for a weapon. I don’t know if I’m a fan of that. in fact, I’m not, at all.

What I’m starting to wonder is how long would it take on the PvE route? Plus, would the Argent Tournament be something I should start working on again? I do believe I’d have to work some to get to the point where I can begin acquiring the heirloom currency.

I’m also looking towards raiding for emblems.

(It just stops right there because I had to start paying attention)

Anyways, theres a little update for you lol, I know, top quality shiz right there.

Bai2us!

PS- Thank you Pitrelli (see: Kill That Cheerleader in the links) for pointing out the Raptor baby pets that sell for a lot of money!