Anger

I find that when I play Darkfall I become more angry. Now this isn’t an, in general, kind of angry. It is more of a, why do all these people who don’t care about this game, actually care about it so much, kind of angry. I browse the usual outlets for MMOs that I do and instead of skipping over the Darkfall posts I now read them. Of course, many people aren’t like me and they must read and comment on every friggin post whether they hate the game or not. This fucking pisses me off so god damn much. I don’t go posting on Barbie and Ken doll blogs, because I don’t give a shit about Barbie and Ken dolls, I have no opinion on them. Sure, I could post a few paragraphs saying how fucking stupid Barbie dolls are and how there is no way in hell I’d be caught dead with one, but what is the point?

Maybe I’m just thin skinned when it comes to people talkin trash about my MMOs, maybe I feel like I know more about MMOs than a lot of people and thus believe my opinion to be far superior, maybe I feel like WoW has really diluted the community I used to love. MMOs used to be exclusive, you didn’t play them because 8 million other people played them, you played them because you were escaping into a different world and you did so with many like minded people. Let’s be honest, the majority of the population (of the world) isn’t as educated as you are. There are a shit ton of stupid people, their numbers are growing incredibly (see: Idiocracy), and due to such an influx of stupidity it is spreading to areas where it should not be. You know, like, being a leader of a country or representing a large number of people with your own interests in mind, completely forgetting that your job is for those you represent.

I know it seems like I just hate WoW. I fucking do, don’t get me wrong, and shit I even play it from time to time. I know that many of you (many of you 4 people who read this) had WoW as your first MMO, but you know I like you. You’re open to the idea that there was something else before WoW that shaped this community, that this community was built on, and that WoW is not the definition of an MMO. My problem is not you guys. My problem is that a certain large percentage of 8 zillion people are not open minded, are stupid as shit, yet somehow have deluded themselves into thinking otherwise. It is these stupid fucking kids and adult babies that make me angry. They’re the people like my fiance’s mother’s boyfriend. He treats her like shit, hasn’t worked in fucking forever, and plays WoW all the live long day. I know that he is commonplace in WoW, but he wouldn’t tell you that if you were his guildy, he would make himself out to be way less of a shit bag than that.

Ugh, its late, I gotta get to work. So fucking angry. Hate fucking people so much.

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In the words of the great Ron Burgundy

I immediately regret this decision!

I did not have time to jump in WoW yesterday, studied for 2 and a half hours and then played CS for a couple hours…. But like I said, no time for WoW lol. I can feel my MMO drive coming back to me. I am getting that yearning to call in sick and play the shit all damn day so that I can really get ahead! (because it’s a race guys, duh!)

Since I have yet to begin my WoWness again and I’ve been reading more blog posts recently (specifically SynCaine’s) my MMO drive doesn’t know what to focus on. Do I get excited about Darkfall and think about how awesome I’m going to do when I play it next time? Well I can’t really do that because then I’d be wasting $15.00 on a one month WoW sub that I wouldn’t use. So instead, I’ll be fantasizing about Darkfall in the day, thinking about how awesome it’s gonna be when I can make Rank 40 weps and shit. Then when I get home, I will take those same excitements and apply them to WoW. Today I’m really going to get a ton of shit done, srsly!!

As much as I want to play Darkfall I know that this month of WoW will really be a great primer for a good solid month of Darkfall. One of the things I really need when it comes to my game of choice is change. It is so much harder going from the same old MMO to the next same old MMO than it is going from an FPS to the same old MMO or from the same old MMO to the different, more difficult MMO. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know there was a good couple years where I just went from same old MMO to same old MMO which has really made my interest in the same old MMOs wane as of late.

Anyways, that is my plan! I’m not sure what kind of WoW posts I will be doing, I will probably be leveling my priest again so I can tell you how cool ZF or ST is! No one has ever done that amirite!!

Happy Friday!

Too good to be true

I have not played WoW in a little bit. I have played ridiculous amounts of DF though, so much so that I closed my xfire to avoid the shame! Haha, okay it hasn’t been that bad, but it is pretty bad (and I did close my xfire voluntarily).

Where do I start?

First, I rediscovered this little gem of motivation. Check out the episodes for some old UO awesomeness.

To follow that, I was in a newb town in Alfar lands, I think it was Bel Malek or some crap, I know it was where I originally started. Anyways, I see a guy shooting mana missiles into the wall, one every few seconds, followed shortly by a heal. I try to jump in front of him so that he damages me and gets killed by the guard towers. A few tries and I failed because I’m stupid, turns out this guy IS afk, so I just missed like a retard thinking he was watching me. Well what do you know, he dies real quick, I go in for the gank on his gray name aaaaand his name turns blue! Shit! I backed up with my sword midair, it slammed into him, but he did not die and I was not flagged, thanks be to jebus and all that. I ran to the bank to put up my mount (would’ve sucked to lose that) and return to find his grave. Inside I find some regs, a perdy nice robe, a non rank 0 staff (rank 10 I believe), and some other little things. He was definitely being helped by someone, I’d never seen the robes before and what do you know, everything is made by someone else.

Anyways, that was awesome, looter-esque IMO!

Well I was sneaking around the Human lands last night, I had a mission initially to kill mining newbs for iron ore. Well I ran into one guy and when I attacked, he levitated over my head, behind me, started running, disappeared, and teleported way far away. So that was fucking weird. I continue on, scrambling away at first to avoid any calls for help being answered. I hear another miner and crouchwalk over to see what is up. What do you know, the same fucking guy, lets try this again. Levitates over my head and behind me, starts running, freezes, I cannot hit his frozen self, teleports many many feet away and starts shooting Eldritch Sphere at me, wtf is this bullshit, fuck this guy, I’m out of here.

I checked Sinister maps a bit and plotted a new route to check. I discovered two humans killing goblins. I hid on a rock and waited, moments later one is returning to town and walks right passed me, so close, but didn’t see me. I could hear the other still fighting goblins so I pursued the passerby. I have 55+ 1handed sword skill and around 10 2handed sword skill, for some reason, don’t ask me why, I was out using a 2handed sword with +1 STR and didn’t have a 1h sword save my newb weapon (which I forgot about). So I pull out my 2hander and start hitting him in the back, many hits later he is nearing a windmill and death as well. He runs around the windmill and I begin to follow, until I start getting zapped by the guard tower, god damnit! I turn to run and am taking heavy fuckin damage, shit is hurting a lot, 55 damage a hit is too much for a 215 hp guy like myself. But I made it away by chugging a pot and munching some food. God damn I need to get better at this shit. How did I not kill him after hitting him like 7 times in the back? God I should have brought a 1h sword.

I lick my wounds and circle around the east side of the town. Here there be mountains and here I be climbin. I ran into some goblins and began whacking them with my 2hander for some additional skill gain, ohhh yeah, and a 1h sword, fuck yes! I’ll take that shitty little milk crate shield as well. Oh damn, there’s a goblin grave over there and I definitely did not kill that one, let’s go check it out. Well there isn’t shit over here, that sucks. The only way I can really see gettin down this mountain is a shitty thin path that I’m not going to be taking, so to the snowy white peaks we go. As I start making my way down the north side of the mountain I hear the sound of battle. What do you know, the other guy who was fighting goblins moved to the back of the city (I attacked his “friend” earlier). I sneak down and see that he is trying to get back to his grave but is unsuccessful as he is forced to fall back and heal. I run up to his grave, loot a couple small things, and hide behind and on a goblin hut (thanks to double jump). I see him come back to his grave which was my cue to jump down and stab him a few times (with my 1handed sword), after my super awesome victory (killing a naked, troubled, newb) I realized there was nothing to take and headed off.

Just beyond this spawn was another located by some water. I heard some ruckus going on over there and swam over to see what it was all about. I found another little feller fighting some goblins and used my double jump to sneak up behind him (over walls/goblin huts). I waited until he had his attention on the mobs (because, hey, I don’t want to lose to a newb amirite?) and made my move. I use my power attack which causes them to bleed as well (each bleed tick can be mistaken as a sword hit to the person being attacked). Next was my intimidating Whirlwind attack (if you’re a newb and see it, you shit your pants, first hand experience) which even hurt the goblins who were now confused as shit as to what was going on (much like the victim). I followed up with a knockback which threw him for quite a loop lol, I ran over and basically caught him on my face and stabbed him a bit more for the win. Before I ganked I mana missiled the goblin down.

As I was walking on my way I got a tell from my last victim. He told me he couldn’t wait until he skilled up because he was going to kick my ass. Yeah! I mentioned how I was only a week older than him and he was lucky that I was just some newb and not some fireball shitstorm raining corpse camping sonofabitch. He agreed and said he had indeed run into those players already. He asked about NEW members being allowed to gank people and how could that even make sense, a NEW member killing newbs. I actually got the idea from a NEW member lol, I just wanted iron ore. Anyways, I suggested to him that he joined NEW and later when I returned to the city, he was a new recruit.

This upcoming encounter was probably my favorite of the night. I was making my way back around the town and heading south back to NEW’s clan city. I overheard some combat sounds and snuck around to see what I could find. I discovered two player’s graves in a goblin spawn but there was no one around. I continued my crouchwalk around the area when I spotted someone through some bushes. This person was also crouch walking and he was headed for the area I had just come from. I snuck up behind him and what name did I read? Beau Turkey, it was indeed! I readied my power attack and unsheathed my sword, I slammed it inside him, his back was gored. I followed my attack with a whirlwind of sorts and my knockback made him fly so high I could see up his shorts. Upon making the connection from player to blogger and seeing an e-colleague run, I chose not to pursue, the nice thing to do, which turned out to be a lot more fun.

I call that my Beau Turkey rhyme.

I tried to talk to him but he did not respond, oh well, it is always fun running into other bloggers in DF.

On my way back to town I came across a guy who always kills our afk swimmers (and has forced me to claim a new spot) but I chose not to fight him as he seemed too scary. Plus I had already made 500ish gold, a partial suit of leather or two, a rank 10 1handed sword, and a few other things I’d much rather have in my bank than in this guys bag. So I skipped him and went home.

Probably one of the funnest nights I’ve had in Darkfall, crouchwalking around all of the human lands, took quite a while.

I said I’d have some stories from Saturday with all of the sieges going on and I will, just not yet. You have no idea how long it took me to write this, at work.

Bit of a Twist

WoW has been on hold a little bit, I am now trying to do a level a day with my priest, so far so good (currently 52).

Darkfall! What can I say… I rerolled. I know, I know, all that time AFK swimming/everything I ever did on him, gone. So the obvious question is why? Well, I will tell you! I was an Ork and I am now an Alfar. Do the hitboxes really matter and/or are they really different? No. I think I didn’t want to be that guy anymore, I just didn’t like him, dumb name, dumb face, looked big and felt tiny. It just wasn’t a good match. But now, I am tiny and I feel huge!

So what have I done on the new guy so far? Well I’m nearing 50 1 handed sword, 30ish Archery, 40ish Lesser Magic, 40ish Tailoring, and that is about it I think. My plan for this guy is to go full force into 1h/mounted combat, eventually rounding out with a 2hander and magic/archery skills as well.

I won my first fight in Darkfall already. I am currently 1-0 (on this guy) thanks to not getting ganked due to not running into to gankers, I got the shit scared out of me by some scary dudes who turned out to be friendly and familiar, but more on that later. So I’m killin goblins, right, and I’m not at the scouts only spawn so I need to stay on my toes due to shamans being buttholes (at the time) and kicking my ass. I’m fighting a Fighter and I see a figure with a shield in the distance, it looks very similar to a goblin so I don’t pay it much attention but keep it in mind. I kill the fighter soon after I skin it and as I am looting it I see this “other goblin” rushing me. Turns out this was no goblin but a red (alignment, so pk) Alfar coming to kick me while I have 50%hp. I switch to my sword/shield, unsheathe, and charge the guy hitting him before he hit me. We trade blows for a bit, one for one for the most part but I miss a couple so he got in 2 for my 1 a couple times. I am not winning and this is not cool. I start strafing like a mad man swinging my sword all over the place, doing this “swinging” like motion with my character and my sword swings (thats what it felt like – swinging) and before I know it I’ve hit him 7-8 times and he hasn’t hit me once. He ran behind some rubble (imagine a rock wall with the top broken off, one of us on each side) and I pulled out my bow. I drew my bow, this is when I heard his footsteps running away, I aim at the top of the rubble and see him jumping over the other side, I loose an arrow and hit him right in the back, reminded me of pulling some BS in cs. He keeps running and I keep shooting him, 2 more times in the back, he turns toward a hill and as he is about to go out of sight I loose one more arrow, knowing it will fall over the terrain and land in his ass, which is exactly what happened. I pulled out my sword, ran up, pressed x, and clicked for the gank. I looked at public chat and see that he let out a fuuck before he died.

So yeah, that was technically my first one on one victory against someone who wanted to fight me, and it felt real good.

I had completed the quests in my starter town and had one that sent me to the next place. This new place with a bank and two people feels pretty secluded and very unsafe. I get the quests to kill Hivekins, complete said quests, and then get the follow up quests to kill harder ones and the Queen. I venture out to the area marked on my map and discover the harder hivekin are fucking harder as shit, I also spot the queen aka that one dude in Blade that is fat as shit living in a basement. This is when I notice the other people with shinier armor. Shit! Hide! Did they see me? God I hope not. I begin moving to their side for a closer examination. I am pretty sure one of them sees me as he is facing in my direction and strafing left to right (I am hiding behind a thin pole so I am strafing slightly with him in an attempt to stay out of view). I come out from my hiding spot and put my xhair on him and shit a little bit more, this is Paragus, SynCaine’s guild leader. Shit now I’m going to die to him and maybe his friends and they’re gonna blog about it, damnit. There goes my e-rep…. But, that did not happen, he let me be. I begin killing a Queen when hell fire shit storms begin raining down on it from above. Then I got a pm from SynCaine himself asking me not to kill the Queen because Paragus is using it to skill up his big hellfire shitstorms. Pretty cool I thought.

I joined the clan NEW for some reason. I am pretty satisfied with this decision as I can get free shit if I like, which I haven’t, yet, and the NEW tag over my head makes people want to come and get some “easy pickins”, little do they know I’m not that new. So if I keep sticking to the newb areas while I skill up I hope to get attacked by more people like the one who I whooped.

That is it for now, time to play some games!

Darkfall Stats Update

Go go afk swimming! I am hearing conflicting reports that GMs kick for this and ban after multiple offenses, but I don’t get why that would be since numlock is the only thing I’m doing. I think most people who complain about it aren’t doing it in the open and are doing more borderline exploit shit to hide themselves and then afk swim. I get killed by people somewhat frequently so I’m not completely getting away with it, though my stats may say different. Shit, look at my xfire lol, big ol DF time.

It is fuckin early and I am off to school because gay buttsecks and all that. Then work. Then WEEKEND YAAAAAAAAY! I can’t wait to get tatered/r-tarded and make food with my baby and watch football, oh and play a shit ton of MMO.

Mission Status: Progressing Quite Nicely

Think Big
I have been AFK swimming in DF and at the same time playing WoW using the new Dungeon Finder tool. My swimming is now 100, Quickness is nearing 40, and apparently swimming also raises Strength because that is almost 35. As for WoW, I’m not playing my level 80, due to being shamed in my first Dungeon Finder attempt. So embarrassing lol.

If you recall from my previous WoW adventures I began the Argent Tournament quests in an attempt to acquire heirloom items, but I gave up when the route proved to be long and probably involved grouping with strangers. Well I guess that opened up the Argent Tournament dungeon for me. So I wanted some of those Emblems of Triumph so I queued up for a random WoTLK dungeon (non heroic). Guess which dungeon was the random selection? Well once it started loading I alt tabbed back to Darkfall to quit because I didn’t want to mess this instance up with my lag. By the time I alt tab back, my whole group is on horses with polearms ready for some jousting. Okay, shit, what do I do. There’s a horse, I’ll go hop on it. Shit! No polearm equipped! Okay, it is okay, I have a polearm, I know I do, let me just find it on one of my hotbars, there it is! *Click* Nothing…. WTF, where the shit is my polearm? Ohhhh yeaaaaahhhh. I remember now, I banked it after I sold the gold farmers loot he left on me and got my reimbursed items out of the mail. Okay well, what do I do now, the fight is starting. Kill the bad guys on foot! Alright, I’m doing good, killing them no problem, but I’m not on a horse. The Gnomes of Gnomeragan cheer for Owndead! Too bad my group didn’t feel the same way. “WTF are you doing lock?”

Shit, they’re on to me! Should I ask questions? Explain I left my polearm in the bank? How the fuck do I get out of here?!?! Teleport out of instance….. not working!!! Leave party! Yes! Whew, that was a terrible experience. Alright, what now? I know, let’s quit.

As I stare at my character selection screen I ponder what to do. The only way I can see myself succeeding random dungeon selection is if I practice them one at a time, specifically selecting each dungeon then reading up on the encounters and queuing. Plus I had to respec from Demonology thanks to the gold farmers and I forgot my exact spec from before. I feel very out of my element on this character, as if I haven’t played him in some time….

My friend is currently leveling a Warrior on Drak’thul and is level 74ish, I have a 47 Priest there as well. So I log on him, he has fewer skills, thus I don’t have as many options for setting up my attack chain and it is easier to settle down with this guy. I am very close to leveling and kill a few mobs nearby in the hinterlands to ding 48. Once I feel a little comfortable with dealing damage (shadow priest, duh!) I queue up for Zul Farrak which cons green to me but I have never done it before.

So I have since completed ZF 2 more times in addition to my first run. I am now level 50 (running dungeons is pretty good leveling) and it feels a lot better than how leveling used to feel for me in this game. I used to have to kill kill kill turn in quest turn in quest turn in quest. Now it is just like a little co-op single player feeling where I have to complete a certain map level 3 times for 2 character levels. It is not bad by any means and I’m finally getting to experience the brunt of the game this way. Plus by leveling this guy I will learn my preferred chain of attacks, so far it is Mind Blast and Mind Flay with a side of Dispel for anyone who gets polymorphed. Dispel was a hard one to pick up as the first 2 tanks did not ask for it. It did cross my mind that it was possible but I just never tried it. So when the third runs tank kept saying dispel I figured it out and moved it to my E bind on the hotbar. My friend says I should get some nice addon thing to make that easier but I no longer like addons thanks to gold farming sons of bitches. That is like the only way they could’ve gotten to me and it is my fault for using old shitty pvp ones. Anyways I am now a dispelling machine!

My friend commented on Darkfall saying that “that sounds lame” when I mentioned that I was just swimming into a wall. I replied that every MMO has something tedious for you to do in order to be able to “compete” with your peers, and Darkfall is pretty much the only one I know of (besides Eve) where you can do some of that AFK. Whether or not having a part of your game that is required to compete being long and tedious enough for people to want to AFK it (whether they can [DF] or can’t [WoW]) is the right idea or not is another subject.

I don’t know when I will have my next actual play session in DF but I do like that my STR and QUI are raising while I’m doing nothing. I just hope that the next time I go and actually hit things that I hurt em real good, that sure would be nice.

Until next time enjoy your carebear game or your pkpkpk game, because I will certainly be enjoying both.

Mission Impossible: The Best of Both Worlds

It took me some time this weekend to get back into DF, for some reason I just didn’t want to play it and I think it was because I was solo. So I joined Black Ork Assassins, an Ork only clan with some members who like to talk in Ork dialect, a bit wierd but I’ve seen way worse, plus it just adds more to the experience. We have a city, Zaghuroth (SP?), it is on the North Eastern corner of Agon, right next to the island Yssam (which I believe is where SynCaine’s alliance is based).

Upon arriving at the city I am greeted by a gate…and it is down. So there appears to be no way to enter this city lol, the gate won’t open for me as I am too low of a rank. I do some chatting in Clan and someone comes out to boost me over the wall. Now this is probably one of the coolest things I’ve recently encountered. I would run into a wall perpendicular to the city wall (so if the top of the T is the city wall, I am running into the side of the l in T) and a clan mate would come up from behind (very nice!) and either shoot me with a fireball (which would explode and launch me over the wall) or hit me with their weapons knockback style. I’ve since had this happen to me probably 5 more times and have even boosted a couple people over myself with my knockback style (which hits players a lot further than mobs, times 10 easily).

Once I arrived in the city I was taken back to EU release seeing the city buffs on me along with the master NPCs who sell/train practically anything you can possibly buy/train. By the bank was another familiar sight, sparring! I got in on some of this as it is a great way to practice your PvP skills as well as raise your actual skills (offensive and defensive). I noticed a clan mate practicing some uber magic on the afk people who died and respawned by the bindstone. It enticed me to raise my Greater Magic a little in hopes of eventually reaching his level of coolness (spell/skill wise). Once I get my Greater Magic to 50 I can buy a specialized magic class (fire, air, necromancy, ice, etc) which are the ones with the big boy spells. Specifically a launching spell so that I can get myself over the wall when no one is there to help me so I don’t have to bindstone recall. I could get the lesser magic spell Launch (requires 70 or so lesser magic, I’m currently around 65) but I don’t know how well it will work as I remember on EU release it didn’t seem to be very effective.

Another familiar sight was afk skilling. People running into walls while afk to raise their stats. Yesterday my swimming was around 20 and when I left this morning it was over 75. I have also gained 5 or so full points of quickness which feels fucking awesome. I plan on switching once my swimming reaches 100 to running into a wall, after that I’ll either balance something on my shift key for sprinting or set up a macro with a 3rd party app to sprint, rest, sprint, rest, etc. I do not know the rules exactly on such activities, I know it was a gray area on EU at release, so I don’t know where Aventurine now stands with this though I’m sure I’ll find out. After sprinting then I’ll go to crouch walking and after that then I’ll be done with the afk into a wall tactic. I’m hoping my stats will be real big by then.

Some people are fucking beasts. I had a clan member I was sparring with who I could barely dent even if I hit him 5 times to every 1 of his hits, I just couldn’t win. Which is why I’ve begun afking into walls. Two members of Nemesis (a clan in SynCaine’s alliance) launched over our wall into our city and raped the shit out of us twice yesterday. They had some pretty fucking big magic spells that melted my face off. Once they left this inspired me to work on my greater magic a bit more heh.

I’ve been working on raising my weaponsmithing to 25 so I can make some Rank 10 weapons (which do a little more damage than Rank 0 weapons though most people use Rank 0 to “skill up”) which means I have a plethora of Rank 0 Two Handed Swords that I rarely lose. I am currently at around 23 or so.

On to the point of the post’s title. Since I can see that I have much afking in my future I plan on resubbing my WoW account so I can try out raiding with that new LFG system. I’ve never done any high end raids in WoW and with this new system I don’t have to try at all in terms of waiting for people/mingling. I already know that I can run both at the same time so why not, you know? I just mute DF and I’m good to go. I’m actually quite excited about this.

Now I just have to wait for Blizzard to tell me my account is okay again since those fucking gold farmers stole my shit that just got restored, a-fucking-gain. I can’t find shit on my computer so I don’t know how they keep getting it, but before I scanned this time with my new programs I deleted all of my addons from Cursed. I hear that sometimes one slips through and I did have a few sketchy old addons that didn’t do much, so I’m hoping I didn’t detect anything because I deleted it (I did quarantine 6 files though I don’t think they were the problem).

Anyways, hopefully today I’ll be raiding it up in WoW on my Warlock like a big fag while swimming in DF to become a big stag! Har har, I so rhymeh!

I said good day!