A friend, dancing kids, and a bit of a YAY moment

So I texted one of my RL friends yesterday who is pretty much the only person I know who played DAoC as much as I did. Well, it turns out he is still playin, so I has a friend to play with now, huzzah!

And now for dancing kids.

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Now for my little YAY moment. Yesterday on my Ranger I discovered that I can kill Colossal which is the ML 4.1 encounter mob (ML = Master Level aka Trials of Atlantis content) and he drops 200 Atlantean Glass which can be used to buy ML credit. So I farmed him til I had 1400 glass and then bought the Complete Master Level 1 Credit token and turned it in, so now I am ML 1. I could probably get ML 2 and 3 today, maybe more if my friend helps (with a buffbot as well as a tank), which is a nice change of pace.

The point of leveling my MLs is that higher level encounters are farmed by groups, these encounters drop glass, scales (the big money imo), and ML10 encounters drop some of the best items in the game. So theres some motivation.

Anyways, more later, suck it bitches!

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Part XXXXXXIV

Last night I finally had a great DAoC experience since my return (which is now official). I started out playing my big guys (now have 3 level 50s, 2 on the one account I reactivated with a 45 and 49 as well) but have since created a few alts. For some reason I really like leveling fast, but I was getting burned out on the PvE and each attempt I made to PvP was a failure. Until last night on my newest alt, a cave shaman.

I found a hibby running a tank/bot with the bot stuck onto his tanks butt. I waited til he was fighting mobs (bot was purple con and tank was red) and figured, okay, he’s got to be paying attention to his tank because that is the one fighting the mobs, so I opened up my casting on his bot. I get his bot under half health and his tank turns and charges towards me with mobs beating on his ass. I turn to run a little bit, swinging my camera around to look behind me, as soon as he turned around, I did too and started casting on his tank. After a lot of back and forth I was able to take down the bot and the tank with a little help from the mobs (actually began using the mobs as weapons by luring the guy to walk near them and get hit.

A bit later I see another duo, except this one is obviously two people. Both were Orange con (I had leveled twice I believe) and I pretty much did the same thing to them. Let the tank guy fight the mobs, attack the caster (don’t think he had heals, probably dps caster) and kill him, throw a dot on the tank and kite him. Tada, victory yet again.

I then got greedy and went to the hibs leveling area (they had been invading mine) and found another guy with a bot on his ass leveling next to the last two guys I killed. I try to go for this new guy and mucked it up a bit. This fight ended in me running for my life being chased by 4 people until the tank from the caster/tank duo I just beat caught me and used some behind style to stun me. Then everyone surrounded me and raped my face off.

I also died to the original tank/bot guy once after this. I also beat him another time after that. Then I couldn’t find anyone to beat up on so I went back to leveling. In regional chat a skald said that they were taking the ck and for anyone who wants to join to do so. So I ran over to the ck, joined with these 4 people, waited for another to arrive and took the ck. No resistance whatsoever so it wasn’t really exciting, but it was some nice icing on the cake.

This was in the Hills of Claret, the 10-14 BG, so it wasn’t anything amazing but it was quite fun. That first fight I was so in the zone, once I had won I came back to real life and could barely believe that I had just done that.

Anyways, that is my plan for this weekend. That and some Master Chef (hosted by Gordon Ramsay) with the lady. Come on 5 o’clock!

Feeling pretty good!

As you may or may not know, I got a DUI in June. It is still hard to tell people because I know how bad it is, you never want to get that disgusted reaction, the one that says you could’ve killed someone, or the one that says I know someone who was killed by a drunk driver. It’s horrible, drinking and driving. But, I know that a lot of people do it, many have just never been caught. I mean think about it, you have to drive to the bar and you have to drive home (unless you taxi), a lot of people have done the same thing.

Last week I took my 12 hour DUI course, required by the DMV, and I learned quite a bit. I also slowly released a lot of the stress this has put on me. Seeing that I am human, that there are others like me, and that most of those people did way worse than I did on the nights we made our mistakes. It helped me feel better about myself. So last week I took my 3 4 hour classes (5pm-9pm) and got my “certificate of completion”, which I get to show to the DMV later to get a business license (can’t wait to drive again!). Last week was a very tough week for me, not only was this going on (live with my fiance and we share 1 car), but one of our clients at work had a rare accounting emergency and I had to work there for pretty much the entire week, figuring out how they do their accounting/pay bills/make deposits/do payroll for 50 or so employees. It was tough, but I did it. Normally I would have some help for something like that, but the person who would have helped me took her vacation that week. So it was definitely a very stressful week, there were times when I would get light headed/dizzy and just not know what to do, very stressed out.

But this morning I got out of bed before my fiance (fucking rare lol), still dragged my feet around, but I was moving much quicker than usual. I got driven to and dropped off at work, and I just feel so much better. I went downstairs and had a cigarette on main street to start my day, it is just all good right now. Sure I’ve got some dui counseling shit to do and the criminal side of my case hasn’t hardly started but for the most part the hard stuff is done. I’ll probably get some community service hours, but I’ve got a great place to do them, a ride there, it is all set. I can stop beating myself up and stop saying that I should have done this and I should have done that. Which means…..

I CAN FINALLY FOCUS ON MY GAMES AGAIN! HUZZAH! I may even be able to afford to resub to something, but, deciding on what is fucking real hard.

I returned to Uthgard, the free DAoC server based on the classic game (wtf, SWGEmu to a classic DAoC server?!?!), I guess I’m in a very reminiscent mood recently. I don’t think the Emu is going to be wiped anytime soon anymore, but, I played that for a good amount of time, which is I think my new game time limit. I used to be able to go a month max, now its nearing 2 months max per game.

I forgot how friggin slow the leveling is on Uthgard though lol. Talk about ugh! The lowest level battleground is still quite out of reach lol. Fuckin leveling! Arg! I keep running by all the task dungeons I leveled many characters quickly in and each time it saddens me that I can’t go level in them. Which may be why I am thinking about resubbing to DAoC.

Problem is I have multiple accounts with 50s on them and I don’t know which one is which. That and the fact that all servers have been merged into one, and it has ToA enabled. So all of my level 50 guys from classic servers are going to be playing on a gdamn ToA server. But, maybe that is good. I had a 49 Mauler that oculd solo just about fuckin anything, which is a reason I didn’t like ToA servers, having to kill big mobs a lot looking for rare shits. Hey hey hey, maybe we’ve got a plan here!

We shall see my friends! I am back and feeling bettar than evar!

BEECHAYS!

The same title we title every post, Pinky

Trying to take over the world!

I’ve undertaken a task appointed by myself to create a Doctor in SWGEmu so that I can buff myself when I wake up at 5AM on Saturday to get to the good spawns that are no longer camped due to people sleeping. This would also save me 10-15k every 2 hours of farming, which isn’t much, but if I am able to get my buffs to a decent level then I will be able to sell buffs for 10k to people and with the way the Doctor situation is currently going, there should be a decent amount of people looking for some boofs!

This operation is taking many more characters than it should, due to harvester bugs with the Emu code. You can pretty much only put harvesters on one planet, and then you can’t leave that planet until you pick them up, or when you come back they will be gone and your lots will still be taken up. Since higher level crafted items have much more specific requirements (ie: tattooinian fiberplast or talusian water vapor) I need to get resources off of 4-5 Planets. So I made a bunch of harvesters, spread them to my characters, got all my characters Novice Artisan so they can survey for resources to find places to drop the harvestors, and found places to put em all down. Now there is one item I have completely forgotten about which happens to be quite important, avian meat.

I’ve currently got my main crafter with the highest surveying skill on Rori farming domesticated oats due to them being very high quality (probably not server best, but definitely pretty good). Before I left this morning I had about 100k of it. This resource alone has already greatly improved my final products. Prior to these oats I was making Stim Ds with around 300 power. Using these I can make 490-540 power Stim Ds. Using these newly crafted Stims on my Doctor (improved injury treatment = heals for more) I am able to heal pretty much my whole bar, which is pretty damn nice.

Anyways, for some reason I just wanted to mention this as it took up most of my playtime this weekend. This week when I get home I don’t even log in really because it is now just a waiting game, let the harvesters do their job and then move all the resources to my Doc, grind some avian meat from somewhere (hopefully there is something decent currently in rotation), and then grinding out Doctor crafting (and healing I guess) to get to Master Doctor.

After that I’ll try to get around to grinding out Weaponsmith as well, that would be nice, then I could possibly make myself a nice friggin Powerhammer that can replace what I’m currently swingin. Then of course I would work on Armorsmith, because, why not lol. Then I’ll forget to finally get to Jedi and the server will get wiped and I’ll have wasted all this damn time!

Haha, I’ll do this Doc stuff, then go for Jedi more, then we’ll see.

:O

Stop changing your mind so much!

I know, right!

I respecced my DK from DPS to a tanking spec and bought some Cobalt plate (+defense lvl 70) and it took some mustering but I queued for a 5 man as a tank and waited. I was soon whisked away to Utgarde Keep where I promptly notified my team to bear with me if need be as this was my first time tanking. Well I failed a little, really quickly, and our healer left with a DPS. I almost gave up right then but I figured, shit, I can do better, mebbe! So we get a new healer and DPS and try again. Fail again, healer says it wasn’t his fault, dk tank sucks lol. Ugh! I talk a bit with them, I’m doing everything EJ says to do (if anything my defense rating isn’t high enough, maybe I could use higher expertise, I don’t know), and we try one more time in which I failed again. I was then kicked from the group! First time for everything, sure it sucked, but what can I do? I did what I could.

So I figured, I’ve leveled this guy as Frost DPS, it is what I’m used to, it is what my purpose was. So I respecced to DPS, bought some Spiked Cobalt (dps plate, same lvlish), and began queuing as DPS. Well, I believe this DPS spec was better than my old one because I’m doing a shit ton more DPS than I was before. Like, 1200, top of the list, lvl 74 dps. I don’t know how well that compares to other classes my level, but I’ve been leading DPS meters since, and that is always a very nice feeling.

I wanted to tank, sure, I stilll could even. I believe the best way to go is to DPS and if the tank skips on tanking gear then I can need for my off spec and have a suit before I just dive in. I’m fine with this and would even prefer it kinda. Once I’m 80 and raking in the triumph badges shit will be right back where I want it.

Honestly it is one of the most rewarding PvE experiences I’ve had. That being, grinding 5 man dungeons and raising my gearscore from 3k to almost 5k. I feel that after I’ve done it twice I may be more inclined to step into the raiding arena or perhaps even the PvP arenas (but I may hold off on the PvP until after the raiding due to the advantage and such).

Anyways, fucking work! Laters.

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!

Guess what I did?

I lied to you! Har har, how you like that shit bitches.

I did not get around to DF yesterday as I was waiting for muh weed man and if you’ve ever dealt with one before you know how they can be (late as bawls). I didn’t want to start my DFing until I was well supplied which was not the case until late in the evening. So instead I played CS:S for a bit, going from 15th to 20th because I sucked ass. Then I watched some TV.

So sowwy. More tomorrow is le plan (which means playin today)!