Friday, September 20, 2013

Warhammer Online closing

Well, the end is apparently here. I got Warhammer Online when it was released. I played for a bit, but it was a bit to strenous on my old computer. I also was not happy with no Troll Slayer, which is by far my favorite class in the Warhammer Universe.

I even picked the game up again recently and gave it another try! I got a Trollslayer to around level 15 or so before setting the game down again.

When I first played the game, there were many servers and even queues to get into some of them. At the end, there were two servers. One for NA and one for EU. It fell far and fast.

The game wasnt bad, but it was not very good for casual players. The PvE was terrible. The PvP was good. At the end, the low level zones were a barren wasteland while everyone played on their high level characters.

I hope that they come out with an online Warhammer game some day that does everything that I would hope. I actually think a cooperative PC version of Warhammer Quest would be quite amazing and a lot of fun.

RIP Warhammer online.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Ole Flipparoo

Yeah, I said fliparoo. Pretty sure that is not a real word. This post is actually in regards to how my wife and I have swapped roles in WoW more or less over the last several years. I don't mean that I was a tank turned healer and she did the opposite. I mean our play time in Azeroth as well as what we do when we play.

If you read many of my earliest blog posts, a lot of it was about the battle between my wife and I about me playing WoW. She thought that I should play less, I I was in a raiding guild at the time during BC doing Kara, SSC, TK etc. She was not yet playing.

The first character I got her to start was a Hunter. She was more interested in keeping her pet happy with food than she was with pew pewing. I even wrote some "guides" on how to get your SO to play.

That Hunter went away as I believe it had been created on my account. I am not sure at the moment, and don't really want to go and dig it up. We got her an account somewhere near the start of WotLK. She created her first real character, Gurrtrude the Boomkin. She loved the Boomkin form and started leveling.

During Wrath, she was afraid of doing instances to start with. Then she started doing instances with our group of friends. We had a good amount of fun. She was still terrified of doing anything Raid related and also terrified of doing random dungeons because she had some bad experiences with douche nozzels calling her a noob and such. She even ended up leveling a Paladin to max level during Wrath. I never thought I would see her have one max level character, let alone two.

During Cataclysm, we continued playing with our regular group and she became more comfortable running stuff. She leveled Gurrtrude to max level, her Paladin to max level, another Druid to max level....I know lol, and then a Rogue towards the end of the expansion. As time was running out on Cata, they came out with Raid finder. Up to that point, the only raids we had really done were old raids for transmog gear, which resulted in a many week battle of my wife trying to get her Antlers from Blackwing Lair.

We decided we wanted to see about defeating Deathwing since it was the last boss of the expansion and used Raid Finder as the tool. What do you know, she loved it!

MoP came out, and we continued along. She ended up with 5 max level characters when I had two. She added a sixth, and I now have six as well. She has also raided a shit ton more than I have. By herself, in raid finder. Not only is she not shy about raiding any more, she speaks up when people are being asshats to others.

So, when we started, she hated WoW and I was a serious raider. Now, I casually do whatever, and she is the serious raider. That is a day that I never thought I would see. I am actually proud of her progress in WoW. She has graduated beyond noob.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Timeless Isle: Seriously....the epics are abundant

Just a reminder, if you are are looking to gear up some characters. There are tons of purples to be had. I decided to work on some of the island quests last night and ended up with a ton of upgrades. I got three cloth pieces that are going to my Warlock. Three upgrades on my warrior. Three upgrades on my Paladin, 4 upgrades for my Druid's Guardian set, two for my Resto Shaman, and two for my Monk. So by that count, that is 17 epic items in a couple of hours of play time. Get it while it is hot! I also got an awesome pet named Bonkers. It is a mini monkey or Hozen with spiked boxing gloves.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Timeless Isle and 90 number 6

Last night I got my Hunter to level 90 finally, and I also got to spend a nice amount of time on the Timeless Isle. Now is the time to get there and get things done. Rare spawns are shared, and there are tons of people out there killing stuff. I killed a couple of the world bosses out there and also a giant freaking shark as well as a pirate ship. There are a lot of decently fun things to do, and new stuff to see. I plan on playing some more when I get home. Also, it was practically raining epics. I think I got like 7 of them on the first day and my newly dinged hunter is in more than half epic gear.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ding 90!

Got my monk to 90 last night, which is 90 number 5. My buddy got his 11th character to 90 last night lol I also did the weekly for the Hordebreaker title because it is apparently being removed with the next patch coming up. Jeeze that seemed to take forever. Next up. Leveling my Hunter from 88 to 90.