Goodbye Vashj’ir … it was a long trip

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With the end of Vashj’ir’s quest line, i’ve done loremaster achievement for Cataclysm, and i don’t want to go back to Vashj’ir again, not in few months at least, i love this zone but it is too long, so many quests here.

Vashj’ir is beautiful, i love all the small details in the zone, the undersea life is so rich and beautiful, the fast running on the seabed feels so good and it makes me want to sing silly songs, the sea horse mount made just for this zone is a good enough reason to go back to ride it, the zone is a perfect reason to make pirate themed transmog set!

And yet, i’m not going back to this zone any time soon, it’s like a whole cake! eat a slice and enjoy it, but eat the whole cake? you’ll feel sick, and that exactly what i feel toward Vashj’ir right now, i tried to eat the whole cake quickly.

Anyway, Blizzard should make another undersea zone or two, i know many players hate Vashj’ir but this should not stop Blizzard from trying again to make undersea zone, if the rumors are true about the next expansion, this will be the chance to introduce Vashj’ir 2.0, Blizzard have more experience now with zone design since Cataclysm, i’m sure they can make better undersea zone.

Around Kalimdor

A comment in Wowhead said there are new mobs around Kalimdor, mobs at level 110 hinting for what will come in the next expansion, also something bubbling offshore of one of the zones, so i thought i’ll try to explore the whole shore of Kalimdor to see what i can find.

Spoilers: i didn’t find any of what the comment mentioned, maybe the comment is a joke? maybe i just didn’t look in the right places.

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What was here before Cataclysm?
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Rusty anchor, reminds me of old times
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empty hut in Stonetalon Mountains
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Moonrise
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Centaur horn
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scorched land on the side of Stonetalon mountains
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Cave entrance on the other side of Ahn’Qiraj zone, have you ever been there?
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Why there is a sleeping dragon there?
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Winkey, she give engineers a dangrous quest
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Tattoo! when will Blizzard give players tattoos option?
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New cave in the other side of Moonglade, you can’t use abilities inside
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a road in the north of Darkshore, never seen it before
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The end of the road, what’s going on here?

Rumor and hope

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This is now an old news, there was a rumor about what will come after Legion, the next expansion, rumors are nothing new, you’ll always see them  before new expansions, and you better not to believe in them and wait to see what will Blizzard do.

Still, some details in the rumor makes me wish to see them come true, Gamescom is around the corner and Blizzard will talk about their plans for the future, i’m sure they want to cover all games so they will probably talk about the patch 7.4 and not the next expansion, there won’t be much time to talk about a new expansion, they will leave that for Blizzcon.

Anyway, i still want to talk about the rumor or the “leak” because i find some points interesting.

New weapon types, in Legion Blizzard introduced Glaives to go with the new class, only Demon Hunters can use them, in the rumor they say there will be pistols, flails and spellbound weapons, i don’t know what spellbound weapons mean, but pistols? i think Combat Rogue will use them, also there is a chance for hunters, flails in the other hand could be used by most melee classes, but i think Blizzard will make them just for warriors and paladins.

But i should remind myself and anyone care to read this: all of this is just speculation, rumors and “leaks”, all what i said here may never come true.

New Race/Class combos:
  • Pandaren Death Knights
  • Human Shaman
  • Troll & Night Elf Paladins
  • Draenei & Tauren Warlocks
  • Pandaren Druids

This should happen, i don’t care if this is a rumor, it is time for some races to get more classes, for example humans should have all classes except Demon Hunters, there is no lore reason to stop them from being shaman or druids, the same for other races, i’m not saying all races should have all classes, just more classes, Pandaren Druids for example is a great idea, both factions will get one more druid race.

 

1-110 scaling, please Blizzard! let it happen, this will solve a problem for some of us, we want to slow level, or at least we want the zone to remain challenging while we level, right now a player can out-level a zone quickly just by doing quests without heirlooms, and high level player is untouchable in low level zone.

What Blizzard did in Legion with the leveling zones could be the way to go with old world zones, you don’t have to leave the zone because quests went green or grey, keep questing in the same zone, quests will keep up with your level, the same for the mobs.

New class/weapon combos, will Blizzard keep the idea of artifacts after Legion? or will the go back to the old model of crafting weapons and upgrading them like in Warlords? or weapon drop from raids and dungeons? whatever they’ll do, i wish to see some flexibility in choosing weapons.

For example, i want shadow priest with 1-hand mace, i think daggers (even talking ones!) are not a good weapon for priests, they should use blunt weapons, also i wish monks have no weapons! first time i read about Monks as a new class i was so disappointing to know they can use weapons! the fantasy here is monks can deal with threat using only their body as a weapon, no need for swords or staves, just punch the the boss in the face!

Anyway … this is just a comment on the rumor, it may or may not come true, who knows?

 

 

Helping other players is really hard!

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The king of Daimond

I like to inspect other players, i always do that, to check gear, to see their guild, but mostly to see their transmog and what items they use, sometimes i find new players, usually they have no guild, they don’t use heirlooms, so i offer help sometimes, usually free bags, or if they ask for help i try to help.

Today, i saw someone in Pandaria, a dwarf level 88, no guild and no heirlooms, i thought this is a new player, i have Son of Animus pet, i tried to sell in the Auction House 3 times and no one buy it, so i thought of giving it to the dwarf Paladin, whispered him, told him i have this free pet, do you want it?

After a long wait, he asked why i’m offering it for free? i said i already have one, asked again if he wants it, he said no thanks, i typed “weird” but removed that before sending “alright … have a nice day”

I don’t have energy to argue, the dwarf feels suspicious of free gifts, which i think is a good thing but not in this context, i’m offering a virtual pet in a virtual world, what harm there is to fear? sigh … sometimes helping other players is harder than killing raid bosses.

This is my story today, and here is some random screenshots.

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I don’t know, maybe a nice painting for my garrison?
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Hearthstone in WoW, why i can’t play it? even a small version will be great
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Nightfallen play some boardgame, i wish this is a mini-game.
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Always makes me laugh, Vydhar is someone i wish i could sit down with and listen to his stories
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Another mount, Stone Drake
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Flying around Kalimdor, i found pirates/orcs/ninja .. setting on water?!

 

Desert, train and Jones

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Desert night, so romantic, with all the cultist running around!

More and more i see things in the games makes me tell myself: i have to watch Indiana Jones movies!

I never watched them, in WoW there is Uldum zone which is full of Harrison Jones quests, and in Secret World Legends there are many missions makes me think about the movies, so maybe i should just watch them.

I’m done with the first zone of Egypt, named Scorched Desert, if this zone was there in real life and there is no dangerous monsters, i’ll go there, i love deserts which have small towns, oases, mountains and people, desert rich with life, you could be a tourist and find peace in the same time.

Anyway, the starting of the zone have interesting missions, then things slow down in the middle then everything goes crazy at the end, the last mission is so interesting, i felt like i’m Indiana Jones, trying to stop a train while fighting cultists.

By the end of the mission i learned major lore details, the story here connect the start of the game with a zone i will visit in the future, if i didn’t pay attention, if i didn’t see videos for the story before, i would not understand these details.

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Dates with added filth
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One of the best missions, they took my weapons, i have to use hand-to-hand combat
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Traveling back in time, to the Roman empire
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Old crafting interface, still used for some missions, SWL have no crafting
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scary mosaic
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Nassir driving a jeep, he is the best .. ignore the mummy in the back
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Starting my journey in the moving train

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Kicking someone from a moving train, my kind of hobby!

The dreadlord again?

Wowhead published a post about Blizzcon 2017 key art, something Blizzard apparently do every year (i didn’t know that) , this year it is Jaina Proudmoore, as usual the comments are the same old comments we see every time people talk about Jaina.

Where do i start? the tasteless joke about Jaina being a dreadlord and the people who ask Blizzard to turn her into that? people who call her names because she was angry at the horde and asked Varian to dismantle the horde? people who wants her to be a raid boss?

To be honest i don’t care about all that, Blizzard can turn her into dreadlord or a a raid boss, i just want Blizzard to turn Sylvanas into raid boss in the same expansion and let’s see what will happen in comments wars.

What makes me upset about these comments is the lack of empathy, and it’s not just about fictional characters, i see this lack of empathy in real life news, instead of treating misfortune as a tragedy, some people show complete lack of kindness, compete with each other on who write the rudest, cruelest comments.

I understand, people can’t be all the same … still, it is troubling when you see people justify war crimes.

Nixxle Logbook 006 – The Slums

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Baloon and filth, welcome to the slums!

I have to do it, i have to walk into the goblin slums in Orgrimmar, of all names to call this place why did they call it slums? well it looks like Bilgewater harbor slums, a shameful spot in the city, sometimes i hate goblins!

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Bilgewater Cartel flag
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Citizens of the slums and a washing line
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another washing line, but i was impressed by the black and red dress .. i want it .. for a friend!
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Madam Tinza, classy innkeeper, i didn’t ask her “what inn?!” that will be rude
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Dankin showing how to fish while being angry
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But he is fishing in the filth
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Say whatever about the slums, goblins know how to cook a burger!
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Smells so nice, and there is a fish burger!
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Never ever get injured .. our doctor is a scary dude, with a cleaver?!
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Admiring goblin trikes, soon i’ll buy one
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Boss Mida, she is in charge here
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Filth! why do we do this?!
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Our neighbors in the city, the troll! i was scared while taking a selfie with this guard

 

August: Draenor Pathfinder

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The Draenei and her oversized corgi

I have to admit, i rarely plan, and i rarely stick to any plan, and i regret that, i wish i could go back in time to tell myself “plan you fool!”.

Anyway, for July the plan was:

  • Download Lord of the Rings Online: i did it, leveled a lore-master to level 8, the game is so charming, i mean it feels old, it feels like mid-00s because it is, but i don’t think i have time for 3 MMOs, so i removed it, i’ll be back to it one day.
  • Finish the quest line for Kingsmouth Town in Secret World Legends: instead of finishing 1 zone did the first 3 and that the whole first story.
  • Keep writing for Nixxle, the goblin, in WoW: i did that, i want to write more in August.
  • Read at least 2 books: read one book, i need to read more in early morning before starting web browsing, resisting internet distractions is hard.

So far i’m happy with what i done, from no planning at all to simple plan and achieving most of it, this is good, so i hope to do more, so here is next month plan:

  • Reading: I recently bought Harry Potter box set, i want to read them all, it’s been 10 years since i read them last time.
  • Secret World Legends: start and finish second story, 2 zones in Egypt, maybe move to third story.
  • Finish few single player games by Amanita, i already finished most of them, i want to write about them.

In WoW:

  • Keep grinding to get Draenor Pathfinder, to get flying in Draenor, it will make few things easier for more grinding.
  • Get Cataclysm Loremaster, i’m done with Mount Hyjal and Uldum, already.
  • Grind reputation for Cataclysm as much as possible, i want to buy a camel.
  • Write more for Nixxle, more than 8 posts at least.
  • try NOT to start 3rd hunter! i have already 2 hunters, my main is human hunter, Nixxle the goblin, and i have human shadow priest i want to prepare for next expansion.

Since i boosted my main hunter, i didn’t do much of quests in old world, i want to do them at the same level, doing them with level 110 hunter is not fun, so i want to start another low level hunter on the alliance side to expernice these quests, i tried other classes but i could not stick with any of them, i enjoy playing hunters … but i should not start another one, not now 🙂