Month: August 2017

Argus can wait

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I remembered one rule today: don’t rush!

When a new content comes i wait for it, let other players go first, i prefer less players around when i do questing in the new zone, so let me talk about other things.

The Wolfhawk

First time i saw the hunter mounts i was disappointed, it’s not flashy look-at-me kind of mount, it does not leave a sparkly trail like that owl from priests order hall, it’s not a oversized druid flying form, it just a small simple looking thing, i used it for a day then switched to using many other mounts.

For a while i used a drake mount, it was big and impressive, too big for my taste but i have to show off that oh-so-rare mount dropped for me in the 5th try, but i could not do that for long, back to small mounts, let’s try that hunter mount again, and that made me love the mount, because it is small it makes me feel i’m running or flying faster than any big mount, it does not take so much space like other mounts, sometimes you need time to appreciate simplicity.

Low level content

Trying to level up a warlock, i saw this in the adventure book:

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For my level 22 warlock, if i joined Warsong Scramble (famous egg dish for the horde?!) i’ll get 1600 AP for my artifact! so i just need to reach level 100 to use it, but at least it sells for 100g which is a good amount of gold for low level player.

Blizzard needs to make a team which focus on low level content, yes this content is just for leveling up but why not add some fun to it? add some variety to it, world quests will be a great idea for old content, leveling alts in the same old way gets old after few times.

Also crafting at low level is useless for most players, only if you care about it you’ll use it, crafting at low level made sense in classic WoW times, when +1 armor from a alchemy items do help, but now? there is no need for it, they need to re-design low level crafting.

Also, why not make classic dungeons timewalking? i’m waiting for them, i honestly find 1-60 level content more interesting than what comes after.

Challenge mode characters

While i don’t do them, WoW challenges looks like a fun idea,¬† leveling a character using nothing but white gear, no XP boost of any kind, no death allowed, one death and you are out, no pet battle quests … etc, rules to make the challenge hard.

I wish Blizzard will support this officially, make hard-mode character which in death it deletes itself, it force the player to follow the rules or at least some of them, like you can’t equip green items or better, no pet battles, dungeons or raids, no groups of any kind.

Also Blizzard can add more white items to the games, right now the highest level armor i found is level 90 plate chest item, why not add more white items for higher levels? also new white armor and weapon vendors around the world.

What if Blizzard added white armor and weapons which scale with the player level? maybe this is not a good idea, anyway .. i wish to see Blizzard add different kind of modes for playing the game.

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Next week: 7.3

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My Druid was impressed with white moonkin

Alunaria is right, weekly planning is easier to manage, so from now on it will be a weekly plans, as for August:

  • Reading: while i read more this month, i didn’t finish a book, my environment is not suitable for reading, i get distracted easily, so i have to try reading in some other place.
  • Secret World Legends: done this, i did Egypt zones, moved to the third story in Transylvania, but this week i won’t play the game.
  • Single Player games: i haven’t done anything here, no time for them.
  • Draenor Pathfinder: done.
  • Cataclysm Loremaster, done.
  • Grind reputation: i’m getting close to buy the camel mount, need more grinding.
  • Write more for Nixxle: did it once, no time for more.

So next week plan:

  • Legion 7.3 coming, so i’ll focus on that.
  • post for Nixxle, once at least.
  • Keep reading, try to finish a book.

 

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.