Month: September 2017

Moving to new PC

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Ogre Death Knight!

As my Laptop is walking slowly to the end line, i have to get a new PC, this time i’m going back to desktop PC, easier to fix, more space for cooling and hard drives, large screen (or maybe 2 this time) and full keyboard.

so it will take me few days to move, untill then, no posts here 🙂

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Collecting vs investing

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I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, i know i prefer investing system over collecting system, let me explain.

In WoW players have collecting system, you can collect hundreds of pets, mounts, toys, achievements and transmog sets, there is so much to collect and that by itself is fine, collecting is fun i won’t deny that, i love to collect mounts for example which makes it very hard for me to resist buying Blizzcon virtual ticket, it’s 40 euro/dollars for the mount, it is one of the best mounts i ever seen and i’m going to buy it .. i know that!

Anyway, while collecting is fun, i find it shallow and sometimes tedious, having more than 100s mounts while using few of them makes it hard to care about collecting more, the only reason i want more mounts is to get an achievement or to get certain mounts like Invincible, the same thing for the pets and toys, reaching an achievement is going to happen but i’m not in a hurry.

Investing in the other hand is a word i picked for a system where collecting is not the goal, instead of having 100s of mounts you only can get few, say from 3 to 5 mounts per character, and non of them is account-wide.

The game itself should have a system where you can tame any kind of beasts, not only that, you have to level them, train them, add some bags to them, customize them with colors or different items, name them, the mount is not a cosmetic thing anymore, it is an investment.

Game designers could add more to the system, like connecting profession to the mounts, engineers don’t need any beasts .. thank you very much! they will build their own mounts, collecting scraps from the world and putting it together, tailors could add cosmetic items to the mounts like flags, and so on.

Mounts in this system is another way to add customization, and each player will have something different than they others, at least you won’t see 30 players in the same place with the same mount (i’ve seen this many times in WoW!).

This is a deeper system than collecting, which i prefer and i would love to see it in WoW but i know this is not going to happen, not after 12 years of collecting mounts and pets, but still .. does not harm to write about it.

Guilds War 2 mounts

Recently ArenaNet announced their second expansion for Guilds War 2, and for the first time in this game there are mounts, just 5 of them but each one is unique, each one have different ability to move around and to start a fight, and they provide different ways to move around the world which in itself is a puzzle, check this video to see the mount:

I really love Guilds War 2, one of the best features in the game is zone scaling, level 80 player will find low level zones challenging or at least not easy, so if you bought the game you can boost your first character to level 80 and the old content will still be relevant, something i wish WoW will do soon.

Oh, GW2 players can change the colors of their mounts using dyes.

Missions Table: conclusion

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Nothing to do with the post, just beautiful art when i looked up while trying to get priest mount

After Warlords of Draenor and now Legion, i’m sure now about what i think of Mission Table, for a long time i was between “meh” and “why i’m doing these missions” but now i hope Blizzard will stop using this feature in the next expansion.

Missions never felt like a content i enjoy doing it, i feel like i’m forced to do them, in Legion you have to use the mission table for your class hall and now for a quest in Argus.

One feature i like from mission table is the Bodyguard, in Warlords i always have Defender Illona with me, with her i could take on elite mobs that other players avoid, it is fun to go around with bodyguards and i don’t mind to see this idea in the next expansion.

The mission table itself should change or removed, instead of sending followers i want to go there by myself  with 1 or 2 guards, make it a new type of daily quests, one hub to send the players to do quests in different part of the world, make them hard quests and with good rewards, i know this is much harder to do than table missions but worth it.

What do you think about Missions?

Trogg new model!

When did that happen?! it’s not a big deal i know, but still … i remember talking about the old trogg model saying to a player in WoW that Blizzard need to update them, then i find that Blizzard acullay did!

So this is the old model we all love (i think!):

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Life is pain! this is what this model says! look at his face .. just look at it! Gary clearly hate his life, and then Blizzard gave him makeup and few more polygons:

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Now this is a proud Trogg! life is not pain anymore, Gary is happy ever after, or at least happy until some gnome kills him and he have to spawn again!

So what does this mean? well … Blizzard updating old models slowly, or next expansion have so many Troggs, can i wish for Trogg raid? or at least a dungeon?

Anyway, all this silly post is for a new trogg model, i’m just happy to notice it today!

Both images taken from Wowpedia.

Pirates, brew and harvest

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Beach Bloodsail party

Many events coming soon in WoW, today is the Pirate Day, i got an achievement, a toy which helps me curse like a pirate, and i have a pirate costume for 12 hours, so all is good.

Pirate day was a nerdy geeky day in the web, i rarely see that today, i remember in the early 2000s visiting Slashdot.org and other nerdy websites, and all of them written in a pirate-ish way … sigh, big long sigh, i miss the web of early to mid 2000s, before the wave of social networks.

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Manley, fearsome, terrifying pirates!

In WoW also, BREWFEST! i love this event, the atmosphere in Dun Morogh in this event is festive, merry, happy, you have ram racing, beating the Iron Dwarfs, the dungeon boss, so many players show up all the time.

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Preparing for Brewfest
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The dwarfs there asked me to leave after this!

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Changed my hearthstone to the best Inn in Azeroth

After the Brewfest there is the Harvest Festivle, while it’s not cool as Brewfest i’ll enjoy it, who knows! maybe i’ll eat pumpkin pie in real life too!

It’s a shadow Owl

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So finally i have the shadow owl, and now i don’t know what to do next for my shadow priest, one thing i want is to craft all the tailoring items for transmog, but that means going back to old content for farming, buying from Auction House is not an option here, my realm AH is unreasonable when it comes to prices of old materials.

Crafting old content items will take time, another thing i like to do is soloing old raids and dungeons, for transmog, pets and mounts, i’ll do that if i have time, i need to go back to my main to do all Argus content, then maybe i’ll focus on leveling another alt.

One main reason to level alts is to get crafting materials and items, if AH prices are cheap enough i’ll never need to make alts just for crafting, i’m saving gold to buy mounts, and they are not cheap, 125k gold for the Grand Yak, 100k gold for alliance bike, 500k gold for Argus golden robot, not to count crafted mounts from Alchemy and Jewelcrafting.

And there is that insane spider mount, 2 million gold, i’ll never be able to buy this without living in the game 24/7.

Oh, also i need to make bags for all alts, that is another important thing for my shadow priest.

Fabulous Fennec Fox

07d77a1ce0eef9d690c454c6c7c05d52-bg-wow-shadow-1920-2If you haven’t heard yet, there is a new pet in Blizzard store, Shadow is Fennec fox, small fox lives mostly in the desert, and i love deserts both in real life and in games, and it is really cute pet, also the money you pay for the pet will go to charity.

If i remeber this correctly; Blizzard announced Brightbaw and Mystic Runesaber in Blizzcon 2015, both of them look like something came from Suramar, and that was way before Legion, it was a hint for what we will see in the next expansion.

Is the Fennec fox a sign to the next expansion? because let me tell you, i hope i’m right, i hope there will be a desert zone in the next expansion, last time Blizzard added a desert zone was in Cataclysm, it is time for another desert.

I’m really excited about the next expansion, all the signs says it will be about shadow, the void, old gods, even in Argus right now this is the theme, we are not fighting the Legion only but also the void, let’s hope we see colorful expansion comes after Legion … and a desert.

Speaking of foxes, i still don’t have the fox mount! come on RNG!