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Interesting…

“Warlords of Draenor” huh… this could be worth looking into. *mischievous grin* No, I’m not back.. my account is still very firmly in the “cancelled” state.. but I might be.. for an expansion.. you know depending on things. Where “things” include my first child who is due in a week. Yeah.. big things.

Sapph

Slow leveler

Meanwhile, while leveling my new Shaman… I’ve always felt that I’m a slow leveler. I have a smattering of toons in the mid 30s/40s and only two have ever been at max level for an expansion. I’m pleased that leveling Sapph, my Pandaran, has so far seemed to go more quickly. I’m sure it’s because Blizz smoothed out the leveling…

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Lilac

Sneaking into Thunder Dome

On Sunday I finally got a chance to log in and try out the new 5.2 Shadow-Pan Assault stuff. In general I like the dailies.. honestly I -love- being a leaping lizard. In specific.. I dislike doing dailies that don’t result in an immediate reputation gain. I -get- that I’m moving the needle along for unlocking the content.. but it’s…

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 Musings, Sapph

Just for the perks

Meanwhile, while leveling my new Shaman… While running through Westfall I received a guild invite out of the blue. Now normally when I get these things on some random alt I immediately reject them. This time the invite was followed by a whisper to the effect that “Hey, we’re a level 25 leveling guild and would love to increase our…

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 Musings, Sapph

Woe to be a lowbie

Meanwhile, while leveling my new Shaman… It actually took me until level 15 to remember about the account-bound armor. See I’ve tried to level a Shaman in the past.. and I’ve bought a few of the +experience pieces. So it was just a matter of rounding it all up and sending it from one alt to the newest alt. But…

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Lilac

I can haz Epic Neck?

I logged into AskMrRobot this morning to see what new updates are available and where best to spend my valor/justice points after the patch and I spotted a link that says “Get a level 522 neck TODAY!” Yes please. The sad part, for me, is that I can’t log into the game again until next week. But you better believe…

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 Musings, Sapph

What’s old is new again

As I mentioned I’ve been playing my new baby Panda shaman, Sapph. The starting zone was interesting, though I agree with Rohan over at Blessing of Kings, if I had to choose a faction based on the actions of Ji vs the actions of Aysa.. let’s just say Aysa needs to get off her butt and -do- something more impressive…

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 Musings, Sapph

Shiny and new

Twas the night before patch day.. and all through the house.. yeah.. more of the same. A heroic here, a scenario there, but everywhere, a daily. I suppose I should prep.. heck I suppose I should have been prepping for the last few weeks.. but.. meh. I find myself below the barrier. My warlock is at ilvl 546 456. That’s…

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Kvetching

Nothing rhymes with scenario

I continue to be dissatisfied with scenarios. I’ve run a few an I keep running into the same problems. Simply put, they’re confusing. When I’m doing a quest if I’m confused about what I’m supposed to do, or what to do next I consult the quest text. Usually there, carefully spelled out, is the instructions for this quest(“Oh! I’m supposed…

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What if...

What if levels weren’t used?

I spotted an interesting post over on MMOMeltingPot: “Is It Time To Shoot “Levels” In The Head?” You should go an read it. TL;DR: (really, you should go read it 🙂 ) [Richard Bartel is] arguing that “levels” make no in-game sense, that they separate friends from playing together, and that it would be trivial to come up with a…

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