Musings

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.

 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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 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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Kvetching, Lilac

Whar’s ma DPS.. AGAIN?

I picked up Mists of Pandaria ~3 months after the initial launch. It took me 1 month to level to 90. Considering I was only leveling a few days a week.. and I took a week or so off when my video card died and to experience battle pets I think it’s safe to say that by the time I…

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 Musings

All sticky with love

Way back in 2009 I completed “What a long strange trip it’s been“. Since then I’ve mostly ignored the holiday “Love is in the Air” until two days ago. 1. I finally realized that the holiday boss(boss-triplet?) is easy and has a chance to drop epic items. Items with higher ilvl than I’m currently rocking. Add to that, you can…

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Kvetching, Lilac

Scenarios: A Little Patience

Yeah.. ok I don’t get it. At some point while leveling I picked up the quest “A Little Patience” which wanted to send me into a scenario. I held onto it for a few days.. first off, I am still kind of puzzled about what a scenario is.. and once I figured out what it was (kind of like a…

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