Wednesday, June 30, 2010
There are upsides to having a 24-hour lockout on your server – the restart! Tamed at 7:08AM – he was just there when I logged into the spawn site – oh happy day!
Being back in Beast Master is kind of like slipping into a pair of very comfortable old shoes or that summer skirt that makes you look thin. You just feel like, you’re back baby!
Now this guy needs a name. Any suggestions? All UK television references are welcome!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Well, one area where they do not favour us is traveling to the Alliance capitals. We have to go there from time to time for achievements, such as the Midsummer festival, and it is very annoying. For Horde to get to the Night Elf and Draenei islands we have to fly to Ashenvale and then up through Darkshore to catch the boats. Hoping one is immediately available we sail to the cities and proceed to moving targets for everyone around. The Night Elf capital fire is quite easy to get, however, in order to complete the Midsummer festival achievement we've got to get through the city to Teldrassil. It's somewhat easy to make your way through, just very, very annoying.
After corpse dragging my way through the insane mazes of Stormwind and Exodar (Ironforge was just a blur but that tram is very cool) and fighting off guards and players stopping me from getting to the flames I had to see if it was this difficult to get to our cities.
This morning I conducted a test. That Draenei Death Knight I mentioned? She became my little spy into the life and ways of the Alliance. Once she serves my purposes she will eventually be deleted.
Just a note before I begin, this isn't going to be a haha-nana-booboo to any readers who play Alliance. I respect that you have chosen that faction and that you have just a strong of connection to it as I do Horde. Also if you have the willpower to play both sides equally, well that is awesome and muchos kudos! Being level 58 and trying to get into the opposite faction's cities by yourself is clearly not a smart thing to do. Also, I did this between 5:30AM and 7:30AM server time so that most certainly helped my journey.
So let's begin!
Starting in the Eastern Plaguelands you have to run up north through the little portal and then go through the big Blood Elf gate into Ghostlands.
Getting the Silvemoon Flame did take three tries - but eventually:
Using my Death Gate I flew EPL to Western Plaguelands and into Tirisfal Glade. There were no guards outside of Undercity. I mean no guards at all. Surely we could spare one bag of bones to look after things for us or at least sound the alarm. I collected the flame no problem.
Thunderbluff was my concern. I didn't want my beloved brethren hate me so. Luckily it was almost as easy as Undercity and to prevent the Taurens from taking a life, I sacrificed myself off the bluff instead.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hello Tauren! has come online
Real ID and the new chat interface are kind of neat. It lets me communicate with the exact same people in almost the exact same way as before only different! Compartmentalizing the conversations is cool. I can put Guild Chat in one window and any other conversations into another. If there is a way to see notifications that new guild chat has happened I don't know about it, last night I missed out on whole minutes (!) of conversations because I was only tuned into the party chat. Not that it was bad thing – I mean it was a party after all.
Before you add someone to Real ID you must also trust him or her in real life. After you ask yourself those big questions (would I let them take care of my child; would I share secrets with them; would I share my chips with them), all you need is their email address. If they can say the same about you your Real ID friend will accept and from there you will see them WHENEVER THEY LOG IN regardless of where they are (server/faction/Blizzard Entertainment wise – not sitting in their living room pantsless-wise).
In other (good) news, The Zug Initiative conquered Professor Putricide in what is to be the first of many kills to come. This felt good: teamwork, implementing new strategies, practicing old ones and then watching the boss fall. It was only marred by the fact that [Enhancement Shaman] had to work on Sunday evening and I didn't get to celebrate the victory with him.
And this kill is very timely because even better [Good] News Everyone!!!!:
Futurama starts tonight! Which is good!
But it's on Comedy Central and not airing in Canada! Which is bad.
But we have the internet! Which is good!
But we're not supposed to watch TV like that! Which is horseshit.
Hello Tauren! has gone offline