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5 Down

August 12, 2015

So, with the Legion announcement, I figure it’s about time I finish leveling all of the classes. I already had a paladin, warrior, hunter, and two death knights done. So over the last week while the Faire was in town for carousel buffs, I finished off Karius the mage.


This leaves me with six to go. I have a rogue and a warlock at 95, and a monk at 92. The shaman and druid are both 90 and waiting in their garrisons. Oh. That’s only 5. Who am I forgetting? Duh, priest. He’s also 90 and in his garrison.

Bouncing Around Bree

June 1, 2015

So … yeah. I goofed around in WoW for a few days and was bored again. I just … I don’t know. But I know I’m not alone. I’ve been playing other games like Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone and D3 and even some non-Blizzard titles, but they are all just fun little distractions that I play in small bursts, like an hour here or an hour there. I don’t get immersed in them like I do in a good RPG. I knew I needed something more substantial, and there are a wealth of F2P options out there. I had an itch to revisit my characters in Neverwinter or Star Wars, but I had already reached the original max levels in those. I wanted something totally new to me.

I have a list of options that I would like to try out at some point. Things most of you have already tried and quit, while I was still too busy in WoW to notice. Things like Rift, Secret World, Wildstar when it goes F2P in the near future, maybe even ESO which I tried on a trial weekend before it launched and I liked, but it started as sub so I said thanks but no thanks. But there is one other that has been at the top of my list for more than a year, ever since I finally got around to reading it … Lord of the Rings Online.

You don’t have to hang around me long to know that … HORSES! So naturally I made myself a man of Rohan. I spent some time thinking about it before making him a Champion, which is basically a dps warrior. I was intrigued by the Captain class, but since it was going to be my first character and I’m planning to just fly solo, it seemed like a straight up damage class would be best.

I’d seen some comments on other blogs about the graphics. Most said they were bad? I don’t get it, what’s so bad about this field of wildflowers?


And the water. OMG! LOOK. AT. THE. WATER. And I can run this on high graphics and not have any issues whatsoever, unlike most everything else I try to play, including WoW. Why? Iunno.


After a few levels, I decided I was in. So I went ahead and blew $10 on Gamgee’s Starter pack, so I could have riding and a horse as soon as I got out of the starter zone. Totally worth it.


Oh, and your mounts come with a name … which can be changed! You can name it whatever you want!

Oh yeah, and of course you can also go fishing, because … fishing!


I’m not sure what use I’ll have for it other than fun, since I can’t cook. Yeah, the professions are a little different. You pick one, called a vocation, and it is, well, a predetermined pack of 3. So if you want to cook, there are only two vocations you can choose that include the cooking profession. Maybe I’ll make an alt later that can, since I have two other character slots. I chose Armsman, which comes with Weaponsmith, Woodworker, and Prospector, because, well, it’s not WoW, so maybe being able to make my own weapons will actually mean something here.

One thing I really love is the day/night cycle. It’s not real time, in fact, it seems to cycle several times in a day. At night, it’s dark and the stars are just gorgeous. Daytime of course is bright and beautiful … well, most of the time. It did rain one day, which was pretty cool. And the sunrises (and probably sunsets as well) …well, just look! Also, I finally figured out how to remove the UI for screenshots.


By the time I logged out last night I was level 17. Now, that doesn’t sound like a lot, considering I would probably be higher than that if I’d spent the same amount of hours in WoW, even without heirlooms. But I haven’t hurried at all, and I’ve done every single quest so far. And of course, there’s been a lot of running back and forth since I’m new and don’t know the best order of doing things and what quests lead to other quests, etc. But I’m having a blast just bopping about on my trusty steed Bolo.


March 24, 2015

Guess who hit 100?


Yes, I KNOW the last character to ding was also a DK. But Kirgra and Arelin play much different from each other. She is specced dual wield frost, he is specced unholy. Frost is … easy … which can also cause it to be boring. Cooldowns? What is that? Burst? Bah. AoE! To be fair, all classes have had their number of cooldowns drastically reduced. But still … I keep reaching for my old raise dead button and missing my old temporary ghoul. Sort of. I mean, I have mini-Tormmok now I guess so it’s all good.


And Pepe. Yay Pepe!

Welcome, Blizzard Watch

February 4, 2015

Most of you who care already know, but the folks who formerly worked at WoW Insider have launched a replacement site at Blizzard Watch. They will be funded by contributions from their readers/supporters through Patreon. Enough people have contributed already for them to definitely be able to get the site underway with everything that they want it to have, including columns that we all loved that were cut last year when they were forced to downsize. How’s that for community?

On to my in-game activites. Juna upgraded her barn to level 3 a couple of weeks ago. Now, trapping wolves for fur was only a secondary reason for her to have a barn. The number one reason is this Glass of Warm Milk that can spawn inside of it. It took a couple of weeks for it to spawn, and then some practice with Aviana’s Feather to manage landing inside the second floor, but she did it.


Looting that gives you the cutest pet ever, the Pygmy Cow.


She really needs to have a talk with her minions about burning candles inside the barn though. Hay + fire = very bad things.

In other news, Oslee finally made his way to Draenor, and since Sanbec is arms, Oslee changed his spec to fury so he wouldn’t feel the same. I used to not like fury, but, you know, that was Wrath and a lot has changed since then. I mean, I can be fury and still charge and bladestorm now, so it’s all good. And he does look badass with two big weapons.



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