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Into the Twisting Nether

August 27, 2015

Hey! I know, two posts in a row, what is the world coming to? But this is super important and exciting!

Most of you have probably at least heard of the Twisted Nether Blogcast. They have been around for … well, I don’t honestly know, but they have recorded 253 episodes, so quite awhile.

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So the big news is, I am going to be on it! It will be broadcast LIVE tomorrow night, August 28, around 8:15pm BHQT (Blizzard HeadQuarters Time, aka Pacific Daylight Time). Yes, that’s after 11pm for me here in the East, but hey, it’s Friday night, right? I can nap the next day. So if you want to listen in and participate in the chat room and potentially even get to have me answer a question that you submitted, please join us!

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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Enough Already

February 26, 2015

The park sure is lovely this time of year.

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Well, it’s on the other side of that snow that the plows have pushed off the road, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

Rag Legs

February 12, 2015

I’ve mentioned before how much I love recruiting new followers from the Inn. Well, Juna seems to have the best luck. Not only did she get Soulare, but now she also has “Doc” Schweitzer. For anyone unfamiliar, Doc is a character from the comic Flintlocke’s Guide to Azeroth, penned by Dave ‘Fargo’ Kosak before he was hired by Blizzard as a quest designer. If you’ve ever done the Alliance intro to the Twilight Highlands, you have met Flintlocke. Doc is … well, not your normal priest. Juna found him sitting around the campfire by the fishing shack and just had to see what he would say if she decided to talk to him. Well … he’s just a tad bit confused, which is pretty normal for him, actually.

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Obviously, he must be kept active. Too dang hilarious. I mean, he’s so dang drunk, he doesn’t even realize he’s in a HORDE garrison, talking to a TAUREN. hehe!

Arelin finished up Talador, or at least, everything he wanted to do there, and is ready to move on to the Spires of Arak. I just felt like getting a good shot of him because, well … I gotta admit, given what some of the other *cough human cough* races’ graphic updates have looked like, I want to remember how good he looks now.

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What about the post title, you say? Oh. Yes. Since Van has all of his bro stones done and can’t do the Foundry until LFR opens next week, he only went into Highmaul for the two bosses that drop things he still needs, and then went to play in some old instances instead. Since he never did get Firelord, he went to Firelands heroic and cleared that place out last night, finally getting to see Ragnaros’ feet.

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The place is quite easy to solo now, so I guess he’ll be going back for mounts. Or maybe I will send a caster to get the staff … or a druid to get a kitty staff and embers. Hmmm ….


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