Posts Tagged ‘Screenshots’

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.

So Legendary

May 27, 2015

So, I’m playing again. Not that I ever actually stopped but, I mean, I’m back to spending the majority of my playtime in WoW.

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So, over the weekend, Sanbec decided it was way past time to finish collecting the 900 elemental thingies for Khadgar. Since he already had well over 800, it seemed likely that he could get it done very soon with just a little bit of luck. He ended his run of The Black Forge with some 893 tokens and, finally, a shiny new axe. Since his followers were on a mission to bring back some more doodads, he just logged and waited for the next day to collect them and do the quests.

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After a quick and easy quest to get yet another bauble for Khadger, he released Garona from Gul’dan’s control. Then we went and she helped us stealth through an Iron Horde stronghold and find some plans and do some eavesdropping, and then we got her as a follower.

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So yay, that’s done … on one character. Juna has 600 some and Van only has 300 some, so I don’t know if I will ever finish on a second character or not. It seems .. strange, to have my most-progressed toon be one that I have never done formal raiding on. And, well, he’s certainly no flavour of the month, being specced arms all this time.

He did change his offspec to fury last night though. He had to, in order to equip these and get the achievement:

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Yeah, no pets, but, on the run in which he hit exalted with the Ashtongue, he also collected the second glaive. How is that for fast??

Rank 18

April 28, 2015

Sanbec has 797 elemental doodads now. I’ve all but given up on running anyone else in LFR since he has the most. It’s just too much of the same thing over and over. I have been doing a bit of questing on some leveling characters off and on and that’s about it. It took 30 seconds to find the toy vendor and buy the new Children’s Week toy and I was done with that, too.

Go down a game on the battle.net launcher and I am running greater rifts on my seasonal crusader. Here she is last night setting a new personal record, passing Rank 18.

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Yes, that is Torment VI, I am not wimping out on some easier difficulty (although I do turn it down when I do normal rifts to get greater keystones. For some reason those are harder than the greater ones!). I should probably roll a socket on my neck so I can put one more legendary gem in. I think that would push me through a couple more ranks. She’s already got more than twice the paragon levels that my regular characters have, so I guess I must like her.

A Tisket, A Tasket

April 14, 2015

Ten days since last post. I’m slacking! It’s not that I haven’t been playing. Well, ok, it sort of is. I mean, come on, we had the release of the new Hearthstone adventure AND a new season in D3 in the last two weeks.

Speaking of which, obligatory rainbow shot:
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Yes, I know it’s dark. Apparently she was there at night? I dunno. Anyhow … I made a Crusader this time. I’m going back and forth each season between melee and ranged. Season 1 was barbarian, 2 was demon hunter, so this one had to be either crusader or monk.

Also, what IS it about this silly game that makes it so addictive? I mean, it’s grinding the same thing over and over. Oh sure, there are several different kinds of bounties, and the maps for the rifts are never the same twice. They add new things every season too, like a new type of bounty and several new kinds of treasure goblins, not to mention the new legendaries. But it’s still the same, and I still keep coming back. There’s just something about the mindless slaying of demons and the piles of loot exploding out of them.

As for WoW, the new pet got me to participate in Noblegarden. At least for a couple of hours. I picked up eggs on Oranis, the only one of my three mages who did not have the Polymorph: Rabbit spell yet. I’m a lazy egg collector; I don’t race around town, I park myself in a spot where I can pick up three different spawn points without ever moving my character. Bloodhoof Village was very busy, so I teleported over to UC and flew to Brill. I actually have always preferred picking them up in Brill anyway. So I got my spot and sat there watching tv and picking up chocolates. It was actually quite relaxing. Then I hopped on over to UC with my flower basket in tow.

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