Thursday, 8 December 2011

Collected musings

I'm enjoying patch 4.3. It's great (and sadly slightly surprising) to enjoy the new instances. While they're still new - and people still have use for the drops - they're both interesting and challenging.

Wipes do happen, and while there is some whinging people mostly accept it and carry on. This will all change once people are overgeared and just running them for the badges.

It occurs to me that when that happens I can just stop, and PvP for JPs - even though the exchange rate is a bit painful. I'd rather be playing against real people than just going through the motions with a group of people who'd rather not be there. I do though first need to get the caster shield and mail shoulders drops - they're my lowest iLevel pieces, and only upgradable there or in raids (or the troll heroics) :(

Grulnak still doesn't "feel right" in some instances, like Shadowfang. Shank on the other hand fits right in. In my (possibly odd) mind, it's OK for an orc to be in a dwarf / orc dungeon (like Blackrock) or an "open air" one, but human instances like Shadowfang or Karazhan needs an undead.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Syl is totally right

Syl over at Raging Monkeys is totally right about MMORPG being a misnomer. I think the "massively" is more of a nuanced point, but the RPG bit definitely doesn't hold true. More's the pity.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Patch 4.3 goals

With the patch out my goals are:
  • Learn the new instances while they're still new
  • Take advantage of void storage and transmogrification and -
    • Complete my tier 1 set (I only saw it drop while on my priest in classic)
    • Complete an 'orc thug' set (big spiky shoulders and not much else, like the original loading screen orc)
    • Complete a Go'el-type shaman set
  • Level Grulgok some more (he's currently 82) while the 7th anniversary bonus is still in effect
Grulnak 4 - 1 Grulgok