September 30, 2008

Retribution damage in Beta

As I have the pleasure of being part of the beta, even though I havent been able to play in there just as much as I wanted. I have been trying out different speccs. One of the speccs I have tryed out is Retribution paladin. A build that after I tryed it, left me with a feeling. That for the first time the paladin feelt like I thought it would have been 3,5 years ago, when I created my first paladin. It feels like a melee damage class, which can support others if needed. I have two lvl 70 paladins today. 1 holy, which I have been raiding with in old wow. But put to a hold in TBC. And one new one, Impadin, which will be my main in WOTLK as retribution.

As a few ppl in my guild had asked for a view on the dps we could bring out, I recorded some fraps footage in the beta of paladin retribution damage. This is not a video displaying big crits and lucky strikes. Its a video which shows the general dmg a retri can do. Im mostly decked in the starting greens, from the first zone in Northrend. And im lvl 70.

I will let the video speak for it self, for now - Retribution beta damage in general

Recruitment video

As many might have it, my eager to push forward in content, is atm not as big as normal. All of the new things WOTLK will be offering and that your gear and effort in it, soon is gone. Makes me play a bit less atm, and instead using more time in Vegas and frapsing things ingame.
Normally when I listen to music and just travel around inside wow, I get ideas to make small movies. But this time I have a more specific task, and not many ideas... ;) I have set my mind into making a recruitment/advertising movie for my guild. So we can get the new ppl we want for WOTLK. As we intend to push more progressively in endgame content this time.
But as said im pretty empty for how I want it all to shape. My idea was to have the guild name in huge letters scrolling over the screen. So big so you only can read like 1-3 letters at a time. And then clip in between, clips of ingame footage, supported by some text. But what to have as text and in the actual footage is far away atm. Though I have some ideas, for the text atleast.

My idea for the text, was to ask questions like. Do you want to PUG your way through instances ? Do you like to be a part of a strong community ? Are you a skilled and mature player ? and so on.
And then in the end, something like "Then visit and apply. Become a part of non compos mentis". And then zoom out from the text that showcased the guild name, in close up.

This is just all ideas, and will problaly/hopefully come up with alot more. If you have any good ideas, dont be a stranger. Plz post em in the commentary field...

September 28, 2008

Wow movies

Been using some time lately to make short movies and other animated stuff, using Sony Vegas. Sony Vegas is an editing tool used for movies and the like. I mainly use it to create wow related stuff in one way or another.
I record stuff from ingame, using fraps, an program that can record ingame video. Then I play with it in Vegas, adding sound, text and the like.

I will make some more posts about more of this. Feel free to suggest what I should dig into for you. Just wanted to show you my latest work. Its a small intro, which displays my guilds name, in a imo cool and neat way... ;)

Judge for yourself.
(If you have Windows Media Player 11, you can just click the link and the video will load into your player, and play it right away.)

Where did this one come from ?

hehe, it has been ages since I have last been in here on blogger. I actually forgot I had this blog. Oh, well alot have been going on since I last wrote here.
Yes, you guessed correctly. I still play wow, and still doing it on a regular basis. Problaly more than I should. But the game just continue to be fun place to hang around. Even though I problaly use the game in a differen way now. I have got myself a whole bunch of people I know now. I still play on the same server and that ofc get you alot of ppl you know by now. I sometimes just log the game, sitting chatting with ppl, and not actually get any play done. You could call it some kind of advanced MSN... lol.
The game it self keeps evolving and change. Everytime blizzard introduces a new change, a crowd of people, you should think automatic goes in mourn mode. Shouting loud about, what a fucked up change that was to make. Guess that is something that goes with a big game like this. One of the main reasons I hang out less and less, on the official blizzard forums. Nothing else than people complaining. I use alot more time on wow blogs and more specific forums. Forums that funny enough is super great, but when they get to popular, they get worse and worse. As the people from the official sites, start to infect those... ;)

If you havent seen it yet, the next expansion is coming soon to the game. Its the second expansion, named - Wrath of the Lich King. A expansion, which will turn alot of things around ingame, things that may not all look good in the first glimpse. But changes which im sure, will be to the better as soon as they are set into play. I have a huge confidence in blizzard to pull it off once more. Making the game I love so much, even better to play. Im in the beta atm, so have seen alot of the new stuff already. But have been holding back, so I get the full rush when I'm sitting here at my pc, with the game package. The release date it scheduled to run 13th of november this year.

So yes, im very eager and very excited to see what all the new stuff brings to my game. What about you ?