December 23, 2009

The year 09 in wow

I have no idea if any visit this blog anymore. Well, I dont blame you, I have not been writing here since a very little post, 28. October.

But its close to christmas, time of miracles. So here is a post more... :)
Its close to the end of the year, and as many of the regular blog readers know already there is a meme out there. Dealing with the year and how its been. I have tagged myself, as its get around the different topics to take up, when a year is ending.

1. What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
I have for the first time, been on the edge of the content. I have downed close to every single boss in the game, before the next tier have been released. Which I must admit have been awesome. Ofc it has something to do with blizzards way of making the content, a bit easyer than before. Only thing I have yet to see drop down is Algalon. Rest have been takend down before a new instance have been released. I hope that I can continue like that in ICC and Cataclysm.
2. What was your favorite new place that you visited?
ICC is looking very promising and I predict that it will be my favorite place in the whole expansion. But as it is not out yet, all of it. I will place it on a current 2nd place.
My favorite place have to be Ulduar. The instance reminds me of instances like Black Tempel. Big places lots of bosses, great looks and very different bosses. I love it, and still like to come back and clear it. And Yogg, that is so far the best encounter in this expansion, if you ask me. I like the chaos, all the stuff happening and best of it all, when you enter the portals. One word, amazing.
3. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Raid content in a bit more streamlined manner. I still think that ToC was nothing than a filler raid instance. Trying to fill a cap, which was way to big. More in a more timelined manner, thats about it. I really like the quests, the zones, the raid instances (minus TOC) and what else the expansion have had to offer.
4. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
There have been many heights in this expansion for me, but there is one that stands out. Togheter with my guild Epiphany, when we took down Sath3D 10 man. (Pre 3.1 ofc.) We used 3-4 nights of pure wiping before we had perfected our strategy, and it finally went down. I even get goose-spoons just typing this. That was my Ragnaros moment of WOTLK. Tnx blizzard and my fellow players that took it down with me. That was a true team effort.
5. What was your biggest failure?
My biggest failure is actually very recently. A few weeks back I decided to follow alot of the ppl I have played with since end of Vanilla wow to a new server. Burning Blade.
I blindly followed em, before seeing how the server was. What a mistake. The server is pverpopulated with Cz/Sk players. As I like to pug quiet a few raids during a reset, I rely a bit on the ppl on the server. Problem is with this server that these cz/sk ppl, make cz/sk only raids. And thats about it, for pug raids on the server. Pretty sucky to say it the least.
On top of that alot of the ppl, I moved to play with, have not be online much or at all.
So im left with my main on a server I dont wanna be on, and left a good guild behind in the process.
6. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I must admit I have been really excited about my main class, Paladin. It have been an amazing expansion for the class. We are a very solid dps class now, and we are one of the best tanks as well. (Thats my 2 speccs.) And it seems that holy paladins are doing very well as well. So all in all and very good expansion for us. And as I love the class very much and have done that since I started playing 5 years ago, that has been a blast for me.
Recently the LFG system, have got me up in the sky. I must say I think it work great, it work great for me when I tank. And work also amazing for my alts, dps'ers mostly to gear up in. I have done nummerous runs so far, and have had 1-3 bad runs. And I think im on the other side of 50+ runs about now. So damn good work there blizzard.
7. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Server transfer, even though I have only done it once, that was 1 to many.... :)
8. What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
I follow loads of blogs, but I have 2 which have a very special place in my heart. The one should not be a surprise to ppl who have read this blog before. Its ofc Jong's Ret paladin blog. And the other is a blog which never have bad content, a protection paladin, Mister Rhidach.
I dont listen to podcast's, but I have actually been following a videocast on youtube since it came out. And thats the one made by Lore from tankspot.com, he is a bit weird but I like what he have to say nevertheless.
9. Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
"The grass is not greener on the other side", value what you have. Even though it may look greener on the other side, dont count on it. Have some kind of information to make your decision about.

And remember World Of Warcraft is a GAME, a game should be entertaining and fun. And you should have fun playing it, its not a job. But a game. Remember that.

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