June 25, 2010

Blues to comment on

Some information from some of the blue post's from Blizzard.

Epic items in Cataclysm
We're actually working on restoring the epic feeling to epic items in Cataclysm. Epic loot should be epic, and something to be very proud of. Our plan is to try and get the Heroic -> Blue Gear and Raid -> Purple Gear balance back.
Now this is a thing I will be looking forward to. As this will make the good looking gear way more uniqe to look at. The best time was back in Vanilla (Some extent TBC), where you came across those epic players in IF. Decked in raid gear, looking all shiny. And you was dreaming to once be able to obtain that gear for yourself.
I still shiver, when I'm in a lvl 60 AV, and see a guy in Full T3. So damn hot.... hehe.. Bring back the epicness.

UI Improvements in Cataclysm
We are working on many raid / party improvements for Cataclysm. The challenge is that different features or layouts are "mandatory" for different players. Thus I would not at all be comfortable saying that you won't want UI mods for Cataclysm, and that's not our goal anyway. The default UI could be improved a lot though.
I have many times wondering how blizzard could be satisfied with how they handle raid and party frames. I guess party frames are ok, but the raid UI is imo terrible.
I cannot reminder anytime I have been using the standard UI for raid frames, they simply dont cut just the basic needs. Hopefully they will make em good, as the less addons, the more power is going to the actually game world, not to running addons.

25% buff in ICC now. Maybe its time for me to finally see the LK go down. Only been up to his door a couple of times. But that could have something to do with that I dont raid at all atm.....
Ohh well, I will see him death at some point. I have seen enough of ICC, done 11/12 in normal both 10 and 25. And done around 7 HC mode kills. And seen all phases of LK fight, plus ofc the video part long before he was avaible. So not sure I miss out on alot, besides the pleasure of the title and seeing him crumble under my sword and board.

Last day at the office today, then im out on a weeks vacation. So that means no wow as im away from home. Just relaxation, sun, females, family and good times. Gonna be sweet.

June 24, 2010

Superb post

I do read alot of blogs, forums and see way to many video's. I use alot of time on it, but why do I do that ?
Well, from time to time, I stumbled across great laughs, good jokes, insightfull knowledge and sometimes I just read or watch something that hits.
I have no special flavour of topic, but somethings is just damn awesome to read or watch.

The post im gonna link here is one of those. Its a post from may, on a blog I have not read before. But im sure I will be reading in the future. Just a damn fine post.

Enjoy the read. Link to post. (The post is writen by Arkaneena, from the blog Arkslaw.)

Gearscore (Parody)

I will let the video speak for itself....

Orinal song:
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

Every raid is so wonderful,
N' suddenly, I'm so elite.
Gearing up from my head to toes,
And enchanting,
Every epic thing...

I am telling you,
That GS is the way.
No scrubs can bring me down.
I am telling you,
GS equals skill.
So don't be trolling me.
Just because my gear is leet.

To all you noobs,
You're delirious!
So consumed,
With all your blues.
Trying hard to raid in ICC,
But you're wiping on trash,
And then trolling trade chat.

I am telling you,
That GS is the way.
No scrubs can bring me down.
I am telling you,
GS equals skill.
So don't be trolling me.
Just because my gear is leet.

No matter what we do,
No matter what we raid,
They say when the loot drops for you,
Then the scrubs will go away.
And everywhere we go,
Oh the loot won't always drop,
But tomorrow's another raid,
And all the other times.

I am telling you,
That GS is the way.
No scrubs can bring us down.
I am telling you,
GS equals skill.
So don't be trolling me.
Just because my gear is leet.

Yeah don't you be trolling me,
Just because my gear is leet.

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

All credits go to Taintedlore from youtube, tjeck out her youtube page here.

June 23, 2010

Some people just dont know, how to behave...

I have been pugging alot lately through the LFG system. I must admit that I think that system is the best that have happend to wow. Close to one of the best things ever.
It have on its own made it possible to enjoy all the instances the game have to offer. And especially the ones I love the most, the old azeroth ones. I have been able to farm fest my way through BRD, my alltime favourite instance. I even got the pleasure of being in a kick ass pug, which took from start to end, all bosses down. And got all the way to the emperor and got him down as well. I havent been able to do that in a regular group since back in vanilla wow. Where most groups crumbled in the torch room.
Did I say I love the LFG system... /wink

But it also brings forward some very rude people, people I dont wanna waste my time playing with.
I'm atm leveling a shaman healer (Alli side) and a warrior tank (Horde side). This is from a run on my shaman, which recently turned 60. So this was one of my first runs in Ramparts. We had a DK tank and a dps rogue.
I will try to reconstruct the chat between those two. (Unfortnaly I didnt screenshot it.)

Tank : Does anyone have some runecloth I could buy ?
Rogue : I have alot 1g pr piece
Rogue : Economic crisis, YOU FUCKED POOR BASTARD!!!!!
Tank : GHGSFGYGFYGFYGEF and so on.....

I left after a few more lines, I just didnt have the patience or desire to play with ppl like that.
Not all just fun and good runs in LFG. But I must admit Im mostly in good runs. Like another Ramparts run with a ret specced paladin with a 2 hander as tank. I was like, tank dont you have a shield. No, but I can solo this, so we will be fine....
I was a bit sceptic when he made the first couple of pulls, but it was actually one of the smoothes runs I have been on. May needed a bit more healing, but his and the grp's dps more than made up for it.

What's your view on the LFG system ?

Btw a small hint. If you play as healer or tank, dont be to afraid to skip a grp if they are lame people. You may get the debuff, but that only prevents you from using the random tool. You can still choose to join a specific or a list of specific dungeons. The debuff dont dis-allow you that...