Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pictures from Northrend

The Nexus
The Tundra
Good bye fjord

Took her down myself.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First Northrend Dungeon

Didn't finish. Boss was too hard. Oh the good ol days of actually trying in order to beat dungeons.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Young Blanchy

I love easter eggs


There it is.

Must Read

God I'm a nerd

Friday, February 19, 2010


So, I've decided to do some new stuff with my guy. First, I've respeced to holy. I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to keep it. I want shadow for quests, holy for healing. I could respec every half level. I could respec hybrid. Or dual spec. But I don't have the money. You know, I could farm some mats. You know, I may just do that. Why have I not thought of that before? I can farm Mithril Ore. Or Thorium. I'll look up what's more valuable. But I can grind that, until I get at least 1400g. Then, I can get dual spec and swap back and forth between pure holy and pure shadow. Then I should be able to just blast through quests for half of my level, then swap to holy and instance for the other half. Yes. And it will be a good investment for later in the game, when I want to easily swap between dailies and group healing. Yes yes yes. Good idea.

I wonder how long it will take me to level Akcowl. I started this guy only in December. And my leveling really never slowed down. I just leveled over and over and over. It stopped mattering because I always had stuff to do and not enough "level time" to do it in. So, for the warrior, how long will it take me to level him. Oh man, another great idea. I should start him, quest him all the way to blood hoof village, then park him in the inn. So when I'm done with Aksaril, I'll have a lot of rest. Or I can just play him as long as I have rest. So I won't have much time on him, but it will be important time. I'll have to run out and farm mats for cooking. I think that's the one prof I'll have on him. I also want alchemy and inscription on him. Enchanting is just too expensive. I'll get the buffs and be able to tank well.

Do I have gear issues? Will I be able to get good enough gear to tank? I guess I'll be able to just buy some from the AH. I love the AH. makes getting decent gear easy. Questing is boring, but it helps so much. What does questing give you? Items, money, experience and reputation. You can get around all of that. Items via the auction house and dungeoning. Money via farming, grinding, dungeoning. EXP via grinding, dungeoning and PvPing. Reputation via some quest turn ins. But not all reps. The problem is, questing is so efficient in this matter. You have to take almost drastic and inefficient measures to fill the void that not questing leaves.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day

Who doesn't like a Valentine?

Level 60

This morning I hit level 60. From a daily Valentine's day quest. Now this puts me in quite a quandary. Remember the days when level 60 was a big deal. It took many more hours of play time then I have put in. I skipped so many zones on my way to 58. Lol, I hit 58 yesterday and got to 60 this morning. Leveling is so easy. I skipped Ferals, WPL, EPL, Winterspring, Searing Gorge, Blasted Lands, Burning Steppes, Silithus, Azshara. None of those. I don't have close to all the exploration achievements. At all. I feel like I've missed so much. This leads me into my next problem. I've skipped so much content and should I feel bad about it? I was in Mara, BRD, DM and LBRS way more than I was on Akoris. Akoris saw almost every zone before Outland. But I don't want to do all those quests. I may get bored and run back and do them all, but why? Shit sounds boring.

Now my question is this: do I respec to holy so that I can more effectively heal dungeons? I heal them pretty well now, but my mana isn't as good as it could be. I would be more efficient with it. But if I respec, I feel as though quests will be too hard for me to do, so I'd just go through dungeons. Miss all those quests. Do I want to do that? In fact, I almost sorta do. I can get to 80 quickly. Then, I can make my warrior. Tank dungeons forevers. I want to do that actually. I want to go through the whole old world without actually questing. Sit in cities and random dungeon queue the whole time. Oh man. I kinda want to start this now. He could be an alchemist and enchanter. Ahahaha fantastic. This game is too easy to play now almost. What's his name? Akcowl. YES. So, I think I have to be level 15 to queue for the random dungeon queue. So, level to 15, then go to TB and just sit. How will I make money? Play the AH? or just not? Can I do that? Aksaril is rapidly becoming less and less self sufficient and Akcowl could just be a total money sink. But on purpose. How much money can I make from tanking randoms all the way? I get like 1g then like 85s for every one I do. I may be able to just pay for gear and repairs.

Now I run into the problem of who to play. Do I make Akcowl and level him now? Or do I get Aksaril up to 80 so that I can heal raids? I'm almost inclined to that do. Respec to holy, heal dungeons till I hit 80, heal heorics till I'm geared for ICC then level Akcowl while not raiding. And if I get bored, I can back to Aksaril and "fill out" his achievements. Am I sad I'll miss all of Northrend? No, I'm not. Questing is boring. Why do I have to? Money? Gear? My gear all becomes irrelevant at 80 when I need to replace everything for raids, so who cares? I can daily for money or farm. And like I said, if I get bored, I can just go back to starting level zones and use low level quest tracker and do those quests. Get some money and rep. If I want. I probably won't want to.

Let's see, Paladin or Warrior? I'm leaning towards warrior. I've had a paladin. I have one. If I want him again, I can just transfer him. I want something different. I've almost thought that playing a good warrior requires skill and finesse and that is something I want to learn. Plus, I've ne'er really had a good warrior and I'd like to learn how to play one. So that I can help other warriors. Or at least know what to expect from them when they're in my group.

What classes have I not played? What Classes are there?
Warrior-I had a level 20 something way back in the day. I want to start another one.
Rouge- played and didn't like. I probably just didn't get it. I remember them as slow and weak. and not as strong as they present themselves when the gank the shit out of me.
Mage- I have a whole blog about how they are not resilient enough for me. They have some phat DPS and I could probably get away with random dungeon queuing one.
Warlock- level 23 on Kul Tiras. Meh. they're fun. but not fun enough to motivate me to try.
Priest- Aksaril. Loving
Paladin- Akoris. Loved.
Shaman- Never done it. Interested though
Death Knight-No. hate them all. everyone who plays one is a wanker.
Druid- have 43. like em, but idk. almost worth transferring Mordenial AKA Tike because he's so old I should just keep him going.
Hunter- na, not now. Pet mechanic is too much

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Dark Portal

To Outland I go

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

In Un Goro

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Lonely

No one here in Feralas.
On the Zepplin to TB. Which is worthless. It's like a griffen.

Champions of the dungeon
Oh the great Un'Goro!
Your lush valleys and grand old dinosaurs
How I do hope, you're as great as I think
I took a picture of Molten Core. Like a Tourist.