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Enter the Warlord

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on June 5, 2014 by theerivs

warlock5So I got invited into Alpha for Warlords of Draenor, and big thanks to my friend who shall remain nameless who hooked me up.

I didn’t get to play too much, but I delved into a little…let me give you some initial thoughts.

My app didn’t have a spot to download new client, so the forums directed me to another place ,and that worked. If you’re having problems the forums is a good place to check.

The login screen is a throwback of an earlier screen I think the original which had the dark portal before you. The music on login and character select is awesome. It sounds like a war song with it’s drums beating.

I tried the in game character copy stuff, but it didn’t work, I found out there’s a way to do a beta copy character through the account page. and that worked. I copied my Warlock, but when I tried to enter it said that race/class could not be played at the moment. Ok well I made a level 90 Orc Warlock. He started with Green level 500 gear, and plenty of bag space, and 10k gold. Not too shabby. I went Destruction cause I figured it was easiest way to start. My toon started on Draenor, and it had me plant banners, and click on flags which is an interesting new concept. The flags/banners we’re like ghost, and you click on them and it plants them and it shows up. At least no bag space taken up.  After doing a couple of quests it tosses you right into your Garrison, and you start working on them. I left it at that point. One of the uber cool things is I had ALL the mounts it seems like, so I road around on the Magic Rooster

Only problems so far, was it performed a little shotty but I was downloading the client at the same time, and/or I didn’t look at the video options they may be needed to dumb down.  So I won’t concern myself with that. I also had a problem with my level 30 talent, it would not let me pick one.

So in the days, weeks, months to come I’m sure I’ll have more news for you.

A Tribute To Mythic

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on May 29, 2014 by theerivs

iwarhammer-age-of-reckoningi-the-hordes-of-chaos-20061121045650831It was just announced that Mythic is being closed by EA. The writing was on the wall, and I knew it was coming, but it’s still bittersweet. Mythic is among giving me the greatest moments of gaming history, and the biggest heartbreaks.

Mythic made the first MMO I ever played, and it was the most brilliant thing I ever played. Dark Ages of Camelot, where I played a cleric named Riverian. I forged friendships in this game that would transcend the game, and after 12 years I’m still sharing these peoples lives, and they mine. I mean moments that I will always remember like killing Salisbury giants, or the sound trees use to make while farming them. Standing at the wall at emain to hold off attackers, or waking up at 2am for a relic raid. I can go on and on.

Then came Warhammer Online, this was suppose to be another great triumph but sadly it just well didn’t live up to all that I hoped it to be. I still loved Mythic they embraced blog writers like myself, and included me in a special promotion that to this day I’m very proud they chose me. When I closed my Warhammer blog, I kind of knew that things weren’t going well for them.

I wonder if Mark Jacobs still checks in here once in a while. I’m real curious as to his thoughts on the matter. My thoughts are with the employees, with out them all the great memories wouldn’t be there. I wish them the best and hope they find new homes.

Thank you Mythic, and salute.

Weakly Lagout

Posted in MMORPG with tags on May 23, 2014 by theerivs

High Latency Living –

Well tonight I’ll be doing a podcast with Scary. I’ll post it up when he is done. Also looking forward to Hearthstone, may play some STO, or SWTOR if I get a chance.  I just want to take time since it’s Memorial Day to thank all the service men, women, and their families and I include police, fire, paramedics who do their duty, and make sacrifices so we can live in a better place. Thank you

High Latency Love – 

Go give the Mistress of Faff some love at ALT:ernative

High Latency Laugh – 

Mage Tier 18



With that…





Confession of a Reformed Botter

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on May 21, 2014 by theerivs

hot girl 6As I go into the confessional, I say, “forgive me father I have sinned it’s been..well a long time since my last confession. I lusted, stole, and one more thing I can’t mention.

The priest replies, “All sins are forgiven her my son”

I gulp, and say, “I use to bot in Warcraft”

The priest goes, “Get out, your excommunicated you piece of shit”


Yes I use to be a botter. I started back in the tail end of Burning Crusade, I was bored and a ton of my friends, who were also my coworkers, and guildies were doing it. I use to sit there at work while they check on their toons working away unattended and I admit I was amazed. The program they all used was Glider. At first I dabbled, cause I was scared I would lose my account. Then I got a second account to do all my gliding with. I would set it up and it would go to work at the beginning of the day, I would get home and be loaded down with stuff, and gold, or honor depending on what I wanted to do.

Was it cheating sure was, but the fact alot of my friends were doing it made it seem a little bit ok. I was enthralled at the toon sitting there pathing, and doing it’s thing Glider was a pretty nifty program. The community they had was pretty good bunch of guys too.

Well fallout came when Blizzard put the clamps on Glider, and to my surprise my main account took the hit and was banned, while my second account still was intact and which I still use today, and two of my toons were glided to 70 lol

I do miss my first account with my first toon I ever played with, and the mage I raided MC, and BWL with and that was the price I paid for botting. I never dabbled again because I left that job, and my coworkers and I seldom played since. I don’t even buy gold cause I don’t see the point, if your smart you can make all you need and more.

It was an interesting experience, and I don’t regret it but when I see a bot (and I can tell which toons are) I just shake my head, and go they’ll get you to one day.

Gaze into My Crystal Balls

Posted in MMORPG with tags on May 21, 2014 by theerivs

914p_0c_1bI figured I never done a prediction post. I figured I would give it a shot. Feel free to come back in a year and tell me I’m a full of shit, and wrong.

Ok the day is May 21. 2015 and let’s take a look at the state of games.

ESO has gone Free 2 Play…and really empty

Wildstar is bleeding subs and about to go Free 2 Play.

WoW: WoD is a huge success with the Garrisons, though most hardcore gamers left, it brings in an influx of casuals.

War 40k :Eternal Crusade is in beta and looking good

Camelot Unchained is also in beta and looking like insane PvP.

Everquest Next is released but didn’t do as well as people thought it would.

Blizzard lets loose with info on Titan, and it’s scifi based and looks to be Wildstar like in concept. I predict Titan doesn’t do as well as WoW.

So there it is my predictions let me see if I have any soothsaying skills.

Iron Man Charity

Posted in Gaming, MMORPG with tags , , on May 20, 2014 by theerivs

irongirlZeke at Iron Man Mode contacted me saying he’s having a Charity Event to send Iron Man Mode out with a bang.


I urge you to support him, and help him out…


Weakly Lagout

Posted in MMORPG with tags on May 16, 2014 by theerivs

High Latency Life – 

Well just will be relaxing taking it easy and working on my warrior, and Hearthstone this weekend, might also try to do some more Wildstar.

High Latency Love-

Scarybooster shows me some love, so make sure you give him some love back. Comment on his stuff too, He hates that shit, and I love when he get’s all atizzy.

High Latency Laugh –

The true cost of MMO’s 

With that…




5 Awesome Game Moments.

Posted in Gaming, MMORPG with tags , , on May 15, 2014 by theerivs

11-RagnarosI was thinking about the Overmind’s speech in original Starcraft, and I thought what other moments was I just blown away while playing a game. I have TONS, but here’s a few.

5 Awesome Game Moments. 

5. Easter Eggs – There was an easter egg in the classic Atari 2600 game, can you tell me what it was? I’d tell you but I don’t like spoilers.

4. Everyone is Kung Fu Fighting– The first time I did the right combo to make Ken jump in the air and scream Hayukin.

3. By Fire be Purged – When Ragnaros popped out of the lava for the first time in my life, I was just whoa like Neo from Matrix.

2. For the Overmind – In Starcraft when the Overmind spoke to me for the first time. “Awaken my child….”, I was like yes let fuck up some Terrans and Protoss.

1.Who let the dogs loose? –  In Resident Evil, when those dogs jumped through the window. I literally was a woman in a horror movie…yes I screamed. No other game recaptured that sheer horror for me.


I would LOVE if you shared some of yours?

I’m an IP Whore

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on May 14, 2014 by theerivs

icecream-girlI am an IP or intellectual property whore. Let me explain. I’ve was playing some Wildstar and though it had some problems I just wasn’t being grabbed. I just wasn’t loving it.  I was trying to figure it out. Am I that jaded/cynical? Has WoW tainted me beyond all reason?

No I don’t think so, I loved other games Warhammer Online for sure. Then what is my problem…IP. I have to love the IP.

Let’s look at some of the games I did champion  Warhammer Online, then I jumped on the Star Trek Online bandwagon, then the Star Wars bandwagon. I wasn’t all about Guild Wars 2, but I got on board.  All these games have some established IP’s, and long running ones at that.

So ESO has a long established IP, I should love ESO right?  I don’t, because ESO’s IP I never got into, all the way back in the Daggerfall days I just never played, then as the games grew I still didn’t like it all that much, not to mention some other problems I had with the games.

So am I going to pre-order Wildstar, I don’t know yet but I’ll keep playing maybe something from the IP will click with me, but I am warming up to the Dominion as their quite the right bastards.



The Zoo is Closed

Posted in MMORPG with tags on May 12, 2014 by theerivs

warlock12This is the deck I’m using, it’s a variant of Reynad’s Zoo Deck. It got me to rank 15, and I have to say it’s pretty cool. Now though it’s like I hit a brick wall, alot of mage decks, and warrior decks are just tearing me up. I see that the zoo deck has a real problem in the late game. especially with decks with tons of legendaries.

I found this little gem of a website, and I will try my hand at some of these decks.  I’m afraid though that without spending some dough I might not get the better cards. We’ll see.

In other news I cancelled my WoW sub for a bit, I want it to match up to my payday so for the next couple days it will give me time to work on my GW2, SWTOR, and of course Hearthstone.