Archive for World of Warcraft

No Girlz Allowed

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

nogirlsSo today me and the feminists got into it today again over WoD on ye olde Twitter.  I think I’ve grown and am a little more mature since my youth, and like all Lawful Evil people I have a code I abide to, as well as they say if you want to understand someone walk a mile in their shoes, and I did. Heels are a mutha yo. Though I’m more in touch with my feminine side, I still get a knee jerk reaction from the hard core feminists.

The posts in question are namely, Why do we Fight, and Draenor Rock City. Here are my issues…

1. The Game isn’t Even Released Yet –  The game isn’t even released yet and people are picking it apart from second hand sources. I mean really give them time to work on the game, and fix issues before you tear it apart.

2. Chopper Thing – I really don’t know why Blizz is doing this, I really don’t care, but motorcycles are not just the realm of men. My girlfriend loves motorcycles. I do not. I play their game, I don’t ride around on their motorcycles.

3. Thy Name is Hypocrite –  So your still going to play when it comes out, and in your heart of hearts you call it sexist, and defamatory toward females. That makes you a hypocrite, and probably worse then someone who is ignorant.

4. Helping Hand – We need more females in gaming, these posts do more harm then good I think by scaring them into thinking video games are just filled with misogyny, and bad stuff.  I think your helping those guys that don’t want girls in video games, by knocking back the ones on the fence.

5. Being savage is not the realm of man alone –  Women are no stranger to savagery as I see the news filled with mothers killing their children, or shows like Snapped showing where women do horrible things.

6. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar – I think some people are seeing things that may not be the case, or trying to connect dots that just arent connecting.

Are there problems in video games being male-centric? Yes I do. Do I believe as a man I can try to do my best to make these video games more welcoming to my female friends? Yes for sure.  In the end though Blizzard is a business, and that business is to make money. To make money if that needs to cater to men, it will do so. If you have umbrage with Blizzard do so with your money, cause as my Daddy use to say, “Money talks….bullshit walks”

ESO Stole My Guild

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on April 24, 2014 by theerivs

photo (11)First off I got everything but the robe of the greatest Warlock tier ever. Tier 5 the Corrupter stuff.  The skulls on my shoulders are just awesome. I still try for the robe to complete the set, but I still look pretty awesome. Kael’thas won’t give me the chest cause he’s a right old bastard! He could drop some Ashes too that would be nice.

Well it happened my Guild is now a ghost town due to ESO.  It’s a little sad people who stayed are jumping ship to find greener pastures. I have plenty to do to keep me busy, and I’ll hold down the fort. The guild is like 10 years old, well it’s at least 9 cause the last log in for one player is 9 years ago.  I guess I’ll hold the fort down, I’ll maybe even go to the crossroads and try to kill shit for old time’s sake.

I was thinking of firing up the old Guild Wars 2, it’s been awhile since I played so that means it will take me 3 days to patch. I really want to get a toon to max level there, I do own the game, I should play it. Same with SWTOR yeah I actually bought the game, collectors edition glad it’s free to play NOW…no that’s not anger…not at all.

Wildstar beta this weekend, hopefully the game will click for me, if not I’ll just be a pariah and roam WoW lands

Tailor Swift

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on April 2, 2014 by theerivs

taylor-swift-6So I’ve been working on my Tailoring cause I want to make the 553 pants, and belt. I have pretty much all honor gear at 522 minus the pants, and one trinket. A couple things about leveling a profession it is expensive as hell. I think I burned through almost 10k of gold doing it, and I’m pretty broke now. That’s ok I got a lot of time to build back my gold reserves before WoD.

Interesting thing last night I usually do an Onyxia run for the mount, and I got a book that trained me for Northrend Cloth Scavaging. Which I think garners me more cloth drops in Northrend. This might lead me to making some good ole Frostweave bags to up my money. Of course no mount.

I have to farm some Pandarian mobs to get me the celestial cloth recipe tonight, I might down a potion of luck, hopefully that helps.

The future plan with the warlock is just work on accumulating gold, working on some fun transmogs, and getting my Brawlers Guild rank up, plenty to do until Warlords.

My Little Pony

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

06So Hearthstone went live yesterday and as a thank you they are giving you a pretty cool flying mount in World of Warcraft, a blue or red flying horse, which actually looks pretty cool. You have to win 3 times in play or arena to get your new horsey. Everyone who was doing Play was getting the blue horse it seemed.  So I’ll crush it in Arena. I went with Mage hero, and I drew some nice cards especially the pyroblast card. I was crushing it in Arena won 5 in a row until I lost 3 in a row a mage, then a pally, then another mage…to be honest the last one my heart wasn’t in it.

I logged into WoW to check my mount…damn it i got blue. Did anyone get red?  I wanted to get some easy pvp points, so I took my Warlock to Domination Point, my server is really lame no one farming these pvp rares. So I tried to kill Ubunti myself….yeah he has this ability that DOT’s me and pretty much kills me. The others weren’t up, I hope one of them is a nice easy tank and spank.

After being a little disappointed I just logged for the night.

My Faith in Humanity

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on February 6, 2014 by theerivs

Whos-Awesome_DogTypically as a species I hate humans…I really think they are the cockroaches of the mammal world.

I am almost 90 with the Warlock, and I want to say a special thank you to some guys from the guild ROYALTY , Tork and Giullo ran a couple instances with me, which helped alot doing back to back dungeons no waiting 25 minutes for each one. They were both level 90, and I don’t know why they we doing the Gate of the Setting Sun Instance, (Think that’s it’s name). Having them there made for some quick clearing as well. Even though I was a noob. Started out with the Voidlord. I was trying to multitask, until Tork said, “Uhm you can use a dps pet” …OOPS…sorry. They were joking, and having fun with it. It made both runs very fun, and painless. It’s times like this that it restores my faith in the “Looking For” stuff, and perhaps humanity.

So after doing those two runs with them. I logged out cause I didn’t want to ruin the warm fuzzy I was feeling, even though being a pubic hair away from 90. Tonight I finish it! I hope.  If you are on Gnomereggan server, and you see these guys tell them I said thank you for restoring my faith in humanity for just one night.

Let the World Burn!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on February 4, 2014 by theerivs

Warlock6It’s almost time. I feel it nearing. The time to unleash the dogs of war and head into the land of PvP, and to make those who have doubted me suffer. My Warlock nears 90, and though I have been a staunch mage fanboy. Today I flip the page, and grasp my inner darkness. First I must prepare for the onslaught. 

Spec – I’ll be trying out both Destro, and Affliction. I’ve been playing Destro I think I got the gist of it. It’s very mage like feel, but not many trump cards, like the mage has. The spec I want to play around with is Affliction. I heard when PvPing. Affliction when gear not so good, Destro when your gear gets better. I think I’ll head into some Battlegrounds while I’m 89 to sample some things, some extra honor can’t hurt either. 

Gear – I have some Timeless Isle Pieces, and started gathering some crafted pvp gear, I’m gonna try to finish the guidelines set in this guide here.  But I’m going to start now getting things together. The thing I worry about is weapons, and trinkets. Anyone know a good starting pvp weapon until I can get am honor one? 

PvE – I do want to do some PvE on the Warlock, less pressure then a healer or tank, but I’m not going to go nuts. I just want to look at some content. 

Practice, Practice, Practice – I’ll be doing lots of this PvP, and PvE….

Almost as Cold as my Soul

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 27, 2014 by theerivs

hot-witchWell here in Chicagoland it’s colder than a witch’s titty…(no offense to witches).  Luckily my soul is colder, and darker. Got some good World of Warcraft time in, and hit level 84 this weekend and closing in on 85. I don’t know if I’m looking forward to the Pandaria grind or not. I loathe Cataclysm dungeons with a passion, especially that water one in Vash’jr.

I had a pretty unexpected moment this weekend too, as I was running Stonecore for my first time since Cataclysm came out. I killed that dragon Slabhide, a purple popped up, Reins the Vitreous Stone Drake, I thought it only dropped in Heroic. Oh I’m not complaining at all. So it was a nice surprise. Told my buddy Scary about it, and he says he was trying for that drake for some time which was news to me. Heck first time I really heard about this dragon which is surprising since it’s an ugly ass dragon, and I like ugly mounts. I felt bad Scary was trying for this mount, and I got it first run….but he ended up getting it too this weekend.

I think I may do a few runs to try and get the Onyxia mount, it’s the other drake I always wanted…that and the Blue Proto Drake.

Giving into my Dark Urges

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on November 12, 2013 by theerivs

Warlock6So all this talk of WoW, and the new expansion. That and my buddy talking about how he logged back in to check out a few things. Got me to hankering some World of Warcraft action, namely I wanted to work on my Warlock.

I always knew Warlocks were Mages on easy mode, but I never thought that easy. Seriously I was killing non-stop. I also did a dungeon, and I just rocked it. I really should get my Voidwalker a Christmas Gift or something, that little blueberry worked his what would pass for his ass off. Taking in pulls of 3 or 4 like is was nothing.

I got to say I can understand someone getting used to that type of power, cause absolute power corrupts…absolutely.

 

Lessons I Need to Learn as a Holy PvPing Pally

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on October 30, 2013 by theerivs

noobI love playing a Holy Pally in PvP. I just do BG’s though I hear Arena is a real challenge for us Holy PvP Pallies these days. Just from the BG’s I have some lessons that I need to keep reminding myself on a regular basis.

5 Things I Need To Work On

5. Slow Down- Pallies have a speed buff, I have to remember to hold off a bit and let the people who actually do damage get there first. Once in a while I find myself standing alone for a few seconds before the cavalry comes.

4. Cooldowns – I need better management of my cooldowns. To always keep them up, I think part of the problem is my next problem

3. Macros – I just don’t use them, I’m old school keyboard masher, and I think that I need to up my level. The problem is I don’t think the macros that are good for raiding, are really good for pvp’ing but I good be wrong.

2. Better Gear – I just need to start playing more, I’ve been in the throes of Hearthstone. This being AV bonus week, it will go along way to getting some better gear.

1. Invincibility – Even though I’m wearing armor, I have to remind myself I can die pretty easily when surrounded by 20 enemies.

 

So there you have it, my weaknesses as a Holy Pally in PvP, though I do have some strengths and I do a fair job I think. I need alot of work, and the first step is admitting you have a problem

 

Traitorous Cur!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on August 26, 2013 by theerivs

jaina-proudmooreWhen I first started my adventure in WoW many…many years ago, I played mostly alliance in a guild that came from Dark Ages of Camelot. That guild was on Garona, and it was called Phoenix Ascension. Then when Battlegrounds came out we all switched to Horde, and never looked back. 

This weekend a close friend and guildie said he was going back to alliance side on Garona. I said wtf I’ll help him out, and I could some new adventure. So I xferred my Warlock there, and I made her into a human slut…cause I want to dress her up in pretty things….and…and…..uhm…nevermind.  I also xferred my pally too, cause every guild could use a tank/healer.awesome mother fucker. 

So I joined the level 2 awesome guild, and I was looking at the roster with my old friend. Then I realized…holy shite this is the SAME guild, there were people on the roster from all those years ago. i was totally wigging out with the blasts from the past. So that was just kind of cool. 

The awesome thing is my Rivendare’s Charger is awesome again, and  I also hit 60 with my Warlockess, and looking forward to helping my new Alliance friends…(I just threw up in my mouth a bit)