Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Hearthstone - Curse of Naxxramas Released

Last week I saw an announcement that Naxx was coming on the 22nd July, but then I read deeper and it said "for the Americas" /sadface.

When I got home tonight there was a 93MB (approx) patch to download for HS. My heart skipped a beat. It was not long before it was downloaded but then the game wouldn't progress past the title screen and the desktop app said some people were having trouble accessing the game - I sure was!

Later, after downing the second half of ToT and 3/4 wings of SoO I tried again ... I think the image above says it all ...

Monday, 14 July 2014

WoD Beta - Character Copy Progress

Well, my theory that you had to be in the same region didn't immediately bear fruit as I found out yesterday. However, this evening when I logged onto Beta I spotted a new drop down menu at the top of the character copy window in game where you can select region.

However after several minutes it is still sat with the "Copy in Progress" window open and nothing is happening. Hrmph!

So looks like, at least for me, the character copy is still not working :(

Sunday, 13 July 2014

WoD Beta - Download Progress

Over the course of the last few days we have gotten down to 6GB remaining! YAY!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

WoD Beta - Still downloading ...

The desktop client has just decided it has 12.37GB remaining to download and it has (yet again) gone back to red meaning it is unplayable.

Probably explains why at 20:00 GMT last night all the realms were offline!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Thursday, 10 July 2014

WoD Beta - Not Finished Downloading

Well last night when I booted up the client finally accepted there was still some downloading to do. So I left it on overnight and it went from 17.6 to 16.4 GB remaining.

I then left it on all day whilst I was at work and when I came home the internet down. When we finally got back on there was no downloading. I'm not falling for this again, it can't have done all 17GB.

Edit: A day later it still won't admit to needing to download anything else!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

WoW - Finally Finished Kun-Lai

Last Night MarcusMaximi finally finished Kun-Lai Summit and moved into Townlong Steppes.

The reason being that I didn't level him until the patch hit which increased rep gain during current expansion levelling (Patch 5.4?) so he hit level 90 really quickly whilst still in Krasarang Wilds!!!

I want to do all the content so have been slowly doing the zones and they are becoming easier and easier with SoO LFR gear!!

Last week I finished the PvP battleground and kill the Warlord in the tower parts of the Legendary quest chain and after reading up was concerned that I wouldn't be able to do some of the next steps if I hadn't got Isle of Thunder up to stage 3 or something.

I don't know, but I decided to just get a move on and get all the zones finished anyway.

So, time permitting, over the last couple of days I have been finishing the Divine Bell quest with Anduin and the Kun-Lai zone quests.

Last night I finished the Divine Bell quest which gave me the Operation: Shieldwall Campaign achievement, 10 points and the Grand Gryphon!

Not only that but I already had 99 mounts so that gave me...

Mountain o' Mounts achievement, another 10 points and the Red Dragonhawk mount!

Then I went and did the last few quests in Kun-Lai Summit and got ...

All in all a rather productive evening!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

WoW - Sam The Wise

Looks like Sam "Samwise" Didier, the Art Director at Blizzard has got himself into the game. And why not?

That is all.

WoD Beta - How to get Into Warlords of Draenor Beta

I still don't know whether for some bizarre reason I had Alpha access, but now my Battle.net desktop app does actually say Beta, rather than Alpha.

The guys over at The Instance and Convert To Raid were debating last week as to what contributes being a veteran, which grants you an invite to Warlords of Destruction (sic) Beta.

Well, I'll tell you my circumstances.

  • I began playing in Vanilla (sorry Koltrane - I mean Classic!!) before the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj patch. 
  • I have never let that account's subscription lapse (except maybe a day here and there). 
  • I have had a second account since the start of TBC and that has also rarely lapsed and was merged along with my main account into my battle.net account as soon as it was possible to do so. 
  • I have a third account which was active for a couple of years but is now dormant. 
  • I bought the 1 year subscription to get me into MOP Beta and did actually log into it and use the Beta Account. 
  • I have Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 + Expansion on my Battle.net account. 
  • I have a Hearthstone account. 
  • Very importantly I opted in for the beta.
 So, I think the criteria are:
  1. You opted in for Beta
  2. You have an active account in good standing
  3. You have played since Vanilla 
 There you go, that's my theory. Prove me wrong!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Coming Out - De-cloaking the Holy Warrior

I am going to de-obfuscate my gaming handle on this blog.

The first ever character I created back in Vanilla WoW was a paladin called MarcusMaximi. He is still my main today.

A long time ago, just after I started this blog, I redacted all info relating to my actual in game identity as I thought it may affect my guild standing and my chance at raid spots.

There was only one person who knew of this blog and that was my girlfriend at the time, I called her TiceNits on this blog her real game handle was Greenwood who she later re-named Kaeti.

We had started off on Kul Tiras, EU and moved over to Argent Dawn, EU when we met StupidDorf in real life shortly before TBC hit.

His real handle is Ruffly and he has all manner of alts mostly named around the ruffly meme; he also may have known about this blog.

Greenwood/Kaeti moved over first and joined a guild called Fist Me Nicely (actually called Fist of Outland) a short while later I moved too and took a long time to get to level 70, meanwhile Greenwood was raiding Karazhan.

Around the time I got MarcusMaximi to the heady level cap of 70 the guild fell apart.

Ruffly got us into the guild Rebirth which had been a top end raiding guild but had fallen apart, I referred to it as Afterbirth.

Then we all went to Nighthawks which I referred to as Fucking Tossers as it was the GM - Ardath (renamed hardass) and the RL ( a real life friend of Ruffly) who kicked me out of the guild over their inability to understand the English language, check out this post and this post.

I can't remember the RL's online name but IRL his name is Phil.

I eventually moved onto raiding with Portuguese Porkers who I named as such because the GM and RL/Pally Class lead were Portuguese. This guild was actually called Inner Circle and has gone through several changes of guild leadership since I stopped raiding with them back in WotLK

The Pally Class lead I called NicePallyClassLeader her real name was Naruriel, she has since left the game and had a baby! I named my Hunter pet after her!

Then GW/Kaeti and I parted ways IRL just as Inner Circle were starting into Sunwell which is when I stopped raiding and got into my gold making. I remained in Inner Circle and made 3 million gold before the end of WotLK.

This was when I met (in game) the only other person that knew about this blog, a guildie called Caz her blog is over at Cazmia's Ramblings.

I have now left Inner Circle, as it was a ghost town, and joined BoringAss' new guild Libertas de Dominatus.

So there we have it, I don't think there is anyone else to 'out' except BoringAss whose real in-game name is Boreas!