Wednesday, 23 July 2014

WoW - The Gaze is Still Active

Tonight I logged in expecting the Gaze of the Black Prince to have finished, but it is still there. I could have sworn it finished on Tuesday. Oh well. I'm not one to look a gift horse, so seeing as it was reset day I did a load more LFR

Pinnacle of Storms
Iron Qon - 1 secret (total: 11)
Twin Consorts - 1 secret (total: 12)
Lei Shen - 1 secret and some loot (total: 13)

Halls of Flesh Shaping
Durumu the Forgotten - Artery Rippers and 1 Secret (total: 14)
Primordius - no secret :(
Dark Animus - 1 secret (total: 15)

Vale of  Eternal Sorrows
Norushen - here a ninja pull caused a wipe - but on the second attempt, although I died, the group did it and got my secret (total: 16)
Sha of Pride - 1 secret (total: 17)

Last Stand of the Zandalari
Council of Elders - 1 secret and some tanking gauntlets (total: 18)

Forgotten Depths
Ji-Kun - 1 secret (total: 19)

The Underhold
Spoils - no secret :(
Thok - Here we had 2 wipes and it was getting late. No-one was listening to tactics so I am going to bed!

1 more secret required :)

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 ...

WoW - Second batch of dungeons

Tonight I did some more Looking For Retards whilst the Gaze of the Black Prince was still active.

I ended up finished ToT and then the first 3 wings of SoS

Halls of Flesh-Shaping - Primordius and Dark Animus
Pinnacle of Storms - Lei Shen

Vale of Eternal Sorrows - Fallen Protectors, Norushen and Sha of Pride
Gates of Retribution - Dark Shaman and General Nazgrim
The Underhold - Spoils of Pandaria and Thok

Giving me 10 Secrets of the Empire

Half way there already!!

Monday, 21 July 2014

WoW - Gaze of the Black Prince

Now that I have made some inroads into the Isle of Thunder I thought it was time to start picking up some Secrets of the Empire, especially seeing as "the Gaze of the Black Prince" has been back for several days and only lasts until tomorrow!

I did the first 2 wings of Throne of Thunder via the Looking For Retard tool.

In the first wing, Last Stand of the Zandalari, I dropped in for the final encounter - Council of Elders - and we one shot it!

Then I queued again, this time for Forgotten Depths and one shot Tortos, Megaera and Ji-Kun!

This gave me my first few secrets of the empire!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

WoW - Ku-Mo Quests including Followup Quest - Seeking Father

Towards the end of the Townlong Steppes story line there is a side quest from a Pandaren child called Ku-mo to find his father Father's Crossbow. You need to go and kill a bug guy called Et'Kil, who is just outside the temple, to get the crossbow. Be careful, him and his mates can easily kill you if you are complacent. They got me!

Tactic shamelessly ripped off a wowhead comment ...

"Nearly every class has some kind of CC - Engage by Polymorphing/Hexing one of the adds, nuke down the other. When it begins to cast Caustic Spray just move to the side, they die quick with just over 300k HP. The boss hits moderately hard but can heal up in between attacks, and his Sonic Spike is the circular thing he places on the floor that does MASSIVE damage. Avoid that and you are golden."

Then you take it back to him and he runs off to the temple where Commander Qipan gives you the follow up quest Father's Footsteps which has you pointlessly looking for items belonging to the father (again ripped off wowhead comment) ...

"-Bedroll: Jump down and climb the stairs up north. There will be a room with 'Niuzao Sentinel' in it sleeping. The bedroll is in the middle.
-Shield: Right outside of the bedroll.
-Ha-Cha: Go up the ramp and go to the center where there is stairs going down. Ha-Chan will be the yak.
"

Now, there is a follow up quest called Seeking Father from Ku-mo back at the Shado-Pan Garrision over the bridge. If you look it up on WoWhead it seems to be coming from a different NPC with the same name. Not only that but it only seems to be available when the dailies send you over to Sra'Vess to do Friends, Not Food!

You don't need to do this for the zone achievement, but as a completionist it's the last quest to do apart from the challenges and the dailies.

And finally, when I gave him the kite to go see his son, he took off and swam in mid-air, without a kite. This really was the most disjointed and seemingly un-tested content of the entire expansion. But it does have a happy ending.

And then Katy Perry arrives - who would have thought?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

WoW - Nearly Finished



It's taken a year and a half, and may take even longer, but I am finally knocking off those Pandaria zones!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hearthstone - Curse of Naxxramas Out Next Week ... Maybe

I saw on the battle.net desktop app tonight that the Curse of Naxxramas was out on 22nd July - but then I noticed the small print said "in the Americas"!

Really?

Then why put that on the EU desktop app? Surely you can detect which side of the world we are on Blizz?

Well Blizz, what is it?

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!