Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hearthstone - Blackrock Mountain - How to Beat Majordomo Executus / Ragnaros the Firelord

Is that title long enough?

So, anyway, after a bit of a false start with the second adventure (been playing too much WoW!) I had started working my way through it.

I was playing with an agro mage deck and won every match first time up until Raggy.

It was rather annoying, I was playing on auto pilot and not knowing what to expect when I finally managed to kill Majordomo I was then gutted to be wiped off the board when Raggy appeared.

I gave up at that point for a week or so and came back to it again and whatever I did I could not survive all those giants and then have enough to then get through another 18 health when Raggy spawned.

The last few days I've been playing ladder and my paladin deck has been doing a very good job so last night with 4/5 paladin wins on the quest I decided to at least have a try with him against Raggy.

Well, without even mulliganning I got equality which was a good start, all I needed was a consecrate and I'd be able to deal with the usual 7 board of giants on turn 6 that usually kill me.

The first thing I top decked was consecrate - Happy Days!!

A combo of  Undertakers, Knife Juggalos and lots of low cost deathrattle minions soon ensued leading up to the usual turn 6 (I think) Giant Fest.

Equality/Consecrate FTW!!!

Now what do I have in my hand? Leroy - How very apt. I already have a Knife Juggalo and a 6 attack Undertaker on the board and when I deploy Leroy and then Argent Protector him at least one of his whelps gets knifed.

Raggy is then put down to 4 HP and next turn is dead. On the first attempt - oh yeah baby!!!

Monday, 24 November 2014

WoW - Fey Landing

Are Blizzard ripping off Rift?

That is all!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

WoW - First 24 Hours of Warlords

Wednesday 13:00
I Facebook and Twitter @GAMEHampton to check they will be open at midnight. They say doors open at 23:00

Wednesday 18:00
@GAMEHampton come back and say they now can't open at midnight.

Wednesday 21:00
Even though I won't be able to play WoD I try to log into game anyway. A queue of 1500 awaits me. Oh well, back to angrily tweeting @GAMEHampton and @GAMEdigital

Wednesday 23:59
Have managed to stock up a load of completed quests for hand in when I get a WoD out of my collectors edition box.

Thursday 09:00
Kids dropped of at school and on my way to by CE and normal via a little bit of geocaching on the way

Thursday 13:00
Finally arrive at game shop and grab my pre-orders and head home.

Thursday 15:00
After logging my geocachnig activity it's time to go get kids from school and then go shoppnig and then get older kids from train station

Thursday 17:30
Cooking Dinner and finally get a chance to open the box and apply my key to my account

Thursday 17:31
Trying to login and greeted with a 3351 long queue and a 107 minute wait

Thursday 20:00
Logged in and errors retrieving character list.

Thursday 20:15
By hook or by crook I managed to get the characters loaded and logged in to MarcusMaximi. Stories of laggy hell on earth on Draenor abound so I may dally in Dread Wastes a little longer after handing in my quests.

Thursday 21:00
After handing in my completed quests and doing some more I am 33% into level 90

Thursday 23:00
Well that's enough of the expac for one night. 93% into level 90 and I've not finished Dread Wastes yet!!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Overwatch IS Titan!

Blizzards new IP has been announced at BlizzCon 2014.

Overwatch. The Movie looks awesome and the gameplay looks great. I can't wait to get hold of it.

And it's looking to go Beta soon (TM)!

I've been wondering recently what is going to appear in that last box on the launcher ap, I guess we have our answer (saves me writing that post about it now!)

But how did they get this all done without anybody knowing about it? My theory is that Overwatch IS actually Project Titan, and they didn't can it after all .. answers on a postcard to ...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

WoW - Patch 6.0.3 Is Out!

Yep another patch.

There are a few class prolems solved and varous other things but mostly it seems to be the resolution of problems with the Iron Horde quest rewards ...

World Event: Iron Horde Incursion
  • Characters that have completed the Iron Horde Incursion event can now visit a vendor near their faction's respective beachhead to purchase replacement quest rewards.
  • Report to the King/Warning the Warchief: Characters with a healing specialization should now be able to select Ironmender's Totem as a quest reward.
  • Thrall received a reminder that he is currently still on Azeroth.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WoW - The Chopper - Horde and Alliance

Last night I remembered to log on to my Hordey and check out the Chopper.

I did spend sometime wondering how to get hold of it; it wasn't in the mail. Did I have to go get it from a vendor?

Well, it turns out I already knew it?!? Had I logged on drunk and taken it out of the mail box?

I heard on The Instance Podcast the other day that the Alliance will have to spend 100,000 gold to get their version!

Turps said he definitely would as not many people would have it. I will too for that exact reason but judging by the look of the Horde version it won't be worth anywhere near that amount!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

HOTS - First Real Game

Tonight the eldest lad insisted I show him Heroes of the Storm. To be honest I can't believe I haven't gone back on it myself.

So on we pop and there's another tutorial to do. We play through that and then we're ready to go.

I'm still not really sure what I am doing and am still doing the wrong mouse clicks for movement and attacks, but towards then end I'm doing it right more often than not!

The lad is really liking it and is asking why he can't have it on his account! Because you need to be invited to alpha!

Speaking of which, I had assumed that it was going to be the same as with WoD. Get invited to alpha but it is actually Beta which they haven't renamed yet.

Well, a week later it's still identifying itself as alpha. Not that you'd guess. This seems like a highly polished game and I'm loving running round as Jim Raynor killing Malfurion and Diablo!

Wondering now when the free play character rotation occurs.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

WoW - Guild Heroic Garrosh Down

I popped on to WoW this afternoon and did a couple of bits and bobs. Boreas asked if I wanted to come along to Siege tonight.

Well, he used to ask me a lot, but I never made it along, so he stopped asking. I said I probably could a bit later, he said it was flex so that should be fine.

Well, after doing all my other bits and bobs, I logged on and proceeded to try and find my headphones - spent quite a while cursing about where they could have gone before finding them in the first place I looked!

Then when I got on I couldn't get them to work with Teamspeak. Finally I got to hear the crew and the game but could not speak. That will suffice.

So I got a summon to the Shaman (who I think had already been downed) and joined 11 of my guildies(well most of the were) and off we pop to Nazgrim and he dropped like a fly and a door opened up behind him. Ah! That's how you access the next stage. I've only ever done this on LFR so usually that is where the raid disbands!

So off to Malkorok we go and he goes down and I get Malkorok's Tainted Dog Tags to replace Cloudstrike Pendant. Heroic Warforged no less!

Oops! At this iLevel I should change my loot specialisation to Holy, which Boreas reminds me of!

Wowhead says this is no longer available in game. I don't know what that is all about!

So we're in Heroic, which is the old Normal. I thought we were in Normal which is the old flex (hence the flexible raid size). So Heroics are now flexible too?

Everyone else is moaning about no loot drops. At least I have something!

So, now it is off to the Spoils and again a nice easy fight over before we realise it!

Next up is Thok and he gives us our first sign of trouble. We wipe at 0% when a tank and a healer have got him down the last few % - painful!

It was a pretty scrappy attempt so we were lucky to get that far. Attempt 2 goes a lot better, I even get targeted and manage not to drag him through the raid!

So then it's on to seigecrafter for another 2 shot.

Paragons next and this was nice an easy, which is good because I hate this fight and then on to Garrosh.

I can't remember how many attempts we had on Garrosh. Only 3 I think. We did the stack on the tank tactic in phase 1 even though I instinctively ran to Green on the first defiled weapon (whatever it's called!).

We didn't spend too long and he dropped quite soon. It was at this point that I realised why Boreas had made sure we had out loot specs sorted. This was the guilds first go at the Heroic* Garrosh where it qualified as a guild achievement so we got a lovely heirloom mace:

 Yep, that'll replace my Kardris' Scepter!

Everyone had being saying how ridiculously easy this was, i can't wait to give it another go!

* the old normal

Thursday, 16 October 2014

HOTS: What The Actual F**K?

I seem to be able to play Heroes of the Storm. On night 2 of WoW patch 6.0.2 are you taking the actual piss? I have anglers dailies to do ffs!

Oh, didn't I tell you? That only took a few minutes to download. It's now ready to play!