Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Wrath - the First 5 Days

No posts? What a surprise!!

Day 0 - 12th November
At 20:00 on the 12th of November the first Death Knights appeared on our server. By 21:00 our guilds first Death Knight had appeared!! WTF??? I think they were Russians or Eastern Europeans. You would have though that they may be able to buy the game at midnight local time but the servers wouldn't open up DKs or Northrend until 00:00 server time. Not so.

So at 10 minutes to midnight I arrived at my local game shop to be met with a queue all the way around the shop and only 12 Collectors Editions up for grabs.

Oh Bugger!! Well, it could have been a lot worse I suppose, this was at an out of town shopping centre. The shop in town had had people waiting most of the day!!

Day 1 - 13th November
Oh well, by 20 past midnight I was walking out with my 3 pre-ordered copies of Wrath.

By 01:00 I had it installed and was running round handing in completed dailies for a boost.

I had decided to level just HolyWarrior and EvilBastard together first and then level Mark, Sven and a DK afterwards.

03:00 Server reset so time for bed!!

09:00 Back at it and all quests handed in and HW and EB are in Borean Tundra.

16:00 I am not powerlevelling these 2 up, although Consecration followed by Seed of Corruption is lovely. They are enjoying the content and doing everything. Finished up at the DEHTA encampment for the day.

Day 2 - 14th November
I am following a levelling guide I found over at Random Ravings of Warcraft. It is serving me very well so far, I am thinking of converting it for use in Tour Guide(link may not work).

Anyway, today saw me finishing up Coldara and heading off to FizzCranks airstrip with a double level 71 ding in there somewhere!!

Day 3 - 15th November
Not a lot of time on today :( couple of quests done. Did go and see the new James Bond film - Quantum of Solace though. It was crap, don't bother!

Day 4 - 16th November
Created my 1st DK and got him through most of the starting area then got dragged out shopping. Bloody women. Tried to logon at around 20:00 to be met with a queue of 798 - GAH!!

Side note: My son was watching some of this and saw many references to DK in guild chat (luckily I hadn't turned the mature language filter off yet!!) and he was wondering why Donkey Kong was in WoW!!! LOL!

Day 5 - 17th November
Finished up the DK starting area but as I accepted the quest for the Light's Hope Chapel quest someone had already started the event, so I only saw about half of the event and then got a complete. I will have to create another DK just to see that properly (on another account/server obviously).

So I took DrunkardDK to Hellfire and experienced Barrens Chat part II. I was there when it realised what it was becoming and I made the [probably not] first crap Chuck Norris joke! Hellfire at them moment is just a load of DKs and their ghouls running about. One thing of note here is that you cannot summon a ghoul from a demon goddamit!! And where do you get corpse dust from? Hey?

I then logged HW and EB back in and got most of the rest of FizzleCrank airstrip quests done. I have a few left to do and am about 5 bubbles off level 72. I just keep getting distracted by large herds of Mammoths. EB just can't help throwing a SoC on as many as he can before HW needs to start spamming full rank Holy Lights on him at ret's ridiculously inefficient mana cost!!

When I logged off our guilds highest level, a shaman, was mere bubbles away from level 80, followed by a 77 pally and a 76 warrior.

My plan of having a quest log full of completed quests really needed to be followed up by a) not going to bed at 03:00 on release night and b) actually spending the previous 5 days playing the game!!

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