Wednesday, 31 October 2012

XP From Hallows End

Well I started Hallows End having done about 6 Pandaria quests.

After visiting all the pre-Pandaria Candy buckets I am nearly half way through level 85

Back to leveling now ...

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hallows End 2012

Well doesn't seem a lot has changed this year. Currently I am touring all the worlds doing the candy baskets whilst alt-tabbed for some easy XP.

Probably not as good XP/hour as questing/grinding/running dungeons but I am doing other stuff out of game so everyones a winner.

So far every single candy bucket is still in place, even Stonetalon Mountains.

But some Padaria ones will cause you (and me) problems if you haven't finished questing in the zone as they will be phased out. So unless I level & quest pretty fast I don't think I will get the Candy Buckets of Pandaria achievement this year :(

Rock on ...

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Back Again!!


Back again I bought Mists the day after release. Had the collectors edition and 2 regular copies on pre-order from Game and was planning on going to the 23:00 opening.

The day before, or so I thought, I logged on and found out my diary was a day out - DOH!!!

Well I'd had too many shandies to go out now so I'll have to get it tomorrow thought I and went to bed :P

Tomorrow turned into late afternoon before I grabbed it and headed home, but luckily I was signed off sick from work so would have loads of time to play.

I eventually installed the collectors edition onto my account and logged in, having been advised that there is nothing to install, nice :)

I did one quest and logged out.

Several weeks later I logged back in and did some Brewfest dailies to get the latest item. But not being high enough level could not go visit Coren :(

Then I logged on a couple of days ago and did the quest to take me to Jade Forest, did the first quest there and logged out for the night.

Then I logged on this morning and have done some more quests :) I have not even opened the wrapping to get the serial number for the other 2 accounts, in fact I haven't even upgraded my 3rd account to Cata yet !!!

On the updside I have a Tier V Tan Destroyer and am training my second set of secondary skills on my Tier II medium tank on World of Tanks - LOL!!


Still playing WoW, also playing WoT, only installed mists on main account, done about 6 quests.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Servers Down. SNAFU

D3 all downloaded weeks ago and ready to install.

And so began the error messages.

It turns out Blizztard added 50MB on May 12th, but it wasn't a simple additional download like we had to do anyway. No, you had to re-download a new installer package and re-run it on the install directory.

This checked the initial 7GB and finally downloaded the last 50MB and THEN started the install!

OK, so all installed and at 00:01 the mad rush to logon began.

I eventually got as far as the error message "You need a battle tag" but by the time I got that created all the servers had imploded!

I then popped onto WoW and did this weeks LFR came back and the servers finally came online ...

... but you still can't get past "connecting to server".

I thought they'd learnt their lesson; obviously not!

Good Job Blizztards!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lunar Festival 2012

I have searched back for 4 years and cannot find a post of mine to plagiarise for this year, but hey-ho every year is diferent, so without further ado here is this year's (nearly too late) guide to Lunar Festival (creatively copied from a wowheadnews post)

As wowheadnews said, there aren't a lot of differences except that there are 9 new Cataclysm elders, faction specific - cross-faction tradeable pets and that you get gold and xp for honouring the elders.

So there you go, I'm not going to repeat everything they say over there, just go read it for yourselves!

Friday, 6 January 2012

A Paladin Walks Into a Bar...

A paladin sits down at a bar next to a warlock. The paladin taps the warlock on the shoulder.

"What?," the warlock asks.

"How about you conjure me up something to drink?," replies the paladin.

The warlock looks at the pally incredulously and says, "Man, have you got the wrong guy," and returns to drinking his beer in silence.

The pally, taps the warlock on the shoulder again and says, "Well then, how about you conjure me up something to eat then?".

The warlock, getting a little annoyed now, responds "If I cant conjure you up something to drink, what the HELL makes you think I can conjure you something to eat??.

The warlock goes back to drinking in a huff and sure enough, the pally taps him on the shoulder one more time.

"I'm sorry," he says, "but I thought you could do something for someone other then yourself".

The warlock takes a sip of his beer, turns toward the paladin and smashes the bottle over his head. While he's bleeding on the floor, the warlock says "Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you could tank!"

Thursday, 5 January 2012

I Predicted Bad Boy Nozdormu Back in July

I may have been a bit slow on the quests and new dungeons of Patch 4.3. In fact I have just finished my first run through End Time and boy am I disappointed in the quests rewards :(

But I did get a holy trinket and 2 ret drops.

But what really shocked me was the lore around what End Time was all about. Its all about Nozdormu gone mad and created the infinite dragon flight.

Hmm Deja Vu ... yep I (with a little help from google) predicted this back at the start of patch 4.2!!

Or have I got it all wrong?

Anyway? Why have I only just done this dungeon? I've been making gold of course! Having surpassed 2 million before 4.3 hit I am easily at 2.5 Million now :)