Monday, 30 June 2014

Hearthstone - Rank 14

Tonight I made my highest rank yet in Hearthstone - rank 14!! Woot! I am going to leave it there until the end of the season and just play casual games tomorrow for the dailies.

This was achieved with the low cost mage deck I mentioned back here.

My gold is approaching 2000 so I will soon be able to buy another 20 packs. I like waiting to 20 and opening them together.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

WoW - Legendary Quest Progress

Well that's another part done!

WoD Beta - First Impressions

The first night was insane trying to get anything to work with the Alpha/Beta.

First of all there was the waiting to get to playable. Then all kinds of errors involving reboots, deleting files and changing settngs and then waiting for the game to do anythign.

I eventually managed to get in and create some characters on Gilneas (US) including an Orc Hunter. I did some quests on him and checked out some of the new features.

The first thing I noticed in my bags was this ...

I think it just sorted stuff into rarity order. I'll have a play round and see if it does anything else obvious. Maybe it will sell greys to a vendor if you are stood by one.

I also noticed a Garrison Abilty in my spell book. Not entriely sure what that does either, it didn't seem to do much for me!

Next time - The Toy Box

Saturday, 28 June 2014

WoW - Warlords of Draenor Beta Access


After my last post I checked my attached email account and there is an email in there received at 08:00 this morning entitled "Warlords of Draenor Beta Invitation‏" and tells me to do stuff with the desktop app so it must be legit right?

Well, I go to my account and see that I actually do have Beta access to WoD on my account!!


Weird that the desktop app still says Alpha, maybe I was invited to alpha (no email found) or maybe they haven't updated the desktop app.

Who cares? I am in WoD Beta Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 27 June 2014

WoW: Warlords of Draenor Alpha / Beta Access

The #‎Warlords‬ of Draenor beta is now live! First wave of invites are on their way: according to the WoW Facebook group.

It directs you to update your client and then In the Region/Account drop-down menu above the Play button, choose Beta: Warlords of Draenor (listed under In Development)

I thought I'd just have a look and see. It looks like I had Alpha access!!!!!!!!!!! WTF??? I am currently downloading a 26GB patch over a rubbish broadband connection. It will take me a while to find out whether a) everyone had the download option but not actually game access and b) whether Alpha access is still available and/or automatically converts to Beta access!!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

WoW - Legendary - PvP Done

It has taken me weeks but I finally joined a battleground that was capable of finishing this battleground!!

And 10 achievement points too :)

Time to go kill the warlord in Krasarang!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

RIP Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach, star of the name-sake(ish) of this blog, has died (aged 98).

He starred in the Magnificent Seven and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly along with many other films in the 50s and 60s and continued into the 21st Century; including one of my wife's favourite films 'The Holiday'.

Shamefully I never made the connection between Arthur Abbott in The Holiday and Tuco in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Amazingly in 60 years he was never even nominated for an Oscar (apparently, as wikipedia would say, [citation needed]) and only got one Golden Globe (again - maybe!)

Check the story out on BBC News.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hearthstone: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Last night I decided to rebuild my mage deck as it was the mage daily quest and my mage battles always suck.

So I went and did some net-decking (that's a term, go check out The Angry Chicken Podcast) and found this low budget deck. OK, I am missing a few cards and I haven't crafted them yet, so I had to shoe horn 4-6 other cards in but it is doing me very well at the moment. I think it makes me the Sorcerer's Apprentice!

I have been getting great win streaks and am up to rank 15. That's where I've stalled for now, I think it may be time to switch to a net-decked Hunter deck and see if I can get further.

After that the guys over at TAC podcast are suggesting that the current meta is for a hand lock deck. More about that another day.