Monday, 31 March 2014

Diablo: Scary Moment

As my WoW subscription had expired and I'd done the daily Hearthstone quests I decided to pop onto Diablo III as I had not been on for ages.

I've not got very far with it, but I seemed to remember logging out last time in the middle of a quest in the middle of nowhere. But now I was back at New Tristram and there were lots of hint bubbles telling me what to do.

I thought my account had been reset, but it turns out it hadn't. Phew! They must have done a big update and reapplied hints or something.

Still, I didn't spend very long online and soon went to bed!

WoW: Blizzard Don't Want My Money!

My WoW subscription expired.

It expired on my 2nd account a couple of weeks ago and I haven't re-subbed yet.

But now my primary account expired. I have them both on monthly direct debit payment option so how did it expire? I checked the bank, I was nowhere near £0 on either occasion. What? They just decided not to bother taking my cash?

To be fair, this isn't a new thing. It happens quite often. Oh well, at least it gives me the opportunity to reset the payment date to just after pay day!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hearthstone: Up to Level 16

This weekend I did some more quick fire Hunter. Quite a lot in fact and got up to rank 16 before getting distracted and AFKing all the way back to 18!!

Also did some arena and got 4 wins and a silver key - was disappointed that I still only had 3 boxes to open, but came out in even plus some dust I believe :)

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hearthstone: 17 with Quick Fire Hunter

I made rank 17 last night with a combo of quick fire hunter and paladin.

I had heard a snippet on The Angry Chicken recently about a Hunter deck which was built around as much in your face damage as possible so thought I'd give it a try.

Turns out that it's quite effective, at least up to level 17 :)

Thursday, 27 March 2014

WoW: A Test of Valor Bug

Last night after the LFRs I popped into an heroic to get the last few Valor Points I needed to complete the Test of Valor quest in the Legendary chain.

Well, it wouldn't give me credit. WTF? say I!!

After some research it looks like you have to earn 3,000 Valor Points AFTER accepting the quest. Gutted! A few expletives left my mouth at that point!

O well, I still have to raise my rep with him anyway!!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

WoW: Wednesday Night LFR

Woah! I've not had a lot of time recently what with courses to go on and work being mad in between so catching up on my blogging now.

I heard a funny segment on The Instance a few weeks ago that said Wednesday night was easy sauce in LFR and it gradually got worse until Tuesday  night when it was rage fest.

Tonight I went in and did some LFR.

1st one I got into The Vale - straight to the end boss and a one shot, nice easy VP - thanks!!

The 2nd was Downfall - joined after paragons (phew!!) and fought through the trash and nearly wiped on last pack before the door.

The 1st wipe was simply due to nubs.
2nd wipe going well then fell apart very quickly and ppl left
We soon got a full group but with only 1 tank; we tried again but wiped near end then almost everyone left! :(
We finally got him at 5 stacks and immediately got a raid invite to Underhold.

I zoned into Spoils and we did that 1st time then proceeded to Thok and dropped him first time too :)

All in all a good night :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Hearthstone: Ony and Alex Sitting in a Tree

LOL, I was playing the Pally daily today and was down to 4 health against the enemies 26 health (I think).

Over the next 3 turns I played Alex and Ony, took out all his minions and then buffed up to 30 attack.

Beat that :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Hearthstone: Released?

I was on a course today - project management ??? So when I got home I was just in time to eat with the family, help (a little) wifey tidy up and get the rugrats to bed and then jumped on HS. I didn't see any news and didn't even notice the Beta had disappeared off the loading screen but apparently Hearthstone is now in release mode. I don't know how I missed it yesterday either :P

So, I was playing arena as Hunter vs Priest. I wasn't doing so well; he had a 6-6 Temple Enforcer and a 6-6 Savannah Highmane out and I had various minions plus a misdirection

He attacks with the TE and it takes out his Savannah Highmane - LOL!.

Then he plays Raggy and I have Alex in my hand but it's not the right time to play it.

Several turns later ... hes down to 4 and I'm on 8. I play Alex and he mind controls! Grrr !!


Next match we were well past turn 10 and again I had had Alex in my hand for ages and was above 15 health and he was below so no point in using her. He was down to 2, I pulled Faceless Manip and then just used hero ability to say goodnight!

I then got up to 3 wins - 2 losses and narrowly lost the last match.

But 3 wins is my best and actually got 3 prize packages...

25 gold
A pack of cards (obviously)
25 gold

So technically came out even :)

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Hearthstone: Onyxia and Friends

Tonight I am playing a mage as the daily is to cast 40 spells or something like that.

I come up against a warrior.I hate warriors!

On turn 3 Alex drops into my hand :)

By the time I get to play her the warrior is at 25 with shed loads of armour. I play her and then manage to get a couple of hits off with another high card as well.

Then Auntie Ony drops into my hand as well just as I had to waste Alex's current turn on a big taunt.

After that the warrior was facing the above ...

... he kindly let me get off an arcane missiles before conceding!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hearthstone: Legendary Numero Dos

Today I had enough gold for 3 arena.

First deck I got I went Paladin - I pulled 2 wins in a row then tanked badly :(

Second deck I got was a really crap mage deck. In the 2nd game I had 1 health and he had 12 and then I drew my first ever pyroblast! I thought for a second it wouldn't be enough then I realised I had minions on the board and there was no taunt out! Goodnight!

After these arenas when I didn't actually do very well I opened up my decks and I got my second ever Legendary - ALEX!!!

After the arenas I played some ranked with Alex in the deck but never got to pull her out [sad face].

Then I put her in my Pally deck and drew against a Priest who was all about card draw. They played 2 Northshire Clerics' (that give you a card when a minion is healed) and he soon had a full hand so was burning through his cards very quickly- lol! He went to fatigue - lol lol!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Heartstone: AFK Madness and Fatigue

I played some more Hearthstone earlier whilst doing dinner and sorting kids out. Mistake. I got distracted at turn 2 in a game and came back at turn 8! I managed to wipe the board clean and nearly won but eventually died to my first ever experience of fatigue ... when it started I was already on 1 health :(

The next few games I kept getting soulfire whilst I had Onyxia in my hand and all 4 times I played it Ony survived. Usually soulfire takes my best card in my hand, maybe it's trying to tell me something!

I got to play Ony again and this time she had at least 5 attacks against a pally and still lost :(

WoW: Call to Arms Still Flawed

Tonight when I signed up for the LFR the Call to Arms bonus was on healers.

I have experienced this a lot, in that by the time the raid has finished I do not get the bonus.

I don't know wether it is because we had to re-queue after a wipe and the bonus was no longer up then or if it was no longer up at the end of the raid.

Either way, yet again I did not get it.

Anyway know any better?

Thursday, 6 March 2014

WoW: Galakras Needs Shooting

Tonight I popped in to do some more LFR. I dropped into a Galakras raid which had already wiped at least once, I didn't think to check buffs!

OK, maybe it was a bad pull, lets give this a chance. That chance was painful and the wipe was long and drawn out. Then the tanks and healers left.

It was late on and there was no sign of any more tanks or healers so I was a naughty boy ... I started the encounter and then heartstoned!!

After that I rejoined the queue and was straight into The Underhold where we one shot Malkorok where I got double loot!!! I then die on trash when I got lost after a sneeky AFK and then we one shot Spoils before one shotting Thok - nice end to the evening :)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

WoW: Do I have Enough Warforged Seals

Well, I only have 3. However it seems I haven't been using up my Lesser Charms very quickly as I have 910 left. They'll keep me going for a while!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Hearthstone: Taunt AND Stealth

Stealth and Taunt. That's what I came up against last night and thought WTF??

That is so OP, I am at a loss for what to do and I haven't got much that can bypass the taunt.

So, how do you combat a card that has both stealth and taunt?

Well, as I found out shortly afterwards and then even heard it on a back episode of The Angry Chicken on my way into work this morning   ... you don't have to.

After I had played all my other cards I noticed that I could target other cards on the table so the taunt was not effective.

That's right folks. If a minion has stealth and taunt, the stealth is overriding the taunt. Phew, that game could have been messy!

Monday, 3 March 2014

WoW: Double Loot Disaster

Arg!!! So, I as doing some SoO Looking For Retards™ last night and we dropped the Paragons.

Ooo, look I won the Gauntlets and now the bonus loot window appears.

Hey, I'll try my luck and see if I can get more than gold.

Hmmm, thanks for the duplicate loot [sad face]

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Hearthstone: New Season Difficulties

Well, it's a new season in Hearthstone and the rankings are reset.

Not only is it a little annoying for the novice 'stoner™ (like me ) being reset back from rank 20 to 25 but for the first few days it will take you longer to get back to those heady heights of Rank 20!

Why? Because everyone has been reset back to Rank 25 and that means you may very well come up against some very good players over the next few days.

I have been playing a lot this weekend and now I am back to level 20 (where I'll probably stay) but I have had some massively humiliating defeats. More than this time last week.

On the upside I have also had some huge wins when I have been lucky enough to be able to put on a 20+ single attack, which hasn't been reciprocated to me!