Friday, October 02, 2009

Phased Away

It's all go now outside the Argent Tournament...
So, I was hoping to bring you some pictures from the new instance in Icecrown... but it's currently broken. The phasing technology allowed two of the party I joined inside and left the rest of us locked out. So, they kinda need to fix that soon.As I discovered flying to the Tournament THAT sword suddenly got a lot more people interested in it, plus you can see in the background that Fordring got some cash to build some new watchtowers for protection.

I'm away for a few days now but rest assured when I return there will be more PTR faffing... :D

3.3 ALREADY????

PTR Downloading as I type... ^^

I have to admit I'm a bit surprised this is happening as fast as it is. There's been a HUGE amount of info dumped via MMO in the last 24 hours, including Dwarven Totem models, which is making me think the race changes really can't be that far away either. On a cursory first glance, things are looking interesting, including links to the mystery sword in the ice at the Tournament, a new slew of resist gears for crafting and a WEEKLY RAID QUEST which rewards you for killing a specified raid boss with 10 emblems. TEN!!! They're giving them away!!!

My screenshots folder is now so large I'm going to need to take a copy and delete the lot. Before I do...

The Shammy finally lucked out with a decent Ony group last night (it was in essence a Guild run with me and someone else as #9 & 10) and I have the 22 slot bag to show for my troubles. Getting the heroics done was a good bonus, and my gear is well on it's way to being acceptable for most raiding situations.

Talking of raiding, yesterday I was asked for my gear score when in LFG. My first reaction was 'whut'? Things move so fast at the moment, you're asked for so much to even play in a PuG (drivers licence and birth certificate soon to be a requirement) that I had to admit being a nub and having no idea what I was being asked. Thirty minutes later, I had the Gear Score addon installed to see what all the fuss was about:

It appears that each item you wear is 'scored' depending on it's iLevel and where it drops, and an overal score is then derived as a result. As you can see, I have a score of 4543, which is 'not imba but ok', at least according to the 12 year old Raid Leader that decided as a result I was good enough to do VoA 10 with his mates (and yes I did ask him why when I discovered he was 12 he wasn't in school and apparently he has H1N1, so may be best avoided anyway) Needless to say this is not really the best way to be deciding anyone is good enough for your group, it's yet another example of what you can do when you know how to code and like pretty colours. I expect everyone to be using it therefore within a week...

Oooh, PTR has finished...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Golden Path

MMO Champion tells YOU how to be Rich.

Seriously, if you've ever wondered how to make money in game, without the need for Guides, then here it is. This is pretty much what I've been doing for the past six months and it has netted me sufficient cash to buy Cold Weather Flying for all my sub-80's plus Epic Flight (so far) for one. I go the Leather items DE route, but having been pointed in the direction of the Cobalt items I'll be doing those as well. I don't buy the raw materials on the AH, I use what I grind in the normal run of life. I pick enchants that aren't currently on sale on the AH, and using the Auctioneer data I have I'll fill in gaps for prices. In a lot of cases, if I announce the enchant on sale into Trade it's sold before I make it out of the Auction House.

Most importantly I'm not greedy. I think that's worth saying.

More importantly, however:


HUGE grats to all involved, I look forward to getting my achievement in the near future.

WTB Icecrown, 0g, PST.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Not Tonight

I will not be picking myself for Yogg Saron tonight. I can't do it when there are FAR better dps-ers signed, however much I might actually want to go, because I understand in the end it's not about doing This One First, it's just about getting it done. Once Yoggy dies (and I have no doubt he will tonight) that's it, the Guild has cleared all the available 10 man content in game. That's a pretty significant achievement. Go us.

Earlier today, not long after logging, I was whispered by someone involved with the Joker Affair. As a result of this I was offered a spot in a 25 man PuG. I have now done ToTC in Large Mode:

I didn't win anything, but I gained a ton of very valuable experience, and 21 Triumph emblems for what was basically two hours work.The fact this can be done in a PuG was something of a revelation, but it does prove that if you can find 25 people who know what to do (and what not to do) with brains and a competant Leader, anything is possible.

Needless to say, I'm sure I can find something productive to do.