Posts Tagged ‘80’


Gone Fishin’

June 23, 2009

FishingwhiteOne of my favorite proffessions in the game and something all my characters pick up is fishing. There’s just something soothing about popping on a playlist in iTunes and settling in for a good fish. Thus far, I’ve managed Old Crafty, a Giant Sewer Rat, and my Titanium Seal of Dalaran. If you seriously want to geek out though, you should try getting something like Fishing Buddy that will keep track of your catch rates. Then you can fish and fish and fish because every fish caught will make your data more accurate and…! Ahem. Back on subject.

The thing is though, there’s more to fishing than booze and vanity items! Fishing can be a serious asset to you and your guild, allow me to expand upon this, a fine subject.

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Why the Old Country is also the “Motherland”

May 5, 2009

logo-warcraftNerd that I am, and addicted as I am, WoW Insider is my home page. Whenever I open Firefox, unless its by taking a link from somewhere else, WoW Insider is the thing that pops up. I don’t agree with a lot of things, or even most things that get put up there (And I’m seriously sick to death of hearing about Karatechop. SRSLY guys, find something new!) But it sits there anyway because it’s a good place to get a quick run down of some of the big news that comes up. In the vein of not really agreeing with things, one of the articles this morning was titled “The End of Vanilla WoW” in which the idea was proposed that now that we have Death Knights and all, leveling any other class is simply too much work.

Now, there are two philosophies to approaching the game. (Really there are far, far, more philosophies to the game than I could ever cover, but right now we’re talking about leveling and it’s my blog-o-verse so I can simplify it as much as I want to. Neener neener neener!) One is that Warcraft is a great game with tons of content that works for a number of playstyles, and another is that “The game doesn’t actually start until max level.” I’m in the former camp. The concept that everything is crud until you hit 80 (Or 70, or 60 back in the day, probably 90 in the future) makes me wonder why people even got hooked enough to level their first character up anyway. Read the rest of this entry ?


News from the Summit

February 17, 2009

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

So, I have a secret.

I hit level 80!

What? You already knew? Someone put a screenshot of the achievement before the break?? Who could have done such a thing?!

Oh, Right. Hee.

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