Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Is there an achievement?

I'm not allowed to post at the inn, so I'm going to express my opinion here. It seems Larissa is annoyed with a person asking "is there an achievement" regarding the new phase of the invasion. She seems to think that it's wrong to think that way and to ask questions like that. Like the game should be played "purely for the fun of it".

Well, It is my opinion that she is one hundred percent, completely, absolutely wrong. I also think that she is extremely narrow-minded in stating this. Now, if the person who asked the above question also thinks that the event is stupid because there is no achievement (other than the minor feat of strength), then that person is wrong and narrow-minded to.

There is no right or wrong way to play an MMO or any game for that matter. The game is supposed to be fun, true. The thing some people seem to be consistently missing is that everyone has their on definition of fun and, as long as that definition doesn't involve directly destroying some other person's fun in a multiplayer game, then this is completely fine. You get it, guys? YOU like the "social experience" of defending Stormwind form an elemental invasion. True, I like it to, for the first few times, but I also like getting achievements, raiding properly every now and then, doing some PVP. I sure as hell don't tell myself that your opinion is the norm or the only right one. There are people in this game who only PVP. There are also people who like top level raiding, math and spending hundreds and thousands of gold to get 10 more dps. All of them have as much fun as you do, and to think that your fun is somehow "better" than theirs is just idiotic and ignorant.

So yeah, If all that person cares is the achievements and that's fun for him, then that's great. If that same person starts thinking that achievements are the only good way to have fun in this game and thinks people who prefer the social aspect or PVP or raiding are wrong, then he/she is just as ignorant as those that claim the same for any of those aspects.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Today, I played WoW

Quite a bit, actually! Now let's see, what did I do?

First I killed some horde noobs in Darnassus with a guildie.Four or five of them tried to kill Tyrande, but we stopped that, single handedly. This also got me to 27/50 on City Defender.

Then I decided it was time to start clearing my inventory. Having only one banker guild with only three tabs, I can't really stockpile that much for cataclysm, so I decided to get rid of inventory that probably wont be selling. This includes current enchants, epic and meta gems, stuff like that. It also means I completely removed my thresholds on those items. I'm still making a profit on most of them, even without the threshold, but the priority is to get rid of them. I am currently siting at about 200 000 gold and I expect at the very least a couple of thousands more after the clearance sale.

I also started seriously making money on inscription. I got a bunch of inks and made one of each glyph I know how to make. They sell at insane profits on my realm so I expect it to be the major money maker during the next week or two.

I also tried making some money with leatherworking and it is working, but the potential here is much smaller. Still, these are things that move fast, so I will be using it for a while.

I also leveled my mage to 45. Nothing major there, but I did it.

The big thing, however, is the fact that the next phase of the elemental invasion started. Portals are appearing throughout Stormwind and Ironforge with elementals pouring in on all sides. Once cleared, you are able to bring the fight to them and fight four major elemental bosses throughout Azeroth, with some of the more renowned people at your side, like Magni Bronzebeard. I missed the invasions for now, but I did fight the fire boss in Blackrock. The next invasion should be in less than an hour, so I will be ready.

There, finally a post with some content, hope you guys enjoyed it.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Been a while...

I have been neglecting this blog for a bit, mostly because I didn't have much to write about. Even today, all I can give is a short update.

I have slowly been going back to the AH business, but it doesn't feel as fun anymore. I might put this part of my gameplay on hold until cataclysm gets out.

In other news, I managed to get exalted with the Zandalar Tribe today with Larthas, so I won't be losing anything in that aspect once they remove it in the next major patch. There are also some great news. The Insane title will still be obtainable come Cataclysm, even a bit easier than before. All they did was to remove one reputation faction from the requirements.

Also, Sahtral is now 42 and I might even push him to 50 to start preparing for the huge demand for Netherweave bags when Cataclysm gets out. The problem is, exams are coming up in a week and they will last until December 3rd so I'm not sure if I have the time to do it. I have to say, I'm loving the Arcane tree in dungeons. All of my spells are instant cast and I rarely, if ever, run out of mana, thanks to Evocation. The class is now truly fun to play.

Anyways, that's about it. I didn't do much else, and I probably won't do much else due to real life obligations.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


So, apparently, Bejeweled 3 is coming out on the same day as Cataclysm - December 7th. This might be a serious problem for Blizzard and could cause them to lose allot of subscribers. What do you think? Will you be buying Cataclysm, Bejeweled or both?

I, for one, am undecided as of yet. We shall see!

Also, my computer is back again and it seems to be working for now. I haven't played much, but I did spend allot of time configuring my new interface, TukUI on all of my characters as well as trying to recapture the auction house, which really went under while I was gone.

Also, Sahtral should be around 37 now, if I'm not mistaken...

One other thing. In case you didn't realize, that up there was sarcasm...