Archive for the 'World of Warcraft' Category

Retelling Azeroth

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The inflation in Cataclysm is ludicrous. Gear inflation, gold inflation, XP inflation, it's all silly. Gear inflation is particularly obvious, though. My first green quest reward in a new zone was not only better than my current weapon, it outstripped it in every way. The minimum damage of the new weapon was the same as […]

On the Road Again

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Elfland always had undulating landscape, making it difficult to see over hills and in to dips. There were so many trees and bushes that even when the ground itself didn't get in the way you could hardly see for foliage. The creatures that stalked the land were generally four-legged and keen to flee faster than […]

Zen’Kiki the Trainee Druid

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Look at me go, in the Western Plaguelands at 35! The situation is much friendlier than before, with the undead now sharing Andorhal with the Alliance, and all of the wildlife agreeing to drop 15 levels solely to make it easier to reach the Scarlet Monastery. The Scourge pushed back somewhat, plantlife is free to […]

Okay, So, She’s a Dog

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Gilneas has opened the Greymane Wall, the scourge invasion finally having pushed us worgen to venture in to Azeroth once more. I find myself getting more involved with the elves and other races as we prove our worthiness to be a part of the Alliance. As my adventuring continues I find new opportunities available. Just […]

Death by Misinterpretation

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Another daily random heroic dungeon with Sapphire gets me in to the Halls of Stone. It has been a while since I have been in the Northrend dungeons, so I try to pay attention to any tactics used at bosses, even if most fights are reduced to simple tanking and spanking. At one boss, the […]

Enchanting Isn't

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The profession of enchanting has never quite lived up to its name. From the early days of World of Warcraft, enchanters had to get half-way in to the drudge of a dungeon Uldaman simply to find the profession trainer and learn new enchanting formulae. Selling enchantments was not much easier. Rather than creating a bottled […]

Furious Crusader Sapphire

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

After a break of several months, Sapphire returns to Azeroth. A triumphant adventure in to the heroic version of the Halls of Lightning shows that I haven't lost my tanking skills, but thrill is sadly ephemeral as Sapphire is kidnapped the next day. A week-long investigation is carried out, happily ending with Sapphire being brought […]

Your Mother Was a Hamster

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

There still seems to be a curious tendency to make fun of the 'taunt' ability found in World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs. It is absurd, some people still complain, that a character can get a mob's attention merely by insulting the legitimacy of its parentage. And yet there is no mention of being able […]

I Cast Silence on the Gnome

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

My new mage has the French-derived name Bijou. With no introductions, I get a whisper from a gnome asking 'where are you from?' I'm a Draenei and on an RP server, so I reply 'from outer space, our ship crash-landed here'. The gnome doesn't talk to me again.

Stealing the Horde's Flames

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Knifey may be retired now but he is still around to share some wisdom with the rest of the guild. During last year's midsummer festival Knifey dared to enter the four Horde capital cities to steal their flames, being rewarded with a neat crown for his efforts. This year's midsummer festival has begun and I, […]