Showing posts from July, 2010

What would you change in the UI with Cataclysm?

I don't know about you, but I run a ton of add-ons. I run add-ons for fighting, I run add-ons for rep tracking, I run an add-on for auto-selling grey items and repairing when I go to a vendor. Blizzard, in the past, has taken some of the favorite add-ons and rolled them into the game (loot window follows to mouse, integrated quest map). One thing that has always bugged me was the "looking for" interface. When out on my warlock in old zones, I like to search for 'low-level quests' in addition to pick herbs. On the current interface, this is an either/or option. You can't do both, while logically, my orc could. If you could provide input into the game, what would you have added to the Cataclysm interface?

New Music from Irdeen

and now for something, I think, you'll really like...

Hi Dreadsteed, What's happening?

I was sitting there in the Ledgermain, enjoying some ale, when in stumbles the human Strumwulf . He's go on and on about his Blazing Hippogryph . Of course, it was all in human, so heck if I know what he was saying: blah blah blah ( points excitedly at mount) blah blah blah (walks over and hugs his hippogryph) ... Sure, it's a beautiful mount, it flies, it has flaming feet, but personally it cannot compete with my dreadsteed . This is the original, epic, flaming mount. As you all know only warlocks, the masters over the demons, can ever acquire this mount. In the old days, it wasn't simply acquired for a few gold from the local trainer. When I got him, you had to actually pull them from their home planet of Xoroth , and beat them into submission, simply to earn their trust. The whole incident in the Lounge reminded me of a dream that I had soon after I had tamed and was linked with my steed. By Sandara on DeviantArt   I am running on a foreign planet. The la


I just completed this achievement the other day. It's actually quite easy. When the Ichoron splits, someone runs over to one of these light fixtures and clicks it. This will cause the room to electrify (like at the start) and kill all his spawns. Repeat this 2, maybe 3 times, and you should have him down in no time. Now, do these fixtures also work for regular mobs? Like with the groups spawn? Could someone stand there clicking this fixture to do DPS? Like say the healer? :)

Why it's fun playing a healer?!

sometimes a lock can feel insignificant when lacking useful raid buffs. Don't get me wrong, playing a warlock is a lot of fun. What other class do you get to serve your minion a toasty, flame broiled enemies? On the other hand, what I've always wanted, is buffs. Since running through the Barrens on my warlock, I've wanted to be like the cool kids and pass out some random buff to every friend I pass. Hi, try my power word ! . Why am I having fun? I am responsible for the group. As a healer I am not worried about DPS, I am worried about keeping you alive.   Tank, please don't try to out-run me, you probably will!! Yes, with your BOA gear, you'll probably last longer, but if you go an aggro the entire room; sorry, I can't heal that fast. .    I pass out buffs instead of curses; useful buffs, that everyone immediately benefits from. In addition, as a (low-level) healer, my spell cycle is short, Shield and Renew on tank. Most other players never get hurt. I a

Cataclysm - emotes

In case you hadn't seen this youtube video from Tankspot, here's a sample of the voice acting coming up in Cataclysm. The /flirt and /silly for both male/female goblin and male worgen. The male goblin looks like a warlock with that spell bar..

A Different Kind of AH Manual

Take an out of work Human Death Knight, empty his pockets, with tenacity to learn and you get, Cynwulf. His sister, Cynwise (see battlefield manual ), get's him an apprenticeship with Waylan. ”You must be Cynwulf.  You’re taller than I expected, honey.” I raised an eyebrow in response.  She laughed again.  ”Oh, this will be fun.  I’m Waylan.  And you’re my, er…” “Apprentice,” ‘wise chimed in. “Right.  Apprentice.” Check out his fun , rather player centric start at 0 gold, working up to riches! (note, start at the oldest post, it reads blog-style, oldest on bottom)

PVP Status Update - Destro Build

2 days ago, I respec'd my PVP build from a deep affliction build , into a fairly popular destro build . This new build relies heavily on the stun, burst damage, and armor penetration and less on dots, fears and health mitigation. So far, I have ran 5 different battlegrounds and have noticed a bit more survivability. Why? Basically stuns can't be resisted.  As I run (middle mouse button) up to a skirmish at a flag, I arm my Shadowfury (1) and target the reticle over the opposing forces. As soon as it turns green, I blast them! I target the one closest the flag, and fire off a chaos bolt (shift+wheel down). Next a quick run down of the fire spells Immolate(2), Conflagrate(3), maybe Corruption(4). If they are still alive, I have Shadowburn(7) or can cast Chaos Bolt again if they're far enough away. (BTW, 5 is incinerate and 6 is always life tap). If need be, I can still spam fear or howl of terror on my attackers. Haven't had a chance to try this build yet in the arena

Battlegrounds vs Arena

Last night, after our 10-man ICC run, a guild DK and I created an arena team, Volaticum Letum (2v2). Neither of us had any prior Arena experience before last night, so it was more an experiment of what to expect. After our ten fights last night, I expect that I will be respeccing my PVP build. In Battlegrounds, my current PVP build has function. The faster fears, the slowdown on CoEx, the instant Howl of Terror and Master Demonologist for instant minion while in combat, all work wonderfully. The problem is (I believe) that they rely on other people to kill. I've slowed them and distracted them, so the masses can attack them. Great for WG, where flag runners hate to be slowed down! On the otherhand, I am seeing my damage during battlegrounds is low, at least compared to other players. If I can still dot, but also stun and use Chaos Bolt to penetrate defenses, I'd last a bit longer. Hmmm, worth consideration. How an Arena battle begins: Queue up and get rolled into 1 of 5 r

What I'd like to see come out of RealID.

Fulgaris posted a link from the forums that Blizzard is NOT going to force you to use your RealID when posting to their forums. It sounds like going forward, we'll have nifty voting buttons to downgrade dumb posts. Great! While I am not cruising the Blizz Forums everyday, it would be great to have rated forums, so I can find answers quicker. OK, one function that Blizzard and promises is improved chat functionality. We believe that the powerful communications functionality enabled by Real ID, such as cross-game and cross-realm chat, make a great place for players to stay connected to real-life friends and family while playing Blizzard games. I think there are some very cool possibilities of this. [start tangent]Professionally, I am an email administrator. In non-geek speak, I make sure email is flowing correctly and end-users can access it.[end tangent] This leads me into thinking about communicating in and out of game. Often, I've thought wouldn&

From the Screen Shot of the Day

It appears that in Cataclysm, that Orgimmar has sunken lower into the lands of Durator.

What do you think of the Cat talent announcement?

Blizzard has peeled back a few more layers on what will be Cataclysm. Today we get a peek at what they are planning for the talent trees and what will be the mastery system. Review of Aff tree: black = improves green = pvp blue = boring Reviewing some of their upcoming changes, it sounds like Blizzard is trying to teach people to level. Focus on a talent tree and build it up. Picking a tree will immediately come with new core ablities . Once you've hit 70 or used 31 talent points, you can spawn into the other two. At 85, you'll have a maximum of 41 talent points to spend, so possible  10 points in another tree. Smaller talent trees, so at 31 you should have reached the super cool talent specific to your specialization. They're also hoping the trees will be so simple, that you won't need to run a different PVP talent spec. Mastery won't come into effect until approximately 75, when you train for the passive talent. You'll find it on level 78+ items, p

Harmless Alt Fun

It all started off as innocent leveling of my bank toon. Running a level 12 toon from the bank/auction house in Orgrimmar all the way around to the inscriptionist trainer is painful! So, during the Fire Festival last week, I had my priest do the 2 dailies (in BOA gear). Well, from that spawned using the fire-pole buff to get another 5% buff when killing monsters, so I started questing. That went really, really quickly. Collectively gaining +25% additional xp (gear + buff) then 9 months of rested bonus added up to some quick leveling. Heck, I went from 12 - 16 in no time flat. 4 levels to go from there. At 20, I'd be able to train apprentice riding and mount up my pretty pony. See, at 15, you can start running dungeons. Yep, and the beauty of it, they give you a satchel of goodies just for doing it via the RDF . So, I queue'd my priest up DPS (warlock at heart and all! Note, a shadow priest at 15 to 19 plays a lot like a affliction warlock. Dot , damage then wand .)  20 mi

More Videos from Cataclysm Alpha: Warlock Soul Burn Preview

Yep, here's another video from the F&F Alpha for cataclysm. This short is on warlock spell changes based on the new Soul Burn spell. I sure hope that we don't have to actually drain soul each time after a fight. I am (was) hoping that they respawn like health and mana. Enjoy

Are you a WoW Lore hound?

I recently found the WoW Forum post , where the Creative Developers are asking for our questions. Creative Development wants to know what you want to know! While many excellent questions are posted to this board each day, CDev would like to consolidate the most common questions into a single thread, allowing them to more easily see what the most pressing concerns of the community are (lore-wise, that is). There’s no restriction on the subject of your inquiries for this experiment, we only ask that you ask only one question per post – a post with more than one question in it will have only the first question considered. You are welcome to post as many times as you like, however, as this request is merely to help CDev with their tallying of questions. by Airuko There are a lot of VERY interested people. Questions coming off in rapid fire succession. Ok, maybe they are part of the RP crowd, reading all the quest text, the books and comics(?). As you've seen on my blog

Goblin Mount?

Spotted this little video claiming to be from the F&F Alpha. If so, I know that I am gonna want to get exalted with those goblins quickly.