February 17, 2015

Retirement

Many expansions ago I started playing this game, and I have gone from moving away from my parents house, art school, depression, loneliness, moving aborad and recently marriage. I am not the same person I was when I started playing this game, I'm not even the same person as when I started writing this blog.

When I moved to Sweden I had ideas of writing different blogs (I do live in blog country now afterall), but nothing really got worked out because I didn't want this blog to be neclegted. I have loved writing this blog, but as was painfully noticable the last months, I'm having more and more trouble keeping my postings on track, and, as hard as it was, I have decided to finally retire this blog.

I'm nearly 28, and after this great expansion (thanks Blizzard for fixing Catalcysm and Mists of Pandaria 'mistakes') and while starting a new job, I have come to the realisation that I am ready and eager for something new. I recently came into contact with people I knew 8 years ago, and it was painfully obvcious that while I grew into a new person, they are still the same, and maybe it made me realize it's time for me to move onto bigger and better things.

Thanks for the people who have read my blog so loyally over nearly 5 years, thanks for the sweet remarks and whispers ingame. If I chose to work on a new blog, I will link it here to direct you all to my new adventures, but for now this is goodbye, and thank you for the great years.

January 31, 2015

Blackrock Fun


Next reset Blackrock Foundry will finally open, this instance will have 10 bosses and will be unlock similarly as Highmaul. MMO-Champion, Wowhead and Icy Veins (amoungst others) wrote posts that will help you get familiarized with the new content. The entrance to the raid is in the north of Gorgrond (by the pit).

February 3, 2015: Normal and Heroic difficulties & World boss Rukhmar become available.
February 10, 2015: Mythic difficulty becomes available.
February 17, 2015: LFR Wing 1: Slagworks (Gruul, Oregorger, and Blast Furnace) opens.
February 24, 2015: LFR Wing 2: The Black Forge (Hans’gar & Franzok, Ka’graz, and Kromog ) opens.
March 10, 2015: LFR Wing 3: Iron Assembly (Darmac, Thogar, and Iron Maidens) opens.
March 24, 2015: LFR Wing 4: Blackhand’s Crucible (Blackhand) opens.

I don't have time to write much more at the moment, but it's good to remember that BRF will drop Tier 17, the legendary ring questline continues and we'll also get another world boss in Spires of Arak. And, for those who use craftables, we'll get another upgrade as well, good things are coming.

January 24, 2015

6.1

It's that time of year. Blackrock Foundry is already in the game, but additionally to it being opened (finally), and some major changes to some classes, we're getting some goodies.



So in short we'll get:
- The long awaited heirloom tab (as can be seen in the picture above). I'm still patiently awaiting a tabard tab, Blizzard.
- Next step in the legendary questline. - As we continue in a new raid, so will our followers, and there will be a legendary follower added to the game: Garona, a rogue.
- Additional pets added to old raids (and a new raiding with leashes achievement).
- Additional model changes (male gnomes, male draenei, female and male bloodelves).
- The S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera that was added to the PTR, I don't know what good that'll do, but sure, w/e.
- And much, much more.

Personally I'm mostly looking forward to the new raid. Wowhead users wrote a nice all-in guide to the Blackrock Foundry instance, including bosses, loot, general strategy tips for bosses, role-specific tips, screenshots, and even trash explanations. Very handy to get ready and prepared for raids to come.

Right now, I'm gonna continue being too busy IRL to write for this blog that I love so dearly, I really need to figure out a way to update here more regularly. Ttyl.

January 15, 2015

Tier 17

Eventho I have seen the latest tier in all its glory (or lack there of) on the beta, I thought it could be a nice idea to share it here. To me it seems to be a combination of Druid and Warlock left overs, but what do I know. This is one of few Priest tiers that I don't particularly like visually, it probably fits Shadow better than Discipline or Holy, but maybe time will change my mind, and if not there is still transmog.



Discipline 2P Bonus:* Increases the duration of Penance by 1 sec. Penance channels for 1 additional second and generates 2 stacks of Evangelism.
*Discipline 4P Bonus: When you activate Archangel, the mana cost of Prayer of Healing is reduced by 50% for 8 sec. 6 sec.

*Holy 2P Bonus: Prayer of Mending jumps to 2 additional targets. 4 additional targets.
*Holy 4P Bonus: When Prayer of Mending heals a target, you have a 40% 20% chance to gain a stack of Serendipity.

*Shadow 2P Bonus: Consuming Shadow Orbs reduces the cooldown of Mind Blast by 1.0 0.5 sec per Shadow Orb consumed.
*Shadow 4P Bonus: Each time Devouring Plague deals damage over time, your haste increases by 3% 1% for 4 sec, stacking up to 12 times.

In Warlords of Draenor your tier set should adjust to the spec you are currently in, meaning you should only have need for 1 of each tier slot to have that tier for all your different specs. It should make life a lot easier for those playing a Disc/Holy role in their guild.





I'll be back soon to give you an update on Blackrock Foundry, but since that's the first instance this expansion that drops tier, I thought that would be a bit more interesting to see before the bosses are live. Enjoy, hope for you you're not a priest.