August 29, 2014

Azerothian Size

Clípz and I were wondering this week 'How big is Azeroth in real life?'. We have played this game for years, have seen the world from the inside for what it is, but it's usually something that is hard to explain to people unfamiliar to the game. An online search found several people speculating about it, but because lengths are not really mentioned in WoW it's still a hard estimate to make, and and then we found this video.

On a side note, we're still preparing for Warlords of Draenor, Bloodsworn is shaping up nicely. I've gone less and less on the beta, trying to spare myself some content, tho it is hard. Having seen the new world, the wait for another two and a half months seems way too long.

August 22, 2014

Boss McFatty

People who read my blog regularly know I don't promote other websites, bloggers, etc too often. But the Warlords of Draenor release date has been announced to be November 13th, and I'm super excited, and now I wanted to take time and share the youtube channel FatbossTV with people. You may have heard of them, may have killed bosses using their tactics, and if not, these are guys to follow on YouTube.

So who are they, and why should you care? Some people chose to be on beta/PTR to experience new content, others rather see it when it's live, but when you consider yourself a PvE-er, Fatboss releases videos from content, of dungeons and raid bosses, and have done so for many years, and they are helpful to any guild/player new to content. They give a nice introduction to bosses, their abilities and possible ways to combat them.

For the Warlords of Draenor expansion they have already uploaded videos of all the 8 new dungeons, and are in the process of uploading raid bosses they have done (more than half of them are already on youtube). Of course there are videos with different tactics, 'better ideas', ways of doing things that suit your guild/person better, but when it comes to getting introduced to new fights, Fatboss is the way to go, imho.

August 11, 2014

Format Story

So what did you do over the weekend? Play beta as I was hoping I would've been? I formatted my PC, and it was long overdue. I don't exactly have too much time (wedding this week, no big deal), but it was time. I like to start new expansions with a fresh PC, and my educated guess is that Warlords of Draenor will be live around October. Pretty soon. So now is a good time to brows around a bit for addons, get rid of some old ones, decide what is obsolete and keep an eye out, because not everything will function in the new expansion, so it's good to see what possibilities are out there.

I'm still looking for a good replacement for ForteXorcist, if anyone is able to advise me. It seems a version is working at the moment on the beta, but I'm wondering is the works are continuing on live (please tell me it is). I was also happily surprised to see a functioning DevNull back in my addon list. A combination of Badboy & DevNull made my game experience in WotLK extremely pleasant, and I'm optimistically waiting to see if they're going to be maintained in 2 months. One can only hope.

Right, now it's time for taste testing, welcoming guests, sorting any other wedding related stuff that needs to get done. I hope to be back soon to finish the grueling task of setting/modifying my new shiny addons. At least I have these beautiful beta screenshots to keep me company (more can be found here on MMO-champ).

August 7, 2014

10 Years Old

WOW, omg wtf, yeah I sometimes feel like I am a part of the WoW target audience. Blizzard announced some of the features they will release for the 10 years anniversary of World of Warcraft, and it's got me bouncing around the room like a kid on sugar and adrenaline.

So in short they are bringing us a battleground reminiscent of the old world PvP battles between Horde and Alliance in South Shore and Tarren Mill. They're also bringing us a max level version of Molten Core, and this couldn't be done if it wasn't a 40 man raid. The people participating in the raid will also get a Core Hound mount. And last, but not least, if you log in during this event, you will receive a Molten Corgi pet.

We'll have to wait until November for the anniversary, but that's okay, because the announcement has made several people go into overdrive speculating on the release date of Warlords of Draenor. And that cannot come soon enough.