August 21, 2015

The Timewalker

So far coming back has been great. Along with finding a nice guild I can casually call my home for the time being, I've been able to complete several achievements, which as an achievement wh*re has been really motivating.


However the best thing since coming back must be Timewalking Dungeons. Once I realized it's a place I can let my old Valanyr shine again, I got really inspired to get a nice set of gear for it. I'm so glad I kept many old pieces of gear including tier sets and trinkets.

If you plan to create a timewalker set, you may want to think of the following:
- Get out your legendaries
- Pick a set bonus appropriet for 5 man
- Remember you can use a legendary meta if you use a MOP headpiece
- Grab your favorite old trinkets you have laying around
- Get enchants and gems to match
- And don't forget old rep rings with procs


What makes this thing work is that it's a weekend thing. Something that isn't constantly there, which keeps the flow of people reasonably high, but doesn't wear people out too quickly. I really hope they can make this work for old raids as well, maybe on a 10 man scale, we will have to see what the future brings.

August 7, 2015

Remember me?



The Blizzard launcher had an add going for the past weeks about the new World of Warcraft expansion announcement on Gamescon. I had been playing Diablo since I quit paying for my WoW sub, because, you know, I had it for free, tho it had never fulfilled my gaming needs. And a WoW itch was there, after watching the announcement, like many others, and like many unveilings before, I got sucked in and resubbed and activated my World of Warcraft account.

Premature? Maybe. However no game has ever entertained me as much as wow has, and despite disappointments with certain panda expansions, and life changing events preventing me from playing in a way I used to, I find myself still itching to play a game, and I'd rather play a game I know I love, and have so many memories with, than several others that in my mind will never really compete.


So what does this mean, will I reboot my blog? Yes, tho this time I will do it differently. I will blog less frequent but make the posts maybe more meaningful. Currently I have my hands full with work and side projects, and some upcoming ideas that I'm in the process of making into reality. The way it's looking like right now I plan to write a post for about every two weeks and see how it goes from there.

So, if you're intregued by the new expansion 'LEGION' you may want to head over to MMO-Champion, who are, as per usual, on top of their game with reporting and supplying videos. I'm gonna stay on Kazzak for now, maybe I'll see you there; FOR THE HORDE!

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.