Friday, November 14, 2008

Northrend... Here I come (all bundled up)!

As expected on Thursday, I put the Blizzard DVD into my computer and started installing the new expansion. I pre-ordered the collector's editions and the pet, Frosty, is adorable. I do have Stinker and therefore have a large collection of pets. I had to reinstall the last 2 patches which was fine... but still that was probably the longest part of the installation process. And Muradin.. had a queue.... it is a medium population server and it had a waiting line!!! I was so surprised because when I was on Argent Dawn, I had them all the time. Being that it was the first RP server, that was fine. But argh... so annoying. Mind you the queue was really small compared to my sister's (she is still on Argent Dawn and plays a holy priest).

So I take everything that I will most likely not need out of my bags; my pvp gear, most of my pots, elixirs and flasks, many of my trinkets, and my resist gear. So I now have 3 fully clear bags and feel a lot better about that. Then I take the boat to Borean Tundra (that is where I heard you should go if you are a tailor)... but I plan on doing both the Tundra and Howling Fjord. But as I stepped off the boat, I got the flight path and then proceeded to look for the profession trainers. I spent about 300g in order ot train all of the main and secondary professions inot Grand Master and all the spells and recipies that go with them... So I have Grand Master level of tailoring, enchanting, fishing, first aid, and cooking.

As I started questing, I realized that I relied way too much on Questhelper and I should read the quests more carefully (and not annoy my boyfriend, who is holy priest and who happens to be level 73 already and myself a lowly 71). But even so, after I started actually reading the quests they were very easy to follow and to accomplish. But again with any expansion, people are vying for the same mobs and many do not want to group in order to accomplish the objectives. I on the other hand found a few people to get a few quests done and they were very friendly about it. We all want to get to 80. So why not be nice about it? So I am about halfway through the Borean Tundra and I will keep this updated as I level. Hopefully next will be the Nexus.

Well good luck, happy questing, and have a delicious day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I have Imp Blizzard... why is the company still the same?

As usually on Tuesday mornings we had maintenance... but Tuesday was yesterday and the realms are still not up... and and as it says... There is not ETA as to when they will be back up... They better be refunding my time. Someone in my guild found a Firefox add on to keep track of realm statuses. I do not know if it is actually working right now, but it will still be cool if it does.

This is one of the worst parts about the expansions, which I think they rushed a little bit. The have too much maintenance and too many hot fixes in order to keep the game running. And now, the day before the expansion, when most people wanted to make a little extra money, or get a few more things in order, they can't.

But if you are still looking for your realm status here you go. I guess that means I will be doing some errands, and working on grad school applications.

Have a Delicious Day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

WOLK - Thursday Nov 13th Release!

So I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack - which I pre-ordered from Gamestop and will be sent to me some time on Thursday.

I am truly excited for the new content... I was not in Beta so I am unsure of how exactly the questing will go and how fast I will level up, but I will be updating this blog with my current spec and with some pointers as I go along in Northrend.

I have heard that leveling will take a large amount of gold, and leveling professions will take an even larger amount of gold than that. From a friend in beta, just leveling you 71 level spells will take at least 300g. So stock up now if you are planning on leveling more than one character.

But this is also depends on how fast my slow computer installs the xpac, and if it even can withstand the new software, if the servers stay up through all the population (thank the world tree that I am on a medium pop server), and how many people are actually questing and if I am able to get the quests done.

So hopefully my computer holds out til the holidays so I can get a new one, and that people are nice and try to quest in groups...

But until that time, happy hunting and have a delicious day.