Song of the Post:  Megadeth – Holy Wars

Nothing new :(.

Laptop is still in the shop and I have had limited time with WoW with my wife using the computer a lot.  I have only been able to log in twice this past week and I haven’t been able to do a whole lot due to lack of people online.  It is really sad that it has been like this, but at the same time it is a welcomed break like I had mentioned last time.  The only problem is, I haven’t really craved playing the game as of late.

I have been absorbed in playing Xbox games lately and I haven’t thought about logging onto WoW at all.  The only time was when there was going to be a possible Ulduar run, which of course did not happen again.  Honestly, I have lost interest in leveling alts and with dual specs has made me more interested in my druid again.  I have to hand it to Blizzard with how they implemented dual specs.  I love it!  It is so nice when I switch specs that I don’t have to rearrange my buttons on my action bars anymore.  Just one click on the dual spec tree and one click on Outfitter and I am good to go.

There is really only one thing though that has made me want to come back and play more.  My buddy from Virginia started playing WoW again and he is starting from scratch on another server.  He said that he is enjoying WoW so much now and having a blast.  It is weird because he used to play nothing but Xbox before and now both of our interests have switched.  So I have been thinking about rolling a character on his server and playing with him.  We shall see.

Our guild is going to try to plan a run again this week.  Hopefully we will actually have enough people to do something for a change.  Only time will tell.


Action Jackson Has No Action :(

Song of the Post:  In Flames – Bullet Ride

I finally got the patch updated on my wife’s computer, but I still haven’t seen the inside of Ulduar yet.

It has been really hard since I have no computer.  My wife and I basically share her laptop now and she likes to be on it a lot, so I get very limited time with it.  So being the gamer that I am, I can’t just not play anything!  So I have been playing a lot of Xbox games that I have been meaning to catch up with and it has actually be refreshing.  For 4 years, 90% of my gaming time is with WoW and the other 10% is either the Xbox, Wii or whatever else I am into at the time.  I was tossing around the idea of completely quitting WoW, but I actually like this new set up.  Splitting up my time between other gaming outlets has actually helped keep my desire to play WoW.  I don’t feel as burned out as I used to.  Of course not having my lapout helps my desire since, with most people, once you don’t have access to something, you want it more!

I was able to log into the game on Saturday night though.  I set up my hunter and druid with their new specs, installed mods that my wife doesn’t use and bought dual spec for my druid. 

“Wait!  I thought your hunter was your main?!  Why didn’t you give him dual spec?!”

A few reasons actually.  I thought it made more sense for the time being that my druid should have it since he can changes roles significantly as opposed to my hunter where I could go from my DPS spec to my…DPS spec :-P.  The other reason is that it is possible that I maybe bring my druid to Ulduar when we start running it.  We maybe short on tanks or possibly need 3 healers this time instead of two.  But all of that is going to depend on group makeup.  So we shall see how it goes.

One of the main reasons I logged on Saturday was that we were possibly going to see the inside of Ulduar.  I was pretty pumped since my wife was going to be gone for the night so I was going to have the computer all night.  Once I got everything set up and looked to see who was on, there were only 4 raiders online.  I was sad, but I figured we could at least do a 5 man since I wanted to try either tanking with the new Savage Defense or Survival with Black Arrow and see what that is about.  I called up one of my buddies to get online and we headed to Halls of Lightning with my Hunter.

I tried Survival pre 3.1 and had mixed results with it.  It is definitely the highest DPS spec, but watching for procs really annoys me.  I would rather have control of all the stuff I can do and not rely on the RNG.  I think that is why I really like the Marksman tree because its all shots and I just have to know when the cooldown is up.  But here is what I noticed so far with Survival:

  • Lock and Loaded doesn’t seem to proc as much anymore.  Maybe I wasn’t paying attention as much on this run, but I didn’t see it a whole lot
  • Black Arrow is pretty cool, except its on a 24 hour cooldown.  I found that trying to use this spell on trash is a no go.
  • Seemed like I was doing about the same amount of damage pre 3.1.  The second boss we did, I ended up with 3100 DPS.
  • Sniper Training was something I wasnt sure of at first, but after seeing it in action, definitely an awesome talent to pick up
  • Maybe I am just used to Marksman and even though I had replenishment up all the time, I seemed to be running out of mana quick.  Maybe its the way I am playing, but I will have to try out Marksman at some point to see if there are differences.

We were able to complete the run in 35 min, which is pretty damn quick!  After we completed that, I logged off and told them to call me if more people showed up.  I did not hear back from them, so no Ulduar for me :(.  Maybe sometime this week we can get in there.

Laptop update:  Its at the manufactuer.  I forgot to ask them how long it was going to take, so hopefully it wont be longer than a week.  We shall see.

ASUS Laptops Suck!!

Song of the Post:  Minibosses – Punchout

So I haven’t posted anything because my laptop is in the shop :(.

I didn’t realize how much I would miss it.  I do so much on the computer nowadays that I feel like I am walking out of the house with my butt cheeks hangin’ out.  That’s really bad imagery.  Unless you are my wife of course :).

Anyways it of course had to happen when the patch hit.  I came home for lunch like I usually do and figured I would get a head start on the patch download since it always seems like it takes forever to download for me.  I turn on the computer, I hear all the normal sounds it makes, but no picture.  I frowned.  I pouted.  I called ASUS.  They told me my graphics card was bad.  I frowned.  I pouted.  I wept.

So for the immediate future, I won’t be able to play.  Well sort of.  I could borrow my wife’s computer and play if she isn’t using it.  Only problem:  she uses her computer all the time.  I frown.  I pout.  I turn to my Xbox for comfort.  Oh how you comfort me so…ahem.  Excuse me while I cover myself up…

So I have no idea what the new patch is like and its unfortunate.  Most of my guild isn’t playing that much and waiting for the patch.  I have told most of them I am gonna be M.I.A.  Don’t know if they will be able to fill a raid, but I hope they do so the guild continues to progress. 

And I will leave you with this link to a video my friend sent me…hilarious!  Don’t let this happen to you on the job!

No More Sad News Please!!!

Song of the Post: Megadeth – Hanger 18

I was hoping to write up something a bit more positive today, but I gotta write whats on my mind.

So it looks like one of my best friends and my brother are deciding to put the game down.  They are both pretty much just bored of the game and want to do other stuff.  I can’t blame them since they have been playing this game for as long as I have.  Its just not going to be the same without them playing this game :(.

I play this game to play with my friends.  Hopefully this does not become a trend and more of my friends leave.

Don’t really know much else to say about it.  I just needed to get it out of my system in some form.  But its not like I am never gonna talk to them again or something :-P.

In WoW news, we are gonna raid tonight.  Hopefully we can get some stuff done and either do 3D Sarth 10 man or 25 man Sarth.




Song of the Post:  Arch Enemy – Burning Angel

Just wanted to post something real quick since I have not posted in a while.  Lots of RL stuff getting in the way of writing and playing WoW.  On top of that there has been some major drama in my guild that I will address in a later post.  But right now nothing interesting is happening in WoW as far as progression.  I did get the Arrowsong from Patchwerk 25 last week which was nice!!!

Anyways more later…

Me? Writing a Blog?


So you may ask yourself, “What should I expect from this blog?”  Well I figured I would layout what I would like to do with this blog.

I will be talking mostly about my mishaps and adventures within World of Warcraft.  I have 3 level 70 characters.  A NE Druid Loupe that is my main, an alt Draenei Hunter Lorkey that is my gatherer/PvP character, and a Undead Mage Wrathbringer that I have not played in a while due to circumstances I will probably talk about in a later post.  Both Alliance characters are on the Auchindoun Server and my mage is on Scarlet Crusade.

But I also have some other interests that I would like to talk about.  I like other video games such as games on Xbox, the Wii and other PC titles.  I am also really into music.  In particular, heavy metal is a passion of mine.  But I like other forms of music, so I am not close-minded, I swear!  And I am into the NFL.  Go Skins!  These subjects will be brought up at random, depending on my mood.  After all, isn’t that what a blog is for?

Hope you all stick around and enjoy my entries!  Will be back to let you know how I got into this.