The WoW or Gold Brainstormz Podcast Index

Friday, January 16, 2015

WoG Brainstormz # 30 – Blow it! (A big fucking wind of change)

OMFG! WE finally hit a milestone episode! So give us donations, join our raffle, buy our gold guide, leveling guide, Blizzcon guide, join the secret forums for a tiny fee, wait til the end for an epic giveaway, join the contest, enjoy the new adds and bits that were sent in by my donating listeners. And lastly subscribe and thumbs up wherever you sell out bitches can beg. I want to thank the “incredible WoW community” for pushing me to keep on. Thank you. Now fuck you.

Right fuck that! My main computer died. So a couple of weeks were added to the release date. Dropping profs, maximizing the use of time efficient professions, still not wanting to waste  time @ followers with specific profession traits, Blizzcon  dickriders, fed up with all of the  “wow community heroes”,  my leveling experience and future plans for alts, serious beta preparations without getting an beta invite. There’s actually music in this episode. Like a throwback to the first episodes.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

WoG Brainstormz # 29 – Grinding gold instead of gear

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The first clip has a scratchy background noise cause of the mic makin’ love to my jacket. Don’t listen if you can’t stand it!

PvP, Ashran, Trinket discussion, avoiding all kinds of dungeon grinds and buying gear instead because i’d rather grind gold than gear, guilds and pugging, BoE gear, more options for gearing up,

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

WoG Brainstormz # 28 – Enough gold to feel calm

Wanting to use my professions more creatively, my unwillingness to use daily CD’s to make gold and just being agains t gold making in general, planning how to gear up, AH prices being low

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

WoG Brainstormz # 27 – Blizzcon blows @ WoW... Thank WoD!

The first recorded podcast after WoD launch. Hardcore leveling preparations and how it actually turned out, watching WoD beta leveling videos and absorbing  a metric fuckton of information about the expansion,  Garrisons and time saving choices

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Diary post - Grayz journey @ WoW or Gold

I was writing a new summary for iTunes and realized that it was way too long, so I turned it into a blog post. This post. I post it here cause it summarizes some important things about my journey as a gamer and as a WoW player. Here it is.

The WoW or Gold Brainstormz podcast tells the tale of Grayz on his gaming journey. The podcast relates to everything that has to do with his gaming habits; From the super slacking gamer to the hardcore ball to the walls min maxer. It highlights his love and hate relationship to alts and gold making (It's a time sink, I tell you!). He analyzes players and guilds and connects things that happen in WoW with other hobbies and things that have happened in different other parts of his life. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

WoG Brainstormz # 26 – Diary Clips 1

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These clips where recorded prior to WoD being released.

6.0 Preparations, thoughts about leveling, gold making, pvp, raiding, gearing up, the hunter class

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

WoG Brainstormz - Update 1 (25th of December 2014)

Update: Stitcher is affected by me reuploading episodes as well. I'll adapt to the situation. Uploading is faster now since there's a couple of things I can do to speed things up.

I messed up the podcast feed in the past and all episodes got deleted. Therefore I created this post with some quick info for the iTunes users. Currently you can't find any episodes and i'll be sorting it out the coming days in order to put new stuff out there.

WoD is THE winner and I have a lot of thoughts about saving time, wasting time, gold making, gearing up, garrisons, alts, goals, raiding, pvping, having a daughter and more.

Have fun and make sure you play to win!

Big Gratz to Paragon for winning the 1st world first (mini) race! Blackrock Foundry will be very interesting. 


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Graveyard post (pre 5.4): Phase 2 - Organizing guild banks

This post was written after this post more than a year ago which also had to do with organizing and liquidating. There's still some parts that are relevant, especially when I add my thoughts about Warlords in future posts.


So after liquidating tons of stuff by vendoring, AH wholesale pricing and giving away mounts, pets and other stuff i've finally come to a great place; Less inventory = Better organization. That means that I can set up my guild banks in a way so that I can level Jewelcrafting as well as use them for storage/AH posting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arena experiences during Mists

Do what's in your heart.
And go all in under the circumstances you're in.
As i've said on Twitter; Being hardcore is a lifestyle and as such it requires making hard decisions and being brutally self critical and honest.

When all is said and done for an expansion I dig deeper into other sides of the game. In the past it has involved alot of future expansion speculation, especially with gold making in mind, which over time, has led to a massive amount of bad decisions, 8+ guild banks filled with garbage and alot of wasted gold (i'll dig deeper into this in a later post about professions and materials @ WoD). The end of an expansion has also meant that i've been able to PvP alot because it has been the last season. It's also at that time the best possible honor gear is up for grabs.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diary post - Next! What's queued for WoD?

With WoD being far off (I don't type WoDecember without a reason on Twitter) i'm thinking about the options I have upon the expansions release. 

PvE path
The flexible raid system will be a part of all raid diffuculties below Mythic. This opens up multiple options and depending on how my new job pans out I might have time to do some raiding at least once a week. There's actually so many things that are happening during the end of this year, so raiding shouldn't be something I plan for, unless they tune the Heroic bosses super easy and preparation can be kept to a minimum. 

Sadly, the first and second tier are usually the most exciting, so i'd rather be raiding in the beginning than in the end. And on that same note, I know for sure that raiding early in an expansion requires a lot higher time commitment. 

PvP and my view @ WoD speculations
I want to PvP, as always. This might be the expansion where PvP gets even more airplay. Especially since time will be working against me the first months of WoD. I hope the changes Blizzard have in mind will be for the better, but i'll let time tell rather than speculate; Another thing other bloggers/podcasters can keep on doing while I observe, fast forward and grow extremely tired of the same old same old. Luckily there's the 3% in every field that don't follow the mindless mainstream way of doing things. A big /hug to YOU from this Cow!

Gearing up in WoD
Mike, "Preach", "A bro fist to you all",
had a good discussion about how gearing up in WoD can become a nightmare due to Blizzard treating the majority of players (the non dedicated) like morons. I won't discuss if I think the WoD system is good or not. What i'm interested in is how it all pans out. The most important bits that I have in mind that will require some planning are; stats are randomized, BiS becomes a lot harder to obtain (even through crafting?), gear changes depending on the characters specc and that has it's pros and cons. The risk of loot drama being increased (especially if you have mix of family members, friends, good and bad players) because the players want their loot now. 

How will PvP gear fare for raiding purposes? Which items can I buy to save time and how? Which level of gameplay should I commit to? Should I do it within my guild, Skies of Doom, or should I raid with a team using OQueue (the addon is better than ever!) or Open Raid? 

I hope that my guild's plan to do Mythic content stays intact and that they can work towards it. In that case I should join a Heroic team which is prepared, but not looking for Mythic raiding within the first months. Interesting. Tons of thoughts and questions to answer. That's why preparation is the most fun part cause when the plan begins to move, with or without major changes, it's "all part of the plan" (- Heathe Ledger's "The Joker"). 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Diary post - A resub and a garbage dump

Why? Cause I really need to make sure that I get rid of 10's of 1000's of items that I won't need anymore. Profits are semi high now, not because that i'm selling alot, but simply because I hardly spend anything at the moment. Once I want something i'll buy it. So i'll log an alt to check the BMAH to see if there's anything there for less than 180k. Leaves me with 3k for AH if I find something worth keeping. 

I won't be stocking up anything for WoD, especially not according to my own measures of the word stockpiling. Whenever I have stockpiled things in the past maybe 5-10% of what I saved have led to some serious income. 5-15% maybe led to a decent amount, but that cost more in wasted slots and missed opportunities. And the rest was just pointless. This time around i'll save certain stuff that I might use to level JC, if it's appealing, but with all changes to professions and with the Garrisons on the horizon it feels better to wait and see, listen, read and adapt. Gold making will be even less important in WoD. I'll fiddle but I won't go hardcore into it unless I really want something badly. Time will be much better spent elsewhere. 

So what's the current game plan, Grayz? In no particular order these are a couple of things i'm doing or wanting to do:
Selling off 99% gems of all kinds. Cutting and vendoring is a good way to get rid of uncommon gems that won't be sold even if I tried for the next 10 years. Not due to them being useless, but because I have several 100's of them which is way too much. By far. 

Using certain daily cooldowns to a certain extent. Some will be done every day while others will be done til I can craft 553 gear. I can spend SoH now but will prolly wait til they go BoA and spend them as I see fit whenever that 6.0 patch goes live. 

Ores and bars, hearbs and leather from Mists? Selling or converting them into other items. Not saving hardly anything of it. Will probably have Magnificent hides left from the cooldown and make Leatherworking bags if I suddenly feel a need to do it and the same goes for ores and bars, but i'm not keeping more than a 1000 maximum @ the metals. I have glyphs on my second account and Grayz will be crafting some of the 5.4 ones just so that they're avalaible in case I feel like posting with my 2nd account in the future. Honestly, it's a waste of time. Will see what I decide to do. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WoG Brainstormz # 25 - Snakes


Unsubbed WoW til WoD, playing Clash of Clans (CoC), fresh town hall 8, analyzing some podcasters behaviours and alot of other things. Special shout outs to Dirtypawz, Richard Harlow, Eviscerated, Jeg, Cold, Wowuncensored, Raidwarning, Grand old podcast, Jim Younkin, Stede and Twizz.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Guild Drama - Devotion R.I.P.

This post can be found on my wall @ Enjin. Take it for what it is. I don't care. I know my side of the truth and I could care less what people I don't know think. I usually don't involve myself in childish bullshit, but I care for the two that are involved in this circle jerk and i've mentioned them at various occasions throughout this project anyway.

About Devotion @ BDF HORDE EU R.I.P:
I'm sad to see friends backstabbing eachother without a second thought, but that's the way things are at times. Doesn't matter if you've known eachother since BC. Guilds involve drama. Learn from it. Adapt. And be prepared. Cause powerless people in real life will show their "power" in-game and on the forums.

For my ex-Bnet friends that erased me and banned from the guild site, but couldn't be straight about it. GL in life. Really.

A /salute to the Devoted that didn't change throughout the years. You know who you are, because if you've changed you wouldn't expect to be included. Get it? Several of them left and will keep on leaving because that's how things work if you're grown up; You stay if you enjoy yourself and leave if you don't. Simple. This simple rule applies to anything in life and if you don't get it you'll just complain like most of the other adults that just don't get it.


Good luck with everything. You two really need it!

P.s. Co-dependancy. Make sure you two study about it, cause it's what lies behind your actions and it's no simple thing to live with. Neither is it easy for any people "close" to you either.

P.s.s. I hope we can have straight relationships somehow some time in the future, but if not it was a fun run. And to be honest, we won't be able to have a straight relationship until a lot of things are solved @ your lives. Take it for what it is. My truth. You're the ones that have to live with yours.

/Grayz

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 24 - Reasons



Discussing favorite games of the past and how WoW just keeps on keeping me in-game, how I planned ahead as a WoW virgin, raiding experiences from the past on Bronze Dragonflight EU, guild experiences,- merges and drama of the past, I’ve always gone where my mindset has taken me, joining and leaving guilds for the right reasons.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 23 - Squashing worms


"He started squashing a worm". The legendary cloak, really of tired Flex wipers talking about wiping, raiding on normal mode soon, finding a guild on a similar level, efficient raiding and preparing in order to be above average in any team I play with.

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