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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Sunday, October 20, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 22 - Hardcore Leadership!


Milestones are very important! This is one connected to raiding. And this is just a new beginning...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Diary post: Liquidation and a little 5.4 speculation

Spending is the fun part!
Hi,
As a gold maker you have many options, especially once you have some capital. And i'll be honest, hovering around 50k nowadays compared to being way above 700k for the majority of Cataclysm is a different situation for me in Mists. I'm not broke, but i'm also far from rich. Especially in an expansion where hitting that 1 million mark means so little. Nowadays i'd say hitting 3-5 million would be the new "1 million".

So what am I doing to reach those 5 million? Not much and far from enough. My mission right now isn't to make tons of gold, but rather regain tons of slots in my guild banks. The past month i've been busy getting rid of old stuff that i've held onto for far too long. I won't list the damn thangz, but a couple of screenshots will give you an idea. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 21 – Why play in a guild? Seriously


Running scenarios as a tank, enjoying many classes and speccs in Mists, Guilds - what is their purpose? What has happened to the teamwork within social guilds? BC difficulties and why “back then” isn’t coming back, connecting gaming and the school system, being with leaders or followers and why I prefer surrounding myself with leaders, raid leading by example and why it’s so important to be a role model for the team, a recurring problem in all of my adventures where my skill leads to exclusion and difficulties in finding likeminded people


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 20 – Dreadful begging for reviews

Why don’t you ask for iTunes reviews, try to involve the community or do other generic things, Grayz? Northern Barrens commanders, all Dreadful plate (PvP gear) crafted by a guildie, tanking plans with my Druid and DK, running scenarios for gear vs dungeons.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 19 – Reggae healing


Thoughts on healing, healing classes, playstyles and why I’ve played that role the least, remembering Summerjam, thoughts on using BG’s for healing, thoughts about heroic raiding and having good enough reasons to gear up.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

WoG Brainstormz # 18 – Unforeseen consequences





The title is a tribute to the classic game, Half-Life!

Notice: This is another recording where I’m playing at the same time as I’m recording. My girlfriend’s laptop has a noisy keyboard and the mouse gets loud at times too, so if you can’t stand it, don’t listen.

The Oqueue addon is my new trade chat – my new home, moving alts from my main’s guild, some thoughts about the social guild that I’m in and my playstyle, blogging for long-term reasons, the university of WoW= a great learning experience (psychology and economics among other things), the fun is in improving and pushing myself, how becoming a father has changed me and my gaming persona.

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