Picked up a Playstation 3 yesterday. (Yes this is NOT a WoW topic..) Set it up and played a little Motorstorm and then !GASP! left it to go Raid Kara with Mythos.. But…… We ended up just standing around for 45 minutes waiting for others to show.. So we called it and I !!!GASP!!! logged out and went to play with the PS3. It was a lot of fun. I played a little Motorstorm, a little Resistance: Fall of Man and a little Gran Turismo HD somthing-or-other (Free download). I played with the online store a bit, the remote play with my PSP (pretty cool stuff) and watched Casino Royale Blu-Ray disk.
Had a bit of an issue that I solved (how else) by looking on the web. Seems that there is a current shortcoming in the PS3 that if you have a 720p TV (Which I do) and tell the PS3 that you can do 480 and 720, it will only show a Blu-Ray movie in 480…. So, I added 1080i to the list of resolutions it supports (My TV will downscale automagically) and Whalla (ok.. I don’t think I spelled that right… ) crisp beautiful movie.. I bet it would look even better at my native resolution, but until Sony fixes this I will keep it at 1080i.
Old PS2 games seem to work.. Well, NEW PS2 games work.. I tried God of War 2 after I transferred my PS2 game save over to their “Virtual Memory Card” on the PS3. Worked like a charm. It seems a bit “fuzzier”, if that makes sense, though. Maybe it is the scaling or something.
I had fun with it though. I put some vidcasts on a USB drive and they played great (even over remote play on the PSP). I need to put some photos on there (I can just put the Compact Flash right into it since I got the 60GB version [of course]) to see the cool photo viewer application. Still many things to explore and use. Oh… I reall like the Blu-Ray remote they have (Bluetooth remote!) it is nice an solid just like most of Sony’s products. Very well put together.
Ok… Enough with that.. Of course, when I was about to go to sleep, I just HAD to log in and do a little farming. Picking off Warp Stalkers in Terokkar to get their meat for cooking works well. I really need to work on my cooking skill. If anyone knows any secrets, I’m all ears. I am pretty far back (maybe in the 100s). I’d like to be able to make the Warp Burger, etc…. How do you get these recipes? Well, another Kara try tonight.. I have a good feeling about this.
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We went into Karazhan again last night.. For a bit. I think, given that it was the middle of the week, we were hurting for attuned guildies. We started in with a full 10 and then, unfortunately, lost one and couldn’t find a replacement. Tonight I think is the night we take down the first boss though..
After the raid broke up we went on a second keyfrag run that turned into a full “clearing” of Steamvaults. It went really well considering our party makeup (Feral Druid, Warrior, Holy Priest, Resto Druid, MM Hunter) [I think]. 2 Tanks, 2 Healers, 1 DPS (me). At the last boss we were getting our tails whipped so we traded out the Holy Priest for a Mage and downed him in 1 try! Picked up my Beast Lord Leggings! Part of my Dungeon Set 3 Beast Lord Set. Woo hoo.. Also got one of the Blue Helms that is the quest reward for Killing the final boss in SV.
Turned out to be a really fun night.
Two nights ago I helped out a couple of guildies on their First Keyfrag run in Shadow Labyrinth (SL). I previously had “detested” this instance (just really hated the 3rd boss). But we had a pretty nice run. Warrior, Hunter, Resto Druid, Shaman, Mage. Was lots of fun. Took down all the bosses and didn’t die TOO much.. I think we are getting better.
Tonight we’re running Kara again and if it doesn’t work out, maybe we’ll head to Arc to get the third fragment… Or maybe back to SV for a quick rep gain to Revered (only need a little over 700).. We did notice that even after you are Revered with Cenarion Expedition, you get the full amount of rep from SV mobs.
Anyway. Gotta go for now.. See u in the game
Finally.. Finally got my Karazhan key on Saturday Afternoon right before our scheduled guild run! (Whew) Thanks goes to Blazehammer for pulling together a great PUG 🙂 (Us 2 Mythosites and 3 “randoms”) We finished Black Morass in 1 try and finally got attuned to Karazhan. Also got some nice Hunter loot (seems all that dropped was hunter loot on this BM run.. lucky me).
The Kara run? Well, since this was the first time most of us were there, it took some time to get used to. The respawn rate for the horse area is really tough. Dunno.. I’m sure we will try again soon.. Pretty much wiped the 2 times we tried the stable boss dude.. Attumen the Huntsman & Midnight . After the second wipe, our off-tank had to leave and we ended up scrubbing the run. No big deal though. I had a great time. I’m sure we’ll be moving through there like pros in no time. Maybe we need to get more Warriors attuned. 🙂
I have it on good authority that www.bosskillers.com is a pretty good site. I haven’t taken much time to look at it, but it has been recommended for Raiding strategies.
I’ll see if I can get some pictures up (I think I took some.. maybe not).. I’ve been really bad about the screenshots lately.. I have many, just haven’t put them up. Maybe I should just find a gallery to put them in and point to the album page from the post.. Eh. We’ll see.
Hopefully we will give another shot to running Kara very soon.. At least to get the kinks out. Maybe try a different direction 🙂
Well, good luck all.. See u in the game.