Hey there! What’s going on? I know things are generally in a bit of a slump around here while we all wait on Cataclysm. I’ve still been playing though and now that TNB is going to be recording on Saturdays I can actually show up for the Tuesday night raids. We raid usually tues-fri and we’re doing Hard Modes ICC right now as much as possible. Last night (We had to start Wednesday because of lack of ppl on Tuesday) we headed in and did the first wing in Hard Mode. Well, we skipped Lady Deathwhisper because we were trying to get the Achievement. We didn’t, unfortunately, but I think we have the basics for it down. We also tried to do the achievement for the “Loot Ship” on 10 man and we tried it while on Hard Mode. We had a good strategy and we are all pretty certain we pulled it off, but we didn’t get the achievement.
However, a good thing that came out of the Loot Ship attack was .. Yes.. Loot! I picked up Muradin’s Spyglass which I desperately needed. I have a lot of “low” level trinkets or non-optimal ones for a Boomkin. So, now I have what seems to be much better than the one I was using before.
Since Blizzcon is only 2 months away, I’ve had to get started planning the Twisted Nether Meetup. Trying to brainstorm ideas, etc. If anyone has any thoughts on where we might be able to do it and/or lives in/near the Anaheim Convention Center and would like to help, send us email: info at twistednether.net . We’re looking for a venue where we can eat, drink and be marry that will not charge TNB itself anything to have the event. Basically the place would make money on drinks and food only. We might be able to swing a SMALL amount but I’m really not sure. We’d love people to RSVP and let us know if they are coming so we can use that for leverage. Thanks!
Somehow I got myself back addicted to Heroes of Might and Magic V. I really don’t understand how it happened… Anyway, I’m playing that and now I learn that HOMM VI is in the works. Ok, that’s not WoW stuff but.. I’ll try to be back on a more regular basis. I enjoy writing in here but I’ve been very busy lately. Thanks everyone for sticking it all out with me. If nothing else, maybe I’ll start putting up a screenshot library post every week.
I don’t know that I mentioned it yet, but we’ve started raiding “In Guild” again. Our 10man is almost exclusively guild members and the 25man run is about 1/2 (usually). Our GM/RL is running things on these (at least mostly on the 25man) and we’re doing pretty well. On the 10man side of things, we are working on the Hard Modes.. I have to say, some of them.. They really are hard. Additionally we’ve been doing achievements on the ones we aren’t doing as hard mode. We’ve gotten the first wing through on all Hard Modes without wiping once. We’ve gotten the 2 side bosses on Plague the same way. We’ve had issues with Blood Princes, but we got the Blood Queen down in Hard mode. That’s it so far.
I’ve been playing more of the Cataclysm beta also. I spent a little time in Darkshore looking around (trying to find a pet.. Had to run back to Darnassus to get one.. ugh). I did the new Troll starting area and it’s pretty fun. It’s also really well done in terms of the feeling of the place. However, it does seem that since you are only there until possibly level 6, you don’t really get to appreciate it for long. The quests are fun and it moves pretty fast. I tried out a Troll Warrior. I haven’t yet done the Goblin starting area (and might wait until release for that) but I am thinking of doing the Gnome one next.
Starcraft II. What can I say? I really loved the Single player part of this game. I finally finished it this weekend and had a great time. I ‘m thinking about re-doing the few missions I did in “casual” and try them in “normal”. The final battle I ended up just running in Casual to get through it, but I think I can handle it in Normal. Also, I was thinking about running through the whole thing again and making different decisions in terms of buying upgrades in the armory and also which ones I get in the lab. I just want More More More. I’m not unhappy with how the game ended and really look forward to the next “installment”. They really do sound more like expansions than full games though. I wonder if they are going to sell them that way (for an expansion price too) or just do em as stand-alone games.
I’m not so hot on the Multiplayer side. I actually did my first online “training” level game. I won, but only because the other team quit. He never really came at my base and I hit his a couple times. But in the end he was actually ahead of me in troops and such it seems. Ah well, I won anyway! Woo hoo!
That’s about it. I’m sorry, if you care, that I haven’t been writing much. I would like to but haven’t had much to talk about. I usually say anything I would here in my 2 weekly podcasts, Polygamerous and the Twisted Nether Blogcast, so it seems somewhat redundant sometimes. I’m trying to get better and as I have more stuff that isn’t just, “Hey, I got this loot from this boss I’ve killed 8,243 times”, I’ll try to blog more! Later!