As many others are posting about, we’re starting to see a bit of a lull in the community.. Or well, at least from the bloggers/etc. that have been around a while. I know that new blogs pop up all the time and I’m very excited each time we read through the new blogs on TNB. I understand generally what is going on. What is there to write about? Most of the “guides” and “tutorials” and such will be obsolete within 8 months (ostensibly) when Cataclysm comes out. In addition, many people are finding that they just aren’t interested in whatever they can currently do in game. Whether it’s because their Guild is all taking a “hiatus” or they just don’t like dailies or instances or raids or whatever.
For some reason though, even if I have a ton of other games to try/play/etc., I still find myself drawn back into WoW. (And just can’t get into STO no matter how hard I try to do it) I put myself into the daily pug run. I run it on a bunch of my alts (this can take some time). While waiting for a group, I do a few quests I still haven’t done (Most of my alts have whole zones to do still). I leveled my Warlock to 65 now and while I’m not pushing very hard to move her up, I’d like to get her to 68 and OUT of Outland..
My Rogue is still 71 and I’d really like to see him at 80 prior to Cataclysm. Most of this is all because of the professions. Right now, the Rogue is the only “main” crafter I have (one that has crafts maxxed that other toons don’t) that isn’t 80. Leveling him up will give me a bunch of enchanting mats and make doing the daily JC quest much easier. I have all these motivations to play!
Oh, and I’m still raiding. Our raiding group still has a long way to go. We’re getting there.. We still need gear it seems and some changeups of strategy maybe. I have a good time with the group (even though we are mostly silent on vent).. I’m trying to convince those without mics (or who refuse to use them) to use Ventrilo Text-To-Speech. I’ve set up some funny ones I pop at opportune moments during the raid.. I even made one for the Rotface fight that says “The Oozes are Coming! The Oozes are Coming! Run for your lives!” that I pop when the big ooze is gonna blow!
So, I think what I am saying is that, although there are definitely parts of the game I find stale, I can still get in and find plenty to do that I enjoy. Time still seems to fly by and I find myself wanting more of it for all the OTHER things I want to do. But WoW keeps calling me back in. Take a break? I could.. I did that in Vanilla and missed out on raiding all together. No, this time I’ll stick with it and be ready when Cataclysm comes along.. 5 Levels on 7 toons? Easy peasy..
Ok.. Explain the title? There are too many games.. I have too little time… And I STAY UP TOO FREAKING LATE in order to TRY to play more of them. There you go.. It’s just amazing. I’ve been spending most of the time I haven’t been on raiding (or farming Frost Lotus.. grumble grumble), playing Bioshock 2. I love this game. I’m playing it on the PC and get annoyed at a few of the design decisions made for it, but all in all I am loving every minute of it. I think I am getting close to the end of the story and will be sad when it is over. I hope they, somehow, have DLC for it. I haven’t tried the multiplayer yet, but if you have it for the PC and want to give it a whirl, let me know!
But yes, I am still playing WoW. I’m playing wow to much in fact. As usual. After transferring my Warlock back to my main account and back to my main server, I actually logged in an played her a bit. I used the random dungeon tool and she got into an Underbog run. Went pretty well. I remember wiping even on the normal Underbog back in the day… She didn’t do too shabby (who am I kidding). Remember when I said that mages had too many buttons.. I was wrong.. WARLOCKs have WAY too many buttons.. Anyway..
We’ve also been raiding as well. We still haven’t gotten any of the previously try limited bosses down in ICC. We’ve been working on it, but mainly doing the “lesser” bosses to gear up for the others. We also spent a couple nights wiping on Yogg+1.. I think it is more knowledge and practice that we need rather than gear, etc.
That’s about all that’s going on with me. Remember Episode 12 of Polygamerous will be recording tonight at 8pm PST. Head over to the website for more information. If you can think of anything interesting we can talk about in the show you can email us at email@example.com . Have a good one!
It was a pretty busy day, yesterday. New content was released including a new boss in VoA and a new wing, and the final encounter with the Lich King, in ICC. No, we didn’t get to see the Lich King.. But we did check out the new VoA boss. Not too shabby. Pretty easy fight, for us at least.. You have to kill little frozen balls that attack people in the raid. He also does some area wide freeze the floor and cause damage. But, in general, it’s just another tank and spank. You get 2 Emblems of Frost from the kill and I actually picked up a new PvP belt that was better (in most ways) than the PvE belt I was still wearing. I had just been eyeing the new belts in the Emblem of Frost store since my belt was one of my lowest level pieces of gear. So, I laughed when I got the PvP one which was an upgrade.
Next, we moved on to the main event for the evening, ICC10. We had no problems with the first wing, as usual. I got ANOTHER belt from one of these bosses and it turned out to be even BETTER than the PvP one I got.. Now I just have to buckle and gem it. When we got up to the ramparts where you pick up the ship we got a surprise. Some dude with a quest!! The quest we got was do kill this decaying frost giant on the other end of the ramparts.
We wandered over there and accidentally pulled him AND the group that was wandering by him at the time. After that wipe (yes, this guys is actually pretty difficult), we regrouped but while the RL was screaming at ppl to back up, we pulled him again , even before buffs. After running back in from THAT wipe, we finally got the strategy down and got HIM down too. One of the biggest things is that if you get the plague you need to go to someone who hasn’t recently had it supposedly. All in all, it was a pretty fun fight once you got the hang of it and you get 5 Emblems of Frost and a decent amount of gold for turning in the quest.
Otherwise we did pretty decently on Festergut (I don’t remember if we one shot or two shot him) and while RotFace took a few more tries, we got him down eventually. We took a couple shots at Putricide, but ended up calling it since people had to leave.
Tonight we might get a different weekly ICC quest since we’re going in 25 man instead of 10.. I say “might” because we might just get the same one again. Other than that, I am still playing Mass Effect 2 and the new podcast, Polygamerous is going awesome. We just pushed out our 10th episode and it’s a doozy!