Just because this is a “WoW” blog doesn’t mean I always talk about WoW (just a disclaimer).. On that note, I’ll start this post talking about.. WoW..
Last night was the start of our 3rd week in Dragon Soul. I’ve talked with a few of our guests on TNB about the raid and the difficulty level and we’ve heard both ends of the spectrum. I think I’m somewhere in between. I find, with my raid group, that the first 4 bosses are, apart from implementation quirks, pretty easy. I don’t find this to be a problem. I enjoy killing things (in game) without too much banging my head against a wall. That said, I was very happy to pick up my shoulder token last night which brings me to 2 pieces of T13 or whatever number we’re up to. Last night we got through the first 5 bosses. Ultraxion, while we were able to get him down in the second week and last night too, is still not a “cake walk”. Part of the issue is relying on a mechanic that can get completely hosed up due to lag. Since not hitting your button at the right time, or the server not thinking you hit your button at the right time, is instant death, this can quickly cause us to call for a wipe and reset. In the end, everyone stayed alive even in the end and we got him down.
The boat boss proved to be a little more difficult to get a handle on for us last week. This week we only did 3 tries but on the 3rd and final attempt, we got to Phase 2 finally! I’m hoping tonight we’ll get through that fight and finally get to start on Deathwing! I am having a blast in this new raid and think that Blizzard did a great job with it, personally.
Moving on to the next Dragon… Skyrim.. Yes, I have been playing Skyrim quite a bit (although that has now changed for reasons you’ll read about) and love the game. I’ve been playing for over 110 hours so far and my character is around level 56 (maybe 57 .. I can’t keep track ). I finished what some would deem to be the “main” quest, at least one of them, but then ran into a bug in the Imperial quest-line right at the end. The final confrontation with the Stormcloak King and while I can beat him to the ground in about two hits with my Uber Bow of the MIghty Death Killing, it won’t trigger the NPCs to do their thing and finish the quest. I’m hoping for a patch soon for this (PC version). Since I can’t get past that, I’ve been working on Thieves Guild quests and more of the seemingly infinite number of side-quests, etc. I am sure I still have more shouts to pick up so maybe that will be my next endeavor.
The Force.. I was invited to the first day of Early Access for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO by BioWare. I played in the beta a bit over a couple weekends and it was great getting back into the game and finally being able to make “permanent” characters. This, of course, is the reason my Skyrim playing will be waning. I intend to continue to play WoW (mostly raiding right now) and also play SWTOR. My first class I’m working on is the Jedi Consular. The Consular is the ranged DPS version of a Jedi Knight. There is still plenty of lightsaber fighting at least in the early levels though. At level 10, I’ll probably pick the Sage advanced class and spec into DPS at least for leveling. At some point I might respec to healing for Flashpoints and Operations (instances and raids). Our guild Polyjedious is created and ready for people to join us over on the Juyo server. So if you are interested in joining a pretty casual Republic guild on a PvE server, hit us up. My Consular’s name is Ra-Mos.
That’s it for now. I’ve been having fun with all these games lately and I’ve got a bunch of PS3 games I’m getting for the holidays too (no idea when I’ll have time to play those!). Keep an eye out here for possible exciting news coming up.. But don’t get too excited, it might just be nothing..