Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting my new place setup is sweet, but...

But it has left me almost no time to play TOR. I have my BH up to level 4 and 3 other toons created to save my names, woot :( yeah I know. I just don't have time with all the moving and cleaning and unpacking. My Dad was able to take some time off so I figured it would be better to use his help while I can than waste that time playing but it makes all my early access time nearly worthless. While other people are playing I am moving and packing. Useful and necessary, but nowhere near as fun. So have some fun out there for me.
K Out!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am so ready for SWTOR

I can't wait! I want to play now :( I also have a small problem. I close on my new place on Wednesday. While this is awesome I have a horrible feeling that will be when I get my invite, then or on Saturday when I will be moving all day. Because moving the week before Christmas isn't crazy enough now I have this crazy urge to fit gaming time in too. Thank goodness I took a few days off for my move or I would be killing myself with everything going. Only one more day of work though and I can get on with my real stuff, Yeah! That is all.
K Out!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Old Beta..

A long time ago in a galaxy far away...... There was lag and more lag and more lag. Yet, this did not keep me from playing for hours over the weekend. I started four toons, got a Trooper up to 12 with a companion and started some crew skills. My other three are between 4-8 because they didn't feel as bad-ass to me. The trooper is almost unstoppable, even with wonky targeting and movement lag so bad I never know which direction I'll be facing. Luckily he is smart enough to shoot behind himself :). Although sadly you get stuck with Jorgen the cat man. He's all bitter about his plight but if you've played a video game, watched an action movie, or read a book with any kind of action plot you can easily figure out why. In fact you already know every story-line ToR has to offer. They didn't try for any originality at all. They picked every standard coming of age, get revenge on your betrayers story-line they could adapt.Yet, I still found it totally fun. The game is so interactive that you just keep going no matter how frustrating it can be. The quests feel like real tasks and the choices you have to make, really make all the difference. The only real problem I foresee having is that making alts in that game is going to be brutal. The starting zone is cut off and you basically have to get to level ten to get out of the zone which takes a few hours at least. I am going to have to upgrade my video card before the game starts to really know whether some of the lag was dependent on that or just them not being able to handle the load yet. But overall I had a blast and would recommend it to anyone who likes MMO's or Star Wars. That's my initial reaction. Everybody have fun out there :) K Out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I actually have stuff to talk about!

First my big news. I am buying my own place, put an offer down and after a small amount of haggling we came to an accord. :) I have been looking for the last six months so it seems like its been forever getting done. As part of our offer to prove we were serious we put down for a 30 day close so now everything is super rush with inspections appraisals, approvals and so on. This being over the holiday season doesn't help matters and as my closing date is Dec 14 I will be moving at the worst time of year in the winter time. :( I am starting to burn out on all of this but will be extremely happy when it is all done. The place is awesome, I'll try to remember to put some pics up.
Secondly I got a spot in that beta everybody's talking about but as the download speed here is not the fastest I ma on my second day of downloading the client and will still be downloading while enjoy my turkey dinner tomorrow. I will be most thankful if I am able to get in and play at all/ I would love to just create a bunch of characters to see what I like the best although I feel like Imperial Agent is calling my name. I find this mildly surprising as I couldn't play a rogue in WOW to save my life but the IA just looks like so much fun with the sneakiness and exploding bots.
I also got Fallen Earth updated for the first time in three months and have been playing it a little bit. I love the post apocalyptic world and it is such a cool place and the crafting is still crazy awesome but I get overwhelmed in that game because I want to do so much but my resources seem limited. Its basically the gist of the game but we'll see.
I almost forgot I even logged into WOW on a free account because someone reminded me they redid the Troll starting area. I only did one quest because that's about all that I can handle WOW but it seemed cool. I might log in once and awhile just to reminisce.
Well that's enough for now. If I get any playtime in the beta I'll try to post my thoughts on it.
K Out!

Friday, November 11, 2011

You have been selected to test...

It seems to SWTOR powers that be are getting ready to do some stress testing because a lot of people have been getting the you're in the beta test emails. So much so that their site is down. is temporarily unavailable as we are experiencing extremely high traffic. Please check back again soon!

Now if this was the first test they failed, lol. You would think being able to keep your own page up would be one of the first things to do, but they're new. Blizzards page used to crash all the time when they were down while people were checking realm status so nothing to see here please move along.I am kind of getting excited though. I'll have my own spaceship!!

K Out!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

So they gave me a free week of WOW and...

The most interesting change I can tell is that you can rearrange the orders your characters are in on the login screen. People have been asking for that for years so at least somebody was listening, lol. I still had no ambition to do anything quest related. I did get to talk to some of my friends which was great (Hi Swan, Grimm, Dedi, Pintail, Drusky, Lafrentz and everybody else). I think part of the problem for me is the underwater zone. I logged unto my Shaman there and I just logged right out I didn't want anything to do with that zone. I also didn't want to queue up for anything although I thought I might hit the headless horseman for old times sake. I have a few days left so I'm sure I will get back in at least once more for old times sake and to see if some of the other peeps are logged on so I can say hey. Typeatyalater
K Out!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Am Informative....

So, I was looking at my stats since blogger started its own built-in option and found out my most popular post ever is..... The Argent Quartermasters Location with 897 views in a little over a year. While I am glad I am a good mapquest for the folks out there what I am really glad to note is the second most viewed post, it is my 200th post which was an excellent guest post from one of my favorite bloggers and friend Grimmtooth. Who continues to be a much more prolific blogger than myself and churns out entertaining info on a regular basis. A fun look back
K Out!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun Stuff on the Internet

This is the first thing since I quit WOW that's made me think about going back, 2 Hobbits fighting over WOW.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Miss Me?

How is the blogosphere? It has been a long time since I've posted anything. I have been spending most of my time looking for a house to buy and concentrating on my large music library. I have a passion for music and as I was converting all my music to a digital format it took up a lot of my free time. I still haven't been gaming, but I did see the release date on SWTOR is in Dec. I have been wanting to play it for a long time but its been so long to get here I don't know if I still want to jump into that kind of game again. Its still gonna have some grind to slog through and you'll have to deal with the lowest common denominator to get anything done. I have begun to question whether I am interested in getting into another subscription MMO where I will feel compelled to play because I am paying $15/mo to play. Well just thought I would pop in and say Hi! As always keep having fun out there
K Out!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nothing much to report

I have spent very little time gaming the last few weeks. I ran a 5k last week and did some training for that. Work has been extra crazy so that hasn't made it easy. I have also started the process of looking to buy a house so I spend quite a bit of time looking at houses and calculating my finances. So when I get some time I will get some gaming on and get back to blogging but when that is? No Idea, so have some fun out there for me.

K Out!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

So Free2Play WOW, things must be rough at Activision

I just read this article 'World of Warcraft' ... your first hit is now free over at MSNBC. I know WOW has been bleeding subscribers left and right but this seems like a drastic move unless they are planning on announcing their new MMO this year. The first 20 levels free is quite a ploy. I am curious what other limits they are going to impose on the F2P players. It is amazing though, I bet it will get those subscriber numbers up pretty quick because a lot of people will play just because its free. I mean WOW is probably the most polished and accessible MMO out so getting people in the door is really the key. I started on the trial way back when and got hooked in for years, if this lets people do low level pvp and and mail stuff and join guilds they may be on to something if it is limited like their trial membership then I don't think it will make much of a difference in the long run. Its not enough to get me to sub back in but I was just given 7 free days so who knows stranger things have happened.

K Out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Still around, mostly lurking

I am still playing Fallen Earth! It just keeps me coming back. the crafting that keeps running even when your logged off is a nice change. It takes a little getting used to not getting your crafted items quickly but being able to craft while your out and about or to queue up a bunch of stuff and log off and then its done when you log back on is awesome. I am playing 2 toons so I haven't really moved up in levels much they are 8 and 10. I have mostly been working the quests and geeking out on the crafting. I haven't even gotten in a group for anything yet but I might try some of the PVP before I move to the next bracket. I am curious how it works. Whats everyone else up to a lot of the blogs I follow have been real quiet lately too. I guess I have to pick up some of the slack, lol. Have fun out there whatever you play

K Out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Look at me!!

I've been working my way along in Fallen Earth. I started my first toon in a little toon called Midway and at level 8 am working in Odenville. Most of my gear is crafted. The crafting system in this game is so deep and I spend as much time trying to get mats for crafting as I do doing quests.

Also thats my horse in the back ground, lol.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Servers are down....

It feels like the old days with server downtime. I can't even remember the last time I tried to log in to Wow and it was down outside of maintenance. I actually don't mind, I have plenty of stuff to do outside of the game its actually oddly comforting. I was able to get to level 7 last night. I am still working on crafting mostly. I was able to train my upgraded horse last night so I now have a mount with storage on it, woot! Its nice, because getting the inventory system down is a real challenge. I think what I am really enjoying about Fallen Earth is I have so much to learn and find out. I felt like everything in Wow was just the same thing over and over again, so its nice to have a bunch of different things to do.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I found some Fallen Earth Resource Sites (sorta...)

There are a couple of sites that show promise for Fallen Earth but it looks like they have not been updated much lately. The Last Bunker is a item database in the vein a wowhead but there hasn't been much activity or updates in the last 6 months. The Fallen Earth Wiki is another site with some good information but looks to have fallen behind by about that much time too. If I really get into this game full bore I am thinking of contributing to The Last Bunker at least, it doesn't even have a listing for Burning Cactus, that just seems wrong to me, lol. Well we'll see how it goes. I did get to level 6 though go me. Have fun out there!

K Out!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You can never escape: Extended Maintenance :(

Its Tuesday what does that mean, extended maintenance of course. No matter where I go I can't escape Tuesday maintenance. So I am stuck a level five peon in the Fallen Earth starting area. I have mostly been working on gathering and crafting to try to get a handle on the process. I have a feeling I will be creating a new toon once I kind of have a system down and use this as my farming machine. I have him as a melee dual wielder right now. Its been working pretty good, mostly because I don't like switching weapons in combat. I don't have my bars setup to do anything useful really and I am not used to the key commands so I just go til they are dead or I am lol.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Apocalypse has called me back!

I have long wanted to give Fallen Earth another shot as I had tried the trial a while back but was still too deep into my WOW addiction to really give it a chance. Its lack of polish at the time was also slightly off-putting but I did enjoy parts of it and wish I could have supported it along with WOW. Well I figured now that I am not playing WOW I would give it another try and I have to say the game is much more polished. I also was surprised at how lively it was there is a fairly good sized community on most of the time, and everyone seems really helpful. I have been having trouble finding resources outside the game that are up to date though, where is the wowhead for Fallen Earth. I will have to say though the variety of options available in game is probably enough to get me to sub for a little while and see if I can get into the game. More to come on my "first" impressions and screenshots as soon as I figure out how to take them lol.

K Out!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Its not even the same game anymore...

I decided to see if I could bring up any nostalgic moments in game before my sub ran out so I went to the area I probably spent my most time in game the Western Plaguelands. I used to spend hours killing undead there, it wasn't so much farming as I was a Paladin and back in the day when pallies had such a limited arsenal the extra attacks against undead made me feel like a badass. I loved killing undead, it was my one true passion in game all the way into Icecrown. Well Sorrow Hill where I spent so much time killing has finally been cleared, and you can basically just walk up to Araj the Summoner without even trying. That made me sad to see. I used to go in with all my toons who could barely hack it in the plaguelands and do surgical strikes on the undead until I could clear a path to him. A true test of skill. I would even work with horde doing the same thing on my old pvp server, such was my hate for the undead. I don't even recognize the game I played for so long anymore. Now don't get me wrong the new leveling quests are fun and the game needed a makeover something fierce but, I think it lost some of its heart and soul over the years. You look at each patch and the nerfs are not usually that significant but if you go back somewhere you have not been in quite a while the complete lack of challenge in certain areas that used to be true tests is really disappointing to me. Well I guess I had one more rant in me after all lol. We'll see what I do going forward from here Thanks for reading.

K Out!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I am paid up for only 2 more days

I decided since I had only logged in once in the last month it wasn't worth it to keep paying for WOW. I don't know if this is a permanent goodbye or just a temporary leave of absence. I find I have been spending more time reading and catching up on things from Netflix and playing games on the Xbox. I logged in today thinking I would do some of the stuff I always said I wanted to do before I stopped playing. I lasted about 45 min before I got bored. After having been a Raider and pushing to topple bosses and then burning out I just can't get into the casual play style of WOW. I also have no ambition to push myself to get geared up to do any Raiding, as I get so frustrated with randoms and very few of my friends play any more and are all spread out over different servers. I will probably log in a couple times in the next couple days to see if I can catch anybody online to update contact info but after that I don't know what my gaming plans will be. ToR has had me curious for a long time so I might give it a try when it comes out. I may try some of the free-to-play MMO's out there now see if something grabs me. Any good ideas?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Small Adjustments, with more on the horizon

I have made some slight adjustments to my layout. I am trying to get used to my new work schedule and seeing where gaming fits in with everything else I would like to do. I am a gamer so I know that will never change but no game lasts forever.....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Being on call is a drag

I am slow to update. The last few weeks have been a blur. I have a real job again. Woot!! It has been a long time coming. This is my third week and because of some timely vacations I am on call this week. I have been rudely awoken in the middle of the night the last two nights and was on call for a total of 35 seconds before my first call tonight. I am burnt to no end but it is totally worth it. I am enjoying the new job completely and its fantastic. I will be glad to get back to a normal sleep schedule next week :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I haven't looked at Wowheroes in months

One of my buddies was talking about his toon and how some of his upgrades were hard to come by and he had been looking at Wowheroes to see where he needed to go and I realised I had not been there in months. I used to go there all the time, updating my large army of alts, and all the of level toons in the guild, planning out where to grind for certain pieces of gear, it all seems like another life. I am glad that it is there and I am glad my friend is using it to help him out and I'm sure one day when I look at my gear and go why do I have that crappy bracer where can I get a better one I will one day visit there as well, but until then I am really just enjoying the uber-casual climb up the ranks. I am having fun and the Effers are a blast to hang out with. That is all, K Out!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Youbethca is 82!

Its been a long time since I did a ding post. I am slowly working my Shammy up to 85 over with the Effers. They had a Jeopardy Fishing Party yesterday which was pretty funny. I forgot how much fun just hanging out in vent with the guild can be. The bunnies only get into vent during raids, and when I was in the Corsairs we were in vent all the time whenever we were online, sometimes even when were not in Wow. It was good to here Grimm again he had been gone from the Bunnies for a while I'm glad he invited me over to their guild, everyone has been great. I hope I can contribute more than a few fish to the cause someday.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wow 6 posts in a month I must be enjoying the scenery again

I haven't posted this much in a month since last July. I would like to say its because I have something to say finally, but mostly I think its just I am having fun again and the game kind of feels new again and I am taking my time to explore it rather than just speed through everything and miss out on the little things. I find myself reading quests and taking my time to get things done. I am jumping between characters frequently as well. I also am having a blast hanging with the Effers they know how to keep it fun and it sounds like they are making a little progress too. I am not focused on that right now so its not something I am paying a lot of attention to. But much fun is being had by most as far as I can tell :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Its weird not knowing what to do

Having been MT for quite some time I used to do a lot of research and practice runs and all kinds of things so that I would try to know what was going to happen before it actually happened. Well, as I have not entered a dungeon in a couple months and have run the Cata ones 1-3 times at most I have no bloomin idea whats going on or whats happening during any of the fights now. In a way its kind of refreshing and as I was in as damage I just did what I was told. Its also a little annoying though, because I expect better from myself. I like to be able to perform my role to the best of my ability no matter my gear level. I am sure they will all become easy and repetitive soon enough but for now its a fascinating look at how I am playing the game from this new perspective.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mining for XP :)

I still dig it, I may level my new DK strictly with mining and incidental combat (leave me alone mob standing 20 feet from the mine you can't mine it anyways). Its fun just running around listening in guild chat and just enjoying the game again. I am pretty sure I am gonna transfer my Shammy over to be my feeder toon. He is still only 80 but I like playing him and I am pretty good at it so if I put in a little effort I might be a decent backup lol. Who needs cannon fodder "We Do, We Do!!" I only have one plan and thats to have fun, everything else is gravy boats.

K Out!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Todays JC Daily: Nibbler No!

I don't know if its the same for everyone on the server or if its random for everyone. I decided to log over on to my old toons to see what I was doing and figured I would at least do the JC daily. It was easy so that was a bonus :) Mostly it makes me wonder what I am going to do. I am really enjoying the new leveling so I will keep going on my new toons but it would be nice to have a toon I could think about getting ready for raiding. I am wondering what role I would best provide and still have fun? I have extensive experience in endgame content as a prot/ret pally but I have almost zero interest in playing him right now. I have also done some raiding as Elem/Enhc Shammy, Boomkin/Tree, and Disc/Holy priest. I have also maxed out every class except rogue its a very interesting conundrum really. The Boomkin is 85 and pretty far along in enchanting everything else is in 80/81 limbo. Well I will see how it goes, have fun out there everyone.

K Out!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Back in the game!

Well I logged back in setup my addons and created a couple new characters over on Grimms server. I am now a member of Eff the Ineffable. It seems like an awesome place to hang out, guild chat was busy without being annoying, everybody seemed pretty cool and there are some much more well known bloggers than me. I almost had a bit of a Fanboy moment when I heard who one of our guildies was, but I restrained myself. I was shocked someone in the guild besides Grimm had actually heard of me. First time in game someone I didn't know or contact first actually had heard of me. I have to admit that was kind of cool. So we will see how the return to the world (of warcraft) goes but for now fun is the rule, and tonight was pretty fun. I ran thorough the new Gnome starting area which is pretty well done if I must say, a little short compared to the newest races but you can't have everything lol. I am not quite ready to commit to transferring anything over but we'll see how it goes. So anyways, its good to be back

K Out!

Monday, March 7, 2011

So I re-installed Wow...

Yet I haven't logged back in yet. Why you ask, well thanks for asking but I don't know. I was given a invitation to join in some fun with one of my old guild mates that I am seriously considering. I even got my addons installed yet I haven't logged in to get them all setup how I like them so I will have to do that first. So I am almost ready to go, I just have to figure out what that means to me.

K Out!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I went through my feedreader today....

I dropped about 90 blogs that are no longer active off my list. I remember many of them fondly too. I was sad to see so many blogs that had just gone inactive. I wonder when it will be time for people to stop following me, will they remember me fondly or just see that I haven't posted in so long they should just clear me off to make room. It makes you think.....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

So I need to re-install Wow

I actually have not had Wow installed for over a week now. I had to re-image my PC because I could not install or un-install any software. I have obviously been spending time getting my PC back how I like it but if I really had wanted too I could have gotten it done by now. I have been waiting for that real urge to play that I had when I would go to midnight releases and take days off of work to play new content. Now, looking at that last statement maybe its healthier not to do that but I never let it consume me completely it was always just a lot of fun. I seem to be missing that. My friends are split all over different servers and my current guild hasn't done anything new yet I have lost my desire to level alts like I used too. I just don't enjoy it as much. I am paid up through the middle of April I think so I am sure I will get back on soon enough but I just don't care as much as I used too. I hope everyone else out there is still enjoying themselves.

K Out

Monday, January 31, 2011

You know what can get a post out of me: World Server Down

I was trying to do my daily ritual of logging in long enough to do the JC'ing daily and then see if I feel like doing anything else (99% of the time this last month that has been a no). I did get mistrk to 81 strictly from mining runs to feed my JC who also got to 81 just by doing the daily, its a good relationship :). I have done a little on my shammy and warrior who are both about half way to 81, one in each of the starting zones. I do like one quest at a time, lol. I have made about 10k gold from selling gems without really trying so that has been for the good. I spent some of that leveling my enchanting but not a lot because those mats are still outrageous. I am curious, why am I just not into the game right now? Is it because the group isn't doing anything, is it because my sponser into the guild has jumped ship (for very good reasons, I don't blame him, I'm just saying), I actually recruited half my old guild to come with me and now I am never on. I feel a little bad about that but not bad enough to force me to play more, hahaha. Is it because I stopped tanking, I never really thought of that but I have not tanked anything since the burnout got me and I used to love tanking, the challenges of it really pushed me in game. Maybe I'll have to tank something and see if it brings back the old spark a little bit.

K Out!