As we should all be fully aware of by now, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has been out and playable for three weeks. The expansion was greedily and enthusiastically gobbled up by fans and newcomers alike, all wanting a piece of the new, forever transformed Azeroth that we were promised (and delivered). So now that the hype, server lag and ganking has calmed down, and the festive season is nearly over its time for me to take a step back and reflect on what has changed and what has not (but may seem like it has).
Now, please bear with me for a moment - perhaps it is something to do with being a woman, being my age and having the friends I do, but right now seems to be a great time of year to get engaged and/or married. People have weddings on the brain. For some reason t
Some of you may have seen that the Patch 3.3.5 PTR Patch Notes were released by Zarhym on the forums today. Along with the introduction of a brand new raid, the Ruby Sanctum, they are also going to be implementing a range of new chat features - which, quite frankly, have me more excited than the prospect of yet again attempting to fight off the Black Dragonflight. Don't get me wrong, I like raids - they're just not at the top of my list for "Having a Good Time". Socialising with my fellow players is, though, and so anything which is going to help me do so more effectively - no matter how small - is good in my book. A few of the features mentioned in particular stand out to me as being major changes for the better.
Players can now right-click on any chat t
With server and faction transfers more popular than ever these days, more and more people in World of Warcraft are becoming faced with a dilemma - they're sick of their old server or faction, but don't quite know what to do when faced with a completely brand new one. I, myself, have fallen victim to this more times than I care to admit - being a social person, I like having other people to interact with in more than just a trade/Barrens chat kind of way. Many times I've wanted to try playing from a Horde point of view, or been so completely fed up with my server that I have considered changing realms. I've also tried my hand at joining an RP server, just to see what all the fuss was about. Ultimately, all of these attempts at changing my environment have ended up in the same way - abandonment, because it was just too lonely - and now I am completely ensconsed in all that is Firetree. Even my fellowwriters have tried to get me to join their server, and
As predicted last week, my boyfriend and I managed to hit level 80 on our alts in World of Warcraft on Saturday. After initial celebrations were complete, the first thing on our mind was getting into some heroics so we could strip off the god-awful gear that our adventures had landed us and slip into something a little more befitting of our new, maximum-level status.
Eagerly hitting the 'I' key, I was disappointed to see that we were unable to queue for a random heroic straight away - the reason being "You must obtain better gear". Now, I had seen this before regarding the new instances (Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron, Halls of Reflection - you know, the ones that drop actual epics) and my newer 80's, and that is understandable to a degree. Heroic HoR is no walk in the park, and while it clearly depends on skill, having decent gear helps too. But never before had I seen this message come up over the entire option of doing any heroic. Boy, o