We all have things, even in everyone’s favorite game (WoW), that needs to die off like the dinosaurs.
The things you know…you see and go “WTF were they thinking!” Or something that for no apparent reason makes the rage bar grow.
1.) RP that you CANNOT skip once you have seen it once. Yes, Saurfang RP I am glaring at you. DIAF approved! Yes, improvements have been made for CoS and HoR…but yeah horde side fighting Saurfang…might as well as take a dump and upload it to shitblog while waiting for the fight to start.
2.) Murlocs…yes, I hate them…that noise they make…RAWR…want to buy chemical agent and kill all them murlocs.
3.) I know I will get a lot of hate for this…non-combat pets…not sure why…I have never been a fan on them. They kind of remind me of those useless lapdogs celebrities have.
4.) TOO MANY HOLIDAY EVENTS!!! Azeroth does not equal earth….why why why why why why!!!!
5.) 10 vs 25 man loot. Yes and I am glad Cata will fix it.
6.) Poorly designed armor in the lower lvls. Low lvls characters looks like circus clowns…and as we know clowns are creepy.
7.) How do females chests still heave and jiggle while in plate? or Mail? /ponders.
8.) dumbed down use of food buff….fish feast go…zzzzzzzzzzz. why bother lvling cooking when you can just eat a fish feast.
9.) Bosses/instances that are no longer viable….waste of game space…..
10.) Needs more training in the lower levels to teach people on how to play their damned job. I know the LFG tool helps I think…But yeah people need to learn…too many people at 80…who cant move from a fire on a regular basis.
11.) trade chat being used for conversation….drives me up the wall……and yes I do disable it most of the time.
Going back to Lyssi’s blog she typed out the keys she used for the most part in her rotation, and for her that works. Looking back on this, I think Ari mentioned one time she has her mouse and key binds setup in a way that works for her. Tir is a clicker/macro guy. (correct me if I am wrong Tir!)
We all setup our UI’s and keybinds in ways that work and make sense for us. As much as I tease Lyssi about the way she setup her buttons, they work and make sense to her.
Muscle memory is very important and allows us to do things without thinking. Put me in front of Tir’s setup and I think I would fail till i got used to it.
My current setup is very similar to my FFXI setup. Although FFXI did not use the (1 – =) setup. Many of the abilites are also setup as mouse over macros. Point and click..whack a mole version 2.0.
1 – Flash of Light
2 – Holy Light
3 – Holy Shock
4 – Judgement
5 – Divine Plea
6 – Avenging Wrath
7 – Arcane Torrent
8 – = I don’t remember off the top of my head…but they are not very important, mostly things like Holy Wrath and Hammer of the Righteous (the stun one)
Alt 1 – Divine favor
Alt 2 – Divine Illumination
Alt 3 – Beacon (Bacon) of Light
Alt 4 – Divine Shield
Alt 5 – Lay on Hands
Ctrl 1 – Talisman of Resurgence
Ctrl 2 – Hand of Freedom
Ctrl 3 – that threat reducing blessing
Ctrl 4 and 5 – someting not important like a res spell and some undead turn spell.
With Clique – Alt and left Click is Cleanse
Ctrl and left Click is BoP
With the way things are setup it is easy to still move and cast as needed. Unneeded looking for keys are eliminated for me at least. The priest is setup in the same fashion. Combined with my UI (Kitty UI – wow interface, check it out) makes it very easy to see what is up and keeps meh buttons nice and neat and lined up and organized. I do admit, abilities not commonly used I do not even bother to place on keys.
KB are setup in order of most commonly used to least used.
This setup works for me. Everyone keybinds/macros/add-ons differently and in their own fashion. Some like grid + clique + mouseover macros. some like decursive, other Vuhdo. X-perl. So many different options.
Is there “the most efficient” way to KB and macro??? Best way to UI??? If there is an answer out there someone please advise :P
I don’t really have much to say…as Arioch already said. I am lacking as far as WoW stuffs etc. Other then the same old random, dailys etc.
All I will say is something good happened.
Work is busy but I dont mind. :)
In my 30 years of life…(yes I am old…well i think 30 is old). I have to quite a few places that I have really enjoyed!!
1.) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This was a Spring Break Trip my sophmore year at Denison University…yeah so…let just keep it at that. Good times…lots of booze etc.
2.) Rome, Italy. It was ok. It was kind of crowded, as I went during the pope’s world jubilee or something World Youth Day? My mom thought it would be a good idea. It was fun looking at all the old things etc. The Coliseum is freaking awesome. Food was good, wine was good. The bad…people not using showers or deodorant…
3.) Seoul, South Korea – now these trips are ok…cannot really cut loose as it is visiting fanily…if you have the chance to go. I recommend it, Seoul is a fun place to visit.
4.) Tokyo, Japan…one word amazing. I had an awesome time there!. Great sake, ramen, sushi. karaoke! And MAID CAFES! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara
Ok in mmo’s there are places that I have visited in game that have made me go…wow…
1.) This is more of a recent visit….The Frozen Throne…if you have not had the chance to get there…DO IT!! So worth it….
2.) Zoning into Jeuno for the 1st time. Getting there for the 1st time is an adventure! Avoiding angry tigers, goblins and undead….scary!!!
3.) Although I hate all short people (gnomes, halflings, hobbits) Lord of the Rings, represenation of the Shire is executed very well. Quests here vary but the more amusing one is delivering food and avoiding hungry NPC Hobbits lol.
4.) The starting zone for both factions in Aion….jaw dropping. capital city…jaw dropping….Aion…hands down…very beautiful game. Too bad too many things that preventing if from being great.
5.) Warhammer online…my favorite zone – Avalorn. The dense forest, the whole feeling. Done very well. It just feels like what an elf zone should be lol. Silvermoon does not compare imo.
and random things
THE WORST DRIVE-THRU MEAL IN AMERICA
Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
with Medium Natural cut Fries and 32 oz Coke
144 g fat (51.5 g saturated fat)
2892 mg sodium
Of all the gut-growing, heart-stopping, life-threatening burgers in the fast food world, there is none whose damage to your general well-being is as catastrophic as this. Consider these heart-stopping comparisons: This meal has the caloric equivalent of 13 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts; the saturated fat equivalent of 52 strips of bacon; and the salt equivalent of seven and a half large orders of McDonald’s French fries!
Also last night marked the return of my buddy Delerius to raiding!! Welcome back bud!
Here I am at work, on a freakin Sat. SOOOO grumpy. Saturday’s people are extra whiny and extra annoying. Cut me some slack gere people…. things open during the week will not normally be open on a weekend. Deal with it. QQing me a river wont help you out.
Anyways….while sitting here…Sats are quiet and most just for taking phone calls, it does allow me the chance to catch up on something…Critical QQ’s fire and frost guide….good read if you havent had the chance to read them.
“KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!” lol genius.
He also had this little gem hiding out in there. This should help bleach out all the belf and nelf pron Ari has been posting lately :P
Arioch over at Clearcasting and Koalabear over at DotsandHots, have some good posts touching on this. Ty over at 1377Bohica also talks about this as well.
RP or roleplaying for short. For some it is a dirty phrase never to be mentioned while talking about WoW. While for others it is just another aspect to a game they enjoy they play. For those who are not used to it…from the outside looking in…it really does appear to be quite strange and alien. Besides that for some poeple they think RP means talking dirty etc etc.
“Normal Person”: OMF WTF ARE YOU 2 talking bout! lol L2talk normally!!!
“RP’er”: Look hither its a talking gorilla. By a dragon’s burning breath this world is truly amazing”
Why do people do this? Who knows..personally I would think it is rather difficult to raid and RP or even RP and play an MMO. Playing a pencil and paper RPG is definitely the ideal venue for RP’ing. It forces one to put oneself into character and use your mind’s eye rather then your eyes. Other may disagree with this, but this is what I think. I tried RP once…it was taxing and distracting. Power to those who can do it though.
Anyways, back the main topic. Does your character and other alts have different personalites from your own? Do you have a back story in place? Specifc hates and dislikes? Do they wear certain pieces of gear? A favorite color? Food? Favorite place to hang out in town?
Arioch has mentioned her stable of foxtailed blood elves all seem to have differnt personalities and traits that make them their own. go check out her post on it, very good read. (I cannot see Arioch – giving anyone a flower etc….And Tatia I see rather punching someone…in the arm)
Also Ty mentioned his 3 character each have their own story and background.
I myself just made a character and hit enter world. I admit i pick a chacater cause I like the way they look, not for a distinct reason or RP flavor. If i am going to look at something for hours up on end…might as well be nice looking. *shrugs* I do not have a particular attitude or personality for my characters.
I will admit…when I make characters I may tend to roll them on RP servers. I do it to avoid general chat morons. It seems to me…they are not as annoying on those servers. I still have one on Feathermoon in fact. My now deleted hunter was on Sisters of Elune.
1st off….my internet connection at home has been acting up…will work fine and then shutoff. Unplug the nodem and router for a few minutes, hook everything back up and boom back in business. Now I do not mind doing this, but when it has been 2-3 times a week…not cool.
Thank goodness we had enough people left to do the weekly quest on 10 man (killing XT). Now that was a fun time…was expecting a nice easy mode….but things do not always go to plan. :P
Engage XT, his heart appears…DPS does their thing…next thing…STOP DPS…doh not soon enough….HARD MODE IKE! (Lyssi more wanding less DoTing :P) Only thing i could think of saying at the time was “F*ck!” lol sorry for the potty mouth.
Sorak and I were on heals…kept everyone alive. The fight was definitely longer. Soth had to call out for an invenerate XD. I admit i did get tunnelvisioned a bit…didnt move light spark out super fast. Sorry about that. Also the raid wide dmg from tantrum was kinda annoying. Not having a pld to Divine Sacrifice was noticible. Divine Hymn, Pain Suppression = thank goodness.