Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2.3 - Full of Win

I know I've long been addicted to World of Warcrack.  I get depressed whenever I type /played.  I even somehow have an add-on that will automatically give me my /played when I log out.  (I wish I knew which add-on that is; I hate that part of the add-on.)  I generally find myself completely sucked in to the “just one more thing” mentality that I’m sure Blizzard loves.

Sure enough, true to form, there’s so many things going on in the world (of Warcraft) that I’ve run out of playtime before I’m even remotely close to doing everything I want to.  Last night, for example, we went in to Zul’Aman and took down Nalorakk, the bear boss.  It took us some time, but we got him down.  We were slowed a number of times when we had one guy that kept having Wow freeze up (he thinks it was his laptop), but at various other times, other people, including myself, had the same problem.  We also got over to Halazzi, the lynx boss, but ran out of time before we could figure out exactly how to down him.

After the fun times in ZA, I had to set up the guild vault.  Had enough stuff to almost fill 3 tabs.  They raised the prices slightly, but justifiably so, I think.  I mean, come on... 1g for 98 slots in a 1-man guild?  I thought it was too good to be true.  The first 4 tabs are 100g, 250g, 500g, and 1000g.  I haven’t seen anything official, but I’d guess it goes something like 1500g and 2000g for the last two.  Or who knows?  Maybe it’s 2000g and 4000g.  Ouch.  I have the 3 tabs set up as Raid Mats (Potions, Herbs, and Buff Food), Tradeskill (pretty much everything else including primals and cloth/leather, etc.), and Armor and Rep items.  Everyone should be able to see everything in the tabs, but only officers can take it out.  (Hmm.. thinking about it now, it was kind of late, I may have missed a rank or two.  Oops.)

It was so late, but there were still so many things that I wanted to do.  I heard the boats are now full of NPC’s.  Check out the faster leveling in 20-60 (I guess I can wait for that on my Shaman with my wife).  See some of the new quests.  Continue my Netherdrake rep.  But since it was already 1 o’clock, I grabbed the daily fishing quest, grabbed the warped meat for warp burgers and a Giant Kalari Wing, and turned in that quest.  I didn’t get a recipe, but got a nice little bunch of fish.  It was 2 o’clock, so I figured I should go to bed.

Overall, I think this was one of the smoothest patch days I can remember.  Yeah, there were a few hiccups here and there, but for everything they rolled out, it’s really not that bad at all.  Oh, and food vendors in ZA that sell Blackened Basilisk for 6s each?  Yeah… it’s full of win.

What did you do?  What did you enjoy about 2.3 thus far?


Elinor said...

I tested out the faster leveling with my lvl 43 Shaman. It is noticeably faster. I has about 1/2 through 43, and after about 3 hours of play time I was half way through 45. I had all the old Stromgarde quests in Arathi to finish, but now that the mobs are no longer elite it was a piece of cake. Also I took down Fozruk solo, and with a group of 3 (lvl 40, lvl 43, lvl 44) we took down the big chick that you summon. So Blizzard has definitely made it a whole lot easier.

One quest that wasn't changed was the 2 summoned dragons in the badlands. I thought that they might not be elite, but it took all of 3 secs for them to kill me (yep still elite).

I also went into uldaman (the part outside the instance) and all those mobs were non-elite. And the Crushridge warmongers in alterac were also now non-elite.

p.s. The last two bank tabs are 2500g and 5000g respectively. Sorry dude.

DadGuy said...

I got to go to bed hours before you and I don't have my /played anxiety anymore.


Sirsha said...

lol dadguy....

I also tried out the faster lvling. It was crazy how much faster it seemed. I also got my new recipes/skills with players that had them coming. That was about all that time permitted for me last night. Guess we'll see what happens tonight. :)