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Gaming Convalescence

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I’m finally feeling better, which means I’m semi productive in the real world instead of only being a computer game lump. Funny how most of my illnesses end up getting cured by playing lots of computer games, and maybe a little bit of sleep.

Since I missed it, happy belated May 4th (be with you), May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), and May Sith (revenge of). There, all caught up. =D

Game productivity, on the other hand, was high!

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Review (PC)

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Mist of Pandaria (MoP) is the latest expansion to the ever popular World of Warcraft Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. With a brand new continent, new playable race and class, new talents for all classes, Pokemon and Farmville, the ever expanding world of Azeroth has gotten just a bit more crowded.

Following a rather extensive WoW break, I dived into Pandaria with tempered enthusiasm. Between the disappointing Cataclysm end game and Pandas becoming the new playable race (Blizzard swore that would NEVER ever happen), I found my expectations understandably depressed.

But now, with a little over four hundred hours under my belt, it’s quite clear that I liked the game better then expected and that a review is far past due.

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Getting ready for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The release date for the Zerg expansion to StarCraft 2, Heart of the Swarm, is just around the corner. It was clearly time to get ready! Which is what I did yesterday, not that it too much time. Blizzard is incredibly efficient at taking my money. Just went online and ordered the digital collectors edition. Only reason for the collectors is BATTLE PETS!

Check out this cute little dude:

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Anyone else planning on playing?!

Monk(ee) Business

Friday, January 18th, 2013

world of warcraft pandarian monk verina level 45 image - token female gamer girl gamer woman gamer geekIt’s probably worth noting that my lack of writing motivation has been somewhat supported by my newest World of Warcraft endeavor, a Pandarian Monk. The original plan hadn’t really involved getting quite so attached, as I made her mainly to get the Pandarian only battle pet. (Gotta chatch them all!)

Yet I was having such a good time playing this new little monk character, that I just kept on going, even after securing the pet. Leveling her has been a breeze. Not only does she have 45% bonus experience from heirloom items (thanks to my higher level characters), but she also gets a unique to monk super buff that gives her 50% bonus experience for up to two hours. It’s the fastest leveling to date and I have to say that I am quite enjoying it!

As of this writing my monk is level 45 and though I have mostly run dungeons with her thus far, I have spent her 40s in Feralas hunting for the illusive Sprite Darter world drop pet. No luck thus far. I shall of course continue to use her leveling as an excuse to mine for pets. I even chose her professions for pet gain, jewelry and mining.

Anyway that’s a rather long-winded way of saying, monk leveling is fun, but I’m not giving up pet collecting or my warlock quite yet. Though I have to say that my poor warlock has been having the worst luck with loot upgrades. She keeps on getting only glove upgrades. Ah well.

Thats a lot of Pet Food!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Or better known as the 400 Unique Battle Pets collected Achievement in World of Warcraft! It is mine as of this evening. Mine, MINE, MIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!

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My reward? The sassy little Venus Pet:

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But this doesn’t mean I’m done, as there are quite a few more pet achievements to get and around 150 more pets to collect. Though I am happy to slow down a bit, now that I’ve gotten the 400 Unique pets. Besides all the remaining pets are going to take more work; mostly daily quest grinding or an alliance character. =P

Day 41 – Favorite pet/mount

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I’m a big fan of pets, from D2’s Necromancer with his hoard of minions to Pokemon’s wide selection of tamed battle pets. Maybe it’s just that I like minions, but I often find games where I have the option of having pets/minions as helpers, preferable. This is opposed to the games like Nintendogs, where the entire game revolves around the pets. Not that I don’t like these games, they are after all very cute and lovable, but I definitely prefer to go on adventures with my pets.

Though I really enjoy the hoard of mindless minions like the Necromancer’s skeletons, or the imps in Overlord, or Pikman, they aren’t very permanent. In Overlord the entire point is to sacrifice your minions, which makes it rather difficult to get overly attached to them.

Pokemon made this leap from random mass of pets, by encouraging each one be named. Not that I ever did this, because I was devoted to Pikachu. SOOOOOOOOooooo adorable. It was a hard day for me when I finally realized that Pikachu was not a very strong combatant. Never the less, Pikachu was certainly my first favorite pet. (Don’t even get me started on how much Pikachu paraphernalia I had.)

My geekiest pet award goes to my hunter dino pet that I named Grimlock. Though I originally thought that hunters in World of Warcraft would be pet collectors, akin to Pokemon Trainers, they ended up having a very limited selection of pets. This means that I chose my pets very carefully, thus Grimlock came about. Turns out that the Beast Master spec at the time was a total waste of space, so I had to give him up.

But they did put Battle Pets in WoW (probably to make it up to all those disappointed hunters) and my favorite for that is the very awesome Star Craft 2 Collectors Edition bonus pet, Mini Thor. What can I say; I have a soft spot for robots.

As for mounts, the game I play with the largest mount selection (!!!) is, by far, World of Warcraft (shocker!) And though I started my Warlock mostly because the class mount was a Nightmare and I really wanted to ride a flaming black horse, my current favorite is the very awesome Ice Skeleton Dragon mount (its actually called a Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher, but my name is really more descriptive.) =P

See Pet Collections

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

While I was checking my armory I noticed that my entire pet collection is viable online.

Here it is for anyone who would like to see how I waste my time. =P

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/hyjal/Sindel/pet#status=is-collected

Still Battle Pets-ing

Friday, November 9th, 2012

As of today I have collected 301 unique pets. Considering that, when I began this quest to catch them all, I had a mere thirty, I’m quite pleased by my progress. Along with collecting, I have also been leveling my original team up and they finally reached max level, 25. My next goal is to level one of each type to max level.

Behold, the three pets who have gotten me where I am today. Spider was awesome against critters and capturing new pets, Mini Thor was anti beasts, and Onyxian Whelpling was basically good against anything else.

 

And for those of you who are wondering if I am doing anything to get raid ready, my Warlock’s iLevel is 451 and I have broken down and started doing Daily Quests that will actually result in good gear. So LFR is in my future and I will be ready to raid. If topping the DPS meter wasn’t a big enough incentive, then getting my warlock epic certainly is. Need lots of raids to finish it. =(

Level 90, with a wimper not a bang.

Monday, October 29th, 2012

In other, uhmm, less consequential news, my Warlock finally made level 90. Motivated by the SF Giants World Series win,  my husband and I persevered and leveled both our characters. (Stayed up a bit late, but oh well.) Thus, I dedicate my somewhat lackluster achievement to the Giants.

Now I have to figure out how to play my damn class. As a Demonology Warlock, leveling is the ultimate in ease. It turns out that being effective DPS requires vastly different skills. Ah well. Back to the grind stone.

Or I could just go collect more battle pets. =D

Battle Pets Rabbit Hole

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

It seems like forever since I wrote or posted anything. The fault lies completely with WoW. I am merely a victim of a rediscovered fascination that prevents me from doing anything else. Down the Mists of Pandaria Rabbit hole have I fallen and been consumed by the world of battle pets; and am finding myself quite unwilling to leave.

But I thought I would at least share what my team looks like currently. The irony here is that it took me so long to finish even this small blurb that I had to update my battle pets image three time to remain current. A true testament to how my obsession with pets is causing some (totally minor) procrastination in the rest of my life.

Anyway here is my most current team:

I am really liking the Thor and Spider combo for leveling. Most of the low level wild pets are Critters or Beasts, which these two are good against. Onyxian Whelpling is there to battle anything else. =)

Oh and Battle Pets turns out to be a rampant achievement gain. Bonus is that since I have to travel around the entire world to find pets, I can finally complete the World Explorer achievement. I always did feel like World Explorer should be a by product of doing something useful, or more useful anyway. =P

Here are a few of my recent Pet achievements:

I will add that I am leveling my Warlock, its just slow going. This is mainly because leveling in Pandaria isn’t terribly exciting. Actually much of the rest of the game is very much of the same old. Thus much of my motivation for leveling to 90 is pets related. Pandarian flying will make pet collecting much easier, once I finally get my pets leveled up enough to go hunt on the Island of Pandaria.

Now back to my rabbit hole! <3

WoW – Mists of Pokemon

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

While I have certainly harbored doubt about this latest expansion, battling companion pets topped my list of silly additions to World of Warcraft. But I had to try it out, you know, to make sure it was as ridiculous as I expected it to be. Well its not.

I took some time today and played through the first few quests, with the honest intent to then go on and level. Three hours later I finally realized that collecting pets had taken over World of Warcraft. I no longer felt the need to level a character, just my awesome pets!

Hindsight of course tells me that I should not have been surprised about my sudden devotion to pet battles as I was (am) a rabid Pokemon fan. Its like a donut enthusiast thinking they will not like donut holes.

The system is a simplified version of Pokemon. There are a ton of pets you collect throughout the land. Each has a different type, with certain types being effective against others. Only three pets are up for battle at a time and they each only 3 skills for battle. So far the pets can’t hold items, but the captured ones have a chance of being rare, uncommon, common and poor. Capturing is done in battle just like Pokemon, only in WoW we get an infinite amount of crates. No Pokeballs to carry around.

Anyway I’m totally hooked and must go collect every battle pet ever, now.

My very awesome battle team!

 

 

Day 14 – Favorite character class

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I have a few criteria that I prioritize when picking a new class for a game. Usually my first pick will be whatever the female option is. Thankfully more and more games provide gender options for all classes.

My second pick is usually any class with pets or skeletons, really bonus bodies of any kind. There is nothing more satisfying then running through the Diablo 2 world with an army of skeletons. My first official World of Warcraft character was a hunter and then later I moved onto a Warlock, both pet classes.

The third pick is usually ranged dps, most often magic based. I almost always pick ranged over melee. This includes healing classes putting melee firmly in last place. Pet classes > ranged dps > healing > melee.

I will say though that in games that allow me to pick multiple characters and form my own party, I rarely pick pet classes. Basically I like having buddies and when I have an entire group, pets aren’t necessary. Which is why I will usually go for the mage or wizard.

Cenarion Hatchling

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Did you forget about Mothers Day? Too busy playing World of Warcraft?

Well fret no more because we have the perfect gift for you!! Get her the newest WoW companion, the Cenarion Hatchling!! Get her two (you are a day late after all.)

And the very best thing about this purchase, all proceeds go to help the Red Cross Japan Relief fund. That’s right folks, double brownie points!!

(Purchase one of these before July 10th and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help with the Japan relief efforts.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got myself two! =D

Fail, two years in the making

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Overlord: Raising Hell has been sitting on my shelf for the past two years, patiently waiting for it’s PS3 turn.

Having been a very large fan of the Overlord game, I had been waiting until just the perfect moment to bust it out, a moment that arrived this past weekend.

With bated breath I booted up the game, well, I tried. It turns out the PS3 hard drive was full. So about 30 minutes was lost trying to figure out how to get that all cleared up. But then finally it was time! I watched the intro scene giddy with delight and made it through the tutorial. At this point I was stubbornly ignoring my feelings of deja vu, but when I started running through the quests I cried foul.

The game wasn’t just similar to the original Overlord, it was exactly the same. But wasn’t this the sequel??

That’s right folks, I thought that it was Overlord 2. Don’t ask me why I thought this, because it doesn’t say Overlord 2 on the box. Seems kind of obvious, NOW.

After looking it up I found out that Overlord: Raising Hell is the PS3 release version of the original game combined with the Raising Hell expansion pack.

It is not the sequel. Fail.

Yes, I am a loot whore.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Blizzard has released some buy-for-real-money items in the past, but never before have I been tempted. “What a grandiose way to waste your money!!” I would think to myself. But then this past Wednesday they released The Celestial Mount – purchasable from their online store for $25. Its a flying hours that has variable speed, but can be a ground mount or a flying mount and its incredibly pretty.

I had to have it.

Turns out tens of thousands of other people had to as well, because I ended up in a queue of seventeen thousand people waiting to purchase my brand new mount. (From what I hear the queue got up to eighty thousand at one point!)

That’s right I spend $50 and two hours of my off line time to purchase both my accounts some Bling. Yes I am a loot whore and have the fancy mount on display for everyone to see my dirty little secret.

But its soooo pretty…I think I need to go shower now.