Lich King is here, well kinda :D

October 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm (Random, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Ok so on Tuesday the new patch (called the “Echoes of Doom”) preparing for the Wrath of the Lich King came out. It was huge! The login screen looks amazing now (especially if you loved that skeleton dragon from the trailer that I was so excited about). There’s an amazing looking ice castle in the background and a really cool bridge covered in big curvey spikes. The cool skeleton dragon comes flying from the back near the castle and flies overhead shortly before coming to land to the right of the login boxes. Cool things that came along with the fun new dragon login screen include the new Inscription Profession, new haircuts available for a small amount of gold, and loads of new spells and talent trees. You can check out Wowhead’s section about the Inscription profession here and see all the amazing goodness that comes with it (this should somewhat explain why the prices are jacked up insanely for herbs right now 😀 ).

Along with the new Inscription profession came a few new abilities for the gathering professions. Herbalists now get the move Lifeblood, which lets the user heal itself by clicking it when you’re around earthy things (fun flowers shoot up from the ground to heal you). Also, if you wondered what the benefit of pounding away all day at ore nodes was, then here’s a new spell for you. It’s called Toughness and the final rank increases your maximum health by 500. That’s not bad at all 😀 . There’s also a fun new spell for skinners called Master of Anatomy which ultimately increases your critical strike rating by 25. I especially love it’s explanation for why it does this. “Skinning all those dead animals has broadened your anatomical knowledge, increasing your critical strike rating by 25,” lol 😀 .

As far as new spells go, I can only vouch for Locks, Mages, and Pallys for the moment seeing as how I haven’t tweaked with the other classes. Locks have a new spell down the demonology tree that’s called Metamorphosis that lets you turn into a demon. Finally! I’ve been saying they should give Locks a demon form that lets them fly similar to how druids can change into a bird, (that and let priests grow angel wings that let them fly) since flying mounts were created. You can’t fly with this demon form but it’s still cool anyways. This spell is pretty awesome seeing as how just one of the things it does in its final version is increase your armor by 600%.

As for Mages, they have a hilarious new fire spell at the bottom of their talent tree. It’s called Living Bomb and it’s very similar to Seed of Corruption. Basically the targeted person ends up taking a lot of fire damage and eventually exploding *KABOOM* causing fire damage to all enemies with 10 yards of themselves lol. The only bad thing is that you can’t use it on more than one person at the same time 😉 .

Paladins everywhere will be confused by the addition of 2 more Judgements to their list of spells but hopefully will learn to love it like I do. These additional spells let the Pally keep up their blessings for about 2 mins and then they can choose whether to heal themselves, slow the attacker and prevent them from running or regain mana by using each different Judgement. I’m betting Pallys will be nerfed in a few days though because they seem overpowered even when you’re playing with one. There is an amazing new spell down the Protection tree called Hammer of Righteousness that let’s you “Hammer the current target and up to 2 additional nearby targets, causing 3 times your main hand damage per second as Holy damage.” It’s freaking amazing 😀 . Also, if you haven’t checked out the new Death Knight talent trees you really should.

Don’t forget that Hallow’s End starts today as noted by the new amazing ingame calendar system (which will most likely make me never visit their main site again haha).

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Thank goodness for Panera

September 20, 2008 at 11:36 am (Food, Random, TV) (, , , , , , , , )

Ok so our internet and cable is completely out so here I am at Panera. Boo no internet (also Panera is lame because it wouldn’t serve me soup 15 mins before lunch despite the fact that the soup was ready when we picked up our food 😛 ). We think the line is down behind our garage but currently we’re not sure. Hopefully it gets sorted out today but who knows. Until then I must find something to occupy myself instead of the WoW filled day I had originally planned 😦 . Until I can post, enjoy the picture of Gir missing his cupcake as much as I miss the internet.

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I’m going to Northrend for X-mas!

September 16, 2008 at 10:17 am (Random, Technology, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yesterday Blizzard announced that the Wrath of the Lich king is coming out November 13, 2008. I can’t believe it’s actually coming out this year after how much the Burning Crusade was drawn out. I thought it wasn’t true when I first saw the news on a Digg article. It seems like Blizzard has been getting its butt in gear for the Christmas season though (no doubt hoping for huge sales as X-mas pressies). I do wish they would’ve bumped it to the beginning of December so I wouldn’t have to worry at all about classes, but no it’s got to come out a month before I’m finished. Oh well at least I’m done the 11th. I feel sorry for those saps that go until the 18th haha. This gives me something good to look forward to in terms of things coming out near Christmas seeing as how Harry Potter got bumped forward 😦 .

I wish it cost less than $39.99 for the normal edition too, but it’s still cool to have it coming out this early. The collector’s edition is of course more expensive at $69.99. I’m not going to shell out that kinda cash for the expansion but for those of you that want to go ahead. It contains an art book, behind the scenes dvd, a soundtrack, an exclusive in-game pet, 2 starter decks for the WoW card set March of the Legion which include 2 exclusive cards (only available in the collector’s edition) and a mousepad featuring the continent of Northrend.

I’ve already mentioned some of the game’s new features. The biggest of the news is probably the new Death Knight class which I’ve already mentioned. Now there’s also going to be a non-inventory space to keep your vanity pets and mounts (basically you get to learn these items instead) which makes the Locks and the Pallys not have an advantage from casting their mounts anymore. The same thing goes for PvP and raiding tokens which makes me want to ask Blizzard why it took them so long. There’s also going to be a Battleground that’s not instanced (so that should be a “fun” place to hang out lol 🙂 ). Hopefully it’s in Northrend so nooblets don’t have to worry about being constantly ganked by players in transit. Also, people’s addons will be slightly cut because of the built-in threat meter. This should be helpful to people oblivious of such things.

There’s going to be new instances as well as a fixed-up version of Naxxramas designed for 10 and 25 people. I think that’s really cool since I never got to go to Naxx (that and the fact that it sucks to get more than 25 people to raid anything). I’m excited about having another undead/winter zone too. I also hope that getting exalted with the Netherwing will lead to getting one of those icey dragons as a mount 😀 . One of the bad things is no new playable races. There will be lots of new NPC races that you can talk to though, so I guess that’s something. Enough of my rambling, there is a lot more that’s being added that I didn’t mention so go look and drool at it 😛 .

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Ice Ice Lich King

August 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm (Movie, Random, Video Games) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Omg I just finally watched the Wrath of the Lich King cinematic trailer and it’s so shiny. The undead dragon is so amazingly cool. Don’t believe, me watch it yourself. I wish the World of Warcraft movie would look like that. Their cinematics are always so great. I’m hoping this expansion is really really good and that it comes out when I can take a few days and just play it. I didn’t get a chance to jump straight into The Burning Crusade because of school and that really sucked.

Anyways if you don’t know some of the new features that the new expansion is gonna have. Here are a few.

Death Knight – World of Warcraft’s first Hero class (complete with all the necromancer powers you could ever want yay.)

You get to level to level 80 this time.

New Inscription profession (That sounds like some fun but probably is gonna be similar to enchanting. Hopefully it doesn’t count as a green effect on the weapon though so you can have both enchants and inscriptions without them overriding each other.)

The new continent of Northrend (Yay I always love new places to explore 😀 .)

New customization options (They’d better let you change your old characters faces/voices-if that’s an option. I’ve always wondered why they didn’t have a few presets you could pick for each gender of each race. They should just make it like respeccing, where you have to pay money each time and the cost gradually degrades with time.)

These are just a few of the new things coming so check out the Wrath of the Lich King site if you want more.

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