Blizzcon!

Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:15 pm
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
Got to the convention center one and a half hours before badge collection. There were already people there, waiting, watching as Blizzard employees set up the booths, arranged according to last name. I was fourth in line at my booth, and at one point murmured, "Man, this patch is taking a long time to load," to great amusement from my neighbours in line.

A few minutes after 4 pm, I had collected my bag of loot. I also spent most of the morning walking Disneyland on the second day of my 2-day Park Hopper pass, so I am nursing very very painful little toesies right now and wondering if I'm going to be up to walking to the Lost Bar at the Disneyland hotel for tonight's WOWInsider.com pre-con gathering.

Tomorrow, we find out about the new expansion - which, as most of you who are interested may have found out already, is pretty much going to be "Wrath of the Lich King", the Northrend and Arthas expansion.

Now, I'm going to register my murloc suit and beta key... whee!
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)
Found a couple of addons that may be useful, especially for solo play.

First up is LightHeaded. You know when you're sometimes stuck on a quest and trying to figure out where the fsck to go next? Or need hints on a particularly annoying fight? You go to places like Thottbot or Wowhead and check the comments there, but that entails alt-tabbing out of the WoW client and going to a browser.

LightHeaded attaches a window to your quest log which gives you all the Wowhead comment info, including co-ords for NPCs which, if you click on them and have its associated addon TomTom installed, will create a waypoint on your minimap and world map pointing out the exact location.

(If you have Cosmos installed, note that there's a conflict with Party Quests - you have to uninstall that before LightHeaded will work)

Second, for all of you grinding Ogri'la rep and blowing up your brain trying to remember (or write down) the Relic's Emanation quest - you know, the Simon Says clicky thing - there's Ogri'Lazy Rearranged. When you interact with the Relic, a window pops up with icons you can click on or hotkey to keep track of the sequence. Easier than typing "y g g r" in the chat window or scribbling it by hand (which I did). It even remembers your place in the sequence.

Ogri'Lazy Rearranged is a modification of the original Ogri'Lazy addon, which rearranges the buttons of the original so it follows the relative position of the buttons on the relic. Despite what the download page says, you don't need the original Ogri'Lazy to work with it.

Enjoy!
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)
Only for the interested, so bail out now while you still can.

I started grinding through the Ogri'la and Skettis daily quests some time ago (the non-suicidal ones at least, I can never get the hang of the bombing runs at the Forge Camps at Blade's Edge Mountains), netting about 44g every night and then once I hit Honored with Ogri'la another 11g 99s for the Banish the Demons daily quest. I also hit Revered with the Sha'tari Skyguard in pretty short order, and it's kind of cute to hear the NPCs mention me by name as I pass them by.

I was about 700g away from my goal of the 5200g I needed for the epic flying skill and mount, when a Wrath Hound in Blade's Edge dropped a set of Depleted Cloth Bracers - an epic item, which, once I charged it up with 50 Apexis Shards became Crystalweave Bracers, which I sold for 808g at the Auction House. And thus, epic flying mount, and still about 200g left over.

Since then, I nearly bankrupted myself by buying enough Primals to get my Guild Master, who's a Leather Worker, some of the materials for him to make me a Thick Netherscale Breastplate (he was good enough to make up the difference with spares he had). However, last night, I was once again grinding in Blade's Edge when another random mob drops The Hammer of Destiny - which is valued at around 1000g. I have it up on auction at 949g buyout at the moment and hoping it'll undercut the other Hammer going for 1000g.

Tonight, I watch Transformers. This weekend, Karazhan again, if there's enough places in the raid group. There's a pair of bracers from Attumen the Huntsman and these boots from the Chess Event that I've been eyeing, and the Curator still has my gloves...
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
You know you're playing too much World of Warcraft (or MMORPGs, really) when you're watching the Legion of Super-Heroes take on the Sun Eater (in "Sundown", parts 1 and 2) and translating it into raiding terms.
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)
Did the Black Morass tonight, so I'm finally keyed for Karazhan! Whee!

um, just wanted to share.
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)

Khaosworks@70
Originally uploaded by khaosworks.
Well, not so stupid. The stats on it are pretty sweet, actually. But Blizzard seems intent on making the best gear look the most idiotic. "Man, this new wand is awesome! Let's make it hot pink and have a banana hanging off the end!" Or things of that nature.

This is my level 70 Dwarf Hunter, Khaosworks, on Dath'Remar, as he currently appears. Armed with Terokk's Quill on his back, Valanos' Longbow in hand, and my latest acquisition at the end of the Teron Gorefiend quest chain — the Stalker's Helmet of Second Sight. Yes, you too can wear a dead... something on your head.

Screenshot taken outside the inn at the Aldor Rise, Shattrath City, Outland.
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
The really sad and scary part is that all of us World of Warcraft players can understand exactly how this works...

How to pick up women, WOW-style

How to date women, WOW-style

And coming soon, "How to date women (Heroic level), WOW-style".
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
There's a new toy on the WoW website (now in beta), for those that want to contemplate or show off their characters without logging on: the Armory. It basically shows everything your character sheet window does, including gear, reputation, skills and talents. Some people are muttering about privacy concerns, or rather that knowing your stats and gear will make it too easy for PvPers to figure out how to fight you, but really, I hold to the school of thought that it's not the mad skillz of your character, it's what the player does with them that counts.

So, for your perusing pleasure, here's my probably unbalanced Marksmanship-specced hunter, Khaosworks, on Dath'Remar, and my Blood Elf mage, Karazorel. Feel free to complainconstructively criticise my build (respec advice is really always welcome, since I mostly spec on instinct), and/or show off your own.

Karazorel

Feb. 26th, 2007 12:11 pm
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)

Karazorel
Originally uploaded by khaosworks.
Now that I've gotten Khaosworks, my Dwarf Hunter on Dath'Remar up to Level 70, it's time to pop by and occasionally see how the other Horde lives. This is Karazorel (yes, yes, I know, best I could come up with on the spur of the moment), a currently level 7 Blood Elf mage. I designed her with that less-than-subtle insane glint in her eyes in mind. Not that I RP all that much, but with Kara, she's basically a spoilt aristocrat with a generally psychotic streak... Paris Hilton as serial killer.

She doesn't have to be evil.

It's just more fun this way.

Soulbound

Feb. 21st, 2007 10:49 am
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)
In WOW-related news, this pair of rings is just too, too adorable for words.

In other WOW-related news, I dinged 68 yesterday. I was slowed over the four-day weekend because I was up in Kuala Lumpur visiting my mom's side of the family for Chinese New Year, but that just means more rest bonus. Shadowmoon Valley is scary.

I also realize that I need to shell out at least 1440 gold for the flying mount eventually, since I didn't factor in the 540 gold I needed to raise my Riding Skill to 150. Ouch.
khaosworks: (Peepee)
[x-posted to Vox]


Emma
Originally uploaded by khaosworks.
Finally upgraded my desktop! Meet Emma (named after the delectable Mrs Peel), a Mac Pro Quad Processor beauty, with two 2.0 GHz Intel Xeons, 1 GB on-board RAM, a 16X Dual-Layer Superdrive, an ATI Radeon X1900 512 MB, and two 250 GB hard drives, one running Mac OS X and the other Windows XP.

Sitting up top is a 20-inch widescreen LCD monitor and a new set of speakers/subwoofer. I got to say, World of Warcraft looks awfully pretty on widescreen...
khaosworks: (Burning Crusade)
Dinged 65 last night after a trip through the Slave Pens. Working on the quest chain in Nagrand that leads to this little piece now.

 


Hemet's Elekk Gun
Binds when picked up
Gun
103 - 193 DamageSpeed 2.50
(59.2 damage per second)
Durability 75 / 75
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 12.
Equip: Increases attack power by 24.
Sells for 5 Gold 78 Silver 38 Copper to vendors
Item Level 103
Source: Quest
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
[Khaosworks] Well, I finally found out where the graveyard is.
[Erind] How did you do that?
[Khaosworks] By dying. :P
[Karah] lol that's one way
[Khaosworks] Got stomped on by a Fel Reaver

Ding. 61.
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
Installing Burning Crusade.

I may be some time.
khaosworks: (World of Warcraft)
So, you may have heard about this little thing called the iPhone. I know people who are metaphorically (or at least I hope it's metaphorical) creaming their jeans over this one, but I'm one of those who look at it and go... "Nice. Cool, even, but... enhh."

To be honest, I'm more excited about the rollout of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade tomorrow. Outland, baby! Flying mounts, oh yeah! Sexy blood elves (with Mana Tap and Arcane Torrent)! Big blue Punjabi-dancing Draenei! Demons over-running Azeroth for us to beat into little meaty demon chunks! And my level 60 gets to earn XP again!

But more on both later, and why I'm not overly enthused about Apple's latest offering. I need to sleep to get over the jet-lag before I go to work tomorrow.

In the meantime, here's a nice picture of me waiting for the mothership to take me home.
khaosworks: (Legion)
The Easter eggs keep coming up fast and furious in this one.

spoilery comments about LSH 1x03. )

On the non-spoilery side, I can only express slack-jawed amazement at how awesome the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica was, how much I enjoyed seeing the return of Veronica Mars, and how I'm looking forward to see where Heroes is going to go.

Also, this week's episode of South Park, "Make Love Not Warcraft" was particularly close to my geeky heart. I don't even mind the inconsistencies and inaccuracies in gameplay, it was so hilarious. They should do more of these things.

Shaping up to be an enjoyable new Fall TV season... at least for the shows I follow.

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