Over the last couple of days, I haven’t really progressed in any game. The reasons are twofold.
World of Warcraft
I got 7 free game days to try out the new patch and maybe get hooked again. The gist of it is, I didn’t. I installed the patch, tried out the game, even talked to my old guild, but the magic just isn’t there. I might, just might, get the expansion in a couple of months to level the monk, but other than that, it seems there’s no addiction to speak of.
I started a Tekkit survival server with a friend and we have been playing the game a lot over the last few days. Tekkit is an excellent set of mods with plenty of things to discover. There’s really no point to write about this, though. Minecraft is a great game for let’s play videos, but there’s not much I can do with it when it comes to writing. Maybe someone else could, but I don’t have any ideas. In any case, that’s where most of my free time was spent recently.
Since now I suddenly have lots of time on my hands, I managed to clear the Orc and the Night Elf campaign in one day. Again, it feels easier than the first time I played it, but at that time I was still new to RTS games, as my only gaming experience at that time were consoles. Anyway, since the original was done, it was time for the expansion.
Again, this one was completed pretty quickly. I decided not to do the bonus campaign as it really doesn’t say anything about the story. Other than that, there’s not really much to say about Warcraft 3. It’s a Blizzard game, so it’s great. At this point, I think it’s pretty safe to say that about any Blizzard game. I can’t wait for WoW to continue the story in Cataclysm.
I managed to complete the Scourge Campaign and I have started the Orc campaign. Also, I am trying to do all the campaigns in exact order I decided to play the bonus campaign of The Frozen Throne before starting the Orc campaign of Reign of Chaos. Currently, I’m doing the mission where the Orcs kill Cenarius. I did not try it yet, but I don’t think it will be hard, since the entire game seems much easier than the first time I played it.
This is the only thing I played recently other than a few WoW sessions. Even so, I only played it a little bit and completed a single level of the Scourge campaign. I really hope to get more time for gaming after these exams. By the way, Arthas is a bitch!
Since Cataclysm is coming out, I decided to refresh my mind regarding the lore of the series. I don’t really feel like fighting with the archaic engine of the first 2 games, so I decided to read books and other stuff on those. As for the third game, I plan to complete both the original and the expansion.
For now, I completed the Prologue, the Human campaign and the first level of the Undead campaign. I will try to complete the Undead campaign tomorrow. Not much to say about the game otherwise. Everyone knows it’s great.
Brewfest is ON! I went to the Ironforge beer garden and did the introduction quests. Then I did a few beer runs, an add service and helped defend the beer from the Dark Iron Dwarves. After that, I got a quest to go kill Direbrew who was responsible for the attack. I got a group of 3 other people and we went to Blackrock Depths to find him. He wasn’t hard to kill, and we did it four times, but he didn’t drop any mounts. I really want the kodo mount, so I will be killing him every day.
I did get 2 nice trinkets. One is basically a copy of the Mirror of Truth, but it’s named differently so I can carry two now. The second is a nice trinket that grants 175 stamina, which isn’t that important to me, but it can also summon a female dwarf that heals my entire group over time. Hopefully, he will drop different stuff tomorrow. I need to gather a total of 550 emblems in order to get the meta achievement, so I will be busy for the next few days.
Today was Pirate Day, so I went to Booty Bay and joined a pirate crew. I got a cool pirate outfit, but it only lasts for 12 hours. I guess I still have to get on the good side of the Bloodsail Buccaneers. That’s pretty much all that happened today. The Brewfest starts tomorrow so I’m looking forward to that.
I’m still on trial in Burning Aether. We are constantly raiding and I love it. DKP are going up so I will get plenty of loot once I get accepted permanently (hopefully). I’m also trying to complete the Loremaster achievement. I got Loremaster of Northrend a few months ago and I got Loremaster of Outland a few weeks ago, so I’m concentrating on Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor. I still need 31 out of 700 quests in Eastern Kingdoms as well as about 400 quests in Kalimdor so I still have plenty to go.
Sadly, Eternal Myst broke up. Due to a personal problem, most of the leadership had to move to another server, so the rest of us decided to part ways. I consider some of these people my friends so it was a sad moment. Luckily, I got accepted on a trial basis to Burning Aether, one of the top guilds on Azuremyst. They raid actively, but also have a social aspect so there is not much pressure to play. I hope to do well on the trial and get accepted permanently.
After a few weeks of emblem farming I managed to acquire my T9 shoulders and a very nice libram. My dps is pretty high now compared to the old guild, but nowhere near the top in the new one. Since I’m on trial, I can’t get any loot from the raids yet, but I do collect DKP so I will be able to get more once and if they accept me permanently. Larthas’ future in this game is very bright.