Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holidays almost over

Sorry about the lack of posts. The holidays have kind of taken over around here. Still playin' WoW, but I'm sure all of you are way beyond me (hence the "casual player blog"). I recently hit level 74. I'm still leveling with my wife and only when the kids are asleep. So, when I play solo I've been working on making money and rep. I'm going for cross-faction mounts, which pretty much means questing in newbie zones. Just need to figure out how to get the rep with those darn gnomes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aspect of a Viper Mod!

Its about time! Us hunters who forget to look up to see what aspect we are in finally have a mod to save us!!

Have you been in a raid/instance, run out of mana? You switch to aspect of a viper to get your mana back only to find 30 minutes later YOUR STILL IN ASPECT of a VIPER???!!!! Oh @#$@!, maybe you haven't done that before but I have, felt really stupid. /facepalm.

Now we have an answer: ViperWatch! It keeps an eye on your mana and when your mana gets to a predetermined level it reminds you to switch and when your mana is back up it kindly reminds you to switch back to aspect of a dragonhawk (or if you are a slow leveler like myself - aspect of a hawk). No more embarrasing moments. As long as you keep growl of your pet and don't ramdomly have him pull new mobs to your group.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Instance

So, if you like following world of warcraft stuff then HERE is the PODCAST for you!!! This is by far the best WoW podcast out there, and I'm dorky enough to listen to about 5 of them. So, click here and check it out. You can find the instance also on itunes.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dual specing

So, I'm really excited about this whole dual-specing thing, but a little bummed at the same time. Why am I excited? I can have improved traps when I need them (survival hunter) and then I can be awesome dps, even after the great hunter nerf, (BM, MS hunters). I can have my cake and eat it to!

But..... is Blizzard making us all the same???? Are we utterly going to lose our uniqueness in the world of warcraft? They already made it so you can take anybody you want to a raid. No need for a particular class for a particular fight (like doing the demon dude in Kara without a lock - or the hawkdragon guy in ZA without a mage). Now, we're losing the uniqueness about how we spec. Sooner or later we'll all be dressing the same (well, maybe not that).

All in all, I'm still excited about it. What do you think?

Monday, December 15, 2008

nothing new to you

So, a big shout out to Ryan for hitting 50 with his main toon. OOooOOooOOo. When an altoholic hits such accomplishments it needs to be let known. lol, Ryan in 5 levels you can get yourself a DK, aren't you so excited???

Anyway, I'm pretty boring lately. While everybody is now talking about 80 level content I'm still level 73, no big deal. I'm not actually very upset. All you people are obcessed, lol. I've been trying to level my professions for my DK to make gold! So, I spent the morning running around killing raptors for leather and got my skinning skills up to 204 I think. Wow, this is so boring, lol.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Break

So, while everybody is playing more and more I'm playing less and less. Do I like the game less than I use to? No. Does a father of 3 have time to do anything besides working and Christmas preparation at this time of year? No, not really. So, my toon is still at 73, and hasn't budged since I posted last. You have to have priorities right?

So, all of this talk about WoW addiction and it being evil makes me laugh.  You can do studies and show that anything is addictive. Heck reading books, watching TV, other video games, taking walks, running through sprinklers, giving dogs baths, eating old hard candies from nursing homes, etc etc could be labled addictive if you got carried away. So, what's the solution? Balance. I do admit I'm probably addicted, but its not effecting my life too much I don't think. I am able to stop playing when real life gets in the way. I mean really, my family and my job are more important and should come first. Do I always put them first? Well, no, but I'm a lot better than I was a year or two ago. I think my whole guild is going to hit 80 before I do, and that's fine. I'll get there sooner or later.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

level 73

73!!!! lol
yeah, while everybody is writing about level 80, I hit 73. But that's okay, that means I'm not playing as much as they are which is a good healthy thing. Now the fact that I'm not to far off from getting my achievement for catching 500 fish leaves something to be said. I have my fishing all the way up to 330. Wooo Hoooo! lol Why do I care? I don't know, I don't play my with my mountain lion who would eat fish anymore. The Gorilla doesn't care for it too much. He's rather have a bananna or some fungus or something. If I was a hardcore player I would be a geek about getting all of my achievements up and all of my secondary professions up. So, this is my casual playerness being geeky but somewhat muffled I guess.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm back

Most people probably thought that this Thanksgiving weekend was a perfect time to get a little bit farther to 80 (or get some gear for you people who are already 80). Well, I didn't touch my Hunter at all this weekend. He's a whooping level 72. But I wasn't home and I don't like playing my main anywhere but on my home computer. I don't have my macros on other computers and now that I have... a lot of macros... maybe too much? idk. But I don't like playing without them anymore. So, I leveled my wife's druid all the way to 24 (I know I know, I'm bad@ass).

My wife and I finally got back to our DKs and finished the beginning quests. They are awesome. I don't want to give any spoilers away (sorry Ryan), but even if you are not planning on rolling a death knight, I would still suggest doing the beginning quests at least then make them your bank alt or something. It was just too cool of a story line.

Anyway, I'm back for all of you thousand of readers (ha ha).