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I Am the “King” of the Mountain!

More BlizzCon pictures from the seat of the Ice Throne!  If only my toilet was built like this!!

Between my cell phone and camera, I am still finding pics that I took at BlizzCon 2011.

Goblin Engineers are everywhere

There was a wall to write your name on that was later defaced by some guild or player that covered up a majority of names.   A second wall was made available later and my wife and I got our names up on that one also!

Luckly, Zaren, (next to Stap) managed to find a spot on the original wall out of the way of taggers that wanted to monopolize wall space.

My Lovely Wife (Princess!) managed to find a spot on the wall also!

Some fantastic artwork donned the floor of Blizzcon!

I wouldn’t want to see this guy coming full speed towards me . . ever!

An awesome statue of “Tyrael” from Diablo.

I’ve said it before . . . Dranaei chicks are hot!

It wasn’t REALLY warm that day, but Dude HAD TO BE SWEATING in this thing!

She was just HOT!  Mmmmmm!

My first Blizzcon was very awesome! 

It was nice to be in a place where Geeks and Nerds could just be Geeks and Nerds!  We Owned the Streets during those days!! NO ONE was gonna mess with us!!

Coming from Chicago, I get different vibes about places I visit in my travels.  Anaheim, California felt very safe and relaxed to walk around in.

I dare say that even if trouble were to befall convention goers there in Anaheim, Horde would help out Alliance and Visa Versa.

More to come about Mist of Panderia!


Breakfast Topic: Having Fun Re-running Low Level Content?

Deadmines Loading Screen

Oh...I'm Ready This Time!!!

I was on my alt last night (yes, yet another one!)  just gathering and healing the occasional dungeon when I randomed into Deadmines!

I really used to hate that place!  But as a Tank, I have run that instance so many times.  And then again on my Dps characters, so it’s not big deal now.  It’s kinda funny to see players that still have issues with it especially the veteran players.

So when I saw the loading screen from it, I wasn’t worried.  But having done the instance as high level characters, I tend to forget that the original Edwin Van Cleef instance is different from the Vanessa Van Cleef counterpart.  I kept waiting for mechanics that just weren’t going to happen at that level.  (especially the nightmare!)

Have you run your alt in the original low-level counterpart to Cataclysm’s revamped dungeons and been disoriented by the memory of high level dungeon mechanics?

Starting a New Character?

A few days ago, Ty Briggs over at Wow Insider posted a breakfast topic:  “What class should a brand new player pick?”

I have tried (for a few years) to get my wife to play WoW with me.

Side Note:  My wife loves the human characters while I prefer to be furry.   (Something about a tail she doesn’t like.)  This isn’t a picture of our characters, but would probably represent our personal choices.

When I was single, my (now ex of course) girlfriend would play an online game with me in 4 player mode.  We would KILL the other two opponents (who may or may not know each other) and it was a great feeling having that person backing you up in a game!  I’ve had that feeling with guild members, but it’s not the same as having that person right there with you.

Upon hearing news that we have tickets to BlizzCon, (something I’ve never been to) my wife began to show an interest in rolling a character.  “I guess I should try to learn how to play, so I won’t be following you around BlizzCon all day,” she said. 

 She would have been happy just to go to California during the beginning of our cold season at home.  However, I think it’s because I told her BlizzCon is an all day two-day event and I probably would not see her until the end of the day each day.

I’m excited, because I really want to share my love of WoW with her!  She has asked questions about WoW, but I really can’t just explain what I love about the game without her being in it with me!  You have to experience it for yourself to understand.

During my earlier WoW playing days, she  would ask questions about WoW  but the expression she had was that of someone watching another person waste their time with some stupid game.  Back then, she wasn’t aware  that the game involved some math; people skills; priority setting; money (gold) budgeting; strategy; stat maximizing; the ability to not take too many things personally; and learning the different race, classes and abilities for Alliance and Horde characters. 

If it was just killing stuff, she should know that I would bore of it quickly, right?

Anyway, that was the past.  She saw me leveling a character I made specifically for her (some time ago) for us to level together.  This toon had been my private guild’s banker forever and forever at level 12.  Since I needed a jewelcrafter on the Alliance side, I decided to level “her” character and make it a jewelcrafter/miner.

At the time, I was questing/gathering.  I remember her saying, ” Is that my character?  I hope she isn’t a spell thrower!”  LOL  Actually, this was a good statement, because I immediately knew that she didn’t want to play a clothy.  Luckly, she character is an Elemental Shaman.  She got to see how bad ass her toon can be when it wants to be.  Suddenly, it was jumped by a bunch of mobs. (my fault really)  My wife’s character owned them in seconds.  So fast that she was like, ” did you kill them all?”  Hehe…yes, of course!

She said she liked the toon I made for her.  However, I told her to play this one, she had to roll another from level 1 so that she will learn the right way to master her abilities.

This is a good thing too, because I can then roll a healer type to back her up.  I already have several healing characters, but I want her to get the “real feel” of leveling a toon.

Some of my friends have tried to warn me about getting my spouse to play.  They would site that she will probably always want to borrow your stuff or your gold, so be prepared. 

I said, no worries!  Just like in real life, she needs a profession so she can pull her own weight!  🙂