vrijdag 27 november 2015

Legions of Valor Points.

It worked Blizzard, good job!

What worked?  Well..  the effort to make people do dungeons again.

Looking at myself, I did 5 timealkers last week, all the Mythics. and some Heroics. I even strolled into HFC-LFR's last Saturday...although I must say, that some alcohol was involved.

And looking at Innovation, I am not the only one. More people are running dungeons again. Everyone wants their Valor Points, their chance on a Mount, and their chance on trinketssss...prrety trinketssss.

Speaking about trinket. I got the Orb somehwere in the weekend, and last night I got the Tank and the Strength trinkets in one Everbloom run. Which is nice, especially considering that the two I am missing now, agility and healing, are roles I can put my loot specialization on.

But...there is always a but..

What will happen in two to four weeks? All the trinkets have been gained? And all my gear will be upgraded. So I need to do only 2-3 mythics a week max, to keep possible new gear upgraded,

What else can we do with the Valor Points?

And then there is all this news from the Legion Alpha. I will not go to much in spoilers (about the Lore), but I can tell you that Balance gets one of the cooler-named talents:  Starlord.

I am actually waiting on news what the Artifact Weapons will do. The list of Legendaries that dropped this week gives no clue about that. The Legendaries will be rare, although with powerfull effects, but rare...  and grindy I guess?  There are discussions that you need them for worldfirsts. I can see some of them having a small effect on that, but..well...I ain't a world-firster anuway.

....and while writing this, MMO-champion came with the Artifact-Calculator. At first sight, I am not impressed. It seems like ye ole talent-system. A few percent more damage/healing on random spells, and sometimes a Huge Talent. I have no idea if you can get al the talents in the end, or only half. Need more info.

maandag 16 november 2015

Did Someone Say Dungeons again?

It took me 6 hours on Saturday morning. I started at 7, and was done at 1. SIX hours to completely clean up Argent dawn. I went by all alts, cleaning up banks, sending of stuff to other alts. I also did one full run, if possible, through all the mines and gardens.

So much stuff was lying everywhere, and of course, I was not rushing stuff, but still, 6 hours. And for what?  well..this weeks patch of course.

Basically, with all the valor everywhere, I expect not much alt-ing next few weeks, must get the gear-upgrades.

zondag 8 november 2015


YES..  I am tempted to write this whole blog-post in Capitals, because I will have a scythe as artifact weapon, in honor of Pratchett's character Death...  but I will spare you that my dear readers. Still.. a SCYTHE!

Combine that with 'new' Moon-kin forms and I will continue being Balance in Legion. But wait..there seems to be more.

The bloody Lunar/Solar bar is going away. No more cursing at the PC because you somehow managed to hit the wrong spell (that is Wrath/Starfire) for your current Eclipse..or more likely..when the spell actually goes off.

It is a bit unclear what we get back, but it seems to be a resource system. Like Monks/Paladins I guess. Build up a buff, and unleash it. I approve of this. More control over what you do, then actually having the Eclipse-bar being in control.

And some news about spells from a long time ago. They mentioned Thorns, although that was considering levelling as restoration. And Innervate, for Balance only. So.. I will be the healers favorite  :p

There is also something about attuning to a different spec..to do it better..but that seems unclear..and hazy. And I will loose stampeding roar ( Cat/Bear only). But.. well..  this is planned..let's see what actually survives in 9 months.....  yeah..releasing content faster my....

..and on another note, Innovation has only 1 boss left on Heroic......

Innovation takes down Manny on Heroic

maandag 2 november 2015

Dragon lair

So...did I miss the memo? Since when does the dragon-shapeshift stick after unequipping the legendary staff?

A Dragon in her lair?

zaterdag 19 september 2015

zaterdag 5 september 2015

donderdag 16 juli 2015

The Token and it's strange quirks?

I have been there.

There was a time in my live, not so long ago actually, where I was doing everything to save money. My monthly standard expenses like gas, electra, mortage where that high, that they almost exceeded my income. That is not a healthy place to be.

I had to really cut back on a lot of things, just be more careful how much you spend on stuff. I can go into detail, but this is not a 'How is my life'-blog, this is a World of Warcraft blog. So what does the above as to do with WoW?

Gold Tokens

Some of my sources reported a strange thing. Players trying to not use their Gold. Every time something cost gold in game, they weigh their options. Is it really worth buying it? What do I need it for? Just like in real life.

And most gold-spending is avoidable. Repair-bills? Join a raiding guild. Flightpath Costs? Just ride your mount. A new coin for gear, enough other options, even with the current need for Garrison Resources, they would opt for that , rather than paying 500 gold.

And for what?

To make sure they have enough gold to buy a token. That can be every month, although you do need a lot of time to make 50k/month I guess. Or to have enough gold, to get them through a rough spot in Real Life, and still be able to play World of Warcraft.