Thursday, November 3, 2011

Queue times too long, do dailies

Last night finally got back in,  worked out well.   I did some Archeology while waiting for a LFD queue to pop.  It never popped,  The queue was 24 minutes, and it was 9:30 and the dungeon run would most likely be 45 minutes...this isn't going to work.

I did Fireland dailies again.  I'm working on the second quest for 125 marks,  right now I'm at 49.  If I keep up with it I should have them all finished by 4.3...ugh

I will say though, as a casual player I do like the Firelands.   Sure it's red, and you can't fly,  but overall it's a unique experience.   I get to do some skinning there on the spiders,  the quests are easy to accomplish nearby to each other.   Part of the fun I have is to see if I can get them all done around the same time.  Kill 6 of this, heal 8 of them,  plant 5 of close can I get them done to each other?  Multitasking. In this respect it's a fun minigame to me.

The one I don't care much for is the one where you have to destroy the 5 blue runes in the cave with those smoke elementals coming at you.  They hit for 5-6K,  unless you are standing on the rune, then it's 50-60 points total.  2 orders of magnitude difference.  But you have to  navigate through them,  ride currents.  sometimes I can do it quick,  sometimes I die 2 or 3 times.   But once you do it, you can do the other cave quest pretty easily,  the "Find the Fire Druids gear".  Nothing chases you after you destroy the runes.

I do think I was able to get most of the non-raiding Firelands achievements too;

I still have couple left to go.  But they're were cool to go after.  Broke up the monotony of the daily quests.

Time to go...I hope I gave you some insights into Firelands...even if you're already finished with it. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Things getting back on track.

The damage to my man-cave, from a dead sump pump,  has been fixed.   Dang those guys worked quick.

2 guys, 5 days.  They busted ass, and it's nice. Better than before.

My PC isn't quite yet hooked back up.  Had a birthday to go through yesterday,  I am now father to a vibrant 5 year old. Same attitude the day before, nothing magical changed overnight.  But WAY better than the attitude of when she was 3.

Tonight,  if all goes well,  my bride is at ZUMBA, and the 5 year old and I will be in the basement getting things settled.  My hunter is board out of his mind right now,  he's stuck right outside the new in in Stormwind,  hasn't moved since last Thursday morning.  

As far as WoW news,  Guild services are available now on all realms.  Guild rename, moves, faction changes; they're all available for the right price.

Everything is kind of calming down now,  MoP is settling in, the haters are slowly hating less.   The build up to patch 4.3 is starting,  as well as Diablo 3's release.

I start getting together all the 4.3 data, and let you, the crickets, know what's changing.   Your chirp is deafening.

Lunch time posts are kind of restrictive...don't have time to post everything.