Posts Tagged ‘WoW’

So last night I’ve been still struggling to pick what characters to play in Legion. I think I will settle on my 4 alliance toons: Draenai hunter, gnome mage, pandaran priest and of course my human warlock. Seeing that classes matter more in the next expansion, it has actually given me an insentive to level every class. I say every class, but I won’t have a dk, rogue or monk. I just can’t get the hang of these classes.

Ofcourse WoW isn’t my only mmo, I mean this is me, the girl who is always undesisive about games etc. So what mmo’s have I been playing?

Guildwars 2: I have to admit that I really enjoy playing my necromancer, but I really am playing this game as if it was a single player. I’m not interested in the dungeons or pvp. I’ve just been focussing on her personal storyline and it’s really good. I don’t know if I’d want to get the expansion Heart of Thorns for this one as soon as it’s released though.

Elder Scrolls online: I adore this game! I am playing it on ps4 now and the quests are a lot of fun. As always it took me a while to settle on a character, but I now have a nightblade Khajiit and I really enjoy playing her.

I do feel that this game is just better on the ps4, it doesn’t feel so clunky when you play it with a controller. Also the Aldmeri Dominion (one of the factions you choose to join at the start of the game) has the most amazing NPC in the entire game: Razum-Dar

This Khajiit always makes me giggle when I have to help him with missions and it’s one of the reasons why I ditched my bosmer sorcerer for a Khajiit. Also Cats Rule!

If you’re thinking of picking up ESO I would say ‘yes, do it!’, but I do feel that it plays better on the ps4 personally. The storyline is great and the world is amazing. I love discovering tiny things that lead you to another quest or more lore.

So this is how I’ve been dividing my time on mmo’s lately.

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Lately I’ve been playing my Bloodelf hunter a lot. Well, I say a lot, but I’m actually taking my time with her. She’s only level 93 but I really want to get her to 100 and then focus on the human warlock and I even rolled a belf rogue. A class I suck at so much, it’s a new challenge now for me.

All these chars reside on Argent Dawn which is an rp server and that’s exactly what I want tot do with my characters. Raiding doesn’t tickle my fancy any longer and I’m tired of my alliance characters (not entirely otherwise I wouldn’t have a human lock ;)) so hopefully running around on horde side I will feel inspired again to play.

As many people know who follow me on either the podcast, twitter or now this blog again, I do love mmo’s a lot. I think it has to do with the fact that you’re never truly alone in the game. It’s what attracts me most to mmo’s, the social aspect. If I want to have the experience of a solo game there are many other games out there, one of them is Dragon Age: Inquisition and I’m playing a lot of it, but I will give that game it’s own post.

Currently I’m still running around in WoW. I’ve levelled to 100 and tried a bit of LFR and trying to get my garrison to progress, but something is just not doing it for me any longer. I don’t know what it is, but I was often logging in, looking at my quest/chore list and just logging off again. Plain and simple: the game wasn’t any fun for me.

I tried to find out what I did like all those years ago. Sure, I loved raiding, but with my current working hours that is a nono and there is only so much LFR you can do before you go a bit silly. I took a brave step towards my old rp server and created a new human warlock. I thought well about her background story and the more I thought about it, the more enthusiastic I got about playing here. I actually created a role play character after many years.

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Meet Zoellha, the clumsy warlock

So far, she has proven to be a lot of fun. I’m not very good at warlocking (yes that’s a verb now), but i will just level her slowly while trying to get more and more into rp. I even created a new dreanai paladin and a nightelf mage to get more rp stories. Tho in all honesty my knowledge about nelf mages is a bit lacking.

So what else is there to play besides wow? Well actually this is a pretty good time to start dipping your toes into some of the non-sub mmo’s. I actually went back to my old time favourite:

The Secret World

It’s one of those mmo’s that’s more aimed towards a mature audience and because it’s set in the modern world, it gives you quite a unique experience. I love the stories by H.P. Lovecraft and this mmo is dark and disturbing. again I’m on a roleplay server and I’ve just created a Templar this time. Mostly because the Templars are being portrait as the super good guys and that will be a nice challenge from my neutral Dragon character. Also it will be interesting to see if the changes to the game have made it more friendly to players who just start out.

Creepy goat demon will probably want your soul in TSW

Creepy goat demon will probably want your soul in TSW

Guild Wars 2

I always loved the visuals in Guild Wars 2 and the storyline for Silvari is pretty interesting too, but for some reason I stopped playing. When I got told there was an expansion coming out, I figured it would be time again to jump back in and see what’s going on and you know what, it grabbed me immediatly. I kept on running through areas with my hunter and it was just so stunning seeing the landscape change. I’m not a big fan of the questing, but when there is a world event going on, I always participate and it’s fun seeing all these people try to take down this big monster. My bet is, I will be returning back to level my Silvari slowly.

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Graphics wise Guild Wars 2 is pretty amazing!

 The Elder Scrolls Online

I’ve been incredibly harsh on this game when it was in Beta. I didn’t like the questing and the starting areas dragged so all in all I was not going to play this….. Ow how boredom can change things. I don’t know what came over me, but I decided to get this game when it was launched live, not only did I get a copy… I got the special deluxe edition. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. I got a gorgeous statue and the art book is just amazing! Well worth the money.

Don't judge this game too quickly!

Don’t judge this game too quickly!

I created a dark elf and joined a different faction than what she was meant for (I think I started at the woodelf and Kajit area) and after escaping a prison (spoiler I guess) I was pleasantly surprised by the new starting area. It really grabbed me and I just kept on running around hunting for treasure, doing quests, exploring the world. I loved it! Admittedly, there were some dodgy bugs in the game and I soon found out that my rogue wasn’t quite able to do certain quests on her own level just because the mobs were impossible to kill, but I still enjoyed it. It was like playing Skyrim, but there were more people, making the world feel more alive to me. The reason I stopped playing this game was purely because of the sub. I didn’t want to pay for another mmo, so the news that ESO is going to be buy to play like Guild Wars 2 in March is very good news to me. I already updated my game with the patcher so I can’t wait for March to roll around.

What mmo are you playing?

After a long time I’m finally enjoying WoW again. I know that it is perfectly normal to get burned out at times when you play a game for 8 years. Luckily I’m part of a great community and have wonderful friends who knew how to get me out of my little dip in WoW.

EJ and Raven (my co-hosts on Girls Gone WoW) suggested I would just focus on one or two characters. I have to admit that it’s three chars now, but I’m feeling a lot better. I’ve decided to level my pandaren hunter, Draenai shaman and my panda monk. I alter them when I get a bit bored with one toon or when they run out of rested xp. It has made playing the game a lot more enjoyable.

I also don’t feel the push any more to do all the things. I’ll do my farm when I feel like it and the same goes for dailies. I still plan on seeing all the content, but I’m in no rush. Same goes for levelling all my toons. I want all my characters on both sides to reach 90 in the end. I guess levelling is just a thing that I do and I enjoy it if I don’t get overwhelmed for choices.

That leads me to my new pondering though. What do I level on the horde side? I don’t want to level 3 toons there at the same time. I want to focus on one toon and just play it and I’d rather not play the same class that I’m already playing on alliance side, so no shaman, monk or hunter for the moment.

There’s a few toons I’m oogling:

Greskaa; the Orc warrior who is running around in Howling Fjord

Zanija; the troll warlock who just arrived in Feralas

Katili; the bloodelf paladin who made her first steps in Pandaland

Tinkxi; the goblin priest who is healing her butt off in Outland

Aliskayla; the goblin mage who is ready for Pandaland

I think I might have to keep the warlock for our little GGW levelling project that I’m planning on doing with Raven and EJ and any other guildies that want to join us. I’m thinking of rp-levelling even through dungeons and zones if people would be interested in that.

So what class to level on horde side… *ponders*

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I’ve been feeling a bit sick for a few days now and I couldn’t do my normal Monday to Friday posts. I’ll just do a recap for this week in this post.

WoW

I’ve still been pottering along on my Destro warlock and she is a lot of fun, however now that I’ve hit Desolace I’ve hit a brick wall. I love Desolace questing a lot more now than pre-cata, it’s just not pulling me in as much as I hope. On the good side though I have been running around on my Tauren Shaman in Pandaria and I am really enjoying her elemental spec. I am trying  to be brave enough to jump into a dungeon and heal, but I have no idea how to resto on a shaman. Perhaps doing some bg’s on her as a healer would help.

On Raiding

I haven’t raided in ages now. I’ve said on the podcast (ggw) before that I’m not meshing that well with my resto/balance druid at the moment. I love my druid, but it just doesn’t feel like it’s in a good spot. Also due to some personal issues going on within my raiding guild, I have a feeling that that guild will implode soon. I know I can go back to Itp because they are wonderful people, but a part of me is curious if it would help me love my toon again if I would join an rp guild. Just to get some rp in with her again. Who knows, at the moment I’m not playing her at all. I haven’t even seen the new stuff in 5.1 in the Krasarang Wilds.

Other games

With the massive steam sale going on I’ve bought several games: Dead space 1 and 2, Dragon Age 1 (complete collection) and the Witcher 1 and 2. I am really a scardypants when it comes to Dead Space, but the story is so good. I want to know what happened! I am enjoying Dragon Age again and I actually am going to play through the entire story for once. Last time I played it I stopped at 25% in I think.

I’m still running around in Star Wars the Old Republic as my female trooper. It’s nice seeing the story from the Republic  side for once, but I guess I’ll be an Imperial deep down.  I’ve also rebooted Vampire the Masquerade: bloodlines and I love the story and rp-side of that game, though I find it hard not to be a graphic snob and get over some of the graphic issues in the cut scenes.

Other stuff in my life

I’m still trying to lose weight and so far it’s going quite well. I’ve lost 12lbs now and that’s a quarter of my first goal; losing 50lbs. I need to do this for some of the plans I have in 2013. I am going to reward myself at every stone lost with a little geeky something. Not quite sure what yet, but I do know that when I reach my end goal I’m going to treat myself to some nice warcraft hoodies from Jinx!



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I’m still running around in WoW and really enjoying the low level area’s. It feels uncomplicated and there’s no pressure to perform at my best. I can glance away at times and spam some buttons while watching a film on my other screen.

I should be playing Guildwars 2, but I still haven’t settled on a class or when I think I have I come to a point where I can’t do any more heartquests (all of them are done) and I just have to grind out the last levels for my story quest to get to the appropriate level. It’s something I really hate doing. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t settled in GW2 yet. If I would have to go for a class though, I guess it’s a tie between elementalist and a guardian. I will sit down to play through it properly one of these days….I hope.

A game that really surprised me yet again was Star Wars the Old Republic. I’ve made a post before about why I wasn’t going to play any longer, but now that it became free to play the pull to get back to the game was back. I decided to see if the f2p option was not going to annoy me too much and I could always un-install the game if it did. 

I hate the fact that I can’t have more then 2 character slots. For someone like me who is an altoholic that’s just horrible. I deleted all my alts but kept my agent, who was now moved to a pure pvp-server but I’ll rant about that another time. I decided to create a new character on the English rp-server. I wasn’t quite sure what to play, but decided to go Republic side this time. I was tempted by the smuggler, but it’s basically the same class as my agent. I needed something else. For now I didn’t want to play a Jedi, since I wanted another steamy romance to happen *smirks*. Hence my kick ass trooper was born. I wasn’t quite sure about her until I heard the same voice as my Shepard from Mass Effect! That got me so excited! I was running around doing quests and before I knew it 3 hours had passed without me even realising it. So far very good first impressions again. We will have to see if the story holds up in the end, but for now I’m enjoying myself. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that EA/Bioware will enable purchasing more character slots in an (early) upcomming patch, because if I get too attached to this char there is no way in hell that I’m deleting her!

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