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Hey Doomworld! I browse yur furums LURL! Here's a blog I'm typing while waiting for 1 vs 100--kids edition to come on, and I don't feel like playing WoW for a few seconds. After that, Monk will be on, then Psyche, and then an excellent episode of House I've already seen. Good times. Anyway, maybe you'll know what the hell I'm talking about sometimes, but probably not. In order of CRAZINESS!:
1-I'm sooo close to level 67 that I can sense it with my nose. What do you call that again? I forget, because you can't do it in world of warcraft. Wait, you might be able to do it with an emote actually. SMELL.
1.5-I am very impressed with the levelling content of Burning Crusade. The zones are wonderful and blow any other zone they made before out of the water. Felwood, my favorite zone before, is like a joke compared to every single of the seven Outland zones. Of the four and a half I've played so far anyway. I'm halfway through Blade's Edge Mountains. Netherstorm looks saucesome.
2-I turned 17 on Monday. Happy birfday! PBF comic! etc. To be honest I've felt 17 for forever. Glad to finally be it.
2.5-For my birthday I got a chromatic tuner, so I can tune my new 12 string bass in less than a half hour now, and also it's chromatic, which makes it a whole lot easier to tune it to power chords, which is CRAZI. I also got a Gogol Bordello hoodie and a new joypad which is an upgraded version of my old P880--it's got more triggers, it's wireless, it has built in mouse support so I don't have to use joy2key to play HL2/Doom3 engine games, and it's called P990 or something like that, like a higher number. For the record, the color scheme is better. So there.
3-http://www.doomworld.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=39340/ NEW CASTLEVANIA MAN
4-I dunno if I've brought this up, but the Castlevania that came out 2 months ago called Portrait of Ruin on DS is the greatest game I've ever played besides maaaaybe DooM.
5-New Modest Mouse album on March 20! Especially exciting! We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. Kick butt title. They've released the first song Dashboard, it is excellent, and I snagged a bootleg of a november show they played with a lot of new songs, and they are excellent. Favorite band in case you couldn't tell!
6-QWANTZ/Dinosaur Comics hit it's 4th anniversary today or yesterday, grats to them. My favorite website ever.
7-The new Sonic for Wii is looking mighty fine, I'm not sure if I should still buy a wii though. I'm sure I'll get one at some point anyway, and won't worry about it. I know I'll have to get a PSP in the fall for the new Castlevania. Maybe I'll just stick with portable systems from now on. If that's all Castlevania's gonna be on, then hell yeah.
8-I sent my DS-X back and they're sending me another, should ship in a week or so. If you don't know, it's a DS homebrew device, so I can play Castlevania III, DooM, Hexen, and Megaman 2 on my DS Lite basically. Totally worth $130 m i tire ya i m tire
9-Penny-Arcade is good today http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/02/02 It's about Vista! Screw Vista.
10-Those manly Burger King commercials are really well-made. I like, really want to buy food from Burger King because of them.
11-Kraid's Lair is the most fun song to play on guitar ever. Also, learning this song felt like my skills doubled. Sometimes certain songs just double your skill, it's weird.
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When I was your age most of you guys weren't even BORN yet, heh ;)
I concur with the sentiments about WoW:TBC. So far Blizzard seems to have everything gotten "right", which is a big compliment coming from me.
It's been a very long time since I had fun doing quests, so I'm making the most of it. That means, doing all (ALL) quests in a particular zone before moving on to the next. So far Hellfire Peninsula, Zangarmarsh, Terokkar and Nagrand are complete and I just moved on to Blade Edge Mountains. And yes, lots of solo quests available! Got to level 70 last night, baby :)
The zones seen so far are indeed very beautifully crafted. I hate stuff like Silithus ("sillythus"), with its monotonous bland "wasteland" design. So nice to see fresh, lush zones again!
Reputation gain with the available factions is very smooth (at least way up to Honored), without the stupid retarded grinds that made things such a bitch before. Most dungeons have a endgame-level wing, so you get to revisit those zones with new quests that open up.
My chosen professions are Mining and Blacksmithing. Those were pretty much dead after level 50, since whatever dropped by bosses is either better or way way WAY easier to obtain than gathering the obscene amount of materials required... Or both. Some clever things were done to Mining in TBC such as the forging of endlevel metals that also require lowlevel ore as ingredient. This assures that all the newly introduced ores remain important and not just the highlevel one. But problem: now three different professions make use of ore deposits... very high competition for resources. At least Miners are the peeps providing all the highlevel metals now, instead of Enchanters like before.
Blacksmithing is hard to level due to this. Some of the better products are only available to the blacksmith who makes them, which kinda sucks. Guess BS will still not be a moneymaker such as Alchemy and Enchanting still are. It does look like I will be able to use those products until very very late in the game, especially weapons. To get enough materials will be a long tiresome grind though.
We'll see :)
Oh, and one more nice thing: the former endgame raiding guilds got OWNED, since every highlevel dungeon plus corresponding loot got TRIVIALISED by TBC content. You grinded a year for enough DKP to gather your TierX set? Sorry, this solo quest just handed me something BETTER. Everytime I see some loser cry in a forum about that I have this big smile on my face. HA! I guess we won't see retarded "WoW == work" shit for a while now.