A Whole Bunch of Random

Posted in Blog Community, Drivel on April 15, 2010 by Valgav

I’ve been meaning to make a post for last week and a half but have been somewhat unmotivated to do so. Some of this lack of motivation comes from the fact that I just acquired a new job, but a far larger portion of it comes from my continuing addiction to Modern Warfare 2.

As a result, I’ve decided that today I will just post a bit on a number of totally unrelated topics.

WTB Farmer Title

So a couple of weeks ago I decided to dust off my farmbot main on The Forgotten Coast realm and farm up some gold for a friends first epic riding skill. Took me 2 days of about 3-4 hours each to farm up 4k. Gold is fairly easy to farm if you know what you’re doing. In fact, it occurs to me that nearly everything I have in game is a direct result of my ability to farm.

I’m a hoarder so I naturally have the pet and mount cheeses. I don’t want to even think about how much those all cost me altogether.  (Especially that Cenarion Hippogryph, Tundra Mammoth and Hog.) And when you add up all of the boe’s I’ve bought for alts, all their epic flying skills and so on. It’s mind boggling just how much effort I’ve put into making gold and am only sitting on 3k  or less across all realms.

Now since that is the only thing I’m good at in this game, I think I should be rewarded for it. (Because ya know, all that stuff isn’t reward enough.) PvPers have the Battlemaster and Gladiator titles. PvEers have all sorts of titles like Twilight Vanquisher, Kingslayer, and so on. And I’m feeling a little jealous.

‘Farmer’ would be the best, I’ll also settle for ‘Lamer’, ‘King Scrub’ or ‘the Chinaman’.  …Derull the Chinaman… that has a nice ring to it.

That Same Old Thought About DPS

If you’re a dps and you die, it’s probably your fault. That’s all there is to it. You pulled threat? Well it’s not the healer’s job to keep you standing in my opinion, you should have watched your threat.  You stood in the fire? You’re retarded. Really, the only reason you should ever die is unavoidable raid-wide damage, or perhaps in encounters with mind control. And then, in these situation, it might be the tank or healer’s fault. Even if it is, don’t lose your effing mind. Those who live by the dps, die by the dps.

And honestly, I don’t care how much dps you do. You want to show me that you’re good at wow? Then don’t play a dps class… play a tank or a healer. Ya know, something that takes real skill. =P

Thoughts on Warrior Changes in Cataclysm

There are changes coming for warriors? After reading the warrior section all I can think is that nothing is really going to be different. Sure there’s rage normalization, which seems a bit faulty atm from the way they describe maxed rage. And arms is losing all weapon specs, which is really okay, because all arms warriors get sword spec essentially. (Gotta keep that rng in my rng)

They say we’re gonna get heroic leap  in Cata… but I’ve been fooled once already about this. I’ll remain skeptical this time. And I swear, if they hype it up and don’t deliver this time, I’m gonna Heroic Throw my sword at the closest GM. However, if arms get to use it in combat, I’m gonna be pretty excited. : )

That New Rocket Passenger Mount

Goes the speed of your fastest mount, flies, and has a spare seat? Awesome.

Attainable from RAF? Less awesome, but okay.

Going to have to RAF again just to get it? Lame.

Now there are a lot of people who are insisting that people who already have the Zhevra will also be able to redeem this mount, but I can find no mention of that anywhere. Knowing Blizzard, anyone who has done RAF will have to do it again to get this bad boy. I mean why give people free stuff when you can charge em? I can see it already: “We’ve decided that having a limited edition Zhevra mount is enough of a reward for those people who have used RAF in the past. However future use of the RAF will still allow these peoplet to gain the rocket as well.” Stupid blizzard.

Now of course the other thing Blizzard is known for is caving in to whiners, so perhaps if I just wait they’ll just give me the rocket after all.

It’s not so much that I want a really cool mount for free. Don’t misunderstand. I just don’t like the idea that I, someone who used their recruitment tool when it first came out, get a epic land mount of somewhat mundane appearance, while people who do it now will get a ridiculously awesome flying passenger mount. Just seems unfair.  /shrug

This Blog Needs a Kick in the Pants

I go through phases where I am extremely motivated to build things. As a result I have this blog and the forum for my IRL roleplaying game. However these phases come and go at random. In effort to keep me posting, I think I’d like to open up a couple of options here. Firstly, I can totally rip off Tamarind, Windsoar, Syrana and many others and offer myself up as a muse of sorts. Just ask for one and you’ll receive a Valgavian topic. Additionally, I’ll do requests. If any of you who read my blog want to know my stance on anything, from the Lich King to Magic: the Gathering to applesauce, just ask and ye shall recieve. : )

Gnomer and Out! errrr…. I mean, until next time.

P.S. All questions asked here will appear in my next post.

The Stable – SAN Edition

Posted in Blog Community, Character Junk, WoW Adventures on March 23, 2010 by Valgav

So my last post was the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic about starting over. In it, I essentially said I’d never play Alliance. Of course, as is often the case in my life, I ended up eating crow.

Here’s the deal: Like many in the blogosphere I discovered the Single Abstract Noun guild. Bloggers playing together, leveling toons, and having a great time sounded too good to pass up. Lo and behold I found myself rolling a Draenei warrior on Argent Dawn. Continue reading

BAST: Starting Over

Posted in Blog Community on March 19, 2010 by Valgav

This is my post for the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic.

    The question: If you had the chance to start all over again in WoW, but your char is already level 80, or level 1 depending on if you like to level or not :>. What class would you pick? What race? What faction?
    Why would you pick that class/race/faction?

    And most of all what would you plan to do with it? Raid, PvP or just hang out in Dalaran?

Hmm… tricky question. Before I can answer that, I’d have to say this: I have had two mains in my WoW career. I played Llem for most of BC, only leveling Derull near the end of that expansion. (Derull was rolled first however, but warriors seemed boring as hell) Of course this was before achievements, so the switch was relatively painless. Now however with the achievement system in place, and me being a packrat and a completionist, I don’t know that I could play any other toon other than Derull as my main. He has all my pets, all my mounts, and my 7k cheese points.

So there’s an additional question of whether or not this new 80 would have matching cheese points. I suppose that would go against the whole ‘Starting Over’ premise though.So for this Shared Topic I’ll assume that either I’m not a packrat collector, or that pets/titles/cheeses don’t exist. Now, on to the fun stuff. Continue reading

A Thought About Guilds

Posted in Blog Community, WoW Adventures on March 6, 2010 by Valgav

Apparently there is a huge buzz in the world of bloggers lately about blogging and guilding. Further more, there’s a lot of hullabaloo about guilds in Cataclysm. I hadn’t paid it much mind until today. I just read Tamarind‘s blog post which amongst other things addresses leaving guilds. It made me think about Sprink and her recent decision to go guildless after I left the once great guild we were in. And having thought about it for a bit I realize I have some of my own insight into the subject. Continue reading

A Very Rare Occurence

Posted in Drivel on March 5, 2010 by Valgav

Something has happened to me on WoW that rarely happens… especially at max level. On the few occurrences of such an event, I become as giddy as a schoolgirl. It actually causes me to swell with more pride than I feel when I look at all of my cheeses combined. (Well… almost.)

And without further preambling, I present you this:

There he is, Derull, the flagship of my fleet. And for the first time since midway through BC, he looks cool. I can’t explain just how happy that makes me.

Perhaps I should explain. As I don’t raid, nor arena, my gear is usually a bunch of welfare epics. Be they heroic gear, last season’s PvP pieces, or holiday jewelry, my gear has always been a mismatched group of last year’s shinies. It never really bothered me that my gear wasn’t the best, I get all I want from this game playing ‘casually’. And most of the time it was more than enough to get by.

And that’s not to say my current gear is really all that amazing. Last raid’s set pieces… and 10 man that were bought with triumph emblems at that. Buyable shoulders, bracers, boots, ring, necklace and weapon are high level, but easy enough to get if you have enough gold. Trinkets are heroics or triumph fare, and the rest falls into the heroic ICC 5mans – emblem of triumph variety. I suppose the belt is a frost emblem belt.. so there’s that.

The point is, that I have a gearscore (grrrrscore imo) of 5444 and I don’t look like a schmuck. Everything matches for the most part… and I am ecstatic. Usually my toons look like the orc in the banner or the orc to the right. Kinda cool, but they look like they got dressed in the dark. If I had more cash, I’d buy one of dem Figureprint thingers. :D

An Orc’s Best Friend

Posted in Drivel on January 19, 2010 by Valgav

Recently, Blizzard has put an emphasis on vanity pets. They do stuff, they look better, some of em cost 2 packs of smokes worth of cash to buy. And as a collector I couldn’t be more happy. Continue reading

My Stable: My toons – Part 3

Posted in Character Junk on January 15, 2010 by Valgav

Welcome to third entry of the ongoing ‘Who is Valgav, and why should I care?’ series. (Like the snappy new name?) We’ve seen my two mains, former and current, so let us move on to the list of alts and see who pops up. And remember, former entries can be found in the Character Junk section. Continue reading

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