It’s been a month

November 22, 2008 at 10:51 am (Derain, Professions, Whitedeath) (, , , )

Wow. Not the game but the exclamation. It’s been more than a month since i’ve updated this. So let’s talk some updates.

First of all , there’s no more Derain or Whitedeath. Gone , kaput. Since Wrath launched , i’ve been experiencing some huge quevues on Neptulon  (1800 people , 2 hours) so I packed my bags , profited of the Free Character Migration and moved all my guys (except the Death-Knight that i’ve made on Neptulon) on Shattered Halls. The problem was , that both the names Derain and Whitedeath were taken… So I was forced to change them. Whitedeath is now Amellie (which I like very much and I would have probably changed her name by paying)… Derain is Eindrake… which sux. Unfortunately , I didn’t think about Dérain until it was too late. So I’ll probably change it via paying.

I’m sad to leave my former guild (i was promoted to officer) , we were getting along rather nicelly. Too bad.

I’ve abandoned Derain (Eindrake … Dérain) somewhere at 61 , 335 mining and 308 engineering. And I’ve picked up Whitedeath (from now on I’ll call her Amellie). I’ve leveled her all the way up to level 44. I haven’t neglected my tradeskills either. I now have 280 enchanting and a beautiful recipie of Icy Chill in the bank , just waiting for 5 more points (which I’d rather make by selling , at least for 1 gold). I’ve been taking Derain on minig runs to gather Iron/Mithril to level my blacksmithing. When I started working on Amellie , BS was 151. Now it sits quite comfortably at 260. And I could probably take it to 270 or even 275 withouth many difficulties… But after that , it’s thorium theritory … and it plain sucks. Still , I was damn lucky to find mithril spurs plan on ah at just 5 gold. It was a life-saver.

As far as tanking goes , I’m doing rather well. I tanked SM (except Cath , couldn’t find a group). I tanked Uldaman as well , Razorfen Downs and even Zul Farak (where I got damn lucky on the drops : gloves + big bad pauldrons). The folks were happpy with my tanking , in ZF I once ran with 2 mages. CC and AoE the place (CC here stands for Consecrate Continuously). I’m learning. In RFD first time I ran it we wiped on the Boar Idol event (we didn’t know what to do) , and then a couple of times because of an idiotic mob who used ranged attacks on us from below.

However , 2nd time we ran RFD it went smoothly. SM-Arm – no problems. Uldaman and ZF , not a single wipe. And I’m starting to like this.

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Professions in my guild

October 11, 2008 at 5:58 pm (Derain, Guild, Professions, Whitedeath) (, , , )

The thing about WoW is that , although I don’t feel like playing it everytime (13 more levels , 13 MORE !!!) , I feel like doing something about it quite often. Somethimes I read lore on wowwiki , sometimes I read about the new patch on WoWInsider , sometimes I log on just to chat with guildies. But that time , i feld like doing something usefull , not just for me , but for others as well.

So I said goodbye to my braincells and started working on an endeavoring project. Our guild welcoming message asks us to put our professions in our notes. Everyone wrote them differently , didn’t say squat about secondary professions or about how advanced they are in their chosen profession. Some of them didn’t have notes at all even. Being an organized person , I wanted to put these skills to some good use , and also work a bit with Excel , to see if I’ve forgotten how to use it or not.

I started working on a table , which showes each guild member’s profession and how much has he leveled it. This way , you are only a filter away from seing who the best Alchemist in my guild is , to see how many people have bothered to raise cooking above 150 skill (just 3 :P) or if there’s any Blacksmith with max skill (and the answer is : no , there isn’t).

The bad thing about this list is that , at the moment it’s a bit useles … and what I mean by that is that only I can use it (because only me and a guild mate have it). I’ll have to wait a while I quess until i give it to my GM – i have to talk with her first , then exchange e-mails and so on. But , until that day comes , I’ll just delight myself knowing that Derain is the most knowledgeable Engineer in the guild , the most hard working Miner and by far the best damn Cook around (285 w00t)and that Whitedeath , although she may aprear to be a frail blood elf girl , has worked with the hammer of a blacksmith more than anyone else. (yeah , i know , i brag a lot so gank me)

Looking at those tables , at all those charts (i’ve even added colours) I realize I must be a little crazy … neah , mental health is overrated nowadays.

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Whitedeath , blood elf Paladin

September 1, 2008 at 7:17 pm (Whitedeath) (, , , )

Pana cand imi voi reactiva contul de WoW , lucru care sper sa se intample in urmatoarele 2 saptamani , nu va voi delecta cu nimic nou din realizarile mele din joc. De vreme ce nu ma joc , nu am cum sa realizez nimic , evident. Asa ca va voi povesti din peripetiile ei trecute.

Am incercat toate rolurile mari din joc. Tank , healer , dps. Toate mi-au placut , dar cand vine vorba de lupta cu bossi , cu tancul e lupta cea mai frumoasa. Tu esti in centrul actiunii , tu te lupti direct cu ala rau. Cand da cu barda tu simti , tie-ti scade viata. Esti in prima linie. Nu esti un privitor distant care din cand in cand mai trage o sageata. Esti implicat direct in lupta , simti ca tu te lupti , nu altul in locul tau. De asta vreau sa joc un tank. La solo , tot hunterul va ramane dragostea mea , dar in grupuri , prefer sa fiu tank.

Sentimentul acesta de lupta directa l-am avut prima data in Wailing Caverns. Am trecut prin caverne fara prea mare organizare. Eu eram tank cu WD , Alex era healer cu Gunracer (GR) , shamanul lui. Mai aveam cu noi un rogue imbracat foarte bine (facea fata unui elite fara probleme) si inca o clasa sau doua , parca un hunter , dar nu mai tin minte bine. Nu prea aveam rabdare sa marcam si apoi sa actionam atent , intram si luam la pumni tot ce ne iesea in cale , ne descurcam usor.

Si ajungem la Verdan the Everliving. Rogue-ul vad ca se retrage , nu se mai avanta curajos cum facuse pana atunci. Astep sa ne refacem mana si viata si incep atacul. Rogue-ul vad ca ma asteapta sa iau agro pe mine , si apoi vad ca brusc viata incepe sa scada. Si sa scada bine. In sfarsit un boss care dadea , nu se juca. GR trebuia sa dea heal dupa heal ca sa ma tina in viata. Pentru prima data intr-o instanta am simtit ca ma lupt cu ceva puternic. L-am invins pana la urma. Nu pot spune ca a fost o lupta grea , dar am simtit ca am luptat. Din acel moment am hotarat sa o duc pe Whitedeath departe.

Momentan e tanara , doar level 24. Dar , fiind imbracata numai din instante , are un echipament destul de bun. Avand ca meserii Blacksmithing si Enchanting , am pus fiecare enchant la care am avut acces pe echipamentul meu asa ca in final am ajuns la

  • 1182 Health (75 din enchanturi)
  • 1947 Armous (36 din Armor-kits)
  • 119 Defense
  • 20.86 Avoidance
  • 0 Spell Damage

Si imediat ce o sa-mi reactivez contul , va voi informa de noile peripetii , precum si de noul echipament de care voi face rost. Pana atunci … mai vedem noi

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World of Warcraft – the cast

August 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm (Derain, Kardilles, Whitedeath) ()

Welcome to the World of WAAAAARcraft.

M-am apucat de acest frumos joc obsedant prin iarna 2007-2008. Fiind un mare fan al claselor care trag cu arcul (a se vedea influentele Legolas) , avand o frumoasa Amazoana pe Bow la Diablo 2 , prima clasa pe care am ales-o la WoW a fost un Hunter (arc si sageti). Hoarda (only kids play the good guys). Troll (cea mai frumoasa clasa ca aspect). Male (e mai masculin).

Apoi am schimbat serverul , m-am dus pe Neptulon , unde mai cunosteam deja pe cineva. Avand putina experienta de grupuri , trecand prin drama LFG-ului , am vrut sa ma fac healer. Si primul meu personaj pe Neptulon a fost un priest , troll , male , Kardilles (ATM 25) . Apoi , pe la un level sub 20 , am ales sa ma intorc la clasa mea favorita – hunterul. Tot troll , tot mascul , Derain . Care e mare si tare . ATM e lvl 50 .

Apoi am convins un coleg sa se apuce si el. Si ca sa nu fie singur-singurel , am luat-o si eu de la inceput cu el. Si-am facut o echipa de elita. El healer (Gunracer , shaman , troll , male) , eu tank (Whitedeath , paladin , blood elf , female ). ATM 24. Nu se compara LFM 3 DPS cu LFM tank and healer.

Impreuna am mers prin RFC , prin WC (adica Wailing Caverns , nu chisatoare) , prin SFK si BFD (neterminat insa). Am farmat Cavernele plangacioase dupa pantalonii din Embrace of the Viper de ne-am plictisit. Nu cred ca o sa le uit vre-o data cum arata , cat m-oi juca WoW.

Acum asteptam amandoi sa ne reactivam conturile expirate , sa facem instante pana dam ding la 70 si apoi poate un Kara mic , macar pana la Curator.  ATM – waiting.

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