May 08

Well, I’ve had Wrath for about four and a half days now, and I’m sitting around level 74 – I’m hoping to get 75 before the servers go down for maintenance tonight. I could have been faster, but I’m duoing with a friend so we loseWeight Exercise a little bit of time in synchronising our [...]

May 08

I’m getting excited – I hope everyone else is looking forward to it too!
In the meantime, I’m levelling my warlock – she won’t be 70 before Wrath Day, but if I’m lucky she’ll be close enough to go straight into Northrend when I pick her up again in a few months’ time. On the one [...]

May 08

This time next week, I will be sitting down at my computer with a fresh copy of WotLK in my hot little hands. This time next week, I will be commencing the lovely patch-patch-patch-wait-patch-login-crash-login-disconnect-login-lag-lag-lag process we can all look forward to on our first few days in Northrend.
Seriously though, I can’t believe how excited I [...]

May 08

I try and stay positive when I focus on developments in the WoW world, but it’s getting hard to grit one’s teeth through yet another round of nerfs being fired like buckshot into the ranks of the paladins. Even when they’re not aiming at you, it’s almost a given you’ll get some collateral damage – [...]

May 08

I got an email about this from David, the site owner, a couple of weeks ago, and I haven’t blogged about it yet due to the deluge of 3.0.2-related posts and playtime. Thanks for the headsup, David!
TalentChic is very interesting; it looks at armory data to determine the most popular specific spec choices for each [...]

May 08

In no particular order:
Raid boss nerfs.
I know it’s disappointing for raid groups who were just about to beat Boss X on pre-nerf difficulty, and I sympathise, but: overall, I think this is a nice dose of fun for the people who get to see a few bosses they otherwise would have missed, and it’s a [...]

May 08

I’ve heard quite a few people unhappy that the new achievement system spams their guildchat relentlessly, even when they’ve turned off global achievement announcements.
Here’s how to disable them:
For nearby/chat announcements

Right click on the tab of your chat window
Go to “Settings”
In the left-hand column, pick “Other”
In the right-hand area, look for an option for ‘Achievement Announce’; [...]

May 08

Patch 3.0.2 has certainly brought a lot of people out of retirement – on swapping accounts today, I was greeted with a sight I haven’t seen for a long time!

Not a big queue, sure, but I haven’t seen a queue at all for years. Impressive.
P.S. Apologies for the lack of meaty content over the last [...]

May 08

While I was waiting for patch 3.0.2 to arrive, one of the things I did was farming reputation – for fun, and for the achievements. I got myself Exalted with all five Alliance factions, Exalted with Cenarion Circle and Argent Dawn, and I’d farmed 34K rep of the 39K I needed for Exalted with Timbermaw [...]

May 08

A week or so ago, Pike challenged us to post our banks, revelling in the messiness that is one’s bank.

Click to see a larger image.
You can see why I’m looking forward to Patch 3.0.2 so much!

12 soulbound non-combat pets (plus one in my inventory) will disappear into my Companions panel
3 mounts (plus two in [...]