The gaming and technological musings of a software developer

Diablo. Thou hast become fun again

With the changes Blizzard have implemented in the pre-expansion patch I’ve re-found Diablo. Loot drops – lots of them, quick leveling and a configurable difficulty that means I can be punished for my mistakes and not walk around like I’m some sort demi-god which realistically gets boring very quickly. I was indifferent to Reaper of Souls but now I’m definitely looking forward to playing it.

Hammer Time

U can't touch this

Thanks to the efforts of Elsen, the members of Jane Doe and the denizens of Open Raid I now make awesome awesome bubbles.

My Christmas Project — Part Deux

As detailed in my last post my World of Warcraft project for this Christmas break was to get my bank alt Gnome to level 80 for a Herald of the Titans run that’ll be happening sometime later this year. Unfortunately I did not commit the necessary time to the project to get it done. I did however get him 13 more levels up to a nice 53. About halfway through I was informed that I really should have him in a guild with all the leveling perks and was hindering things by keeping him in my banking guild ‘The Royal Bank of Grokk’.

My Christmas Project

My 2012 Christmas Project is to level my 40-ish bank alt Grokknome. The tricksy little Gnome Rogue must be level 80 by the end of the break so I can take him into Ulduar and get a Herald of the Ancients achievement at some point next year. Failure on this point will result in not getting said achievement — this is bad. There. Since it’s now written down it has to happen.

Mists of Pandaria beta

I was fortunate enough to get on the Cataclysm Beta. If you scroll down enough you’ll see my huge screenshot gallery and possibly a few thoughts on it. It was a fantastic experience but I’m not going to repeat it. Because Spoilers. Since I purchased the Annual pass I was guaranteed a spot on the MoP beta. This excited me back last year when I signed up but as time passed I’ve decided that no, I don’t want to know what a Panda is like, that no, I don’t want a Monk just yet and that no, I really don’t want to know how they’ve changed the Holy Paladin’s play style/role/armour/beard1