May 22, 2012 – 10:05 am
A few unrelated things on my mind this morning, from various things this week:
Congrats to Shaila and Chelody! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to an RP wedding, and Sunday night was a blast (even if I did almost show up late. Oops). You guts did a beautiful job, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. Except maybe Tarquin, but we all know he doesn’t count. Aely wishes she could’ve stayed longer at the reception, but she was glad to at least make a toast and have a shot (or 5) in your honor. *hic*
Leveling Ancelyn : after reading Cynwise’s post about leveling in Mists, I’m holding off on pushing Ancelyn any further. Warlock changes sound exciting, and I’d prefer to get Annata out of Outlands anyway, before I start it with another character. Hopefully Annata will be able to dig into Northrend, since there’s a good bit going on there. I’m still kind of dreading having to do the Cataclysm content again though.
Diablo 3 Impressions: I’m not sure Diablo 3 is groundbreaking and new, but dang it’s fun. I’ve got my little demon hunter to level 9ish (only had one night to play so far), and it’s been good, old fashioned demon smashing fun! SSH is playing a barbarian, and the combination is quite … destructive. I’m a big fan of the BattleTag system too.
Limited Play Time: sucks. But there’s not much I can do about it, if I want to still have a clean house and keep my job. I’m struggling to find time to play, so my new plan includes cooking multiple things on weekends and then eating them throughout the week, hopefully to give me more time to do things in game. It means I spend my entire Sunday cooking though. We’ll see how this plan works out. I MISS gaming though, so I figure there’s got to be a way to work it out so I can still game, work, and keep up with the house! At least, I hope there is. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be raiding anymore though – that kind of consistent evening time just isn’t possible, and I’m a little sad to leave that behind for good. Especially since my Cata raid disintegrated before we could kill Deathwing. Hopefully the decrease in raiding can equal an increase in RP though.
RP Advice Needed: I’m struggling with how to approach playing Aely now that Arrens is well and truly “gone”. While I’d love for him to come back to WoW, he’s done with the game and his work schedule would prohibit gaming even if he wasn’t. Going forward, I don’t want to put aside the things they did and wrote together, and Arrens and I are still friends outside of the game, but it’s tough to RP Aely since they were so often together and doing things with/based on the other’s RP. So I need you guys’ advice on some ways I can make this work without putting Aely through a breakup. I have no desire to do that, at this point, but I’d love to hear other options for dealing with a long term/permanent absence.
May 16, 2012 – 9:11 am
So I’ve had Diablo 3 installed for two days, but I’ve not been able to do more than log in and make characters (saving names as much as anything). Right now Annaleth the Demon Hunter and Anzefi the Witch Doctor are just sitting around, waiting for me to get to them. (and there’s an unnamed Barbarian I want to play too!)
You see, I have about 3.5 hours between when I get home from work and when I have to go to bed. And last night I had to make dinner and go to a meeting. And I can’t stay up much past that hard bedtime or the next day I have horrible joint pain.
So. Boo to weeknight releases.
Maybe Blizzard thought fewer people would play the first few nights if it was during the week? (though with all the server issues, that doesn’t seem to be very true)
Regardless, I have Diablo 3 “burning a hole in my pocket” so to speak.
I’ve been looking forward to this game for a looooong time. I loved D2 and its expansion, and it was the first “RPG” I ever played. I played with the man I’m now married to, even though we lived in separate states, and in team games with my brother. I stayed up way too late one summer trying to get a character to max level (didn’t make it, I got my Druid to about 85 before school started up again). Tons of good memories of demon smashing and general tomfoolery with friends.
I am really hoping I’ll have some time tonight to play. The forces of Hell need smashing.
ANNA SMASH DEMONS!!
(My BattleTag is JustOneAnna#1624 for those curious. If you send me an invite, please let me know who you are in a note!)
May 14, 2012 – 8:04 am
What kind of Pandaren are you planning on playing? Will you be rolling a monk, or some other class? Have you thought at all about an RP idea or a character basis for that character?
I’m kicking around the idea of a little old lady Pandaren – nosy, busybodyish, and constantly peddling all kinds of (probably disturbing) folk remedies. I have this image in my head of her wandering around with a big jar of 4 Thieves Vinegar with a dead bird foot in it, forcing it on anyone that even hints at getting sick.
I haven’t decided what class she’ll be (which probably means she’ll be one of the multitude of Pandaren Monks come Mists release). But I like the idea of having a slightly… unorthodox character, and that concept won’t require that she have any semblance of quick leveling to be successful in RP. In fact, it’ll be fun to do low level pick up RP with her. She’d peddle those remedies all through Stormwind (or whatever the major city of the next expansion turns out to be).
I’d love to hear what your Pandaren character concepts are though – brag on them (or just brainstorm ideas) in comments!
May 10, 2012 – 7:42 am
I’m noticing more and more how deserted it’s been leveling Ancelyn and Annata. There might be one occasional player, though it’s seemed as often to be a Horde player as not, but I’m almost always alone while I’m out in the world. Hard to find even anyone to /wave at, let alone do things with.
Combined with the much-earlier times that I’m playing (I am offline by 6:30 or 7 server time unless I do some serious planning ahead) and the general lull that is the wait before an expansion, and it’s pretty darn lonely!
My guess is that all the people who are thinking about rerolling are going to wait for Cataclysm and roll Pandas (which I’m also planning to do), and all the people interested in seeing the new Cataclysm content are well and thoroughly past Ferelas and Shimmering Flats.
Still, it’s a little unnerving to see all the people hanging around in Stormwind only to find literally NOBODY out in the world.