Thursday, December 6, 2012

Soloing the Lich King

Just found this video on youtube last night.  It is a level 85 Death Knight soloing the Lich King.  For those of you paying attention, I play a DK who is off-specialization is Blood.  But I have never even gotten close to a Lich King kill.  This has got me thinking that maybe I can gear up a bit and try this for myself.  I would love to have the Kingslayer title floating above my head.

I can see it now, Gluug the Kingslayer, has a nice ring to it.  Or does it go Kingslayer Gluug...

I began looking at videos like this because of a post on about a level 80 DK who soloed a level 85, 25-man raid boss.  That is just ridiculous.  Anyway, enjoy the videos great followers of mine.

How I WoW

I have written this blog post several time before, but I think it is one that is always relevant to my blog because how I play the game is always changing.  Sometimes I'm leveling my main, or an alt, sometimes I'm more focused on randoms dungeons and grinding for badges, sometimes I'm REALLY focused on making gold from farming minerals, herbs and playing the auction house, maybe even fishing.  I'm like a child in that aspect, I'm always looking for something different to do in game.  

This has been a problem for me in the past.  It took me almost 14 months to run my previous main, Chuckem (the Lord of Assets) from 1-80 and I didn't even finish before Cata dropped.  Then it took me another 4-5 weeks to get from 80-85.  Now when MoP dropped I finally had a chance to play with a max-level toon on launch day and I blew it.  I haven't really been playing with Chuckem lately and I was working on a different toon, on a different server, in a different guild and trying to get him to 85.  Again, I was about a month late to the expansion when I got Gluug to 85, about 2 weeks ago.  Since I wasn't playing a max level character I would not let myself buy the expansion until Gluug was level 85.  

I just wanted to discuss the journey I took to get there.  I always get board eventually and want to try something new.  But at the same time I always want to see everything in the game.  That is the main reason it took me so long to get Chuckem to 85, I would get distracted with an alt, or leveling cooking, or working on PvP for a week.  I just don't have the attention span to straight level a character from 1-90.  Lately with a new job and my daughter just turning six, I have had very little time for dungeons.  So I have been focusing more on quests and professions.  It is definitely a new way for me to play.  

I have also been trying to focus my play on just one character but when I get tired of questing I do something else like leveling my cooking and fishing.  I will eventually talke about each of these in more depth in future posts.  Just know that I play the game like an ADHD cat surrounded by tuna, lazer-pointers and catnip.  I'm always running a quest, stop to mine a node then I see a pool of fish and I'll work on that.  It takes me forever to get from point A to point B, but it has been a lot of fun.  Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lord of Who?

I'm back.  I started playing WoW again around the launch of MoP, even though I'm not really playing Chuckem anymore.  I did start playing on my DK on Earthen Ring who is a proud member of AIE.  I believe he was still level 71 when I pick it back up and I had to level him to 85 before I was going to buy the expansion.  It took me about 5 weeks to get there.  Now my DK is level 87 and currently my highest level toon.  More about this later.

So I have decided to start blogging about WoW again as well.  I'm not promising much at this point, but I'm going to try and keep it going with at least one post a week.  I also have some WoW themed artwork I'll upload in the next few days too.  So stay tuned and there will be some gradual updates.  Until then, keep on playing WoW.