There are exactly 31 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes remaining until Classic is released, not that I’m counting.
I mentioned in my first post that I’d check out the latest retail patch (Tides of Vengeance) to try and pass some time whilst waiting for the real game. So last week I grabbed a beer or two, re-installed everything and jumped back into the World of Warcraft for the first time in a while.
My intention was to create a post full of screenshots and
little stories about exploring the new zones and quests, much like I plan to do
with Classic. I realised very quickly after logging in that this wasn’t going
to work with retail, the pacing is far too quick for anything to be meaningful
Within the first hour I’d already killed a world boss with 20 or so other players that I was basically thrown into a group with. The whole thing was over in a few minutes, I was rewarded with Tidal Lurker’s Greathelm (a pretty sizeable upgrade for me) and all the while not a single word was said in chat before the group abruptly disbanded.
They say that the definition of insanity is repeating the
same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Retail is just
the same old hamster wheel that I remember it to be, I’m not sure why I thought
it would be any different this time around. I’m also ever so slightly annoyed
that I re-subscribed earlier than I needed to for Classic, oh well.
With that in mind, posts will probably be pretty scarce between now and launch day – sorry!
I was in a cleaning kind of mood today. Cut the grass, washed the car and cleaned the whole house. Then it hit me, my bank(s) are a total fucking mess. Yeah, that’s right – I felt compelled to clean my virtual storage too.
That’s not what this post is about, don’t worry.
In the process of going through all of the years worth of crap I’d accumulated across multiple characters, I found something really old and probably insanely rare – Mark of the Champion.
This was the quest reward for turning in The Phylactery of Kel’Thuzad, a drop from (yes, you guessed it) Kel’Thuzad in the original 40-man Naxxramas.
I’d love to be able to say that I did this at level 60 but that would be a total lie. Back in The Burning Crusade we had a weekly raid group on Bloodscalp-EU farming Naxxramas for the tier sets and we even managed to complete an Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian!
Sadly, I vendored what tier 3 items I had collected before transmog was a thing. This is probably the most expensive mistake I’ve ever made but hey, you live and you learn.
I did it! I finally got around to doing that thing I’d been wanting to do for years but could never a) be bothered and b) never really had the know-how to do until now. But here we are, after a few long nights staring at Photoshop through bloodshot eyes and the headache that is creating a WordPress skin I present to you a very rough v1.0 of the Warcraft Workshop!
I remember stumbling across a blog back in 2005 which
followed the adventures of a Dwarf Warrior from his humble beginnings in Dun
Morogh all the way through to clearing Naxxramas with his guild. Sadly, I’ve
long forgotten the name and I doubt it even still exists but I thought that
being able to document that whole process was awesome, I’ve lost countless
screenshots on old hard drives over the years but now I have a place to share
them all with the world!
With Classic just around the corner I figured this was the
perfect time to get the ball rolling. I’ll be documenting my character’s
progression right the way through from launch day to level 60 and beyond (with
plenty of screenshots and stories to boot).
Whilst my focus will undoubtably be Classic, I do still get
sucked back into Battle for Azeroth from time to time in the hopes that things
are improving. I’ve not yet had chance to check out the new Rize of Azshara
patch so that could be a good candidate for a first (real) post, stay tuned!