Archive for September, 2014

03
Sep
14

Midnight Release Party?

I was at the midnight release at Gamestop for WotLK.  There were a lot of people there.  It was a very fun time.

I was at the Gamestop midnight release party for Cataclysm.  There were plenty of people there.

I was at the midnight release at Gamestop for Mists of Pandaria.  There were about a dozen people there, and some of them were for games other than WoW.  I won a stand-up Chen Stormstout store display.

Now I have to decide – do I preorder the WoD Collector’s Edition from Gamestop and go get it at a midnight release?  Or do I preorder it from Amazon.com and get it delivered on release day?

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01
Sep
14

What Are You Excited About in Warlords of Draenor?

With the expansion a little over two months away, I’ll admit that I haven’t been caught up in excitement or hype yet.  I’ve played the beta a bit.  Other than some new uses of tech in the game, it still seems like the same WoW to me.  There are no new classes or races or professions to spice things up.  Quests are still quests.  I haven’t tried any group content in the beta.

Not that this is a bad thing – the same old WoW has kept me continuously subscribed for 8+ years.  I have no intention of quitting.

However, the Iron Horde story doesn’t enthrall me.  I am hoping there will be a plot twist along the way.

Garrisons seem fun, but that is solo fun.  The game already has a ton of solo play – too much if you ask me.

What I really want are more compelling small group options, and a reason to play them with a guild group rather than using the LFG tool.  They tried to do this with heroic scenarios in MoP, but that failed.

The updated models are a non-issue to me.  I’m much more interested in gameplay than in graphic detail.  I never really look at my own character’s face.  In fact, I worry that the higher graphics will edge some people out of the game when they cannot afford computer upgrades.

I still intend to play my rogue (one of the few left, it seems) in the expansion, but I may be steered into druid healing by guild needs.

 

I have said in the past that the social network in the game is what keeps me going.  I hope that the new expansion maintains that.

Is there anything in the game that has really captured your attention?

 




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