Archive for September, 2015

18
Sep
15

Still plenty left to do

I’m still playing.  Still lots left to do.

Why do I have so much left to do?  Because I ration my playtime.

Here’s how a typical WoW week goes for me:

  • Tuesday.  Log on for 20 minutes at night, do my garrison chores on 6 characters.
  • Wednesday:  Log on for 20 minutes at night, do my garrison chores on 6 characters.
  • Thursday: Usually don’t log in at all because I’m busy
  • Friday: Log on for an hour or so.  Do garrison chores and run Tanaan dailies on one or two characters.
  • Saturday morning: Do the Hellfire Citadel LFR raids on my rogue main.
  • Sunday morning: Do one or two wings of Hellfire Citadel LFR on my druid healer.
  • Monday: Usually don’t log in at all.

I have not run a single boss in Hellfire Citadel on Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty.  I just don’t have the time.  It bugs me when people in chat tell me I should “get better and run Normals”.  I want to reply that they should “Grow up and get a job” but that is as ridiculous a generalization as the one they are applying to my lack of raiding.  LFR fits my schedule and playstyle.

I also have not run a Mythic Dungeon.  I may try that sometime soon.

I still don’t have my Safari Hat or my Stormwing pet or my Felfire Hawk mount.

I’m still short by more than 50,000 Apexis Crystals for some of the vanity items I want to buy.

I really want to get all the professions maxed.  There is no benefit to doing so right now other than tradition.  I have always prioritized professions, but they were so lackluster in WoD that I put them aside.  I still haven’t leveled Tailoring, Engineering, or Jewelcrafting.

So bring on more WoD time.  At least I can fly   🙂

16
Sep
15

I finally got burned at the shipyard

Ever since the shipyard came out, I’ve been reading sob stories about people who failed on 95% shipyard missions and lost a ship.  I generally ignored these complaints as either (1) people who don’t understand that 95% is not 100%, or (2) people that want automatic success and can’t tolerate a little failure.

Maybe its karma, but I got my comeuppance today.

I failed a 96% missions and lost TWO epic ships.  I then switched to another character and failed a 93% mission and lost TWO more epic ships.  Two failures on 90%+ missions resulting in four lost ships.  Ouch.

I still stand by my opinion, though.  No whining.  I immediately bought four Shipyard Rush Orders and built four new ships.  They will be leveled to epic within a week or so.  Total set back is 2000 garrison resources, and having a couple of ships below epic level for a few days.

Yes, that does mean that my success chances will be slightly lowered while I level my ships.  Yes, it is possible that this will impact some other missions for a few days.  If I were in a terrific rush to get to a final goal, then might bug me.  I’m not that bothered.

Was it “fun”?  Of course failing isn’t fun on its own.  But a game that offers no risk isn’t fun, either.  The failing just makes the successes a little sweeter.

 




Armory

Dinaer - 100 Assassination Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Derence - 92 Prot/Ret Paladin (US - Sen'Jin)
Metius - 91 Shadow Priest (US - Sen'Jin)
Liebnitz - 100 Arcane Mage (US - Sen'Jin)
Fastad - 90 Subtlety Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Darishin - 100 Resto/Balance Druid (US - Sen'Jin)
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