Archive for the leveling Category

Cable internet is awesome!

Posted in Druid, leveling with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2008 by hikindad

So after waiting for the allotted 4 hours for my cable guy to show up…..he did!  So now I have a good connection to the internet again!  Yes that is exciting news.  Setting up my wireless router ended up being a whole different story all together.

To make a very long and frustrating story short I would just like to warn everyone away from the dir-615 wireless router from D-Link.  Now this is not me judging all of D-Link’s products because honestly this is the only one I’ve ever used, but this router is a pain in the ass.  I’m not a computer wizard but I can hold my own when it comes to setting up basic stuff like installing a video card, adding ram, and other such simple stuff.  But after 2 hours of messing around with this router I gave up and just went and bought the netgear “little cheapo” and while its just the standard g wireless network at least it works.

In celebration for my new found internet I got Hot up to level 46 in the hour I played today so the official count is just 4 more to “awesomeness”  as a buddy of mine described mangle.  I was hoping to have been 50 by now but moving into a new apartment has set me back abit.

In other awesome news I’m probably going to be talking about the Beta now!  That’s right, after getting the new internet up and having my girlfriend be amazed at my technical skills she checked her email and her new account had a beta key waiting in it (sure its not technically mine, but seeing as how I introduced her to the game and nearly had a seisure at the thought of making a deathknight in the next couple of hours I claimed it).

So while Hot will still get leveled and be 70 before wrath hits theres the distinct possibility that some beta musing’s might find their way into the blog now! Woot everyone loves new stuff to play with!


PvP Nub short break

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp on September 1, 2008 by hikindad

Just wanted to let my readers know that the gf and I are moving into a new place so I will be without Internet until Friday so I’ll update again then. Yeah it’s so bad with no Internet I am typing this from my iPhone. See you guys (and gals) in a few days.

Hot update

Posted in Druid, football, leveling, ohio state with tags , , , , on August 30, 2008 by hikindad

So nothing exciting has been happening to Hot recently.  He’s just plugging along with the levels (he’s 45 now by the way).  In just 5 short levels I get mangle which I hear from reputable sources is “the shit, no seriously its the shit”.  So he’ll hopefully be 50 this week, but since my girlfriend and I are moving into a new house this week that plan might get delayed.

I’ve never been one to deny the existence of “expansionitis”  once people start getting ready for the future, the present doesn’t seem so glamorous or fun.  There are other bloggers out there that can and have talked about this phenomenon much better then I could or will, but damn I just want my warrior to tank one raid even if its just kara!  DAMN!

Ok I feel better.  On a much MUCH happier note today I’m proud to announce something from the real life that’s going down today.  That’s right, its the start of the Ohio State Buckeyes football season. 

You heard me! Ohio State Buckeyes, mmmm it feels so good just to type out that football is starting in just a few HOURS!  I graduated from OSU a little over a year ago so on Saturday’s from now on there will probably be something in here about my buckeyes.  I know this isn’t WoW or PvP related but nyeh!  Its the Bucks!

The couple that plays together stays together? or The duskwallow marsh quests rock!

Posted in Druid, Gear, leveling, warlock with tags , , , , on August 26, 2008 by hikindad

So I’ve been working on a new project recently, that is to get my long time girlfriend to start playing WoW.  I’ve wanted to do this for awhile since she’s always complaining about me playing it.  So the logical progression is that if she is playing she can’t complain about me playing *insert sinister laughter here* 

The major selling points have been the collectible pets, gaining levels so that she can get new clothes for her character, and now thanks to Recruit-a-Friend we’re able to get 300% xp while we level together.  The end product? 

She made a pigtail warlock!  Victory yet again for the WoW team!

A note on my druid is that I hadn’t done the new duskwallow marsh quests when 2.4 (I believe or maybe 2.3) came out because I was deployed at the time.  But going through them they are a great addition to the game.  Besides the problems with goblins being untrustworthy….damn goblins…. the new content is awesome.  The quests help the late 30’s and early 40’s (which I always hated)  plus the quest rewards are decent greens that beat out auction house bought greens.

This is after I killed a giant boss of a water monster that tried taking down Theramore.  Thanks to the druid that came in and dot’ed the monster up and helped dps it down, can’t remember your name to thank you personally. 

After the monster was dead we all had cake and pie and punch courtesy of the grateful people of Theramore.  Huzzah Hot is the hero!

Goblins. Innocent Pranksters, or Evil Madmen bent on world domination?

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by hikindad

A thought occured to me today while questing in Mudsprocket.  So we have goblins and their neutral towns scattered sporadically throughout Azeroth and the Outlands.  They sit safe behind their walls with their big guards that protect them from harm and send us out into the world to do their dirty work.  But is that all there is to the story?

The thought that sprang into my head today was one that may shake the world to its very foundation!

This may seem like an innocent picture of the town of Mudsprocket.  But what it really shows is that the goblins play us against each other.  Is it any coincidence that when they send both Alliance and horde (yes it stays lower case)  out to quest they send us to the same area?!

The goblins are trying to have us wipe each other out so they can rule the World! (of warcraft) Not too long after accepting one of their quests to rid them of some enemy of theirs pvp happened against an Alliance druid and a horde rogue….damn goblins.

Woot! First hordie down!

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , , on August 18, 2008 by hikindad

PvP is happening!  Sure getting ganked a few times is irritating but the first time you stomp that Orc that tried moving in on your questing area everything becomes alright. 

I was in Desolace doing the Kodo Roundup quest.  Which by itself is a fun little diversion from the usual “Kill 10 of X and bring me their gal-bladders..etc” When this Orc started taking my kodos from me, being the druid I am, those kodos are like my children.  So of course I couldn’t let the horde move in on them. 

Now here’s where my nubness of pvp comes into play, I don’t really know how low level pvp works but I figured as a druid the control of when and where the fight took place belongs to me.  So I did hit and run tactics since the warrior was doing a surprising amount of damage to me.  Bleeds are awesome by the way, and I think they ignore armor once they start applying their DoT damage but I’ll have to check on that. 

Well the coup de gras was done with an entangling root and some moonfire action (just cause I could)

Since I don’t like the idea of corpse camping or griefing people, I figured I beat him, he’ll leave me be to quest and that would be that….of course the Horde doesn’t know when its beaten.

Funny thing that I found out about the kodo quest during all this.  If you have a kodo tamed, and you stealth trying to get away from a warrior, the kodo follows you so the warrior knows where you are at all times.  I mean not that it helped him the second time he had to get whooped either.

But like the ganking incident I talked about last week, this feels like another step in my druids evolution into becoming part of a PvP server.  And a druid seems to be the perfect fit for someone who is new to leveling on one.  They are versatile enough to handle many situations or if the need be escape since travel form works while in combat.  Hot is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite characters to play and I can’t wait to get him to max level and start doing some serious pvp’ing or raiding, whichever suits me at the time.

Dodge that gank!

Posted in Druid, leveling, pvp with tags , , on August 16, 2008 by hikindad

So I’ve been spending a good amount of my mid 30’s leveling in stranglethorn, or as I’ve come to call it from some of the people in my guild “stranglegank”.

Not suprising that it’s called this because apparently if you own a level 50 or above you spend your free time killing low levels in the jungle.

Well here’s some little things that have helped me out of a few situations that would have led to me getting ganked somewhere in the face.

1. Make sure you keep your situational awareness.

– This is pretty obvious that you want to pay attention to you surroundings at all times. Is there a gaggle of dead mobs just lying around? Chances are that some one else killed them and they might have friends.

2. Always leave yourself an escape route.

– When you’re killing those raptors and panthers make sure you have a path of exit incase you get some unwanted company. Don’t let yourself get boxed in with mobs or geographical items such a ridges. And try not to get caught in a valley.

3. If you do get caught with your pants down by that 70 and get…well you know give it a couple minutes before you rez.

– I’ve found that like the guy at work that keeps making an ass out of himself to get attention, body campers lose interest if you just ignore them by waiting to respawn.

These are just a few of the common sense things I’ve found to make leveling in “stranglegank” a little easier. It’s a dangerous world (of warcraft) out there. Be safe.