Monday, July 27, 2009

Wormhole Generator


I haven't been able to find many WoW engineering blogs and the few I have come across never seem to update or stop blogging shortly there after so from time to time I will put some little engineering tidbit for you to read...

Today's Topic: Wormhole Generator Northrend


I am not on the PTR so I have not gotten to play with this yet, but the mats on the PTR are as follow: 8 Titanium Bars, 2 Eternal Air, 2 Eternal Fire, 2 Eternal Shadow and 2 Eternal Water. So if you are looking forward to creating this you may want to have these items ready when the patch finally goes live (whenever that is going to happen). The one thing I am not sure of yet is how you get the plans themselves. Hopefully they will come from the trainer or a world drop that is fairly easy to obtain.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Achievement Update



Last night I hit exalted with the Argent Crusade which gave me the 'Crusader' title from the Argent Tournament having completed all the Valiant quests with the five cities as well as getting me 'the Argent Champion' title for being exalted with the Argent Dawn and Argent Crusade. I am currently sitting at 99 Champions Seals with only one more to go until I will have enough to get me Argent Charger as soon as patch 3.2 is released. I hope it gets released soon, I can not wait to get that new mount. Also, once the patch hits and all the mount prices get really cheap I will get the rest of the mount I need for the 50 mount achievement so I can get my Albino Drake.

Offtopic Post: An email I created for work...


This post is not even close to WoW related so free free to skip it and move on if you do not wish to read it. Now I can continue with today's post. I work in a 911 center and every once in a while I might post something related to that job. In this case it will be reference an email I created the other day after we were told our emails did not have enough information in them. I unfortunately did not send this email since I do like being employed but I thought I would post it here anyhow.


The original email would have been basically this…

Station2’s CAD crashed this afternoon and had to be restarted.
Jason

But since these emails were not considered thorough enough, I added more information and the email below was a product of that.

In the wake of recent events apparently emails being sent by some of us were not deemed as being thorough enough with all possible information available contained in the email. Therefore this email will be an attempt to rectify that situation to the best of my ability in the time allotted to type this all up.

On Tuesday July 21st 2009 at approximately 1720 the weather was sunny and it was 91 degrees and winds were calm On the floor one set of lights was on and we had approximately 10 dispatchers, 3 call takers , and 2 supervisors named as follows: (listing deleted) There was an assortment of news, weather, and various television shows on the TVs. At the time this incident occurred P was on a 911 call and various dispatchers were talking on the respective radio channels. The temperature on the floor could be described as pleasant with the air conditioners running. Then while I was sitting on station 1 checking priority ones and foster homes M informed me that his CAD had in fact crashed and he was having to restart it. I acknowledged his statement that his CAD has crashed and told him I would let the I.T. department know about it.


Thoroughly yours,
Jason

The preceding email was deemed as thorough as possible by the author of said email. All information contained therein is considered privileged information.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A few notes from the latest 3.2 PTR Patch Notes:

Jormungar Leg Armor now requires Heavy Borean Leather x 3, Jormungar Scale x 12
The old reciple called for Heavy Borean Leather x 5, and one Jormungar Scale, so I would stockpile these now before the material change occurs.

Tome of Cold Weather Flying: New heirloom item. Players who have reached level 80 can now purchase this book for 1,000 gold from Hira Snowdawn, the Cold Weather Flying Trainer in Dalaran. Similar to other heirloom items, this item can be mailed to other characters of the same realm, account and faction. The book is consumed when read training the character in Cold Weather Flying. Requires level 68.
This might make me inclined to level the druid above 70 now, gathering herbs in flight form FTW!

Jeeves now requires Field Repair Bot 74A x 2, Field Repair Bot 110G x 10 (Up from 4), Scrapbot Construction Kit x 20 (Up from 10), Titansteel Bar x 8, King's Amber x 2, Handful of Cobalt Bolts x 30.
Looks like its time to start stocking up on these mats to be able to make it once the patch goes live. Its a good thing I had some of the old bars (khorium) and primals (fire) stockpiled which will make construction of all this stuff a lot cheaper for me

A nice achievement to end the day with



I decided to grind out the last 4k rep I needed with Argent Dawn tonight, which took about 50 minutes in Stratholme. (I would have been done sooner but its good to check before you delete the Stratholme Holy Water thinking it was mana potions...doh!) That done, I was at 14 exalted reputations then I decided to turn in a few Relics of Ulduar to get the last 700 or so reputation I needed to hit exalted with Sons of Hodir and that did it. Now I just need to get the rest of the way through revered with Argent Crusade...
Its kind of funny to think that less than a month ago I only had 5 reputations to exalted, I guess you could say I have been a little busy with the reputation grind on Tyderium as of late. Last night with the Argent Tournament turn-ins I hit exalted with the Alliance Vanguard which means I can now learn the plans to make a chopper. Now to make myself spend all the gold to actually make the thing might take a little while.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Are you still playing your Hunter?

There was an article up on Wow.com the other day about the decline of the Hunter class.  I tend to agree with their findings that the hunter class is in decline.  I was reviewing my played time on all my 80's last night and while my other three 80s total played time was measured in days, my hunter was sitting at a whopping 7 hours played time since hitting 80.  I haven't logged into him in quite a while and just really haven't felt the urge to play him.  My pet has not even hit 80 yet.  So I have to ask anyone else reading this, have you played your hunter lately?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Update

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted on here, and this is my 4th post for this entire year. I have typed up a few posts but never managed to post them. So I will just make a rather short post on what I have been up to lately. I now have four 80's that have made it though Northrend. For a while my mage was the toon I played the most and has been on several raids into Naxxramas and also numerous heroics. Then the big ordeal with The Marvel Family happened a few months ago and none of my 80's has really seen the inside of an instance/raid since.


So as it usually happens when I have nothing to really do with my 80's I start leveling alts up some more. I had my warrior who was stuck at 60 for the longest time that I had leveled up along side my priest with recruit a friend last year sitting there wasting away so I decided to play him some and have managed to get him about halfway through level 71 as of last week. I also started a rogue which is a class I never really could get past level 6 or 7 in the past who is now level 42. Once I hit around level 10 on the rogue and was able to dual wield it made life a lot easier leveling her up.


In the past few weeks however, after learning of the new paladin-only mount you can get from the Argent Tournament I decided that I should start doing those dailies. As a prerequisite for this however I needed to hit exalted with all the cities so that I would be able to get the titles from the tournament as well. My paladin was leveled up way back before Burning Crusade launched and they increased the amount of reputation you would get from quests etc so I had a little ways to go to hit exalted with the cities. I had managed to make it just a little ways into revered with all five cities so I went to work doing the starting quests for the various alliance races to increase my rep with them. In just two nights worth of doing these quests I managed to hit exalted with all 5 alliance cities to get my Ambassador title.


I then went on to grind out exalted with the Kurenai and Sporeggar on the way to my diplomat title with just the rest of the Timbermaw Hold rep grind to go. So far I have only gotten into friendly with them so I have a ways to go on that one. That grind is on hold for a little bit while I concentrate more on the tournament dailies for the time being. I have already gotten Exalted Champion of Stormwind and Exalted Champion of Darnassus and am currently working on the Exodar with two more days of dailies left until I am finished with them. I have gotten 29 champions seals so far so I am still a ways off from being able to get my Argent Charger but I will get there eventually.