Ah yes, world of warcraft. When they offered a free mount in exchange for 6 months of game time, I just couldn’t say no, especially since I had a lot of blizzard cash saved up. I returned to the game just as 8.2 released, though I had no idea of it at the time.
I spent a few days doing simple tasks, checking the auction house, trying to earn some money, looking at my characters and wondering what they were supposed to do. I’ve been playing a monk as my main for a few years now, and decided to continue along with that.
I found myself in Nazjatar, with ilevel 350, and in my tank spec I’m pretty over powered. A few quests later, I learned how to upgrade my necklace and I’m sitting at 370 ilevel, with some pretty nice 400 gear. I still only have a vague idea of what I’m supposed to be doing, but it’s fun, and it feels wonderful to be playing again. Even if I spent most of my time doing pet battles.
Due to the nomadic way in which I approach gaming, I’ve gotten kicked out of far more guilds than I can keep track of. I wander to and from games, dipping in here and there depending on my moods. I’ve learned over the years that it’s best if I just stick with my own personal guild, because at least then I can’t get kicked out.
I get tired and lonely of that, though. So I put out a call to friends on twitter to see if I could find a home.
I ended up on Hyjal (horde) with a guild called Seaghyn on advice of a friend. They have an incredibly active discord, though it’s not very active in game, I really don’t mind. It’s a start, at least.
I can’t raid because my hours are far too sporadic, but at least this gives me a tiny little glimmer of some sort of gaming. Even if I’m just pretending to myself.
While it seems like all my friends are ramping up their hype meters for the classic WoW experience that’s coming, I have felt almost the opposite start to take over me. I ended up cancelling my account a few days ago, and I have no desire to beta test or dive in to old world WoW. I’ve already done the legacy thing in EverQuest, EverQuest2, and LoTRO, and I have have to say, the grass is always greener. As soon as I go back I remember why I’m glad that games are fluid and constantly changing. I like the changes and improvement to quality of life.
Doesn’t mean I’m pooping all over those who are hyped, in fact I love to see their enthusiasm, it just means once again I’m feeling a bit left out in the shadows while my enthusiasm wanes.
Well, despite the fact that I think I only logged into WoW twice this week, I did manage to break 2 million gold. I’ve been there before, just before BFA released, but that’s back when I was actually playing – and these days I’m so casual I wonder if it can even be called active.
Blizzard is giving a free weekend this weekend to anyone who doesn’t have an active paid subscription, so I’m hoping to get some good sales from folks logging in. It’s also fashion week, so that usually bodes well for transmogs. I’m thinking of leveling up my druid to 120 (she’s 111 at the moment) because why not, and it has been ages since I did any sort of farming, so I may give that a shot too. As always I have a love hate relationship with WoW. BFA hasn’t been the best of expansions for me and a lot of my friends are no longer playing. I keep it on the back burner and will probably always have a soft spot for the game.
I actually had a nice amount of sales last week, but I also ended up buying a whole bunch of gear for my monk so she could queue for raids, so the gain isn’t nearly as nice as it could have been had I not spent that gold, but that’s OK. For the first time in a while it’s just nice to see almost 100k gain. I’m still on track for making 5 million gold this year, but as you can see by the chart it will catch up by May if I keep making smaller sales like I have been.
Honestly, as long as I keep moving upward, it’s not a big deal. I’ve been paying for my subscription with gold, I’m able to transfer characters, and just generally have fun. I had high hopes of buying a bunch of WoW merchandise with my gold, but the blizzard store doesn’t let you (which is fine, just something I wish were different).
Goal for next week is to get closer to breaking 2 million gold. I’ve been there in the past but I ended up spending it all on subscriptions and that was pre-BFA. I find the market post-BFA a lot more difficult to handle.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.
My new 2080 video card is nothing short of amazing compared to the old 760 I was using, and I have (so far) absolutely zero complaints. The crashes and video driver errors that previously plagued me are all solved, and aside from some issues like WoW not showing initially after I upgraded the card (I needed to delete a configuration file from my WTF folder, then it worked fine) it has been smooth sailing. Here’s hoping it stays that way.
Last night I spent quite a bit of time just driving around in Euro Truck Sim 2 – it felt so good to get back to playing that game, and now it looks even more incredible.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
Even though I’ve been taking an ultra lazy casual approach with World of Warcraft these days (I just haven’t been feeling BFA at all so far) I AM still ahead of my goal in order to reach 5 million gold in 365 days. By now I should have approximately 714,000 – and I’m closing in on 2 million. Certainly not complaints about that!
I moved my horde character over to Dalaran – and put about 100 items for sale. The crafting supplies that I carried over all sold, but not much else has. I also haven’t played hardly at all since I moved though, and like I said in a previous post, to make money you need to be at least somewhat active.
Part of the reason is because I just bought a volcano island in Wurm Unlimited, am also playing Wurm Online, try to spend time in a random game once a week, and I’m taking classes, while being a full time mom to two kids who use up pretty much 110% of my time.
Am I doing too much?
Probably. Something will probably have to give but for now I’m not sure what, and I don’t feel too bad so I’m going to keep juggling all of these balls until I can’t any more. Goals? Running some solo raids (older ones), getting into the BFA raids (I’ve only done the first one), monitoring sniper more frequently (I’m supposed to have scheduled game days but I keep flubbing because right now Wurm Unlimited is more interesting than other games I’m playing due to of course the volcano island) and .. crafting. Poor, neglected, crafting. When BFA released I was just so turned off from the changes that had happened that I couldn’t get back into the swing of things and I’d like to change that.
We’ll see how it goes. For now, I’m still on track at 1.5 million gold. Will it last? CAN it last? Who knows. I’m hoping for some happy mailboxes soon.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
This week I’m feeling a bit lack-luster in my gaming. It might be because of the weather (it has been between -30C and -50C for over two weeks now) or maybe it’s just lady issues, or just the generic feeling when winter starts dragging on for too long. In any case, I’m not really playing anything that any of my friends are playing, and I’m feeling disjointed and annoyed by simple things.
I’m currently playing WoW, Dwarf Fortress, a random game (once a week), and both Wurm Online and Unlimited. What am I up to in those games?
In WoW I’ve moved over to the Dalaran server with my 120 monk and I’m playing horde. I was hoping that a more populated server would inspire my gameplay. I had previously been playing on the Argent Dawn server (alliance) and the population is pretty low. I love the server, but I wanted to explore what gold making is like with more of a population. A lot of people really enjoy the lower populations but I just wanted a bit of a change.
In Dwarf Fortress I started up another fortress and was almost instantly mauled to death by 4-tusked mastodon’s. Then they entered my base and slaughtered everyone who was left (it was early on in the game and I only had 9 dwarves). Time to start over again.
In Wurm Online I have been working on getting settled on Independence with friends. Our deed is lacking a mine and that’s a downfall, so we might be moving (again). I also did some mining, but it takes 1h for every .17 gain at 74 skill, so it’s pretty slow (as it should be).
In Wurm Unlimited I recently purchased a wand of the seas which will create an island and raise it from the ocean – unfortunately it’s not working on my main Sklotopolis server. I’m hoping the developers can look at it, but if not I’ll have to find a place on Novus to use it.
As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!