Tag: Blaugust2022

LFR

I worked on my alts this week, raising their ilevel to 240 so that I could participate in the new fabled raids that were released. The new loot is 265 ilevel, which has been a significant upgrade. My druid has been a LOT of fun, so much so that I’m contemplating using her as my main in Dragonflight (I was going to go with paladin). The only downside I have towards the druid is that I’m just a bit tired of constantly wearing leather gear. I’ve played my Demon Hunter and Monk for so long now that playing a plate wearing class (the paladin) has been refreshing. I don’t enjoy healing on the paladin, though.

I also managed to complete some world boss kills – there is one in The Maw who rewards 285 gear (rarely) but getting to that one has been a huge pain. I normally do the overworld boss along with the Zerith Mortis one and then I call it a day. I did not step foot into Darkmoon Faire, though I probably should have. I also got my 7th character on the alliance side to 70 (a paladin, go figure) so that team is coming along nicely.

There’s still plenty for me to do in game, despite nearing the end of Shadowlands. One of my least favourite expansions, I’m glad that I’m not burnt out like so many of my friends.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.


Making Gold in World of Warcraft

SavedInstances is the awesome addon that tells me all of the details that I’d usually have to use alt-o-holic for, in a neat little menu that I can customize a bunch of ways. This little blurb is hidden unless you mouse over the far right hand side header, so I didn’t even know it was there until someone told me. How is gold making going?

I have 40 characters, 23 of those are level 60. Let’s skip the total time played on this account because of course my account is ancient. Looking at the total money, I’m pushing towards 13 million gold across the servers that I play on – not too shabby! I have a gold making challenge ongoing right now to reach cap across one server (something I haven’t done since BFA when I spent 5 million and bought the AH mount, and then how multiboxing works changed). I have almost 6 million gold over on Argent Dawn (low population RP server) and then the next runner up is slightly over 4 million on Winterhoof (my horde team lives there, and that’s where I spend most of my time these days). The other servers are just ones I occasionally play on – Blackwater Raiders is a server I started on for my Rags to Riches challenge a few months back. I started there with zero gold, flipping on the AH, and now I’ve grown to 2.5 million gold on that particular server.

Hyjal is where I purchased my 291/304 items from to take back to Argent Dawn. I used to have a few million there but I’ve since transferred it all off. Area 52 is where I play with a handful of friends, and is where I pick up battle pets (they’re always nice and cheap compared to my main servers) to level up and then flip. That’s how I’ve gotten so many level 60s, actually. Pet battles.

In any case, making gold is alive and well even if it has slowed down (for me) slightly. I know a lot of people are still making gold from legendaries, but that was never something I got into. Plans for the gold? Absolutely nothing besides continuing to pay for my accounts. I buy tokens when they’re cheap (below 200k ideally) and just continue to add game time. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Boyfriend Dungeon

As mentioned in my prior post, I signed up for the xbox game pass – and one of the first games I decided to download and try was Boyfriend Dungeon. This game has been out for a while now, but I’ve never played it before. I also hadn’t watched any let’s play videos or anything like that.

There are a bunch of trigger warnings at the start, which I appreciated. I was fairly confident I’d be able to handle it, so I continued to play. One of the best things this game does (IMO) is remain really conscience of peoples situations. I was presented with a message that asked me if it would be OK to receive encouraging messages from ‘mom’ – I said no. I really wish Animal Crossing would do the same, or let me rename the NPC.

I’m not very far yet, but there’s a lot of swords / people to romance, and plenty to do. The game works like a visual novel but also has some hack and slash combat in there where you take your swords / dates out to the mall and defeat phones. Get loot, do some crafting, make gifts for people, it really does have a lot more depth than I was expecting. I love the voice overs, and since it was on the game pass (where my first month is only $1) I don’t feel any guilt for how much/little time I played.

Next up will absolutely have to be Two Point Campus, which just released.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Xbox Game Pass – Contemplation

I like playing new games, but I don’t always end up enjoying them / want to pay $50-100 for the newest on the market. There are a lot of games in my steam library that I haven’t even played before. Since they’re all digital, it’s not like I’m ‘collecting’ them (or maybe I am?) – anyway, long story short I decided to give the xbox game pass a go. The first month only came to $1 and had at least two games I was interested in (Dungeon Boyfriend, and Two Point Campus) which I imagine will at least surpass my $1 cost, so why not. After that each month is $12, and I figure instead of paying $50 a month for each new game that releases that I end up not playing, maybe I should give this a try. I’m not a huge fan of subscription based services because there are SO MANY out there these days, but I asked around, and everyone seemed to be in agreement that even if you’re a PC gamer (we don’t own an xbox) it has great value. We might pick up a console in the future (someone mentioned the xbox series S) but it has been some time since either myself or my husband have been console gamers. Nothing wrong with that, to each their own, it’s just that the kids normally commandeer the television with their nintendo switch.

Anyway, I’ve signed up for now and I’ll probably continue. There should be at least $10 value each month for games I want to play, and I see they’ve also teamed up with EA, which is another bonus for me. Anyone else out there using the xbox game pass and enjoying it? Let me know in comments!


Blender? Let’s Learn Blender

For a few years now I have been following some 3D artists who use Blender to render World of Warcraft scenes – and I have wanted to do exactly that. I love the idea of making a scene with all of my characters, or just creating little scenes for friends. Or just on a whim. The problem is it involves using a handful of programs that I know NOTHING about – the biggest one being Blender. I’ve been meaning to try to learn it for a long while, but I never made time. That’s the biggest downside to having so many interest and hobbies, finding / making time.

I am working out a schedule where I can dedicate two days (evenings) a week to this, and hopefully I’ll make a little progress. I’ve downloaded the programs required and started with the YouTube video above, and joined a discord owned by the same person. I know it won’t be a quick learn, but I feel like this is a natural progression from my digital art that I’ve been working on. OK maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but at least I’m hoping it will be interesting.


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