Thursday, April 15, 2010

Waiting To Buy Something Just Took On New Meaning...

I just had to see what everyone was talking about today, so I went to the Blizzard store to see if the rumors were true.

The Celestial Mount is on sale for a cool $25.00, and apparently there are a whole bunch of people waiting to buy them. I got in for a wait time of 8 hours and 120,000 or so people waiting before me. That's about $3,000,000 (Three Million) bucks worth of orders that I quickly exited the que for. I got it later on when things were less crowded.

That's more people then there was at the original screening of Star Wars at the Centenial theatre back in the 80's. Well, I was first in line for that, so this made me feel like I was in a completely different state from the start of the line.

Anyway, I don't have a problem spending a few bucks to get stuff for a game I love. At least these are optional, and not required for you to enjoy the game. The only thing I was less then pleased with is that you can't get the speed of 310% unless you have at least one other 310% mount. I think for that much cash, you shouldn't have any restrictions, but that's just me.

A lot of people don't like the microtransactions, and many do. I don't have much of an issue with paying to get something if I happen to have the money, and I can actually use it for something. The pets are okay, but they are hard to use for anything except standing around, at least the mount can be utilized all the way from 20 to 80. You still have to buy the training, but the mount works at level 20.

Someone said it's just a different skin for an already available mount. Ummm, better not tell the car companies about this, or they might start using the same idea to sell more cars! GM, Pontiac, Buick, Chevrolet would just die if they knew you could reskin a chasis and make money! OH NOES! Please, that is just a silly arguement.

That's all I got!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Probably just for me since I know I am all alone here, but... If you choose, I have gone down the dark path of Twitter for fun and games.

Catch me here @fearbv

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fear Is Back Where He Belongs...

Not to say that I won't do both PvE and PvP, but I am once again enjoying PvP with the new battleground finder.

The queues run like lightning, and I don't have to wait for a tank or a healer to show up. Although things go much better with a few healers around. I haven't had to wait even 30 seconds on the random selections, and I am getting to play arena's I normally wouldn't just because of that wait.

So far so good. The arena points addition was very helpful. Although it will take me forever to make enough of them to buy anything, I will still collect them. I am not sure if they will be wiping arena points after each season like they did before, but if they are going to, I can see some issues cropping up with the people that don't know the points will be wiped.

I haven't decided which is the best way to go for gear, but obviously weapons are still easier to get from dungeons, while most everything else can be bought from the bg vendors. I have started building my new PvP set, but with the stuff I have already aquired from dungeons, I am pretty buff.

I still can't keep those rogues off my lock, but once in awhile, if I am fast enough, I can get my succubus pet to freeze em long enough for me to turn round and fear spam the wholey bejesus out of em. :)

Anyway, just a quick update, I still have STO installed, but the game time has slowed a bit. I got a new ship, and she is pretty cool, but I don't know how long I can hang in there and wait for the game to show up.

Anyway, that's all I got.