Thursday, May 13, 2010

OMG I Can't Take Much More Of This...

I mentioned before that I had created a DK over on Moon Guard. I also moved one of my level 80 characters over there because thus far I have had pretty good luck in PvP at lower levels and I have also met quite a few people and got to do some RP etc...

So, I am playing my level 80, and as I had mentioned before, the Alliance on this server seriously does not get to see Wintergrasp Keep very often. As a matter of fact, I have tried playing at many different times of the day, and we still can't beat those Hordies back to save our souls.

I want to give the Hordies credit for being a really well formed taskforce of folks, but I think something is wrong, because I know that tenacity should be helping us poor folk out a little here. I have never been in a WG where the other team was able to drive all of us to our grave yard and keep us there. This happened today, and likely it will happen again in 2 hours.

There was a lot of talk in the Battleground channel about how lopsided this server is for Wintergrasp. I haven't been around that long to know myself, but the last two weeks have been Hell, and I have only been able to see the Quartermastes in WG one time since I have been playing there. We won at 4 or 5 am, there weren't even enough of us to run the 10 man VOA dungeon afterwards. I just wanted to spend some marks and whatnot, and this is getting to be tiresome.

The other issues I am having is in the regular BG's. I decided that I will just go ahead and play the "Random Battleground" once or twice each day so I can get the Arena points. Sounds easy enough, except that sometimes it takes 10 games, and sometimes I don't even get any arena points because I can't play that long. So I am sitting at my 175 arena points, of which I need 600 to get some nifty gear without doing the arenas themselves. I have been trying this "Daily" arena point project for about 14 days, which means that I get those points about once every other day.

The really hard part for me is that when I go in there, I actually try to play the "game" as intended. In Warsong, you go get the flag, bring it back, make sure the other guy drops his flag and you win. Pretty simple. Yesterday I see folks chatting the whole time about "Free Honor". Some scumbag was all happy because they logged in to find out they had 70K honor and they weren't even at their computer. I just stayed quiet, because my first thought was I wish I had a Hordie on that server so I could kill them all day long. It gets better. They started going on about some sort of "Clicker" program they were using to get this "Free Honor" and that it was "Legal" because all it does is clicks.

By this time I was just about to spit nails. I don't have any proof of anything, but I do know the number of people that are AFK in Battlegrounds is horible on both sides. Many of the people have no interest in getting the objectives, they just want to "Farm Honor".

In my opinion, if that's all they want, they shouldn't be there. I mean, we are driven to the gear, and we need honor to get it, but I think you should actually have to participate to get the honor. This situation tells me that there is a serious problem with the current system. I have ranted about this kind of thing before, and I will keep on until someone wakes up. Don't give them anything unless they do what they are supposed to do. Its not like it is incredibly difficult to play these battleground skirmishes.

If you tried to run a 5 man instance, and stand in the corner while everyone else went and killed the bosses, you would be kicked. I think there needs to be something like that for BG's as well.

That's all I got.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Grass Is Greener?

Well, I suppose since my friend found out that I had moved a character to Moon Guard that I can talk about it a little bit.

I was on a secret mission to build a level 80 DK on Moon Guard so I can play with a friend that has some high level characters there. Well, I still have time to get to 80 before the date I had planned, but my friend saw that I had moved my main character Myd there because I left the confirmation page on the browser screen and forgot to close it.. DOH!

A few things are different here. First it's an RP server, which is very different then a normal server. You have people that actually RP and this server is also said to be the most popular server which seems right since it is FULL most of the time, and often you get to wait in a que to even log in.

I joined a small casual guild, and the GM isn't hardly past level 40 yet. He doesn't seem to know a whole lot about how things should work yet, but between myself and another guildie, we are keeping him on the right path.

There is a bit of ERP going on here which I was suprised to see, but it's like a train wreck. You want to close your eyes, but you can't tear yourself away from the entertainment value of it all. Goldshire here is loaded with duels and a bunch of naked people inside the inn. I have never seen so many people in one place anywhere before, and they have everything including table dancers and prostitution from what I can tell so far. Guild names like "Barely Legal" and "X-Rated". Now, I am not sure how far this rabbit hole goes, but that's not the only place this kind of thing goes on.

Silvermoon also has an inn like this with some ERP, however it is not as populated. Actually, Silvermoon here is really populated everywhere else. There are Blood Elves all over this place, which again, I had never even seen more then one or two Blood Elves in Silvermoon on my normal server, so this was quite the experience.

Outside of that, Moon Guard is quite fun with the exception of the Dungeon Finder. It takes a lot longer to get a PUG going here, but the BG's are lightning fast. I have not seen much of the inside of Wintergrasp here however. The Allies just don't seem to have their ducks in a row here like the did on the normal server. Horde seems to stay in control there most of the time.

Anyway, it's good to be here on MG... I'll have some stories later I'm sure. ;)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stop With The Sissie La-La Already...

In direct response to Tobold's latest ballistic attempt to tear down EvE for its PvP Game... I just have to say, "Breathe man, Let it go!" Yea, the PvP there is pretty rough man. That's why they don't have Eleven-Million subscribers dude.

One post on the subject was enough to give me a headache, but now we are on like the fourth or fifth one and I don't even want to read the comments anymore.

All of the elitists of the world unite! Who fricken cares? I sure don't. I can't remember where I saw it, probably Lum's site, but Raph Koster who was once one that had a vision of the perfect game, now turned Facebook application micro-transaction king, said something to the effect that we are all just a bunch of elitist snobs. Sticking to our little corners, only playing with those that see everything the same way we do. Ya know what, he was right... Most of the tripple A gamers are a bunch of snobs. Quite frankly, we should just play single player games and get over it. Eveyone that doesn't see what we see is obviously wrong. It's kind of sad really. Even though I was slightly offended by his comments, the guy was right about that.

As a blogger, I don't think it is our job to be objective, or even say that we like something at all. As a matter of fact if my whole gaming experience was all good, I wouldn't write at all. It's about making things right or making them better that interests me. I certianly like to post about things I have done that are fun, but I am also very passionate about things that make me angry.

Tobold's postings about how he got ganked do not bother me in the least. I get beat up all the time in World of Warcraft. The thing is "how do you overcome the odds, and are you willing to put the time in to do it"? There are certianly many times in WoW's "balanced" battleground skirmishes where the team I am on is outnumbered by the enemy. Many reasons include, the lack of communication, the fact that we don't all stay together, or just simply that people don't see the same goals during the battles. There are many times different objectives in a battle, and people decide which is important to them. So, to say EvE is unfair, but WoW is far would be completely false.

I don't play EvE, wait scratch that. I played EvE for about 4 hours once, and deleted it because I knew I didn't want to go through the process of finding out what the hell was going on. Too much confusion for me, and ya know what? I don't feel bad for leaving. If I had stayed, and I ever got ganked like Tobold did, I would spend every waking hour rebuilding and going back to kick those guys asses that did it to me. Oh yea... PvP is all about the revenge baby, and if you get me enough times, I will focus all of my energy on you and how to make you pay.

Tobold obviously doesn't have that gene built into his programming... PvP is for people who like to be competitive with others on a forceful playing field. If you can't hang with that, then my advice would be to walk away, find something else to do.

It's hard to take comments from someone who openly doesn't like PvP and apply them to "constructive critisism". It's painfully obvious that if someone doesn't like PvP, then there is nothing good that can be said about it. I don't particularly like PvE, but I still do it. I do it and try to imagine why someone would put themselves through such torture, but for someone that won't engage and learn about it constructively, it makes no sense. It's like talking about something you shouldn't even be engaged with. It's okay to say you don't like something, but to try and tear something down that obviously you don't want, but works for many other people is somewhat silly IMHO.

That's all I got...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Okay, I'm In... Just Make Sure I Get My Castle!

New combat video from SWTOR... Impressive looking. I still don't want to be a bounty hunter, but I like most of what I have seen in this video.

However, I am a bit dissapointed I didn't see Darth Adrick... ;(

I don't remember who said it, but someone mentioned that the combat will be more geared towards beating incredible odds, and barely making it through the fights. Well, it sounds good, and that is fun, but I don't know if I can take that every time. Sometimes I just want to kick some royal easy hineys...

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't... Just FYI...

I am still playing WoW. I have a lot of stuff going on there, but I haven't revealed my evil plot to take over the world just yet. I am riding my Celestrial Mount to vicory. That's all I have to say about that.

That's all I got.