Friday, March 6, 2009

The Big Nothing

Work work and more work. I just can't seem to catch a break. Every time I think I'm about to catch a little bit of a breather, they throw something else at me. Which is probably why I've gotten the creeping crud that everyone seems to be catching these days. Again, that doesn't excuse my responsibilities as a blogger to keep you all informed and up to date on what's happening in gaming or other interesting news.

And that update would be Nada, nothing, diddly squat.

I did manage to get a little bit of WoW in over the last few weeks, in between nights out of town. I will say that the Death Knight, IMHO, is very Overpowered. But that is what one would expect from a Hero Class character. My DK, Paynel, which isn't Spanish for penis, as was expressed to me in a whisper a few weeks back while playing, another reason I hate rude and unsolicited whispers in games, just dinged 62 on Wednesday thanks to a few helpful friends. The name Paynel came to me as a tribute to my friend and co-worker Larry Payne who died last April of Multiple Myeloma. Although Larry wasn't a fan of MMO's, he would always let me tell him things about my adventures in Azeroth, no matter how boring I'm sure it was to him. lol Larry was a great friend and I miss him a lot. Boy, that was an awkward tangent lol. Lets move on.

So, I am having a ton of fun playing my Death Knight. I was spec-ed full Blood at first, but I did some reading, listened to a few of my friends, all of them sporting DK's of their own these days, and decided to respec to Unholy with a little bit of frost, which is where the DPS seems to be. So far, no complaints. It's a good DPS, PVP as well as a great Tanking spec all rolled into one. But like many others playing a DK, I'm still at a loss as to how the runes work with the spells. I basically just hit the spells when the timer is up. I'm sure there is a better way to maximize my DPS by finding a good rotation for my spells, but for now, I just hit what's available at the time lol.

I, also, decided to pick up Herbalism and Inscription as my trade skills for my DK. Initially, I had to transfer about 200g over to my DK for start up cash, but with herbalism and inscription I've made that back plus about an extra 200g on top. The only real expense, besides papers to write the inscriptions on, is time. I spent about 4 days working my herbalism skill up, harvesting flowers, turning them into ink and crafting glyphs. Then I'd sell the glyphs for much less than what was listed on the market.

Considering the over all cost to make a glyph is mostly time to harvest and the few silver for the paper, selling a glyph for 2 or 3g works out better in the long run, especially when everyone else is selling them for crazy prices. I'm the crazy guy that will not only undercut other posters, but I'll do it for half what the lowest price listed is, not just come in under a few silver. I'm just trying to sell out my inventory and make money, no need to be crazy greedy like some people. Besides, I can flex my prices when the economy needs me too. But from my point of view, glyphs need to be more reasonably priced. Posting a glyph that costs maybe 2g to make for 50g is just down right greedy. I know the server I'm on is an old server and people at the high end are making gold hand over fist, but when new people come to the server, they get discouraged because everything is priced for millionaires not for your newbie player and in my book that is just wrong. It pushes potential customers away. Me, I like to take very ones gold, not just the rich people. lol

But I'm having fun harvesting and crafting glyphs, especially since I can send the enchanting vellum over to my gnome chanter and make extra cash that way as well. lol Course, I'm still working on my Paladin, Oakley, with my Wednesday night group of friends, but since they couldn't all play this past week, those that could go out the DK's and did some questing, which was nice. Funny things, DK's tend to be imposing, meaning people the same level as you or lower tend to leave you alone, even DK's of the opposing faction, while those in the 80's tend to find it their life mission to make your life miserable. lol When that happens, I'll bug out and hit some old world areas for some herbs. No need hitting yourself against a brick wall, especially when the brick wall is intent on killing you everytime. lol

Apparently my Nada speech at the beginning was a bit premature. lol

But other than a bit of WoW, I've not done a lot of gaming especially since this cold is really starting to kick my ass and I spend most of my free time sleeping and resting. I do hope that next post I'll have something more to say. I am looking forward to seeing the Watchmen this weekend. I had planned to do that today, but this cold again, is beating like a rented mule, so I just lazed around the house all day watching CSI:NY which is slowly becoming one of my favorite shows. I wasn't a fan when it first came out, but since returning from New York, I've made a point of watching all things New York, since it has now become my favorite city.

Now as a finally treat and to boost views, here is a link to my first posting on you tube. It's a video of a few co workers while we were setting up for our show in L.A. I wanted to test out the video quality of my new Canon Camera and also wanted to recreate the event that became the joke for our entire trip, Devin and his wonderful iron cold steel fists. lol I have another video I want to post from my New York trip, but I have to do some editing first, which will require me actually getting a video editing program installed on my machine.


  1. CSI:NY, excellent show indeed! And yes, DK's are very overpowered. Why make a hero class that is so easy to obtain?

  2. @Thallian, I'm feeling better today. Actually ventured out and did some shopping with the wife. Picked up Street Fighter 4, which I have discovered, I suck at. lol

    @Jayedub, I will say that Blizzard has a weird way of defining the cost for certain things. For instance, getting a DK isn't hard, but to get the ability to Duel Spec will cost 1k gold? I think that's a bit warped in my opinion. I think making Duel Spec more accessable and DK's harder to obtain would be more on par with reality.