Thursday, August 11, 2011

Status: Hiatus

Instead of wasting time and energy, I've decided to skip my initial reaction of denial and just accept the fact when my friends are telling me "You've been playing too much WoW".

I am very much sure that it's in part their reaction to the fact that I am still being quite excited at the prospect of (finally) advancing my character in the game, while they - along with the rest of the entire population of  WoW, it seems - have completed all the cool/fun stuff and have nothing left to do but bang their heads on the walls of Firelands bosses.

But I don't mind.
This last week, I've been posting my 48 hour auctions and at least doing my JC daily, then moving on to all the other stuff I've been putting aside these last few years.
Replaying Diablo is oddly fun (even with the bag space issues and the deliciously corny voice acting), and slowly detoxing from the non-stop auctioneering (especially after the DE and Glyph mania rushes) is doing a lot of good to me.
So, yeah, my friends were right.

So I'm going into temporary hiatus for a little while.
See you in a few weeks!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Status: Chilling, Yet Working... (Not A Diablo III Post)

This sounds more like a diary entry more than anything else, so... you know... I'm chilling...

/sip margarita
Oh yeah...

After a long time working on it, checking the AH for low-cost greens like a nervous tick, the guild finally got through the Disenchanting achievement this week.
A wave of satisfaction is currently overwhelming me in the last couple of days and it's goooooooooooooood......
It was a really crazy idea of mine to work on those achievements, but hey I wanted objectives, so that's what I got.
I am getting myself ready to jump on the Skinning achievement, but a week of relaxing and enjoying summer is what the doctor is ordering.
Another reason to celebrate : that stockpile of 1500+ glyphs I had is almost gone.
This morning I was down to 15 and the competition was still being ferocious as ever.

Man, that also took a while.
I am not going back into glyphs unless Blizzard decides to raise the achievement cap or releases a slew of new ones - and even then I'd think twice before delving into that.
Good luck to those who make glyphs their main source of income: your dedication, your time spent spying on your competition, cancelling auctions and reposting, really shows a complete and total engagement to the craft of Inscription.
Also, you're probably a robot and you're most likely not truly enjoying World of Warcraft.
Glyphers, I salute you.
Shine on you crazy diamond-coated sons of bitches!

In other news, things have been moving slowly as the summer lull is hitting everyone.
That and Dailies Lull as well.
Some people are tired of running their dailies and others have simply dissapeared.
Yep, lack of new content is making people log off of WoW, but I'm not surprised of the situation nor am I worried like the many vocal minorities on the Blizzard forums that are chanting yet-yet-yet-yet-yet again that it's the death of the game.

I am happy about that.
That's when the end-game things aren't being run on the server and people are looking back at the other things in-game: previous raids, previous dungeons, achievements that are still incomplete, reputations that still need to be grinded/acquired, etc...
My stockpile of not-high-end items is suddenly worth something and I'm emptying most of my alt guild bank tabs (I'm down to 1 full tab out of 5).

Pets are still selling - I see people buying pets in bulk, including the Argent Tournament pets (still worth doing).
In my last days of buying low-level greens and selling enchanting mats, I've noticed that quite a lot of people are leveling new professions.
So ores, "old" gems, dusts, essences are selling for much more than they're used to.
In these few days where I've been chatting with my friends, laying back and working on completing my archeology achievements, and picking up every type of ore that's in my way.
It takes two seconds to mine them up and it's good pocket money if it doesn't go for much on your server.

Also, if you keep your eyes peeled, you easily can spot a load of rare mobs that will give you a quick green item to sell.

Also, it's time to take a more in-depth look at the Auction House.
A load of players aren't online, so it will be frequent that Sellers are not meeting any Buyers, so they lower their prices more and more...
Time to stockpile items on sale!

But apart from that, I'm running my usual schedule and keeping an eye on the news.

And all that Diablo III talk has made me want to remember exactly how that game was, so I reloaded the original game yesterday... Wow that's an old game. But... it's till good!
I think I'll go through the game then try out Diablo II to see what that fuss was all about.
I've also got a Starcraft II and a FPS itch to scratch (aka need to kill lots of things), so maybe I'll bust out the ol' Doom 3 or Unreal Tournament 2004 during the weekend...

Have fun everyone!

/sip more margarita...