Posts Tagged ‘ cataclysm ’

Paladin Changes Abound

So I figured being that the blog is named “Techadin” I should actually post about something Paladin related once in awhile, especially with the Paladin changes being put out a couple days early. I’m not usually one to make a huge deal out of changes for a game/expansion that’s not even in beta testing, but I just can’t pass this up.

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Altaholics Anonymous

I know the topic has probably come up at least once over the past few days with all the Cataclysm previews going live. An expansion is a great time to switch to a toon who has maybe been left by the wayside but is still at level cap. I find it increasingly difficult to switch my main (or even consider it) while we’re in the middle of an existing expansion pack or even work on alts in general. Any time spent leveling or gearing up another character feels like little more than a complete waste, I could be using that time to work on my main raiding toon after all. I suppose depending on what has you excited about Cataclysm you may or may not have issues shifting your focus. Irregardless of your situation or interests I still think there are a fairly standard number of advantages and disadvantages to spending a notable amount of time working on alts. Continue reading

WoW’s Competition

So I started thinking, how many of us that have been playing this game for longer than a year or so have other games that we still frequent? I can easily see how people who’ve been enveloped in Azeroth since vanilla could be experiencing much more burn out, but what about the rest of us? Personally I’ve been playing WoW for just shy of three years and still have quite a bit of lasting interest. Saying this though I still have to make note of the fact that lately I’ve been seeing more things pull my time away from WoW. For whatever reason I seem to have become much more likely to put down WoW to play other PC games or take time off in general. Continue reading

Leveling…Again and Again

One statement from Blizzard in the past number of months that has shocked me was to hear that roughly 70% of created characters in WoW don’t make it past level 10. Being someone who doesn’t typically have an issue creating/leveling alts this really gets me thinking…what is it that stops so many people dead in their tracks? Surely a great deal of the inevitable end of an alt’s life has to do with the poor quest design in the old world. I’m someone who doesn’t mind burning through a starting zone I’ve played 100 times previously, it’s all about staying focused on your goals ahead and not so much on how mind numbingly boring things might be along the way. I know many people who will almost automatically drag a new ‘toon of any race to the Draenei or Blood Elf started zone to take advantage of the improved quest flow but I’ve never really been able to get into the practice. Continue reading

Why Blog, Why Now?

Up until recently I had considered my time in World of Warcraft to be fairly typical of many players. Aside from getting involved in a raiding guild and getting to know people via Vent I have taken on a number of other “projects” within the out of game community. My initial first hand experience in the community surrounding this game was when Stomplina and Hafrot from Rawrcast agreed to take me on doing recordings for the “Under the Hood” segment. On a weekly basis I came to the show and spent 5 to 10 minutes discussing PC hardware and relating it to the general WoW player. Unfortunately the pre-recorded nature of the segment ended up leaving me feeling slightly detached from the whole experience and my “run” on the show ended after 13 installments. Continue reading

Preview Preview, What’s In a Preview?

With the incoming swarm of information regarding Cataclysm class changes I’d like to stop and try to slow things down a bit. Yes I realize that it’s exciting to have all this shiny new information about the upcoming expansion and yes I realize that many WoW players are already feeling the pre-expansion burnout but seriously, calm down! We’re still a good five or six months away from the release of Cataclysm and many of the newly released details will change before we even get word of beta testing getting under way. Continue reading

Cataclysmic Overclocking

I wanted to take some time today to look at a secondary reason to get into overclocking sometime in the next six months or so. We all know by now that Cataclysm is on it’s way and getting closer by the week. It is also very apparent that WoW’s engine is starting to show serious signs of aging. One key point made at Blizzcon was that the game is getting a bit of a face lift. It has yet to be fully determined what exactly is changing but we do know a few things. Continue reading