I haven’t logged in all week except for like an hour on Monday on my rogue. Thus you have no posts. Sorry :(
Why haven’t I been playing?
Well it is a mixture of drama and personal circumstances.
The drama I won’t go into, but basically I am no longer raiding. So no reason to log into my 80s.
The personal, Slice has been really sick. He is getting better, but is still quite sick. Since I am no longer raiding I want to play with him on alts, or just be able to chat with him while I am on my rogue. With him being sick and not being online, I can’t exactly play with him. So no alting it up.
I don’t think I am dealing with burn out. I still very much love playing this game. That much hasn’t changed. What makes the game fun for me is the people. When I cannot play with my friends, then I kind of don’t want to play at all.
When I logged in on Monday the roguelette was at 31 1/2 and all the quests in STV were orange or red. I wanted to get her to 32 in the hopes that the quests would turn yellow (the ones in Alterac did!). To prevent myself from grinding away on random mobs I decided to just do the random dungeon until she dinged. She got SM Graveyard each time. I did 4 dungeons. It took 4 dungeons to get a little under half a level.
It should not take that many runs.
I think I figured out what it is though.
Scarlet Monastery Graveyard is a very short instance. If you just move through it straight to the 2 bosses you can complete it in around 10 mins assuming you have no AFKs. The downside is you kill maybe a dozen mobs that are elites. The clear ghosts in the graveyard aren’t elites. If you are lucky (and have the 20% xp bonus) you can get 3-5 bars of XP per run. This means that you end up running SM GY over and over and over and over again.
When I was leveling my priest I think I got GY like 10 times in a row. I finally said to hell with it and quested for a few levels just so I could get the next level of dungeons.
I know there has to be other dungeons you could get queued up for, but for some reason you are constantly put into GY. To this day I have never seen the pig dungeons. My rogue never once got SFK. I had all the quests for that dungeon too. Never got it once. I did get Gnomer once. That was a pretty awesome run too. The roguelette is an engineer and both pet patterns dropped. She will be able to make them once her engineering is high enough.
BTW, what the hell is up with learning new stuff from the engineering trainer and it is yellow?!!?! Why is this? Did Blizzard do this on purpose just to fuck with people who want to level this profession? No wonder people complain about leveling it. I am having a hell of a time finding the ore I need to level up too. I can mine iron and gold now and all the stuff that gives me skill ups requires iron components. I’m not exactly seeing a lot of iron everywhere. Tons of tin and copper. Iron, not so much. Considering you mine copper & tin for so long you would think that the patterns that you can make with those ores would last longer.
I was chatting with Del earlier today (in between putting off work and actually working; OMG so busy *cries*) and I asked him what he wanted to see me write about. It got me thinking. What would the people actually reading me like to hear about?
So I am asking you, my few readers (yes I know a few of you have remained!) what would you like me to write about? Leave me a comment and if I can write about it I will.
If it is pertaining to something I know nothing about, then I will most likely just bullshit my way through it.
Kind of how I do most things in life. ^_^
Also! If you don’t already, go read Andrew’s blog. He has completed his airship game and it is in the alpha. So if you are interested in playing it go here and sign up. From everything I have seen and heard about it (and trust me I have been hearing about it for months) it is looking like it will be a ton of fun. So go head over and check it out. Make a character and join in on the fun.
^_^ It will make him ever so happy. :D