Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Demon Hunter Dressing Room on WoWhead

So wowhead.com put demon hunters into the dressing room on their site, essentially giving you a sneak peak at character creation. :-D

Here's the Night Elf I made....

And here is the Blood Elf I made....

I think the Night Elves look way better as Demon Hunters than the Blood Elves do, that's kind of disappointing for me, but maybe the look will grow on me and I can manage to play a Demon Hunter as Horde anyway.
I'm pretty excited about the class in general.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BlizzCon 2015 - Day 2 - Overwatch Panel and WoW Panel

Since I couldn't actually go to BlizzCon, I'm watching the live stream.
Here's my thoughts while I watch the stream!

Watching the Overwatch panel!
These maps look beautiful. Wow.
Overwatch is going to get a series of animated shorts! That's awesome.
Watching the reel for the animated shorts.
Yeah ok, can't wait to watch those.
Haha Metzen got all misty.
21 heroes....so there's going to be a short for each one?
I seriously can't wait.
I love the in-game cinematics. Always have.
But I understand why Overwatch wouldn't have those.
Having them outside the game will be awesome. Easier access to them!
Q&A time.
A question about a giant artbook for Overwatch!
Sounds like there is that's going to be included in the Overwatch collector's edition.
Haha a Blizzard HQ map for Overwatch question.
Ok..."not official" answer...
"Blizzneyland"! AHAHAHA that's hysterical. I hope they make that.
A Blizzard games amusement park map for Overwatch would be hilarious.
Question is are any characters gay.
They answers yes....they're still working on how to include that kind of info.
I think that's cool. :-)
Question from a guy cosplaying as an Overwatch character lol.
What would they do if they make a full-length movie...which character would they pick and what would they say about that character?
Bastian is chosen by one guy.
Winston/Ziniata for another guy.
Genji/Hanzo story from the guy in pink.
(Obviously I don't know their names. Sorry.)
Metzen says all of them. lol
Question about locations of Overwatch, adding locations and maps, etc.
Sounds like they want to add more elements to maps or more maps eventually.
Add more maps to the same locations, etc.
Question about what the British did to enhance soldiers, like Tracer.
Tracer is unique, her abilities are unique to her.
They don't know what the British did....it will be something awesome. lol
Question about how many of the heroes were active in Overwatch.
Metzen: 30 years ago there was a strike team called Overwatch...it grew....got bigger and better and more advanced. Overwatch had different phases, the golden age with original characters, then the height of Overwatch with 100s of agents. And now, it's all scattered, some have retired, gone merc, gone crazy. etc. There's a bunch of villians that were never part of Overwatch....and some heroes that were never part of Overwatch either.
Question about cinematic trailer last year, a character named Soundquake, is that character going to be part of the story?
"You'll have to wait and see."
Question about Junkrat and Roadhogs mugshots, is there some kind of meaning behind the numbers.
It could have something to do with treasure Junkrat is trying to get.
Question about future comic series for Overwatch.
Blizzard is self-publishing the comics and not going with bigger comic companies.
But maybe one day.
Question, does Widowmaker and Tracer have some kind of history?
Widowmaker and Tracer do NOT get along.
"You'll have to wait and see." again, lol.
Will be answered in the animated shorts.
Haha Metzen: For the alliance!
Question, what character do you associate with?
Panel doesn't know, lol.
Guy on right says Winston.
Guy next to him says Xiniata.
Guy in pink says Junkrat lol.
Metzen says Genji, or 76.
Question, do we know why Winston doesn't like his glasses broken?
Great question! Metzen says that question will be answered, why the glasses are so important to Winston and who gave them to him.
Overwatch panel done.
What I think is cool about the fact they're exploring the lore of Overwatch outside of the game is that, for a lot of people, we want to be able to watch those videos or read those graphic novels whenever....and not have to be in-game. For other people they don't care about the lore and just want to get in and play. I think this works well for both kinds of people. :-)

WoW panel up next!
So it's incredibly meta that Gul'dan is going to the tomb of Sargeras to get Illidan....
When Illidan had gone to the tomb of Sargeras to get Gul'dan's skull before. lol
Seeing some Legion footage....omg.
It's really nice to see some of the artifact weapons in-game! They look great.
Ok now the panel is coming out.
This is an hour long? Damn I should've gotten some coffee first.
Oh boy artifacts and class halls info up first.
Hey his hair is pink! I love it. I wish I could do my hair pink.
I think his name is Craig.
First weapon, the deadwind harvester is awesome....freaking warlocks get the coolest shit.
Ok now I'm fucking pumped. I need to level my other warlock.
Artifact power seems to come from a lot of sources.
You can get it from pvp! Yes. I will be good on that then.
Artifact traits unlock abilities....neat.
Relics, you socket them into artifacts....neat. So like gems but specific for the artifact weapons.
Ooooh the upgraded version of the harvester is cooool.
I've wanted that forever in this game. ;_;
Showing all the different weapons.
Wow they look badass.
Yeah, I love all of these. lol
Class halls!
We only get to see where one class hall is.
Guess it'll be druids....of course. -_-
I assumed the class hall for druids would be in Moonglade, that's just so obvious.
BUT apparently the druid hall is The Dreamgrove.
It's pretty!
Great, now I need to level my druids. lol
I think the shaman class hall will be at the maelstrom....we'll see.
Guess we get class specific quests? That'll be cool, I don't think we've had things like that since vanilla.
Hunter's hall is in Highmountain.
Looks like we all get our own version of death gate...hunters get an eagle that carries us away. Sweet.
Jon LeCraft is up now.
Demon hunter talk!
Looks like they have a heck a lot of character customization options!
They've got their own voices.
Havoc is the dps spec.
Their resource is fury...similar to rage.
Demon's bite generates fury, chaos strike spends it, throw glaive is ranged.
Video of demon hunter attacks.....AWESOME
Demon hunters have a lot of mobility, double jump, glide (reduces falling speed), vengeful retreat and fel rush. I can see so many DHs getting stuck in ridiculous places lol.
Eye beam looks like a fun ability.
Metamorphosis sounds like an awesome ability...
I can see the Demon Hunter is going to be way OP lol.
Spectral Sight is going to be insane in pvp....wow.
Vengeance is the tank spec.
They have a lot of protective spells and sounds like maybe high dps tank spec.
Wow vengeance has a whole different look.
Ok next guy, talking about class changes.
Kris Zierhut is his name.
Death knight runes will be one type of rune.
Fury warrior abilities have charges!
Arcane mages have a new master, savant, increases how much mana they have.
Survival hunter is melee (we knew this) we get all our old melee abilities back! :-D
Disc priests heal by doing damage.
Subtlety rogues shadowdance is passive. New shadow abilities. They can teleport. O_o
Demonology warlock more minions, no more metamorphosis.
Guardian druid are more tank and less dodge.
Shadow priests have a new resource! Insanity. omg. Turns into void form for a short time.
Shadow priests are tapping into the power of the old gods....omg.
Talents are getting redone (again).
More spec-speficicc talents.
Ok, next guy talking about professions.
His name is Paul Kubit.
More stuff to do with professions?
Tailors get cloth this time, not fur!
Looks like lots of quests related to professions.
Omg an update to the profession UI! Eeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ok this all sounds really great.
NO more major glyphs?! Wow. Ok. :-)
We can use as many minor glyphs as we want tho! yay
Runes of Xavius?
Hahaha we can make bacon. I hate bacon but I do think that's funny.
Archeology sounds interesting.
Items talk now!
Matt Goss is speaking now.
Legion is getting more rare world drops, that will stay relevant through the expansion! Nice.
Unique effects....those sound neat. I can't type all that out tho.
Legendary items that are reminscent of old-world rare world drops. lol
Sounds cool to me.
"All Legion items can drop with an increased item level."
Does anyone else feel like Warlords was totally a test-run for all this stuff we're getting in Legion? lol
New Transmog info!
Omg can I finally get rid of my hoards of gear and weapons?!
Wardrobe collection!
"Item appearances are automatically added to wardrove"
"Toss the item once unlocked"
The wardrobe UI looks good! :-D
So you can save armor sets and link them to other people! This is basically just like the mogit addon!
We can finally, finally, hide our shoulder slots.
Transmoggable weapon enchants, shirts and tabards!
*spamming facebook and twitter with pure unadulerated excitement*

So now the virtual ticket hosts are talking to a Daiblo 3 dev....I need to go back and watch that panel, I missed it yesterday. I love Diablo 3, these dungeon sets sound awesome.

I'm not even sure what he asked. O_o
Whatever it was they said no "but amazing stuff will happen"
A question about more races, like taunka, being playable.
They say yes, but are not sure how to do it.
Question about cross-guild chat and scheduling.
Ion says they want to work towards something like this eventually.
"Will the achievement for unlocking flying in Legion be completeable at launch?"
No, it will be there but not completeable.
Question about what's up with Bolvar!
Bolvar will be seen in Legion. Beyond the Legion expansion yes, we will see him!!
Will there be more cosmetic class quests, like warlock green fire?
They're interested in doing more things like that, but not sure when/how.
A question about tagging mobs (I couldn't hear it)
Looks like some more mobs will be taggable by multiple people like how rares and world bosses are.
Will expansions ever go to an expansion release every year?
Eventually, but probably not soon.
Is Sargeras's tomb where the fallen god's remains are, or is it just a monument.
Right now, it's just a monument.
Are there any plans to improve guilds, like guild quests or guild housing?
Sounds like they want to expand guilds somehow, but maybe not housing.
Will there be new pvp battlegrounds?
No. :-(
Will zones such as the Draenei and Blood Elf starting zones change with Legion?
What is protecting Dalaran from being invaded or destroyed on the Broken Isles?
Dalaran is upgraded "dramatically" and "something big is protecting it". O_o
"Do you have any plans to resolve stories that began with Cataclysm, you've had 5 YEARS to repair the damage."
"We'll get around to it." -_-
Won't people running Legion challenge mode only take people with optimal keystones?
Long answer....basically, they don't think so? I guess.
Question about alleviating the bag space issue.
Transmog is the biggest offender and that will be resolved with the wardrobe.
"Is Titan's grip for fury warriors dead?"
No. The artifact is just too small, but titan's grip is alive and well.
Can we get a clear lore reason about there only being only one Legion int he alternate realities? Is the Archimonde we just killed the same one we killed before?
More character slots per server?
1 more slot in Legion.
Will Legion have scenarios?
No. There are quest scenarios though.
"What do I do if I want both early access via pre-order AND the physical collector's?"
Can buy both and contact customer service and get the difference.
How do you prevent multi-roll classes have a disadvantage with buying multiple legendaries?
Catch-up mechanisms to help get 2nd and 3rd weapons get powered up.
"Can we please have 3 specs?"
No......sure. We'll do that. If you're a druid, you can have 4. I LOVE THIS.
"Why are you removing multistrike but not versatility?"
MS is just a different form of crit. Versa is good for pvp and tanks.
"Will you introduce more catch-up mechanisms for alts, such as speedier rep grinds?"
"Sure" :-)
"Will we see any events like the AQ opening event in Legion?"
"No" lol. But maybe kind of. So, yes?
"Will Karazhan be relevant in Legion?"
"Yes" "Karazhan is a place of tremendous importance" I hope we get to raid it again.
"Will Kara be a 5 person dungeon?"
"lol no"
Something about Tirisfal glades?
I guess we will find out. I don't know what this is in regards too, lol.
"Where is Wrathion in Legion?"
"He's definitely there. He might have some special interest in Highmountain. Don't expect him to look the way he did before."
More questions about events and scenarios. No.
"Will old world materials become relevant again?"
"Will we get more lore on Forsaken, Tauren, Worgen, or Gnomes?"
Yes. More tauren-esque stuff in Highmountain. More Forsaken stuff. Maybe gnomes too?
"Will Old Gods feature in Legion in any way?"
"Will there be more than one raid per tier in Legion?"
Maybe for one tier?
"Do you plan to make smaller raid dungeons?"
No, but trying to do a lot with non-linear layouts.
"Will you be bringing back reforging?"
"What will happen to our artifacts in the expansion following Legion?"
Sounds like we won't use them after Legion.
Question about having bad luck on extremely rare drop items. (like Invincible)
No, they won't increase the luck.
"Where is the dance studio?"
"Under Tirisfal." "In the garrison" lol. No stupid any time soon.
Question about playing previous expansions.
No plans for that.
"Will artifacts lock players into using them even if they don't want too?"
Yes. But you can transmog it.
Something about representing race in the class hall.
Class halls are for all races.
"Are we ever going to get any Alliance character development that doesn't results in the character dying?"
Can races chat together in the class halls?
No, it's still faction-based. Demon hunters can speak demonic to each other.... wut. COOL.

In Legion will we see any alternate univers heroes?
Not yet....we'll see.
Will we see any more Gilneas?
Yes. Greymane has a role in Legion, there are some other Gilneans.
Question about PVP gear.
Can get pvp from weekly quests or strongboxes. I Guess it's the same as pve gear though.
Will we see the final expansion boss during the leveling process?
Do you plan to make mythic or raid finder flex size?
Raid finder is already flex. No flex for mythic. Mythic will stay at 20 players. :-(
"Is there any chance we'll see other classes getting new roles? Such as Warlock tank?"
No. :-(
"So how will we find groups for the new keystone challenge dungeons?"
No queues for it, group finder.
"Can you address split raiding?"
Ion says he doesn't know if there's a great way to stop it.
Will the old Nef raid in BWL have a new class call for DH?
"Going down the row of panlists, what is the one thing you think people may not notice but should check out?"
"Hunting down new legendary items"
"UI improvements." Ion
"Pretty cool improvements to effects, animations and sword trails."
"Scaling level mobs"
"Class accessories"
"Legion has the most VO of any expansion."
"Getting back into dungeons and keystones."
"If you could mention it, your favorite class spec artifact weapon?"
"Axes for blood DK, crazy cool looking. Functionality, Ashbringer"
"Fire mage runeblade" Ion
"Holy priest"
"Demon hunter havoc" but Ashbringer is his fave
"Blades of the fallen prince" frost DK weapons
"Also blades of the fallen prince"
"Eagle spear, melee hunter is amazing"
"One final question, is Jaina a dreadlord?"
"Yeah sure, she is." "Is that a real question? No! She's not a dreadlord." lol
Q&A done!
People ask weird questions don't they, lol.

Now there's some broken isles video playing with shots of the new zones.
These zones are very, very pretty.
I so can not wait for Legion!

Friday, November 6, 2015

BlizzCon 2015 - Day 1 - Opening Ceremony and Legion Info Panel

Since I couldn't actually go to BlizzCon, I'm watching the live stream.
Here's my thoughts while I watch the stream!

The Void of Legacy cinematic brought tears to my eyes. Seriously. That was amazing.
The Protoss. Kerrigan. The feels.

The Warcraft movie trailer!!!!!!
Is that the guy that played Renley in Game of Thrones? O_o
Durotan is like a main character of this?! I didn't realize. That's awesome.
Garona is hawt.
I can't wait to see this!

(sorry freaked out for a second)
Hahaha Cho'gal, that's hilarious.
Man I can't wait for these guys to go live.
HoTS arenas looks like it's going to be crazy. Can't wait for that either.

Was that Leeroy Jenkins in the movie audience in that Hearthstone trailer? lol!
Shouldn't Harrison Jones be in the League of Explorers? Or is he in the game already? (forgive me I don't play Hearthstone)
I like this guy's shirt, wonder where I get one.
Wow this is coming out already! Maybe I should start playing this game again. :-)

Overwatch guy coming out! (Jeff Kaplan)
So I'm definitely going to have to try D.VA, the pink robot girl. :-D
Oh hey it's going to consoles, that's cool, for console users.
And now I have to per-purchase this.

CHRIS METZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who the freak cheers for Gul'dan?
Yeah call em out Metzen.
*watching the cinematic*
That's King Wrynn!
He's writing a letter to Anduin?!
They're working together wtf is happening. I'M SO EXCITED
Nooooooooo don't die!
Sylvanas saved Wrynn! She saved him!
Wow she's agile.
Nooo he can't die!
Everything is trying to kill him!
Wrynn is a badass!
*cinematic over*
Hey Legion is coming out in the summer!
I'm super excited to see Sylvanas AND Wrynn in a cinematic finally. :-D
But they were in the same one! Working together! omg

Must breath.

Mike Morheim is talking with the Virtual Ticket hosts.

I'm just trying to process all these announcements.

When the heck do I get to be a Dryad in Heroes of the Storm?! :-D

I think it's great Blizzard got to be so involved with the making of the Warcraft movie.
I really, REALLY hope this movie does really well.

Wow that Tracer statue is HUGE.
I hope we get to see close-ups of the statues.

Alright! Legion content panel.
Been waiting for that.
Although I hear the voice from the Starcraft panel (which I will watch later) oh ok they fixed it.
Broken Isles!
Haha, I guess they don't like MMO-Champion spoiling things.
Oh, Kil'Jaeden sent Gul'dan to the broken isles. Well of course.
Haha gotta screenshot that "I did that" thing.
Yeah I've been wondering where the Broken Isles are going to be. Is is a whole continent off on it's own like Northrend and Pandaria?
A scenario? That sounds crazy.
And it looks crazy.
So how are people going to go through all that when it's not current content anymore? That does not look soloable.
I'm glad demon hunters start at level 98. :-)
Oh we get to find out wtf Illidan was doing in Black Temple.
Maybe we can figure out why he had so many hookers.
Actually I don't want to know that....
Mardum? A demon zone?! That's really neat.
Oooooh new demon models!
Some of these demons are scary!
And gross. lol
Hahaha "rip the abilities from the smoking corpses of demons you slay" this class intro zone sounds very entertaining.
Ok so the demon hunters start out in the time that BC ended, when we were raiding black temple.
That's really cool.
I can't wait for this.
OK now information about the new zones.
Suramar....that sounds familiar.
Ooooh Val'sharah
Shaladrassil looks like a very scary, angry tree.
OMG a really neat treant!
I've been waiting for more treants.
New satyrs!
I hope the boomkin feathers change with the characters hair color like the other druid forms.
Now I gotta level my druids, thanks guys.
I love concept art.
These guys are such talented artists.
Well the nightmare art looks amazeballs.
I wonder if we're going to finally see an Emerald Dream zone, or Nightmare zone.
There was an Emerald Dream zone back in the day, I got stuck it in one time in closed beta of orginal WoW when a spider killed me at the border of Ashenvale, lol. That was a fun day.
Sounds dwarfish or vikingish.
Oh I guess it's a vrykul zone. Neat! I miss those guys.
Yeah I would like to know wtf the story is behind the Valkyr.
A shiny golden Valkyr!
The God King is scary looking. Eep. He looks kinda fel corrupted.
Oh I guess he IS fel corrupted.
I like the music for Stormheim.
Oh. Azshara's hometown in in this Azsuna zone?
Oh! The blue dragons are there! That's cool. I like the blue ones.
Um, creepy male nelf banshee thing. O_o
Hahaha "manshee"
Naga hulk!
OMG finally new models for NAGA!
New sea giants! Neat.
Giant water monster thing. O_o
More Wardens!
Why isn't that class playable too? :-D
Oooooh night elf buildings. So cool.
Azsuna is beautiful. I love the music here too.
Moose tauren! Ok that really needs to become a horn/antler option for playable characters.
Ewww drogbar looks gross.
There's a drogbar goblin looking thing.
NEW HARPIES! Wow that is way overdue. lol
Highmountain also looks beautiful. Nice music there as well.
A thriving elven metropolis? Are these friendly elves or grumpy elves?
The Nightborne!
Ok so these are gumpy elves.
This concept art for the Nightborne is really awesome.
The screenshots of them are cool!

Oh, there's like, pale orc version of these elves, Nightfallen.
Wow they're creepy!
Suramar looks amazing. Really nice music here too. They really did a good job on all the music.
Ion Hazzikostas takes the stage!
Oh right! We get to be in Dalaran again! I forgot about that.
Wait what.....time-walking zones?
Oh the zones scale! Wait....how....what.
Omg...this sounds amazing.
So the world around us will be scaled to us.
Well that'll keep me from wandering into the wrong zone and getting one-shot.
I'm really excited about the artifact weapon thing!
Haha that panda in his cage. He was so silly.
PLEASE no more progress bar thing to fill for a quest area. So sick of that. >_<
Ok well being able to use the whole continent for end-game content sounds good.
Oh neat. The way to quest at max-level looks like an improvement for sure.
Crap. I knew it was a bad idea to ditch all my gathering professions on my alts. Oops.
Valk and Nightfallen emissaries? :-o
Not HAVING to log in every single day does sound rather nice. :-)
I probably will anyway but knowing I don't HAVE too is good. lol
Yay moar dragons!
Scary dragons. O_o
Cenarius. O_O
Wtf is that thing?
Scary zone is scary!
Nightmare versions of zones we're familiar with in Azeroth....I hate when they re-use zones but I am kinda behind it, THIS time.
Finally an elf raid.
Woooooow that artwork tho. Whoa.
That Dreadlord looks different.
Pretty elf boss!
*deep breaths*
10 dungeons! Nice.
Really interesting, going to see Neltharion's lair.
Wow those treants are cool.
Halls of Valor....
So we're going to go fight in Viking Heaven?
Wow it looks awesome.
A dungeon on a ship! Neeeeeeeaaaaaaaat.
1:52 What is that a skull of?! O_o
Black Rook Hold
Ravencrest.....Illidan's mentor? o_O
Very cool very creepy place!
Lol at the "Mechanar problem"
Repurpose challenge mode dungeons.....
Challenger's keystone sounds interesting.
So the dungeon difficulty will scale up as your gear gets better.
I wonder what happens if you take in a really badly geared person but everyone else has good gear? lol
Note to self: Don't level a healer in Legion. O_o
Well it sounds like I won't HAVE to raid on toons I don't want to raid on. That's nice! :-)
I hope I get into that. I really hope! I'm still disappointed I haven't gotten into the Overwatch beta. :-(

It really sounds like Legion is going to entirely change the way we play WoW.
I'm pretty excited!

(sorry for the lack of time stamps, I couldn't get them to show up for some reason, but if you watched the stream or you're watching it now you'll know what I'm talking about.)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

World of Warcraft: Things I Wish Blizzard Would Add to WoW

I love World of Warcraft, and my general consensus is that Blizzard does a pretty stand-up job on the game.
I do have some issues with some things in the game though, and aside from issues I have with Warlords of Draenor specifically (that could be it's own post) there are some things I've always wished they would add to, or in some cases, take away from, the World of Warcraft.

1. Armor Dyes
This has probably been my biggest desire for WoW for years. I never understood why they never implemented this, and while I can see very clearly they'll never implement it, I still think it's silly that they don't. Armor dyes would add SO MUCH to gear customization to this game. I would even be happy if they implemented it for future gear, in Legion and beyond, but it wasn't a retroactive thing that would affect old armor from previous expansions. That would be fine. But when I look at the sad fact that hunters often have the ugliest gear in the game (in my opinion anyway), and my main character is a hunter, it's kind of frustrating, I wish I could just change the color, or if anything, dye everything black. That would be fine. I'm looking at you tier 10.

Seriously wtf is this?

2. High Elves as a playable race for the Alliance.
 Aside from being a bit on the small side, I really like Blood Elves as a race. I never thought they fit in with the Horde very well though. I mean, they're pretty little elves with a gloriously golden city...and the Horde is basically a collection of misfit monsters. Actually why are they so small? Didn't they use to be Night Elves? They're so tiny and short. It's weird. Why can't they be at least Night Elf sized? So yeah, they should be Night Elf sized. The Alliance HAS High Elves already, they're all over Dalaran factioned for Alliance and the Kirin Tor base on the Thundering Isle had some too. Personally I like the High Elf blue eyes over the Blood Elf green eyes, I do like both, but I've been playing Belves so long it's kind of old to ONLY have green eyes forever. Blue eyes would be a nice change.
Vereesa Windrunner in Dalaran in her blue-eyed High Elven glory.
 3. More customization in character creation, eye color and hair color options.
One thing I've always found a bit odd about WoW is that you can't choose your hair or eye color. Not sure why that is. If you want to be a blue-eyed human female you have to have this totally ditsy looking face. The eye colors are tied to the different faces and frankly, that's kind of strange. I would honestly prefer a color wheel or slider type thing where you can choose literally any color, but being able to pick some preset eye colors, even if it was just the basic natural eye colors, would be preferable. Same thing for hair color.
I can be a hot pink haired Night Elf death knight! But I can't have pink hair as any other class. Male Night Elves have yellow eyes and females have white eyes. But according to lore, only the Highborn NEs had yellow eyes. Much confusion on that one, as it should have been white eyes for both all these years, and now the playable Night Elf mages would have yellow eyes.
I can have a really lovely pink hair color as a gnome! But you can't have that as any other race. Why? I don't know if Blizzard has ever explained their reasons for these things, but I would be interested in knowing why character customization is so dismally limited. I do not expect WoW to have an Elder Scrolls type character customization interface where you can spend literally hours making your toon and tweaking every single feature....but just some more eye colors and hair colors would be nice. I also think if they could add one or two different face options every expansion, that would be pretty nice. I would be all for different height and weight options as well but not really holding out hope on that one.
These are little things that keep people coming back to a game. Also, on humans the eye color is pretty dull, you can't even tell what color their eyes are really, and that's regardless of skin color. So maybe if they could brighten that up a bit that would be better.

4. The Worgen especially need more options, why the hell do they not have tails?!
Worgen don't have tails. That's really weird. Why not?! What kind of wolf or canine in general does not have a tail? Most dogs that don't have tails are only missing them because people cut them off, which is a barbaric practice, but I digress.
The Worgen especially are in dire need of more customization options. You get one face. That's it. One. You are a snarling chihuahua as a female and an angry wolf as a male. The fur colors are extremely limited. You can't be red, you can't be white, colors that do exist in nature for canines. It's very limiting and all worgens basically look the same. Which is a shame, because werewolves are really, really cool. And for Pete's sake, can the human form and worgen form NOT be linked during the creation process, please? Because this shit happens every single time. Another thing I have issues with is the female worgen model in general. Not really sure what's going on with it. The chest is weird, the legs are super weird. It's like the distance between the knee joint and the backwards bending joint is too short, so the legs look broken when you jump around. In all fairness, a quick google image search will show you that there aren't a lot of good pictures depicting a decent looking female worgen. So Blizzard did ok, I guess. But the fact that you only get one face to choose from annoys me greatly.

Here's some "female werewolf" artwork I found, but for some of them I could not find the sources.

 See? Big bushy tail!
 This one has a feminine body shape AND a big bushy tail.
 A fox werewolf! With the biggest bushiest tail ever!
This is a fantastic female worgen art piece done by Seiorai.
4. When a new race is added, make zones with their theme from level 1 to whatever level the expansion they were added too started at.
When Worgen were added during Cata I was more than a little disappointed to have to walk away from the AWESOMENESS of Gilneas and the Worgen people. You finish up their starting area, just to be thrown back into old WoW and pick up like you were a Night Elf. I also found it fairly weird that the Worgen just hold up in Darnassus. Although if that was a temporary solution to the problems they were having with the Forsaken, fine. But it wasn't. They're still there and Gilneas is still empty. This is a shame. Gilneas is extremely cool and I really, really, really wish there had been a quest line at a higher level to take Gilneas back, and that would be the Worgen's home city and consequently where I would ALWAYS be.... But nope. The same thing with the Blood Elves, Draenei and Pandaren...I would say goblins, but I hated their starting zone with a burning passion that makes me hate goblins to this day. I did it once, and that was enough. But if they're going to make you start at level 1 as new races they add in, they could be so kind as to add new zones for them, all the way up to the max level of the previous expansion. That way you're not doing ALL the old zones for the 15th time. Right now it's pretty weird to level because levels 1 through 60 you're all "oh noes the Cataclysm is horrible!" and then at 60 "hey the Dark Portal opened let's go to Outland and kill Illidan" and then at 70 "To Northrend! Arthas must die!" and then at 80 we get back to "Oh noes the Cataclysm!" and it's just really weird leveling that way. The Pandaren weren't around for literally any of that in any way, so it's really weird to go do all that stuff as them. You're basically going backwards through time as a race that most people on Azeroth haven't even seen and they just act like it's normal. It doesn't really make sense.

5. Battle.net should have a "show as offline" or "invisible" mode.
Last but not least, battle.net should let you hide when you're online.
Don't get me wrong, I like my friends. But some of them are needier than others, and I'd prefer to be able to hide my online status from some people sometimes. Not very often, but sometimes. Maybe I want to play my brand-new warlock and get all immersed in the game without being pestered! You can already set yourself as "away" in bnet which might deter some people from bugging you, but if it constantly says you're away and they're watching you go into dungeons and change zones, they're going to figure it out. 
Does anyone else have their own list of things that they wish was added to WoW?

Thursday, August 6, 2015


The next WoW expansion has been announced!!!
And it looks awesome.
I really, REALLY hope I get into beta, because I am going to play the hell out of a demon hunter.
That class, just looks like so much fun.
This begs the question though, is Illidan seriously coming back?
Is he going to be a good guy this time, or a bad guy?
CAN he even be a good guy?
Apparently there will be a Q and A on Sunday from Gamescon.
In the meantime you can watch the recorded live stream of the announcement here.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alts, Alts and MOAR ALTZ!!!

So many alts.
Around New Years Eve the question was thrown out there into the world, "What is your WoW goal for this year?" and it occurred to me that I don't usually make a "wow goal".
Usually my goal New Years goal or "resolution" is to either replace the job I hate with a job I hate less or, preferably, don't hate at all...or, if I'm unemployed, find a job I don't hate.  That is a whole lot harder than it sounds.  I've only managed to get jobs I love at places where my position was temporary or the company got purchased and/or shut down. 

So this year I had the bright idea to make a WoW goal instead!
What did I decide to make my goal?
To get a level 100 of each class...on both factions.
That's right!  TWO of each class at max level.
So...twenty two 100s total...if my maths are right, which they may not be.

So far, it's gone OK.  I got 5 classes to 100 as Horde, somewhere in the middle of that I got my Alliance hunter to 100.
Got a couple more Horde characters around 90, and I've gotten at least two more Alliance characters to level 60 - 70.
The problem I'm having with the Alliance characters is I have to start at level one, except for the Death Knight....and just spam queuing for lowbie dungeons gets REALLY old.  But it's a lot faster than actually questing.
I'm sure I will have this down to a science soon!
There's also a good chance I give up on this goal, because it's ridiculous and time-consuming.
I did learn tonight that when 4 of your guildies make lowbies as well, and you spam queue for dungeons together, it's REALLY fun.  Leveling buddies are the best, leveling groups are even better!
My Alliance guild is so awesome. :-)

Anyone else out there trying to follow through with a WoW resolution/goal?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

YouTube Channel The Vazula

I made a YouTube channel a while back where I upload gameplay videos too.
I'll probably try uploading videos from games other than just WoW eventually, and maybe videos that aren't gameplay, but other things as well.
Here's the link. :-)


Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Long and Prosper...

Today the world mourns.
The world lost a great man today.
Rest in Peace Leonard Nimoy.

For those who are interested, here's some things I found....

Leonard Nimoy's last tweet from last Sunday.

Spock's death and funeral from Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.

 Leonard Nimoy's The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

Leonard's Nimoy's Hollywood star with a single rose placed on it.
Note: this is customary in Hospice, when a patient passes, a rose is placed on the door to the room they inhabited.

And last and probably least interesting....me, sadly giving the Vulcan Salute.
(It's very hard to take a selfie while doing this, btw.)

Live Long and Prosper, friends.

World of Warcraft: FINALLY! New Blood Elf Models!

I'm a little late on this one, as they were previewed a long time ago and they were on the PTR for a while but....THE NEW BELF MODELS ARE FINALLY HERE!

These are the preview screenshots Blizzard uploaded a while back.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WoW Insider Logging Off?

Yesterday, marks the end of an era.
One of the most popular World of Warcraft sites is going down, the staff having been fired/laid off, or whatever you want to call it, by AOL.
Good bye WoW Insider, you will be missed.


I started following WoW Insider in it's beginnings, not long after the original World of Warcraft was released.  I used to follow Scattered Shots religiously, even emailing Frostheim a few times and getting a response!  That made my year. :-)
Scattered Shots and the other class columns were crucial for players who wanted to be their best.
WoW Insider will be sorely missed, but here's hoping that they get more than enough support that they need to carry on with the next project, Blizzard Watch. :-)