Thursday, October 30, 2008

Free Character moves

So I went to look into this for the guild of sorts. Seems Blizz has opened a number of servers for those who are hi pop but I looked into it further and it seems that most of the servers are hosted in.....Latin America! I mean why would I want to transfer to a server that is going to be populated by people who mostly speak spanish. Nothing against them since I can speak a smattering of it from being an MK in Honduras but I don't know enough to be able to find a group and do raids and stuff like that. Seems that Blizz is planning for an epic Fail with this one.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wow Calendar

It seems that WoW has finally come up with an ingame calendar which was released with the 3.0 patch. While I find it understandable that we need one what I don't understand is what they were thinking when they came up with it. I mean why have the calendar character based? And why have the invitation system so difficult? Why oh Why didn't they look at the 2 major mods that were out there for calendars? I find the interface to be almost comical in how difficult it would actually be to use. All one has to do is look at GEM or Groupcalendar to see how it could be setup, and if they were to setup a database instead of using a channel for communication this would make things that much easier.

Ah well one step they made in the right direction was to have it possible to join and decline invitations using the site.

/raise cup. Here's to Blizzard that they may pull their heads out of the sand and come up with a calendar that is easier to use.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

System Requirements

Via Wow-insider I have found out that Blizzard has released the system requirements. Thankfully I don't have to worry too much because my machine hits the minimums and most of the recommended for it.

  • PC:
    • Windows XP SP3 or Vista SP1 (Windows 2000 no longer supported)
    • Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1.5 GHz (up from 800 MHz Intel/AMD). Dual-core recommended.
    • RAM: 512 MB/1 GB for Vista, doubled from previous. 1 GB/2 GB recommended.
    • Video: GPU with hardware transform and lighting and 32 MB VRAM, same as before. Recommended 128 MB VRAM.
  • Mac:
    • Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.3 no longer supported)
    • PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo. Big change here: G4s are no longer supported. This one actually affects me, since I do have some G4 machines hanging around the house. Intel 1.8 GHz recommended.
    • RAM: 1 GB, up from 512 MB. 2 GB recommended.
    • Video: Hardware transform and lighting, 64 MB VRAM. On the face of it, this rules out the integrated graphics found on MacBooks and Mac Minis, but there's been no official word on it yet. 128 MB VRAM recommended.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Resto Spec to try.

Hoof n Healz switch'd to elemental to try it out and low behold I switch to resto so I don't have to pay quite as much for respeccing for instances. We are still taking down the mobs pretty easy and have been working our way through the quests. I probably won't switch back unless I have to start leveling on my own again. Maybe when I have to do some end game quests for the money but wait and see.

Things are running smoothly with the guild tho a number of people are anxious for the patch and the expansion. I can see myself standing outside yet at 1130 to pick up my copy and midnite, question is where will I be standing?

Resto Spec for now Resto.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Yup still here. Just haven't had a lot of time to myself lately. Been workin hard on lvling my shammy and have him at 61 almost 62. By the end of the week we will be out of Hellfire and into Zangarmarsh.

Fishing is at 336 now and have been working in Zangarmarsh just outside of the Cenarian Circle area. Fishing is pretty good and I have sold my Blackened Sporefish on the AH for a decent amount. Keep a stack on me all the time to use while lvling. I have been getting a lot of spell dmg mail lately and am thinking of respeccing to Elemental to try it out. Might even go resto early but have to wait and see.

Did some reading and it seems that Blizz is talking about 3.0 coming out around the 14th. This coincides with what happened with BC in that they released the bridge about 30 days before BC hit the stands and the 14th is 30 days before Wrath hits the stores. I can actually picture myself standing outside of either Walmart or Gamestop to get my 2 copies of  Wrath so I can install it that night. One for myself and one for my wife.

Personal note only have about 2 months left til we have a bouncing baby on our hands again. Wife is getting anxious to be done with it but that is about normal I guess. She felt the same way when we had our first one.