Monday, November 26, 2007

The Squeaky Wheel...

Well, it appears the people whining about Kunark Dungeon XP got their wish. A dev posted in the official SOE forums XP was being increased in Kunark Heroic zones across the board. You can read about that right here. This is a good thing!

Now maybe they will do something about the Burynai faction in the Fens. I really don't have the time to kill 1600 mobs or repeat the same quest 40 times in order to get the 30k faction needed to complete a quest. That's crazy!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My Thoughts on RoK

So far I am really liking all the new content. Personally, I love questing, so this new expansion is right up my alley. I'm having a lot of fun exploring the new areas which are quite challenging to solo since everything hits so hard.

My first complaint is with spell upgrades. The spells I have seen worth upgrading so far have only been a marginal upgrade. Were talking 1-2% better than my previous spells. Perhaps Sony thought we had it too easy in the last expansions? I'm still trying to figure out why they aren't giving us much here.... I have doubts on how well this strategy will work out in the high end raiding content.

The second complaint I have is with heroic content. There are already too many people complaining about this and for good reasons. I'm not going to get into it here. Come on Sony, people that group and want to grind that way should be able to this!

I have my Wizard AA tree maxed out now. Here is the build I decided to go with.

It is unbelievable how much difference 5 points in Fusion makes! No longer do I get beat upon when trying to cast this spell... I now close in to a safe distance and nuke away! I am pretty happy with this build so far. If any of you have opinions on how this will work out in the raiding content I would love to hear it.

I'm still deciding what to do about the Sorcerer AA tree. I really, really want to tack on STR to my AGI/WIS build! But I suffer in raids from aggro so much I am thinking of going INT. This is a really hard choice... The guild I am in doesn't have a consistent raiding Illusionist and Troubadour. Will the INT line solve my aggro issues? Or should I just go all out and add STR?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dang you Buckeyes!

Seriously, what the heck was up this weekend? Three turnovers?

In case you were not following, the number #1 team Ohio State Buckeyes lost 28-21 to unranked Illinois this past Saturday. In our own stadium! They started out looking great, even had a TD in the first two plays. But at halftime we were down and unable to recover in the second half.

Other than the obvious turnovers, here is my thinking on why they lost. As soon as Wells took that hard hit in the middle if the first quarter they took the game to personal. It seemed to me the game was all about revenge at that point. Arguments began appearing on the field and everyone was trying to lay the other guy out. They lost focus, and lost the game because of it.

You wouldn't have heard me say this before Saturday... but I don't really think OSU was a number #1 team anyway. Sure it was nice to see, but if we would have held onto the position I think it may have led to an embarrassing loss in the bowl game. But I suppose this was embarrassing also. Ugh... dang Buckeyes...