Friday, 12 March 2010

To prove that gear is serious business

So we are cracking on into ICC and we are basically having a few pops at Mr Litchy himself. Though Defile is proving to be a bit of sticking point at the moment.

Our team is quite tight as we only have 12 raiders in the guild at the moment. So this team has so far gone through all of Ulduar Hardmodes and most of ICC on 10 man. We rotate DPS regularly but have ensured that everyone gets a crack at hard content and get the rewards from it including Drakes and titles even if we have to do the hard stuff several times.
One of our top DPS is our beloved Elemental Shaman who was one our main tanks on his Pally through BC and switched to DPS for WOTLK. Generally he is high if not top of the meters and when in PUGs such as VOA he ranks high as well so he knows his class and how to use it.

He may be the worst speller in the whole of Aerie Peak, so much so that half the time we don't know what he is on about (and yes he is English) but he can put out big numbers.
On Monday we were once again clearing ICC and a nice spellpower DPS cape dropped. Our Shammy rolls on it and wins, he equips it and the below flashes up on our screen.

Yep he finally got his epic achievement I guess now he can get into those Naxx 10 PUGs on the Peak now.............

I always did love the request for link EPIC as if this made you a better player. I know this request has been mostly superseded by the infamous Gearscore but it still made me smile to think my friend who has done all of Ulduar hard modes on 10 man and nearly finished ICC could not have linked EPIC to get into some Naxx 10 PUG.


Sunday, 7 March 2010

You forget how much of your hard drive WOW takes up now

Well this weekend it finally happened that moment that all PC users dread my HDD went boom. I wasn't surprised as it had been a bit iffy for a while and I didn't lose anything important as I backup anything I cant afford to lose after a couple of painful experiences many years ago.

So I took this opportunity for a clean fresh install and an excuse to lose all that accumulated crap you tend to build up on the drive over a few years. I guess you all know what I mean (well unless you are one of those people with borderline OCD who takes everything off as soon as you have finished it) the old games that you keep in case an expansion comes along or that old app that may come in useful someday. Well its all gone from my system now and the rig is once again clean mean and ready to rumble.
This may also have something to do with me getting an Xbox360 in the family recently so I am planning to keep my PC rig for WOW and a few other apps.

After the usual obligatory putting windows, antivirus and connecting to the web it was time to put WOW back on. Now I admit I was lax and didn't backup the wow directory but I had all day to set it up while was doing other stuff.
What can I say OH MY GOD it takes ages I forgot that the vanilla disks and BC are on CD (remember those?) due to part of the world (and yep I am looking at you America) not getting on the DVD train that early. So that's about 8 cd swaps. Then comes the patching.... 12 hours later I am finally back on line.
I will back WOW up next time especially if the HDD is looking iffy god help me if this was the day before raid night I would be back on the lappy which is never fun for raiding.