Saturday, March 15, 2008


Well after a year of hiatus i did not think i was going to be able to score any serious points in the BG's well i was right i did not.... at the start i asked a few people who played pallies for advice and read up on a few things and i quickly adapated to end up getting thetop 2 spots....When there was no twinks around.

Now honestly the whole twinking debate has raged for ages and after bging while leveling i hate twinks i hate them with a vengeance to lose on gear and not skill just irks me so much. For example if i can keep a hunter in melee on his own with him at 79% and myself at 100% i should win i mean i did everything right in this situation after i reviewed myself he just had more health than me by a metric tonne i think it would have to have been around the 2.8k mark which in comparison to myself (a pally) at a measly 1.3k and i was in instance blues too is ridiculous. However i did manage to beat twinks purely because they were (at least most of them were i am sure a few twinks have some skill i guess) Criminally stupid such is the case of a rogue who would have had double my hp chasing a shammy around who kept frostshocking him while i chased the rogue banging on him with Verigan's fist...I killed him i won easily but it wasn't me getting a chain of crits or myself being exceptionally good which i am not it was the rogue not touching me as i continued to beat on him in a circle seriously i was not touched i just don't get how he did not notice me perhaps he was playing in first person mode or something to quote brk /boggle.

However i read the PvP forums and twinks have a number of arguments such as
Level 70s who are arena geared are twinked in comparison to fresh 70s so twinking isn't any different.
This argument has no relevance whatsoever in my eyes i see the main goal of the low levels as to level to 70 and have as much fun as they can along the way whereas a 70 is just to gear and that is all they need be concerned with they don't stay at 70 because of choice unlike twinks whose armor and more importantly enchants are not necessary for the main goal of the low levels but are necessary for just beating down low levels apparently.

Anyone can twink themselves out without a 70- This might be true but i doubt it when asked for how they would earn this money twinks replied by mining copper and selling it and i doubt anyone has the single-mindness to farm up the thousands of copper required to twink a character out to the extent most have such as ZG enchants which would cost a bundle while they may may may just be able to get the blue-boes and a couple instance blues the enchants are far to expensive to afford and without them they will always be disadvantaged.

Twinks take just as much skill as any pvper in any bracket- No just no some twinks may have skill but they do not require it the gear advantage they have is just far to great for any need of skill i don't care how "Skilled" you are if you are in greens and blues with no enchants going up against a fully dekced out twink with all blues enchanted to the top and have consumable buffs well that twink practically has another 10 levels on you in terms of damage and health not to mention the fact they are praying on new players who would understandably be less "Skilled" in the game and twinks at this level could put a player off pvping for a long time. As i doubt many people want to be rolled in a couple seconds while being able to do only 1% or 2% damage to their attackers.

Its my subscription.
Unfortunately i just can't disagree with this one it is their money and their right to play with it anyway they want even though its less of a challenge you wouldn't take a game away from someone just because they chose the Easiest difficulty would you? So while they may be the bottom of the barrel and ruin low level bgs for people there is nothing the community can do to stop them. However they are ruining the experience for other players so there is a small chance blizzard could actually try the "Gear matching" they were talking about or as some players put it exp for honer kills which would make leveling a whole lot more fun to boot.

Anyway sorry for the rant long story short twinks require no skill although they may have some they ruin the bg experience for new players which could put them off pvp for a while. But there is nothing we as a community can do about it so the ball is in blizzard's court. Twinks on the other hand should stop trying to make out that it is hard however.

/endrant i promise.

Friday, March 7, 2008


I was thinking about how i love so many of these low level quests so i may as well do a spotlight on a few of my favorite quests (Excluding the new dranei quests which i need to explore more)

As fore mentioned i enjoyed the Capitan sanders chain and also enjoy Cortello's riddle this is because they simply take you to to place you do not normally go and well i love to explore and these actually help me explore.

i am also pretty fond of any of the Duskwood chains including Stalvan where you get a very lovely story of a tutor gone mad well worth it to read it in my opinion. Svens chain to find out about the worgen is also a very lore-rich chain explaining the worgen and duskwood as a whole.

Another quest which i will mention briefly as i am beginning it shortly and have not seen the updates would be "The Missing Diplomat" quest chain very interesting this with the westfall chains show so much more of the Defias and their structure well worth playing this again.

Finally i will talk about a quest chain no one has done or seem to know about and that would be "The demon Razekilah" chain very interesting chain with a climatic battle against a doomguard who summons fel dogs a deathknight and a felguard at the top of the highest mountain. This chain starts off on the swamp of sorrows blasted lands border and has you go right to Azhara to speak with a demon hunter! in any case i love this quest and at 60 the quest rewards were nice.

These are but a few of the quests i like and i would recommend them all to anyone

P.S the pally chain for Verigan's fist i have finished and i love my new mace.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A whole new paladin!

Yep, Thats right i rolled new pally forthus on frostmourne.

I chose dranei for the nice HoT which i have found ever so useful and i must say the dranei quests in the starting zone are by the far the best i have done. One of the highlights would have to be the chain where you learn how to speak furblog. The quest chain has you given slowfall, a water snake form and an invisible cat form with a movement buff-incredibly fun for low levels. Another quest of note would be Kessel run (Star wars reference i can do kessel run in under 9 parsecs) in which you recieve a mount to go warn 4 various leaders in under 15 minutes this is a 100% speed mount and at level 10 thats quite fun to have. After that i finished a few more quests here and there and headed off to westfall to quest with my mate. The run from menethil to there is not fun.

In any case i was able to do perhaps one of my favorite quests Captain sanders treasure chain.
It might not be flashy it might not have awesome rewards but it was my first change of pace quest i ever had where i explore rather than grind mindlessly (And yes i look forward to Cortello's riddle).This is just one quest i wouldn't use any fancy Add-on or search Thottbot for i would just do it its well worth it

As far as instances go i have *Enjoyed* 3 PuG runs 1 to wailing caverns 2 to deadmines.
Wailing caverns are you may know is in the barrens this of course made getting to it a nightmare with level 70 locks ganking and camping you... so yes the run did not start out well and did not get much better 17 warrior 2h tanking in battle stance and he could not hold aggro at all and fought with me over everything particularly him using a shield and defensive stance as keeping him up was quite hard on my mana

The next run was plagued with people leaving and it was in VC and i must admit leaving at the boat proved quite annoying but we didn't have the best group to begin with a hunter sending his pet into every room along with autoshot to pull drawing more mobs on us than Mage's have tears. Fortunatly it was VC and we managed to get it over with because well its VC and its easy.

Myself and Niflheimr(my reroll buddy whom i met on BRK's gnaked gnome race) got it done and our group was good except for the other mage who pyro pulled on every mob and now as a pally im tanking this run and i told him repeadtly to stop it and use two fireballs for more damage to which he replied "I do DPS i don't worry about threat that's the tanks job" of course i told him he was being stupid and he said "I'm testing your tanking ability then" by now ive just given up and raced to pull mobs while he was OOM so he had to drink instead of pyro pulling. By the end we just let him tank 3 mobs he pulled on his own he died and resed at spirit healer even while we are resing him where he laughed at us for "Being stupid and having to run back to sentinel hill"of course we called him a noob etc and he said " i have a 51 warlock i know what im doing" Truly i feel sorry for whoever groups with him and this is yet another example of how PuGs suck .