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The great world of warcraft experiment! PvP? it should be OPvP!

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After setting up key bindings and going through a multitude of macros to try and eek out as much competitive edge out of my 85 toon (level cap without Mists of Pandaria), I found that battlegrounds could leave a bitter taste in one’s virtual chomper. I can say this because of the simple reason that at this bracket in PvP, 90 level toons get to mix it up with the rest of the 80s and I can tell you that it’s no fun at all. These massively overpowered level 90 war machines simply go about extinguishing the fragile flames of their opponents and although you might put a dent or two in them, the fight is simply too unbalanced. Basically victory hinges on which side has the more 90 level players within their ranks. I’m not totally sure how those at Blizzard do the bracketing but the only thing I could say is this could potentially whittle down a PvP inclined player in his quest for rated glory but still we have to say that nothing keeps a good MMOer down. So, whether it is OP versus P, I say ‘bring it son!’

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World of Warcraft Lore at it’s best…should you give Blizzard a hand?

Lords of Draenor

The first entry into the “Lords of War” series is out and there is no doubt that Blizzard is going all out in its campaign to support the up and coming release of their new expansion “Warlords of Draenor”. The beginnings of the Shattered Hand is featured in this first episode and we see Kargath born as slave turned ruler. The story is a  bit ‘Spartacusy’ (excuse me the term) if you ask me but non the less, worth the watch . To sum up without getting into any spoilers being further mentioned, all of us here at The Game Armory can only say that you need to be a serious customer to even think about entering the ranks of the Shattered Hand. Or would you…really…give them…a hand.

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We will not be slaves! But we will be conquerors!

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Finally the cinematic trailer is out for Warlords of Draenor and we are loving it here at The Game Armory. As expected from a World of Warcraft cinematic, it’s action packed with a lot of pows! bams! and splats! And how the plot of WoW is twisting.

This cinematic makes you further wonder what’ll happen next. Asides from the much awaited game improvements of this WoW expansion, I know that all WoW fanatics out there are wondering what’ll the game plot actually be like. This trailer hints at the content and further whets our appetites to know more. I only hope that Warlords of Draenor delivers the content that patrons and newbies will both enjoy.

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The Great World Of Warcraft Experiment! Practicality, Practicality and Practicality.

Warlords of Draenor

Upon entering Azeroth, well what was left of it after the cataclysm, I was impressed by a multitude of things, reassured by some, and completely underwhelmed by a little – of what I came across in this ‘new old’ world. The game presented itself well enough simmilar to what we’ve all seen in vanilla WoW. However, as my toon  progressed I realized  how well they’ve restructured the zones to present a faster way of getting your levels up. In my mind, I was thinking “wow! the leveling doesn’t feel so grindy anymore!” and for me this was a massive relief as my worst experience with WoW was its tediousness.  I’ve had many a friend give up on WoW simply because they felt it was too much ‘like work’.

And so, my leveling continued well into the twenties and then I decided to delve once more into the world of add0ns. I was once  entranced by these and I couldn’t live without them. These small bits of programming made the game so much more tweaky and geeky. However, having no other option but to play on a laptop at the moment, I am forced to look for the essentials rather the aesthetics. So I’ve discovered that these three addons make my WoW leveling life so much the better without having to burden my RAM to exess. Number one! Wow-pro! OMG! I was leveling at a fair rate before but after getting this thing, it was like a no brainer. It literally made me feel like a WoW pro. Second! Bartender 4. I must admit that WoW has a clunky UI and bartender makes it more manageable. (you could add Masque and it’ll be 30x better) And the third! Hoverbind. For such a small addon, it worked miracles on my key binds. I have no idea why Blizzard insists on such an awkward key bind setup. Well this addon solved that issue for me.

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WoW Screen 1

Another change that I really love are guild perks! I never knew about these because we never had them in the past! Faster mounted speed! Anywhere guild bank access! EXPERIENCE BONUS ON KILLS AND QUEST COMPLETION! C’mon!

Finally, heirloom items from gold. In Wrath, I had gripes about these items because Blizzard made them so hard to obtain. You had to jump through ten thousand hoops before you could get a hold of one of these. But, at level 58, I was able to earn enough and get myself one of these that give me an additional 10% experience from kills and quest completions. Plus these items increase their specs along with your level and are account bound so you can use them for alts.

WoW Screen 2

WoW Screen 2

So, for some 30 odd hours hours now, my toon can see light at the end of the tunnel. Knowing the release date of WoD, I can forseeably say that this game could possibly be fun for new players who are just going into it now. But I might add that my current experience is only with PVE. So, PVP soon to follow! How will my semi-twinked troll (literally) fare in player versus player? We will see Azeroth! For the Horde!

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THE GREAT WORLD OF WARCRAFT EXPERIMENT! Let the noobs login!

World of Warcraft

Blizzard has, to many gamers’ chagrine, created a game so devastatingly addicting that it has been used as a benchmark for many other games namely that of Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (Try saying that seven times!). This boom in World of Warcraft has also spawned a plethora of other games that try to imitate or those that try to deviate. More can be said on this topic but to redirect, World of Warcraft has created its fair share of patrons that have faithfully subscribed be it hell or high water.

This has resulted in a super class of gamer only known to mortals simply by their massive collection of mounts, transmogrified weapons and impressive number of titles. Not to mention the awe inspiring sparklies that usually accompany them. Now! Warlords of Draenor, a new game expansion, is soon to be released and I’m sure that I’m not the only one here that has all but googly eyes to go try it out.

My question is, can a new toon, knowing that it’s just a few months before the expansion release, play catch-up? Not in the sense of the multitude of items or accolades or vehicles but in the sense that the game would still be entertaining because one can actually compete at the highest levels known to World of Warcraft gaming? Whether it be in a Battleground or in a dungeon, can a player actually catch-up to these WoW demigods that walk the universe of Azeroth? Hence this experiment and hence this noob logging in. Updates on this undertaking will soon follow and It is my brightest hope that subscription doesn’t run thin.