So, an update of my video game stuff… Maguire my human warrior is now at level 25. Has ventured into Duskwood, which is so very Sleepy Hollow. Surprised Maguire hasn’t lost his head yet.
Had become curious about the Rift game, have now pre-ordered it. Like a lot of PC games, it’s not Mac, I’ve now bootcamped Vista onto my Mac. Already have the Head Start Rift on my Mac…. Looking good! Looking forward to when I actually have some time for it.
So last night, after much swearing on my part, Maguire beat the Redridge quests. The last one was tricky, because to get the last quest item Maguire had to get past several beastie that were inclined to gang up on him. He died a couple of times. Though not a bad thing really, because as a ghost he was able to sneak around to a much better position to get the quest item. Then he RAN RAN RAN!
Tonight he’s going to start on those Lakeshire… Lakeshore? Quests… Or do some fishing.
In other news, Maguire sold his first auction. 2+ gold! He’s never had so much money before! And to think previously I would of sold that shield to a vender for 3 silvers, or something like that.
Maguire the human warrior in the World of Warcraft (not Maguire the Dwarf cat) has now reached Level 17.
I don’t think there is anything else to report, other than WoW has made me cuss more often, last night I heard the phrase “Piss Ant!” come out of my mouth, don’t know where that came from… Oh, yeah spiders attacking, right after a resurrection and while I thought I was in a safe area. Anyway, that Spidey is toast.
This all took place at Redridge… Which brings to mind another thing, a bloody blood elf (player) was at Redridge, getting in my way. But, fortunately, a combo of Alliance guards and spiders killed her, ha ha!
Last night I got my human warrior Maguire up to level 11 just before server shutdown for scheduled maintenance. And when I woke up this morning there was a shiny new fat patch to the game, all 3+ GBs of it are downloading now.
Maguire also experienced some interesting stuff in the last couple of days, last night by pure chance Maguire ended up on a totally different continent, partying and getting his boogie on at the Moonglade, as part of the Lunar Festival (anyone new to the game, do the firecracker quest, it’s totally worth it!)
Another little adventure also took me far out of my way, to Loch Mordan and beyond, where I discovered the Wetlands, got laughed at by another gamer because I attempted to board a ship and got bumped off, gamer told me it was because I didn’t have the Lich King expansion (well I do now!).
And then after all that I ventured into an area way beyond my Level, beasties attacked even while on the path, then I almost got death trapped in a graveyard because it was full of undead killing me! Everytime I revived I got killed again! Obviously, I escaped, eventually.
So in this short venture into World of Warcraft I’ve seen many words/phrases I have no idea of the meaning. Even online so called WOW beginner guides are littered with them, kind of defeating the purpose of a “beginner” guide.
One of the words I’ve seen is: Mob.
I naturally assumed that this referred to some sort of group of people or creatures, you know, like a unruly crowd. In Australia it can also used as a word to refer to one’s people.
Turns out I was way off… A “Mob” is a monster. (Note: singular, not multiple)
I’ve never actually played many video games before, but lately I’ve become curious, and I want to give some a go. This blog is now going to be my chatter outlet as I explore the very new world to me of video gaming.
Most of the games I’ll be trying out will be iMac and iPhone compatible. As I can not afford a console at this time. I may at sometime mention XBox games, but that’s because my brother has the XBox, and I sometimes play with it when I visit the clan. He has the Kinnect, with Dance Central… it’s freaking awesome!
Right now I’m trying out the 10 Day Free Trial of World of Warcraft, I started it Friday night. And I am thoroughly enjoying it. I plan to buy the game (I think the Battle Chest is the place to start?) tomorrow.
I’ve also added a few games to my iPhone, which are Dungeon Hunter, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light, both of which seem good so far, I’ve not really ventured much into them yet. And there was Eternal Legacy, which was complete crap.