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True Colors Revealed

Posted in Wildstar with tags , , on June 12, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

ClariseeasleepI haven’t had a lot of time for games recently but what time I had, I spent in Wildstar. In this part of past expansions I leveled alts. I’d get them to the level cap and then they’d have to face the new world in whatever crappy clothes they got there in. This time I tried to dress them properly and I think I kinda shot myself in the foot. I needed a break. So Wildstar.

Here’s Clarisee … taking a nap with her plushie on her badly placed bed. So what did I do? What did I do while she took her nap? Created two more characters for a total of four. The truth will always out. Once an altoholic, always an altoholic. There is however a frontrunner for my affections. I wanted another Aurin since I had to leave Tota on that popular server so Totatu was born. A Stalker. She’s by far my favorite class so far.

This is where I shoot myself in the other foot, a Stalker is not really the best class for me, I do not have hair-trigger reflexes. My reflexes are on like a 5 second cooldown. I should be going for something like a tanky Granok Engineer. I do have one but noooooo, I have to play the Stalker.

Combat in Wildstar

I had some trouble with buggy quests early on and thought, no big deal, I’ll just move on to the next area. So they’re one or two levels above me. No biggie … yes, really, REALLY BIG BIGGIE. When you get a quest to kill quest mobs at your own level fine. In Wildstar mobs even one level above you … challenging. Why? Telegraphs. Those red shapes on the ground that tell you where the bad guy is going to hit.

It isn’t a suggestion, it’s a freaking NECESSITY that you move … immediately … or you’ll die to a quest mob. This poses a problem for me as I manage maybe 50% of the time, or I get stupid and dodge right INTO where he’s about to hit. I grouped with a person to do a two-person quest and we repeatedly failed. Part of the problem was I was one level below the suggested level and they were three below.

After many failed attempts we called it a day and the other person said, he just hits too hard. Exactly the problem. He was hitting us cause we couldn’t get our lazy asses out of the telegraph.

I actually like the combat system but I really suck at it, by the time I register which way I should dodge I’m usually dead. I did a five-man quest and it was lovely, there was an actual tank and I could beat away at the bad guy’s back and stay out of bad. Refreshed by that I got down to the important stuff.

totamountTotatu had to abandon her crafting and start selling everything that dropped because I’m so spoiled I MUST have a mount … right away. While you’re able to buy one at level 15 it took a few more levels to get the astounding amount of, I think it was 10 gold 67 silver. Highway robbery!

The little house luckily came with the pre-order. She took the Scientist path and has been pretty good at leveling it so she got some nice additions to her house as rewards which is nice as I’m too poor to buy them.

plushieI don’t know what the fascination with my house is about. I’m not even going to tell you how long we spent getting the position of her plushie carrot just right. It’s insane, someone should smack me upside the head. I mean houses weren’t even a thing for me I just wanted to see a new world.

Friendly People

So far people have been pretty nice in chat and in groups, so much so that I got carried away. I saw I had a friend request and thought, oh, must be someone I grouped with. I accepted. And then my new friend immediately sent me a gold seller email. WTF! So yeah, even the gold sellers are friendly so now I make sure I remember the name.

totagardenI think this will be a great place to have a summer vacation. I’ll be doing more dying than usual but hey, it is what it is. I don’t think I can improve my reflexes and that’s not what would drive me away anyway. What is? Apparently I’m a spoiled brat. All the reminiscing about the “good old days” in Wow? Now I remember, being poor is not fun. All the shinies I can’t have is soul crushing.

I am soooo glad Cat, Cim and the rest will have the money to meet the Warlords in style, Totatu will just have to be happy with what drops. Yay for my Empty Toilet Paper Roll! Yay! Yay!

 

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Thoughts on Cheating …

Posted in Wildstar with tags , on June 2, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

totaI know it’s crazy but before I log into Wildstar I make sure the Battle.net app is closed. I just … I just don’t want anyone to know. Not Cat or Cim or any of my characters. Cat’s still looking for mounts in old dungeons, Cim’s still looking for clothes. The Death Knight is looking to break the iLevel 500 mark. I don’t want them to know. I feel like I’m cheating on them so I make sure the Battle.net app is not watching, could be a snitch.

zoftigAnyway, first thing I did was recreate the Aurin Esper I’d made in the beta just a little less … zoftig … so instead of looking like this she now looks a little underfed, I can’t seem to get the right balance in character creation.

I was anxious to get past the place I’d left off and start exploring. And yeah, what the hell is up with that? I am terrible at jumping and yet I can’t resist taking the Explorer path. I really must have masochistic tendencies.

Her name is Tota and she’s on Stormtalon and that’s the problem.

6hours

I went to login later in the day and this. As much as I liked her a six hour wait? Sorry Tota, I’m cutting you loose. I need to find a less popular server. I’d say NCSOFT should be pretty pleased with the response so far as it’s not launched yet.

ClariseeSo Clarisee the Mordesh Spellslinger was born on Mikros, hopefully Mikros doesn’t go the way of Stormtalon. I have no idea why, maybe because Matty had mentioned her in a post but I wanted to name her Clarice in honor of Clarice Starling. Someone already had that one so she ended up with a bizarre mish-mash of Clarice and Khaleesi because Game of Thrones was on my mind because there was going to be a new one. Yes not very scientific, my naming process.

I didn’t want to be a Spellslinger because I didn’t really want to use guns. I was wrong, I really like her a lot. She has anger issues over the whole degenerative disease thing and her looks … yeah, not the pick of the litter but she’s really growing on me. I did think it a little inconsiderate that she also chose the Explorer path but maybe she didn’t know how I felt about jumping.

THE WATER HAS CURRENTS! Sorry, had to yell that as I was so excited about it I spent maybe half an hour being carried hither and yon. After that we got busy getting to level ten because she was anxious to start crafting and that’s where I left her. Wildstar’s got one month to hook me, let’s see how it goes.

So if you’re on Mikros too, be sure to tell everyone it’s a horrible server. We don’t want to be popular, don’t let on how nice it is. Keep that under your hat. And oh … if Cat asks if you’ve seen me could you keep that under your hat too? Pretty please?