Overwatch Beta!


Yup, hubby and I made it into the Overwatch Beta.  First impressions were mixed.  I won the first match ever but I’ve lost every single one since…  I have a feeling that since others already intimately know the maps and I tend to be somewhat hesitant in an FPS until I do, that’s going to really make my performance suffer.

It’s a pretty polished game… actually reminds me of an upscale version of Unreal Tournament.

I really enjoy playing Reaper but I’m very very bad on him.  I’m actually pretty good at Widowmaker.  I always was good at sniping back in Battlefield Bad Company 2.  This is just a tad bit more fast paced so I almost feel like I certainly have to be ticking off my team constantly.  The tank role in Overwatch confuses me… because it just seems like standing there right now and keeping a shield up as much as possible?  Anyway, it’s a new game so I’ll learn some.  Not sure it will end up being a favorite.

Hubby did the tutorial when he got home last Tuesday and then jumped into a match where he got repeatedly killed by a Roadhog… who seems pretty OP right now… or the learning curve isn’t bad or we are lol.  Probably some combination.  Learning the maps seems to be key so we’ll probably play around in a private or practice game to explore and learn.  It’ll get better when we do.

Blizzcon and E-Sports

So we broke down and bought Virtual Tickets for the first time ever [I wants my Murkidan!].  We’ve found we actually enjoy watching E-Sports.  Well, not Hearthstone.  We find that akin to watching a couple people play double solitaire…  but we really enjoy watching Starcraft.  In fact, watching the Starcraft free stream the other year is the reason we got into that game.  We haven’t played it too much of late but once Legacy of the Void comes out, I reckon we’ll get some playtime in.

We also watched the WoW arena stream and we really enjoyed that too – including the 6 v 6 exhibition match the other day.  I realize in some of the Twitterverse it’s apparently not hip to like the E-Sports and I honestly didn’t think I’d enjoy watching someone else play but I actually do, even though I’m not big on PVP in any game.

The Blog

I’m trying to get back here as I’ve done several times this year.  The combination of the state of the game plus the state of the community and my presence of twitter has probably all not helped.  Social Media has its advantages but it also has a lot of disadvantages.  So hopefully I’ll be writing here more regularly – between WoW goals, Overwatch and Legacy of the Void and let’s not forget Diablo 3 – I have several max level heroes this season.  We’ll see

  1. New Levels
  2. Pandas to be Death Knights
  3. Gnome Paladins
  4. Make the Goblin Boss on the Starting Isle have Less Health when Thrall attacks
  5. Playable Murlocs
  6. Flying
  7. LFRs

I’m compiling this list of Tanaan Pet Teams I use, for my ease as well as my husband’s.  Most are from Wowhead so I’ll be giving credit/linking comments.  I’m not trying to steal anyone else’s discoveries but as I said, to make a list easy and readable.  I’m also not ashamed of using the powerful howl-bomb strategy, so at least half the fights will be that or some variation thereof.  Even those will have a variation on whether Chrominimus Bites of uses Surge of Power.

The pets needed for this: Zandalari Anklerender, Chrominimus, Anubisath Idol, Pandaren Water Spirit, Nexus Whelpling, Draenic Micro Defender, Emerald Whelpling, Alpine Foxling [or other fox]

Also optional – ChiChi, Teroclaw Hatchling, Molten Corgi
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In patch 6.2, Blizzard added two pets in Talador [Crimsonwing Moth] and Spires of Arak [Sapphire Firefly] which only spawn one in the entire zone.  They have a plethora of spawn points, as noted if you check wowhead for either one and while only one is up at any given time, apparently one is always up.  I was initially concerned and figured these would be excessively annoying to chase but it wasn’t that bad actually.

I attained both yesterday in under an hour.  I plugged in the coordinates I pulled off Wowhead into TomTom and ran around spamming a /tar macro for Crimson and then Sapphire.  Both pets were found at coordinates not mentioned in the wowhead posts [hence I added them].

Frankly, if you just run around the zone spamming the target macro, I think you’d find it just as quickly but the coordinates give you a path to target… and where it’s been found before.

I realize it’s probably with some ease that I caught them simply because fewer people are frequenting those two zones and most are inundated with Tanaan and such.  So if you want to take a break from Tanaan and do something relatively easy/mindless whilst attaining a new pet or two – here’s the thing.

We had a moment in raid where a couple groups got face pulled by a hunter [he admitted it, no big.  Ven and I have a philosophy that you haven’t really raided until you’ve wiped a raid anyway].  Someone else asked why it was always the hunters fault.  And suddenly we all have stories about people blaming either hunters, healers or tanks.

Ven explained the so-called “huntard” phenomenon.  The class has gained that reputation, in many cases unfairly.  [Also see the “deathtard” label for death knights].  While I don’t agree with the names, the fact is that it is a phenomenon.

Save yourself some trouble – get tip tac.

That hunter who won’t turn pack off?  It’ll tell you which one it is!  No more “We’re kicking every hunter till it goes away”.  Yes, I’ve seen that happen.  That’s the reason I got Tip Tac.  It can also tell you who popped heroism early.  I mean if you’re going to be calling people out… call the right ones out.

Apparently they nerfed this, so I’m opening up the Menagerie on all my alts.  Mainly posting this for hubby but use as you like.

Eternal Strider [or any other water strider with Pump and Heal]

Carrotus Maximus

Use Pump till dead [should be used four times]

Use Revive Battle Pets ability [do not use before this, use Lio to heal if needed]

Pump till dead [should be used six times]
Have Lio heal your pets as you can’t use her within 3 minutes of logging in.

Go to next alt


Week at the beach felt good though


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