Dealing with long queues – Classic WoW

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It’s Sunday and the servers are getting swollen. Looks like there will be mega queues tomorrow. Even with four new servers on Monday I believe they will fill up instantly.

I bet many people are buying their sub tomorrow as they aren’t as invested in getting a specific name. Kudos to them as I think I fell for the bait myself and then only getting one name I really wanted from a list of six.  And then I went for RP PVP which has strict naming rules so it was a fluke my name fit in the parameters.

I do plan on making an Alliance on Old Blanchy tomorrow. I can’t resist as I’m old in RL and the name has Old in it. Perhaps it will be the Gen X and Boomer server!

MY TIPS FOR BEATING THE QUEUE:

  1.  If you are PST go for an EST server.  With the three hour difference hopefully the kiddies will be logging of when you are logging in.
  2. The second you get home from work log in and then go shower, eat dinner and hopefully it will be not to long of a wait after that.

I took off the first week of September because I know the first week will be a gong show with queues. I want my time off to be spent not pulling my hair out. I’m going hang loose this week and just accept the fact of the long wait to play.

Classic WoW – My plans

I was lucky enough in a way to be around at the end of Vanilla. I’ve bought every expansion released thereafter.  I’ve had mini hiatuses with the game. The longest being with BfA.

This time around I wanted to do everything as different as I can. This is my opportunity to have the perfect play through.  So I’m rolling a male Orc Shaman. The one class I have never leveled. All my mains have been female Belfs before.2019-08-23 (2)

Here he is!

I am also rolling on Grobbulus as it is the only RP-PVP server. I’ve never RP’d before and love PVP so it seemed a good fit.  Honestly, I’m going to give it my best go and if I’m not feeling it I will just pay for the server transfer.  I will level engineering and mining as I plan to make PVP my first priority.

I have even registered with a guild before launch. I scoured all the forums read up on what the guilds offer. I want a big size guild that does RP and PVP. I seems I found it. Fingers crossed it works out well.

I have two bank alts made. A shadow priest Troll who will do enchanting and tailoring to make me bags. Also a Forsaken rogue to collect herbs and make potions.  I may be advantageous with my plan and if it is costing to much gold I will let them rest until my main is level 60.

Here’s to trying new things and approaches!

WoW Model Viewer – Want to buy working version!

With nothing to do while waiting for Classic WoW I started watching old WoW Machinima. I think I watched every Oxhorn video. His ROFLMAO! has 17 million views.

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Gosh that guy is talented. I just found out he has written a book too which I plan to buy on Kindle called The Tale of Cloran Hastings.

Also loved the funniest naughty one called First of May.  Trust me this video will make you blush and feel a little hot under the collar. lmao!

This has me itching to make my own WoW movies just for shits and giggles. So I watched Nixxiom’s tutorials and downloaded WoW Model Viewer.  All hyped I opened it up and got the dreaded ERROR messages.  Off to the forums which seemed to have minimal action. Worried I found their Discord instead. I posted to get help but nothing. Yet I noticed them talking among themselves so it must be a cliquey thing. Le sigh…..

It seems many people have the same issues. As its a free resource it takes time for updates. I would be willing to pay if I could get a working version.  I’m almost ready to offer someone to Teamviewer into my comp to see if they can get it running but who to ask that can be trusted?

When I start it, I say yes to load World of Warcraft. After I say yes to load the viewer another box pops up asking for Locale. The first choice closes the program. The second choice enUS(8.20(31478) opens it but with all white models with no textures.

A nice chap on YouTube responded a fix that worked for them was using a privater server vanilla client. And then downloading this ancient version of the Model Viewer.  It sounds feasible but I’m worried with WoW Classic releasing I might screw up things worse with all these WoW folders. (I’m pretty sub par with computing.)

Here’s hoping a new version that works comes out soon!

Destiny 2 – My Virgin Review

So I went into Destiny 2 knowing nothing. No videos, no articles, no freaking idea what to expect.

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Character selection was all right. Not the best but certainly not the worst. At least I wasn’t doomed to make a totally fugly face which always happens for me in Bioware games. This is my alien warlock or something.

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It glitched a lot. I couldn’t tell at first if this water was a spell or hiccup. It turned out a major hiccup. Freezing to the point I had to crash game and reload and it happened multiple times.

I had fun at first and reached level 4. It started like a single player game but by lvl 4 there was a hub with other players who ran around like in MMORPGs. We fought on some planet together but I never really got the purpose of it other than shooting bad guys, which was alright in fun. But was there anything really to get me to go back….meh. Perhaps or perhaps not.

I was intrigued by the locations. It did look beautiful. This area made me think it would be how Highmountain in WoW’s Legion expansion would look like in a less cartoony world.2018-11-18 (10)

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And here is my character talking to an in game character that I fail to remember the name of or what group she belonged to. (Bad sign being so forgettable.)

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If I go back  and the game plays more like a single player I could stay but if it’s entirely sub par pvp then nah.

World of Warcraft BfA Blues

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I’ve learned a lesson from the last two expansions and that was to use the app to gain rep even though I’m not actually logging into BfA anymore due to boredom. I kick myself for not doing this during Legion. I didn’t achieve flying until the very end there since I dreaded the monotonous world quest rep grind.

Now I’ve been doing only rep missions for reps that I need for the Pathfinder Achievement. I expect when I log back in to have earned it. (whoop deedoo!)  I’ve finally used up my resources so I’m done with Blizzard until the next patch comes out.