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.

 

Gwent – What happened…

I was playing Gwent in beta. Quite a lot of it actually. I had worked hard for cards and even spent real money in game when they had a promotion. I stupidly thought that at least some of those cards would be saved. Logging back in since the new release was a real eye opener. The game looks quite different, I really thought it would look somewhat like the beta but boy was I wrong.  The game went from three rows to two! I can’t understand why? Three rows was fine by me. So of course so many card mechanics changed for this.

I’m not giving up on Gwent and will grind again with this newer version but bugger if I had known it would have changed this much I would have skipped the beta and just learned on the two row board.  And damn do I miss my cards….Birna Bran is completely different. From putting down a sea storm on an opponents row (which looked great graphically)  it now just draws 2 and discards two.

Phillipa….where are you????? Why can’t I find your old card? I’m afraid to see what else is missing or changed.phillipa

I hope this new version will keep my interest piqued. I did prefer it to Hearthstone but alas only time will tell.

What I’m watching Fall 2018

I’m just going to list my top 5.

Tied for first and second is Goblin Slayer and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. Both are fantasy but very different in style. GS is dark fantasy with lots of good old violence compared to the whimsical world of Slime.  To keep things short GS brings back the feels of Beserk. If you loved Beserk you should love GS. pic “Goblin Slayer meets Berserk” by tsundere-powergoblin_slayer_meets_berserk_by_tsundere_power-dcp7unx

Slime so far feels like a cute Nintendo or Level 5 game made into an anime. The lead character is murdered in a brutal crime and gets reincarnated in a fantasy world as a slime and then begins to gain knowledge and become powerful. Slime has a neat take on goblins and magical beasts like this “Tempest Wolf” by RhythmPopFox tempest_wolf_by_rhythmpopfox-dcqb9t6

3rd – Golden Kamuy is equal parts freaky deaky, adventure with some campy humor. It’s rare to find a show with so much badassness from every character. You may hate the bad guy going after protagonist Sugimoto and Asirpa but you still admire how badass they are. Adventure, a mystery to solve and some crazy characters make this a blast. Photo:Golden.Kamuy.600.2302795

4th – Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure – Golden Wind. This could have rated a bit higher and the reason is that I read the manga and know what is going to happen so the suspense factor is diminished unlike the above three.  I enjoy recommending Jo Jo to Gen X’ers looking to step into anime. I use the music angle to entice them.jojo

5th – Gurazeni: Money Pitch. I’m always down for a sports anime especially one in a sport I have little knowledge on.  Money Pitch feels like a warm dessert. The lead character Bonda is a left handed relief pitcher obsessed with the salaries of the other players. It give a fascinating twist on the psychological aspect of his playing and the business side of the game. Bonda is just a super nice guy and I root for him to get that money. moneypitch

 

What I’m Playing Fall 2018

I haven’t logged into World of Warcraft for over 2 weeks now. I’ll go back when the next update comes but not until then. I cannot stomach doing another world quest. I’ve played BG’s in game since 2006. I’m seriously bored of them.  I know if I do rated it could be better but getting into rated is a drag. Making my own rated is a drag. I just don’t have the patience anymore.

I got my Waste of Time belt and Baa’l but other than that nothing is much fun in the game. I won’t give up yet but for now WoW is on the shelf.

Rather than rush and buy Red Dead Redemption 2 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey I have decided to be frugal and just finish all my games in my collection. That list includes Kingdom Come Deliverance on PC, Divinity Original Sin 2, Ghost of a Tale also on PC. On PS4 – The DLC’s for Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone, Assassin’s Creed Origins (has only being played for 2 hours). Breath of the Wild for Switch and finishing on my 3DS- Luigi’s Mansion and Ocarina of Time. Those two are really close to the end so I just need to pull up my boots and work through them.

I just have a problem with not finishing games and it needs to stop. Hopefully I don’t get weak and buy another.

 

Goblin Slayer – That one moment…

2018-10-14 This is the one moment in Goblin Slayer were I had a resonance in my brain. Linear people get killed, imaginative people survive.

I went into Dragon Slayer with no prior knowledge. I was expecting maybe a Re:Zero or Log Horizon from the art.  Boy, was I stoked when it turned into a Berserk like dark fantasy festival.

My only problem is do I just keep watching the anime or jump into the manga. I really can’t wait a week for more.