Thursday, April 16, 2009

WoW Update: Level 80!

Today was supposed to be my review of the graphic novel, The Watchmen, but - I'm still reading it! :-D

(brief spoiler ahead. Stop reading now if you don't want to know what comes up)

Right now I am at the point where the Silk Spectre and Nite Owl help break Rorschach from prison. But I don't want to reveal too much here in case you haven't read the story, so I'll stop here.

(end spoiler)

I'll try very hard to finish reading the Watchmen so that I can give my review of it. Unfortunately, though, it messes up my theme of Review Week! LOL

So instead, I'll discuss my latest WoW news: Level 80, baby!

Yep, my main toon - the hunter - has hit the ceiling for which all WoW players strive for: Level 80! Thing is, though, I still get killed! :-D I thought getting to level 80 would make me like a god or something!

Now, however, I can finally get all that cool armor and weaponry that had been out of reach for what seemed like forever. I can now wear and use that cool stuff, and it's awesome! The recent patch from this week kinda slowed things down for me - especially downloading the darn upgrade! - and I actually didn't play WoW for almost a full 48 hours! WoW withdrawl! Urrk.... urrk... urrk....

Once I got back on, I discovered that I couldn't summon my corehound, because my Beast Master talent tree had been taken down. The talent tree points had been removed because the upgrade included some new skills in all the talent trees, so WoW basically rebooted our talent trees so that we could rebuild them to include the new skills.

At the suggestion of a fellow hunter, I rebuilt my talent tree for Survival instead of Beast Master. The main effect this has is that I can no longer use my corehound until such time that I can use the new dual spec feature. I had to get another pet, in other words, and I got a sabretooth cat. Not as mean or cool as the corehound, but it's still fun to watch it in action.

The Survival talent tree will take some getting used to, because I had been using Beast Master all this time. Since my cat is not as durable as my corehound, it dies faster, which puts more work on me to kill the monsters faster before my cat dies. Also, because my cat can't kill the monsters as quickly as my corehound, it accumulates extra monsters to kill while still working on the monsters that it's still attacking.

This won't be as much of a problem in dungeons and raids, however, because my pet usually dies pretty quickly anyway. As a BM, when your pet dies, then you're pretty vulnerable, especially with weak melee skills. But with Survival, while my pet is weaker, my hunter is a little more durable, and with more different types of magic arrows, to boot.

And it's funny - when you get close to 80, then your fellow guildies are telling you to hurry up and get to 80! Once you get there, they tell you to hurry up and get better gear for raiding! LOL They're never happy! Next time I'll discuss what I've learned since hitting level 80, including "dps", which nearly all of my guildies and their mothers (some of whom are guildies! LOL) tell me that a hunter needs for raids. Apparently, it's not enough to be told who to punch, I also have to be told how hard to punch them! :-D

See you next week!


eric77778 said...

I have a question that I've been meaning to ask you. Do you get bored playing WoW all the time?

Busty Superhero Chick said...

The answer is: Apparently not! LOL :-D

But maybe I should discuss in a blog entry why I enjoy playing WoW so much. I hope I'm not boring you guys with my WoW talk...

eric77778 said... try to be as open minded as possible. Unfortunately when you discuss about WoW, I feel lost. It's similiar to a Computer Engineer talking using his native jargon to a Journalist.

Busty Superhero Chick said...

Ah, I see. Well, if I seem a bit exuberant about playing WoW, it's because I enjoy playing it that much. :-)

I hope at least some of you can relate to when I do my WoW talk. ;-)