Curse of Naxxramas: the final stage unlocked.
I squared off against Sephiroph with my usual Mage deck and no problems, but wow oh wow Kel’Thuzad… That guy is no joke. I tip my hat to those that have beaten him on Heroic mode. It took me forever to get him, but I did get him. I used a pretty common Priest deck that uses the Divine Spirit / Inner Fire combo. Oh yeah, you can check out my leftover gold… 15. BUT! I didn’t have to spend any real money on Curse of Naxxramas, it was 100% paid for with Quest Gold.
Diablo Tavern Talk for Patch 2.1.0
Tavern Talk last Thursday went on a little longer than I thought it would. They really took a lot of forum and twitter questions. Biggest things I got from hearing the guys talk about 2.1.0 was Legendary Gems and Critical Strike. I’m not really going to jump in on the Legendary Gems thing, there is so much information already out there for them. The doing away with Critical Strike is fascinating though. So many good reasons that make a lot of sense. Unfortunately, it’s not going away with this Patch, but maybe in 2.2.0. They also talked a lot about gear changes and specific class changes.
DDoS attacks by Lizard Squad
A group called Lizard Squad is taking credit for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) series of attacks that happened this past weekend. Their primary objective seems to have been the Playstation Network (PSN), but Battle.net also suffered some major blows. The attacks were highly political in motivation, but I cannot see that they accomplished anything other than denying paying customers access to their digital goods.
Warlords Beta gameplay
Whew… Beta gameplay. I apparently got in on the latest patch, which is apparently the most buggy patch to date (according to players in general chat). There were lots of quest objective I couldn’t see or had trouble seeing. I got into Mists of Pandaria somewhat earlier and it was a much smoother experience for me. The interfaces seem to be mostly unchanged. The default guided help system drove me a little crazy, but I got it turned off… I think. Anyways, animations are good and new character models are pretty nice too. I’d like to compare gear between what my Deathknight has now and what my beta toon has, because it seemed like I was cutting through mobs like nothing.
Be on the lookout next week and be sure to comment on YouTube or Tweet @anonymousgeek5 #blizzbuzz