Death Knights are disgustingly over powered. I created one and leveled him out of the initial part then parked him at 58th to do some farming for my paladin. Surprisingly enough, he farms faster and kills shit quicker than my level 73 Hunter. Still, they’re a lot of fun. I’m holding back from playing it because everyone else has a DK now too.
I played Smaken some and got him up to level 73, he’s just shy of 74th. I worked on his skinning and leatherworking a little – I was a moron and dropped them (Skinning was at 375, Leatherworking was around 270) when I moved him to Firetree. I figured he’d just be a farmer for my Paladin. Sad thing is that I had more fun with the Death Knight. Ah well, I’ll level him in the off times when I get a chance to play and Chris isn’t around. He also got to run through Utgarde Keep – that was nifty, though it seemed sort of small. I’ve got a bunch of quests lined up for the Nexus, which I haven’t had luck getting into. The paladin will probably have more luck getting groups for that.
Paladins are fun. Thanks again, Hudson. The tip of Paladin and Mage was sweet. We’ve done RFC, SFK, BFD and started in RFK (did the Death Caster and that guy that drops Corpsemaker) with us two mostly AE bombing stuff. I feel guilty because just about every blue that drops is an upgrade for him and there haven’t been a lot of caster drops for Chris. I got him up to 30th last night, had my money in hand for a mount when I trained his level 30 stuff and saw he got a mount as a class feature. Heh. Good stuff. I’m having fun with him and can’t wait until he gets plate stuff.
Gankers suck. I will never understand why a level 70 has to show up at a level 20-30 zone and gank lowbies. Is it the sense of invulnerability? The joy of screwing up things for others? Fortunately, I had Smaken in my back pocket so the gankers got the point pretty quick. Gank me and I bring in the artillery. That worked until someone brought in a level 70 Warlock that blind sided me then proceeded to corpse camp me.
Smaken isn’t really geared well, he was a new 70 that didn’t raid and never set foot in a TBC instance – yeah, that’s sad, I know. I also didn’t do any arena stuff with him so his gear was ghetto blues and lots of greens. At full strength he’s going to have a hard time against an arena junky Warlock with all purples and loads of cooldown items. At half health after rezzing, he’s even easier. Fortunately, another Hunter showed up and between the two of us we killed the Warlock. A guildy showed up as well with his Hunter in full arena gear (thanks Rangrang – hehe) and killed the Warlock again, which must have been enough for that Warlock, because we didn’t see him again. NOTE: I didn’t complain about the guys our level that attacked, I’m good with that. You kill me and I’m capable of hitting you? Good for you!
Sad thing is, we only had a couple of quests to go so all that ganking and crap made what should have taken 30 minutes into something that took an hour and a half.
Forgetting Sara Marshall and Tropical Thunder were meh. Maybe I’m getting old, but I didn’t find either movie was all that great. There were funny bits in both but overall, they just didn’t sit well. The first one could have used some female nudity instead of male nudity and the second one was just… weird.
Aside from coughing up a lung, spending time witih the family, having a nurse visit for the life insurance company and having snow tires put on the van, that’s all I did that week.
Oh, and I didn’t touch Fallout 3 that whole week for some reason. I did subscribe to Wizard 101 for my oldest, he seems to like it a lot and does well on his own (I let him run around in it while the wife and I were watching some TV shows).