Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mining Mithril

Mining all the time in Badlands got a little boring, so I began searching for new places. I am trying to get the Armorsmithing skill, which requires three quests that require 120 mithril bars. You also have to get even more Mithril for leveling and doing other quests. That seems a bit excessive, unless you are doing quests or something else at the same time.

According to Wowwiki:

"Mithril veins may be found in many areas where the typical creature level is between about 35 and 55.
Mithril veins are most frequently mined in:
Searing Gorge
The Hinterlands"

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Playing WoW

I have started playing World of Warcraft. There was a time I was totally against playing this game because of the pay-to-play requirement -- the monthly fee -- and the cartoony look. I just suspended my objections to both problems and started enjoying the gameplay. I also investigated other games.

I found that Guild Wars is a decent game, but there is a point where it becomes boring, like when most of your characters are level 20, and you have earned some high titles and PvP seems like it depends on the abilities of your fellow players and your opponents. Many players are very immature and try to tell me how to play when I already know and most of what they say is nonsense anyway. They often tell me to heal them when I play a healer, but they don't bring self-healing, which is a feature of any character in the game.

Another thing against GW is its simplicity. That attracted me at first, but after a while it becomes very limiting to have only 8 skills available at one session.

WoW is constructed so all skills you have are available. I finally figured out that you can show most skills in bars that are up and down and horizontal, even without a special UI. One detraction to the built-in UI is that you can't show the No. 2 bar and must click to open it. I am looking into third-party UIs, or constructing my own.