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Mar. 9th, 2013

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

Since this is for the games

WoW Stuff
http://wowsets.com/set/RRFgnd

I REALLY WANT THIS SET to be done for transmog. I just need the Frozen Forest Kilt, but it never ever drops from Heroic Nexus. It hates me.

I'm also debating on starting up my Resto set or my PVP set. As to why, I just do not have the inventory space! I'm also trying to decide if I want to heal BGs or DPS them. Healing is something I'm planning on my Paladin though, so I guess that makes a lot more sense. I got lucky in some heroics today, and got a few Resto PvE pieces... so I think I'll end up starting there first. I have like 5 pieces mixed from the Valentine's Day decent neck piece and some heroics gear that I just need if no one else needs it. I don't know what I'll do with it, but I just kinda like healing anyways since it's therapeutic. Though, Enhancement will be my main thing still. The reason I switched to DPS was to avoid being super-needed since I used to be in a raiding guild with like... 3 nights of 4-5 hour raiding a week and I can't go back to that.

Also thinking of using the Elder Charms I got from the treasure scenario to help force some more T14 to drop in LFR! I need two more pieces for my 4P bonus, and it's a really, really good one!

3DS Stuff
I haven't posted about this here yet, but I'm working on my 3DS backlog. I tend to play games, and then get to the middle... and then shelf them forever. Yeah. So now, I'm trying to keep up on it. I started with Ocarina of Time, since I have the Zelda 3DS. Just beat the Water Temple(I got sooooo lost haha, it's been years), and I think I'm on the Shadow Temple now then. I think it's just been made into a very pretty game, and that rocks.

Nov. 25th, 2012

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

BIS PRE-RAID STUFF ENHANCEMENT SHAMANS ARE FINE

Heroic Dungeon/Pre-Raid

Head
Possibilities
(4174) [Hawkmaster's Headguard] (Valor Points & Reputation - Shado-Pan (Revered))
**(3359) [Crest of the Clan Lords] (Heroic Dungeon - Mogu'shan Palace (Trial of the King))

Neck
Possibilities
(2128) [Delicate Necklace of the Golden Lotus] (Quest - The Final Power)
(2102) [Choker of the Klaxxi'va] (Valor Points & Reputation - Klaxxi (Honored))
(1670) [Scorched Scarlet Key] (Heroic Dungeon - Scarlet Halls (Flameweaver Koegler))
(1664) [Engraved Amber Pendant] (Heroic Dungeon - Siege of Niuzau Temple (Vizier Jin'bak))

**Shoulder
Possibilities
(3015) [Windwalker Spaulders] (Valor Points & Reputation - Golden Lotus (Revered))
**(2348) [Shadowspine Shoulderguards] (Heroic Dungeon - Shado-Pan Monestary (Taran Zhu))

**Back
Possibilities
(2114) [Blackguard Cape] (Valor Points & Reputation - Shado-Pan (Honored))
(1875) [Dory's Pageantry] (World Drop)
**(1653) [Wind-Soaked Drape] (Heroic Dungeon - Temple of the Jade Serpent (Wise Mari))

**Chest
Possibilities
(4216) [Breastplate of the Golden Pagoda] (Valor Points & Reputation - Golden Lotus (Revered))
**(3174) [Azure Serpent Chestguard] (Heroic Dungeon - Shado-Pan Monestary (Gu Cloudstrike))

Wrist
Possibilities
(2084) [Tiger-Striped Wristguards] (Valor Points & Reputation - August Celestials (Honored))
(1653) [Bladed Smoke Bracers] (Heroic Dungeon - Shado-Pan Monestary (Sha of Violence))
**(1637) [Groundshaker Bracers] (Heroic Dungeon - Mogu'shan Palace (Xin the Weaponmaster))

**Hands
Possibilities
(2792) [Sentinel Commander's Gauntlets] (Valor Points & Reputation - August Celestials (Revered))
**(2195) [Hopecrusher Gauntlets] (Heroic Dungeon - Temple of the Jade Serpent (Sha of Doubt))

Waist
Possibilities
(2949) [Klaxxi Lash of the Winnower] (Valor Points & Reputation - Klaxxi (Revered))
(2222) [Impaler's Girdle] (Heroic Dungeon - Gate of the Setting Sun (Striker Ga'dok))
**(2208) [Bindburner Belt] (Heroic Dungeon - Scarlet Halls (Flameweaver Koegler))

Legs
Possibilities
(3943) [Locust Swarm Legguards] (Valor Points & Reputation - Klaxxi (Revered))
(3138) [Hopping Mad Leggings] (Heroic Dungeon - Stormstout Brewery (Hoptallus))
**(3077) [Legguards of the Crimson Magus] (Heroic Dungeon - Scarlet Monestary (Thalnos the Soulrender))

Feet
Possibilities
(2821) [Steps of the War Serpent] (Valor Points & Reputation - August Celestials (Revered))
(2417) [Bone Golem Boots] (Heroic Dungeon - Scholomance (Rattlegore))
(2400) [Treads of Fixation] (Heroic Dungeon - Gate of the Setting Sun (Raigonn))

**Finger (2)
Possibilities
(2084) [Anji's Keepsake] (Valor Points & Reputation - Golden Lotus (Honored))
(2084) [Seal of the Windreaver] (Quest - Shadow of the Empire)
(1864) [Perculia's Peculiar Signet] (World Drop)
**(1660) [Signet of Dancing Jade] (Heroic Dungeon - Temple of the Jade Serpent (Liu Flameheart))

Trinkets (2)
Possibilities
**[Xen Alchemist Stone] (Profession - Alchemy)
[Hawkmaster's Talon] (Valor Points & Reputation - Shado-Pan (Revered))
[Flashing Steel Talisman] (Heroic Dungeon - Scarlet Monestary (High Inquisitor Whitemane))
[Searing Words] (Heroic Dungeon - Scholomance (Darkmaster Gandling))
[Windswept Pages] (Heroic Dungeon - Temple of the Jade Serpent (Lorewalker Stonestep))

Weapons (2)
Possibilities
(6925.0) [Ka'eng, Breath of the Shadow] (Heroic Dungeon - Shado-Pan Monestary (Taran Zhu))
**(6157.4) [Ner'onok's Razor Katar] (Heroic Dungeon - Siege of Niuzao Temple (Wing Leader Ner'onok))
**(6155.4) [Crescent of Ichor] (Heroic Dungeon - Shado-Pan Monestary (Sha of Violence))

Mar. 22nd, 2012

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

Weapon of Choice

I've tried mostly everything MMO-wise- I tried going back to Rift, I tried Tera Online and uh... yeah that's totally everything! But seriously, it just didn't work out on either for me. And GW2 is being a tease, and all that good stuff. I'll be pre-purchasing the CE of it hopefully.

But yeah, the MOP(World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria) beta has started as of last night! Or today! Probably today mainly. It's nice though- I was in a lull of sorts MMO-wise- though I have started playing Runescape again and that's a ball.

I'm looking forward to the MOP beta. It looks like Blizz is taking concerns from Cataclysm seriously, and the lady Pandaren turned out just fine in my opinion. Even better- they have red panda variants.:D I'm going to get in at some point, I just don't know when. I created my account for WoW in roughly 2006 and have played on and off since then. I also got the annual pass the day it came out. Apparently, the blue posts from the forums say these are the two factors that control when the waves of beta invites go out, but it still seems a bit random.

Either way, just... EEEEEEeeee. So excited. I'm trying not to watch videos about the beta on Youtube, but I know I'll fail at that.:P

In other gaming news of mine, I've got and RPG backlog(a JRPG backlog at that) for the first time in forever. I'm still playing Radiant Historia... then I have Etrian Odyssey III, Harvest Moon Animal Parade(an older title), and Tales of Graces f to try out!

I also am planning on making my own game, for RPG Maker VX Ace. It's in the wee planning stages, but sometimes these are the most fun stages. I'll be working on that as well.

And, not on the same topic- but I won a small prize in the Natsume Harvest Moon fanart contest.


Harvest Moon Tales of Two Towns ~Laney~ by ~rubigrotto on deviantART

Was very cool of them to do the contest. I got a plush cat and postcard signed by Igusa Matsuyama(current series artist).:)

Signing off, Orange Gamer... who is still waiting for that beta invite!

Oct. 26th, 2011

[BoF 3] You ready?

I haven't updated in a while.

I do a lot of stream of consciousness updating over at http://orange-gamer.tumblr.com

But I am thinking I should also organize more cohesive and longer thoughts here. More to come!

Mar. 29th, 2011

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

So...

Been a while. Don't know where the heck to start.

Let's start here:

We got a 3DS Sunday morning at K-Mart! It is here we begin seeing the immediate benefit to a future in Southern Kentucky- not many people are interested/bother with new console/game releases, yet there's still places there to get them (2 Gamestops and 2 K-Marts to be exact). While that doesn't seem like a lot, obscure Japanese games are readily available at Gamestop, and then there's the fact K-Mart has become eagerly aggressive with marketing strategies in their game department.

The 3DS is an excellent result of this. Normally $250 (and games costing $40 each), it should have been $300 roughly with tax. K-Mart had a great deal though: With the purchase of a 3DS, any 3DS game was $25 off. It was a Sunday only deal, but that worked for us. We ended up with a 3DS and Pilotwings for much less than what any other store promo was doing. I also picked up Bust-A-Move Universe at Gamestop that day for $30 (budget titles are a yes, and I love Bust-A-Move).

Otherwise, I've been playing Legend of Mana a good deal trying for a perfect save. I love the game. I really do.

And uh, for some reason I'm playing Maplestory again. It seems less grindy somewhat and more fun.
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Dec. 15th, 2010

[SM3] Tanooki!

TOO MUCH

My first short and random musing- I wish I wasn't such a wuss at playing survival horror games. Seriously. I met a friend of Brooke's recently who is really into them, and they sound interesting, but I just get so jumpy-scared I can't bring myself to play! Meanwhile, I am fine playing Left 4 Dead. What?

So... Cataclysm came out. Yes, World of Warcraft talk. I am evil indeed. I'll keep it short, and to the point. This expansion is the best one yet. It really nailed the questing from 1-60 into something much more fun. I'm having fun in my guild on the server, and it's a blast playing again. I don't play nearly as much as I used to though. Which is a GOOD thing. I never ditched homework or anything for the game, but I'm at a point in life where there are more important things than the game.:) A fun sidenote is, a friend got [Realm First: Engineer] or whatever it is- but still impressive. I've not scratched the tip of this expansion, so hurrah! I'm taking my time while it seems my entire guild has an 85 but me- but I just enjoy so many other things.

Which, brings me to my next point: I've noticed that as I've gotten older, I'm dabbling around with a ton more games and not really putting too much into any single one as much as I used to when I was younger. I don't know why. I still have a Phanatasy Star Portable 2 file I really enjoy, and too many DS games now to count- but I just play around. I even started an FFV Advance save for some reason. I really don't know! Brooke and I are also starting a Kirby's Epic Yarn file together. That game... is too adorable for words. And very fun. We plan to then work on Epic Mickey and DKC Returns. And then in the meantime, I want to re-start Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I am nuts, I know.

My favorites right now are definitely Cataclysm, Warioware Touched!, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Phantasy Star Portable 2, and Kirby's Epic Yarn. What a sampling. Speaking of Warioware though, where is that second Warioware Wii game?!?!

Nov. 22nd, 2010

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

Damned Amazon! When I think I'm out!

Amazon Video Game Central Deals

I saw it had been updated this morning, and, I kid you not I check this site daily. I know it's bad, but, I only buy the cheapest of cheap things. A few things I thought were worth mentioning:

*Phantasy Star Portable 2(PSP) is $10 off. (And I'm probably the only one like I'D BUY A SECOND IF I COULD)
*Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite(PSP) is $14.99. I got that one since I hadn't played MH since the PS2 version. And if it's portable, more likely to play it.
*Valkyria Chronicles 2 is $10 off on Amazon.
*Chrono Trigger(DS) is $15, which is half off.
*Scribblenauts(DS) also has a small discount.
*Resident Evil 5 is also $15, half off.

And there's plenty of gems to be found in there besides those most likely, if one should sift through the Wii golf club attachments, handlebars, tennis racquets, and blinking lights. I only made the last one up.

Hopefully it lasts past 12 AM EST, but no clue.

Nov. 19th, 2010

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

So totally mundane

Another day, another buy. Well, a slightly necessary one... a PSP case. A red PSP case. While I felt it wasteful for a moment, I figure if it can save me $170 it's good. PSP 3000 is nice, but I just don't trust the fragile thing.

Other than that, I'm kind of on a gaming buying standstill. Feels good, man!

Andddd I need to start KH: Birth By Sleep. And work on PSP2 more. @-@
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Nov. 16th, 2010

[Wind Waker] !?

Wry?

First and foremost, I finally solved my PSP problem. I had gotten a used PSP 2000 from Gamestop about a month ago. It fell all of 1 foot, then it was happenstance on reading UMDs... so, I finally traded it into Gamestop for a GREAT price, and got a PSP 3000 with KH: Birth By Sleep. But it's a shiny silver PSP! I think it's worth mentioning I've only ever traded in broken Sony consoles to Gamestop- I had a PS2 that stopped reading blue-backed discs a long time ago.

*shine shine*Collapse )

But yeah, I'm really happy with it. I won't ever be getting a PSP Go... considering Sony shot themselves in the feet thrice with a lack of support with digital downloads. Cause, for serious, a lot of the best PSP titles are very old and not present on the market. Bah. Also, they need some work on their damn component cables and a full-screen option built into the PSP. But that's also solved with a zoom, and nothing to do with the Go. But yeah, seriously, back to it- the biggest problem I have with the Go is how it mangles hands. My roommate and I actually tried one in the store for more than 5 minutes, and, ouch.

But the 3000 is great. Very ergonomic, and also much lighter than the PSP 2000. I have a Nyko charger grip on the way too to help my hand cramps.

One thing I want to express a frustration on though are those "elitist" Japanese game fans. Because seriously, a lot of Vets from the SNES days like myself just want to tell them to pull their heads from their asses on a lot. Today's incident included bitching over how the US version of PSP2 was "easier" because one set of twin daggers was easier to obtain. Keeping in mind, that, we're not supposed to get at the DLC and we had to make a work-around, one, and two, we don't even get the DLC items fully. Which is very lame indeed. But oh noes, since the US has slightly different drop charts on one mob pandemonium breaks loose. It's downright idiotic sometimes since I sadly and most likely know more Japanese than these elitists, and two, they're fragmenting what is already a delicate and small user community in the US/EU for the Phantasy Star franchise. We have the normal people, weeaboos, and hackers. What a power struggle!

Nov. 14th, 2010

[WoW] Enhancement Shamwow

Another PSO post. You heard me!

Found a bunch of my old PSO Blue Burst things and also some old PSU screenshots.

I only ever got to level 121 on my HUnewearl. I dunno what happened, but it really makes me want to get a 200 on Phantasy Star Portable 2 and now on my Gamecube save file. I think my HUnewearl on my GC save is like level 60? I'm shooting in the dark here. I'd like to do that to play online eventually. I need to buy a broadband adaptor eventually, and one would think the official servers closed. Well, they are- but the fanbase has made a private PSO server for every version of the game. My roommate has also expressed an interest in playing PSO GC offline with me. Which is exciting! *dork*

Here's the inspiration: we recently found PSO Episodes I & II PLUS from Half-Price Books. The game normally retails for about $70-80 used. I've been trying to find this freaking game since I was in high school. HPB had it for $39.99 in pristine condition. The box has been well-loved, and it shows- however, the game and manual are there, both in mint condition. Needless to say, I joygasmed, and fangasmed.

I've finally reached the forest VR mission in PSP2. Can't wait to also farm me a Vivienne!

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