Archive for January, 2009

29
Jan
09

Gromvarg’s Journey : Abusive language-ing Part 3 !

Allright, there was more arguing after it, but these pictures are aggrivating me a lot. Today, I was contacted by a CSR member, and he told me I was reported for using abusive language on someone. Great. Now it could of ONLY been that Marauder, cos’ I didn’t get mad to anyone else before or after that. I got a warning placed on my account, so if I ever “flame” at someone again I’ll get suspended or something. GOA, wow, all I said was ass. Hmm, well anyways that guy was a fucktard (I can use bad words here ! yay !) and didn’t know how to play WAR (by the way he told me he had a R40 alt, so yeah, don’t go all “maybe he was a beginner” on me… Even though I hardly believe he actually has a high level alt), but anyways, I hope I don’t ever get in another scenario with this dude. Now let’s completely change subjects, hurray !

NERF IRONBREAKERS : I would like to quote something I heard out on warhammeralliance.com “I hope they put hero classes in the game, oh wait, there’s allready the Ironbreaker !” To the guy who posted that, you made me laugh. I encountered an IB in Empire vs Chaos T1 ORvR zone. Twas me and a DoK AND a Sorc on him, he was using a 2hander, he got away… His toughness/wounds ratings were crazy I must say, we got him snared and all but he managed to get all the way back to his camp from Festenplatsz with us three ganking on him like drug-infused centigors. And I’m not even talking about their KD/KB in higher levels, we all know why that’s imba. So yeah, Mythic/GOA, heed my call, and nerf Ironbreakers !

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29
Jan
09

Gromvarg’s Journey : Abusive language-ing Part 2 !

Part 3

Part 3

Part 4

Part 4

Part 5

29
Jan
09

Gromvarg’s Journey : Abusive language-ing Part 1 !

Hokay… so yesterday I was hitting up a Nord and was doing pretty darn well in it. Then some Marauder started screaming at me for not doing my job well, which was wrong, cos’ I WAS killing dem’ healers like he said I had to do. He kept pseudo-flaming at me for the whole scenario, and then I find out a R4 Sword’n’Board BG had done 2k more damage than him, he was R6. I of course notice him of that. He replies saying that he’s MDPS and always dies… I will now show you the series of /tells we exchanged. This, is how I got a warning for abusive language on my accunt, enjoy ! This will be cut in three parts for the length. Pictures work weird, they have a link though, it should work if you click on em a few times. EDIT : Click the top part of the pictures and they work well.

Part 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2

29
Jan
09

A Shortage, A Rant, and an Observation

And the shortage isn’t of a Stuntie variety. ^_^

Okay, to begin with, I know I’m am R-DPS and just as much to blame, but god dammit, Order of Dark Crag, would somebody roll a freaking healer or tank?! I’m sick of the only non-squishy in my scenarios being a level 3 scrub KotBS who’s two-handing.  When I tank, I have the decency to carry a sword/shield in my inventory for group situations. This is WarHammer; not WarCraft. Go the to “roll DPS” as a tank class, god dammit.

That’s just a bit of a rant. I’m sorta moody right now. I found out there was a band named “Shai-Hulud”. Anyone who’s into sci-fi literature should know that’s the collective term the Fremen refer to Sandworms as, treating them/him as gods. So when I discovered there was a band named this I was all “woo!” and obtained it. Yeah. It’s trashy “hardcore”. Guitarists who can do a distonal riff and a vocalist who is utter fail. I’m a power metal guy, you know, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, melodic, symphonic metal. But this isn’t a music blog.

And now for the observation!

The shortened name for a Black Orc is? BO. The acronym for body odor (really bad bodily smell)? BO. Coincidence!? I think not!

28
Jan
09

Mike’s Quest For Power; the Stance Dance Revolution

After watching, for an hour, of horse-faced Swordbastard spin around like a drunken ballerina,  I have decided to reach vast heights of power in different ways…from the shadows. And from the Blighted Isle of the Elven Kingdoms, out of the shadows walks Kitiina, the Shadow Warrior.

Oddly, she looks like my Fable character.

Oddly, she looks like my Fable character.

I made my Shadow Hunter female because the creation-screen one looked much better than the male one, and I’m really a fan of female Elves. The only male Elves I’ve played are my Blackguard here, and my Paladin on WoW.  Funnily enough, there’s actually a bit of an MMO-quote about it, from a WoW comic I read (Flintlocke’s Guide to Azeroth, read it), and it goes; “If you have to stare at something’s ass for hours on end, make it a good-looking one.” That actually makes me sound sorta sexist… but I choose classes / characters /races based on mostly aesthetics, lore, and how much I like the concept. These three things are abundant in WARhammer. Disciples of Khaine = “A Priest of the God of Murder”. Come on. Tell me that’s not awesome.

It took a bit, but once I started being able to really kill things in RvR (to the point I soloed an equal-level DoK) I fell in love with this class. The ranged sexiness, the fluidity of being able to change to melee-capable in moments…this career is as hot as a Witch Elf.  Possibly even hawter.

Bloody Corset, for a Witch Elf. There's nothing there I don't like.

Bloody Corset, for a Witch Elf. There's nothing there I don't like.

Anyways, enough drooling over the erotic polygons, we have some Shadow Warrioring to do! Be forewarned, this isn’t as much of a Quest Log as a fanboy rant about how awesome Shadow Warriors are.

I’d love to do the whole “level 1 and onwards” thing, but this time I got too carried away I went from 1 to 10 in a night. I did that many PQs and scenarios that quests are nigh-upon useless to me.  I told Meteorfall to tell you all that Fightar had staged a daring raid upon Inevitable City if only to cover up the laziness wrought by this addiction to being a Shadow Warrior. However, while he did this, in my eyes he failed, the balding, smelly Orc that he is. He used to be a Troll, you know. Hasn’t come far up the evolutionary ladder.

Orcs, possibly Inbred Mud Creatures? More after these messages

Orcs, possibly Inbred Mud Creatures? More after these messages

My major “issue” with rolling Order is that I’m allied with Stunties. I mean, don’t get me wrong, one of my ingame buddies is a Stunty Engineer, but seriously, the in-built desire to punt and mock stunties has been instilled in me ever since I was a wee lad playing his first Pally on WarCrack. I’m sorry, Dwarfkind, but I find you all wholly amusing, especially when I see a Black Orc punt you across Nordenwatch. It’s fucking hilarious.  If that happens, and you see me stop moving, it’s because I’m giggling with psychotic glee, even if you happened to be the last healer in the SC.

But, then I look at it from a tactical standpoint; stunties don’t take up a lot of space, as opposed to the bigass Chaos dudes who make it impossible for me to see a frigging thing in the back row (on my Sorc).

So, Leven Ten Shadow Warrior on Dark Crag, Kitiina makes her first step into Chrace,  ready to kick ass and chew jerky. Squig jerky.  An’ I’m all outta jerky. So anyways, I’m in the guild Absolute. I haven’t interacted much with the people beyond our T1 crowd (there’s about 6-10 of us) but we kick ass. We all grouped and led the rest of the PUGs (Pick-Up Groups) through scenarios and just cut a bloody swathe of victory and win through Destruction’s ranks.

One of these was the stupidest Khaine’s Embrace I’ve ever been in. Destruction were so disorganized we had two groups taking both flags every time they opened up, with Destruction running into Khaine’s Wrath (do we fight for NOD?) every freakin’ time.  We Zerged the gate switch in Gates of Ekrund, and Destro put up a serious fight, but their only healers were that type of DoK who only heal themselves.

The Top 4 Order are from Absolute! Woo!

The Top 4 Order are from Absolute! Woo!

I’ve been playing like the Hybrid I really am, switching between Melee and Ranged. I’m getting the hang of it. Speaking of melee, I have to share this, in a Khaine’s Embrace, a Chosen, in melee range, no less, decided he’d try to kill me solely using “Throw”. You have no idea how much that amused me. It continued to amuse me until the last Spiral-Shafted Shot went through his chest and he fell down. And didn’t get back up.

And oh god, the Skirmisher Stance? I killed so many people just running rings around them…I love this class. Although I do think they could use lesser forms of dual-wield or two hand, not to make them heavy Two-Hand spankers, or Witch Elves, but to at least give their melee a lil’ more bite. Like an offhand dagger, or a bastard sword.

I just led a group in Nordenwatch to a kickass round against Destruction…it was excellent. Again, we had excellent healers, but Dark Crag’s tank shortage was made more apparent by the cold hard fact our tank was a Level 3 Knight of the Blazing Sun. Still, we had a great crew, and great healers. You know you’ve got a good healer when you’ve got a Black Orc and Black Guard wailing on you and you live to tell the tale.

But yes, this stage in My Quest for Power seems to be going well…back to it, then. For the Horde, WAAAGH, May the Force Be With You, and any other farethee’wells that you may enjoy.

PS: Yes I know Kit’s not a tank, despite the fact I had to tank a PQ yesterday. We had SEXELLENT healers. You’ll be getting other news from me, especially when I get back into playing my 35 DoK and 14 Black Guard over on Darklands. I’m the Alt Master.

27
Jan
09

But…but… where’s Mike ?!

Allright guys, Mike staged a one-man raid on IC today and couldn’t post as he does normally, so this’ll act as the post of the day ! Yay’. In other news, I stopped levelling Grom a bit since I reached R10, and I’m pretty sure i’m gonna focus on an Order alt i’m gonna make… Mike loves his new Shadow Warrior, and Fightar is as retarded as ever ! While you’re waiting a whole day for the next post, check my blogroll for some nice blogs !

-WAAAGH well, Meteorfall.

26
Jan
09

Gromvarg’s Journey : Ekrund and ORvR

After hitting Rank 8, I was off to Ekrund. But of course, I have to endure the PAIN of passing through a goddamn tunnel full of spiders. After trying to Flee through it and dying (thus bringing me back to Chapter 3, in Mount Bloodhorn), I decided to take my time and kill every single fucking arachnid in there. After all, I did have rested exp. When I finally arrived in the Chapter 4 hub, I checked my map and found out I had to go in like 5 caves for each of my quests. I hate caves in WAR, you get aggroed by everything. Once I successfully achieved my “cave quests”, I decided to go ORvR a bit, so I could get some Inf and RP. Bad Idea. I joined a half-full WB that was reclaiming BO’s. BAD IDEA. First of all, these guys were true fucktards, the Shamans were dealing DPS, ONLY. The tanks only sported two-handers, except me. But the worst part is that two full Order Warbands were expecting us to come reclaim to BOs, ouch. My groupmates were like “Nice tanking Gromvarg, omfg !!!1!!11!1!”, but after an onslaught of fireballs and the shammys only casting Brain Bursta, what could I do ?

You oughta be kidding me.

You oughta be kidding me.

After several minutes of ass being handed to me, I left the warband and started to search for some 1on1 action. There had to be at least one lone Order going around these parts. First prey, a lone Shadow Warrior, Rank 10. Got his attention, ran into melee. Then came his friend the Rune Priest. Run, Grom, Run ! I actually managed to get away (Collision Detection behind rocks FTW). After that, I found  a few lone guys and got a bit of Influence, nothing major. I tried to solo one of those Champions at the BOs, those guys are damn strong. Thank god Nords were popping and Destro was actually winning them, my RP was getting mooched up for that. Rank 9 was quite fun to be honest, I got my full set of Vengeance Renown gear (which is actually pretty nice), and the best-named ability for a Black Orc so far “Right in Da Jiblies”. I also found a nice spot to take a cool and relaxing break.

Iz da' water cold ?

Iz da' water cold ?