Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Very brief update:

Due to RL being more and more demanding I have to go on a hiatus for a couple weeks from Asilventures. I'll still update my twitter when I remember to so I'm not going away forever, and will be back soon. Just right now I have no time for WoW and even less time for writing about WoW. My apologies to any hearts broken over this news! Asilventures isn't over, it's just on hiatus.

My apologies =(.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daily Boredom

I won't say that Blizzard's "quest redesign" was a complete success because I feel like they forgot about making daily quests fun too. Like if you want to take a walk down memory lane of how quests used to be, go visit Tol'Borad. That place is the place for you if you love "killing x of y". There are a ton of fun quests, but none of them are dailies! This is discouraging. The most fun quests you can only do once, what's up with this Blizzard? Let's talk about few shall we?

If you've never quested in Uldum, let me tell you about Gnomebliteration. Gnomebliteration is a quest where you assume the role of a giant flaming Katamari Damacy and are in charge of killing one thousand unsuspecting gnomes. I have no idea why I am supposed to do this because I (like many others) do not read quest text, but I do what is told when they offer me gold and crappy vendor items in return. While I have no idea why I'm killing these gnomes, there is one thing I do know. This quest is a ball. It's great. When I first did it I was rolling on the floor laughing at how fun it was. It showed to me that quests can be fun.

Another fun quest chain is of course the Peacebloom Vs. Ghouls quest chain. You do this amazing mini game then after you kill the boss you never get to play it again on that character. In the beta there was an endless mode option but it got removed from live because I'm convinced Blizzard is on an anti-fun agenda. Let's hope they go back and add in an endless mode and then I will be happy.

There are many examples of fun quests yet none of them are dailies. Sure maybe one or two dailies are fun like Thieving Little Pluckers. I just wish there was more of an emphasis on making dailies fun instead of just normal one time only quests fun. Why Blizzard? Why do we get stuck with daily grinds of boredom instead of potential fun ones? I just imagine the one quest designer at Blizzard who loved collecting X of Y got put in charge of daily quests in Cataclysm. 

So I'll leave you with an acrostic poem (by yours truly):



Tuesday, February 1, 2011


 I am a hoarder (in WoW). I collect a lot of different things. And as you can tell from the picture above, I have like no bag space at all. It's a problem, it really is. Of the bags I carry with me at all times I have two bags full of things constantly. Various vanity items, loot card items, archaeology tablets, teleportation items, and just so much other stuff I find it necessary to carry. The worst part is 95% of it is BoP so I can't even send anything to my bank alt.

I know what you might be thinking. There's an easy fix for this. I could just vendor a lot of the stuff I DON'T need. Like from the outside looking in you might be thinking "Do you really need to collect every single healing priest tier piece?". Do I need to? No. Do I want to? Absolutely. A majority of the pieces I worked my bum off for and I am not vendoring it. I guess you could call them my RP sets.

Is the staff collection necessary? Yes. To me at least. Like the tier sets I worked for these staves and I intend to keep them. Like for example the one I'm most proud of is my Apostle of Argus. I got it when I was raiding Hyjal back in The Burning Crusade with a guild named "Select Few". I was a new recruit when it first dropped so I thought I had no chance of getting it. And needless to say, I was right. It went to the healing class leader who was a druid. I was totally okay with that. Logged off feeling accomplished as that night was the first night we had downed Archimonde, and I was proud of how I displayed my abilities. I showed them that I was a good healer despite having no hard core raiding back ground. As I log in the next day I see I have mail from a GM. The healing class leader decided to ticket it to me. He also mailed me explaining why he gave it to me. It was a reward, an offering per say, for being a "good player" and for helping them out. Memories like that are not worth 18g 60s 39c.

Other notable things in my bank are:
I guess the point of this post is to say how unfriendly Blizzard is to collectors. They have thousands of such awesome items you can get and I like to hold onto my favourites. I'm running out of space though. Anyone have any suggestions? Sure Blizzard adding a tabard page would help, I guess. I think buying more personal bank tabs would be a nice option. Maybe I should just clean house and decide on only one collection.That's not a choice I'd like to do though.

I'm curious as to what you all think though. Do you think having collections in WoW is silly? Or are you a fellow collector? If so tell me what you collect! Let me know I'm not alone!

Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go organize my bags.