Monday, March 28, 2011

Strat Videos

So last night i decided that i was going to actually sit down and start working on some strategy videos so i downloaded and tested the voice recording software and played around with some editing stuff on a test video in order to prep for making some. I think i may start one when i get home today and they usually take a couple days to make so potentially have one ready wed or thurs.


I did have an idea for something extra i can do but im looking for some feedback.

The 10 minute videos are really good for learning the fight and getting an idea of what is going on so i am going to start with one of those; however, those 10 minute videos are not really practical for use during a raid because of their length, so here is my thought:

why not make the videos in three versions? There could be the one long version where you explain the full fight in complete detail at normal speed and dont leave anything out, being sure to include nuances in handling some fight mechanics and boss abilities. The second video will be a super condensed bare bones version for tanks/healers and the third would be the same as the second except for DPS. The later two videos would try to jam as much info into as short a time as possible and would use speeding up the video and constant dialogue.

The idea behind this is that if you want to see the whole fight and everything explained in detail before the raid you can go and watch the first video, but if the raid is already going you could say "tanks/healers go watch this video and DPS go watch this one" and it would take 3-5 min and you would all be back really quick.

I figure that most of the editing will probably be the same but there are things that could be left out because DPS/tanks/healers dont care about them.

So let me know what you think.

Friday, March 25, 2011


I have recently decided to pick up again on my quest to get the loremaster tabard, because it is awesome. I had already completed Outland, Northrend and the 80+ cata zones but i have to go back and do the old zones that have been redone.

I find the world of warcraft lore to be really cool and doing the quests gives you some pretty interesting background to some parts of the world.

I have been working through Felwood most recently but it was not the best zone. If you are looking to do a cool zone, Stonetalon Mountains is a pretty cool place to start (at the end Garrosh comes and owns some fase).

Depending on if you loved yourself or hated your self at launch you may not have completed Vash'ir (spelling?). I would highly recommend finishing that zone. Loremaster for Vash'ir is a massive pain in the butt; however, i do think that it is by far the most interesting storyline of all the zones that I have done, as well as some of the most interesting quests like the battlemaiden questline. You will probably get sick of naga by the end but the end of the zone culminates in a fight between Neptulon and ozumat and thats pretty cool.

But what about you? How do you fill your time when you have nothing else to do but still want to play some WoW?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So you know those weeks when you totally plan to do one thing and then it never happens at all. This is one of those weeks.

I def planned to do a video guide or at least a intro vid to see if all my stuff for videos was working and hopefully do a post on my new UI, but life punched me in the face. (thats not really a saying but im using it anyway)

I have a 2k word english paper, 6 chapter of reading, a quiz, a midterm, and an assignment due for Friday. Im just letting you know not to expect anything till after that, but i do plan to do it. And now back to work.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It seems that even though i have not posted in 2 months that people are still coming to the site so i will give a quick update of myself.

First off, im still here. I have been really busy with school and other life things and that is why i have dropped off the face of the planet until now. I have decided to start doing those strat videos that i promised a long time ago and so i will try to get one up within a week, i just have to find the time and drive to do it.

Next, Berserk is now 11/12 on normal with nef left to kill although we may start trying H halfus just for kicks but we shall see.

my tanking movement guide on the forums (the one i posted here) is now a sticky on the tanking forums and i am pretty proud of that.

I have leveled my PvP character (my hunter) up to 85 and have put together a decent PvP set (around 1800 resil) that i am still working on improving.

I just redid my UI on my druid and i want to do a post on that but i will need some screenshots for that first.

Now, a question for you. Do you prefer a minimalist UI or do you like to have everything that you will ever possibly need on your screen at the same time? Me? i prefer a minimalist UI.