Fookhar at The Dark Portal.
Wauw look, a diary about my World of Warcraft experiences, how utterly uninteresting. So far The Burning Crusade is pretty entertaining, Hellfire Peninsula, the first zone, wasn't very pretty, a desolate wasteland like Blasted Lands. It has some nice landmarks though, like the Blood Elf tower Falcon Watch and the Hellfire Citadel with its destroyed walls. Zangarmarsh, the zone I'm in now, is a lot cooler. A blueish swamp with hydras, flying stingray-like creatures and big wasps. I visited the big city in Outlands aswell, Shattrath, and it's probably the best looking capital in the game.
I also had my first instance-run in Outlands yesterday and this hilarious thing dropped:
Great movie, fantastic performances by everyone except Jennifer Connelly who disappoints in the emotion-filled scenes. Especially Leonardi DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou act incredible. DiCaprio's accent fails at some points but is believable overall, the Jamaican-like twist to his dialect is funny and makes the character a bit more interesting. The stories in the movie come together nicely, and the movie gives an interesting sight into the creation of child soldiers, the fierceless brutality of the rebel forces, and the trade of blood diamonds from Africa.
Stumbled upon an interesting article at 1UP.com, it's about TOSE, a Kyoto-based company with more than 1,000 employees. They mostly port games to other platforms, but also develop entire games for big companies such as Capcom and Konami. The interesting part is that almost no one knows about this company, they are never mentioned in the games they create, they let the developers they work for take the credit and try very hard to remain secret. Their list of clients include EA, Sega, Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, THQ, Namco and of course Konami and Capcom.
TOSE: Gaming's Dirty Little Secret on 1UP.com.
Official Website of TOSE.
My break from World of Warcraft lasted 108 days. Back in october I was raiding Ahn'Qiraj 40 with my guild, wiping on Princess Huhuran for the third or fourth time because of some idiot not doing what he's supposed to, and I started thinking what the hell I was doing. I was annoyed, it was late and I wasn't having any fun at all. That night I stopped raiding, and when my subscription ran out I stopped playing all together. In my opinion leveling characters is the funniest part of the game, exploring new places, getting new items, new skills, etc. Therefore I knew I would buy The Burning Crusade at some point, but I didn't realize how much I had missed the game until everyone started talking about how great the new expansion is. Luckily Blockbuster had one copy left (I almost bought the collector's edition in another store because I thought the game was sold out everywhere), and it's currently installing. I'll get my hunter to level 70, probably also my level 50 mage, and then maybe start a blood elf or draenei, but I won't be going to back to raiding… Hopefully.
Working until 5 PM every day really makes you enjoy the evenings more. During the day I look forward to spending my evening watching movies or playing on my brand new Wii, but what happens? I just sit at the pc and surf the net, while the tv runs in the background. And I think I've begun to understand why. Wasting your time in front of the pc is entertaining, I like reading news, posting stuff at forums and so on, but I enjoy movies and games more, so why don't I play all evening? I don't because the more fun you have, the faster time flies by, that's what it feels like anyway, and when playing or watching movies the evening feels extremely short. When doing a less entertaining thing such as surfing the internet, the evening feels longer, and you've still enjoyed the evening. Just something I've been thinking about.
Weird, I know, but I've come to like my routines and then save the movies and games for the weekend.