Season 4

Season 4 kicked off today here in Europe. The hall of legends was packed with customers, anxious to spend their hard earned honour ! As I haven’t played much lately, I didn’t buy a whole lot, because I didn’t have my honour maxed out. But I got new shoulders for Morphea with the pvp gems and the Aldor +attack power enchant (the cheap one, I am only honoured with them). Would have also liked to get a new belt, but i was 1000hnr short…

One big complaint on the new shoulders: They make me look like a Xmas Tree :(. They are way too big on a female orc, and they have some sort of weird lightning effect that gets a bit annoying after a while.

Morph already has quite a few Season 3 items, and no Arena points saved. I stopped playing Arena quite some time ago. After liking it for some time, I got frustrated loosing all the time, as it seems we got to play against better and better geared people, and basically I pretty much suck at Arena as well. Anyway, only got the new Merciless Staff for Morph, which is only a few points better than the previous one.

Patch 2.4.3

A new patch is coming soon. Highlights : A mount for you alt at lvl 30, and new bags. For 1200Gold you can buy a 22slot bag at an npc named Harris Pilton ;). The idea behind this is probably just to introduce a new money sink and try to get people to play a bit longer by letting them grind dailies for a few more gold for these bags.

Link roundup:

Tobold’s thoughts on the new patch

WowInsider: Patchnotes , Having Fun Again and All of that just for a hat.

Caverns of Time Revisited

It had been quite a while since some of us did a guild run in an instance. Some people are exploring other games. Some only log on a bit to do some dailies (like me), and it’s almost summer now, so people tend to spend more time away from the computer. But this sunday we had enough online to go into the Caverns of Time again. A bit of an odd group, with two druids (a tree and a feral one), pally, hunter and a rogue. It’s always so much fun to fight next to Thrall in Escape from Durnhold. It was a very clean run. Only Spikee my pet bit the dust once, when he tried to tank three mobs ;).
Black Morass 2
Afterwards we went into the Black Morass and managed to help Medivh open the portal. There was only one death, but battlerez came to the rescue. Just like the last time I was in there, Morphea and Spikee were supposed to take care of the adds that spawn from each portal. We did a decent job, though every now and then some mob managed to slip through, but nothing that couldn`t be fix afterwards. I was lucky to get a new chest piece, with three sockets off Temporus, one of the boss dragons.
Black Morass 3
After all the portal stuff, the final boss fight with the huge dragon almost seemed too easy ;). It was nice to do some group stuff again, especially in the best instance Blizzard has created so far. If only they released something like this more regularly :(.