Sunday, 30 August 2009

Ding 68!

New level. Northrend level. Nice goggles too. :-)

Saturday, 29 August 2009


Right, I managed to muster up a few hours to try out Aion before the closed beta was locked and beta testing terminated. I ended up rolling a scout. :-)

Initial impression - it's a 2009 version of Oblivion, with the ease and familiarity of shortcuts resembling World of Warcraft. I didn't have enough time to learn any particular skills so my combat experience is hardly worth disclosing. :-)

I look forward to it's next step though, release scheduled for September.

Five years

Fortunate for us, Warcraft was released AFTER we met. :-D Thank you for five absolutely fantastic years my love. I love you.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Chanter or cleric?

When I roll a new character in the closed beta version of Aion online, will I roll a chanter or a cleric? That's the thousand dollar question of the evening.

Chanters are better than clerics for solo play as they can handle more melee as well as heal. But even though they are a little bit hardier than clerics they're pretty useless when the going gets tough and you meet multiple mobs. That means I'd have to pace myself carefully and not advance on the safe side of levelling e.g. focusing on lower level mobs etc. Which in reality is not as much excitement as if you're a little bit ahead of level. Perhaps I should roll a completely different character instead?

These are my options/classes available:
  • The Warrior - templar or gladiator (very much the same as warrior and palladin in WoW)
  • The Scout - assassin or ranger (rogue or hunter in WoW)
  • The Mage - sorcerer or spiritmaster (mage or shaman in WoW)
  • The Priest - chanter or cleric (priest in WoW)
Hmm... perhaps I'll try a ranger instead? Will have to do some more reading before making up my mind. Shouldn't be a problem. Downloading the install and patches seems to be a bit of a task, 6G waiting to trickle down into our house with the speed of a murder snail... *sigh*

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Ding 67!

New baby, new sudden urge to play Warcraft... how do you work this out?? I certainly don't know. X-)

Time to go to bed now, only one level to go before this toon can go to Northrend (new lands available since last expansion "Wrath of the Lich King") but that's for another evening. :-)