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THE REAL WORLD

Things have continued at a break neck pace, school is humming right along and demand for me as a substitute has only increased. They say that if you sub more than twice per week you’re doing all right. I’ve been going four or five per week, the only reason I didn’t go five this week is because I genuinely needed a day off to get some business taken care of in town (car insurance, and tags).

The fall weather is also finally here, it’s been raining off and on all week. I’ve been playing a bit more Terraria lately, and of course I’m reading a new book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. So far, a great read.

GUILD CHAT

It’s been a big week for the guild, the guild Titanomachy merged with us adding some significant beef to our raiding force. As a result, this week we ran a pair of 10 man groups. It’s been a pleasing experience so far, Sinaria and crew have been friendly and for the most part proven to be capable raiders. I fully expect us to be working on Heroic content, and 25s again in the near future.

In addition to the guild merger, I’ve also added a new voice chat server – yes, the guild has made the move to Mumble. I suspect their will be a guild skin for our new 100 slot server very soon.

 

I CAN HAS ACHIEVEMENTS

Not much to report, frankly there’s not much I’m interested in atm. But I did manage to knock out the last part of the Molten Front meta.

The Molten Front Offensive

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Got a few upgrades here as well as some shits n gigs items.

Helm of Blazing Glory
Elementium Deathplate Shoulderguards Visions
Breastplate of Shifting
2x Illusionary Bag
Flameward Hippogryph

Sorry for the sparse updates lately, but you can expect some more meaty posts soon…

WARCRAFT ECON NOTE

I’m working on a pretty meaty post for the WarcraftEcon site, however I’ve been getting some 404 errors while trying to post for the past two weeks. Anyhow, gives me more time to work the thing, meanwhile I’ll be in touch with Oligopoly to see we can sort out the problem.

PATCH 4.3 INFO

Monday morning MMO-Champion as well as other news sites reported some 4.3 information, most notably for the gold minded individuals out there was the quote below, from the interview with Greg (Ghostcrawler) Street.

Epic gems will drop in the new raid in Normal and Heroic only. Each player gets a geode when a boss is killed which has a small chance to contain an epic gem, most will have rare gems. It is rare enough to take all of 4.3 to replace all of your red rare quality gems with red epic gems.

“Quite a few” new profession recipes will be added.

Read the full 4.3 Article and Interview with Ghostcrawler on MMO-Champion

OK, MAYBE PANIC A LITTLE

Obviously, I’m not jumping for joy. I was really hoping we wouldn’t be seeing epic gems in this fashion, again. Of course, there’s a few unanswered questions here. First and foremost, what about the patterns? The vague statement about new recipes does not necessarily mean that we will even get new cuts. It only means that there will be new recipes, and that is something we already knew. But more to the point, will these gems come pre cut or will JCs be cutting them? If we do cut them, it would follow that they will be BOE. However, considering the comments about it taking the entirety of the patch to fill your sockets with gems, it’s possible we’ll be seeing a return to the pre cut gems of BC 5 man infamy.

Right now, it’s just too damned early to tell. Rare quality gems are still there, even if we can’t transmute them to epic. Even if we can’t prospect for epics. We still have the Rares to contend with. Since Epics are going to be a pipe dream (at least for a while) there may be renewed interest in the rares.

Tinfoil Hat Engaged…

In the new model, it looks like the obvious path to Epic gems is running random raids. Since the raid bosses themselves have a chance of rewarding players with epic gems. Assuming we have a limit to the number of available random raids we can run per week, it’s feasible that we could random our way to epic gems.

Oh shit… isn’t this exactly contrary to the new raiding model in Cataclysm? Wasn’t the idea of having normal and heroic share a lockout to keep people from feeling that they needed to run the same raids multiple times per week or fall behind?

Tinfoil Hat Disengaged…

CRYING FOWL

Of course, there’s other things. Blizzard didn’t want to give tanks a legendary, because then they’d have to make legendaries for each tanking class individually. And it just didn’t feel right to give unique legendaries to specific classes – then they announce a Rogue legendary for 4.3. I’m choking on a lot of cynicism and bile this week, and frankly I was a little surprised with the community. Overall, I haven’t seen many people complaining about these things. So, maybe the problem is with me. Maybe I’m just becoming a mean old man that hates the young and everything the like.

And while we’re on the subject, I don’t think I understand why people are so gung ho against tier pieces being available on the Conquest/Justice vendor. Personally, I felt that the system in ICC worked, and you could get a complete set of T10 without ever setting foot in the raid instance. The world didn’t come to an end as a result. We all know it’s the .5 sets that really make the ePeen swell anyways, so why the attitude of “I deserve this, not everyone else.” Hell, even people that raid can get bummed out on drops, Belt of Broken Bones dropped all of one time for the guild back in T10, and that was the week before Cataclysm was released.

Damned kids today with their music and their sparkle vampires!

THE BLOODSCALP REPORT

Well, last week I dropped a mint on a level 25 guild, this after buying several other higher leveled guilds. So, this week the big question was – what’s he gonna spend it on this week? Really, I was pretty conservative this week. I bought materials, and I’m buying some things from a friend on the Alliance (more on that Saturday) but overall, not too shabby. Pets didn’t move at all, not a single pet sold. Which isn’t too big a deal, it happens. Alchemy is still selling off a back catalog of potions, elixirs and assorted crap I amassed while leveling alts. The Enchanting market continues to run strong, same for Truegold. But the big winner here… was flipping. I found a couple of sweet heart deals, it never hurts to find a Firelands weapon at under half the usual cost. I made about 20K off of just one, and then found more good deals. All in all, a successful week. A couple more like this, and I’ll be back to 600K.

This week, I think I’ll be moving into some old markets and seeing if I can’t squeeze a little extra gold from Jewelcrafting and Inscriptions again…

THE MONEY SHOT

■ 1665g – Alchemy
■ 4748g – Cash Flow
■ 14,907g – Enchanting
■ 67,650g – Flipping
■ 627g – Tailoring
■ 10,482g – Truegold

100,079g – TOTAL

DEFINING PLAY

What is a game? Most of us think in terms of a game being something we play, but what is play? In it’s simplest terms, a game is an entertaining waste of time that requires both input from the player and feedback from the game. This second part is an important defining characteristic, because without that input and feedback you just have a film or a book.

Now, most of you reading that definition are probably thinking to yourselves: “duh” but once you accept that definition as fact, you have to accept things as games that you may not like, the kinds you may have once decried by saying, “that’s not a real game”.

Actually, this is a real game.

 

Not liking a game doesn’t make it any less of one, likewise being a different genre or platform than you are accustomed to makes it no less a game. For instance, I’m not a particular fan of traditional sports like Baseball or Basketball. I recognize them as games, but not games I’m particularly interested in. Likewise, I’m not interested in their digital versions on XBox 360 and other consoles – but the key is that I recognize them as being part of the same genus as World of Warcraft, Baldur’s Gate, and yes even Angry Birds.

In a way, this is like different styles of music with multiple genres and sub genres. Pop music for instance has multiple sub genres, Britt Pop, Electro Pop, etc. So it is with games, Sports games by EA and other companies have their own category within the gaming community, and even sub genres for niche sports games like Blood Bowl.

Still needs a Kill the Ref option.

Then of course there’s MMOs, a different species of game entirely…

THE PROBLEM WITH MMOs

A problem that has plagued game reviewers for years is how exactly to review an online game (or an expansion of said game). The reason for the difficulty is partly one of objectivity. For example, a fan of Rift is not going to review the new WOW expansion the same as a WOW fan would. Which is really the reason for the above section, pointing out the problem of objectivity when looking at other games.

Additionally, there’s the persistence problem with MMOs. When I reviewed Age of Conan several years ago, I was excited. I leveled to 20 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed it so much, that I was ready to put WOW on hold indefinitely – I said as much in the review. But the week after hitting 20 gave me a sad reality check. The game experience from 1-20 was not the same experience from 20-50, as for the end game experience? Let’s just say it left something to be desired. Even if you’re already an experienced player of a game, an expansion will similarly offer an experience that changes over time. It’s simply the nature of the beast. So really, there should be three reviews of a game: First Impression, Mid Point, Afterward. By considering those three points in a game or an expansions life cycle we get a more clear picture of it. So, where does that leave Cataclysm?

FIRST IMPRESSION

I, like many other wow fans, was excited about the impending Cataclysm. So, by the time the trailer for the expansion was released, I was ready.

 

There were a lot of things I wanted, the ability to fly even in the old world for instance was something I’d wanted since BC. When it was made clear that the days of 12 boss raids were over, I was okay with it because it looked as if we’d have 2 or 3 smaller raids that would end up delivering roughly the same amount of content/encounters while making the raiding experience less drudgery in the same boring locale. Tier eleven delivered on that, and the rehashing of old bosses like Nefarian was certainly nothing compared to Naxramas at the beginning of Wrath, so I was hopeful and overall pleased with the expansion initially.

Even so, I felt different going into Cataclysm than I had with any of the other expansions. I was excited, but something just didn’t feel right. And I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…

A YEAR LATER

A lot has happened since then, I’ve seen the raiding scene on my own server change drastically as a result of the new endgame paradigm. Fears set to seed early on in the expansion have bloomed as it became clear that smaller raids meant literally smaller tiers, not multiple smaller raids giving roughly the same amount of content as was expected previously. Add to this the ever present recruiting problem, as time went on and guilds leveled up it became and increasingly harder sale. The enthusiasm has gone out of the game for me. As I explained to my wife, it’s like being in a relationship you know is on the verge of ending and simply “going through the motions”. But why? What the hell happened?

Deathwing, Destroyer of Worlds – Ruiner of Relationships

 

Of course, Deathwing is the first piece of the puzzle. I’ve said it before, I don’t actually care about this guy. Maybe it’s because he’s completely inhuman, maybe it’s because he didn’t have a meaningful presence in Warcraft III. Hell, maybe it’s because I’m not really into the Warcraft books. Either way, I just can not be bothered to give two shits about Deathwing.

Then there’s the recycled content, say what you will but for me fighting my way through Deadmines and Shadowfang again was novel. Then fighting Nefarian and Onyxia again was okay. Then fighting my way through Zul’aman and Zul’gurub again was kinda meh. And fighting Ragnaros again was more of a “COME ON!” moment. You can explain to me how it’s got a lore purpose, or how you just really wanted players to experience something familiar or whatever till you are blue in the face, but seriously Blizzard. This is recycled content, and that is all it is. It’s hard to get excited about the same boss, different loot. Even if the fight mechanics are different.

Then of course, there are the myriad of quality of life issues that are making the day to day of any guild leader a pain in the ass. Basically, at this point a lot of people are locked into the guild they’re going to be in for the rest of the expansion (sorry, sad thought I know – but it’s true). Even the players who have potential are likely to stay in a terrible guild rather than move to greener pastures. Why? Because of the intangible ties that Blizzard added to guilds (perks, rewards, and reputation). Even getting someone to leave a level 21 guild to join a level 25 guild isn’t exactly an easy sell, simply because they feel the need to get their reputation up with their new guild, and that sounds like work. Until they do have said reputation, they won’t have access to certain attractive perks like Mobile Banking.

Of course, if they remember to get their Renowned Guild Tabard before they leave their current guild getting their rep back up shouldn’t take too long. Hell, I’ve just been raiding (and even missed out a couple of weeks) and I’m already nearly Exalted again. But it doesn’t matter, because sometimes even the imaginary ties that bind are the ones that hold the strongest…

LIFE AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD

So where does that leave me with Cataclysm? As Zelthas would said, “I sir, am disappoint”. Somewhere along the lines Blizzard, we grew apart. At this point, I can’t say whether it’s you or me. What I can say, is that the game you are currently making is for someone else, not me. Nephora told me last week that he was disappointed, that it felt (to him) that I didn’t want to raid anymore. And it’s true, I really don’t enjoy it the way I used to. When I made the decision to quit raiding in DS it wasn’t because the “Alliance sucks lulz” or anything other than the fact, I just don’t find the current raiding environment engaging, interesting, or even fun. The reason I keep playing? Friends, and sadly there are fewer and fewer of those around as days go on. But moreover, the reason I keep raiding is out of a sense of duty. I feel responsible for this guild and the people in it. Thus, I continue.

Will I pick up Mists of Pandaria (or whatever it’s going to be called), probably. Even after everything else, I probably will. Why? Because I’m damned good at what I do, despite the odds I’ve built the guild back up (we’re growing stronger everyday it seems). And now, we’re looking at a real 25 man raid force again. Of course, I’m also hopeful that Blizzard will surprise me. I’m hopeful that the next expansion will somehow renew my faith in the company, and the game. But, I’m not holding my breath. And maybe, I’ll find a successor before then. And if I do, pass the guild into their capable hands. And maybe, I’ll retire from MMOs utterly. Who’s to say?

I can tell you this though, I still love World of Warcraft (as much as I hate it). And maybe it’s because of the fondness that I hate it so much, for when you truly love a thing; be it a person, place, an ideology, or even a video game – then you can see it’s flaws. And those flaws hurt all the worse, because you know that it could be so much more. And eventually, you get tired – as I am tired. Because you realize, it’s still all it ever was – an entertaining waste of time…

WARCRAFT ECON

As I said last week, technical difficulties have kept me from posting on WarcraftEcon. Thankfully, after hearing from Oligopoly I expect to have my next post up in the near future. My next post is a follow up to my previous post on maximizing storage. I’ve learned a few things about possible pitfalls of buying leveled guilds, so this new post will be detailing the difficulties and ways to deal with them. So stay frosty, it should be a good read.

PATCH 4.3 INFO

So, apparently we’re supposed to have 4.3 on the PTR this week. Which of course means that the patch itself should be live SOON™. Of course, Pyrite Ore prices have dropped but the wave of panic hasn’t been as pronounced as I thought it might be. Perhaps cooler heads reign on Bloodscalp than I once thought. In either case, I’ve been liquidating portions of my own stockpile, and opening up more storage.

I’ve even reactivated my third account for storage, I’ve been toying more and more lately with the idea of dual-boxing production. I played with the idea when Cataclysm was released, using boxing techniques to post and process items while I leveled Khaas. But now, I’m thinking in a different direction. My main interest, is that I could craft and process items simultaneously: prospecting on one account, while I disenchant on the other. Create scrolls on one account, while I mill herbs on the other. For a diverse business like mine, this could mean cutting my production time literally in half in many cases…

So,what am I stocking up on?

■ Enchanting Mats Where there’s new gear, there’s a whole new vitality for the enchanting market. Scrolls & Dust will be moving as fast as you can produce them, so having a healthy stockpile of each will put you ahead of the curve.
■ Rare Gems With the news that Epic gems will not be prospected, there’s a bright if brief future for Rare Gems. Players of all stripes will need these rares to fill the slots while they gather their epic gems. And while we’re on the subject of Jewelcrafting…
■ Jewelcrafter’s Tokens Despite the lack of prospected Epic Gems, there is likely to be a call for those tokens: Deisgns. Assuming that the gems are uncut when they drop, raiders will need someone to cut them, that’s where we come in.
■ Chimera Eye Not to get “too” tin foil hat here, but it’s quite likely that you won’t be the only one using your tokens for designs. Add to this there may be more uses for Chimera Eye in the patch than there are even now, if that’s the case you can expect these to become a bit more desirable, therefore profitable. If you can find some cheap now, hold onto them.
■ Transmog Items BOE epics from world bosses, Molten Core, and other places are going to go through the roof. Prices are already spiking, but there is going to be even more demand once Transmogrification becomes a reality. If you can solo Molten Core, do so. Stock up, and be ready for the feeding frenzy.

THE BLOODSCALP REPORT

Well, it’s been an interesting week. I’ve been more involved in the AH than in previous weeks, and have found some old favorites making me gold again. I dipped my toes into Gems and Glyphs again, and both are bringing in solid numbers. In particular Glyphs have been surprisingly successful. I’ve spent a fair amount on the new banks and professions for alts, but the margins are good, and I am pleased…

THE MONEY SHOT

■ 377g – Alchemy
■ 5558g – Cash Flow
■ 18,016g – Enchanting
■ 48,586g – Flipping
■ 6625g – Jewelcrafting
■ 11,154g – Glyphs
■ 1289g – Pets
■ 732g – Tailoring
■ 10,272g – Truegold

102,609g – TOTAL

THE REAL WORLD

I hate to sound like a broken record, but the really real world has been kicking my ass lately. I’ve been clocking a lot of hours at the school, which is a good thing. In my estimation, if one works two days per week as a substitute – you’re doing well. I’ve been doing 4-5 days per week generally. And I got my first pay check today, it’s a helluva lot better than flipping burgers I’ll tell you that much.

Even so, getting up early is not something my body is really accustomed to. And frankly, I’m not sure I ever will be good first thing in the morning, but I’m going to keep at it. The kids are a pain in the ass sometimes sure, but ultimately it’s worth it. And there are times when it really does feel rewarding…

GUILD CHAT

Both groups now have Ragnaros down, and with that it’s time for 25s. We’ve picked up a couple of people but we’re still looking for a few key players, namely a Hunter (or two) and most definitely a Warlock. If you’re interested head over to our site and fill out an app, of course Raids aren’t the only thing happening.

I’m looking for a new leader for our PVP division (Resilience), actually I’d like to find a couple of guys willing to work there. I need people to recruit and organize, people that can get RBGs going. Again, if you’re interested see the link above.

As for the rest, our Alt Raid is actually close to offing Ragnaros now too. Which brings me to another interesting point…

ALT NEWS

Once upon a time, I played a Rogue. His name was Cicatriz, during a healthy portion of BC this was my main. I dabbled in other classes here and there. But after the Warlock this was what I enjoyed more than anything else in the game. By the time Wrath was released however I had Death Knight fever, and so the poor little rogue was left on the shelf – until now…

Recently, I decided to take the old Rogue off the shelf and give him a spin – and frankly the class has changed drastically. After a race change, some profession fuggling, and a fair amount of talent calculator-fu – I’m back in the shadows! My intention of course is to play this little guy for our alt raids, I was going to use one of my tanks, but frankly it doesn’t matter if I can tank every boss with my eyes closed, it gets boring sometimes. And I feel like if I tanked everything on Khaas, then again on my Warrior it would get really old, really fast. Of course, there’s also the consideration that we’ve only got one dedicated Rogue we raid with (add a Rogue to that recruiting list above) and the fact that the class comes in damned handy for some fights, and of course the whole Batman thing in 4.3, how could I resist?

I CAN HAS ACHIEVEMENTS

Not much to report, but I hit a big Valor Point achieve and of course the one for completing Firelands. I got some other achievements knocked out on my AH guild and my alts, but not really anything to report there.

Firelands
25,000 Valor Points

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It’s rainin epics! Hallelujah!

Bracers of the Fiery Path
Elementium Deathplate Legguards
Stay of Execution
Necklace of Fetishes (OS)
Essence of the Eternal Flame (OS)
Earthcrack Bracers (OS)
2x Obsidium Cleaver (OS)

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WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT DIAMONDS?

Last week I mentioned the PTR and some of the imminent changes in the 4.3 patch, since then information has begun to trickle in. One of the most interesting pieces of info is that Epic gems are available from Transmutes. Unless you’re new here, you know that’s kind of a big deal for me: the Alchemist Army is awakened.

Unfortunately, we’re still lacking some information so a full on joygasm may be a bit premature. For starters, we don’t know how to get access the Transmutes in the first place. Theoretically, the transmutes could be from Discoveries. It’s conceivable even that Blizzard may add a Research method to gain the Transmutes, this could be either from a daily ability or from BOE drops (think Book of Glyph Mastery) or even an item only available from the new raid. There’s also the question of the transmutes themselves, will they make lower level materials into an epic gem OR will it make one epic gem into a different gem?

Right now there’s a lot of assumption being thrown around, I think many players are assuming that it will be Rare gems (+ something else) to Epic gems. So, for now I advise cautious optimism, at least till we have more of the facts. When we know how the transmute recipes will be gained and what it will take to craft the Epic gems, calm down. In short, slow your roll…

DON’T THEY COME FROM ANTWERP?

In the meantime, I’m maintaining my stock of Gems and Truegold while building up Volatiles. Now that I’m back in the gem business I’m keeping closer tabs on my store of Rare gems, I’m keeping a guild bank stocked with a tab of each color and producing enough overflow to manage a respectable foothold in the market. There are two reasons for maintaining this stock, first it’s likely that they will be used in epic gem transmutes, but even if they aren’t sales of Rare gems is like to spike once the new tier goes live. Further, not everyone is going to have access to the Epics initially (if at all) and they’ll be buying my Rares.

As for Truegold, with the new transmutes and new patterns for Blacksmithing and other professions Truegold is likely to become more scarce, while also seeing a boon in demand…

THE BLOODSCALP REPORT

So I managed to liquidate the last of my flasks and potions last week, the margins are a bit lean there so I’ve decided to get out of that market for the time being. I have to say though, I’m glad to be back in the Glyph and Gem markets both are solid earners. Since I’ve brought Cicatriz off the bench to start some alt raiding I dropped some gold on professions (Enchanting & Engineering), this along with the gold I spent on guild banks has me down in recent weeks, but it looks like things are getting back on track…

THE MONEY SHOT

■ 4,906g – Cash Flow
■ 16,470g – Enchanting
■ 31,355g – Flipping
■ 6,144g – Jewelcrafting
■ 23,055g – Glyphs
■ 961g – Pets
■ 1,074g – Tailoring
■ 11,871g – Truegold

95,836g – TOTAL

OR LACK THEREOF

This is going to be a short one, I haven’t really had much motivation to log in to WOW lately. I actually skipped the game entirely over the weekend. I’ve got a lot of things going on the side right now, so updates are likely to be sparse for a week or two. I’ll have more to say on the subject soon I’m sure.

THE BLOODSCALP REPORT

As I said above, I actually skipped about half the week of online sales time. However, I still managed a respectable set of numbers. In fact, I would’ve been quite satisfied with the showing had I been going at it hot and heavy all week. I’m continuing to work on my alts, so I expect to spend a little time and gold on leveling/professions for a couple of the little guys soon. Sorry for the word shortage this week, but it’s only temporary.

THE MONEY SHOT

■ 3,464g – Cash Flow
■ 9,939g – Enchanting
■ 46,042g – Flipping
■ 3,324g – Gems
■ 16,186g – Glyphs
■ 639g – Tailoring
■ 1,820g – Truegold

81,417g – TOTAL

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