Friday, April 29, 2005

www Every Video Game com

This is nice:

www every video game com (figure it out)

Tons of NES, GBA, Arcade games that run in JAVA. Trying Advance Wars now...

I edited this because I was showing up as THIRD in the list of rankings on Google! Cool, but too high for me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Stupid Hacker

This is hilarious!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Cheap Wireless Microsoft Mouse!

Cool deal. Wireless mouse. $15.

WoW Journal 13: PvP

Ugh! I was out training my new pet bird on the way to Fire Mountain when a snooty lvl 20 elf laughed at me. He challenged me to a duel, so I accepted even though I knew I would get killed. Actually fared pretty well but he killed me. The first time I had been killed in a duel, oh well.

Ran back to my corpse (wasn't far) then continued to attack beasties to train my new bird. Somehow I put hunter's mark on myself. How did I do that? Ouch! Hey, my health is going down! What's going on? Looked around and saw the lvl 20 elf shooting arrows into me. He killed me and went on. How did PvP get turned on on me?

Come to find out, it must have happened during our duel. Fortunately, it only affects me until I hang out in Horde territory for 5 minutes. Got some apples for my bird and logged off. Won't duel Alliance again!

That being said, I kind of liked the thrill. It's almost like playing a different game. I may switch to a PVP server and try that for a while. Definitely won't walk around alone.

Friday, April 22, 2005

WoW Journal 13: Orc

Started a new char--Orc Hunter. The hunter was my first char, so I figured I'd try it again. Quickly leveled through level 6. The Orc homeland is dry and desolate, right against the coast. The first cave looked exactly like one of the caves from the other starter worlds, just different textures. Hmmm.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

WoW Journal 12: Directions and Kittens

East and West are different. His watch was in a house to the WEST. Argh.

Leveled to 14. I had been saving money (40s) to buy a kitty, but I wanted to check with the Paladin trainer first to get my new feats. They are both 20s each. Hmmm, new feats or a worthless kitten to follow me around? Chose the cat. Haven't been able to interact with it in any way, but it is cute, doesn't get hurt and follows me everywhere. She's black (basically), just like our three real-life cats.

Primarily working in Westfall now. Finally strong enough to handle those golems in the fields, but there are lots of things that can kill me. Fortunately, there is a graveyard right in the middle for easy access! Too bad I can't bring myself back to life.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

WoW Journal 11: Paladins Rule

OK, Paladins rule. I'm level 11 now and am quite impressed. I took on three of those red-scarved bandits, including a wizard. I buffed up, attacked the wizard, stunned her and beat her down until she was gone, cast the aura of protection upon myself (no one can hurt me for a few seconds) and healed, then beat down the other two mobs. I can only do it every few minutes, but the combination of healing, buffing, attacking and holding spells works well, especially with all of my armor.

However, I did all of this just to get a pocketwatch from the building and it wasn't there! Argh!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

WoW Journal 10: Paladin

Played the rogue with several characters. Tried a shaman (or whatever) Tauren. Tried a warlock, complete with imp helper. Now for a tank.

I wanted to try something that could actually wear the armor I keep finding, so I created a Paladin human. Sped through to level 6 in about three hours or so.

It certainly felt stronger than a thief or a warlock. I plowed through mob after mob without any difficulty, to a point. I eventually died because I was swamped by kobolds. Generally, I can hold my own with two at-level mobs without a problem, even three in a stretch.

The abilities are nice. Once I realized that I had to turn off attack for it to work, the "can't hit me" spell works long enough for me to get a nice running start or a quick heal before I get attacked again. Also, the stun spell sometimes keeps the mob stunned for the entire battle. Still working on how to apply the seals for the best overall attack.

The attacks seem really slow, but I'm using a big ol' two-handed hammer instead of a little dagger. Will try a one-handed model with a shield soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

WoW Journal 09: Swim to Westfall

Hopped a boat from Darkshore to the Wetlands on the other continent. I looked around a little bit, took some heckling from lvl 25+ players about only being an 11. Met a dwarf that kept following me, asked me why I was there. Told him I was going to swim to Westfall and he wanted to join. I had heard that you are supposed to stay close to shore so you wouldn't drown, so I did just that and died about four times because of little nasty sea beasties. He gave up and left.

I finally decided to jump off the edge of the pier and swim out. I saw my fatigue meter when I hit 'blue' water. Oh, that's it! Just avoid the blue water and you won't drown. Saw a hammerhead shark on the sea floor (cool). Swam for about 30 minutes when one of my guild buddies got on. He decided to follow me, so he started swimming, too. He got tired of it and died, came back at another city and ran on.

I finally saw Westfall but the beach was swarming with lvl 16+ baddies, so I kept swimming until I finally saw an empty spot. Ran and stealthed until I came to a small town. I didn't realize that Dark Elves were so much larger than humans.

Anyway, finally made it to the human newbie town. Will start out from here and do the lvl 10+ quests.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

WoW Journal 08

Started over with a new character. Why? My last character wasted her money. Every time she bought something new (armor, dagger, etc.) she would receive a better one in a quest. She didn't work on her trades so she never really had a lot to sell. Plus I decided I wanted a male avatar since people treated me differently as a woman.

Cordonbleu the Night Elf Rogue was born. I really like the skills of a rogue so I'm doing my third one. Knew the quests so I power-leveled to 8 very quickly. Joined a brand-new guild, went on the harpy quest with another char. Took as much time to go from 8 to 10 as it did to go from 0 to 8 (seemed like it, anyway).

I've decided that I want to move to a new land. First I'll close out the quests I completed (but haven't talked to the person to finish), then I'm going to take a hippogriff to Darkshore, take a boat to the Wetlands (on the other continent) and swim down to Westfall. I have heard that it is a great place for skinning and it will be neat to see a bunch of non-elves.

Friday, April 08, 2005

WoW Journal 07

Ventured off the island today. Took a hippogriff to Darkshore. Isn't it lovely? WoWScrnShot_040705_234849

Lots of other things happened: Finally lvl 10 so I get to dual-wield now. Not super-effective since I can only use daggers, but it looks cool. Made leather kits that added +8 to almost all of my armor (skinned cats and made kits). Learned to fish & cook but haven't tried either yet. Rode a boat to DarkShore.

Figured out what was wrong with throwing daggers. Apparently when you get more than one throwing weapon (I acquired throwing axes) and you drag the weapons to your toolbar, then click the tool, it only activates the weapon. Realized that I had to drag the 'throw weapon' feat to the bar to actually throw.

Something irritating also happened. Was sneaking around looking for this big spider for a quest and happened to come right up on her backside! She was level 12, two above me, so I stood there a minute while I was planning the attack and any escape routes when she disappeared! She just vanished! I guess she randomly moves to different locations, but it bothered me. I couldn't find her again so I will have to try later.

I walked around Dolonaar (I think that is the name of the big city) trying to find some lady so I can give her a flower as part of a quest. I walked around that city twice and wasn't able to find her. Found a hint online, so I will try that tonight. I think I have two or three quests that are done except for getting back with the person. I think I will mark my map from now on so I can easily finish my other quests.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

WoW Journal 06

Harpies. Those flying female things are killer. The sorceress was the first thing that has killed me and she did it at least three times. They can shoot far and their fireball spells hit hard.

I think I have explored all of the areas of the Dark Elf island. Was very impressed with the capital city. It was HUGE--too large to navigate easily. Found out later that the map zooms in so I could put notes in if I want.

Also successfully skinned a few cats, so I may make my own armor after a while. Level 8 now, long way to level 10 (get dual wield then).

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

WoW Journal 05

World of Warcraft. I played about 20 mins this morning to finish the newbie quests for my Dark Elf Rogue. Have trained all of the skills, have bought all of the weapons and armor, have done all of the quests in the newbie area, so I will head South to the next town tonight.

I like 'sneak', one of the rogue abilities. Made the spider cave easy to navigate. I have found that there is no reason to try to superlevel. I just do what is needed for each quest, which seems to level me up just fine. I grind a bit when I'm close to leveling up, but otherwise leave the mobs alone.

I have also found that there is no point in killing the quest mobs without the quest because you'll just have to do it again. Another reason to level naturally.