My graphics card might be faulty. PC kept shutting down and refusing to boot up until after a few minutes, only to die again. Each time it recovers I need to reconfigure my BIOS. A quick google search showed a huge failure rate on GTX 280 cards, with them hitting 110 degrees only after a few minutes of use. I need to go back home and verify that my card is indeed hitting those temperatures, and if it is, see if I can mitigate the problem by improving airflow. Anything to avoid sending the card back to the US for RMA and possibly getting another defective card anyway.
Ended up having to raid on my notebook last night. 🙁
I kinda like BoJ. Not the act, that is. 😛 Members seem pretty pleasant so far, and willing to go out of the way to involve us in raids and heroics. Guild chat is hilarious. We went to OS 10 last night and it was great. Faizah picked up her glove token, giving her her Heroes’ Crypstalker Handguards. Then proceeded to do H UK, where she picked up a Plunderer’s Helmet. Good haul. 🙂
In the meantime, Faizah made us Virulent Spaulders, and Eaglebane Bracers for me. We’ll get back to farming Icy Dragonscales after maintenance. Probably take a break and watch a movie tonight.
Still, some things to do:-
Things to note:-
Picked up all the components I needed for a new PC on Friday. Machines page updated to reflect the new hardware. Spent pretty much all of Saturday installing a temporary OS (XP 32 SP3) and some essential software (WoW. not a proper install either, simply a copy from my notebook). Watched The Day After Tomorrow (not bad) and 30 Days of Night (sux nuts) while the OS install was running. Took a breather and went out to catch Star Trek with the gang. Star Trek was really refreshing. 🙂
Continued installing stuff on Saturday morning. Started downloading Windows 7 x64 RC as well, which will probably be my permanent OS till Windows 7 proper is released. It’d be great to utilize 6GB of memory goodness. 😀 It’s also awesome to be finally be able to use my GTX 280.
WoW in Ultra settings is gorgeous. The biggest improvement is the frame rate; character and pet actions are so smooth, it’s surreal. Fai is now tempted to upgrade her PC as well. 😀 DaLAGran still hits the card hard on busy days, with frame rates going to about 15fps sometimes. Perhaps SLI might be a good idea after all. XD
After the wipe, we were hanging around in Dalaran when someone advertised a SG/MY guild called BoJ. Msged the guy for more info and he was pretty insistent that we join, saying they’re already super-geared and help us gear up.
BoJ stands for … Blowjob of Japan. Seriously. I kinda had a bad feeling about it, but was willing to try and see if the guildies are great and their raid times suitable. The only other SG guild that I know of is Merlion Cubs; tough choice of guild names eh? 😛
In any case, once we joined, they started harping about needing more tanks and healers. Hey, don’t look at us, we’re hunters for life! 😛 I kinda miss Wad De Kao already. q.q
We’ve purchased dual talent specialization. Survival seems pretty nice with plenty of burst damage. I might respec my BM spec to something more pet-focused for future soloing of old raid instances. Next thing to do is grab glyphs for the SV spec and continue trying to hit heroics for gear.
Hey everyone. It’s been a while. As you may have noticed we’ve hit level 80 for quite a bit. We’ve also joined a relatively big guild that’s prepping for the newer 25-man raids.
So the order of the day is to hit as many heroics as possible to prep us for 10-man raiding. The guild currently has 4 Naxx teams, but it seems gearing is a problem so we won’t volunteer our membership to those groups just yet. As a matter of fact I volunteered for Kel’thuzad the other day and we didn’t do very well. 😛
So far, we now have experience with Utgarde Pinnacle (pain in the ass), Utgarde Keep (cake), Violet Hold (painless). Wish we could do more, but we don’t have much time for WoW after work, considering other things we need to do. There’s also the world events Achievements that we’re gunning for, and so far we’ve gotten Noble Gardener and For The Children. Still a lot more to cover for our Violet Proto-Drakes. 😀
Besides all that, some things we need to do:-
Forgot to blog about this a week ago. We were clearing out quests in Dragonblight and towards the end managed to get a group for normal Azjol-Nerub. All of us were first timers except the rogue, so of course we turned to ‘her’ for any tips. Still, ‘she’ didn’t even say ANYTHING to help before the first boss fight, and after 2-3 wipes ‘she’ said she couldn’t handle it and left.
Really now, is it just so hard to bloody type out some assistance? You had a stake in the group too! I’m sure you’ve been a noob before, so please don’t be an ass just because you’re ‘experienced’. Bah. I bet you think you’re so cool just because you know how to ‘play your class’, i.e., don’t read party chat and just pewpew omg aggro vanish. I know rogues so much better than you and they’re not as stuck up as you are (Hi Fuzzie :)).
Fai and I ran Nexus last Monday with an awesome group. One-shotted the whole thing easily, except for me dying on Keristrasza because I wasn’t moving around enough. Can’t wait to see the other dungeons in Northrend; next one will most likely be Azjol-Nerub.
For A: mush, mush, mush, mush.
primary activities after marriage: the obvious :P, gta4, wow. added some wow profile widgets for you to see our progress. 😀
what’s next: honeymoon, travel, give birth… to a new pc! 😀
love you, sayang.
If we were to get the items listed in the previous post, all gemmed up with +hit Epic gems, we’ll be pretty much hit capped. Although it’ll still be good to find +hit goodies, and replace armor gems with some non +hit stuff that hopefully matches the socket color.
Will be replacing the WoW ItemStats plugin with the ‘Powered by WowHead’ script. At least it’ll be something constantly updated. 🙂
So, here’s the pre-raid loot we should be gunning for:-
Will look at trinkets and accessories later. This is all pre-hitcap, so things will change after.