Faction change

All of a sudden, old wishes become true, and i wonder, is this the end of the line?

Well, thruth is, we're only missing now a new hero race, such as Murloc's, who knows, but despite WoW being constantly threatened by other MMO's, i really dunno if all these changes aren't too many to apply at this time.

There's plenty to do now, and to think of, but Blizzard just keeps pumping more info, more options, more and more.

So, if u don't know yet, there's already plans to let people do cross faction transfers. In a world where things are planned according to the lore, every now and then Blizzard just injects in the book whatever they want the most, preferably something that brings another load of cash.

So heres the list:
Character Name Change
Character Customization aka Sex Change
Character Faction Change

Let me add some more:
Character Class Change
Character Race Change within the Faction (Gnome Paladins, Priests and Human Hunter's...)
Character Cloning - give ur family and friends a brand high lvl

And by the end of next year, the next gen mmo is out, and we just have to buy it. Perhaps even an option of "if u played wow, exchange his gold for our new coin" or "if u played wow, bring ur char"

U know what? Bring it on, i like changes.


No more XP

Ever wanted to make a draenei shaman and stick with it at 60 for PvP, or a night elf huntress to raid endlessly the classic dungeons, while having at the same time a lvl80, on the same account?

Until now, u couldn't twink lvl60 or 70 unless u didn't had the next x-pack, but now, after years of request, a simple feature will change the life of many, and let me dare to say that many more will adopt this new feature.
Farm that Van Cleef sword, and the full Defias Set without caring about XP gains. Whatever suits u!
But my favourite, and im tottaly in for it, is level a group of 4 and pimp it up with the max gear available in vanilla content. Priest's or Hunter's would be hot, much cause of those MC epics (legendary in the feeling)

For every mistake blizzard makes, they inject something that is wished, and thats why WoW can't be killed :P

Power of Alt's

Theres two things i have in mind: PvE with my Tankadin and PvP with my Shamans.
But everyone gets bored of playing the same game over and over again, specialy when ur PvP buddy forgets his authentication token and is unable to play for the whole weekend...

So, without arenas to do, bored of AV ownage and close to puke everytime i have to tank with my paladin, the opportunity came: "let's go do an instance with our alts, merujo wanna come?"
"oh, we need a tank." -_-
Go go Lvsitana Prot, and i must admit that i enjoyed tanking, it's so different from the Paladin where u have so little buttons to press, and a retarded rotation to keep up. Made a couple of runs but things started to go PvP side so... Peekabøø came into play. We started ganking inside a Horde village but we needed more power, so my Shammies also came. After that we went to another horde town and the gank extreme was great, the best way to spend a sunday afternoon.

Another Sunday, another Ulduar Raid, another Raid Off. WTH!
Al'righty then! Peekabøø let's go UK and Nexus! Good times, i really had fun playing a bit on my alts this weekend :)

But what about my other alt's? Multiboxed alt's? Well, i quit the idea a while ago, i was even considering canceling all my accounts but i just can't loose the fun of multibox several classes. Perhaps next weekend i'll grab a group or two, meanwhile i'll just watch crazy setups, like JoeWunsch has. 5 boxed mages with Mirror Image, that pretty much makes a guy go crazy inside an arena :D

I can't stop thinking about leveling another group of 4 to PvP with, perhaps even some kind of twink multiboxing :D


Horde Boxers

They are never too much :)
I love world PvP, and visiting Orgrimmar was a weekly thing back in the TBC days.
I need to start doing it, and get some practice.
Why? I just read this on a sig at the Dual-Boxing Forums:

Playing: Totemuc, Totemoc, Totemec and Totamic on Jaedenar EU Going to transfer to Grim'Batol EU soon. It will be the new home for the horde EU multiboxers. Feel free to come!

Well, i'd be more than glad to face 5 boxers at the same time in WG. Bring it on :D Unfortunnetly i dont have much help on my side. The last active boxer quit, and Soares has returned, he's leveling but... he never answer's whispers.

As for Konnichiwa path for Arena ownage, there might be a light in the end of the tunnel. Let's see :)


U know ur fucked when...

After the first arena, teams realize that instead of CC'ing, it's just faster to cleave the whole shit.
This is my Arena story. I really don't know what to do when my HP drops from 100% to 20% in 3 seconds. On 4 chars at the same time.

My gear can excuse a bit of low burst dmg, but not totaly the ammount of damage taken that simply kills me in a matter os seconds. I could even have an extra healer, but i doubt it could be handled.
I was used to loose back in TBC, when we were learning the basics, but it wasn't this bad. Now, we can't even take out some clues about what to do better, because, u can't do nothing at all. It's the Arcane Torrent and Warstomp racials fucking us every single time, and worst of all, heavy melee teams.

Out of 11 arenas, i think 5 were in Lordaeron. Can i get another one more often?

And now their adding 2 more tombs to the place, perhaps it's a test agains't retards, to see if they manage to get to the other side without crashing into one.
Anyways, as it stands, we'll prolly reach 1300rating winning 30% of the games, wich is great. Bring the resilience buff and we'll see.

For now, i'll just farm some more gear, because in the end, owning AV it's all what this is about.
PS: Strickmabil, éspérô qué náõ tánhás dórmìdó mál, cõm pésàdélós e ássím.


PvP Changes in the future patch 3.2

o The newest season of Arena gear can only be purchased if you meet the requirements with your 3 or 5 player team rating. Rating requirements from 2 player teams can still be used to purchase the previous season of gear.
Two years later blizzard realized that, the 2v2 bracket was way too unbalanced to award the exact same type of rewards as those in 3's and 5's. This brings me the ultimate question: do they even play the game they do?
People complain about multiboxers all the time, but reroling a DK or Pala for sheer retarded action and grab the best available PvP gear there is, it's completly normal. Now shove the icy touch up your ass. U may was well want to be reminded of other 2's combos back in TBC that geared up to smash everything in 5's. "Im gonna roll a druid, cause it's fun".

o Dalaran Sewers
+ The entire Arena has increased in size by 25%.
+ Mounts can now be used in this Arena.
+ The position and collision of the crates on the central platform has been modified.
I always thought u couldn't mount here because the mounts wouldnt grip in the dirtyness. Now i don't know why we were never able to mount there. Other than that, it was already a bad arena, i don't know what 25% more size will do, and i hope they dont put more collision crates, otherwise the hunters will choke with retardness.

o Ruins of Lordaeron
+ Alcoves have been removed from the starting chambers.
+ Two line-of-sight tombstones have been added to the slime pool on the southern side of the map.
+ The collision around the central tomb has been smoothed out to prevent players from becoming stuck on the terrain as often.
Well, i guess alcoves refers to the stairs on each starting area. What i dont know is, why this change after so many time. The tombstone addictions seems like someone at blizzard got tired of kitting around the same tombstone, so they added more. I think they could add a labyrinth arena where people would just die in LOS before they even watch the opponent. What amuses me the most is getting rushed and aoe to death in 5v5, and blizzard adds 2 tombstones to ruin of lordaeron.

o When standing at a capture point that you control, you will gain a buff called Honorable Defender. This buff grants +50% honor gained from kills. This currently affects Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm and Isle of Conquest.
Ok hmmmm.... so.... i'll have to wait to see but, since im constantly attacking in AB and EotS, i dunno. Have to wait for IoC to see if we get a good camping spot :P

o Arathi Basin
+ The time it requires to capture a base has been reduced to 8 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
+ The game now ends when one team reaches 1600 victory points, down from 2000.
Well, with the introduction of a new BG, they needed to make older ones more apealing, so i guess it's an ok change.

o Eye of the Storm
+ The time it requires to capture the center flag has been reduced to 8 seconds, down from 10 seconds
+ The game now ends when one team reaches 1600 victory points, down from 2000.
Once again, the change on the victory points is nice. imo.

o Strand of the Ancients
+ The faction starting on attack/defense will now be randomized at the start of each match.
Thank You for making something that should be done since the beggining.

o Warsong Gulch
+ There is a now a 20 minute timer on this battleground. After that time, the team with the most flag captures wins. If this would result in a tie, the team that captured the first flag wins. If neither side has captured a flag, then the game ends in a tie.
Finally someone used their brains, or actually played a WSG to understand some could reach a hour of duration, or even more.

Many multiboxers see in this next patch a new oportunity to start and to do something with PvP, myself included. I consider that the main problem is AoE. Particularly the melee one. Bladestorm with 1.5minutes CD is close to a level of retardation never seen before. Divine Storm is too strong on a well geared pala, and the worst of all, imo, is FoK, spreading poison allover and dealing damage. PvP became a shadow of what it was, where top PvE geared ppl seem to smash those that make PvP their choice. It's like being a football player and getting beaten by a rugby one.
I hope that the resilience change compensates the burst of those in PvE gear, otherwise Arenas will become a grind place to get that weapon that only drops on Vezax Heroic mode, Algalon or wtv.


1 keystroke, 4 totems

The moment many have waited may be just a patch away. A new way for totems to aid their summoners is in the works, an improved method of bringing up those totems.

It's been stated oficialy, and this is the current state of things:

We wanted to provide some insight regarding the upcoming shaman-specific interface addition, the Totem Bar. Shaman will be able to utilize this new bar to manage their fire, earth, water, and air totems in a more accessible and convenient way. This bar will appear on the left-hand side above the standard toolbar, similar to warrior stances or druid forms. The bar contains space for four totems of the player’s choice, one of each element. Clicking the respective button will drop that totem.

To the right of the four totems is a button for Totemic Call, which we have renamed Call of Earth. To the left of the four totems is a new ability named Call of Fire which will drop all four totems on the bar at once. The mana cost is the same as if the shaman dropped all four of the totems one at a time. However, it takes but a single global cooldown.

Ok so...this is great. 1click, 1GCD, 4 totems. My only question is: what if u dont have enough mana to drop all 4? My guess is that, it will drop by order until ur oom.


The Beggining

10 days later and, besides not having much time, i just couldn't help myself, watching to my left side and see the pc off. I had to start again, and this time with only 4 shamans (only!). Because it works better, not having to bother with that extra shaman that stays behing in rating, switch between arenas, and finally i can party with a friend and go av.

I dunno, i just couldn't let all this work go to waste. Multiboxing is much more than sync'd attacks. It's a game inside the game.


The End

I've been delaying this decision for a while, because i truly like to box. It's something different, that makes me more than just another sheep online, but i can't continue it anymore.

There's many boxers out there, that raid PvE content, multibox arenas and instances, all at the same time, but i can't afford to do that, not while having a full time job, wich, i always did even before playing WoW, but i think now is the time to stop.

I have a place in a guild, a role to play and that is enough at this time. Paying 5 accounts to solo instances at the weekend is useless at this moment, and contrary to common belief, it's faster to raise a solo char to 80 than a boxed group. I will, however, continue to level my chars.

Dunno if i'll return at multiboxing someday, but this blog stays as a proof of having a real good time doing it. MB is fun, specially when u can devote some time to it, and u get to play another game inside the game. It was a great experience, and i feel a little sad in a way, after all that time invested in all my chars, we're talking about thousands of gold, mostly in professions, but i have to say i don't regret having started it nor putting an end on it.

I want to send a huge thanks to all that visited this blog and always chat with me online, people that saw more than 5 chars doing simultaneous attacks, those that are smart enough to realize how much skill u need to constantly keep those chars rolling. To the top guilds on Grim Batol with whom i always had some sort of contact and gave me grats for managing to do what i did. To all my friends, some of them long time friends, that adapted to this strange kind of gameplay and had a blast with me doing simple things, such as frying a horde. To all those unknown people that knew what i was doing and were always good about.
And specially to the multiboxing community, a wonderful group of people that are very kind, simply amazing.

A special thanks to Strickmabil aka Baía, without whom, this project would have never been the same.

Peace and stay well :)


Konnichiwa goes Enhancement

I ended up trying something i delayed for so long: put my main shaman with enhancement spec.

It's something i should have done earlier, because the combat speed is just awesome, combined with instant cast's provided by stacking Maelstorm Weapon, this spec is awesome to do PvE with, at least i totally dig it.

It's been a week of gearing up, and i managed to grab a lot of items to fill up some major gaps (elemental items), but i still need to replace my neck.

As the multiboxing adventure seems to fade away, i really don't find much amusement on it rather than going AV and change the tide. In TBC i was able to box instances, get access to a whole variety of items, and now? Can't box an heroic, if im going to box a raid, im just gimping it, and with Wintergrasp, the server lags so much that is impossible to try and have a good time.

Multiboxing is fun, is different and specially is a new game inside the game, but at the moment it simply doesn't fit my plans. I'd rather raid with my paladin along with some friends, gear up the shaman and be a good enhancement, and level up some alts.

Still, the pleasure of completly wreck the horde in AV is, and always will be, priceless.