To start things off, if you don’t recognize the significance of my title, you need to go read 1984, it’s a great read, I just read it a fourth time this summer, and I still notice new things everytime I read it. George Orwell is a very good writer, plus he got me an A on my final essay for last semester’s english class. Boo Yah! Back to why I’m writing this post. Be prepared, this is more of a RL post as opposed to a WoW post. Stop reading if you don’t care about RL blogs, I understand.
The Good News: I leave to go back up to school in a week! I’m very excited, and am tired of being home to be honest. I know what you’re thinking, but no, I play WoW more during the school year than over the summer. Interning takes up way too much of my day, and getting up at 6:30 means I can’t play too late into the night. For whatever reason, Ithaca NY just feels like home to me now, and I started to miss it within the first month of summer.
The Ok News: I tried multiboxing last night, and while I didn’t fail exactly, I definitely didn’t succeed. I didn’t realize how involved multiboxing is, especially if you don’t want to pay for anything. I opened up a trial account, linked it up with my current one, and rolled a BElf Pally and an undead Mage. I then downloaded AutoHotKey, which makes sending keystrokes to both windows of WoW possible. Unfortunately, I don’t want to have to cast something on both characters most of the time. So I configured it some CTRL + a number sends to the mage, and the regular number sends it to the pally. I then ran into problems with autofollow staying on, or assist/targeting messing up. While I’ve never made a macro before, I seem to be getting it down. The autohotkey script reminds me a lot of java and/or matlab, so hopefully my progress speeds up there. Hopefully I can get the bugs worked out on this sunday, no WoW today or tomorrow, have to go meet my girlfriend’s extended family for the first time…kinda nervous to be honest. I enjoyed multiboxing, but right now it seems complicated. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. I noticed I would melee for awhile and forget that I could use my mage. I think I might reroll with a priest and a druid, or priest and pally, so I can just use the priest for healing, and not have to worry about it. Cat Form might be tricky though. I have 9 days now until the trial runs out, and my decision to stick with it will come on day 10. I don’t care about not being able to trade or mail things, I will let the trial pick up all the vendor trash/loot we can’t use. Should hopefully work out for the best. The problem is, I then have to get a key to upgrade the account, so there is $20-ish right? Then get a month free while paying $15 for my main. Then pay for one month at my normal rate, so $15, and I get a free month on my main. Then the next month I pay $30 in subscriptions, and then at that point I transfer the priest over, since the 3 months will be up. And that costs $35. So in three months of WoW, I’ll pay $115 to Blizzard, but hopefully have two new level 60’s. And WotLK will be coming out, so then I just have to grind to 70 and experience endgame.
Normally in that span I’d pay $45, so I’m paying $70 to get triple XP and two 60’s. The other option, which is what I think I’ll do, is cancel the other account after the second month. There is no reason not to keep it for two, since I’ll get a free month on my main. And in 2 months + 9 days, I think I can get to 60 with triple XP, unless I am mistaking my playtime. I think it’s worth it, but I have to convince myself in 9 days that I know what I’m doing in Autohotkey, and that this isn’t a big waste of time. Also I can then give my shaman 30 levels, effectively getting him to level 53, so that’s extra sweet.
The Bad News: Ok so being up at school has one adverse effect. I think my blogging time might decrease. I’m going to try and stick with it, but I do most of my blog reading, writing, and planning during work. So I’m going to try and stay as active as possible, so all four of you can continue to read my rants, such as this one. I’m sure I’ll be posting some good stories from the Big Red sporting events and parties. Unfortunately, none of my friends at school play WoW, which kinda sucks, and if they find out about my multiboxing, I might get busted on a few more times but w/e.
So to sum it up, unless someone is planning on starting up a second account and wants to play that character, for now, on Hydraxis with me, I will be giving Blizzard some of my hard-earned cash. I probably won’t have another post until Monday, seeing as how I’ll have a busy weekend. Sorry, not much I can do about it, but Monday’s will be a good one, I promise.
That’s all for now
P.S. Lukar still isn’t in the WoW Armory, and I have sent Blizzard two emails about it, this is ridiculous. I’m close to calling them up.