Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Atheren's Gaming Goals June 2024


My goals are small.  Getting in any gaming time is rare.  I've adopted a puppy who is the sweetest pup ever, yet, she is capable of eating your chair while you sit in it, and if you are at the keyboard you can't catch other puppy behaviors fast enough.

The game I have been playing since I got her a month or so ago is Fallout Shelter.  I can play it on my ipad (s) (I have two), putzing with an older Vault and a new Vault.

I've watch the Fallout TV show six times now, and that you can get six of the characters from the show to live in your Vault is highly appealing.

I pulled out my totally not game friendly laptop last night and played a bit of Cataclysm Classic.  Except for getting pounded in Hyjal because I hadn't re-set my Talents, I had a nice time of it and no furniture was eaten.

It has always been my opinion that World of Warcraft has been popular for so many years because you could play it on anything you'd care to call a computer.  Cataclysm Classic looks great on my grubby little laptop.

Blah blah now, more pictures later.

Update…and I turn my chair around from writing that tiny bit and she’s peed on the floor behind my chair.  Eep.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Atheren's Adventures

 Shouldn't have killed off my old Atheren's Adventures blog.  After I did, someone claimed the name and URL afterwards (weirdos).   Looking through my old game notes, the blog name kept coming up.  I liked the name.  I wanted it back.  The weirdo may be gone.  But this one's here to say.

It appears I can easily change the name of this blog to Atheren's Adventures and not changing the url means the extremely high volume of traffic this blog gets won't be interrupted by a minor header change.

Welcome back, adventurers.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sidebar Shuffle

 I've added to the sidebar lots of blogs I enjoy.  I of course stole the list from Inventory Full's mega list.  In truth I currently only read the blogs that feature World of Warcraft, particularly the Classic version.  I could branch out at any time.

Bonus points if you recognize where Atheren the Feral Druid, Wrath Classic's Main character, is dozing in this screenshot.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Back to Normal 6/20/22


Play life is back to normal now that the Joyous Journeys buff is done.  I can now focus on getting all my Crafters to max level in their crafts, and in leveling various lowbies who aren't working in bizarre and dangerous zones of the game.  Icecrown, good gawd.  Ahhh...relaxing.

I will still by habit sign up in Dungeon (Alleged) Finder when I log a character in. You never know what might pop up.

I did peek into Live and there's a 50% XP and Rep boost till July 11th if you have anyone you'd like to move forward.  

I briefly considered moving a Horde character ahead.  Yes, I now have a few Horde characters on Classic, and with the new character slots we've gotten, there is at least temporarily room for a few brooding, fantastical Halloween flavored characters to adventure in the unknown Horde world. (Shiver.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Didn't See It


I have been eternally whiny that I didn't get the "Community" survey asking about Wrath Classic. It turns out I did get it, but never saw it because it was in the Promotions folder of email.  Wahhhh! I could have said and explained the reasons for including LFD in Wrath where it naturally occurred in the past.  Sorry, buds, I'll check all the spots.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Burning Crusade Realm Consolidation August 9, 2022



To maintain healthy populations for Burning Crusade Classic realms, we’ve regularly reviewed realm populations and offered Free Character Transfers from realms that dropped to a low population. Additionally, we’ve made the decision to retire some Burning Crusade Classic realms and consolidate their remaining players onto other realms that have higher populations. We plan to perform this realm consolidation and retire the following realms with weekly maintenance the week of August 9:

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What this means is that all of the Burning Crusade Classic realms listed above will be retired and will no longer be accessible after August 9. All player-characters remaining on these realms will be automatically moved to a new destination realm. We will post a full list of retiring realms and their destinations soon.

Please note: Player-characters that are automatically moved during the realm consolidation on August 9 may be unavailable for up to two weeks thereafter.

All of the realms in the list above currently have Free Character Transfers available to multiple active destination realms. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Free Transfers prior to August 9 to choose your destination. Utilizing this service will move your characters quickly and will allow you to avoid being subject to the automatic migration on August 9.

Find more information on Free Character Transfers here. 345

In the coming weeks, we plan to remove the restriction on transfers from Normal to PvP realms in Burning Crusade Classic. At that time, we will open additional Free Character Transfers from underpopulated Normal realms wherever appropriate, and we will remove the rule on PvP realms that prevents players from having characters in both factions on the same PvP realm in Burning Crusade Classic. We’ll confirm all of the details as soon as we’re ready to take those steps.

Thank you!


Isn't this stunning news?  I personally feel that closures and merges are completely preferable to "Cross Realms".  I 'd like to see them let the people on these servers completely choose what realm they want to transfer to, rather than having limitations.

Cross Realms was the first time I saw Blizzard completely ignore the wishes of their customers. There were pages and pages of arguments on the forums against the cross realms rather than server mergers.  These threads were not answered and were routinely locked after a time.  To me it was Blizzard's NGE, though, ho! a glimpse into the future would show they had so much more in store for their loyal customers.

My acceptance of the realm closures of course goes back to Galaxies, which closed servers and let you go where you wished.  My scattered characters ended up on Bria, Starsider and Flurry.  It worked out fine, I thought.

Cross Realms, I have never liked. Blackwater Raiders, which had it's own friendly personality much like the Burning Crusade Classic Realm of Bloodsail Buccaneers, just disappeared in the merge. All the colorful personalities in chat disappeared, replaced by people from other realms who weren't as fun.

I like the idea of mega servers such as ESO uses, but you never see that many people around, so it isn't the glorious let's all play together situation one might wish for.  It may be they use layering as Blizzard does, but that is always a mistake, in my opinion.  You can't play with people you can't see.


Thursday, June 2, 2022

World of Warcraft Goals for June 2022

 Let's start with the easy peasy group of Blackwater Raiders characters continuing (or back to) conga-lining their way through Shadowlands.

I've changed from just having everyone doing a particular set of quests to moving everyone up a level at a time.  Currently it's level 58.  Once you done particular quests several times, some of them you don't mind, others are dreaded.  I'm going to make a list of the not bad Ardenweald quests and the ones I can't stand but have to do anyway.

On the plus side, I no longer out and out hate Ardenweald.  

In the much more fun department, Burning Crusade Classic.

My goal for June is to get my main Alchemist and my main Tailor to the Outlands.  They've both been stuck at 300 in their tradeskills forever.  I REALLY need to be able to make those sixteen slot bags.

While my husband is the best gatherer in any game you ever saw, it doesn't seem fair to him to make him go around gathering Briarthorn with his level 68 guy.

This is so unusual for me not to have those two characters way ahead of everyone else, it's a habit I have because what they can make and share is so valuable.

The other two characters I'm pushing forward are my Protection Warrior and my Holy Priest.

As I'm sure I've said, before playing Classic I never ever played a Healer or Tank character.  My "hybrid" types who could tank or heal have been called into play when Healers or Tanks dropped out out dungeon groups.

I've been bravely pugging it with these two recently.  My Priest does super well. I'm getting more confident with her.

My Tank is also doing well, but the last two dungeons she tanked, I could see people wanted her to go faster.  I'm happy being cautious so nobody dies, but I have to respect maybe I'm too cautious after all.  I'll work on my Draggy Tank skills.

And that was all an excuse to use this old cartoon I did.   Oooh maybe I could do a new cartoon about the Tank who was a Slow Weasel.

Atheren's Gaming Goals June 2024

  My goals are small.  Getting in any gaming time is rare.  I've adopted a puppy who is the sweetest pup ever, yet, she is capable of ea...