This is the really satisfying part of the upgrade that no one ever mentions.
In all honesty, I do enjoy the Blizzard mousepads. When I get a new Blizzard game, I always enjoy switching mousepads. Sometimes I might find myself thinking, “wait, what was the latest release?” and then I can just look under my mouse. Okay, that never happens.
As for Warlords of Draenor, I don’t want to dwell too much on it here. I’ll probably talk about it more over the weekend. However, I’ll briefly discuss my initial thoughts. Despite server troubles, I’ve really enjoyed it. The introduction experience in Tanaan Jungle is sweet, and I love the cinematic way of introducing the warlords (or buildings in the garrison). I love feeling powerful and being recognized as a hero. The garrison is super fun. I’m very happy.
Or: Why I Have the Best Guild
As I’ve mentioned previously, my guild is pretty empty in World of Warcraft; however, most of the members have been playing The Old Republic together. My little Intel i3 laptop with integrated graphics can hardly play WoW, so I didn’t want to spend money on TOR when I knew I wouldn’t be able to play it.
Eventually, my friend Kristine shipped me a copy of the game. The idea was that if I couldn’t play it now, eventually I’d get my computer fixed and upgraded and would then have a copy. Mooglegem and I excitedly planned our characters and spend hours in character creation only to find that my computer could most definitely not handle TOR.
Did my guild shrug it off and tell me they’d see me later? No. They shipped me a computer.
Nate had an extra computer he wasn’t using, so he shipped it last week and I got it up and running Friday night. It’s a Gateway FX7026 with a Core 2 Quad CPU at 2.50 GHz and 4 GB of DDR2 RAM running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I had some trouble getting it to run at first, but after a recovery it’s working. It’s crashed a couple times while playing TOR, but I hope to have that fixed soon (and even if I can’t, it’s not a huge deal).
The computer was missing the side-panel, which would make heat an issue. Again, what did the guild do? You’d think they’d inform me to buy one, but Kristine ordered one and had it shipped to my house. On top of this, Justin upgraded his video card and shipped me his old one. It will arrive tomorrow.
Simply amazing. I’m so lucky!