Let the superior attitude begin! Yes, yesterday, miss Aeronna Bramblerose hit the current Warhammer Online level cap. Yay! Now for the reknown grind to get better gear ;p. Anyhow, I’m looking forward to finally doing the high level dungeons with my guildies. And, no, I have not had the level 40 lobotomy yet (it’s similar to a “management lobotoby” from what I can tell), so I will continue to cheer on everyone and be positive regardless of the situation.
I never thought playing a video game would teach me so much about real life and myself. Yep, you can learn about leadership, teamwork, and yourself as a leader and a team player by playing MMORPGs. I had an encounter tonight with a player who was quite a control freak. This person claimed to be leading 4 Warbands in an effort to lock one of the tier 4 zones in “Warhammer Online”. He was telling players who were below level 40 to refrain from playing in contested scenarios because he or she wanted to have only his or her pre-made groups in scenarios. I popped into a contested scenario without knowing what was going on and then was promptly asked not to queue up anymore. My feeling was that I paid to play the game, and so I will play however I please. This guy then proceeded to ramble on about how low level players will cause our side to lose. I was laughing pretty hard because his pre-made parties were getting their asses handed to them in this particular scenario and I felt he needed all the help he could get. Continue reading Learning about Leadership Through MMORPGs, Part 1
Last night Aeronna and Kahnroy finally made it to tier 4 of the Elf storyline in “Warhammer Online.” I had one small quest hiccup on the way, but customer support was excellent and helped me out within 15-minutes of my complaint registration. With Tier 4, comes a whole new set of scenarios. I had played a couple with Giyosephina earlier in the week, but it wasn’t as exciting as last night. Last night I was flying through the air, dying, and dragons appear from out of someone’s behind. It was total chaos and racous fun. I have to give kudos to “Domintrix Vortex” whose excellent blender action killed me and my comrades several times, leaving our bodies in a big vomit pile on the sands of Serpent’s Passage. For that, you have earned the honor of being on my “Kill on Sight” list, an honor I had only bestowed upon certain extremely devilish Witch Elves and pesky MFing Gits ;p.
General Warhammer Update:
Giyosephina Gunslinger: Lvl 31 in Reikland, chp 16
Aeronna Bramblerose: Lvl 31 in Eataine, chp 15
St Clair Full of Mercy: Lvl 24 in High Pass, chp 12
NightJasmine: Lvl 19 Shadow Warrior, Elf Storyline, chp 8
Guntilda: Lvl 13 Rune Priest, chp 6 Dwarf storyline
Inori: Lvl 9 Healer, chp 2 Elf storyline
Pixistick: Lvl 5 Witch Elf on the Red Eye Mt server
On the WEs: after playing one, I see that they are incredibly strong and very hard to hit. I would play Pixistick more seriously if the Dark Elf storyline were deeper. I was hoping for duel storylines in which the dark elves are righteous in their struggle too. But it seems that they are consumed with hate and like doing mean things. I don’t know if this is across the board, but the scenerio conversation between Desto players was very ineffective. They were rude to each other and cussed a lot. I really didn’t like it and for the most part, I kept silent. Given that, I’m surprised that they manage to trounce all over Order.
On the new Knight Class: Basically, the new Knight character is a paladin. I took my character to level 5 before deciding I really didn’t like this class. I think my view, though, is tainted by the awesomeness of Miss Aeronna Bramblerose. She is a beautiful, graceful, hearty, and deadly Sword Master.
Aeronna and Kahnroy, along, with our alternate characters have been moved from the Drifting Castle server to Iron Fist. It looks like WOW still has a tight hold, so people dropped after the first month’s free membership. I suppose it’s good in the sense that we all know who’s dedicated to the Warhammer Online. Anyhow, come join us in our adventures, especially if you are a blog buddy from my ex-employer. I’d love to play with you and keep in touch through guild chat :).
Summary of Adventures:
- Aeronna and Kahnroy are lvl 27 and hanging out in Avelorn/Sephery in tier 3
- Giyosephina is also lvl 27, but hanging out in Tabecland
- Stclair, Stoutaxe, and Papparune are lvl 15 – 17 and hanging out in Troll Country
I went to the Gunbad for the third time last night. I went via an invitation from some high level guild members — the same ones who invited me the first time. I also brought along Kahnroy, though, with 7 players, Kahnroy could not go on into the final boss battle. That was okay, though, because there was no big loot to roll for after defeating the big boss. Anyhow, everybody, including Kahnroy got some loot and I learned how to use my “guard” skill. Yeah for Kahnroy! So I’ll be sharing his damage from now on. Hopefully, that will help him stay alive longer when we get in sticky situations. I can’t wait to try it!
As for Gunbad, if you haven’t been there, it’s a dungeon in tier 3 located in the Northwest corner of the Badlands in the Dwarf storyline. To the left the battles are harder, but the loot is better. We did the squig quests last night. There’s some bug in the game, so some of the loot in Gunbad and in the game, in general, are for the wrong realm. Hopefully, they’ll fix that soon.
We played using “vent” which allows players to chat with voice. We didn’t have our headsets set-up yet, so Kahnroy and I could only listen in. It took a little time for me to get used to vent because when I play, I generally discount external noise. So early on, I heard the chatter but I wasn’t processing it. Kahnroy had to repeat what was going on to me when I was able to slice off a little piece of my brain to actually listen. I think things went well and it was great to hear the voices of some of the folks I’ve been playing and chatting with for the past month. It definitely enhanced teamwork and I understand that the folks I’m playing with are having fun like I am. It’s a great way to get a job done by remote teams.
Kahnroy convinced Aeronna twice more to go on keep and flag patrol. The second time we just took some flags in the third tier of Elf Land — mainly because the RvR scenarios were broken that night (very few Destro were put into the scenarios, so there was a great imbalance and the scenarios ended very quickly). That went pretty well, though, with just 5 or 6 players, the Heros were pretty tough. I feared that the hero of each objective would get to his reset point, so I was pretty relentless in my hacking.
The third time, we were part of a warband that had just defeated Destro in the Witching Night Event (BTW, the large Witching Night RvR is so much fun in a large warband) and I was playing Giyosephina at first and then Aeronna. We ended up taking all the keeps and the flags in the third tier. Shortly after our conquest, destro starting to retake objectives, so we had to defend a keep too. I was on artillery. That was so much fun! With some awesome teamwork, we beat them back thoroughly!
So I’m now used to RvR play and I’ve come to enjoy it more than questing. I think it’s because I know how to use my characters more effectively and I’ve made some player friends through the guilds I’ve join and chatting. Warhammer is a very rich experience. I’m glad I decided to give it a go.
Kahnroy, the Bright Mage, and I finished all the Tier 2 quests within the High Elf Storyline tonight. We are still ~55% into level 21 so I guess we’ll bully Destruction in the scenarios until we hit level 22. Tonight was a good night in the scenarios. In Phoenix Gate I captured the flag once and then Kahnroy and I assisted McLonerpants for 4 more flag captures. That was thrilling! I was very proud of our excellent teamwork.
Last night I joined some Tier 3 players for some champion dungeon in the Chp12 Dwarf Storyline. OMG, it was sooo difficult! My level 21 behind didn’t contribute much, though, I managed to stay alive most of the time and even scored myself a sweet purple bag of loot (nice balancers that I can’t wear until I reach level 23). I admit I did have fun, but I was extremely frustrated when we all got killed and respawned at the entrance of the dungeon. By that time it was 1AM, which was well past my bedtime. I imagine Kahnroy and I will try to get a group together to do that dungeon once we get into our mid to high 20’s.
Giyosephina is in Tier 3 of the Empire storyline and has once again become very squishy. I’ve been relying on the kindness of strangers to get through many of the quests. Actually, I like being in a group because we can use teamwork to get through the quests and I enjoy meeting new people through chat. Surprisingly, there are a lot of married couples playing and parents playing with their children. I envy them. I think it would be fun to get a group going with my parents and my little brother. We’d almost be a complete group.
I look forward to the further adventures of Aeronna and Kahnroy as we enter Tier 3. I wonder, though, will Kahnroy ever master combustion …