Saturday, August 4, 2007

Just In: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion

Blizzard has just revealed that the next expansion for the World of Warcraft game is Wrath of the Lich King.

From a report from Wired magazine:
The playable demo consisted of one of the game's starting areas, the Howling Fjord. As its name implies, this verdant, ice-touched land is literally riven across the middle, and it's surrounded by cliffs on all sides. The look of the place is stark and brutal, and it's easily one of the most beautiful zones in the game (though, to be fair, I may just be enamored by its novelty). There a single instanced dungeon in the Blizzcon version of the zone: Utgard Keep, a citadel inhabited by a race of 13-foot Viking dudes called the Vrykul. I managed to coax some of the buddies into run the instance with me, but we only got as far as the first boss: a necromancer dude who hurled shadow bolts with wild abandon, summoned grips of skeletons, and froze unwary party members solid for 20 seconds at a time. Needless to say, he mercilessly pwned us.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Spectral Tiger

I can't wait to get my hands* on this World of Warcraft trading card: Spectral Tiger - a rare card from the upcoming Fires of Outland expansion set.

What is unique with this card is that it may come as a loot card, which has a scratch-off portion at the bottom that would reveal a code. This code could be redeemed from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay for a mount. Yes, you've guessed it, a spectral tiger mount. The mount may be redeemed at Level 40 (a blue rare), and you may redeem a faster version at Level 60 (an epic level one, and a much swifter version).

I would say that having a mount like this is like having a Porsche in the real world.

*As you may know, I also play WOW trading card game aside from the online WOW. Not as much as the online version but casually.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stupid Elevators

It's been a while since I complained about things here, and I have a new one to b!tch about: the elevators of the building where I work.

The double-decker lifts of One San Miguel Avenue (OSMA) building in Ortigas is really starting to be a pain in the behinds of people who work there. Last week one elevator got stuck for several hours on two occasions, stranding workers in such a claustrophobic box.

On many occasions some the lifts don't work at all, which is really annoying especially if you're pressed for time, and there's no other way to ruin your day seeing scores of people queuing outside them.