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What Am I Doing This Weekend?

Two Words: Double bounties. In Diablo 3.  Yes, yes this is what I am going to grind.

…okay, I might play some other games too.

WoW News

It’s pet battle bonus exp week and I find that to be an immensely fun event.  See, if you’re leveling on an alt, and do a pet battle with appropriately leveled pets for the zone that you’re in, you get loads of experience for your alt.  That happens at all times, not just during the pet battle bonus week, but with the bonus week it showers a ridiculous amount of experience on your pets, as well.

It’s funny because I don’t really consider myself to be huge into the pet battling game, but I’ve wound up with like two dozen max level pets just via dailies and messing around.  Go figure.

Other Game News

I’ve discovered a fun game called Grim Dawn, which is a Diablo-clone because apparently I need more Diablo in my life.  I’ll probably write up more on this game next time I do a Good Games That Are Good column.

My FFXIV free month appears to have expired, so that’s probably that for now.  Nothing wrong with the game; I just found it difficult to get into after the first couple of weeks.

Okay, time for games!

I Have Just One BIG PROBLEM With Cats Sitting On Your Lap In WoW

Recently, Warcraft Pets reported that cat mini-pets will now sit on your lap in game.  Which is absolutely, 100% adorable.  Absolutely nothing wrong with that, right?


This is my real life pet cat.


She is absolutely, 100% a sweetheart and she loves sitting on my lap.  Her name is Scout.

This is the calico cat in game.

234716They look almost exactly the same.  And yet, Scout cannot join me in game to sit on my lap.  Why?


Look, I get it, it’s a title.  If players can’t name themselves that, then okay, whatever.



I just want Scout to sit on my lap with me in game at the same time as she is sitting on my lap while I’m at my desk.  🙁  Come on Blizzard.  I thought you said you didn’t hate fun!

Live to win ’til you die

So I’ve been doing this newfangled pet battling stuff all morning.  When it all first went live in… MoP, I believe, I only played WoW for a couple of months so I didn’t get much of a chance to mess with it at all.  But seeing as now I’ve had a menagerie sitting in my garrison for six months I figured it was finally time to do something about it.  To that end, I’ve been slowly working up a team to hopefully take on a variety of challengers.

This Sunday SUNDAY, we have NUTS the Squirrel, CURATOR the… uh, robot custodian, and the oh so rare SPIRIT OF COMPETITION… in a FIGHT YOU WON’T BELIEVE VERSUS…

…a cult leader, apparently?

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And also a guy in (old) Shadowmoon Valley who I have no argument with.

Sounds accurate to me!
Sounds accurate to me!

Anyways, it’s pretty fun.  And pretty frustrating because after a while it starts to get difficult.  It’s like Pokemon with type strengths and weaknesses and everything and having three max level pets when you should really have, like… at least one of each type is, um, tough, to say the least.

BUT HEY, at least someday, eventually, I’ll be able to beat the guys in my garrison!  …maybe!