In terms of in-game, I got my Frostsaber mount a few days ago, thus inspiring such comic. :) Some things were drawn badly and I really think I can pick up on that next Comic.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
In terms of in-game, I got my Frostsaber mount a few days ago, thus inspiring such comic. :) Some things were drawn badly and I really think I can pick up on that next Comic.
Thursday, 10 December 2009
This blog post will mainly be talking about patch 3.3. As a WoW player, you'd either be a hermit living in the bowels of Silithus or worse to have not noticed the changes, as they are in abundance. However, I'm not here to highlight you all the changes, I'm sure you know that already, instead I want to tell you my bad thoughts, good thoughts and holy Murloc thoughts about the patch so far.
The new instances are pretty good- they seem fun at the time but that's only because of its freshness, I anticipate that fading away pretty quickly, The Forge of Souls particularly has some very interesting boss moves which we could argue train us up for the upcoming bosses in IceCrown. When I first did the Forge of Souls, I was instantly greeted by Jaina Proudmoore, the Powerful Alliance Mage who has a nasty habit of letting you go first, kill some bosses and then bring the army afterwards. Thanks!
Specifically, when battling against the first boss, Bronjahm, there are some really interesting spells that turns the normal attitude of heroic boss fights upside-down. One awesome move that I think should be introduced as a class spell (preferably Warlocks, since its a soul-spell) is the spell Soul storm, which forces the players to move CLOSE to the boss, rather then run away. This would be a great move to be added to the arsenal of Warlocks, as it would force the battlefield to a much smaller plane- which could be both beneficial or a nuisance to the Warlock and his or her comrades.
Technically WoW could take it one step further and introduce "preferences" where the leader can choose to have only mages and warlocks, leaving some of the other classes out cold- or maybe the party leader wants only paladins, either way-- I hope Blizzard don't go to far with it's popularity increasing, its common for companies to make a good thing and ruin it by trying to make a great thing better, does not always work.
I don't think they will, but just stop and picture it. You've proberly heard of future genetic engineering in babies, being able to choose their eye color, imagine a WoW tainted by that.
Scary. Giving gear to the rich and repair bills to the poor.
I feel so dirty. Any Destruction Warlock would of noticed the drop in DPS this patch. We now have less burst in PvP(which I thought was to balance the fact Melee slice through us like fog) and in terms of PvE-- well. Let me just say that I won't be seeing 5-6k DPS again for a while.
I think I reached about, 4k DPS last night, maximum, my average was 3k. That is pretty bad considering my gear is pretty good, a lot of it is from Ulduar so it should be more than that really.
I just need to practice. Then adjust, and practice some more.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
From now on I'll be telling you my Comic focuses for some improvement. So first target; from now I want to start making the characters move a bit more, rather than stay static. So if I don't improve on this next week let me know- although I'm sure you will :D
Saturday, 28 November 2009
First of all I'd like to apologize to followers for this comic. Its an experiment of mine, I really wanted to increase my Photoshop 'skills' by making a one-off comic with Photoshop, but I didn't anticipate how much jumping into a new program can effect your drawing. So the quality is a bit mixed.
note aside, anybody been to see the movie 2012? I haven't yet but I definitely intend to. Partly for the story, partly for stuff blowing up (at least, that's the exact reason why I watched Day after Tomorrow, similar scenario). It was when my friend asked me if I wanted to go see 2012 sometime that this idea came to mind, for some reason. I thought of Yellowstone park exploding and for some reason that linked me to Fire Plume ridge, and it all went downhill from there.
I decided to keep it as a movie poster, rather then continue onwards with a bit of a comic strip. I Hope you see this as a movie poster comic, because that is what I intend for it to do, and finally, any comments on this kind of style is welcome, I do intend on continuing as normal for the next installments, but as a student I think its my duty to try different techniques once in a while :).
Most importantly, this blog is for myself and my expression, and I think I benefited a little from it.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Maybe I over-exagerated a little bit- I mean, I'm sure RP'ers don't go around crying every time they kill somebody in a BG (although, if any race that did it'd be Blood Elves....). What I'm trying to say is, I don't really know what happens on a RP server.
"Don't be silly Kromus, clearly they all talk like this;
Good sir, would you join me for a battle against the evil dragon Onxyia. Let us clear her foul strench from Azeroth with the power of 3 healers 5 powerful heroes and 2 brave knights!"
*Speaking of Onxyia, log in today for your Onxyia Whelpling pet celebrating WoW's 5th anniversary! Happy Anniversary WoW, <3*
But is it that ridiculous? and more importantly, why do we make fun of it so much? I've seen so many people say its for nerds, but frankly I disagree. As much as I love to pretend to RP by talking as ridiculous as the above paragraph, quite frankly I have no idea if that is what happens, because I've never been brave enough to step foot onto a RP server. Its on my to-do list of WoW, definitely. I think RP sounds very interesting. Its a more immersive approach, and I believe from what I've heard already, references to the outside world are forbidden (unless it cannot be avoided) which I think is a new game in itself thus fun.
Are you an active RP'er?:
Or have you had any experience at all? WoW or not, I'm really interested!
Saturday, 14 November 2009
This week, after realising my current casual play-style within World of Warcraft(Basically, things I have to do keep making me just miss the start of the raid, meaning I have to pass for other members of course, but if there is a spot I am free to join), I decided to start grinding for the frostsaber mount in Winterspring. Yey! Its not too bad, I'm not bored of it yet, just became friendly reputation with them, just not looking forward to the revered to exalted grind--as it'll be such a long time.
I've also started to get more into PvP, its really fun as Destruction Warlock, even though a few hits and you're down, hopefully you can decimate their limbs before they can even get within melee range (and if its a caster, normally its a fairly even fight). I then started to think about what was making me play World of Warcraft. Is it achievements, raiding, Pvp, grinding, exploration?
A few months ago it was raiding, but now its mostly just grinding and exploration, with a little bit of PvP thrown in.
What do you play WoW for? what do you play any MMO for?
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
p.s I know its not great, its quite lame, but It made me laugh doing it 8-)
Even though this is a Comic website, and Community Spotlight doesn't seem to be very common throughout Comic websites-- I still like to give people a mention- especially those who deserve it. In this post I'd like to talk to you about a gnome's (and any other race too!) retreat in the form of blogging. The Pink Pigtail Inn.
The above drawing is for you Larisa :D Fellow guildie! Gnome!
(speaking of which, both Blizzard, My Guild and pretty much WoW love to use gnomes as all sorts of silly talk such as gnome catapults, shoes, I wonder why :D?)
Can I blame Larisa for passionately writing about what she is passionate about, against, etc? No. I to have subjects that make the very dark foundations of my blood boil. These things include;
-People who spit on a game just because its graphics, EVEN if its game play is amazing.
Luckily, within WoW, only 2 of those can likely come into play. Its not Religion because you don't enter a fantasy world and start bragging about what you do in real-life, that's not the point, that's not immersive at all- its in the real-world it annoys me- woo. Its not People VS graphics because normally they won't touch the game they think "sucks" thus they won't be on World of Warcraft. The only possible one you're likely to come across is Bullies, but even then we're protected by such things as name changes, massive environments etc, but it does still happen. Nit-pickers happens alot in WoW, somebody could make a really good discussion, or say something really intresting, and often people will decide to turn the whole discussion about how much they suck at spelling for accidental spelling "hello" as "helol"-- ruining the whole thing. Or if they make one tiny mistake, despite the fact the main tank is a cloth-wearer, they'll somehow turn the wipe against a innocent lonesome healer who in fact wasn't the problem at all.
That was just a paragraph, but I could write for hours about those subjects, because that's passionate, that's feeling you owe the world an explanation, you owe the world your say, and you owe it to yourself to defend whats right in such a sheepish world.
Thanks for reading! My new comic on the way should be interesting! Trying to up the art a little bit.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Luckily I am patient, and I sat like a good little Warlock doing' other things whilst I waited. Out of interest, I checked the steam forums and found one thing. RAGE. There were rage posts everywhere, "OMG111 Vlave11 Huw cud you" and "DEMO LATE FFSS" everywhere. In a way it was a compliment to Valve (the creator of Left 4 Dead 2 and the Steam store software) as it meant people were acutally eagerly anticipating the game, which is good news since the possible boycotts.
But it reminded me:
But seeing the forum rage reminded me of the Battlenet rage when we couldn't log on for about 2 hours once-- which again I wouldn't mind, but it was 7:30-9:30 (aproximately depending on the person). This time peroid is right in the middle of common raiding times, so a lot of raids missed out on their ultimate goal, and my guild's raid had to be reduced to a 10 man I beleive, as we've been trying Ulduar Hard modes and it makes them much harder than they need to be with less people.
He had just started a new comic about people at WeGame and wanted people to do a "burn" of him. (a burn is a comical joke about somebody with no malicious intent, so putting his face on a squirrel saying "i love nuts"). I decided to make a Comic about it, and thankfully he loved this comic so it went down as intended-- although some of the comics it received were more glad about Kanye being shot then the actual joke itself :P.
Hope you enjoy these off-topic comics!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
There are some big, big changes to come in 3.3, and a lot of maybes. Its a very unpredictable patch, and just as I were getting worried that Blizzard were starting to "copy and paste" textures, items and bosses too much- Icecrown Citadel is really starting to bring out some great boss models.
If you want to see such models and textures, mmo-champion is the place to go, But I won't be displaying them here because its come to my attention that a lot of people want to come across the bosses there and then. I however couldn't wait and must express how awesome and Icecrown like Lord Marrowgar looks-- and what a cool name, too! I think we're in for a huge patch- full of excitement and content-- but it seems like the Paladin class will be getting some nerfs.
"Lay on Hands is now affected by Forbearance and can now be cast on self again - Heals a friendly target for an amount equal to the Paladin's maximum health and restores 1950 of their mana. Once healed, the target cannot be targeted by Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection, or Lay on Hands again for 2 min." -Blue post
Thats not a massive nerf- but I think its quite significant, as Paladin are now losing a "oh shi-" button which a lot of classes have (That's one thing I love about Enhancement shaman, Spirit wolves are good for steady DPS but there taunt abilities and healing make for a great emergency button). Another big change is summoning stones outside of instances will soon be able to be used at any level above 15- meaning if you're level 15 you'll be able to summon your level 80 booster to your very location. Great!
but, of course, who will need summoning once we can fly in Azeroth! I think being able to fly in Azeroth will make it seem smaller, but its quality not quantity after all, right?
Saturday, 24 October 2009
There are many things that WoW:Cataclysm promises to bring. One of those features is level cap raising to 85, of which I am a big supporter of as they can concentrate on other more important things such as balance and content. One of those things also happens to be flying mounts in Azeroth, woo!
But a factor just as big is the upcoming class/race combination extensions due to take place. The list includes;
-Night Elf Mage
-Blood Elf Warrior
Pretty cool, and really interesting. I've highlighted two combinations in particular that I will come back to, but the matter at hand is how much I wouldn't want to play those other combinations. Not because there rubbish, or because I don't like them, but because I've never really thought about it-- until now.
Now that the opportunity is here, it makes me think more about rolling classes/races, and it also makes me wish I had more character slots, I think Blizzard should definitely consider implementing more, maybe "1 extra slot per expansion owned". Over at The Pink Pigtail Inn both Larisa and Elnia were discussing the recent grants of choice given to us via the race/faction/server change option- here. When Reading this I fully understand why those massive amounts of new combinations were added. I like a certain pair of combinations in that list to, so its highly likely somebody somewhere will want to make one of the others. Its personal preference, and even if we don't really want it, its nice to know the choice is there.
Here is why their highlighted:
For some reason, I really- REALLY want to make a Tauren Paladin. It just appeals to me. My Human Paladin is great, but- dust is beginning to settle on him- cobwebs on his spells- he is disused. Tauren Paladin, however. HOLY COW! (there I said it), what a cool idea! Running around casting judgement on none bovine-like foes just gives me the kinda melee fun I want in a game.
Cover your ears, gnomes- I can't help it, but I just do not like the idea of playing as a Gnome. It almost scares me. I have no Gnome characters at all- I don't know why, Its too strange playing a serious damage dealing class but being all cute and cuddly. Its the perfect dream for my perfect nightmare....
However. Gnome Priest you say? Well, I might just make one. Woah, woah- woah. Wait a minute, Kromus-- you were just saying? and you don't like? What?-
I really like the idea of a Gnome Priest, it seems to make more sense. Healing and helping people seems much more of a Gnome trait(although of course Shadow spec will allow for the melting of faces) but besides that I like the idea. I may, or may not make a Gnome Priest when the time arrives, and I get more character slots.
Hope you liked the Comic!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Velen is very scary as a pumpkin:
One of my favorite seasonal events is Halloween. Even though I don't go around knocking on doors for candy(Candy!!!) I do love to make something out of a pumpkin and put a candle in it-- Usually something insignificant like a aberration or a snowman, Because that last one just makes sense, right?
For the WoW community I guess our celebrations will be limited to Killing the Headless Horsemen and a spot of trick or treating in Stormwind (or, If your really, REALLY brave, trick or treat in Exodar, the residents give out money instead but HEY you gotta' find them first!).
How do you feel about "off-topic Halloween".
Is dressing up as a school girl or as a ninja turtle really suitable-- England seems to think so.
I personally think its great- adds a funny element to it, and after all- you can only laugh or cry about things, and I'd rather laugh when I morally can!
Here's a list of funky Halloween stuff you might wanna' read!
Origin of Halloween explained: Here
Pumpkin shaped as a Death Star(awesome!): Here
Blood Elf Pumpkin: Here
Hope this fills you full of delicious Halloween goodness! Don't eat too much candy, don't give away too much candy, and do not feed the Gnome. GNOME!
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
If you enlarged the picture, you may or may not of noticed the number underneath the Dungeons and Draenei Logo. Maybe your asking yourselves this question;
"Is this Kromus getting all chronological with his comics?": Yes and No.
This is the first comic of the story I intend to tell within Dungeons and Draenei, and so you know for both new readers and archive purposes, the comics that tell the story have been numbered. Hooray!
What about all the little "funnies" I've been doing so far? They'll stay. You'll most likely see more of them than the main storyline,- but would be nice for you to see the story of Dungeons and Draenei, and enjoy the short comics I bring to you on a regular basis. Feeding all depths of our WoW Souls!
Hope you enjoy the latest comics- and I'd like to thank WoW.com, Twisted Nether and Game By Night for mentioning me on blogs and posts-- its great to get reconigition once in a while, right :)
Thanks, and Happy reading!
Saturday, 17 October 2009
We're well into Onxyia patch 3.3.2 -- and it seems every bodies enjoying the revamped instance. I'm glad to see old content re-glorified, as I love a lot of the old fights and this lovely instance filled a gear gap I was having in replacing my spell power weapon- and lets be honest, there is a lot of old models that look great and are dis-used right now.
Can an old Worgen learn new tricks?:
We know almost definitely that Blizzard are implementing 'Heroic' Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep, with new armour but same bosses and similar story lines-- the question is, will it work?
I think so, Yes. I love almost all of the old content, and can't wait to spend more time in Azeroth, its so vast and beautiful, but un-used once your high level. Think of it as a business investment, a local area is low on tourism, you're going to try and attract people-- maybe Deathwing is doing Ratchet's local stores a favour.
But the most interesting thing is if they decided to go one step further and keep making old instances have heroic modes, and if they do, I'd support them 100% of the way. Its a great way of offering low and high end content that people really enjoy and would love to see in two different perspectives (I mean, how awesome is it going to be beating Van Cleef to death with bigger, better abilities!).
I'm not sure what other peoples thoughts are on this, but I certainly welcome any more old-content republishing Blizzard have in store.
However, One thing I want to do to make this blog much more interactive is give you the chance to host your idea here. What? What do you mean? I can't draw. No matter.
To have your idea hosted and featured here, or you have to do is post your idea or own comic you've made yourself to me, and I'll feature it if its up to scratch. So if you've got any drawn comics stashed away about WoW, or a concept you can't draw, Feel free to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org -- or if you prefer just leave a comment with your idea below, and we'll make it come to life, and allow everybody to acknowledge your comical awesome!
*If lots of ideas occur I'll take it in turns to draw them, ofc If I don't think they'll work I'll say, we can't be good at everything, after all!*
I hope to see some people take part in this, it'll be fun and it'll get this blog nice and active, as well as other things I have planned! Thanks for reading, have a complimentary Matrix Velen just for reading!
-and as a sidenote, don't worry, im not running out of ideas! I've got too many, but why not do something a little more active? :D
Friday, 16 October 2009
MMO-Champion now shows the Warlock and Mage Tier 10 fresh from Blizzards oven-- I was especially excited as my Main Character is of course a Warlock.
Now, think back. Tier 1 was amazing, Tier 2 looked great, Tier 3 certiantly no complaints from me. It all got better from there, and finally tier 6 was the icing on the cake. Wings, Evilness, awesomeness, being a warlock was great when it came to tier.
But this recent tier has made quiver a little bit- Why does it look like a evil mage? (although essentially you could argue Warlocks are just evil mages anyway). The Mage tier doesn't look to bad, but it has fangs on the head, wouldn't that look better for warlocks?
The problem is, every class more or less has a boring or not-so-good tier, but because Warlocks have had such a good track record I guess I'm not used to it yet, but just lately it does seem like Blizzard's design has been a little slacking in places. I really don't like the wizard hat thing with this recent tier.
Rogue tier 10 looks weird too via the head, but the rest looks pretty good. What do you think? Am I just being Vain? I like to look good whilst evaporating souls. :D
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
But still I feel slightly like I'm imposing on somebodies privacy when I inspect them, so I try not to do it for too long. Its a dirty deed needing to be done, I want to know were you got that gorgeous looking staff;
Sunday, 11 October 2009
I mean, really. Your dumping all your quest items on the floor, theres animals getting in stuck in all those epics your throwing on the floor.
Does it hurt to be a little considerate? use a bin! Blizzard are setting a poor example! :D
I have a challenge for you, try and come up with a solution to throwing everything on the floor, for fun :D.
We've all seen them, heard them, sometimes even stood on them (Remember all those dead level 1 warriors forming a URL in Ironforge? it wasn't a conspiracy). But for those who haven't experienced it yet- they generally approach you and ask you if you wish to buy gold, normally polite.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
I think you already know what I'm going to say. This happened to anybody? Ever heard or saw something and thought "hey, World of Warcraft". I have, not like this Microwave scenario(wow that would be bad) but I've sat outside and looked at the trees and thought....I wonder how the weather is in Elywn Forest.
The aspect of becoming addicted is a argued matter indeed. "I'm not addicted, I can play whenever I want" always comes to my mouth, but then I realise I'm just digging myself a hole. (Besides, I have had little time to play recently, and I haven't been sweating with withdrawals...Too much.) Is it World of Warcraft or is it the Player's nature? I think its a bit of both. RPGs generally are 'addictive' as they give the player a feeling of improvement, a feeling I don't blame people for wanting to feel again, and again, and again. I'm no doubt sure some of you played the Pokemon handheld games, they were incredibly fun-- and- 'addictive'.
Feel free to come back!
Hope you found this Comic funny, this blog is intended to be good if you want a quick laugh, but if your in a deep mood feel free to read these paragraphs and questions I'll right underneath- and If you are reading this you are privileged readers of my First comic post- but don't worry....It won't be the last.