Monday, November 28, 2011

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

Diagram is end-of-year subscriber numbers since World of Warcraft was launched in 2004. Having Mists of Pandaria launching in 2012 will definitely boost this graph even more. :)

World of Warcraft subscriber trend

Looks will only get you so far

Now and then, and actually pretty often, the community asks for updated character models, especially for the races that have existed since original World of Warcraft. Blizzard said something like this "we're reluctant to do this, as people are attached to their characters and how they look. But at the same time we're working on this task already, adding more facial structure and expressions" at Blizzcon.

As a person that is attached to how my characters look (I actually got Shadowed Unit Frames just so I could have a big 3D-picture of myself up at all times), I hope they are careful when they change the way we build our characters. I'm not artistic or creative at all, so I would end up either with max-face or boring-face. :) I'm generally not fond of having my settings messed with... But of course I want my characters to feel more alive as well. I hope when they do this, I get to keep my current look on Lae. It would be awful to suddenly have her foreign to me.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Weekly Update: WoW's 7th Anniversary

At 11820 achievement points this week, which means I only got two achievements this week, of which one was a feat of strength.

Happy birthday WoW. ;-) May we see you live to 100!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest

11810 achievement points! That's 90 up from last week. :)

I finished Loch Modan, Searing Gorge, Redridge Mountains and Westfall and finally got "Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms". Which means I only have Kalimdor left. But I'll take a break from questing before starting that one, don't want to burn out.

Draenei hunter Laeleiweyn
with Lil'Tarecgosa and Skarr

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I keep a folder called Hunters in my bookmarks. It's basicly the armory pages of fellow hunters I come across. It's kind of like Facebook; I like to see what they're up to, and of course compare them to Lae.

When checking out characters on armory, it's important to keep in mind that the talent points, glyphs and gear they use might serve a special purpose and is not necessarily the best PVE/PVP setup. They may be working on a special raid boss, soloing or experimenting in some way.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekly Update: Crawling Claw

I'm at 11720 achievement points! Which means I only gained 20 from last week. I didn’t really focus on doing achievements this week, as I’m trying to get Crawling Claw from Archaeology for my pokemon team! I find it hard to stop grinding when there’s still something I want. “Just one more site! Just one more project!”

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weekly Update: Pet Battles and Two Resets Each Week

I'm stuck at 11700 achievement points, same as last week.
Found 2 new companions with Archaeology! Pterrordax Hatchling and Voodoo Figurine are now mine. :) The only one I'm missing from Arch now is Crawling Claw, which I'm thinking of including to my Pet Battle team, it looks really cool!
I also bought the Guardian Cub from Blizzard Store. (I actually bought 2, gonna try and see what I can make out of the spare one...)