Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Using Auctioneer is a must for new players as well as old timers on this game. It enables you to see a history of prices via a percentage to determine whether or not an item is offered at rates that are higher or lower than average. While this does not help due to price fixing on materials for crafting it can be invaluable if you are offering these goods in bulk or stumble upon a number of these items in bulk to resell at a higher price.
A few words about items in the game that seem too low priced to be true. For instance on every server you will find Mystery Meat selling usually below 10 silver for 1 item or under 1 gold for a stack of 20. No matter how much price fixing you engage in you will lose your shirt and have to sell at a loss plus your deposits into the guild bank. This has to do with player ignorance of the cooking skill. You would think Mystery Meat would be a good cooking mat if you played vanilla wow but these days that recipie stands dormant since the area that used to offer the recipie is completely changed since the Cataclysm expansion.
I am currently compiling a list to print out of materials for crafting so I can engage in some profiteering to make some money for my newly established guild. Time to get back to the game, I will be burning the midnight oil here while the England finishes breakfast and East Asia prepares for supper. I cannot wait for the days when video games become a truly global enterprise.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I have been a technophile (someone who loves technology) since a young age. I grew up with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k and Commodore 64 all the way up to today where I use a desktop with 6 cores running at 3.7 Ghz when in turbo mode. Games in particular have been a passion of mine, even with h a trough lately in my game playing abilities I still subscribe to Rift, and was a World of Warcraft player from 2005 up until last month.
But something has taken my fancy lately, namely Android devices. I own an Android 2.2 Galaxy Tab 7 inch and a 2.2 Virgin Mobile Motorola Triumph, with a 2.3 Gingerbread Wildfire S (also by Virgin Mobile) as my favorite, if memory deficient, device. The ability to take my computing with me has made me ditch my landline for good and embrace mobile operators as my daily drivers while on the go.
Some of these blog posts will be merely ruminations on my daily struggles with this nascent technology while others will delve into more fundamental areas of where I feel the technology can be improved and why I think that there is a lot of benefits and also improvements to be had in the mobile arena.
My next blog post will be a spec sheet of the devices I own. If nothing else, this will inspire me to buy a Transformer Prime and jump all the way from Gingerbread to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The next purchase on my list will be an Amazon Kindle Fire though as the Galaxy Tab is becoming somewhat dated. I will be wiping my devices in preparation for this blog so as to refresh my experience and give my devices a fair shot at fame and fortune.
God's blessings on this Easter Weekend to you and yours,
Sincerely, Steven H.