World of Warcraft Addiction Out of Control

World of Warcraft

I’m not sure how many of you have already heard about this madness, but I’m about to share with you something that makes me slightly ill. What you see before you is a gaming set up for ONE person, who with the help of several programs runs 36 World of Warcraft accounts simultaneously. The owner of this menagerie of obsession went out and purchased each account a copy of Wrath of the Lich King upon release date. Why do all of this? What could possess anyone to spend over $5500 a year in subscription fees and $1500 per expansion?

Apparently, said owner of the accounts doesn’t want to depend on other people for raids. Finding other people unreliable for such wonderful events such as raiding Stormwind for a few hours to teach those “NoobAlliance” what true skill actually is. So he sends all 36 of his “minions” to drop the bomb upon the Alliance. I’m going to end this article with a quote from the owner of all this obsessed madness due to becoming ill. Enjoy.

A lot have asked me, why create so many? The main reason is to invade Stormwind and Ironforge when they reach top level. I’m sure the Alliance will put up a big fight when that happens. We’ll see how it goes. If they don’t make level 70 before Wrath of the LichKing, then it will be at level 80. That is my main goal. That will probably happen after I’ve got some PvP gear from the battlegrounds. I’m also planning to do some 25 and 10 man raid instances but that is secondary to my PvP goal. Of course I’ll be doing arenas too to build up PvP gear but I’m not expecting to do that great there because I’m way behind in gear right now. I need to get to level 70 first, then level 80 and by then I will probably have all green gear while most others have been doing the battlegrounds and arenas.

It costs me exactly $5711 in subscription costs per year with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule. Not bad considering I’m looking at it like it’s a hobby and there are more expensive hobbies out there than World of Warcraft.

32 of my shaman are level 61. One shaman that I had before I started the 32 is at level 70 along with 8 other level 70 classes that I had. My mage, priest and druid are in the center of the circle of shaman in the pictures but they are kind of hard to see. I’ve also got some mages and priests that I’m currently working on that are level 23. Once they are at level 31.9, I will stop working on them, get 16 of them to level 60 with the recruit-a-friend bonus levels and work on the shaman again.

When Wrath of the Lich King is released, I plan to be at the store when it opens and will purchase 36 copies of it. With tax, it should be about $1500 for all of them. Then the shaman are on their way to level 80 along with the priest, druid and mage.

By the way, I have 9 level 80 shaman created on the Murmur PvPrealm in the Wrath of the Lich King beta. I mainly tried it out to see how well my computers would work as they are. With the exception of one my desktop computers, I should be fine with the hardware that I have.

I use 3 addons in the game. CT_MapMod is used to give me locations for quests, etc. ClassIcons is another addon that I use to show the class of the target. It helps for PvP encounters. Then the last addon I use is SSPVP2 which is excellent for displaying timers and other things while in the battlegrounds.

For my keys to send to all instances of WoW on my 11 computers, I use Octopus 1.3.2. Maximizer in Octopus allows me to start up allWoW instances at the same time or any individual instance such as if a WoW instance has crashed. It also allows me to shutdown all of the computers at the same time.

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World of Warcraft Cataclysm Preview Coming This Week

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Blizzard has recently announced that they will be giving small previews of the upcoming class changes in it’s latest expansion Cataclysm. The preview will give a glimpse at the various spells from 81-85, the new passive mastery bonuses, talent changes, and some additional spells for lower level characters. On the official World of Warcraft forums, Bashiok said..

Beginning Wednesday, April 7 we will begin releasing class previews containing an overview of some of the changes currently being planned for each of the 10 World of Warcraft classes. The type of information you can expect from these posts are a list of the new spells from 80-85, the new passive mastery bonuses for all talent trees, a brief outline of some of the talent changes we’re currently planning, and in some cases new low level spells for select classes.
These changes will by no means be comprehensive, and are subject to change between now and the launch of the expansion. It’s also important to understand that some classes are currently further along in the development process than others, and as a result the amount of information will vary from class to class. Please do not let this frustrate you should your class be amongst those which are on the “lighter” side of things, as all classes will receive the same level of design attention before the expansion is released. Additionally we’ll be providing more information for all classes, especially as we move into the beta phase.

Below is the schedule for each class:

Shaman – April 7
Priest – April 7
Warlock – April 7

Warrior – April 8
Death Knight – April 8
Rogue – April 8

Hunter – April 9
Druid – April 9
Mage – April 9

Paladin – April 16*

These posts are being coordinated internationally so they’ll be posted at different times throughout the day and night on the given dates to give players around the world the ability to see posts made at a convenient time. This thread will be updated with links directly to each class preview as they’re posted.

*The paladin is still deep in development. Instead of giving a preview that would be potentially less comprehensive than the other classes we made the decision to post it when it’s ready, in order to properly honor the paladin class and those that play them. The wait isn’t too long however as we’re expecting to be able to post it on April 16th.

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5 Hilarious Moments from World of Warcraft

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The gargantuan overlord of all MMORPGs, World of Warcraft, is probably the backdrop to some of the funniest quests and events. With the majority of folks are running through the old zones without a care in the world just to hit Northrend, there are gems scattered about being left behind. While not the best loot or experience, these quests should be recognized for the sheer outrageous humor of the less than stable minds that made them. So instead of following suit with everyone else and talking about the best Deathknight talent builds, the best leveling areas, or how to get the min stats you need to start hardcore raiding I will talk about what made World of Warcraft truly fun. The quirky quests, nerdy nods to other video games or movies, and the sheer madness was what shifted ones attention away from the grind of leveling to just pure fun. I give you… The Top 5 Moments in World of Warcraft (The Original, no expansions)

IT’S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY

This nod toward the Legend of Zelda series brought a smile to my face. Especially the photo of Link and Zelda as gnomes. While the quest took you all over Azeroth and the reward wasn’t anything to write home about, it was still enjoyable . However it is worthy of mentioning that while the final rewards are nothing special, you CAN receive both the Master Sword and Linkin’s boomerang.

THE LAST BAROV

This quest is pretty typical, however the reward wasn’t. During the ol days doing this quest would have been a huge achievement due to how hard Scholomance was during the infancy of World of Warcraft. Nothing makes you blink more when someone suddenly summons 3 butlers that rush into battle with war cries such as ” More tea ? “.

WRATH OF THE BLUE DRAGON FLIGHT

While it didn’t happen to everyone who did this quest, most *myself included* got a swift kick by a dragon. A kick that sent you from Winterspring all the way to the WesternPlaguelands. So yes, you just got kicked across an ocean. This particular quest adds even more humor if you happen to play a gnome…

CAUGHT!

The best use of 15 silk ever in the game. Brief idea of the quest. Dwarf is stuck in an outhouse. Dwarf wants revenge. You kill some Dark Iron dwarves. Dwarf wants silk for..uhh…well….”Clean up”. (Captain Obvious says “Poo”)

NIBY THE ALMIGHTY

It’s sad this is a Warlock only quest, however it takes the show in humor. A crazed gnome sends you on several errands. However it is after finishing the final part of the quest does Niby show how mad he truly is as he summons an Infernal Death Chicken that attacks you. Here is some dialogue from the event..

Niby the Almighty: Stand back! Stand clear! The infernal will need to be given a wide berth! Niby the Almighty: BOW DOWN TO THE ALMIGHTY! BOW DOWN BEFORE MY INFERNAL DESTRO… chicken? a giant black chicken emerges. Hilarity ensues> Impsy rolls on the floor laughing. Impsy: Niby, you’re an idiot. Niby the Almighty: Silence, servant! Vengeance will be mine! Death to Stormwind! Death by chicken!

An interesting fact is the name Niby comes from the warlock Biny, the first warlock to Geddon Bomb an Auction House. Don’t worry they made it to where you can’t do this anymore.(So don’t try it) So there you go, the Top 5 World of Warcraft moments that most new players will never even see. It was things like this that made me play WoW for as long as I did without really reflecting it’s as much of a grind as all the other MMORPGs I’ve played. So I just want to say thanks Blizzard for being so swell with this type of silliness.

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