class revamp

    So after sort of joking around the other day about getting rid of 1path and 2paths I started thinking about the idea a little more. This isn’t very verbose, but I was thinking about this and was wondering what other people thought about the idea. It would in essence remove 1paths and 2paths from the game, and streamline things a little I think. It would certainly change the way we look at the divisions between fighter and caster. Essentially it would introduce three archetypes or classes to the rules. They would be as follows.


    • can wear up to 2pt armor
    • no weapon / shield size restrictions (within safety rules)
    • no spell picks
    • Skirmisher ( or Rogue )

    • has [up to] 4 spell picks (from a single path, or 2 cost cross path buy down)
    • 4’6″ weapon restriction
    • can pick one weapon combination for free: florentine (3’8″), 5′ weapon, large weapons (6’6″-8′), sword and shield (3’8″ and 3’8″ shield), spear and shield (up to 3′ shield)
    • Optional: can sacrifice 1 spell pick (the highest) for 1pt armor
    • Caster

    • has [up to] 18 spell picks (from up to three paths, cannot take the same path more than twice, single cost buydown)
    • cannot wear armor
    • 18″ weapon restriction
    • Optional: can sacrifice 6 spell picks (aka a path) to wield a bow
    • Optional: can sacrifice 6 spell picks (aka a path) to wield a 3 foot weapon (or 3’6″ combination)

    This would also do the following:
    1. remove armor as an option for ANY caster beyond skirmisher.
    2. remove the weapon restrictions / paths section from the omnibus and replace it with verbiage describing the three “classes” or “archetypes”.
    3. change the system to more of a “You can pay X for Y.” for character customization for “Caster” archetype
    4. change skirmishers cross path to 2 cost buy down (they can spend a single spell pick for armor)
    4.a. it would probably ‘force’ a lot more skirmishers to pick the Healer Path for access to the Heal Limb spell. But like someone else said we could add a ‘Selfish Heal Limb’ at pool if we really wanted skirmishers to be able to heal their own limbs.
    5. removes the concept of 1path or 2path or even 3path casters and lumps them all together into one “archetype”
    6. keeps 1 cost buydown as a perk for going “Caster”.

    Please discuss and give me feedback.


WOW: Darque attains Level 85

Today 12/09/2010 Darque Guildleader of Elder Tribunal on Bloodhoof-US attained the lofty goal of level 85!

Let the grind for gear commence.

(note: I wrote down the time but since I am actually posting this much later I seem to have lost the piece of paper. I’m posting the date based on the achievement, which has the date not the time stamp. Also I cannot seem to go back that far on the rss activity feed either.)

WOW: Cataclysm Launch night

And so it begins right? I purchased my digital download and downloaded it. I was all set for launch. I went to bed early that night with the intent of waking up when I woke up and playing some WOW.

Strangely I awoke at 3:30am and decided that since I’m awake I should go get a jump on leveling. Maybe I can be the first to max level in my guild again. Having missed the Server First last expansion by a couple hours maybe I should try again. On second thought, with how badly they broke Retribution no thank you.

So I fire up my computer and launch WOW.
I type in my username, password, and authenticator code!

No dice!

It seems I do not have a network connection. Are you fricken kidding me? I grab a spare monitor and go over to my Linux Router and plug it in and bring it up. Everything looks ok setting wise. Can I ping? Nope. Where does traceroute die? It doesn’t appear to go anywhere… ummm. Ok look at the modem everything looks good there. Reboot time!

No dice!

Time for aggressive measures, reset the modem.

No Link Light!

So I call Comcast. I get a retard of a tech. And I am recommending these people for out business sites? Obv they cannot fix the problem and need to send out a tech. Their next tech opening is two days from now. Fine. I’ll wait. Actually no I won’t I will go back to bed.

Around 9:30am I randomly wake up, and low and behold my internet works.