WoW Model Viewer – Want to buy working version!

With nothing to do while waiting for Classic WoW I started watching old WoW Machinima. I think I watched every Oxhorn video. His ROFLMAO! has 17 million views.

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Gosh that guy is talented. I just found out he has written a book too which I plan to buy on Kindle called The Tale of Cloran Hastings.

Also loved the funniest naughty one called First of May.  Trust me this video will make you blush and feel a little hot under the collar. lmao!

This has me itching to make my own WoW movies just for shits and giggles. So I watched Nixxiom’s tutorials and downloaded WoW Model Viewer.  All hyped I opened it up and got the dreaded ERROR messages.  Off to the forums which seemed to have minimal action. Worried I found their Discord instead. I posted to get help but nothing. Yet I noticed them talking among themselves so it must be a cliquey thing. Le sigh…..

It seems many people have the same issues. As its a free resource it takes time for updates. I would be willing to pay if I could get a working version.  I’m almost ready to offer someone to Teamviewer into my comp to see if they can get it running but who to ask that can be trusted?

When I start it, I say yes to load World of Warcraft. After I say yes to load the viewer another box pops up asking for Locale. The first choice closes the program. The second choice enUS(8.20(31478) opens it but with all white models with no textures.

A nice chap on YouTube responded a fix that worked for them was using a privater server vanilla client. And then downloading this ancient version of the Model Viewer.  It sounds feasible but I’m worried with WoW Classic releasing I might screw up things worse with all these WoW folders. (I’m pretty sub par with computing.)

Here’s hoping a new version that works comes out soon!

World of Warcraft Classic – Let the drama begin!

I’ve been glued to reading the Classic WoW reddit, the official battle.net forums and peeking in here and there on Discord.  The hype is real but unfortunately some drama is too.  In my opinion it’s not even worth the freak out but for others they must scream and pout and post over and over.

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  1. The naming drama: Imagine not getting the name you want and having a meltdown. I logged in two hours late and didn’t get any of my HunterXHunter names I coveted. Good for the people who scored them. I just kept trying and trying and I did score a total favorite character I have so overall I was happy.  The lesson: you can’t always get what you want. Don’t let it lead to your misery.
  2. The LFG addons drama: Rumors of an LFG addon been added to Classic. I agree it sucks and I think it ruins what made Classic special, the social aspect. But what isn’t great is all the speculation. When you have all these scenarios you freak up a frenzy online. And after the drama a Blizzard blue post announced this evening they wouldn’t let any LFG addons in Classic. The lesson: Have some faith in the devs. I didn’t think for a moment it would come to fruition and it didn’t and I saved my sanity in the process.
  3. The mafia drama: There are a shitpost a plenty today on reddit and some people are REALLY fueling the fire.  Apparently one guild is leaving a server and wants to go to a new certain server and something about an add on that can make it like a mafia environment???? I’m assuming trade like cartels on mats??? Honestly I couldn’t even keep up and the more the story goes on the more convoluted it gets. What I did notice is how certain Discord people constantly stoke the fire when it’s just about burnt out. I’m an old person now and I can’t spot that shifty behavior in a nano second. They get off on riling you up. Don’t give them the satisfaction. The lesson: Be weary of the little shits online gossiping, bad mouthing and stirring up controversy. They may act like your cyber buddy but will usually throw you under the bus when you aren’t looking.
  4. The server drama:  How dare they make Westfall an Eastern server! Blamoo, um Blamaux, um how the hell you spell it..Blaumeux. Now how to pronounce it??? Old Blanchy is where all the old players should go to drool together! Whitemane is all 4Chan and a shit show. Herod thinks they are so awesome..ugh! Grobbulus thinks they are the most mature and will skyrocket in server size once release day comes. And then Grobbulus and Bloodsail Buccaneers will have the best retention because “mature RP” players. STREAMERS! HIDE YOUR CHILDREN… it’s Faerlina. Fairbanks is where everyone went once Whitemane was full.  The lesson: Don’t believe it all. There is so much propaganda from nerds on some servers bashing others. It’s really become a gang flex thing. Play where you want on what time zone works best for you. It will be awesome no matter what you choose.

 

Here’s hoping your upcoming guild life in Classic WoW is drama free! Cheers! Zug Zug!

Manga that Shine Fall 2018 – My Top 3

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I’m loving The Comiq by Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi. The way he drew the faces turned me off a bit at the beginning but I was won over by the great backgrounds with nice inking and of course the story.  It’s a classic who dun it?! murder mystery and I’m sucked into the story already. I only pray that VIZ media doesn’t drop it from the North American digital edition.

In real life, as well as this story, prison inmates are made to draw manga backgrounds to acclimate into society. Up-and-coming mangaka Ryota Sakamaki is hard at work on a new series, advised by his sister Mihana and taunted by the super-popular mangaka Seiya Himekawa.

Ryota’s work begins to reveal unsettling parallels to a murder that took place years earlier—and he learns Baba, the supposed murderer in the case, is drawing his backgrounds. Convinced Baba is innocent based on the drawings, Ryota sets out to prove it with the power of manga.

From: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/TheComiq

Dr. Stone and The Promised Neverland are still going strong with the stories hitting some suspenseful potential climaxes at the same time.  Who will die and who will survive are still in question as both series leave you hanging at chapters end.

The Promised Neverland is slated for an anime and I would bet Dr. Stone will have one eventually.

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Warcraft 3 – Arthas before and after

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Danderchi

Give him a haircut and he could pass as Dio Brando. I love it.

Me: Oh I agree! Broody and menacing.

LesFuries

Such a tiny head. Such big shoulder pads.

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As all shoulder pads should be.

Thagyr

Decapitating him is a challenge with those forts on his shoulders for sure.

Me: Good points everyone! What is WoW without massive shoulder armor.

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He looks like Sigvald from Warhammer.

Me: Totes magotes.

 

 MadFonzi

For some reason he reminds me of Griffith from berserk with that new model.

Me: meh…Griffith had that white hair poodle curl going on.

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Wish they discounted the game for people who already own Warcraft 3.

Me: My frugal self loves this idea!

There seems to be two camps now. 1. Oh hell ya, he’s hot! (my camp) and 2. small head, big shoulders and looks like Sephiroth.

Quotes from: https://old.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9tnma1/be_careful_who_you_call_ugly_in_middle_school/

 

Gwent – What happened…

I was playing Gwent in beta. Quite a lot of it actually. I had worked hard for cards and even spent real money in game when they had a promotion. I stupidly thought that at least some of those cards would be saved. Logging back in since the new release was a real eye opener. The game looks quite different, I really thought it would look somewhat like the beta but boy was I wrong.  The game went from three rows to two! I can’t understand why? Three rows was fine by me. So of course so many card mechanics changed for this.

I’m not giving up on Gwent and will grind again with this newer version but bugger if I had known it would have changed this much I would have skipped the beta and just learned on the two row board.  And damn do I miss my cards….Birna Bran is completely different. From putting down a sea storm on an opponents row (which looked great graphically)  it now just draws 2 and discards two.

Phillipa….where are you????? Why can’t I find your old card? I’m afraid to see what else is missing or changed.phillipa

I hope this new version will keep my interest piqued. I did prefer it to Hearthstone but alas only time will tell.

What I’m Playing Fall 2018

I haven’t logged into World of Warcraft for over 2 weeks now. I’ll go back when the next update comes but not until then. I cannot stomach doing another world quest. I’ve played BG’s in game since 2006. I’m seriously bored of them.  I know if I do rated it could be better but getting into rated is a drag. Making my own rated is a drag. I just don’t have the patience anymore.

I got my Waste of Time belt and Baa’l but other than that nothing is much fun in the game. I won’t give up yet but for now WoW is on the shelf.

Rather than rush and buy Red Dead Redemption 2 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey I have decided to be frugal and just finish all my games in my collection. That list includes Kingdom Come Deliverance on PC, Divinity Original Sin 2, Ghost of a Tale also on PC. On PS4 – The DLC’s for Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone, Assassin’s Creed Origins (has only being played for 2 hours). Breath of the Wild for Switch and finishing on my 3DS- Luigi’s Mansion and Ocarina of Time. Those two are really close to the end so I just need to pull up my boots and work through them.

I just have a problem with not finishing games and it needs to stop. Hopefully I don’t get weak and buy another.