Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekend update


Well I'm sure you've read the announcement when you logged in at WoW this weekend regarding players (who uses Comcast) having issues with disconnects and ridiculous amount of latency.

I was one of the unlucky players. I was only able to log in for a few minutes then log off, good thing though that we just bought a new TV to keep me busy.

New TV!

Last Friday night I finally replaced my 20 inch tv that I bought back in 2004 when I just joined the military(I just recently separated). We figured it was about time to get a new one. Plus the Base Exchange had an extra 10% discount on already discounted tvs that night =).

We bought a Samsung 42" plasma 720p. Cost us $720 tax-free, original cost was $799.99.

I was going to go with 50" but our TV stand can only hold a max of 42 inch. 50" was only about $200 difference but that also means we have to buy a new TV stand which would cost around $150 up. That would mean an extra cost of $350+. I'll pass.

Why not 1080p? We were thinking really hard if we were going to shell out the extra cash to go 1080p. I read at Cnet and elsewhere that the difference between 720p and 1080p is not really noticeable until you have around 55+" tv/projector. Since we don't plan on getting a tv around that size we just decided to go with 720p. I'm not a min-maxer IRL. Prolly later on down the road I'm going to get a 1080p but it's prolly going for my PC to get more out of the resolution.

We later found out that Bestbuy and Circuit city has the same tv only for $699.99! I'm going to print out a copy of the ad online to get Price matching and get $20 back =). Thing is the TV has to be available at those stores near us. Best buy is out so I got circuit city left to call today. Gimme my $20!

I also got Gears of War 2 and COD: WoW (inc in the mail) for those nights that we aren't raiding, plus the wife is a shooter fan! Send me an email if you wanna play via xbxlive on some nights. Co-Op play should be fun.

Winterveil Achievements

I managed to get all but 3 of the achievements done for the winter veil achievement when my Internet is not crapping out on me.

I was on a roll last night until I hit the pre-quest for the bombing run where it requires a group of 5 people to summon this lvl 70 elite boss.

Now I have to beg/bug people to help me to get to the next stage and have a chance to complete it before time runs out.


Last night Group 2 Naxx cleared their instance and tonight we will be doing 25man Sartharion with 3 drakes up. Officers decided we will not do another 25man Naxx till we get the kill or at least till monday next week.

I'm not sure if there is an achievement for being first on the server to defeat this encounter.

So here's hoping healers show up tonight and everyone brings their A game. I will prolly sit this one out again but I'll stay on vent just incase.

Hopefully you folks had a good weekend.


Chad S. said...

That's a sweet TV. Sounds like a nice way to pass the time when WoW is down.

Good Luck on 3 Drake OS! We'll be wrenching up our drake numbers in the weeks after the holidays.

Darraxus said...

I annoyingly couldnt log onto my main. Dont know if it was the internet or Dalaran.

Kinzlayer said...

@Darraxus - have you tried disabling all mods/add-on/uis when you are having disconnect after loading the selected character, who happens to be in Dalaran? I had this issue and if I forget to park my character outside of Dalaran, I would have to do that every time and it recovers for me each time.