Update (feb '11): I don't play anymore, this page still lives here as a memory.
Why I do play World of Warcraft, and why I don't approach it as 'just any game'. WoWInsider did a pretty nice job in saying exactly why I play the game, I quote:
Taking down raid bosses with 24 other people is quite satisfying, especially if it's the first kill. The communication and leadership skills necessary to successfully run raids are akin to running a small business, and the mathematics and statistics behind the true upper echelons of play require a solid understanding of calculus.
My role? Im a officer in one of the leading raiding guilds of our server. As patch 3.1 is here now, we're busy with clearing Ulduar. The rest of the content we have already down.
Update December 2008: This section is getting a little outdated, since now Wrath of the Lich King is out (even patch 3.1). All the movies in here are still from The Burning Crusade, and Im currently to busy to continue creating encounter movies, maybe in the future again. (The current ones listed are still worth watching!)
Tip: Watch youtube movies in high quality whenever possible!
There's a setting in the YouTube Account section called 'Video Playback Quality', set that to 'I have a fast connection.' to always watch video's in the highest available quality. Only in the very rare case that you don't have a fast connection I wouldn't advise this.
|Black Temple||Supremus||Dasofia, Fire mage||download | youtube|
|Battle for Mount Hyjal||Rage Winterchill||Dasofia, Fire mage||coming soon|
|Tempest Keep||Void Reaver||Dasofia, Fire mage||youtube|
|Serpentshrine Cavern||Morogrim Tidewalker||Dasofia, Arcane mage||coming soon|
|Serpentshrine Cavern||Leotheras the Blind||Dasofia, Arcane mage||coming soon|
|Magtheridon's Lair||Magtheridon||Dasofia, Fire mage||download|
|Gruul's Lair||Gruul the Dragonkiller||Dasofia, Fire mage||download | youtube|
|Zul'Aman||Akil'zon||Eiya, Resto druid||youtube|
|Karazhan||Netherspite||Eiya, Resto druid||youtube|
A few highlighted components of my current system:
- Intel i7-870 (Quad Core 2933 MHz)
- 8Gb RAM
- GeForce GTX 570
- Acer X243w (24" wide screen)
- Logitech G15 keyboard
- Logitech MX510 mouse
- Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
All my WoW settings are maxed out, Im playing at a 1920x1200 resolution (luckily I can even fraps at the same resolution while keeping a playable amount of frames per second).
Below here are a few screenshots to illustrate how I play and what my interface looks like:
Boss: Leotheras the Blind
Raid: Serpentshrine Cavern
Player: Dasofia, arcane mage
Era: The Burning Crusade
I made this screenshot because I had 1337 bonus damage just before the fight, which is pretty leet ofcourse.
Boss: Shade of Akama
Raid: Black Temple
Player: Dasofia, fire mage
Era: The Burning Crusade (patch 2.3)
A screenshot just one second after we killed the Shade of Akama in 3 minutes and 45 seconds with a total Raid DPS of 31944!