Dragonflight Global Release

We’re only a few hours away from the global release of WoW’s 9th expansion, Dragonflight. For Brussels, the exact time is: November 29th at 12am. So, tomorrow evening, we’ll be camping the docks of Stormwind from 11.00pm, waiting for the boat the take us to the Dragon Isles.

This is probably the most exciting moment in a WoW player’s life: being part of a huge crowd (and I mean huge, we’ll post screenshots) counting down to the opening of a new world filled with new adventures, knowing that millions all over the planet are doing exactly the same. No other game can reach this level of excitement! What a great time to be a WoW player!

Baa`l – The Secret Demonic Goat

When your blog and your guild are both named “Angry Goat”, you have to get this battle pet, and that’s exactly what we’ve done today.

The entire process is actually quiet lengthy but very fun to complete. Once again, we have the WoW secret finding community to thank for having discovered it.

We may have roamed Azeroth in every directions and defeated Baa’l, but it’s a little girl named Uuna who did the hardest part: removing the goat’s shield so we could battle it.

However, before being able to face Baa’l, Uuna had to be empowered, which is another WoW secret where you have to find, summon and save her. Her story line is pretty dark, you have to bring her back from death through a grim scenario where her soul is about to be eaten by monsters. But it’s totally awesome because:

  • 1. She’s one of the cutest characters in the game;
  • 2. She’s your key to obtain the cutest goat ever!

WoW secrets are fun and bring an incredible depth to the game. Also, more goats is a good thing.

Last Week-End of Shadowlands

Two years ago, we were excited for the launch of Shadowlands. Just like now, the holiday season was starting and we were about to receive the greatest gift a WoW player can wish for (after incincible): an expansion for Christmas.

There have been highs and lows, but the overall feeling is very positive. We’ve played more during this expansion than we have with any other before. We’ve completed every single meta achievement in the game and we’ve even reached the end of the Twisting Corridors.

Revendreth was our favorite zone… It’s crazy how, after 16 years, they could still create a zone with such a distinct feeling. Big thumbs up to the creative people at Blizzard.

We had a blast in Thorgast, it was probably our favorite expansion feature of all times.

While we enjoyed the covenants, it would have been better if they wouldn’t have been connected to the character power, so we could have enjoyed the 4 campaigns with our main characters instead of having to use alts.

Of course, the Shadowlands aren’t gone and there’s still many achievements, pets and mounts to collect… But in a few days, Theotar and his friends will be history, even if its a history that we’ll gladly revisit.

Sinister 2

After reading the trivia about this movie on IMDb, I was surprised that Sinister 2 was considered a failure. This is the reason why the third movie and the crossover project with Insidious were abandoned. I really don’t have the same taste as these reviewers, I actually loved the sequel as much as the first one.

The Sinister movies are all about the feeling that something evil and disturbing will happen. In my opinion, they succeeded at that. There were more snuff movies involved in the sequel, each very creative in the way they killed their victims. I also think that Bughuul (which means Boogeyman) is as menacing as ever, leaving a feeling of you can run, but you can’t hide.

Nicolas King who plays Bughuul, apparently had Baguul put on his license plate, and had his costume stored in his closet. The guy really lived in the skin of his character. If you think that TV or movies can have an effect on your life, imagine the actors that gave life to a character other than their own person. But, that’s a topic for another blog post.

TLDR; Sinister 2 lived up to my expectations, the unsettling vibe throughout the movie is one of the best ever created. It left me with an eerie feeling of impending doom, and I love that. Maybe I’m not easily afraid due to all the horror I’ve watched in my life, but when a movie gives me the chills, it’s a win.

Dragonflight Hype

The new expansion releases on the 29th and it looks amazing! But, before we can roam the skies of the Dragon Isles, there’s still a lot to do in Shadowlands. We also have to reserve a day to do what’s to be done before each new expansion: cleaning our bags, our banks and the guild bank.

The Search For A New Main WoW Character

For a few months, we’ve been using most of our gaming to decide which class could replace our Hunters as main characters. Here’s a little break down of our research:

Elemental Shaman: You like casting Chain Lightning? No? Well, too bad because you have to cast it 12263737 times/hour which makes it very dull.

Balance Druid: The spec we’ve tried the most. It could have been nice… Wouldn’t it be for eclipse! We both get very nervous after a few hours keeping track of the short duration dots, the full moon and the mushrooms, the astral energy and the right eclipse. I thought that it would all become muscle memory, instead we just got a huge headache.

Shadow Priest: In dungeons, in raids or in the open world, the game has become an AOE fest. So, having to use Mind Sear and multi-dotting as main AOE abilities easily becomes boring. Too bad, we really enjoyed this one.

Destruction Warlock: The lack of mobility, in and out of combat is very frustrating. Burning Rush isn’t enough.

Gamrok & Sisqi with the pre-launch appearance

All those hours spent trying other classes were kind of hard and they made us realise how much we enjoy our BM hunters. I guess that using the same rotation (give our take a few minor changes) for a decade becomes a bit old at times, but it remains the most fun for almost every aspect of the game. So, we’ll keep maining our hunters in Dragonflight. At least, it cleared out all the doubts that we might have had.

WoW’s 18th Anniversary

Happy Birthday to the best game ever created! I’ve been playing it for more than 16 years and I can’t imagine a world without it anymore. Sharing my adventures in Azeroth with Sisqi is also one of the best thing that ever happened to me.

It’s been a hard year for WoW, trying to keep going through all the bad press around Blizzard. However, it remains the best MMO ever made.

he celebratory event could have been fun, wouldn’t it be for those damn dragons that chain stun us until oblivion. So, event complete, let’s move on.

Dragonflight’s Pre-Launch

The first phase unveiled the new talent trees which are great but we’ll only get to experience the real thing when we’ll be 70 and geared. That phase was filled with classes and specs experiments (hundred of hours).

The second phase got us really hyped for Dragonflight. We’ve created two Drachtyr (even though we don’t plan on playing it) and we went through their starting zone. It was really fun and it gave us a taste of the Dragon Isles which look awesome!

Courtesy of Sisqi, our resident mayhem photographer

The pre-launch event is also pretty great, we especially enjoyed the revisited version of Uldaman and the huge chaos surrounding hundreds of players simultaneously farming the primal invasions. Is it me or it feels less laggy than Shadowland’s pre-launch event?

Anyway, we still want to complete a few achievements and collections before next Tuesday, so back to work (in a peon’s voice)!

Hellraiser 2022

A take on Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic where a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites. (IMDB)

The second movie of our Halloween evening was a blast and probably our favourite of the franchise.

Changing the cenobites to female characters probably made more than a few fans angry but I love it. Jamie Clayton (The Priest) and Selina Lo (The Gasp) managed to breath new life into their characters while remaining twisted and super creepy.

Doug Bradley, who originated the role of the Hell Priest/Lead Cenobite/Pinhead, had this to say about Jamie Clayton’s take in a Twitter post: “I’m a bit blown away by this! The clever re-design of the make-up; the shimmer of the “pin heads”; the palette; whatever that keyhole/locket/tracheotomy thing is at the throat. It’s simple, subtle, disturbing and sexy. Everything it should be.”

The new cenobites aren’t the only change I enjoyed… To be honest, I never really enjoyed the hell dimension and I was very happy to see a Hellraiser movie happening in our reality.

The plot was excellent and managed to keep us on the border of our seat during the entire movie. David Bruckner did a fantastic job bringing an 80s classic to this era.

Halloween Ends

Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all. (source: IMDB)

Once more, we don’t agree with the critics. I had read so many bad things about this movie that I was almost afraid to watch it. While it’s not perfect, it was a nice entry in the franchise and, most importantly, we had a great time watching it.

What we didn’t like: Definitely Jamie Lee Curtis. I know that Laurie vs Jason is pretty much the core of this new trilogy, so she had to be in its final episode, but it’s time that both the actress and the character take a break from the franchise, forever! She’s boring, heavy and kind of disruptive of a nice plot.

What we liked: The romance between Allyson and Corey. Both characters are great and their story is amazing. It was so good that it could have been a movie on its own.

In the end, the mix of the “Laurie & Jason” story with the “Allyson & Corey” romance gave a nice rhythm to the movie. It’s definitely not as good as the original, but it’s much better than Halloween kills. I’m glad that this trilogy could receive a proper ending.