Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Working with WoW and a Nostromo N52

About a year or two ago, I was fortunate enough to get my hands upon a Nostromo N52 gamepad, when the Tournament edition was still being introduced and slowly phasing out on the former. Well, it's still in one piece, so, if you're lucky enough to have one, or are planning on getting one, here's a little guide with a bit of help from other sources to make the best out of using it with the most buttons possible.

Here, in this thread, Grendalsh gives the new user a detailed guide via youtube on how to get the most number of buttons.

For the sake of clarity, I figured I'd help things along and create a diagram of what he basically has done.

Additional Note: The red button is used for Esc.

Notice how 1-9 are done in a square formation and that the last three buttons are put in the outside column? This leaves the three buttons on the right for the different states which would make four sets of twelve buttons. If you need that many, at any rate.

It should be noted that until I got this formation, I was always using my left hand's thumb for the jump button (0 on the diagram), and had assigned 1-5 on the red button and the rocker switch. However, I was still using keys 2,3,4, and 8 like I would the usual manner, but it would take up needed buttons. With this set up, it's easier to keep the keys you need to much closer reach. Though, relearning the muscle memory's gonna be a pain.

Next post, I'll show what I use for my UI, in hopes that maybe someone can get an idea inadvertently and improve on what they have.

Monday, February 16, 2009

One of my favorite links...

I love these guys. :D

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Avatar picture, updated!

The picture leading to my armory is "Guarded By the Light" from the Fires of Outland from the WoW:TGC. Art done by Chippy.

Pretty cool, eh? Shows just how awesome female dwarven paladins are.

Monday, February 9, 2009

3.0.9? Wasn't aware there was such a thing.

• The duration on all Seals has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer dispelled.

All I can say is; It's about freakin' time! Granted, it is a slight nerf to Ret PvP, but that's nothing new.

•Divine Plea: The amount healed by your spells is reduced by 50% (up from 20%) but the effect can no longer be dispelled.

Boo. But on the flip side, you can't dispel it or spell steal it. Screw you, mages!

• Sanctified Seals: This talent no longer affects dispel resistance, but continues to affect crit chance.

Can we get an additional affect to this talent instead of a mere crit increase? We got enough of those already in the tree.

• Glyph of Holy Light - Your Holy Light grants 10% of its heal amount to up to 5 friendly targets within 8 yards of the initial target. (Down from 20 yards, Tooltip text fix, was already hotfixed to 8 yards in game)

I haven't been Holy since May of 2006. Every other time since then has been for the sake of the old Shockadin spec. But I digress. Why does it take so long for typos to get fixed?!

• Glyph of Seal of Righteousness - Increases the damage done by Seal of Righteousness by 10%. (Old - Reduces the cost of your Judgement spells by 10% while Seal of Righteousness is active.)

Grats, Holy Pallies. Grinding is not so boring anymore! :D

Friday, February 6, 2009

Well shut my mouth...

Those tasty tanking talents are looking a lot better and better.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

If 3.1 is meant to be the harbinger of good news...

...then I'd rather not hear anything, if your saying that mana regen needs to be nerfed is of any indication.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

And the Wank continues...

...wank, or in this case, whine, is being perpetrated by warlocks. Obviously not content with nerfing the Turn Evil Glyph, are still on pissing spree, demanding to be immune to CC in all forms, especially Meta warlocks.

Evidently, warlocks can dish it out, but they can't take it.

Fur seine viewing erfreun.

As a bit of a lore nut, I stumble across fan made movies of lore that make me happy, in spite of some flaws they carry. Case in point, Warden of Eternity; a lore machinima that talks about Maiev Shadowsong. Be warned, it's in German, and it's production quality is not the greatest, HOWEVER, in spite of these flaws, watch it anyway. You'll see the work of someone that shows that they love what they do.

And besides, the fact that it's in german adds to the cool factor in my book, as I often sing in german. :p