I’ve now had some time playing the Warlords of Draenor expansion and I’ve figured out an efficient and productive way to deal with Garrisons. I should mention that I’m playing with mostly Heirlooms: three pieces of armor, weapons and usually a necklace. And I have Draenor Pathfinder, so my Alts fly from the beginning as they finish the Assault on the Dark Portal event.
I would have preferred to level up to 91 with the Alts before going to Draenor. This would allow the Heirlooms to level up significantly. As it turns out, with Heirlooms you reach 91 at the end or shortly after completing the Draenor Starting Event, and there is enough help during the event that it doesn’t matter a lot whether you are 91 when starting it.
I’ve played three Horde toons through Draenor until 101, which is my goal before entering Legion, again to level up the Heirlooms. Along the way I’ve learned some lessons with Garrisons and with the areas to play to level efficiently.
Ahhhhhhh Look what I found in Nagrand.
No, not the big ugly guy. He’s my bodyguard.
I’m a long time user of the Qt Development Framework. But every few years, it seems to change hands and everything about how to install it changes.
I recently installed it on Linux Mint, and while it looks like it is built in, the install was anything but simple.
But now I’d like to add a feature to one of my personal programs for Windows, so here we go again. I started by trying to look up a recent YouTube video on the subject and while it was only a year or so old, and all the domains were active, it failed miserably after the install in the same way that the Linux install failed. It was unable to find a valid “Kit”. A Kit for Qt is a set of definitions so that the IDE – integrated Development Environment – can find the other tools like compilers, framework libraries, debugger and make program. Well the Youtube video I found had the same problem. The install looked like it worked, but it brought along no tools, framework or valid kits.
Well I’ve solved that, so I’m making a post here so that I remember, and maybe it will help you too.
DK Reaches 100
Hurray! I’ve reached 100 in Draenor. Using Heirlooms and the power of Flight, thanks to my previous adventures with a Demon Hunter, it only took about 2 days. Also, I was only about 1/2 way through Gorgrond when I reached 100.
I’ve got a level 2 Garrison with some buildings. Not sure if I’m going to want to play much more “Farmville” tho, since The Burning Legion is attacking Azeroth again. Should I finish something here, or go back and help save our homeland?
Actually, I’ll probably level up the rest of my ALTs to 100 on this Realm before I go save the world. Choices. Choices.
Posing with the Last Fish
Turning in the Last Quest
Water Strider Near Anglers
Close up view
Super Walking on Water
Hurray! I started Fishing on 18 September and I finally have my Water Strider mount. If you do this, be sure and buy the enhancement from Nat Pagel at Revered that boosts your rep gain by 100%. Makes the last climb take 1/2 as long.
That last fish was a doozie. I suggest you wait until you are 90 and can fly in Pandaria to do this grind. Makes flying around the area each day much easier. And it makes it easier to clobber that big fish too. When you get the quest to Jump the Shark, be sure and look up the quest on wowhead to see how to do it. The good news is that I put two levels on this character while I did this grind. So I’m 92 now and ready to go to Draenor. Should be easy. Although I’ve taken a hunter into Draenor at 90 and it was fine.
Cheers, and good luck with your fishing.
Seems that I can never go too long without building a system. Now that Intel has been duly embarrassed by AMD bringing out some awesome mega-core systems, I just had to support AMD by building one. Intel rushed to build their Core i-9 Processors, but they are way expensive compared with the AMD alternatives.
I first considered an AMD Threadripper 1900x processor but after asking for advice from the Overclockers forum, it became clear that the 8 core 1900x was not more powerful than the earlier AMD Ryzen 1800X, and this one was on sale for about $100 off.
As you can see, I got a fancy glass case, and water cooler from Corsair, and those fancy carnival lights RAM from G.Skill. Those things are blinking away as we speak.
I have an “Equal Opportunity” network. A few Windows 10 systems and a lot of Linux Mint systems. And I obviously want to share files among my systems.
Over the years and versions, Linux Mint has gotten more friendly when sharing files with Windows systems. Samba has always been a thing, but in recent versions, Linux Mint has made it easier to get it going.
Back when I was using Ubuntu – which Linux Mint is based on – in 2008, it was a pain to get Samba going. But things are better now. Now with Linux Mint 18.2 the dialog above is what you get if you navigate to Home and then try to share your personal folder, presumably for read-only, to the rest of the network. That’s a start. Look even an install button.
So, Class Halls and Garrisons. Different, Right? Actually not so much.
And that’s the odd thing. Class Halls really don’t make much sense as you think about it. By the way, are these Order Halls or Class Halls?
I started to get curious when I was declared the “Leader of the Illidan Forces” in the region. You know, like I was the best Demon Hunter on the Broken Isles at the time.
And then I really got wise when I upgraded my OH so I could make Champion Armaments and saw that I had placed a work order just like back in Draenor.
So I just found out about a feature that fixes the problems I was having with playing Legion. I was being overpowered while trying to quest in the Broken Isles. But the Combat Ally feature fixes that.
You can assign one of your “Followers” to be a Combat Ally who follows you around and fights with you. Apparently the first one you get, after a Class Hall mission is Shade of Akama. I’ve only played Demon Hunter, so your mileage on other classes may vary. But this fellow makes progress in the Broken Isles easy rather than frustrating.
Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrum and others have been warning of “The Singularity” for some time now.
In their scenario, an AI wakes up one day and is suddenly smarter than any human, and alone, or by coercing humans to help it, this single AI either takes over the world, or helps we poor dumb humans out of all of our problems in a flash of intelligent light.
On the other hand, Daniel Dennett talks at length on youtube and in his books about the power of culture, the power of memes and “Intuition Pumps” and other tools for thinking. It seems to me that the Singularity Folks have it wrong and Dennett is a lot closer to the truth.