Piloting, from hercs to mechs.

Piloting, from hercs to mechs.
A running recap of what I'm doing for fun, between active duty flying, technology, gadgets, and some of my favorite games.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New base, new options, new problems

So, as we transition to a new location, I am fortunate to now have a few different internet options available to me.  So far, the free network seems about the same as the expensive paid network, in bandwidth and latency.  While I seem to no longer have to worry about disconnects due to router hopping, I now have to contend with a very consistent 300ms latency.  And, from the limited time I've had to log on so far, I can tell that bandwidth will make that even worse in raids for some reason.  That being said, I'm always impressed by how little bandwidth WoW actually requires to be playable.

Now that I have tasted the flex and LFR raids, I am usually disappointed when I don't have enough time to actually log on for a couple hours and join raids.  My recently leveled DK is specced for DPS, so the queues can be upwards of 30 minutes.  I don't have a high enough item level to join flex raids using oqueue yet, so I'm in the middle area of limited loot and long waits.

Every week I use a bonus roll for both Ordos and a Celestials boss, on each of my four level 90 characters.  Including the default drop, that comes out to 16 chances to loot a high level item off those bosses.  Two weeks in a row I have stuck out entirely.  RNG is quite frustrating.