Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ElunesGracePodcast #40 - Level 40 get your mount!

News:
  • Blizzard and Activision = Activision Blizzard
  • Blizzard and Dell = very cool though expensive laptop.
  • Diorama - the details are quite good.
  • AT&T offers free wow play.

Level 40 - Congratulations!! Now it's time to stop walking and start riding on your awesome mount!

Mp3

6 comments:

Jemimus said...

Part of the reason for the high price tag of any Dell laptop in the XPS series, is the extra or better hardware included for gaming.
Most laptops can not run current games, though this point is kinda moot with WoW, as WoW never was a graphics hog, even three years ago.

But with the duel SLI video cards on board + the physics processor (hardly supported by any games yet), and just generally better quality hardware (for example better memory than you would find in a normal laptop), plus all the extra features like the backlighting and Logitech display, I can understand the price. The default XPS M1730 that the WoW laptop is based on, which is identical hardware, comes in at about 2600 dollars. With all the options, it can cost as much as $4431. Check out this page for the comparisons:
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1730?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=bundlestab

Most people think the WoW edition laptop is severely overpriced though, as its not even based on the $4431 version optional components.
Though I might say, you get a lot of cool WoW swag with it, check out this vid of Randy Deluxe of the Instance podcast unpacking the box:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/wow/dell-world-of-warcraft-xps-m1730-gaming-notebook-unboxing-looting-and-grope-329752.php

The coolest extra thing you get is probably the figure print gold card. These guys will manufacture your character as a 3D statue, and this is totally something I would have done, even if it costs $100. There is gonna be a LOT of demand for this, and the people with the laptop get first in line for that, so its a nice bonus.

Knerys said...

Grats on level 40 Elly and Sal!

Joonces said...

Congrats on 40!

Is this where you'd like us to post our Xmas "wish lists"?

If so, #1 Hunter wish: MORE STABLE SLOTS!!!

Knerys said...

2 things on my wishlist:

1. shorter flight times when traveling between flight paths

2. a graveyard next to the entrance of each instance!

Knerys said...

2 things on my wishlist:

1. shorter flight times when traveling between flight paths

2. a graveyard next to the entrance of each instance!

Annai said...

Jemimus: Those FigurePrints are $100 (plus $15 shipping). I believe "anyone" can get them, although I don't know what the waiting list is like or how long it takes. They were taking deposits and/or pre-orders a while back. Haven't checked the site in a week or so. Not in my budget anyway. :)