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V-log #1 is Live!

February 25, 2012 Leave a comment

V-log #1 is Live!

 

Hey everyone, while I’d normally post a formal blog today, I decided to do the V-log instead since I’ve been asked multiple times to put it up and it gets all the main topics down in a fast 3 minutes. Not much else to say except I hope you enjoy it!

I’m also now writing tomorrow’s blog article which is going to be another “Look Again” article which focuses on analyzing different types of photography. It’s been about a month since I’ve done one of those, so look forward to that as well!

~Kronedog

Frost Lance FTW Mage Video up!

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

World of Warcraft Frost Mage – Ice Lance FTW

 

Well, the first official video is now up on the YouTube channel! I really enjoyed making this video from the actual arena matches all the way to the editing. It was a lot of fun and thats probably what encourages me the most to keep going forward.

Now, I said I also was releasing a V-log explaining more in depth about Kronedog Productions and that should be up sometime tomorrow. I have more Mage videos on there way including another music video style video and some commentary as well.

The website is still in the works. I’ve yet to purchase the domain name/hosting due to personal reasons but on the flip side, I’m working on all the content daily so when the time is right for the site to go up, the content will follow closely. I’ll mention more in detail about everything website related in the V-log so if you’re interested, make sure you check that out!

Once again, thanks to everyone who has shown me encouragement and positive feedback!

~Kronedog

Kronedog Productions is LIVE

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Kronedog Productions is LIVE!

Its Begun

Well, to start, I want to thank the individuals who helped encourage me to go this route which is also something I’d like to one day make a career but we’ll see. What I’m talking about is Kronedog Productions. It’s something I came up with about a year ago but just never fully went through with. Since then I’ve tried many numerous business ventures and in the end, I knew my passion for gaming in general was the strongest. So with much ado, the time is now for Kronedog Productions!

What else besides your YouTube channel?

My YouTube channel is currently the only active source of content which will be including various gaming videos ranging from:

  • Commentary’s
  • Guides /Tutorials
  • Music Video Collaborations
  • V-logs
Aside from YouTube, the plan is to begin streaming gameplay via Twitch.TV/thekronedog . Livestreaming is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile but the only thing holding me back is a decent computer to do so with. With all that, there’s one more thing. The website. I’ve also decided to host my own website which will be the main hub for all the content I put out including some other stuff which I’ve yet to announce. Expect quality, helpful information and entertainment. Thanks everyone for the positive feedback thus far!  I’ll link everything below that’s worth linking.
~Kronedog
Kronedog Productions Website http://www.kronedogpro.com (coming soon)

Kronedog Productions on the way!

February 9, 2012 7 comments

Kronedog Productions

What is Kronedog Productions?

Kronedog Productions is something I came up with about a year ago but never went through with. When I orignally started this blog, it was a Warcraft blog but over time I strayed away from the gaming stuff into other areas I found interesting such as photography, writing about life topics and ways to better yourself. I then took another heavy influence and created The Ghost Den which lasted about a month unfortunately. Throughout the entire time of being away from the “gaming community” I felt lost in many ways venturing out into different themes and ideas.

I did a lot of brainstorming and collected my thoughts together to find the “constants” I love in life. It came out like this:

  1. Video Games
  2. Guitar / Music
  3. Writing
  4. The paranormal world
  5. Working out

Moving Forward

So with that being said, it’s time to go through with the original plan which was to share my love of video games with the world in a variety of ways. I’ve been playing games since I was very young and I’ve never really stopped playing them. This is what I’m going to be providing:

  • Gaming guides / tutorials
  • Up to date gaming news!
  • In-depth game reviews
  • Live streams ranging from Starcraft 2, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, MW3, and new releases!
  • Music Video gaming collaborations

 

So with a little patience, Kronedog Productions will be here soon. I’ll be posting a V-log soon on YouTube explaining in better detail of what I’m currently working on. My channel can be found at www.youtube.com/thekronedog

Thanks again to everyone that has continued to positively encourage me to do what I love to do most. This blog won’t be ending due to everything I’ve stated above but I’ll definitely be changing some things up.

~Kronedog

 

Gamer’s Edge: Leveling in WoW 1-58

January 5, 2012 4 comments

Gamer’s Edge

Leveling in World of Warcraft 1-58 (Classic WoW)

Gamer’s Edge is a weekly article where the discussion is always game related ranging from reviews, upcoming news in the gaming world, tips/tutorials, and more.

Overview

Leveling in any MMO can be a pain. Getting through that “grind” can be quite boring, especially if you’re like me and done a lot of alt leveling. When I level an alt in World of Warcraft, I usually get bored and say screw it around lvl 70 ish and hop back on the main. How does one keep the motivation to keep leveling to get to the actual “game” at cap level. I’ve recently rolled a Mage for a few reasons. One being I wanted to share this leveling guide and felt to give the best tips, I’d have to go through it myself and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Today we’ll be discussing leveling from 1-58 as fast as possible so here we go.

Before you even start

Before you roll that fresh level 1, make sure it’s a class you’ll stick with from beginning to end. Know what your goals are before starting, this way you’ll have something to focus on the way to 85. One other thing I highly recommend is farming yourself a full set of BoA’s! Do this! Otherwise leveling is going to be that much rougher. On top of that, join a guild with the 10% leveling bonus so you’re maxed on the xp bonuses.

Levels 1-10

Getting to level 10 should only take approximately one hour. Not much to say except do those quests! You can’t que for dungeons or BG’s so your best bet is to constantly do one quest after another. If you pick up 5 quests in lets say Goldshire, go out and do all those quests, return, turn them in, receive XP, rinse and repeat. Make sure you’re always doing something for xp. Sitting around in Stormwind trolling trade chat isn’t going to be very helpful.

Levels 10-15

At level ten, we are given the option to que for BG’s. If you’re trying to level as fast as possible, I don’t recommend farming BG’s at this level. Questing is still your best friend at this time, so keep trucking on. Remember to keep checking your capital city’s quest board (Horde’s is in Valley of Strength and Alliance’s is in Trade District.) By doing this, you can assure yourself you’re questing at your proper level. I say this because, with a full set of BoA’s, you WILL out level zones very quickly.

Levels 15-58

Achieving level 15 is your goal from the get go. The reason behind this is obvious, you can now use the dungeon finder tool! This is what you’ll be using from now until level 80 for the majority of the time. Some people say, questing is faster, but I say running dungeons is faster. I say this because, while yes questing can give great xp, you’ll find yourself running around zones either trying to get to the quest, or returning to the quest giver to turn it in. A lot of time can be wasted running back and forth. Also keep in mind, you have no flying mount so many obstacles will get in your way.

I’m not saying, don’t quest, because I certainly have been doing my fair share of it on the Mage. Here’s how it works if you’re DPS:

  1. Que for Dungeon
  2. While in que, run quests
  3. Dungeon que pops, accept and run instance (almost every dungeon has specific quests inside the instance now.)
  4. Complete dungeon and quests, turn in quests.
  5. Rinse & Repeat

It’s honestly that easy. You can do the same if you’re a healer, but from personal experience I’ve found it more useful to just que up as a healer since they have rather fast que times.

If you’re a tank, SPAM DUNGEONS! Tanks get instant ques, so take advantage of this. As a tank, you will level faster than others because of this. Of course, if you get bored of constantly running the same dungeons over and over, feel free to give yourself a break and go do some questing. Then when you’re ready, get back to it!

If you honestly want that toon to 85, he/she will get there in due time. It all comes down to how seriously you take it. Sure it can be fun to dilly dally around, run some low lvl BG’s but just remember, it will be much more enjoyable at cap level.

Well that’s my two cents on leveling. I will be posting the next article once my Mage gets through Outland (58-68) which should be a few days. From there I’ll be continuing with an Outland, Northrend, and Cataclysm guide to finish it off.

~Kronedog

Gamer’s Edge: Modern Warfare 3

December 30, 2011 2 comments

Gamer’s Edge

Modern Warfare 3

Gamer’s Edge is a weekly article where the discussion is always game related ranging from reviews, upcoming news in the gaming world, tips/tutorials, and more.

Overall rating: 7/10 

What I’ve to Say

Okay, I’ll be honest, when this game came out I wasn’t  very excited. Mainly because I think every Call of Duty game is way overhyped but then again… it kind of has a reason to be.

The first thing I noticed when playing MW3 was the classic CoD controls but also the smoothness. I set my sensitivity up pretty high because I feel its necessary to be quick as possible in a game like this. The graphics are what you’d expect from a Modern Warfare game, the controls are dead on, now on to the game play.

Game play

I’m writing this from an online perspective since I’m sure we can all agree that MW3’s online mode is the most popular aspect of any Modern Warfare game. With that in mind, here’s an example of what happened my first round in MW3: Run in with UMP, get shot, re-spawn, get shot, re-spawn, die, re-spawn, die… okay you get the picture. In general the maps are smaller in this game. This is both good and bad. Personally I think it’s great because who want’s to be running around a map forever trying to find someone to kill? At the same time, be prepared for combat every turn you take. It can even be pretty annoying since spawn point camping is popular.

Competition

One reason I love MW3 is the competition. It’s fun to turn on the console system, enter a game, and start owning people within minutes. A lot of people take there Call of Duty seriously while others like me, take it serious but realize it’s still a game. If you’re into competitive gaming, MW3 should be near the top of your list. Make it your goal to get first place in every match and go from there. I’d also recommend looking into the MW3 Elite package.

Overall

I would never give this game such a high rating if I didn’t full believe the game was good. Sure it’s just like any other CoD game but remember, every single one that comes out just gets better and better. So in conclusion, if you’re looking for a fun to play, yet competitive game, MW3 is your game.

~Kronedog