Playing In fear.


I got a new pc.    ( see below for a pic of its innards.) I’m happy and excited can’t you tell?  I don’t normally open my pc case unnecessarily but It had blue shipping foam in it that needed to be removed, and the case has some cool screws to take off the side panel easily ( no void warranty stickers on there either ) so I was taking pictures of my beast Aka Bigfoot and took a pic of the inside. 

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Larissa  from the Pink Pigtailed Inn back in July wrote in her post “How my fps issues were solved and I was born once again”  about her experiences seeing Dalaran clearly for the first time after getting a Pc issue fixed, and how it was another world.   I can totally relate to that because upgrading my Pc has not only allowed me to see the detail in things, but I don’t have to be afraid to go places for fear of crashing.  My first experience in recent Dalaran was noticing the bubbles coming off the Brewfest signage in the city.    Posters with bubbles..  I love it!

Fixing my Norton problem on my old Pc was step one to rediscovering the world, upgrading to a bigger and better beast – step 2.

I don’t have to hang out in the Graveyard near TOC anymore before raid.  Hop on my bike and ride as fast as I can with my camera angle looking at the ground, and hope that I will make it into the instance before crashing.

I can use my dual screen again, without fear that too many active programs would overload my pc and increase the crash chances.

I can see the floor! 

I don’t need to fear having to go through Dalaran to get to a capital city.  I used to fly all the way to the Tundra and catch a boat to stormwind, rather then just use the Dalaran portal.

I can do cooking and fishing dailys

I rode around Dalaran on my bike laughing on vent.   This was amazing!  The sights, the sounds, sure I’ve seen it all before, but only in snatches  daringly stolen and hopeful I wouldn’t crash.

Oh, the  people – Had to stop my bike a couple of times to say hello to a few people, that I never used to see because I was never able to hang out in Dalaran like the cool kids

I copied my wow folders onto a portable hard drive, and then copied it to my Pc.  I am running Vista on the new PC, and I discovered there had been a new patch since my last log in,  ( the fix for 3.2.2)  and I was getting the error message that it couldn’t find the wow.exe  and I was still calm, I googled the error message and apparently I need to “run as administrator” a lot of my programs because of the pains of Vista.  Even my vent.  My push to talk wouldn’t work unless I had the vent application selected, but Running as administrator worked.

So minor hic ups,  but it is fully functional, and it has really been amazing to be able to play without fear of crashing.

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3 Responses to “Playing In fear.”


  1. 1 James September 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, that is a MASSIVE fan on the side panel!

    How loud is your new rig?

  2. 2 Pugnacious Priest September 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    not really loud.. I wear headphones anyways so I don’t notice

  3. 3 Mannon September 29, 2009 at 2:38 am

    To get rid of the hassle of running everything as administrator (and subsequently, a great deal of your vista frustrations), you need to turn User Account Control off in Control Panel.

    http://www.ivertech.com/sharedPages/how-To-Turn-Off-User-Account-Control-On-Windows-Vista.aspx

    It’s meant to be added security, but in reality having to sign everything in triplicate when you try to do anything is about as welcome as herpes. As long as you’ve got decent anti-virus software, you’ll be fine.


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