So, I spent a good chunk of my weekend playing World of Warcraft – something that hasn’t happened in a really, really long time. I have to admit, the new Death Knight class is mostly responsible – well, that and the fact that I have a character who is actually making money for a change.  More on that later – first, Death Knights.

I already posted a bit about the changes in this expansion so I won’t repeat it all here.  I will say this: the starting area for the Death Knights and the quests you are given are quite engaging.  I’m actually -reading- them and finding myself interested in what comes next, which is really unusual.  I’ve gotten used to the one click quest accept option – where you click the questgiver, the quest pops up with fast text and you just click accept and go onto the next one.  In this case, I found myself reading, quite carefully, everything being said.  There’s a definite arch to the Death Knight story when you start and by the time you get to the end (I won’t spoil it for you), you feel like you’ve really accomplished something and have been duly entertained while doing it.

Seriously, kudos to Blizzard because man, I don’t read the quests anymore.

In other news, despite having a level 60 Mage for quite some time, (63 now I think – never leveled him to 70 with Burning crusade), I have lived in a state of perpetual poverty within the game.  I’ve always struggled to make enough to cover my repair costs, to be brutally honest.  All of that seems to be changing and I’m not sure why.  I’m not doing anything particularly different than I have in the past except that I’ve been playing my Paladin a lot more lately.  Maybe that’s the key – Alliance side will buy anything?

In even other news, I watched Kung Fu Panda over the weekend and I have to say, it was fantastic.  Really entertaining – I highly recommend it.  Caught another episode of ‘Legend of the Seeker’ – I’ve got it Tivoed so I don’t have to remember to watch it.  It’s still good, but they keep changing more stuff.  For example: Kahlahn revealed now that she was raised by the Sisters of the Light, not with the wizards at the Wizard’s Keep in Aydindril and that, when her mother died, her father used her and her sister (not really her sister in the books), to force people to do what ever he wanted them to do (again in the book, he died from the shock of her mother’s death, who had taken control of him with her Confessor’s power so he would give her strong children).

How these changes will affect the story line (especially the parts in the books where a Sister of the Light kidnaps Richard and forces him to go back to their Palace), I’ve no idea.  It’ll be interesting to see where they go with it and how they diverge from the books (further).

In still MORE news, the Star Trek trailer has gone live and is shiny.  

And, lastly, the turkey has been taken from the freezer and is now slowly thawing in the fridge.  T-minus 4 days!!!