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Equip: Increases spell power by 111.
Use: Increases your critical strike rating by 920 (20.04%) for 20 sec. Every time one of your non-periodic spells deals a critical strike, the bonus is reduced by 184 critical strike rating. (3 Min Cooldown)
Just got my hands on this, and while i know this is a caster trinket (i have a trinket collecting madness) equipped for a feral it gives a minor ColdBlood effect for the next attack.
Using it, and with idol proc up i have 79% crit:)
A fun thing, but take note the effect's stack reduced with every auto attack hit, so time your fero.bites:P
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
If you don't like jazz, then first pic is just for you as an apology xD
Btw 2k in 3v3.
Dec 23, 2009
(Free is already KO'd somewhere in front of the monitor, or on his knees taking care of his Akrios shrine in the corner xD)
Teams with resto druids (WLD perhaps) can be really forced into defensive with this simple strat. Free starts on resto with CS+Gouge+Kidney while i go all out on lock. If we can't force a trinket on the druid in the first 13 seconds of lockdown (than i am bad) blind, rog joins me on lock and I cyclone the (now absolutely sure) trinket use on resto.
I cant be gripped (DK) away cuz i am not using feral charge with opening (hello catstep), warrior can't root me down and i even can use instant cyclone on the third member of the enemy team or on lockpet to negate soulink damage reduction.
Most of the times my priest is totally free to dispel, do damage or do whatever he wants, we are quickly on the offensive and we are controlling the game from start to finish.
We did lose 4 games today though against Badrasta's RMP. Badrasta is playing with his rogue partner for a long time, and they simply blow us up with perfect gameplay. What we have to do is to coordinate our teamplay even better, but so far i am very pleased with the fresh team and with the teammembers.
We are actually having a lot of fun, which is the most imnportant thing playing wow!
Dec 22, 2009
We did lost a few games against retri rog disc, we played 50-50 i think, and if we count in Free's dc and those other very close games when we actually lost, i think we did quite well overall.
We are around 1850~ now and definitely going for more.
After a hectic couple of days, i am finally alone at home. My gf is not pregnant (ye we had some excitement over her period), THANK GOD and my parents are on some roadtrip (no more snow shoveling for a few days!).
Ofc i have to work (i almost always have to) even when it is Xmas time but I do 5 hours a day, it's really not that bad. I have quite a few things to post about, if i get home i will get to it:)
Dec 20, 2009
Xmas really keeps me busy, i only can hope i will be avaible for some games tomorrow..(and i dont want to lose our priest to inactivity.:( )
If something will prevent me from getting a gladiator title, it will be IRL once again. :/
But life is life, and i have to care about ours.
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
My next gearupgrade is gonna be:
Proc is 1ppm, with a 10%~ proc chance on hit. 480 ap is simply too good to pass on.
Dec 17, 2009
First, I WANT TO PLAY ARENA. Arrgghhh:) But we couldnt for a week, everybody is very busy, i just completed my thesis work, Free and Tilly also have school things to care about. On top of that Xmas craziness is here too (not that i complained yesterday when i had to go shopping with teh girls. You know, hot 20yo~ with lingerie tryons, umm yes do want more lolz) Anyway i am hoping to play some games this saturday, i really want to cleave out some qq tickets this weekend. Other things. Rogues 3.3 - Envenom build
This is just hardcore. Huge buff, huge damage increases. The likeliness of applying Deadly Poison is now around 50% when talented and used corectly, even without every key talents it makes sure you will have a poison on ticking for ~1.1k’s every 2 seconds. Finisher envenoms hit targets for 4-6-8k critz, and bearform and heavy armor is totally ignored. Partial resist are rare and very little. Now i am forced to play even better than ever, against an opening rogue. Contrary to vids where ferals start with bearform, i always go cat and risk the saps in a duel (which are, 70% of the times do land on me) against a rogue. Now, that bearform is even more useless than before, i am forced to go out and attack in cat. With two evasions up, that is quite a difficult thing to do. I am trying to play with cat form sprint – travel and range while my abolish clears at least 2 stacks of poison. Free knows what i am trying to do, and it makes almost impossible to pull off (that is what i like, cuz i am a mazochist idiot, and i want to try against all odds anyway:D). Many times i have to depend on clutch pyro rockets and FC’s to prevent restealths, and time my Shadowmeld perfectly. I will probably make a short vid out of the duels and keep the better ones for the movie.
Dec 16, 2009
Inside there is a gigabyte mofo with 7.1 sound and all extras + Amd Phenom x2 720 BE 3.2ghz~ + radeon 4850.
(aaand there is a feral tiger in the pic somewhere! omg)
Dec 14, 2009
Free was throwing around awesome saps before and during fights, communication and morale was insane good.
We were blowing up people in globals, and even in long, good fights, against double healer teams we managed to collect many points. Heavy training on the warrior, mana burn on paladin and various cc's on shaman won all the games for us. In one of the games, i successfully bashed shaman cast, feral charged another from paladin and killed warri with Free in a moment.
Envenom build damage is through the roof, even i have problems against it (6-7k envenoms on bearform, 1.1k dot ticking).
I am very happy with this team, and with the teammembers. Tilly is a solid priest and i finally have someone, who totally knows what he and the enemies can do in pvp.
Dec 13, 2009
"paladin stuns healer, healer trinkets.
paladin stuns healer, DK silences healer, squishiest target dies"
"CC rotation is, charge priest HoJ priest, bladestorm priest, strangulate priest and warrior fears to confuse priest team members "
Dec 12, 2009
Scourge Strike got nerfed only 2 days after the release of patch. It dealt physical and shadow damage at the same time, and sometimes both critted foran overall damage of 14k~. I feel a bit bad for them though, they got nerfed pretty hard in the last months.
COI: There is some bug which prevents it to apply more than 1 target. Blues stated it is not working as it should so a quick fix is on the way.
Conflag dmg got tuned down a bit, but they are still as dangerous as ever. The conflag dot is capable of critting, and overall burst is only a bit lower.
Elemental Mastery now gives a 15% haste for 15 seconds. I am pretty sure this is a buff and not a nerf;) Lava burst still hits for the same insane amount, and Fire Nova stun is removed. Instead when glyphed, every type of Fire Totem can be used to trigger a new spell, Fire Nova for a quite high amount (3-4k noncrit) damage with a 3 SEC CD. It triggers gcd, doesnt need LOS cost ~1k mana. So look out for its placement!
are so dmn HC now. DT and VT benefits from haste now, dots are ticking so fast most times you will be gasping how much burst do they have now. Imp. DT deals 3k’s upon debuff, spammable. Mind numbing poison bugged out with the new hasted DT and VT, it actualy increases their duration, rather then slowing down the occurance of ticks. (fix is inc)
Explosive trap with trap mastery and decent stats now deals around 1k noncrit, 1.5k crit tick. Hunters not really want to spend talent points on the thing even less using a trap glyph, but it could happen to you.
So after some testing i am sure, that automated weapon and idol swapping is a prohibited action while in combat.
You can still swap weapons, but it triggers some nasty and extra GCD’s now. Let me show you what i am talking about.
Still there is a problem with this. If you are pressing it while not in gcd, you shift and your weapons wont be swapped until you press the shift macro again.
So you have to spam it to be sure. Still it is not so big of a problem because i rarely swap to healing anyways.
The macros i am using are (i exluded the wrath spell command part, ):#showtooltip
/cast [modifier:alt] Wrath
/use [nostance:1]!Dire Bear Form
/equip [stance:1] Relentless Gladiator's Staff
/equip [stance:1] Idol of Mutilation
Dec 9, 2009
make note i didnt get to test these... yet, but there are some AJ and wowforum posts about them.
Druids cannot shift out of spell reflected roots.
No DR on Roots, every time it lasts for 10 seconds, target becames immune after the 3rd cast as intended though
Catswipe doesnt work onmage pets but bearswipe does.
The things i tested.
You can still pounce/ravage a deflectioned hunter from stealth.
I ditched my old shifting macros, and started using new ones like
/use [nostance:1]!Dire Bear FormNow, spamming this when you get stunned in cat for example, wont accidentaly shift you out to caster anymore (most annoying thing when you are focused on). You stay in the current form, when freezing trapped or kidneyed.
The new LFG system is flashy, useful and is a nice addition. I love the new map system as well.
I do not like though the UI changes, which rendered addons like Outfitter, Itemrack and Closetgnome near useless. Being in combat and swapping weapons and idols somehow is slower and with these addons are not working. (all this to prevent rogues from poison swapping)
Now i do use a mangle idol in bear, and Shred idol in cat, (yeah i know idol swapping is bad, resets you swing timer ..>>bad bad bad. do not do this especially if you are pve, stick to the Idol of Mutilation) and sometimes i even swap to healing wpns and idol when in caster. I am still not sure if this only a temporary problem or something i have macro my way through.New dungeons are cool, scripted events are cool, but of course these will fade into boredom soon.(old stratholme event anyone?)
Oh and there some rumours that Scourge Strike is buffed, i still have to check that out tomorrow.
/cleartarget [noexists, stealth]
/use [stealth] Pounce; Rake
/use [nostealth] 10
/cleartarget [noexists, stealth]
* Will Pounce anything in range but clear ranged targets, fire up hand tinker if not stealthed and use Rake out of stealth. Spam this when searching for that elusive rogue or cat. Not entirely sure how it works, but it does. Starmist credit for the idea, Coldbear for the successful addition of Rake. Might be a few too many modifiers, but ...yeah. "
but leaving a heroic grp earlier(work) forced me to wander around in ghost form, cuz reentering the dungeon wont rez me, and my corpse is nowhere to be found!
<3 wowhead for listing the spirit healer places!
Dec 8, 2009
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ah its good to know, we are not so weak atm.
btw Tankz mom scolding Tankz on Xfire live stream was my favourite moment of the week. BAD BOY xD
Dec 4, 2009
So i just wanted to give you a heads up about the project. Bad news first.
I am very sad but it is gonna take a little more time to finish the movie. I will be ready to release it somewhere around January. I have to focus more on my thesis work atm, and on the final exam coming up just in early January.
Good news. Movie is going to be released in high quality, in resolution 1280x960, with comments with nice looking fonts. There were some requests to include open pvp and bg’s (again)not just arenas, so i will work on that. There also will be duels, all in exotic exploration places, including some unique fighting moves. Music choice is vocal trance, all very delightful tunes.
Tbh i am very excited about it, and i want it to be perfect. Even i am still a young feral, and nowhere a pro, I will give my best to make it meet your expectations.
Thank you for your patience, and for your support.
An interesting, very helpful addon to maximize dps. Tracks temporary buffs, and procs, helps out with suggestions for the next move. It could be a very good starting pve addon if you wanna dish out some serious damage and learn how to do it.
The second addon i want to introduce, is Snowfallkeypress. It makes abilities function, they rather activated on key press rather then releasing the key. It does speed up things, and i found it very useful in pvp situations. My formshifting is definitely quicker, and in hectic fights every fragment of second counts.
Dec 3, 2009
Dec 2, 2009
And do not forget the first rule of Fight Club, when you are using these. Or the second rule. :)
Nov 27, 2009
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Nov 24, 2009
You can look at the current standings at
Very good matches. Some thoughts on them.
I. ROX vs Pincho.Wow RMP 3-1
ROX’s RMP put out insane pressure on Pincho’'s paladin every match. First 2 matches on Bades Edge, and on the second fight awesome Mass Dispel at the moment the pally bubbled. Pincho won 1 Dalaran arena match and saved some face.
II. X6tence vs. Rocknroll Pigtails 3-2 H-DK-Palavs Ferl-Rog-DPriest
The first match (Nagrand) Feral-rog simply blew up the DK in a few second. They did such a bestial dps everybody was just gasping. 0-1
The second match Evleh was gibbed due to some combined, very tough, payback X6 dps. 1-1
Third match was quite long, many cc’s, Evleh under pressure. He struggled around the Nagrand pillars, somehow survived. Bloódx’s cds were consumed in the first few minutes, and after that he simply couldnt survive. 2-1
4th match, Ruins. Quick sap on paladin, but divine sac is already up so it breaks. Cyclone on pala now, nice cc’s. Evleh is going down hard, but psyhic scream cd just fades and he survives with the X6 team feared. Switch on Hunter, and after deterrence he goes down. 2-2
5th and a very very close match. Hard start on DK, expose armor up too. X6 on priest, RP switches to hunter. Priest goes down a bit sooner, but even after that, for loong seconds hunter crawls around with only 1k hp. Finally paladin outheals him. 3-2
Nov 23, 2009
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Nov 18, 2009
trick #42 – “Cat Vanish”
Restealth on demand. Situational, only usable in world pvp or in duels. Needs a low hp, quickly killable mob in close vicinity. Focus this mob. During fight check your stealth-prowl cd, time a quick kill on the focused mob (oneshot it if you can) with focus spell kill, or with engineering. You leave combat even youre engaged with the enemy player, and you can restealth.
Most of my creative energies are channeled into my thesis work atm, but as a little appetizer, this short video introduces one of the many tricks you can expect in HTF2.
Nov 17, 2009
What you need is mediocre situational awareness, nothing serious, im sure you will be able to pull it off just like me, or even better.
Oh and how many other tricks i collected for the movie already you ask?
Stay tuned, im just starting editing.
Once feral, always feral
Nov 16, 2009
well waohh the last 2 days were tough. i worked 12 hours yesterday, worked on my thesis work whenever i got the chance. arrived at home around 11~, then started to work out till 1:30am. yoga X rawr.
gf was sick so she couldnt join me, instead she sit the couch and watched me smiling while i was sweating like a pig.
tony , p90x you are bastards. but awesome workouts:)
today, well today i just got home, my coat is still on me, and i haven’t eat a hot meal yet. im tired i spent most of the day measuring wifi signals, and updating database for the thesis work.
i got repaired my car’s door completely today, i couldnt turn the keys in it, so it is there. brand new, i even found a new one with the right color!
i bought a few visual tuning things too, but i still havent come around to screw them into the right places.
if there is any arena today, im not sure i will want to play. i would rather just take a shower watch some tv series episodes and read some good fantasy books (erevis cale triology ftw).
oh yeah and im glad i have so much to do. i have jobs, i have many assignement, work, im healthy and you know what i feel okay.
Nov 14, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
also im running with resi gear in 3v3 now. 1k resi and still decent dps. also changed my SR glyph to berserk. insane pressure why was i hanging onto sr glyph cant say. /shy
my 2 main sets now (ignore 120 HR on resi, im getting the 50hit rating necklace soon; and now i am using hit rating wg trinket instead-> 1k resi)
Nov 12, 2009
They look promising.
Binds when picked up
Requires Level 80
Item Level 232
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 114 (2.48% @ L80).
Equip: Chance on melee or ranged critical strike to increase your armor penetration rating by 452 for 10 sec.
Band of Stained Souls
Binds when picked up
Requires Level 80
Item Level 232
Idol of the Crying Moon
Binds when picked up
Requires Level 80
Item Level 264
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This is around for some time now, so i thought i give it a try. Basically you travel to northrend, mount up your flying mount on ship or on zeppelin as soon as world map travelling fades. (avoid contact with land) Get to a location, fly high as possible, use this macro to DC:
/run if(not scm) then scm = SendChatMessage; end; function SendChatMessage(msg,type,lang,chan) scm("\124cFF00FFCC\124Hitem:19:0:0:0:0:0 :0: \124h" ..msg.. "\124h\124r",type,lang,chan);end;
/say DISCONNECT RISK: TRUE.
Log back on (sometimes you have to try several times), and if all worked then you are in a '”parallel” wow universe. Avoid contact with water now, cuz its gonna dc you instantly.
Please handle this with discretion, thank you for Order of the HIdden Eye and MMowned.
A vid showing you how it is done:
Nov 3, 2009
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- Predatory Strikes: The Predatory Swiftness buff from this talent now has an 8-second duration.
Good to know there are still developers looking out for us. Im not saying this is great but hey.. 8 sec actually gives you some time to plan ahead and with in a fight.
SO, thank you Blizz.
3 rogues and 1 feral.
Lots of enemy rogues and hordies looking for us. We even had one low lvl horde spotter BE palading on vent (i loved when i mc capped him, his friends killed him instantly lol) and lots of lots of fun!
2 calm shamans throwing practice heals on themselves. 4 stealthers gibbed them in a second then bambam 3 vanishes – rocket boots-sm-prowl.
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
1. Get the proc, but don't use it.
2. Build up 5 more cps on the target.
3. Now Cyclone before you do another finishing move.
4. Let your energy fill to full.
5. As soon as the Cyclone ends, unleash a huge Ferocious Bite with 5 cps and full energy.
Aside from the very high damage of an almost unpreventable Ferocious Bite, this way of using the proc worked counter to what we were trying to encourage. It's often easy for melee classes to get tunnel vision and just unleash every attack on the same target rather than switching targets or otherwise responding to what is going on in the fight. We'd rather see the proc get used to Cyclone say a healer or someone chasing your teammates.
In short, the intent was to give cats more team utility, not to give them a delivery mechanism for guaranteed full Ferocious Bites. With this change it will be risky or impossible to sit on the proc for long.
Lead Systems Designer
I swear this guy hates us. I am simply cannot put my disappointment into words. This theory fails so badly, when there are so overpowered wizard cleaves are running around they dont even have to toss 1 fucking cc during the fight. 5 second duration? Useless. I proc the buff with my finisher (which means -1 second gcd already) throw in some lag and you are there with only 3 seconds to find some in 20 yards to throw this shit on. But throw it fast boy, dont even look around of there is an already hand shaking bladestorm ready warrior on your back or a rogue just waiting to kidney you for that nice incoming shatters. You want to chain it with the team cc? Forget it, it is gonna be more annoying than useful now. A world pvp buff. Great for duels!
I cant believe this guy is a lead designer. He POSTS an OVERCOMPLEXED strategy HE IS WORRIED ABOUT. Woah! Yeah thank god i just walk up to that target get that 5 cp - SR finisher- proc that once again get 5 cp (while enemy is standing still ofc) CYCLONE HIM THEN ACTUALLY "Let your energy fill to full" ahhahahahahaaa like theyre gonne let that happen and GO FOR A DEVASTATING FB! 9k! and i spent all my energymy TF and all that time for this...
Oct 25, 2009
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blue quote from wow-europe forums
As soon as we have more information we will let you know.
Edit: Note that this outage may not account for all cases of latency reported.
[ Post edited by Gelmkar ]
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* Frozen Core: This talent now also causes Ice Lance critical strikes to reduce the cast time of the mage’s next Frostbolt or Frostfire Bolt by 0.4/0.7/1 seconds.
With Icy Vein and other stacked haste effects, frostmages already casting with <1.6 sec frostbolts. This is gonna be too much of a buff. Half second frostbolts, each of them capable of critting 6-8k on resilienced targets?
No i dont think so.
Gigabyte MA785UDH2 with 7.1sound
Sapphire Radeon 4850
memory, corsair psu rawr
graphics are simply awesome, i just ran around for a half an hour in wow enjoying the new shiny effects and surfaces. call of duty 4 is something new too, 1280x960 full HD and no lagging or any problem at all. happy kitty.
its time to start recording next week (i am working atm, and it is my birthday tomorrow!)
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
I already have a A4 page full of ideas. I will start frapsing very soon, im just waiting for my new computer (see below).
I tried out several things in the past month.
We are talking about catstepping death grips, a new kind of mountain climb, focuspulling mob before incoming blind and so on!
I also have some new unique tricks, and i am testing some new ones too.
For example, hunters like to parachute disengage all the time, i tried catstep parachuting on midair enemies:P You cant really activate anything while in mid-air, during catstep, and even with activating parachute before you will land behind the enemy.. hehe but this is just one thing, i am testing several others atm, trying to make “feraling” a bit similar to rogue fightstyle/art.
My home comp is pretty old, so im upgrading cpu for amd phenom II 720 BE and changing other hw’s as well. So HTF2 is coming with hq resolution and high fps recordings. Im gonna be offline for a few days, till i get all parts i need and till i assemble the comp!
Oct 13, 2009
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I really like the colours, but im not a big fan of the helm looks. The set bonuses are:
- Item - Druid T10 Restoration 2P Bonus - The healing granted by your Wild Growth spell reduces 0% less over time.
- Item - Druid T10 Restoration 4P Bonus (Rejuvenation) - Each time your Rejuvenation spell heals a target, it has a 2% chance to jump to a new target at full duration.
- Item - Druid T10 Balance 2P Bonus - When you gain Clearcasting from your Omen of Clarity talent, you deal 10% additional Nature and Arcane damage for 6 sec.
- Item - Druid T10 Balance 4P Bonus - Reduces the cooldown on your Eclipse talent by 6000.
- Item - Druid T10 Feral 2P Bonus - Your Swipe (Bear) and Lacerate abilities deal 20% additional damage and the cost of your Rip ability is reduced by 10 energy.
- Item - Druid T10 Feral 4P Bonus - Your Enrage ability no longer decreases your armor and instead decreases all damage taken by 12%, and the periodic damage done by your Rake ability can now be a critical strike.
Tier feral 4setbonus is just the best bonus ever. Too bad gearing up for it in pvp enviroment would mean –15% speed in forms and a lot less resilience. But Rake critting?.. hell yes.
Oct 7, 2009
I decided i need a more tasking exercise plan and diet, so i'm joining my friend's p90x adventure. 90 days of vigorous training, which can easily drive you mad :)
Im not hopeless atm but im not happy with certain areas. So it is time to get my shit together and work on it. "Never ever quit" as they say, i suspect it is gonna be hard but rewarding.
okay offtopic and ramblings out~
MEWNFARE IMPORTANT QUESTION Xd
against RMP i lost 6 times yterday, i tried going priest as u said... and they don't go war, they go me. i stun the rogue, i can get the cyclone off on him, but the mage chain polys my pally and i never get heals, then he is counter spelled, i interrupt frostbolt each 15 sec, basically they force me on bear, my war only goes on the priest, sometimes he goes rogue to peel him off me coz i can't even cyclone with rogue on me... what are we doing wrong?
sit on the priest, when rogue gets on you, trinket kidney, and get freedom AFTER youre done being stunned. if you get blinded, pally bops you, when you get freedom, warrior blade storms, you drop priest before the 2 sacs wear off. if you arent killing the priest within that time, probably a gear problem or you are doing something wrong, usually a bash or maim in the bladestorm seals the deal. if you dont have freedom,and they are on you, your warrior needs to be on the mage to innterupt till freedom is back and you switch to the priest, unless the mage is low, and save FC till after the blink for the mage if you are on him.
mainly, focus less on cc vs rmp, they will always win the cc game, you need to force them defensive and keep it that way till the priest or mage is dead."
words of wisdom my friends, words of wisdom.
Oct 6, 2009
What really bothers me, wizard cleave members dont even cc, at least not the DD members. The healer often toss a Hex or P.Scream, because he is so free of pressure he dont even has to heal the party. While somebody on the other team is constantly dieing.
Train the feral, collect the points.
Very sad and very true. We have almost no defense against spell damage, barkskin and protector of the pack is weak/not popular.
The best you can do, is to split dps and cc on each of the enemy DD members. This requires a certain amount on independence, a god knowledge of your class and of the enemy's. A real challenge, a real test of skill. It is very easy to die, very easy to make mistakes.
I find it a bit disturbing that Destro lock damage is above the roof. I often wear 800~ resilience and i still receive 8k+8k bursts in 1 second. Chaos bolt , instant Incin from melee dmg and conflagrate is something that should be redesigned.
It is the same with Lava Burst. I mean with Lava Burst not consuming Flame Shock, which without any setbonuses lasts about 20~ seconds and makes the shamans job a whole lot easier.
And RMP is still going strong.
I am not playing arena for a few days, i have a lot to do and i dont like to quarrel over stupid things with friends and arenapartners out of frustration(not mine). My motto is try to enjoy the unbalanced, yet very fun game we are playing and keep your friends close and dont say mean things to them (not me again). Better to have people you have to depend on rather to make enemies out of them. Hello Callof Duty 4 and Gears of War HC with Zordok:)
Oct 3, 2009
Ever wondered how nice it would be to connect with the powered computer at home and look up some files when needed? Or just check on the downloads?
Lets look at the things we have to set up to get this work.
DHCP handling is done by the router, with the given username and password (PPPoE connection is used). I am using the default IP address of the router, which –in most cases- is, 192.168.1.1 but with a modified subnet mask, 255.255.255.128! This will be important later on.
To reach my computer through the router i have to specify a static IP address to the desktop workstation, because i am going to use this address in the router configurations to establish a solid and functioning connection between the two. As you can see my static computer ip 192.168.1.100 and my subnet mask is the same i used in the router configuration, 255.255.255.128!
Also, as gateway(and preferred dns server) i am using the router’s ip address, which is 192.168.1.1 to establish the functioning internet connection.
Now i also have to enable this checked option here, to let me able to connect with the remote desktop service.
We have working internet, and we have enabled other users to remotely connect us when using remote desktop service. Will they be able to do so? Will i be able to connect to my computer from work or from another workstation? Not yet.
Apart from some security things, we simply still cannot “dial” our computer or our router from the internet. The router uses different IP addresses every now and then and it is very difficult to track these addresses from the outside. But we need this information to be able to build the connection. So what to do?
Head to dyndns.com and register(free!). Set up a DNS service , type in the host name you want, and select 'Host with IP address' under service type. Also click 'Use Auto Detected IP Address xxx.xxx.xxx' to assign your IP now.
After all your information has been entered, select 'Create Host'. This should now take you to a list of your Dynamic DNS hostnames. If you want to add more, just click 'Add New Hostname' in the upper right hand corner of the page. Your hostname is now set up! Now lets assign it to your computer.
We will use our new hostname for remote desktop dialing, because this hostservice will always “know” our current IP address.
Just a few more things, so bear with me:)
Head over to portforwarding and set up a port for the ddns service to be able build a connection with. I am using port 3389. So when im gonna “dial” my computer via remote desktop, im gonna use the address “myip.homeip.net:3389” instead of any ip addresses of my computer (which are different every time just as we mentioned).
Last thing to do, specify a password on my user account. This will be needed for security reasons when connecting with remote desktop.
Now start up the remote desktop service from another internet connected computer, and enjoy remotely managing everything on your home workstation with ease and with relative safety!
Next time i will be posting on how to power up our computer remotely.