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Update Fail

November 10, 2009

Seriously? August? Really? I would have thought I’d updated this thing in September.

So, um, hi. Here’s what’s been happening as of lately.

1) Sort of inherited co-GM of Brade Frurry, my guild on Thrall. The old GM and founder had some nerve and decided that a life was more important than WoW and more or less up and left one day. Miraculously, we stuck it out somehow.

Also, WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS WAS SO FREAKING STRESSFUL?! YOU’RE ALL FIRED!

2) Went from barely being able to fill 25 mans to having to sit people to back to not being able to fill a 25 man again. We had some departures, including two officers, over reasons ranging from drama to raid burnout to a better raid schedule. Needless to say, funnest raiding guild on Thrall (A) LFM 25 man raids!

3) I rolled a hunter.

Did I just not blow your mind?

I ROLLED A HUNTER.

After hearing all about Pike and Rilgon, I had all these Emblems of Heroism (pre-3.2…I guess it has been a while) burning a hole in my pocket and some heirlooms were starting to look pretty good. I also heard this thing about how fun and awesome, Marksmanship spec was and well…

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Thrall&n=Panache

Look out, I’ve got epics, Chimera Shot and enough Mammoth Cutters for a 3 day long raid.

Outside of that it’s just been WoW, work and sleep. Work has been hellaciously kicking my ass over the last little while, but I’ll try to be better about updates in the future. If you’re still out there.

The Ulduar Drinking Game

May 13, 2009

After much thought, I’ve come up with the following drinking game to be used whenever raiding Ulduar.

Whenever someone asks which part of Ulduar to teleport to, take a drink.

That’s all you need in here, really, because you’re going to die from alcohol poisoning.

3.1 Changes: Sacred Shield Ner…wait, what?

March 6, 2009

Oh look, some Holy Paladin nerfs changes were announced. Let’s see what we’ve got today!

Sacred Shield – Cannot be on more than one target at any time.

Wait, what? Sacred Shield could be on more than one target? Since when? Why was I not informed of this? I would actually have used this spell way more often than I do if I had known this to be the case.

Infusion of Light – No longer has a chance to reduce the casting time of Holy Light, but increases the the critical chance of your next Holy Light by 10/20% instead.

No, really: SACRED SHIELD CAN BE CAST ON MORE THAN ONE TARGET? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THIS IS AWESOME. I AM GOING TO CAST THIS ON THE WHOLE RAID NEXT TIME AND LET SOMEONE DIE BECAUSE I WON’T BE HEALING THEM, JUST CASTING THIS SPELL. But my Flash of Light crits will be awesome.

Er, I mean, I’m torn. This is clearly a PvP change, which I hate. But it doesn’t completely suck for PvE. I’m not reliant on Holy Shock crits proccing this so my next Holy Light is uber-fast. It’s just kind of a bonus. Now it’s got an extra chance to crit for massive heals and a mana refund. Yay, I suppose.

The Neverending Mana Pool

December 20, 2008

A quick poll for my readers:

Is 25.7k mana raid buffed enough? I say no. My guild thinks I’m crazy. What say you?

And on top of that…

August 15, 2008

I also realized in addition to about another 1,000 gold for the remainder of the jewelcrafting patterns, I also need 1,000 more to buy the title so my mage can be Sherm of the Shattered Sun. Because alliteration is cool.

Ummm, hi.

May 31, 2008

Yeah, I’m alive. It’s been a fairly lousy last couple months. The good part is the new place is going very well. The downside is real life has been incredibly hellish, financially and especially with work, and unfortunately I’m no closer to returning to WoW than I was the last time I updated.

I’ve heard that with WoW, among many other things, it’s harder and harder to return the longer you’ve been away and I agree. I really, really want to come back, but unfortunately (and as stated before, reinstalling the game on this dinosaur of a laptop would probably cause it to melt.

For now, I will leave you with this amusing entry from my realm forums, a guildie’s friend had her account stolen, so they attempted to make friends with the Chinese(?) farmer. It appears to have worked.

Happy endings give me warm fuzzies.

Becoming Patch Guy

February 15, 2008

I’m pretty sure this happened before patch 2.3 hit and before patch 2.1 as well. I don’t think it happened so much with 2.2 since that was really just voice chat (ewww) and some assorted class changes (aka ZOMG 30 minute greater blessings thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!!)

With the release of the 2.4 patch on the PTR and WoW Insider and MMO Champion covering all the details of it and the sexy new hotness it brings, I’ve barely played much WoW in the last two weeks or so. I’ve pretty much only logged on when someone has told me that a Karazhan or ZA raid is being put together. I just can’t get into my shaman enough to get him to 70 yet and the urge to roll something new hasn’t struck me lately.

My two primary characters need a combined one thing from Karazhan, and about three or four things total from ZA (of what is available from the bear, eagle and lynx bosses. We’re still slamming our heads at the wall against dragonhawk). Any further upgrades for gear require 25 man raids, of which Shuffle is currently stuck recruiting enough solid members to even take on Gruul on a regular basis. (Though we’re joking that we’re going straight to Hyjal as soon as the patch is released.)

The old daily grind is boring now. I look wistfully at the PTR changes and more info on the Shattered Sun Offensive dailies and how they need to be done in order for the top end guilds to waltz in and say hello to Kil’jaden and think it’s awesome. More purples, more patterns, it’s all new and exciting and…sigh.

So yeah, I’ve become Patch Guy. More interested in the shiny, new upcoming content than the old, busted WoW we’ve got now. It’s better this way anyway, as (spoiler alert!) there’s a major life change coming soon that is going to savagely limit my WoW access anyway.

Until then, watch me tank the Moroes trash with a well placed Holy Wrath.

Transmutation Ethics

February 5, 2008

So I’m on my Shaman, whom I leveled to 68 a couple weeks ago and then pretty much stopped. Upon hitting 68, I promptly hiked it to The Stormspire and picked up Transmutation Mastery. I’m not sure why, he’s probably most useful as a Potion Master since he keeps Doofy in Super Mana Potions. I think I may have been influenced by my guild leader getting five Primal Mights in a single transmute.

Anyway, I have no idea why I’m on him at that particular moment, when someone in the trade channel asks for an Earthstorm Diamond transmute.

Since 1) I’m so lazy that I don’t farm the primals needed to make my own Primal Might, 2) I’m too cheap to buy the primals off the Auction House and 3) I’d feel guilty about borrowing the primals out of the guild bank (most of the time, anyway), my cooldown is available so I send a tell saying I can do it.

He asks what I’m charging. Five gold is fine, I say. He asks where I can meet him. The easiest place for me to sell any Jewelcrafting, Tailoring or Alchemy when in Shattrath is under A’dal, so that’s where I go. At no point does he ask if I’m a Transmutation Master. He also does not send an invite to a group, as some people like to do to make locating easier.

He trades me the mats, and I perform the transmutes. On the longer casts/crafts, there should be some type of music playing. I suggest the Final Jeopardy theme.

Anyway, when it’s complete, I see on my screen.

You receive: Earthstorm Diamond x4

I separate one from the stack, complete the trade, get the pre-arranged 5g tip.

Did I do something wrong by not saying “hey, I got four of them!” Should I have refused the tip? (If we hadn’t agreed on a price beforehand, I would have definitely said it was free after the transmute.)

If we were in a group and he saw that I had gotten four gems, would I be obligated to hand them all over? I am the one that invested 4 Primal Mights in getting the mastery. (And while I’ve been very lax about doing it on a daily basis, I’ve only gotten one multiple Might transmute, and that was 30 seconds after completing the mastery quest.)

I’m kind of at a loss over what I should have done. Opinions?

Thanks!

January 3, 2008

Well, now that I’ve written the entry that I will never top, ever, it’s clearly all downhill from here. I only hope my future entries are half as entertaining as that adventure, and I hope you’ll stick around for them. Thanks so much for the great comments!

I notice I’ve been added to several blogrolls among the intertubes, I will return the favor shortly. I’ve suddenly got a lot of catching up to do!

Yeah, about that…

December 30, 2007

IM from guildleader: “Wanna bring your mage to Karazhan tonight? We’re bored.”

Me: “Uhhhhhh, ok.”

Old habits die hard, I suppose.  🙂

Cross your fingers for phat lootz.