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And there would be a Tauren named Badhorse.

July 23, 2008

Well, it was probably bound to happen eventually since we were never all that organized to begin with anyway, but I was told by a former guildie that Shuffle completely collapsed due to overwhelming lack of interest. Considering getting people together to do anything other than Karazhan was an impossibility, I’m surprised it took this long. Apparently it’s just alts and offline people (including all of my characters), all the active players remaining went off in different directions. We had a good run while it lasted.

Of course, I know the guild I want to start when I eventually come back to WoW (I know I keep saying this and it’s bound to happen one day!): The Evil League of Evil.

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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.

Ridiculously late New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2008

Horribly late, of course, but I figured I’d mention these New Year’s resolutions that I’ve made for my characters (or have they made them for me? Hmmm.)

Doofy:

1. 375 Blacksmithing. Suck it up, you cheap bastard. I’ve even got an epic pattern that makes it worth levelling.
2. Replace these blue cloth shoulders. It’s the last piece of non-plate. I don’t care how you do it. Pray that the Shade of Aran drops his, get the ones from heroic Hellfire Ramparts or do some PVP for the welfare epics. They just look goofy at this point.
3. Do some freaking dailies. Again, suck it up and do them. Not the crappy ones, of course, but there are orcs in Shadowmoon Valley and ogres in Blade’s Edge that just want to hand me mad stacks of cash for a few minutes of work.

Sherm:

1. Replace that silly staff. Get a Karazhan drop, or finally hit Honor Hold exalted for their rockin’ sword. Done! I now have said sword, and the badge offhand to go with it, and it’s given me a net of 70 more damage. Woo hoo!
2. Finish your badge grind. Looks like you’ll need 25 more for the pants, and then another 25 if you want that wand and it’s hilarious 180 DPS.
3. Exalted Scryers. Come on! Use that spell damage to kill some blood elves. You’ll need the epic spellthread to go with those pants, and you’re probably not replacing those Mana-Etched Shoulders for a while so might as well put the exalted enchant on them, no?

Doffy:

1. Get 70! You’re 68 now, it’s not that much more.
2. Get Karazhan keyed. Not that your guild is going back there anymore, but it would be nice to have, just in case.
3. Use your Primal Might transmute as much as possible. It cost four of them to specialize, might as well try to make your money back. Pray for the epic five-proc!

Waldorf:

1. Stop forgetting about me. You only love me for my disenchanting. Jerk.
2. If you’re not going to completely forget about me, at least get me to 50 so I can train to 375 enchanting and use this bank full of mats I’ve been collecting.
3. Why am I camped in Exodar? This isn’t fair. I’m lonely. Can someone help me? Please?
Anyone? Hellooooooooo…

Wall of Stuff crits you for 123107: Happy New Year!

December 29, 2007

Heh, nothing brings your World of Warcraft addiction to a screeching halt like a shiny new XBox 360 and Guitar Hero under the Christmas tree. I’m still here, checking auctions and mail, seeing what the heroic dailies are but I haven’t done anything of note on the game since Christmas.

This sort of combos with a post I was working on in which I’ve reached kind of a wall with WoW at the moment.

Doofy has everything he needs from Karazhan, minus the shoulders from the Shade of Aran, which are never, ever, ever going to freaking drop. And as far as Badge of Justice rewards go, I just got the legs, and the other pieces of healing plate are really mild sidegrades, so I have minimal use for more badges unless I decided to go protection for gits and shiggles.

Sherm isn’t where I want him yet, but it’s rare that I can sneak him into Karazhan, I was very lucky that I got to do so in our 4-hour clear a couple of weeks ago. Really, he just needs more badges for a legs upgrade. Oh, and his weapon sucks. Short of paying for the mats and nethers for the Eternium Runed Blade, there’s only the exalted Honor Hold sword, which I’m a mere 15,000 rep away from getting. So he needs to get into Karazhan more, which currently isn’t an regular option as I’m typically stuck healing guild trips.

Doffy is still level 67. I can get him to 70 at will, but I really just don’t feel like doing that right now. I just did all these quests in the last 2-3 months or so on Sherm to get the cash for Doofy’s epic flying mount (and Doffy will probably pay for Sherm’s once he gets 70. My characters like to pay it forward.) He’ll be there, just not quite yet.

On top of that, my guild leader is completely sick of running Karazhan, as are most of us. We’re sharding virtually everything that drops or giving it to people for off-specs, and some of those pieces people already have. The things we want (Nightbane’s chest for our MT, Prince’s Mindblade for our casters) aren’t dropping. We can’t move into 25-man content yet because our raid roster is only about 12 or 13 people, plus a handful of friends from outside the guild who have alts they want to gear up. We’re not a raiding guild, really. We’re a screw-around guild that one day decided to do Karazhan, and then eventually started to beat the crap out of the place. A recruitment post went up on the realm forums explaining our desire to expand into 25-man raids, but I don’t see anything really coming of it (do those things ever work unless you’re a top end progression guild?).

I would like to raid more (and this is an absolutely shocking statement by me, one day I’ll make a post explaining why), but I’m otherwise going to step back from the game for a bit. Largely due to the XBox 360 (and Guitar Hero. And Mass Effect.) that is currently taunting me in the other corner of the room, but also due to the reasons mentioned above.

I’m not going to take a break from blogging, though. This writing exercise has been good for me. Hope to comment more on other folks’ blogs and share in the adventures you’re having! (And feel free to say hi if you found your way here from someone else’s site. Thanks)

Until later!