Monday, March 30, 2009

And a year later.... another post.

Just wanted to write one more time to say goodbye to Daniel nee BigRedKitty. It was his blog that made me a better hunter and player and his blog that inspired this one. His early comment kept it going and his early link to it helped me get some of my regular readers.

Enjoy WOW retirement Daniel and kept those falling rocket boosters from hitting my house.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On Hiatus

Yeah... the time has come to let this go.

I just don't have the inclination to keep this up for now. Between working, raiding, farming and now being the official Auction House boy for my guild I just don't have the focus I need to continue this and produce quality posts.

There are many, many great WoW blogs and to those of you who enjoyed mine, I thank you. But there are others that I'm sure you will find equally as entertaining and informative.

So I bid you a fond adieu for now and wish all your drops be purple!

(And I can't wait to get my hands on this crossbow!)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm just not in the mood...

I'm not in the mood to blog, I'm not in the mood to read other blogs. I'm spending more time than ever on my guild's website and working with the Officers to the detriment of this blog and my regular reading.

I'm enjoying leveling my Shaman (just hit level 52!)and I still enjoy raids, but most of the stuff I do with my Hunter outside of that is pure farming for the raids or daily quests to fund my addiction to elixirs. Just not as much fun as questing.

I think I am woefully under geared and yet I still am usually in the top three on the DPS meters. (Except when I have another tasks -- like kiting or trapping or the like.)

Has the nature of the game changed for me? I still enjoy it but my need to read everything about BM hunters and the game in general is fading and my need to share on this here blog is fading as well. (Hence the severe drop in posting.)

I'm not sure what will snap me out of this funk. More gear? I just got Ranger-General's Chestguard and we're downing a new boss almost every week in SSC. Maybe I just need the expansion to light a fire under my tush.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Now I'm really mad!

How dare they!

I checked my email this morning to find that I had two new comments on my site. I always like comments, everyone blogger does. It validates what we do, even if the comments are "You are so wrong..." its nice to be able to continue the discussion.

So I was excited, a new person was commenting on my two most recent posts. I opened the email to see what was written.

It was a gold seller spamming my site. Well the first thing I did was delete the posts, but it makes me mad and makes me regret that I keep this site PG-13 because there are some choice words I would like to use right now.

If your account has been hacked, like mine was once, gold sellers are about as evil as it gets. Sure there are many who pay meager wages to people to play the games and farm gold for them, but there are also the ones that hack accounts and steal your gold and sell all your stuff and.... grrrr this just put me in a really bad mood.

Of course, they are wasting their time here as all my wonderful readers would never consider buying gold. Whats the point? It cheapens the gaming experience and causes server-wide inflation to all of us. But I would think that people who spend some time reading WoW blogs and trying to learn a little bit more about game play are not likely to go cheating.

On the plus side, I crafted Boots of the Crimson Hawk.. not a huge upgrade, but any plus to crit is going to help me.

Friday, January 18, 2008

That's Sir n00bie to you!

So my guild does the unthinkable -- they promoted me last night!

Yup -- I'm now one of the few, the proud, THE MAN -- I am now a junior officer in our guild (they call us Councilors --as we are expected to offer Council to Members and officers alike)

This on the heels of me getting my T4 leggings from Gruul last night -- Demon Stalker Greaves.

They changed raiding from Friday and Saturday (and I could never do Fridays) to Wednesday and Thursday with a Free for all sign up on Sunday afternoons (and then I have ZA Sunday night). So I'm getting involved in a lot more and we are dropping bosses. Three new bosses last week Mags, Fel Rever and Hydros. When we dropped Mags on Sunday I bid on and received his head, so I got Ring of the Recalcitrant out of the deal too. However, since we use the Suicide Kings Loot system, I will not be seeing any new loot for awhile from Raids (with the exception of ZA or KZ).

So you ask... does this lift your ennui? does that mean you'll be back to posting 5 to 7 times a week? Making wonderful and funny insights on this game we are all so addicting to?

Lift my ennui? Maybe a little. Being able to post more? I'll try.

I think that I try and make these grandiose posts that say something or are meaningful or fun... and lately, I just don't have the patients or the inclination to continue in that vein, but I will try and post more but make smaller posts -- meaty, but not always poignant, Interesting but not fully researched and linked. Is that okay?

In the meantime, I need some advice. Now that I got the greaves, I'm thinking of skipping out on the Shifting Camouflage Pants since its only a minor upgrade and I am still 12 Badges short. I could use 10 or 20 badges and get a primal nether and make Boots of the Crimson Hawk for which I just go the pattern. With three nights of raiding, I'm just not sure I could get into a heroic and then roll for the nethers... is it worth the 20 badges? Should I get one nether from a Heroic run and then use the 10 badges to buy the other?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I know, I know... I suck

Yeah -- I've been sucking at this blogging thing lately. I apologize. This is just a quickie to say I will be back soon. And thanks for visiting.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

An Alt Holiday

Since all raids, runs and anything that involved any organization has been canceled over the last few weeks due to lack of everyone -- I have not played on Mervyn except to do the daily cooking quest. (Hey Blizz... lets add a little more diversity to these!)

So I have been concentrating on my Alts. (My Alliance Alts... I have a whole article in my head about playing a horde Alt and finding yourself as a n00b all over again -- I'll get to it someday.) Kelvyn, my Shaman is now is level 42... but he is no longer rested, so I'm giving him sometime to rest up and now focusing on my level 20 Druid Vynesa. (See the name pattern?)

I do have to say I love how much quicker you can level the alts... it makes it much more worth my time to spend it on these low level alts that I have never paid much attention to.

As a matter of fact, most of my friends have spent the holidays playing their alts, we were shocked when we saw someone come in on their main!

Kelvyn is currently my highest level alt, as I have never taken the time to level any other characters other than Mervyn, and while I find myself with the intention of making sure I try new quests and new areas that I did not focus on in my previous trip leveling up, I find myself sneaking back to the familiar. Dustwallow Marsh excepted, I keep picking up new quests, only to abandon them when they turn grey, because I have focused on "What I know".

I have another chance to experience new quests with Vynesa, but I fear the same thing will happen. Meanwhile, Sevyn, my level 20 mage has been sitting in The Exodar since days after Burning Crusade came out... he was my first alt and he seems to have been forgotten.

None-the-less, as the holiday fades and we get back to Karazhan, Zul'Aman and Serpentshrine, I still feel that I will co0ntinue to spend time with my alts.. at least now that Kelvyn has a mount it makes the grind a lot less of a chore... now we just have to get Blizz to give every class a 20% speed boost at level 20, that would make things much easier.