I never learn

(Warning: Tangents and whining and very little WoW abound here.)

So the other week I posted about how bitching and whining makes the world better.

At least, it makes my world better. YMMV.

All was well in the world that week until Friday.

Friday.

“Yeah, we need you to come in to the corporate office on Wednesday. We’ll be taking the train in.”

Well.

Fuck.

My hair had shifted from a bright purple to a muddy pink. And my roots! The horror!

Immediately call my hair dresser.

Thankfully, she’s a friend of the family and can squeeze me in on Saturday morning.

Important things taken care of, I’m ready to head into San Francisco.

Oh, except I have to lug my laptop in with me. Continue reading

Squishy Feels

Warning: Whining

It seems like I always start the new year with vim and vigor and a lot of “RAWR! Let’s DO this!”

Not so different in WoW. Late December I managed to get my BoA inscription staff upgraded twice by doing dailies on alts to gather VP. This meant I was able to leave Arioch’s meager stash of VP untouched. It also meant that I didn’t really have time to add to that meager stash…

But I was having a good time (even if I did whine a lot on Twitter) and really felt like I accomplished something when I was able to equip the 2/2 upgrade. The cute little paintbrush tail is only trumped by the fact that I can now keep up with the people 10-15 ilevel ahead of me.

However, I can only keep up with them when we actually raid.

Prior to MoP we had a couple dramatic incidents whereupon the dramatic people left in a dramatic swirl of drama. Upside? No more drama. Downside? Significantly reduced roster. Continue reading

Surprise!

I’m not dead!

Not much going on around here so I’m not sure why it never seems like I have enough time to write… I keep getting these great ideas and sometimes I forget them and sometimes I toss them on Twitter and sometimes oh look a squirrel!

Speaking of squirrels, I have stumbled upon a secret monk ability.

I haven’t played much of a monk yet, but a quick perusal of their ability list shows items such as Tiger Palm and Flying Serpent Kick.

No where is there mention of this ultra-super-secret skill.

I have dubbed it Squirrel Stance.

We haven’t been raiding much, and I don’t really pay much attention to what other people are doing until it starts directly impacting me – like when I’m sharing Jasper Chains with someone.

Imagine two scenarios: Continue reading

5% is the end of the World (of Warcraft)

Ah nerfs. Maybe that should look something like this:

“@)(*$)@*_@!_@# NERFS!!!! WHY U NERF MY CONTENT BLIZZ?!?! YOU SUCK!”

Or at least that is what most of the community thinks. Personally, all I have to say is this;

“Welcome to the end content patch of World of Warcraft.”

I want to preface the opinions that are about to be expressed in this post. These are not the opinions of Arioch of Clearcasting. These are the opinions of Tirael the DK of 1337BOHICA (which I lost my password to, because I had to shut down an email account linked to it.) Some of you know who I am, some of you don’t. I will give you some background on me, since some of the new readers out there don’t know who I am. Continue reading

/sigh

Alt raid didn’t happen, not enough people online. Looks like I came over at just the right moment – for everyone to get engaged/get married/visit family/play Skyrim/etc.

I think I may actually be a little distressed about the whole server/faction/guild move.

Staying in worgen form all the time on Arioch helps. I can just pretend that his other form is still green-eyed and pointy-eared. I honestly have no idea what his human form looks like. Any time the thought crosses my mind, my brain squeezes its eyes shut, sticks its fingers in its ears and yells, “lalalalalalaICAN’THEARYOUlalalalalala.” Immature, I know, but it’s my brain after all.

Selwynne… not so much. Maybe I should have gone Worgen with him too. I don’t know. I like the /waggle, but I feel like I’m losing touch with him.

I find with all my characters I’m spending more time zoomed out, focusing on cast bars, raid frames, anything other than what my character is doing or looks like. Continue reading

Bizzarro WoW: Bizzarro just got Bizzarro-er

There hasn’t been a lot coming from my corner of the world lately and I apologize.

Between work being worse than any rep grind I could imagine and things that may or may not happen in the game it’s been hard to take the time to put thought to “paper” – when I even had a coherent thought that I was willing to put down.

So what was all the crap about the event that may or may not be happening in WoW life anyway?

As I’ve mentioned a time or two before, the guild roster at Darkest Hour has been in flux for quite some time.

Some of it was real life interfering. Some of it was people getting burned out. Some of it was people getting frustrated. Some of it was people that just couldn’t stay the hell out of flame waves.

There were a few conspiratorial whispers amongst the officers about what to do. Continue reading

Kitten Herding 101

So it’s raid night and the raid leader’s work computer has blown up and she can’t make the raid.

She logs in and informs the officers that someone needs to step up and put together a raid.

Responses vary in officer chat from basically, “I only want to do ICC” to “*chirp**chirp*.”

15 people accepted, but not enough from either of the 10 man groups from Tuesday to salvage either ICC run.

It’s really too bad you can’t somehow mix and match raid IDs, you know, just don’t let anybody do the same boss more than once.

Out of 15 people, I’m sure you can manage to find 10 that are not saved to the same thing.

I don’t care who does it, but someone needs to put together a raid.

/logout Continue reading

Bludgeoned to death with a nerf bat

Relevant snippets, trust me:

  • Level 1 characters no longer start with food or water in their inventory.
  • Quest Tracking Feature
  • Instant quest text is on by default.
  • Dazed: Creatures attacking a player from behind can no longer cause players level 1-5 to be dazed, and have a reduced chance to cause players level 6-10 to be dazed.
  • Health and Mana Regeneration: These regeneration rates have been increased by up to 200% for low level characters. As a player’s level increases, the regeneration rates gradually reduce, returning to normal rates at level 15.

All can be found somewhere around here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

So I’ve got that nelf DK off on another server, on another battlegroup even.

All by his lonesome.

And rapidly running out of inventory space.

Solution? Continue reading