OK, day 2 of BlizzCon 2013 is officially over.
And the video quality was even worse today somehow.
Even pulling up yesterday’s archived stuff was unwatchable.
I suffered through the panel that dealt with itemization and got some good stuff out of that. And coupled with yesterday’s announcements about improvements to the inventory system, I have dubbed this the “Fix It” expansion. Screw the space goats.
Normally, I’m anxiously awaiting an expansion while at the same time feverishly trying to somehow prepare for it. This time, I just want the damn thing NOW because it addresses so many quality of life issues. Continue reading
That’s right, folks, I’m back.
I just don’t know for how long.
For at least as long as it takes me to procrastinate doing both my homework and my novel for NaNoWriMo.
So it looks like the last thing I wrote was a book review for Rage of the Old Gods back in July.
Fuck me sideways that was a long time ago. But I did warn you that I was going to be going MIA… Besides, that gave you plenty of time to go buy and read Tyler’s book.
You did go buy and read Tyler’s book, right?
OK, so what brings me back today, on a weekend of all things?
BLIZZCON! Continue reading
Or I can just win the fucker off Ji’Kun!
(Roll above a 25 on gear? Oh hell no. Roll 90 for a mount? Oh hell YES!)
In related news, we have killed Megeara and Ji’Kun and are steadily working on Durumu.
Introducing the “Tribal Mage”!
I’ve had this chest laying about since Outland – far before any mention of transmog. I came across a few pieces of gear that I thought were just unusual or awesome and tucked them away to look at. (I may be a WoW hoarder.) Continue reading
My poor little guild has been through the wringer for our roster and general attendance.
After struggling to get through Council for a few weeks (after the Horridon struggle – speaking of which, why are they STILL nerfing that fight – and even the occasional wipefest on Jin’rokh for no good reason) we have been struggling to field 10 raiders to face down Tortos.
(Flex raid with 8, pretty please?)
And we’ve been poking at Tortos with a long stick for what feels like ages.
For a while now, I’ve been on kicking duty.
And while every wipe certainly hasn’t been due to kicking-related issues, a considerable amount more than I’m comfortable with were.
If I wanted to be aiming something, I would play an FPS. Continue reading
Last night marked our triumphant return to raiding.
And by triumphant, I mean the raid bosses racked up some kills.
And by raid bosses, I mean Jin’rokh. And Horridon.
We did manage to field 6 guildies, but two of them were brand new. As in, joined 5 minutes before the raid. Continue reading
Since raiding has been off the table in any serious capacity for the past couple weeks, what have I been up to in WoW?
With the exception of this past weekend, not much.
I started playing LoL and almost as quickly lost interest.
Watched the first 4 seasons of Venture Bros. Seriously, if you aren’t watching this, you need to start. What are you waiting for? Go watch!
And then two things happened.
Patch 5.4 and the promise of 489 catch-up gear for my alts and 100 free valor (if I can cap on Arioch) each week until this shindig ends (anyone know when it will end?) had me itching to put some serious hours back in to the game.
The second thing was my overwhelming guilt for not keeping up on my cousin’s gaming podcast (check him out over at www.extradamage.com ) finally caught up with me.
I had the perfect opportunity to roam the Barrens, mindlessly slaughtering Kor’kron and escorting caravans, while listening to the MANY hours of podcast I had fallen behind on.
I am sad to say that I’m still not caught up on the podcast (episode 19!) , but I made progress all over the place in WoW on multiple characters. Continue reading
Guild goes on raiding hiatus.
Weird “this is all your fault” drama with a potential to raid with my old guild.
I filled in here and there, but the start time of 4:30 local just is too tight when I’m in meetings that run until 4:30 on those days. No hard feelings, I think they found another mage anyway. I did get Tortus and Megaera down (still no Council for me).
Now, my GM has stepped down and left his GF in charge because he doesn’t know where he’s living from day to day. (Somehow, his being homeless increases the likelihood of his children having a roof over their heads. I can’t even pretend to understand the intricacies of this guy’s life.)
We’re set to raid again this week, new raid days of Wednesday and Thusday.
But we had a brief interlude where a miracle almost happened. Continue reading
Remember the other day when I said that my guild was on hiatus?
No, that didn’t change.
But the week before I *gasp* offered to gear my priest up since replacing DPS would theoretically be easier than replacing a healer (and with the exception of Tir, we’ve had pretty crappy luck with recruiting healers in the first place).
I was told, no, I should stay on the mage because my damage would be difficult to replace.
Awwww, how sweet. Continue reading
Four hundred seventy nine.
Once again, that would be four hundred fucking seventy nine.
… Continue reading