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In the grand tradition here of bitching and moaning about something only to see a drastic improvement in the next few days, I bring you the Fuck It rant.

Fuck it.

I want to raid.

I log in to raid.

I spend my weekends thinking that LFR looks really good.

This weekend? Continue reading

Achievement Unlocked: 50,000

That’s right, I finally hit 50k words in that damned NaNoWriMo thing.

With work as nasty as it was I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I made a good push over the holiday weekend. Then I go and get sick yesterday and easily put the last 2k in to get my winner status. Still have another 2-3k I think to tie in the loose ends and it needs editing. Holy fuck does it need editing.

But I enjoyed it and learned a lot in the process.

So here’s my obligatory web badge:

First a story of my stupidity, then a rant about chickens.

My guild has been slow to take a seat at the raiding table. A lot of shit went down and we were just enjoying taking some time to level our characters as the roster refilled.

Friday was a dry run, just because we had 10 people on. Things didn’t go terribly well, got Stone Guard to 60-some-odd percent. But our tank was never intended to be a tank, our hunter needed another week to gear, and the monk… well, he’s on crack. That’s the only thing I could think of to explain it. Continue reading

And I thought grinding rep was a time sink

So I’m chatting with Zarigar yesterday and was whining that even after sending Tir’s son home, I still don’t seem to have time to play WoW. What the hell happened?

My company has a co-ed softball team. They are sponsored and have pretty matching jerseys.

We also have a secondary co-ed softball team. Not sponsored. No pretty jerseys.

Both are in the rec league. (That’s the bottom, they don’t even rate a letter.)

A friend of mine at work (Dark/Soth for those of you that might have been reading that long) is on the second team. He had to manage it one night while the normal manager was out and he was short players.

So he calls up Tir and asks if he would like to sub. Would he ever! Continue reading

My bad

I missed a raid.

For what is I believe the first time since I started raiding (years ago now), I completely forgot all about the raid.

I’ve missed raids with warning, letting people know in advance that I would not be available.

But this one was just *poof* gone.

Work has been hectic and playing parent has eaten up a lot of my time (brain cells, too, I think).

So Friday morning I wake up and go to work. (That means crawl to the dining room where my work computer is set up.)

I remember that it’s raid day.

I remember that it’s a 3-day weekend. Continue reading


Still pretending to be a parent to Tir’s son so still no time to log on. (My parental status will change by or before July 7th. For those of you that just can’t stand to not read me in my WoW absence, I do have a blog chronicling my experiences: . No hurt feelings if you don’t check it out.)

I do make an effort to raid one night a week.

So here’s how that’s played out:

April 6th – told them I wouldn’t be there.

April 13th – sick as a dog, told them I would return the following week.

April 20th – “oh, we thought you weren’t raiding at all for the next couple months so we replaced you.” Continue reading

Moving Up? Standing Still?

Last night we had a pretty decent raid in ICC 10.

I logged on and didn’t really care about whether or not a raid happened.

I was in this bizarre, mellow sort of mood where if it happened it did, if it didn’t, oh well.

Enough people were on, I basically grabbed everyone that was not currently in an instance and barely remembered to make sure we had 2 tanks.

Somehow I have a plethora of healers, mostly all resto shaman. Where did you all come from?

We were continuing the raid from earlier in the week so Rotface and Festergut were down as well as Valithiria. 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:

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