Friday, April 10, 2009
Thanks to those who read my random thoughts and have sent encouragement along the way... you will certainly still be read on a daily basis! =)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Quote of the day from the WoW forums:
"How to avoid bad pugs: Never play with people who show The Explorer, Challenger, or Jenkins."
I have none of these, I wonder if that makes me a good candidate for a pug... I admit I did gleefully display my Merrymaker title in January and Elder as well, I'm just a holiday loving kind of person... hopefully Champion Of The Frozen Wastes makes up for that? =P
Monday, April 6, 2009
To get things started I just discovered Arcane Asylum and Ultra's post on mages in OS had me literally laughing out loud. =P I was tempted to quote my favorite parts, but I'd hate to do that without his permission. Definitely worth a read!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Oh Noes! I've been Tagged! Hehe, thanks Sylly at Rolling Hots!
This blog is rather new, and I've been in a bit of a rant mode so I hope I don't turn too many people off. I do have good days where I'm all shiny and chipper, I promise. =P
1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!
1 ) Done!
B ) Most of the blogs I read lately have been ones I've found through this game of tag... if I post someone who's already been tagged my apologies!
1 ~ Of Teeth and Claws has some of the best feral info out there. I'm 99% sure the blog is tagged somewhere but I haven't seen it so I'm claiming it as one of my 7! <3>
2 ~ TJ's blog speaks for itself, zombie shoes FTW. =)
3 ~ The Bubbley One has been tagged at least once, but I cannot get enough of her blog. I relate to her far too well and laugh much too hard at her posts not to list her here.
4 ~ Lissanna has a fairly new blog, Restokin. She has been a very active member in the WoW forums and it's really nice to be able to read her thoughts on a daily basis at her own site.
5 ~ Jess just makes me grin with her hunter posts... among my many alts I have, yes, a hunter. =)
6 ~ Phae may have given up Resto4Life, but she has a comic book blog for all the XMen fans out there... totally not WoW related but I think everyone else I read has been tagged and I needed something original!
7 ~ Sylly is getting the last spot here. I recently discovered Rolling Hots and am really enjoying it. And I know, I cheated, again. I'll try to see who else I can discover over the next few days and link them as well to make up for it. =)
iii ) 10 Things About Me...
1 ~ My first car was a Volvo 240 GL and I cried the day they took her away to the junk yard.
2 ~ My younger sister is my idol.
3 ~ My Tivo has not been hooked up properly for the last 2 months... I blame WoW.
4 ~ I love the smell of lilacs and daisies are my favorite flower. Forget the roses. =)
5 ~ I used to hate feet when I was younger, and now I have a bit of a foot fetish. =P
6 ~ I love Panera Broccoli Cheddar soup... I never in a million years would have guessed when I was a kid that I'd even try it, let alone enjoy it later in life.
7 ~ I may be getting cut down to 4 days a work instead of 5, and I pray I don't waste that day playing WoW. Seriously.
8 ~ I hate mornings so much that it only takes me 15 minutes to get ready for work... I need to make friends with a hairdryer and get a bigger shower. =)
9 ~ The one thing I really, really, really want when I have my own house is a HUGE bathtub.
10 ~ I make kickass chocolate chip cookies!
I've done a lot of silly things over the last few years, so I'm not really one to talk, but I've got something on my mind and I have to get it out... no matter how crazy anyone might think I am. I leveled Resto... then went Feral... then went back to Resto. Let's just say I've been Resto more than I have been Feral, though I love both specs. Many classes in WoW have spells in certain trees that might benefit another spec in addition to it's own, which I think is fantastic. For example, Balance has several talents that give bonuses to Resto spells. Furor has always been in the Resto tree for as long as I can remember, though I didn't play until BC came out so it may have been in the Feral tree before that.
"Furor 5/5: Gives you 100% chance to gain 10 Rage when you shapeshift into Bear and Dire Bear Form, and you keep up to 100 of your Energy when you shapeshift into Cat Form, and increases your total Intellect while in Moonkin form by 10%."
Furor does absolutely NOTHING for a Resto druid. Nothing. Unless someone is fighting mobs in kitty/bear, and I mean come on, really, who does that? Unless maybe they're PVPing... then I guess I could understand, a little. But seriously... it's a talent that does nothing for the spec it's intended for. Bonus for Cat/Bear/Moonkin, but not a Tree, not even remotely healing related. Pretty stupid if you ask me. I realize the Feral and Balance trees are pretty crammed full of talents now, so I understand putting Furor in the Resto tree... it makes it easier for everyone to get OOC, which is great... but RESTO talents should have something to do with a Resto spec, no? Granted, I might not spend talents in it even if they made it beneficial to us... but wouldn't it be nice if all of the talents in our tree actually benefitted us in some way or another? How about giving us a 10% (or even 5%) bonus in intellect like it does for Moonkins, how hard would that be? I think Blizzard does a pretty decent job, to be quite honest, but they fail miserably on this one... despite the hundreds or even thousands of druids who keep asking why this talent even exists in our tree.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Fantastic job WowI, seriously. =D Some people have picked up on the fact that it's a joke, but what really cracks me up is all the angry/frustrated/sad/worried posts where the posters obviously neglected to read the other posts that make it glaringly obvious that it's an April Fool's joke. Some people take life, and WoW, a little too seriously... myself included... it's always good to be reminded how important a sense of humor truly is. =)
PS... Link in white above, I have to get back to work and don't have time to change it at the moment!
"I got into a PuG Naxx last night on my Warrior. I was very excited about Patchwerk even though we ended up not downing him due to healers letting tanks die."
Now, this may have been the case. The healers might have sucked ass. But in a fight where tanks are getting beaten on as hard as Patch hits you really need to take into account that maybe it's not the healers' fault... maybe the tanks aren't up to par (especially in a pug where people might not be as geared as they would in a regular guild run)... maybe, just maybe one is not defense capped, or has low parry/block/dodge... things to consider folks. =(
I want to be on my mage more, and I want my shammy and hunter to be 80, and I cannot wait to go feral as my 2nd spec on my druid in 3.1. I want to rip faces apart. Is that so wrong? =) I am tired of my main right now, and I honestly feel a bit guilty about that. I feel guilty because I love her to pieces, she's my first 70 and now 80 and I love playing her, and knowing I do a damn fine job of it, but I am bored to tears raiding on her right now. And I don't know if I should quit altogether, or just skip raids on my main (because 4 hours in Naxx/OS/Maly/Etc 4 nights a week seems like a waste of time that I could be leveling an alt or, God forbid, actually living real life). The only reason to farm these would be for DKP since the majority of the guild has the gear they need from them... and at this point I'd rather be having fun than worry about how much DKP I have to use for Ulduar. I have a ton of fun raiding on my mage, when I get the opportunity to pug. Our guild rules are strict as far as waiting until mains have cleared everything for the week, so I would need to wait until Sun/Mon and then pug like crazy on my mage and risk guildies getting pissy because I make time to raid on my mage but not my main who they really could use in 25's. And here comes the guilt factor again. I've told a few people I'm taking a break from Wow for a bit and have been running around on alts, by now my poor mage is feeling neglected. Is it wrong not to play a character out of fear of guilt? I am really messed up in the head today... I know I will want my druid to be my main for Ulduar, but I just can't bring myself to get excited about raiding right now aside from Sarth 3D, which we have yet to down... which leads to more frustration... I think I'll quit this rant while I'm... ahead? Behind? Before I shove my foot too far in my mouth, let's just put it that way. =P