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Blogiversary 5

February 7, 2014

Dear drivers,
Snow on the roads is not an excuse to ignore traffic laws. To the guy who didn’t even slow down for the stop sign on the corner by my house, you are an asshole. The neighbor kids wait for the bus on that corner.

Ok, on to the business at hand. Five years ago today, I wrote my first post….

actually, I don’t really have much else to say about that. How about we look at what I did this week instead?

Heroic Immerseus

So now I’ve downed 2 heroics, without killing Garrosh. Amusing, isn’t it? hehe. The trick on this fight is that the boss gets a buff which puts stacks of a debuff on you, and you spawn adds for each debuff … so the dps has to be careful to only get the amount of stacks that we can deal with, and then get OFF the boss and kill the adds. To do this, we all stack in the large area near the stairs, which means we get a TON of puddles there. Then in the splitting phase, people have to spread to their designated slices quickly enough to handle those adds, then come back in time for the next phase.

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Well, we were all feeling so good after killing him, that we had a mammoth party while the raid leader was explaining the differences between normal and heroic for the Protectors fight.

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I felt kinda bad for him, it sure seemed like no one was paying attention to him, but he kept right on explaining. We didn’t get it down, but we got some good practice on it and I’m pretty sure we can do it.

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RaF Fun

Wednesday night I got my Tauren ladies through Thousand Needles and Tanaris. They’re all ready to go to Un’goro Crater tonight. They had a lot of fun hanging out in the Needles though. Between river boats, water striders, seahorses, and aquatic form, they had many options for dealing with the water.

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Kovok!!!

So I was checking the AH on my Alliance server last night before heading to the Faire. There are always a ton of pets posted there, like 12 pages worth. I saw some things I was considering, like a Rascal-bot that was already level 20 and was under 10k, but then I saw this for only 6800 …

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Now I can have Kovok with me wherever I go. He’s so cute!

Four Years

February 8, 2013

It was actually yesterday but, um, yeah I thought it was tomorrow, so we’re going to celebrate my 4th Blogiversary today, mmkay?

I don’t really have a lot to say about it. Obviously since I’m still playing and posting, I’m still having fun. Part of the reason for that is because Blizzard has done a great job of evolving and making sure that the game has something for everyone. They make fun things like questing with Zen’Kiki …

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You’re doing it wrong, love.

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That’s better.

But fun and engaging gameplay alone wouldn’t have kept me around for so long. You guys … the people I play with and the people I blog with … you make it more than just a game. You’re not just other players … you’re friends. The game would just not be as much fun without you.

Last night is a perfect example. Dyle headed down to the Faire to kick Fezwick around. I opened the bag of goodies afterwards and saw blue. Oh my, is that … it is! A Darkmoon Eye!! OMG!!!
Would this be as exciting if I had no one to share it with? Not only no but Hell No! No one on in guild chat? No problem! I hit up stalker ID. Oh look, it’s Bocat, she’ll understand! And my night will be made because I have someone to be excited with. That’s the true magic in the game … the friendships we build.

So Bo … here’s the screenshot I promised you of the Darkmoon Eye in shadowform. Creepy eh?!? :D

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P.S. I reserve the right to change my opinion on in-game friendships after SR visits Disney World together. I hope Orlando is prepared. Maybe we should warn them ahead of time?

Farming Lovely Charms

February 7, 2012

Yesterday I was sitting here minding my own business at work when Trout e-mailed me complaining about the low drop rate of Lovely Charms the night before. I was like, ‘yeah, you know, I didn’t get very many either,’ so I hit up Google and went on a researching mission. Not surprisingly, the official forums are full of bitching about this. However, in between the whining, I also found some very helpful posts with suggested farming sites. So last night, after my daily ganking in Uldum for the holiday daily, I headed out to test the spot that I found most appealing.

The site I chose? The Iron Crucible located inside Halls of Lightning. This is the room full of elementals that you run through after you have killed the first boss. Why did I choose this place?

  • It’s instanced, so there’s no competition for kills, and most importantly if you are on a PvP server like my belfs, NO ONE CAN GANK YOU!
  • The adds are level 79 non-elites with just under 16k health, so they die very easily, even to a newb in greens like my third-string pally. (Seriously, he got a ring in ZA last night that was an upgrade for his ret set.)
  • The adds do not drop loot. Some might count this as a negative rather than a positive, but I’m there for Lovely Charms and only Lovely Charms. Looting would slow me down and take up bag space with non-Charms.
  • The adds have a very fast respawn rate.

So, how did the test run turn out?

In the first 20 minutes there, I went from 11 Charms to 81 Charms. Then I grabbed my mage friend who was looking to work on the holiday as well, and said hey come out to Ulduar and I’ll show you how to churn these babies out fast. Once I had her there, we each took a side of the room and neither one of us even had to move from our spots. I was standing in one place, perfectly still, and would have three adds at a time spawning on top of me. I’d use Art of War procs to one-shot slags to my sides for super bonus fun times. After another 30 minutes I was up to 200 Charms.

One other thing to consider…there have been complaints that people who have the Test Your Strength quest from Darkmoon Faire will get fewer drops because the Grisly Trophies and Lovely Charms cannot drop at the same time.  I did not get to test that last night … Kale had turned in Test Your Strength when the Faire opened on Sunday, so he does NOT have it in his log. I’ve seen reports that putting the Adventurer’s Guide in your bank when you go out to farm Charms remedies this situation.

So there you go, a perfect spot to grind out those charms, and you can even bring a friend to speed it up!

P.S. Today is my 3 year blogivesary. Three years! Is that crazy or what? Thank you to everyone who has visited over the years.  Don’t forget to mock Sorak in the comments!

Epic Verse!

January 18, 2012

Yes, I borrowed the title from the Warchief.  I suppose he could sue me, but since he’s gone missing I don’t think I have much to worry about.

Navimie over at The Daily Frostwolf recently celebrated her blogiversary. As a part of that celebration, she sent a gift to everyone who wished her a happy one. Hey, wait a minute … shouldn’t WE be the ones sending gifts to HER?

Anyway, being the silly goose that she is, she has to be different, and I’m certainly not going to complain about that! She sent me this really awesome poem, and I got permission from her to post it. I am not changing a thing, so here it is, word for word.

Ode to the Grind

Reputation Grind is a blog I read,
It’s quirky fun, oh yes indeed
If it’s your first time, you will be amused
But you also might get a bit confused

So many alts, I don’t know who’s who
There’s Arelin, Rozjin, Kerick too
Dyle, Junahu, Futura, Vanicus
Ragle, Sanbec, Kalyon, Karyus.

And then all his guildies!  So many stories!
Arv is that one who prances like ponies
Sorak’s a tank, And so is that Cayle
I wonder why, his nickname is Fayle?

If you go look what’s on his side bar,
He’s listed all loots, that he’s got so far
From Call to arms – my god, there are heaps!
Guess he queues heals, and not as a deeps.

This week he got TWO green proto-drakes
Gimme his dice, for goodness sakes!
He’s got a seahorse, a Vial of the Sands,
If only I could take them off his hands :P

You might not know, but coz u dropped by
On my birthday post, I pledged that I
Would make a gift for every one
Who left a note.  It’s just for fun.

So this silly rhyme I made for you
Just my small way to say thanks too
Keep up the work, I would like to hear
What other stuff u get up to this year.

EPIC. I had to stop reading at that line about Arv and roll on the floor for awhile. And yes, I did clarify the gender thing after the fact, so don’t make fun of her for not knowing. It’s not like I make it obvious, with all my boy toy toons! ^.^


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