Archive for August, 2009

Ambassador Crusader Roz’jin of the Horde

August 30, 2009

Hi dere. Dis troll has not been addressin joo directly for some time. Dis be a special occasion, mon. Ah been havin a fun time jousting for dose Argent dudes, and dey finally come to recognize dis troll’s contributions to da cause.

Ya, dem elves, dey noticed too … along wit de rest of de Horde. So joo can jest be calling me Ambassador Crusader Roz’jin of the Horde now, mon.

Oh ya, de guild got spammed wit my 10,000th honourable kill last night, too.

Dis troll got a special prize for all his accomplishments. Ah know you all will want one too, but dis one is mine … even if she don’t know it. *grin*

Katia done finished up Nagrand last night, wit some special help from a very awesome DK in de guild who basically soloed Durn and de Ring of Blood wit what little help she could provide. (Thanks again Opp! You rule) She soloed everytin else up to dat point, i.e. all de Nesingwary elites and dat bird where you jump in de nest to steal de eggs. So she be wanderin off to Northrend soon…once she locates de boats dat go dere.

Scuse me, mah adorin fans be beggin fer my attention, so I gots to split. Peace, mon.

Oh No They Didn’t!

August 28, 2009

So, whenever Karius is in Dalaran, he checks around for the Higher Learning books. After all, the Kirin Tor familiar is the perfect companion for a mage, especially one who aspires to be an arcane mage in the future. I don’t know about you all, but I do read the ones that I find, even when they’re not the achievement ones.

Anyway, last night,  he happened upon this issue of the Kirin Tor Monthly.

There you have it, the secret is out! People play huntards because they failed at being mages.

P.S. For a good time, try slowfalling from the flag at the Hangar to the flag at the Workshop in Isle of Conquest. That DK guarding the workshop that I killed last night barely had time to register who was attacking him before I finished him off.

Halfway there!

August 24, 2009

I finally picked up Karius and dusted him off over the last couple of evenings. He finally hit 40 … and 41 … and got his fancy armored pony.


Play Nice, Please

August 20, 2009

I don’t often post on social topics about the game or gaming in general. I tend to stick to the toon biography approach … this is my character and here is what he/she has been up to. But a recent post in my reader has inspired me to break from the norm for an afternoon and give you something other than screenshots of naked male trolls.

Ten’nen at Rants and Raves of a Mad Mage put up a post yesterday discussing hypermasculinity and homophobia present in WoW, although it likely could be observed in any gaming atmosphere, and also in that alien world I’ve been hearing about called Real Life as well.

I’m sure we’ve all seen this type of behaviour ingame ourselves, and not just in Barrens or Trade chat, either. There was a guild who used to sometimes invite me to Naxx, way back in that pre-Ulduar era.* I was glad I got to see the content, and I dearly love Naxx despite them, but the crap I had to listen to on vent …. oi. I don’t think I ever said a word, even once … I was better off not revealing my gender. There was another female who was often in the raids, and the way some of those boys hovered around her toon and talked to her on vent … I eventually stopped accepting the invitations.

Last night I logged onto a low level alt on my Alliance server, intending to do some questing. I’m not sure what was special about last night, but Dolanaar was full of toons, and it seemed like the majority of them were involved in some sort of pissing match between two of them. I’m sure you can guess what sort of insults were being tossed around. Some of the terms .. well, I could figure out what they meant from the context. I killed one spider, turned in the cooking quest, learned the recipe, and went right back to the inn and logged out. Yeah, sure, I could just /leave general chat … but if I wanted a world with zero interaction, I’d go play something that’s, you know, not multiplayer.

So, where am I going with this? Firstly, I thought Ten’nen made a great post and I wanted to make sure my friends and readers got to see it. Secondly, I want to give a big shoutout to both of the guilds I am in, Ashes of Tirisfal (H) on Dawnbringer and Crits and Giggles (A) on Winterhoof …. because they both are full of wonderful people who make the game that much more enjoyable for me and would not tolerate any of their members mistreating other players or being jerks. There ARE awesome people in the game … trust me, it’s not completely full of immature, egotistical, misogynistic and homophobic jerks. You just have to find the good ones and keep them close by. 😉

*pre-Ulduar was only what … 3 months ago? Time moves so fast in the MMO world! Holy cow!! but that’s a subject for another day.