A blog following my adventures in the World of Warcraft and how it pertains to RL (real life)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Well this blog has been sadly neglected. So much has happened lately. Trying to get ready for Cata and what not. RL in particular has been tough and interesting lately. I reread some old posts and realized I left you with the impression that I didn't like my guild. I like them very much. We got the Kingslayer title on August 10, 2010. This was an event that made me cry. We worked very very hard and the level of committment that it required was insane. But so totally worth it. I have a priest that is level 68 that I am working on to get to 80 before December 7th, when Cata comes out. I need to upgrade my computer before then but Allan needs a computer also so I am not sure how that will play out. I had two arena teams and we enjoyed the play very much. Will be interesting to see how the rated battlegrounds work out. I have struggled with boredom within the game lately. I figure when it becomes like a job then I need a break. Speaking of jobs...I need one. My five year old says I have a job taking care of her and she is right but the pay of wet, sticky kisses and spontaneous hugs, while wonderful, are not a viable unit of currency for the electric company. That being said, I would not trade one marvelous moment of time with her for all the money in the world. Somethings I need to do in the next month...finish Nuadia's exploration, this can be said for Nuadii also. Raise my rep with Timbermaw, Frenzyheart, and maybe and ambitious Centurian Circle also. Nuadii needs her rep raised with the Consortium and I would like to me exalted with the Kureni for the Talbut mounts on both my toons also.

OH, I almost forgot. Finally, after 4000+ fish I have the turtle mount...Yay for me.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NOOOOOOO or why i hate extended maintenance day.

It is almost 3pm and the server remains down. I was actually enjoying the midsummer festivities and looking forward to continuing today. I am thinking we are about to get a patch when we log on today.... another delay in being able to play. I just returned from vacation which included not playing WOW so I am feeling a bit like a heroin addict that relapsed and now I can't get a hold of my drug dealer for my next fix. We made several attempts on the blood princes last night, they were down to 25% the last one. We are going to lock the raid and see how that goes, to the dismay of some of the people who want to get their frost every week. I can see both sides of the issue. I want to progress though. I think. I just want to playyyyyy. (whine)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Say what?

So last night while we were rezzing from one of our 12 (yes, count them 12 deaths) in TOGC, one of our guildies who is a main raid healer for our ICC 10 man on Friday nights, types in guild chat. "just wanted to let you know I will be selling my account". Huh? What? Why? This is why I hate people in general. They make no sense to me. It seems she has decided to go horde and level some more toons from the start. The trouble with that is that she rocks as a healer. People are such freaks. WTF are you supposed to say to that? How do you deal with psychotics? psffft.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Secret confession

I am tired of raiding. There...I said it out loud. I don't want to quit it all together but I wouldn't mind about a week off, not raiding, but just running around doing silly, easy fun stuff. I feel the need to just go back to places I haven't been since I leveled and just look around. It is wierd knowing that these places are slated to look so very different with the expansion. I feel nostalgic about some places I never even went to in the first place. I decided not to worry about all the achievements and crap that seems to fuel every one's game play these days. I don't want WOW to feel like a job. Do you ever just wanna transfer servers and just disappear? I fantasize about it a lot. I have also been thinking about getting another account so that I can transfer one of my eighties and power level my toons on follow. Then the feeling goes away, lol. (beware of following rant) To the person who keeps undercutting the only object I can create and make a little money on with engineering....S t o p i t. If you don't I will hunt you down and sic my newly tamed exotic earthworm named Fishbait on you and you know you do not want to be covered with Bestial Wrath enhanced acid spit. On a more personal note, instead of getting a 2nd account I actually purchased a old but drivable, paid for 4 door Nissan maxima. I mean I could have gotten the 2nd account and the cool two seater shark mount rocket thingy but I chose the one I could ride around in outside of Northrend....even if the power window on the passenger side's "power" comes from my hands. Well, off to check if the realm is up from maintenance, fully expecting a patch any day now.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nothing much

This is going to be a random rambling of ingame stuff with no real theme.

1. I've started farming some for the Death horse mount. I have it down to 10 minutes with stealthing and the key to the city. It is wierd though how my ocd kicks in and sometimes I unstealth to get some mobs aggroed so I can feel like I worked a little for it. I've gotten tons of runecloth even with the few mobs I have killed. I find it totally relaxing to be by myself and just mindlessly kill. I have even turned the game sound back on and I must say I am in love with the noise my toon makes as I kill. I had turned the game sound off when I was a member of Spartan Empire because we hung out in vent so much...which brings me to my next ramble.

2. My new guild is...eh okay. I like the people, they are friendly and helpful and have welcomed me. It is a much larger guild than Spartan so its not as much as a family hangout situation. Spartan on the other hand in the 10 days I have been gone has grown by 25 80's, a change I would not have liked if I was still there. Yes, we needed more people to build a raid team, but I have never been fond of quanity over quality. So, even if I wanted to go back, I don't think it will happen. My hunter remains there.

3. Gold. I need 1k to either dual spec my hunter or I am thinking of just speccing to markmanship. I don't have any exotic pets or reason to remain in beast mastery spec at this level but for some reason I am hesitant to give it up. I actually broke down and did the dailys at the Tournament Grounds early this am on Nuadia to build up some cash. I also used my 75k honor points to buy some extra epic gems and posted on the AH. Epic gems are so inexpensive right now, the economy is insane on Borean Tundra.

4. I am thinking of cleaning house. Literally and in WOW. I have serveral bank alts, with tons of mats, I keep everything. Each of my bank toons has guild banks with 2 and 3 tabs each. I need to buy one on one of them as it only has the one. Which is what prompted the desire to just sell everything and start over. I've been watching Hoarders on A&E and I am a little concerned with myself. In RL, what has prompted this is my purchase of my new bed. My house was in such disarray that I couldn't even bring it home, prompting a weird dream where I ended up in front of Judge Judy quibbling about paying the bed place for storage fees because I wouldn't pick it up. Honestly, I don't see myself as a hoarder but more of a procrastinator. I don't deal well with stuff. Mail stacks up, old clothes stack up, nothing gets put away or finished. Yet, in WOW, every few days I go through my banks, my mail and place everything neatly in it's place. I even broke down and called a professional organizer to check her rates. I'm not sure if that is what I need or a life coach.

Point to all this: nothing. I'm not sleeping well or enough. I had a really bad episode with some back pain and I still am not feeling very well. Blah.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hardee har har

Well I fooled myself. I said I would stay. But here I am with a decision to leave already made. It is so uncharacteristic of me. to make a decision that easily that is. Usually I agonize for days, talk it out to myself, friends, strangers, anyone who will listen to me. This time I just did it. I am leaving my guild. I got a invitation to join a 10 man core ICC team. They would probably tolerate me not being in the guild but I wouldn't want to take the gear. and I really want the gear. As the GM of the new guild said about me leaving, "They will get over it." Both in WOW and in real life you can take that philosophy to the bank. No matter how important you may think you are, in any situation, people will get over you leaving. I feel as if I have reached a milestone in my life. For once I can just leave and not look back. I have no idea if I am going into a bad situation or a good one but I know I can just do this without all of the guilty baggage I generate normally. This feels big. really really big.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guild or not, that is the real question.

For those of you who are reading this and are nonwow people(oh the horror), guilds are like clubs. Clubs that you join, clubs with a clubhouse(guild bank and vent), clubs that are filled with drama. Is it possible to find a guild without drama? probably not. I see a lot of guilds advertising no drama as a selling point for joining but I have laugh to myself. Guilds are full of people and people, bless their pointed heads, are full of drama. So I have been in 4 guilds since I started playing. The first guild was just around 5 members and thier alts. When the 2 main members quit playing for several weeks, me and another friend of mine split and formed our own guild. After we got up in level, it became quite clear that we couldn't really advance much further by ourselves. So we left and he joined one guild, I joined another. I liked my new guild, they helped me a lot. However, they merged with another guild and suddenly I was transported back to high school and I was NOT one of the cool kids. Cliques and favoritism reared its ugly head almost immediately. So when I ran with a couple of people from another guild and enjoyed myself immensely, I was more than willing to leave that guild and move on to another guild. In this guild I had found a home. I thought. I love the people in this guild, they are funny, easy going and genuinely good people. I have advanced through the ranks quickly and easily. I am now an officer with almost unlimited access to all that I need. Yet, recently, I am dissatisfied. We don't do raids that often. And in this game, advancement and gear are gotten in raids. I am what I would call a fairly serious player. By that I mean I enjoy playing and I enjoy progression. So what is a druid to do? Should I stay with my family guild, all of whom I like and am liked by, or change to a new guild where I don't know anyone or have no pull. Ahhhh, the age old grass is greener question. I really already know the answer. I will stay. But damn I want some good gear. How's that for drama, lol.