November 10, 2010

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Guildless Again

November 10, 2010

Well, here I go again on my own,

Going down the only road I’ve ever known.

Like a drifter I was born to walk alone…


I haven’t made up my mind, and I’m definitely wasting time.

I left my guild last night, or they kicked me, or something. I don’t even begin to know exactly what happened. They had hardly been communicative to me lately, although I hadn’t been so vocal lately either. Its the end of the expansion. What did they expect?

I just don’t know. It was probably my fault. I don’t really want to go into details here.

I feel pretty sad about the whole thing. I genuinely liked most of the people in the guild, and I thought they liked me. I guess I was mistaken. I don’t wish any ill will upon any of them. I hope things work out for the guild. I hope things work out for me without them.

I’m feeling a bit lost and lonely and I don’t know quite what to do. I guess I just bide my time and wait until Cata comes out.

Lord knows I’ve been getting the alt itch again. Who knows, maybe I’ll just end up truly playing the altoholic come Cata. Who needs raiding when there’s questing and RP and 5 mans and PVP to do?

In the Spirit of Hallow’s End…

November 8, 2010

Hallow’s End has come and passed, and hardly a peep about it came from me. I’m not your typical holiday junkie. What I yearn for is more of the atmosphere of the holidays. So, without further ado, I present to you a mystery:


There is a spooky place out in Duskwood. Errmm… I mean, spookier than most places in Duskwood. It’s called Beggar’s Haunt, and no one seems to be able to explain its existence.

Located at coordinates 90, 30, is what appears to be the grave of a very prominent person. You reach it by taking the road from Darkshire towards Deadwind Pass. There is a path with archways to the left which meanders past a destroyed tower where a Forsaken Apothecary sits. If you continue around the tower the path will lead you to this spot.

There is a sarcophagus in the center with benches circling it. At the head and under the central arch, is a stone marker or altar. There are two smaller arches connected by latticework on either side, and behind these arches are statues.

These statues are the same model as those around the Dark Portal (similar statues found at Twilight Ridge in Nagrand and the Altars of Storms).

I’ve done my bit of research, and no one seems to be able to say what this place is. It is obviously a grave, but who’s? People have been asking this question since Vanilla and we are still no closer to the answer.

Thank you to Spellpower for showing me this secret.

Ice in Northrend

November 4, 2010

Another alt has made it through Outlands, and so arrives in Northrend, ready to kick some ass and take some names.

I think I spoke once about how everyone takes the obligatory going through the Dark Portal picture of their toons, but no one does a going to Northrend picture. Well, here ya go.

I'm on a boat!

Viva leveled through Borean Tundra with Totallytotem. Ice is going through Howling Fjord with Torq. We’re quite the odd couple. He’s a gnome, I’m a draenei. Why don’t I have any screenshots with him? Oh, that’s right. She’s too fabulous to include anyone else in her pictures, it would just mar her image.

Having landed at Valgarde with supplies.

I’ve been questing questing questing, because I’m kinda scared to tank yet. WTB replacements for my crappy starter DK gear. I figure I’ll wait until I hit 70 and then see whats on the AH. I’m finding that there are way too many quest rewards that are purely for Holy Paladins. What did Blizzard think, we’d end up with no Holy Pallies if they didn’t bombard them with gear?

Most fun quest in Howling Fjord so far?

Harpoon Surfing!



Utgarde Keep Brings Out the Worst in People

November 3, 2010

I’ve noticed that for some reason if I get a random Utgarde Keep when I do my random heroics, for some reason it seems to end up a struggle, and not because the dungeon is hard. I think people get complacent and think its just UK, I can eff around and do whatever I want and roflstomp this dungeon. Last night was no exception.

The second pull in the dungeon often tanks pull a group of like 8 instead of cautiously pulling one group then the other, because there is one guy that pats across. With the changes to consecration, it has been taking paladin tanks an extra second to get full aggro on these larger groups.

Last night, the pugger in question was a random DK. He ran in immediately and Blood Boiled before the tank had threat on a majority of the mobs. Squishy DPS DK got the attention of all of the mobs, and the following is what happened:

For some reason I didn’t manage to get a screenshot of me telling him he probably shouldn’t Blood Boil before the tank has aggro. What followed was this gem:

Seriously, what kind of DK’s rotation involves running in and Blood Boiling to start before even applying diseases? If he was tanking it would have made some sense if he was trying to rush and get some quick AoE aggro, I do the same thing on my DK tank sometimes (particularly if I have a gogogo in the group). This makes zero sense if you are in a dps role, your blood boil will do more damage if you use it after applying diseases.

We ended up kicking him because he was obviously being a jerk.

The funniest part was after we kicked him, the pally tank chimed in and said, “I had no idea what was going on. I had that guy on ignore from the start.”

As much as I hate getting blamed for things that aren’t my fault and being chewed out when I speak reason, I kinda liked being called a “bitch ass healer.” I know he didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it did kind of tickle me.

Viva – The Bitch Ass Healer