Archive for December 2008

First Comment

December 18, 2008

I got tagged by Kestrel for this meme that One Among Many started this week.  It’s kind of funny that Kestrel tagged me because he was my first commenter!  Back on 8/22/07 he commented on my post about Understanding Your Tank.  I’m not going to tag anyone because most everyone that I would tag has already been 🙂 

I’d like to thank all of my readers over the last year and change, whether you commented or not.  I appreciate each and every one of you.  I’m sorry my posting has been so sporadic since I came back to the blogosphere, it’s one of my mew year’s resolutions to get on a regular schedule.

I hope everyone out there on teh intarwebs is enjoying the h0liday season.  I’m going to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas, if you celebrate some other holiday feel free to insert the appropiate sentiment!


Little Richard is in the House!!!

December 16, 2008

I’m so excited I can hardly contain my self…


Yep that’s right!  That’s a Little Richard plushie from LFG!  You do read LFG right… If you don’t you should.  Go read the archives, you’ll love it.

He will keep my company and hopefully won’t burn the place down with a random “FWOOSH!”

And yes… that is my blog on the screen in the background 🙂

“Rejoyce!  For bad things are about to happen!”

Quick Holiday Macro

December 16, 2008

I came across this macro last night.  I hesitate to advertise it… it’s the kind of thing that Blizzard will hotfix when they figure it out 🙂  This allows you to get double rewards when you /kiss a Holiday Reveler.  I think they always come in pairs, so you get to kiss both of them!

If you don’t already have a focus macro, all you need for that is:


It will set your current target to be your focus.  You can also just type that into the chat box without using a macro.

Here’s the next macro:

/target focus

After you set your focus, target the other Holiday Reveler and hit your macro.  You’ll kiss your current target and your focus in quick succession before the server can register that you’ve already kissed the other.  Double rewards!

To quote Scout: “I like to think of it as creative use of in game mechanics”

Ding 80!

December 11, 2008

Screenie tonight!  I forgot to e-mail it to myself this morning.  

Posts I have half written in my head:

  1. Gems
  2. Thoughts on daily quests (and how blizzfully happy I am that I don’t HAVE to grind Sons of Hodir)
  3. Gear selection
  4. Thoughts on making money from Inscription (now that the glyph market has stabilized)

Anoyone have anything they want to hear my wonderful opinion on 🙂

Just Because it Amuses Me

December 9, 2008

Aparently we all remember Geek Code because there’s now a WoW version.  Simply because it amuses me:

M:BEPr79-Disc, Alt:BEWl59-Demo, S:Lightninghoof(US) RPPvP, G:Inept, !PvP, Y:2007.02, D, TBC:Hyj/BT, L-, C:Pr++ !RO, :D, V 0.1

Cold Weather Flying Incomming

December 2, 2008

I’m ridiculously close to 77.  Should be able to get my flying mount and Cold Weather Flying tonight when I get home.  I’m really excited about that, it should make questing a lot easier.  We’re now questing in Zul’Drak.  Finished up Borean Tundra just before Thanksgiving and then went to Dragonblight which we finished on Sunday.  Dragonblight felt like a lot of running around.  Maybe we just weren’t doing our quest loops efficently enough.  In Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord we were able to do all quests in a town/hub and then move on to the next.  In Dragonblight it felt like we had to go back to Venomspite like 8 times.

Azjol-Nerub… all I have to say is ewwww.  Thank goodness it’s short.

The herb node shortage seems to have lessened.  Dragonblight and Zul’Drak seem to have a lot more nodes.  My Herbing is VERY close to maxed (448 I think), and Inscription is finally comming along.  I can now make both Weapon and Armor Vellums, the 2 Off-Hands, and all the Shoulder Inscriptions.  I felt really stupid immediatley after learning all of them, they can only go on MY gear… learning the AP Inscription was a waste of gold.  Oh well, I’m a completionist at heart.  It would have bugged me to have those patterns untrained.  The discovery process for Inscription kinda sucks.  I know I complained about it in my last post, but it’s still true.  Getting form 390 to 400 was brutal.  Northrend Inscription Research is the only orange recipe and of course you can only do it once a day.  I got over that hump and I think I’ll be able to get the last 25 levels in the next week and a half or so. 

I’m still plugging away at my Raiding guide.  I’m mostly shamelessly copying other people’s theorycrafting, but I’m at least putting it all in one place for you 🙂  I expect to have it done some time after the 1st of the year.  I’m going to have 12 days off of work for Christmas this year so I should be able to get some good work on it then.

(I’m currently listening to Dominck the Christmas Donkey on the local radio station that plays Christmas music… just look for it on Google or YouTube, I’m sure you’ll find it… and yes, it’s a funny as it sounds)

I’m thinking about a series about Achievements (the easy ones, hard ones, tips for getting them, etc.)  I really like the Acheivement system and I plan on getting as many as I can.  What I really want is the Acheivement for doing all of the Holiday Acheivements, the reward is a Violet Proto-Drake… it’s got to be the most badass mount I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know this for a fact, but I was told it’s also one of three 310% riding speed mounts outside of PvP rewards.  It will be next Haloween at the earliest that I’ll be able to get it.  I’m not really looking forward to the Lunar Festival one, but it’ll all be worth it when I have that mount!

In other news Ashley won my quilt that I donated to BBB’s Child’s Play raffle!  I’m currently working with her to figure out what she would like on the quilt.  When I get it finished I’ll post some pictures (don’t hold your breath or anything, it’ll probably take me a few weeks).

Think that’s all I’ve got.  Have fun out there in teh intarwebs, hopefully I’ll be 80 then next time you hear from me!