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Failure to Raid

After the guild meeting we started setting up a 10 man group to do VoA and OS. I really really wanted to see what my new system will do in raids.. but -really- I want to see this in a 25-man(should happen on Monday). I decided to step out of last night’s 10-man since others needed the gear more than I did. But.. I still really wanted to raid.

We didn’t run a Naxx-10 this week.. and I’m going out of town for the weekend.. so it’s doubtful that I’ll be included in a guild Naxx-10 so I signed myself up in /lfg for Naxx-10. In the meantime I finished off a few more quests in Teledrassil. I had just finished the starting area and was moving on to Ashenvale (I’ve already finished Darkshore**) when I got a whisper asking if I’d be interested in dpsing Spider and Construct wings of Naxx-10. Why sure!
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Blizzcon ’09 Meetups

We had a guild meeting last night to discuss proposed Live Guild Meetup in Vegas. The stars were not in alignment and the proposed dates weren’t going to mesh with a lot of people.. so we changed the plan to a guild meetup at Blizzcon August 21/22 (we may reschedule the Vegas meetup for the fall though).
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Briefly Glorious

My new precious is all connected.. and formatted.. and partitioned.. and installed. Old hard drive was moved as data drive into new system. Wow and Ventrillo are up and running.

The chorus sang, birds trilled and the angels held their breath. (Ok.. maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement… but it was [...]

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Coping with Crappy FPS

Computer Hell I am on the cusp of greener pastures. Two of three boxes for my new PC are now sitting in my front room waiting on the third box to be put together. The third box should arrive today. Before I (hopefully) leave the land of “lag” I wanted to post what little I’ve been able to do to make it a little bit better.
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Hater of Gluth

I think I hate Gluth the most. It’s a close thing between Gluth and Grobbulus. I think in the end, I hate Gluth more.
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My precious

Why is it.. that you can go for MONTHS with horribe FPS and nasty lag during raids.. and be kind of “ho-hum I should do something about that” about it.. and then when you actually DO something about it and order a new system.. suddenly every smidge of LAG is immensely frustrating.. and you just want to throw your current computer out the window and THANK GOD THE NEW ONE IS ON ITS WAY!!!

On order from Newegg:
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 790FX ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB
Memory: 8 gb ram, (2x2gb) DDR2 1100 ram
Hard drive: 500 gb, 7200rpm, 32mb cache Western Digital caviar
DVD drive
Vista 64 home Premium
And spiff black/blue case with HUGE cooling fan

Total: ~$1k + tax + shipping (for more info about -why- each component was chosen, check out Combat Medic. She is my hardware buying guide.)
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State of the UI: March 2009

Review of my UI.

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At least I’m not fishing

Last night we did both VoA-25 and OS-25. We made several attempts with a drake up, but we weren’t feeling it so we did it with no drakes up. Easy Peasy. Both raids went very quickly and I had about an hour before I was planning to go to bed.
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Of Easter Eggs and Chocolate

If I were a betting person.. I’d bet that Path 3.1 will hit live before Noblegardens (April 12) starts. In fact.. I might choose April 6 for the patch day. Heck.. possibly even sooner. But definitely not any later.

Interesting [...]

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Achievement and the codification of fun



Lilac’s two most recent achievements:
Mine Sweeper Get caught in 10 consecutive land mine explosions in the Sparksocket Minefield without landing.
Ultimate Triage Use a Heavy Frostweave Bandage to heal another player or yourself with less than 5% health.

:D I decided that a good “before I go to bed” use of extra strudle was bouncing around in the Mines at K3. It only took 3 days of having left-over food from raiding to get the achievements. The “Triage” one was kind of accidental.
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