This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

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Metablogging topic today. Very quick.

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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Pugging with gritted teeth

faceplantThe good part about being in a very annoying PUG that faceplants repeatedly on Faction Champions is that I got a lot of time to work on/think about how to handle the fight and more specifically the tree druid.

The pug itself was uber annoying.. no.. wait..the pug was fine.. the people running it were annoying.. I bet they were all of 18 years old.. and spend a vast amount of time making snide comments in Vent about how bad everyone else in the run was. <Sarcasm> they were -TRULY- an inspiration.. I only hope I can someday be as ROFLLEET as them.. and woo their gears were pretty.. I just wanted to stand and gaze at them in mute admiration.</Sarcasm> No wait.. I don’t.. I wanted to kick them so hard they landed on another server. /sigh.. unfortunately I attributed my animosity to PMS and took the quiet but greedy route of staying in the pug even when the asshats were pissing me off.

But anyway.. back to the helpful lessons learned.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Gifts for Gamers

giftIt’s that time of year: Christmas/Hanuka/Quanza/Non-Denominational Giving!! So here’s a very short list of ideas for your WoW gamer.


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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

How I became GM of an unnamed guild.

guild_logo_sideMy guild that I’ve been in since the day that I joined WoW went BOOM about 3 weeks ago. It happened for many reasons.. let’s leave it at the fact that it happened. The outcome is that <West Kingdom> is now styled as a “Social guild” with no set raiding schedule.

I want a set raiding schedule. I want to raid. So did some others. So we pulled our main raiding toons out and formed a new guild <USSR>(Uber Super Secret Raiders). For various reasons we have only been able to do 2-3 raids since the new guild formed (though in those two raids we did see progression.. finally). During that time toons have begun to trickle away and /gquit from <USSR>. Two nights ago the GM of <USSR> promoted someone else to GM and dropped out of the guild. The ex-GM said he wants to be raiding and we weren’t getting it done so he was going elsewhere.

The new GM didn’t want to be GM and handed it over to me.

So here I am, GM of a struggling “raiding” guild with 1 tank, 2-3 healers and a smattering of DPS toons. I spent a day thinking about it.
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