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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

AVR

I just had a really chilling thought.. what if Blizz, while “breaking” AVR’s functionality also breaks Power Auras?

That will be a sad sad day. There will be much wailing and gnashing [...]

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Meatloaf AGAIN???

… and then we did ICC
… and then we did ICC
… and then we did ICC
… and then we did ICC

Meh. I’m so sick of ICC.. either we’re breezing through bosses we know (that we’re doing again because someone needs something off of them) or we’re repeatedly face smashing on whichever boss is the “progression” [...]

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ZAP THE DAMN BOXES

I really hate Culling of Stratholm. It’s not the instance’s fault.. it just is what it is. I’m vaguely annoyed by the interminable standing around waiting for Arthas to finish roleplaying.. but really.. it’s the people that piss me off.

Inevitably I’ll get into CoS run up the ramp, grab the arcane thingy as 2-3 of the other people in the group go zipping past. They didn’t bother. Someone else will zap the boxes.. so they don’t need to bother. Their time is too precious.. they’ve got places to be (like up near the gate waiting for the RP event to start).

Well last week I snapped.
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Dog wipes raid

The WoW Gods hate us.

Blow #1:
We’ve been trying to do ToGC for a while. Every time we put it up we don’t have enough signups. When asked people said it was just an inconvenient time/night/something came up. So we rescheduled it to Tuesday (a normally convenient time) and said we won’t be raiding [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Fascination with Frozen Orbs

I had a /facepalm moment.

To set the stage.. last week (and frankly ever since the 3.3.3 change to Frozen Orbs were announced) I’ve dutifully ran my daily heroic. At the end of every heroic I hesitated over the Frozen Orb. Do I greed and hope that no one else has already needed it.. do [...]

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Good News Everyone

Rotface is totally a pansy. We’ve killed him twice. He’s totally on farm.

We also downed Yogg-Saron (yeah us!). He’s also kind of a pansy (when you totally out-gear him).

Putricide is a punk. Hate him. He can take his fking good news and stuff it up his skiny ass. We made [...]

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Nevermelting Ice Thingie

Having determined (or rather been pummeled about the head and neck with the fact) that the Nevermelting Ice Thingie is one trinket that is relatively easy to get (as it drops in 5-man heroics rather than 25-man heroics) and out-trinkets quite a few trinkets from ICC-25. I finally decided that rather than leaving it to luck I would instead manually sign up to run and get the trinket.

Last night I manually queued up. It actually took me a good 10 minutes to figure out how to sign up for a specific dungeon. I hadn’t done that before. So I queued up.. and I waited.. and I waited. Finally it popped. Happily I started buffing.. and then a little voice in the back of my head whispered that I was a fool and a ninny with the memory of a goldfish. Despite -KNOWING- that the trinket dropped from Tyrannus (who is in Pit of Saron) I had queued for Forge of Souls.

I shuddered for a moment with my finger poised over the “drop group button” until finally another little voice chirpped that there was nice loot to be had in the Forge of Souls.. and I might as well run it.. it was a quick little instance. I swear.. if I find that little chirpy voice I will happily murder it. It could not have been more wrong.
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Super Green!

It only goes 280.
I am exalted with.. and yet hate the Oracles.
My banker has 4 [tickbird hatchlings].

I couldn’t be happier (well .. unless they made it 310.. and made my tickbirds sell for more [...]

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“Carry Me!!!”

carry_meMeet Bob. Bob has a new toon who just turned 80. Bob’s new toon is wearing a smattering of greens and level 74 gear. To Bob it seems silly to enchant/gem his crappy green gear. Bob is in a social casual guild. Bob’s guild is currently raiding ToC and making progress through Ulduar. Bob wants to raid ToC and make progress through Ulduar. Bob’s guild puts its raids on the calendar with open signups. Bob signs up for these raids. Bob knows that he’ll quickly get gear upgrades out of ToC and Ulduar and raiding is really easy. So Bob just kind of coasts along on the runs.

Bob’s fairly disappointed when his guild face-plants on ToC beasts. Bob knows that fight is easy (they did it last week) but for some reason the guild just couldn’t do it this week. Bob didn’t really notice that Jane and Bill (two other new-to-80/new-to-raiding toons) were also in the run. Bob’s sure they’ll do better next week. In the meantime Bob decides he’ll go ahead and get the explorer title.. you know.. while he’s waiting for next week’s raid.

Several weeks later Bob’s guild notices that they’re still stalled in Ulduar and can no longer get all the way through ToC.

Choose one:
A) Keep the guild as it is. It’s a social casual guild and shouldn’t have to change.
B) Setup by-invite-only raids and only invite those people who are -ready- for the content.
C) Enforce gear requirements and setup “try-outs” to make sure people signing up for raids are qualified to be there
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Fail pugs (Boston Terriers) make me sad

I’ve been pugging lately. Not much going on in-guild for 25s.. and well guild isn’t doing OS+3 Zerg.. so I’ve been looking elsewhere for satisfaction. Unfortunately lately I’ve been finding a lot of fail.

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