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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th all!

I’d really like to have a post about loot rolls .. and bad luck.. but I’m just not able to get past the first sentence. So.. pretend you read something witty to that end.
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A little of this, a smidge of that…

And like that *snap* Tatia’s an alchemist. I found Alchemy easier to level than Herbalism. Then again.. when Tatia leveled herbalism ( in October: Herbalism 375) I socked most of those flowers away in my guild-of-one bank tab. So I had most of the mats already on hand. In all I think [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Mix master

AlchemyThis morning, while doing dailies with fiancee’s hunter we squabbled over who would get to pick the flowers. There’s only about 4 mana thistle on the whole Isle..and having two herbalists grouped together means that we’re snarky back and forth about whose turn it is this time. I was on my Holy Paladin, Tatia, who’s a 375 herbalist/enchanter.

This reminded me that I’ve been thinking about Alchemy. Now having worked enchanting up to 375 there’s -no way- I’ll drop it.. but I am tempted to drop herbalism and take up alchemy.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Feelin’ the Kara love..

As I walked in the door yesterday fiancee demanded that I should log on… and asked if I’d be there for the 8:00 Kara group.
“Um.. Sorry honey, I didn’t know about the 8:00 kara group I wasn’t signed up for it.”
“Of course not, ” says he, “I just added it to the calendar. So log on and sign up.”

Um.. ok. So I signed up for the Kara group. Khoss, our resto shaman wanted to bring his dead-to-us Mage instead of his healer since his dead-to-us Mage needed 5 more badges. Since his mage is dead-to-us it was a hard sell (dead-to-us Mage used to be Khoss’ main until Khoss hit 70. Then dead-to-us Mage was .. um declared dead so we’d stop insisting he come with us to XXX high level raid). After a while I offered (in whispers) that I’d bring Tatia to heal for the first couple bosses so dead-to-us Mage could get his 5 badges.

Initially we were:
Baldwyn (Protection Paladin), Booie (Protection Warrior), Tatia (ME)(Holy Paladin), Ginomi (Resto Druid), Daegothh (Mage), Sae (BM Hunter), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Raouen (MM Hunter), Spiralla (Shaman), Drakus (Rogue).
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Guild First: Lynx Lord Halazzi

Lynx LordWoot! West Kingdom went into Zul’Aman and took down a new boss (in addition to the old ones).

We were: Gongniu (Protection Warrior), Heimdal (Protection Paladin), Tatia (ME)(Holy Paladin), Weaver (Holy Priest), Khoss (Resto Shaman), Talyanna (Mage), Odisia (Mage), Sae (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (BM Hunter), and Sibiy (BM Hunter).
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Be Safe!

SecurityYesterday one of my guildie’s got hacked. I’m unclear on the exact details.. but the bad guys got into three of his accounts and cleared them out. As expected Blizzard’s response is slow/non-existant. The guildie had little access to the guild bank so they didn’t get much from there.. but still.

Secure your information. I know you’re reading this thinking “Yeah, I should install some kind of virus/keylogger protection. I’ll have to look into that” and then you’re going to skim down to the next article in the feedreader and completely forget about it. Just stop for a moment and actually do it.

For more information see here: http://lordsofnordrassil.net/2007/12/31/wow-account-security/

*** This has been a general security warning ***

Monday is normally Kara zerg night. We’re supposed to start at 7:30 PST. Because of the security scare we instead encouraged people to download/install security software and to update their passwords. So the run didn’t actually start until ~8:30. Even then we had to stop shortly into the run and have everyone go and download the same archived version of Omen so we could all see threat.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Being Polite

WallWhat is the polite way to say “Are you smoking crack?* No, your I-just-dinged-70 -and-got-my-kara-key toon should not expect to automatically be on the Kara team”?

*sigh* West Kingdom is about to run into a wall. I’ve seen the wall for a while but it was small and far off on the horizon. Suddenly it’s in my face and I can’t see anything else.
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Peek at Void Reaver

West Kingdom in cooperation with Shadow Warlords demolished Gruul’s Lair. We totally one-shotted that raid instance. So we decided to go peek in at The Eye.

Joe (the head of Shadow Warlords) and fiancee (the head of West Kingdom) had gotten the impression that just the trash was going to smash us flat at our current gear level. They were wrong. We had some bumpy parts where we were learning the fights.. but I’m pretty sure that we’ll do much better next time.
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Speccing Holy

70 specOMG! I got my first ever reader asking a question of me email! I’ve gotten emails in the past from Galo (Hi Galo) but that was more.. bloggers communing amongst themselves. This is an honest-to-god, I-read-your-blog-and-have-a-question-for-you email. I’m so excited!

Joey writes:

Hello great blog
I have always been a Prot spec pally and am nearing the big 60 level wise. I am thinking of switching to Holy for upper level content and I was wondering if u would share with me your spec and maybe some tips for levels 60 to 70. Thanks for any and all help you can provide.

Joey

OOO… I wrote about this a while ago but the topic deserves revisiting.
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Guild First: Bear Lord Nalorakk

Bear Boss dead West Kingdom was finally able to take down the bear boss so we can call this a “real” guild-only first (as opposed to the “sorta” guild first from a week ago).

We were: Gongniu (Warrior Tank), Shaed (Warrior Tank), Tatia (Holy Paladin), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Khoss (Resto Shaman), Spiralla (Shaman), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (BM Hunter), and Stiletta (Rogue).
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