Back in the good old days…

sometimes i mustI logged into WoW. Technically I messed it up. I accepted a 10 day free trial and completely forgot about the Scroll of Resurrection. My fiance is still playing.. he could have benefited from that scroll..and I would have giggled gleefully at the idea of jumping a character up to level 80. But alas, I bugger’d that. Oh well.

I logged in. Within the first 5 minutes (of staring at the Stormwind mailbox and trying to remember commands to adjust my UI) I was struck by the feeling of “why am I here?”. I’m still working through that. I’m here because it sounded like fun. Fun. That thing you do that is not work. Oh yeah. I remember.

So.. am I back.. idaknow.. see if I stick around for more than a month before you call me “back”.
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The Sack of Theramore

Dear Blizzard,

This please.

Thanks Nibs.

It would be ever so interesting to participate in the action rather than have it simply show up as an off-screen event. (HEY, several years have passed since Deathwing broke out and we didn’t even notice). Hey, I said please…

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Dah-am

I make this look good. You know.. for a female goblin shaman wearing a sex and race changing wizard hat of days gone by. Booyaka!

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A troll by any other name

I know I havn’t played horde-side long.. and I may be mistaken.. but trolls look different when you’re alliance-side.

Just sayin’

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Goblin-ing

I guess it’s a little bit sad to say that nearly a year after Cataclysm launch I’ve finally played a goblin enough to -almost- get out of the goblin specific area. Color me surprised.

Last night my little goblin dinged 21. She’s running around Azshara and it feels like she still has a little bit to go on it.

Regardless. Once I got off the initial starting island I really started to enjoy it. The initial island was just.. well it was terribly cluttered. And by that I mean I was bugged all to heck by all of the litter on the ground. It just.. bugged me. Whatever I’m weird that way.

Last night I played through Archmage Xylem’s trials at the top of his island. I LOVED them. Finally a quest which was a puzzle. It was interesting to solve and then interesting to try and get the achievement.

I’m also playing a Shaman. Different is good.

[No, I'm not "back". Being back would imply that I intend to pick up where I left off.. and frankly I kind of like having free time and eating healthy, home-cooked meals. Let's just say that I started to feel kind of silly paying $15/month for a game I wasn't playing.. and when it came down to the decision.. I decided to give it another try (on an occasional, casual basis) rather than completely cancel my account. We'll see what happens. ]

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That’s “Mistress of the Universe” if you please

I -knew- it reminded me of something.

Orko.. He-mans side-kick. This is humiliating.

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Innit Purty?

It was totally worth the mindless grind of not doing PVP in a PVP zone to get it. Totally.

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OH THE DRAMA!**

Blizzard Peon: Sir..
Ghostcrawler: Yes, what is it? You’re interrupting my lunch {Sips gin}
Blizzard Peon: Sir.. the plebs have noticed that the Succubus does the best damage.. and Sir.. they’re all summoning her.
Ghostcrawler: What?? All of them? What about Demonology they have that.. big guy, what’s his name?
Blizzard Peon: Yes Sir, the Felguard. No sir, they’re summoning the Succubus as well.
Ghostcrawler: That’s impossible.. She’s an outrage.. it’s the boobs right? They’re summoning her to look at the boobs.
Blizzard Peon: No, Sir, she um.. well she’s actually doing the best damage because of her glyph. and it gets worse sir.. they’re all using only the Infernal.
Ghostcrawler: This is UNACCEPTABLE! FIX IT.
Blizzard Peon: Yes Sir. {scurrying away}

{Some time later}
Blizzard Peon #1: He -did- say to fix it… and he didn’t say how…
Blizzard Peon #2: Yeah.. but usually “fix it” means “nerf somethign”. I’m not sure if he’s going to like this.

Blizzard Peon #1: Sir we’ve.. well we think we’ve fixed the Succubus thing.
Ghostcrawler: Wash? {hic} Wash Succubus thing?
Blizzard Peon #1: Well sir, we nerfed their Fel Armor so that they got less health back.. which means they tap more.. making them want mana more.. so now we’ve made ManaFeed so that it works better
Blizzard Peon #2: (Interrupting) a lot better
Blizzard Peon #1: Yes,.. a lot better when they’re using the Felguard or felhunter.
Ghostcrawler looks on silently.
Blizzard Peon #1 continues: Well and then we buffed the Shadow Bite on the felhunter.
Blizzard Peon #2: A Lot
Blizzard Peon #1: (glaring at peon #1) Yes.. I suppose it could be considered a lot. Sir, we doubled the damage and effect. That should totally make the Affliction plebs use the felhunter.
Ghostcrawler picks up his now empty glass and looks into the bottom of it.
Ghostcrawler (mumbling): Afflic-shun.
Blizzard Peon #1: Yes and well.. we didn’t feel we could nerf the 10 minute pets anymore.
Ghostcrawler grudging adds: They are pretty weak to start with.
Blizzard Peon #1: Yes.. well.. um.. we increased the Doomguard’s damage by 50%.. so it’s now the best single target guardian.
Ghostcrawler looks up and blurrily tries to locate his gin bottle.
Blizzard Peon #1 clears his throat: Also sir.. since we were in the code anway.. we buffed Haunt and Shadow Mastery. I was feeling pretty guilty about that 12% nerf from a while back.
Blizzard Peon #2 stares at Blizzard Peon #1: Guilty? YOU FELT GUILTY? Seriously.. you’re a newb.
Ghostcrawler waves his hand and shoos the peons away.
Ghostcrawler: Yeah yeah.. fine.. whatever. It’s just a game.

Source: Early Patch 4.1 notes.

**All events are in the mind of the author. Any similarity to actual events is total coincidence.
***BTW: I <3 Ghostcrawler. No really.. I do.

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Ask Mr Robot

Go visit Ask Mr Robot.

I don’t suggest -blindly- following it’s suggestions.. but I am happy and all glowy with it’s recommendations. Thanks Elk and Ful.

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State of the UI: February 2011


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