Monday, September 22, 2008


My Shaman moved into Outlands on Saturday I believe it was. We have started some quests and are working our way through slowly. Still 60 but with Brewfest goin on leveling has kinda stalled out. We have been doing the Brewfest quests every nite so far and have had each of the trinkets fall for the toons that need em. Warrior has the +block and my druid has the +heal. We also had the remote drop and one of our guildies got it. Had one person in the guild get the Kodo, surprisingly enough his fiance didn't slaughter him over winning it (she collects mounts.)

Goin into Kara tmoro with my mage and see how the other tanks work out along with our main pally healer and a well geared Tree.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kara Down!! On to ZA?

Well just got done with my first full Kara clear with my Druid as healer. We managed to do it in about 5 hrs give or take a bit due to having to setup raid 3 times on different days. We got up to Opera on the first day, then Prince on the 2nd day and finished off Nightbane and Netherspite on the last day. I managed to pick up this nifty little neck piece, Shining Chain of the Afterworld and we had a number of drops for our first timers that went in too. I think we will have quite a few tanks that will be ready to work on Kara again but will be an uphill trip. Always frustrating when you have people drop away due to RL or wanting something different in game.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Hmm a few things to say for today. Blizzard released the date that Wrath is coming out which I am sure all of you know. November 13th 2008 will be a day that many a business will be shut down due to people taking the day off so that they can install LK and start leveling to 80. Hmm I wonder how long it will take? I remember seeing a Draenei Shaman at lvl 70 in IF by the end of the 2nd week after BC came out so can't imagine it will take all that long. And the DK's? Well they will probably have Northrend flooded with them before Sunday I imagine.

Onto a slightly personal note. The guild has been in a bit of a flux of late. Seems that I had 3 officers pull their mains out of the guild so that they could see End game content before November. This is really frustrating for me because I thought I could count on these guys. I thought they would be there to help the guild no matter what. I guess I thought they had the same feelings for the game as I did in that it isn't the content that you see it is who you see it with. For me personally it is all about having fun with my friends whether that is running Deadmines to help out a lowbie or getting into Kara to see if we can take down Netherspite( which I did for the first time last nite on my druid.) Sure I wouldn't mind seeing ZA and getting into SSC or TK but to be honest if I am not running with my friends and the people I have spent the last 2 yrs with it just isn't worth it.

The other frustrating part about this is they were officers and they want to come back when Wrath comes out. I have no problem with this but how do I treat them? Do reinstate them to the level they were before they left? Do I have them start from one of the low lvls and have them earn their way back up? Also a few of the other officers have alts that they have in the progression guilds as well. Do I treat these guys any differently? Always hard questions when you are the GM of a casual guild and have people who want more.

I guess I will just have to try and stay true to the basic rules that we have in the guild and since these people are spending more time in the other guilds they will then have to get bumped down to a lower rank. While I am sure I can call on them when the time comes for Wrath it will be a little harder to accept them in the leading roll since I will always wonder if they will do the exact same thing when they have reached 80 and want to get to see some of the content that we aren't capable of doing.

Also I hit 58 on my shaman along with my wife on her pally. We are going to stay in Vanilla until we hit 60 then move on to Outlands and work on quests there.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

PTR live?

Looks like they opened the PTR now. At least as far as I can tell from my launcher it is open. Don't think I will start on it tho, will wait til it goes live and have some more time to work on my shaman with. GL to those who take advantage of it. :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fishing and Cooking

Hit level 55 with my Shaman last nite and ran Sunken Temple a few times, once to help people get some quests done and then after I got my quest from Western Plague Lands we went again with my wife and a few others. It was and interesting run and pretty quick since we had a 70 each time to help out. Interesting enough both times were Shamans one an Elemental and other was Enhanced. The Enhanced I think had an easier time with it since most of the dragon mobs were immune to Nature damage and Chain Lightning just didn't do the trick.

Side note decided to work on my fishing and cooking for once. I have never actually taken the time to level these up and surprisingly enough I don't mind doing it this time. Granted I am doing my cooking off the fish that I pick up but that is besides the point. Have found El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide to be very helpful. If you are looking to level up your fishing check this out.

Also I am working with an addon called Talented and Talented Loader and would advise this for anyone who is running 2 or more different specs. Makes it less likely for you to make mistakes when speccing, also you can use it to experiment with specs without having to leave game and use a talent calculator. It hasn't been updated yet for Wrath but hope it will be.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Something to look forward to.

Came across this, courtesy of Wow Insider. Seems that when 3.0 hits the leveling from 60-70 will be much quicker due to Wrath's leveling being implemented. They will be decreasing needed xp for each level by 30% and each mobs xp will be increased by 20%. So all those like myself who are lvling up an alt should be able to get their toon ready for Wrath before it comes out.


Wordle :)

Anna from Too Many Annas put this up a while back and I also saw that a number of other bloggers have tried it out. Thought I would give it a whirl too. It comes from Wordle.