Friday, December 11, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tide us over til patch is done.

While waiting for the patch I was reading through and came across this video from Vodka. It is pretty wicked awesome and I am looking forward to getting into this dungeon as soon as I can.

Hope you enjoy. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

3.3 drops

as many have u noticed I am sure 3.3 is going live on the servers as of tormorrow. I am looking forward to this as our guild actually has a chance of taking on Arthas but we will have to wait and see. We did manage to get ToC down a number of times though I personally didn't get much from it. Now the real fun part is going to be getting my addons updated.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shaman healing tips

came across this read and found it to be excellent, just had to link it here. Some of the things he mentions in here I hadn't really thought of before and I will have to give it a try. I must admit I will be carrying some extra glyphs to try out and see how it goes, flip from ES glyph to Chain Heal Glyph. Will always keep my Water and Riptide since they are the ones I need the most.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day of The Dead

Got the achievement pretty simple to do, Find Catrina  and /dance with her. Get achievement, coo.

for pet you have to go to the city's grave yard for your race, ie. Draenei go to Exodar, Dwarves go to IF, get cooking recipe from vendor Chapman or find a cook that can make the bread. Buy a marigold or bouquet of them and use it. Find the cheerful spirit, get quest, hand in bread, get pet. Only works during Day of the Dead so only useful for 2 days. And also takes up bag slot, kinda like broom for Hallow's End.

Healer Questionairre.

  • What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?Airdrigh, Shaman, Restoration
  • What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans) 5man, 10 man Raid
  • What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?Riptide, love the hot and the enhancement to Chain Heal
  • What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?Lesser Healing Wave, ever since they got rid of the haste buff from tidal waves to it I find my Healing Wave does better and is only just a little slower.
  • What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why? Flexibility. Able to handle Tank heals with earth shield and Riptide, Healing wave, lesser healing wave
  • What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why? Lack of mobility. Wiht only one instant cast heal I find I am rooted in place quite a bit.
  • In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? Haven't done a 25 man so not sure.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why? No real preference. I have healed with all types and find as long as they can hold up their end that is all I care about.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why? See above. Only healer I don't like is one who doesn't take it seriously. If I am putting my energy into it then so should they.
  • What is your worst habit as a healer? Casting Chain heal on one person. I hate that I don't look around a bit more when casting. I usually just see someone losing health and cast Chain Heal hoping there is someone there. Find I lose a lot of HPS in the process cause it doesn't bounce.
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing? DPS demanding heals. I am a glorified triage I realize that, but I need to work out my priorities and I am sorry but DPS is low on the list, especially if they don't have the sense to get out of the fire. The only one this doesn't count for is my wife, cause I can do without the wife aggro.
  • Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing? Hmm there are a few tweaks that I would like to see but for the most part I am happy being a shaman and can't picture doing anything else.
  • What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer? a) am I dead b) is tank dead c) is dps dead d) is boss down
  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class? Shamans can't heal. Little do they realize that we can hold our own.
  • What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn? What to cast when.`
  • If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)? Low on the meter unless tank healing. some overhealing.
  • Haste or Crit and why? crit. recharges mana. then haste
  • What healing class do you feel you understand least? have a rough idea but no real understanding of how it goes.
  • What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing? mouse over macros. Grid.
  • Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why? Intellect was main, then moving to haste to help. Int gives, SP along with mana and crit. need haste to improve my thruput.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Interesting Addon

Something I came across that I thought I would share with my readers. It came from the writer of Healing Way and is written specifically for Resto Shaman. GridStatusChainWho gives you a way of marking grid to see who you cast chain heal on and who it jumped to as well as if it critted or not. Ran with it in a number of heroics last nite and I am a little disturbed at how many times I cast it without it jumping even once. I find it has made me examine my healing and made me more aware of what is happening around me. Play around with it if you run Grid and see what you thing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Run Away! Run Away!!

The Headless Horseman is upon us. Yes ladies and germs it is Hallow's End so assemble your groups and move into Scarlet Monastery Cemetery to get your mount, if you are so lucky. Move onto the towns and look to the inns to get the achievements, for all those who missed out last year and are still looking for their purple dragons. (Hmm does that have anything to do with Puff?)

Well I got my party together and we moved to SM Cemetery, loaded up Horseman. Seems that the instance server we loaded to was 3 hrs after ours, and so Hallow's End hadn't started there yet. I was in no mood to wait 3 hrs to get into my instance and try for him so I said enough and called it a night. Hopefully we won't have any problems tomorrow. On a plus note we had a new lvl 80 DK join us tnite and is willing to help tank. Maybe this will help fill the rosters so that we can move into raids again. See how it pans out.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Help Site

This site was brought to my attention by, Twisted Nether as well as I have enjoyed viewing the questions put forth there and have tried to help out as much as possible. Head on over there and put in your $.02 to help out.

Blooded Dragons of Uldaman - GuildOx - WoW Guild Progress and Loot Rankings

Blooded Dragons of Uldaman - GuildOx - WoW Guild Progress and Loot Rankings

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We can Haz Pengu?

Interesting. Was logging into WoW tnite and came across a post at the login in screen.

"in 29 days, on November 11, 2009, all accounts must be converted into a account to login to World of Warcraft. Any existing account that upgrades to the platform, including ones that were upgraded in the past, will receive a brand new in-game penguin pet starting later this week."

Will have to wait until later to get a screenshot of the pet to show off, but to think we will be getting a penguin and a mini Onyxia? Wow they are free with the vanity pets. Does this mean they are catering to the female gamers out there? Just Kidding!! /ducks flying debris thrown by lady gamers.

10 man TOC

Very interesting fight.

1st one is the creature fight where u have to take on is Gormok, pretty simple heal in that you just have to watch for the bars going down. We had 2 shamans in the group along with a priest healer, I set up the other shaman and priest as mt/ot heals and had myself on raid, we through down stoneskin, fire resist, flametongue, mana stream, healing stream, wrath of air and wind fury totems to help buff up as much as we could. As a healer watch for the impales, keep the tanks and raid up and watch for Snobolds, if you get a snobold call for a dps to kill em as fast as possible as they have a nasty habit of interrupting.

2nd was the 2 worms, I hated this fight because I could never quite get it figured out. Make sure you are to the back of the worms as the stationary one will spray and aoe in front of it. Have a healing stream totem close to the tanks to help keep them topped off.

3rd Icehowl. Pretty simple fight, only thing I found was when he pointed at you, you want to run perpendicular to him so that he won't hit you with his charge. After he hits the wall with his charge dps was able to burn him down pretty fast.

Lord Jaraxxus
This was a pretty simple fight, only things to watch for were the 2 types of fire that he kicks out on the raid. I definitely had a fire resist totem up for this to help out a little. We also set up a couple of safe zones for people to run to if they had the legion flame so that they could run around. Reminded me a lot of naxx when you take on Glob. The rest is just a typical keep the healing meters up.

This was an interesting fight in that I don't do much for pvp, at all. Since in our group the other shaman and myself were the only cc's available we took on hexing the 2ndary healer while the group burnt down the first one. Make sure to watch your surroundings and help out however you can. Once the group has both healers down I usually picked up a caster to hex as I was able to try and minimize damage to the group. Healing stream totem is very helpful here.

Twin Valkyrs
Royal pain in the butt. With this fight you need something like DBM to help tell you which color to change to. We ran with 1/2 the group in white and half in black. In one of the phases there are balls that come out and you want to make sure keep the opposite color from your tank from hitting them, thus we usually had the healer in a dif color to the tank. Let the dps pick up like colors as this will improve the damage that they do. Only other thing to mention for healers is the vortex. When this comes up you want to pick the same color as is being cast, so if it is a black vortex then change your aura to black. This will minimize the damage done to you by the vortex.

This is the last fight you will face, when it starts out good old Arthas comes walking out and tells you about the history of the place and then drops the floor out from under you and you drop into a pool of water. Make sure all DK's have their water walking aura off as this will kill the people affected by it. (stupid DK's) you then get ready for the boss. Much like in AN he has the same abilities. deals dmg, burrows under ground, throws up spikes. In this fight the dps has to kill the bugs that come out to spread out the permafrost, also there are extra adds that come out that the dps will want to concentrate on. The thing to remember is that when the boss goes underground he throws out spikes that follow one or 2 of the raid members. The only way to keep yourself from getting killed by it is to make sure the Permafrost is between you and the spikes. They are frozen in place and you are safe. The next phase you have to do some dancing around with your heals, you want to keep the tank topped off as much as possible and yet you want to keep most of the raid at 50% so that the amount he is healed by is minimized. I can't honestly say when the phase starts as this was my first time in there and I just went off what the RL told me over vent but needless to say it took a lot of firing of CH and LHW.

Once you have him done you are done with 10 man TOC.

Hope this helps :)

Oh and I picked up this from the raid. Gloves of the Azure Prophet.

Monday, October 12, 2009

TOC finished

First time in on this guy and managed to clear the whole place in about 3 hrs. Will get something up later to help with a walk through of sorts.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How To: New Shaman Button Bar

New button bar for shamans is sweet and actually pretty easy to use. Can't wait to have my bartender play around with it a bit more, but back to the how to.

Step 1- go to your shaman trainer, whether they be in Exodar, Stormwind, or where ever the Horde go to train their shaman
Step 2- train for each of the calls Earth, Ancestors, Spirit
Step 3-click on new button that shows up next to your shaman button bar and look for the arrow that shows up just above it. Choose one of the calls and then assign totems to this call by choosing them from the buttons next to it.
Step 4-rinse and repeat for each of the other calls.
Step 5-If you wish you can go into the keybinding interface in wow menu and assign a keybind to each of your calls.

And now you can successfully call up 4 totems at one time. If you wish to change your totem you can use the button bar to do so. Personally I am keeping my totemtimer addon for the shield monitoring and to be able to change totems on the fly. it is a little less cumbersome to use, that and I hope the author gets it updated so I don't have to use the in game interface for this.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Went into Ulduar for the first time a few nites ago. Was a blast and thanks to our guild Raid Leader it went off quite well. We managed to get Flame Leviathan down without a wipe and after finding a few more people to fill out the roster we moved on to XT.

The thing was that we had sign ups setup and had 8 people sign up for the run, thankfully we had enough tanks and had 2 healers sign up along with 4 dps. We found our 3rd healer and decided to head in with 9 people. Run down what each machine does and what to do, take out trash time for the boss. Get the run down on what to do for the boss and pull. Went off smoothly with only 1 death, dps couldn't get back to machine before he got taken down by aoe dmg.

Oh too late for some of the people who came so 2 people had to log out which left us a healer and a dps down. Put out the guild what we needed and had one person volunteer for dps position though he was geared as a tank. No matter extra body always helps. Had a rogue login as well that we called on and got ready to go for XT. Took down trash with 2 shaman healers, a bear, and a tankadin. Leader spells out what to do for the boss and we pull him. Was going pretty good until the adds start coming in, my wife doesn't realize that she has to take out the bombs thinking they were the big guys she was supposed to stay away from and they march on the raid and wipe. 2nd time going in and we are running good took down first wave of adds but I just can't get close enough to help heal tank while trying to keep raid up and 2nd wipe. That is when we called it and decided it was time to sleep. Was a good run and I got Firestrider Chestguard not sure if it is better than my t7 and I don't want to sacrifice the 4 pc bonus that I get since I also now have my t8 gloves from doing VoA. Will put some pics below when I get on my main comp.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Death of Matrix Online

Not many know this but I was part of the closed beta for this game along with the open one after that. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and it is entirely possible that I would have been writing this blog about it instead of WoW except for the fact that my wife detested the game. For the past 4 yrs I have been playing WoW and wouldn't have started it if my wife hadn't enjoyed it and decided to take part along with me.

But back to MxO. Seems Sony feels they have gotten as much as they possibly could out of the game and so are shutting it down today. The premise behind the game was a continuation from when Neo had the Architect agree that anyone who wanted free from the Matrix would be set free and thus the continuing battle from there. Now the machines don't want to lose people because they lose their power cells, humans want people to free them and the Merovingian? Well he is more interested in acquiring power for power's sake. Who would you fight for? Personally I wanted to fight for the machines on the premise that due to what the humans did to the earth to try and beat the machines there is no way for earth to support all the people in the Matrix. Instead let the people know what they are capable of doing and to take full advantage of the power that would be available to them. Imagine being able to jump from place to place and not needing a car. To be able to produce things instead of having to purchase them. There is so much available to a person inside the Matrix and they would have the ability to live, it would in essence be a symbiotic relationship. Heh, as you can tell I did some thinking on this.

Anywho I would like to wish a fond farewell to a game that had so many possibilities in that they were a live story that was actually changing according to how the players played. It was the players who decided which way to go by taking part in the week long events that happened and thus the story grew from that. True there was a basis that the writers were leaning towards but they wanted feedback from the player base as to where to go. I personally would have prefered if they could have stayed with a rock/paper/scissors type fighting interface as it was more controlled by the player but rpg's are based on random numbers and thus are decided by those numbers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

They're back!!!

We're Back, Back in Black yes we are back, back in Black yeah we're back, back, back in black!

ok I will stop singing now, I know I am no AC/DC. :)

So back in force and looking at my shaman once again. I have been spending the last few months doing a little of this and a little of that, but most of my time has been helping my friend level up his first toon. He has been enjoying his time in game, we have gotten him to 70 and he just got into NR yesterday. The main problem is that he is doing it on a 10 day trial and hopefully will have the funds to get the full game sometime soon as his time is coming to an end. The triple xp that came from recruit a friend was real nice and I was able to lvl up a warlock real fast. We made it to 60 in about a month and a half with only about an hour or so every night as he has a new little one at home that is being a little more disagreeable than our own. Once we hit 60 he picked up BC and off we went to Hellfire Peninsula. We were 64 by the time we went to Zangarmarsh and 66 going into Nagrand, finished off most of the Nagrand quests and had about 75% of 69 left so went to Blades Edge to finish it off. I worked on tailoring and mining with that toon though I didn't do much for mining, mostly waited until I hit 70 to start leveling tailoring. I have him at basic Frostweave and will level that as I am able with the cloth I pick up until 80.

For my shaman, I have been doing my fishing and cooking dailies as well as a few achievements. Its been kinda fun revisiting some of the old world. I did manage to get Flame Warden Achievement along with most of my exploration ones, hoping to finish that one by the end of the week. See what happens since we have Sonshine Festival this week.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Key fob idea is wrong.

Seems I was wrong when that they weren't going to produce these anymore. You can now at least access them on the Blizzard store site once again. Though they are still Sold Out.

Shared Topic: What three Achievements are you most proud of?

Thought I would put up a quick post on this one.

Three most proud of....hmmmm.

One: Ambassador, took me a little while to pick this one up and I went about it by actually running around and completing quests to fill it out. I suppose I could have bought the cloth and gotten rep that way but wanted to do it "right."

Two: Not sure if this an achievement or not but I got all my skills to 450. This isn't something I usually bother with since I get bored with it pretty quick, but I did a lot of fishing while my wife was pregnant. I ended up cooking alot due to the fish I had. Turned all my cloth into bandages, and picked herbs while wandering around. The only thing I really had to work at was Inscription but even that, most of the leveling was from doing research.

Three: Don't have it yet but I am working on getting all the old world instances done, will then move on to BC and get that done then hopefully LK instances. We hit a bit of snag with 40 AQ in that the first boss has a nasty mc that the boss is easy but having to take down a lvl 80 druid who is smacking you around is hard.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to A New Blog! Lookin to customize your UI? Check out....

New blog on the sphere. No Stock UI has all your UI needs, or at least it seems it will have in the near future. Interesting posts thus far and hey if you want to donate then go for it throught Write for Us link.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Key fob Authenticator a thing of the past?

Went searching thru the site for an authenticator and it seems that they have gotten rid of it. Couldn't believe it so I went through the trouble of going through and I got this. Absolutely nothing. Seems the only one is through a phone right now but only korea and iphone are supported. Maybe they will get the other ones updated soon. I certainly hope so.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Had to save this for posterity.

Courtesy of:

Edited for guild chat:

Scourge Chat Log

***User "theLichKing" has entered the chat.***

[theLichKing]: Hey

[theLichKing]: Anyone there?

[theLichKing]: *drums fingers*

***User "Kel'Thuz4d" has entered the chat.***

[theLichKing]: Hey man.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: my liege

[theLichKing]: Listen, there's this thing I need you to do for me

[Kel'Thuz4d]: anything my liege

[Kel'Thuz4d]: what army must i lay to waste

[Kel'Thuz4d]: whose lands shall i decimate for ur glory

[theLichKing]: Um, yeah, I'm good on decimation for today. We're going to hold off on the decimation for, like, a week or so.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ok?

[theLichKing]: I was thinking. How much trouble do you think it would be to have a thermostat installed in the Throne Room?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ...

[Kel'Thuz4d]: y?

[theLichKing]: It's really really cold in here.

[theLichKing]: I'm Lord of the Scourge. I think I should get a thermostat.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: no its a frozen throne

[theLichKing]: Right

[theLichKing]: See that's exactly what I'm talking about. The throne is frozen. The chair that I sit on all day? Literally a block of ice.

[theLichKing]: It is so very, very cold.

[theLichKing]: I actually cannot over-emphasize how cold I am on a daily basis.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: but its supposed to be frozen

[Kel'Thuz4d]: its the source of ur power

[theLichKing]: About that. Can I get my power transferred to some other source?

[theLichKing]: Something that isn't made out of ice that I then have to literally sit on?

[theLichKing]: Someone dropped the ball there.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ok so like what should it be then

[Kel'Thuz4d]: like a ring?

[theLichKing]: A ring?

[theLichKing]: Seriously, a ring.

[theLichKing]: Do you _read_ history?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: so what then

[theLichKing]: I don't know. I'll think about it. Maybe an armoire.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: armor?

[theLichKing]: No, not armor. An armoire. The furniture.

[theLichKing]: Oh but speaking of armor

[theLichKing]: I have skulls on my kneecaps.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ok?

[theLichKing]: No, it is _not_ okay.

[theLichKing]: I have skulls.

[theLichKing]: On my _kneecaps_.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: well for the thermostat i think u need approval from a supervisor

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ill just get kiljaeden in here and well sort it out

[theLichKing]: No!

[Kel'Thuz4d]: no its cool

[theLichKing]: No, don't...

[theLichKing]: Ugh, my old boss. I hate this guy.

[theLichKing]: Ok I'll just...I'll act casual. Like old times.

***User "Killzone'jaeden" has entered the chat.***

[Killzone'jaeden]: This had better be important.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: yeah lich king here just wants a warmer throne room is all

[Killzone'jaeden]: Warmer?

[theLichKing]: No it's really not necessary sir

[Killzone'jaeden]: You want a warmer throne room?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: yeah

[theLichKing]: No

[Kel'Thuz4d]: yeah he does

[theLichKing]: I really don't.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Ok sure let me just get right on that

[Killzone'jaeden]: I actually know these guys, they're really great, literally made out of fire

[Killzone'jaeden]: They could heat your room right up for you

[Killzone'jaeden]: They're called the Burning Legion...why don't I just invite them to Azeroth so they can come and

[Killzone'jaeden]: OH WAIT

[Killzone'jaeden]: Someone's too busy being Chatty Cathy to PREPARE HIS WORLD FOR AN APOCALYPSE

[theLichKing]: So sorry sir

[Killzone'jaeden]: Yeah, "sir," that's new

[Kel'Thuz4d]: hey cmon though its not like weve just been sitting around

[Kel'Thuz4d]: were spreading plague and stuff

[Kel'Thuz4d]: we totally spread a lot of plague

[Kel'Thuz4d]: and dont forget the spider war

[theLichKing]: Actually I wouldn't mention that...

[Killzone'jaeden]: Oh yes. The "Spider War."

[Killzone'jaeden]: The "war" where you spent ten years getting rid

[Killzone'jaeden]: OF SPIDERS

[Killzone'jaeden]: Check it out, I had a Mosquito War last night. Mosquito lands on me, I squish it. Done. Two seconds.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Didn't take me ten years

[Killzone'jaeden]: BECAUSE I'M NOT AN IDIOT

[theLichKing]: Yes sir

[theLichKing]: Very sorry sir.

[theLichKing]: I'm on it.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Y'know what, you know who else might want to hear about this

[Killzone'jaeden]: Maybe I shold get Sargeras in here

[theLichKing]: NO! That's not necessary

[Killzone'jaeden]: Hold on I'll go get him.

***User "Killzone'jaeden" has left the chat.***

[theLichKing]: ARE YOU CRAZY

[theLichKing]: "Sure"? Do you know who Sargeras actually is??

[Kel'Thuz4d]: i think so hes alliance right

[theLichKing]: ...

[Kel'Thuz4d]: horde?

[theLichKing]: *headdesk*

***User "An00b'arak" has entered the chat.***

[An00b'arak]: hay guise whats goin on in dis chat

[Kel'Thuz4d]: sup

[An00b'arak]: sup

[Kel'Thuz4d]: sup

[An00b'arak]: sup

[Kel'Thuz4d]: whaaaazzzzaaaaaap

[An00b'arak]: what are yoooooou doing

[theLichKing]: GUYS

[theLichKing]: SERIOUSLY

[An00b'arak]: whats his problem

[Kel'Thuz4d]: hes cold

[An00b'arak]: well yeah he sits on a frozen throne inside of icecrown glacier with a sword named frostmorn

[An00b'arak]: the name icecrown glacier can only imply that among glaciers, which are themselves made of ice, this one is especially icy

[An00b'arak]: its possible there is some coldness involved

[theLichKing]: _Thank_ you!

[theLichKing]: Ok, so install me a thermostat pl0x.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: uh boss ixnay on asking him to install stuff

[An00b'arak]: what is that supposed to mean??

[Kel'Thuz4d]: uh

[An00b'arak]: oh i get it

[An00b'arak]: bc im an arachnid?????

[An00b'arak]: and how could i possibly install a thermostat without thumbs

[An00b'arak]: racist

[Kel'Thuz4d]: no no no

[Kel'Thuz4d]: well ok yeah how would that actually work

[An00b'arak]: im sure i dont just an arachnid

[An00b'arak]: guess what im not ashamed of what i am

[An00b'arak]: >8< spider pride

***User "An00b'arak" has left the chat.***

[Kel'Thuz4d]: thank goodness

***User "An00b'arak" has entered the chat.***

[Kel'Thuz4d]: oh man

[An00b'arak]: im lodging a formal protest

[An00b'arak]: i am going to let every1 know the scourge is not an equal opportunity employer

[An00b'arak]: and i am being discriminated against due to race

[An00b'arak]: and species

[An00b'arak]: and phylum

[theLichKing]: Ok, look, there's no need to get upset

[An00b'arak]: Oh Man!

[An00b'arak]: dont apologize for him arthas

***User "Killzone'jaeden" has entered the chat.***

[Killzone'jaeden]: Sargeras is logging on now.

[theLichKing]: Uh Oh!

[Killzone'jaeden]: Precisely.

[theLichKing]: Listen, I wasn't complaining earlier, the temperature is fine...

[An00b'arak]: kiljaeden??

[Killzone'jaeden]: Excuse me, who is this? I'm *Lord* Jaeden to anybody that's not a Dreadlord.

[An00b'arak]: listen killy there is some phylumism going down in this piece

[Killzone'jaeden]: Killy? Oh you do want to die don't you.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Also does nobody capitalize anymore?!

[Killzone'jaeden]: I didn't spend seven aeons feasting on the souls of the righteous just so I could play typing games with the functionally illiterate.

[An00b'arak]: no im serious this is a real issue

[Killzone'jaeden]: *What* is a real issue?

[An00b'arak]: phylum

[An00b'arak]: ism

[Killzone'jaeden]: You best start talking some English

[Killzone'jaeden]: Where the is Sargeras?

[theLichKing]: Precisely.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Don't get cute.

[An00b'arak]: i am being discriminated against on the basis of my spinal condition

[Killzone'jaeden]: What is your spinal condition?

[An00b'arak]: i dont have 1

[Killzone'jaeden]: What?

[An00b'arak]: im an arachnid

[An00b'arak]: >8< spider power

[Killzone'jaeden]: Hey LK I thought you squished all of them already. You spent ten years on these morons and you didn't even finish the job?

[An00b'arak]: what

[theLichKing]: Yeah I reanimated him. I'm the Lich King, it's sort of what I do.

[Killzone'jaeden]: So you smashed a bunch of bugs

[Killzone'jaeden]: And then you were like,

[Killzone'jaeden]: "Huh! I sure would like to have those bugs back again!"

[Killzone'jaeden]: Is your brain frozen or what?

[theLichKing]: Ok that's kind of what I was getting at before.

[Killzone'jaeden]: That you're an idiot?

[An00b'arak]: ur horrible

[An00b'arak]: ur a phylumist

[Killzone'jaeden]: Oh no, I'm horrible. Why don't you go and tell all my demon friends how horrible I am. They will be shocked.

[An00b'arak]: phylumist phylumist phulymst phylimist

[An00b'arak]: that gets hard to type after a while though

***User "theLichKing" has kicked user "An00b'arak" from the chat.***

[Kel'Thuz4d]: thank you

***User "An00b'arak" has entered the chat.***

[Kel'Thuz4d]: oh man

[Kel'Thuz4d]: go back to your hole

[theLichKing]: Yeah get out of here

[Killzone'jaeden]: Go back to your hole, spider

[An00b'arak]: p

[An00b'arak]: h

[An00b'arak]: y

[Kel'Thuz4d]: lolwut

[An00b'arak]: l

[An00b'arak]: u

[Killzone'jaeden]: Shut. Up.

[An00b'arak]: m

[Killzone'jaeden]: Dude get rid of this guy.

[An00b'arak]: i

***User "theLichKing" has kicked user "An00b'arak" from the chat.***

***User "An00b'arak" has entered the chat.***

[An00b'arak]: sts

***User "An00b'arak" has left the chat.***

[Killzone'jaeden]: Finally

[Killzone'jaeden]: Where the is Sargeras

[theLichKing]: It's really not necessary, I withdraw my request completely.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: no he wants armor

[theLichKing]: An *armoire.*

[theLichKing]: Of power.

[Killzone'jaeden]: I cannot express how much I hate both of you.

[Killzone'jaeden]: And this is coming from someone whose lungs are made out of solidified hate.

***User "~*`Sylvanas'*~" has entered the chat.***

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: hey everyone ^_^

[theLichKing]: How did you get in here?!

[theLichKing]: This is a private chat!

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: lol :)

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: i hacked admin :)

***User "theLichKing" has kicked user "~*`Sylvanas'*~" from the chat.***

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: lol lol lol

[Killzone'jaeden]: TIE fighters

[theLichKing]: What?

[Killzone'jaeden]: Nothing. Can't you kick her out?

[theLichKing]: I just tried

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: admin guys lol

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: :) ^___^

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: oh plus i can chat under ur names check this out

[theLichKing]: im a little girl and i like ponies lol

[theLichKing]: What! I hate ponies!

[Killzone'jaeden]: ROFL

[Kel'Thuz4d]: she hax0red you dude

[theLichKing]: This isn't funny!

[theLichKing]: i play with dolls

[theLichKing]: and bake cookies with my mommy

[theLichKing]: Untrue! I deny everything

[Killzone'jaeden]: Hahaha

[theLichKing]: Ok guys this is lame let's just go to a different chat room

[Killzone'jaeden]: NO!

[Killzone'jaeden]: We're waiting for Sargeras!

[Killzone'jaeden]: It's next to impossible to get him into these things anyway

[Killzone'jaeden]: I'm not going to confuse him

[theLichKing]: im a little teapot short and stout

[Killzone'jaeden]: Besides this is hilarious

[Killzone'jaeden]: Sargeras is going to get here and you'll be singing about'll get pwned

[Killzone'jaeden]: Maybe he'll buy you a "pwny"

[Killzone'jaeden]: Hahaha see what I did there

[Kel'Thuz4d]: i dont get it

[Kel'Thuz4d]: wait ok but thats dumb

[Killzone'jaeden]: Wordplay. Look it up.

[Killzone'jaeden]: i like to dress up like a girl

[Killzone'jaeden]: Oh now she's doing it to me too

[Killzone'jaeden]: i like to put on women's clothes

[Killzone'jaeden]: and pretend im a woman

***User "~*`Sylvanas'*~" has left the chat.***

[Killzone'jaeden]: and look at myself in the mirror all pretty

[Killzone'jaeden]: and call myself the prettiest prettiest princess

[theLichKing]: Umm she's not here anymore

[theLichKing]: Are you just typing that stuff yourself?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ...

[theLichKing]: ...

[Killzone'jaeden]: ...

[Killzone'jaeden]: WHERE IS SARGERAS

***User "~*`Sylvanas'*~" has entered the chat.***

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: heeeeeee~

[Kel'Thuz4d]: this sux

[Kel'Thuz4d]: i have a dungeon to run

[Kel'Thuz4d]: pcs are going to be like raiding me and shiz

[theLichKing]: Oh please. The expansion is called "Wrath of the Lich King." It's got my _name_ in it. You don't think a few guilds are going to be farming me as soon as I'm a fightable boss?

[theLichKing]: probably not because i suck so much


[Kel'Thuz4d]: ok and now my cat is 8fwhwe8ufhffweeexvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

[Kel'Thuz4d]: walking on my keyboard

[Kel'Thuz4d]: hold on afk

[theLichKing]: You have a cat?

[theLichKing]: Seriously?

[theLichKing]: You're a freaking skeleton lord. Why do you have a cat?

[Killzone'jaeden]: Yeah why *do* you have a cat?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: back, had to put the cat out

[Kel'Thuz4d]: and ok

[Kel'Thuz4d]: two things

[Kel'Thuz4d]: first, cats are awesome

[Kel'Thuz4d]: second, RACISM??

[Kel'Thuz4d]: "freaking skeleton lord"

[Killzone'jaeden]: What is wrong with you people?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: hey! what do you mean..."you people"

[Killzone'jaeden]: What do YOU mean, "you people"?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: hahahaha

[Killzone'jaeden]: Hahahaha...Tropic Thunder, great movie.

[Killzone'jaeden]: i like to poop

[theLichKing]: ...

[Killzone'jaeden]: Ok that one I actually did not say, that was Sylvanas that time

[theLichKing]: ...

[Killzone'jaeden]: No seriously this time it was her

[Kel'Thuz4d]: "this time"?

[Kel'Thuz4d]: wait so u really do like to wear womens clothes

[theLichKing]: You are, in fact, the prettiest prettiest princess?

[Killzone'jaeden]: No, of course not

[Kel'Thuz4d]: do u have a panty drawer

[Killzone'jaeden]: No! I wear boxers. With thorns on them.

[Killzone'jaeden]: And skulls.

[Kel'Thuz4d]: yeah dont change the subject

***User "SARGERAS" has entered the chat.***


[SARGERAS]: I AM INVINICBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[Killzone'jaeden]: oh boy


[theLichKing]: You actually said that already

[Killzone'jaeden]: He spelled it different though.

[Killzone'jaeden]: Dark Lord, there is an issue we need you to resolve


[SARGERAS]: I AM SARGERAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[SARGERAS]: TEH DARK TIT AN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Killzone'jaeden]: Right

[Killzone'jaeden]: But what we're going for is

[theLichKing]: Yeah I'm confident he'll be able to resolve this

[Killzone'jaeden]: The Lich King has this complaint...


[SARGERAS]: i wear little pink girly panties

[Kel'Thuz4d]: uh oh

[SARGERAS]: WHATTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[theLichKing]: hahahahaha

[Kel'Thuz4d]: pwned

[SARGERAS]: I DID NTO SAY THAT!11111111111111111111

[Kel'Thuz4d]: i dunno about you guys but im kinda turned on right now

[theLichKing]: Rule 34

[SARGERAS]: yeah, you like that, there's more where that came from

[SARGERAS]: *twirls hair seductively*



[SARGERAS]: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[Kel'Thuz4d]: *dies laughing*

[Killzone'jaeden]: Ok I'm done

[Killzone'jaeden]: Forget this

[Killzone'jaeden]: I'm outta here

[Killzone'jaeden]: I hate Azeroth

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: aw dont go :)

***User "Killzone'jaeden" has left the chat.***

[~*`Sylvanas'*~]: byeee~


[theLichKing]: Hey I think he spelled all the words right in that one

[Kel'Thuz4d]: missed a t

[theLichKing]: Aw, yeah

[theLichKing]: So close

***User "~*`Sylvanas'*~" has left the chat.***

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ok im out too

[theLichKing]: Ugh fine

[theLichKing]: TTYL

[Kel'Thuz4d]: ttyl

***User "Kel'Thuz4d" has left the chat.***


[theLichKing]: This is the worst chat ever.

[theLichKing]: The worst.

[theLichKing]: The worst.

[theLichKing]: Whatevs, titan dude. I'm done.

[theLichKing]: Still freezing my butt off though.

[theLichKing]: *wrath*

***User "theLichKing" has left the chat.***

[SARGERAS]: *looks around*

[SARGERAS]: Chat empty?


[SARGERAS]: I have eaten

[SARGERAS]: the plums

[SARGERAS]: that were in

[SARGERAS]: the icebox

[SARGERAS]: and which

[SARGERAS]: you were probably

[SARGERAS]: saving

[SARGERAS]: for breakfast

[SARGERAS]: Forgive me

[SARGERAS]: they were delicious

[SARGERAS]: so sweet

[SARGERAS]: and so cold


***User "SARGERAS" has left the chat.***

OOooh!! Love the themes!

IGoogle has released some new themes to piss off the bosses out there. At least I know my boss will be really urked by it. I of course went with the WoW one to peeve him off even more. Take a look.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Addon Policy. Will it break our addons?

Wowinsider brought to my attention that Blizzard has changed their policy on addons. And while I would like to compliment them in a way on this I can also understand why authors would have a problem with it. I hate the idea of having to pay for addons and there are a few of them out there that have enhanced versions of their addon like Carbonite and Wowecon. I personally would never bother with getting the enhanced version but if they take the time to come up with these and then go to the trouble to market it, it is in a sense a sign of free enterprise. After all if we really weren't interested in it we wouldn't pay for it and they wouldn't be able to afford to offer it, so there must be some people willing to pay for these enhanced versions.

So now Blizzard has a problem with it and I can't help but wonder why? Is it that they are worried about peoples accounts being compromised by it? Are they worried that people will have a greater advantage than others with these addons? Or are they just worried that they aren't getting a cut of the action? And how do they plan to enforce this?

The main reason I bring this up is that I have run across a few authors out there that are fighting this move by pulling their addons altogether from circulation. That is their free will to do it, it is their work and they should have the right to do this. It is just that I find it frustrating on my part that they are doing it. There are quite a few addons that I don't need and yet love there are some that I as a GM don't want to have to live without. The main one for this is GroupCalendar, we have been using this addon from day one to setup runs in our guild and while I am sure we can come up with a new way to handle the runs it will take some work and development.

So here is to you authors, we have come to rely on you for alot of our game interaction and we hope that you will understand that we appreciate you. And I hope we can get this "strike" thing figured out.

Edit: Tobold thru up an interesting post on this exact case

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Amazing what Blizzard will do sometimes

R U LF Guild?

Had an interesting post come up in and thought I would copy my response over to here. To those who are still reading this I hope you find it informative.

I find it surprising how the word guild can mean many different things to different people. For some it is a source to build a group like the above, for others it is a place they can find people who have their sense of humor and for yet others it is a place of refuge for them from the idiocy that is out in /1, guess which one is me. :)

I personally have only been in 2 guilds, well 3 if you count the fact that I started a 2nd source of my 2nd guild on a dif server. The first one I was in was a group of people that I had started gaming with quite a few years ago and we had moved from game to game but the core people stayed the same. We ended up starting in WoW and things were going pretty good. Since I had been part of the core group and had shown leadership skills a long time before they had bumped me up to officer pretty much right away, yes the guild had started before I had started playing WoW myself. We had worked our way to 60 and they were interested in taking part in the end game content, since I didn't have the time to level as fast as they had due to RL issues I wasn't ready when they were and to be honest have never really been that interested in it in the first place. Anywho when the time came that I hit 60 and was starting to get geared they were making more demands on me to fill a role in the raids they were doing. I was unable and unwilling to sacrifice this and had fought them on trying to force others for it too. See when I had joined up the guild was a social place that people could use for getting groups and we were more interested in keeping it rather casual. When by this time the emphasis had moved from casual to semi-hardcore and they were losing alot of the people who had joined up in the first place for the casual. No matter how hard I tried to fight them on the matter they were more interested in getting the people in and getting them into end game than they were in keeping the guild true to itself in a sense. I ended up stepping down as officer with a heavy heart because these people were my friends and I felt I was letting them down. Then the attitude from the rest of the guild became so caustic that I finally logged on and typed in the fateful /gquit.

It wasn't an easy thing to do and it all matters on how you look at your guild as to how much you should way it out. If a guild is just a source for people to get to end game and the game for them is getting the latest greatest loot and achievements, then feel free to hop from guild to guild though I feel you are missing an integral part of the game by doing so. For the some other people out there if a guild is a source of friendship and comraderie (sp) then you need to weigh out what you want that guild to center on. If you look at Conquest they aren't just a group of people who are looking for end game, they are also looking to build a group of people who you can rely on and build a relationship with. The base for it is endgame yes but they don't want people that will just be there for the loot, if I understand correctly. With my new guild that I had joined after leaving my first and then starting on a second server, we are a much more casual place that people can come to and know that their kids have a safe spot to play with out the caustic environment that is out there.

So to sum it up I would say make sure you keep you eyes wide open when it comes to joining a guild. It is your $15 a month and you want to invest it wisely. And if you do find a group that you enjoy playing with then stick with them until their path no longer goes with yours. Yes it can be difficult to leave since you have invested so much time into that group, and yes it is awful when it feels like you are leaving people in a lurch. But don't stay in an group that you will hate to be in to the point that you would end up leaving the game over. There are plenty of people out there that you can find a group with and some of them might be like minded as you are.

And hey if you don't find a guild that is what you want you could always try starting a new guild and see if you can build it from there. :)

Good Luck and God Speed.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You too Can Has Gear!!

Longing for gear but don't know what would be a good one to aim for? Running into Heroics but picking the wrong ones? Well for just $0.00 we can help you.

Just take the wishlist and put it up on your computer and you can has gear too.

**small print applies, what the small print is I don't know cause it is too small for me to read.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New PTR Build.

I will admit I joined up with the PTR right when it started up. I haven't had much time to do anything but play around with the dual spec thing and see the interface for it. I am very curious about the armor closet that they will release with it since I had been using outfitter for the longest time on my druid and when we had the riding crops and such. Now it has fallen by the wayside.

Anywho was reading on Totem Talk about the changes that were coming to Shaman with the new build and while I am rather frustrated over the homogenizing of the classes it is nice to see a few of our totems will still be useful. To all those who haven't read Lodur's post about our Mana Spring not stacking with Blessing of Wisdom this will be new to you. While I can understand somewhat what Blizzard has done with this I follow after Lodur in saying it gets rid of some of the uniqueness of Shaman(s) and so limits how oftem we will get invited to instances.

Then I did some thinking about it, Blizzard has been taking a stance of bring the player not the class. So with this thought it mind if we don't have enough paladins in the group to give blessing of kings as well as Blessing of wisdom then if there is a shaman in the group we can fill that role of helping with mana regen. I especially enjoy the fact that our mana spring now returns as much as Blessing of Wisdom. See what comes of it I guess, just wish they would make it raid wide instead of just group, especially since we have BoW cast raid wide and so all those who recieve it benefit.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Love this Macro!

Came across this in reading some forums and tried it out last nite and works great.

/run EnableAddOn("Carbonite")

can have that as a macro when questing

/run DisableAddOn("Carbonite")

and use that for when in raids or want to get rid of it. Can be used for any addons just replace the name of the addon in the macro, Must be typed with capitals and must have exact name of the addon as it shows in addon list at character selection screen. So if you have some addons you like to run when you are not raiding but want them off when you are just setup 2 macros to switch em out easily.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dual Spec:

Wow, has there ever been a lot of posts, blogs and articles on this particular subject. And while I don't consider myself an expert on the field I have done my fair share of respecs for the guild and for leveling. I will be honest the idea of it is great but I think Bliz will drop the ball on the execution. I personally will love being able to hop from Resto to Ele and back again as needed, however I don't think that we should be able to do it in an instance or that it should be easy to do. I think we should be able pay our 1k g and be able to switch specs as we need to and have our bars and glyphs go with it, but have it that we have to still do it at our trainers not just anywhere. While I would love as an inscriptionist for there to be a reagent I honestly think that would get away from the thing that Bliz has been trying to do with LK in that no trade is absolutely necessary.

Current build and this is what I plan on having for Elemental when the time comes, givin that they won't change the trees too much.

Reason I think Bliz will drop the ball is that they will have to design the instances planning on people be able to switch on the fly, which will make things more difficult for the groups who don't have enough of the hybrid classes in the group with them. We will probably see places that need 5 healers or 4 tanks and then switch to needing 1 tank and 2 healers but need the rest to be dps. It will go from essentially a balanced game to something so inbalanced that it will be laughable.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A fond Adieu to Phae

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Resto4life. Phae was the first blogger I had ever read and I was an avid reader of hers when I was working with my druid. Once I had decided to move onto green pastures and build my shaman her blog had fallen a little by the way said. None the less it was surprising for me to see in my reader that she was leaving the blogging world, though definitely for good reasons. I hope she enjoys her time with her new little one as I have with both of mine and that she can keep going with the game that she loves as well.

I salute you Phae!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sixth Screenshot

Topic going around the blogger universe right now is Sixth Screenshot, hmm lets see what I can find out.

This is one of the many forays that we did as a guild into Kara and from the looks of it taking down Big Bad Wolf. Seems that I am running on my resto druid at the time too.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Go Listen!

New Twisted Nether Blogcast up. Go download it and listen to it. Always find them at least funny if not very informative.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

How do you get to Wrathgate?

Moved into Dragonblight tnite after finishing off all the quests in Howling Fjord. I am so close to hitting revered with the Kalu'ak as well and will pick up the Totemic Purification Rod when I hit that point. Should be within a day or so. Doing the one daily that is in Kama'gua and the one in une'pe. Keepin my fingers crossed there. We are trying to do the quests to see the Wrathgate sequence, I saw it when it was in beta and was released on vimeo but would like to see the full thing so need to work our way through the quests.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blizzard Authenticator, Sham or Investment?

I was in Blog Azeroth chat today and was talking about the Authenticator with a number of people there. Main question I had is why would a person really invest in one? Is the WoW interface have so many holes that it would be easier for a person to get my account information off my computer using a keylogger than to get my credit card number when I am purchasing something from a website? If I really had a keylogger on my computer would an authenticator really fix the problem?

I have personally had my account hacked. I am not sure how it happened but it was about 2 yrs ago and lost all my toons including ones that I had on an old server. They also emptied and sold everything except a pair of blue pants that I had on my paladin which is the only toon I had left on my account. It took 3 months for me to get my stuff back at which point I had started other toons that I was playing. The main reason that I bring this up is that I scanned my computer back to front and inside out and was unable to find anything that was a keylogger. I was unable to find anything but not long after my paypal account was accessed and used. I then proceeded to wipe my comp and reinstall my os along with the few programs that I needed.

Now the way I see this is that having your wow account is not the disease, it is a symptom. If some one accesses your account then that means you have a security breach that a person can use for something else. They can maybe access your cc info from use on the web, they can access your passwords to various sites that you go to when you have to put them in. So for me I see the authenticator as a way to mask a bigger problem. Also in the back of my mind I can't help but see some dev team and the powers that be of Bliz laughing all the way to the bank for coming up with a little random number generator and having a server that handles them.

For me I say don't waste your money on it and make sure to keep your computer secure using anti-virus software that can sense keyloggers and keeping everything up to date. For the anti-virus software make sure you check because not all of them do, I use AVG and haven't had a problem with it.

Side note Ding 76!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Rose by any other name is still a Rose.

What are you tryin to say here? That you believe your shaman is a rose? Bleh, hardly. Just puttin in here that I payed my $10 and changed the name of my shaman to Airdrigh. I have been having a problem with the named Piqued for quite a while so switched it.

One other thing he has come out of "retirement" and I am actively working on him again. LVL 80 here I come.