This is just a random outflow of things from the last week
I was doing the Kalu’ak matchmaking daily on Friday night, when I had to stop and laugh at how silly the big seals look on their turtle mounts.
Next thought was how much more sensible a Gnome polymorph: turtle wielding Mage would look on the back of a turtle.
WowInsider Crits Gnomeaggedon twice in one week.
Either Dan has me firmly in his feed reader, or some nice person out there is bringing me to his attention. Either way, thanks.
At this point I am so glad I am not self hosting. If so, I dare say I would have been receiving some emails from a service provider about using my yearly allowance.
Anyway, look at these silly numbers.
Twice as many hits in one day as my best month. Saturday & Sunday stars that are twice the quantity of my previous best weekday. (Another source of stats show that I had 11,766 visitors last week, with 20,020 page views)
Averages totally screwed… (errr I mean skewed)
25% of my all time hits in one week!
On a related note.. I scraped it into WordPress’ Growing blog list for the 10th… Position 91/100, but my 1st entry on this list (for obvious reasons).
I signed up, but being 70 at the time, there weren’t a lot of updates, apart from the occasional map.
However, now I am leveling a toon, I am finding my after play session new bulletin very interesting and useful to boot.
Why hunt madly via Google for the gems on how to play your toon, run instances, enjoy your professions etc, when it can be delivered to your mailbox? If nothing else it’s nice to receive grays for your new level in the mail.
So what sort of stuff do you get?
- Forthcoming skills and talent analysis.
- Instance and raid strategies.
- Grinding locations
- Profession tips
- Detailed Zone maps each time you step into a new zone.
- Event Information
- Comparison graphs of your stats to others at the same level.
It may not offer a lot to the hard core WoW player, but it will certainly give you something, delivered directly to your inbox. If you don’t consider yourself hardcore, or are raising an alt on the side, then this is definitely worth subscribing to!
Achievements vs. Leveling
A few weeks back one of my mates snapped at me because I was hunting achievements rather than rushing to 80.
This was about the time that I picked up the Ambassador title, which admittedly I went out of my way to get (but I have wanted to be exalted with the Gnomes since rolling Gnomeaggedon, so whatever!). The other achievements that night were just by chance (completing an instance or something).
Now I might not be a Warlock, but I have more than one evil bone in my body (and being an Aussie, I love a good sh&t stir). So since then, I have been working at grabbing a couple of achievements each week that I can announce. Not going out of my way, you understand, just picking off a couple each week.
Anyway, this weekend was a veritable achievement fest. I was aiming for 2, but somewhere along the line, I grabbed 8!
Ohh and just to prove that I wasn’t just slinging sh&t at my mate… I also dinged! Gnomeaggedon is now a level 76 FFB’ing pile of trouble. Freaky part is I still haven’t made it out of the starting zones… and as you can see by the spell power graph above… even without seeing any gear above level 72 (I think I might have equipped 1 or two pieces of gear so far), I am still theoretically ahead of the game.
So to finish this post, the galley of this weeks achievements.
I don’t look happy do I.. let me assure you I was…
I’ve become a Northrend Gourmet! (Yes, yes, apprentice.. but still…)
Me suck in a tree while Exploring Nagrand (I took some other shots, which are below, just for scenic value)
Grabbed my 10th Tabard
I thought it would all stop there.. I was doing pretty well after all…
Finally an acknowledgment of my love of water (if not fishing)
Did I say 8 Achievements… I meant 9! (Yep for the 1st time ever, I managed to do a daily 5 days in a row…)
Nagrand is beautiful at night…
is it not?
Another Wanted Meme
For all those times that you search through thread after thread after thread looking for that one little gem of knowledge… only to finally discover that there are blogs out there that have all the information your could ever wish for in one easy to read location.
Gnomer and Out!
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