Level of difficulty
I got a couple of great entries for this part of the contest. I also got a running commentary from Prelimar about the difficulties of capturing Locks.
I don’t think he had problems capturing them, just screen-shotting them, particularly in Wintergrasp where the little buggers run in packs.
Alterac Valley, Isle of Conquest and Eye of the Storm aren’t particularly screenshot friendly zones either. To be honest it’s rarely a PvP zone, with many an AV flashing by with Drek being the only encounter and as for those docks…. However, if you do manage to find someone to beat down they have mates who may disagree with your desire to “pacify, tag and release”.
Our winner says:
I did mine during Battlegrounds. It was tough though. Not every BG had a lock on the other team hehehe.
AV was a nightmare as both sides were fighting in the road and often times I’d have a rogue or warrior on me while trying to cyclone a lock and get a pic. I’m traumatized to say the least and gave up a few branches on this task for sure. Unfortunately I didn’t get rid of my tool bars, too much pressure while I’m getting pummeled and doing screenies.
Taking it to a new level
So as the level of difficulty is already established for this task at a high level. One would expect at best one frenzied, blurry screenshot of a lonely Lock.
Yet the winner came out of this with 4 screenshots, a price on her head and a wanted poster as proof of her ability to subdue Locks when they should be at their most powerful.
The irony for me in this is, that while Locks are putting a price on her head to stop the CC, I’d be putting a price on her head to join the campaign for Lock rehabilitation.
Unfortunately the winner isn’t a Mage… Well she is a Mage, or was a Mage, but like many Mages is experimenting with something a little different… A Druid.
Some might suggest that Druids are Priests of Nature… Personally I like to think of them as Bush Mages… There is definitely a bit of Arcane in them.
The clincher about this entry for me is in the last pane. While the Blueberry is humorous, it’s the name in big red letters that caught my eye immediately.
A certain instigator of the Murder a Mage campaign goes by the name Aphroditi… Mmmmm Aphrodite… While the two Locks are not the same, maybe I can dream it’s a cousin.
I’d love to think we could rehabilitate Aphroditi’s family member, though I dare say there is only one end for any Lock from this family tree.
Speaking of family trees… The other entry I got to this competition is from an erstwhile Lock, that went Mage to sheep a Lock.
I know they are playing both sides of this war… Maybe more on that next post…
So, congratulations to Cathy from Magerly Different for being the winner of Papa Hummels pet biscuits.
Maybe you can use them on your cat form?
Ohhh and the Murder a Mage winner’s entry is awesome… though I think Cathy would be able to bag them, and Jesse give them the rehab they are crying out for (I had a bit of fun with the armory link… I had the Lock crying… I’m such a silly Gnome)
If I had as much graphical talent as they have in their little finger…
On a side note, there are lots of blogs that exhibit graphical talent and Magerly Different is no exception and as a parting note I will draw your attention to a little post from Magerly Different that had a little recipient in mind… Yeah me! It was a birthday post to me.
Really I shouldn’t have expected anything less for the competition.
Alright, traditionally I don’t have one parting note do I… So on a slightly different subject, but related to graphical talent, have you been following The Daily Blink? There are a great series of magazine covers for all the classes. Personally I think the Paladin & Shaman ones are awesome, but the Mage one is great as well.
Did Nibuca have to read out the 10 steps?
Same great show, Same time, New day – 8pm PDT TUESDAYS!
Thanks again to Fimlys & Nibuca the awesome hosts of Twisted Nether Blogcast. They had their 1st show at the new Tuesday night timeslot last night.. can’t wait to grab it off iTunes (maybe you want it get it off Zune?) over the next couple of days.
Gnomer and Out!
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