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Well, one day for us here Downunder.

I’ve been having a bit of a Twitter discussion with shieldbreakr from Horde of One.

His view on School of Hard Knocks is quite clear… it’s a noob farming opportunity.

If you were to read our Twitter conversations you would think we are on opposite sides of the fence, but in many ways we are on the same side… well, he’s Horde and I’m Alliance, but we agree… PvP is for PvP, not wishy-washy PvE.

But I see there being two ways to play this week and I am going to share my anger about a 3rd way.

  1. This is War – Kill or be killed! If you want the achievement, god damn fight for it!
  2. Let’s get the Achievement out of the way so we can melt faces.  1 minute of truce will mean 100% focus for the rest of the fight.
  3. Selfish Pricks!

This is War – Kill or be killed!

This is shieldbreakr‘s philosophy, which is a good, honorable philosophy.

It is the essence of the Battlegrounds and should be the basis of all Horde vs Alliance relations.

I had 3 WSG’s last night helping a mate get her Orphan a flag, two of them I will come to, but the 2nd one was along these lines (more…)

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Just thought I’d share that with you all.  Thank you for the kind wishes.  I think it’s awesome to share the same birthday as good old gnomer.  Err, not old as in OLD-old, but, er-

*steps away from proverbial landmine*

So yeah, 24.  That’s pretty neat, isn’t it?  I have a fond memory of my mage when he was level 24.  It was a stockades run, and I received my first dungeon boost from a level 70.  It came from none other than…

…a warlock.

The lock was pulling 5-6 rooms at a time with her Voidwalker, and at that point, I was not aware that gaining mana from evocation caused aggro.  Wouldn’t you know it, all the defias prisoners went at me and clubbed me to death.  It was embarassing, but a little funny at the same time.

Thankfully, I was soulstoned.

It’s strange.  Looking back at that, it sort of explains why my hatred towards warlocks is merely arbitrary.  There are plenty of things that have happened in my collective WoW experience that would otherwise make me think they’re alright people.

But obligation only goes so far.  Warlocks are smelly, and should be done away with as a class altogether.

That is my birthday wish this year!  No more warlocks!

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It’s Krizzlybear’s (the real life Kriz) birthday today…

Well my today, your tomorrow.

Whenever the 6th falls for you.

So I am hoping you can all help me out.

You see I am not so good with words… Oh I can spew hundreds, nay thousands of them into a blog post without any difficulty, however there is nothing pretty about it.

Therefore I need your help…

Write Krizzly some prose (I think that’s something like literary), or a Limerick, a haiku, or, I don’t know…

He’s one of those literary types.. so I know he loves it… something about Steam-Punk-Fu?

Any Fu is Good Foo?

So. write it in the comments below, so when Krizzly wakes up for his birthday, he’s got a big birthday card waiting for him.

Krizzlybear, Krizzlybear, Krizzlybear,
You change my days to happiness, from despair,
You stand up for Frost
So we know all is not lost,
Happy birthday to you Krizzlybear!

Gnomer and Out

PS: you know how I know it’s Krizzlybear’s birthday today? (more…)

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The 10 steps of Illidan rehab program for wayward locks is not an easy program to survive.

Occasionally a Lock will revert to their soul stealing ways.

They have been known to fight back occasionally at the kind caring Mages (and others) delivering the rehab treatment.

  • Sometimes it’s with extreme violence such as Murder a Mage campaigns
  • Sometimes it’s candy coating (Mmmm Lock Candy) their backhanded compliments.
  • Once in a while we find they have smuggled a soulstone into the clinic and stashed it in their mattress.

Now while the Locks may react violently, lashing out at their carers, we at the Dalaran Rehab Clinic for Lost Souls believe that intervention is the best policy.

Experience has shown that a Lock with a soul stone does not treat death as permanent, so summary execution is often not the best way.

Restraining them for 10 seconds, giving them the chance to appreciate the Pyroblasts charging before their little piggy eyes, provides the opportunity to talk some sense into them.

So while some Locks are awarding prizes for trophy Mage kill shots, we here at the clinic are looking for examples of extreme restraint under extreme felfire.

Here is what I want…

  1. A screenshot of you subduing a Lock through the age old art of Polymorph (or other class CC… Bonus points for Locks subduing Locks)
    Who doesn’t want a cute bunny lock with their cute felpuppy?

    Or

  2. Your 10 steps of Illidan rehab program.

The winners (yes, I know we are all winners) will receive a loot card code (yes it’s true – I am giving something away and it isn’t stolen!)

Not just one, but 2 loot cards!

The prizes: (more…)

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Once Were Warlock


I mentioned the other day that I knew of a Lock that had been reformed.

Fresh out of rehab, he contacted me to tell his story, so all Locks of the world would know that there was still hope of redemption.

I need to point out that this is the same ex-Lock, that took great pleasure in taunting me only a few months ago…

For now, his story:

To the Maging Community:

Yesterday I found myself flying over Wintergrasp Fortress and I noticed down in the chat panel (mine is in the lower left corner of the screen FYI) that

Wintergrasp Fortress is under attack!!!

Seeing that we (Horde) were in control of the Fortress (we rarely are) I found it my duty to investigate said attack. I spot a ‘lock spamming incinerates at the NPC guards.

What should I do?

I heard that inner Gnomeaggedon inside my head.

I dismount, pop Slow Fall, POM + Frostfire Bolt, Arcane Barrage then Fire Blast.

He’s dead before I even hit the ground. I leave that poor Gnome Warlock smoldering like the embers of last night’s bonfire. After I trounced that poor, poor Warlock, it hit me. I have just gone and done something wrong, not like accidentally forgetting to put the cap on the toothpaste wrong, but more like cheating on your girl friend with her sister wrong, (Oh Yeah!!)

Now you out there reading this are probably thinking…

So? I wreck face like that all the time.

Here is my dilemma, but I think a round of introductions are in order…

What I was…

Nymesis

My name is Nymesis. My main is an 80 Horde Orc Warlock (more…)

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Cynwise reminded me that Children’s week is coming next week… err tomorrow… for me. Not only that, but has provided an AWESOME guide for veterans and reluctant noobs alike in The School Of Hard Knocks.

Endario suggested I get my rant warmed up. It’s going to be a hell of a week in the Battlegrounds, whether you know them back to front, or only discover the BG interface tomorrow.

I will rant of course. I love to rant. My next achievement will score me the title

Gnomeaggedon the Mad Ranter

I’m also a little /silly.

So when I started thinking about this (and realized that I don’t have the achievement myself – two rants coming up) it occurred to me that having Orphans in the BGs could be a little fun, if we are proactive about it.

What is your 1st reaction when someone gets their Orphan on?

I bet it isn’t…

Ohh yay, noob PvE’rs hunting achievements in my BGs!

It’s more likely to be.. (more…)

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