Archive for October, 2010

Shave and a Haircut: Movember

A serious post for a change.

Yes, I know Gnomes, Mages and BGs are serious, but this is serious real life business.


The month of November is Movember in this part of the world, maybe yours as well.

Gnomeaggedon and his real life avatar have decided to participate.

Two beards gone.

Two Mo’s coming.


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You are dead to me!

Hi I'm Squidly

and you are dead to me!


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Beating the Battleground DC boss

Screw Alterac Valley with their faction leader bosses, they are Hogger to the new BG boss.

The DC boss.

He takes many forms, changing to meet the desire utmost of your heart.

  • Mage food – he looks like a Mage table.
  • Health stones – she looks like a Lock candy fountain
  • Buff food – he looks like the oh-so desirable fish feast, or great feast, in fact any feast that gets your characters mouth watering is the DC boss.
  • As for those noobs fighting for the flag in EotS when there are bases yet uncapped… Welcome to your greatest desire… THE DC BOSS!

If course if you do manage to grab the flag without meeting the DC boss, don’t take it to Fel Reaver Ruins, cause that’s bugged (won a few EotS this weekend while the Horde tried in a futile attempt to cap it there).

Of course your greatest desire when in a BG is recovering from a quick death, letting that spirit healer fill you full of health and mana so you can sacrifice your body and soul for the cause.

Deathwing’s minion, the spirit healer laughs upon you and you remain, Rez spawn after Rez spawn a helpless spirit.

Kind of makes it hard to bring your best to BGs, even if you are now fully geared in Wrathful.


Tell people not to summon the good stuff.

If they do, keep your mouse away from it.

The flag is a bugger, you just need to take your chances with that.

FFR – You do own more than one base don’t you?

Spirit non-Healer… Run away little Gnome! Then when out of Rez range, hit the big Return to Graveyard button… Works most of the time.

Getting Nasty

Of course, if you have a nasty streak, you can use this to your advantage.

I wouldn’t and haven’t, but I have heard of those nasty Horde leaving a feast at the flag, so people get two chances at disconnecting when trying for the flag… even running past if was enough.

Or if you can’t take all 4 bases in Eye of the Storm, why not leave Fel Reaver Ruins to your flag running opponents.

If they don’t DC when they try to pick it up, they have no where to plant it.

Of course it could all be fixed tonight…

I’m off to ride my new horse… maybe I’ll ride it in the BGs!

Gnomer and Out!

PS: Did you see the Raid from the Heart Video?

Last year’s Swingers soundtrack is one of my favorites.. this years another favorite, made all the better by the excessive presence of  a certain hyperactive Gnome that you all know, and hopefully love.

Now I just have to work out how to get 40mb of screenshots to BBB…

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After all the Mage tears I shed over the lack of Brewfest mounts I have finally had a 3 year dream come true.

Yeah, I know for many of you the Hallows End event hasn’t even begun.

But for me… it’s kinda all over (more…)

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Holy Dogdoddles Batman.

I was tired of having my arse handed to me on a plate over the last week in Battlegrounds…

Did you know you can purchase nearly all of the Wrathful PvP gear with honor alone?

Any gear that requires 1800 or less less than 2,000 rating can now be purchased with honor, no rating required (more…)

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I am sooo ready for this

even if this is at 4.30am my time.

Do I not go to bed…


Pray that 2 alarm clocks are enough? (more…)

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Remember this is just extended Beta


Fire is NERFED!

Fire will be “BALANCED”

Just in case you have never been through this before, or are really engaged this time around, just remember that 4.01 to 4.0x is just extended Beta.

This is the phase where Blizzard decides that things aren’t that broken, that they are working well enough, that they can try it out on the entire WoW population, rather than a microcosm of players, many of whom were never really Beta testing, just having a play with the future as the present had become so boring.

We are still preparing for Cataclysm, and not just in the World server sense, in the “Oh hell, is that still broken” sense.

Of my two characters, only Gnomeaggedon has been respeced and only in one spec (which may, or may not be for PvP… I can neither deny or confirm that) (more…)

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I’m loyal to my guild, but…

…what am I going to do in Cataclysm?

Can I trust Squidly not to run off in search of shiny guild rewards?

Will a 100% attendance by my guild, even though it is only 10% or 4% of a raid, count towards leveling my incredibly exclusive guild?

Am I truly about to become an outcast, far more deprived than as a refugee from Gnomeregan?

I appreciate that Blizzard wants to encourage guild… ummm… Something. You know, where you’re stuck with people you don’t like, that don’t appreciate you or your desire for playstyle, rather than moving into that one room studio apartment of a guild that you realize suits you best at this late stage of wow life.

Matticus on TNB100 suggests now is the time to find your guild (more…)

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5000g or $25?

How much is WoW gold worth these days?

I think you’d be lucky to get 5,000 gold for $25.

Come Cataclysm that’s what I’m expecting to pay on my one-off purchase.

Of course I will be buying directly from Blizzard, not from any of the account hacking gold sellers.

Likewise I won’t truly see 5,000 appear in my WoW bank, but I will be saving it.

As they say, a copper saved is a copper earned.

Now Gnomeaggedon won’t be out of pocket either way, Squidly on the other hand will have to make a request to the exchequer of the Gnomeregan exchange for 5,000 and I already know the outcome of that request…


So I have no doubt that Squidly will make an exchange on the grey money market (or is that green?) to ensure that he can ride in luxury without disturbing Gnomeaggedon’s nest egg (more…)

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I’m not a bot…

  • Just because I stand near a flag the whole battleground.
  • Just because I give Arcane Brilliance every few minutes.
  • Just because I chat in single abbreviations.

Right after purchasing my Arathi Basic mug the other day. In fact inspired by my purchase, I hit AB for a bit of fun.

We got off to a great start, in fact I had capped 3 bases before any had the chance to completely turn over.

Strange, I thought I already had that, but maybe it’s my lack of the achievement that speaks to my dedication for a team win over personal achievements.

  • Before I left LM, I checked for a guard. We had one, so I moved on.
  • Before I left Farm, I checked for a guard, we had several.
  • Before I left BS, I checked for a guard. There was none, so I stayed.

For the rest of the game I called troop movements and fought off attacks at BS. A couple of these I had to do alone, a couple the cavalry came to the rescue.

Whatever happened though, there was one thing you could be sure of, when everyone else had run off and the dust had settled, Gnomeaggedon would be guarding BS.

A bot might sit by a flag, but sitting by a flag does not make one automatically a bot!

I’m buffing your back!


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