Archive for October, 2010

If only…

It happens about this time prior to each expansion. People get nostalgic, reflect upon all the things they did and enjoyed over the previous expansion, or even the whole life of WoW.

Some people stretch their reflections back as far as vanilla beta, others only one or two expansions back.

Stories of the good (and bad) old days, the great instances, events and periods in class dynamics.

Occasionally people, like Larisa, feel a little left out of the discussion. They feel they missed the exclusive parties, the invite to the standing room only events is the best they have ever achieved, no reserved seating for them.

Me, I get a little nostalgic for those things I have been “privileged” enough to experience since I joined in vanilla, but it is often the “If only…” things that I think of at this time.

I don’t feel like Larisa, in that I aren’t a part of an exclusive club, I was present in vanilla and if not for circumstances, I guess I could have been a member of that exclusive club.

The things I have missed (or delayed) have been due to choices made. First and foremost of those choices was to put my work, wife and child (and other family for that matter) ahead of WoW reducing me to one night per week, so I have no regrets, RL is always, always > WoW.

Bloody hell, that is one of a long preamble, which will continue just a little longer.

It isn’t other’s nostalgia that has spurred this post, rather a recent achievement, gained late, yet still gained, that brought this to mind. I finally completed “What a long strange trip it’s been”, got my protodrake and that feeling of “what now”.

TreeHuggerDave tells me that completing the “trip” was something that undermined his desire to continuing to play, due to “what next”.


If only…


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Better a newbie than a nub

This post is a part of Help a Noob day over at Zug Gaming

Better a newbie than a nub

  • If you get called a nub, it’s time to work out what you are doing so wrong.
  • If you are called a noob, it’s time to work out what you can do better.
  • If you get called a newbie, it’s time to celebrate each and every new experience and look forward to the joyful times of learning how you can be your best while having fun and lots of it.

I was a newbie once and with the coming Cataclysm I will be again, if only for a short period of time.

I have been a noob on many occasions over the past 5 odd years and even a nub on occasion.

Probably the most important thing to know about being a newbie is that we all were once and people will be surprisingly accepting of a new player, they may even be helpful – this isn’t as unusual as it may seem.

The challenges for you as a newbie are (more…)

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There goes the month’s budget

Did you see this?

Cynwise, who should need no introduction to my readers, but just in case, from Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual has “opened Cynwise’s Battlefield Store” with his topographical battleground maps. Clothes, bags, clocks, mugs… even baby clothes and bibs!

Who doesn’t want their newborn telling nubs to L2P!

Have a read of his post to see what words are delivered with your (go on, you know you want to!) goods. When you are at the store, you can click on the magnifying glass to get a good look at the designs.

Go spend money and send me an email if you need my postal address for gifts… kk?

PS: I know you are all shopping now to send me the perfect gift… but don’t send me the mug displayed above… that’s already on order.. which isn’t to say I have finished shopping you understand

Gnomer and Out Shopping!

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Where are you Gnome?

I want to tell you some great news gnome! (more…)

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