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and really it is the easy way (accepting the alternative is just praying that it happens), but that doesn’t make it easy.

In a sense the hardest part is getting 14 other people to start the game with the same mindset…

Aim to lose – Come back for the win.

For a while my friends and I were casually practicing that attitude, basically screwing about in the AB for a while, then going hard for a win, the problem was we never got close enough to losing (500 point behind) to “win” the achievement.

I blame all those win focused players, you know, we all hate them, some of the bastards write blogs on how to win the game quickly and efficiently.

I spit on their balding green haired heads… bloody Gnomes!

So yeah, you need to stack your team with people that are OK with a loss, a lot of loses, to achieve the goal.

Luckily I am in a guild with a lot of good losers, but beyond that, think of it as practice. Even if you don’t achieve the 500 point deficit, you still want to practice the comeback. They aren’t loses.. just practice sessions.

Stacking your team with mates is a good starting point. Even if you don’t have 15, the more the better, as that’s less you have to convince that you aren’t a horde spy in the 30 seconds you have to explain your intentions and the strategy and buy their commitment.

For some the idea of coming that close to a loss purely for the sake of the achievement isn’t worth the time, or the risk to their honor, so you have to be persuasive fast. We tried not telling people, but then we just went back to practice sessions, because no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t convince people to settle with less than 2 bases… and that’s the starting point 1 base only.

Here’s the rest…

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The Devil Made Me Do It: A week of 666


It’s reasonably public knowledge that I’m a little bit crazy… Gnomeaggedon is completely off his tree, and even I the writer have had to deal with demons in my past.

I have completely outdone myself this time around by throwing a few innocent numbers around.  Sure if you put them neatly side by side, you can see the Gnomeaggedon Code, an inkling of the insanity I have spread amongst the WoW Bloggers in the last few days, but to decode it, you would need to rely on a couple of real detectives, those that can draw together the seemingly unrelated to reveal the evil below.

Back when I was knocking out 1.5 blogs a day, these memes were quite common.  Where a meme didn’t exist, it was quite common for us to bounce topics off each other, I think sometimes taking an intentionally ridiculously point of view, just to ensure the friendly banter continued.

Thus, on this return of mine to blogging I had a few intentions.

  1. Write some blog posts
  2. Make Bear write… not for him, but for me.. make him work
  3. Make contact with the far reaches of the WoW Blogosphere.

The best way I know to do that, is to annoy the living shit out of some people, refresh the view of wow for others through a little time looking in the rear view mirror, and of course, send some bloggers head’s a’ spinning while they watch the ball get kicked about with cries of “Tag, you it!”.

Can’t be arsed

I said I couldn’t be arsed keeping track of all the posts and posters, but I admit I relented and started making a list, which, yes, I checked once or twice.

I thought I was doing a reasonable job, though there is no question at all that there is nothing pretty about a crappy copy & paste list of blog posts all titled “Sixth”.

Still… Gnome is all for community service and I see no reason why I can’t at least provide a dogeared, incomplete if not completely misleading, pathetic attempt at a list of people who were kind enough to succumb to my invitation to go nuts.

So, I guess I could be arsed… but in the world of being arsed, it is the anally retentive that is King or Queen.

Yes… you do want to keep reading past this point…

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This post started as a comment at Punt This! on Warsong Gulch 101, but I thought I’d write it up properly and add some badly composed images… you know, my hallmark.

This is my standard flag carrying strategy in WSG.

It’s the one that proves 2 things.

  1. Mages (make that any clothy) can flag carry
  2. Horde Graveyard is a good way to come.

I have probably returned 8-9 out of 10 flags this way. You are usually in your flag room before the Horde knows you took the flag, so with the Horde flag in your base, the only other thing required is the return of your flag.

I often find that after running this once in a BG (assuming the EFC is taken down fast for a quick cap), that all opposition evaporates. I guess when there is a flag cap within the first few minutes, and they didn’t see the flag carrier, they just figure they wont see them again and it is already game over.

This is also a good strategy for grabbing their flag just before they cap your flag.  They tend to mill about in disbelief that they couldn’t cap, and then split their forces in several directions trying to catch you.

This is a guide written about me, a Mage, A Gnome Mage, and my flag running strategy from my perspective. That said, my non-Mage buddies do the same thing if I am ever too slow, or choose to cover them instead.. Warlocks, Disc Priests, Resto Shaman they all do fine (more…)

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No Mage Food = No Mage Heals!


Let me rephrase that for those Mages amongst us without an Arcane Intellect buff

No Mage Food = No Mage Heals!

Ohh that came out the same… I guess I don’t think it’s that hard to understand.

For a while there I was getting so annoyed (and it isn’t the 1st time I have been annoyed about this), that as soon as I zoned into a BG and saw a Mage, but no table I would write in BG chat…

No Mage Food = No Mage Heals!

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Sixth…


Nearly 3 years ago I was asked to provide my sixth image from my sixth screenshot folder.

For all I know this still goes on, may have just occured last week.

If it has, let me know.

If it hasn’t, well play along with me a little.

The basic premise is easy…

  • Go into your image folder
  • Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image.
  • Publish the image! (and a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couln’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own).
  • Challenge six new bloggers.
  • Link to them.

Back then the 6 bloggers I chose were: Leafy, Fikkle from For the Horde, Fimlys (who didn’t repond.. will take that up with him later), Pugnacious Priest, Euripedes from Critical QQ, and finally Matticus (who I knew wouldn’t respond, but hey I never stop trying).

So I guess to get the ball rolling, I will pick my 6th screenshot folder…

Mmmm…

not sure how that folder got there…

OK, maybe a little creative sorting, and now I have a sixth folder I can use.

6th sceenshot is.. (more…)

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I spent years achieving the achievement and all I got was this lousy title…

Finally, finally, with a lot of help from my friends and awesome support from the PuGs, I got Resilient Victory,

the last achievement I needed for Master of Arathi Basin,

and more importantly the last achievement I needed for Battlemaster.

So yes, I am now officially Battlemaster Gnomeaggedon, Justicar of Gnomeregan. Well I would be if you could chain titles… Guess I will stick with Gnomeaggedon of Gnomeregan.

Of course, with what comes next, you will probably re-title me Gnomeaggedon, Master Whinger of Gnomeregan (more…)

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WoW Gold Beggers…


They still exist?

lol… some things never change.

Gnomer and Out!

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