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… and on the seventh day…


So there’s this 6-thingy meme going about, and I was tagged in Meme of the Sixes by Imraith!.

Me! Me!

Of course I wasn’t going to respond, because I set the rules and there was nothing in them about posting twice…

Then it occurred to me that nearly everyone else changed the rules as they went along, and…

It will drive Navimie crazy if she has to go full circle to me in her flow chart, and…

It will take Martha down an additional level of her tree, and …

I am generally a pain in the arse and I hate to disappoint.

Before I go any further, while Navimie has given up on the flow chart (at the 60 hour mark), Martha is giving you one more day to make your Sixth post before she stops updating it… go… go… go…

as of this morning, Martha says…

I haven’t done today’s update yet, but here are the stats from yesterday:
289 tags were made
203 blogs were tagged
14 people posted, but didn’t tag anyone
47 people posted and tagged others
7 people posted and tagged all of their readers
The tree is currently 9 tags deep

…So there are 135 blogs that have yet to post and Good Gravy what was I thinking! O_o;; (I think I’m going to give up around Wednesday and declare it Too Big To Continue™.)

But on the good side, now I have lots of new blogs to read!

So where did I go?

Without making too many promises about being here for the long term, or being consistent, or even being remotely humorous, I have to hang around long enough for Bear to forgive me for making him work for me.

Anyway, over the last twelve months I have been silly busy at work, 8 days a week, 25 hours a day. I’ve had to keep a bottle under my desk for… well, let’s not go there…

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Larísa’s post the other day (just shows how long ago this post was drafted) got me thinking about the cyclical nature of WoW blogs. I know I was meant to be thinking about what Wolfshead had written and Larísa’s dismay at this, but the problem was, I have seen it before.

Rewriting, Rewording, Rehashing, Reblogging Re:WoW

I’ve been blogging about WoW for 2.5 years, closer to 3, close enough to half the life of the game. I know there are many out there that have blogged since day one, before in fact.

What I write here won’t stop any of us writing, nor force us to change our topic of choice, but to ignore it would be silly.

Of course blogging is more like Twitter than Larisa may ever realize.

Twitter is like a stream of consciousness that the reader drops in and out of. Tweets prior or post that brief moment may as well not exist. So even though you may encounter something tweeted a million times before, if it’s the 1st time you see the tweet, it’s new, fresh, exciting.

Some might even consider the same with schoolyard jokes, and they go back decades… Maybe centuries.

Q: What’s brown and sticky?

When a little kid sprouts a joke you last heard 30 years before hand, the 1st thought you have is “is that joke still around?”. Of course the kid is cackling like and insane Gnome Fire Mage, because the joke is new, fresh, exciting.

A: A Stick

So let’s see, what is rewritten, reworded, rehashed, rebloged, Re:WoW (more…)

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When I started blogging, I did so for one simple reason

There are no Mage blogs, therefore I must blog.

I soon realised the error of my ways, it was more like

I can see no Mage blogs, therefore there are none.

This of course wasn’t quite true.

I had found the burned out husks of Mage blogs, some of which I think must have been special in their arcane moment of glory, now reduced to ashes (more…)

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If you enjoy a BG or two…. Mmmm let me rephrase that…

If you would like to enjoy a BG or two, there is a good chance that you have played with people that have not read the various “How to win” BG guides out there, produced by the likes of Cynwise, WoWInsider or even myself.

No, more likely you have played with people that have studied the “How to Lose” range of guides.

Yet you are perplexed. You have googled “How to lose X Battleground”, yet you haven’t been able to fin them.

Just to make your life easier, I am going to write just such a series of guides. Today’s installment is:

How to lose: Battle for Gilneas.

Don’t talk

To be honest this is a rule for all BGs you intend to lose.

Don’t even say hello to your team mates

If you talk to your team mates, you might form a temporary bond, become more than just a collection of individuals with disparate goals.

Worse yet, you may be breaking the ice and encouraging them to speak out when it’s important.

Do your best to discourage communication!

Don’t suggest a strategy

Whatever you do, don’t suggest a strategy, not even an intentionally fail strategy. If you do you may fail in your objective and by complete accident forge the group into a coordinated group of winners (more…)

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Fantasy Warcraft League


I’m not a big sports fan, but I understand there is something around called the Fantasy Football League and if my primitive understanding is correct, the concept is that supporters pick what they believe would be the ultimate team of the season.

What would that team look like if it was composed of Warcraft Bloggers and the Superbowl was The Lich King?

I’m not sure I would make the team, but I’d happily join in as a rookie. I’m sure Larisa would be prominent in the EU competition.

I think if I was to build a US/Oceanic team I would start, and quite possibly end, with Jong.

A one man team?

You know as well as I do, that when the chips are down the shirt comes off and not even Arthas could stand before that waxed chest (yes, I still visualize him as a Belf, even after all this time).

He wouldn’t be quite alone of course, I would be his water-Gnome, there to provide mineral replenishing Mage water and high energy food.

I’d be there to wipe the sweat from his brow with the hem of my Blood Mage robe.

Ohhh hang on a tick, does Jong sweat? Is the thought of Jong working up a sweat while saving the world somehow anti-Jong? Is he like the hero(ines) in the movies who save the world yet come out with perfect makeup (man-product) and hair perfect but for one lose strand?

Name your league

So tell me, who is in your perfect W-League team?

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Belated


Happy Birthday Celeglin!

Who is Celeglin?

A reader, whose birthday is on the 23rd. He wanted an awesome post for his birthday, unfortunately this is the best he will get.

Happy 2nd Blogday Gnomeaggedon!

I wanted an awesome post for my 2nd blogday, unfortunately this is the best I am going to get.

Celeglin inspires me

Nevertheless, an email from Celeglin has inspired this post, so here we go…

Just wondering how you’re enjoying the Fire Festival. Would love to hear of any crazy hijinks haha

Fire, ahhh Fire!

As I said to Gaz the other day on Twitter…

Fire is not a Spec, it’s a way of life!

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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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Just a short one, because as instructed, I have put my feet up and I am in the process of knocking over a few Dwarven ales.

Still, considering the last couple of posts about achievements, I can’t let this one slip through.

I’m not sure whether I should be thanking:

  • The 300,000 of you that visited once… or
  • The 1 of you that visited 300,000 times… or
  • The 299,999 attempts by spammers + the  one of you that dropped by.

Whoever I need to thank, and I’m sure you know who you are…

THANKS!

Gnomer and Out!

PS: I don’t do it for the hits.. and I have long since stopped publishing these things, but I just couldn’t help myself, because you know what day I hit 300k?

Yep the same day I knocked over Loremaster & Explorer.

Thanks for coming!

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Gone but not forgotten


In the last week or so we have seen a few Bloggers hang up their keyboards Pike, Drug, Jong and I suspect Megan by association (she did give notice a while back… But looks like she is leaving us on a cliff hanger) and a few more.

(Although there is one Locktess with the Mostess that wont stay down…)

It is hard to take the blogger disappearances especially if you are a loyal fanboy errr reader like me.

The 1st time Megan threw in the blogging towel I was devastated. I spent that day in a complete daze and the next couple scratching my head.

I embarked on campaigns to bring her back… I did the same with Jong later.

In hindsight I realize how selfish I was… Still am for that matter. These wonderful people, wonderful writers gave a piece of themselves regularly, if not daily, then closed the door (more…)

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  • My Feedreader is consistently at 1,000+ unread posts.
  • My Mage category is consistently at 150+ unread posts
  • My Shaman category is consistently at 90+ unread posts

Dont get me started on the others…

Anyway, this means I do stupid things like hassle harried history students about things that I could probably work out myself, while my feedreader laughs at me because 2 posts away are tons of posts about Fire Mages in General and Fire PvP Specifically.

So apologies up front to Rip if I have dragged him away from his studies.  If you have started, don’t stop.  I haven’t found a source of Fire Mages enchants and gemming wisdom yet…

Meanwhile here are some links.. (more…)

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