Last week was Old World night and it was pretty much a flip of the coin… AQ40 or Black Wing Lair (BWL). Thanks to Prelimar, we knew it wasn’t going to be a cake walk, so really it just came down to which we thought we could do before 1am when one of our Tanks had to log. We chose BWL because one of our crew had done it the hard way, uphill both ways in the snow back at level 60… so someone knew which corner to turn and when (more…)
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Urrrghhh…. Friday /fail
It was our Non-Naxx, Non-Old World night…
The night that we take on VoA, OS and a little bit of Naxx (OK, so I lied about it being a non-Naxx night… but what else can we do?)
I put in a special request with my mates that we take on CoT Culling of Stratholme, for purely selfish reasons. I couldn’t bare the thought that a fellow blogger might have a Bronze Drake while I didn’t. Can’t have a Troll one-upping a Gnome now can we? They agreed, but it was going to be tight, so I made sure I was on early, ready and waiting…
Waiting… yeah, what to do while waiting… Cooking Achievements!
I had placed some pre-orders at the AH, so I grabbed nearly everything I would need from the mailbox, and got to it…
I had been gloating to Prelimar about how I had the recipe, so it was 1st cab off the rank. (more…)
I may be vain, but I think I rock!
Especially when I’m the last Gnome standing…
To be honest, it’s not the way I normally think of myself. I tend to focus more on the things I do wrong, rather than remembering the things I get right.
But I had one of those nights the other night that highlighted the things I got right, the biggest of them being staying alive… Most of the time… (more…)
We failed to clear the Arachnid Quarter in the required 20 minutes last week, but only by a bee’s private part (or maybe that’s a spider’s private part under the circumstances).
It was close, and maybe if we had been just a little bit more settled, or maybe all of us on Vent, we would have done it.
What really struck me though, was the way that knowing there was a timer and an achievement at the end of that same timer, really gelled the raid into fast action (more…)
See I am still here!
Karch has been doing a great job answering his readers questions (why don’t I get questions? Oh yeah, I had one about whether you should stay Fire spec back in TBC. Apart from that they are just questions about help getting $millions out of Nigeria)
Anyway he had one the other day about how to fix low DPS, which prompted me to respond asking when do you know if your DPS is too low and does it really matter.
Now admittedly if you are only doing 1,000 DPS and you aren’t doing burning crusade content at level 70, then your DPS is too low.
I have seen on various forums that numbers such as 1,200 – 1,400 is acceptable for starting heroics and 1,400 to 1,600 is acceptable for starting Naxx (more…)
Yer, umm here’s my weekly weekend wrap up… which is normally up on a Tuesday or Wednesday, but with playtime starting for this weekend in 3 hours, I better knock out last week’s….
I didn’t get to play on Friday night, in part because I played for a little while on Thursday, but I did get a bit of play time on Saturday.
The good part about this was that I got to do a few heroics…
The bad bit as the 9 items my mates DE’d…
I am sure a couple of those had my name on them…
Dropped in on Azjol-The-Noob, 1st time in once again my 1st run through an encounter is a heroic… well, let’s face it, they all will be. (more…)
Today the meaning of life, the universe, everything =
Yep, it’s my 42nd birthday, as much as I might to deny it, and as much as many people look surprised to discover I am that old. (but they say you are only as old as the woman you feel… So that’s only 29).
Funnily enough I don’t feel 42, even stranger is the fact that I think I have been 42 for the last 12 months. Every time someone has asked over the last 12 months I have either said “nearly 42″ or just straight out “42”, I don’t know why…
Odin commissioned (from Mum) a crayon picture of him in blue shoes and gloves with Dad in red shoes, as well as Mum… Cooking. I think the 2nd is a worry. Maybe it’s time I learnt to cook something other than bacon. (more…)
So how about those instance maps guys?
I finally hit “M” while in an instance, and I have to say the wait was worth it… Well maybe not such a long wait, but it is still awesome to both get an instance map and see my position and my parties position real time.
The only change I want is to include this for all those bloody caves and buildings that are scattered across the world.
Nothing more frustrating than trying to find my way out of a stinking cave, that is displayed in miniature on my minimap, but when I hit “M” I get the world map.
Anyway, Begging Gnomes can’t be choosing Gnomes.
Gnomer and Out! (more…)
What a weekend!
I was at a LAN, but primarily to catch up with my old mates in person for a change.
No Vent lag when you are all in the same room.
Anyway, I decided to stand my mates up for our usual (traditional) Friday night run. Instead I signed up for Guild Naxx raids for both Friday and Saturday nights. It’s so rare that I get to play both nights and combined with the chance to run Naxx 25, the opportunity was too good to miss.
Sorry guys, back with you next week!
So what did I do from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon?