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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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Simple Courtesy

Dinner Delimma

Let’s say you have arranged to meet a group of mates for dinner. Just for fun, your friends gave you the date & time in a different time zone… use for your amusement. They are a loyal bunch and unlikely to order before you arrive.

They are all modern, connected, tech savvy people, with multiple means of communication. Mobile phones, Twitter, facebook. You even have the phone number for the restuarant.

1/2 an hour before dinner you realise you aren’t going to make it on time, you might be 1/2 an hour late. You aren’t sure yet though.

What do you do?

The prearranged time for dinner has arrived and you realise you still haven’t made it out the door, you are going to be at least an hour late.

What do you do?


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Well, one day for us here Downunder.

I’ve been having a bit of a Twitter discussion with shieldbreakr from Horde of One.

His view on School of Hard Knocks is quite clear… it’s a noob farming opportunity.

If you were to read our Twitter conversations you would think we are on opposite sides of the fence, but in many ways we are on the same side… well, he’s Horde and I’m Alliance, but we agree… PvP is for PvP, not wishy-washy PvE.

But I see there being two ways to play this week and I am going to share my anger about a 3rd way.

  1. This is War – Kill or be killed! If you want the achievement, god damn fight for it!
  2. Let’s get the Achievement out of the way so we can melt faces.  1 minute of truce will mean 100% focus for the rest of the fight.
  3. Selfish Pricks!

This is War – Kill or be killed!

This is shieldbreakr‘s philosophy, which is a good, honorable philosophy.

It is the essence of the Battlegrounds and should be the basis of all Horde vs Alliance relations.

I had 3 WSG’s last night helping a mate get her Orphan a flag, two of them I will come to, but the 2nd one was along these lines (more…)

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That’s a loaded question, because it depends where you are.

A few people have told me to relax, that the whole new RandomBG thing will settle down and life in the Battlegrounds will rerun to some kind of normality.

I think it already is, but there is one thing I have noticed that is arse-about, and has been for a long time.

People fight for the flag in the wrong places and at the wrong time!

As a general rule, you fight for the flag:

  • Warsong Gulch: ALWAYS!
  • Eye of the Storm: sometimes, but only when appropriate.

What I have found though is the opposite is true.

In EotS, 7-10 people will spend the whole game trying to get the flag, regardless whether we still have a base.

As Cynwise joked (more…)

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Why did we lose? Ah…. BLUDGERS!!

A picture says a 1,000 words… I can use one.


Don’t know if you use that word anywhere else in the world… but it pretty much means scum of the earth here in Australia.

I’ll let you pick the bludgers out of this pack…

If you know them… don’t go easy on them… please.


Thank god I followed up with…

Gnomer and Out! (more…)

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Natural Gatekeepers

Do you miss natural gatekeepers?

I know I do.

Of course at this point, you have no idea what I’m talking about.

This thought occurred to me while I was chatting to SlikRX/Balthazario, who has become a regular, like a real guildy, in Armaggedon’s Coming.

How regular?
He brought his wife as well!

Anyway, I was chatting to Balth while I was running VoA. The raid leader clearly stated from the outset that it was a whole clear.

That was when I discovered that the raid I had joined, the one committed to clearing VoA was 1/2 full of one-wipe pansies.

Back in the good Old days

Which got me thinking and chatting to Balth.

He’s young enough, (/wink) in game terms anyway, that he didn’t experience the joys of gatekeepers in the Burning Crusade (more…)

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Honor in Battlegrounds

Some  people can PvP,

Others can’t but give it a good hard crack.

One  thing that is certain is that Battlegrounds are about HONOR!

Honor in Battlegrounds

Whether you are For the Horde!, or For the Alliance! battlegrounds are about honor.

There’s just one little problem…

The Definition of Honor.

Definitions of honor on the Web:

  • award: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; “an award for bravery
  • bestow honor or rewards upon; “Today we honor our soldiers”; “The scout was rewarded for courageous action”
  • the state of being honored
  • the quality of being honorable and having a good name; “a man of honor” (more…)

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