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I don’t know when the last time was I looked at my blogroll.

To be honest, I don’t know when the 1st time was that I did a cleanse, maybe today was the 1st time, whatever the case it was a little soul destroying.

My mother was 87 when she died. There were times when the subject of her friends would come up, often in relation to her moving somewhere more manageable, maybe closer to her friends.

It was times like these that her eyes would gloss over, the tears welling in her eyes.

Her friends of course were gone.  The world moves on, time passes, lives end and of course, relative to this post, blogs stop.

Often they just stop.

One of the hard parts about cleansing the blogroll was checking each blog.

There were a couple of bloggers that appeared to have just stopped on their “best post”. They are posts I remember well, even years down the track, posts I a confident received links from WoWInsider, they were just that good.

But… that was it… stopped… gone… but yet, still on my blog roll.

Bring Out Your Dead.

I wouldn’t have looked at the blogroll for a while to come if it wasn’t for Daraiste asking me the other day.

What will happen when you stop blogging… will your posts still be there?

I wasn’t sure what she meant and when I pressed her she responded with.. Continue Reading »


So Cynwise & I have covered how to Ninja a node, now is the time to introduce, or refresh you in the A.B.C.’s of guarding a node

We all know our A.B.C.’s right…

They are…

A… B… C… blah, blah, blah… Next time won’t you sing with me?

Sorry I’ve been hearing that a lot over the last few years and I tend to zone out after C… I am going to assume you will do the same.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

A is for AoE

I can’t remember if I mentioned AOE in my Ninja post, well without the prerequisite expletive attached, not only in my blog posts, but also in BG chat.

AoE’s serve two purposes, both with the same end – to protect the flag Continue Reading »


Mmmm.. I smell a Mage Ninja opportunity...

Cynwise taught you the basics of being a flag ninja.

Am I that far behind... really?

On a side note… I looked at my feed reader and there are 117 posts for Cynwise. I’m hoping this is a result of blog consolidation and not my slackness… although there is no question I am way behind.

Anyway, back on topic, after he posted, we discussed on Twitter how easy it is to fall into the “grand scheme” strategy of BGs and miss the smaller tactical details.

So if he can take it down to the detail of being a Flag Ninja, I can take it down one step further (I’m a Gnome, it doesn’t go down much more than that), to being a Flag Ninja: Mage Style.

This post is also for non-Mages, you need to understand your enemies intent Continue Reading »

Perspectives


  1. 1 + 1 = 2
  2. 2 + 2 = 4
  3. 3 + 4 = 7
  4. 6 + 7 = 13
  5. 19 + 3 = 22
  6. 5 + 3 = 11

Do me a favor & check over my maths please, we’ll come back to this, so remember your 1st impression.

This is a post about many things, arguably everything, but I guess I will make a feeble attempt to relate it to topics this blog has covered in the past Continue Reading »


A note for Bill Hick’s fans, this isn’t a post about Bill may he R.I.P. (or rant and rail as he sees fit).

Klep (and others for that matter) questioned my tone the other day and my reply was that I wrote in my voice. I knew what I meant but was grasping for ways to illustrate my point.

That was until Monday while listening to a 2 hour long Joe Rogan Experience podcast when the subject of Bill Hicks came up.

Taking a dump

For those of you unaware of Bill Hicks he was a comedian from the U.S. bible belt with decidedly un-bible belt material.

One of the things they touched on in the podcast was Bill’s ability to clear the audience from a room Continue Reading »

96% Spam, 4% Ham


or alternatively…

It’s my party and I’ll write if I want to…

So apparently these days it’s inappropriate to celebrate achievements

No Battlemaster!

Don’t celebrate Battlemaster because a lot of people don’t PvP, which is unfair on them and might discourage them from entering the Battlegrounds. Hell, even those that do love Battlegrounds might get discouraged when you provide them with a role model and encouragement Continue Reading »


Ages ago I spoke of how WSG can be like a game of Soccer (or football for some of you).

Sometimes the best games are the 0/0 draws. Sure not from the honor perspective and I know that without the “right” mindset it’s nothing but a frustrating waste of 25 minutes of your life.

For me it’s an exhilarating match off between two evenly matched teams. Yes this might well include bots and AFKers, but whatever the case, you can’t get much more even than 0/0

I’ve never really thought of Strand of the Ancients in the same way. I much prefer the 6 or 13 minute game, where we knock over the attack on the relic in 3 minutes, but you know, some games change things.

While running a few SotAs with Tickk, we ended up against the 1st team that could hold us back. We were staring down the barrel of a 10 minute wash, but managed to touch the relic at the 9 minute, 26 second mark.

We’re screwed!

The 1st thought that crossed my mind was that if these Horde were good enough to hold us that long, they were good enough to achieve a 3 minute attack.

Sure enough they got off to a pretty good start, but to give my team credit, no one gave up. We stayed focused on the Demos, we CC’d and destroyed. We kept them of the graveyards for as long as possible.

Or Not!

Unbelievably we held them for the full 10 minutes, so yes, it was a win for us not a 10/10 draw, but this game stands out among many SotAs for the challenge, for my allies, for my enemies.

I can handle games like this, but then I have a different mindset to many in the battlegrounds.

Gnomer and Out!

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