Friday, February 29, 2008

Azeroth: Progress is Made

Chimmery and Tremmery, the gnomish brothers, have come out of retirement and run around making little power-boat noises. Apparently, a day's worth of questing (I was sick at home for part of this week) was enough to get both of them up to legal driving age, and they now possess a pair of Red Mechanostriders, which is awesome.

In addition, Sonnik braved the wilds of Netherstorm and achieved her final level before Northrend. A quick hop to Shattrath and following directions from there and she is terrorizing the skies of Outland on an Official Horde-Approved Wyvern Flying Mount.

And finally, the paladin firm of Starrlia, Starrlya and Starrlea has been methodically clearing the Plaguelands of the undead. They've started at the Western edge and are hoping to reach the Eastern area soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Continuing Adventures of Me

Wednesday - Get hit by car.

Since then:
Thursday - Took the day off. Went out and had a lovely dinner date with my wife. Steak dinner is very nice, especially when discounted via gift cards ;)

Friday - Got a ride in to work from my producer, and got a ride home from my best friend. Hung out and chatted, then went to sleep. SUPER EXCITING DAY TO READ ABOUT.

Saturday - Played WoW. Broke a thousand gold with Laheth (Yay! 1/5th of the way to the epic flying mount skill), although I'm running out of non-daily solo quests to do. Then had some friends come by and with our combined might we went out and purchased Rock Band. Tested it out to make sure it worked, and then watched Stardust, which was a fantastic movie.

Sunday - Played Eve Online with friends. It was the equivalent of a fishing trip: We were looking for macro-farmers or gankers and we were going to try our hand at giving them a hard time. Not very altruistic, but it would have been entertaining enough. Unfortunately, we found nothing for hours upon hours and then had to run away from a guy who was way better than us at fighting. That was pretty much all that happened on Sunday. It's a good thing I'd already decided I didn't care enough about the game to continue past the trial period.

Monday - Played Rockband. All day. Sang for half the time, and my awesome wife played guitar. Then we swapped instruments. Managed to get Bodyguards, a PR Firm, and got inducted into the Hall of Fame. Then we checked out the online community site, and came away with dissatisfaction. Seriously, it should give us the option of generating wallpapers or something, I don't know.

Ongoing - I am sore. Ankle, shoulders, sometimes my arms, and my neck. Mostly my neck. It means I need to turn my head less than usual, and sleep on my back with pillows propping me up. Bah.

Today - At work, working.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ah, driving.

I got rear-ended! Boo!

Now I have to deal with all the insurance and crap.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Azeroth: Chores and Desires

So, I've started playing WoW more regularly again.

On Sunday the Starrl*as finished up their Timbermaw Hold grind, ran into Winterspring, and are almost done with their Linken's Boomerang quest chain. Fun times, but a lot to cram into one day.

Last night I blew the dust off Laheth and took him into Skettis to do his first Skettis Skyguard quests. It was actually pretty frustrating... I ended up dying a couple times trying to kill those named ghost bird-men and had to grab another set of dust to finish it off, because I got caught with about 5 adds and couldn't jump off a damn bridge to get to safety. Seriously, it's a bridge, and it looks like I should be able to jump over the stupid rope, but I couldn't.

Busting those eggs up was alright, except that there were at least three other people in the area doing the same dang thing. I think I'll go back and finish up Netherstorm and Shadowmoon Valley quests next time if there is going to be overlap.

Also! Desires, like it says at the top of the post: I want to get the full set of Gladiators armor, but I'm going to not push for it until 2.4 hits... just because the lack of diminishing returns on honor (and being able to use it immediately) is going to help my peace of mind so much more. It sucked playing a bunch of matches where we were getting rolled until I had enough potential honor (with a generous buffer of a couple thousand extra) only to learn the next day that even with the buffer my actual honor was a few hundred short. That's what I get for trying to play defense -- screwed over.

Right, got sidetracked. Summary: Gladiator Set is the goal. I have the shoulders already, and I have 48 AV tokens, 3 WSG tokens, and 3 EotS tokens in my bank. I think I need about a hojillion of all of them to grab the shtuff, and then I'll look into weapons and rings and all that jazz, because I should seriously upgrade my Survivalist's Pike by now, although my Lohn'goron and Valanos bows are pretty nice.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Totally Forgot the Title

So, I was thinking of putting something like this at the top of the page, but the template is super-weird to modify, and I'm not sure that this is quite up to snuff yet. I am certainly not a pixel-artist myself.
I'll tool around with stuff some more later though. I like the current layout, but I want to personalize it more.