Friday, April 25, 2008


So apparently I'm an official WoW pusher. I have a really good friend who spent several of her college years on MUDS. She has been trying really hard to not do another one cuz she has a life and honestly enjoys it. (we both have an addictive personality when it comes to games) So last week I installed WoW on her fiance's laptop... At least now they aren't fighting over the television cuz she wants to play 360 and he wants to watch a program. Although he did threaten to turn off the WiFi when it was bed time the other night >_<
By the way... this is the same girl who got me hooked on Oblivion & Mass Effect. Turn about is fair play, right? And tonight I'm gonna help her get her druid bear form! So exciting!!

We are also going to see a concert tomorrow night with them (the same couple as above) at a super cool theatre (where you have a sit down dinner while you watch the show). I am super excited. The last time I saw Jonathan Coulton was at PAX 2007. Such a great time!

I have a new job. It has been 2 weeks and I still like it. I hope the job continues to be enjoyable. The best part: my Love drives me to work every morning (even tho my job is across the street... that is just too cute!) on his way to work. That means because he leaves for work early he gets to come earlier than he usually does! Plus we get to eat breakfast together and get ready together... I just re-read that and wow... I fear we are too cute. heheh... I just love him so very much!!

Last week a friend of ours lent us the new Smash Bros. game for the Wii. We've been trying to finish off the plot before tonight cuz we're scared he's gonna try to reclaim it when he comes over to watch Gundam Seed. We're almost done... I hope Gauntlet gets to come home a little early to play before our friends show up so we can finish it off!

and one last thing... Kirby!

[WoW] The Plan - Interrupted Progress

The Interruptions
We hit beta at work and Goldfire started her new job.

The Tank
Strael ran Karazhan, off-tanking and very off-healing... at level 68. He has some cool gear now for an okay healing set when he hits 70, and has some Badges of Justice to be saved as well. Unfortunately, the guild-mates were unable to be talked into bringing two level 68s, so Contrae and him were separated for a bit, which was very sad times.

The Healer
Parrista and Knigett two-manned Ragefire Chasm at 17/20, which isn't a huge feat, but it was one of our unwritten goals to help us learn our swapped roles.
They also finished up everything in the Ghostlands with the exception of Dar'kahn and his Lieutenants.

The Friends
We ran Scarlet Monastery. Completely. It was pretty fun, although there were a few issues.

The Alliance
Laheth purchased most of the new PvP rep-gear (not high enough to get the hat or the chestpiece, and I'm quite happy with his current head-gear). Also picked up a cheap Crystalforged Waraxe, and threw a tabard on him to cover up his red chest. He looks halfway decent now, which is a big deal for him.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

[WoW] The Plan - Progression 2

The Tank
No real progress: Beta approaches this week at work, and I've been spending many hours on it. Otherwise I would be having more frequent updates. Regardless, tonight we plan to do our part in the Netherstorm with Strael and Contrae.

The Healer
Parrista wandered over to Brill and aided them somewhat, whilst Sonnik was clearing out Karazahn last night. This also lifted the informal ban on allowing Knigett to perform quests for Tranquillen/Silvermoon City. Which is what Goldfire is occupied with right now.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

[WoW] The Plan - Progression

The Tank
Strael: Stayed up too late and dinged level 68 last night. Also, thanks to support from my guild and my wife, I am now the proud possessor of Tankatronic Goggles. So very cool!

Secondary Goals:
Spec: Redo talents for a recommended tanking build. I plan on trying out the one which is recommending on our guild forums by my good friend and fellow tank.

Gear: Gear up for Karazahn. Possible route: Off-tank for late-night Kara tuesday once I hit 70.

Flight: Save enough gold for flying skill, and build my own Flying Machine.

Guild-mate's goal for me: Tank Magisters' Terrace for his alts so he can get up to Exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive with them as well. His primary (a protection paladin) is already Exalted.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

[WoW] The Plan

Goals are important, but goals without planning are harder to achieve. So here are my goals, in brief.

The Tank

Currently a little more than half-way through 67. The goal is to gain at least 1 level each week until 70, including this week.

The Healer
Parrista: She will support my wife's Paladin while he aims for 20, and beyond if she is near enough in level to him. Other goal? Learning to heal, and seeing if I like it.

The Friends
Red Moon Requiem:
When our friends have time, Vandren and Jillien will run Scarlet Monastery with them. It will be entertaining.

The Alliance
Pending extra playtime after the Tank, the Healer, and the Friends, this hunter needs some good gear. He's pretty much on hold until Wrath of the Lich King PVE-wise, so my thoughts are to get him some nice PVP gear and run around the battlegrounds. He has 1 piece of Season 1 honor gear, and purchasing the rest is supposedly going away when the next Arena Season starts. Realistically, this means I should focus on another PVP set for him, possibly the new cash/rep ones.

The Rest
They have no goals, and splintering myself further is fool-hardy at this point.