Talk About In At The Deep End

My guild was doing a DS progression raid tonight. Due to being casual and having some attendance issues we are still working on our first Madness of Deathwing kill. Which we didn’t do tonight but holy hell…

Let me just say I have done LFR on all three of my raid geared 85’s. Ok the first time I healed it on my Shaman, Petaline, I nearly wee’d myself, but it went well. She’s currently at 378 iLevel, and though I’ve healed all of FL I’m a tad inexperienced.

But one of our main healers has gotten healing burnout and wants to DPS. So tonight I was drafted in to heal DS. Starting at the Spine. No easing in gently for me!! Nope, it’s in the thrown in the deep end by the seat of my pants way for me! And I don’t think I did too badly, we at least got the Spine down.

But maybe on Thursday I can start from the beginning…

20 Days of Blogging – Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog

Well, this is a pretty easy question.  I tend to over think things in my head, so I figured why not wrote it down in blog form.  Once it’s written down and not in my head I can then relax.

I’m not sure I expected people to read it and comment, but so far people have, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised.  I sometimes think maybe I should try and get more readers, but then, I am not sure my inane ramblings are THAT readable.

And the other reason I started is because I like making friends.  I like talking to people from all over the world and see hwo different things are for them, or indeed how similar they are.  I’m just a friendly person I guess!

PayPal and an Awkward Moment

G isn’t a techosavvy kind of guy, so he tends to use my PayPal account whenever he buys online. As a result I have not only my card details linked to my account but also his. And my mothers but that’s a whole other story.

Now I don’t know why but even though I have tried to specify that my card is the primary card to use on my account but sometimes when I’m not paying attention it automatically brings up G’s card as the funding option when buying on eBay. Which happened last night and I clicked pay now without checking.

Ah, that awkward moment I had to hand over £5 to G… Not awkward because I used his card by accident, he’s fine with that as long as I tell him right away, but it became very awkward when I had to tell him I had bought a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic figure of Rainbow Dash. I swear he laughed for 10 minutes straight….

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20 Days of WoW Blogging -Day 01 – Introduce yourself

It has begun. The first day. So here goes.

I’m Morrigu, or Mora as they call me in guild (my original main was Moraith, but Mora is close enough to Morrigu to stick). I have been playing WoW since 2005. I started out Horde on Shadowsong EU, but now I’m Alliance on Darkmoon Faire EU, via Kul Tiras. I have a baby Horde alt on Steamwheedle Cartel EU as well. My main is a Shadow Priest.

In real life I am 31, female and from North Yorkshire, England. I live in the middle of nowhere with my fiancé, G and our 3 pet snakes. No kids as yet but we are hoping to start a family in the next few years. I am a housekeeper and barmaid in a local pub, and hope to go to college once I’ve learned to drive, which I am doing right now. My ultimate aim is to become a paramedic.

Outside of WoW my interests are console gaming, caving, art and reading. I’m something of a goth, but my music tastes range from Metallica to musicals, and I love the colour pink. And Hello Kitty.

My favourite films are the Aliens Quadrilogy and the Predator Movies, American Werewolf in London and Labyrinth, but I tend to watch any horror, fantasy are slasher movies that come along. TV wise I am a huge fan of all three CSI’s, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Firefly and Castle. But my number one favourite is Dr Who. I also watch anime, though G doesn’t appreciate it.

My favourite books are the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and the Pendergast novels by Preston & Child, but I read a lot of fantasy and crime books. And comic books, I love comic books.

I love animals, even scaly ones like snakes, but have fear of spiders. When I get my own place I want a cat, a dig and a ferret. And that’s just for starters!

So yeah, that’s me in all my weird glory. Day 2 tomorrow!

20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge

Yep, posting again, sorry. What can I say, it’s been a dull day filled with sneezing and tissues. So sue me.

Anyway, I’ve decided to do the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge, which I assume I’m not too late on, but who cares if I am. Here are the days:

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW
Day 04 – Your best WoW memory
Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game
Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
Day 09 – Your first blog post
Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire
Day 14 – This upsets you
Day 15 – Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it
Day 16 – Things you miss (post Cataclysm)
Day 17 – Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)
Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
Day 19 – In your bags/bank
Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

I will start this off tomorrow as three posts in one day is quite enough.

Random Acts of Kindness

It occurs to me I complain too much about people in Warcraft. So here is something totally different. In your time playing WoW, are there any instances of an act of kindness by a random stranger?

The one that sticks in my mind is when I first started playing WoW. It was in my first month or so and I’d just rolled on the EU server Shadowsong. I’d decided to try a hunter, and had just finished the Orc/Troll starting zone and was running up to Orgrimmar at about level 10 when a level 60 hunter challenged me to a duel. I accepted at got my ass kicked obviously. He did it again, and stood allowing me to plunk away at him before one shotting me. He did this a couple of times and I was getting bored, when he /w me to follow him. We went into Org, where he bought me a load of stuff off the AH and gave me 20g for being patient. His name I think was Ssilent, but I can’t find any trace of him any more. But his random act has stuck with me through all my years playing. I didn’t keep playing the hunter but the gold helped start up my priest, which was my first 60 and exists today on a different server.

So my dear readers, have any of you had this kind of experience? Let’s remember the good bits of the game for a change.

MoP: Beta Testing and Opinions

Two topics in this post. First off, the MoP Beta. I signed up for the annual pass, which will give me guaranteed access to the MoP Beta. I’ve never been chosen for any of the WoW betas before so never had to think about it before, but should I or shouldn’t I take part. I don’t know about you guys but when it gets to the end of an expansion I’m crying out for new stuff. I can only do new areas so many times before it becomes a drudge. By taking part in the Beta the new stuff will become older quicker, and that’s what’s making me hesitate. Have any of you guys ever been in an expansion beta? Is this the case?

Secondly, I was thinking about what I’d like to see in MoP. Mostly silly stuff really, but here goes:

- More character slots. All mine are full and I want a monk.

- Freshen up older character models. The vanilla models are nowhere near as good as the new ones. Have you seen their hands?!

Which leads me to:

- Knees and Elbows for the Forsaken. Seriously, it bugs the hell out of me.

And this is totally in the realms of fantasy:

- A new profession: Critter Tamer, where you can tame critters and sell them as mini pets. You could have rare critters, damn I would love it. However I’m sure it’s just me being silly and is really a crap idea.

There is more I’d like but can’t think of it right now. So what do YOU want to see? Serious or silly.