20 Days of WoW Blogging – Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time

Well it depends on if it’s one of my days off or not, but I think things might be more interesting if do a working day.

I tend to wake up about 8.30, and eother get up and spend a bit of time aound the house or read for a few hours before heading to work for 12.  I do housekeeping in the rooms upstairs til 1.30, have a bite of lunch, then work on the bar between 3 til 6.  This will probably increase in summer but winter hours aren’t that long.

I then go across to my dad’s where my PC and working net connection is, and depending on what  night it is, I eitherget ready for the nights raid, run a few heroics or level an alt, depending on my mood.  Right now I’m trying to level Pinkamena as fast as I can so I’ve been playing her alot.

I play til 10 or 10.30pm, at which point I go home and spend a few hours with G before heading to bed.

I don’t play at the weekend, as they are ‘Quality Time With G’ time.  We usually go shopping somewhere, or to antiques fairs, or walking, depending on how my knees feel.  Caving will be added to that when the weather gets warmer!

Smart? Maybe Not. Satisfying? Hell Yes!!!!

It’s been a busy weekend, so this is the first chance I have had to do LFR Petaline, my resto Shammy.  First half I only got the VP, which is enough, but second half, I got Timepiece of the Bronze Flight, a nice shield that was an upgrade.  And tbh I loooooove shields, they are far nice than Off Hands IMO, so double yay!

But what is this?  Mr Healing Pally isn’t happy that I have won it.  He WANTS THAT SHIELD!! And I won’t hand it over as he is being whiney and rude.  I did inspect his gear, it was the same upgrade for him, so not like he only had a 359 or anything.

So it’s onwards and upwards, and we put down Deathwing like the rabid animal he is.  And Maw of the Dragonlord drops.  Again, an upgrade for me, so I roll on it.  So does Mr Pally-ally-alladin, and wins, even though he has the 403 version.  “GIVE ME THE SHIELD OR I’LL VENDOR THE MACE” he says.

Now this is me we are talking about.  I’ve dealt with assholes all my life, from the guy who wee’d on my My Little Pony toy when I was 5 to getting the snot kicked out of me to save a kitten from someone wish it harm (He was 6ft 5, that didn’t stop me) so an internet tough guy doesn’t phase me.  And I have this mindset where I don’t give into bullies.

“Vendor it then.” And with that, I left the raid.

Did I want the mace?  Is the Pope Catholic?  Of course I did.  Was it a better upgrade? Sure it was.  But come on, if I give into people like that they’ll think they can get away with shit like that all the time, so no, I am not going to enable his crappy behaviour.  I feel bad for the other people who needed that mace though.

So, maybe I cut my own nose off to spite my face, but damn, it was satisfying!

20 Days of WoW Blogging – Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws

Well, I have a few of these.  Some that affect me in game, some that don’t.

First off I have the attention span of a gnat at times.  I don’t have ADHD, I just get distracted easily.  So if I’m waiting on a pull, if something happens on TV in the background I’ll be “Oooooh, look at that, wait, why are people dying?”.  I keep it under control pretty well in raids and dungeons, but when levelling I am forever tabbing out and looking at stuff.  You know the dog, Dug, in the film Up?

Chatting away and suddenly… “Squirrel!!”. Yeah, that’s me.  Oddly enough I wasn’t that bad at school, it’s only developed in the past 5 or 6 years.

I also have pretty bad self confidence, which can screw things up both in game and out of game.  For a long time I refused to heal random groups on my shaman, only guild groups, and I have never ever been able to bring myself to start a tank.  Probably related to the self confidence thing, I am terribly hard on myself.  I call myself all kinds of names, and a fiend of mine once said “If someone else treated you the way you treat yourself then you would think they were a total bitch”, and he is probably right.  But knowing that and doing something about it are two different things.

I probably sleep way too much too…

20 Days of WoW Blogging -Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites

Well all the Warcraft blogs I read are in my Blogroll, but I do read a few friends blogs, Spicy Cauldron and Willow’s Wheel of Change.

As for websites, there’s the usual Facebook, plus a some communities on LiveJournal. I go to the The Cheezburger Network a lot . I spend way too much time on these sites, but mostly I Can Has Cheezburger and My Little Brony

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Also I visit Damn You Autocorrect, and from there various websites by the same people like Wrong Number Texts and Not Your Best Day.

And of course my guild website and the Warcraft website.

**EDIT** Obviously I do go to serious websites too, but I don’t want to bring people down.

KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!

Why is it when WoW has graphical glitches they always manage to be mind numbingly terrifying?

The guild were messing around with Potions of Illusions last night, and this is one of the results. Oddly enough it only happened on my screen an one others but it was a serious wtf.

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Colt is normally a Gnome Mage, but that seems to be a topless albino female Draenei with the face and moustache of a gnome and a female troll hairdo.

I think the face is the worst bit.

20 Days of Wow Blogging – Day 09 – Your first blog post

This seems a little redundant as my first post was in January.

I was bored after New Years and decided to start a blog.  At first I was going to document levelling my Undead Warrior, but what the hell, I decided to include everything I felt like blogging about in WoW and my odd little mind.

Sorry, this is a bit of a let down…