Taking The Rough with The Smooth

I know, I know, most people reading this will have cleared Siege of Orgrimmar Flex ages ago, but to say the guild I am in started raiding MoP content a month and a half ago, I think we have the right to be proud that last night we cleared part 3 in one evening on our first night there.

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That’s Raiders-Inc posing proudly infront of one dead dinosaur!  It was really good, we all worked hard, and whilst mistakes were made occasionally we bested the place.  Just a shame I didn’t get any loot, even using extra loot rolls (damn you RNG!!!).

So that’s the smooth, so on to the rough.  It’s not game related.  In May last year I started getting some weird pains in my back and shoulders, it felt like I was burning or being stabbed with tiny little needles, to the point where even wearing clothes caused major pain.  Yet there wasn’t a mark on me.   I was also having issues with being unable to concentrate, feeling like my brain was full of cotton wool and having sleeping problems.   I went to the doctor, who referred me to a Rheumatology consultant at the local hospital, and after a few appointments this morning I have been officially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  Not the best news in the world, but at least I’m not going crazy.  It may cause me trouble in the future, but then who knows what the future would bring anyway?  So I have been put on some medication called Pregabalin which will hopefully relieve the chronic pain in my back and shoulders.  It’s not as bad as it was for a while last year, but it’s THERE, so if something can help me then I’ll be happy.

ANyway, it’s onwards and upwards for me, I’m not letting this slow me down!

Rejoice, I have returned!

So, I have been a bad blogger haven’t I? I’ve totally neglected this blog for nearly a year now. I have no real excuses other than I’ve been working a lot and my interest in the game waned somewhat. But I’m back, and whilst still busy, I’ve gotten a new interest in the game.

Meet Eldaraina

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This is my Blood Elf Warlock I decided to level back in November. I felt like a change, and my work nights totally coincided with my alliance guilds raid nights, so I rolled a baby ‘lock on Argent Dawn EU. Warlock is one of the classes I’ve not played much, and I was happily surprised how much fun I had with her. I managed to hit 90 with her literally the week before Blizzard finally made it so you could mail heirlooms cross realm, so levelling her was both fun yet oddly nerve wracking as every dungeon I ran was with mostly with people in full heirlooms, so I spent a lot of time worrying that I was doing something terribly wrong as I was rarely anywhere but the bottom of the dps tables. At least I could send Timeless Isle BoAs to her. And I found out I wasn’t so bad *phew*.

I ended up joining a nice bunch of folks called Raiders Inc that haven’t been raiding MoP stuff very long, so I don’t feel like I’m lagging behind, and the game is fun again! So expect to hear more from me from now on!

As for her Mog, that’s my favourite EVER tier gear, worth levelling a ‘lock for in itself.

MoP and Me

I’ve not blogged about MoP yet, I guess things have just been a little too busy to get round to it, so I should really take the time to do so.
The first thing I did was roll a Pandaran Monk, though as of yet I haven’t levelled her passed lvl 12.  I was very happy to get the name I wanted for her.  Ok, it’s cheesy, but one of my favourite movies is Big Trouble in Little China, so I named my monk after one of the characters, Miao Yin (as we aren’t allowed spaces in names I called her Miaoyin, close enough).  She’s the lady on the right (the other is Kim Cattrall from SaTC).  I think she has something silly like 3 lines in the whole movies and sepnds the rest of the time being a victim, but she stuck in my mind.

But after getting Miaoyin to the point I could chose a faction I concentrated on levelling Pinkamena.  She is currently 89, I hope to hit 90 in the next few days.
My first impressions were amazing.  Everything looks so pretty!  And the story lines are well written.  I have fallen in love with the game all over again, which I am very happy about after the major Cataclysm burn out.   The areas are well made and well thought out.  I absolutely love the Foxicopter I saw flying around Nessingwary’s camp.

And was I the only person who saw this in the Panda starting area?

Think this was put in after the whole Ji Firepaw controversy ? Or was it always there?

Anyway, back to levelling.  More later.