20 Days of WoW Blogging – Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire

There are many people in this game I admire.

Sherise/Celiso/she of many names from my guild is one. She lives a very busy life with her job and yet still manages to kick ass when she does get to raid. And all the alts!! I don’t know how she keeps track!

And Theanorak, who’s job it is to keep us Enthusiasts in line and saved the guild from disaster by stepping in a GM at a bad time.

And Alquiel, who got me into this great guild. Maybe she isn’t a tree much anymore but she’s a great DK instead 🙂

And Anka, even if she is now Horde scum ( ^^ ), because she had the guts to follow her heart. (Now that sounds painful)

And Sephrenia, for the amazing amount of pets and outhealing me all the damn time!

Blog wise, well you just have to look at my Blogroll. Everyone I have listed have great things to say, I’d recommend any of them.

And the people who don’t fall into either catagory:

Boalicina, the gnome Mage from an old guild I was in, because he mixed being a skilled player with a lovely, lively person.

And Hallan, or rather my friend Oscar, who went from being an ingame friend to a real life friend, for going back to school and achieving his dreams no matter how hard it was.

And now for the non WoW stuff:

George Takei, for having an awesome voice and all his hard work for LGTB rights.

My friend Coileach, for his humanity and love of all things chicken related!

My dad for dealing with the crap the last few years have thrown at him, and still being able to play 9 holes of golf aged 74, albeit full of painkillers to do so.

And my brother, who has dealt with a bad knee and two operations, and has just started his own blog about working on the railway, and computer games.


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!

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…