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.
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!
So tonight I was doing The Iron Juggernaut in LFR with Eldaraina. It gets to the second phase with the exploding tar and the Shock Pulse, and so I stand where I normally do, near the fence where you enter. I’ve done it this way many times, but this time the Shock Pulse knocked me over the fence and out of the combat area, where I promptly died. Seems no one in the raid had ever seen it happen before, which caused a bit of laughter.
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.
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.
This is brought on by the competition being run by the Girls Gone WoW podcast gals, so blame them for this.
Back in TBC I was in a guild on Alonsus EU, horde side called Malice. Sadly due to losing a few members and the GM quitting the game it was decided the guild would disband. But the night before all the available members got together and decided to have a naked dance party on the roof of the Orgrimmar bank. People from other guilds joined in, the AoE spam played hell with my PC but what the hell, and then it was decided to take it to Shat’trath to see if we could get the allies to join in.
At the time the top guild was an ally guild with a Scarab Lord as a main tank. The guild had something of a rep of being very elitist and arrogant, especially this tank guy. But lo and behold they joined in with our dance party, though all still in their shiny epics. So we formed a plan. A few of us mounted up on our flying mounts and used emotes to get Mr Scarab Lord to follow us up as high as we could go. Then we dismissed our mounts. He did that too, expecting a mass suicide. Except we all had slow fall devices (the engineered parachutes, slow fall, levitate) and he went splat in all his shiny gear whilst we floated down to earth and danced round his corpse. To be honest maybe it was funnier when you were there… He took it very well though, even the repair bill.
Anyway, the guild disbanded the next day but we had a good last evening together. And the Scarab Lord? A few weeks later he took all the valuable stuff from the guild bank toon he controlled and transferred server. Oh, the drama.
Yesterday was a mixed bag for me in game. After running a few Twilight HCs on my DK and Spriest I decided what the hell, I’ll see if I can heal one and logged to my shaman. Zoned into End Time and the first boss was Baine Bloodhoof, who I had only ever faced once before. But it went fine, we lived. Then it was Tyrande. And I suck liked a Dyson. Kept getting hit by the silencing thing, and after two wipes I left in disgrace. How DO I avoid that anyway, never had an issue with it as DPS.
Anyway, feeling foolish I logged onto my Undead Warrior to hide from the shame. Alterac hasn’t altered THAT much it seems, and I duly hit level 30. I decided to try a low level dungeon and joy of joys, it was Gnomeregan. A place that I loathe with a passion.
Back in Vanilla as a hordie you had to do a quest that opened up a transporter in Booty Bay to get there, unless you wanted to run all the way there through hostile territory. But most of the time the transporter was bugged, and it took 30 mins on jumping like a looney to get it to work sometimes. Now getting in is easier, but bloody hell it’s still annoying.
People just jump off edges to get places, which creates all kind of chaos. I zone in, we clear the first few mobs, and the healer tells us to jump down. We do, and…. They don’t follow. We’ve aggroed mobs and the healer just doesn’t jump, and we wipe, at which point said healer starts calling us names. Screw that for a game of soldiers, I dropped the group and had dinner. After dinner I got back, and same thing happens.
So yes, I still hate Gnomeregan. And have probably been spelling it wrong too.
Raiding with my normal guild still hasnt started again, so I’m still playing my baby warrior. She is now level 20, and that means Hillsbrad! Oh yay, I thought, I hear that this has had a total makeover and The Forsaken now rule the area.
The first quest in Hillsbrad is quite funny. You become a questgiver and meet 3 NPC’s based on stereotypical WoW players. My favourite of which is Johnny Awesome
After giggling at this for a few minutes I went on to the next quests. One is called Glorious Harvest. So off I go to find these bears. Infested Bears. And if the first quest in Hillsbrad is funny then this is down right nasty. Bears infested with spider eggs. For the first time in nearly 6 years in WoW this is the first time I have felt kind of ill doing a quest. Yeah yeah, it’s all pixels, but bloody hell… I won’t post screenies but if you go off to find these bears then be warned, they are nasty. I am thinking this may not bode well for the rest of the area.
As I am sure most guild have been, my guild has been quite quiet over the holiday season, taking a raid break etc. So in a fit of nostala I decided to revisit the first starting area I ever did, Tirisfal Glades for the Undead.
My first ever character back when I started in 2004 was called Caisha, and was a priest. She does still exist, but now she is a Blood Elf and is called Elphane. I played Caisha for a year or so before I rerolled Alliance to play with some freinds, and apart from a brief stint back in BC, I have been Alliance ever since.