Trying, really trying my patience

Tonight was a great run.

We went into ICC and cleared 9 bosses in one night…all one shot – except for princes, we are not sure what happened, but the hunter tank dropped before you could blink, we think it may have been a flaming ball of death!

It was a very good run, most of the gear was taken as offset for people which is a great sign we may finally be hitting the upper ends of gear in 10 man ICC.  That, and the same pieces are always dropping and therefore not actually being taken.

I equipped my wand from Blood Queen (last week, I forgot to put it on) and I also got my exalted ring, which I need to whack a gem into…might go haste I think!

We are going back in to do the Queen again and then get Sindragosa down, yes she will go down this week – if not tomorrow.

Tonight, however a serious of events set me off mentally, that by the end of the raid, I was fucking angry, so much so, I barely spoke on vents and as soon as the raid was called I jumped off vents and offline with not a word.  Had I not done this I am pretty sure when I had opened my mouth to say goodbye I would have said something very regrettable.

As it is I am likely to want to make snarky comments to the guild about a few things for the next couple of weeks and am just going to have to curb that want.

To be honest I am not entirely sure why I got so annoyed, but I think it has something to do with people not wanting to try anything out of the realms of normality.  If it hasn’t been done before, we can pretty much rest assured that like fuck anyone in my guild will want to try it.  God forbid we do something DIFFERENT – never mind that I have attempted this exact thing previously and it served its purpose nicely, in the end we never needed to actually implement it officially, due to changes in roster.

I think after re-reading that paragraph, what annoys me is that it shifts from what the guild needs or things that may make the guild improve, to what is not beneficial for the individual. 

I want nothing more than to run as frost,  but from a DPS perspective, they are pretty bad in a raiding environment,  so I stick to arcane and may even try fire as my hit is so over the top now as to pull it off.   That’s beside the point,  what I think about is the guild, and if the idea will help the guild surely some support from someone to even attempt it would be better than flat out refusal and mockery?  I am sure (let’s try and think positive hey) that my guildies were not deliberating trying to make me feel awful and like a fucking idiot for suggesting we TRY something 🙂  I am sure.

Anyway it doesn’t matter,  I told all the people having a go to just forget about it, we would just do whatever was easiest for people to deal with.  Some times you just have to shut up, smile and nod your head. 

The other things that got on my goat will have to be addressed in some form in the next couple of weeks, but for the minute I can’t be bothered even thinking about it, just gets me worked up again and I would rather not if I am going to raid tonight.

Enough of that, I am over it now….nice to vent sometimes – just get things off my chest and hence why I blog really 🙂

magecraft.org gone bye bye, WTF?!?!?

So I went to log back onto magecraft.org,  now that I am playing again only to find the boards are shut down?

Anyone in the blogosphere know why or when or what happened?

I really like the forums for mages….I need a new place to haunt now… 🙁

To reveal or not to reveal?

So I am tossing up posting my toons up here, well mainly my pally and my mage since they are my main toons really…and I am torn…

IN some ways it would be good for feedback etc, so people can comment on what I am stuffing up, and perhaps people who find this blog interesting (and not in my guild) can drop past and say hello etc….

but that very same scrutiny and interest is what keep sme not wanting to publish who I am….

So tell me good blog readers….do you want to know which toons are mine so you can offer constructive critiscm or cyber stalk?  LOL

Blood Queen killed

It’s amazing what can happen with a little focus and effort 🙂  We had never seen blood queen before, but I was adamant on the train home tonight, that we could kill her tonight.

And so we did!

Our first attempt we got her to 20% – sheer lukc I think, then we just kept dying at about the 50% mark, just silly things really, lack of communication etc….we had one attempt where she was at 1% – SO of COURSE we decided to go again….and we got her…..was a little messy, but in all honesty I think that is a messy fight by nature that people get Mind controlled etc.

But my guys did realy well, they all listened they paid attention, they suggested things quickly and briefly and we spanked her!

Wednesday we shoudl be able to clear the usuals suspetcs then perhaps spend Thursday getting Sidnragosa down, as I honestly believe we are pretty darn close to getting her done….

We are 10/12 of ICC ! I am excited!  I may see the lich king dead in a couple of weeks!

FOR THE ALLIANCE!!!

About bloody time if you ask me 😀

To give you an idea, I did all the bosses bar Thrall on 18/04/09 and I have finally done Thrall today!!

Over a year to complete the damn thing….that really can’t be right….LOL but I am guessing the achievements don’t fib.


I really wanted to get it done before Cata came out and Thrall disappeared to some unknown storyline 😀

Grats to me on getting my warbear!!

POWA!!!!

After spending a few hundred dollars and regemming some of my gear – I am now sitting pretty on 3008 Spell damage!!!  When i self buff with Arc Int it goes up to 3018 😀  That does not include potions/food, raid buffs!!!

AM SOOOO EXCITED!!?!?!?!!?!?

Will be cool to see if it makes any difference to my raiding.  I also ditched thwe Maghari’s Staff for the Frost needle with Scourgelord’s Baton, so that bumped up my stats huge amounts.  The only problem is I am now sitting on 462 hit rating!!  So I am going to make very sure the next piece of gear I take does not have hit on it…I may just scream to be honest!!

NEW Drake!!

Shame I can’t use it 🙂

Ran heroic Occ on my pally and guess what I got out of my bag, what was even funnier was get was hubby got in his bag as well!!

Yup – Blue drakes!!

Mine has been placed in my bank next to the bronze drake I will one day learn if I can ever afford to get epic flight training!!

Shame my mage is still waiting for the damn thing to drop for her!

My pally and noob tanking :D

Since switching her alliance I have been trying to run some heroics on her, I just picked up my tier 9 chest piece and only 30 more badges to go and I can get the tier 9 helm to give me the 4 set bonus,  that MAY be enough to boost my gearscore enough to tank some ICC/TOC runs….

Once again I am feeling the pressure as a tank – I get so frustrated that people in heroics do not spend ANY time waiting for the tank anymore, I realise most people are over geared for the content, but some of us are learning our feet.  I hate it when I throw an aveger’s shield on mobs, then have not even laid consecrate and DPS are chowing on mob meat…I mean SERIOUSLY!!!!  Avenger’s shield is like a bullet, grabs their attention and doesn’t do much else – and certainly doesn’t help on mobs where they are twoo far apart to be hit.  Why is it such a hard thing to wait until the tank has at least HIT the fucking mob ebfore starting it.  I have always and will always wait for the tank to get off consecrate or thunderclap or DnD or SOMETHING AOEish before going hell bent – there are very few times when I will hit a mob before the tank has.

I can see why people hate tanking and I can see why so many people just refuse to do it anymore, indeed one of our guild MT’s is deciding to call it quits for the xpac – hence I may be taking over that tanking spot. It is so easy to see why.  I would hope that raiding is different, you can set the expectation of your raiders and PUG’s (maybe) so they give you three seconds alone time with the mobs…but wow…I have to work twice as hard as a tank….but I do enjoy it 😀

Sindragosa is the new Thaddius :D

Well at atleast for us she is,we have no spent 2 weeks screwing up on the third phase.

By that I mean, some people are finding the concept hard to stand in a group until the ice tomb hits.

We were starting to see it come together last night, but still far too many people were running around like headless chooks.  i think it may be time for me to crack out the highlighters and set them all straight on how to do it……LOL I may have to use pc paint though as I have not unpacked everything as yet.

Having major issues with our healing department at the moment, and to be honest I am at the end of my tether – friendships aside I am sick of the complaints about a specific person and so it may just be time to tell her how it is again.  I am however in the middle of trying to sort out our house settlement – three weeks late mind you and we are MAYBE going to have it all sorted on Thursday – so at the moment, I am not in any frame of mind to tell people they are not able to raid with us anymore…I am liable to just be nasty if questioned and I don’t think that is a  good place for any Guild leader to be in….I wonder why I have other guild leaders at all sometimes, but again I am just being nasty, so….grrrrrrrr!!!!

Maybe next week will be our lucky break – and then we can start working on the Blood Queen and Lich King…so damn close if we get Sind down 🙂  and we were getting her to like 20%…..so not far off to be honest.

FRAPS = LOL

So I have downloaded FRAPS as I want to start filming the guild boss kills 🙂  However I am not sure I can handle the bad quality that comes with having to have the settings at the midrange level 😀

I set everything to the highest settings you could have and went into VOA and taped the same boss fight as per my last video – the only problem is….the video is now 1.92 Gb!!!  HAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAH  I really can’t explain how funny I find that!

So I may try to cut it down a little on my mac and post it in the next few days if I can manage to get synergy working on the computers again, for some reason I can’t get my mac to switch on….synergy is pissing me off to be honest 🙂

Anyway here is a little snippet of my computer now, with some running around in Dalaran to just get the screen to do anything funny or weird…this was taken a few days ago now, but I just kept forgetting to post it up and show the comparison to this   http://wp.me/pM1hf-5t   video  😀

My Pally is no longer an evil hordie :)

Yes I switched her, I will likely move my warrior horde side and make her my first ever male character, although I am not entirely sure about that yet 🙂   I might finish my hunter that is sitting on a US time server though – not sure yet 😀

Anyway – here is the new girl, yes I went spacegoat again 🙂 I like the tails ok!!?!?!


She is fully Prot now, and I am working on her tier 9 gear so I can start pugging the ICC stuff, I have 2 more of the badge pieces to try and get and to be honest if we have an alt run through ICC any time soon for the first four bosses I may see if I can snaffle her a shot 😀

I was tanking some normal runs yesterday – non heroic – to try and get back into the swing of it, made a few mistakes etc, but no one was taking aggro off me and a few of them were trying their damn hardest.  I really feel sorry for actual tanks (which may be me at Cata).  People just don’t get it 😀

It was fun to be on her again, I really enjoy tanking I have to admit.  I like it on my warrior as well, I just think AOE tanking is such less a hassle on the pally 😀 But I am pretty good with my warrior as well I think.  A little more practice and I may be good at it !!  LOL

More firsts for my magey :D

Last night in ICC I got to see Dreamwalker, Professor and blood princes all killed for the first time.

Aside from a little issues on Professor as one of our tanks learnt how to drive the Abom (we normally have a dps do it), it was a good night, was a little messy in some spots, but to be honest we have only recently managed to start actually killing the bosses and So far – Professor sucks the life out of me…he is the most HORRIBLE fight I have ever seen!!

I cannot really express how much I hate it.

I love the blood prices fight – that is one of my favourites i think.  Sindragosa is also shaping up to be a fav, we tried that a couple of times last night as well, and I got made into a tomb at one point – I was excited by that. When I was in the tomb I couldn’t scroll my camera out to watch everything else going on , it was like I was actually in the tomb….WAS SUPER!!  LOL  Yes ok stupid I know but I get little joys like that almost every time I raid 🙂

It was a mail drop night last night with most pieces being sharded 🙁 but that is a good sign I guess.

All in all was a good night I think, with some real evidence that our current raiding team is the fucking shit. We may not spend all that much time actually raiding, but OMG we do a good job with the small time we do have.

The history of guilds

I asked a friend of mine whose toon is the GM of the first guild we created to go and check out the date on it….turns out:

10th November 2007.

I was a little shocked as the people in that first guild are still with me even after 2 server moves and a crap load of drama over the years.

I am having a moment of nostalgia coming into another xpac with basically the same core group 😀

Moar EPIX!!

Went into ICC 10 for the first time in a very long time and it was caster drop night 🙂

I scored four pieces, three actual gear pieces – which are upgrades on my ilvl 232 gear and then 2 weapons…one was as word – can’t remember the name of and the other was the Staff that does the Cadavaer 🙂 I wanted it just for coolnees purposes – it is comparable to what I am currently using nut so much more awesome 😀  One piece was a frosty chest piece to replace my Merlin’s robes, so although they are nice robes – I want better 🙂  So all and all an awesome night for my gear score, but a terrible night for my coin purse!

We did first 4 then fester and Rot – did the raid weekly and then went and attempted Professor – spent the night wiping, our healing wasn’t up to it.  Sadly one healer can’t do that fight – although they gave it a fucking awesome attempt.  Yes we actually had two healers but the second healer is not really up to the challenge of hard fights…..but having said that neither of them had healed that figth before from what I am told 🙂  They generally DPSed it, so perhaps that was a factor.

I now have to gem and enchant – 3 pieces of gear – need to convert my badges to heroic and buy some today and figure out what gems I am going to use 😀

The guild drama seems to be forgotten about now, and I am trying to field questions about where I want the guild to go come Cataclysm, I was planning on going for 25mans’ but with the changes I don’t really see the point now, and we do have a very very good core of people to choose from now, barring 2 people, so currently I am in a state of confusion and need to sit down and read as much as I can about Cataclysm before I make a decision……

Another day another headache

So we have lost one guild member to the recent raid time issues, he has been with us since the days of Kara, and will be keeping a toon with us for chatting etc 🙂

He basically apologised for being selfish…and was very amicable about it, however I am unsure why it has even come to this as we are keepingthe raid times in a suitable window…

Anyway we may yet lose another person to the same thing, 2 DPS in one night – I feel like Matticus at the moment 🙂 heeheh

Onward and upward as I always say – let’s see how this pans out and what becomes of the broken hearted.

LOL

ok So I exaggerated a little bit in my previous post 🙂  I was annoyed, what can I say 🙂

Anyway it appears as though I am not entirely sure there is even an issue with the raid times…so much easier to get everyone talking on the forums 🙂

Just waiting for a few more people to weigh in and then we will be leaving the raiding times – exactly as they are!!!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?

ROFLMAO!!!!

People – en masse – crack me up!!!

I am going to have to lay down the law I think and make a solid move to get the guild into a good position. No more Mrs Nice girl…..(LOL)

Not even back a week :)

I don’t really know why I put a smiley face on the title, maybe I am trying to find the funny side of it….

Here’s the background, I was basically away from the game for about 2 months (slightly less) I have 3 GM’s who are actually the GM’s and can do whatever they feel is appropriate and talk amongst themselves and sort out problems.

I got back this week, to a GM asking immediately to be demoted from the ranks – I had not been in game for more than about 15 minutes I would say.  When asked why, we didn’t really give me an answer just re-requested it.  So I demoted him.

2 days later that same GM asks me what is going on and if I am back or am I doing anything about one of the other GM’s taking over. When probed about it there was an issue about raid start/finish times.

When we regrouped from the guild from hell, we never really organised the raid times, we kind of just wanted to get back into raiding as soon as possible, this has now caused an issue.  Once I had assumed my fucking guild leaders could organise and discuss whilst I was away for 2 months, why do they have to wait for me to get back to even discuss it???

There is now a huge drama thread on our guild forums about it and no one is happy about any options people are offering.

I am annoyed that I am not even back a week and I get dumped with issues….yes they were killing bosses and doing really well, but now I find out about all the crap that has happened to get them there and it falls to me to try and explain to everyone or fix the problems….I sometimes wonder why I bother…I really love being a GM, I love being part of the running of the guild I love having control, but when I essentially have no control because I come back to a missmosh of crap…..I just feel al little listless and wanting to do the lovely /gdisband thing and telling them all the fuck off and running away!!  I know I won’t though, I have put too much into this guild to not make it work…..

GAHHHH!!!!!

I am sure my last few posts have added fuel to an already massive =bonfire…will go and check it out…..and then I may decide to NOT read forums ever again 🙂 ehhehe

Gear upgrades and stuff :D

I went into an ICC 25 man raid and I won a ring and a glove upgrade, I then went into VOA25 and won a pair of tier pants.  So three upgrades in one night, got to love that if you ask me!

My Gearscore according to wow-heroes went from 2406 to 2967 or something, so I am pretty stoked about that 😀

It was a good pug for ICC, we one shot everything except Saurfang and even him we got to 15% or so on the first shot.  We didn’t wipe, we just kept moving through the trash and onto bosses, it was a very good run and very enjoyable, no one was being an arse. We were not even using vents, so was nice to just be chilling out and not thinking about anything other than killing.

I definately need to fix my quartz now though, being out here means my latency has doubled to approx 400 and I have been noticing the red bar is HUGE!!

First night back :D

I raided last night, nothing major mind you, just some instances to get me into them with the new pc 🙂

TOC, then Ony then TOGC (which we stopped after Jaraxxus)

We tried the Ony achievement with the whelps – ie having to get 50 to spawn, and everyone was Dcing left right and centre, however me and hubby had no issues, was like nothing all that intense was happening, we both joked and laughed about it – was super!!

We had a few wipes on Jar in heroic due to the portal spawns not going down fast enough, but we got through it in the end, and whilst some of us have a public holiday today, others didn’t so we called it after one attempt on the faction champs with which we had our arses handed to us 😀

Was so wonderful, I could actually watch the fights and see what was going on and it was sooo exciting!!

I have downloaded FRAPS as well to start videoing our boss kills, I will test that out over a few weeks to see what settings are the best 😀 I want to do the highest – but i don’t want to ruin my game play for it 😀 hehehe  I might try and find a better video option as I noticed that even on the highest settings last night the video was too fuzzy…I want crystal clear video…LOL may not be able to happen though 🙂 Well not without the files being 60Gb maybe! LOL

Am going to log on tonight and see if I am needed for the raid, they are heading to Singragosa I believe, so I will need to read up about her 😀