Mekkatragic

I was once again late to raid on Wednesday night, which happened to be the last one for me for a while due to Karate being back on. So when I finally did get into the game, I was told they had killed Rastakhan!!! I was very impressed – that was a hellish fight (and mostly sad I missed it).

I have no idea if they got me a screenshot but I am sure someone will send me something if they did…eventually.

I actually turned up whilst they were attempted Mekkatorque and it sounded like they were about to kill him. Not having read up about the next fight (I had researched the crap out of Rasta), I had no clue what Nelly was calling out – blue you’re orange, then blue, then red; Red you’re blue, then green, then..what the hell are you on about.

Blessedly they wiped 🙂 Muhahahahah.

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I got an invite and jumped in, Nelly getting me to root things like a good druid straight off the bat. We then did the fight again – me having zero clue what was going on – just rooting little bots and hoping like heck I didn’t get shrunk because I was so confused about the colour calls.

Would you believe I got shrunk on the last one about 30 seconds before the boss died, so my ineptitude didn’t affect the raid!

It is definitely a different experience being in a run with the guild when we are doing a new boss. People aren’t joking around as much, they are more easily frustrated and everyone wants their idea to be the one that works.

Ultimately, we get it done and that is the important thing 🙂

Mekkatorque 7/9N

The rest of this evening was spent on Blockade. Can I just say…what in heck Blizz. OMG. This is horrific. Solidly, horribly, terribly icky. This fight made me long for Patchwerk. Seriously. I just want a nice easy fight were I can face-roll my way to success 🙂 LOL

I was on the ship with the sirens and it was pretty difficult to stay out of the poop, get the siren, stay behind the poop if you got targeted by said siren but also drop the poop in a useful spot. Yuergh. Horrid. Even the slightest delay or bad placement and you were sent off the ship to your death. End of story.

It took us a few attempts to get this bit due to sudden onset death of our boat, but once we got it handled we had about 5 attempts where we made it back to the pier.

It was at this point even I got frustrated. Maybe because I had just watched the strat video or maybe I was just annoyed at the sirens, no idea. Not because we were wiping but because people would not stack up on each other. Like seriously guys you need to be on top of each other to reduce the ground mess. Don’t stand next to each other – you just spread it out. OMG!! Unless you played all the way zoomed in with your camera – you don’t need to see your actual toon.

If you do play with your camera zoomed all the way in – I would suggest you are doing something grievously wrong. Wrong!

Of course it was making me even more annoyed people were blaming everything but themselves as to why we were failing and trying to come up with different solutions to a problem which didn’t even exist. (Omg that sentence structure is terrible but I am still annoyed!)

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Anyway we weren’t getting very far into this one, adds being dropped early, balls not being soaked, ground covered in muck. Hopefully next attempts will be better.

Continuing the fight

We need to discuss the fact we are turned into filthy alliance scum. We even get the spells the alliance have. I get turned into a Night elf and I do have to confess, I have missed having the NE flip. It is a little unsavoury being a completely different faction. I can not find anyone either because we all look similar to each other in outfits.

Turned alliance

Back to Opulence on Friday night and I got switched to the other side, is it was fire which was killing me and this time it was electricity. I actually did better this attempt and managed to stay alive through the tunnel rooms. We got into Opulence’s room and he died so quickly, I don’t think any of us were prepared for it. Everyone killed the adds after some serious CC commands, but it honestly just exploded into piles of gold coins unexpectedly. We were too perfectly focused – they are the least exciting kills.

Once the boss dies you dig for treasure….great amazing vendor trash treasure.
Opulence 4N

I should point out at this stage that Chris and Jason – our raid leaders have been….away…deserting us. So Nelly has stepped up to be the raid leader and she is smashing it out like the pro she is. She explains things calmly, succinctly and just gets us through everything. She is kicking us through this new raid and the bosses are falling beneath our feet.

We headed to the Conclave of the Chosen. I had zero idea about this one. The adds on the way to this one basically give you all the information you need for the actual fight though, so it wasn’t too horrid. We had quite a few attempts. Quite a few. This was a challenge due to all the randomness – healers needing to dispel but only at a specific point, raptors that target but you have no idea which one is actually after you, wing buffeting from a random location. It got a little hairy after a few goes, but we did manage to get there in the end! That is all that matters.

Conclave of the Chosen 5N

We spent the rest of the night having a look at Rastakhan. Some of us watched the videos during our break, came back and then got completely walloped but the mechanics. Sometimes you just need to see it a few times right? I thought we were doing really well until I happened to notice people getting the Heroic and Mythic achievements already! Seriously people…calm the hell down! Also Grats 🙂

Battle of Dazar’alor – You know it.

Last Wednesday night was the start of the new raid and also the day I picked up my new car. Yes. I have a new car – who cares about the raid right? I was late to the raid because everything was delayed at the car yard. I was so late in fact that the guild had managed to kill 2 bosses already by the time I got there! Sorry for the lateness of this post, we have had one of the busiest fortnights ever!

Nibblepie has uploaded videos to youtube so check out the playlist on the right hand side banner they should be there. Here is the guild’s first kill for the Champions of Light!!

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And then they went in and killed Grong!

Warong 2/9N

By the time I turned up they were having their 10 minutes break and I was about to enter into the world of the Jadefire Masters! Which, would you believe we one shot? LOL Walked in, had an overview, worked out heals and tanks and then we simply smashed them in the face. This was the only point to which I had watched videos and read strategies!

Warsong 3/9N

Opulence was horrid. It was at this point I discovered I may no longer be cut out for raiding. I am out of practice and not able to focus on everything I need to.

I died repeatedly. Just so often, I couldn’t get through the first two rooms without dying. I was so ashamed of myself. The We had some good attempts towards the end of the night but we still had some bits to work out.

For our first night it was pretty exceptional 🙂 Well done guildies!!

We return to your regular scheduled programming :)

Sorry I have been so absent. A month is a super long time in the blogging world but honestly I have been so busy over the last month (Thanks Christmas and New Years) that I couldn’t fit time for blogging or WoW or anything much else but cooking, cleaning and entertaining friends.

Christmas was a low key affair with the mother in law and my mum in attendance and food and chilling out for the day. We had to go to Albury Wodonga to pick up the mother in law so that took some time up on the weekend prior. No orphans in attendance this year…one year it will happen.


Boxing day we have an open invite for anyone to drop past and relax with us with no set time, menu, expectations. Our good friends used to do this until about 4 years ago due to ill health and this year Hubby and I decided to bring it back and start up the tradition. It was a small event with only a few people turning up but we played some jackbox.tv games and had a great time. It was nice to just graze and have nice conversation.

Then we had a DnD session which was amazing. The only real amazing reason (aside from us having 9 people sleeping in the house each in their own room and bed!!!) was we managed to get our DM to fly down for the day to be with us for the game! Secretly!! We donated all our frequent flyer points to reduce the cost; me, hubby and Pracey (our DM) were just making comments about sending pizza through the webcam etc because he wouldn’t be here. But then. He was. When Sian and Michael turned up it was hilarious because Sian didn’t immediately register he was in a location he shouldn’t be. Ash lost his mind a little bit when he walked in saw Pracey as well. I thought for a moment I had broken him. It was an amazing night (and weekend) we played games the next day and just had an awesome time. It was the best Xmas present I could offer some of my best friends.

Then New years we had a friend come over in the afternoon and we headed to a good friend’s place for a BBQ. It was also so much fun. I dressed up all goth/witch for some giggles and we sat around a table, chatted, laughed and enjoyed the company of some of the best people I know. We left at about 9pm (? maybe) and headed home where the three of us proceeded to marathon “The Hobbit” extended editions. We got through 2 movies and were in bed by about 1.30am. I lasted until the new year though, so I am very pleased with myself. We watched the last movie the next day for recovery 🙂

This doesn’t cover the random things like coven meet ups for the sabbat, or getting the tyres done on the car or my very first endota spa massage and facial (omg I need another one!!) and the raiding with the guild again (woo!) the general housework that needed to happen after so many people keeping us busy 🙂

I am hoping to get back into blogging again now that we have had 2 weekends in a row without anything on and I feel a little less tired from all the company. I also miss wow, so started levelling my mage again as I have been tanking the raids whilst people are on holidays. I don’t mind it, but it is painful to not have an alt to play in normal raids 🙂

I hope every single one of you my readers had an awesome break (if you weren’t working like me) and that you are still feeling relaxed and refreshed for a new year!! Tell me what you got up to people?

AoTC – G’huunalicious

We have had a few weeks since my last raiding post being stuck on Zul, Mythrax and G’huun.  It has been a little bit of a struggle not because we aren’t good enough – we really are, but because we have had weird class mixes or not enough people etc.

One of the questions I was asked recently was “Why, by all the laws of science, does it take our guild to the very last attempt of the night to kill the boss?”  No solid answers came up except that perhaps on that very last attempt people actually pay full attention and do everything they can to stay alive and be aware.  The conclusion we drew was that we need to only allow a certain amount of attempts on the boss before moving on.  Which works for the middle bosses who you can do in any order, but not for the ones at the start.  My additional cruelty to this would be after the limited number of attempts you drop the difficulty back down until people can stay focused on those bosses….hahah.

I honestly wish we didn’t spend all night wiping to kill the boss on the last attempt and not because I don’t love raiding, but because people get angry at each other and we feel like we can’t do it….which is rubbish because we know we can do it – we have evidence on every kill we can do it.  So why…why is it  the absolute last pull of the night?

We started the night with 13 people and on patch night with computer issues everywhere. Drops, mini freezes, latency that wasn’t latency; it was my usual rage inducing experience.  Nothing makes me quite as angry as wanting to play WoW and being excited to get into it and having issues with the game.  My taurean (and tauren) side comes out like waving a red flag. Sets me right off into swearing and cussing.

We gave Mythrax a few attempts and were struggling with only 2 healers, but then a few of the people from Resplendant (another guild) were available and we pulled them in to make a 20 man raid. It was at this point after fluffing about for 10 minutes that my computer decided to really take a crap and it took me 3 restarts to be able to get back into game because WoW was not happy.  I finally logged in and found I was booted from the raid and ported back to the Great Seal and the guys were killing Mythrax.

I lost my mind. I cannot explain how much I lost my mind.  Part of my rage was because I spend all my raid time wiping. I only raid on Fridays which is usually hard boss night, so I don’t actually get any benefit from raiding just loss of money. So the opportunity for me to get one piece of gear (when I don’t currently) pissed me off so much.  I didn’t want to spend the rest of the night wiping on another boss with no gratification or gear out of it.  I had spent 8k buying potions/flasks before the raid and this has been my life for the last few months.  My first Wednesday in months and I got booted out.  I was raging.

Anyway it took a little convincing from Drew, Ben and Michael before I jumped back online as the guild was about to start G’huun.   Ben advised disabling all mods seemed to work wonders for him and Oui so left DBM running only and the game was playable without issue. Drew had suggested I disable all mods and that was just before my game went to the toilet on my heart so I didn’t have  chance to do it.

We were slapping him around with new friends from Resplendant and honestly we were doing pretty messy attempts.   We did get him to 2% with only tanks and heals alive.  No idea who was “leading” from the other guild – no one introduced themselves…. <glare> but he was pretty funny.  We had to stay alive going into the third phase and on this 2% I was the only one who actually died at the transition happened.  So it is pretty much my fault we didn’t kill him….I am blaming the healers though because well….heal me!!!

Sadly the heals were doing terrible DPS and couldn’t make up for what would have been my amount :p Unbelievable!!

Then of course, on our very very last attempt of the night, he died.  Ahead of the Curve; yes please!

I actually managed to stay alive until he was at about 2% but I had managed to back myself into a corner with the pizza phase and it just meant I had nowhere to run when I got a few effects at once. I was so annoyed with myself.  Chris and I were running balls again and doing well at that, we have a pattern and we rock!  Some might say we were cutting it close to the new raid being released but now we can spend sometime just getting clears (if people are around) in preparation for the new raid – I would love to get my gear better before we go into the new area.

Thanks to the filthy mouthed Resplendent guilds telling us to stay alive and for the healers to heal people :p;  it was an enjoyable night from about 9pm onwards….but not before.

Michael said he will upload the kill video to youtube and here it is!! I found it for you 🙂

Pax Aus and dying

Pax Aus happened recently and it was, as always, an amazing weekend of friends, laughter, gaming and sore af feet.

The weekend started with our guild meet up on Thursday night which I have already posted about and I honestly meant to post about Pax much sooner than now but we were super busy with friends and I got deathly sick. I honestly thought I was going to die, so blogging took a back seat for a week.

Friday at Pax we went to a couple of panels, Mike didn’t come out this year so the Q&A was with Kris Straub and Jerry instead. I had zero intention of collecting pins this year other than the standard ones you could buy, until I saw Blizzard had finally turned up at Pax Aus and it kicked me in the motivator 🙂  they had a lovely Diablo pin up for grabs. It was easy to get, but limited, so it needed to be done quickly 🙂 I generally have favourite pins I get every year, this one is my top one for the year. I love love love this.

Friday mainly involved playing indie games, my favourite being so adorable – Little Reaper – I can’t wait for it to be available. The group is now obsessed with Owls and Vowels which is a mobile game for creating words and we have leaderboards and are now competing with each other.

Saturday and Sunday was mainly tabletop games,  RPG and being infected by some random.  We played Call of Cthulu which was actually more enjoyable than I thought it would be. We were the only group over the weekend to talk to the ghosts instead of attacking them during the game because I lobbied for being friendly, I am a spiritualist after all. We then helped them attack another creature which had never been done, so it altered our ending in a positive way.

My biggest disappointment for the weekend was gold Pinny arcade pins.  The only way to get them was to find people in the wild of the event and they should have traded with you. I explained this to someone standing in a queue when we were discussing pins, they had no idea about it.  That person I later found out managed to get all 4 and I only got 1 because the time I did see the other people they said they didn’t have them at that time and to see them a different time.  I was super pissed. Changing the rules during a game would not fly during NHL, NFL or MBL. Harumpfh.

On the flip side I managed to get one of the most awesome pins this year from the CEO of Bethesda. They are a massive sponsor and part of the Pax experience, including the long queue hall area to get in.  The queue hall theme was Fallout Reclamation Day, so just before opening time there was a countdown and then streamers burst from the TV’s.  We had masks, party hats and blowers. It was awesome.  We actually were close enough in the queue to be see Ash and Matthias, they dropped their space and came and stood with us which made it much more enjoyable to have people to chat to.

But back to the second best pin of the weekend.  I was told it was pretty rare and hard to get, the only way was to trade with the CEO, Pete Hines who I had no idea what he looked like or where he was likely to be.  After getting to a sweet roll giveaway late I was told he was standing nearby so I went over and lurked.  He walked over and said “You appear to be lurking”, I blushed bright red and said, “I was told, if I was super lucky, you might be willing to trade a pin with me for one of those <pointing at rare pin>”.  I traded my spare Diablo pin with him.  I think game for game trade was fair. I even jokingly asked him if he was sure he wanted a Diablo pin and if it was a conflict of interest.  He was so nice during the interaction. But look at this pretty little gem.

Sunday after everyone had had enough and we were unable to find a monitor we liked (our only goal for the weekend), we headed home knowing that everyone would be heading to our place after as is now tradition.

So Sunday night we had Sian, Michael, Ben, Oui and Ash over, we ate some pizza, drank some alcohol and most importantly played some DnD. We played our first campaign together which Ben is DMing. It was hilarious, I have never laughed so hard at Michael mainly being one of the most vague Turtles ever. It was brilliant.

Monday was recovery and before Ben and Oui left for home, we played Harry Potter (WOOOOO!!!), Mysterium with Ben as the silent ghost (omg it was hard but more enjoyable than I thought it would be), a couple of rounds of F*CK the card game and the mind one (you have to guess who has the next number but aren’t allowed to speak).

I went to work Tues and Wed, but on the way home my throat started hurting something vicious. By Wednesday night I couldn’t swallow and my throat was so swollen it felt closed and I had a temp of about 38 degrees, Thursday I went to the Dr with a temp of 39 and unable to breathe and at all. I was able to eat a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt only for 2 days and the nurse who took my blood said that if I started drooling I needed to go to the hospital immediately.   I am blaming the random who played with us for Call of Cthulu as she was sniffling and coughing everywhere and we always avoid Pax Pox because we use hand sanitiser every 3 seconds the entire weekend!!  I basically spent from Wednesday night until Friday morning thinking I was actually going to die because breathing was so difficult, which kept inducing panic attacks and making it worse. I was terrified. This meant I just didn’t want to even play WoW  or blog or do anything but sit on the couch (or in bed) and not move.

I am feeling much better now though, I can breathe again except my nose is now snuffly.

Guild meetup

We organised a guild meet up the weekend of PAX and I hadn’t expected 17 people to actually show up!! I organised for Hofbrauhaus to host us, it is oktoberfest after all and I thought it would be good to have a nice relaxing dinner before PAX festivities.

Unfortunately I didn’t realise they would be having a live band or that the music would be so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think. What is with restaurants being so loud these days?

Dinner was amazing, some people ordered wursts, some schnitzels and a few of us ordered sharing platters – it said 2/3 people could share but I would say 3/4 in all honesty.

I ordered a pretzel which was so good I ate it before taking a picture of it 🙂 it was so good. I am drooling just thinking about it.

Here are some pictures of the gang chilling and hanging out 🙂

we headed to a pub after dinner which we hoped was a little quieter but it was so quiet we felt we would be out of place so we moved to a club called “the carlton”.

Decor was boudoir-goth-dark. We went all the way up 6 flights of stairs to the rooftop bar to be told it was closed and we had walk all the way back down.

We chilled out in the outdoor section because it was so hot in the actual club. I forgot to take any photos, but it was also really dark.

I hope everyone had an awesome night and I cannot believe how awesome this picture is that Ash made! Just look how brilliant it is! It is based on the group shot we took out the front of the Hofbrauhaus!

It was so cool to put faces to names and actually meet people. The thing about meet ups like this is that you already know each other and have jokes and stories so there isn’t a feeling of weirdness (imho). I had so much fun. I can’t put into words how much fun.

Zul the Wipemaster

What a rough and awesome night all rolled into one.  I think the most demoralising thing about learning this fight is the difficulty with knowing what percent you are actually getting him to.

We started out the night all pumped up to kill a new boss. The guys were still on a high from their Vectis one shot – they were expecting it to be really hard and it wasn’t.

So Zul. The conversation was mildly distracting throughout most of the night:

Someone in the guild, who shall remain nameless, lead us down the path of depravity into learning what a stuntcock was.  Don’t look it up kiddies without adding reference to urban dictionary maybe.  The chat pretty much stayed in the gutter the entire night, thanks to Justin pulling out lines like this throughout the night.  I am glad Ben isn’t able to stream at the moment – it would be soooo rude.

We accidentally pulled the boss to start a couple of times, thanks to random things, however what was funny was we all made comment that it could only get better than 100% from here right?  How wrong could we be?  It was 100% all night because of the bloods.

However we did have a few low spots, we were getting to 50% consistently but generally we would get overrun with ads.

This started to be the common view.  We did however though, get him to 35% on one attempt and then consistently we were getting him to phase 2 with a very quickly end to the attempt after that.

We tried the zerg method (bunch up and focus on boss only to get him to 40% with Bloodhexers CC’d). I think we were just short of DPS to make this work and I am meaning a whisker close. If the guys pick up some new gear on Wednesday night they have a fair shot on Friday I think.   We also tried the method of control with focus on adds and on the couple of attempts I spent zero time on the boss and all my time running around chasing adds.

For some reason I kept being the person to jump into the purple puddles of death (they mostly spawned right next to me), and I noticed Zeirah was jumping in them a fair bit as well – I kept thinking she was Lana though as she was cat form when jumping into them and would change back to her normal self and I was so confused!!  I think I even called her Lana at once stage – my apologies lovely!!

I think the zerg method worked best and  we will be really close next week, if not killed.  Phase 2 is really hard – I have no idea how we are going to be able to handle all the adds that are up plus all the red crap on the ground. But hey that’s the fun of it right?

I read some strats (as I do) and noted that some strats mentioned moving the blood hexxer when they spawned to the side of their spawn location so a second one wouldn’t spawn on top. I would like to see how that works in practise as I am not sure how far they need to be from each other.  Almost need a DK or something to grab it to the point of a hunter trap or something.   I also read that because the boss can’t be tanked in the first phase, the tanks should be picking up the blood hexxers, which would also make moving them easier I think?  No idea but it sounded like it made the most sense. Not sure how that works for the tanks though but it might help with the super fast bloods!!

21 wipes in one night. It was expensive and fun. So much fun.

Thanks Daylight savings

I hate DST. I detest it. Such a stupid convention. Anyway due to the stupidity of changing the time the Kiwis in the guild needed to change the raid night for the week until we in Aus caught up.  So we raided Friday and Saturday instead. I tried to drag Zeirah along but she had already pugged normals for the week so I didn’t think it would be fair to drag her through our run 🙂

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We smashed through normal though. Did we get all the way through?  Am I remembering that badly? I died on Zul – to the point that just before I suicided off the edge Nelly said “Goodbye Mel!” – like seriously Nelly had time to notice me and say goodbye and one of you dispellers couldn’t save me in time!  hurumpf. Unbelievable.  Thankfully now when you die it dumps you into he middle of the platform so you can watch the action instead of just leaving you on the side.  Mythrax gave us a few issues and G’huun was a one shot. No issues. The ball bouncers did their stuff and it went smoothly.

We logged on for Heroic on Saturday and we were down a heals so I suggested I could see if Zeirah was up for it.  She was.

Heroic Taloc was easy enough, except for the fact that Nelly wasn’t around to do the laser beams so Ben was volunteered by Jason to do it. We get to the last one and Ben was saying ” yeah you should probably move soon, you will be ok for a”…..and then the laser comes through and hits a few people….ahahhaha  It was hilarious.  It was messy towards the end we had very few places left to stand I kept getting cut off from the raid and was out of range. But we ultimately got him down.

One of the worst nights on M.O.T.H.E.R. I have seen.  We just couldn’t get it to happen – 50% of the attempts were caused by a bug in which she drops aggro and even without Aaron touching her, she turns and walks away from Brian. It is really annoying as she was walking straight through into the other room.  I think Brian was getting frustrated by it because there is literally nothing you can do about it.  In the end though he got her under control and our first group going through stopped letting a cast off one of the adds and we smashed it.

Fetid devourer went down without an issue. So far Jason hadn’t remembered any of the heroic mechanics so we were reminding him as the fight started which was funny and hectic.  Almost like having to remind him before every pull to give us fortitude. I swear you would think people like having the extra buffs again, just leave the druids out – thanks again Blizz. I would like to be able to buff with Wild or Thorns even!!

Then Zek.  What can I say. This guy is a twat. a twat monkey. a crab. GAHHHHH

I think we got him to 37% at the lowest point? We seemed to be doing much better with the eye beams but it is just such a high risk move having us grouped up.  If one person has lag, is not paying attention or just slightly slower in moving they kill the entire raid.   I even changed my spec to get the bounding backward option but was then too chicken to use it because what if it isn’t far enough back and I wipe the raid?  Or what if I still need to move further backward and because it is backward I don’t turn my toon fast enough and run forward instead? Or what if it doesn’t send me backwards – if it is as bad as blink I could kill everyone.  I chickened out (no pun intended) and just continued to run.

I watched quite a few videos and read strats and I couldn’t find one where anyone grouped up – to be fair – mythic groups require you spread out as the eye beam is instant cast so you don’t have time to move.  But I figure it is just a safer option to not kill the entire raid, but maybe only kill one or two people.  No idea.  I hope they kill him on Wednesday even though it will kill me to not be there 🙂

Running with Zeirah

Yes, the famous one 🙂  I knew her before she became famous, that makes our friendship real right?  HAHAHHA

Zeirah has a blog which is how I met her, when I came back to the game a while ago, we discovered our blog names were soooooo close.  I sent her a message just to let her know because I thought it was cool that someone came up with a very similar blog name, but I was more concerned people would think she was me and I didn’t want her having to put up with that sort of confusion. Getting a reader base is hard enough in such a niche thing without people thinking it was me and not engaging with her.

Suffice it to say we have been friends since 🙂 She is awesome so go past and check out her blog if you haven’t read it!

Due to one of her posts recently where she was lamenting the loss of group content that wasn’t a PUG or LFR, I decided to start trying to wrangle her into our runs.  The first of course being a couple of mythics. I point out again, Michael, was unavailable.  I mean this time the excuse was some sort of dinner for one of their good friends…I mean what is that?!?!?!  How dare they have friends outside of WoW!! It was a perfect opportunity for me to pull Zeirah in with us and have a run around.

We pulled in Matty, poor Orkrist to help us DPS. Motherlode made me laugh so hard. I warned Zeirah that we usually went down the left side of the instance and she stuck left. Pulled mobs from behind houses, pulled mobs to the side, pulled mobs everywhere.  It was hilarious.  She moves a lot as a healer, which is fine except for this instance. She started swearing towards the end of the run when it happened but I almost had tears from laughing so hard. I was calling out for her to move to the left or right to avoid mobs and it was almost always too late….ahahhaha

Matty kept dying because he was standing in stuff, pulling aggro (not deliberately) and just being in the wrong spot at the wrong time.  I would have hated to see his repair bill.  It was such a fun run though.

So much fun we decided to head to Underrot as well – suckers for punishment if you ask me.  At one point we all died except Zeirah who was being attacked by one mob she ran halfway through the instance to meet us coming back in just so we could save her.  Must be great when you are actually a good healer –  to be able to survive when taking damage, unlike some other people attempting to heal.   We pulled so many extra mobs in here as well, the first couple of pulls on the ramps being super bad – but we can only put that down to Drew for a change.  I make sure to get a few food “gg tank” comments in there.  He spent the entire last xpac telling me the same when we wiped….lol

I don’t think we got any great gear but it was fun to just be running around and having a laugh.

Zek’voz can Zek’off*

The guild was a bit weird on our raid the other night. People seemed to be a little grumpy?  No idea why, Friday was a public holiday in Victoria thanks to the AFL which meant us southerners had the day off to chill out and relax. We started to drink way earlier than raid time, so by the time we were invited to group I was pretty well on my way to seeing a blurry screen.

Before Moryrt and I logged into the game we watched a video about the Laphroaig Distillery which was fascinating and then required me to try the 10 year old whisky again. I hated it last time I tried it, but this time I actually quite liked it after the first couple of sips.

Laphroaig range

Why am I telling you this?  Because it is relevant to your understanding of the condition we were in during raid. Drunk and trying to be co-ordinated.

We started at Fetid Devourer. It was uncomfortable because we just couldn’t seem to get it happening. The initial pulls were weird and the boss was in a bad spot a couple of times, the DPS couldn’t get the adds down occasionally, people were dying left, right and centre. Chaos.

I was standing next to a rock but the angle must have been just off and I was pushed back at one point and I got stuck on a shrubbery. I was there for a good minute trying to get out. I was so angry, I was cursing and swearing like a maniac off air.  I got caught in the breathe thing multiple times because I don’t ever seem to run far enough. I turn into kitty and run but it feels like half the room away is too close.  I need to find out what the actual distance is because it was extremely aggravating.   I am almost wondering if we should be grouped up in melee so when he breathes we are just not in the way?

The healers were struggling, the tanks were struggling. Again. After a few attempts you won’t believe what happened.

Four of us standing and we killed him. A wipe got called but he was so close to death we ignored everyone; we stood long enough to DPS him to death. We couldn’t have planned it any better imho. Everyone called it “A usual Warong kill” because we kill bosses by accident.  LOL

Group shot for our heroic Fetid Devourer kill!!

It would be a very interesting sociological study into raiders mindsets. I remember the “Classic” days of spending weeks on a boss with 40 people, we didn’t get angry, upset, flustered until we were well into the hundreds of attempts.  Now it seems people start getting annoyed after a couple of hours on the same boss, so maybe 30 attempts in total.  This has always fascinated me because I don’t get frustrated until it has been weeks and we aren’t improving each time.  If i see improvement I am happy with it.  Having said that, the next boss can shove it up his butt.

We tried Zek’voz. He is a word that I would not be willing to write in a blog but omg.  The Eye Beam. You have a few seconds to get out before killing the entire raid in one shot. Without naming names certain people kept getting the eye beam and then having issues.  Apparently I was blocking the warlock portal, Laurie was getting stuck on invisible walls and having lag (we still maintain he rage quit though), Justin just forgot to move and apologise profusely and everyone spent each attempt praying to RNJeebus to not be chosen for the eye beam. Even in my drunk state I managed to run out when the beam was called. I was proud of myself.

I cannot tell what green gas I am supposed to stay out of but so far it has not been me who pops the extra mob so I am not going to worry about it. I struggled to see the safe spot during the darkness because it always looked safe under the boss until I got there and saw everyone running the other way..I have to pay particular attention because I find those two parts a struggle.

We were getting to 50% and below but not by skill. It will be interesting to see how we go with this one.

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We are now 8/8N and 3/8H and we will be back to get that one soon!

*Worst title ever – I know!!

G’huun you gelatinous grotto grub

Our Wednesday night raid did not go as expected in any way. It was like an event out of some weird TV sitcom that makes no sense from start to finish.  I know on our last raid we were so close to getting him down, but it wasn’t looking promising when we started.

A 4% wipe. We seemed to forget about the cotton balls and people were dropping them like little fluffy farts all over the place. It was hectic. H.E.C.T.I.C

We had the same groups on the balls again – there are a couple of videos up on the youtube playlist (right hand side) showing the basketball tossing we do and Brian has added a tanking video. There is also all the streams from Ben which are available to watch if you are keen. Definitely worth checking out as I think the guild talks more rubbish than anything, but it lightens the tension.

Eventually though we got all our fluffy balls away from the raid, healers had a slither of mana left over and we had a couple of DPS up for the magnificent and wonderous event:

The death of G’huun. A  Heart of Corruption achievement for completing the last 2 bosses and also the Guild Run achievement. AMAZING!

Look at us handsome people. We are definitely Champions of Azeroth imho. I am pretty proud of my guild, we really haven’t spent all that long on any of the bosses and we generally get them down after a solid night of progress. Testament to Nelly running heroic/mythic version with the other guild as she knows the ins and outs of the strats which aren’t really obvious when just reading through or watching videos.

This is where the weirdness begins. We had to start attempting heroic because well, we had cleared everything in Normal!  WOO! (I am still on a high for having gotten through it relatively quickly, it was opened on the 5th September and has taken us 3 weeks to get through).

We decide to Kill Heroic Taloc. Yeah we made a group decision to do it.

The blood puddles were a mess, apparently (like the other night on Mythrax) people don’t know which is the middle area (or their left and right)…even when markers are down. So it got a little scary in some parts trying to lay down blood and not get cornered, but we did manage to get it done.  Overall without Nelly being firm about when to move and how far to move on the platform to avoid the lasers we wouldn’t have gotten this.

MOTHER was next up because we still had most of a raid night to go, it seemed about the same as a fight except for the extra laser beams which come from the roof and the beams moving much faster down the room.  The wind is also much stronger. I don’t usually get snaggled in it, but the first couple almost had my feathers charred.  I noticed on the next ones there is a flow visual a few seconds before the actual wind so if you go in the opposite direction in preparation you can get some extra breathing room.  Completely screws the casting ability this fight as you are constantly moving from fire, wind and lasers.

Just took us a couple of attempts and then voila! Most of us alive, no spawns getting their casts off and another Heroic boss down. It seemed so much more difficult when we started it. This is going to be a horrid fight if you lose concentration for a millisecond. No room for errors at all.

Of course we tried another one after getting her down, why not hey?  At this point it is lunacy to be clearing this with only a few attempts to learn the new mechanics but I was pretty happy with our efforts. Off to Fetid Devourer and the conversation at some point devolved into worse than gutter talk. I am meaning adult xxx content. I was laughing so hard.  It is fun to be playing with adults who don’t appear to have any issues with the more cheeky subjects of sex, bear arses and pussies on faces.

Fetid Devourer managed to kick us in the face repeatedly. We were actually doing ok to start but it was just a little hectic with the new mechanic for the add spawns. We were improving but really slowly. So we called it a night with a complete clear of Uldir and a solid start on heroic mode.  It is awesome,m such a great night.

The temple of Mythrax

Our temple is not deep in the underground of London.  No, ours is in the dark heart of Nazmir.

A place where we were getting our butts handed to us in a devastating manner. Disheartening as well.

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The actual Temple of Mithras

I spent all morning looking up strats, watching videos and reading about the melee heavy strats people have employed to handle it. It made no difference, the biggest saviour of our attempts was, “How about we just turn the mobs around so we can see what we are doing?” Thanks Laurie, because we are bunch of nublets and didn’t think of that sooner.

Amazingly our previous best attempts were in the 30% range, 32% to be exact. The beam, whilst we were dealing with the mind visions, would knock out the raid before we had a chance to manage anything else. It was insta-wipe.

But then on our Friday night raid, with great suggestions and discussion – like adults. We smashed the Mythrax in the gnarly faceless bits, of course this was after we managed to work out which side of him we were supposed to be on…only a slight problem for some of the raid, including myself. <facepalm> Thankfully it was all streamed and therefor immortalised for ever!

It felt so good. I was definitely not prepared to actually kill him because…well we were just not getting him to a point of death. Maybe a couple of wingy arm things hanging off only, possible loss of eye sight or some open wounds but not death.  I am not sure many others were either because none of us had read or watched anything about G’huun.

Of course in addition to not knowing our left from right we also don’t know when pulling trash that we are actually pulling the boss. Nelly went AFK for two seconds and comes back with “Oh, why are we killing the boss?”, “We aren’t, just clearing trash!”, “….<facepalm> Nope this is the boss.” HAHAHAHAHA

I was on ball duty with Michael, Nathan and Sue, and Moryrt was with Nelly, Kratoz and…someone else…I can’t remember so please forgive me. I think we did ok with the balls and after we got the idea we managed to repeatedly get to the second and third phases with no one dead only after about 4 attempts. Nathan managed to get most of the way down the tunnel on one go, Michael forgot to heal us on the first one and just ran of twirling his panda skirts, Sue and myself were just like extras to their awesomeness 🙂

By the end of the night, I honestly thought we had him:

7%. The shocks were falling ceiling and the blinding thing. I suspect we may have had him down if not for those two little messy parts. I believe we are going to extend for the next raid so we can just get this monkey down.

It would allow us to go back and smash Heroic Taloc in the face and beat our “play” attempt the other week with Nelly tanking:

Pretty happy with the run tonight, we did better every single time and that is just testament to the guild.  They put in the effort, pay attention and learn from their mistakes. With both Mythrax and this one I feel like I don’t do any DPS because you just spend so much time running around like a headless chicken – it is worth it!

Can’t wait to get this bugger down, then I might give LFR a crack….when I am in a really good mood 🙂

 

 

We are coming for you G’huun

You and your pet, Zul.

I missed the guild’s second raid as it was moved to a Saturday night due to lack of healer availability for Friday, but we had plans already which I wouldn’t get out of. So I watched it on the stream (thank god Ben was streaming!!) whilst our friends watched the Collingwood match.  I didn’t get to hear the smooth bedroom voice of our raid leader as I was watching only, not listening. The guild killed the next couple of bosses from our Wednesday night and whilst I was in the stream chat screaming for someone to take pictures – no one did.

They got stuck on Zul, from what I could see.  So when I made it to the next Wednesday night raid (thanks to delayed trains and missing karate again), I was extremely happy.

We smashed it like a birthday cake. Smashed it.

We one shot Taloc again, like a bunch of pros. I think it was a little messier this time as we didn’t set up markers for dumping of the blood therefore people were kind of going everywhere.  It wasn’t as well controlled like our first kill. I know me and a few others got caught behind a range barrier of badly placed blood with no way to get back to the group just before the boss died.

MOTHER went so smoothly that I cannot understand how we struggled so much last week. It was like we had done the boss a million times before. We set up, Brian advised he had changed some talents and gear for better mitigation, Jason set up the groups and all the healers proceeded to have heart palpitations at all their UI’s being completely messed up.  Chris counted the groups perfectly so there was no confusion about who was going through when and we proceeded to just smash her. Poor Ostrik (spelling sorry) died on the first or second flames and then stayed dead the entire fight because we were saving the rezzes. He would have had great fun!  LOL.  It was just amazing. We didn’t get the laser beams (we don’t know why?), and we only had  flames and wind to contend with…makes it sound like a bad curry doesn’t it?

Fetid devourer was the same, just melted through it like it was nothing.  I was excited as this was the point we got to in one raid last week and we had only been about 30 or 40 minutes?  I shall have to check the stream.

We then headed to the suckerface. Vectis, honestly not that hard but it was my first kill so I grabbed this quick screenie before the guild ran away. So technically our second kill.

Zek’voz was next and this was as horrific as I had expected. It isn’t overly difficult per se, just so much going on that you are constantly watching for effects to happen so you can run away.

That got me a nice little achievement and also another quick screenshot before the guild ran away to spend the rest of the night wiping on Zul.

We wiped. We wiped. We wiped and just for good measure, we wiped a little more.

Zul. Zul. Zul.

He was finally defeated on the next Friday raid night. Would we call it a smooth kill? Or even a good kill? You could probably put it into a “shear dumb luck category” and it would be close.

Not to down play the effeort we were putting in though. We were consistently putting him to 40% and just needed a little change to strats.  The best one being not CCing the hexxers and just interrupting/stunning so they came to the centre. From a DPS perspective it was much easier than running around the platform wasting case/DPS.

We spent what was left of Friday night working on Mythrax. When the adds pop with the mind flay we all die. It is a hard fail for us at that specific point, if we could get them under control I have no doubt we would be ok.

Let’s see how the guild goes next week. Grats everyone on the kills!

Warsong’s first Uldir

There is some current discussion about moving the raid nights around within the guild but until that is sorted the raid nights are still Wednesday/Friday.  On the 5th September (yes this is now a week after we started) we headed into the bowels of the Heart of Darkness to begin the slaughter of G’huun and his minions.

This is us gathered in the main room before we started. Don’t we all look like Champions of the Horde?

I had asked Pracey if he was planning on streaming the raids and he was pretty excited to do so, it makes me happy since I can’t.  I am yet to test out streaming with my 4G connection. I might try this weekend.  You can watch the entire 2 hour session if you like below, but Pracey has since broken it up into the boss fight sections to make it easier to digest.

Watch World of Warcraft – Uldir Raid from harrisben on www.twitch.tv

We did so well!!  So so so so so so so well.   In truth, I had only read the first 2 bosses as I had not really expected to get past the first one, not because we couldn’t but just because I figured in the excitement we would be all over the shop and suck.

Can I just say though, we one shot the first boss Taloc? We walked in, got a run down from our amazingly epic raid leader Jason, the tanks communicated with us and each other, the healers worked their cool downs and most of the DPS stayed alive.

Then BOOM. He dropped like a sack of potatoes.

We all were sort of dumb founded. Like…”oh…um…he ded boss!?!? What we do no mon?”.

I think the worst part of this boss was the section in between when we had to move around the outside and kill the little blobs. Picking the right speed at which to move was handled really well by the tanks. Otherwise it was not bad overall, being prepared for what was going to happen was definitely of benefit.  It was a nice entry level for this.

The second boss: M.O.T.H.E.R was a surprise. Apparently her name is an acronym of something, Brian found it on the night but I can’t locate it now. She is a cow.  An absolute cow.  The physical damage was pretty hefty for the tanks (extra healing at the end of the first barrier transition helped with our kill) and the barrier/adds were an issue for the first couple of people who jumped through due to mandatory interrupts. We had a couple of casts getting through.   Jason changed the groups a couple of times to get a small enough size through without causing too many adds at once and raid wide damage.  Even after seeing the fight I am still a little confused about the fight, but maybe after a couple more runs where I am not trying to watch my feet will make it better.

After 5 or 6 attempts, we got gutsy and just kept pushing through to the last room, I guess as practise. In the last room, she started losing health very quickly and the healing was super easy according to the team.  Lana our feral druid beared up and started tanking after we lost both, Jason made a noise on voice like he was about to call a wipe, Lana went down and I have no idea who started tanking at that point.  But after a couple of seconds she dropped target and again we were all like..”errrr…boss be ded mon…how did that happen?” Apparently she only needs to get to 10% hahah!  There were less than a handful of us at the end just trying to keep going. I am super glad we did though 🙂

On we marched. The Fetid Devourer next.  We pulled the boss accidentally clearing trash, we ran screaming like babies 🙂 I liked this fight except for when he sucks in his breath because it is so much wider than you think it is.

Overall much easier than MOTHER in my opinion and will not be hard to learn. It is very tank heavy again, Jason asked me to go bear briefly. I took one hit and died.

We had a brief look at the next boss after having cleared trash to the wrong one, just to see the fight, which doesn’t feel as bad as it is written. The green cloud of gas being the worst bit imho because it was super hard to see. I think we got him to about 50% on our one and only attempt for the night.

Overall first raid was good! We did 3 bosses in a couple of hours sight unseen for most of us bar watching videos. It was a fun night – I even blew of karate just to be there for the guild’s first raid.

Pathfinder One, explorer!

We went to the alliance island of Kul Tiras to discover the areas over that side of the world for our Pathfinder achievement.   If you don’t know already go to wowhead and check out their little tool which helps you work out where you are up to.

The amount of up and down mountains this took and running through PVP sections!!  OMG!  Glad I only have to do it once really.  I have no idea where this was taken – I am sure someone will advise but this is my dream home.

Just look at the views.  Mountains, greenery, windmills, flowers. GAHHHHHHH!!  It is soooo pretty. I want to wake up every day, step outside and see that as my view. #heaven

We need to discuss the awesomeness that was Drustvar. Aside from the very witchy feel to it. There was a stag in the middle of the forest which was able to set your hearthstone to it. Athair.  I set my hearthstone to him immediately, of course!  It seemed like the only druid appropriate thing to do. (It took me a few days to realise how absolutely shockingly bad of an idea that was).

He wanders around and if he gets too far away from his doe partner he chases and catches up. Then circles to a field basically full of little fawns and does. It is magical.

I am actually surprised how far through we are. We really only need to work on our reputation now and that is just world quests.

I am sure there are others but I saw Syronax in my guild receive this achievement the other day.  I am soooooooo far behind.

First impressions :D

Before we discuss first impressions I have to tell you about the excitement I had leading up to BfA.  I had scheduled 2 weeks leave, but it was cancelled due to circumstances at my new job.  So I wanted to ensure I had maximum game time on Tuesday night and I had jokingly said to Moryrt (hubby) I wanted him to have the lights set to red (For the Horde!! of course) and the World of Warcraft Theme song playing as I entered the house.

I kid you not.

He pulled it off.

I was laughing my butt off when I walked inside.  I thought it was fantastic and I was clapping and dancing 🙂  It was brilliant. He is simply amazing to me. I am so grateful he does these small things which mean so much. <gushing>

We shovelled food really quickly as I didn’t want to be trying to eat while questing etc and then went upstairs to….our red room…

Yeah…we horded out 🙂

We jumped online and found that Nibblepie was just starting at the same time as us so we grouped up together and started the questline!  We got our hearts, added a first choice to it, then did the Stormwind Scenario. My wonderful Jaina tried to kill me, I will have words with her later.

Here are the three of us at the top of the mountain after meeting the King 🙂

We all found it quite hilarious that we could just walk into some foreign territory with some people really fighting against us being accepted and then not 2 minutes later they are showing us to their vault where they keep the wealth of the empire….not a smart move Princess Talanji.

Finding our profession trainers was a pain in the butt. Moryrt was trying to help me as a Demonhunter and says “follow me, I know the way” and proceeds to jump off the side of the building, flap his giant Demonhunter wings and laugh at my boomchicken wondering where he would land. He was just showing off!

We spent the time on discord with Pracey as well just grabbing quests and collecting and killing.  I fell in love.

Just look at those fluffy as heck faces!!  LOOK AT THEM!!!!! OMG I took so many pictures you would all be seriously ashamed of me.

Here is another one – omg look how cute they are. I want one. A mount one day? I really hope so. Blizzard please make these an easily obtainable mount. I just cannot stop looking at them without smiling.

Pracey eventually met up with us and was running around killing everything for us.  We ended the night because of maintenance (BOOOOO!!!), explain to me why you would release an xpac and then continue with the maintenance for the week.  Just cancel it people. Seriously. It could have waited a week.

We didn’t quite make it to 111, but we are not far off, I think maybe 10% or less to get the rest of the way.

I am enjoying it so far but I think it is too early to give any real idea on how I am feeling about it. Graphics are nice, the scenery is lovely as expected, the music is enjoyable. The usual standard.

Two standouts for me :the stealthing through Stormwind was really well executed; I was actually a little stressed due to the speed which was nice to have adrenalin pumping and the cinematic of the new land – it was simply gorgeous.

How is everyone else going?

 

 

Demon hunters are go!

Whilst waiting for release date, like many other people we had to find things to do, hubby and I decided to finish off the Demonhunters and get our class mount.

We noticed whilst running around that mine is all purple and hubby is all green.

We are like the ultimate Illidan pairing 🙂  I thought it was cute.  What perhaps wasn’t so cute (and has given my husband material for the next decade of jokes) was me wondering why I was dying and not doing more than 800 DPS in a full LFR raid.   To realise I had not done my talents.  Oops….LOL.

We had to complete the Breaching the Tomb achievement which took a few nights thanks to needing daily world quests and a class hall mission. The class mount questline for these guys felt super easy compared to some of the others I have done like the pally or even the mage one.  However you do the scenario, chase around the …bat…monkey…shrieker and tame it to your will then voila. Mount. Slayer’s Felbroken Shrieker  I felt like it was way too easy.

Once that was complete we decided to move even more toons to our guild, my warrior has now joined the Khaz family again and hubby’s DK, so we then decided to start chasing the class mounts on them as well.

Hubby has decided to Main his Demonhunter this xpac and as Tank, I will attempt my boomy again and have my bear as my offspec, but will likely also try and learn how to heal – although I am not sure I can handle the pressure. We recently started little lowbie toons to level as nightborne and I started another priest, hubby another mage. You start at Level 20 and the spec that was auto chosen for my priest was Disc, so I left it.  The other night we did a run through Scarlet Monastery and we wiped 4 times because I couldn’t heal. The pressure was too much for me. Lives were literally in my hands.  I failed miserably. So hard at lower levels without all the spells, but that is what makes it interesting to play right?

Although I just did a search and it appears as though I am supposed to have another spell…I don’t remember seeing it in my spellbook when I was setting up. I will check tonight though because that is going to annoy me now.

How exciting we are so close to xpac!!

(Yes I did backdate this post because I wanted to do one on release day!! You get double the posts today!)

Welcome to the newest member of my family

Not the Valkyrie, but the Tauren with the massive sword.  My warrior.

Hubby and I finally used out 110 boosts. Our characters are on Saurfang but we will move them across to Khaz and Warsong once we have some spare cash. For the moment they are sitting in “The Dark Within” which was converted to a banking guild ages ago.

I boosted my warrior and hubby boosted a DK. Dragonspirit (name to be changed) as she was my first ever alt in Vanilla. I started her when I had to stay online for DKP and a chance to get into the boss fights. We were able to be on alts providing they were in the guild, we had to keep our mains near the raid for ease of being swapped in.  This toon has always been with me and the appeal of their class hall made this an easy choice for me.

Hubby and I have started over 10 DK’s; played through the start area, gotten to Hellfire Peninsula and then stopped. We have too many DK’s at varying 60’s.  I was not surprised when hubby finally settled on the DK to use his boost on, he has wanted one since they came out. Thank the old ones because I am never going to level another DK again!  Woo!

The warrior class hall is home for me. It is all mythological and Norse and Heimdallr is there and Valkyrie everywhere. I adore this place. I want it to be real – this is why I love and adore Azeroth.

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Getting to and from the class hall is brilliant with being sucked into the sky and then thundering back to the ground. It is epic. EPIC!!  I wish I had levelled my warrior earlier to enjoy this longer.

We played through the first few quests, got some of the chain completed including our artifact traits completed.

We are going to try and get our class chain completed before the patch drops for our titles. Not sure they are going away but would be nice to have them going into new content, so I ran hubby through Nelth’s Lair for his quest and we are now both up to having to complete 10 world quests which will be done pretty quickly.

I will say the boosted gear you get given is pretty amazing, we haven’t had to replace any of it with the quests we are doing,  but we will likely just be jumping into BfA content with these ones and not worrying about gearing up for anything in particular now.

 

What’s been going on and where am I?

Essentially I have had to step down from raiding with the guild.

To give you an idea why, I have no free weekends between now and July, I have something on every single weekend – including a trip to Adelaide, Wodonga and Tasmania!!  I have a few concerts on and then our yearly cluster of anniversary/birthdays as well.  It is crazy. Especially when in between we have some gardening and house sorting to do so we can put the place on the market – which we are trying to get done at the moment as well.   It has been that solid since the middle of February.

You think I am kidding, but I am not here is the list of my weekends:)

  • 11th April – Hubby is on call so I am doing some photography shoots possibly – weather permitting
  • 18th April – going to a friends place for dinner and spending the night
  • 25th April – friends coming to our place and spending the night
  • 2nd May (my bday) – meeting friends in the city to help run his show both days possibly (photography maybe)
  • 8th May – Backstreet boys concert, Hubby’s bday the next day
  • 16th May – Adelaide
  • 23rd May – Eurovision Party
  • 30 May – Ice hockey
  • 6th June – Hubby has lodge
  • 13th June – Glenn miller Orchestra for M-I-L bday present (going to Wodonga to pick her up and take her home)
  • 20th June – Tasmania
  • 27th June – free at this stage

Top top it all off I have Karate every Tuesday and Wednesday nights now. Funnily enough the raiding on Wednesday worked quite well as my karate finishes at 8.30 and is only 20 minutes away so I generally get home just in time to jump online for raid – if not about 10 minutes late.

So trying to raid Mon/Wed/Thur from 9-11pm and having to be out of the house at 5.30am every morning at the moment is pretty hard. Last time I let myself get too run down I had shingles for 2 weeks so I want to really avoid that.  Whilst I can generally be around for raid, I don’t have time or focus to be online for all the other things you need to be around for like doing daily quests, garrisons, farming crystals or doing Challenge modes etc.  I just don’t have the ability to be a great addition to the team.

I need more time to practice playing arcane, I need more time to make money so I can make all the changes I want to make to my gear, I need more time.  I just don’t have time.  I don’t have plans to stop playing entirely and I may join in on the casual raids, but at the moment I can’t commit to main team raiding.  Just ask the hubby about the tears when I made that decision. I cried for about 3 days whenever I looked at my computer or the login screen.

I am not sure how often this will be updated now, but I will do it as often as I have anything of interest to blog about :)