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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Off-topic: Power of the Internet

Events in Egypt, (and also Algeria, Yemen, and Jordan that I've heard about) are definitely interesting, it's like watching history. CNN is calling it the Facebook Revolution, because there's no organized groups or political parties leading the protests but just a flow of people who mostly organized themselves on Facebook and Twitter, who realized after events in Tunisia that they could stand up for themselves.

Just shows how powerful the internet can be.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ninja Looters

I haven't been playing much since Christmas, but the other day I decided to take my blood elf priest into Shadowfang Keep. Well, I was looking for a dungeon in general, and I knew if I took random I could get Wailing Caverns. I hate that dungeon, way too long. It was fantastic for the first half of the dungeon. I noticed everything was being rolled need, but I didn't pay too much attention. It was a low-level dungeon, I figured it's probably likely that people do need those items.

Then, about halfway through (by which point I'd already levelled once), the bear tank noticed that the shaman was rolling need on mail. (I didn't even think it was possible, but somehow in our dungeon run it was.) When called on it, the shaman disconnected. Then, a few minutes later, someone else is doing the same thing, rolling need on items they can't use, so they get kicked.

I'd never knowingly encountered a ninja looter until that dungeon run, and in it there was two. Thankfully, I didn't miss out on any healing gear because of it.

Other than a few wipes on one of the bosses (the tank kept pulling the boss along with the adds rather than seperating them), the rest of the run went splendidly and I managed to level again a second time. Jamiale is now level 21! She's now riding one of those ugly birds the blood elves get... man, I hope my Goblin rep gets to exalted soon.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blog Resolutions

I know I'm very late with this post! 10 days and a couple hours late, actually. I'm afraid I have no real excuse. Life sometimes just distracts me and I fall behind. Going to try not to let this happen again, though!

Now, on to the resolutions!

1. Ironically, I've managed to break my first resolution before I even make this blog post, but: I'll do my best to be on time and post every Tuesday and Friday.

2. I'll create some some serial articles to stir things up every now and then. (Either I'll write one a day for a week or I'll do one a week for a month or two, or maybe something in between.) As of yet, I have no idea what I'll be writing, but we'll see!

3. I'll try to create a system of tags or something along that line to better organize my blog posts. As I make more and more posts, it'll get harder and harder to find specific ones. Organization!

4. I'm going to try to make more helpful blog posts, at least every now and then. As I've mentioned before, I'm not an expert player, I don't even really get all that much time to play very often. However, even if I'm not helping you min-max your stats or find the perfect raid-healing rotation, I may be able to help in other ways, like tips for how to get more out of limited in-game time, or great questlines to do while levelling. Feel free to suggest subjects! I'm willing to put in research time even if I don't know something already.

5. Finally, I'm going to start a series of off-topic blog posts. These won't be taking up a tuesday or friday posting spot, but they'll be an outlet for me to discuss other things, whether it's other games, novels or movies I enjoy, or anything else I feel like sharing. These won't be often, but just slipped in on occasion, to help you know me as more than just a WoW player.