Umm, turns out I’m not as excited as I thought I’d be. Yeah I’ll play with the new mechanics of 4.0, yeah I’ll go stand in a queue at midnight on Dec 7 to pick up my copy and then play all night, but I’m not as excited as I was for TBC and Wrath. What I am excited about is the new stuff thats emerging for Diablo 3. Yeah the tier sets are being leaked for Cataclysm, but I’m more interested at these shinies:
Anyway, I’m busy with a seriousface guild post, which will be up as soon as I have motivation again. Till then, enjoy the new mechanics of 4.0 (when it finally goes live) and send me some warrior tanking links!
Images courtesy of Blizzard and shamelessly grabbed off DiabloSpot.com.
… but it’s finally happened.
In what was probably a terrible raid for the other guys but an awesome one for newbie me, this was finally achieved on Sunday (Or was it Monday? Tuesday? Gah I can’t remember anymore. Old age setting in):
Pretty much the only realistic goal I’d set for myself is now completed. I’m a happy man, and it’s all because of this cute night-elf druid that ninja’d me.
Sadly work is keeping me extremely busy, both during work and home time, leaving my time for heroic modes nearly nil. On the upside, today is technically Friday for me, as our government has deemed it appropriate to make tomorrow some obscure public holiday. We get them at random, no-one understands it but no-one really cares. I just hope I can get enough time in to get myself promoted from trialist to full member in my new guild.
Point two – Last night I listened to a rant by one of the other guildies on Teamspeak. He then asked me what I thought so far about my guild. My response was that I was merely happy not to be in charge for a change. Being up there is hard work. The guys below only see raid schedules posted, only hear people screaming in TS, and not the entire picture. So much organisation goes into running a successful raiding guild, and the problem is that you’re trying to micromanage 24 other people that have no real commitment to you other than that they applied to your guild based on the promises you have made or the previous honours you have attained. These guys are not on your payroll (unless you’re a pro team of course), they’re free spirits with their own schedules, habits and ability to not stand in the %#@$ing bad. So not being on top for a change is awesome.
Point 3 – Totally unWoW related. Microcars. They suck. Those tiny little Daihatsus and Daewoos and miscellaneous other pieces of mass-produced crap are invariably driven by either girls that have just gotten their license after the 11th attempt or grannies on their way to the pharmacy. They putter along at 35km/h – apparently the fastest those massive 600cc motors can go – and cause long queues in already peak traffic.
K, rant over. Back to work.
So since I’ve been back in WoW I’ve tried to do as much in the little time I’ve got in the evenings. Lessee what I’ve achieved so far:
- I’ve restructured my guild for more efficient raiding. No more slacking around on Rotface and Festergut. In our first night we managed to oneshot both Putricide and Dreamwalker. We’ve also made good progress on Sindragosa, getting her to about 20% in Phase 3. Not bad for a guild that was still unsure about a guaranteed Rot/Fester kill.
- My main has gained the On a Boat achievement purely by accident. Also got Exalted with Ashen Verdict finally.
- I’ve solotanked Gunship (which was HUUUUGE fun) and gained my second piece of T10. Still don’t have 100 randoms though, I’m a damn slow player.
- My dudu went healing and has reached level 40. Omg it’s actually so much fun as a dudu healer. I throw up a hot or two and loaf in guildchat till it expires. Refresh and loaf some more. Guess my priest is going Shadow again soon.
- I’ve actually started doing the Argent Tournament dailies. I’m just like a year behind everyone else, nothing serious. I’ve also started selling off all my old Vanilla cloth and items on my auction character and am showing a positive bank balance for once in my life.
- My rogue is pretty much parked for the meanwhile. He lost a bit of his appeal after the twinky gear ran out and I stopped dominating every dungeon I entered. Now his level 37 abilities are just not enough to keep up with the mages and hunters on AOE.
Not much, but it’s more than I’ve achieved in a long time. Next up I think I’ll continue my Ragnaros-solo mission on my hunter and get my druid to 80 and collect all four sets of gear for her. If you’re on Scarshield Legion or in the same battlegroup, look up Keyrah for a decent healer for your random dungeon
Life update (Translation: boring post).
I’m exhausted. I was on WoW for 3 hours last night without actually doing anything except go to Razor Hill, kill a Night Elf, and then hearth back to Dalaran. Why? Last night was our first guild meeting in a long time and a lot had to be said.
So after the guild meeting it was settled that we would be turning back to semi-hardcore raiding, making that final push for the shiny title. Yeah we’ve been slacking heavily till now. Then came the arduous task of calling in my spy and kicking the people that had been planning a coup. Now the guild is lean on active members, but the members we do have are ready for blood!
All this of course means that by the time I opened my special edition of Bioshock 2(which comes with an AWESOME LP) I was too tired to play more than the first two scenes. Must remind myself to get frames for the posters that came with the game, although I would have preferred plasmid adverts instead of the propaganda ads.
And now I’m at work writing a blog, updating plugins and fixing my guild’s forums (and answering the 100 questions after last night’s meeting) and wishing I’d copied my screenshot folder so I can fix my logo, all instead of working. I’m still exhausted.