May 29, 2008

That’s Gooood Eatin’

Posted in /Silly, World of Warcraft, WoW at 12:42 pm by rymes

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I’m so funny.

May 28, 2008

Community

Posted in World of Warcraft, WoW at 9:35 am by rymes

I like being in a WoW community where everyone helps each other, there’s good communication between players, and a friendly attitude. Pox Arcanum was my first experience with this, despite being in numerous guilds on several servers, and I just started a Horde alt on Drenden to play with GameDame‘s new (soon-to-be) guild.

However, I don’t like being the new guy in said groups, where it feels like everyone is going out of their way to help me, and I’m unable to really contribute yet, other than my participation.

I’ll get there soon, though.

May 7, 2008

"Nantucket" Jokes Need Not Apply

Posted in /Silly, Pox Arcanum, WoW tagged , , at 8:12 am by rymes

DeadRabbit has Engineer passion.
“These goggles will make me look dashing!
With a twist and a whirl
She makes squirrel after squirrel
(Or at least until they’re out of fashion)

In case you didn’t know, this is about my friend DeadRabbit of Pox Arcanum.

Think you can do better? I’d love to see more WoW-themed lymerics, so go ahead and post one up in the comments.

March 18, 2008

WoWCraft 2

Posted in Craft, World of Warcraft, WoW tagged , , , at 10:24 pm by rymes

I’ve got Shamans on the brain. So, I couldn’t let my next WoWCraft not be Shaman-focused. It’s not quite finished; I’m going to do a little more detail work tomorrow, but it’s so close that I feel like it’s ready for pics.

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And my reference pics:

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I might finish it up with some swirly-deals tomorrow. Other than that, it’s time for me to move on to my next project.

Any (reasonable) suggestions? (I’m looking at you, Dammerung)

February 26, 2008

Jonesing

Posted in Pox Arcanum, Shaman, WoW tagged , , at 12:28 am by rymes

FlurrySo, now that I’ve got Fuller up and going on Pox Arcanum, I’ve been really wanting to play a Shaman, but can’t until the whole group is ready to go. Which, of course, is the whole nature of the Pox Arcanum experiment.

However, it leaves me with this need, this urge to play a shaman.

Which is okay, because I just happen to have another one. I spent a few hours playing Uhtar some more, and I must say I really like the Shaman Enhancement play style. Most of my toons have been ranged/casters, so it’s a new experience getting down and dirty like that. I’ve only gotten him to level 26, but here’s some of the things I love about Enhancement Shamans so far.

  • Earth Shock. Caster interruption is pure awesome.
  • Ghost Wolf. 40% increased move speed, and it’s own dance!
  • Herbalism and skinning in Ghost Wolf form is a godsend.
  • Shamanistic Focus gets you almost half-priced Shock spells after a Crit.
  • FLURRY!! Increased attack speed=more chance for crits=MOAR DPS!

Ooooh… now I want to rename my Shaman to “McFlurry”…

February 19, 2008

How I Spent My Vacation

Posted in Anti-PUG, WoW tagged , , at 2:38 pm by rymes

So I’ve had over a week to play with Fuller. Unfortunately, our self-imposed level limit was 10, and I’d already reached that point. I wanted to get as close to zero experience as possible during the week (though I admit I got a little from discovering new areas – Oops!), and there aren’t any level 4 mobs (low enough to be gray) that you can skin in the Durotar zone. So…

fishing

I didn’t make any really great discoveries like Daxe, who got the Weather-Beaten Journal, but I have a bank full of leathers, bolts of linen and wool cloth, and plenty of Oily Blackmouth fish for our up-and-coming Alchemists.

Also, I’ll probably see if I can snag a few Blackmouth Oil for my fishing gloves.

February 16, 2008

About time, blue.

Posted in Anti-PUG, WoW at 8:27 pm by rymes

Fuller’s profile finally came up on the Armory. I haven’t spent a lot of time looking for gear for him or anything, mostly just trying to make money on the AH and leveling up my fishing and cooking skills.

Anyway, here’s a link to his profile, and I’ll go ahead and slap him up on the sidebar with my other toons.

February 15, 2008

I’ve caught the pox

Posted in Anti-PUG, WoW at 3:59 pm by rymes

I wanted to put up a post yesterday about the Anti-PUG group I’m in, but I’ve been fighting of the creeping death. My whole family had it, and despite doing my best to avoid them, I still managed to catch it. So, I was pretty out of it yesterday.

Anyway, on to the show.

I am, by nature, a relatively shy person. I don’t know why this is. I have a pretty difficult time having conversations with people I don’t know well, and even with some people I do know pretty well. When in a social setting, unless I’m with people I’m extraordinarily comfortable with, I’ll usually sit back and just listen to the conversation, content to be a spectator rather than a contributor.

Which is one of the reasons I had so much fun on Wednesday: I felt immediately welcome and encouraged to participate. Our chat channel was constantly flowing, and we even had some impromptu polls going on over the chat channel (OJ: Pulp or No Pulp?), suggestions for our Guild Name (Pox Arcanum wins out), and just general banter. It was, in all, a quite enjoyable experience, and I can’t wait until this next Wednesday when we can play again.

In the meantime, maybe I’ll level up my fishing.

February 13, 2008

Anti-Pug

Posted in WoW at 3:59 pm by rymes

I’m starting up a new character today, as a unique blogging/socializing experiment: Ess at Outland Bound suggested creating alts on a totally new (to us) server, making a guild, and only questing/running instances when in our groups. That way, we stay at about the same level, plus have a chance to socialize with other bloggers and have fun playing together.

I’m still fairly new to the WoW Blogging scene, so this is really a chance for me to make friends and connections in the Blogosphere, while enjoying my favorite past-time.

Expect to hear about Fuller’s exploits as a Resto Shaman in the future.

February 11, 2008

Can’t you see I’m a WARLOCK?

Posted in Humor, WoW at 5:28 pm by rymes

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