… there is Power Leveling Cooking

•November 24, 2009 • 5 Comments

I started working on the Pilgrim’s Bounty with my Cooking Profession at 1. Dang awesome and I ended up with a mass of buff foods to boot. Woot!

Nice way to end a WoW dry spell of 4 days. Now begins my schedule change and an unpredictable playing schedule.

Well that’s it for now thanks for listening and come again soon.

If I don’t talk to you before, have a Happy Thanksgiving.

And then there is Power Leveling of Cooking

If That Wasn’t Enough

•November 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Isn’t life like that, feast or famine. Well in this case it’s Pilgrim’s Bounty. Made good progress this afternoon on this new achievement. Thanks DOTH sisters who helped me get the dungeon acchievement. I got myself killed 3 times but everyone was supportive of my noobishness and I’m Thankful .

And If That Wasn't Enough...

And If That Wasn't Enough...

And More…

•November 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I spent part of the day Saturday just exploring Outland. What an odd place.

And More...

And More...

Achievements Abound

•November 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Happy Aniversary WoW. Thank you for the pretty pet. With this cutie I earned the achievement, Plenty of Pets, for obtaining my 10th companion pet.

Achievements Abound

Achievements Abound

To WoW the Day Away

•November 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

image477647902.jpgI hadn’t been able to play in the last 4 days till today and I don’t like that. I see my game time diminishing due to IRL demands and a change in my work schedule. /QQ

My S O is in the process of changing his lifestyle and is much more present as a part of the family. This is great, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that he is not a gamer. His being present means spending more time together (good) and less free time gaming for me (not so good).

My gaming time usually consists of about 3 hours a morning 2 to 3x’s a week and occassionally one long evening of about 5 hours. Family time permitting I may or may not also get one all day session on the weekend.

Now I know that sounds like a lot of time and maybe I just play like a noob, but I still have not been able to get one toon to 80 in almost a year and a half. My sister’s boyfriend Bathazario (sorry if I butcherd your name I’ll edit later) says he’s been playing only since May and is at 77. I’m at 70. FML. He thinks his progression is slow and that most people should be able to level to 80 in 6 months or so. WTF.

I have, for nearly 2 years now, worked from home but that is changing this Monday when I have to go into the office for a minimum of 3 months. Since it is a 30 min commute and of course there will now be showering, make up, hair, lunch packing, breakfast eating and driving to fill my morning (no more working in my jammies and showering during lunch break for more morning WoW time) I will be losing a good chunk of my weekly play time. /sad panda face.

I feel like I’m falling farther and farther behind. I know this is sounding like a big QQ fest but I’m really trying to see the whole picture. Where I’ve been what is changing and what I can do to maximize what time I do have.

I know part of the reason I’ve been slow to progress is I pretty much just solo. I’ve gotten a hand with the odd quest or two but I don’t know the mechanics of grouping and am terrified to look not only look like the noob I am but a damn stupid one at that. My self esteem is too closely connected to my sense of competence to be able to detach long enough to learn.

I’m in a very supportive guild now DOTH = Daughters of the Horde. I’m looking to change my play style and learn new skills that will keep leveling fun and steady.

That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting and. Come again soon.

Raid for the Cure

•November 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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This is a re-print of a post originally posted by The Big Bear Butt at:  http://thebigbearbutt.com/2009/11/02/announcement-world-of-warcraft-raid-for-the-cure/

On October 28th of 2009, Julie, a member of the World of Warcraft guild Sidhe Devils on Kael’thas (US), revealed to us that she had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her first treatment is scheduled to begin on November 9th.

To show our support and love for Julie while she takes on this new challenge, her friends in Sidhe Devils are organizing an event within the game of World of Warcraft that we’re calling the Raid for the Cure.

On Kael’thas (US), a united cross-faction walk across Azeroth will be held on Saturday, November 14th, starting at 2:00 PM Central Time (Kael’thas-US server time).

Members of both Alliance and Horde factions are invited to attend. Pink Mageweave Shirts will be handed out for all walkers, and all levels of characters will be welcome. If you’d like, bring your own shirt, or even make it a formal affair with your Festive Pink Dress!

The walk across Azeroth will not be a race of individuals, it will be a group march to show Julie our love and support.

We do want to help spread the word, and encourage donations in a cheerful way to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity, an organization that promotes information and awareness on early detection and treatment of breast cancer, and that supports funding for treatment and research towards a cure.

The Raffle

To that end, we will be holding a raffle. There will be various prizes sponsored by myself and others within the WoW blog community. 

The grand prize (if prize it is) will be a guest appearance on the podcast Sidhe Devils Gone Wild, and influence on our talking points for that show.

Entry to the raffle is quite simple. Go to the World of Warcraft Raid for the Cure donation website, a website created by us but administered and maintained by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and make an online donation, using a valid email address. Once you have received your emailed receipt of donation, just email us a copy of your receipt to tigerlordgm AT yahoo DOT com with the words Raid for the Cure Raffle Entry in the title. That’s it. One entry per person, no minimum donation necessary.  

The Raid for the Cure Event Details

The event itself will take place on Saturday, November 14th on the Kael’thas (US) server. The first start time will be at 2:00 PM Central time. 

We intend to have two initial teams, one for the Alliance and one for the Horde.

We  also intend to support different start times for players that would like to participate, but might not get online or prepared on time.

Julie has told us that her favorite starting zone in World of Warcraft is Darnassus.

To honor her fun in the game, the first Alliance team will form up near Conservator Ilthalaine in Shadowglen, the Night Elf starting area. There will be designated event coordinators there to hand out the Pink Mageweave Shirts.

This team will leave Shadowglen at approximately 2:00 PM Central Time (Kael’thas-US server time).

The Alliance team will travel as a group to Darnassus, and then down to the dock to take voyage upon a mighty ship to the port city of Auberdine in Darkshore. The team will arrive at Auberdine at approximately 2:15 PM. There will be a break to hand out more Pink Mageweave Shirts for those joining the run at this time, and then the team will head off to Astranaar in Ashenvale.

The Alliance team will arrive at Astranaar in Ashenvale near Dalyshia, the Flight Master of Astranaar at approximately 2:30 PM. There will be another short break to hand out Pink Mageweave Shirts if needed.

Meanwhile, the Horde team will have formed up next to Grull Hawkwind in Camp Narache, the Tauren starting area in Mulgore. There will be Horde side event coordinators prepared to hand out more of the inimitable Pink Mageweave Shirts.

At 2:30 PM, both Horde and Alliance teams will depart their respective locations, Astranaar and Camp Narache, and head on foot for the Crossroads in the Barrens.

Both teams should arrive at the Crossroads nearly simultaneously at 2:45 PM server time.

At this point, the last handing out of Pink Mageweave Shirts will be performed, everyone will gather together, hopefully as one great Raid representing both factions, and between 2:45 and 3:00 PM depart Crossroads, headed for the city of Ratchet, and her infamous dock.

The cross-faction group will take ship from Ratchet for Booty Bay, and there descend as one upon that pestilential city of pirates for the wrap up, followed by a wild dance party. Bring your Pink Elekks and pony kegs!

Immediately after the completion of the march, the raffle drawing will be performed offline, and results posted on the blog for all to see.

Thank you all very much for your time in reading this post. I sincerely hope I will see you there in two weeks!

Take care everyone, and please, please keep Julie in your thoughts and prayers.

And just one more thing. If you have not as of yet done so, I respectfully request that all of the wonderful ladies amongst my readership think about visiting a doctor as soon as you can to be tested for Breast Cancer. Never forget, the earlier Breast Cancer is detected, the better!

Call me selfish if you must, but I’d really prefer not to lose any of you. I treasure each and every one of you.

One last addition; if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact me at tigerlordgm AT yahoo DOT com, with the words Raffle Prize Donation in the title. And thank you very much in advance for even considering it!

My thanks go to Tami Moore (the artist formerly known as Egotistical Priest) and Lauren of P’ville Girl for your prize donations for the raffle! Woot!

Lots of New Stuff Going On

•October 8, 2009 • 1 Comment

image1900918964.jpgAs the title says I’ve had lots of new stuff going on lately.  Firstly, my main Hunter, Valynda, made it to level 50 (milestone) and then on to level 55.  So, of course, I immediately made a DK. Actually, I made two, one on Velen which is my Alliance Realm and one on Borean Tundra which is my Horde Realm. 

I’m still playing Val, though not as much as I had been of course. I’m doing a daily on her (or nearly as daily as I can manage) to get her that little venomhide raptor mount from Un Goro Crater.  Just three more feedings and 80g to finish up.

My Horde DK is Lynnia, today she’s level 62 Blood.  She’s got her flying mount, thank god, that’s saved our bacon more times than I can count. I didn’t like Outland the first time we ventured in there, but since I’ve come to really enjoy the surroundings and the sky is spectacular. Lynnia’s survivability makes questing pretty much a breeze.

You know those towers you have to PvP, well that’s where my flying mount really came in handy as there was a nasty Rogue stealthing there waiting till we set down. We launched and escaped but still whew.

I’m still getting to know this toon and what she’s capable of. I’m working with a macro for a rotation that’s working but not sure if it’s the best it can be. I’m scouring everything I can find on line about DK’s trying to learn this new class. I had 55 levels to learn how to be a hunter, but only a few so far to learn this class. Quite a learning curve going from ranged to melee.

 
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