March 2, 2009 – 10:24 am
- Today is, in fact, my birthday. Woo! (I am 25, for those that care – I don’t really though)
- This weekend saw some really awesome things – both in and out of game!
- Aely FINALLY got her Lightforge Pants, and turned them to Soulforge – meaning I am totally done with the Tier .5 pieces that I want. She looks pretty awesome.
- Annie Mae got her horse – also FINALLY – at level 35 (I probably should’ve just gone and done quests in Theramore, instead of going back and doing Bloodmyst, but the extra other rep was also nice).
- Our house finally cleared inspections, so we’re hopefully going to close this week – keep your fingers crossed! If everything goes according to plan, I might have to ask for some guest posts!
Aely in her sexy new dress armors – I’ve been putting this set together since she was in her 40′s. The only thing I don’t like are the huge shoulder spikeys that stick up into her face – I kinda wish I could just melt them down to be less intrusive!
And Annie Mae and her new pony, Nutmeg. Meg for short. Nutcase when she misbehaves. I’m working on a little short piece about her actually picking out Meg in Eastvale – we’ll see if it materializes!
February 27, 2009 – 8:23 am
Every Friday here at Too Many Annas, you’ll find a little RP prompting – either in the form of 5 questions to answer about your character or in the form of a ficlet prompt (500 words) to write about them. These aren’t meant to be hard, just things to think about for your character – you can answer in a comment or use them as a blog post of your own!
This week is (as I’m sure you guessed from the title), a ficlet style Friday – only instead of a sentence prompt, I’m going to give you five words/ideas to use in your 500 word story. The idea is to use all of them in some way – but there’s no rules on how to use them or whether they’re important. Your five words for this prompt are:
Fog. Book. Bread. Horse. Sailor.
Let your imagination run wild! I can’t wait to see some of the characters I’ve gotten to read about in these stories!
February 26, 2009 – 5:52 am
I really enjoyed this post from Going Bearfoot (hat tip to Ila and Panzercow)! I started to leave a comment, and then it got WAY too long, so I figured I’d just make a blog post instead!
I have some issue with the definitions that Bearfoot uses of Good and Evil. If “good” doesn’t need a reason – is it then not “good” to defend your family against someone trying to do them harm? If not, then “doing good” becomes “being a doormat” – because obviously fighting is done for a reason. The quote is nice – but it doesn’t approach the hard questions of ethics with nearly enough flexibility/complexity.
Nitpicky little arguments aside, there are times that you can paint both sides with the “evil” brush, and no faction has a stronghold on “good”. Even the peace-loving Tauren are focused on revenge against the Centaur. Lying down and playing dead doesn’t make “good” any more than defending one’s homeland makes “evil” (Vengeance may be bad, but is it wrong to take back something someone has stolen from you?).
Obviously, it’s a MUCH bigger question.
Plus at this point, the Alliance/Horde war is approaching Hatfield/McCoy proportions, and in those situations I don’t think anyone is right.
Is Thrall a more noble leader than Varian Wrynn? Probably (I definitely think so). He’s also a more noble leader than Garrosh Hellscream, the hot-headed leader of Horde forces in Northrend. Fortunately, a leader does not the entire faction make, or we’d get to judge the factions on the actions of Staghelm/Wrynn and Sylvanas/Garrosh instead of keeping Tyrande/Magni and Thrall/Cairne in the mix. I’d venture to say that there are both “good” and “evil” elements of both Factions (Plz to have Bolvar back, kthx?), especially with the growing influence of the Argent Crusade and the Knights of the Ebon Blade – and their cooperation with both factions.
And nobody has a stronghold on Evil except Sargeras.
February 25, 2009 – 11:48 am
You won’t find patch notes here. Nor will you find new glyphs here. It is *way* too early, this stuff just hit the PTR, and will likely be there for at least a month, given all the testing that needs to go into Ulduar. When it gets closer and might feasibly be more realistic, then I may touch on some stuff, but for now?
It’s not worth the energy getting worked up about changes that are so far from being final (esp with all the RL stuff I have to get worked up about!). Check out MMO-Champion if you really want more infos!
In other news, Ciderhelm, whose tanking videos are fantastic and have been a great resource for TRI on a few fights (especially Malygos) has created an overview cinematic for WotLK entitled Glory of the Raider. It’s quite wonderful, and not at all tanking-specific – though I highly suggest that if you’re in any way involved in healing a tank, you have some idea what that tank should be/is doing on the boss fights!
You can catch it there at the Glory of the Raider link, or over here on youtube.