September 27, 2008 – 9:22 am
I’m back in action – kinda. Husband and I returned to our home on Thursday, and our internet finally returned this morning. Which, really, puts us in the lucky camp – many people around here have no homes to go back to. (There are some apartments nearby that got the bricks blown clean off the building; they were condemned two days after the storm, and have been torn down).
But, I must beg some patience of you. I’ve not logged into WoW in more than two weeks – and not had stable internet in that time (or internet at all for the last 10 days). My feed reader still sits at 700+, even after cleaning out the junk/news feeds. My twitter is bloated beyond belief. I’ve hopefully approved all of your wonderful comments (or so WordPress tells me). It’ll be a few days before things are truly normal around here, but I’m starting the process!
Thank you all again for your support, emails, comments, and good wishes. We made out unbelievably well in the face of all that could’ve happened to us or our home, and it made a HUGE difference to check my email and get warm fuzzies. It’s been a tough three weeks. <3
If you’re interested in seeing pictures, leave a comment or send an email to toomanyannas at gmail dot com, and I’ll send you a link once we get them uploaded.
September 24, 2008 – 11:23 am
Anna’s internet is still fried. The Gnomes and Goblin techs are busy trying to fix them at the moment. Sadly, I don’t have godmode powers so I don’t have the ability to make them appear. So if you’ve posted comments and they’re not showing up, chances are they’re there. But they’re stuck in limbo. We’ll get them out.
September 17, 2008 – 12:30 am
Image courtesy of greekgod
Your character has just received word that there’s a terrible storm coming directly at where he or she is currently living (on Azeroth – as far as I can tell, Outland is a different beast when it comes to weather). This storm is expected to do a lot of damage, and potentially be deadly to the unprepared. In that light, five questions about his or her response…
1 – Would your character leave or stay? Why or why not?
2 – Where would they go (if they were leaving), or take shelter (if they were staying)?
3 – How would they get there?
4 – If given 2 hours to pack, what would they bring with them of their current posessions?
5 – What would they leave behind?
And, as always, since it’s only fair to answer the questions I’m asking!
1 – Annorah would get the hell out. She knows the fury of the elements and how fickle Wind can be, and has no desire to be there if she’s got any chance to leave. (Aelflaed, on the other hand, would stay. She’d say it was so she could be useful, but part of her just enjoys being daredevilish and living on the edge, and she’d want to see what it was like)
2 – Probably anywhere she could get to in a reasonable time. Particularly if it is away from the rest of the people leaving. She likes quiet.
3 – Zuu, her Elekk. Or possibly Ghost Wolf Form, if the trip wasn’t Elekk friendly and she had the time. That’s her preferred way to travel.
4 – Her four totems, her engineering tools, the small black scrying stones she uses from time to time (a gift from Nobundo), her firefly Gizmo, her goggles, and at least one comfortable, soft outfit. Mostly what she usually carries with her at any given time.
5 – Annorah doesn’t have much in the way of accumulated posessions, so that’s not as much of an issue for her. Annalira would have a much more difficult time deciding between what got left and what she brought along.
It’s only fair for Matt to answer too!
1 – Mallet is a retired frontline Priest lecturing at the Ironforge Academy of the Arcane Arts – Restorative Division. He’s a stubborn old Dwarf and would never leave. It also helps that he lives under a mountain. The great gates of Ironforge have withstood the battering from Horde invasions. A little wind is nothing compared to 3 full sized Horde raiding regiments!
2 – The bar. But if he was forced to evacuate, he’d head down to Stormwind and take a position there at the Uther Lightbringer University teaching the younger Monks and Clerics. He prefers the hustle and bustle of urban life.
3 – Catch the first available Gryphon. Mallet always flies first class. After that, he’d travel around on his trusty Suburban Bear with offroading capabilities and front end horns capable of impaling anything in it’s path. Although with the high price of salmon, he may need to switch to a more environmentally sound and friendly Wintersaber. It’s a little sleeker and slightly faster with optional spoilers and fog piercing eyebeams. Perfect for those misty days.
4 – His staff. The Apostle of Argus as served him faithfully. In a time where it’s powers are no longer needed as extensively, it operates as a walking stick. Mallet is an old Dwarf after all. The staff helps support him while he moves. Other possessions include his pet frog, Mojo and his full Absolution dress robes.
5 – Not much. Mallet’s wealth is stored in various off short vaults (the Steamweedle Cartel and Mallet have an "understanding").
September 16, 2008 – 9:54 am
Image courtesy of ubik2010
So, since I can’t post my own posts, and I can’t log in to play games to get ideas, I’m shamelessly fishing for help from you guys. Now, I know from previous Friday Five posts that you readers are incredibly creative and have fun and interesting ideas. I also know that you’ll probably expect a Resto Shaman vs. Azgalor post on Wednesday (not happening, sorry). In that light, I’d like to have you write up a boss strategy for me.
However, this one will have a bit of a twist.
Blizzard is teleporting a hurricane into Azeroth. Let’s say… a Category 4 Hurricane, fairly large (130-155 mph winds at ground level).
And it’s now a tier 6 i-level, world raid dungeon.
Be as creative as possible with this one (let’s not get politics involved, this is a video game and there are enough hurricane politics on the news anyway). If you have ideas or a full boss fight strategy, send them to toomanyannas at gmail dot com, or post them here in the comments. I’ll have Matt highlight a few as the week goes on. (Expect an RP Friday Five this week too!)
Things to ponder – phases? buffs and debuffs? tanks and aggro? healing? what kind of DPS? are there any gimmicks? (And don’t just regurgitate the Thunderaan fight either!)