Written by | Posted August 4, 2015 – 12:22 pm The Stink Eye, Part II: You remind me of the babe

An old story, reposted here as I’m shaking the mothballs off Ankona and needed an easy way to show people a little bit about the (batshit) things she gets up to. Enjoy, and don’t be too creeped out! It really was a pretty thing, now that she got a good look at it. The polished […]

Gamer Personality Types?
comment 10 Written by on April 21, 2008 – 8:25 am

So I took the gamer personality type quiz over at Game Cafe

Based on my answers, I’m an:

ESAK

ESAK players often see the game world as a great stage, full of things to see and people to meet. They love teaming up with people to get to the hard-to-see places, and they relish unique experiences.

Breakdown: Achiever 40.00%, Explorer 93.33%, Killer 0.00%, Socializer 66.67%

Very Interesting…
The game that has the highest proportion of people like you (ESAK) is Entropia Universe. You chose which which is not amongst the top 10 choices for your type. Perhaps you’re a unique snowflake, or maybe we just don’t know enough people like you.

Overall – this is spot on. Though I do have a bit of PVP experience, I largely do it for the honor upgrades and not for any love of killing another player. (I generally feel that I get enough anger and stupidity in real life, and entering BG’s only ups my frustration level, not lowers it). I *love* the history and lore in Warcraft, especially when it means doing quests that have historically-involved storylines and let me go exploring around spiffy places.

I even love exploring spiffy places that I’ve already seen/done 10 times before! And I *particularly* love exploring when it means I get to do it with fun people that I know and like. Go go TRI! I’d definitely say that “seeing and killing new things” is tied for #1 with “cooperating with an awesome team” on my list of reasons why I raid.

So what kind of a gamer are you?

A bit of a break
comment 2 Written by on April 20, 2008 – 10:15 am

Not from blogging, but from Warcraft.

gravestones by texastiger Last night my hand-me-down video card finally succumbed to mental illness and could no longer find its own memory. This is, in turn, causing me to have screen flashing, black holes, blocks of color, artifacting, and – eventually – stop errors that automatically restart my computer. Last night I was averaging about 15-20 seconds of online time before things exploded.

Fortunately I’d seen the death-throes, and have already ordered a new card (which should, hopefully, be here Tuesday or Wednesday) – but until then, WoW is just plain out of the question.

So I’ll be blogging, writing, knitting, cooking, and fiddling around with other neglected projects until then. And maybe playing a bit of Diablo2 (if I can >.>  dead video card and all). For some reason I’ve had a hankering to go back and play that game again.

I’ll still be around here though – nothing wrong with the internet!

*image credit TexasTiger

Vashj and TRI in the playground
comment 4 Written by on April 18, 2008 – 11:26 pm

Little shaman dressed in red
Went upstairs to rest her head.
By mistake she killed a snake –
How many mace drops will it take?

That’s right. Friday night, at approximately 9:35 Feathermoon Standard Time, Totally Raids Incorporated saw the tail end of Serpentshrine Cavern.

vashjkill

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is One. Dead. Naga.

At which point in time Bizzard said “lolwut? RPers dun haz raid!” and the world server crashed – but the instance server didn’t, and we got one token of each variety (not that I want one, goggles FTW!), paladin gloves, and a threat reduction trinket!

This was technically our third week of attempts, but only our second night (we took a break at 5/6 and went and beat up some blood elves in Tempest Keep), and things really went well.

And Zalbuu the Angry Dorf even sung us a victory song!

portaldorf

So now we just have to go kill Al’ar (plz no resets, kthxbye!) and take out Kael’thas. Hooray for progression!

Seven Deadly Sins of Raiding
comment 1 Written by on April 18, 2008 – 9:33 am

So we’ve all been there. Someone (maybe you?) blows up at a raid member, gets frustrated and grumpy at the end of the night, refuses to sign up on the thread, is a crackass nutjerk to someone that has more DKP and “wins” a roll. Every raider has their weak moments – but what are the biggest pitfalls – the “deadly sins” that when taken to their extremes can consume a raider or a raid to the point of self destruction?

As with life, there are seven!

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The Stink Eye, Part II: You remind me of the babe

August 4, 2015 – 12:22 pm

An old story, reposted here as I’m shaking the mothballs off Ankona and needed an easy way to show people a little bit about the (batshit) things she gets up to. Enjoy, and don’t be too creeped out!

It really …

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