April 20, 2008 – 10:15 am
Not from blogging, but from Warcraft.
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
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.
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!
So now we just have to go kill Al’ar (plz no resets, kthxbye!) and take out Kael’thas. Hooray for progression!
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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April 17, 2008 – 7:30 am
In an effort to bring you Drama-Free and EZ-Mode-Lewt ™ on behalf of Totally Raiding, Inc., I bring you one in a series of class-specific addenda for the boss fights you may encounter.
By reading this strategy addendum, you accept that the tactics set out herein are by no means foolproof, depends very much on you not being said fool, as well as other exogenous factors including but not limited to reputation level with spouse, raid leadership irritability, prevailing humidity levels and that really sudden and annoying itchy feeling between your shoulder blades right now in the middle of the fight.
Welcome to the Big Fish Fry, also known as the Lurker Below fight.
This is a test of coordination for the whole raid, and how to handle the transitions between some very different phases. You will undoubtedly read a strategy guide, and I will just cover the hunter aspects.
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