Written by | Posted November 13, 2014 – 12:30 pm A Girl and her Dog

The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across […]

Shaman, Heal Thyself?
comment 8 Written by on March 17, 2008 – 8:25 am

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So The Game Dame asked an excellent question in a comment on my previous post: Things You Should Know About Shaman. She writes:

What’s your opinion on whether or not a shaman should be expected to heal himself if he is not the designated healer?

Honestly? It depends. For the most part though, I would say no – with some exceptions.

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Rules for Raiding?
comment Comments Off Written by on March 16, 2008 – 8:00 am

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After reading Matticus’ post about the characteristics of a mature guild member and then the Massively article responding to it, I was reminded of the catch-all phrase that TRI uses for our raiding rules.

Don’t be a dick.

While there are a few explained iterations of this (don’t waste people’s time, don’t be a loot whore, don’t autoshot and watch TV), by and large, whenever someone asks what the basic raid rules of TRI are, there is a very simple, direct answer to that question. Makes things easier.

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Prince Malchezzar – WTF?
comment 3 Written by on March 16, 2008 – 12:03 am

So Totally Karazhan WTF has completed its third weekend raid, pull to Prince in 3 hours and 3 minutes, due to some… interesting… experiences on the last fight. Namely the misdirect totally not working – see the graphic, hunter pulls, hunter has aggro, dies, wipes raid. Very peculiar.

The Roster:

  • Protection Paladin
  • Feral Druid
  • Holy priest (x2)
  • Rogue (x2)
  • Enhancement Shaman (yours truly)
  • Elemental Shaman (our loot trashcan for the week)
  • Boomkin
  • BM Hunter

Curator in 2:05 (NEW RECORD MATTICUS!), Aran in 2:13, Prince in 5:32 on the final attempt. This week’s loot trashcan was an elemental shaman, so I took up my axe and mace and went to town – just like old times. It was *really weird* to be hitting things. For some reason the mental shift between resto and elemental is not as huge as the mental shift between resto and enhancement, and I was definitely rusty. But it was fun, if a little slower overall than last week, and everyone got 22 badges and some good loot!

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Tidewalker
comment 5 Written by on March 14, 2008 – 11:47 pm

So, is it just me, or is it really hard to look at Morogrim Tidewalker and not immediately think “Yarr! It’s drivin’ me nuts!” *

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* So a pirate saunters into a bar and sits down to get himself some rum.  He’s got a hook on one hand, a wooden leg, and a ships wheel sticking out of the front of his pants.  The bartender looks at him curiously and asks “So, what happened to your hand?”  “Arrr,” he says, “go’ bit off by a shark!”  “Ahh,” said the bartender, “and the wooden leg?” “Arr, lost it in a deck fight – out numbered 4 to 1!” “Impressive,” said the bartender, “And the ship’s wheel in your pants?”

“Arrr!” he said, “It’s drivin’ me nuts!”

Very First Impressions

November 14, 2014 – 7:32 am

So I haven’t finished the intro quests yet (the server queues from the reduced server capacity due to the DDOS attacks meant I only got about an hour to play yesterday), but I’m finding that Draenor is pretty cool so …

A Girl and her Dog

November 13, 2014 – 12:30 pm

The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger …

Counting down to Warlords

November 11, 2014 – 3:09 pm

What a long strange trip it’s been. I’ll be the first to admit that, at the beginning, I wasn’t sure Pandaria was going to be for me. I’ve made clear my dislike of daily quests, and that seemed to be …

Elevation

October 24, 2014 – 12:01 pm

Squire Benjamin William Sullivan stood in the middle of Light’s Hope Chapel in his underpants.

Actually, it was white linen pants and a shift, but the effect was approximately the same. The little chapel was warm, on the edge of …

Introducing the Newest Anna

June 29, 2014 – 4:39 pm

So I’m not really in a position where I should be creating alts. This, of course, does nothing to deter me from making alts when the inspiration strikes. I’ve been really enjoying my Alliance hunter, and she’s my raiding main …

Deconstruction

November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Patrol

November 13, 2013 – 9:59 am

The cathedral bells stop ringing overnight, except for chiming the hours. Three bell strikes, and Angoleth padded softly around another corner of the Cathedral District, staying carefully in the shadows. Trained ears picked up Mogget’s soft breathing – nearly inaudible …

Riders in Lordaeron – Memory

November 7, 2013 – 1:33 pm

(Written by Jolly, Tarquin, and Annalea)

The highlands of Lordaeron were not for the faint of heart; be it the putrescence of the Scourge’s long-lingering remnant, or the rock-strewn hills and valleys that made farmers out of only the most …

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