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 […]

Why I don’t have a post today (More Fic!)
comment 1 Written by on December 9, 2009 – 5:35 pm

I was too busy writing this.

(With Arrens and Linedan obviously)

It’s long, and rather epic, and I’m quite proud of it.  It’s also 12 kinds of too long for a blog post, so I hope you don’t mind me sending you over there to read it. Have fun, and back to normal posting tomorrow!

Tuesdays are for RP
comment 1 Written by on December 8, 2009 – 10:15 am

Best thing to do on patch day, hands down?

RP

  • You don’t need a UI or addons that work – just have to be able to see your chat window.
  • You don’t need the server to be stable.
  • Lag is mildly annoying but not gamebreaking.
  • You don’t need to be in a major city, on a certain continent, or anywhere near all the OMG NEW STUFF mob.
  • You don’t even need your home server – coordinate on your guild forum, roll up some alts on a server that’s live, and head into town. Level 1’s can get most anywhere these days without too much fuss.

Which isn’t to say that running a new dungeon isn’t awesome, and that I won’t try to sneak a spot into the new 5-man (possibly OOC, possibly IC, we’ll see) – but sometimes (ok… anytime) when there’s a major patch, the servers aren’t stable, and oh GODS my UI looks like crap, and EVERYONE wants to be where the action is so there’s Ahn-Qiraj levels of lag, and hey look Northrend is offline, and server reset in 15 minutes, and World Server is Down, and… well, you know how it goes.

So if you find yourself frustrated tonight, think about popping down to pub, the park, Bruuk’s tavern, Silvermoon City, Thunder Bluff, Stormwind, wherever the RP happens. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Windows 7 and WoWScribe
comment 1 Written by on December 7, 2009 – 12:13 pm

Due to some impending doom on the part of my geriatric hard-drive, I’ve upgraded! My computer has a new brain and a whole new outlook on life, and I’m no longer randomly getting blue screens of death because my hard-drive’s memory is slowly going bad.

That said, if you are running Windows7, there’s an important tidbit you should know if you want to be using a chat log program like WoWScribe.

You /must/ be running World of Warcraft in administrator mode in order for it to be allowed to copy your chat text into a separate file. (From normal “user” mode, WoW isn’t allowed to access any other files, and as such, won’t save your chats even if WoWScribe says it’s running.)

This is relatively easy to fix – you can either right-click and “Run as Administrator” every time you run WoW, or you can change the permissions associated with World of Warcraft so that it /always/ loads as administrator.  To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Right click on your WoW Icon
  • Select “Troubleshoot Compatibility”
  • Select “Troubleshoot Program”
  • Check the box labeled “This Program Requires Additional Permissions”, click Next
  • Click the button labeled “Start this program” – it will open a dialogue box that wants to make sure you are OK with running it as Administrator. Click yes, and it will open the Blizzard launcher. Close the Blizzard launcher and click “Next” on the permissions dialogue box.
  • Click “Yes, save these settings for this program”

And Poof!  You’ll no longer have to worry about remembering.

As an aside, I had to do the same with Ventrilo, otherwise my Ventrilo hotkeys would not work while I was tabbed into WoW.

How To Ensure Aely Yells At You
comment 1 Written by on December 5, 2009 – 10:53 am

Pull a stunt like this.

<evil grin> Today is gonna be /fun/.

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The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

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