Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blogaversary!

My blog is a year old now. Wow. I honestly didn't think that when I started writing this blog that I would stick with it for a year or that I would even have any non guild readers. My very first post was on January 25, 2010 and I meant to write a huge year in review post but work kept interrupting me every time I wrote more then two sentences. So for the moment I will just post this while I try to finish the other post. Woots for a year of ramblings!

Oh and here are a few screen shots from the Gnomish Death Race that I held on sunday to celebrate my blogaversary. We had nine racers participate and everyone had a great time.
 A shot of the racers lining up at the start of the race:
 The race has begun:
 The pack enters the tunnel to Searing Gorge:
 The first racers into Burning Steppes:
 The winners crossing the finish line:
 Here are the three winners and my mage:

Thanks to everyone who participated in helping me celebrate. /cheers

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Celebration

So on the 25th of this month I will celebrate my first blogaversary! Woots! I have decided to celebrate the best way I know how...an ingame gnomish death race and you are all invited!! Now you may be asking yourselves what exactly is a gnomish death race? Well first and foremost its a race to the death! It is a race of level 1 gnomes from the gates of Ironforge to the gates of Stormwind. The race takes the gnomes through Khaz Modan, Searing Gorge, Burning Steppes, Redridge, and Elwynn.

Since the occasion is my blogaversary I am inviting all my faithful blog readers to join in on the fun! The race will take place on Sunday January 23 at 2 PST at the gates of Ironforge. All you have to do is be there on a level 1 gnome ready to race! Why race you may ask? Well other than the fact that the race is fun, the winner will receive 500g, second place receives 300g, and third place gets 200g. If you are interested in participating and you're on a different server...well...I will have a banner announcing that you have placed in the top 3 of the race which you can display on your blog or make a forum signature out of it. Or you can just have bragging rights!

If you are interested in participating please leave a comment letting me know or contact me through email: jedimas729 (at) gmail (dot) com or ingame by whispering Jedem on the Alliance side of the US-Ursin server! It will be a great time and I hope to see a lot of people there!

Friday, January 14, 2011

How to succeed at Cataclysm Heroics

So I was thinking about my previous post about how much bad luck I was having running heroics at the time and like usual my mind started wandering all over the place. I eventually thought up a few things that puggers can do to ensure that their group succeeds or at least so that their run doesn't end in total failure. Keep reading after the break to find out how you too can succeed in heroics!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Archaelogy is the DEVIL

As anyone who has leveled Archeology past 100 can tell you...its the Devil! Just like football, Ben Franklin, girls, and the robot Devil. It is a good source of supplemental experience while leveling but once you are 85 and have to fly all over the world repeatedly...it loses a little bit of it' fun. Stupid profession sending me from STV to EPL then BACK to STV! The bright side is that I have gotten the raptor mount and pet and both are very, very, very smexy. Now if only Tol'vir digsites would stop being such a tease and give me more locations I would be happy. Damn Kitty people keeping their canopic jars to themselves instead of filling them with dragon recipes for me to dig up!

Moving on from frustration to something a little better. Heroics! Guild has had a lot of people hit 85 so we've been running a lot of guild groups which are the best thing since sliced bread. Oh and to add to the list of the most obvious things ever: the sky is blue, wow is addicting, and pie is delicious. My mage is thankfully sporting a nice 340ish item level which would be higher except that I have been also running heroics on my shaman who is also sporting a 340ish item level. I think my warrior will hit 85 this weekend and then I'll have to get him up in item level so that I can get him some sexy gears.

Speaking of the Guild, we are currently at level 9 which is pretty awesome! We have gotten our first feast recipe from guild achievements (feast) and now that it is no longer bugged and giving out the wrong buff to people I'll be farming up more mats to make with the dropping them for groups. The lowering of the guild flask achievement was a very smooth move by blizzard. Before most guilds had no chance of getting 10k flasks made before they started raiding and actually needed them but now that it has been lowered to 1k and 3k it is a lot more doable. Woots for a development team that listens to us every now and then.

Well I've almost exhausted my extensive list of topics that I wanted to rant a little about so I think I will end this post now. Well before I do that I just wanted to say that I noticed that I started my blog in January of 2010. At the end of a month I will have spent a year rambling and ranting about random things that pop into my mind. I'll see about posting something special for the 25th which is the actual anniversary date. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should write about?