Quick QQ

In which Deyndor QQs.

So I had two other posts that I planned on making this week, but one I haven’t started and the other I need to finish.  This however takes precedence.  Reading the patch notes today (thanks Amber for the google doc of them for those of us with mean IT people) and I noticed something:

World Event Bosses
The previous summoning criteria for these bosses have been removed. Players can queue up for and fight each World Event boss as many times as they want for any standard loot that they may drop.
All rare holiday items (such as The Horseman’s Reins) will have a chance of being found in holiday-themed loot troves which will drop once for each player in the party no more than once per day, in the same manner that doing the Random Dungeon daily quest will provide a specific reward the first time it is completed in a day.

Now, reading that last section, about the holiday bosses, got me quite peeved.  Some of you may remember my post about Ollyn getting a new horsie back in October.   I run the holiday stuff with 4 friends.  When mounts drop, we talk and decide who should get it.  For the Horseman’s Reins it was decided that I would get it (yay me! )  Actually, we rolled and I won, but normally for stuff like that we decide who gets it.  With this new system, unless anything like that is trade-able (which I doubt it will be), we don’t have that option anymore.

Maybe I’m not reading it correctly, but it seems like they’ve just cut down the chance to get rare mounts and what not.  Which, will make them more rare and stop the ninja’ing of them, but still. Instead of having four (or five) chances at the cool holiday items per day, I now have one.  Thanks blizz.  Hope you increase the drop rate to better suit this system.

Thanks for listening to my QQ, I’ll try and have one of the previously mentioned posts up shortly.


Proving the rule wrong

In which Deyndor whore’s himself out for blog hits.

This is going to prove Pike‘s blogging rule wrong.

She said:

@Angelya_au It’s a rule of blogging: the amount of time you spend on a post is inversely proportional to the # of comments you will receive

This took around a minute to write and I’m guessing it will get no comments.  Or it will get comments because I linked it on twitter.  We’ll see.

And yes, this is because I could think of nothing else to post and noticed that I hadn’t posted since early this month.  Besides, I like to think I’m somewhat of an attention whore. 😛

Single Abstract Noun

In which Deyndor joins a guild of…bloggers?

I probably should have made this post last night, but I was tired and didn’t have the energy.  This is actually being written while I’m at work, so the quality of my writing is probably lacking more than usual.  *looks over shoulder for boss*

So yesterday I got home from work and did what I always do, I logged into Twitter (I seem to have become addicted to it).  And notice Miss Medicina talking about a “bloggie guild” as she put it.  I was slightly confused, so I asked her what she was talking about.  Apparently between when I left work and when I got home my google reader finally updated with Tamarind‘s newest post, talking about starting up a guild for bloggers.

However, since he’s in the EU, some of us across the pond can’t join him.  So Miss Medicina started up a US/Oceanic branch!  So come one, come all to beautiful Argent Dawn-US!  Create an alt Alliance side (if you’re US/Oceanic, Horde side for EU) and come join in the fun.

At one point our awesomeness (although Miss Medicina claims it’s because she took off her robe) actually caused the server to crash.  If that doesn’t show how much we rock and that you should join us, I don’t know what does.

This isn’t just for bloggers, this is for people that read blogs too.  If you want to be part of our ever growing community, then create the alt, and if you’re on Argent Dawn-US, just /join singleabstractnoun, and ask any one in the channel for a guild invite, they should all be able to do that.

I look forward to interacting with all of you lovely folks, so stop on by and stay for a while.

P.S. Oh yeah, I rolled a dwarf too.  I feel so short…  But my glorious beard is sexy, see:

Look at that sexy beard

Moar Filler!

Just a filler post until I get a better post idea.  You can thank Miss Medicina for the lovely MS  Paint drawing.

Almost There

This is just a quick post that I meant to do on Sunday night, but forgot with all the fun of the secret admirer project.*

Two things quickly:

Firstly, is there anyone more unlucky than me?  I thought I was the only one that didn’t have the drake at this point.  Apparently the pug healer didn’t either.

And secondly:

Deyndor finally hit 70.  Only 10 more levels to go.  😀

*Once again, thanks to Dristanel! It made for an amazingly fun weekend.  I also love that she used my letter to Khi as the image for the post.

The big reveal

Khi my dear,

I’ve been watching you these past 3 days, knowing that while you’re flattered by my words, you didn’t know who I was.

Today I tell you that it was I, Deyndor, who has been stalking admiring you from afar.

Make sure the box has plenty of holes my love, I plan on going with you!

Reasons to Raid

While driving home from work tonight, singing along to what was playing on the radio (yes, I’m that guy), I started to think about my not raiding.  More specifically, why I’m not raiding.

There are many reasons really.  At first it was simple burn out.  I wasn’t in a hardcore guild or anything, but I was raiding something like 16 hours a week.  Wow, that actually seems like a lot when I write it down.  Anyway, I was getting sick of all my WoW time being spent raiding.  I would get home from work, eat dinner, log in and be raiding 15 minutes later.  No time for dailies, minimal time to make sure I’m stocked on shards, flasks, and buff foods.  Then once the raid was called for the night, I’d go to bed.  Essentially it had turned into a second job, and I was annoyed with that.

Since then I’ve found guilds that were looking for warlocks that had raid times that worked out better for me, but I still didn’t go back to raiding.  The burnout had faded, but I still didn’t want to raid.  Not until recently have I started feeling the bite of the raiding bug again.

I stopped raiding a month or two after ToC was released, and I think that it might be the reason I didn’t go back.  Partly because I hate that raid.  I have cleared it on 25 man, but found it really boring.  A lot of people might not get this, but I love having trash on the way to bosses.  Sure, my DPS is crap on trash, but it gives a nice break where you can unwind between boss fights.  In ToC you don’t really have that chance.

The other main reason I think ToC killed my desire to raid for a while, was that it didn’t seem to fit with my picture of Ollyn.  One of my favorite parts of raiding, and call me a dork for this if you will, since I am, is that I picture Ollyn helping the people of Azeroth by going into Naxx and killing KT, or into Ulduar to take down an old god.

But with ToC, what would I be doing?  Proving my worth to Tirion Fordring?  Why should I?  Haven’t I already proven my skill with the past threats to Azeroth that I’ve overcome?  How does defeating the faction champions of the Horde prepare me to take down Arthas?  What does killing some snowbolds have to do with destroying the Scourge?

And thus, I realized that somewhere inside me, I had set up a minimal amount of RP for Ollyn.  Now I like to hold to my delusions that I’m a fairly competent writer, but I could not RP.  When I’m writing a story, it take me forever to think up dialog that doesn’t sound terrible.  I could come up with a back story for Ollyn without too much trouble I think, but having to interact with others in character?  Forget it!

But with the release of Icecrown, once again I can see him rushing in to help take down the current threat to the world.  So I think maybe its time for me to get back into raiding.  So why, dear readers, do you raid?

Look out Arthas, I’m coming for you…