Friday, October 8, 2010

Not Dead…Just Healing…

So I haven’t been around for a while…again…but this time it’s not due to a severe illness or surgery (although that may rear its ugly head again soon…but that’s another story).

Nope…the truth is…I rolled a new alt /gasp. I know…you’re all in shock as you read this right? Well it gets even better! But let me fill in a little back story first!

A dear friend of my mine from my previous guild on Stormrage convinced me to server transfer back and just hang out in the alt guild since I really had no interest in raiding, or being near certain players I had serious issues with. I agreed, but only because I did miss me really close friends I had played with for about three years and I knew they all had alts in the alt guild.

Fast forward a few weeks…The GM of the raiding guild decides he wants to be harder core (he always has) and that all their ideas don’t match his…so he says he is leaving to make a new 25 man hardcore guild. Of course we later find out he had it planned for weeks…with a website, vent, etc already setup…but whatever. He takes a few players with him, most we figured would follow him, but there were a few surprises, but it happened…and I‘m over it. Of course it was easier for me because I had no love for some of the players that left and kind of like the atmosphere that has been left behind…a sense of calm, quiet, casual and friendly play.
So you wonder what this has to do with my new alt? Or have you figured it out?

So we all get together and discuss our steps and what we will do. We vote in a new GM (who also happened to be my buddy who convinced me to server transfer back) and some raid leaders and officers. Basically we went back to many of the core founders who originally setup the guild, including myself and my boyfriend (who I convinced to come back and play not that things were more settled) together with a few newer officers that are amazing and stayed behind to stick it out with us.

I absolutely love that I am going to be able to sit back and relax and have fun again playing with people I like and doing the 10 mans I prefer. No more forced progression wipe fests on bosses we are really not prepared for. Just fun…what this game was meant for…well I hope at least.

Still want to know about the alt right? Well i figured quite a few hunters stayed behind, and to be honest I am not sure what the expansion and patch holds for them. I also know that with multiple 10 man groups running we will most likely be needing extra healers and tanks. So…my boyfriend decided to continue leveling an alt warrior he had to tank…and I created a healing Shaman!

The BF was skeptical at first…we all know how I start a toon and usually park it shortly after she hits 10…and healing…well that can be a bitch right?

Wrong…

I am really loving healing the low level dungeons so far. And the heirloom gear makes leveling so fast, especially when paired with dungeon runs.

Gwethana just dinged level 36 last night…and as you can see by the following…she is having a blast!

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So far only one death while Gwethana was healing…but it was a one shot…that’s not the healers fault right? We can’t be expected to foresee the future can we?
Hopefully there will be more tales of the leveling shaman in the near future.
Please feel free to leave comments (and helpful advice for a first time healer) below.
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

So if you noticed, I haven't blogged for a while. The fact is, even though I have had a lot to say, I haven't really wanted to say it, because I sometimes don't know how to say things without pissing people off...at least until I calm down.

So I've calmed down.

I took a raiding break. Then I found what I thought would be a great community guild on Twitter and I left my guild to join them and help them build up by offering web help, etc. I grabbed my little hunter butt and transferred her over to Ner'zhul, which was strange because not only was it a PVP server, but it is also 3 hours behind my timezone (which makes matching up raiding times very difficult). It was great there for a while. We went from a newly formed 10 man guild to being 11/12 in ICC in about a month. It was great! The people seemed great!

Then the raid leader had to step down for very personal reasons (which was sad because I adore the guy) and then it just seemed like everything went to hell. I'm not going to point fingers and name names, but things went nuts and I took another raiding break. Unfortunately during that time I was made to feel like utter crap by a member or two and then found out I was being called a liar etc because I rolled a new alt one Saturday afternoon, and well...let's just say I snapped and /gquit every toon I had in that guild.

So that's where I have been.

I'm kind of lost and not sure if I even want to bother with any guild or raiding stuff until Cataclysm now. Maybe I'll just lounge around on some alts (a few of which are /gasp HORDE!) and keep messing around with the Gnomeregan quests and whatnot.

Speaking of which! Treeannah started doing the Gnomeregan quests and she was having a blast until one of the NPCs (Tog) you were supposed to bore to death with a Braveheart type speech actually glitched and wouldn't let us bother him. Here are sscreenshots of the fun!

So many people here turning in the achievement!
Wow it's pretty damn busy over here in Tinkertown!
Me and my gnome posse!
The bugged NPC (Tog) and a whole ton of pissed of people waiting to turn in the quest.

Boo!

Maybe tomorrow night...tonight I should do homework...I said should! Tomorrow I might even do another blog about my Horde alties! Oh snap! Two posts in a week! (OK Don't count on it...we all know how I am...)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

WoWisms Update

Wow…it’s been a while since I last updated. But I have an excuse…I was really sick. If you want to read into the details of it all you can find it on my personal Blog…but be warned…it’s boring…and has NOTHING at all to do with WoW.

http://everything-gwenny.blogspot.com/2010/05/mia.html

So what has happened WoWwise since then? Quite a bit actually!

Let’s start with Treeannah. In addition to her recent Rotface kill I can also now add the following murders to her list: Blood Prince Council, Blood Queen Lana'thel, Professor Putricide together with the rescue of Valithria Dreamwalker (all on 25 man normal).

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We started working on Sindragosa. It took a few attempts to figure out how the ice tombs should work…

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But we soon got the hang of that by putting all fine in one line and firing them down fast. We just have to smooth out the final phase and we’ll get her…hopefully next week. (I was off this week recovering from surgery.)

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Due to the surgery I have actually been doing a lot of alt creating and levelling. I can’t handle 2-3 straight hours of sitting in the chair pounding on bosses, but I love to be able to log in, pound out a few quests until I run out of blue, and then log out and watch a movie on iTunes. It’s been great fun (minus the pain of course).

Bellamortuus is now at level 20 and I just finally got blizzard. Trying to figure out what to do next with her.

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Warning: leaving to answer the door after ordering pizza may result in death of squishy toons…

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Oh…and for the record…sparkly ponies and undead just don’t mix…I just couldn’t do that to poor Bella…I had to buy her a real pony.

I also took the time to make a druid (Boomkin) and a paladin (Holy). These should make for some very interesting projects. They are each level 10 already. More on them later though…I think I need a nap…

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ding 10!

Yeah ok I know...10 is not that big a deal to all you overpowered 80s (yes I have two of those as well). But now I get to start putting points into my talent tree!
As promised I went with the polls and put my first point into the frost tree. What I thought was an obvious choice for my first point was Improved Forstbolt. I read somewhere all you do when levelling is frostbolt, frostbolt, frostbolt.
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But then I was reading Psynister's Mage Levelling Part I: Beginning and realized I might be doing something wrong! From spec to rotation. /cry
So I need some help. I'm not going to throw a vote up, but leave some comments about what you think I should do point and rotation wise for the next ten levels. Let's see how that goes!
And now for the levelling update.
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I loved this quest. It was so full of emotion, unexpected of an undead race.
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Also as promised according to the votes, tailoring and skinning have been picked up as my professions.
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My first death at level 8. Not too bad for a squishy, Murlocs...it's always murlocs!
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Now here is what I’m talking about! Wiping out the human race! I’m up for that! 
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And of course…
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Updates

The guild I raided with before my break has been having some issues on their home server, Fenris. There just wasn't enough talent to put together a solid 25 man raid group 3 times a week. Many people who did come only came for the easy nights and avoided the wipe progression nights like the plague. The officers got together and discussed how to handle this situation (myself included) and it was decided a server transfer was the best bet to (a) have more options available to us when it came to either recruiting more talent or even pugging in talented players and (b) weed out the people who were obviously not serious enough about raiding to show up when required.

I sat down and thought long and hard about my options. I spoke to my other half, who also has taken a break from raiding. Together we decided I should go back to raiding if it was what I wanted. He is currently studying every night for a career that will most likely take up most of his evenings also. He would prefer I had something to do then sit at home alone bored.

So I transferred Treeannah over to Stormrage with the rest of the core of my guild, Nephilim.The transfer didn't take nearly as long as I thought. Maybe 15 minutes tops. A week my ass!



We ran our first ICC raid last night. There were about 20 Nephilim members and we pugged in the other 5. I think this raid ran smoother than even some of our full raids on Fenris. It was a breath of fresh air. We one-shotted everything up to (and including) Festergut. We had some weird glitch issue with Rotface where he insisted on running out of the room and disappearing (with less than 10% life no less) but we got him easily the next time. My first Rotface kill. And I also finally reached exalted with the Ashen Verdict. Booyeah! And it was great to raid with my friend again, people I have been playing with for almost 3 years now. Oh, and I didn't forget how to play! I mean I am a little behind some of the other players (to be expected after a 2 month break) but I was pretty proud of this Lady Kill. Yeah I know I mostly just stand there and pew pew (unless I am MCed which ALWAYS happens to me) but yeah...I didn't suck...too much...

So you ask...does this mean the alt project is a no go?

NEVER!

In fact I have an update on Bella. She made it to 10! And therefore more polls/questions must be asked! See we are raiding Tues, Thurs and Mon - so that leaves my weekends free and clear for alt leveling goodness (that and trying to find some good ways to make money on a new server without her alt support system so I can pay for repairs, enchants etc...) So keep your eye open for more Bella fun!

(P.S. - I have screenshots...but they are at home...FAIL!)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A New Star Is Born...

...well maybe not...but you get what I meant!

So you all asked for it...and I delivered as promised!

I give you Bellamortuus! Undead mage extraordinaire (or at least I hope she will be eventually).

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I am really enjoying playing her. This is an area I have not played in before, and it's refreshing to get a new intro and a whole new set of quests to read (and yeas...I am taking the time to read them all!)

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Starting off underground in a crypt? Too cool! Wait...they woke me up? Huh? Why was I sleeping? And now you want me to work!!!

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Oh that explains everything. Yes, thank you for clearing up my confusion. Wait a minute...I was a slave of the Lich King???

Well that’s about it. Loving the quests over here. The storyline is great!

Here is my “Ding Board” – enjoy it while it lasts because it only gets more slow going as I progress.

Oh and I haven’t died yet! Surprising for a squishy! Of course I was lucky enough to have my good friend Heather (Beverlyheals) levelling along beside me for a fair amount of time. Until I turned her into a bunny…then she conveniently had to leave…(/joking).

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She of course missed where I accidentally turned myself into a bunny…

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Now…on to the polls!




And now it’s time to rest…until I get enough votes to move forward that is!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

And Now For Something Not Really All That Different...

Wow...life has been crazy! Bet you all thought I was a one post wonder! Well I guess you were wrong weren't you?

/sticks out her tongue at you

I had a final exam last Saturday that was stressing me out, as well as a final essay that was due today...hence why I've been away...bsing my way through English essays on novels and short stories I didn't even really like that much.

But that's over now!

So needless to say, since I quite raiding...I've been pretty bored. I mean don't get me wrong, I am loving the break from bowing down to the schedule of 24 other people and being where they want me when they want me there...but it's just not the same.

Sometimes I long for the fun ten man days we had before it was decided 25 man would be so much better and make us all that more powerful, etc. etc.

I didn't care about that...I like the bonding and friendships built in the ten mans. Sometimes I still want that. But I don't think I'm quite ready for it yet. Maybe after Cataclysm comes out...

That being said I have been rolling alts like crazy, but nothing is filling that hole...until I happened on this post on wow.com.


It's called "Choose My Adventure"...and I want to do it! Maybe this will give me reason to continue on with something...at least until Cata comes and I can level to 85 and rethink the whole raiding thing.

So here's where you come in...I need some votes for what path to follow...to make it just like the Choose Your Adventure on wow.com.

I want to be able to join this guild, It Came From The Blog, so that predetermines that I must be a horde toon on the Zangarmarsh server. But what to play?


Please note I have already leveled both a hunter and a deathknight to 80. I also have a paladin and a warrior already in the high 50-60's. Not that you can't choose these, just letting you know for information sake.


I think I will leave it at that for now. Next I will be asking about professions, skill trees, etc. But that obviously won't matter until we know what we are rolling right?

Anyone care to play along with me? And blog about it as well? This could be fun!