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The Return

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Well I’m back from a bit of an Age of Conan Sabbatical, and I’m hunkering down for Wrath of the Lich King.

For me preparing for Wotlk really comes down to two things:

1) What will help me level fastest.

2) What kinds of things will carry over to level 80, and still matter.

So far this week I’ve repaced herbalism with engineering and gotten that to 375 on my paladin. I’ve also started getting together all the mats to grind my blacksmithing to 375, but I’ll hold off on that until Wotlk.

Once Wotlk is released i plan to mine the hell out of Northrend then drop mining altogether for blacksmithing once I have all the mats I need to get my Blacksmithing and Engineering to the Max level. I think that would give me the jump start into raids and instances in Wotlk.

As far as my Shadow priest goes, he’s pretty self sufficient with Enchanting and Tailoring. I’m currently trying to get the Deathfrost Enchant from Lord Ahune and that is really about it.

A few of my RL friends have gotten together and we’ve restarted my old guild <Facing Worlds>.

<Facing Worlds> was great at ten man instances and what really broke our group up was 25 man content. We never really found another guild that ran as smoothly, and being late to the expansion (due to an ill advised jaunt to Vanguard) really put us behind the curve. In the end most of my friends took a break and haven’t returned til now.

The guild dynamic  will change though with Wotlk. With there being many more ten man instances I think that there will be a lot of ten man focused progression guilds and it seems like a good idea to me.

Its all optimistic and not only am I not burned out any more but I dare say I’m a but excited :)

Time Time Time

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Well, I’ve been pretty sick lately. The short of things is my Paladin is 70, uncrittable and since I managed to grind out my gavel I’ve just started tanking heroics.

I had a planned article on the theories of haste weighed against +damage for a shadow priest but 2.4 came out and all that is on hold.

Its funny how new content can give you a little bit of pep in you wow step again. I’ll be back in a bit, but I’d just like to enjoy the new content for a bit.

See you soon!

R.I.P – Where is Where’s Rodjur…

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Strangely enough “Where’s Rodjur?” is one of my favorite blogs. I have no idea why, but its a fresh idea to me and I was always excited to see what would happen next..

For those who missed it here is a google cache of the page, they manage to get the whole blog in a snapshot.

Now you can miss Rodjur it like I do :)

Introducing: Squirrel

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

This dashing 68 paladin, Squirrel is my current main.

She was created by my brother in a misguided attempt of mine to get him to join me in WoW. After discovering the hidden Tankadin community over at MainTankadin, I’ve grown pretty Fascinated with AoE tanking and the reactive tanking mechanics of a Tankadin. I Spec’d Jils Prot right when I started her, she was level 47 at the time. I’ve gotten her to 68 pretty quickly and it feels like I’ve rediscoved what I loved about WoW when I started playing .I’ll hopefully hit 70 by this weekend and start instancing heroics for the gear I need.

The folks over at Maintankadin have a great quick and dirty list to getting uncrushable. The guide I’m referring to is Eanin’s Failsafe Uncrushability Guide. Another Great list gear wise is MT gear progression and if you’d like to review the whole reason behind the gearing all the math and descriptions are here in Pre-raid Tanking: Theories, Goals and the Gear to Get There .

I Burned Out

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

I’d been raiding for 25 hours a week, working 50 hours a week, farming 5 hours a week so that I can raid and sleeping with the rest of the time. My main was a 70 Shadow Priest, and together him and I have downed everything but Illidan, and the guild I was in was attempting him. The real problem then was I flat out burned out, and in my frustration I gquitted and left the game completely.

It’s been a couple of weeks and I’ve rested and now I’m back. The catalyst of my renewed interest is mostly due to the  interesting blogging community that seems to have sprung up around WoW.  Currently I’ll be playing a paladin that my brother left to obscurity over my mothballed priest and trying to get my wow groove back. This blog is an attempt at to join with the wow blogging community that I enjoy reading so much, and to figure out why I loved this damn game so much in the first place.