Thursday, December 22, 2011


I don't know about anyone else's guild, but mine is rather empty at the moment due to SW:TOR and the Christmas break.

At times like these, I of course turn to PuGs... and the LFR tool is making it easier than ever to get loot.

The encounters themselves are also quite fun - the Spine of Deathwing is probably my favourite, since it actually feels like the way a dragon should be fought (seriously... why the hell would Onyxia, Nefarian, all the green dragons, Azuregos, Vael or any other frickin dragon that I missed fight us on the ground or in a cramped room when they can fly?!).

I am also rather amused by the tank queue - yes, there is one! - in LFR; it's a switch to have to be waiting for healers rather than tanks for a change (although sadly, the DPS queue is still the same 10-20min wait it usually is).

Anyway, as I'm not likely to post again before Christmas, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Winter Veil - don't forget to open your Winter Veil presents come Sunday! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Race to World First

I thought I'd highlight the Race to World First movie.

It's a longish documentary about WoW in general and focussing on high-end raiding guilds, with interviews with various players from some of the top guilds in the world.

It's probably not anything extraordinary in terms of content, but I found it interesting enough to watch.

I have to admit... I think some of these people take WoW a little too seriously for my taste (I lost count of the number of people saying they were the #1 in the world), but I suppose each to their own!

Oh, and another thing - they even mention an Aussie raiding team, Adept, who managed to grab the world first heroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker kill. Oi oi oi! :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Guild Restructure: Earning my Stripes

Well, not so much earning as there isn't anyone else that wants the job :P

Basically, a couple of weeks ago, our then-guild leader, Sailan (Siha of Banana Shoulders) announced her decision to step down, due to a waning interest in WoW.

Our new guild leader, Benalis, is clearly keen on bringing new life to our little guild and promptly asked me if I would take the role of PvP officer.

This would be a new role, because Southern Wardens traditionally hasn't been interested in PvP; a number of guildies have no interest in engaging in mass slaughter on the battlefield and I've mentioned before how I've had trouble even finding a regular 2v2 partner.

However, now that I've reluctantly accepted this leadership position (I'm a sheep at heart...), I will do my best to make guild PvP a fun and challenging experience for everyone (yeah, that sounds cliche-ingly corny to me, too :P).

Sooooo.... anyone interested in joining our guild? We do PvP! And stuff! *cough* Yep.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More 4.3 Musings

After having seen most of what Patch 4.3 brought, I can now comment on the following:

  1. Gem prices are horrible :(
  2. The new 5man dungeons are fun, especially End Time
  3. The LFR tool is as easy to use as the LFG tool and the PuG standard is similar too - either great or terrible
  4. The makeover of the Darkmoon Faire is brilliant (and does this remind anyone else of the original Monkey Island? I keep having flashbacks to Meathook with his parrot and the Fettucini Brothers' circus... o.O)
  5. Tyrande is a huntard:

...Seriously, Tyrande? Out of Arrows? :P

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's a crossbow!

Finally, my crossbow actually sounds like a crossbow instead of a gun! I'm so glad Blizzard fixed the sound for this, although I suppose I'll probably be upgrading it in the near future. Oh well :P

One other little thing I've noticed that isn't specifically in the patch notes: Blizzard cleaned up the tracking list and hunter-specific tracking has its own pullout tab. It looks a tiny bit neater, which I suppose is a good thing.

Other than that, I haven't seen too much of the new Patch (Blizzard of course decided to do a rolling restart in the middle of my first new 5man dungeon run, so I haven't completed that yet), so I will probably post more stuff as it comes.

In the meantime, here's my brand new Elven Ranger look:

Not quite a Warcraft 3 pre-banshee Sylvanas, but close enough! :)