Getting Ready For Realm Connection

With the connection of Aszune and Shadowsong announced as being July 2nd, I decided to check out the web for a list of common issues post connection, so I could be prepared for the worst, should it happen. What I found was reassuringly few problems but the ones I did find were fairly major ones. PROBLEM: ALL characters vanished during the connection process. Blizzard is did restore the toons and…

June 30, 2014

Connected At Last!

Princess Aszune and Maiev Shadowsong the namesakes of our realms Well OK not actually connected but that days is not far away as this week the announcement that I have been praying for each week finally came. Shadowsong EU is to get connected, To Aszune. Wait what realm? I’d never heard of it during my research into realm pops so this one had slipped through my radar completely, the cynic…

June 23, 2014

Vision or Delusion? You Decide!

Been thinking a lot about this recently and how we can get the benefits of a big server without moving everything off of Shadowsong. What we’re after is a bigger pool of players to recruit from than Shadowsong is able to offer us. Somewhere like Silvermoon is perfect as it has a big Alliance heavy population. It is a perfect realm for what we want, but none of us really…

May 26, 2014

I’m Still Here

It has been a while since my last post so I just thought I’d make a quick post to confirm I’m still alive, still playing WoW and still planning on writing blog posts. The reason for my slackness is that I’m having to put a lot of time into guild management as we hit the lull period of the expansion. I’ve lost 3 of my 15 man raid team to…

April 20, 2014

10 Tips to Prepare for Pandacraft

In only a few short weeks, we will begin the charge to Pandaria and to level 90, but before September 25 arrives, we even begin preparations for the big day. We need to consider many things for our characters and our computing hardware. Many of these tasks are quick and simple housekeeping type of things that if we weren’t so busy we would keep on top of all the time but always…

August 16, 2012

Switching Guilds

A few weeks back I made a tough decision, I love the guys and girls at Saturday Knight Fever, they rock they really do. But sometimes you have to be selfish and after a lot of  soul searching and attempts to prevent it happening I decided that I had to leave them behind. The options were limited, I love WoW for 2 reasons, the friendships I have built and the…

February 7, 2012

Add On: GTFO

A real quick post to plug my current best friend type addon, GTFO. Put in the authors own words, GTFO is: GTFO provides an audible alert when you’re standing in something you’re not supposed to be standing in. In some cases, you’ll be warned before you start taking damage. This mod improves your situational awareness and is recommended for dungeon divers and raiders of all skill levels as even the most seasoned…

June 27, 2011

Server Last: All about Beer Kill the Lich King.

Tonight the boys and girls from All about Beer, the guild of friends that I house my ‘lock with managed to kill the Lich King. Sure, to many this is no real achievement, but for a small group of very casual folks its a big deal and it was done in gear that would qualify us as a strict 10 man group and many people don’t get to do that. The…

December 6, 2010

The Backstory: A Raid Group of My Own

Having been boosted by Soul of the Fire through Molten Core and Onyxia I continued to leech from their kindness with runs through Zul’Gurub and Molten Core on their off-nights. I was really enjoying the experience but felt like I was simply a passenger and started looking for a guild I could raid with. I was very happy in EZO where I was an officer, but despite large numbers very little interest in raiding…

November 20, 2010

Preparing For Deathwing pt2

On December 7th, we will begin the charge to kill Deathwing, but before we even think about the ultimate goal of this expansion we need to consider what smaller steps we need to take. Firstly you should review the 10 steps I mentioned in my post Preparing For Deathwing last week as at least 9 are still relevant. Now you’ve done them, lets look at the task and set out…

November 10, 2010