2012: Just Another Year in Azeroth

This year has been a real roller coaster ride for me in Warcraft and to be honest I got to admit that what looked real scary at the beginning ended really well and I’m really looking forward to the next ride although I must admit I’m hoping for a more gentle run this time around. That said, I have doubled my wow friends list and have had the honour of…

December 31, 2012
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How I Finally Got Val’anyr

After 3 years and 4 months I have finally gotten my legendary mace, Val’anyr, Hammer of the Ancient Kings and I appreciate that it is an expansion too late but my first fragment was gained on April 15th 2009 (the day Ulduar was introduced in Patch 3.1) thanks to one of my healing crew passing up the chance for the fragment, thanks Spicefang!  Finally last week I hit the magic…

August 26, 2012
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Deadwing

Deathy is dead!  (screenshot courtesy of Exhumed) I’m glad to report that on February 9th, 2012 myself and 9 friends from Exhumed successfully slaughtered Deathwing and therefore saved the citizens of Azeroth from their impending doom. But seriously, I was honoured to be part of the guild’s first kill and as much as my ego would like to think they couldn’t have done it without me they most definitely could have although I’m glad they…

February 21, 2012
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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
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Working Hard to Keep Myself Happy

Real life can be a harsh mistress at times. Family life and work place demands on us all and can cause us to change our habits. For the past 6 years, I have managed to fit raiding in around family life and fortunately found guilds that started at 20:00 my time (21:00 server) and when my son grew older and that restriction was removed I was able to join friends…

November 16, 2011
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Funniest Mistakes in Warcraft or OMFG You Nubcaek!

Raiding is a serious side of Warcraft, in fact any MMORPG you are part of a team and your 9-39 collegues are depending on you not to waste their time. We expect, nay demand that people show up on time, come prepared by having food, potions, elixirs, and any other buffs. We expect people to have their best gear equipped, enchanted, gemmed and fully repaired. We all hope that others…

November 7, 2011
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10 vs 25 Man Raiding

Back in April 2010, Blizzard announced the single raid lockout for 10 and 25 man raids. They also announcede that the loot in Cataclysm raids would be the same iLevel for 10 and 25 man raids. It is now 10 months since Cata launched and I have had time to assess the impact this policy has had on raiding, guilds and the game in general.  I finished Wrath in a 25 man…

September 5, 2011
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Welcome to the Firelands!

A week ago today 4.2 launched and the Firelands raid was thrust upon us. I was happy that we managed to kill Cho’Gall pre-nerf but a little sad that we failed to get Nefarian and Al’Akir down and having seen the Tier 11 content post nerf I’m a little bit more miffed than I was this time last week. Anyhow, I am sure you, my loyal readers don’t want to know that,…

July 13, 2011
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Cho’Gall has now left the building!

Finally after what seemed like hundreds of deaths to Cho’Gall (I’m sure the number was a lot less to be honest) the guys of Saturday Knight Fever (sadly there were no real life gals in the raid) killed Cho’Gall. Last week I had experimented with a 4 man ranged team that simply obliterated the adds but left too little DPS on the big fella himself and meant we lost a…

June 29, 2011
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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
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