The Backstory Shorts: I Remember When…

The Backstory Shorts is a series of short posts about things I have experienced in Warcraft that don’t warrant a full post but are too numerous to make a compilation post on and something I started up in 2010 and then neglected. Way to go!!  Now I’m reviving this feature and along with this 3 installment I thought I’d share the previous 2 posts to give a refresher! The first…

March 2, 2012

The Backstory: Deadwood Days

Deadwood 1st raid Boss Kill July 4th 2007 and Shynight started a tradition… While I still consider Vanilla the Golden Era of raiding, it was with Deadwood that I had the most fun and success. As mentioned in my most recent “The Backstory” post prior to forming Deadwood my previous guild, Teddybears of Doom had just killed High King Maulgar and had made good progress through Karazhan. The group of players we…

April 20, 2011

Inner City Over-crowding

One of the refreshing things about Cataclysm is the return to life of the capital cities. I remember the days of “unknown entity” in Ironforge in Vanilla and the lag that was also in Shattrath. But with Wrath we were assured that the no fly zone would help prevent the lag in Dalaran. Sadly even Dalaran was way too small to play host to all the citizens of Azeroth without causing…

January 5, 2011

The Backstory: After The Dragon….

If you have been reading my blog for a while or been dedicated enough to go back in time you may remember or stumble across a post I made back in May 2010 about how I got started in raiding and I never finished the story so over the next few weeks I will make one of my posts one of my backstory. After killing Onyxia (level 60) I was…

November 18, 2010

The Backstory Shorts: Introducing………

The Backstory Shorts will be a series of short posts about things I have experienced in Warcraft that don’t warrant a full post but are too numerous to make a compilation post on. My first subject is one that was inspired by a post from the WoW Insider, Revenge is a Dish Best Served at Level Cap. That is the mobs I love to kill out of pure, unadulterated hatred…

October 27, 2010

Friendly Fire

More thoughts on the changes brought to us in 401, sorry I can’t be bothered with all the dots any more, lazy? I prefer to call it efficient. A general rule in raiding has been “move out of the fire”, the “fire” has ranged from the aforementioned fire to poison, void zones and acid. It has come in many shapes, many colours and many encounters from as far back as…

October 19, 2010

Lady Luck is a Cruel Mistress

Aargh! Is all I can say. Still not sure if the feeling I have is joy or annoyance. But sometimes lady luck can be a cruel mistress. On Evlyxx, I have farmed Stratholme for a chance of getting the Baron’s Mount lots, since achievements have been around I know the actual figure is a rather lowly 18 , I know people that got lucky on their first run, 1 guy…

September 19, 2010

635 days

No, not my total days played, but rather the number of days it took me to clear all raid content in WotLK. Sure I had defeated all bosses before over all of my characters but the Halion kill was on an alt and Evlyxx still needed that kill for me to consider him, and the rest of the WotLK raid content beaten. Sure I still have to kill a few…

August 15, 2010

Azeroth Uncovered

Still suffering from Internet issues (good game TalkTalk) I have been unable to raid now for over 4 weeks. My gold making project is going well enough but nothing that really was worth mentioning here. So I decided to go exploring and discovering a few interesting places people rarely visit in-game because they don’t know it exists, has no real purpose or is not really meant to serve as anything…

July 21, 2010

The State of Raiding

In vanilla/classic WoW raiders were hard core players and the game was like a ladder you had to climb step-by-step to get to the top. Getting to 60 was a really epic journey and that took time and people learned their class and how to play the game generally. Once at 60 you farmed the 60 dungeons including Upper Blackrock Spire a 15 (and later 10) man raid zone that…

June 6, 2010