Archive for January, 2010

Ever get that…weird feeling?

Posted in General with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

Like someone is trying to take advantage of you….sexually?

A little background on this Screenshot Story.  I was in Outland at level 80.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I certainly wasn’t there to run any instances with anyone, especially people I didn’t know.

All of a sudden I get a party invite from some guy that is standing next to me.  As you can see, my response in /say is “What?”.

His response?  “just follow me plz”  Um, no way buddy.  I’ve seen this movie, it doesn’t end well.

Obviously curious…I ask what he wants.  He can’t turn my skin into a Randul suit if I’m flying away right?

And of course, the best response ever.  “instnince”

To which I gave a fairly straight forward reply.

What’s the moral of the story here, kids?  Random WOW players are like the folks you might find in this van.

You are better off just leaving them alone.

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Apologies

Posted in General on January 22, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

I must give a heartfelt apology for my lack of activity of late.  The truth is, I can’t say for certain when I will become active again.  I want to write and I still play and enjoy the game very much, but other issues have kept me from blogging.

I have been extremely busy at work lately, which limits my time for writing considerably.  I’ve also been missing work lately because I’ve had to take my baby boy to the Children’s Hospital way more times than is convenient.  (FYI, O times is the only convenient amount of times to have to take your child to a specialized hospital)

Having said all that, if I do manage to get the time I do intend to keep writing.  My guild is active in Icecrown Citadel, so we’ve been trucking along on the raiding front.

I’ll depart with a few thoughts.

1)  My guild wiped on Anub last night.  It gets worse…we wiped not on Anub’arak, but Anub’rekhan.  Yes, the guy in Naxx.  Shameful.

2)  Since I can’t be as active as I’d like, I’ll direct you to a couple blogs that are active and very worth reading.

Clearcasting – Updated daily.  I enjoy this blog a lot and I think you will too.

Reputation Grind – Updated daily as well.

Brain Needed Space – Not updated daily, but I love this blog.  Not WOW either, but hawt.

I know I’ve lost some readers, and for that I am bummed.  However, life happens and can’t always be helped.  Hopefully Monday I’ll have something for you.

Oops! Here are your achievements!

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

I logged in after church last night just to check mail and see who was on.  My wife decides to get on Facebook for a little bit, so I think to myself, “What the heck, I’ll run a random.”

I log onto my Death Knight Kered and queue as DPS.  I just didn’t feel like tanking last night.  I sit in the queue for about 3 minutes and a dungeon pops.  Hey, that was fast!

I zone into Drak’Theron Keep and I have to admit, I’m pretty happy with the situation.  No, there isn’t anything I can use in that dungeon, but it should be decently quick and stress free.  Turns out I was right.  We had good dps, a good tank, and no one died, so I’m assuming the healer was solid.

I get the Consumption Junction achievement and the Heroic Drak’Theron Keep achievement.  Who knew I hadn’t run DTK?  I certainly didn’t.

I zone back into Dalaran and the wife is still on her computer so I throw caution to the wind and run another random.  I zone into Halls of Stone……..AGH!  I hate this instance.  It’s not that it’s that hard, it’s just annoying to me.  I feel the same way about Occulus.  Not hard, just annoying.  I’m not the type to zone in and drop though, so I decide to give it a shot.

The tank, healer & ret pally were “ok”.  Nothing exceptional, but not bad either.  The mage there was actually geared appropriately, so they could use stuff from the bosses.  I have no problem with that, it’s what Heroics are for.

We wiped a couple times on stupid things.  The ret somehow managed to aggro the rock boss from half an instance away and he walked over and owned our faces while we were fighting trash.  The warrior tank didn’t los pull a couple groups of adds, so we ended up with 3 groups of adds casting chain lightning at us, wipe.  I’m pretty sure there was another one, but I can’t remember how it went down now.  On the last one the wife had gone to bed and I was seriously contemplating dropping group, but I decided to stick it out.

We down the Maiden and I get the achievement.  Nifty, I was surprised I hadn’t got it already.  We do the Brann encounter and get the achievement.  Cool.

We get to the last boss and everyone dies but the healer, and yet we somehow manage to drop him.  DING DING DING DING DING!  Uh, what?

Apparently I had never run HoS before either.  I get the regular HoS achievement, the Heroic HoS achievement, the Northrend Dungeonmaster achievement, the Looking for More achievement AND the Champion of the Frozen Wastes achievement/title!  Pretty sure I got a stonekeepers shard achievement there too, there was some sick achievement spam.

So grats to me, for 1) actually playing my DK and 2) sticking out a mediocre group to get some unexpected achievements.