Apparently, you don’t have to actually lick the toad. Good to know.
Apparently, you don’t have to actually lick the toad. Good to know.
I really hate that moment when you have to go back and redact a statement. These things happen, but sheesh, here I am, promising to never hold a glowing condom in my hand, and… well…
It happened. In my defense, I’ll say that I didn’t pay for the honor of holding a glowie stick and leaping around like a nut. Guild-mates and their random desire to be nice to people can have unintended consequences.
So instead of working on my 9k achievement score, or enjoying the wonders of Skyrim, I’m running around the galaxy doing good… or evil. Depends on the day.
As a Skyrim aside, don’t you just love when you put an arrow in someone’s eye and they wander around mumbling, “Hmmm, I thought I heard something. Oh well.”
It’s a lovely ship, it really is. But when you’re facing a wipe-fest as you face a deck filled with fire, rampaging idiots and shadowy stuff that eats the floor out from under you, well, you need some amusement value to pass the time.
Now, in theory, our ranged group hangs out on the upper deck to dish out some damage to drakes as they zoom in to drop off their passengers.
It looks like such an easy thing, a quick run up and a little turn left, and… voila! Ready to dish out damage.
Unless you’re a
fat fluffy lazor chicken. In that case, you waddle your feathered backside up the stairs and promptly jump off what all those slim draenei ladies find as such an easy step to the side.
Instead of feeling bad about it (and providing amusement for everyone else) you can always make your own game of it.
Now, I will say, don’t be like me. I ended up the night with a -15 and was just happy to discover that I didn’t get sucked through the Turbine and leave nothing but feathers behind. That lamp post sure looks easy, but it sure takes practice. And I got lots and lots of practice.
You can also enjoy the merits of a good screenshot as your body is blown off and away. It’s all about perspective folks.
We have a simple loot system in Production Company. If you need an item, you roll on it. If you want it for off-spec, you roll a 200. If you want it for fun or don’t think you’ll use it much, you roll a 300. Whoever is highest (based on priority 100>200>300) wins the loot. But do they keep it?
Roll on [Awesome Epic]
Player 1 rolls 82 (1-100)
Player 2 rolls 15 (1-100)
Player 3 rolls 185 (1-200)
Player 4 rolls 91 (1-100)
Player 4 receives [Awesome Epic]
- #4: You sure you don’t need this 2. I got a really cool ring last week, and I see you’re using 397 legs.
- #2: Oh no, you should definitely keep it, because I won this trinket a few days ago. I can wait for the next token.
- #4: Well ok…. /opens trade with #1. You know, I think you should have these 1, I mean, this would give you 3 pieces, and then you’d be one away from a 4-piece.
- #1: But it might take me weeks to get another tier token, and you can use it now. Just keep it already!
- #4: You know, maybe I should give it to #3. They use their off-spec once an expansion, but what if we need them to swap on the final boss this tier? They need to be prepared!
Wednesday I spent about an hour trying to get rid of a truly excellent trinket, because, well, you know. I didn’t need it. It’s probably a good thing we have a roll system as opposed to say, open bartering, or we’d never get loot distributed. As it is, I think we redistribute the wealth so frequently that it would be impossible to do any kind of “accounting” as to who actually received what and when, which makes me blessedly thankful that we don’t have one of those pesky point systems.
It was the end of a weekly LFR run, and the group was huddled beside Deathwing’s cache waiting for dice to finish rolling. Out of the blue, one of the feral druids starts having a hissy cow about how the rogue (my friend incidentally) was a disgrace and should never ever come back to a LFR. Because it was my friend’s name that scrolled across the screen, I started reading:
- You are nothing but a DPS farmer.
- What’s a DPS farmer?
- If you don’t know, you’re just showing that you are one.
Well damn, thought I, maybe I’m a dps farmer too!
After hundreds of runs and thousands of drunken adventures gathering tier gear, I proudly present you my new transmog set! What do you mean you can’t tell the difference?!
Although not of my five reasons (because I’m restoration after all. I can show off my awesome outfit if I wanted), Blizzard has finally struck back at druid-kind for their awesomeness by taunting them with World of Dresscraft. On the other hand, maybe we should be thankful that we’re not paladins.
For Brunpal <3
I love the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a joyful time of family feasting followed by companionable attention to a football game until it’s time to head back for dessert. I was glad to find a feasting holiday added to Warcraft, because even if you don’t eat turkey and chutney in November, it’s likely that there’s a special holiday in your tradition that centers around a veritable feast shared with family and friends.
Before we dig in, we always make a point of going around the table to give everyone an opportunity to give their individual thanks for their blessings in the previous year. In that spirit, I wanted to take a moment to give thanks that I’ve met in and related to WoW.
I’ve made a couple of posts this tier that haven’t gone over very well with progression oriented raiders. I’ve been told, and quite frankly, that I am damaging my team, that I’m encouraging other players to embrace horrible playstyles, that I am the anti-thesis of a responsible raider. I rarely let these comments bother me too much. I know the pressure I put on myself to be a contributing member to my raid team, and my raid team accepts my foibles and has found me to be an acceptable member. I’ve watched this team step up again and again, and I’m happy to have found a home.
There’s a reason I keep standing on that line making people uncomfortable. There’s a reason I’m willing to take a bit of flak, and even misrepresent my raiding environment to some extent in order to make my point. I absolutely nerd-rage over a number of the standards I’ve seen set over the years from guilds of every stripe and character about what is acceptable for raiding environments. As challenging as raiding can be, as important as basic activities like talenting, gearing, gemming, enchanting and having proper consumables can be to the success of your raiding environment, in the end, raiding is a learned skill. If raiding guilds are not to fizzle out from attrition in the next expansion, there has to be some flexibility in allowing new players/raiders into a raiding environment to learn what the hell is going on.
I don’t think I have anything to say that hasn’t been said before (have you seen all the links at MMO Melting Pot??) but it never hurts to yell into the void from time to time.
Really? You know what, I’ve played a Pandaren Brewmaster and I loved it. I set my own beer belches on fire to kill my enemies. Yes, it was silly, but it was also fun, fun, fun. Although the pandas interacted with the Horde (who wouldn’t be friends with the guy who helped you find your keg!) I’m pleasantly surprised they’ll be playable by both factions. I thought goblins on both sides would make more sense, but who can tell what convoluted logic goes on in the mind of developers. I say bring ‘em on. (And if you think I’m just dreaming this shit up, you have to trust Rades, right?)
Will I play a Panderen in this expansion? I’d like to see the models please.
/sadface. While they might be working great, I distinctly remember how overjoyed I was every other level when I got a new skill or a new talent. The skill could be tracking drunken owlkin, and I would have been happy. Maybe all the gamers are supposed to be old and jaded now?
There’s nothing really wrong with monks, and I think I’ll enjoy fiddling with this one at some point. This definitely reminds me of the Runekeeper from LoTRO although the mechanic is being handled a bit differently. While I would’ve gone with a Bombardier I think the monk could be an interesting twist (and we can’t have enough hybrids, right?)
I know I’m gonna be playing the game for awhile. I want to stay at least through the end of Cataclysm, and if I’m truly honest (I mean really, really honest) I doubt I’ll be able to help myself from taking a peek at the Mists as well. What can I say, I’m curious! So I’ve ponied up some cash and put my signature on the little dotted line because I know I’m playing, and I was going to buy D3 no questions asked. (And somehow, the SW franchise has never captured my imagination, so I doubt I’ll be taking a peek at that one.)