So, I started the new semester… my last semester… by smashing my leg open taking ONE FREAKIN STEP and consequently breaking my ankle in two places. *sigh* /fail
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in bed waiting for surgery. Surgery successfully completed last Wednesday, and I’ve been happily floating on pain meds since then. I ran around trying to catch up on my reading yesterday and today. I can’t tell you anything new or interesting in my own WoW life, because, well, I haven’t had one. I was really ambitious a couple of days ago, logged on, ran a heroic, and realized I was WAY too tired to be… like… responsible for any one else’s pixels. For real.
So instead, I thought I’d just run a small running commentary on my thoughts of things here and there around the blog-o-sphere before slipping back into my narcotic fog of goodness.
Tamarid, blogging ethics, and guilds has been popular point of discussion, and I understand why… I think most of us with a blog are involved in a guild of some kind. To write, or not about what occurs? That’s a personal choice of course, and I don’t have any fast or furious rules in my own head about my behavior. My guild knows I have a blog. It just… popped out one day in a conversation, and now my GM regularly pops by to read up on this, that or the other.
I’ve often blogged in general terms about issues that have or are affecting our guild… but in such a huge, maybe this is your guild way that the kernel of the problem that started the post is non-existant. Mainly because I haven’t had any serious issues with this guild. However, that doesn’t mean if I have some huge issue with my guild that I won’t talk about it here. While I do feel that I should have the discretion to not name the specific parties involved past “a member of management” or “a fellow raider” I don’t feel any compuction about talking through any issues with my guild. I don’t sign a non-disclosure agreement when I join a guild. WoW blogs are popular, anyone can have one, and if ‘my view’ is more public than ‘their view’ than it is merely a choice of blogging or not blogging. Wanna make your point of view as visible? Start blogging! That does not preclude me from talking about my views and issues.
No matter the size nor selectiveness of my readership, I do not see any point where I would feel compelled or constrained to not blog about my experiences in game to the point where I felt that I had to play or blog incognito. I can understand it, I can respect wanting that extra layer of… protection if you will, but I don’t think it’s the right answer for everyone… or even anyone.
Upcoming Stat Changes
I don’t know, they don’t seem too complicated. Maybe I’m not all confuzzled and excited because intellect traditionally = mana pool and spell power and spirit traditionally = mp5. Dunno. Doesn’t seem complicated or terribly exciting or even debatable. That Mastery thing sounds interesting, but there’s really not enough information about changes to talents or how the system will actually work to be spewing non-facts all over the interwebs. When I see the next expansion… the changes will all make sense and I’ll be able to sensibly change or re-gem my gear then.
Asshattery in spades still exists, but the nice, wonderful perfect PUG can exist and I’m happy for you! But wow, it makes a dull story. No wonder my guild lust had me losing readership! Let’s get back to the “Oh…my….God, they tried to steal m pixellated underpants!” tales.
Hopefully I’ll be off the meds soon and you’ll get some original work… or at least, more of a full sentence style commentary as opposed to my “…” structure. Until then, I hope everyone’s having a lovely time banging against ICC, buffed or non-buffed, as their patience and integrity require!