Monday, April 19

Yeah, So, Um, Yeah


Yeah so its been awhile since I posted. No really good excuse just been busy with work and playing WoW with my extra time. That and I got caught spending to much time on the Internet at work so I have had to cut way back. And being that is where I do most of my posting it means I haven't been able to much.

In game I have been pretty busy though. Got my mage to level 27 as of last night and did my first ToC and ICC runs over the weekend. Got a shield upgrade off Lord Marrowgar. Which I was very happy about and got to friend with Ashen Verdict so that was a ring upgrade. With the Frost Emblems for ICC I am only 4 away from being able to get my T10 chest piece. So my holy set is coming along very nicely.

So with up dates done on to something more interesting. Yes I know I didn't mention the project because its probably a very good idea for someone else. I just don't know that I have what it really takes to pull that off. Mostly I am now using the excuse of a lack of time. Anyway moving on, I got to the point over the weekend of refusing to do randoms with strangers. It was bad, I had two groups in Pit of Saron that I was put into to heal the last boss only. Neither one could get him down. After wiping enough times to go completely red I called it quites. I'm not one to usually whine and cry about crappy players but it was crazy. I had a perfectly good tank quite group because they thought they weren't geared enough when he was second on dps. I don't know how long it was but I could drain all my mana twice is how long the fight was taking before I would get gibbed by bad placement or luck and we would wipe. But it is what it is and I have moved on to greener pastures. Ok not really greener but I can get back into the fray and be ok.

And now I am at a loss. Need to find something cool to talk about for the future. Maybe I will work class write ups or something. Cause I am sure my constant blabbing about what I am doing isn't that fun.

/over and out

Wednesday, April 7

The Start


So it has started! The Cataclysm news is starting to roll out and beta invites are being sent to press. I loved keeping up with the news of things to be as Wrath was developing. Its what got me into leveling my paladin. So far they have only released previews on Warlocks and Shamans but this is shaping up to be even more dramatic than Wrath was. Not only are the redoing Azeroth but they are making some pretty big mechanic changes. I'm so excited about all of it.

Now I feel there is enough info out there and I don't want to regurgitate all of it over and over so I will only be hitting on the major stuff that makes me jump up and down and scream like a little girl. Wait I just said I wasn't regurgitating everything I read. Regurgitate, that's something only birds so do and its just nasty even then. *shiver* Um yeah so I guess I will just keep it to a minimum then. The things I am really excited about are the new secondary profession and the Path of the Titans. Also am very interested in how the guild talent tree thing is going to work. So far though there is no new information on those just class changes.

Project Update: Um, yeah, haven't really thought about it a lot. I think I may spend the weekend collecting and filing bookmarks for the various information needed for each class and spec. That will likely take up my weekend all with my play needs. So I likely will not be helping anyone this weekend but maybe I will try out my macro a couple times. After all if I only use it a couple times and get even one hit then I may very well be headed in the right direction. I don't believe I will ever be able to devote hours to sitting in a city spamming a macro though.

/must think of something actually interesting

Family and Warcraft


So I have noticed something over the last couple days and maybe even weeks. Warcraft is becoming a central part of my family. Not just the time spent playing every day but the people we have meet through the game. We talk to many of these people outside of the game. We also spend a lot of time on the game. The later is something that I am a little worried about. I don't want to have to give up WoW because I really do love this game. But I am starting to see negative effects of it on my family.

Me and my wife are not give all the appropriate attention to my son. My daughter isn't really old enough to be to effected at this point. But with my work schedule and gaming and weather I barely see my son. He is lashing out both physically and vocally. He has a bit of a hitting problem that I am not sure how to stop and hope he will grow out of. He has also started to growl when he doesn't approve of our reaction to him. Both of which don't seem proper for his age to me.

I need to find a way to interact with him while teaching him the things parents are to teach their children. Since most of our time is spent together at night or very early morning getting outside is very difficult. I believe we may need to work on getting him into computers with us so that he can play with us instead of being upset that we aren't giving him the attention he wants. Thing is he is only 2 and doesn't understand what we are doing yet. I need to find something much simpler that will also help him to develop but keep his interest for more than 5 min. I get that kids don't have really long attention spans but getting him to be more independent is really what I am after.

Am I admitting to being a bad parent? I don't believe so. One of the hardest jobs any person can ever undertake is raising another human being. No one does it perfectly or know the perfect way to do it. After all we are all different even at the moment of birth. So there is nothing perfect about being a parent. I believe that as long as I aim to do the right thing by my children and teach them what I know about life then they will grow up to be capable of living a well adjusted happy life. I am learning this job as I go and I will trip and fall flat on my face often but I will also pick my self up and keep on trucking.

So my solution to my current problems my not be the best possible but I feel they fit my situation the best. Allowing my son to do what mommy and daddy do will allow him the attention he craves and us to do what we want as well. Any know of a 2 year old version of WoW?


Monday, April 5

I am a Chicken


Hope everyone had a wonderful and eventful Easter weekend. I my self spent it mostly at home with my family. We were supposed to go out Sunday and do the family thing but I ended up in bed all day with a stomach bug. Did get caught up on some needed sleep though.

Spent a lot of time playing over my three day weekend as well. Got a couple more levels on my rogue but mostly focused on my paladin. Did lots of randoms and 5-man ICC runs looking for emblems and loot. Worked on the Noblegarden achievements and only have one left. Which by the way is the hardest because who really wants a female orc toon? I mean really this one shouldn't be part of the list. Its crazy. But really it was a good weekend over all. Also I got the weekly raid done on both my paladin and my priest. This seems to be the only reason I log on my priest now. Well other than making bags. The last two weeks I have DPS on her and I really enjoy it. I am considering working on a DPS set for her so that maybe I will play her more. Time will tell.

So for the report on my project. I didn't work on it at all. Um, I basically chickened out. I wasn't sure I was really ready to start. I mean the idea I believe is solid but the hard part is the knowledge. After all that is what I want to sell and on some classes I have it. If I don't know it right away I know right where to go to get it. But with others I am sketchy about the information needed. I just don't see how someone would want to pay for "Ok what is your class? Alright give me 30 min and I should be able to help you." I mean will someone really wait for me to do the research? Is it reasonable to tell some one meet me back here same time next week and I will be able to help you? So yes I still have a lot of work to do on this. Maybe I need to figure out what I need to do to prepare for it more so I feel I have the needed information at hand. I suppose that will be my weekly project.

/growing balls now