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Unlocking the Sunwell: Essence of the Immortals {WoW}

Feb 13th 2008 1:06PM My server (which, yes, is way behind) *might* have 3 or 4 guilds in MH/BT by the time the patch goes live. I'll be shocked if we manage to open up the last 3 Sunwell bosses before the expansion comes out. Ah, well.

Ready Check: Progression {WoW}

Feb 1st 2008 12:59PM My guild started hitting SSC/TK hard just before Christmas, and we were 5/6 3/4 and making our first attempts on Vashj last week. I think we'll get her within a couple more weeks (we have a light raiding schedule, only 10.5 hours a week). I personally don't want to see the attunements lifted because I don't want any temptation for us to skip Vashj and Kael, who I know we can kill with a little patience and effort.

My point is, when you look at guilds that are stuck in T5, some of us aren't stuck. Some of us just got here. I know that some are stuck, but all sorts of circumstances have put a lot of relatively serious raiders in the position of just really hitting the content hard now. We're late, yes, but we'll get there.

(Oh, and my guild is one that skipped Magtheridon. I'm sure we'll go back and do him one of these days, but our schedule is so tight that if we are serious about getting through the existing raid content before the expansion, we can't spend time learning "unnecessary" bosses -- and Magtheridon, sadly, just isn't necessary.)

Ready Check: Is Transfering the solution? {WoW}

Jan 25th 2008 3:13PM I recently transferred off my native server to a new server and a new guild for raiding opportunities. Without cross-server recruitment, I would have found myself stuck on my old realm with very little chance of raiding on my main (a hunter) -- not because no one was raiding there, but because my guild fell apart and all the other well-established guilds had a more-than-full roster (especially for DPS). As it is, it was hard to make the leap, and I knew I was taking a big chance, but I landed on a friendly server in a great guild that really suits me where I'm getting to experience the content I want. For me personally, it's been a very good thing.

On age discrimination {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2008 11:57AM I'm in a small, progression-minded guild that raids only 10 or 11 hours a week. The guild is adults only for a very simple reason: kids are not in control of their time to the degree that adults are. We all have lives, jobs, spouses/S.O.'s, children, but as adults, we are usually able to set up a schedule that allows us to reliably commit to certain raid times. Sure, things come up, and sometimes people have to unexpectedly miss a raid, but generally, this is not a problem -- and it can be a big problem for any teenager, no matter how mature and skilled a player s/he is. When 24 other people are depending on you, you need to be consistently available when you say you are. Adults who don't meet that standard are not a good fit for our guild, either.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder {WoW}

Nov 16th 2007 2:55PM The appearance of armor on blood elf females is pretty ridiculous. Even with a shirt on the character, most plate chests still show the toon with a bare midriff. I mean, come on.

A spoonful of sugar helps the Fel Mana potion go down {WoW}

Sep 14th 2007 10:36AM Also a hunter, also very fond of the Fel Mana pots. But not very fond of their cost, and their scarcity on my AH. I often wind up with stacks of super mana pots instead, just because they are so much cheaper and readily available.

Daze of our lives: The continuing story {WoW}

Sep 14th 2007 10:29AM ZOMG, they want to make the Prince fight even more annoying and luck-based than it already is? Ugh.

Guildwatch: Careful what you ask for... {WoW}

Sep 12th 2007 3:26PM Oh, for serious? /eyeroll. My Kara group farms Prince with a paladin tank. He's also a fantastic tank in heroics, and in non-heroic instances, we like to see how fast we can clear them since we need no crowd control and since DPS barely has to wait for him to establish aggro. Isn't this very, very old news?

BigRedKitty: What Kind of Hunter Are You? {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 12:05PM I was saved from a lot of early pet mistakes by someone pointing me to Petopia early on. I have no idea how you'd ever figure out the intricacies of pet types and pet skills without a resource like that.

I did learn a hard lesson about using multishot in an instance when you're not 100% sure it's safe to do so: the scarab room in ZF. Ouch.

Forming a solo guild, or teaming up with a microguild {WoW}

Jul 17th 2007 3:31PM I'm in a "microguild" of all real-life friends. We have mostly leveled up together, but now that some of us are hitting 70, we're at a bit of a crossroads. I'm not sure what we'll do next, but it's been a great, fun experience having our own little guild these last few months. No big-guild drama, and only members that you know you actually like as real-life people. Bliss.