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Breakfast Topic: Do you save stuff for nostalgic reasons? {WoW}

Feb 6th 2011 2:33PM A better question on my part would be, do I actually keep anything *useful* in my bank?

And the answer would be "no" ;)

Nearly full collection of all druid tiers. Exceptions: tier 3 which was unobtainable a good year before my current main was created; tier 1 chest, which still even after getting Exalted with Hydraxian Waterlords, still refuses to drop from Golemagg; few pieces of tier 2 since the mechanics of the first two bosses of BWL prevent me from soloing it; tier 6 boots. I also have full Genesis Raiment (AQ40 set), Everlasting Life(AQ20), Feralheart(tier 0.5) and the Outland dungeon druid set.

Other than the tier sets(and a weapon & cloak to match each), I have a habit of keeping my old trinkets around. And a slew of nice bits of quest lore of old in various items. Any stuff that can induce a cool transformation in someone(I'm a sucker for those). And just "stuff that looks freakin' cool", including a fair few robes from Outland because those are frankly awesome ;)

Shifting Perspectives: The druid of 2010 {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 8:27AM I have to echo those sentiments. Tanking heroics is a royal pain the furry rear right now, what with the aoe-non-threat we have. Thank Earthmother for a RL friend pally tank and a reliable heal spec(except, you know, the lack of proper AoE heals in raids).

If it's up to me, I will probably not tank Maloriak's adds. EVER.

Breakfast Topic: What caused your first Cataclysm death? {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 5:49AM On my main the druid, not sure I know. Though I have a hunch it was an overpull of the stupid kind while questing in Vash'jir...

My warrior had the honor of dying to Geddon, as many above did.

On my shaman though, after I got my druid to 85? Jumping on my flying carpet mount ...and riding off the high middle cliff in Orgrimmar to my death. Yes, I forgot that buying the azeroth flying first might be a decent idea.

Breakfast Topic: What's your proudest WoW moment? {WoW}

Jan 6th 2011 9:16AM Finally getting Jana'lai in Zul'Aman back in the day. Our small 10man guild had been stuck on that for weeks on end. When we finally did the guy, the cheering and the utter feeling of awesomeness of finally downing that arrogant bastard (wait, doesn't that apply to just about every boss... ever? - meh, anyway...) was just brilliant. Thinking about it still sends chills down my spine *grin*

On a personal level, getting the Exalted only weeks after hitting 80 on my druid(my current main). Also getting Loremaster before Cata.

Breakfast Topic: What do you nibble on at raid time? {WoW}

Jan 4th 2011 2:20PM Do I know what I want to eat at raid times?

Yes, I think I do. After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I'm craving? A little perspective. That's it. I'd like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?

...aside from snide quotes from certain movies, I also like to roll on with potato chips of various sorts. And probably a bit too much of soda. And whatever good salty stuff I happen to have gotten my hands on.

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage {WoW}

Jan 4th 2011 2:15PM Egad that draenei kiddo is cute. *melts spontaneously*

Breakfast Topic: Does your guild bank need a cataclysm? {WoW}

Dec 29th 2010 12:32PM On my personal vouch, we opened all six tabs to everyone in the guild for few weeks before Cataclysm launch. Everything that did not go off, I vendored and donated that gold to guild bank. We needed the space for Cata stuff, and managed it by not getting sentimental "someone might use it" over *anything* in there. We have a history of the guild bank getting full of useless junk labeled "but someone having engineering of about 245 on level X character might use it if he actually remembers the thing is in here..."

Arcane Brilliance: A friendly introduction to mage crowd control {WoW}

Dec 25th 2010 9:25PM Thanks for this post. I love it when I have a classy person (of any class) that knows where his/her panic/cc/interrupt/stun etc. abilities are, and how they work. I have very much (re-)learned the importance of CC as tank and as healer, just as it was back in BC. As tank, I am often dead if CC breaks, not good. As healer, I am also quite fast dead, if not because tank is dead, it's because the CC'd add decided to come say "hi" to the friendly healer with it's 100k-hit-on-leather melee attack ;)

Odd trend I've noticed on (bad) tanks lately though: some, when they see CC, they break it on purpose for some reason. And I mean the kind of CC that's nowhere near where the tank should be tanking the other mobs... even then, they run to the CC'd mobs and break it. Of course, this is when I'm healing and not tanking, which causes said healer to go into a seething fit and questioning about why the hell is he doing PuGs again...

Breakfast Topic: That voice you can't get out of your head {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2010 11:20AM Hoo boy, is not going to be a short list - I like a lot of the voice acting in WoW.

The Curator in Karazhan. "Beyond this point is for guests only." The utter robotic calm just sends positive creeps down my spine, despite having raided Karazhan for ages back then. Likewise, something about the Chess and Opera events were just great when it comes to the sound-side of things. Of course, best in Karazhan was certain Nielas Aran, as mentioned in an earlier post. Made of win. Just, simply, so damn good, and very good story beyond it. "W-who are you? Stay away from me!"

The pinnacle of absolutely utter cheesy goodness in BC was in Zul'Aman though. I love the way trolls speak, and this raid is just so full of it's... I'm at lack of words here. "...any of my priests will be happy to accomodate ya'...", is all I guess. Oh, and "You call on da beast, you gonna get more dan you bargain for!"

Wrath had a lot, but mostly just those you remember because of how bad they were. Notably: Jaraxxus, Sindragosa, Deathwhisper. And Mr. "In The Mountains", of course. I'll have to blame Mr. Totalbiscuit for "You dare look upon the host of shows? I shall devour you whole!" though.

Shifting Perspectives: The unbearable suckhood of pugging {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2010 9:51AM Heroics might be hard, but damn I like them so. Although, I don't pug them, for which I can thank the awesome guild I've been part of for past three years. Yea, we wipe in the guild groups, but we do so in good spirit and learn to do better.

Unlike that pally tank I had in Lost City of Tol'vir normal who, after seeing a successful pull with three successful CC's... decided to run in and break them all. Repeatedly. Apparently his pride was broken by having CC around. I still kind of regret not stopping healing him right there and then. I have enough money to not give a damn about repair bill if I can pay it knowing that at least one retard tank might think about CC later on.

To those that have to use PuGs for heroics and know what you are doing, /salute & /respect. I would never have the patience to do those. I can only imagine how hard heroics are in a group that have no idea about, well, anything. Call me elitist if you will, but I honestly dont want to be teaching every dps that I come across that what their CC options are. Quite a few times I've seen the mentioned "what CC? This is normal, you don't need CC!" -attitude, and by the Earthmother I hate it.

If for some reason we don't have guildies around and I'd be about for a heroic... I still wont PuG. Archeology finds don't start talking me down as healer or tank when I don't find it on first attempt.