Jan 19th 2011 9:07PM I wish I had a high metabolism, always been a bit on the slow side but working retail for 15 years helped to keep the weight in check. Moved to Australia and got married, started working in the office with my hubby and the weight has been coming on (now 45). What doesn't help is being diagnosed with a thyroid problem (hypo, meaning even slower metabolism), and my psoriasis is now starting to add in psoratic arthritis. So, the motivation is there to start at the very least walking to help keep the weight from climbing up, but when it hurts just to bend the knees and you tend to shuffle like a 90 year old instead, it's rather difficult to do much. Fortunately, there is no bone damage occuring at this point, but next appointment with the Doc and I'll be asking about how to reduce the inflamation so I can at least walk again.
Dec 6th 2010 5:25PM Fingers crossed - makes it very hard to type, mind you.
Nov 22nd 2010 7:24PM Thank you, wowcrendor, for putting that together for us. It was a nice trip down memory lane. We've been doing something similar in our guild, having a guild-wide screenshot contest. The aim is to record scenes of old Azeroth before it all changes forever. Some of the shots the guildies have been sending in are just, no pun intended, wow. It will be nice in a year or so to have the ability to "go back in time", as it were, and see what we all started with.
Oct 8th 2010 12:49AM @devilsei "Frankly, some tanks suck, and as such they lose mobs, so how could it be the the fault of the dps then?"
Very simply - the DPS has to learn to cater to what the tank can handle. It's not hard, you don't need to be mashing buttons constantly just so you can top the meters. DPS needs to work within the abilities of the tank and healer. If you find as DPS that you are pulling agro off the tank regularly, then you need to slow it down. The mobs will still die, but will do so in a more efficient manner that will allow the group as a whole to survive.
Oct 6th 2010 8:53PM Spending time with family that you haven't seen in a while. I write this late for the column only because I've just returned from a whirlwind trip. I live in Australia now, originally from NY, but my family now lives in Tennessee. I haven't seen my family in 10 years due to various reasons, so this past weekend I flew to Tennessee to help celebrate my dad's birthday and to meet my brother's wife and his 2 girls. Yes, it was a tiring trip, but well worth it to see my dad's face on his birthday with all his family back together again under one roof.
Sep 28th 2010 10:45PM What?!? No dance studios? Hrmph!
Sep 22nd 2010 8:41PM Kudos to Blizzard for coming up with this system. Hopefully, it will lead to quicker and less painful recoveries for thos affected, and it should help lessen the phone queues for Billing & Accounts Services. The only possible problem I can see is if the user still has some compromise on their machine and they proceed in filling out the details requested from this form - you may be potentially passing along secure information to the keyloggers. I would recommend that people complete these forms from another machine, one that is not compromised, just to help eliminate that possibility.
Aug 19th 2010 7:43PM When doing the Nagrand quests, you will most likely come up a few short (at least on Alliance, I haven't finished the zone yet on my Hordie). If this is the case, head over to Shadowmoon Valley and start those quests. There is a small chain in there that will eventually send you back to speak with the dragonslayer Night Elf (sorry, can't remember his name right now), and he will give you another 4 quests if I recall correctly.
I have Loremaster completed on my Alliance main, and am in progress on a second Alliance alt as well as a Horde Alt. I wanted to see all the quests Horde-side before everything changes, so I rolled a baby and started that long trip.
I cannot recommend EveryQuest enough, it is a very good helper add-on that will assist you along the way. Just make sure that you query the server when you install it so that it will give you an updated listing of what has and has not been done.
Aug 8th 2010 4:41AM Fantastic! It's about time something was done to help clean up that place. I'm sorry to rain on the parade, but Blizzard only has themselves to thank for having this situation in the first place. The players on role-play realms have been reporting problems like this as well as naming violations for quite a long time now, and with the lack of show from the Blue's in general, it has just grown into what it is today. About time they listened to the players affected on these realms and did something about it.