Where have you been?

Song of the Post: Testament – Over the Wall

Yeah, I have not wrote in this blog in a while

It has been really busy for me lately between being in the process of moving out of my apartment and being busy at work.  I really hate moving.  But its something my wife and I have to do unfortunately.  But it should be good since we will be able to stay somewhere to save up some money to buy a house.  Definitely looking forward to that day.

However, I have been playing WoW still.  Since my last post, I have gone to BT one other time.  I have gotten some really nice upgrades, but I have not gone past Mother.  Between the guild only raiding BT once a week now and them concentrating on Sunwell, I havent been able to see Illidan.  I knew it was going to be like that so it doesn’t matter to me.  So in the meantime, I have been on the PTRs testing out specs for the mage (frost looks to be really cool!) and trying to get my character some achievements before the patch comes out.  Currently I am trying to get exalted with all 5 Horde factions, but I don’t know how long that is going to last!

I have also been trying to get my wife to play out refer-a-friend characters some more.  I think we only have about a month left and we have only gotten one pair of characters to 60.  I think she has been kinda uninterested in playing since a lot of the guildies from the Alliance side stopped playing.  On top of that, I dont think she likes the Horde too much, shame on her!  But she told me last night she really wants to keep going and get these new characters to 60, so we shall see. 

Right now we are level 25 with my shaman and her rogue.  I am really digging the shaman.  I plan on making him a healer, but so far I am enjoying enhancement.  It will be a lot better once I get windfury and dual wield :).  She seems to be enjoying the rogue too.  It took her a bit to get the hang of the stealth thing and actually attacking up close instead of far away, but she is getting a lot better.

Anyways thats all that has been going on lately.  I wanna try to write everyday, but its kinda hard sometimes for me because I dont really know what to type about.  I usually write in this blog when I think of something I want to talk about.  But I have been working on some really cool post series I wanna try to get out and finished up.  So until then, keep it metal.


BT Gitters

Song of the Post:  Metallica – My Apocalypse

So its been about 2 weeks since I started playing with The Green Crusade again.  And it has been awesome!

I have been running heroics, doing PvP and a little bit of Kara.  My goal was to try to gear myself up to at least be able to do ZA.  I didn’t think I would be able to go to any of the content that they were doing, which now they are starting to dab into Sunwell.  Since I knew that I probably would not see Sunwell at all, at least I could still play with them on their alts through ZA.

Over the course of this past weekend, guildies were telling me to sign up for the first half of Black Temple.  I told them I didn’t think I was ready with the gear that I had.  I still was not hit capped and my spell damage was under 1k if I was specced full frost.  They said we will just gear you up since most of the raiders just need stuff off of Illidan.  Plus, they needed mages.  So, after more and more pressure to sign up, I signed up for the Tuesday raid.

On Monday the guild leader whispered me asking if I was going to be around Tuesday night.  I say yup I sure am.  He said well get ready to go to BT with us!  I was stoked.  I finally get to raid with my old buddies and get to see what BT was all about. 

But I was very nervous.  The last time I had done a 25 man raid was about a year and a half ago with them when they were just starting out on Gruul and Magtheridon.  All I had been doing the past year and a half were 5-10 man dungeons.  On top of that, I didn’t want to be a liability to the raid if I was too undergeared.  But they really want me to go, which is an awesome feeling, so I went to studying the bosses and getting elixirs/food/oils for the raid.

So yesterday I stepped foot into BT, and I think it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Namely because they pretty much have BT on farm status, but thats beside the point :).  It felt pretty natural getting back into the mage role in a raid.  Sheeping, spamming frostbolt, sheeping spamming frostbolt, spamming frostbolt, etc.  In all seriousness, it was a blast.  Seeing all of these bosses I kept hearing about and actually doing the fights was a rush for sure.  The only fight I was nervous about was Gorefiend.  If he gives you a debuff, you have to run to the other side of the room and you turn into a ghost.  Your role at this point is to slow down these spirits that head towards the raid so they do not kill them.  Since I had never done this fight before, I was hoping that I would not get the debuff.  Fortunately, I did not :).

We cleared everything up until Mother due to several people in the raid (me included) need shadow resist gear for that fight.  So that will be something I need to work on.  I ended up getting some robes and a wand, both are really sweet.  I was really glad that the robes dropped so I could test out a fire spec since I have been told that is the raid spec to go now.  I am going to test this out and see how it goes.

All in all, it was great to raid with them again and I had fun doing it.  Those guys are not only one of the most talented groups of people I have played with, but also the most fun.

Wrathbringer Reborn!

Song of the Post: Mors Principium Est – Parasites of Paradise

Happy Labor Day all!

Sorry I have not posted in a while, I have been very busy lately.  And here’s why.

Wrathbringer is back!  There are a few reasons why I have revived him and want to play him more.

Ever since I started playing on the Alliance side with my RL friends, it felt very weird.  I had played Horde strictly for 3 years.  I had grown accustom to my guild that I had been in for 2 years and I made many great friendships.  And I missed all of this terribly.  Deep down, the Horde blood flows through!  Plus its so metal :).

Another thing that has happened, which has happened to a lot of guilds during the summer/pre-expansion is lack of participation.  I now only see about 3-4 people on everyday on the alliance server.  Sometimes, I am the only one on.  Now I love playing this game, but one of the reasons why I do play is to play with my friends.  I know several of them have RL stuff to take care of which is totally fine, but I know there are some that just stopped playing.  I could work on PvP and get my hunter geared, but I don’t like running BGs by myself.  Its no fun unless you are with people.

This however does not mean that I quit playing on the alliance side.  I am going to be going back and forth between both servers.  Hopefully after playing on both, I will get a good feel as to which toon I will be leveling up first when WOTLK comes out.

So on Thursday night I popped into my old guild’s forums and sent the guild leader a message saying that I was interested in coming back to play with them and not expecting to get into any raids.  I knew it would not be a problem because my guild leader is an awesome guy.  I was surprised when I first logged on that I was still in the guild and saw the wall of green text.  WRATH!!!  It was a great feeling that there were still a lot of people I knew and they missed me.  They immediately wanted to start running me through heroics and/or do some PvP.

So I have been either working on getting honor or getting badges to get some upgrades on my gear since I still had a lot of blues.  That pretty much took up the bulk of my weekend by playing with my hordies again.  So it gives me great pleasure to be able to yell this again….