Monday, October 19, 2009

O hai thar!

As one of the Beloved Readers commented: "I'm glad when you don't post much. It means you are getting important stuff in order." Well, I don't know about important, but life is moving along, and it doesn't exactly provide much material for a WoW blog along the way.


We finally, finally downed the HM:Twin Val'kyrs. Nothing noticeable dropped (okay, a feral staff did), and I enjoyed the fight immensely. I've been a little peeved about not being able to try the whole DPS-n-soak bit [every time I was on it I either a) put too much focus on the soaking and didn't even try to DPS or b) put too much focus on the DPS, pulled aggro, and failed all around], and I was satisfied with the results. While I have enjoyed every strat we tried, this one I found more feasible for the DPS-n-soak, since you are responsible for a 12th of the field instead of a 3rd.

I've been working on a few minor projects to take up my time. I'm a third of the way done through the Gurubashi Arena Grand Master. I'm one bloody Hallowed Helm away from my new fusia protodrake. I was three Tastyfish away from winning the Stranglethorn Fishing Tourney last Sunday.

Also, I've had motivation to work on my alts. Partially, it's because of the hostility in the air as we banged our heads against the Twin Valks, and I welcomed the escape. More of it is because I need more gold. And just a tad of it is because I genuinely enjoy reliving all the lore and content. My DK is 71, my druid is 58, and my baby shaman is 34.

Finally, I've rolled another hunter. She's separate from my little inner story, but I felt I needed to relive the experience again before it irrevocably changes. It won't be the same as it was five years ago, of course, and I highly doubt she'll hit 80 before I leave the game forever, but it would still be a nice affirmation for my class.


GRE done and taken! I was happy with the math results, not so pleased with the verbal results, and found the essays simple. I told myself I was simply writing another blog post (the fastest and lamest blog post evar), and it was amazing how easily the words came to me. I wish I could say the same for the analogies... Final results will come in less than a week, and I can finally finish that formality of a grad school application.

The Boy is gone for nearly five weeks, first to Hawai'i, then to Georgia, then some where else - I can't remember. This leaves me alone with two kittens, which means there is no one to keep them entertained while I am raiding. It is very interesting maintaining a shot rotation while your left shoulder has a kitten perched on it.

I still have a wedding to plan, and the Save-The-Date cards are not coming out as well as I had hoped. I wanted to photoshop a picture of the Boy and I playing the game of Life onto an empty roller coaster, but my skills for photoshopping are a bit rough. I never got around to getting the shot of just the Boy and I, so now I'm wondering if I'll have to just go with a sappy picture of the two of us and call it good. I don't like compromising a good idea...

So, there you have the last couple of weeks in a nutshell. It is a dry season in the Blogosphere - I have no idea how Pike manages to keep the regular flow of posts constant - and there is just not much to say that hasn't been said before. I have some plans for posts in the works (doesn't everyone?) so we'll see if I can't resurrect my ol' bloggin' self.


Stupid Mage said...

Your blog isn't called Raiding as a Marksman Hunter. Feel free to post about your other characters too.

To be honest, the blogs that I am most fond of are the ones that have a mix of Wow and Life.

Acantais said...

I just saw you were starting to level another hunter and have to say, I'm doing the same thing. I've been playing my main as a hunter for 3.5 years, and I thought it was time to relive the experience. However, this time I'm doing it on the same server, but on the Alliance instead of the Horde. (I know I'm a dirty traitor). So far, I love it. Reliving the experience definitely put a new spring in my virtual step.

Pike said...

Sometimes I have no idea how I manage to do it either...