Archive for January, 2010


Bringing Ferguson Back from the (Un)Dead

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Remember that healer I re-rolled a while back? *points to the Undead in the banner*  Well, he’s been quite torpid, calmly sitting around in the Feralas Inn for several months now while I’ve been happy playing about with my other alts.  But the thought finally hit me – he can be a healer again!  Thanks to the wonder of the new LFG system, he’ll surely have no issues finding groups, and I don’t have to be shadow anymore… he can do what he always was meant to do – heal!

I logged on to Ferguson yesterday and finished up getting him from 54 to 56, and now he’s nearly ready to head to Outlands and start his healing journey all over again.  I can’t wait to be leveling through Northrend again!

I’m going to wait til I get to Outlands to begin instance-running again though, due to the long and arduous nature of the level 50+ Azeroth dungeons.

I love playing alts I haven’t touched in a while.  It gives me that same feeling as the feeling I get rolling a new character, without all the messy low levels!


WoW Word of the Week: torpid

Sunday, January 10th, 2010


/tawr-pid/, adjective:

  1. inactive or sluggish.
  2. slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
  3. dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.

Example: When it comes to Mend Pet and it’s regular features, I have been quite torpid lately… and I apologize for that!  It’s a new year, I’m getting my butt in gear and it’s time to get back on track!

wwotwWoW Word of the Week is my weekly Sunday post to encourage the expansion of the average WoW player’s vocabulary beyond “noob”, “pwnd” and “FAIL”. I’m going to try to use the WWotW in my other posts this week, and I urge you to use it as well!


This Week in Raiding: Double Boned

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

It’s a new year, and this week Razorblade Arcade gradually got back into the swing of things on Wednesday.  We started off the weekly raid quest, which was Malygos.  It’s been so long since I’ve been in there!  In fact, I apparently never actually did Malygos on 10-man before.  Show’s you how my situation has changed… I used to do exclusively 25-mans, and now it’s only 10s.  I’m glad I never uninstalled my MalygosCP addon, though.  That little tool is still quite useful!

After a quick Malygos, we went and did the first wing of Icecrown Citadel.  It’s been about 3 or 4 weeks since I raided, and it was nice to be back.  Not only that, but it was an extremely smooth run!  It makes me quite happy to be in a consitent raid guild, once we learn an encounter, we rarely have problems with it again.

We were so confident, in fact, that we decided to have a look at which achievements we might be able to get.  We had no problems at all getting [Boned!].  However, we didn’t thing any other achievements would be as easy in one attempt, and our focus was on clearing the wing in one night so our other nights can be spent in the Plagueworks!

Oh, and Lady Deathwhisper was kind enough to hand over my coveted [Njordnar Bone Bow]! Thank goodness, I’m back to a bow and can take advantage of the 20 000 arrows I had stockpiled just before picking up my gun. :)

treasure_chest1This Week in Raiding… is my weekly Saturday post where I allow myself to brag about new gear, bosses, achievements, and such.

Come back next week for another dose of epeen and QQ!


Check out The Spirit Beast!

Friday, January 8th, 2010

spiritbreastThere’s a new player in the Hunter blogging community, called Hesson.  Hesson has started a Beast Mastery Hunter Blog called The Spirit Beast recently, and I’m glad I’ve come across it.  While it’s still new, the content is very interesting and I’m sure there will be great things coming!

Hesson is also a fellow web developer, and has done something I couldn’t even hope of doing – he’s designed and developed his entire website himself!  That means no WordPress, no Squarespace, no pre-built themes… too much work for me!  But his hard work has paid off and the result is a beautiful website with the potential to bloom into a great hunter resource for the community.

So check it out!  I recommend taking a look at his post discussing his choice of talents in the BM tree… maybe you’ll even be inspired to start camping for your very own spirit beast!