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Bow Lovin’ Dwarf Chick

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

If you hadn’t noticed by my lack of ‘This Week in Raiding’ posts lately, I haven’t been raiding much.  There are many reasons for it, school and work have been keeping my schedule unpredictable, and our guild has lost many key members, and we can’t pull together much on our own anymore.

Well, a friend of mine tired desperately to get me to faction & server transfer to raid with her…

AND I DID IT!

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Just kidding.

There’s no way my Troll could ever be anything but a Troll!  It just isn’t right.  And I’m just too cheap.

So instead, I rerolled a new Dwarf (yes, a female!) Hunter on Skullcrusher to quickly level up to play with her.

Meet Ailsa, and her fuzzy bear friend Righneas (it means Tenacity in Gaelic or Scottish or something.  I’m that clever.)  And yes, she uses a bow. Remnants of my Trollish tendancies, maybe?

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Observations

It’s been a long time since I leveled a hunter… nearly 4 years, actually.  And a lot of things have changed.  But it’s interesting to level a class you already know very well, and I’ve discovered a few things:

  • With the removal of the dead zone, leveling 1-10 with no pet is so much easier.
  • Kiting is your best strategy for 1-10, not melee.
  • Make sure you keep those ammo stacks at 1000!
  • Not having Feign Death, Intimidation or Misdirect makes me much squishier, and there’s a lot less room for aggro.
  • OMG HOW DID WE EVER LEVEL TO 40 WITHOUT A MOUNT?!  MADNESS!
  • Blizzard seriously needs to add Hunter loot to quest rewards, I’m sick of all this cloth and plate or spirit leather crap.
  • Female dwarves have extremely bouncy boobs.  Every heard of a bra?  Seriously, ouch.

As of writing this, I’ve just hit level 36.  That’s 36 levels in only a week and a half! Not too bad for me.  Now just another 44 levels to go!  *sigh*

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The Many Mugs of ‘Brewmaster Brajana’!

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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I’ve already got the title, yes I do!  You know how?  Because I actually worked on them last year, when Achievements were brand spankin’ new, and Wrath wasn’t even on shelves yet.

Why?  Because I love Brewfest!  I think it’s a great event, and always lots of fun.

I’ve built up quite a collection of paraphernalia as well, I might add…

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My Wolpertinger, who joined my array of pets back in the very first Brewfest.

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My Pint-sized Pink Elekk, newly added companion!

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And of course, my ever-growing collection of beer steins… currently consisting of:

I’ve yet to acquire this year’s new charms, and still waiting on the Brewfest Kodo!  (I’ve got the Ram from the first year, when it was super easy to get… muahaha)

Hope you are all going out and getting drunk during this great festival!  CHEERS!

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Highlights from the Blogosphere (8/21-8/27)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts! I’ve been having trouble keeping up with my Google Reader lately, but this last week has had some particularly great posts pass through, so I thought it would be a good time to get back into it!

Character Exercises (Part 1) @ Warpriestess
These are some great exercises to help you develop your character’s background and personality.  I’m thinking about filling them out here, I haven’t done any RP in a long time!

WoW is the Most Complicated Game Ever @ Critical QQ
Before reading this, I was against all the people arguing that Blizzard is simplifying too much, because I am sick of all the mathiness.  But Euripedes has a good point, it’s not that complicated… the people who enjoy the mathiness have done all the work for us, anyway.

Ah, what I’d give to be a newbie again… @ /Faulsey
Faulsey reminises about how exciting it is to see things in the game for the first time, leveling your first character when everything was still new.

How to be a Good Raiding Grunt @ The Angry Butterfly
Some basic raiding tips that some people STILL need to be reminded of.  DON’T ARGUE DURING RAIDS! Please!

The Kalimdor of my Heart @ The Angry Butterfly
Neglethe goes on a journey through the Kalimdor we all know, to remember it for what it is before it all goes *BOOM*.


highlightsHighlights from the Blogosphere is my weekly Friday post to share some of the interesting, funny or informative blog posts I’ve read over the past week.

You can check out all the blogs I read on my list of Other Peoples’ Blogs!

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Brajana has earned the achievement [Somebody Likes Me]!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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Got a friendly whisper from a fellow Hydraxian Hunter last night, right before heading into Ulduar!  To be honest, I didn’t think anyone on my server (other than a few dear guildies) read this!

So, /wave to Charmikal of <Snuggles>!  Thanks for reading, and I hope I keep the blog up to your standard! :)   See you around Dalaran!

Oh… and yes, Tigerfeet and I talk about sauerkraut!  What of it?!

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Brajana Joins the Circus!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
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If only I had Fraps, I'd show you the backflips she did next!