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Statistics: Decline in Raiding Guild Activity

Statistics: Decline in Raiding Guild Activity

I’m still over the moon from this afternoon’s surprise – I’m getting an Alienware Aurora soon! It’s taking all my willpower not to turn cartwheels on the lawn, blistery hot weather be damned. Anyhoo, I made the wise decision to stay indoors and enjoy the AC while checking out the latest in WoW Insider. This article sure resonated with me: GuildOx Data Shows 50% Decline in Raiding Guild Activity by Michael Sacco This news probably shouldn’t come as a huge…

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After Deathwing, Now What?

After Deathwing, Now What?

So with Deathwing dead and my little guild proudly at 8/8, what’s next for casual raiders like me while waiting for the release of Mists of Pandaria? Try T12 and T13 raids on heroic mode? At one point we did mull over the idea…for three seconds and said, nah, not this soon when we’re still trying to recover from the headaches of normal progression and related issues (and as a side note, Raid Group 2 has yet to down Deathwing)….

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New Gear Plus the Agony and the Ecstasy Of Raid Finder

New Gear Plus the Agony and the Ecstasy Of Raid Finder

First the good news: I got my first non-Looking for Raid tier gear today: Necrotic Boneplate Gauntlets plus Rockhide Bracers. Winning them made up for my ZERO wins in LFR this week. Neat! Now on to the wonders of LFR, where one can meet the most charming, well-mannered, cooperative, unselfish, unflappabe, cool, calm and collected people. I think I will let the image speak for itself.

Afraid to Tank Still

Afraid to Tank Still

My paladin Charina recently hit level 85, and so far has tanked only two Cataclysm instances — Vortex Pinnacle and Grim Batol. In both instances, I had my dear friend Woody with me to act as heals. When he is not online, I don’t dare tank a random. Call it cowardly, but I simply refuse to subject myself to hostility from four unsupportive and rude people who act like they have never had a noob moment in their entire WoW…

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Last I Checked, WoW Is a Game, Not a Job

Last I Checked, WoW Is a Game, Not a Job

Here is my two copper on the whole brouhaha following the 14,000+ comments left by readers on Ghostcrawler’s blog Wow, Dungeons are Hard! Before I go any further, let me reiterate the obvious: I am not a hardcore player. While I would love to achieve the things that Paragon and  Blood Legion have attained for themselves, I’m realistic enough to know and accept that my circumstances won’t allow for a shot at such greatness. First of all, while I have…

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Loving Cataclysm: A Gallery of Awesomeness

Loving Cataclysm: A Gallery of Awesomeness

The fact I haven’t posted for a week since Cataclysm launched says it all: the expansion captivated me so much, updating my website took a backseat to questing, exploring, leveling, and enjoying all the new challenges at hand. Blizzard outdid themselves this time, my heartiest kudos to Mike Morhaime and his brilliant team! The initial Cataclysm experience helped ease some of the “new kid on the block” tension I felt when I arrived at my new realm Exodar. I came…

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Helping Uncle Vol’jin

Helping Uncle Vol’jin

My Internet Service Provider decided to go dumb on me again so there wasn’t much for me to do the last couple of days except answer the call of Uncle Vol’jin and his homies. It was my buddy Denefblah who called my attention to the new quest chain in Sen’jin leading to the reclaiming of the Echo Isles. “Have you heard about the trolls?” he said when I came online. “Nope,” I replied. “Pre-Cata quest line. Go to Sen’jin Village….

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