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A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#5

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#5

As a WoW player, at least I

– did my best to treat everyone fairly

– was never to rude to anyone, unless they were rude to me first, then that’s when I unleash hell

– did not pull ahead of tank, except on certain runs when people were asshats, then that’s when I pull all the things and leave party

– did not roll on off-spec tank gear if I knew the tank needed it more, but if he rolled on my DPS gear and won it, then that’s my queue to roll need on his shit…and pull all the things and leave party.

Pull all the Things

Screw the proverbial turn-the-other-cheek, I like Hammurabi’s Code better. An eye for an eye!

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#4

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#4

As a WoW player, at least I was

– humble enough to accept that I had to pay my dues first before I could earn a raid spot

– did not misbehave in any manner that would sully the guild name or my own name for that matter

– did not trash other guildies on guild chat, whether they were offline or online. If I had a complaint about someone, I would tell an officer privately

– did not spam guild chat with Recount/Skada to brag about my numbers, because who really wants to see that shit?

– did not resort to Machiavellian or traitorous things to get someone kicked from a raid team so I could get his spot!

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#1

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#1

This is a new category I created where I will write short posts reflecting on my time as a World of Warcraft player. This is the first post.

As a WoW player, at least I was

– self-sufficient

– didn’t beg, borrow or steal

– looked up things myself rather than pestering others to give me the answers

– basically not a pain in the ass to people

Transmogrification: Tier 7 Armor

Transmogrification: Tier 7 Armor

Yours truly has found a new hobby, albeit quite late into the game: slowly but surely building old school pieces for transmog. For my latest look, I decided that I wanted a complete tier set that: a) had less-girly colors, and b) I could easily acquire without the aid of a group run. The first set that came to mind was the Heroes’ Scourgeborne Battlegear set.

I solo’d Naxxramas for a few weeks for the helm, chest, leg and shoulder tokens and exchanged my Justice Points in Dalaran for the tier gloves. Determined to stick to the purplish-navy blue and copper motif, I scoured Wowhead for the best cloak, boots and weapon to match. I went to three different locations to make my purchase: Shattrath for the cloak, Uldum for the boots and Stormwind for the two-handed PvP sword.

And voila, here’s my newest transmog ensemble from the Tier 7 set:

Tier 7 DK Armor

Cloak-Dory's Embrace

Cloak: Dory’s Embrace

Boots: Drystone Greaves

Weapon: Wrathful Gladiator’s Grreatsword

Oh, I almost forgot: for the belt, I purchased Belt of the Lonely Noble at the Auction House. It was the best I could find.

I like this one waaaaaay better than my first mog! 🙂

Death Knight Tier 15 Armor Set

Death Knight Tier 15 Armor Set

I have only one question for the dude who designed the Death Knight’s Tier armor:

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(Image from the official WoW site)

Look at the crotch area. Were you, by any chance, inspired by…

Teeth Article-1

Teeth Article-2


Other than that, great job!

Introducing Lizzie

Introducing Lizzie

Friends, meet my Death Knight, Lizzie.  /cue mood music

Lizzie - Death Knight

So this post is about the inspiration behind her name, being written on a slow night on half a brain (with the other half already thinking of what I should cook for breakfast tomorrow Tuesday, a day reserved for more meticulously-prepared morning meals due to it being patch/maintenance day and a time for me to get my ass off the computer chair and do something different and creative, though I have yet to see a downtime announcement.)

Right, so why Lizzie?

Prior to doing the server/faction transfer, I was toying with the random name generator and occasionally checking out a society gossip blog penned by a Manila writer. I saw a photo of one of my country’s most prominent socialite-philanthropists, Lizzie Zobel de Ayala.

Lizzie ZdA

(Image from the International Peace Foundation)

I’ve always been an admirer of Ms. Zobel and her family, who are down-to-earth people despite owning bazillions. Her sister-in-law was my classmate in college and she was probably the only billionaire heiress who didn’t go about town in a limo and a horde of bodyguards. They were that low-key. Anyway, I’m starting to digress so to get back on track, something prompted me to check if the name Lizzie was available and – lo and behold – it was and I quickly reserved it.

Now it might seem a bit off naming an axe-wielding Death Knight after such a sweet, generous lady. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, backtracking 121 years ago, that name became synonymous with a still unsolved-murder that took place in Fall River, Massachusetts involving a dour, heavy-set broad and an axe. And if you guessed Lizzie Borden, BINGO! You win the grand prize plus the turkey deep fryer we’ve been wanting to get rid of (oh wait, my S.O. threw it in the trash, never mind.)

Lizzie Borden Rhyme

(Image from Wikipedia)

I’m not about to bore you with details of the case where she was acquitted, but suffice to say that whoever wielded the axe sure did a real number on Borden’s father and stepmother:

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(Images from UMKC School of Law)

Oh, and contrary to what that sick nursery rhyme says, the killer didn’t give them a total of 81 whacks. Andrew Borden got 15, his unluckier spouse Abby 18.

So the two namesakes – one from present times and the other from over a century ago – serve as the perfect representations of my Death Knight’s dual personality. My Lizzie is both nice and nasty, calm and temperamental, giving and avaricious, peace-loving and bloodthirsty. She’s easy to get along with, but get on her bad side and she’ll wield that axe like an executioner on PCP and give you the proverbial forty whacks.

Or she can just suffocate you to death with her breasts. Take your pick.

It Took Balls…

It Took Balls…

…to server-transfer my Death Knight for the third time, chop off his nuts AND turn him into a female human.

Human Death Knight

And since the name Cloudrunner was already taken, I had to pick a new one. Nothing airy-fairy-Tolkien-esque about the new name; it is about as ordinary and boring as could be…until I narrate the inspiration behind it.

There’s so much to tell, but in the meantime, let me grieve the loss of my pretty boy who was the apple of my eye since the day I rolled him. Le sigh.

If I Were to Faction Change, Which Race Should I Choose?

If I Were to Faction Change, Which Race Should I Choose?

If Cloudrunner were to become Alliance, should I make him…


Human DK

Yuck. Hate the ape arms.


Dwarf DK

Fugly beyond words. ‘Nuff said.

Night Elf?

Night Elf DK

I hate Nelf guys. They look like male strippers.


Gnome DK

Oh hell no!


Draenei DK

So Cloudrunner goes from looking like a male supermodel to a refrigerator? No thanks.


Worgen DK

The sniffing sounds alone make me want to commit genocide.

Are there no attractive males in the Alliance???

Patch 5.0.4: A Quick Post About the Last Few Days and All That Shite

Patch 5.0.4: A Quick Post About the Last Few Days and All That Shite

One would think I would be so hyped up to write about Patch 5.0.4 on the day it dropped but with all the mini-chaos with the add ons (I refuse to run instances without them!), understanding the new talent system, speccing and respeccing, trying out suggestions from the experts (and ditching a few of them), jostling for space at the training dummy area in Orgrimmar and bemoaning the loss of certain spells (Hungering Cold and Dark Command for Frost/Unholy), I ended up too tired to write.


Plus last night I had the most intense Heroic Dragon Soul run of my life, which deserves a post of its own in the next few days or so. (I could have sworn that 35% nerf was mistakenly not applied to Heroic Spine as we wiped ad nauseam, but hey, we downed it!)

But going back to the changes and new stuff that Blizzard gifted us recently. I know players who aren’t very happy about it (Ret pallies and rogues say hi, and Bloodsoed just canceled his account), players who are very happy (warlocks and warriors say hi), and then there are some players like me who are still testing things before we can give our verdict. But what I can tell you is that I miss the edge of Unholy presence, my DPS took a bit of a beating in the charts, I changed my talent tree choices more times than I can remember, and I can’t understand for the life of me why Death Knight glyphs have become more cosmetic than useful. Seriously, WTF is up with Corpse Explosion? All gore, no damage? Ugh!

Anyway, I’m neither hating nor loving this patch. I just need a bit more time to figure things out, get my groove back and enjoy my class again.

Hope y’all enjoying your weekend. I know I am.