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A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#3

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#3

As a WoW player, at least I was – a dependable raider. 99.99% of the time I was punctual, and I ALWAYS had my own flasks and feasts. – I also had the good sense to repair BEFORE the raid, unlike the idiots who would zone in and, literally a few seconds before the first pull, pipe up: “Um, anyone got a Jeeves? I forgot to repair.” >.< – I knew how to avoid crap on the ground, not caring…

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Top-Ranked Realm Doesn’t Always Mean Top-Quality Players?

Top-Ranked Realm Doesn’t Always Mean Top-Quality Players?

I said my goodbyes in that post I wrote on January 7th. I handed over my WoW account to my husband, who has the privilege to use my characters for farming purposes. My sub expires next week. It’s up to him if he wants to extend it. Since hanging up my plate gloves, I’ve been busy with classes and homework, fixing up my home, writing my novel and visiting relatives. Every now and then I would lurk on my level…

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Tonight’s Raid: Like Toilet Paper

Tonight’s Raid: Like Toilet Paper

Let’s see, how to describe tonight’s attempt at Spirit Kings in 10-man NORMAL Mogu’shan Vaults, a boss fight that, by now, everyone and his grandmother – save for certain individuals in my raid group – have mastered? It was, to put it charmingly, like one-ply toilet paper. It took so many attempts, so many wipes. All because of one or two people dying to Qiang the Merciless’ Annihilate at the start of the fight. And you know what happens when…

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The DKDiaries Etiquette for Raid Members

The DKDiaries Etiquette for Raid Members

A year and a half ago, I wrote an etiquette-slash-rant-post for Raid Leaders. Today I am writing one for Raid Members as an outlet for my recent frustrations. THE DKDIARIES ETIQUETTE FOR RAID MEMBERS 1. IF YOU SIGN UP, SHOW UP. Signing up in advance reserves you a raid spot ahead of late signees. Said late signees, upon seeing the slots have been filled, might not bother showing up on raid night anymore since they’d already have the notion that…

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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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Why I Can’t Be Raid Leader

Why I Can’t Be Raid Leader

Congratulations once again to my long-time WoW buddy Denefblah on his promotion to Officer. His Raid Leadership at our last Blackwing Descent run was excellent — he was as cool as a cucumber throughout the process of gathering people and explaining the fights and picking us up after each wipe. We got so close to downing Magmaw but the massive lag just killed us. Still, it was our best performance as a young guild considering most of us have little…

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