Last night I had a wild hair and decided to share some personal photos, along with some self deprecating humor and anti-WoW themed ramblings. Those of you that caught those posts, consider yourselves lucky. 😉 For, at about eight o’clock this morning I was lying in bed thinking… “I was pretty ripped when I posted that stuff… maybe I’d better yank those down for further review…”, which is exactly what I did. I’d had more than the occasional beer last night, then had a crazy notion around midnight… Hey… blogging sounds like a good idea..! 🙄 [Read more…]
My 3 week absence from posting is officially over. I didn’t intend to drop the things like that, but well… s**t happens.
I got behind in all facets of life and work earlier last month, which was then exacerbated by the website troubles I’d experienced. After putting WoW on hold for about a week, I came back to playing a bit, but not blogging about it. Sorry folks. 🙁
At any rate, I’m starting to get things sorted out and even started attending raids again as of last week. 😀
New posts forthcoming… One thing about taking time off, is there’s always a lot to talk about when you come back. 😉
First off, I have an article from one of my contributor’s that needs to get out. Solaryn was lucky enough to obtain Deathbringer’s Will off of Saurfang, and would like to share some info about his new toy.
With the World of Warcraft 5 Year Anniversary now underway, it prompted me to reflect back upon when I first started exploring the World of Azeroth as a level 1 Hunter. It was sometime in February of 2006 when I emerged at the starting zone in Teldrassil… and well, the rest is history. Here I am 3 years and 9 months later, not only still actively playing the same character, but maintaining a website devoted to the game and my beloved class. I guess you could say I was a little drawn in at first and never really lost interest. 😉
My wife gave me WoW as a Christmas gift in 2005, but I waited a few months before installing it. I honestly wasn’t all that interested in it to tell you the truth. I put it on my Christmas list mainly because I had heard that it was a good game at the time for benchmarking PC performance. Up until that point, the only computer game I had been playing was Diablo II LOD. Although I enjoyed the hell out of it, I’d been playing it for 5 years or so, and was starting to take notice of some other games I’d seen reviews of online. One of them was WoW. [Read more…]
My wife and I own a quaint little home near the historic downtown area of the city in which we live in. I won’t get get too specific, as to ward off any would-be stalkers on the internets, but it’s in California.
Anyway, our home is fairly small which is pretty typical of homes built back in the 1940s (ours was built in 1946). Prior to the arrival of our unexpected little bundle of joy just over two years ago, I actually had a “computer room”. Well no more. My previous home-office now belongs to Gar Jr.
When we began the task of converting my office area and spare bedroom into a nursery, we had to relocate my entire operation to our bedroom. Once I can trust my son around expensive electronics, then I’ll move my computer out to the common area of our home. Until then, my work and gaming area is to located in the security of our bedroom so as to avoid “accidents”.
It’s actually pretty cozy and nice in some ways, but having your “work area” in your bedroom can be a trial at times. It’s also a little inconvenient for WoW, as it hampers my ability to talk over vent any time after my wife’s gone to sleep. I always have to explain this fact to my arena teammates once I enter “whisper mode”. Since I usually don’t even log on to WoW until after my wife’s gone to bed, this makes things a little tricky when it comes to communicating on vent. Oh well… I deal with it. It is what it is.
Alright, so awhile back I had this idea for a post where I’d showcase my home-office / gaming area. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say I hunkered down and got it done today. It ended up being a pretty big endeavor, so I wound up devoting an entire page to it, complete with a breakdown and description of everything you see pictured.
If you find it interesting to look at other players’ gaming setups, then check it out. Mine is a little different take on things since I play WoW on a Mac *gasp*. If not, well… I’ll try to get some Huntery type stuff posted tomorrow or the next day. I’ve been pretty swamped with other duties as of late, so any free time I have had has been spent playing for the most part.
Have a good weekend folks, and enjoy your glimpse into “my corner of the bedroom“.
Although my unfortunate computer troubles last week caused me a lot of grief from a business standpoint, it did provide me with a nice respite from WoW. I had been feeling pretty “bleh” about a lot of things in-game prior to last week, so this 8 day reset came at a nice time.
Even though it didn’t seem like much was going on with the blog, I was actually pretty busy behind the scenes. In fact, I deleted well over 4k words of unpublished posts I had been working on. Ultimately, I decided they weren’t necessary and I didn’t want to come across as bitter or disenchanted with WoW.
My malaise began when my 2v2 partner split our team unannounced, then joined up with a Gladiator Rogue so he could get his 2H weapon. The Rogue carried him to 2k, then left the team. My former partner has not only been absent from arena since then, he’s barely logged on at all. That was over a month ago. >.<
We worked our asses off trying to get our 1850 rating, which we ultimately would have attained, considering we spent a lot of time between 1800-1850 and made it as high as 1846. Once we’d have cracked 1850 it would have felt like a nice in-game accomplishment. When he left to queue with this infamous trade-spammer Rogue on our server, I realized he didn’t care about much else other than the illusionary status of having his S6 2H.
I guess sometimes I expect too much of people. Whether it be the integrity of people I know in-game or the misconduct of randoms, I let myself get disappointed too often. I suppose some of it has to do with maturity, considering I am after all a geezer compared to most of the people on here, but I also see my behavior and demeanor in WoW as a reflection of myself IRL.
Unfortunately, I think many people see it as an avenue in which they can behave poorly with little consequence. Rather than be courteous to others, a lot of players enjoy being complete asses because they get off on it for some reason. Sadly, I feel it’s also a way for a lot of people to demand recognition or to inflate an ego that is suffering terribly IRL.
Anyway, after my partner left our 2v2, I realized he’s just like the majority of people in WoW who primarily play for the perceived status that goes along with higher ilvl purple shinies. That mindset irritates the piss out of me. To me, the glory behind getting the nice loots is realized when you accomplish these feats with quality people. I look at an upgrade as something that will allow me to help our guild’s raiding progress, or to further my arena team’s rating, not something that I’m going to strut around IF with.
Oh well… to each his own. I think people make the game more enjoyable, but some feel that loot and validation is all that matters.
Alright… enough mister pouty pants…
I’m back, recharged and ready to rock. My wife and son are out of town for the next eight days, so that means daddy can get some nice raiding in this week. Well, provided I get all of my work done first. 😉