Saturday, 7 November 2009


Well thanks to my mate the PC is battle rezzed. Can you believe it was the power switch that was shorting. So now my reset button is my power switch temporally.

So yesterday I decided to join a VOA 25 man pug seeing as I missed out on all the Wednesday fun. This went fine with the fire boss down and unfortunately no t9.5 leg drop but hey ho Zetter the druid is on of those "unlucky" toons i.e. all he gets is from hard graft.

So we move on to Emalon he's down easily and a pvp + spellpower ring drops I'm thinking hmm may be worth a role as I do dabble in pvp a bit. When suddenly the Raid Leader announces that only people with an area team can roll WTF!
Now I didn't make a bit issue about it just sai I thought it was a bit out of order, to be honest it was only deadly gear and I have enough honour to get what I want.

However I have read about this on Ala recently and it appears to have spread to the Peak now as well.
Personally and I am aiming this at people who are starting to set this rule this sucks. I wouldn't mind but I bet none of you ask people to link say Firefighter Achievement or Secrets of Ulduar before any of the PVP crowd can roll on T9.5 legs.
I can appreciate sometimes it must be a bit of a gyp for someone to win some nice legs who hasn't done a lot of PVP where you may have sweated blood in the arena. But it is the same for a lot of us PVE types who see Jonny Druid get some T9.5 legs while not having set foot in Ulduar or TOC. Dishing out loot in PUGs on the basis of what form of the game someone plays the most is bang out of order especially when you don't announce it before raid start.

So be warned all you VOA PUGers on the Aerie Peak realm it may be worth checking going forward what odd twists the Raid Leader is going to throw your way next!


Thursday, 5 November 2009


Well from the high of Monday I came down to earth with a bump last night.

I was just getting ready to kick of with the guild and another run through TOC and Ulduar when the PC turned itself off.
Now I guess most of you out there have experienced that sinking feeling when something like this happens you know in your heart that something serious has happened. I tried the power switch it was dead, so I unplugged it and when I plugged it back in the PC immediately started up and as soon as the posting beep happened bam it shut down. I fiddled with a few bits but I suspect I have a motherboard failure as the PC shouldn’t switch itself on as soon as it’s plugged in.
So today its round to my good friend in the guild who is an electronics wiz to get him to trouble shoot it which I suspect will be a while as it doesn’t appear to be an obvious fault.

So what did I do last night while my guild was busting out Orbituary in Ulduar? Set up my laptop with all my bloody add-ons and game controller ect ect and update WOW on it so I can at least get by in the raids for the next few weeks, though at severely curtailed resolutions and detail settings.

This has happened to me a few times in my gaming career and if you talk to my afore mentioned friend I am death and dismemberment to anything electronic related its like I have some sort of damn aura that causes things to blow up.
It’s also not hit at a great time finances wise as myself and my beloved wife have just had to shell out on a new car when the gear box fell out of her old one. Overall its bough back to me one of the things I said a few years ago why the hell didn’t I just stick with a basic machine for WOW and get an X box to play other stuff on that just works without all the faffing about!


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Kicking ass and taking names!

So it’s the end of the first week of raiding in my new guild.
Well strictly speaking its not my new guild as everyone in it are people from my old guild and some raiders from my old guild also join us. Also my alt is still in my old guild. Complicated no? Better to think of us as alternative reality version of AT being slimmer.

Anyway back on track so in the first week of hard try’s we have been blasting through the ten man hard modes.
Concentrating on Ulduar hard modes as to be honest these are a lot more interesting than TOC hard modes (and though I hate to say it at least there is some trash to deal with). TOC is on the radar but with limited time we decided to milk TOC normal for its badges and then push on into Ulduar hard modes with the time we have.

For the first week we have kicked Thoradim’s ass on hard mode to get, Hordir has lost his rare catch for , Steelbreaker has been broken for and we have knocked on wood two times (we tried three and were getting there but time was marching on and we decided to show a couple of raiders Mimeron as they had never seen the full fight).

We also decided to do a few of the TOC achievements so the twin worms went down together for and a couple of lucky people in the raid got to play with the twin mistresses for the Lord Jaraxus achievement

Not a bad start for our new focused raiding adventures. The question is now can we get our rusted iron drake before Blizz pull them which is probably going to happen with the release of Icecrown.

I must admit this was overall a great week of raid experience for me I don't know why it was more relaxing than normal raids I have been on with everyone know their roles. There was still the usual piss taking going on but it just seemed to be smoother and more focused.

I know we are behind the curve a bit on this achievements and have slightly over the top gear being in L232 stuff mostly but we are certainly roaring up the realms ranking due to a lot of guilds concentrating on 25 mans.
Roll on Icecrown as Kingdom of Rust are coming!