Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of the Year Wrap-Up

We're just a few days away from New Years, a time for binging and then making the resolution to not binge anymore. That resolution will stick until the next binge holiday like St. Patricks day, President's Day, or even Tues-Day.

I thought I'd do a few resolutions, both about this blog and about WoW. Something to aim for (and miss completely).

Emblem of Frost Pick Order for Mages

Vene at Tankingtips always puts together a pick order for warrior tanks. I thought I would give the mages out there a pick order we can use for our Emblems of Frost. This is the one I'll be using and I'm in a guild that does primarily 10 man ICC. If your guild does 25s and you get some items from there, then you might have a slightly different list.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LARP Plot Tips: Incapacitate Mechanics

A group of highly skilled characters are investigating a slavery ring. The slavers tend to use many traps and poisons to keep enemies out of their camp and to control slaves. Time is of the essence, as the daughter of the mayor of the town has been kidnapped and if she's not recovered tonight, she'll be gone forever.

This module is designed to be the major battle for the night. All the high level characters and big political players are involved, and are expecting a knock down drag out fight. However, a mere five minutes into the fight, and every single PC is incapacitated and the NPCs don't know how to handle the situation. Why did this happen?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

LFG - The Best Thing To Happen to Bloggers since... Blogging?

I have seen a huge influx in posts about LFG.  While I haven't had a super terrible time with it, I figured I'd send this out to all the bloggers, Megs-Style.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

// Drink up, healer now
// Combat, are you in or are you out?
// Just leave your loots behind,
// 'Cause the tank's going off without you
// "Excuse me, I'm too busy blogging this tragedy
// To Heal you. I'm bubble hearthin'"
// 'Cause They've no idea how to play

// So queue up, just queue up, jump in
// Oh well, whatcha waiting for
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in the failure
// So queue up, QQ up, just get in
// Oh it's so amazing here
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in LFG

// More posts the more it sucks
// and Webhits rising with the fail
// So bust out that mole remote
// Can't you see that rogue's now in BRD
// Such boundless pressure
// DK tank's rocking spellpower
// You can't wait for the buff to expire
// 20 seconds to survive!

// So queue up, just queue up, jump in
// Oh well, whatcha waiting for
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in the failure
// So queue up, QQ up, just get in
// Oh it's so amazing here
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in LFG

// So queue up, jump in
// Oh well, whatcha waiting for
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in the failure
// So queue up, QQ up, just get in
// Oh it's so amazing here
// It's alright,
// 'Cause there's fodder in LFG

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Board Game Review: Pandemic

I haven't had a chance to review a really good board game recently, but since we celebrated Christmas early, I'll probably have a few to review in the next couple of weeks. My D&D crew is pretty hip to board games out there.

Name: Pandemic
Creator: Matt Leacock
Publisher: Z-man Games
Players: 2-4
Game Setup: 5-10 minutes
Game Play: 30-60 minutes

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

5 Things Your PuG Mage Wants You to Know

Thanks to Amber at I Like Bubbles for the healer version and Altadin for the tanking version. This one could also be titled "How can you tell if I'm a scrub mage."

1. You are permitted to 1 mage table per run.
Sometimes I forget to drop it, and if I haven't dropped it after the first pull, you are free to remind me. Don't ask right away, as I'm probably already doing it, and you don't need mana right now. I will not drop a second, but I will conjure food for people coming in late after someone drops.

If you have a mage that refuses to summon a table at the very beginning, he's probably a scrub.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I Think I'm in Love...

I know there's a lot of hate posts about LFG and people being idiots - whatever. It's no different from spamming trade chat, except that you can't get away from the idiots afterward without ignore.

I could care less about doing LFG 80 dungeons. I've been having a much more interesting time on my shaman - who was level 19 when I started LFG. It all started on a whim.

Friday, December 18, 2009

ICC-10 Strategy Fo' Mages

I haven't seen a lot of guides floating around the mage blogs on how to do ICC. I thought I'd throw up my little bit of information based on our experience in 10-man. I will be giving it from the perspective of the Arcane mage, with some frost (I did frost for two fights due to replenishment issues).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don't Cleave Me, Bro!

Arenas are not really hard, per se. They're just very, very intimidating. There is not a lot of love for people who come in unprepared. If your comp isn't good, you don't use binds, and you don't use voice communication you'll probably get dominated and never want to play again.

So people go looking for help. If you've done your best to make yourself as good as possible internally, sometimes you need help elsewhere. That's what forums are for.

Monday, December 7, 2009


No, it's not an iPhone. But it's close.

My wife got me an iPod Touch as an early birthday present. And that's how I'm posting this from our bedroom while we watch the second season of Torchwood.

I've already downloaded the Wow Armory app, and I'm off to find some more free swag. If you've got a favorite app or game, let me know!

- Posted via iPod Touch Bishes

Saturday, December 5, 2009


My new found love for my warrior is nice and all, but since I need to gear him up and the guild needs my mage for 25 man dps, that means I'm stuck in PuG hell. Normally, I don't really mind. I don't mind wiping over and over again, especially if people are learning. So this group I got in for VoA-25 actually had some ok DPS. For once, the problem was the healers and the other tank. The worthless raid leader didn't help either.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

50 Eggs

What we've got here is a failure to communicate.

I've been raiding on both my mage and my warrior. I've been out of town with the family and forgot my laptop. I've been busy at work and haven't had a chance to do it when I get home. Blogging is hard work!

Since I was not successful in NaBloPoMo, I thought it would be appropriate to go over the lessons learned.