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Fantasmical Friday #3

Well this week has been a little.. different. Well.. I say different.. it really hasn’t. I spent a lot of it gearing up my Death Knight. I did some normal dungeons until she could enter heroics, I did some heroics, I finished the Deepholm quests and I’ve been doing dailies. I’ve also been making a fair bit of gold which isn’t necessarily relevant, but it did take up a chunk of time. When it came down to it, I’ve really, really enjoyed playing my Death Knight this past week and I did get very lucky while in Deepholm. (Hooray and squee!)

The trouble is, the guys in the guild invited a friend of theirs who also happens to be a Death Knight, as does my friend, and with a 10 man group and 3 Death Knights? It’s very unreasonable for me to think I might possibly not cause issues by wanting to raid on my Death Knight. The problem is, Death Knight is currently my favourite class. I really do love it, and I’m incredibly bored of casters right now, especially Shadow Priest, and I’m not at all interested in healing or tanking. ((I have a history of panic attacks when it comes to those roles so I just avoid them these days aside from the odd bit of healing while I’m levelling up.)) So trying to roll a melee is a problem, the guild desperately doesn’t need melee, and I desperately don’t want to play a caster, so what does that leave? Hunter, of course. The move will be expensive as she will need a faction change and a server transfer, and we’re going to have to do it in bits, but it will be nice to have some previously farmed mounts/pets/achievements, rather than starting from scratch, and be playing a class that’s both needed and I can stand to play. Even with the Hunter becoming my main again, I still prefer the Death Knight and she will definitely be a main alt, or a second main. I will do the Firelands dailies on both characters, however insane it will make me, and I’ll probably slowly work on my Death Knight’s pet collection as well as Fae’s because I’m just that crazy. But Fae will again be my achievement hunter, and main pet and mount collector. She will finally have the name Fae back (big yay!), and as I have soo many Blood Elves and aren’t a big fan of playing Tauren, Trolls, Orcs, or Undead, plus because they kick ass, she will more than likely be a Goblin (though I hear they can’t do the Argent Tournament quests at the moment?). So I may need to collect a few RSS links for decent Hunterish blogs and read a couple of guides to get me up to speed with Hunters again, I haven’t really played one properly this expansion yet. My only problem now is that it looks as though my guild have decided to start doing heroic mode raiding, for which I don’t have the gear (I’m level 82), and I’m not particularly interested in it at the moment either, but I’ll see what happens.

Ooh, and this week our guild did this:

I’m not exalted yet, but it’s nice to have Mass Resurrection and all.

The Week in News

The lion mount, the ‘Winged Guardian’, went live this week. A lot of people have been outraged over it, just as they did over the sparkly pony last year, but it’s really no big deal. It’s just a mount. I must admit though, when I first saw it I thought it looked absolutely ridiculous, since seeing it ingame I’m persuaded – it’s pretty cool looking.

There are also 8 new tameable rare pets available to Hunters in the Firelands. These are all very rare and require you to use particular tactics, different for each rare, in order to tame them. For example, one of the spiders dies when its’ rage bar empties, this rage bar fills when it is in lava, and you can only tame it when it’s at quite low rage, so you need to balance things and such. It’s supposedly quite fun. As for the models, 2 Gondria style spirit cats, 1 spirit bird, and 7 spiders. This thread links to images, videos, and information about them. I’m not sure if I’m too bothered about these models personally but it is an interesting idea to add.

Screenshot of the Week

Never trust Orcs with cauldrons, you can almost guarantee that they’re upto something.

Linkies

As usual, there are more great posts shared in my reader, so do check those out, I’ve tried to link to people I haven’t linked to before as well. Enjoy!

  • ManaliciousHeroic Chimaeron (10): Vidyala’s posts always deserve a mention and I haven’t mentioned her properly yet. A lot of effort go into her guides and even if you’re not interested in raid strats, her chibis are wonderful.
  • Oddcraft - OMGWTFITZSOCUTEBBQ?!: This post deserves many internets just for the use of “man police”. Bravo! That and the murlocs are pretty cute.
  • red cow riseThe Innkeeper’s Daughter: A well-written piece of fan-fiction about the artifact, a lovely read.
  • World of SazThrough Your Interface: I found this one through a tweet from Windsoar. Could be fun!
  • WoW InsiderReal Life Jewelcrafter Creates Horde Pendant: Vid mentioned this in a Livestream last night and I had to link it because despite it being the “wrong colour” and “upside down”, it is a beautiful piece of jewellery and very well crafted. I love it.

Why Altoholism Is Good

I’ve been informed that my rerolling to Shadow Priest whilst still being under the name ‘the Lazy Sniper’ has confused a few people. Well I warned you when I was thinking of changing the name so tough! Be confused! Another thing that apparently confuses people is the fact that most of my characters have different names *gasp*! When I started this blog I was playing a Hunter named Jaedia, I like the name and so it has stuck as my internet name, however, I like to give my characters different names. It gives a bit of variety, and it’s easier to differentiate that Cassea is my Paladin, and Seithir is my Priest. I find it so confusing when people give their characters the same name. Fine it’s easier to tell who you are on an alt, but which bloody alt are you on?! I find it easier to remember whose alt is who, than to work out if you’re talking about your Death Knight or your Druid.

So yes, I have altoholism. I am an altoholic (it’s in my header, didn’t you notice?). I choose a main, I raid primarily on that one, I achievement whore on that one, and I collect random crap on that one. Let’s face it though, when you play the same character throughout your entire time in WoW, that induces burnout quite fast. So alting is a good thing! Trying out different classes gives the game a little more variety. I play a caster, so occasionally jumping into the shoes of a melee class, or perhaps a healer if I ever get the guts, is really quite fun. At the moment, my Shadow Priest is my main. I don’t want to get so bored of her I end up rerolling again so I’ve been levelling my Rogue, saying hey to the Single Abstract Noun guys, trying to gear up my Ret Paladin a little bit, generally trying out different aspects of the game.

It’s a very good idea to vary your ingame activities. At any given time you might find me raiding, doing 5 mans, levelling a character, herbing or mining, doing some dailies or finishing off some quests, PvPing, playing the auction house, achievement farming, old world content, and I’ve only done it the one time but RPing. If all you do is stick up the odd auction and raid, of course you’re going to become burnt out on the game. World of Warcraft is not a boring game, there is so much you can do, it’s whether you prefer to stick to a routine, or try different things. Of course, if all you do is the same things over and over, if you have a great group of friends to do them with they become a tiny bit less repetitive but I suppose that eventually, burnout affects us all. It is the speed at which it hits us that differs.

Hi. My name is Jaedia, and I am an altoholic. AND PROUD!

Meet Seithir

So, I’ve rerolled from Hunter to Priest as I mentioned in my last post, this means that I can no longer class myself as a Hunter blog so update your bookmarks if you have me listed as that. General WoW is probably the most precise, or Shadow Priest, or alts and levelling. Any of those should fit. Anyway, I can assume a lot of you might not know much about my Priest, if anything at all as I haven’t really blogged about her, so I thought I should introduce her properly.

You’ve met her before, briefly, of course so I don’t need to go into too much detail about where she came from, just that she is a Blood Elf through and through. I’ve gone over the idea of race changes and faction changes in my head and the personality she appears to have developed during my idling outside the Aldor bank time and my attachment to her simply wouldn’t suit any other race but Blood Elf. She feels that she is superior to others, basically. I suppose defeating Kael’thas, Lady Vashj, Illidan and Archimonde would do that to you.

Of course, I was always an achievement whore, avid pet collector, cool mount .. gainer on this character in the past and she has acquired a fair few titles too, so luckily she’s only a tiny bit behind Fae. I particularly love that she is both a Hand of A’dal and a Champion of the Naaru. The titles given for doing both the Black Temple and Mount Hyjal attunement to kill Kael’thas and Vashj and a bunch of other stuff, and the Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep attunement to complete 3 or 4 heroics and finally Magtheridon. I did the latter later on when heroics weren’t so impossible, it was easy when I got it, but I’m glad I did.

At 70, my first guild did Karazhan, Gruul, Magtheridon, the easy bosses in TK and SSC, and after a couple of months of being there it died. I stuck around for a while because I was pretty happy there, I’d met Dan and had a few laughs, we did Zul’Aman when that was released but after a while I wanted to try raiding a bit more. Both me and Dan applied to one guild, they were full on Shadow Priests at this point but Dan got in as a social, and he got into a few raids when he was needed. I applied to another guild who were raiding TK and SSC and I got in. I liked it there, it was calm, they did quite well in raids, we cleared everything except Kael before a spot opened up in the first guild and I left to play with Dan. They got me attuned and then I was a BT and MH raider. I absolutely loved progressing on Bloodboil, Essence of Souls (or the ‘big face dude’ as I preferred to call him), Mother Shahraz, and so on. The only thing that annoyed me, really, was the time my net went down for a few weeks and I missed the first kill of Illidan, but I got it when I came back and that was an awesome fight. We started doing Sunwell after Illidan had been on farm for a while and the trash was hard, it took over an hour to get to Kalecgos, the first boss, if I remember correctly and I did see him go down. I think that was the most anti climatic kill I’ve ever seen, “Is he dead.. have we wiped? Oh he’s dead! Yay!” I missed Brutallus to go help a few friends on my Paladin for a while (also the reason I don’t have the Spirit of Competition), which I do regret because that was a less than fun time.

I started Wrath on my Hunter but rerolled to my Priest in January after a bad experience. Joined a newly started guild with a few people I knew and we got a lot done. We got to the point where we would clear Naxx 25, Malygos 25, and still have some time for Sarth 3D 25 tries by the end of the night, and I think that only took us 3 weeks. It was fun though, there was an atmosphere in the guild of friends rather than hardcore raiders, and I enjoyed that. Until Ulduar hit and they tried to hardcore it. They want to raid from 1 in the afternoon until 10 or 11 at night and I just wasn’t having that. Ulduar was fun for the first day but after that I couldn’t enjoy it because it had been ruined and this led to me quitting raiding and leaving my Priest in the dust.

On the PvP front, my Priest is the character I have been most active on. Though, more so in TBC. Shadow Priests were very underpowered in PvP then but I didn’t care, I tried anyway. As hard as it was, when I really got into it I enjoyed it. I did a little arena with another Shadow Priest and a Holy Priest because they wanted to do Priest 3v3, also did a little 2v2 with one of them, though I didn’t last long, I never felt like it.

In Wrath I was focusing more on catching up with Fae on achievement points and being ready to raid. I did a little PvP, especially when they introduced Psychic Horror which I fell in love with, but not very much.

Currently, I’m having to pug any raids I want to do, with my gear being “below 5k gearscore” (sigh) I have been struggling to find Icecrown groups though I’m almost there with everything I can get pre-raid, I just need the Nevermelting Ice Crystal and the Wrathful cloak, 10k honour to go, and then I’m really going to push for raids. Of course doing the weekly, both VoAs, and a random plus Pit of Saron every day. I’m PvPing a bit as well, using the stand in the back and dot everyone up method because I’m not very skilled and often forget to use fear, but I do remember to Disperse when I’m being punched in the face!

My talents are a bit strange at the moment as I’ve tried to create a bit of a mix. I’ve taken 2 points in Focused Mind purely for heroics, to reduce the mana cost of Mind Sear, and I’ve taken Psychic Horror because in PvP, I aim to annoy.

I suppose my goals will now change a little, though not by much. I did start Loremaster when I played her before and I’m currently just 70 quests in Kalimdor away from getting it, so when I feel like it I will push for that. I also have the Eye in my bank, ready to do the quest for Benediction/Anathena when I remember to.

All in all, this is the character with the most history, the best memories (I have a lot of bad ones on Fae), and it just feels like a comfortable pair of slippers.

Announcement & Question

I suppose, really, this has been a long time coming. I’ve been burnt out on my Hunter since around Christmas, maybe even before. I quit raiding to try to enjoy the game again, I chilled out, played a few alts, did a few achievements, but I didn’t raid. Now I think it’s time for me to hang up my bow and quiver, and go back to my Shadow Priest, who will be staying Horde. The main reasons for this are currently having to be kept quiet (aside from a couple of friends I have mentioned it to) for the time being, but I won’t be playing my Hunter as my main any more. Just because I am going to be playing on Vashj for the time being, doesn’t mean I particularly like it there, aside from a handful of people, so I do plan to transfer near to Cataclysm, few months over here yet.

Priest is, of course, the class I have played the most overall. I played her for most of TBC, a few months in Wrath, and I have caught up on the theorycraft that I missed, so I know the class pretty well, but of course there’s always more to know. If you know of any Shadow Priestly blogs I haven’t included on my blogroll, please let me know so that I can add them to my reader.

This doesn’t mean that I will be quitting blogging. In fact, that’s part of the reason for this post. I’m a little unsure on what to do with the blog because I started as a Hunter blog, and named it as such. I’ve been around for a while as ‘the Lazy Sniper’ and in lieu of me rerolling, I’m wondering if perhaps I should change the name? I’ve asked a few people so far, a couple have said I should keep it as it is, but what do you guys think? Would it feel weird reading posts from a Priest on ‘the Lazy Sniper’ and think I should change to a much more general name like ‘Jae’s Tavern’ (just an example)? Part of me isn’t so fond of keeping the name when Hunter is no longer my main, but then I have to move around a lot, so I’d really like to hear what you think, please let me know!

PS. Yes, this does mean I might play around with the theme again and find a new RSS button (which I’m not so pleased about :( I love my current button). Once all of the design things have been sorted out, I will introduce my Priest properly.