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Killing Time

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2009 by Camron

Guild setup an EoE run for tonight. Not enough healers or DPS so we Pugged a few. Scheduled for 7:30 and we are now going on 8:30 and we still don’t have everyone in vent or even in the Instance. This is the reason we shouldn’t be Puggin. We make ourselves look bad to other guilds by not having these “Guild Runs” well planned out.

Edit: Shortly after 8:30 we got going. We wiped multiple times on phase 3 before calling it. Not gonna lie, I’m not very familiar with fight so I probably wasn’t helping the first couple times but got it towards the end by following simple directions. “Stay out of the static charges Dummy”. Those things must be noob-proof as we failed multiple times because people were spreading out to much. Called the raid at about 9:45 as we had multiple people who dropped. I certainly can’t blame them. Maybe another time!

Humpday – Rants and Raves

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by Camron

Rants to the people who leave guilds after they joined them knowing it was casual. Specially if they are a group of good friends because they leave behind a group of good people in shambles. Makes it impossible to raid without pugging a few. I know I’ve harped about this before but it’s something that really bothers me in-game.

Raves to Scott and Randy at the instance podcast. These guys are the single reason that I am still playing. They keep it interesting and fun for me. Scott also has tons of other podcasts that he works on but it’s amazing that he finds time for all of them. Link to theinstance.net in the sidebar.

Happy Humpday!

What to do when your guild falls apart?

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by Camron

Events of the past couple weeks have made me start to get away from the game. We have lost our main players over the past week or so. Our main raiding group was tired of the casual style of the guild and when they invited other players to join them they were upset when they wouldn’t show up. This type of stuff gets under my skin also but in the same way it’s not something that will make me take off looking for another guild. I like the people in the guild. And the few that stayed behind are my best in-game friends.

Now that they are gone I am realizing that we are only left with 6 or 7 viable raiders for Ulduar and ToTC content. And I don’t see us doing more Naxx runs just to get some gear for our new 80’s. But we have added a few new players trying to fill out a raid roster. But so far it’s been a Fail getting capable raiders.

I love raiding and it’s the only thing that keeps me going. I pug VoA weekly but has anyone else ever dealt with the problem of having a good raiding guild who falls apart into a casual guild and how do I get back to raiding on a regular basis? I don’t mind Pugging but would rather have a group that I’m familiar with. A group that know each other and knows their job during a boss fight.

Hodir Rep Just Got Easier!

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by Camron

You can now run the regular daily dungeon to get a commendation for the Sons of Hodir. The commendation provides 500 rep towards the faction. I already have exalted status from the dailies. But many people do not like those dailies and haven’t been able to get the shoulder enchant provided by a Exalted Hodir status. So do your Reg Daily dungeon, get some conquest badges and Hodir rep all at the same time!

The Great Authenticator Debate

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by Camron

I write this after reading yet another article on the Blizzard Authenticator.  First off I just want to ask what has brought this to such a mainstream issue.  Is hacking something new?  Buying and selling Gold in Warcraft is a huge business, and some of these businesses are and will always look for an easy way to make a quick buck with the least possible effort.

Blizzard is making every effort to make the Authenticators available to players.  Any one currently using a Blackberry or iPhone has access to an authenticator without having to order the elusive one in the Blizzard store, which are historically known to be available for short periods of time.  I see no reason why there would be anyone who wouldn’t want that extra added security to their account.  You spend hours and hours on these toons, why risk it?

That being said if Blizzard makes them mandatory and “possibly” includes them in the next expansion.  What reason would anyone have to complain?  I know tons of people and guilds who have been affected by hackers and key-loggers and would never want my work or character to be compromised.

I am very interested to hear some of the arguments against these.