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…. and back to elf.

The flip-flop is real. One of the unexpected things about faction transferring and joining Frostwolves, was that I discovered that a few of my old LoLS guildies had joined FW at some stage in the past. It was lovely playing with them again. It also meant that a few of us began doing social (IRL) stuff again too. Soon, without meaning to, I started to feel all nostalgic, and wondered if we could get the old guild back together somehow, even if we didn’t raid. In the end … Continue reading

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About mastery

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This post is just ‘thinking out loud’. It contains no useful information, but is hoping for a response from kindred spirits. I’ve been pondering the importance of mastery. No, not that WoW class-specific stat, the one that you stack this week and reforge off the next. I’m talking about actual mastery: being skilled and knowledgeable. It’s a bit late, but I suddenly realised that mastery of something is incredibly important to me. And on a selfish level, maybe a vain level: being publicly masterful. Or at least publicly … Continue reading

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Still wandering through D3

It’s been a while. Work has been busy and I’ve been sick, so I’ve not had the energy to do much in the evenings, any gaming has been just that and no more. I’ve been pottering away at D3 though, playing my wee barbarian. I finally finished act 2 on him, Belial inferno + Aussie pings is pretty brutal… that and it took me a while to realise I really needed a more dps build/gearing config to down him. Onto act 3 and being brutalised by … Continue reading

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(yet another girl gamer post) Navimie at The Daily Frostwolf recently got me thinking again about the whole ‘feminism in gaming’ discussion. One of her observations was the she hasn’t seen much sexism in the people she plays with, and I’m currently in a similar position: the guild I’m with has always had a fairly balanced gender make-up and is comprised of mature/open-minded folk. The last couple of raiding guilds I’ve been with have been similar in that regard. But I have experienced a whole range … Continue reading

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Glow calls WoW raiding quits

No big surprise to many, I’ve decided to step back from WoW generally and raiding specifically. Basically my partner and I aren’t really enjoying our WoW playtime much, and there’s so much else out there to do. That’s all very simple, and it’s easy to say ‘well just stop playing’ but as usual it’s the personal stuff that’s all knotty. We’re in a small tightly-knit guild, and we like the people. Take out one fulltime healer and one full time dps and that’s a big hole … Continue reading

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Other business

Feather embroidery I've just finished

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve found myself running out of things to do in WoW, outside of the time spent raiding and badge-capping each week. Glow’s pretty much run out of achievements outside of PvP. I’ve already got multiple alts that are LFR-able… but gearing them up further just for the sake of it is getting circular and pointless. I have lots of ‘making’ hobbies, I’m a bit of a craft nut and tend to always have a ‘project’ of some sort on the … Continue reading

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Sixes meme

Diablo 2 action!

I was tagged yesterday in Gnomeaggeon’s sixes meme that’s running around blogland at the mo. Curses to @annanda at the Reluctant raider. Well not really, the meme sounded like fun… until I realised my images folder didn’t have six subfolders…. The challenge: Go into your image folder. Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image. Publish the image! (And a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couldn’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own.) Challenge six new bloggers. … Continue reading

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