Author Archives: Glow

And she changes her mind

More personal ramblings, so apologies in advance. Nard was kind and invited us into his guild, but they are working through heroics and we aren’t even close, so we quietly left. You know, that cowardly thing where you wait till no one else is online to guilt, so that there’s no drama. Sigh. I did mail Nard and he was nice about it, but probably mystified by our flopping. Sorry Nard. So we’ve been guildless for a week or so again. I’m back to trawling the … Continue reading

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Found a home

So since my last post, I’ve finally found a home. I ran into an old friend from Labyrinth of Lost Souls. I literally started comparing achievements to make sure it was him And then he cheered at me, yay! it was Nardelan! Anyway, it turned out that he and his partner had started  a new raiding guild. So Shigeko and I joined as casual members. I’m nowhere near geared enough to join their heroic runs, but getting there slowly. I ran a flex with some of … Continue reading

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Returning to WoW… and LFG(uild)

Well. It’s been a while. Nearly two years. And I’ve fallen back into the cycle of wanting more. More gear, more rep, more pets, more progression… more from this thing we call a game. After a (very) long break, I’ve been tempted back in by WoD. Which means I had to buy MoP. Which means I’m playing MoP just to ‘check it out’. So I’ve geared Glow almost as much as I can in LFR. I’m working my way through my cloak quests, and incrementally bringing … Continue reading

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Reaper of Souls beta – first impressions

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As usual, once home after work I checked my email looking for that WildStar beta invite. To my surprise and excitement, there was a Diable 3 Reaper of Souls invite instead. I stared at the email carefully, assuming it was probably a phish, and headed instead off to my bnet account to check. And it was real, hurrah! Apologies – there will be screenshot spam, and I’ve already backlogged more screenies than I can chat about in one post, so this first post is just a … Continue reading

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Trying out League of Legends

For a few weeks I’ve been dabbling in League of Legends. I know the general premise of the game, from watching streams and second hand conversations over the last year or so, and my search for something to master has led me to LoL. I have been playing 5 v AI games. Initially with Garen, playing until I felt I knew what I was doing: where his buttons were and what to use when. But over the last week I’ve been playing Sona. There’s something about … 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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Flitting between games

Well, it’s been a while. It’s been a while since I blogged here; it’s been a while since I played WoW. The qualifiers here are meaningful. I have been blogging lots elsewhere, and I have been playing lots of other games. “There is too much, I will sum up.” Since I stopped raiding back in March, I spent a bit of time logging into alts and mucking around. That lasted a couple of months but it gradually petered out. I haven’t logged in for a looong … Continue reading

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