Tamarind had the most beautiful idea of the year

I’m late with my blogroll. Very late. I was keeping Righteous Orbs for later, to have the time to read the articles, not just having a quick look at them. But I read something about it on another blog so I had to read RO before… And that’s how I discovered he had problems with his guild about his blog. I was growing cautious with mine and it made me think a lot. I need to think it over a little bit more…

But what I discovered too, is that he created a guild for bloggers on an EU server. The launching was two days ago and I missed it !!!! I just created a baby twoll shaman named Kinie and have been invited this afternoon, I had a little chat with the few guildies online during their lunch break, it was really cool !

I even had the pleasure to meet Protflashes from Aggro Management. I have fun reading his blog these days, he rolled a character on a French server in order to learn French and it must be hard…

Anyway, big huge thanks to Tamarind for this guild ! It’s going to be fun !

I missed it

I miss you guys. I miss reading all those blogs waiting in my feedreader. I’m late with some of them for weeks now, because those write every single day and I have no time to read them all… Sad hunter.

I miss writing too.

So let’s do a small update. My guild is doing great in Icecrown. We got all the first kills in 10-mans. And a lot of first kills in 25-mans. We are currently working on Sindragosa 25 and Lich King 10. We killed Yogg+1 and Algalon right before ICC launched, Anub HM was killed the first week of January after several tries at 2%… Actually everything is on my guild’s blog. Yes I’m writing that one too… And have been busy.

You can even watch our kills on YouTube. I’m on most of the videos ! (Proud hunter here !) Putricide kill was a very clean one. I die on Anub sadly, you can see it very clearly… I’m the only female night elf hunter in the guild… Actually, I’m the only female IRL in the guild now. It’s odd, especially when I read so many blog written by female players and high end raiders.

Anub HM is an old story now, we did EDGC 25 in 49 trys left the last two weeks, and we are really really mad at Blizzard because the two wipes were due to them. Last week, it was huuuuge lag on the Champions wiping the raid. And this week, the perfumes from the holiday event interrupted aoe casts and all the casters went oom before the end of the fight and they wiped.

We want the Insanity first kill really hard. Really. We want the first kill server, the title and the server spamming. Because we had a lot of problem at the beginning and the server despised us and laught at us. Because mixing two guilds was hard and painful. Because it would be a great reward for the guildies, after all those months of hard work.

I’m happy they get rid of those limited trys in normal Icecrown. I think it was bad for the raid because it meant a lot of stress. Now we will be able to test new strategies without fear of losing precious trys, we will be able to gear properly too, with guaranteed tokens at the end of the week, we will be able to test new applicants on "end-wing" bosses. That’s a good thing.

On a more personal point of view, I’m exhausted. Winter is bad, insomnia is worst and stress at work and ingame is insane. I’m no more raiding in 10-man on Friday and lowered my attendance from 5/5 to 4/5 on 25-man raid nights. I spend my free time levelling my priest or reading or watching DVDs.

The good part is that I’m happy in my guild. Being an officer is quite a burden but I’m learning. I’m happy with my performances in raid with my hunter, some fights are just made for us. We have frost traps to put, kitting to do, Great Quantities of Sustained Ranged DPS (Copyright BRK) to unleash on fun fights like Putricide. I love this fight, Putricide is fun ! I love playing kinetic yo-yo on Blood Princes. I love getting the debuff on Lana’thel and blowing cooldowns like mad. Hunters are just cheated on Sindragosa with the disengage tool. I can’t wait to see the Lich King… I will have to do a 10-man to see him before facing him in 25-man… Or just wait for the 25-man…

Speaking of BRK, I wasn’t in the Anub kill this week and the BRK-1000 dropped. One of the hunters showed off with it yesterday. I felt sooo jealous… Seriously, I felt sad.  I’m cursed with ranged weapons… Can you believe that the bow on Lady Deathwhisper only dropped once, the very first day, another hunter got it. I have been in every kill since and not once did it dropped again. Actually, the guild is cursed. The trinkets never drop. Nor the Twins’ one, nor the Anub one, nor the Saurfang one… They’re like the warrior/hunter/shaman tokens, legends.

Even the GM is/was cursed. He’s a tree druid and was running Setthek Halls for more than a year every single day to get Anzu. Every. Single. Day. For fifteen months. He got the Raven King the other day, it was a miracle… Is there a word in English to describe someone with no luck, never ? I will suggest we sacrifice the tree instead of the usual gnome warlock for our next kill… The cats won’t be happy… I should tell you the story one day…

I moved my druid to Elune-EU, and having both my little elves on the same server is great. Elune Alliance side is a good server to play PVE at a correct level. And I can get used to 25-man healing safely in the guild in our reroll runs. I’m levelling a dwarf priestess, in Disc spec, while Ron is tanking with his paladin, I love duo-levelling. You complete quests quickly and if you happen to hit the random dungeon button, you’re in right away. Priest disc healing is cool. I love it. I prefer my drood but I love priest healing too. I still cannot tank. Last time I tried it on my death knight, it was a nice fiasco… I’m good at hunting and healing… Not tanking. :D

I need to write a usefull post one day…

I wrote a UI post. It’s been a while I wanted to change my UI. I end up with as many addons I had before, but not the same ones. Better ones ! And some old ones I can’t do without…

The post is written. It’s a looong one. I need to take some screenshots ingame to finish it. I will try to do that tonight. No raid scheduled tonight, I may find a group to do some random raid with my druid or hunter.

You know I don’t put pictures very often. It’s just that when I raid, I’m too focused on what’s going on to even think about taking pictures…

And if you wonder why no raid tonight ? It was cancelled. The MT quit the guild Sunday evening. Actually, after 1:30 hour of raid, he disconnected and never came back… And yesterday, there was a post on the forum : "I’m stopping Wow. Bye." Uh ? He left 24 people in the middle of the raid waiting for him to come back… And another officer quit too. The rest of the staff must be quite distressed… Bad week for the guild anyway… Dramas, gquits… I don’t like it…

But whatever happens, actually, I will stay, try to see Algalon at last, try to finish my rusted protodrake achievement (Yogg+1 missing). And stop worrying about everything. Wait and see, and take whatever I can.

Moving forward…

I’m changing server. With my hunter. I will follow my officers and a few guildies on Elune-EU. My mage and I posted an application on the forum of the second guild of the server and we will get tested in raid this week.

I’m anxious. I mean really. I’m leaving many friends on Krasus, and even knowing I still have my druid there to play with them, I’m just sad. I know I won’t have much time to play the druid.

But the main reason why I’m anxious is that I’m facing another trial period… And this time, I know no one in the guild already. Last time, with GoW, we had a friend there, an officer, knowing what he did when he asked us to join his guild. This time, he will be there but on trial too…

I hesitated a lot. The GM of my previous guild (before GoW) is now officer in a 10-man guild and they are doing pretty well, they got access to Algalon’s room last week, when many other guilds doing 25-mans don’t. They are third I think, after my guild and an Horde guild. They are good, they do hardmodes, I’ve got friends there. But they only do 10-mans, and even if I like that, I prefer a 25-man raiding guild.

I made my choice and transfered tonight. Yesterday, I was reading Shy’s last article on raid leading and that reminded me that I will soon meet a new raid leader and new officers. New raiders too. And I wonder how they are, how the raids will look like. There will be new voices on TS and I will need ages to recognise who is who. I have a very bad "hearring" memory. I’m more of the "visual" memory type. I don’t know if the raid is leaded by the tank, or a healer, or a dps. I’ve known each type of leading but not always in very high level content. I like it when it’s the tank or healer. I’m afraid of unknown people. I think that’s because I got a huge complexe of inferiority (not sure this is the right expression…) and think that people think as bad of me as I do…

Anyway, it looks like our ex-officer and friend raided with them last night and loved it. He’s the one with the legendary mace and barely needed to apply… He made his show wandering guildless in Dalaran on his new server with his mace and his Starcaller title… On Krasus everyone knew him but there, it was like "Who’s that ?" "Where did you get you mace, with which guild ?" "Do you look for a guild ?"…

I will talk to him tonight, and I hope I will be less anxious. I really don’t like the unknown… Hopefully, I can’t say Ulduar is "the unknown"… I spent so much of my evenings in this dungeon… One part of me would like to be tested as soon as I will be on my new server, the other part just want to log on my level 69 DK and go farm some cobalt, or just watch some NCIS episodes (I’m one season late omg ! I need to finish to watch season 4 before watching season 5 I bought this summer…).

I sometimes think I take this game too seriously, but it’s a MMO, I’m dealing with real people. But who need to be that anxious just for a group of people who just want to play together… I’m wierd…

I have a homework tonight : keep repeating myself  "your good at playing a hunter, your good at playing a hunter,… and get out of the aoe, and pewpew more, and…" Stop ! I’ll deal with that… I can do it !

Actually, I’m so much more confident than the day I applied to GoW. I’m a much better hunter than I was at the time. My gear is correct, I know the fights, I’ve been doing high level content for months now. I have been in nasty runs, smooth runs, funny runs, serious runs, with angry raid leaders or not… My ex-raidleader used to stop talking when he was becoming too angry, before beginning to insult people… When the raidleader changed voice those nights, another officer taking the lead, we knew it was a bad night… No actually, we knew it way before…

Now I just have to deal with my stress. I’m rarely at my best when under stress. That’s an understatement.

I’ll tell you what happened. *cross fingers*

Quick update

Sorry for the lack of post recently, I’m quite busy IRL and in game and don’t have a lot of time to write.

Strange things are happening to the guild. We’ve never been so dedicated to hardmodes and Freya+2 elders went down last Tuesday. We extended the raid ID to do Vezax hard and Yogg +1 or +2 watchers…

But in the main time the guild lost two officers to real life this week, and a few members and recruits. The summer was hard : guild bank ninjaed by an officer and a guildie, the forum alts were delighted to be able to spit on the guild and its officers once more, after that, some people transfered, because their buddies were not in the guild any more and they said they had less fun or that it was unfair to kick the ninjas… We trusted people who stayed just enough to get their rusted protodrake and transfered/renamed when the vast majority of the guild don’t have it, but their class and spec was really rare.

You can feel that the officer team is getting tired. We survived the summer despite all those problems, but I don’t know how long it will last. With the faction tranfers being enabled soon, some are talking about changing faction, others say they don’t want to change faction, change server yes but faction… Horde is even less advanced in PVEHL than us on Krasus. I really don’t what I would do if they decide to change faction or transfer to another server. I like my little Night Elves. I cannot imagine Nefernet as an orc or a troll. I think I would reroll from the beginning. Or I would tranfer to another server, maybe an english one…

I hope everything will be back to normal soon, or the most close to normal it can be. We’ve recruited new great people this summer, some of them were officers in their former guild and I’m sure one or two of them could take the role back  if needed. We’re badly in need of shamans, a druid or warrior tank, good resto druids and an arm warrior. Sometimes, I wonder if I should not apply to my own guild with my druid. :D The only problem being that I don’t raid very often with my healer, I’ve never healed any 25-man raids, she’s really undergeared, and I’m just too fond of my hunter…

That’s a lot of questions…

And by the way, I’m testing the Vuhdo addon but I can’t get the frames the way I love them in Grid. I’m trying to get used to heal with mouseclicking and mouseover. At first, I binded every heal I had, got totally lost, and nearly gave up. But after binding just my instant spells : Rejuv, Swiftmend and Wild growth, I loved it ! And I added a few more spells with modifiers : Nourish, poison and malediction decurses. I thing I will add mouseover spells too. I’m still using Grid and Clique at the moment but I hope I will soon have Vuhdo ready. I may do a Howto Vuhdo for my guild’s forum and will of course translate it for you as soon as I got the time…

PS : And I just realised that i was late on reading my favorite blogs… Pike, Sylly and Keeva wrote nice posts and I have no time to read them, and much less to answer… T_T

I’m back !

Hi everyone !

I’m back from holidays. And yesterday evening I discovered the new patch. Not much changes for hunters even if I had my talents renewed… I haven’t had time to play with my new traps either. My UI is all messed up too… Some addons are not exactly working as intended. I spent my honor points to buy my epic gems, and at last, I have my Darkmoon card : Greatness, a friend exchanged it at the fair while I was away. I got a raid invite yesterday night. I didn’t expect to raid but couldn’t resist. And for the first time for months, I saw hunters toping the meters in the guild. That’s really good ! We recruited a new hunter a few weeks ago, very cool guy, and now he’s got better gear, he rocks. He got this new crossbow from the new Crusade raid thing and that weapon looks great. /need :D

Anyway, like I promised, I have a story for you, and will post it as soon as I will have corrected it, because I hadn’t my French/English dictionary in holidays and I will have to check a few words before posting. Kae guessed there was a gnome involved in the dwarf flying process, really smart guess, she won’t be disappointed.

Holidays !

I’m on holidays ! Woot !

Time for some sun, camping, hiking, and non-wow time… I’ve got a new UI, but I won’t have time to post about it before leaving. I’ve got an RP post, a story with a flying dwarf, but I won’t have time to finish writing it… (I’m sure the flying dwarf makes you want more… The suspence will be unbearable…) I’m leaving for the south of France on Wednesday and will have a few weeks off.

I hope you will still be there when I come back.

See you soon,

Nef

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