For the past couple of weeks, ever since I hit Concordance on my main hunter's artifact and hit level 40 on my Artifact Research, I have taken a vacation from BS and World Quests. Just haven't done them. Grinding out hundreds of millions of AP for a marginal increase in power simply is not worth … Continue reading Grinding is bad, reaching goals is not
It is a sodden, dark, wind-driven rainy day today in Virginia. For much of my adult life such a day would have meant my job as a soldier would be just that much more challenging. Now that I have left off being a soldier, on days like this I can sit inside, warm and cozy … Continue reading This game we play
These days I feel as if I am perched on some kind of virtual bungee cord platform, all harnessed in to leap off into the abyss, but I am in a holding pattern because there are some last-minute safety checks and wind adjustments to be made. I am ready, I've made the decision to do … Continue reading Philosophical thoughts on endings and beginnings
Most of the betting for 5.4 going live puts it around the first or second week after Labor Day in the U.S., about a month from now. At the risk of annoying those of you who were whining about having nothing left to do in game two weeks after Mists was released, I say to … Continue reading Blizz Takes Away Readiness — For the Toon and for the Player
Shortly after I leveled my hunter in WOTLK, it dawned on me that I was spending a lot of gold to buy things I needed from other people. People who made these things. People like me. I could make these things too if only I weren't so cruelly limited to two major professions! But … Continue reading Fiannor, Inc.
Way back in WOTLK (I know, I know, I'm a newcomer!) when I was a baby hunter and just starting to run dungeons, the grizzled old druid healer in my guild explained that a hunter has one and only one duty in a group: Protect The Healer! So I learned to start every encounter -- … Continue reading The hunter as bodyguard