Wed 3 Feb, 2010
Some times you just kind of run dry. You try and try to come up with things to say… and in the end you just sit there..and can’t really think of anything that you’ll find that important. What’s most interesting about taking a break is that it does wonderful things for your creative juices as well as kind of putting you back in touch with why you do this.
I think when I started this blog, it was for an entirely different reason than why I write now. I won’t ever be a Matticus.
I won’t ever be hard core theorist. What I am… is a 30 something disorganized raid leader with a little bit of whit and a whole hell of a lot of sarcasm. Plus I have some good friends who watch here looking to see what I am doing from time to time. Which is encouraging. I’m not an expert at anything in particular. Some people would say I probably don’t give myself enough credit, but to be honest, I believe in thinking you always have group to grow and learn.
I am… I am Not
What I am…
I am… a good tank. That’s my own opinion of myself. If you tank, you need to be confident in your own abilities.
I am… a raid leader. Its just how I’m wired.
I am… a druid lover. I fell in love with the class before I logged in the first time and its been with me ever since. I doubt I’ll ever love another class better.
I am… disorganized. I’m not the most organized person in the world. I keep a lot of things straight in my head, but overall, I suffer a bit from a wandering mind… oo… look… shiny??!!!
What I’m not…
I’m probably not a guy to put together a comprehensive guide on how to do everything under the sun for raid leading.
I’m knowledgeable… its just that I’m disorganized.
I’m probably not a guy who’s going to give you an in depth theoretical analysis of what’s the best druid rotation.
Where to next?
Well to be honest I’m going to do what I do best. I’m going to let my wandering mind wander. I’m going to write when I feel like it. I’m going to write about what’s relevant and every once in a while I’ll probably end up with some simple little gem that will suddenly slaughter my server with thousands of hits from people over at Wow.com. I usually pull that off a couple of times a year.
You can probably expect a couple of posts a week. Some weeks more.. some less. If you have a desire to write and you feel this would be a good home for you, I’m looking at the possibility of having other writers onboard. So if you want to give it a go, just email me with a sample of your work and we’ll discuss from there.
What the hell have you been up to?
Wow where do I begin…. Yes… K$… this ones’ for you.
I’ve been relatively busy. My wife is nearing the end of the RAF program. So I spend a decent amount of time working with her to try to play catch up on her characters. She holds firmly to the thought that she doesn’t want to transfer her level 80 mage. So… we’re leveling a couple more for her. She now has a level 66 mage and she’s working on multiple druids (ANOTHER CONVERT!!!), and a hunter. By the end I think she’ll have 3 or 4 characters at or really near to 60 which gives her a lot of choices of characters to play. However doing a lot of speed leveling kind of grinds on you. So I really haven’t been wanting to do a whole heck of a lot else for my own characters.
I did transfer my mage to Thunderhorn, and I have enjoyed working on him. Its nice when you spend most of your time tanking to have a character that you just have to stand back and blow stuff up. Plus you can compete with yourself and other people to see how far you can push your undergeared character. Of course being undergeared doesn’t last long. With the way heroics go, its just a hop skip and a jump to gear with the badges and the new 5 mans.
Raiding has been going well. We have been clearing regularly up through Festergut. We haven’t been really working on the Crimson Halls yet. We’ve been determined to nail Rotface as a 10 man guild. Its interesting to see how many of the strategies out there for 10 man are written assuming you’re a 25 man guild killing it in 10 man. In our case, the fight is complicated by the fact that we’re a 10 man guild with 10 man gear killing the boss.
I’m fairly certain we’re one of the first guilds who do strictly 10 man progress who have downed Rotface on Thunderhorn. Checking sites like Guildox, only one other guild has completed the Plagueworks and nobody has completed the Crimson Halls or anything else (though it just came out yesterday).
We’re looking at scaling up. We’ve inherited a few raiders lately and to be honest they are all good. So we’re in that position where now I’ve got extra healers (only one.. but still) and extra DPS. So if everyone shows up… we’re going to have 5-7 people sitting out on a given night. That being said, we’re looking at scaling up into 25 man. Its not going to be overnight, but we’re going to make a shot at it. Worse come to worse we’ll have two solid 10 man teams. So if you know solid players hanging around on Thunderhorn who want a new home, let me know… idiots and primadona’s need not apply.
So expect to see a bit more on how we approach ICC and what tips and tricks we’re using to get through.