Saturday, August 29, 2009

When Ed Meets DMX

As I sit here having a rather horrid day of birth I started listening to DMX's "up in here" and this came out. Might finish it sometime.

Y’all gone make me lose my mind

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me run y’all out

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me act a fool

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me get my crew

Up in here up in here

If I gots to bring it to you alliance

Then its gonna be quick

Say hello to this arrow

And you can suck my crit

And all them other chumps you run with

Can come with

And die quick

How you gone run up on me when you up and started this

There go the gun click

Aw you up and done it

Ganked by some dumb kid

Aint that some shit

Y’all must never get no PuGs

Cause every time you come around its like wut

Just gots ta pwn this lowbie nub

And I don’t know who in the hell you think you crying to

But aint her

Aight sir?

So watch that QQ

Or you gon find yo’self

Spirit rezzin’ somewhere else

Seeing through your rez and stealth

But that couldn’t have been the issue

Or maybe you just saying that now cause I killed you

Whispering me on your horde toon

That’s why yo ass suck running back

Tryin to rez on the roof of the church

Edy telling the truth and it hurts

Y’all gone make me lose my mind

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me run y’all out

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me act a fool

Up in here up in here

Y’all gone make me get my crew

Up in here up in here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Aftermath

Blizzcon has come and gone and now we are left to stew over the ins and outs of all the information dropped in our waiting laps. Now since I am the most concerned with hunter changes and they are the ones that will after me the most in the time to come.

Now I for one any not running around screaming "the end is nigh" and I probably wont be. Why you ask? Well A.) I am actually excited they are changing us and B.) I dont want to freak until its closer to time to worry. We are a class with a resource system that never really fit was it is we do. Hunters are not casters. In general we cant be silenced, we dont actually use spells with few exceptions, and its never really worked for us like it does for other casters. For as long as I have been playing I know I've had problems maintaining my mana pool. Viper is awesome in thought but its never been a solid answer. Before I had it I just stopped and drank water every few seconds. Once I had it (before it was in its present state) when I was questing I always had it on just cause it was easier than stopping in the middle of the quest grind. Snice the change its just a good way to lose your dps cause sooner or later (some specs more so than others) you WILL have to take that 50% reduction and try and get your mana pool back on a long boss fight. Not to mention the tendancy to forget the damn thing is on with all the micro management of pets and yourself in a raid or instance. So why is it everyone is so sure that focus is gonna be the death of us before we even see the near finished result for it?

Yes, change is scary but this could be a godsend. Who knows this could end up making hunters a stand out class to more people. Maybe even convert a few or bring back people to its fold. Its gonna take some getting used to. It wont be the same class in some ways but thats not always a bad thing. I wait with open arms as it stands for it and for the ammo changes (which I also hear crying about but not as loudly). No matter what Snuggles and I will be there to see the end product and beyond. Cant fight your heart after all.

Friday, August 21, 2009

One Happy Edy!

Hunter news just broke.
  • Mana GONE! We will have focus now. NO MORE MANA BURN!
  • No more consumable ammo. IT'S AN ITEM!!!!!
Next up....
  • No more AP! AGI will give 2 points for us now so bugger off all your mail stealing plate wearing chumps
  • More stam all around.
  • no more ranks of skills they level with you.
  • Haste = more pushy of buttons.
And for my paladin side...
  • No more mp5. Spirit will do the job in some form or another.
  • No more SP, Int gives you that.

Lots of nice tasty things to look forward to.....I wish I could stop myself from posting but as a hunter I had to share.

Heroic Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep

Yeah you heard me right Blizzard is pulling out some big guns for the upcoming expansion. Now those that know me know I didn't really wanna believe anything that was leaked in the past weeks ( still think whoever did it should be fired) but I gotta admit watching the panel for the preview has just gotten me so pumped up for something so far off. Worgens I am excited about. Goblins not so much....well there racial mount is sick so I might play one just for that and maybe racials once I see them.

Honestly there is just too much to much to process to really say what I think. All the changes are just kinda overwhelming and not in a bad way. Changing the old world seems like a big step to me, but then I think about it. I wasn't here for vanilla and to be honest the grind to get to 60 to get to outland (which I loath) was just a chore to me. All the grinding kills and unrealized things that could have been done with them. Thats enough of that looking back. Now is the time to look forward.

They are promising alot with this expansion and honestly i am curious as to how much will actually be done (still waiting on my new dances) and live up to the promises. Tons of new dungeons, seeing zones that we have always wished to see (mount Hyjal and Uldum are two I am personally about to lose my stuffing with glee about finally seeing), and just the freshness this is bringing with it.

So since my brain is all over the place right now about what I am personally thinking about the news I just witnessed I will bring up new things that should make anybody go hells yeah.
  • The alliance have losted South Shore. HAH see M.A.S. DID make them move shop!
  • Heroic Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep for 85. *passes out from forgetting to breath after this news*
More later......

Thursday, August 20, 2009

An Interlude.....

For Eus,

Saemys is still watching him. Cant trust them dwarves....especially the ones that aren't drunk.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The "ME" Syndrome

ME sydrome - the condition of thinking all of Azeroth revolves around you when ever you desire it to.

Ok that might be a bit harsh of a definition but it gets my point across I feel. Now we all have a little ME sydrome in us from time to time. Who hasn't wanted to have somebody's attention at an exact moment in time before, or wanted that phat loot to drop from your boss or a piece of something or other just for looks. Its human nature to want some attention on yourself its just how we are. The problem arises when you cant get past that need for attention and journey into the realm of super annoying. I present a few examples of what I mean.

Case 1:the hype needy mage
I prefer not to name names. At one point I was friends with this person though not as close as he likes to think he was concidered a friend. I didn't see his ME syndrome for a while thankfully though the hints where always there. He had a habit of wanting me to talk to him none stop no matter what i was doing or how I was feeling. I am not a chatty person with most people by nature and as such I tend to like my space and would expect someone to respect that if I say I am busy or dont want to talk right then its nothing personal but simply that I dont want to be social at said point in time. For a while I thought this mage understood that, then I started to get the acusing whispers when in instances saying how I was "always busy" and how he "talks when he runs all the time". Despite the fact it would be clearly listed where I was on the friends list and I knew he could see that if he so wished yet making it sound like I was lying about busy just to avoid talking to him. I dont know about you dear reader, but I personally take offence to somebdoy half assing a run to chat when they should be focused and as such I tend to not do it or bother people in those situation other than a casual greeting. This became almost a daily acusation which DID lead to me not wanting to talk to him at all in or out of busy time. Between that and his treatment of guildies and blatant disrespect for me when I made it clear I didnt want him in the guild if he was just gonna guild hope and he swears he wont just to do it a week or two later I have all but severed ties with this person and his ME snydrome.

Case 2: Tellmehow The Lazy and Carryme

This isnt so much one person as a consistant irritating trait that keeps coming up and annoys me to no end. They are the concept that the only reason other people play this game is to help them get what they want without the work.

Tellmehow The Lazy like to play 20 questions alot with people. Wants you to tell him where x of x is or whats a good place for z about 20 times a given day then the infomation into their own to miscommunicate to others and such. Tellmehow tends to group up with Carryme and they share a I want it now additude. I personally know one such person and through a blow up cause I got tired of his demanding demenor towards me not wanting to answer his questions or run his alts anymore since he was basically dead weight and sucked all the help out of me. Says a alot about a person if they can get so mad you dont wanna go out of your way that very moment to opena door or someting for them ont he other side of nowhere for something they have no need for with a key their lazy ass could get on their own in the first place or (my personal favorite) tell them they wouldnt care if they dropped dead because they were told the answer to the question they asked 50 times over the past few days but not the detailed way their lazy butts wanted because they were too lazy to take the 2 minutes needed to look it up themselves to see it was exactly like that person said.


Still a bit sore about that one but as with case one Ed has nothing more to do with this ME Syndrome sufferer and probably never will again.

ME syndrome is not always sever but is still none the less annoying to those being bothered by the afflicted. It gets old when you are busy and people insist you do what they want right that minute cause if you dont you hate them, Well then I hate you. I dont have to stop what the hell i am doing to be your servant. If you need it bad enough you will find somebody else or wait till I am done with whatever it was I was doing. Hell if you are polite about it. I might even speed up what I was doing or ask for a break so I can tend to your need. ME Syndrome will not get this nice Ed however. If I dont wanna talk your ear off or god forbid duel you or something right whe you want me to I must hate you enough to wish the plague upon you. Please if you think i give that much of a rat's fanny about you. you need to talk to the people I actually have long standing deep meaningful relationships with and see how I REALLY treat the people I dont like. Dont throw me your random invites cause you want me to do the killing for you didn't bother to ask me first. I have a tendancy to decline, tag and kill then walk away if you do. Blah blah blah I could go on for days but I will end it here. Learn to stop and say "maybe" to yourself in context the person you are pestering if you think you are suffering from ME syndrome. Make Azeroth a better place and just say "its not about me" once in a while. You might like yourself better if you do. Lord knows I will.-+

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Edy Rage: If You Gank Take Your Medicine

Normally I take my being ganked in stride. I was brought into Azeroth on a PVP server and I learned quickly to take my lumps in stride. Its a right of passage no need to get all up in arms about it. Don't like it, play PVE. Edy did and as such I have never been much of a PVPer though I will never back down from a fight. So it was no surprise with my lil Annie got her lil kitty butt handed to her at the inn in Tarren Mill as I logged in by some nubby alliance DK at the mail box. Sadly for this DK I was in a fairly foul mood that day ( I am a rage-er when I pms not a crier) and I promptly retreaved Edy and hunted him down just to show that would not be stood for. The DK fun was not done with this lowly DK however as two more took up his post not long after. My GM Ruhtra happened by as he too was in a mood to kill and happened upon these yahoos and dealt with them fairly well on his own before I tucked the druid somewhere safe and proceeded to help with the cleansing. Now you would think after not being able to hurt lil ol Edy very much before dropping as the DK of another disgruntaled hordey this guy would cut his losses as most people that do this sort of thing so but no he had a horde toon that he promptly jumped on to call me all sorts of names because he was rolled by 4 people of his level to get him out of town.

"Think you are soooo bad ass cause you gank somebody 4-1 real cool" is just a sample of the garbage he was cluttering my screen with.

I normally let that stuff roll off he back but I have a hair temper at the moment and that did not sit well with me. I gave him an ear full about how he of all people had the nerve to call anybody out for an unfair fight. You bring an 80 into a level 20-30 town and rape the people there yet when it happens to you its wrong. I call BS on that, but as is so often the case, he continued to try and justify himself to me. Began to "say" it wasnt him but the other guy that was killing the lowbies and how he only took out the flight path and try and make it sound like it was me who started the fight saying some horde did it to them or something. Funny how my GM saw him kill some poor 20 something lock that landed there. Never the less it didnt matter to me that he was killing lowbies or whatever he wanted to fess up to. You come into the horde town and start picking on the lowbies you should expect that somebody might kick you back before its all said and done. We do when we do it. I accept my ass whoopings with stride. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose, and I explained as much to him though not in so nice terms (I have a very foul mouth and was Ed-raging I think you can imagine what came out). Continually he keeps lauging me off and well before my eye started twitching I shut him up on my screen and proceeded to camp his balls off. He logs again and talked to my GM, who he admited he couldnt remember how to spell his name, and shoot his mouth off at him. This led to us agreeing to fight him one on one (he wanted my buddy on his dk one on one and my buddy was more than happy to school him). First time he was taken down by a rogue friend of ours fairly embarassingly might I add. Next my friend schooled him two times to which he again logs and bitches to my GM yet again about how he wasnt ready, blah blah blah fluda fluda. At this point I am still pissed and want him one on one myself though he tries to sneak attack me which lead to a big red Ed and snuggles on his undead ass and my kitty chewing his nethers off as he tried to run for his life from a fight it was VERY clear he had no chance of winning.

Now its not the fact this guy ganked I have a problem with. Thats just how it is on PV servers. My problem was the QQ. Take your ass whooping and move on. You brought it on yourself and as such if you take it right out it may be much shorter and less painful (as being killed by a raging hunter pet alone has to be embarassing to a almighty DK). If this guy had never cried to any of us about how unfair what we did was when he was killing people 40 levels lower than himself he may have been left alone some what once he had moved on. The fact he tried to make himself in the right pissed me off and those with me and as such the pain was unending untill he logged from that toon for the night. If you play with fire you get burned sooner or later. Take your beating and move on. End Ed-rage....for now.

Monday, August 10, 2009

An Edy Filled With Glee

So for once this break in posting has nothing to do with having nothing to do but more so excitement and busy-ness stemming from 3.2. For the past week I have been wrapped up in running the new 5 man and Ulduar attempts with friends as well as hardcore heroic farming I just haven't had the time to break and actually write anything. I am having a blast. Much more so than when 3.1 hit. So what is it that has me so happy?

Well I love the little things in the game. As much as I love PVE, I love to hunt down things for collecting more. First thing up I log in Wednesday and BAM I get my green proto-drake after months on months of getting the stupid oracle egg and hoping against hope it would drop. On top of that I have gotten the Argent warhorse from the tournament vendor (something nice about seeing Edy on what is basically a pally mount) and begun collecting the super adorable baby raptors that have sparked that "I must have" part of my mind that clicks when I see dangerously cute things.

Been having fun with my druids and their beautiful forms when I have had the change. Not too keen on having to get use to retadin again but thems the breaks. Surprised beastmastery buff was as good as its turned out to be. Its not the tops but by God it feels good to compete again in a spec I truly love.

Now I have done all this. Downed bosses I never thought I would. Grabbed gear for both my pally and hunter. Run myself tired with heroics and see no end in sight. One thing makes me giddy like a school girl with a new glamour magazine though. I mounted my netherwing drake to fly out to all this new goodness and what should my eyes see but my drake GLIDING. I am a simple woman of simple pleasures but damn if it doesn't feel weird that thats the thing I was most exited about patch day. I wasn't lying when I said the little things make me the happiest in this game.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Edy's Theory on Pets: This Cat is Will Be The Death Of Me

As the awaited 3.2 patch looms before us with days of errors and bugs I would like to take the opportunity to revisit a topic near and dear to this hunter's heart. Pets. Now as I have stated before in previous posts, I have a very strong opinion that pets in WoW vary in ui from different types of the same family, and much to my surprise my time on Cho'gall has given me the prefect test subjects for said theory.

Now let us start with my poor little hunter, Artashia. Tashia is having enough of a struggle what with being knee deep in horde in the middle of Iron Forge that she ended up with the one kitty in the whole of the Exodar crash sight determined to avenge all his fallen brothern that the space goats smashed into kitty paste with their not too soft landing. Boris SEEMED ok at the start.

Just a happy death kitty helping mama get X amount of X killed for X loot. Then Tashia began to notice a pattern when numberous mobs where invovled. Dear Boris began to bring her too many play mates and would continue to do so with glea until she was forced to run her space goat butt to safety only to have to try again. Tashia thought this strange but never the less wanted to have faith in her kitty though she did coin the phrase "this cat will be the death of me" when talking to her partner in crime. The final nail inthe coffin came when Tashia was given the task of murloc control in the wetlands. All was well....for a while....when Boris decided that one camp of murlocs simply wouldn't do and the moment was right for the assassination of his hooved opressor and set his plan into action. Now I am honestly not aware of how many murlocs came in this assalt. I was a bit too busy killing the bastards as long as I could before having Tashia make her last run for survival, out running two murloc with 5 hp to spare. I do have to commend Boris in his attempt, he did almost manage to take me with him and normally murlocs are mean enough to kill without any help from mr. pissy kitty things just weren't in his favor. Thank the Naruu for mobs having leashes. So Tashia decides to throw herself off a bridge and run to Eversong to claim a more ...resonable kitty.

Bela (as in Bela Lagosi) has been a prince, in fact his mood tells me he could very well be a cousin of Edy's own Snuggles. Now he is a bit more agressive that Snuggles has ever been but he does just about everything the same in terms of how the hunter can control him. Take him to those same murlocs and not a single issue arose. Maybe I, as a player, just have a better kinship with Lynx than the other types but this kind of situation has really peaked my interest in studying the difference in pet attitude. This has been a bit more fruitful than looking back at Edyion's pets long after they are gone. Tashia still has Boris and Bela so I very well could just level them both and see just what there is to see and if the pet theory holds true. This could prove to be very interesting.