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Take away my game machine and hey, I'm posting!

He found the problem. One of the RAM sticks was bad. So just the good one is in right now. Still, OMG what an amazing improvement already! Oh, yes yes yes this is worth it.

Now he's working on updating drivers and add-ons and such. Bless him for being Family Sysadmin/Tech Support.
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
(Okay, my friends who also play World of Warcraft will understand this, for everyone else, Hi! Hope you're having a lovely day! Skip to the next entry, now, it's okay.)

Somewhere along the way we seem to have morphed into serious raiders. Starting out the week on Tuesday - 'cause once you've played enough, of COURSE the week starts on Tuesday - there's the 25 AND 10 man Vault of Archavon, if we have Wintergrasp - got really weird this week due to the patch but we still managed it - and usually the 25 and 10 man Obsidian Sanctum, although I only got into the 25 man this week. Then Wednesdays I have off for kid stuff. Thursday night was Veg's late night 25-man Naxx, then tonight, Sunday, and Monday is Shurten's 10-man Naxx - usually I'm on CNGH's 25-man but that's on hiatus this week so Shurten's doing more days. Veg's might do a 2nd night's run late on Monday, so we'll see if I'm out of Shurten's in time. Um. And this sounds like a sane schedule to me.

Tonight was GREAT. Our 10-man Naxx started an hour late as we hunted for a 2nd healer-spec[1], but we finally got one. We cleared 3 wings in 3 hours: plague, construct, and arachnid - finally got to see Thaddius downed. Man, he seemed downright easy on 10-man. And we got BOTH the "Arachnophobia" and the "Momma Said Knock You Out" achievements. Miles' druid made out like a BANDIT since rogue/deathknight/mage/druid stuff kept dropping, we had no rogue or DK, he was the only druid and I the only mage, and I either had the stuff or had better. Did pick up a spellpower and haste trinket.

And Miles got Logitech G15s for both of us! Yay. I feel all techie.

[1] Yes, I'm spending time on levelling my healer, man we need more of them.
celticdragonfly: (WoW addict)
(I have a billion things to do today and am behind on them all, and yet I *had* to post this before we forgot them.)

I dunno, maybe it's because we heard the news recently that there's going to be Beatles stuff for Rock Band. (YAY!) On the way home today after voting [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct and I were chatting about World of Warcraft, and he assured me he's going to help me get a few more tries at the seasonal halloween boss for one of my characters who hasn't gotten everything she'd want, despite him having all he'd want. He said he was starting to hear it as a Beatles song:

TTTO All My Loving, for seasonal bosses

"All my summons, all my summons, all my summons,
I will save for you!"

From there, we just started RUNNING with it.

We really need to filk Eleanor Rigby to Ol' Emma.

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"Eight days a week, I'm raaaaaaiding.
Eight days a week, is not enough to get my lewts!"

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The song of the Vile Reef in STV
"I'd like to be
under the sea
in a Saltfin murloc's garden - with you!"

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for those who need a new video card
"You say you want some resolution, well, you know,
we all wanna see the world!"

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Maxwell is clearly a paladin
"Bang bang Maxwell's holy hammer came down upon his head!"

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The LFG channel song:

Help! I need somebody,
Help! not just anybody,
Help! I need some heals,
Help!

When I was just a noob, so much younger than today,
I never grouped at all, I soloed all the way.
But now those zones are gone and I'm not so OP.
Now I find I've changed my mind, who wants to group with me?

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Patch Day:

Yesterday,
I thought my talent build was here to stay,
But now it's gone, I don't know how to play,
Oh how I long for yesterday.

Suddenly,
I'm not half the tank I used to be,
There's a retadin that's killing me,
Leather armor's now agility.

Why they patched right now, I don't know,
it seems too soon.
Now my server's hosed, just can't cope
with echoes of doooooom.

Yesterday,
They said that dual-specs were on their way -
But now to change I have to pay,
Oh where's my gold from yesterday?

Why Salvation's gone I don't know,
I didn't fade.
Never read patch notes,
now I'm lost and wiped the raid.

Yesterday,
WoW was such an easy game to play.
Now every cookie-cutter's gone away,
Oh I will bitch for yesterday!

new phobia

Oct. 23rd, 2008 12:00 am
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
The World Event currently going on in World of Warcraft is seriously creeping me out. I think I am discovering a phobia. Zombie infection - gah. Don't wanna play right now.

Pity, because I've been busy and achieving a lot. Ellemir has the ambassador title, and got exalted with Timbermaw so is most of the way to Diplomat. My warlock hit 70 and has been gearing up nicely. Working on my priest, and took up inscription with her. With Ellemir I've been getting to actually RAID - downed Kael tonight, and got partway through Sunwell last weekend.

Right now, though, ugh, no.

Gnome race

Sep. 16th, 2008 05:17 pm
celticdragonfly: (WoW addict)
For other WoW addicts or those amused by them - a WoW Insider report on a fun activity I took part in.Read more... )
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
My fellow WoW addicts will appreciate this:details and pic )
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
One of my guildmates made me an awesome World of Warcraft forums siggy:

celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
For my fellow World of Warcraft addicts - I made some nice advancements. Several levels ago I got my frostsaber mount, and have been meaning to post about it. And last night my first character dinged 70.
screenshots or it didn't happen )
celticdragonfly: (WoW addict)
So I spent a large chunk of today in the ER with a fellow World of Warcraft player. And they had a TV screen with a movie channel showing. The 3rd movie we sat through was The Wizard of Oz.

Now, I'd gone off for some dinner, and came back in about an hour into it. So they were just meeting the Cowardly Lion. I was noticing the clearly defined road, and the wilderness to either side of it, and commenting it looked like a WoW zone. We decided it was Stranglethorn Vale.

Then there was the poppies scene. Clearly they were crossing a zone boundary - and then, look, they went off the road, and encountered an AoE debuff. Clearly a stacking moving debuff, they didn't move quick enough through it. Only affects humanoids and beasts.

And they didn't have the key to Heroic Emerald City, we could see that.

As they went down the hall towards the wizard, I was commenting "I think I've been in this instance."

So the Cowardly Lion is the druid, and he's doing a quest to pick up an anti-Fear trinket. The Tin Man is the tank, and we think he's getting into the RP/character concept thing, as he's looking for a chestpiece with a Spirit bonus, despite that not being very useful for tanks. But look at what pains he's taken to get the matched set of armor, and he's using a one-handed ax despite having no shield - clearly optimum stats are not his priority. Dorothy is a hunter, as she can't go anywhere without her pet, and she needs a new hearthstone. I guess the Scarecrow wants to be a mage, but needs an intelligence boost first - and he really needs a better fire resist set.

Um. Yeah, we're geeks. Although this is better than the WoW-related silly train of thought I went off on during church...
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
For the other WoW addicts on my flist - if you ever roll Horde on Earthen Ring, I recommend Alea Iacta Est to you. Here's a letter I'm sending them tonight.
Read more... )
celticdragonfly: (WoW Fire mage)
I have the Crown of the Fire Festival!

And a Captured Flame.

Yes, I'm a WoW geek.
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Tonight's WoW fun )
celticdragonfly: (Default)
So I haven't posted much lately, dunno if anybody noticed.

I've been busy in other new directions. And I've been having a BLAST, a lot of fun. But I've hesitated to post about it.

Because what I'm having fun with is a game. After Jamie's surgery, and a whole LOT of other chaos and stress, having heard [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct and [livejournal.com profile] mposa talk about it, I decided I wanted to try World of Warcraft, and got [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct to let me try a character briefly on his account. Oh my. That was FUN. Then we got me a trial account - and [livejournal.com profile] selenite, too - and those were VERY quickly upgraded to full accounts - and I've been having such fun ever since.

Part of me wants to geekily squee about the fun I'm having and the various odd things I pull off - odd difficult places I've gotten my character to explore at levels where she shouldn't be getting there yet, or the vagaries of the fishing tournament, and stuff like that. But - I'm expecting that many people will have no clue what I'm talking about and may be annoyed. And - in the past, I've made the mistake of sharing with friends enjoyment I was taking from a game, and pleasure in how I was doing, and got razzed for it, given a hard time for talking about the game. So - now I'm uncertain. It's like people think I shouldn't enjoy a game, that it's somehow an unacceptable pastime, a dirty secret. Yet - this is a lot of what I'm doing these days. So - not much posting.

And yet it's doing good things for me. I'm having FUN. I'm learning that my own enjoyment actually counts for something, and I can be a priority for myself, rather than just spend my life completely taking care of others. I'm learning to handle failure better, learning to be less conservative, improving situational awareness, keeping my dexterity up, finding something that challenges my thinking and keeps my mind going faster than caring for small children does. I'm making friends, deepening other relationships, and having something interesting to talk about with the others in my life who do this. And it lets me spend time with people I care about even if they can't be in the same zip code with me at that time.

So, [livejournal.com profile] autographedcat recently posted a poll on this, and I'm going to do the same thing.
[Poll #1179895]
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I see lots of "I hate daylight savings" on my flist. Sorry to say it, but I LOVE it. Light in the evenings again! Makes me feel like I have my life back. Worth losing an hour.

We went off to a party last night and had a good time. Managed to get me and the girls off to church this morning despite getting to bed late and losing the hour. Maggie went off this afternoon with her godparents to a butterfly exhibit at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, and had a lovely time.

And oh yes... we have been assimilated by the collective, we have been hooked, we are doomed, so doomed. [livejournal.com profile] selenite and I are now playing World of Warcraft with [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct, and having a pretty good time. Yes, we're slow - it's a heck of a learning curve. He's been doing MMORPGs for 10 years, and I never have before - I've never even played a first-person shooter. So I have to keep asking for more information, and occasionally finding out that a word I thought was English is in fact jargon - I need a lot of jargon explanations. But I'm doing my best, and having fun.

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