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A month of WoW

Wow, I look back at two posts ago and am boasting about how Magmadar was giving us troubles and we finally took him down. How quickly things evolve when you’re not paying attention.

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Fun optical illusion

Fun optical illusion: This is just too cool to pass up. Kinda makes you wonder a bit just how our eyes work. I mean like… really. How do they work?

[via kottke.org remaindered links]

Magmadar aint so tough

Magmadar is deadOn MTD’s gazillionth attempt, we finally took down Magmadar, Molten Core’s second boss. In the past, we seemingly always had trouble keeping the main tank (Sommsy) alive. We even had three dwarf priests once and it didn’t seem to help. We tried many different things over the past couple of weeks, including tanking with a Doomguard!

I think what sealed the deal for us this time was using a tiered healing strategy for the main tank. Group 1 healers had an 80% threshold, Group 2 was at 60%, Group 3 was at 45%, or a setup similar to that. I didn’t hear our exact numbers. Over the course of the fight, we lost maybe 8 people, but were resurrected pretty quickly by an out-of-combat paladin. We had two hunters with the tranquilizing shot who communicated quite well over teamspeak as to their success in hitting each time Mag went frenzy. We also had a script running that would yell out 5-second warnings for the fear so those that were able could run away first.

In the end, as he fell, one of the first thoughts that ran through my head were, “That was *so* easy.” Here’s to hoping Magmadar is now MTD fodder next time so we can move on to the other bosses.

WoW-Azuregos falls

WoW logoAfter trying to get a UBRS group together last night and failing, I jumped into a pickup raid group that mostly consisted of MTD, FaTE and Avenging Legion for the open area raid boss Azuregos. This wasn’t my first attempt at this boss. A week or so ago I had joined a raid and made my way over there, but it was a mishmash of a raid and I don’t think ever eclipsed 20 members. This time, however, the raid was pretty well organized and even timed so that one warlock and two helpers were camped by Azuregos and when everyone was ready, all other raid members were summoned to him. This was done to try and avoid a horde zerg once they realized that the alliance were forming for this.

For the most part, that strategy worked, but we still had tons of horde very quickly. After a couple of attempts, we finally took him down. During the middle of the fight, we had heard that Ret was over in Orgrimmar, but they swept over to Azshara and stood on the back lines keeping the horde off of us. Many props to Ret for doing this. I think the one drop I was concerned with was the Leggings of Arcane Supremacy, and threw up an 86 on the dice, but someone nailed it with a 94. Ah well. Next time.

WoW Updates

WoW logoSo it’s been a while. How’ve you been? This will just be a quick update to myself to make a feeble attempt to track my own progress in World of Warcraft. I have two main characters now – Pahonix, a level 60 gnome mage and Fonix, a level 60 night elf rogue. Fonix was created in an effort to help Hotmomma and Ladygodiva level up their own characters, both priests.

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How many five-year-olds could you take on at once?

Best… thread… ever…

hundreds of ’em! no problem. i’d let the biggest, toughest 5 year old i’ve ever met boot me in the junk as hard as he likes- it’s not gonna incapacitate me, but one backhand slap and that kid’s a crying wreck.

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OMFG

GMs have all the fun.

(Have we figured out yet that I can’t get into WoW due to continued server maintenance?)

Happy Bunny

I have no idea where it got its results from the few questions it asked, but since I find Happy Bunny high-larious, and the fact that this one is probably my favorite, I’ll have to give it some slack. Though that place needs a spell/grammar checker badly.

Lllikebutt
congratulations. you are the “you smell like
butt” bunny. your brutally honest and
always say whats on your mind.

which happy bunny are you?
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Saturday at the Players Championship

Players_2005_ticket_smK and I took our time getting to Jacksonville Saturday morning for the Players Championship. After Friday’s round was cancelled and stricken so that everyone could start fresh under lift, clean and place rules, we figured more than enough golf would be had on Saturday. We got to the parking lots at UNF/FCCJ around 10:30am and while walking to the busses, we saw people walking back to their cars and heard that the course had been closed and they were not shuttling people over there anymore. Apparently it had started storming again, though from where we were, it didn’t look that bad, just a bit overcast. So we got back in the car and drove to the Avenues Mall and shopped for a bit.

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Ta-da Lists

If you have a need for a to-do list manager, check out Ta-da Lists. Thanks to Daring Fireball’s linked list, this gem came to my attention at a time when I was lost in a sea of nothingness, yet overwhelmed with the number of utilities at my disposal.

Up until now, all I really wanted from life was a decent to-do list app.

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