Dynamic Duo!

I got that achievement last night.

That means I have two level 90s of two different classes.

Now before you get all up in my junk about what the hell was I doing leveling another character before I got all my reps complete etc; let me tell you that it was for a good reason!

I wanted to fly and herb at the same time >.>

I told you it was a good reason!

Just kidding. :D

PPP was leveled to 90 so we would have an extra healer should we need one.  So far it hasn’t been the case since Zari and Bocat so graciously stepped up to the plate to be the flex healers.  Now I honestly don’t know how much play time she will actually have in end game because outside of Lyssi, we don’t have a brez.  Also, the raiders apparently really love my cookies.

Who knew?

This post is mostly because Navi has nagged at me for not posting more.  She scolded me and told me that I was a very lazy blogger.

Now when Navi scolds you you best get off your duff! ;-)

Love you Navi!

In all honesty I really needed to post more.  As I have mentioned in the past I just don’t have the time during the day that I used to have.  The only reason I am writing this now is because my boss is out of the office on vacation and no one has come over to bug me for something this morning.  Have I mentioned how I run the office here?  Yeah I don’t think I did.  On top of being my boss’ assistant I also have his other assistant as MY assistant AND I have to act as the assistant for the Jr. partner.  So I have two people coming to me with tasks that I either do myself or assign to my assistant.  This is on top of all the “emergency” fires that are created because my boss has to do everything as soon as he hears about it regardless of what is going on or what needs done.  But hey, it is a job that pays well and I am appreciated so it works out.

In the game front I’ve been busy busy busy.  After many painful wipes (seriously, painful) we FINALLY got the first boss down.  I am proud to say that I was not the cause for any of the wipes, save one and that one wasn’t REALLY my fault, I just added to it because I am a tard.  We had like 3 people dead but for some reason I thought there were 5 people dead so I just assumed it was a wipe and ran into some bad and just stayed there until I died.  Slice then looks at me and was all “Did you seriously just go stand in bad and die?!?!?”  That was when I realized that I had looked at the screen wrong and we in fact were NOT wiping.  Turns out that was our best attempt prior to killing the boss.

Yeah fayle lock!

Speaking of Fayle, his newest thing, which Adoe has picked up on, is that I cannot read because I am a warlock.  Forget everything else, I cannot read because I am a warlock.

He isn’t even a mage!

Stupid stinky rogues & hunters.

I dunno maybe it is justified.  I did pull a complete fayle too.

I have always been an affliction warlock.

I have always aimed for haste, crit then mastery.

I play destro now.

Destro is Mastery, crit then haste.

I was um, gearing wrong.

I was also enchanting, gemming and reforging wrong.

It gets better.

I was not only using the wrong pet BUT I was also using the wrong grimoire!  20% vs 25%, yeah, no brainer >.<

Prior to my realizing I was fayling I was doing about 30k, which was pretty bad.  I was the lowest dps in the pack.  Upon realizing my fayle I fixed things and jumped up to about 47k and moved into 3rd – 4th place which is where I usually reside since Fayle, Zug and Adoe rule supreme in damage dealing.  Now I just need to work out my rotation a bit more.  I keep wanting to save my embers, which from everything I read I am not supposed to.  From what I understand I should be popping a CB every time I have an ember.  I will admit I haven’t gotten into the hang of that.  I am getting better though! :D

The other part that is funny is not actually raiding with a pet.  I am so used to having a pet out that using Grimoire of Sacrifice is odd.  I will say that I love the control demon ability part.  It puts the special ability of your demon as a spell for you.  During the Dog fight I would sac my voidwalker because then I get his ability to increase my health.  For non warlocks: Frenzied Enrage.  It is on a pretty short cooldown so that was nice to have!

Speaking of cooldowns, I took Mortal Coil as my talent and let me tell you it has been a LIFE SAVER during raids.  I hit that sucker and I get about 62k health back.  The best part is it is on a 45 second cooldown.  My healthstone is a 90 second cooldown.  I would pop a blue trap then hit my MC button and BOOM! full health!

Oh and remember to place your portal.  It has helped get me out of the bad on the floor more times than I can count.  It will also break the root that the blue traps leave on the ground.

So yeah, things are starting to move along in game.  I think once we get the rust off we will beat out the scrubs on our server that think they are hot shit.  I understand they beat Heroic DS and we didn’t.  But they also beat it at the 30% buff and we quit raiding.  When the top guilds on the server leave or stop raiding the scrub guilds try to fill the void.  To be honest I think some of them are even pugging a few spots.  I know one of the guilds tried to get Slice to come heal a raid for them.  We’ll see how things go and if our guildies pull their heads out of pet battles. ;-)

So there is my update for a while.  Hopefully this tides Navi over for a little bit. :D

Lockapalouza!

This is just to let you know that unless you are playing a warlock with the name starting with a Z you are not welcome as an alt in SR.

 

Exceptions can be made if you are a max level warlock.

 

But only on a person to person basis.

 

This is all.

 

Thank you.

Belated update

So yeah sorry for the radio silence. Since I moved to Ohio things have been a heck of a lot different than they were before. Up until recently I had very limited internet access at work. Now that I am at my new job I might be able to swing a post here and there. Things have been pretty busy here though.

I guess I should back up a bit.

When I moved to Ohio I originally got a job through a temp agency. It was in the AP department of a large corporation in downtown Columbus. I was originally hired to be an AP clerk as temp to hire. Instead, I was put on email bitch and scanning bitch duty. This meant that for 8 hours I was printing emails or scanning documents. A trained monkey could do this job. Something I related to anyone who would listen to me. The AP manager kept telling me that she had to wait until they allowed her to hire someone new before she could move me over to the actual AP work all while going on about how their system was so outdated and it just takes forever to train a new person.

I was making much less money than I needed to be making, I had almost an hour long commute, both ways, and I was absolutely miserable. I didn’t outright quit because some money coming in was better than no money. I kept applying to other places and just hoped that I could get something new soon.

After about 2 weeks into the temp job I had an interview with a landscaping company to be their bookkeeper. While it wasn’t financial planning or insurance, it was something I could do and know I would do it well. I *thought* that the interview went really well but when I didn’t get a call back from him on Thursday for my 2nd interview, I figured I didn’t get the job. Two more weeks went by and suddenly here he was calling me back for a 2nd interview. I went in, showed the office manager that yes, I do know how to use Excel and QuickBooks, and then waited to hear back from the owner. This time he called me back fairly quickly and asked me how soon I could start. Since I was still temping, and hating it, I told him I could start Monday (it was Thursday) but that I would need that Thurs & Fri off (for Thanksgiving) since I already had plans. He said yes and I started cleaning up my desk area so I could leave on Friday and never look back.

Now as a disclaimer I have never just left a job. I always give notice. I felt so guilty just bailing on the company since I did like the people I worked with, but I just couldn’t take one more day of that job. You don’t go from running the show to being the lowest grunt on the totem pole with people who shouldn’t be in charge lording it over you. Yeah my guilt didn’t last for a long time. I had it for a bit, but not for too long. To this day I don’t answer calls or emails from the temp agency.

Thus began my career as a bookkeeper.

Short lived as it was.

It took me all of 1 day to discover that my new boss was a nut job. I am fully convinced that he is bi-polar, especially when I was informed of his family history of the disease. The operation manager described him very eloquently: “He will tell you to paint the trucks red. While you are painting them red he will change his mind and tell you to paint them blue. After you finish painting them blue he will get mad at you for painting them blue because he wanted them red and obviously you didn’t listen because he told you explicitly that he wanted them red.”

So yeah that was my new job.

The work wasn’t hard and it was close to home, but the money was again, just not there. While I was making the hourly rate I needed, I wasn’t getting full time hours. It came out to just a little bit more money than I was making temping. Add to everything else the crazy that was my boss, I just wasn’t happy. Now I was in a better position than I was at the temp job, but not by much. I knew that I had to find another job, but I had gotten so depressed I had all but given up on finding work here where I would be happy.

Then lo and behold I got a phone call out of the blue.

Prior to moving to Ohio I had interviewed with an insurance agent based out of downtown Columbus. He seemed to really like me and sounded like he wanted to offer me the position for when I moved. Unfortunately he needed someone to start October 1 and I wasn’t even leaving CA until October 10. So I was justifiably bummed. The job sounded like a perfect fit for me.

Well luck was on my side.

Every semester the insurance office gets a new intern from OSU Business school. The intern for the Winter semester decided that she didn’t want to come work here so they were short a person. That is when I got called.

It was definitely out of the blue. I had been trying to figure out a way to leave the landscape company without causing problems when this fell on my lap. Over the course of about three weeks I had two more phone interviews and two in person interviews before I was given an offer of employment. I gave my two week notice (which went about as well as you would imagine) and agreed to help out on Saturday until the new person gets on her feet.

So now I am at the new job and loving it. It is similar enough to my job in San Diego that I know what I am doing yet different enough to where I am enjoying the new challenge. I have been crazy busy though. When I started I was thrown in the middle of about 20 different projects and I am still trying to make heads & tails of them all. I am very confident that once I get caught up to speed on everything that I will have everything flowing nicely. All in all it is a really fantastic position. Definitely a career move for the better.

Now onto the world of games!

I had been burned out on WoW for quite some time. I still log into raid every week because Sorak & Slice would kill me if I didn’t. It really isn’t because of TOR either. Yes I am playing TOR and enjoying it immensely, but I don’t even log in to that game on a daily basis. I think a large part of my burnout is due to not HAVING to log in every day to talk to Slice. Now that I live with the bugger I don’t HAVE to log in to a game to spend time with him. I could just be in the same room with him and we’re cool. We have our date nights and spend quality time away from the computer/TV so I don’t HAVE to be playing a game with him every day. Honestly, it is refreshing to not have that pressure on me.

SR killed Deathwing a while back and just got our 2nd kill last night. Afterwards everyone agreed to run a fast Firelands run to get me some more embers. I had been sitting on 158/250 and ended the run with 183/250. So about 4 more runs should do the trick for me to finish my staff. Then Arv and Van can get their pets. :D

In TOR news – I started out with a Sith warrior (pure evil baby) but Slice decided that he didn’t like his bounty hunter so we decided to level Sith inquisitors together. For the first time we are actually sticking with it. We don’t level these toons without the other person. The problem has been either he will want to level and I don’t or I will want to level and he doesn’t. It has been a vicious cycle and we are stuck at like 23. Not even half way there. In the mean time he has started leveling his bounty hunter again and I started playing the one I created.

When I installed the game I created one of each class, partially as a name holder and partially so I would already be in the guild. I didn’t originally have any plans to level the alts until I had already finished leveling 1 toon. So much for that idea. So now I am enjoying the bounty hunter. This toon is going to be a self serving character. She will go light side or dark side depending on the situation, usually if money is involved. If you are willing to pay her, she’ll help you.

For example: There is a quest on the starter planet where this elderly couple ask you to get some charged power units so they can sell them for food. They lost their jobs when the rival Hutt took over the factory they worked at. They told me they would give me everything they had in order for me to bring them back some units. While you are in the factory getting ready to charge the units a guy runs up to you and tells you that the rival Hutt will kill his family if another person steals energy to power the units. He asks you to not charge the units. I gave him the option to pay me to switch sides and instead he started whining about his family. Um no buddy, credits or GTFO. So I told him no and went on my merry way. He THEN started bitching about “what will we do? where will we go? we have no credits to run!” blah blah blah. Not my problem buster. You didn’t pay me to make it my problem. I then took the charged power units back to the elderly couple who gave me a green quality chest piece. They were super happy because the four units I brought them would keep them fed for months. Go me!

Slice called me a horrible person for that. Uh no. Not everything has to be pure buddy.

I think the best part about leveling these toons with Slice is he HAS to choose the dark side options and I HAVE to choose the light side options. When we made them that is how we decided to roll with them. It is hilarious to see me get pissy cause I have to pick light side and the same for him.

Makes for good times let me tell ya!

So I don’t know how often I’ll mention SW on here, since I’m really not playing WoW, but it shouldn’t turn into a SW blog. If it makes you feel better my inquisitor is specced into DoT damage. :D

As for my Screenshot Friday posts, I haven’t been taking pictures in TOR nor have I been playing WoW, so I haven’t had anything new and/or pretty to share. So I’ll put it to you: If I take pictures in TOR would you guys like to see them?

Anyway, if you haven’t already, go over and wish Rep happy birthday!

Screenshot Friday

Bitches

Screenshot Friday

I thought this was really pretty so I wanted to share

 

 

Oh and we’re 5/8 but you knew that already :-p

 

It is a bit messy but it works!

1, 2, 3, 4 . . . I declare thumb war!

We strolled into Dragon Soul last night and went 4/8 easy as pie. What don’t believe me?

 

 

Left to right: Zarm, Adoe, Gurgie, Zari, Zug, Me, Van, Slice, felpuppy, Fayle (hidden by the boss), Falhala and last but not least! Arv.

 

One shot bitches!  Turns out it was the server first kill too!

Left to Right: Slice, Arv, Zarm, Falhala, Zug & his mirror images, me, Van, Zari & Adoe

 

This one took eight tries.  Took a bit to teach people how to scatter apparently.

 

From left to right: Fayle, Shady, Zarm, Zuggie, Badoe, me, Van, Slice, Zari and Arv

 

I think this fight is shaping up to be one of my favorite fights.  On the third attempt this bugger went down.

 

From left to right: Sorak, Arv, Shady, Slice, Van, Zari, Pix, me, Zarm & Adoe

 

I actually liked this fight.  The lightning chain is kind of fun, you know as long as you don’t stand there all by yourself and take all the damage alone.

No I did nothing of the sort.

*whistles innocently*

This lady took us five tries to kill her.  I blame Slice for the first wipe.  He claimed the ice spikes were “cutters” instead of the rolling spikes that they are.  Fail Slice, fail.

 

 

Looks like we won! :D

Screenshot Friday

Naked challenge runs

6/7 Heroic! Yay for SR!!

6/7 Heroic baby!!

Screenshot Friday

I’m working on a post to update everyone.  Just taking me a while.  In the meantime enjoy our kill shot from Wednesday.

 

This time we really are 5/7

Heroic Rhyolith Down!

Finally!

Now we never have to do that stupid fight on heroic again!

It is about fucking time! >.<

Oh look, we’re all alive too!

Nice!

Oh yeah, 4/7 heroic bitches!

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