I feel sorry for them already

Slice sent me a link to a wow insider post this morning – http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/01/31/around-labor-and-delivery-pride-and-joy/

 

For those of you that cannot link through, it is a picture of a new baby named Jaina, dressed up as Jaina Proudmore.

 

The following is our email conversation regarding this picture:

 

Lyssi – That’s awesome!  Another reason I want to get back into sewing.

Slice – LOL That would own lol!  So naming a kid Jaina!

Lyssi – No, we are naming one Lyssianna, you agreed!  She will get dressed up as a warlock.   We could even give her the middle name of Liyhe and she could have a priest outfit too!  The best part of that is her initials!  LLC!  Oooh!  Business Major!

Slice – Major dorks for parents.  I feel sorry for them already.

 

We don’t even have kids and are already ruining their lives :D

A Moment

I am going to break with your regularly (or not so regularly) scheduled WoW posting to say goodbye to someone who has been in my life for the past 14 years.

 

Goodbye Mr. Bear.

 

I have a picture of you as a baby here on my desk.  I look at you every day and smile at how cute you were, how little you were.  How you would run like a bunny rabbit when you had your cast on after your accident.

 

I remember when mom first met you.  She came home and was so mad nothing had been done while she was gone to just stop mid-yell to say “Awwww” when she saw you sitting in the middle of the floor.

 

Our hearts melted at first sight and you were ours to keep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew when I moved away last year that I wouldn’t see you again.  I didn’t say it to myself, but I knew.

 

I miss you puppy, even more now that I know I will never see you again.

 

Goodbye Mr. Bear.  You will never be forgotten.

 

Ha! Snuck one in on you! Sneak increased to 65!

Thought I’d closed up shop huh?  HA!

I guess in a way I kind of did.  Lack of game playing, lack of time, lack of motivation, etc.  You name it I has it!  Honestly I’m not even sure why I am writing this post now.  Other than I am kind of “blah” at work right now and just felt like rambling.

Today is my two year anniversary with Slice.  Feels like longer.  Which is a good thing I think. :)  I do love the booger so it works out.  Even if he rants and raves in Engrish on his site.  It is part of his endearing character.

Let’s see, what have I been up to?  Lots and lots of Skyrim.  I shit you not.  I rarely log into ToR, maybe two or three times a week I will log into WoW, but I play Skyrim almost every day.  Most of the time I am just randomly running around exploring and killing stuff.  Or stealing absolutely everything I can get my hands on, all while in plain sight of the person I’m stealing from.  I haven’t unlocked the ability to sell stolen goods yet so any awesome weapons or items that should fetch a high price I just store in my house.

My house.  It is an awesome thing.  I only have the first house you can buy in Whiterun.  I haven’t done enough in other cities in order to get another house.  I purchased all of the decorations right away (mostly because I had a lot of gold due to my constant stealing and exploring, mostly exploring) and set things up to look nice.  The first cabinet in the living room has all of my crafting mats.  If I ever get around to leveling my smithing it will be a glorious thing.  As you walk towards the kitchen/dining room there are the stairs that lead to the top floor, behind those stairs are a bunch of barrels.  One of the barrels allows you to store stuff in it.  This is where I keep my food.

My favorite thing to steal is food.  The main reason behind this is I will use it.  Goblets, plates, bowls, etc, might look fancy smancy but they just take up weight in my bag and aren’t worth the bother of stealing them.  In fact every time I accidentally steal something like that it gets stored in a cabinet in the house I stole it from.  I just wish you got more health points out of food.  Eating a cooked mammoth snout shouldn’t give me 10 health points but a loaf of bread only gives me 2 and have them weigh the same thing!  I recently looked in the barrel and each type of food numbered in the 100s.  Yeah I like to steal food. >.>

Moving on!

Turning right from the barrel is a hutch with a drawer.  This is where I store all the books I couldn’t fit in the bookshelves.  I also have some spell books and spell scrolls.  I had 4 shelves in my ENTIRE house.  Each shelf holds like 10 or so books.  At first I was just dropping them and trying to pile them.  Well that didn’t work out too well.  You can’t exactly place things all nice and neat in this game.  So I finally gave up and stuck everything in the drawer.  Next to food, stealing books is my 2nd favorite thing to take.  Slice always makes fun of me because I am always stopping to read and take books.  At first it started out with me just wanting to read the lore of the world then I realized that they were sneaking in some skill ups in books that previously didn’t have a skill up.  I’ve even found books that start quest chains.  So yeah, I read EVERY book I come across even if I’ve read it or have it at my house.  I think I have like 5 or 6 copies of certain books.  Some books are definitely more popular in certain areas of Skyrim.  Others are just popular everywhere.

Turning left from the book cabinet takes you into a small side room.  My alchemy table is here so I used the chest conveniently located on top of a bookshelf to store my alchemy reagents.  I mentioned above that  I like to explore all over.  While I am out in the world I pick EVERY SINGLE THING I CAN.  That is usually why I’ve been exploring so much.  I’ll find a plant I can pick and I go off in that direction and then I’ll see a butterfly that I can catch and start chasing it.  Then I’ll see a deer or a fox and I will hunt it.  The next thing I know I have discovered a random cave filled with bandits!  Time to kill and loot!  So yeah, the chest has a ton of stuff.   I haven’t done much with alchemy short of making healing potions.  I printed out a list of every reagent and what each one can be used to make.  I just go down the list and take out the ingredients for healing potions and then make a mass quantity of them.  It works out quite well.  Plus I usually have a supply of random ingredients when random quests ask me to bring them things.  Right now I have a quest to bring a heart to this blacksmith.  Apparently he needs blood to make daggers.  Yeah I don’t ask questions I just give them what they want and take their gold.

If you turn left from my chest o’ ingredients you will see my alchemy table.  On the table is a bag.  I keep every potion I find/steal in this bag.  Some of them are worth a LOT of gold to the right person.  Unfortunately most are stolen so I really can’t sell them.  I find it is just easier to store everything in there and if I need a random potion to cure a disease or poison I just look in there.  I have some pretty cool ones.

When I start playing I usually will head out to a specific place to quest.  While I am questing I will get distracted and find new places to explore/loot.  Once I finish a dungeon I fast travel back to my house and just unload EVERYTHING.  Then I save and go right back and do the same thing.  One quest chain had me leave and come back like 5 times.  There was so much metal to smelt down that I quickly exceeded my weight capacity.  The positive side is I now have like 300 bars of dwarven ingots to level my smithing! :D

Going upstairs you see two rooms.  The smaller room belongs to my servant.  They call her a housecarl, but it is still a servant.  For some reason she likes to spend all of her time eating at the table in MY room and lecturing me when I move stuff around in my house or if I have my weapon drawn.  Um no bitch, I am the boss.  Part of me wants to take her out with me when I go adventuring just to get her killed.  ANYWAY.  In my room is a chest.  I store everything else that I didn’t mention before in here.  I have really cool weapons that I don’t use (I’m currently using a bow and a 2 handed hammer and wear heavy armor) and NICE armor that is a different weight.  For those of you not in the know, you can wear cloth, light armor or heavy armor.  There are so many things in here that could bring in so much gold, if I ever bothered to sell it.  Right now I’m sitting at over 20k gold and have nothing to spend it on.  Who needs to spend gold when you just steal everything you want?  Am I right?

I have around 90 hours played and I am only level 31.  Is that a bad thing?

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!

An update . . . finally

So I have been in Ohio for about a month now.  A little over a week after getting here I got a job through a temp agency and I’m still there.  The job itself isn’t bad, it is just soul sucking.  I went from being in charge to being on the very bottom.  It is quite a tough pill to swallow.

 

The people I work with aren’t bad.  I’ve already found 3 WoW players and get to chat with them about the game.  That is the beauty of not hiding what you enjoy doing.  You can find friends where you least expect it.

 

The biggest pain that this job gives me is the drive.  It wouldn’t be so bad if people actually knew how to drive here.  I work 27 miles away from where I live.  This is all freeway driving mind you.  Even if people drove the speed limit (65, ugh) it should take me less than 30 mins to get to work.

 

Yeah right.

 

On a good day it takes me 45 mins and on a bad day over an hour.  This is just the driving.  This doesn’t include the 3 blocks I have to hike (uphill mind you) from the parking lot to the building I work in (I work downtown).  The walk itself isn’t that bad tbh but it has a lot of crosswalks where you have no light to stop traffic, and traffic just doesn’t stop.  On my first day of work some woman was killed at the crosswalk I have to cross twice a day.  Good times I tell ya.  According to one of my coworkers, that crosswalk is the deadliest one in Ohio.  Nice to know >.<

 

I think my biggest issue was I was brought in to do something at a higher level but because of other things that occurred out of my control, I was put into the shit job.  I have too much experience and ability to spend 8 hours a day printing & sorting emails and scanning documents.  My boss is trying to get me involved in more projects (yay!) but they won’t start until after Thanksgiving and will be all overtime work.  This means long days and working on the weekend.  The money will be nice though.  It has been tough reconciling what I get paid in a month is what I used to get in one paycheck.  Oh well.

 

So far I have been adjusting well to living with Slice.  We haven’t fought yet so either the honeymoon phase isn’t over or we just get along too well.  I’m honestly not sure.  The only times we seem to get heated are during bad raid nights.  Then we both yell at each other and get pissy.  However, after the raid is over we settle down like nothing happened.  Of course Sorak is laughing and saying “I told you so bitches!”  Which is fine and dandy.

 

I don’t know if it is the pre-expansion blues or what but I just haven’t felt like logging in.  I log in to raid and that is pretty much it.  I think a big part of it is I used to log in to spend time with Slice, but now that we see each other every day it isn’t necessary and I find myself without a real reason to log in.  I have alts I want to level and that’t about it.  My dorf lock is in Outlands so there isn’t a major reason to pick her back up again since I’ve done those quests a million times.  My human mage is very close to 85 but I just haven’t bothered to finish leveling her.  She is in Twilight Highlands to see the Alliance side of the story.  Even that isn’t enough to make me want to stay playing her.  She ends up being used to just make money on the Alliance server.  I did run the holiday bosses on her each day and snagged that XP.  So who knows, she might not move again until there is another holiday boss to queue for.

 

Horde side I just log in to do my cooldowns and raid.  While I am excited to being so close to finishing my orange staff it almost doesn’t feel worth it, at least at this stage.  I don’t know if I’m just burned out on Firelands and need a new raid or if it is something else.  As of writing this I am 63/250 towards finishing my staff.  With the double raid lock outs coming I am hoping to get it finished faster.  It has kind of turned into a joke to remind me to channel the bosses.  What makes me mad is I can’t seem to get anything when we kill Rag.  Which I find to be bullshit.

 

Slice got into the Star Wars Beta and let me play a bit this weekend.  It reminds me of Dragon Age but set in the Star Wars galaxy.  It is kind of odd hearing your character talk and having choices to make while playing, but it was fun.  I don’t think I will be rushing out to buy it for the midnight release or even leaving WoW for it, but it will definitely be a diversion for when I need it.  Kind of like AoC, which I have been neglecting!

 

Part of the reason I have been doing that is because I bought stuff with real money for my demonologist but I am at a loss as to where I can level with her.  The game isn’t exactly straightforward and doesn’t tell you a damn thing.  I know there are 2 other cultures that I can go level in their zones but then my alts who are of those cultures won’t have anything “new” to see.  That is the part I am not happy with.  I have no clue where to take one character without losing something for another one.  Since I spent money on one toon I kind of want to see her maxed out before I move on to the others which means I haven’t really done much in the way of playing.  I think I made a new alt, but that is about it.

 

A large part of the issue is I no longer have internet access at work.  This means that all of the blogs that I used to read all day are being neglected and not getting read right away.  This builds up my reader until I can get home and get a moment to read it.  I have several that I haven’t touched in over a month, which is bad because my reader only stores posts for 30 days.  When I get home from work I find I don’t have much time to read.  I usually have to start dinner or get other stuff done before I can sit down at the computer.  It is even worse on raid nights.

That is another thing I am not used to.  Raiding used to be 5:30 to 9 pm.  Now it is 8:30 to midnight.  Yet I still have to get up at 6:30 am (that much hasn’t changed) so I am exhausted by the end of the raiding night and just want to call it.  This of course isn’t an option.  Plus I don’t know if it would even be possible to change the raid times.  We have too many odd schedules to change things now.

 

So yeah that is my update.  Not a whole heck of a lot of stuff to say, mostly bitching, but hey that’s me!  So if you used to have me comment on your blogs and notice that I’m not doing so until later (if at all) then this is why.  Anyway I miss all of you and hopefully I will be able to afford a smart phone soon!

Heroic Baleroc down! – SR goes 2/7 heroic

Well normally I would have a screenshot of our heroic Baleroc kill BUT someone had me turn off my addon that takes those pictures for me (Multishot if anyone is curious) to see if it would help my computer out.  Alas it didn’t and thus I have no picture.

 

So yeah SR is now 2/7 heroic and moved up from #12 to #7 overall on the server.  We’re pretty excited.

 

I got into town on Saturday night and it has been one crazy thing after another.  Most of it is personal drama but it happens.  I have two pretty awesome job leads, one which I REALLY want and one I would only take if the one I wanted told me no.  At first I wasn’t worried about finding work once I got here then I get here and the jobs showing up on Monster just kind of died.  I had stopped using Craigslist while I was in CA because the jobs listed there wanted me to start yesterday and frankly that just wouldn’t work with me still in CA.  On Tuesday Slice reminded me to check out Craigslist and BOOM 2 interviews for the next day.  I also had an interview with a staffing agency (it pays to have a back up!).

 

Yesterday was interesting.  It was pouring rain for most of the day.  As I am sure you are aware, Southern CA isn’t exactly known for its rainy weather.  Finding my way around with my horrible hand written directions wasn’t too too bad.  I made it to each appointment with plenty of time AND I found my way home.  So all in all I count that as a success.

 

I am still unpacking and trying to make this apartment look nice.  Slice teases me about being such a “good little housewife” and Sorak dared to say I was just like him, a housebitch.  /sigh  Trust me, once those boxes are unpacked and everything is where I want it then I will go back to my lazy ass ways.  The lazy don’t change people.

 

Because I love you all I am going to leave you with an awesome video I’ve been watching.  Yes I know that it is probably cheesy but frankly I love this song and the video made me cry.  So :-p

 

What is this? A real post you say! No wai!

Yes I am a complete and utter slacker.  You all knew this so don’t act like you are all that surprised.  Most of my slacking has to do with just not having a whole heck of a lot to write about.  The rest is due to work and personal life stuff that has just been hogging up my writing time.  So while I have a little while to sit here and write before I head home to raid I thought I would catch everyone up!

Warning!  Wall o’ Text crits you for over 9000!

Raiding

I am still raiding on Lyssi (as you probably already guessed from the kill shot posts) and am currently 9/25 embers toward the first part of my legendary staff [edited to reflect the raiding done Tuesday night].  We have been extremely lucky in the ember drops.  We also got 7 of the crafting items to drop.  I know that we are making the BiS tank and healer stuff first.  I managed to snag the recipe for the BiS dps caster boots on the AH for 4700G.  We had the caster spirit gloves recipe drop our first night in the Firelands so I had that one already.  I am just waiting until it is my turn to make gear with the items or when some actually show up on the AH.

So far I am really liking the fights.  Despite the fact that Sorak keeps forgetting to start the parse for Shannox, I know that I end up #1 in damage for each kill.  The multiple targets and the fact that for the most part I get to just sit there and pew pew makes for awesome damage and uptime for me.  For both kills I was over 18k, which for me is just fucking awesome.  Considering we have some amazing dpsers in our raid (I am usually #3 or #4) it makes me just want to strut around.  BUT I can’t even prove my words because someone “forgets” to start the parse for the fight. :(

This is me

On Beth I get to go up top and pew pew the boss.  This got decided because I absolutely suck at killing adds right away.  I guess our melee dps could go up top and I could take his place on the drones, but I don’t have to move all that much up top where they would.  I have worked out the best way for me to maximize my cooldowns (1st time up demon soul, 2nd time potion, 3rd time demon soul, then use my doomguard during lust in phase 3) and have seen a nice jump in my overall damage.  At first I was having a hell of a time getting her even close to 80%, but now I usually have her to at least 80% or better.  I think on one attempt I got her to 76%.  *flex*

On Lord Rhyolith I just feel like I am going nuts.  I have been put on add duty with the hunters and Zuggie.  The only way I have figured out to properly help on the adds is to pop up BoA and Corruption on each of them.  The fight is so hectic for dps (at least for me) that I honestly don’t know if I could manage to do more than that without standing in bad a lot.  Since I like to pride myself on staying out of the bad, this fight just drives me up the wall.  I do my absolute best to remain out of the bad and I just can’t seem to do it.  I like to joke with Slice that the only reason that they keep bringing me to raids is because I know how to stay out of the bad (and trouble) and still put out decent damage.  Of course the real reason is because I am the raid leader’s girlfriend.  Duh :-p  Because we all know that girls can’t play WoW.

Seriously guys, rolling SO hard

Balroc has me as part of crystal duty.  We tried me using my shadow ward and it didn’t absorb shit.  My other option is to blow a Shadowburn: Healthstone.  So instead of trusting me to save myself (I really don’t blame them here) we are just sacrificing Cayle.  It seems to work because we got him down.

<3 ya Sorak!

Slice has recently put an alt run for T11 up on the calendar.  I’ve told him that I would rather sit them out but would go if we didn’t have enough people.  I just don’t really want to raid that many nights.  Two nights is good for me.  More than that and I start to get fed up.  It isn’t that I’m not having fun, because I am, but when I have to raid I can’t do anything else for the night.  Me being on the west coast means I need to drive straight home from work and almost immediately get on the game.  There isn’t any time to unwind from work, no time to cook, etc.  Hell most of the time I have barely any time to check my bank alt for auctions and do my cooldowns.  Forget trying to get my dailies done before the raid.  This means the dailies are done AFTER the raid and thus I am online longer than I’d like.

TL:dr – To much raiding = grumpy Lyssi.

Dailies

I actually enjoy doing dailies.  I usually will do them on multiple characters.  Yes I know I am weird.  It happens.  I have been really lucky in that I haven’t missed a single day of MF dailies.  On the days that I was traveling back from Ohio, Slice was able to jump on and do them for me.  Thanks sweetie! <3  Right now I am working on unlocking the last vendor.  I should have it unlocked in like 2 – 3 days.  Once I finish all that I need for my title on Lyssi I will finish the dailies on PPP.  She is about halfway to unlocking the wardens/druids.  I think I will start out with the druids for her just because there are so many achievements for them vs the wardens.  Personally I prefer the warden dailies.  They go MUCH faster and you don’t have to deal with the stupid fire.  Seriously, who’s idea was it to make you re-do the fire clearing EVERY DAMN DAY!?!?!?  Don’t get me wrong, the spire thing is annoying too, but the fire thing trumps it.

Other than the asshole multiboxer I really enjoy the Molten Front.  I like seeing all of the lore figures coming out to help you kill the elites.  I love how you can run through all the mobs and not aggro them, unless of course you are a warlock with a pet.  Because heaven forbid the warlock gets to run through anywhere unmolested.  Nooooooo I’m not bitter at ALL.  Nope not me!

I am sweet and innocent

Blogging

I really want to get back into the swing of posting, I just have to figure out how to get my groove back.  I miss being able to spend the morning writing a post then enjoying having fun in the comments for the rest of the afternoon.  Right now with the way my work is, I just don’t have the ability to do that anymore.  It has sapped my will to blog and that makes me sad.  As some of you know there are changes coming down the line in my future and I am hoping those changes will be just what the doctor ordered.

I have been doing pretty good with keeping up on my blog reading.  Since I switched to Google Reader I have been able to not fall too far behind.  There are a few blogs that I am way behind on, but those I am saving for a bored day.  I really dislike blogger now.  I can no longer subscribe to comments so I never know when someone replies to my comment I left.  This has stopped me from commenting on blogs that I usually comment on.  So if you have a blog on blogger and are missing my replies or comments, that’s why.

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AHing

As you all know, SR is kind of hooked on AHing.  I have my own little niche in the Netherweave bag market.  Most of SR controls the gem markets.  A few of them work the glyph market and enchanting scrolls, but they primarily focus on gems.  This has helped to make me feel safe in my little spot.  Recently there have been players who just do things that make no sense to me.  For example:  I had bags listed at 21g 95s 95c, a player came in and listed a bunch of bags at 14g 95s.  There were no other players listing bags.  Just me at almost 22g.  So explain to me WHY you would undercut by so much?!?!  It isn’t really the undercutting.  Netherweave bags sell so quickly that I am constantly needing to make more, so that isn’t the issue.  There is NO REASON to undercut by that much.  The bags WILL sell.  They usually sell for a hell of a lot more than what I had them listed at.  I personally like to keep the market around 24-26g.  I was listing them at 22g to move them and clear up some room in my bank for cloth.  (BTW I seriously had to buy another guild bank tab JUST for bolts of Netherweave).  I would think it was a personal attack at my listings (it is a vicious AH market Hordeside on Drak) but I have seen posts by this seller in markets I’m not in doing the same thing.  I had an extra gem that I cut so I went to sell it.  The SR gang had the gem selling for 147g.  This seller posted theirs at 34g.   The funniest part is the gem never sold because it got undercut so much.  There were at least 20 more listings AFTER the 34g listing.  I can understand undercutting to get rid of your product, but this kind of playing is just dumb.

I found another niche for my roguelette and I am trying to keep that one under wraps just because it is soooooooo profitable at this time.  I had tried this route before but picked up some competition that ended up scaring away all the buyers.  Waiting worked out in my favor though.  He is no longer around to undercut me and I have been able to raise the price by 100g.  I’ve toyed with the idea of raising the price some more, but frankly I don’t want to mess with success.  I can sell 2-3 a night depending on how often I check my character.  Business is booming. :D

Money, money, money!

Alts

I haven’t been feeling the alt-o-holic mode lately.  The funny thing is the only class I wanted to level was another Disc priest though the dungeon finder.  Why I do these things to myself I will never know.  This time around things aren’t as bad as they were for PPP.  My baby cow has had a bit more luck.  It is nice having a 2nd account to make alts on without having to move to a different server or delete one of my own.  On the other hand, if my brother ever does decide to come back to the game, I will have to say goodbye to my lovely little cow.  At least I know she will be in good hands.

Yay for holy cows!

WoW Overall

Honestly, I am starting to feel the burn.  It hasn’t gotten to where I no longer want to play, I just find myself not wanting to do more than the minimum.  This means I log in each day to check my auctions, do my cooldowns, JC daily and MF dailies on Lyssi.  I might stick around if guild chat is particularly popping, but I usually just afk out.  If it is a raid night then the only difference is I am raiding for 3 1/2 hours instead of afking out.  I don’t enjoy running dungeons so I am never VP capped.  I know that drives Sorak nuts, and probably Slice as well.  I really don’t care at this point.  I really am only enjoying a few things in the game and that is all I want to do.  I am hoping that once the rest of my life settles down that I will be able to start enjoying my free time in the game.  I have several alts that I want to get leveled that I just can’t make myself play.  Yes Ana the dorf lock is one of them.  Oh well, things will either pick up or I will crash and burn.  I really don’t foresee the crashing and burning so much.  I am still having fun.  Once the fun stops, that is when the burning will begin.  I think we are safe for now.

MUAH!

Screenshot Friday – My Papa

Herbert Lee Ellis 09/29/23 - 06/30/11

Personal post

At 5:30 this morning my maternal grandpa passed away.

He was 87 with Alzheimer’s.

I went home 2 weeks ago and got to spend some time with him.  A few days after I left he took a turn for the worse and was put into Hospice care this Monday.

He passed away in his sleep.  He didn’t suffer and wasn’t in any pain.

While I knew it was only a matter of time before it happened it doesn’t lessen the impact.

Tomorrow’s Post will be a picture of him in remembrance.

Love you Papa.

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