Sunday, 25 January 2009

Recipe...for a masterpiece?

Take one very bored HoT Rogue, add 1 new Wacom drawing tablet, then mix with Gimp. Leave for 30 minutes and then see the results!

Well it's not quite a masterpiece :P But for a first attempt at drawing on a PC it's not too bad. I've always been more of a pencil and paper girl! (And a cookie for anyone who manages to guess which character it is :P)

A work in progress definitely. Once the weeks festivities of visiting relatives is over I'll finish it, then hopefully start on some more interesting pictures, depending on how competent I manage to get, maybe even some colour!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

It's Sunday Night Lag! I mean Live!

Aedos does her very best impression of Haris Pilton to bring you:

Lag from Northrend, it's Sunday Night!

Of course! A good night's raiding hampered by severe lag. Aedos still had fun though, especially dressing up like a socialite. Now to find her a tiny dog...

Anyway, picking up from the guild's earlier saves we started off in the Construct quarter, trash was no problem but boy those boss fights were fun! Insane amount of lag + Druid who hasn't healed for a while equals, baaaad healing. Throw in the fact that I was using Clique for the first time and it was actually hilarious in a soul destroying sort of way.

We gave up on Thaddius as the polarity changes proved too much when dealing with delays of 5 seconds. I'm pleased to say though that I actually managed to get the hang of it this time. I had a notebook in front of me with " + RIGHT - LEFT " emblazoned across a whole page and I must say it did the trick. The only slight problem I have with this fight is choosing whether or not to DPS. We were told by the raid leader to have a couple of healers doing DPS, so I did during the first try, funny thing though, if left to our own devices would we healers sacrifice our big numbers on the healing meters to help DPS? I did to start with, but when I found that others were continuing to heal, I thought "sod this" and did a bit of both.

So we went off to OS to try with 2 drakes, we almost had it but after a few wipes we decided just to finish off with 1 drake. After a very scary Auto run moment where my keyboard and mouse decided to go crazy and allow me to make a fool of myself running around like a headless boomkin toward the boss I felt like I was doing much better, must be the adrenaline pumping after a near pull experience. I blame whoever used this:

I couldn't resist his musk.

Again I was secretly pleased with myself, only 2 deaths due to flame walls or void zones, one of each if I remember correctly (better check the WWS and WoWmeters later before I get too cocky ^^)

The good news, I now feel like I'm back into the swing of things. I was doubting my return to WoW, I've been having fun without it, but now that I'm back I have to admit I've missed it (I've not missed the continual silence whenever I attempt conversation or even say "Hi" in guild chat, but that's a different story...) Raiding again has been fun, if a little stressful due to me being under prepared, but I'm really hoping to start levelling alts and doing heroics with my Rogue.

I also managed to get my paws on enough Emblems of Valor for a new cloak and also from Naxx some Boots of Septic Wounds...eeeewwww!

Another (long) Break

Yes I've been missing again! Christmas and New Year was spent travelling between mine and the bear's parent's so I was left for no time to blog, nor any time to play WoW! But I'm back again (with a slightly new look) and hopefully shall be back to regular posting again soon.

Since I've been back I've healed a couple of raids, not very successfully I might add, either down to lack of practice or my less than adequate gear I hope. But I did survive long enough to help with the kill of Kel'Thuzad, and I got a lovely new mace for my troubles. I'll see how the raiding goes in the next few weeks and then it's time to do more alt levelling ^^

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Guess What...

I did it (finally!) Last Sunday I managed the Big Ding. And what have I been doing since then? Grinding leather, aaaargh!
Well Aedos and Brennus are in for some upheaval, (I added Brennus to my author list, in case he felt like doing a guest post on Druid tanking at some point, hehe) Well we are possibly moving to another flat this month, and over the Christmas period we will be travelling to Scotland and Romania respectively to visit our families. Confusing, more aaargh!

So basically there isn't going to be much WoW playing, I may spend some time doing a couple of heroics (got my very first 12k heal in heroic UK the other night, go me!) and also levelling Loukya the Rogue to 80, for herbs and such. Can't wait to get her in some new gear since she's been in TK/SSC gear forever! looking stuff...

Aedos is in a Horny Helm of doom right now, working my way up to these lovelies: Earthgiving Legguards and Earthgiving Boots. As far as gear has gone I've only replaced a few items, I've finally levelled Leatherworking, definitely worth it for this: Fur Lining - Spell Power.

Now I'm off for some R&R, and some delicious foodz, no Orca Stew for me today! Some Real Life time sounds good right about now!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Aedos, Sweeper of Mines

My favourite achievement so far?


I couldn't get out of the darn mine field for about 5 minutes! Worth it to hear the laughs in guild chat though ^^ Oh and Ding, 79!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

How Aedos Got Her Bird Back

Strictly speaking this should have been easy. However I neglected to take into account that Whoopi Goldberg is a much better motivational speaker than Radio One. Hence why after 4 hours I had only progressed half a level and couldn't get a Ting Ting's song out of my head. That's not my name. That's not my name. That's not my name. That's not my name. And now it's in yours too "Get out of that one fatty"

Back to the task in hand. I've been telling myself "It's not a race, It's not a race" However the cruel green eyed monster in me has been eyeing up the new shinies of our level 80 instance goers and has been nagging at me to get myself in gear and start playing more!

So yes, it should have been easy, do some quests, do some instances, you know the drill. But there has been the lure of Death Knights, the gathering of leather, the copy of "Little Big Planet" sitting on our games shelf.

I have been levelling up as full resto, it gets me into instances quicker, the damage isn't too bad, no 7k crits but I can cope with that. I was moonkin for a while but somehow that feathery soul felt like an imposter, a pretender to my healing throne. I didn't look upon it as myself, but merely a tool to get the job done slightly quicker. So it's back to caster form for Aedos. She's much happier this way and so am I.

So this is level 78...and what have I done? Well the first thing was I got my bird back! I had forgotten the simple joy of zooming around, picking up a quest item, then changing back to flight form and flying away from impending doom.

Some of the more interesting things. I met Bambina, with Flora and Thudder, his poor mother was killed and he has sworn to avenge her, I wonder how that will turn out...

I have been a Scourge, a big Blue Lady and an Iron Dwarf.

I have Toured the Fjord, been Bored in Borean and pretty much done every single quest in every area I've been to so far.

I helped Mr. Floppy make his way safely home.

I have been strangely addicted to this weapon...I wonder why....

I have fought a huge pair of legs on a Giants back.

And I have dressed up in some new blue items, and as such I am now looking slightly like a dominatrix.

And now I am half way to 79! Now where did I leave my social life?.....

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Of Pets and Levelling

Finally the day of Wrath has come!

After a fairly inauspicious start for us we have finally managed to log and begin our sojourn up to level 80.

It all began when Brennus bought us our normal, and one Collectors Edition. The day before release I decided to venture out of the house and found when I came home a note saying a parcel had been left for us at the post office. I made Brenn go and collect it with me during his lunch break and made him late, I trudged home in the rain with a huge box! Inside amongst all the packets of air was our lovely CE. The outside box really was very excessive for the box inside.

It had long been argued who would get Frosty and I'm pleased to say, I have the nicest boyfriend in the world, he let me have him! (I bribed him the day before with Little Big Planet for his PS3 ^^) Unfortunately the normal copy wasn't delivered on time and he had to wait an extra day to play. But finally we have both got online, coped with his bad lag and trawled up to 71 last night. Now I'm off to play some more, have a lot of catching up to do with most of my guildies. Decided to start off in Howling Fjord as I heard that there was a lot more Alliance Lore there, I'm enjoying the Tuskarr quests at the moment, and I'm determined to get that penguin pet eventually!

I'm currently levelling as full resto, eek, but as far as damage is concerned I haven't been doing too badly at all. I'm starting to invest more points into balance now, I already had points in Genesis and am now working towards a Nature's Splendor build. It's also handy having a feral to help! Here we are, the happy family in Howling Fjord. I feel it looks like a very cheesey greetings card.

Greetings from Northrend! From Brennus, Aedos and Frosty