Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Siren Call of Engineering

I remember choosing professions back when I started playing. I was set on a draenei hunter, and after consulting with Ponder I learned that draeneis had increased skill in Jewelcrafting. He advised me to choose Mining to go with it. I was entirely new to the game and was "afraid" of the Auction House, and leveling Jewelcrafting was a tedious and time-consuming hobby.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cataclysm Bucket List

I read an inspiring post by Gavendo at Rapid Fire last night; Cataclysmic Bucket List and OpenRaid.

I've been browsing OpenRaid all afternoon, you should check it too! I registered, set up Ventrilo, and started browsing raids, so I'm hoping to soon have finished some old raid achievements. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hunter UI's

I've compiled some pictures and links to Cataclysm hunter UI's. They're from hunters I'm stalking and from WoW Insider's Reader UI of the Week. Yes, another post with no real creativity from me. But finding the pictures was a lot of hard work, I promise. Phew. I'm very interested in UI's and keybindings these days, want something new for Mists of Pandaria. If you see something you like, click names for link to article or blog. :)

Edited already (23 Apr 2012), as Garwulf has updated GarUI.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Suggestion submitted: More room on ignore list

There's some new features in the in-game Customer Support; among them "Submit Suggestion" which I used for the first time today.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Why is it called Invincible if you can see it?

I apologize for the troll line in the header; I can't help appreciate the classic ones, even though I don't troll trade myself (see some of my favorites in Leveling Without Heirlooms).

We're a small group of people in my guild who would like some of the items that are obtainable from Lich King when someone acquired Shadowmourne. And some are interested in Shadowmourne too of course. So I thought I'd make an overview over how much time we would need, and we'll see if that's something we want to do.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Neverending Key Binding Project part 1

Before I started to play World of Warcraft I hadn't played many computer games; Carmageddon, Duke Nukem Forever, Doom II, Keen Commander and some browser-games pretty much makes up the whole list. Instead I played console games (PlayStation). Because of this, key bindings didn't feel very intuitive to me when I started my hunter. I got off at a bad start, tried to improve, but still now I don't feel like it's where I want it to be. I've had posts on our guild forums, googled "pro key bindings" (hehe, not that exact phrase perhaps), and I even asked "what are your key bindings?" on a Hunting Party Podcast a long long time ago. It's a big deal to me, and I'm really hung up on it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hunter Gear

There was a series of blog posts several months ago regarding "do you show off your geekness?". I'm slow, so here's my post finally :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Being an achievement-hunter, or nerdpoints as Kia and Dhevon calls them, one day last week I was checking out my Achievement-tab trying to plan how I should spend my time in-game between the raids.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Cleaning with ArkInventory

I've collected stuff on Lae since I started playing 4,5 years ago. It goes without saying that I need to tidy my bank up now and then, where I search up quest items on Wowhead to see if I can safely delete them, or ask myself "do I really need this?". The answer is surprisingly often "Yes. Yes, I need this item." (It's my precious.)

Archaeology and Transmogrification have given me even more things to collect. :) And with it, a major difficulty increase in inventory management. Void Storage helped a little, but it's only a drop in the ocean to be honest. So while organising myself, I thought I'd show off my little management plan:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thoughts on Girl Gamers

I've recently read a lot of blog posts concerning sexism*, racism and other stereotypisms**; How we all subconsciously or consciously discriminate not only others, but also ourselves (!) because of gender, race, sexual orientation etc. In national and international media there are also discussions; "Can you blame yourself for getting raped if you wear sexy clothes?" and "Can you blame yourself for getting killed if you're at the wrong place, with the wrong skin colour, wearing the wrong clothes?".

White Polar Bear

I'm working on [Frostbitten] (missing 5), so I was flying through Storm Peaks, looking for Vyragosa. I noticed a blue exclamation mark on my minimap, and decided to dive down and do the daily quest for The Blue Ladies of Storm Peaks. Finished the quest, got my bag of Hyldnir Spoils, opened it, saw something with purple colour. Eyes widened, jaw dropped, did I actually just go ahead and get myself a [Reins of the White Polar Bear]?! I don't know how many times I must have done that daily back then! :)

Draenei hunter Laeleiweyn with Skoll and White Polar Bear