Tuesday, December 28

After the Cataclysm"an update to my life"

So since my last post in October allot has changed for me and my family. We moved in with my parents in October and lived there until Dec 21st. During this time with my mom we also got another family pet. A wonderful girl golden retriever puppy. Here is a picture of Abby chasing my son Jude as he rides on his tractor. This was the day we got her.



During this time we were also in the process of buying a house. It was stressful. We lost our first bid and won our second. As the story goes i got a 90k house for around 58k it came with a new heat and air system and stove. We did some work and installed a lamanant wood floor that looks incredable. Especially with the whole house being repainted it feels like a whole new home.


I also got a new job in IT. My company deals with various police departments doing in car camera systems, laptop docks, and matienance. I learn something new every day. Whats even better is they gave me a free phone which is an awesome perk. So the long and short of my life for the last bit was Hectic Crazy, and Rewarding. Heres some pictures i hope you guys enjoy.





Wednesday, October 27

4.0 recap

Prior to 4.0 i created around 20 of every glyph i knew. On the eve of the 4.0 patch i posted around 2200 glyphs for 65g a pop. The next day was a black out no wow and major issues patching. The next 2 days was a struggle to keep sanity as i missed the major part of glyphmas but there was still gold to be made. Finally on thursday night i logged in my cousin was kind enough to check my mail for me. I had made around 30k in the initial rush. For the next couple of days i posted 3 times a day using the new zero auctions to post. After all was said and done my stock of glyph is almost gone i have made rougly 80k gold off of my endevor. Im glad i praticipated in glyphmas but with the changes to 4.0 i have no desire to play wow. I have loss my cravings for wow and without the want to play i let my account go dormant. SO where does this leave my blog.

Well it leaves it open for business while wow was why i originally started my blog i have decided that I can keep writing about my life beliefes etc on it. So this is a warning to my readers expect non-wow topics. Expect controversial topics at times but i am going to try and balance what i blog about. If you stay my readers great if everyone flees thats fine to. THe best part of my blog is the ability to get my thoughts out in writing which allows me to clearly state my oppinon beliefes etc. Well thats all for now I hope my readers are enjoying 4.0 more than i did it killed wow for me even though my intrest in wow was already waning .

Tuesday, October 26

That's the power of love!


Today is the twenty fifth anniversary Back to the future which is one of my favorite movies. I'm bummed out i don't have an AMC movie chain nearby because they are re-leasing the movie for a two night run. I never saw the movie in theatre and wish i could. Well have a happy back to the future day hope you enjoy reminiscing about a great movie.


Friday, October 22

A book series to read.

While I'm still in a transition phase with wow and still have stock of glyphs I'm going to take a moment to recommend a great fantasy novel series. The series is called the Wheel of Time, the first novel in this series is the Eye of the World. I suggest anyone that enjoys reading fantasy novels check this book out and see if it interest you.

Now for a story on how i fell into the WOT series. Ever since a young age i was an avid reader around 11 I really began reading these jedi apprentice books that averaged around 150 pages. As my reading skills got better i was able to finish these in one sitting of a few hours. After reaching this level i began exploring different novels to read. I read thrillers, horror, fantasy pretty much every genre. By seventh grade fantasy had become my favorite genre. I had read all of the lord of the rings and was on the hunt for something that would last. What i meant by this is that 400-600 page books didn't last long for me i generally finished them in about 3-4 days. So the search was on for a what I called in my head "A big ass fantasy book" honestly when I went into the bookstore that day I wasn't sure I was going to purchase anything. I came across a cardboard display that held i believe it was 10 books from one series the WOT. I picked up the first one and the first thing i did was flip to the last page it totaled around 1000 pages. I read the back and decided id give it a shot. I purchased the book and started reading it while waiting on my mom to finish shopping. Ever since that day i was hooked on this series.

I have read the series in its entirety 2 1/2 times the entire series spans around 13 books currently with 2 more planned to finish it. With each reading I find new details or little things i didn't previously noted. One thing about the series i love is the complexity of it. There are many side plots and distractions which make the world feel real. Instead of being a straight main plot only there are plots about various characters and things going on simultaneously. But enough about the series if you have time and like fantasy i suggest reading it.

Wednesday, October 20

Is marijuana addictive?

Here is a post from the Time if you feel like reading it.
http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/19/is-marijuana-addictive-it-depends-how-you-define-addiction/

I enjoyed this post it was pretty much facts I already know. Let me tell you how marijuana is addictive. Its addictive in the same way as sex is addictive, the same way downing the lich king is addictive. Anything good is worth repeating over and over until your tired of it.

PS: 4.0 recap coming school is pretty brutal atm

Thursday, October 14

About patch 4.0

I posted my glyphs about 2200 10 of every type i had made for 65g a pop. How many sold IDK why because my damn wow didn't self update. I have tried 3 times to manually download patch but thats giving me trouble so what to do. Grumble and try again updates coming when i can get them to you.

Friday, October 1

An update to my plans for 4.0

With 4.0 looming on the horizon I am getting prepared to craft all the glyphs I can. Originally i wanted to craft around 20 of every glyph that i can make and i hope to still achieve this goal. However with life being busy and my wow time being non-exsistent i have decided that ill craft all the glyphs i can with my current ink stockpile. Ill then begin preparing for the release of 4.0 organizing and getting my toons ready to sell. I plan to sell out of glyphs asap. When i do my glyph machine will be closing down no more production. I plan to sell off my excess supplies of WOTLK materials and condense my gold to one toon. It will be my last hoorah at making gold. Im tired of the game and want to go out with a bang i hope to make 10-20k gold in sells and call my AH playing days over for now. It doesn';t hold my interest like it once did and with the lack of need for gold i have no desire to continue making gold. Wow life has been non exsistent for me i have pretty much grown tired of the game in its current form.

So what have i been doing with my time ? well pretty much alienating my readers oh well. I have been working doing school and working 2 part time jobs. Going through the steps to purchase a house. I also rekindled my romance with Halo. I have been doing nothing but playing Halo: Reach when i have free time. I allows me to satisfy my gaming side and it doesn't hurt that I am better at it than i ma with COD games. So this is it my readers my 3rd to last gold related post. WHy because im tired of it and don't need the gold. I plan to do 2 more post one on the results of my 4.0 surge and one as a refresher post to show various methods i used to make gold. With the conclusion of my gold making career im not sure what ill do with my blog or free time. Maybe just ramble for several months until cataclyms comes and i find myself sucked into the world of warcraft once more.

Wednesday, September 29

Tales of PC repair

Phone call last friday from part time boss.

Boss: Hey can you install win 7 and install a gobi driver on this PC?
Me: Sure thats no problem ive installed win-7 and updated drivers.
Boss: also make sure the gobi has verizon running and that all the hardware is properly installed.
Me: ok no problem i have done that before.
Boss: Oh and i forgot to mention this pc does't have a cd drive.
Me: !!! says something about using a usb stick to install 7.
Boss: Also i need you to install a map program and configure the internal GPS unit to the program.
Me: Nervously saying i think i can do that.
Boss:sounds good you have until monday to finish this.

Later on during friday.
Boss: heres the laptop and a USB stick. All the dvds are in the box.
Me: thanks ill get this done asap.
Boss: Hey how much do you think this laptop is worth?
Me: definatley more than 1000$.
Boss: yeh much higher around 4000$. So make sure nothing happens to it.

What i forgot to mention about this weekend was that it was my birthday weekend. That i was going to be busy most of the day saturday and sunday. I tried researching how to install Win 7 via usb stick, but it was to complicated for me to work out to meet my monday deadline. So i ended up calling my brother who luckily enough had a usb dvd drive i could use. Got win 7 installed and all bu the gobi file installed by saturday night. I finished up mid afternoon on sunday.

Im really enjoying the part time work im getting from this boss. Its rewarding and definatley sharpening my trouble shooting skills. In the few weeks that ive been getting side work from him i have dealt with PSU issues, viruses, repairing windows installations. Its been an adventure especially since I currently borrow my neighbors internet. Which makes updating deaktop units a huge chore but nothing i couln't work around. I just finished fixing the 5th laptop i was given to work on. I really enjoy this work the probelem solving gives me a great since of accomplishment. The best part is im finally building experience, the extra money doesn't hurt either.


Edits done for clarity blogger doesnt like the use <> as name tags i blame the html.

Wednesday, September 22

Little gems from the comment section.

Today my readers I'm going to share with you some lovely comments left by some of my anonymous commenter's. Whats great about these post is people come here to degrade my opinion but fail. Why do they fail because they don't seem to realize that most of their comments are un-educated and for the most part full of hate. i enjoy people having their own opinions in fact i love hearing a well thought out argument against what i believe. I have had my mind changed by arguments that make since and are well thought out. That's the beauty of humanity is we are a species with thousands of ideas and different opinions. The sad part of this beauty is you end up with people like one of my commenter's who does nothing but degrade me for my beliefs.

Anonymous said...
I don't recall sexual orientation ever being in the declaration of Independence or the constitution... maybe if they let gays in the service and be free to marry pedophiles can get jobs teaching or working at day cares. Wouldn't that be keen.

Ahh what a nice hate filled post. See this person starts with a fact no the declaration of Independence did not include sexual orientation. Nor did the constitution but what the declaration did was establish that everyman is created free and equal. With that in mind then by barring homosexuals from being married or serving openly in our military you have made a man un-equal. Gay rights is no different than the civil rights movement or woman rights movement it is a group of people working to become equal to their peers. I also think this posters beliefe is based on faith more so than facts the nice thing about our constitution is the seperation of church and state. Your allowed to follow your beliefs but laws should not be based on christian beliefs.

Then the poster makes a nice left hand turn into ignorance and slams his head straight into a wall of stupid. He argues that somehow being gay is equal to being a pedophile who preys on the young. You sir are wrong being gay doesn't make you morally bankrupt. You probably believe that if gays are allowed to marry then all hetero sexual marriages will end in divorce. I don't mind a good logical thought out reason for why gays shouldn't be married but this is not it. Even an argument based on faith is not good enough to make someone a second class citizen. I'm christian i don't hate gays i don't dislike them i honestly i don't criticize or try and state their going to hell for their sexual orientation. I let them make their choice i may mention the bible says its wrong but god gave us a free will to do what we want. However god also said treat others as you want to be treated and by making gays second class citizens you become a sinner no different than any other sinner in the eyes of god.



Anonymous said...
He has a point. Slippery slope thing. Also what does this have to do with wow gold making?


Slippery slope so you let gays marry then what? Where does the slope go I'm just wondering because to me there is no where else for it to go. By allowing gays to marry you give them equality which is all they want. As for gold making this post has nothing to do with it. I post about what i want on my blog if you haven't noticed titles changed there will still be wow related post just not as many.

Anonymous said...
Lol marko prolly dropped you because of your liberal hippie stuff and no real gold talk...grats btw on congress dropping your gays in the military/illegal immagrant bill today. Sadly you probobly had no idea the dems were trying to slide that one in...

I agree after much thought i don't care that i was dropped from his blog roll. Yes my post have veered away from being strictly wow related. I did care when i wrote that post but have since stopped worrying about it. As for grats on congress dropping a bill i think it shows the lack of spine many of our congress members have to make the right decision. They only make tough decisions when its not their ass on the line. Honestly i think we need term limits on senators . why because 50 years of the same senator stagnates our congress from being effective. The old order rules and no progress can be made for the country.

BTW I'm not a liberal but an independent i vote on who has the best ideas and who i think will help move our country in he best direction. Sometimes its democrats sometimes its republicans honestly I'm not to happy with either. Recently my alignment has been towards the liberal side why because what the right wants is not in my opinion whats best for our country as a whole. As for being a hippie i guess i do have hippie tendencies . As for the lack of gold post its because of the lack of need for gold or lack of playing wow.

This is all for today im sorry to bring controversy to my readers but i believe that by sharing my oppinon i may change a few minds. If you dont like my view or disagree please comment tell me why or add to the converstation. i really try my best to read every comment with an open mind. BTW since this will move down the last post let me add my xbox gamer tag is bobreaze88 if you wish to discuss with voice chat any of my views or just get a few kills on COD:MW2 id love the company of my readers. Just send invites and mention the blog. I even invite you mr Anon #1 to come and play and if you want to discuss your comments or my views in a non hostile way that would be fine with me.

Mr. Gold Maker has run out of time

So im currently to busy to play wow or make gold. Im in a good spot to begin crafting glyphs for 4.o it just seems that things are currently to busy in life to really play wow effectivley. with less than an hour to play daily the reward for playing is non-exsistent. So with that in mind i have generally been using my game time to begin sharpening my modern warfare 2 skills. Why am i doing this? well i can get in a round or 2 and the reward of pleasure and happiness seems to be more than i can currently get from wow.

So since im currently unable or unwilling to play wow theres not much to update on the gold front. However i would like to invite my readers to play MW2 on xbox live with me if they wish to. my gamer tag is bobreaze88 just send me a friend invite with a message stating your a blog reader. ill add you to friends and hopefully catch you online to play a few games. I look forward to growning my friends list and hopefully enjoying the company of my readers. I even invite the ones that disagree with some of my more recent post to join me we can have civil debate through live instead of delayed postings on the inter-webz.

Monday, September 20

2nd class citizen.( a rant )

Imagine yourself in love with a person wanting to share your life with them. You want to make things official under the law but can't. You can't because people think you wanting to spend your life together some how harms their marriage or them. Or imagine you want to serve in the military so that you can get experience in life job skills and benefit from the GI bill. However if you do you can't tell your sexual orientation or you will be judged. Along with that you will be working in an environment that is hostile towards your sexual preference for no valid reason. This is a common problem for gay Americans they face prejudice from every angle when all they want is to be equal to non gay citizens.

To me this is a heart breaking situation. Personally i know a few gay people and have never had an issue with any of them. In fact they seem to be some of the most honest people you will meet. However it seems that Americans have this notion that gays are the root of evil. That by allowing them to marry or vocalize their orientation we degrade our country. How is a gay person being gay hurt our country though? if they all married tomorrow I'm sure it might help. Perhaps some would marry a spouse that has health insurance and they would be insured reducing the number of un-insured. Perhaps these gay couples would stop the trend of adopting foreign kids and begin helping raise the orphans of America. But wait gays can't raise children that would cause the world to end some would say. Well your wrong children need to be raised in a loving home be it gay parents or hetero reducing the number of orphans and un adopted children in America would only benefit us in the long run.

If your against gays being themselves and choosing a different lifestyle than you you are un American and judgemental. If you believe that being gay is a sin you are Christian. But if you believe being gay a sin you must also follow the bible which states to love all people like you love yourself regardless of their sins. I find that many Christians myself included forget the passage let those who are with out sin cast the first stone. We judge without wanting to be judged we don't accept or try to understand that which we find morally wrong. We live in a close minded country where we use our laws to dictate morality when in fact we shouldn't judge. All Homo sexual men and women want is to be an equal citizen like you and me. To not let their sexual orientation dictate what they can and can't do. I believe we should give them this because in a free country all men are created equally be it gay, straight, llama whatever.

Friday, September 17

Updates Updates Updates (off-topic)

Well updates where to start i guess with life. Me and my wife have gotten under contract to purchase a home. its 1500sq ft and just needs some love and care. Were getting a grant valued at 30499$ to use as a downpament and to cover closing cost. The price we offered on the home is 83500$. After having several episodes of drama things seem to be going well on this front total cost beig mortgaged is going to be around 50000$. Not bad for 3 bed rooms 2 bath home with vaulted living rom ceiligs etc. I'm also beging a new job part time until we close on the home after which ill begin fulltime. The job is IT related and looks like it will offer me a promising career. Its with a company where i can grow my IT skills evenly instead of just being a help desk technician or pigeon holed into one task. so yay me

Wow news theres not much because school has taken over. I want to play but between studying family and more work theres little time. I'm nervous about 4.0 making paladins lol ret again but things will work out im sure. Hunters seem to be promising and i may go ahead and farm BOA items to play one after the release of 4.0. Gold making is at a stand still but i am beginig to ammass some glyph stock that ill use upon 4.0s release assuming thats when the great glyph change happens. One funny thing is my son loves watching my pally ride his motorcycle around. Im using this as an ppurtunity to teach him how to move the character around. He likes it but being only 2 im not sure how long it will interest him.

On the MJ front depressing news. MJ arrest have risen 1.3% this year to 858,408 people. OF these arrest a whopping 88 percent (758,593 Americans) were charged with possession only. leaving only 99,815 other individuals that were charged with “sale/manufacture,” a category that includes virtually all cultivation offenses. This is the second highes total of arrest ever 2007 having the highest with 872,721 arrest. I guess this is americas freedom at work. Where individuals are arrested for pursuing happiness through the smoking of a plant that is arguably safer than americas other legal intoxicants.

Wednesday, September 8

Little Niche for scribes

As a scribe there are multiple ways to get rid of excess sknowfall ink. You can sell it raw, craft cards, runescrolls, and offhands. One of my favorite ways to get rid of excess snowfall is to craft 5 of each epic offhand. These sell for an average of 250g plus on my server. I make around 10 offhands at a time. I have them set up in QA3 to undercut by around 3 gold. I can normally sell 1-2 every few days sometimes more. Its a nice supplementary income that is low matienance.

Friday, September 3

Heh funny what happens when your removed from a blog roll.

Have you ever noticed when your blogs removed from someone Else's site? Well i just did i was once linked on Marckos site just my two copper. He was the reason i began making gold in the first place. I find it discerning to be removed from his blog roll. I guess i shouldn't complain most blog writers believe that Marcko is thing more than a sly business man. I however have no view other than his site is a great resource and i'm curious why my blog was removed from the list. Marcko if your reading this i wouldn't mind an answer you can drop it in the comments.

I guess i may have ran him off with my views on MJ, I wonder how many people i alienated for those post? I don't really care maybe they read it and learned something. Maybe it opened their mind to view the world in a different more free way. All i know is that when you have something on your mind that consumes it one way to alleviate this feeling is to write about it. MJ policy is one of those subjects for me.

The reason why im for changing our current MJ policy is because it was created by racism, lies, and propaganda. That the laws have been enforced unequally causing major harm to minority groups and young people. What little good is caused by the prohibiting the use of MJ(the safest drug available) is destroyed when you look at the harms of prohibition itself.

Prohibition has caused an increase in violence by drug dealers, cartels, gangs and given them a monopoly on distribution and production of MJ. It placed parents in jail and broken up families placed teens in jail. Prohibition has given police the ability to plant GPS on your car without a warrant. Prohibition has allowed police forces to use paramilitary forces to serve warrants entering homes by kicking down doors instead of knocking. Prohibition has allowed for swat to use tatics such as shoot dogs when serving warrants. Prohibition gave cops the power to steal property and sell it profit. Making MJ bust a great way to profit from the low hanging fruit. Prohibition has de regulated the sell of drugs allowing anyone even young teenagers 13-14 easy access to drugs through drug dealers.

The reason im for MJ policy change and only want legalization is because i know the current laws don't work. Prohibition of MJ has not ended use of MJ, Prohibition has not diminished the production or distribution of MJ. Prohibition has only cost us money destroyed lives and created criminals out of other wise law abiding people. People who just want to be taxed and accepted for their recreational drug of choice. A recreational drug that is safer than most pharmaceuticals, alcohol, or any other drug. A drug that was freely available since ancient times and used as medicine until 1913 when it was removed from the American Pharmacopoeia. A drug that grows naturally from a plant all it needs is tender loving care.

Genisis
11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

A plant that if your christian was put here by god for people it was good. A plant that is so safe a person would have to smoke 80,000 joints in one hour to OD on. A plant that has more uses than just being a recreational drug. MJ and hemp its non drug cousin have been used by mankind for years and to forbid the use especially when it harms no other individuals goes against nature, common since, and the desire of god who said it was good.

Where I came from. Where im going, ( a recap of my wow career)

My first character to hit 60 back in wow classic was a paladin. I had the misconception 1-40 that i was going to DPS. Well that didn't work out because back in those times paladins were designed to heal. I was an odd ball until i finally grabbed some cloth and began healing. ZF was my first dungeon to heal I eventually healed all the classic dungeons. I raided ZG, MC, and Ony. one attempt at BWL and a few AQ20 attempts. Attaining an ok mix of purples including my coveted T2 helm( the best pally set ever). I concluded Wow classic a healer and began BC a mage.

I leveled 2 70s in BC a mage alliance, and then a horde warrior. I never managed to even take my mage to Kara during BC. Shortly after 70 i made full switch from alliance to horde leaving behind a server and friends to play with family. I then began leveling a undead warrior which btw was probably one of the hardest classes to level at the time besides priest which is what i tried first. I switched between fury, arms until around 65 when i went full protection. I raided mostly T4 raids eventually clearing ZA several times. My warrior was decked out in full t4 tank, and arms set i was managing to top my guilds ZA raids DMG charts whenever 3.0 came around.

In lich king my playing has been different than most other expansions. I had a kid and got married and grew up alot. I leveld my original pally (Jeri) from 62-75 before having to deactivate my account. I also leveled a druid from 65-80 gearing it up to around 5150 gs and have an average 4850 gs for 2 offspecs. I managed to kill a boss in every raid but ruby sancutm. I also began writing about my wow journeys and experiences making gold. I managed to make around 60k gold casually playing the AH and starting a mammoth glyph industry. Ive taken breaks but returned to wow for various reasons. However playing wow is like puting on my favorite shirt it fits just right. I play wow as a hobby its a place to meet newpeople and kill time. I used to be hardcore raider every night now i just raid once a month if that. Im a gold making machine when i set my mind to it. I can amass enough to buy whatever items i want. This is my wow history for anyone who cares.

When life takes adump on you

It sucks.

Thursday, September 2

Ret or Prot That is the question.

Currently my paladin is level 41 and specced ret. Which is good my attacks hit like a truck and i mow through mobs. However one of my readers suggested i tried prot. Well i may just do that i'm not sure to switch to prot i will have to level my 1h weapon skill but other than this there are no big hurdles. I have the shield from SM and the 1h tank sword from SM quest. The main reason i hesitate to change prot is that in pvp i may not be a killing machine. However i would be a usefull distraction and a possible flag carrier in PVP. I will probably just grab Duo spec and begin leveling wep. skill to try out prot. I know that as prot doing dungeons will become alot quicker to que which means less questing. However by having duo spec i can choose if i want a longer que time and quest or instant que and have no wait.

Im currently stockpiling ink. I have around 600 IOTS which is not nearly enough to begin crafting glyphs. I plan to continue buying northrend herbs in mass and hoarding my ink. This will have 2 effects the first is that ill be able to mass craft when i reach my desired ink level. The other is that i will drain my competition of their herb supplies. Which will send the prices of glyphs higher creating an ideal market for me to sell glyphs in whenever i reach my desired level of ink. Hopefully ill continue to craft around 500 IOTS a day reaching my desired storage point in 4 days. Once i reach 2k inks stored i plan to begin crafting 10 of every glyph. While i am crafting i will continue to syphon herbs off the market to keep my competition from supplying.

Wednesday, September 1

GAHHH. Pally leveling

Gahh. this is my thoughts on leveling my pally right now. Im level 41 and enjoying leveling IE seeing places doing dungeons etc. There is one thing that irkes me about my paladin. The lack of attacks. Currently if im solo i can judge, hand of reck, excorcise, or concencrate if im in a dungeon or PVP cut out Hand of Reck. This means paladins currently have from level 20-50 4 or 3 damaging attacks. It makes for a realy repetitive leveling process. Thank god cataclysm is coming and new players won't have to endure this tedius grind. im really surprised blizzard didn't implement crusader strike at level 1 earlier seeing as the put victory rush at a low level for warriors.

Oh well im almost to crusader strike which will make me feel even stronger. Its nice to know that when i pvp at 59 at least ill have 3 instant attacks to try and bring someone to down. Currently its judge, excorsism, wait for CD. Which is frankly frustrating knowing that if i had one more button my chances of killing the person would be better. One good thing about PVP currently is that my Hog brings alot of envy, i like envy even if it makes me vain. The bad thing about PVP feeling like your the only one focusing on healers. People if your PVPing any level healer first then other classes or else you die. Its not hard kill priest, shaman, and druids that aren't in a form. If you dont that hunter thats kiting you will be healed and you will be dead.

On the gold front i sold some netherweave bags made 500g. Not bad just nothing interesting going on really. Currently purchasing herbs to begin milling when i have free time. Hoping to craft more glyphs so that i can slow post and make a little gold. Im still at 37k gold which is enough to bank roll anything i want. Ill probably be able to increase it even more whenever the patch 4.0 makes glyphs permanent. I plan to have around 20-40 of each glyph ready to sell prior to this patch. The reason for this stock pile is to take advantage of the short term buying frenzy and maximize profit.

Tuesday, August 31

a small rebutle to anonomous poster

Mr. Anon,

I currently am working on a more full post to address the issues you raised however i have one that i can do with no research currently but through an examination of our national history. In your comment you state.

"What do you mean by the term "non-violent"? Non-violent to whom? Have you considered the ancillary criminal activities that accommodate the sale and distribution of MJ to be non-violent?"

What I mean is that the use of MJ is a non violent offense it harms no one but the user ( possibly second hand smoke inhalation for people nearby further research needed). You bring in the fact that currently the channels of distribution are violent and criminal. well the reason for that is because currently MJ can not be legally manufactured, and sold in the US. This prohibition has created a black market for MJ similar to how Alcohol prohibition did for alcohol. Its a lucrative trade for criminals to sell things that people want ,but the government won't let be produced legally. However this violence and crime can be changed when the law is. A good example of this is the fact that there are no more Al Capones in the Alcohol industry any more are there? No once Alchol was re-legalized the violence that came from it being illegal evaporated. Was it over night probably not however eventually the violence did end. I will continue to work on addressing your other issues as I can.

Sincerely,
Bobreaze

Monday, August 30

Friday, August 27

Regulation reduces teenage access.

With MJ being on the ballot in CA for legalization there is going to be opposition to this law. Some of the strongest opposition will come from parents of children. They will sling comments about how legalization sends a bad message to children or use the tried and true statement "what about the children?". While many drug law reformers such as my self laugh in the face of the comment. I think we need to stop laughing about it and start teaching these parents the facts. Here is a nice fact about teenage usage. According to a 2009 survey called Monitoring the Future, about 7 percent of 8th-graders, 16 percent of 10th-graders, and 21 percent of 12th-graders had used marijuana in the month before the survey. Not to mention another survey that stated most High School Students found it easier to get MJ in less than an hour than it was to get alcohol. Whats even more interesting is that these numbers could be low people don't generally like to self incriminate themselves even in anonymous surveys.

With these facts in mind can you say that our current MJ laws work? Sure we arrested 849k people for MJ last year that's got to make a difference right? Well it doesn't arresting/ fining non violent users doesn't reduce the use . Arresting a MJ dealer will get that one off the street so another one can take his place. The war on MJ is an un-winnable war that has not even gotten close to accomplishing its task of creating a MJ free world. The worst part to me though is parents who blindly say lets keep pot illegal because its bad for teenagers or morally wrong etc.

These people keep it so that teenagers have access to MJ. You know why teenagers have access to MJ? Its because drug dealers don't ID. If we made MJ legal and regulated it similar to alcohol and tobacco i can with out a doubt say that teenage MJ usage would decrease. It won't go away but it can be decreased by simply legalizing it and regulating it. As for moral arguments against the use of MJ i say keep morals out of the law. When society regulates morality it creates a crime out of nothing. There is more to be said about this subject but now is not the time or place.

Hopefully one parent will read this article and change their mind if so then i did what i wanted. Some may read it and say just another dumb stoner wanting weed to be in the super market. I really just want people to realize that current laws don't work and that they create a crime out of something that harms no one else but the user. To allow for the pursuit of happiness as long as that pursuit doesn't tread on the rights of others thats what i want.

Tuesday, August 24

Added feature. Off topic post,

I added polls to my blog today so that i can get an idea of how similar my views are to my readers. The first question i decided should be something controversial and non wow related. I did this because there are times where i want to use this blog for more than wow related subjects that interest me. So expect a few post about off-topic things. Mainly these topics will center on my other interest which is the movement to legalize MJ aka marijuana, cannabis, etc. While many people will disagree with my view on this subject i do plan to begin posting on it occasionally. it may just be links to other websites that interest me or it could be a full post on the subject just depends on my mood. If you do not agree with my view or wish to bash me for it go ahead and disagree however i ask you to use logic and refrain from name calling and personal attacks. Im just one voice with a few readers i don't plan to change any ones minds i just want to share my views with my readers.

So moving on and to help people who may not know what Prop.19 is ill give you a very very brief overview. Prop. 19 is a ballot initiative to legalize the adult recreational use of Marijuana in California. It was created by Richard Lee a marijuana legalization activist and medical marijuana provider based in Oakland. Its the first attempt since 1973 to legalize MJ for recreational purposes. The legal language of the bill dictates that an adult 21 or older Will be able to have in possession 1 ounce of MJ, they can grow a garden of 5x5 feet in order to grow their own MJ similar to home breweries. It also allows local county and city authorities to dictate how best to regulate and tax the sale of MJ similar to how alcohol is done (wet and dry counties and cities). The law states that MJ users can't smoke in front of children and places legal action against those that do. It also does not change the DUI laws meaning if your high and driving you can and will be arrested. This is just a basic overview of what the law does there is probably more but i need more time to write out a detailed post. Please cast your vote and if you want share your view in the comments just remember keep it civil.

Why do we fall down?

So we can learn to pick ourselves up again. This is one of my favorite movie quotes its from Batman Begins which if you haven't seen it you should definitely take the time to rent it and enjoy one of the best batman movies ever made. This quote applies to what I'm dealing with in life currently. The bid we placed on the house was pretty much ignored by the seller who ended up working with a prior bid which i guess is good for the winners of the house. It sucks having to deal with our dreams burning up into ash. But part of living life is it doesn't end there will be more homes to look at and more dreams to create. Alas the search continues and the chances of finding a similar priced home with the same features are slim.

As for Wow news there is not much on the gold front i need to crank my glyph machine up and craft but I'm just not that into it at the moment. I have enough gold for now and i can always make more. I'm down to 43k after the purchase of my mechano hog and materials to level my engineering. The paladin is progressing nicely i reached 36 last night easing ever so slowly towards being able to ride the mechano-hog that is burning a hole in my bag. I also bought the enchant bracers +9 stamina from a guildie for 20g. If i don't already know it i may learn it so that i can begin selling this enchant come Cataclysm. People love to twink their toons to give them and advantage. I would love to be able to provide the advantage.

Future plans for wow when cataclysm drops i hope to have amassed enough BOA items to begin a goblin hunter with full BOA gear. I also hope to join a guild and gain access to the new BOA items before beginning to level my hunter. I'm doing this for two reasons one i love faster leveling nothing makes me happier than seeing the levels fly by. Also i have always loved the hunter class even leveled one to 40 before other classes and distractions got in the way. So with cataclysms release I plan to use my other characters to gain the new BOA items then change my main to a hunter why? Because i want to and its my 15$ . The plan for the hunter is to twink him to the gills meaning dual agility enchants on weapons, full enchants on gear making my hunter one deadly SOB. I already have my eye on taming a spider pet so that i can web people in place as they die. I also plan to use my hunter in PVP a lot and hopefully endgame instead of raiding ill try my hand at endgame PVP. Hopefully everything will work out like i envision.

Friday, August 20

RL strikes like a ninja

So RL has stealth attacked me like a ninja. I have started school again and I am learning the joys of chemistry again. I hated it in HS and still not much a of a fan for it during college. However its necessary to take it for my CS degree. The job market in my area is SHIT so even though i have a AAS in Computer network support there are not any entry level jobs. So i continue to work my way towards even higher education.

In other news me and my wife learned of a grant program that essentially gives you a huge 26,500 down payment for buying a foreclosed home. We learned of this short notice and began hunting vigorously. Luckily enough for us the first home we looked at was a perfect fit. It seems who ever foreclosed on it had been renovating it fresh paint, new flooring throughout, an bonus room out of an enclosed garage. the home is 2052 sq ft 3 br 2 bath. The offer is around 91900 which is 2k over asking to avoid a bid war with another offer. The home is probably valued at around 130k if it were not a foreclosure so re-sell will build a large amount of equity. The only stipulation with this type of loan is in order to not pay the grant back you must live in the home for 10 years which for our growing family i don't see needing to move for many years. . Hopefully life will work out the way it is supposed to.

As for wow my pally is level 33 and slowly smashing his way towards being able to use the mechano hog i have purchased for him. I'm using engineering on him to make squirrel pets they don't seem to sell very fast though. Hope for more stories and info later on just been to busy to share. BTW the blog isn't dead until i say so maybe long term hiatus for writers block, RL, etc but ill try and let you know whats going on more frequently now.

Thursday, July 29

Somethign weird happend

I logged on wow this morning thinking i was just going to post glyphs before work. However when i began my posting i was watching glyhps post. The average cost of glyphs on my server was around 3-7g for most with a few reaching 15-35g price range. Today i had 6 glyphs post at 79g my fall back and several more for 44g. I even had a majority of glyphs posted from 7-15g which is great for profits. My first thought is what could have caused this but after thinking about it i think i know.

The recent ban of farmers from wow has raised mat prices to a level where most glyph makers don't see the value in it. With most of the big guys moving on or not playing wow the supply of glyhps has dwindled raising the price they can be sold at. Ideally this will keep happening because with less people competing in glyphs herb prices should reduce do to lack of consumption. Allowing me to get cheaper herbs and fill a valuable niche providing glyphs to the server. Also less competition means glyph prices will probably rise without 4-6 big players undercutting glyph prices will slowly creep up.

In other news I've been draining the netherweave cloth off of the AH like a whore. Raising prices of cloth up to 20g a stack. I've done this for 2 reasons one is to reduce my competition's supply if they don't have cloth to make bags then there will be less competition. The other reason is to raise the price of bags from 10-15g to 20-25g. So far this has been working our great prices on bags moved from 10g up to around 15g average. I have only posted bags once and i did this when i had no competition. I have been so successful at hoarding the cloth that Ive almost managed to drain my competitions supplies. I believe after another week of this i may began to seriously make bags and see how things go. Or i may just keep hoarding until cataclysm when i know ill get a nice return on bags.

Tuesday, July 27

Back in the saddle again.

I have been on wow a little over a week and leveled my paladin in-game to level 21, I must say its more fun leveling the pally on Beta. I also began making some serious gold. Im up to around 49k gold but i made 3k gold in sales. It was easy to jumb back in the saddle. More updates to follow.

Sunday, July 18

Paladins will be rogues in plate.

The addition of holy power to the paladin class makes us glorified rogues in plate. Building Holy Power (combo points) to unleash stronger attacks. I can't wait to test this because i believe its going to be fun but im also weary of it. I forsee nerfs if we become to powerful from this huge shift in mechanics.

With that said time for off topic stuff. Im on the second disk in FF7. I have almost finished re reading HP and the Half Blood Prince. Getting to visit family this weekend. My kitty scratched my face. It was an accident but it hurts.

Friday, July 9

What I have been doing.

Not playing wow haven't logged in since last week which was only for like 3 minutes. I'm currently registering for Community Collge so I can begin working on the basic requirements for a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. While doing this I have been waiting to find out if ill be able to get the user support job that recently opened up where I work. I also have been spending alot of time with my family and friends socializing holidays always cause this to happen so its ok.

I've also been playing my PSP recently, I only have 2 games for it which are FF7: crisis core and the original FF7 game. I beat Crisis core around a year ago and haven't really played the original FF7 until now. I have made it to the end of the first disk which is the farthest i have ever played this game. I plan to slowly play through with the help of my strategy guide and completley own the game beating all of the side quest etc. I have only done this with FF 8 and FF 10 adding 7 to this list would be a good acheivement.

Im sorry to all my followers that were reading me because I was making wow gold and writing about it. I just can't seem to find the passion for wow though. I plan to pop into beta as soon as the talent update arrives. It really has me interested I think it will be a good change for wow. Currently im sitting at 60k gold on wow and have materials to fill up my glyphs I just can't get into making gold. For the most part wow is on pause ill pick it up again I know just depends when.

Wednesday, June 16

My First Class in WoW( my wow history)

The first time i played WOW was at a friends house. He had been playing for a few months and let me start a toon just to try it out. A few hours into playing and i had a level 10 Pally. With BS and mining as my professions. This was when wow hooked me and i finally bought it. I must say I'm glad i never have to go through the torture of that first install again. It was terrible downloading 1 Gb of data through a 56k modem takes a few days. Around 4 days i think of 8 hours of D/L at night.



Finally i started my own account but instead of going to a pally i created a Mage. My cousin created a warrior at this time his first toon. We leveled together until around level 33 on the mage. I had a free day a week or so before hitting 30 on the mage and decided to see if i could PL a pally to 20 in 24 hours. I managed to reach level 20 in 20 hours play time this was pre-bc, pre-lichking leveling. It was a grind fest with lower xp the worst part about it was that I wanted my pally to be DPS. Which of course was laughable compared to mage and pure dps classes at the time. Eventually i caught up to my cousin and we quested and did dungeons all the way to 60. The only notable thing happening during this time was that at level 52 I decided to throw in my dps towel and begin healing. My cousin had begun tanking by this time, so getting groups sped up due to having the 2 most needed classes to do a 5 man. We arrived at 60 with allot more play time than it currently takes to get there.



This was when the dungeon crawl began pugging strat live and dead, scholomance. We also did 10 man dungeons UBRS, and the 20 man raid ZG. then we transitioned into doing pug MC, and ONY. He changed to melee dps for a short time while I became a pally leader. Reminding pallies to buff every 5 minutes was a pain. I saw ragnoras a few times never killed him, ONY however died enough times for me to finally win the roll for the T2 helm. Judgment was the best designed pally set IMO.



BC dropped and I stopped playing the pally, my cousin had begun a Lock and caught up to my mage so we began leveling to 70 together. We reached 70 but shortly after reaching it i began a druid which I leveled to 50 before switching from alliance to horde. My first horde toon was a priest that was abandoned at 32, priest are IMO the most boring leveling class. I then began a warrior named MSU that would become my main toon for BC, I got him geared in full t4 and a decent dps set before wrath dropped.



In Lich King I began a DK as my main char because they were OP and I enjoyed it. Shortly after LK dropped I began trying out bid low sell high. I made around 4k gold before quitting wow for around a year. When I came back TOC was released and ICC was just a few months away. When I came back i became serious about making gold the first 10k was mostly from bid low sell normal. After that i began integrating professions and raking in the gold. Now im currently at around 60k gold with a fully geared druid alchemist, a DK scribe, a enchanter and tailor. I have currently stopped making gold or worrying about it though.

The reason being as i began another pally with 3 pieces of BOA gear. He is a recking ball dps machine 250 crits at level 10 is OP. I believe I'm going to play him and enjoy leveling him through the old content pre cataclysm. I'M going to begin gathering more BOA pieces to level a goblin shaman in cataclysm. So now instead of logging on to check mail. I'm logging on to run quest in bloodelf area because I never completed all the areas quest lines. I have this toon enchanted with +100 mana to chest and crusader on the weapon. Having more mana makes leveling much easier. Hopefully i can post some pictures of my paladins journeys through the old world. Currently I'm level 16 I have to make it to level 60 by cataclysms release.


Sorry for the grammer errors in this post.

Tuesday, June 15

New interfaces (no spoilers just size)





I took a screen shot an blanked out the size of the talent calculator. I also blanked out the map so you can't know my location etc. I am flying in old world when it was taken. You'll notice the talent calculator has grown larger. Making the spell book larger allows for it to have a cleaner interface trust me you wont miss that old small spell book or talent interface.


I started a goblin this morning. Only a few quest into their starter zone happy to report so far know quest with get x number of items from this monster. Makes for a better experience not having to farm level 1 creatures for their foot that they clearly have when you kill them. The pet UI for hunters wasn't working at level one maybe its unlocked later level I'm not sure.

Monday, June 14

Cataclysm (making jaws drop since 2010)

So yesterday i finally got a moment to log into the alpha version of wow. I must say my jaw immediately dropped upon entering Orgrimar and seeing all the changes. I then pulled up the talent page to spec my druid again jaw dropped. It seems like I'm playing a new game with familiar elements. The UI is the same but its different. They have refined it creating new interfaces that are sleek and elegant. Then I Realized that I could fly in Org. up I flew. Until I could see the city although it was small from the height i was at. The changes were vast and interesting . Cataclysm is changing wow and I believe its for the better. The changes seem good although I haven't yet made it to the new zones or even killed an equal level monster as a boomkin. I can tell that cataclyms is only going to make me want to spend more time playing.

P.S. Goblins look cool in the character creation screen.

Also should i do more post like this being vague about the different changes? I'm not sure don't want to break the rules. May delete this post if it offends readers and wait until beta to give my impressions. Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 11

Possible new project. Gold Update. Ramblings.

I reached 61k gold today which is my highest total gold liquid. I have not been making gold like i was pre hacked account. I really can't get into it atm so i just post once a day. Then pickup my Auctions the next day. Im small competition but its ok ill take my 400g daily for a few minutes of posting afk. I am not undercutting like i used to which definatley was helping make more gold. I just don't seem to need it.

i have 4800 gs offspec gear sets enchanted ( boomkin, and tank) I have a 5159 gs MS healing. Theres not much gear that i can purchase from the AH or feel the need to. Im currently using this character to farm badges for a new Alt. Im sitting at around 15 badges shy of buying the plate PVE chest & shoulders and the 2h axe. I plan to enchant the weapon with crusader. Im going to create a twink ret pally to level since my old one Jeri is on a disabled account. I plan to PL engineering on this toon so that i can play with all the gadgets. I can't decide should i get dual mana trinkets from the BOA vendor? I think these would make the lower levels easier and eventually they would swap out to dps trinkets once the mana talents caught up.

The other idea is to create the character and give it the items. Then copy it to the Alpha test realm. I found i had accesss to it this morning it is currently patching so still unplayable. This would allow me to test drive the pally through the early levels of cataclysm. Where it would become even more OP with 2 instant attacks by level 20. Im thinking I could document the Alpha expereince 1-20 for you guys if anyone is interested. It would of course not be posted until after beta goes live because of the NDA. Either way shortly i may begin playing a pally full time just because im tired of 80 content.

Heh Just noticed this today.(cataclysm)



So today i was doing account management when i discovered that on blizzs offical site i had access to the Character copy and downnload of the alpha cataclysm client. SO i lookforward to exploring some of the new stuff and sharing it with you guys.

Thursday, June 10

400g

400g Is all that i need to reach 60,000 gold liquid. I have around 1k IotS to make glyphs and vellums. I plan to make at least 8 of every glyph no matter price. I plan to have my glyphs spread among 3 toons to post. This will reduce the amount of glyphs posted by any one toon making the process of canceling and posting faster.

Using Bulk Mail 2 will make distributing crafted glyphs fast. IF you have not tried this addon out i can only urge you to do so. I craft near a mailbox so that when i fill up my bags the first time. I can mail the glyphs to the proper bank toon with just a few clicks. I mean mailing over 60 stacks of 8 glyphs in a matter of seconds. If your using multiple bankers and need mats sent to crafters this will speed the process up.

Not much going on in wow ATM I only post once a day so my income is down to low. Its OK though cause its allowing me to spend more time with family, and on getting my glyph machine more streamlined. Job hunting is also taking allot of time Trying to get my foot in the door is hard.

Tuesday, June 8

Family Photo



This is the first picture I have posted of me and my family. Were a small family of 3 with plans to eventually at least become a family of 4 or 5. I have black hair my wife has blond and my son has red. Not sure where the red hair comes from but the best we can figure is its recessive on both sides of the family. Me and my wife currently attend college and both work. She manages to do school and work in 8 hours. Me im not so lucky a normal day during the school year will have me at work from 8-5 and school from 6-10. Its all part of our plan though to become independent contributing members of society.

My son has an interesting name. He is named after the Beatles song 'Hey Jude' Chosen well before we even knew that my wife was pregnant. He is a ball of energy and curiosity constantly finding new things to get into. He knows where his head, belly , knees, elbows, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, tongue, and teeth are. He also knows that cats say meow, dogs say woof, cows say moo, and monkeys say ooh ahh ohh. He is only 21 months old so he is just now entering the tantrum stage. Its true though red heads have more attitude his longest tantrum to date was around 15 minutes of crying on the floor. Needless o say me and his mom were stronger and he didn't win by throwing a tantrum.

This is just a small glimpse into my personal life. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Ill try and do more when i get the time but life is busy.

Monday, June 7

School feels like this



A never ending run.

I also realized that i have attended 3 colleges. Which means while applying to a fourth to possibly pursue a bachelors degree I have to request a ton of transcripts. Its ok though i got 3/4 transcripts ordered only have to get my high school one sent. Hopefully ill geta transfer scholarship esspecially since i graduated with my AAS with 3.5 gpa and high school with a 3.5 gpa. WHo knows though ill just have to wait and see.

Friday, June 4

Microsoft is offering a new antivirus solution (Off topic)

Are you a home user paying $50 a year for anti virus? Are you a network admin struggling to make a bogged down network better? Maybe your antivirus is the problem. It could be slowing your computer and network down. Microsoft has just released two products to help home and business users with these problems. These products are Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Forefront.

First, I’m going to discuss Microsoft Security Essentials or MSE as I will refer to it. MSE is a light weight antivirus suite that protects your computer from viruses just like paid-for antivirus programs such as Symantec Antivirus. In various test MSE has performed exceptionally. According to a review done by Nick Mediati, PC World, 06/25/2009

"When put against AV-Test's "WildList" collection of 3,194 recent, common viruses, bots, and worms, Microsoft Security Essentials detected and removed each and every one of the malware samples. How does this compare to other security products? AV-Test coordinator Andreas Marx notes that "several other [antivirus] scanners are still not able to detect and kill all of these critters yet." In addition, Microsoft Security Essentials put up a perfect score with zero false positives--it didn't flag a single clean file as being malicious. AV-Test also took an initial look at Microsoft Security Essentials' root kit detection, testing it against a few root kit samples, and found "nothing to complain about."

Another great thing about MSE is that it does not take a lot of system resources. It also offers active scanning. This means that while you are surfing the internet it will scan for malware. The best thing about MSE for home users is that its 100% free. Which means you can save 50$ a year and have a top rated anti-virus suite.

The second product Microsoft released is geared for businesses small and large. Microsoft Forefront is a business class security suite. It was built with some of the same fundamentals of MSE such as being crafted to reduce the stress put on business computers and their networks. The other advantage of Forefront is that it integrates into a windows environment easily. It will protect your various servers and services such as Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint, and Office Communication Services.

Both of these products show promise for changing the way users think of antivirus. They are giving users excellent protection while not bogging down their computers. This is why MSE is one of the best free anti virus suites available. At the same time Microsoft Forefront is establishing itself as a robust business class security suite.


This was a post that i created for my brother to post on his companies blog. Hopefully its useful to some of my readers. Please rate this and let me know what you guys think.

Thursday, June 3

Thursday, May 27

Vacation: Im taking it.

I leave for vacation today. So lookforward to no post until at least next wednesday. Im planning on not bringing any computers so i won't be able to play wow. Which is good! I will have 4 uninterupted family fun days. Hopefully we will have fun and the break from wow will be nice. Maybe ill get around to actually making a good bit of gold when i come back.

Wednesday, May 26

Funny Situation.

Two days ago i found myself looking at a funny situation. I was leveling a second bank alt so that my glyphs could be separated to 3 toons. I am leveling this mage to level 10 so that it is saved in the server memory and can be recovered. To level i decided to send all my caster boa items to the mage. SO he was decked out in the pve chest, and pvp staff & shoulders. I began leveling by casting at mobs. But as luck had it i accidentally hit a wyrm with my staff. Bam 48 damage! I was stunned my level 2 did more damage whacking things with the staff than casting. My average damage was around 28 when casting fireball.

This seems odd to me that my mage does more melee damage than elemental. Blizz should up spell damage coefficients for low levels. Not saying we should one shot mobs but it should do more damage than melee. Hopeful they will fix this with the new leveling changes coming during cataclysm. Either way I'm level 5 and have one more quest in noob village. Half way to my goal of having another banker.

Monday, May 24

So weekends can be fun.

This weekend i didn't get much accomplished in wow. My money making is still pretty low, seems like undercutting has become rampant in the glyph market. I will have to figure out a new posting schedule to handle the new competiton. I also am leveling a new bank toon to level 10 so that i will have 3 glyph posters releiving bag space on my scribe. It will also make sure that all the glyphs get posted currently in my bag shuffle im sure a few get left out.

I also had some the chance to get some raiding done. I managed to join a pug TOC 25 that one shot all the bosses in around 40 minutes. Solace of the fallen dropped however i rolled low. The winner wouldnt sell it either so i was frustrated. However being a pug with less strict loot rules gave me a chance to snag 2 trophies and a new necklace.

Shortly after leaving TOC 25 i managed to get into a ICC 10 man. I must say that ICC is a very well crafted raid, It has interesting raid with some unique boss mechanics. It also allowed me to play hero occasionaly B resing a tank that died on Marrowgar. Unfortunatley I didnt have meters running to judge my performance however it seemed like my other healer was not putting out 110% healing. We cleared all the way to festergut but with me being new and both tanks never kiting goo it didnt work out and we called the raid. I walked away with a friendly ring and a even better necklace. Last night brought my gs to around 5190 gs with 1 trophy that i still need to gain badges for so that i can upgrade my legs.

I must say after a night of raiding druid mechanics are wearing on me. Rejuv and wg spam is getting dull. However i still enjoy healing im just realy interested in the changes comming to my class and healing in general. Making fights less spam fest and giving us time to think will make healing more interesting. It will also allow a good healer to shine even more.

Friday, May 21

F***K GS, and other ramblings.

Blizzard please delete gear score while your breaking avr. Its stupid and ruins the game for many people.

example lfm 5k gs nax 25. LFM ICC 25 gs 5.7k+ .

I believe correct me if I'm wrong when icc came out that gs of around 5k was adequate for gaining entrance. but as time goes on people inflate the gs needed to do the dungeon leaving people behind. These people that sit at around 5k gs in mostly t9 and boe icc blues are unable to step foot into this raid because of the gs gate keepers. So blizzard i ask you as a casual player please break the gear score addon while you break avr. Its a blight among your community and slings mud on your mantra bring the player not the class. Now its bring the highest gs not the player.

The reason I'm asking this is when just goofing around on wow milling i asked someone if my druid was eligible to join their guild. Alas he said my gear sucked based on my 5k gs. SO me being a little pissed began trolling trade chat. Ranting that its dumb that a 5k gs person who has bought ICC boes, enchanted and gemmed his gear is unable to join an icc pug. In other news apparently a person can get 23 frost badges a week not doing icc. they should use these for t10 if they want in icc just fyi because only players in 4/4 t10 are able to do icc with a 15% buff.

I also was hunting last night to find out how much a game card would cost in gold. I got various answers ranging from 3k-10k . 10k seems about right for purchasing a game card however I'm not sure i want to do it just yet. Has anyone else done this does it break the TOS? I know its similar to rwmt for gold. However maybe it would skirt by on being legit because the transaction isn't for actual real world money but game time. IdK its interesting I'm considering it as an option to pay for wow.

Thursday, May 20

I was bad during vacation.

I was bad during my vacation. I installed a competing mmo on my PC, wow did not like that Shes a jealous woman that will not let go. However, my experience with the other mmo has made me wish for wow to evolve to change to my ideal picture of an mmo. During my vacation as i will now call the time when i rage quit wow for a few weeks. I installed and and played Warhammer. I know it was bad why would I do that cheating on wow after four years for some shiney new mmo. So what if wow was old it was wrong of me to leave her just because she was showing signs of age. Plus wow said she was going to be getting surgery to hide all her imperfections and be more attractive. Well now i have to share with wow some things I would really enjoy her getting done during surgery.



1) Implement public quest knock off. I don't care if its blatantly stealing. This is a fun way to reward players working together in various zones. It was fun interacting with players and allows for new players to get access to group play without the commitment to finish a dungeon.



2) Revamp starting areas. The old races need some love their leveling experience is stale and bland. With cataclysm on the horizon make it interesting, possibly pulling these race3s from their devastated home area to a new begging post. Allow several races to begin in the common areas no more than 3, Implement public quest so that players work together to possibly solve issues in the zone. Using your system of phasing would allow veterans of the public quest see a change in the area, this could allow access to a new quest hub etc.



3) PVP while fun in BGs give us a reason for world pvp, Wg is fun but maybe some pvp without siege engines. Imagine AB in an open environment resets after an hour or 2 of control. The area could have a valuable daily quest hub, or even a dungeon. A raid would be nice but it could cause issues.



4) Continue with the current system allowing casual players to gear up to a decent level. This allows for players to be within the gear requirement for top tier endgame. While yes being the shit in t2 back in the day was nice. its time to not punish players for having other things than wow to do for 6 hours at a time.



5) My last suggestion is allow heirloom items to be purchased from a vendor with gold. It was nice to have heirlooms in game however the threshold of time needed for a person to acquire them is a little high. I don't think it would break the leveling system in fact it would probably encourage people to level more alts. It would also mean badges would be used strictly for gaining high level 85 gear and gems.



Wow you have been a great mistress. Keeping me in line making sure i spend time with you before i get fat loot. However times are a changing and while i still enjoy playing you. I can't afford to spend the time you require for some of your activities. So please consider adding some new stuff for casual players, let me keep enjoying you even if it is in a new position as a casual wow player.

Cleaning up after disaster.

So When i left you guys last I was distraught frustrated and angry. It seemed as all my hard work was wasted, the bad guys won and i was throwing in the towel. I even started playing another mmo to move on and leave wow behind. But wow and blizzards employees couldn't let me leave peacefully and move on. no they need my 15 dollars a month to make their empire even richer. Blizzard restored my account characters and items even 50k worth of gold. The call of wow began shortly after learning my stuff was waiting. It was to hard to resist it asked me questions such as why start over in an unfamiliar game. The crafting and AH pvp sucks in this game, don't you want to return to your empire. Wow sung to me like a siren pulling me towards azeroth and my freshly restored riches. So after much resistance i said f***k it canceled the new mmo subscription and began my journey to reclaim my empire.

When i returned to wow the well oiled machine was stripped apart. Items that were supposed to be on the enchanter were on my main. Items that were supposed to be on my scribe were on my bank alt. Everything was in disarray it was as if Butters had visited my account as professor disarray and moved my items around just to make me spend time sorting, organizing, equipping, and mailing them to their proper locations. All these things combined with me having to Dl addons for my new computer took quite a bit of my time last night. However after much work things began to look brighter, my machine was repaired every piece was where it was supposed to be.

I also had some nice presents left by the hackers around 15 epic gems, extra enchanting mats, I also had a primordial saronite and some random blue quality gems. I had eternals and they had even left my meta gem stock that i had made prior to being hacked. The herbs that i had purchased where still there in fact i had some returned from blizzard even though the hacker had farmed some. As everything was sorted out it seemed as if the hackers had left me in an ok position. So i posted a my metas, enchanting rods, enchanting scrolls, and some bags that i crafted.

While the smaller markets of my machine started working my inscription motor was stuck. I had acquired a fair amount of herbs to try and re-stock my ink. However i still needed more ink that and i had not even gotten my addons downloaded to begin mass production. So at the moment I'm purchasing herbs trying to acquire a massive amount of herbs. My glyph machine is low on glyphs so it will take around 1k -2k ink to fill all my stacks back up to 8. The reason my glyphs stock got so low was the drought in herbs prior to being hacked. Hopefully ill get the last part of my machine working and can begin a routine to make a fair amount of gold with as little time put into it.

PS. new computer owns wow. around 60 frames when out in the world and a solid 30 fps in voa 25 wich means raiding is no longer the lag fest it used to be.