How I Met Your Hunter

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do you still play wow :(

I don’t :o

I started playing for a bit again around Blizzcon last fall but it didn’t last very long. I got a new job, got married, and now we have a baby on the way so life kind of eclipsed it, plus a lot of our guild is still inactive.

We will be playing Wildstar when it comes out next week though :)

(I don’t know when this was asked. Haven’t logged into this account for awhile!)

When queuing as a healer for a dungeon, I get the same sinking feeling in my gut when the loading screen for Shado-Pan Monastery comes up as I did when Grim Batol came up in Cata.

I love the tier 16 hunter set, especially from LFR. I am unmogging most of my gear because I feel like a laser unicorn ready for battle.

and its just great.

Just need to find a nice cloak and weapon to match for transmog…and maybe pet.

whinecraft:

yo if you call out a guy for not knowing his game lore, he’ll be like WHATEVER ITS JUST A GAME, I HAVE A LIFE but the moment a female can’t recall what size socks the protag’s sister wears on wednesdays; she’s a “fake gamer girl”

LFG

If you have been following me for awhile, you probably already know this stuff but I’m gonna talk about it anyways.

I started playing WoW in 2009. A person I worked with was in a local guild on a different server, so my ex and I transferred to play with them. They taught me so much about how to play, from taking me on my first dungeon at level 80 to my first raid in  Naxx. We started meeting up at bars and having meetups. As time went on, I moved from being a member to an Officer and we started getting serious about raiding. Killing Lich King with them is still one of my best memories in WoW.

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Before Cata was released, we made the decision to transfer from Chromaggus to Kil’jaeden. We soon picked up a ton of people and a lot of stuff changed. Some of it was for the better, some not-so-much. We were top 20 on a high pop server, which is a long ways from barely killing LK with a 30% buff.

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At our “peak” in Cata, we had four 10-mans running. As a person in a leadership position, it was a lot of organization. We ran guild events ingame, and I hosted two BBQ’s IRL. At some point in Cata, Fork promoted me to Guild Leader because she wasn’t as active in the game. We slowly downsized until we were down to one heroic 10-man team by the end of Cata. For MoP, we decided to stay that way (we had 2 other groups running at some point but both fell apart). It was easier to organize and almost everyone on the raid team was a personal friend. We did well, I think.

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We were working on heroics in Heart of Fear when Throne was released. Keeping players started becoming difficult. Real life obligations came up for some of our favorite players and the new people weren’t keeping up and were causing rifts in the guild. We were cruising through Throne but it wasn’t fun. We perpetually had an 8 person team and pugging was holding us back. The stress got to us.

In game, this group went through wiping on Heroic Rag for weeks. We went through entire teams leaving, guild drama, legendary weapons. People quit, people came back, new people joined and stuck around. In real life, people got married, had babies, broke up, became roommates, dated, everything. We stuck together though.

In late March 2013, we had a IRL guild meetup because one of our mages was flying up from Colorado. After drinking and talking about our lives and raiding, we came to the realization that, for a lot of us, WoW wasn’t fitting into our lives. Justin and I made the decision to quit the raid team, and almost everyone quit playing all together. A couple of people left to raid elsewhere and quit later on, or started playing casually. We still had a BBQ last summer (last photo) and we’re having a holiday party in December. These are my best friends.

Justin and I are playing again. Its been tough trying to catch up on gear. We’ve both decided that we want to raid again. The guild is all but a ghost town. I plan to put the word out that we are looking to put things back together but I honestly don’t know how many of our friends will want to play again, or if I want the stress of leading again. So, for the first time since I was level 72, I’m looking for a guild. I’m not sure which character to be gearing up because both are ~ilvl 516 (hunter and resto druid). My boyfriend has a blood DK and his hunter. We’re aiming for him tanking and me DPSing on my hunter, but I am almost equally ok with playing my healer. Its scary for me, I’m always worried I won’t be good enough and I’ll get laughed off a new team. We’re also a whole tier behind and a lot of recruiting guilds are looking for people with legendary cloaks which neither of us have finished yet. He is vrey confident and ready to dive in head first, and he’s a top notch player so I can understand that. I haven’t been on a team that I wasn’t leading since Knolin was commanding us through Firelands. We don’t want to realm transfer, but I guess if it was an ideal situation we might consider it.

TL;DR:

So I guess here it is. I’m looking for people to do flex raids with to get caught up on gear and mechanics. I pull my weight and consider myself an above-average player. Maybe even a guild if its the right people.

I really love the updated female dwarf art

They made her look fierce and awesome. and still looks like a female dwarf.

Nov 9

Watching Blizzcon videos from yesterday

I kinda feel like Warlords of Draenor is the like, please the players expansion. People have been begging on the forums for years for player housing, model updates, content “like BC”, PvP where skill matters more than gear, etc. I’m not excited for it in the way that I was for Mists, but I think its necessary. MoP was a polarizing expansion announcement, with a large part of the community complaining long before it was released. They hated the concept, hated the pandas, hated the art. There were also a lot of people who were excited and interested (like myself) and maybe were really tired of hearing the “kung-fu panda” comparison.

WoD is on track to address a lot of long standing ideas and issues, I think that says a lot about Blizzard giving their customers what they ask for. Its not easy to make new character models that look like old ones, but Shiny! Without the right tech, player housing would be buggy and suck. I really hope its a smooth and fun expansion.

Nov 8
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Nov 8

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Madness Returns

Nov 8
Before things got ugly.
My boyfriend is buying a Blizzcon virtual ticket tonight so I’ve been avoiding looking into the blizzard news much today so that we can watch it together. To distract me, I delved into my steam library and chose a game I bought during the summer sale that I haven’t yet played (there are several). Alice: Madness Returns ended up being an awesome choice. Its an interesting and visually striking game, I’m glad I let the posts I’d seen on tumblr convince me to buy it.
But now I’m stuck dying to evil teapots shooting molten herbal poison at me.

Before things got ugly.

My boyfriend is buying a Blizzcon virtual ticket tonight so I’ve been avoiding looking into the blizzard news much today so that we can watch it together. To distract me, I delved into my steam library and chose a game I bought during the summer sale that I haven’t yet played (there are several). Alice: Madness Returns ended up being an awesome choice. Its an interesting and visually striking game, I’m glad I let the posts I’d seen on tumblr convince me to buy it.

But now I’m stuck dying to evil teapots shooting molten herbal poison at me.