Archive for March, 2010

The Stable – SAN Edition

Posted in Blog Community, Character Junk, WoW Adventures on March 23, 2010 by Valgav

So my last post was the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic about starting over. In it, I essentially said I’d never play Alliance. Of course, as is often the case in my life, I ended up eating crow.

Here’s the deal: Like many in the blogosphere I discovered the Single Abstract Noun guild. Bloggers playing together, leveling toons, and having a great time sounded too good to pass up. Lo and behold I found myself rolling a Draenei warrior on Argent Dawn. Continue reading


BAST: Starting Over

Posted in Blog Community on March 19, 2010 by Valgav

This is my post for the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic.

    The question: If you had the chance to start all over again in WoW, but your char is already level 80, or level 1 depending on if you like to level or not :>. What class would you pick? What race? What faction?
    Why would you pick that class/race/faction?

    And most of all what would you plan to do with it? Raid, PvP or just hang out in Dalaran?

Hmm… tricky question. Before I can answer that, I’d have to say this: I have had two mains in my WoW career. I played Llem for most of BC, only leveling Derull near the end of that expansion. (Derull was rolled first however, but warriors seemed boring as hell) Of course this was before achievements, so the switch was relatively painless. Now however with the achievement system in place, and me being a packrat and a completionist, I don’t know that I could play any other toon other than Derull as my main. He has all my pets, all my mounts, and my 7k cheese points.

So there’s an additional question of whether or not this new 80 would have matching cheese points. I suppose that would go against the whole ‘Starting Over’ premise though.So for this Shared Topic I’ll assume that either I’m not a packrat collector, or that pets/titles/cheeses don’t exist. Now, on to the fun stuff. Continue reading

A Thought About Guilds

Posted in Blog Community, WoW Adventures on March 6, 2010 by Valgav

Apparently there is a huge buzz in the world of bloggers lately about blogging and guilding. Further more, there’s a lot of hullabaloo about guilds in Cataclysm. I hadn’t paid it much mind until today. I just read Tamarind‘s blog post which amongst other things addresses leaving guilds. It made me think about Sprink and her recent decision to go guildless after I left the once great guild we were in. And having thought about it for a bit I realize I have some of my own insight into the subject. Continue reading

A Very Rare Occurence

Posted in Drivel on March 5, 2010 by Valgav

Something has happened to me on WoW that rarely happens… especially at max level. On the few occurrences of such an event, I become as giddy as a schoolgirl. It actually causes me to swell with more pride than I feel when I look at all of my cheeses combined. (Well… almost.)

And without further preambling, I present you this:

There he is, Derull, the flagship of my fleet. And for the first time since midway through BC, he looks cool. I can’t explain just how happy that makes me.

Perhaps I should explain. As I don’t raid, nor arena, my gear is usually a bunch of welfare epics. Be they heroic gear, last season’s PvP pieces, or holiday jewelry, my gear has always been a mismatched group of last year’s shinies. It never really bothered me that my gear wasn’t the best, I get all I want from this game playing ‘casually’. And most of the time it was more than enough to get by.

And that’s not to say my current gear is really all that amazing. Last raid’s set pieces… and 10 man that were bought with triumph emblems at that. Buyable shoulders, bracers, boots, ring, necklace and weapon are high level, but easy enough to get if you have enough gold. Trinkets are heroics or triumph fare, and the rest falls into the heroic ICC 5mans – emblem of triumph variety. I suppose the belt is a frost emblem belt.. so there’s that.

The point is, that I have a gearscore (grrrrscore imo) of 5444 and I don’t look like a schmuck. Everything matches for the most part… and I am ecstatic. Usually my toons look like the orc in the banner or the orc to the right. Kinda cool, but they look like they got dressed in the dark. If I had more cash, I’d buy one of dem Figureprint thingers. 😀