Abedabun’s Menagerie

I have a lot of pets and mounts. I can only have one of each visible at a time in game, so I thought they’d appreciate being let out to play here too.

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Today’s Menagerie is running a little late, as today’s pet was being shy and didn’t want to pose for its screen shot.

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The Sight of Day

I almost didn’t have a blog post for today, but then I remembered my back-up plan. This is a story I wrote about my main character, Abedabun. It was first published back on the Stone Guard forums, but here it is again. Continue reading

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Strategies and tactics

When raids go well, it doesn’t leave much to talk about in a blog post. Last week we downed Omnitron on the second attempt, Magmaw on the first attempt (I think), and Maloriak (guild first!) on the second attempt. Next week, we’ll probably try the two bosses of the Throne of the Four Winds, as they’re easier than the next lot of bosses in Blackwing Descent.

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SPG

By the way, if any of you spot any typos, thinkos, or other incorrect things – please let me know in a comment. I did actually write ‘wear’ instead of ‘where’ the other day – thankfully spotted in proof-reading!

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Farming addons

There are many things to farm in WoW. It’s not like some games where you plant things and wait (I’ve never played Farmville, is it like Harvest Moon?). The things are all out there waiting to be found. I remember when I first became a skinner. I was quite excited to be able to skin the animals I killed and get… scraps of leather. Soon(ish) I could skin whole dragons and get… 3 pieces of leather. It takes about 50 mammoths to make a small hat </exaggeration>. So farming, whether it be for herbs, skins, ores, cuddly toys, can get boring. I’ve found a few addons that work well together to ease the tedium. (Don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t play the game if I actually found it boring!)

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My last Menagerie post had some pictures missing – hopefully you can see all three now!

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Abedabun’s Menagerie

I have a lot of pets and mounts. I can only have one of each visible at a time in game, so I thought they’d appreciate being let out to play here too.

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More on unit frames

As I was setting up Shadowed Unit Frames (SUF), I had to ask myself some questions, such as ‘what do I want it to show?’ and ‘where do I want it to show this?’ I realised I didn’t know the answers. My UI creation has been an organic process. I didn’t start with a clear idea of what I wanted the ‘finished’ product to look like. So I will attempt to answer these questions, and maybe get more out of my UI than I did previously. I don’t often make UI design decisions from the ground up, as it were, so excuse the rambling. Wait – ‘ramblings’ is in the blog title, so you’re pre-warned!

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The ups and downs of raiding

Our second week of raiding went really well. We downed the Omnocron DS on the second attempt, and then we did the same to Magmaw!

We went to have a look at the next bosses, even though we hadn’t prepared for them. This involved killing some trash. One pack was a dragon with two pet corehounds on leads. We thought that Hibernate might work on the hounds, so we tried on one. It wasn’t feeling very sleepy, and charged Enki instead. They made short order of Torgaddon, so the rest of us ran back to try to reset them.

There was a lift between us and the exit. It is a lift that doesn’t hang around much at the top or the bottom, but in this case seemed to take forever to get down. Most of us made it onto the lift before Mr. Dragon and his Two-headed Dogs could eat us. Then nearly everyone made it off the lift at the top. Except me. I went all the way back down. Hai guys! *nom* AND THEN THEY GOT ON THE LIFT!!! Vent exploded. I’m shouting for everyone to run away because THEY’RE COMING UP THE GODDAMNED LIFT!! Torgaddon has just come back into the instance to be greeted by his new friends the corehounds. And me and Sophoria were laughing our heads off! It didn’t help that Goretag made a comment about the mobs looking bored on the lift whilst listening to muzak.

We managed to wipe, get back in, buff up and calm down. We headed for the lift, for another go. Trundling down the lift, Vent exploded again. I saw something floating, quite gracefully, down to the lower floor. Was it a bird? Was it a dragon? No – it was Fevrier!! And then she floated gracefully past the lower floor, and into the middle of the volcano. I actually had tears in my eyes from laughing! I’m glad Fev took it in good grace, or else I might end up demoted… 😛

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