So…. I am working relatively diligently on the next installment of Casual Guilds…. but I just can’t quite get into it at the moment. What with the silly season catching up to me, the stress of still trying to organise a house (Moving on the 19th of January, the agency who organises the accommodation is closed until the 5th, and I still haven’t heard anything about a house… fun times), trying to squash in a trip to Bourke before I head to Melbourne for a week… yeah, it’s all catching up to me. Not to mention the small fact that I just can’t seem to bring myself to level past 78. Very odd indeed.
I have been level 78 now for, oh, two weeks at least. I log on, I contemplate doing a quest… and just can’t be bothered doing it. I am sure that my guildmates are beginning to think I am moderately insane – heck, I am starting to wonder if I am myself! – but I can’t level. It’s almost like a weird block is there preventing me from hitting 80. Even the most casual of casual players I know have caught up to me and are poised to race ahead. I really don’t know what it is.
So, what have I been doing instead of levelling? I have to be doing something in game, right? Well.. I have done the Christmas quests…. tried to do some BG’s to get the achievement (and spent more time cursing at the screen than anything else while doing so), levelled cooking a little… run out of snowflakes to throw at people for other achievements, danced like a snowman, and put off doing the bombing run.
Dancing as a snowman was probably the most time consuming part of the whole thing. I parked my butt in Lagcity, donned my outfit, and waited…and waited…. and waited. Finally, someone came up to me and said they would put their costume on if I gave them a snowball so I could get the achievement. Sounded fair to me… until I tried to open trade. Well… duh – the snowman costume is a stun effect, so you can’t trade while wearing it. All good, I’ll just click the buff off me… or not. What? I can’t click it off! I can’t move to get it off? I am stuck as a snowman forever! Oh woe is me. What a fate, to be a snowman in the middle of Dalaran for all eternity.
Of course… it was just a UI issue. I have known for a while that one of my mods was interfering with the ability to click off buffs, so I just had to turn them all off. Still, it was annoying! At least I got the achievement though… and randomly got surprised with ‘Tastes Like Chicken!’. Yay!
Other random crap which has gotten on my nerves:
- People mounting over the presents… stupid jerks
- I hate double demerits! Everyone is driving so slowly because they are scared of being booked – 20kph under the speed limit is NOT necessary people!
- By the time I got to the sales there was hardly anything left, which means all my towels are mismatched. Entirely my bad, but annoying nonetheless
- I got my brother a guitar for Christmas. Unfortunately, at this point the only thing he knows is the chorus to Smoke on the Water. It gets tiresome after a few times. Silly me should have given it to him right before I moved out
Well, hope you all had a great holiday season. I promise that installment of Casual Guilds is incoming… tomorrow perhaps? Yes, I will get to it tomorrow, I swear!