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Alot of people on my server have been commenting on the difficulty in getting a 5 man run going. We used to have difficulty getting regular runs going, but there was always interest in a heroic. Since badges have become substantially easier to come by now through Kara runs and the like, no one wants to run many heroics anymore (apart from the occasional MgT run, because everyone wants the mount!). I think the new dailies have also had something to do with this – most people I know have basically scheduled play time, and having dailies to cram in to this as well eats alot of it up – people just don’t have the time anymore to do 5 mans in amongst all the other farming and questing they need to do. Have other people noticed this phenomenon on their own servers? Or is this just something that seems to be happening on Cenarius?

Oh, and by the way? I manage to fit in the time by not doing all those new dailies. Sure, I am always low on gold… but I manage to make enough cash to get me by the old fashioned way, and I don’t enjoy questing. Why spend my limited time in the game doing something I clearly do not enjoy?

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OMGOMG… I just looked at my ‘viewed’ graph, and I got SIX hits yesterday! Now, I know out there in the wide world of blogging this is chickenfeed, but for me this is 6 bonefide hits, where people may have read my work! So exciting! (note the excessive exclamation marks – I am bouncing up and down in my chair!). All I have to say is…. please come back! Please?? :)

On another note of excitement, I treated myself for getting 2 assignments in on Monday with shiny new hair. Comparison pics will be incoming… if I can ever find my camera. I always love new hair – did I mention I used to have a psychotic hair dye addiction? Seriously… if I didn’t change my hair completely each month I would start to freak out… wait a minute, I wanted you guys to come back, didn’t I? *sigh*

EDIT: Camera found! It was rolling around in the boot of my car, how it works still is beyond me.

Old blonde-ish me!

New me!

K, so it may look a little emotastic in the photo… and it probably doesn’t help that I am wearing my black hoodie with a black T. But what the hey, it’s new hair – and I have a fringe! For the first time in, oh, I’d say 14 years. Scary, huh? I probably wont keep it, but I felt like trying something out. It’s much less scary than when I did the black and red boy style hair cut thing – now THAT was awful!

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Kalf: if warlocks are purple… does that mean they are epic loot?

Saresa: Only if it’s me ;)

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…. the implications of this only occured to me a moment ago. I can see a Sar pinata in the future, everyone beating on me hoping shiny loots drop out!

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I was over at BBB’s blog just a moment ago when I came across a post that I think is well worth commenting on. You know those annoying people who ruin the game for you in sneaky sneaky ways? Like stealing your elementals off you JUST as your cast is about to go off? Or pinching your quest mobs, ninjaing your herb while you kill the mob near it? Yeah, he talks about them. However, he also balances it out with a good experience, which is what we all like to see. I found it interesting though that the negative experience came from Alliance, people of his own faction, and the positive one from Horde.

It is oft stated on Cenarius that Alliance has the higher douche bag quotent. The prevailing theory is that the younger, more immature players go Alliance, while Horde has been traditionally the home of older, more experienced players (could also serve to explain why Horde pwn us at PvP, everytime). Now, who knows if this is actually true… I haven’t levelled a Horde to investigate this phenomenon. It does get frustrating though, being grouped with a variety of ninjas, and general asshats. Or having someone from your own faction steal your elemental! We are meant to be on the same team guys! Let’s be nice, hey?

However, I have grouped with many good, friendly Alliance players. As I mentioned in the comments at the bottom of BBB’s post (in reply to both him and Kestrel), like Kestrel, I would take any issues I had about an Alliance player to an officer of the guild. This was not always complaints either. When I was in Dying Breed (before I became a guild-ridden abandoning so-and-so) I was one of the officers there. As a rule (since we didn’t have particular jobs as officers – the DB is a relaxed, friendly guild… somewhat like Cheers, if a guild was a bar) we didn’t have much to do, so I took it upon myself to be the resident PR officer. If someone did something to a guildie that I thought was inappropriate, I’d fire off a mail. However, if someone from another guild did something which was just out right nice, or if they impressed me with their manners, kindness, or just general attitude or skill, I would also send their Guild Leader a mail commending them. I figure doing so won’t only give the person concerned a warm fuzzy feeling, it would also give the guild a positive feeling – that “Yes, we may be small… and there are only, what, 10 million people who play this game… but yay, someone noticed just how awesome we are!” I have always been a fan of building good relationships, and I hope that when people on Cenarius hear the name Saresa, they think “Oh yeah, I know her… she was really polite/helpful/had a great attitude!” (Lets face it… I won’t ever get noticed for my lackluster shadowbolting skills! I don’t give 2 hoots whether people compliment my gear or not… it’s just pixels. Shiny happy pixels. But I digress).

Now, this is not nearly so well worded as BBB’s post. So, if you haven’t read it already, head there. This is more my spin on the whole thing I guess. But anyway… time to share my cutesy-happy Alliance/Horde experience with you!

Dancing Kitties!

We were just wandering around Un’Goro, minding our own business… and decided a dance was in order. If any of you see Croach on Cenarius, tell him Hermia the dancing Un’Goro cat says hi!

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SCORE!!!!

Thank goodness for the hidey holes in my pantry.

(oh… and please excuse the bad photo quality… my digital camera is off on a holiday in places unknown, so I had to use my craptastic phone camera)
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I ran across this quiz mentioned in Leafshine and Too Many Annas, and couldn’t resist – me being the quiz fiend I am! It asks you a series of questions, and then assesses your answers to tell you what sort of player you are.

SEAK

SEAK players are usually very interested in the the ‘total experience’ of a virtual world–meeting other people and finding the unique places within it. They don’t care much for PVP or levelling, but meeting up with online friends to see new parts of the world is usually fun and exciting.

Breakdown: Achiever 46.67%, Explorer 66.67%, Killer 20.00%, Socializer 66.67%

Not very surprising – I have always known that what keeps me interested in WoW is meeting new people and getting to know them. Levelling for me is a very slow process, because I often get caught up in guild chat and completely ignore the actual levelling aspect of the game! I have fond memories of Saresa sitting in Light’s Hope Chapel for hours on end, chatting to my friends in the guild. Oh, good times. My ex-boyfriend used to always say that the only reason I played WoW was to socialise (although he did qualify that this is perfectly fine according to the Theory of Funitivity! Yes, it really IS a theory!)

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Yet another reason for me to dislike Gasnier - damn those Dragons!

Well, the last couple of days have been somewhat quiet, so there hasn’t been much to blog about. I made a trip to Sydney to watch the football, and lost a bet to Kalf since his team beat flogged mine :(. Not looking forward to whatever horrible punishment he comes up with – lets just say I would have never agreed to an open ended bet if I knew what was coming! I suppose if I just avoid him for the next, oh… year or so all will be well!

Back to WoW… well not much at all happened there, knocked over a fast Gruul’s Lair run, and hopefully got the last of the guild’s alts their T4 tokens, so that I can go back to collecting them for my PvP gear (selfish, I know… but I absolutely LOATHE battlegrounds, and would rather get my PvP gear through doing something I enjoy!). I am also running out of ways to minimise my threat, and it is starting to get frustrating having to ease back every two minutes so that I don’t pull aggro. WTB a shorter soulshatter cooldown! I guess the part that scares me is that my gear is still not overly great – there are still a couple of drops I would like from SSC and TK, and Wub’s Cursed Hexblade still evades my grasp.

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It only occurred to me the other day… my character has a somewhat strange expression on her face. Is it bafflement? Or is she just…. odd looking? Note the slightly crosseyed eyes, which make her look dopey.

That explains why people occasionally say we look similar!Saresa

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“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” (The King of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll).

I wasn’t quite sure where to begin to be honest. Where is the beginning? Well, I guess we can start with who I am and why I am writing this. I am a young woman in Australia who has been playing World of Warcraft now, for, oh… lets say the last two years. My ex boyfriend got me hooked onto the game in the simplest, yet most sneaky of ways: “Come to bed dear!”, “Not right now, I am in the middle of a Scholo run! Be there soon”. Soon, of course, was several hours later, when I was already fast asleep. Needless to say, once the rage wore off, I was curious to see what would keep an otherwise healthy, red blooded male up at all hours when he could be sleeping next to his girlfriend.

So began the adventure that was World of Warcraft. My younger brother also had an account, and he kindly let me create a character on it just so I could have a peek. I have to admit, that was one of the most painful, drawn out experiences of my life. I was immediately attracted to Alliance (the Horde all looked like they were in desperate need of a bath, and the Alliance looked slightly better groomed), and went towards a human because, lets face it, fantasy was never my strong suit. I had full intentions of creating a rogue (the idea of sneaking around stabbing things in the back appealed strongly to me), but my boyfriend discouraged me (a rogue? That’s probably a bit challenging for a, ahem… non gamer such as yourself). Fine. So I would probably suck at the stabby stabby. To this day, I still move using my cursor keys – shame shame, I know. I glanced at the other human classes – warrior? Too butch. Priest? Too holy. Mage? Waaaaay too goody-goody. OoooOooo, warlock. Now this sounds intriguing! And so, Saresa was born, and her noobish forays into WoW began in earnest.

For the second question, I guess I am blogging because I love to communicate. Plain and simple. I am already afraid that I will run out of things to say, I know, but I am hoping that this is first time blog nerves. I have been an avid reader of World of Warcraft blogs now for quite a while, and have always secretly desired to write one myself. I am quite happy to admit that there are many things I do not know about the warlock class, and I am always trying to learn new things. So I will write about the little that I DO know (or think I know, always feel free to correct me!), in the hopes of learning more. My alt may even make it in here occasionally, if the sheer evilness of the place doesn’t offend her druidic sensibilities. However, I don’t think that I could write specifically about WoW all the time… I don’t have the depth of knowledge required, nor am I a fan of theorycrafting (just FYI – future English/History teachers don’t always have mathematics as a strong suit). Well, that may be wrong – I enjoy reading OTHER people’s theorycrafting, but I can not do it myself to save my life.

And that, my friends, is the end for now. I hope the King of Hearts is satisfied.

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