Archive for July, 2010

I don’t know if I can support the Mage Forums

Posted in MMORPG on July 26, 2010 by theerivs

I really love the idea of having a mage forums, and I thank Gazimoff for making them. I was prepared to support them all I could. Now though I don’t know if I can. He made Metaneira a moderator. He man-hating agenda, and blinded fanaticism makes her bias. I don’t like fanatics as they see devils behind every rock.  I mean she got offended at “Whorelock” are you serious. lighten the hell up.

So I can’t see how I can support something that starts off by putting what I pretty much associate as a fascist in charge. I’m sorry. Until she is not moderator anymore I will not support the forums. 

Which is a shame, for I thought it was a nice place to meet new mages, and share ideas.I will give Gaz..72 hours, to reconsider and find someone else, but after that I will remove all reference to Mana Obscura, and the Forums from my blog.

**Edit:  I changed my mind, to leave and not show my support would be the cowards way out. I’m going to leave everything up, and still be a presence on the forums, because if I left that’s what Meta want, I will be a thorn on her side. One day she or Gaz may ban me, but that will be on them. I’m not going to be the kid who gets upset, and takes his ball home….Mages aren’t all uppity some of us are real fun. The new mages need to see that.

Oh and the pic is just to piss off Meta. :)

Weekly Lagout

Posted in MMORPG with tags on July 23, 2010 by theerivs

WoW - I decided against the Hog bike, it is a waste of gold, even though it looks COOL as hell. Maybe if I reach 50k gold I’ll splurge…Otherwise just Mageing along, farming Live side Strat, and making Glacial Bags for gold.  On the Pally side, not much changed either, I decided I’m taking him Horde, I think a sexy Blood Elf female pally might be incoming.

High Latency Love

Kiss my Alas put my post up…go check it out, and show her some love.

Mana Obscura put up forums dedicated to the mages.  If your a mage go check it out…if your a whorelock piss off!

Something Funny -

Worgen Names.

Just a word about the word Whore -  The Feminist Agenda of WoW has struck the newly formed mage forums, saying whore is derogatory term towards women. Bullshit. It means someone who prostitutes. someone who is sexually promiscuous, or someone who compromises their principles for personal gain. I’m the later. I am on record saying I am a whore of different varieties. I have no shame of the fact I’ll sell my own kidney’s if the price is right.

Here’s my message to the Feminist Regime – Get the pole out of your ass, Life isn’t always about you, All men aren’t out to get you, fucking learn to take a joke, and for fucks sake quit being such whiny bitches, we might actually take you seriously for a change.

How’s that for derogatory?

With that….

MY PING SUCKS, AND I AM A WHORE!

The Sith

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on July 23, 2010 by theerivs
Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
—Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith

I will be playing a Sith when Star Wars:The Old Republic comes out. I am excited because I enjoy the Sith as a faction, because let’s just say I believe in their mode of thinking. What I am hoping for in the upcoming MMO.

1. Immersion – Bioware are supposed to be some good story tellers. I think Immersion lets me feel part of the virtual world I am, and makes me feel like I’m making a difference. I remember back in Dark Ages of Camelot days stealing relics for our realm really made me feel apart of something. I wanted to wake up 3am on a Sunday to be a part of it. I think the Voice Acting will go a long way with this as well.

2. PvP - I enjoy PvP, and being a Sith means killing mofoes, so I want the fights, fast and furious like the movies. Whirling red blades of death cutting a swath through our foes.

3. Cool Fluff – Cool looking armor, lightsabers, vehicles, droids. etc..etc…

4. A Sense of Community – The game can not really do this, but I hope that a good Community does arise from this. Warhammer Online has a great community, and I would like that sense of it with this game as well. Back in the old Vanilla days of World of Warcraft the Horde had a great sense of Community as well.

5. No Roleplaying Rule Set Servers – I know, I know but a man can dream can’t he.

Let’s talk about specs, baby!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on July 22, 2010 by theerivs

Since Bee is on Vacation, and probably drunk staggering about somewhere. I will entertain you this day! Gnomey got me thinking of the specs I play and why.  So we’re going to discuss what I play, how I play, and why. 

My Forsaken mage is Rivzon, on Azgalor server, here’s the link (Thanks Kaylex

Specs -

Arcane  (57/3/11) – Is my raiding spec. Now to be honest I do like Arcane alot, back in the Vanilla days I was a 3 minute mage. Trinket/POW/POM/Pyro yea that was a macro I used ALOT. What I like about Arcane is it’s like a gear shifter. You start off in low gear, grinding trash perhaps middle gear, then boss time High gear unload. To get a glimpse of how I play arcane look at the movie Scarface, the scene where he goes, “Meet my little friend”, and just blasts things, my face takes on that maniacal look as well. Plus you get lazers, “Pew Pew Pew”  My Arcane spec has Incanters Absorption, and I might move those points elsewhere now like Slow, but I’ve been just lazy.

Frost (18/0/53) - Personally I love frost, I leveled as frost when frost was uncool. Yep I was that mage in Redridge AOEing Gnolls in Vanilla. Frost had a stigma to it. Not as good for Raiding, I understand that, but I still love the vibe of the spec.thanks to duel spec now I can enjoy Frost doing my non raiding stuff like heroics, grinding, PvP, I am frost. My spec isn’t a true Frost PvP spec, but that’s ok. It suits me well.

Fire - I am just not good at it, plus my gear selection is more catered to Arcane/Frost so though I have dabbled in fire, I have never stayed that way for too long.

Arcane/Shatter Spec (51/0/20)  Thanks to Euripedes, I dabbled in this PvP spec, and it’s awesome and fun. I just missed my buddy Water Elemental.

Elementalist (0/??/??) – Get back to your little cave, we don’t want you hear anymore. Really? Anyone still playing this spec.

Gear- I am a haste whore. I was a haste whore before anyone was thinking of collecting haste gear. I remember way back when sporting 800 haste other mages were like holy crap. Now I’m at a measly 1066, I need moar! Why do I gear Haste, because both Arcane, and Frost benefit from it. I never really worried about hit, or mana regen. What I do suffer in is Spellpower, sometimes I wonder if I should dump some haste for SP, then after pondering it, I decide nope. Haste be good to me.  Fire takes a whole different mindset when gearing (crit/hit) thus I feel it doesn’t mesh with the other specs well.  As you see by my gear as well if it has haste on it, I use it such a piece here and there of PvP gear.  I haven’t found a trinket better the the Abyssal Rune yet, I’ve been thinking the Wintergrasp trinket has more haste, but that spellpower on the Rune is still better. That’s my biggest dilemma.  Now I should use Rawr to optimize my gear, but I am lazy as all hell.

The thing that worries me the most about cataclysm is the stat changes, being a haste whore where will that leave me after Cataclysm hits, cause I heard talks of Haste not effecting spell speed anymore, just mana regeneration.

How I play –  That’s simple, I’m suicidal crazy mofo that loves corpse piles, and when things go BOOM!

Back in the Saddle Again

Posted in MMORPG on July 21, 2010 by theerivs

Well I’m back. Here is a picture of my mohawk, and pirate outfit if you doubt me. Some people said I looked like I was going to puke. Nevah I am a professional. Others said I looked like a Pirate Zombie, I was just tired as all hell. At that point I’ve been drinking 8 hours straight.

So I logged into World of Warcraft last night, and it was a bleak landscape indeed. I was gone, but others decided on no showing as well. Raids were cancelled. I just feel like Starcraft 2 is going to take a chunk of the raiders away.

I fear my guild is on a precipice, and that we might teeter and fall into an abyss. I don’t want to abandon them cause they are very kind to me, and I started forging friendships here. No I will stick it out to the bitter end. It’s funny how I went from not raiding casual, to like one of the main mages raiding with these guys. It’s funny how things work out sometimes.

I have aquired some gold 20K plus, and I kind of want a mechano-hog….but the parts are never on my horde side AH, I’m gonna see on the Alliance side. I figured it would cost 6 grand for parts, and a guildie can do it for me for a tip. Alot better then the 16k price tag on the AH for a built Hog. Hell the goblin in me is really upset I’m even thinking of spending the gold on the parts to build out…..but the badass in me wants one.

Yo Ho Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me

Posted in Other Nerdy Pursuits with tags on July 19, 2010 by theerivs

Rough weekend means brain cells are still on vacation…

I had my 20 year reunion, god I’m older then dirt on Saturday, and yesterday was an annual festival in my hometown, it’s called the Caribbean Block Party, it’s been going on for a long time. Yesterday I decided it needed a little Pirate flavor, so I dressed up as a pirate. Every year I fill up my car with enough booze to stock a bar, and have all my friends drink up, and have a good time.  As a tradition as well I shave my head some way some how, this year I sported the mohawk. I drank from 9am until 1am, then switched to waters until I went home bout 2:30am

It was good to drink with m’earties. Arr let me tell you mateys my liver, and brain be hurting something fierce.

Once I recover we’ll be back on schedule.

Weekly Lagout

Posted in MMORPG with tags on July 16, 2010 by theerivs

WoW - I’m free of that god forsaken RP server, I couldn’t take it anymore so I transferred back to Azgalor, now do I go back to Horde, or stay Alliance. I don’t know yet what I’m going to do. I will probably level alliance, alot more instances being ran, but when I’m 80 I might move over to Horde. Depends on if I join up with ex-guildies of mine. Smaller guild, more need for a tank. We’ll see. Hey Blizzard where’s my Cataclysm Beta Invite?

Other Games - Nothing really now SWTOR is starting Beta I believe, so that will be cool. Might log into STO tonight check out the new stuff.

High Latency Love -

Scary wants you to sign up for SWTOR twitter/facepage….do it now!

I stole her pic, and she even stop by to comment, I thought to give the Pugnacious Priest some love, stop by and tell her to wear her sexy tanking outfits.

 Something funny….

NSFW: Twilight for Guys

With that….

MY PING SUCKS, I AM GHOST LIKE SWAYZE!

Starcraft 2 is going to hammer World of Warcraft even more.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on July 16, 2010 by theerivs

I love me some Starcraft, but I predict when it comes out it’s going to add to the already shitty raiding scene on most servers. Let’s face it alot of us like Starcraft as well that play Warcraft, come end of this month, I predict that the servers will be more of a Ghost Town.

Oh you know what’s cool about Real ID, stuff like this website, take your name and see what you can find….It’s pretty cool. If your a stalker.  So I’m glad Blizzard Backdown, but you know what it supports my theory. Privacy is an illusion this day and age.

Rules for Duels.

Posted in Gaming, MMORPG with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by Bee

Showing a little Pugnacious Priest love.

Riv linked the post below, and stole my buns of thunder here… but anyways….

That is my Paladin.  And she loves her pink panties and chaps.

+19 strength never looked so good.

A few days ago I am jumping around on the Orgrimmar roof on my Paladin alt, waiting for my battleground queue to pop.  I see another 39 Paladin pass by me and whisper to see if he would like to duel.  He obliges and it’s off to Durator with us.  This Paladin had quite a bit more stamina then me (as I have made a point to stack strength as I had been rolling with a guild priest who is a mighty fine healer). It was a pretty intense battle; we were both down pretty far in our HP pools. He stuns me; I pop my bubble, stun him, swing my axe and win.  I was then regaled with “Bubble is cheating!” “BOA gear is for losers!!” “Enchanted gear noob!” 

Now, I worked hard to grind out those triumph badges for my BOA gear, so I take no offense to his opinion there.  But his comment that a Paladin bubbling during a duel is “cheating” made me start to think.  Is this something that is a no-no in a duel?  Sometimes when I duel a Paladin on my Priest, they will bubble (which of course gets dispelled post-haste) … and sometimes I see no bubble.  I always just figured the reason I didn’t get the bubble was either that it was on cool-down or that the Paladin was smart enough to know it’s fairly useless versus a Disc Priest’s Mass Dispel and would opt to use Divine Protection instead.  

So my first question to the readers – is it inappropriate for me to use Divine Shield in a duel? 

I then want to take this a step further.  What other talents for other classes are unacceptable to use in a duel?  It’s a weird concept for me to think about – not being able to use all spells at my disposal to help me defeat an enemy.  On my Priest I use any and everything.  If I’m out of mana I won’t hesitate to throw out my Shadowfiend or try to get off a Hymn of Hope.  Hell, I may even try to do both at the same time.   

 First, obvious dueling faux pas: 

  • Popping health/mana potions during combat.
  • Retaining non-class buffs.

Second, abilities/buffs generally believed to be inappropriate for use in duels:

  • Preparation
  • Readiness
  • Lay on Hands
  • Flasks (which I believe are appropriate if, and only if, you are an alchemist – if you chose that as your profession, you should never be without the extra it provides – saying you couldn’t use it would be like telling a herbalist they can’t use LifeBlood)

Now, I open up the discussion.  What else do you see to be faux-pas in a duel?  Should any of these things be inappropriate?  Should we look to arena rules to know what is fair and what is not fair?   

Also, on a side note: 1.) Yes, I got a little hyperlink-happy in this post – You wanna fight about it? 2.) I will be out-of-town next week, so no posting for me. Hope everyone has a great week! 

Tales of a Tanking Bitch

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on July 14, 2010 by theerivs

First off I stole this picture from the Pugnacious Priest. I knew there was some indecent clothing options for female models, like a dress from AQ that left nothing to the imagination,  but whoa….even I am shocked at this, not appalled…just shocked.

Ok two stories my pally is sitting at level 77, and has 526 defense. So I go into a dungeon, and a few of the people there comment on my gear.

The healer goes, “Whoa a real tank”

A huntard goes, “Yea he’s decked out in defense gear, not bad”

What kind of tanks run lower level dungeons really? I take my job seriously, and I am trying to hit def cap before 80 . It just has me wondering what kind of crappy ass tanks are running these lower level dungeons.

So as you all may or may not know I reside on a RP-PvE server called Feathermoon. The most boring server…EVER! Not just because of the crappy role playing.  I can’t kill other players, the people there are just boring, even trade chat sucks.  So I frequent the Role Players hang out spots to laugh at them. I usually queue from this inn in Stormwind. In between I catch snippets of RP. Last night some snippets I caught.

“I am a Gladesman, but I came to Stormwind to seek my fortune”…What they hell in Warcraft lore is a Gladesman?

“The food here is quite good”…It’s fake food for crying out loud!

“My that is a lovely tunic you have on”….Tunic? Really? It’s a cloak…geez.

“The Beer in Ironforge is better” – /facepalm.

One of the gent’s emoted that he looked at me curiously, I emoted Rasp…

I need to get my Pally on a PvP Server ASAP, and Kill things….oh and make it a female toon so I can look at her butt all day. So Bee is here tomorrow, maybe she will show us her butt.

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