03
Jun
2012

D&D Shennanigans

So we decided to scroll up in the D&D table chat and see how far it went. Well…in fact, the table goes all the way up to the FIRST TIME WE LOADED THE TABLE. Apparently when we were first exploring the awesomeness that is the official Wizards table, this is what we had to say:

orithea(Loranys Songsteel): ********* GUYS THERE’S A GIANT FINGER ATTACKING US
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): ********* that *********!
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********!
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): It won’t let me say *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): I can’t make ********* jokes
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): asscherry
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): !!!!
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cocknugget
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): bwahaha
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): *********canoe?
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cunecanoe?
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): er
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********canoe
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): ass
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): what the hell
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cocknugget
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): Strange.

30
May
2012

D3: Conversations (That You May Have Rather Missed)

@Achloryn:
If Kormac keeps going on about my barbarian’s “noble spirit burning within him” I *swear* he’s going to pop the question.

@ILikeBubbles:
@Achloryn He wants some of that spirit burning within HIM, if you know what I mean.

@Achloryn:
@ILikeBubbles D:

@ILikeBubbles:
@Achloryn Hey, you brought up the proposal. I just took it straight to the wedding night.

@Kadomi:
@Achloryn @ILikeBubbles Oh God no, no Diablo slash please :o

@PixelExecution:
@ILikeBubbles @Achloryn And you guys wonder why I play female characters. It’s so that stuff DOESN’T HAPPEN, and Amber doesn’t get any ammo.

@ILikeBubbles:
@PixelExecution @Achloryn Then I get just lesbian ammo…

@PixelExecution
@Achloryn @ILikeBubbles Plus, I know how companies do companion dialogue. At least my Templar got all bothered by the enchantress.

@PixelExecution
@Achloryn @ILikeBubbles Yours just wants you to bend him over a piano bench.

@Achloryn
@PixelExecution @ILikeBubbles chokes on mtn dew

@rhuanious
@SergioSirsay @ILikeBubbles @Achloryn @PixelExecution i love the templar. he is such a bro. come at me and all that

@Achloryn
@rhuanious @SergioSirsay @ILikeBubbles @PixelExecution oh he’s DEFINITELY a bro. And if you play a male character? MAD BROMANCE

 

25
May
2012

I Think I Know You

Hey Blizzard?  I think you lost a pig model. It like, up and wandered out of Redridge or something and into my Diablo 3. You want it back?

Battle tag is AmberDrake#1483, by the way. Don’t be shy, even if you see my DH Rue up there in group with someone else (WindDrake). It’s just Cranky Tank, and he’s not that scary, I promise.

23
May
2012

Creating a New RP Character: Tove

Several friends of mine from Earthen Ring are going to be playing Guild Wars 2 together. My “main” character is going to be Tove, a Norn Ranger. I decided to not recycle any of my old character concepts and start from scratch.

Starting from scratch is HARD, guys.

Since I’m new to Guild Wars lore, I’m going to play it safe and make Tove a fairly “typical” Norn. She also has to have leadership traits, as I’m going to taking charge of the RP guild we’ll be forming. The character that’s emerging so far is a boisterous lover of adventure. She’s a storyteller as well as a ranger, so I plan for her making exagerated retellings of their adventures “a thing”.

On the way to work today, I realized that Tove–as I’ve been playing her in forum RP–reminds me of someone.

Well. An archtype is an archtype, I suppose. VIKING, HO.

…also I stopped to stare at the picture and lost my train of thought. I’d bone ALL of the Avengers, guys. All of them. I…okay, I need to find where my ideas went. Hold on. Okay. Let’s move on. As long as I don’t glance up at the photo, I’m fine.

There’s nothing wrong with playing around with archtypes!  I love archtypes! The trick is to give them depth, and perhaps a twist. In this case, Tove’s storytelling provides a unique addition, as does…her family!

Tove is often seen in the company of her younger brother, a surprisingly slight Norn–he is, in fact, a good bit shorter than his sister, and better known for his wits than his strength. Together they’ve embraced the Wolfish ideal of teamwork and strength in numbers–nice groundwork for a guild leader.  I still have to work out some details of the brother/sister relationship with my friend, but I see a lot of good-natured teasing in Tove’s future. I’m really excited about having someone else play a family memeber–it’s an idea I’ve often wanted to persue, but I never had the chance before.

In additon to her brother, there’s also her wolf companion, who will definitely have a personality of his own.

The scary thing about starting a new character is not knowing if they’ll stick–a problem in this case, when I’ll have the guild to deal with. Still, I’m fairly confident that my beer loving, head smashing, jovial ranger will provide plenty of entertainment.

One amusing note: she’s already been referred to as “masculine” by someone else in passing. I almost wish it had been said aloud, because she would have merely clapped her hands to her chest and said “I dare you to show me a man with tits like these!”

I have no good way to end this post, so have another picture.

I'd bone all of the Avengers, but Thor would be first.  Mmm.

23
May
2012

The Life of Lowbie Tanks

I started a second druid–same server, same faction, don’t ask–and have specced her as feral, because tank queues are amazing. As soon as she hit 15, I had bear form and despite my woeful lack of buttons, I said ALRIGHT.  LETS TANK US SOME DEADMINES.

It took me all of about 15 seconds to regret it.

The problem with baby bear tanks is that…they’re rage based. Rage based, with very few buttons, and at level 15 everyone seems to think that letting the tank hit things first is completely optional. This means you spend most of your time chasing around mobs that are chasing around DPS, and there is dick all you can do about it.

You want to know why some lowbie druids tank in cat form?  THAT’S WHY. I tried asking the group to let me snag stuff first, but “lol it’s deadmines” was the only response to that.

Well then.

I sucked it up and waited 10 minutes to instance as DPS until I was a high enough level to get swipe. I love you, swipe. I also abuse the talent where I get rage for shifting, and bounce in and our of bear form before pulls so that I can, you know, hit things.

Rage is just a lousy mechanic when you’re a lowbie tank.

Why is it hard to let the tank hit things first, people? C’mon. Please remove your asshat when entertain an instance…

23
May
2012

Life In and Near Chicago

23
May
2012

So we meet again.

You didn’t think I was done blogging, did you?  Oh no. Not by a long shot. I have entirely too much to say to fall silent now, my dears. Just instead of a World of Warcraft blog, you now have a…a random ass shit blog of nerdery and things. Yes.

So, I hope you enjoy. I’m sure there’ll be flowcharts. There must always be flowcharts.