Monday, February 14, 2011


A sappy Valentine's Day song to my guildies: those current, those past, and those gone beyond the game, whether by choice or because they have moved on from this world.

VANILLA TWILIGHT... a raider's remix.

The heals hug round to kiss you
'Less I go LoS and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of guild raiding
'Cause I'll pug 'round safe and soundly
But I'll miss your spells around me
I'd send a postcard to you, dears
'Cause I wish you were here

I'll watch the boss turn to goo
But it's not the same without you
Because it takes ten to go raid perfectly
The silence isn't so bad
'Til I look at my cursor and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my grid frames
Are right where you fit perfectly

I'll find repose in new ways
Though I haven't raided in two days
'Cause cold nostalgia
Chills me to the bone
But drenched in a pixel twilight
I'll sit in Orgrimmar all night
Waist-deep in thought because
When I think of you I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone

As many times as I blink
I'll think of you tonight
I'll think of you tonight

When violet eyes get brighter
And heavy wings grow lighter
I'll get to raid and feel alive again
And I'll forget the world that I knew
But I swear I won't forget you
Oh, if my voice could reach
Back through the past
I'd whisper in your ear
Oh guildies, I wish you were here

/end sappy song :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Because I know I have a wide variety of readers, I wanted to toss this out there:

My guild is recruiting.
(Edit: we filled :) ty for the interest, and please feel free to drop us an application if you think you'd be a good fit for us anyway. We're always on the lookout for exceptional apps!)

I feel bad having to say that, because that means my guild even has open slots. Whenever one of our raiders has to leave or quite the game or drop to casual, it makes me sad. Vortex is a pretty tight-knit guild, so loosing any of our raiders is both a personal loss and a hit to our relatively tiny raid roster.

It happens, though, and we must move on, and make room to forge new memories with new raiders.
  • 1 healer, preferably a shaman or a paladin. (EDIT: filled... with another durid!)
  • 1 Unholy DK with a blood tank offspec. (EDIT: filled)
  • 1 ranged DPS. (EDIT: filled)
I've rambled on about my guild before, so long-time readers probably already know quite a bit about the wacky craziness that is Vortex, but I'll post a few links to specific posts if you want to get a better feel for what the guild is like: A 10-Strict Guild, Wall Feasts, Raiding at the End of an Expansion, Mages vs Warlocks, and Orcish Stick Figures.

If you think you can survive and even thrive in our insanity, we are currently accepting applications for the above positions. Guild Website is here :)

Various Updates

So, I've gone through and did some updates to a couple mod posts:
I added a few to the power auras post and updated some of the screenshots. My raiding auras for specific boss abilities include a few I found useful in current Cataclysm raids, like Parasitic Infection. Following in Beru's footsteps, I also made a Chef's Hat aura because, well, raiding with a chef's hat on is bad. >_>


In other news, I got Tyrande's Plushie, and I looooove it. It was the 123 total NE artifact I created... that's a lot of surveying, but oh so worth it.

I haven't surveyed since then.


In terms of spec stuff, I have been following my combat log parses for a month or so now, and determined that efflorescence really makes me cry. The amount of healing it does, especially in a 10-man where we still have to spread out fairly often, is too weak compared to other talents I could spend points in.

So I dumped it back to 1/3 points and stuck the other two points in Genesis. Mmmm Genesis.


This was in regards to the last boss of Stonecore wiping out 3 people at once with a rock.

Some PuGs have made me whimper, others have made me laugh until my sides were splitting. It is comments like that that get me to join the dungeon finder each day when my guildies aren't always available.

Of course, there are still interesting things I start to notice after running an instance for the ten zillionth time.

Like this.

My husband pointed this one out to me during a half-pug daily heroic. It has resulted in me spending a lot of time staring at the instances now rather than at the party's health bars, in search of more interesting faces in the walls and floor... no one has died from it. Yet. :D