Today was the last day of the extraordinary blogging egg hunt! I was able to send in my list of found eggs just in the nick of time Angelya posted the winners: Congrats to Rades & Poneria. I would have loved to win but alas I got tripped up and failed to find 3 eggs: Stories of WoW, Light in the Nether, and Pugging Pally. Like I said, I enjoyed placing my egg up on the site but alas, it is gone now. In addition to removing the egg, I have revealed the new theme and settings that I have been working on. I am pretty content with the new layout and really enjoy the look. I hope my site-readers do too!
In light of failing at the egg hunt, let me share a positive note: I earned the achievement [Three Car Garage (10 Man)] and got my T10 chest piece today!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Noblegarden and if you’re a mage, I hope you come across the [Tome of Polymorph Rabbit]!
We here at A Healadin’s Tear…okay just me…are taking part in Angelya’s (over at Revive & Rejuvenate) Noblegarden Egg Hunt! Somewhere around this site you will find an egg. No, I won’t show you what it looks like, that gives you an advantage. I am not savvy with HTML, graphics, or anything of the like but I did have fun getting this ready! I will put it up at Midnight EST; at that point, it is officially Easter Noblegarden.
Be sure to check out: How to Hunt Eggs if you haven’t already and check back on Sunday!
Be sure to keep a check on her site for full list of over 40 blog sites that are participating and remember to have fun! You get awesome prizes if you win but in the end it is a fun and exciting way to check out new blogs!
This morning, I left for work with several entries in my reader to handle when I got home. But coming back at the end of the day, I found a sad new entry had been added to this list. Crankyhealer has posted her good-byes from the blogging world with an abrupt end. Attempting to find her on twitter revealed she is gone from there too.
So like Windsoar, I wanted to send a shout out to her! I loved her writing and really enjoyed getting to know her and play with her over at SAN. Should she ever come across this, remember:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Good luck in all you do and thoughts to your guildmates! I will always be around Shadow Council 🙂
The blogging universe has expanded its way to in-game content! Tamarind had the idea to start a guild <Single Abstract Noun> where bloggers and readers alike can get together in-game and play. This brings a lot of new bloggers to the forefront and introduces readers to new bloggers they may not know about. The US chapter of the guild can be found on the Alliance side of Argent Dawn (RP Server) thanks to Miss Medicina.
Today I joined the band wagon and started my SAN toon! You could say I wasn’t original but I am pretty sure I am creative…maybe. I rolled up Tarinae the Draeni! Oh yes, it rhymes in all of its glory! The name Tarinae is the only name I hvae ever duplicated and ever intend to duplicate. It also had a sound purpose of clearing up any confusion of who I was playing and who the blogger is. In this blog, Tarinae will always refer to my main. She is a (as if you didn’t know) Level 80 Blood Elf Healadin…Tiny Tar as I shall call my SAN baby is a Level 6 Draeni idontwanttohaveanotherhealadinrightnow.
Starting off the leveling process, I wanted to do something a little different. Something that would give me something to laugh about and chat about. As a draeni paladin doesn’t start with chest armor, I decided to quest shirtless. I know it isn’t extravagent but my shirtlessness was entertaining all the same and made for a grand entrance statement when Crankypally tossed me the invite. I even thought I would share my PG-rated exploits!
I am really excited to get her up and going. Of course I can’t and won’t put any other character to the side but after that fail-pug raid sometimes you need a break! Or even after these horrible pugs that seem to be plagueing the Dungeon Finder…a lowbie can the answer. The guild is already over 200 members and a lot of them are “Avid Readers” and I really hope to get to know them! Getting to know a reader base can strengthen your blog and that is something to look forward too. Yes, traffic is good too.
As a closing sentiment I thought I would share a picture that I enjoyed splicing together in all its simplicity. It is just awesome!
I’m not going to think of a witty intro. I have been sitting here for 2 hours looking at a blank screen and have tried for 3 days to have the inspiration of how to write this and what to write about. Currently in-game the Lunar Festival is going on in game and the holiday requires you to literally travel across Azeroth to honor Elders. Khi over at Tree Burglar had a great idea for the “Elder” players to create a post for those who are new to the game! I have thought long and hard about what to do. At some point I will do a leveling guild and/or tips for paladins but I don’t want that for this. I want this to be unique. I want this to help ANYONE who tries to read it; bits on paladin talents won’t help that warlock hunting mage that strolls through there. So I am going universal…multi-functional even!
Things Everyone Should Know
- When trading down Emblems, Shift+Click to trade a mass quantity (I was given this direction in life after having done 60 individual trades from conquest to heroism.)
- You should use gear for the stats it provides (i.e. Intellect/Spirit) and not the Damage of a weapon or the armor numbers. (For those priests who want 2 armor points and agi/stam over what they have with int/spirit).
- No class can use every weapon. (Warriors come close but cannot use wands).
- Class quests can be very important! (They tend to reward necessary spells like Paladin’s Redemption, or Berserker stance!)
- You should choose one talent specialization and max it out instead of throwing your points around randomly. (Could you imagine a Holy Paladin without Beacon? I think not.)
- There is a difference between PVE, PVP, and leveling talents. You do not need to reduce damage taken or increase output as an end-game healer.
- PVE = Player-versus-Environment, PVP = Player-versus-Player, DPS = Damage Per Second, WTB = Want to Buy, WTS = Want to Sell, PST = Please send Tell
- Melee Hit Rating is at 8% or 263. Spell Hit Rating is 17%. Hit percentages do not reflect talents or presences like the Draeni racial so you must add that manually.
- If you are a retribution paladin or warrior, do not gem for Attack Power. You get more attack power from strength. Ret pallies receive 2.4 points of attack power/1 STR.
- Where you quest, the spec you chose, the gear you wear, and the rotation you use are in the end up to you. You pay to play. There is no wrong way or right way to play but there are highly suggested ways to play if you want the most output/results.
I attempted to make this a list of life-lessons that I have learned throughout my experience. Some are trivial but as a new player I didn’t know acronyms, half the time I still don’t know what classes can you what weapons. I also wanted to include some end-game tips I have been sharing recently. It is my goal that this helps anyone and everyone that reads it. Being a veteran (Elder Tarinae) for going on three years, I am glad to have shared my wisdom with you and leave you with one parting tip:
Just because a socket is prismatic, does not mean the gem has to be; any color will match.
Anea, my dear…
For three days I have pined for you to look at me, for you to know my name but I just couldn’t tell you. But now, things are different. I’m not nervous anymore. I am so excited the whole world should know how much you mean to me! Anea, whether you like it or not, I’m calling you my Valentine! And that entitles you to cuddles and flowers and chocolate!
Happy Valentine’s Day my Sweet!
And so the end to a great blogging event has come. The great revelation to her, Anea, in which I was stalking admiring. I’ve recently started following her and many other participants in the project on twitter and have really gotten to know a lot a of great people. There are also lots of new additions to my blogroll that I really enjoy reading that I found during the event. I would like to thank Dristanel at The Physician’s Log for hosting the great event and The Elitest for my loving posts. Did I mention I had a blast? Oh and, thank you Anea for not hating my creepiness!
Good night and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whether you know this holiday as Love is in the Air, Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness, or anything else…they still have the same concept. It’s about admiration…it’s about love…and appreciation (the singles kind of hate that part). What better way to show admiration to your fellow bloggers than be a part of Dristanel’s Secret Admirer Blog Project over at The Physician’s Log.
Sadly, I can’t encourage you to join in this time (I barely made the deadline myself), but check out the post for links to all the participants and watch the stalking in all its creepy glory.
At this time, this fragile fragile state, my blog could use some TLC from some people so I welcome a stalker with open arms…just…don’t tell everyone that. And don’t knock on my window either! This attitude made me think of Backstreet Boys. And even though I couldn’t find a decent youtube video, I leave you with one thought….
“As long as you love me”…it is okay to stalk me.