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Sillyness: Recap

While I do have days of “WHY THE FUCK DO I DO THIS AGAIN?!” when it comes to GMing…and while I do, in part, want to go frolic as a hunter…in the end I am still Amber the Disc Priest & GM.

Mostly because it allows me to do stuff like this:

It was better received in the spirit of the day than I could have hoped.

If my muffin tabard looks slightly different from their muffin tabards, it would be because I gquit…

I tried to do it in as lulzy a way as possible, so as to not cause widespread panic right before raid time. 

Despite my leaving for MORE muffiny pastures, plenty of muffins were left in BoO in my wake:

That was actually Ky’s doing-I just changed the GM rank from “Not Mom” to “Old Man”.   Ky was a fine co-conspirator in this, taking the reins during my absence and instituting new rules!  DKP would be replaced by BP-bingo points!

Aside from the muffins being a guild in-joke, so too is Ky being an “old man”.  He’s not really “old”, but us 20 somethings like to harass our elders.  Even those of us who are now closer to 30 than 20, ha.  Since he was “old” though, he must clearly indulged in “old man” pursuits…and this meant bingo!

He posted on the forums about new BP rules and everything.  Some of us continued to embrace the bingo fun as the night wore on.

Of course, some people were more amused by the stunt than others. 

Oh Bej.  Where is your sense of humor?! 

Ky also changed the guild ranks again later in the night:

After the raid I re-joined BoO, took it back over, and as of this morning the tabard is back to normal.   Some of us had fun, anyway.  ;) 

Many thanks to Ori and Ky for helping!

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NaNo Cop Out Post Take #24

All I’m doing…is talking about plans to meet up with some of my guild mates IRL…and then all of a sudden…

Kyrilean:  i think you’re trying to enslave us all!
 me:  how so?!
 Kyrilean:  one gm to rule them all
one gm to find them
one gm to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
 me:  …wtf is wrong with you
Kyrilean:  there seriously is not enough time
 Kyrilean:  and this is gonna end up in a post, isn’t it?…
 me:  …probably

And then:

Arrens:  /nod
Sounds about right.
Amber = Succubus.


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Reasons I Raid

GMail chats at work:

Kyrilean Silverblade: guild nate?
me: what?
Kyrilean Silverblade: ^
Amber: it’s his guild nate, too
me: oh, stfu
Kyrilean Silverblade: <3 u 2 sweetheart
me: you are such a twit
I should buy your wife a present for putting up with you
Kyrilean Silverblade: lmao
me: and breeding with you, even
Kyr spawn is scary
Kyrilean Silverblade: omg lol

This is what happens when you baby spice someone on a Sandbox Tiger, they dismount, and a normal sized person gets on…

Fucking DJ.  Don’t listen to him, he’s so full of shit I made a new rank called Twilight Fan to demote him to.  And yes, it was muted.

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Random Screenshot Monday

goodheadWarning: everything said in chat is subject to appearing in a screen shot.

WoWScrnShot_102509_125501Classy, Random Other Hunter.  Really classy.  Here’s what I say to you:

WoWScrnShot_110509_195435Die in a fucking fire, mmmkay?

WoWScrnShot_110709_162350You’re just jealous of the dinosaur, admit it.  Everyone is jealous of Omnomnom.  Except maybe the tanks, because they’re all, WTF that thing is huge are you really going to use that and I’m all, yes, yes I am.


By the way, those float after you break the floor.  Unfortunately, jumping off of them apparently makes water hard as glass, killing you.  Go figure…


See: first note.

WoWScrnShot_110509_211659…we’re just weird in the healing channel, okay?

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Emoquitting and You

1) Don’t do it.  There’s better ways to go out. 
2) Definitely don’t do it repetedly.
3) Especially not in the same guild.
4) The GM may keep inviting you back, but everyone else might well start to think you’re a bundle of loldrama.


And in more random WTFery, I honestly have these conversations with some of you folks:

Kyrilean:  yellow
 me:  what?
 me:  blue?  green?  purple?
 Kyrilean:  the phone goes “green”, i “pink” it up, and say “yellow”
 me:  …  WTF
Kyrilean:  a 2nd grade elementary teacher asks her class to use three words in a sentence: green, pink, and yellow
teacher says, “Susie, please use those three words in a sentence.”
Susie says, “My dress is green. My crayon is pink. The sun is yellow.”
“Very good,” says the teacher
me:  but that’s three sentences
 Kyrilean:  “Jose,” says the teacher, “please use those three words in a sentence.”
Jose thinks a moment.
And then says, “The phone goes green, I pink it up, and say yellow.”
you must say that last part with an accent btw
think Speedy Gonzalez :)
me:  you are so not PC
 Kyrilean:  I’m a mac
 me:  I’m blogging this
 Kyrilean:  shit

I will not share the god awful jokes I heard after that.   You’re welcome.

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Dear Readers…

Don’t worry, your Friday Flowchart is coming.  But today, I have a request.

BoO is so close to running 25s.  We can assemble a 25 if everyone is onand we exploit a couple of alts/dual specs.  We did this with Ony some time last week.  But, naturally we need a few more folks.  My readers, of course, are awesome-I’m actually amazed at how many of you have wandered over to join us.  I’ve gotten far more response here than I have through the recruitment forums, or any of half a dozen recruiting websites. 

So I come to you, again.

If some of you have something other than a healer please by the love of all that is holy and would be interested in wandering over…please do so!  For all the complaining that I do here about some of our adorably special people, the awesome people far outweigh them.  I just can’t think of a funny rant about a guildie handing me six fucking epic gems when all I really needed for my scrub ass was the blue ones goddamnitKyr.  I couldn’t even pay him for them right then because that toon was nearly broke.  And he didn’t seme to care (OhgodtheguiltIthinkIhavetogohomeandsendhimsomegoldfromLyr). 
Nor can I rant about Kyr bringing his scrub DK into H ToC and us looking at his gear and going…oh god.  Oh GOD.  That is TERRIBLE what the FUCK here let me go make you shit.  Insults alongside love, gotta dig it.

…where was I going with this?  Oh yeah.

I needs me some deeps.  Deeps that doesn’t stand in fires…much.  I don’t even care what kind of deeps.  We don’t have any DPS shammy mains, of either flavor.   Actually we have no shamans raiding at all, which makes me QQ.  I think our shadow priest went hunter, though god, more priests.  Um.  I actually wouldn’t mind another hunter,  so you can take loot from Huntres.  How about a rogue?  I think all of our rogues left, or got eaten by RL, or switched mains.   We don’t have any reliable ret pallys, either.  BRING ME DEEPS. 

We could also use a tank.  Right now we mave m’dear Cranky Tank, Atropus, and…our rogue that went tank?  So that’s two warriors and a DK who actually would rather go back DPS.  There’s also a REALLY AWESOME BEAR but his availability doesn’t always match our schedule.  Regardless, it’d be nice to let Atropus go back to smacking things in the f…er…ass.   So.  Tank!  Good!  Preferably not warrior flavored, though. 

We currently raid M/W, 7-10 PM CST.  Ulduar and ToC are our regular gigs, though we have several semi-regular off-night runs (Naxx25 on Thursdays and another Ulduar10 on Saturdays).


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Random Musings on Paladin Tanking

Our dear Kyr has decided to dabble in paladin tanking.  As it so happens many of the officers are or have been paladin tanks, so it’s not as if he doesn’t have a plethora of opinions to draw from.  I actually transferred to Azgalor as a paladin tank, and I am…reasonably comfortable on that role.  I tend to have several heart attacks the first time I fight anything new and then, blessedly, mellow out after that.

You should have seen me doing Ignis trash-I was cowering in terror, because I’ve seen the adds cause wipes repeatedly when allowed to give healers hugs.  I was quite proud of myself afterwards, too-no one died!  Yay!

I’ve not found-as a Naxx25 and early Ulduar10 tank-that the recent nerfs have not really affected me much.  I’ve even stopped thinking about how, exactly, I do it-I did my research on attack priorities, arranged my bar, and just smack the buttons when they’re shiny (I will so totes be an awesome ret pally).  I keep an eye on defense cap, I try to get some hit, and I like dodge and parry!  Block is okay, I guess.  I think wairrors like block more.  Stam + stuff gems are good!  Yay, stam!

…and that is how I prot pally.

…I should probably leave teaching Ky up to Macharious, huh?

I might toss out a paladin tanking 101 guide though, because simplifying things for those of us who recoil in terror from the EJ forums is only doing some people a favor.  :P 

Non-bleeding edge tanks, ho!

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Insanity is Contagious

I love my guild.  I bitch about them, sure-we have this collection of some of the most derp derp people ever-but they’re adorablederp derp people.  Hell, sometimes I am one of those people (see: walking into Vezax trash). 

We’re all so delightfully nutty.  Sometimes perhaps not so delightfully, depending on how funny you think talking about poop on vent is, but you get the idea.  Last night, we assembled our first 25 man raid for awhile-on an off night!  So we trundled on over to Ony and I proceeded to make my usual threat, just tweaked slightly for the instance:

“If you get tail whipped into the whelp caves EVERY BLOGGER in the guild will post mocking you!”

Considering that there’s uh…five of us?  Yeah!  That threat carries five times more weight than before!  Of course, 5 x 0 = 0 still but whatever.  :P

Brotherhood of Oblivion: We Collect Bloggers!

We never did down Ony (a post in and of itself), but it was nice to have a full 25 man run again.  We’re almost there again!  I just need recruit people to shore up our weak spots, and we should be able to resume our 25 man raiding.  Now if I can just get the people we have to not stand in bad places (says the priest who ate part of a deep breath or two-BUT IT DOESN’T COUNT IF YOU DON’T DIE).

It’s also really hard to be frustrated with your GM when he replies to your complaints of “You never listen to me, Steve!” with “That’s not true!  I listened to you once like, 7 or 8 months ago!” and then proceeds to go on about how he wants to be portrayed as an evil dictator, or something.   Fine, Steve, I can help with that! I have this whole collection of tags for you already!  :P  And then Ky complained that his tag wasn’t big enough in my tag cloud, and…

See what I have to deal with?!

I may not be doing hardmodes, I may not be on the bleeding edge of raiding, but I’m having fun with a lot of awesome goofballs.  Even if the GM is a meaniehead, and decided to play his priest when we could practically comprise a 10 man raid of just priests…

I call disc priest tank, yo.

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I’ll joke you

me:  I don’t know what to post abooout
Kyrilean:  lol  neither do i
me:  I’d rather sit here and think about, I don’t know, ponies
me:  hasgajhsgdjhas work
all at once
Kyrilean:  could do a post on how you think wow should introduce my little pony pets or i challenge you to write a small post with words beginning with those random letters you typed.
or you could just cheat and copy/paste this entire conversation
me:  done
Kyrilean:  that was a joke

Seriously, a pony mini-pet would be a awesome.   To be true to a real life pony, it would follow along behind you, and randomly bite you.  Every so often it would actually do durability damage to your pants.  Why yes, I did have a button bitten off my jeans once by a pony, why do you ask?

And now I will leave you with a bit of the random shit that floats through my head throughout the day:

I am a priest, the bubble dispensing kind
I throw around my shiny shields to save your behind
I say a prayer of mending; renewed you’re on your way
If you get into trouble, penance shall save the day!

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I put the fun in raiding…wait.

So I was poking through my reader and spotted this post by Kyr.


I really do love /rw.

I really do love /rw.

I’d like to say that there’s some reasoning behind the way I explain boss fights. For one thing, nothing drives me battier than explaining a fight normally and then having to tell everyone what they need to do after the fact, individually, because they didn’t pay a lick of attention.  Admittedly even I have to force myself to pay attention when Steve explains something, and half the time I tab out and read about the fight elsewhere if I haven’t already. 

There’s also the fact that sometimes the “official” descriptions can be…lacking.  What’s going to give you the clearer idea: kill Gift of Eonar when they spawn on Freya?  Or kill the green trees? 

I don’t know about you, but I would walk into that fight going “What the hell does a Gift of Eonar look like and OH GOD WHY AREN’T THE ADDS DYING”, which seems to be exactly what happened on our Freya attempts, come to think of it….

Then, of course, there’s the simple fact that…you REMEMBER the funny shit.  You don’t remember your GM droning on and on and on, and it also lightens the mood for the learning wipes to come. 

I also like poking fun at Blizzard.  That’s why I made comments on Hodir like, “Snow is bad, mmmkay, except when it is good.”  Think about it: “Run away from falling snow!  Get away from circles on the ground!  ….unless there’s about to be flash freeze, and then you run ONTO the snow, okay?  Only not too early, ’cause then it throws you across the room.  But not too late, either, ’cause then you freeze.  Oh and the edges?  Don’t count.” 

The only fucking difference between the good snow and the bad snow is the size of the gods be damned circles!  So there I am, strafing, looking at my raid frames,  looking for raid warnings, AND trying to decipher if that’s a big circle or a little circle?  ajhdasjhdajhd. 

I do love the fight though, and once you get the hang of it it’s not difficult.  Unless you’re our rogue, apparently.  Damn floor eaters!

Last but not least, I just enjoy being funny.  Considering the “state of things” for some of us, the financially strained, the worried, the jobless…a little laughter goes a long way.

Now if I could just get Steve to not explain things the boring way right after I explain the fun way, we’d be good!  Though…if they didn’t explain things the boring way, I wouldn’t have an excuse for my silly /rw interjections.  Hmmmm.

Kyr and I seriously discuss upcoming paladin changes.

Kyr and I seriously discuss upcoming paladin changes.

I also joined a Naxx25 put on Lyr to test out Holy.  First off, it’s weird.  Second off, I miss my bubbles.  Third off, the first time I died I totally forgot all about, you know, doing something other than stare at my Fail Angel is dismay. 

Her name is Sue, by the way.

I don’t think that a Naxx pug is the BEST way to test the spec for how I’ll be using it in Ulduar, but it gave me time to feel it out a little.  I have some UI tweaks to make, I think.  We’ll see how it goes tonight in Ulduar, and I do still have my disc spec to fall back on.  I hope that we do really well tonight, so that we have plenty of time to get Hodir down and poke some other keepers on Monday!


That Naxx pug was also sad.  So I’ll leave you with a couple of open letters!

Dear Fellow Priest,

Please learn the difference between Mind Blast and Mind Control.  Really.  Please.  Lrn2tooltip.

The Other Priest

Dear Men Boys in Pugs,

Let’s say there’s a GIRL in your pug.  Holy shit!!!!  If she happens to mention in passing that it’s really warm in the room she’s in (“brb, need to see wtf is wrong with the AC, it’s too damn hot in here”), that is NOT your cue to /whisper something about how she should take her clothes off!  For one thing, it’s kind of rude, if not creepy, for you to say to a complete stranger.  For another…dude, I’ve already thought of that, mmkay?  Go back to stealing porn.

No love,

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