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good news:

Ran Heroic Naxxramas, Plague & Spider Quarters last night with the guild plus a few pugs. Picked up Leggings of Colossal Strides and Fool’s Trial. Continuing tonight for the other quarters.

bad news:

My graphics card might be faulty. PC kept shutting down and refusing to boot up until after a few minutes, only to die again. Each time it recovers I need to reconfigure my BIOS. A quick google search showed a huge failure rate on GTX 280 cards, with them hitting 110 degrees only after a few minutes of use. I need to go back home and verify that my card is indeed hitting those temperatures, and if it is, see if I can mitigate the problem by improving airflow. Anything to avoid sending the card back to the US for RMA and possibly getting another defective card anyway.

Ended up having to raid on my notebook last night. 🙁

BoJ it is

I kinda like BoJ. Not the act, that is. 😛 Members seem pretty pleasant so far, and willing to go out of the way to involve us in raids and heroics. Guild chat is hilarious. We went to OS 10 last night and it was great. Faizah picked up her glove token, giving her her Heroes’ Crypstalker Handguards. Then proceeded to do H UK, where she picked up a Plunderer’s Helmet. Good haul. 🙂

In the meantime, Faizah made us Virulent Spaulders, and Eaglebane Bracers for me. We’ll get back to farming Icy Dragonscales after maintenance. Probably take a break and watch a movie tonight.

Still, some things to do:-

  • Glyphs.
  • Gems for Daryune. 1x Relentless EarthSiege Diamond, 1x Rigid Autumn’s Glow, 1x Tenuous Twilight Opal.

Things to note:-

  • Sartharion: put pet on passive; pull it back during flame waves.

wow is pretty

Picked up all the components I needed for a new PC on Friday. Machines page updated to reflect the new hardware. Spent pretty much all of Saturday installing a temporary OS (XP 32 SP3) and some essential software (WoW. not a proper install either, simply a copy from my notebook). Watched The Day After Tomorrow (not bad) and 30 Days of Night (sux nuts) while the OS install was running. Took a breather and went out to catch Star Trek with the gang. Star Trek was really refreshing. 🙂

Continued installing stuff on Saturday morning. Started downloading Windows 7 x64 RC as well, which will probably be my permanent OS till Windows 7 proper is released. It’d be great to utilize 6GB of memory goodness. 😀 It’s also awesome to be finally be able to use my GTX 280.

WoW in Ultra settings is gorgeous. The biggest improvement is the frame rate; character and pet actions are so smooth, it’s surreal. Fai is now tempted to upgrade her PC as well. 😀 DaLAGran still hits the card hard on busy days, with frame rates going to about 15fps sometimes. Perhaps SLI might be a good idea after all. XD

Dungeon update:-

  • Tried pugging Hall of Stone, but we kept wiping on Maiden of Grief. The DK Tank didn’t kite her as he should.
  • Did a Violet Hold guild run last nite. Wiped on trash. >.<

After the wipe, we were hanging around in Dalaran when someone advertised a SG/MY guild called BoJ. Msged the guy for more info and he was pretty insistent that we join, saying they’re already super-geared and help us gear up.

BoJ stands for … Blowjob of Japan. Seriously. I kinda had a bad feeling about it, but was willing to try and see if the guildies are great and their raid times suitable. The only other SG guild that I know of is Merlion Cubs; tough choice of guild names eh? 😛

In any case, once we joined, they started harping about needing more tanks and healers. Hey, don’t look at us, we’re hunters for life! 😛 I kinda miss Wad De Kao already. q.q


We’ve purchased dual talent specialization. Survival seems pretty nice with plenty of burst damage. I might respec my BM spec to something more pet-focused for future soloing of old raid instances. Next thing to do is grab glyphs for the SV spec and continue trying to hit heroics for gear.

wow update

Hey everyone. It’s been a while. As you may have noticed we’ve hit level 80 for quite a bit. We’ve also joined a relatively big guild that’s prepping for the newer 25-man raids.

So the order of the day is to hit as many heroics as possible to prep us for 10-man raiding. The guild currently has 4 Naxx teams, but it seems gearing is a problem so we won’t volunteer our membership to those groups just yet. As a matter of fact I volunteered for Kel’thuzad the other day and we didn’t do very well. 😛

So far, we now have experience with Utgarde Pinnacle (pain in the ass), Utgarde Keep (cake), Violet Hold (painless). Wish we could do more, but we don’t have much time for WoW after work, considering other things we need to do. There’s also the world events Achievements that we’re gunning for, and so far we’ve gotten Noble Gardener and For The Children. Still a lot more to cover for our Violet Proto-Drakes. 😀

Besides all that, some things we need to do:-

  • Get dual talent specialization. Main SV spec for PvP and raiding, and secondary BM spec for solo-ing old instances and raids. We just managed to collect another 1k gold after splurging on epic flying.
  • Get glyphs for both our specs.
  • Rep up WotLK factions for better gear.
  • Level up a Turtle. We tried doing Black Morass with a level 79 Cat but couldn’t get past 2nd boss. Tried again with a level 75 Bear but we almost wiped, then ran out of arrows before the 3rd boss. -_- Fai ran out for arrows, but by the time she got back I was already overwhelmed and missed a Mend Pet on the bear. A level 80 Turtle would’ve been good that time.


Forgot to blog about this a week ago. We were clearing out quests in Dragonblight and towards the end managed to get a group for normal Azjol-Nerub. All of us were first timers except the rogue, so of course we turned to ‘her’ for any tips. Still, ‘she’ didn’t even say ANYTHING to help before the first boss fight, and after 2-3 wipes ‘she’ said she couldn’t handle it and left.

Really now, is it just so hard to bloody type out some assistance? You had a stake in the group too! I’m sure you’ve been a noob before, so please don’t be an ass just because you’re ‘experienced’. Bah. I bet you think you’re so cool just because you know how to ‘play your class’, i.e., don’t read party chat and just pewpew omg aggro vanish. I know rogues so much better than you and they’re not as stuck up as you are (Hi Fuzzie :)).

normal nexus

Fai and I ran Nexus last Monday with an awesome group. One-shotted the whole thing easily, except for me dying on Keristrasza because I wasn’t moving around enough. Can’t wait to see the other dungeons in Northrend; next one will most likely be Azjol-Nerub.