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Life’s a Bear!

Well after about 4 years of mostly sitting idle… The Bear is back in town! Well sort of…

Last Thursday while waiting for others to come online to run heroics, my brother suggested running Dungeon Finder on his mage and my druid. I told him that other than using him as a banker, I had not done anything on my druid for some time and that I had never tanked with him, only quested. He said to go kitty and not worry about not having my bars set up since it was just a low level random.

So we queue up and get a pop for Razorfen Downs within about 10 minutes or so. I used those 10 minutes to post some auctions on the AH. I should have used them to read up on kitty DPS (even though his feral spec is mostly a bear spec). We ended up in a group with a hunter and a warrior tank. My DPS was pretty low, not horrible. In the first boss fight the tank died and I went bear and saved a wipe! That felt really good.. LOL.

Well then some drama ensued between the hunter and the tank. The tank did not want to do a full clear to complete the quests since he had already done them. He soon dropped group and so did the healer. So we proceeded to clear more trash while waiting for the group to fill with me in Bear form. That went pretty good. Then we got another tank and healer to complete the dungeon but not any other bosses. So the 3 of us went back to the boss that comes when you ring a gong and I tanked it without a healer. We barely got it, but it was awesome! Funny thing was I did more DPS as a bear than I did in kitty form anyway… I still had claw on my kitty bars and not mangle! LOL

So I am now definitely looking forward to leveling my baby Bear and tanking some more!

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Bear, Dungeons


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Play with Friends??

As I have said elsewhere here, I originally was lured to WoW in the summer of 2007 by my brother and a group of real life friends (a total of about 8-9 friends) who had been playing for a some time. Some of them had been playing since close to lauch and raided Molten Core and the original Nax.

The idea was that we were all going to roll on the same server, play in the same guild, and endgame raid together. However, it always seems to come down to that only my brother and I are committed to running together. These friends will say they want to run, but when it comes down to it.. either they have something else to do or go join a different guild to progress. They ask when are we going to get 10 mans going but do nothing to help and lack the patience to stick with it while it is put together. On Thursdays we do heroic runs in the hope of turning that into a raid night soon. Of the 5 of us left that have known each other for around 20 years, usually it is just my brother and me.

Well I guess this weekend one of them ran off again. My brother called me a little ticked. I understand if how they want to play does not match up to how we want to play… but just quit pretending that they want to play with friends then!

It’s funny.. we have gotten much better commitment and consistency from the friends we have made through the game and never even met than any of our real life friends.. That’s sad to me.

Well at least my brother and I have always stuck to the commitment of we are going to play and raid together… Thanks bro!


Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Dungeons, Guild, Raids


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In my time playing WoW, I have drifted from focusing on this or that thing at various times. From raiding, to PvP, to quest leveling alts, to building twinks; I have went from one activity to another. But actually thinking of my WoW history, it would seem that by definition I have lacked focus…

My playtime is limited by choice. I have a 4 year old son from a failed marriage that deserves my attention. He lives with me full time. He is such a character and truly a gift. I am older and wiser than I was with my daughter and realize that I need to stop and smell the roses with him. I also have found an enchantress, who after a lifetime of subconciously searching for that face for every story or song, fulfills my every romantic dream. She is truly my best friend and always was the prettiest girl I have ever seen. She is my friend, my lover, my muse… So for their sake and mine I choose to enjoy Warcraft with moderation.

So lately I have been giving some thought on what do I really want to do with my WoW time. There have been a couple of stretches that I was totally obsessed with raiding. A shortime ago I was infatuated with twinking in the 24s bracket and was working on a several toons for that. At some point I may return to those. What I have always enjoyed most is running with friends, dungeons, raids, and battlegrounds. I have always loved my hunter and the idea of my druid. My brother and I have a small guild, <Kindred> with a few friends still playing WoW. So for now I will be focusing on playing just three toons with my brother and friends, end-game raiding and dungeons on my hunter, leveling my bear druid through dungeon finder, and building my 24 twink rogue.  And I just may actually delete every other toon on my account….

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Musing


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