That is a great question! Right after I say I am not planning on slowing down. I end up going and running away and hiding from everyone! Well, the truth of the matter is a little deeper and a little more personal. Had a lot of things going on that has kept me away from playing WoW and blogging. On a side note, I have still been reading blogs here and there when the opportunity comes up and that has helped me feel like I have been part of the community.
One thing that has been completely annoying to me (and this has nothing to do with WoW) is that I got poison ivy! Itch itch itch scratch scratch..... I am horrible. I cannot leave it alone. My wife says she is going to roll up a newspaper and start hitting me with it everytime she sees me scratching. Now what in the world does this have to do with a WoW blog? Well, have you ever tried staying focussed on healing a raid group when all you want to do is tear your flesh off your arm? Yeah, has not led to a high level of concentration. However, that being said I did get some nice drops and old Ruhtra is looking better than ever. On a side note, I am feeling extremely lazy right now, so there will not be any links, but maybe I will follow up and link some of the cool items......okay probably not.
What has been going on beside the scratching and raiding? Well, been hitting the PVP scene hard. Been tearing through battlegrounds with my arena partner, my wife, our top hunter, and a few other strays from the guild. We locked down WSG and got a rare victory for the Horde there. Do not worry, I am not going to complain that the Horde sucks in battlegrounds, the truth is, we just prefer to kill and will take 100 kills over three meesly flags. Sorry, but it is the truth. I had one goal when I road into the battlegrounds and that was honor. In case you haven't looked at the arena loot, it requires honor and I had been avoiding the battlegrounds and getting my honor kills by just straight up raping Alliance towns. You would think on a PVP server that there would be more PVP, but it usually involves killing lowbies who then get on their undergeared alts and die. Then they have a friend whisper and complain about the low level corpse camping. It is a sad day when there is no world PVP on a PVP server, but don't worry MAS is bringing it back, one dead Alliance character at a time.
Speaking of that, we actually have one Alliance player who is rolling Horde and has applied to the guild for membership. That was interesting. The guild is actually coming along quite fine. We have found a kindred guild who is farther down the road and we are working with them to gear our folks in anticipation of tackling the dreaded 25 man stuff. It has been an enjoyable group that is raiding and most nights it sounds like an alternate reality of MAS. I am sure there will be much more about those raiding adventures in future posts.
Time for the Pope update! Pope has managed to reach level 64 as a holy PVE build. I find it funny though that he has been destroying Death Knights. I guess the most OP class cannot find a suitable target so they jump the first Priest they see, thinking it will be a quick effortless faceroll. Well, old Pope has the experience of a true arena veteran and does not go down easy. This crazy Rogue last night was jumping a fellow Horde out in Hellfire. The Rogue was 65. Myself and my wife are out there, I am helping her level a Hunter with Pope. So we jump in and squash this Rogue. The Rogue made a valient effort to run, but it is the darndest thing that dots go with you. Yeah she was dead. So we go about our business killing the ghostly knights (sorry it is later, or early and my brain cannot think of the actual name of the group there) and low and behold, the Rogue comes back and jumps me from behind when I have a mob and my wife had two. She got me. Congrats on the easy kill. She took my wife down who was 62 at the time, but it was not easy for the Rogue. Bad thing for the Rogue, I was back up on Pope. My only two dots and a fear and that was a dead Rogue......again. I would think you would leave well enough alone. Not this person. Here comes a 79 Warrior from same guild (no sign of Rogue, so I am assuming main toon here). The Warrior decimated us. However, in the decimation, they ticked my wife off. She logged onto her main account and grabbed her Pali and off she goes, heading stright for Hellfire. I go ahead and rez myself and her Hunter (the joy of multiple accounts) and go about killing the rest of the folks for the quest for her. Yeah I got killed again by the Warrior. It was looking like he wanted a Corpse Camping trip and was planning to use Pope as the ground to drive the stake through. Well, wife shows up and they go at it. I rezzed and cannot stay out of a fight, no matter how hard I try, so I hit him with my two dots. The Warrior turns and charges and then falls over dead in front of me. He forgot all about the pissed off Pali behind him. That is priceless, for everything else there Mastercard.....or something like that. Well, we decide that it is pointless to continue trying to quest and I take Pope and her hunter on follow back and log out. The Warrior meanwhile was itching for a fight and was killing every lowbie in the zone, apparantly with the help of an 80 Druid. Well, Ruhtra cannot stand for PVP to happen on a PVP server that he is on, without being there. So I mount my Bronze Drake and fly straight there. Never could get the Warrior to really put up much of a fight. I guess I shouldn't expect it though. My experience is that most people who gank and then proceed to corpse camp, typically do not have much skill. So I was able to get him once and then he would not land near me or my wife. He and the Druid eventually flew away and the day was saved or something like that.
Alright, well there you go! We are all caught up now! Later!