Archive for March, 2009

BRK will not be BRB?

Gnomeaggedon: What? Hunh? Did you hear the news, BRK has left the building!

Brain: What do you care, you are a Mage writing Mage Blog

Gnomeaggedon: Yeah, but this is BRK!

Brain: /Scoff. You don’t even have a Hunter!

Gnomeaggedon: Yes I do, Snowdabow was my first toon!

Brain: Much loved too. When was the last time you played him?

Gnomeaggedon: Ummm 2 servers and 2 releases ago… (more…)

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Gnomer Gnews #1

Gno Gnews is Gnood Gnews right…?

Well, it is in this case… this is the Gnomeaggedon update that you probably wont care to read.  You know, it’s one of those uninteresting posts about what I have been up to, littered with tons of slow downloading images.

So, all that said, I don’t mind you do you don’t read any further… you are welcome to, but I wont be loosing any sleep.

This Gnews is a bit old… about a two weeks worth… I will have more Gnews later in the week to bore your socks off.

This post is brought to you in a large part automatically by PhotoOp (A Warcraft screenshot Mod)

Two weeks ago…

I went fishing, and caught my 100th Fish.


Spent a couple of days camped out in Orgrimmar looking for Old Crafty.



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WoW as a drinking game

Have you ever played the James Bond drinking game?

Every time Bond utters in a movie:

Bond, James Bond

You have to skoll your drink.

Of course there are many varieties of drinking games, countless card drinking games.

But my question is:
Have you ever treated WoW as a drinking game?


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Well looky here…


Just in case you haven’t caught up with the news, the iPhone Authenticator for Battle.Net accounts is now live, and the App available from Apple iTunes for $0000 right now.

Go get it, and enjoy this screen… Yes! Even in Australia!


Gnomer and Out!


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Honest (S)crap Award

Honest Scrap Award

WoWFail Blog Awards

Larisa…. Larisa… Larisa….

There are two things you can be sure of in this life:

  • If Larisa has to tag someone, I will be on the list.
  • If I have to tag someone, then she will be on my list.

So I have deservedly been nominated for a Blog Award.  Of course, I am a little concerned that it’s associated with WoWFailBlog.  Not because of the Blog itself, which is great (and I have highlighted it previously), but I cringe at the conjunction of the words: Fail & Award. (more…)

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PvP food anyone?

PvP food anyone?

Tired of cooking up mammoths and rhinos? Can’t stand fishing for crawdads, or fishing at all for that matter?

Ever wanted food with PvP buffs that could only be used in PvP?

Ever wanted food where the mats can be ground while PvPing?

I suggest a means of making PKs (player kills) useful, adding a few new cooking recipes (and full buffs) and adding a few more achievements. (more…)

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Noob or Inexperienced?


Can you spot the difference between noob and inexperienced, or maybe uneducated?

I know noobish players get up everyone’s goat, usually after just one glance or experience.

Things like these earn a player the title of noob:

  • Unsockected or incorrectly gemed gear.
  • Turning up at the wrong instance
  • Wearing gear with the wrong stats.
  • Rolling on gear that is more appropriate for another class.
  • Inability to kite
  • Inability to trap
  • Asking “stupid” questions
  • Not using correct rank spells
  • Not being able to find your way back through an instance after a wipe.
  • Selling things for the wrong price on the AH.
  • Not knowing the little red man means you need to repair your gear.

The list goes on and on. I am sure you can think of many more yourself. (more…)

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New AFL season promo

Wait, don’t go away just yet…

OK, this has nothing at all to do with Mages, Gnomes or WoW.

This is all to do with arguably the greatest game on earth… (and yes ladies, there is something for you in this too!)

Aussie Rules Football

The A.F.L. have just released this seasons advertisement… and I must say I love it.



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Buffing Mages: A Short History

Buffing Mages: A Short History

I am a little disappointed in my Magely Blog colleagues at the moment, it’s all Q to the power of Q.

Sure it’s nerf to cover up the nerf that we noticed while another nerf was being slipped in, but let’s be a bit more positive about this.

What other class can claim such a high level of energy has been expended on it’s one signature (now sadly ignored) spell.


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The global economy is in a meltdown, and so are our skills.

Alright enough crap comparisons to the economy, I will stick to crap commentary on WoW.

On of the things I have found recently is how devalued certain skills have become.  I was reminded of this the other day by Part Time Druid, and also by someone else that now escapes me (although Big Bear Butt’s discussion about 360 tanking made me /cry a little inside). Oh found another one from Tobold Seen any sheeps lately?

It just seems that in an effort to make everything playable by everyone, it is all becoming quite… well a bit plain.  Sort of like pre-work life when Granny gave you $5 in your Christmas card and you couldn’t contain your enthusiasm… then you get a job, and you start to look sideways at the stingy old bag (bless her soul – you warlocks keep your filthy soul shards of it!).  Now in reality there is the same emotion and even power behind the gift of the cash (or skill/spell etc), but you can’t help but feeling let down.


Back before WoLK hit the shops, just before that is, when the 3.0 changes came out, I was jumping from Thunder Bluff in joy.. AoE as a fire Mage became sooo much fun.  It was new and powerful.  Blizzard told us it would be much more important, we couldn’t imagine how AoE was going to make us the Kings & Queens of DPS, but for the time being it was just pure Win! (more…)

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