Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas… BE SAFE!

Hi folks,

a short one to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

More importantly a safe one.

Christmas is for family and friends, yet it is often a time when family and friends are taken from us.

Please be safe this holiday period.

The following video is very distressing, but it hits me in the gut every time I watch it (and I have watched it many times).

It reminds me that while I consider myself a good driver, there are many things out of my control and while I am controlling a deadly vehicle, safety is more important that a few minutes shaved off a trip.

Arriving alive is more important than enjoying the view.

The car is neither love nest, nor boxing ring.

Stop and pay attention.

Make sure you are in the right frame of mind before getting behind the wheel.

Pull over if you are tired.

And for all that is precious, do not drive under the influence!

If you have suffered from road trauma, directly or indirectly, the video may not be for you.

If you consider yourself a good driver that can handle anything, then maybe it’s worth a watch.

Gnomer and Out!


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No Cataclysm for me

I guess by now many of you are in a Cataclysm frenzy.

I wish I could say the same… unfortunately, the store where I pre-purchased my copy closes at 6pm… and it wasn’t allowed to be released until 7pm.

I might have hung around a couple of hours after work to pick it up… but no point waiting outside their door all night.

Of course some shops were releasing it earlier… but my shop was following the rules.

Stupid rules.

Enjoy the crush folks!

Gnomer and Out!

I guess I will just download the Cataclysm client, then whack my rego code in tomorrow…  Two letters away from Cataclysm …thanks for the tip Aurdon! At least that way I wont spend a couple of hours staring at a download screen.

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PS: and yes of course you can still learn from, or give to Movember!

You can give via Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Paypal.

Paypal, perfect for those abstained coffee donations

Go on.. wouldn’t you buy a coffee to keep someone alive?

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Gotcha you mongrel!

11th hour maybe…


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Gnome Bait

I mentioned the other day about sacrificing a Gnome for the success of a raid, but I’m also a great believer in sacrificing a Gnome to win a BG.

I’m not talking about a pointless waste of life, of charging into an impossible fight throwing a life to the wind, I’m talking about a calculated sacrifice designed for further the objectives of a team.

Before I go any further some disclaimers…

  1. A Gnome was harmed (repeatedly) and occasionally killed in the making of this post.
  2. Many Horde were frustrated to the point of losing.
  3. Many games won by the Alliance and lost by the Horde.

When I play in a BG, I play with one objective in mind, to win. (more…)

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Putting the Aggro in Mage since 2004

Our Lich King attempts continue, some better, some worse.

I think the mistake we made last night was that we didn’t sacrifice a Gnome to the gods early in each attempt, as I think we did better the previous night.

I have to say, I have missed the “wipe without grief” that you get in a guild run. Rather than grief, it’s…

Good attempt folks, watch this, watch that, that other thing went really well, now let’s pull it all together and take him down

It’s kind of an alt run.. I think there are a few mains, but it’s primarily alts and one guild associate (which is me, and it’s a term I just made up.. but I get along great with these guys in BGs and arenas and they needed a sacrificial Gnome… so here I am).

I’m really happy that we haven’t one-shot him, it actually feels like I’m earning (hopefully) my place, and not just in for the honor with a bunch of veterans.

They are a good humored bunch of folk too.

I think the intention tonight is for 9 of us to do 10 suicide leaps from Dalaran so we can get our gear to 0% durability and see whether the main tank notices (yeah he gets a bit focused, or hopeful, and forgets to repair his gear… not a problem, just a source of ribbing).

Maybe we should just get nekkid 😉 (more…)

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A dead Gnome is better than none…

So the guys in Streakèrs needed a little distraction for the Lich King.

I fit that description.

Too well.

I’m kind of Valkyrie bait (more…)

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