Archive for January 7, 2012

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I’m Sick

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I’m sick of hoping people will see the Guild the way you want it to be seen as shown in the Guild Charter and Raid Rules. I want people to care about the Guild enough that they try and get things done for the betterment of the Guild, like some of the achievements and activities that will increase our Guild rep, which in turn will increase our Guild levels since that’s what it seems a lot of people want out of a Guild – the perks if not the people. It seems at the moment, it’s only a couple of people who are the instigators before things actually happen. Even getting the first dungeon achievement for some of Cata still seem to elude us. Even the seven dungeons each week seem to be a struggle as it’s usually a group that I’m in (with the co-leader) where this would actually happen.

That’s another thing. We’ve had some great people joining the Guild in previous months but there’s also been a number of bad apples. Fortunately bad apples can be removed before they kill the Guild. The constant swearing on Mumble would be another peeve and not something I care to listen to every few words. I’ve written previously that we are having an issue finding more people in the Guild. Reasons stated have included:

  • It’s the end of an x-pac, wait until Mists comes out;
  • People want a L25 Guild;
  • People want to be carried;
  • We’re not as progressed as some others;
  • It’s been a downer for my social life;
  • Or some other reasons which have led to new recruits just up and leaving without even a word.

The other reason is that YES, I’ve done the Guild leadership thing before; a few times now and it always seems to end the same way. People not liking the way something is done in Guild, or not understanding the way things are done here.  Just because you’re used to things being a certain way in another Guild doesn’t mean we do things the same way here. There are quite a few of us who try and look at the bigger picture and try and do what’s best for the Guild. You won’t always please everyone and I’m sick of the mentality of people being out for themselves. Of course I realise that people will be that way no matter what but it doesn’t mean they need to be in this Guild.

I’ve put so much effort into the Guild site, trying to keep the content current, even adding some activities and contests to encourage interaction but after a year and half and not that much activity (the most active people have stopped playing) it seems somewhat redundant with one person’s name always coming up in the activity. Although there are a number of people who do use the PM system which is great since you can effectively discuss issues if the other person does not happen to be on at the time (also great for sending mass emails on more urgent matters).

The forum is also a great place to share ideas, info or even hobbies as you never know who else might share the same interests if you don’t volunteer the information first. I used the Journal section for a long time but since I have another place to add these now, I’ve left this section to the Guild members leaving some residual posts which were more Guild specific in an effort to try and offer ideas for posting. I was hoping by now that there would be more Guild activity but I don’t see the point of putting so much of myself into something if it’s taken for granted or unappreciated. So I have shifted my love for updating the Guild site to my blog since that’s where I’m getting so much more return for my effort.

Certain responsibilities of being a Guild Leader or Raid leader can sometimes result in a  number of resentments, especially when more of the negatives start to outweigh the positives. It was nice to just be a number when we made a realm change but on the other hand it’s not that nice to be sat out a lot. When I left my previous Guild after my game partner, we both left a post in their forum about the reasons why. From the number of views and lack of responses, it goes to show that people may have been curious about the why but didn’t care enough to let us know we were valued for our contribution to the Guild. I know there were even individuals who didn’t care if we were in the Guild or not from what I heard, but to me it shows those individuals were just in it for themselves. As a result, a few stopped talking to us entirely but on the flip side, there were a few individuals who did still chat to us casually and continued to do things with us and for that I will cherish those moments and call them friends so to end, I just want to say… thank you. You know who you are :)

It's Over 9000!

Through Your Interface – 4

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4. Greatest Accomplishment
Proud of a boss kill? Excited about taming that rare? Over the moon about getting a title? Show us your greatest in-game accomplishment!

I was so excited when I managed to get this. Coolidge spent the day trying to help me get my last few points needed. I originally wrote about this achievement back in Oct 2010 so feel free to check it out :)

Find out more about the creative challenge set up by Saz at World of Saz where we’ve been tasked with sharing 15 days of screenshots.

Burgy Blackheart's Handsome Hat

Burgy Blackheart

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Burgy Blackheart is the rare that spawns in the Abyssal Depths of Shimmering Expanse. You’ll find him walking around or inside his shipwreck. He drops Burgy Blackheart’s Handsome Hat which will turn you into a ghostly version of the owner. He will increase your size around 25%. There is no CD and you’ll keep the effect as long as you have the hat on.

His three abilities are:

Brittle Touch – removes your armour and turns you into a skeleton (only in melee range)
Parrrley! – Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage on yarrr target.
Swashbuckling Slice – A strong attack that increases melee damage by 10%.

Burgy Blackheart says: Seriously. Feast away. I’m quite beautiful.

Maybe it was Burgy trying to kill me or perhaps it was the big fish about to eat me…

Brittle Touch debuff which turns you into a skeleton

Feast ye eyes upon the dreadful, clever, all-powerfull, hate-filled, sword-swignin’, face-punchin’, insult-flingin’, and all around handsome, BURGY BLACKHEART.

Burgy Blackheart’s Handsome Hat

The costume will also make your mount semi-transparent

Things to note

  • The form disappears though Druid shape shifting or ghost wolfing. When you revert back to your default form you will look as you normally do without the hat showing, meaning you will need to remove the hat and re-equip it after changing forms to be a ghost Gnome again.
  • Don’t log out with the hat on in flight form while hovering in the air as you may just fall to your death when logging back in. Same thing when switching the hat with your normal helm while flying as it will auto dismount you.

Things to try

  • It stacks with giant feasts. Truly massive gnome when you mount a mammoth.
  • If you cast running wild, then equip the hat while you are casting, you will be a very fast gnome. If you take the hat off, you will be a Worgen that runs very fast when not on all fours.
  • The next time your turn into a chicken through Engineering, you can equip the hat and mount up. It appears that it even removes the debuff. You’re welcome Coolidge :P

Leyara’s Locket + Disgusting Oozeling

Brazier of Dancing Flames

Just dance!

Vrykul Drinking Horn makes you insanely large while riding mounts

So there you go. Why not have some fun while you Succumb to the curse of Burgy Blackheart.

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