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2012-Annual Report

Looking Back at 2013


It’s New Year’s Eve and my Annual Report from WordPress arrived just in time. A nice surprise from last year, I must say.

2012-Annual Report

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

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I was able to visit Paris back in ’97 but sadly I missed out on seeing the Louvre as well as some other well known landmarks during our free afternoon. It’s definitely on my ‘must see’ list if I ever make it back there.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers and commenters for their support over the past year. I look forward to posting more of the same during the WoD beta (hopefully) and beyond.

Wishing you all a safe and joyous New Year.

See you all in 2014.

Blizzard Stone

Timesink Isle Update


A few days ago, I was killing Primal Stalkers on the Timeless Isle when a Pristine Stalker Hide finally dropped. Talk about exciting, especially when it’s been almost three weeks since the last rare drop. Then today I was killing some of the harder yaungol with Cool when a Blizzard Stone popped up on group loot from one of the Chanters. That makes two weather stones so far.

Blizzard Stone

Outstanding items

I just love watching this list shrink. If only it happened more often though.

Not an Ambi-Turner

OLRG in Firelands


The OLRG headed into Firelands with exactly ten including Matty, Tome, Shoryl, Helke, Taik and Starre. This allowed us to tackle everything without much trouble until we planned on completing the Bucket List achievement. Not an Ambi-Turner was easy since we only had to focus on one leg.

Not an Ambi-Turner

Even Baleroc was an easy burn.


But one near wipe was all it took to get Shannox down a second time. Granted we needed to look up where the Path of Corruption was and it helps when the tank doesn’t die :P

Luckily we didn’t need to go far when we reached the path to Beth’tilac’s enclosure although I later read that you could just kite him along the cliff closest to her room for credit. As you can see, we managed to kill him just in the nick of time.


As someone mentioned afterwards, Rag seemed pretty anticlimactic after kiting Shannox around the whole zone and I’d have to agree. It might take a couple more trips to get the other six I need for Glory of the Firelands Raider but in the meantime, thanks for the fun and achievements guys. I hope the rest of your run was just as eventful.

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