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Sep. 5th, 2005

they've created a monster. swept through no less than 2 WSG games wherein the horde, if you will excuse the ridiculous lingo, pwned. my left arm is useless to me now, but i had a helluva time. best advice anyone ever gave me as a druid: "spam root".

other highlights of my weekend included the first smores i've had since i was a kid.

updated to-do list for the week:

- clean out closet and drop all junk at thrift store, unless i find a place that is bona-fidely taking clothes for NOLA relief
- vacuum out car at fancy vacuum out car station
- get cd mailing envelopes and send all weeds
- track down the danged tree guy, and if not him, anyone with a rope and a chainsaw
- remind jack to get himself a monitor
- go to quest labs and get blood tests
- distribute to their proper places all the junk i found in my car.

there was a HUGE dead bee in my car when i cleaned it out. also some mail from february 2004. also some canasta scorekeeping from probably 2002. netflix report: rose red was terrible but scared me out of my wits. julian sands made it all worthwhile. eddie izzard's 'unrepeatable' show from dear god, back when i was in college, was worth watching and had some great moments. jack and i made no headway on gilmore girls but frankly, i'm scared to watch because i love dean, and i know there can't be anything but misery in store for him. oh dean. yes, i spent most of the weekend laying about, but i felt like some kind of bug was trying to get me and i knew the only thing for it was rest.


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Sep. 6th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
Rose Red the Stephen King movie? It was bad which made me sad. But I did LOVE the openning part of the movie.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, the SK movie. I enjoyed watching it, and I got the pants scared off me, but there's no question it was bad.
Sep. 6th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
Is WSG a WoW thang? I haven't played WoW.

I read reviews of Guild Wars that are very positive. Apparently, there are no monthly fees and it isn't so level-decided, combat-wise. have you heard any poop on Guild Wars? I just might try out the MMO thang with it.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's a WoW thing. :)

Haven't heard anything about Guild Wars really. My head is in the sands of Warcraft. Which is worth every penny.
Sep. 6th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
hmmmm - that's what everyone says. I must contemplate. Thanks!
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Guild Wars has its positive elements, but mostly palls in comparison to the more expensive WoW. For one thing, Guild Wars has just about no character interaction because you almost all of your time in what WoW would call "instances."

Also, my brother and I are finding that quests are getting scarce, even though we are where we should be. It's almost completely linear because you *have* to do some quests to get into the new areas to have one or two optional quests.

I don't like the character/environment interaction nearly as much as WoW, and the terrain is much more restrictive. You can't jump off a wall, for instance, and you can get stuck on scenery much more easily.

I also notice that there are a lot more triddlys in the public areas, yelling and doing l33t speak.

The actual visuals are rather nice, especially the snow-falling effects.

The GUI is much the same as with WoW, so not many complaints there.

We have found, however, that WoW and Guild Wars use the EXACT same ports, which means that my husband can't play WoW while I'm playing Guild Wars. Bleh.

Thus endeth my book on Guild Wars...
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
i was hoping someone on my f-list could step up. thanks!
Sep. 6th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
wow - thank you very much for that. I finally have a human perspective rather than magazine reviews.

I only hear good things about WoW. That means a lot.
Sep. 6th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, PvP for me tends to be spam root, spam moonfire. I know people hate druids spamming MF, but, well, it's the only DPS we have, and if I need to KILL IT NOW, that's what I do.

I wish more Alliance were organized. Even when we're beaten, in an organized fight it's so much more fun than the icky thing the Alliance calls WSG when people don't listen. :(

I'm a Corporal, BTW. :)
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
Right - most of the time I'm spamming moonfire I'm thinking to myself, I sure hope someone comes along that can do REAL damage!

Did you see the page about the "working together" exploit the horde uses? Hi-larious. :)

I probably won't see corporal for a long time. Still a scout as of last night, hope I will be Grunt next time they calculate it.
Sep. 6th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Corporal = Grunt

The main thing is that I have the trinket: you know, the one that kills fear. :) As soon as you make Grunt run, don't walk, to the nearest PvP item vendor!
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)

I just discovered Battlegrounds this weekend. I was really surprised at just how much Horde owned WSG on my alliance heavy server... at least in the 21-30 range.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know what's up with that. It's certainly not because shamen are cheaty, seriously. I mean it's fun to play shamen but I don't think they have anything nearly as cheaty as paladin immunity.
Sep. 6th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)

In my very limited experience, it seemed like playing smart was a lot more important than being twinky.

The only class that seemed broken at all were the rogues, and I'm sure they have disadvantages I didn't notice while they were owning my face.
Sep. 6th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
Rogues totally own my face too.
Sep. 6th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
It's because before battlegrounds the Alliance could always just zerg the Horde: that is (for the non-WoWers) overwhelm them by sheer force of numbers rather than by working together. The Horde would lose more, but they were learning TACTICS, something the Alliance wasn't doing.

When it turned into even numbers, tactics became the critical difference.

There's also some discussion about the idea that a more casual population chooses Alliance because they're the "good guys" and thus the Horde is more hard-core, which may be partly true, too.
Sep. 6th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)

That makes perfect sense. Thanks!
Sep. 6th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
Rose Red
I felt pretty much the same way about that movie. It was bad, but not horrible (I feel bad writing that about ANYTHING associated with Stephen the King) but it scared the poo out of me (still kinda does - as a matter of fact!)
The book is pretty good, if you are interested. It has more of the history of the house - the before time.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Rose Red
I wasn't sure if there was a book or not, from watching the extras on the dvd, they didn't even mention the book... I should read it, I need some good escapist fiction.
Sep. 6th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
Not trying to be a Debbie Downer
clean out closet and drop all junk at thrift store, unless i find a place that is bona-fidely taking clothes for NOLA relief

Interesting you should mention this. In a comm I am in, a woman who works for the Red Cross was explaining that they do not take things like used clothes and homecooked meals. The latter is obviously an issue of inspected kitchens, but they do not take clothes because it takes so many hours of peoplepower to sort, organize and launder all the pieces. Obviously, they can't afford to take time to do that.

Maybe some other groups will be taking clothes, but if you can't find one, perhaps you could just donate your stuff, estimate the tax credit and donate the cash? I also heard that things like towels, socks and toiletry kits are a good option right now.

Also, maybe you could take in a kitty?

In a fit o sadness, the Red Cross will take my cashola, but it won't let me sign up to house people. I know I am far, but WAH.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Not trying to be a Debbie Downer
Thanks for the info - I was afraid of that. If I knew anyone who owned a cleaners, I'd convince them to start up an overnight cleaning operation staffed by volunteers! The key then of course being contact, transport, blah blah blah. Maybe big places like Target etc will let you give them money to send overstock clothes down there. Grah.

Taking in a kitty would require the approval of the lifepartner. We'll see how that goes over. :)
Sep. 6th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Not trying to be a Debbie Downer
NPR reported this morning that the federal government is sending a lot of seized fake Tommy Hilfiger clothing that they're holding down to the refugees.
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
oMG! wsg HAX!!!11oneone
Sep. 6th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
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