Archive for November 28th, 2009

The REAL LIFE Icecrown Raid!

The new LFG system hasn’t been implemented in WoW yet, and even if it were, I can assure you Chawa and I would not have been using it last night.  We had no wish to join, but we also had no choice to join, the real-life 350,000-man raid that Calgary experienced last night.  Ever since the Wrath release, Blizzard has enjoyed using vehicles in their instances.  This would have been another one; one that many of us already know as “The Traffic Raid”.

The most notable mechanic of this raid were the icy roads brought upon us from an afternoon snowfall.  The worst part wasn’t so much the ice, but that so many people were not prepared.  This was a level 80 raid and people were clearly under leveled, didn’t know the fights, and most definitely under geared.

And just like any raid, gear isn’t necessarily everything.  But I swear people had their cars equipped with grey item tires.  

Sure, there were some people with their blues and greens, which might have made things okay – but it really seemed like most of the vehicles out there had kept all their gear from their respective starter zones.

But not Chawa and I – we know the vile mistress that winter can be, so we made sure we went and got ourselves winter tires.

Not only that, when we picked our car, we made sure it had the best racial buff.  

We had next to no problems getting our way around.  Mind you, that didn’t mean we didn’t have to worry about the many fools on the road.  Sure we would cast the only spell we knew, but every time it seemed to get resisted.

That was likely due to our low hit rating; but considering the circumstances, a low hit rating is probably a good thing.

So, after extended amount of time facing the raid wide debuff that reduces spirit, we decided to stop and get a food buff and allow for some of the asshats out there to drop from the raid.  After some eats and a fine beverage, we continued our way home. 


Unfortunately, all that made us late for our in-game raid, but we’re just glad we made it home safe.

*Co-Written and Edited by Darth and Chawa

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For Pacheco!

From the very first day I started playing WoW, to dying in our first few sorry attempts of zombie kitting in Naxx, Pacheco has been there to show me love, empathy and most important of all, encouragement.  It was from reading her own blog, Tauren Gravy, that I first considered the idea of a blog of my own.  From the day that we started The Wayward Initiative, she’s given us nothing but her fabulous support!

This is for you Pach!  I hope you like it!  /hug


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