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Archive for December 10th, 2009

For those of you who missed out on the epic history of this blog, I’ll recap briefly for you:

Chawa and I started this blog just over a month ago.  (Yeah, that part about the “epic history”…I was embellishing.  Just a tad.)  Interest in writing this blog piqued when our very lovely, near and dear friend, Pacheco, posted a few blogs about our guild’s progress and achievements.  It’s mostly to share our experiences and thoughts on WoW.  We’re not theorycrafters or PTR junkies or “World firsts” raiders.  So, we knew our audience would be limited – mostly likely to just friends.

Now, Chawa and I read a few WoW blogs; one of them being a particular and popular druid blog known as Big Bear Butt.  It was even extra cool because he was on our same server!  *gasp!*  (BTW, it’s an excellent blog if you haven’t checked it out yet.  But you probably have.)  Aaaanyway – he decided to host an in-game event in honour of a friend and guildie who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  This event would be called Raid for the Cure, which Chawa and I were happy to participate in.  During this event, BBB was bouncing between both factions.  So we were lucky enough to meet the Bear himself, in-pseudo-person!  *gasp!* *get autograph!* *swoon!*

Turns out, he’s a really cool dude.  Ended up stalking chatting a bit more when he hopped onto his Horde toon thereafter.  We also took pity on his sad, little Retadin and had him tag along for some instances and guild raids.  

One night, we were on Vent and one of his guildies, Dechion, had joined in.  We met him at the Raid for the Cure shindig as well and he just so happens to be another really cool guy.  (He’s helped me make so much money on the AH!)  So, while we were chatting, it came out that we (Chawa and I) had a blog.  Dechion already knew about it from chatting at the RTFC event, but the infamous Bear had not.  I didn’t elaborate on the blog that evening, but I should have figured he would have hunted us down eventually.  Because that’s what bears do.  They hunt.  Honest.

So, one day the wonderful and beautiful Chawa writes an amusing post about her thoughts on achievements for Pilgrim’s Bounty.  The crazy thing is…the Bear…he liked it.  So much, in fact, that he wrote a post of his own that had it’s own little Bear-esque-tangent.  But the intro, well, it referred to and linked to our blog!  *gasp!*  It was pretty exciting and some e-mails to Pacheco, Pach’s hubby, Chawa, and I flew around.  It was pretty fun!  The only issue, though, was how the hell do we not get all “OMFG!  ISTHISFORREALZ?!” at work?  (Fun @ work is prohibited, you know.)  Most, if not all, of my co-workers do NOT play WoW… so how would you explain that one?  “Uh, yeah.  Customer e-mailed.  He’s mad and needs something yesterday, but we can’t get it to him until tomorrow.  Yup.  That’s why I’m smiling.  Angry clients.” 

That was now about three weeks ago.  And not that I’m a total stat nerd or anything, but I had to check it out and looked at the ol’ WordPress stat report for this blog.  This is what I saw:

See that huge jump in site visits? Yeah, guess what caused that...

So, if you weren’t convinced that BBB was a popular blog, well… here’s some proof.  And I’m pretty sure that not everyone who reads his blog clicked the linky to our page. 

Eventually, it occurred to me that there’s only one person that likely has this kind of influence.

You guessed it:

Oprah.

Thus, I propose a new blog name for our friendly feral druid – Big Oprah Butt.

Yup.  I’m calling you BOB from now on. 🙂

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Crowd Control

Mages have a crowd control option.  It’s technically called Polymorph, but most people refer to it as “sheeping”.

From the Noblegarden event, I picked up the Polymorph: Rabbit spell and have used it as my crowd control ever since.  Rabbits at the Wintergrasp Fortress gates is kind of cute.

Anyway, with Patch 3.3, they have changed the spell icon for Polymorph: Rabbit.  It looks like this:

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