Friday, April 24, 2009

Turtles and Fishing Achievments

Such a pretty mount isn't it? Sadly, Lunas does not have this mount...yet. One day it shall be mine! It's just so darn cute, all I need is my Speedy trailing behind me and it's a set. lol One of my friends in game just caught a Sea turtle mount today. I am happy for him, but I would really like to have one of my own. 

For anyone that is interested, there is an awesome website called El's Extreme Anglin' that can guide you on any fishing achiements. I used this website to complete some of my achievments, and it helped me go faster because it tells you in what order to do things. Worth checking into, in my opinion. 

On a side note, have I mentioned I hate Eclipse..yeah, I think I have. lol I speced back into it when blizz gave the druids back their talent points, and just as always, I hated it. I thought maybe since they changed it I would see an increase in my dps. Well the opposite happend. Not because anything is wrong with the talent, but because I don't pay attention. I believe the T8 pieces actually have a set bonus to deal with Eclipse..and if I ever get that set bonus I guess I am in trouble. I will deal with that if the time ever comes. lol

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Lunas got to go to Ulduar, and had a blast! We got the first boss down, and didn't have any luck on the others. But, that's ok. I had a lot of fun, even if I died a lot. lol Flame Levithan went down after 2 tries, and that's pretty darn good! I earned the achievement Take Out Those Turrents, and I love getting achievements. 

There are a few things I'd like to get off of the first boss: Energy Siphon, Combustion Bracers (Yum, hit rating!), and Lifespark Visage. The helm is pretty awesome, it has haste rating, a blue socket and a meta socket. My current helm has hit rating, but I think I would sacrafice it for this helm. lol The only problem with the Lifespark is it looks like a rogue mask. 

**Baby Update!** I went to the doctor today for my consultation, and I left feeling pretty bummed. He told us that IVF costs on average $9,000. He told us to check with our insurance provider to see what medications they would cover. Well, in the process of doing that, we discover we have a $12,000 life time infertility insurance coverage. My spirits soared! My husband has to check with his company tomorrow to make 100% for certain, but I am so excited. From start to finish the IVF process takes about six weeks, so with any luck I will be able to report that I will be having my own little 'cub' as Therigwin put it. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Baby Blues

Next week is going to be a little scary for me, I am going for a consultation at a fertility clinic. As some of the officers of the guild know, my husband and I have been trying to have a child for well over a year now, it's probablly close to two year now that I think of it. I won't go into a great deal of details here about what is wrong, but it has to do with my estrogen levels, which are too low. Why I'm like this I don't know, and it's made me VERY upset at some points. The next step for me is ivf, which can get expensive. I'm not sure how much it is, I will figure that out on tuesday. I hope we can afford it, if not..well there's nothing else to do. 

I've been putting off this visit for months, giving the excuse that I'd wait until we had more money. My parents told me a while ago that if I was waiting for the perfect time to conceive, then that time would never come. There is always something going on in your life. I don't want to put it off any longer. I'm tired of seeing other family members with their babies, wishing that I was the one holding a new baby. I'm tired of feeling envious of those around me, and tired of feeling guilty because I feel envious. If I don't just go for it, nothing will ever happen. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Patch Day, Hurray!

Oh the excitement! Patch day is here at last. :) I don't know what to do. I've been wrestling with the idea of becoming tank spec for my secondary spec, but will it be worth my 1000g? Will I end up just getting to tank maybe once, twice? I know in raids I will more than likely be dps because we already have some great tanks that are primary spec. Maybe I'll just talk myself out of it and just be feral dps. lol Or, here's another wild thought, try to learn to heal? I have caster gear already, it wouldn't be hard to get healing gear. Those who know me will just laugh and say 'Yeah right!'. That's what I say too, I don't think I'd do very well. 
I saw that everyone will get there talents refunded, which I'm happy about. I'm thinking of tweaking my balance tree because they are boosting the damage you gain from eclipse. I noticed when I speced it last time that it wasn't that large of a boost in damage, and I hated watching for procs, but now it may be well worth watching for those procs. 
There are some things I may spec out of as well. Such as Typhoon, it now does a 3 second daze. Before it was just a knock back and I used it in raids. I know from experience of being a tank that when you gather a mob and someone knocks them back it can be slightly annoying, but I got over it...but now it will also cause them to be dazed which would be very annoying. I'm sure the tank wouldn't appreciate it if I knocked his mobs from him and caused them the be dazed and he had to gather them again. lol 
But they also changed innervate to require no mana to cast, which makes sense. I always wondered why you had to spend your last bit of mana to get mana back, and sometimes you are completely oom and then you have to wait to regen enough so you can cast it.  Also Mark and Gift of the wild now can be cast in moonkin form, that's just convenient. hehe Another convenience is Faerie Fire now lasts 5 min. That makes me have to cast it a lot less during a boss encounter. Of course for pvp it's cut down to 40 sec. in case anyone was getting angry. :)
I think the bears will appreciate Savage Defense: Trainable at level 40 with Dire Bear Form as a prerequisite. When the druid deals a melee critical strike, it gains a physical damage shield equal to 25% of its attack power. The next hit completely consumes the shield, regardless of how much damage was done. Only active in Bear Form.I mean come on! That's cool, you get your own shield now. lol 

Of course everyone is excited about Ulduar, but what about the argent tournament? I've heared very little about it. The patch notes just say:
As the might of the Scourge wanes under the pressure of Azeroth's heroes, the Argent Crusade have taken a foothold in Arthas's back yard. Off the northeastern coast of Icecrown, the Argent Crusade have sounded the call for the most bold and brave adventurers of the Horde and Alliance to take part in the Argent Tournament. Representatives of all ten faction capitols, from Undercity to Exodar, have traveled to the tournament grounds to find champions among their heroes who will prepare for the inevitable battle against the enemy of all living beings, the Lich King.

I know we will be able to acquire new pets, mounts, dailies, new weapons, tabards, faction shirts (huh?!), and probably some other things I can't recall. But I'm excited over the pets and mounts. I really want the Little Fawn's Salt Lick, but I don't have enough pets. I would if I would get off my sorry tush and farm the whelps, make a horde DK and farm the black kitty, etc. But I just don't have the patience. Hopefully I will be able to earn some from the tournament a little more easily, if not, I will just admire those who do have them.
Also, speaking of mounts there is now a mount that you can obtain through fishing in Northrend pools. How exciting! Now when I'm bored I have a reason to go fishing. I read on a forum that it's a sea turtle, that's horribly slow on land, but great in the water. I don't know, but I still want one. lol

Monday, April 13, 2009


I just wanted to blog about where I came from. I don't want this blog to be purely wow, and so far it hasn't been. Above is a video I found on youtube, it shows exactly what I'd like to show everyone. It has the mountains of the Breaks Interstate park, and at the end it has a clip of the 'Garden Hoe', which is where my dad took me to swim many times. 

I suppose this post will be a lot of reminessing. First off, I grew up in Breaks, VA. It's in the middle of no where :)  My dad always took me walking on trail and pointed out the diffrent trees and flowers. Of course I don't remember half of them. lol He took me swimming in rivers and streams, not swimming pools. One particular trip he took me to watch some kayakers, and to do this we had to cross a huge bridge and go through a very long train tunnel. Well, when we were inside the tunnel the train came through. There was next to no room in there, and I remember
 my dad laying on top of me to protect me from the train that was inc
hes from us. I suppose I'm glad it was pitch dark in there because if I could have seen how close I was to the train I would have freaked out. 

I also have memories of fish fries and molasses stir offs. My uncle grew sugar cane and then got his brothers to help make the molasses. I remember it took forever to boil and stir the sugar to get it to be the way they wanted it. 

As a child I lived near a creek and had lots of fun playing in the mud. I caught mud puppies, frogs, bugs...anything that moved basically. lol And at night there were no street lamps were I lived and the sky was beautiful! That's something I miss to this day. 

I guess you could say I had a much more 'country' childhood than my husband. It's something I like to bug him about. I occasionally say a country word that he's never heard of, and he's like, huh? I tell him he grew up in the same county as I did he should know these things! Here are some words that I've heard growing up:

Smack dab=in the middle
Toboggan=Stocking cap
Nary=Not a one
Crack the window=Roll down the window

Here's more if you're interested.

Monday, April 6, 2009

True Feelings

Lately I haven't played very much world of warcraft. Poor Lunas is being neglected and I feel like my guild is holding a grudge. I keep seeing posts that say they aren't downing bosses because there top dps isn't there, and that the 'officers' have to make a decision wether they are going to make the commitment to raid. When it was addressed to 'officers' it was really addressed to my husband and I, or at least in my mind it was. I told them to demote me because I don't feel that commitment anymore.  I was told that my mentality was wrong because it's gear, gear, gear. I'd just like to say that isn't it completely. Yes, that's one tiny aspect. I'm just like anyone else that plays the game, I want good gear. I know I'm not in the best possible gear at the moment and I could raid my little heart out trying to get it. I don't even know what the top gear list is for a boomkin. 

I guess if I had to tell my true feelings I don't feel any connection to the guild anymore. I LOVED to raid with a man who went by Firager. He doesn't raid anymore because his connection is bad, and I understand completely. I went through the exact same thing for over a year.  He actually took an interest in me, he'd whisper me, we'd have LONG conversations, he'd even call me at my house. Now I never talk with him and I realize no one else talks to me like that in the guild. No one really takes a personal interest in me. I get a few "Hello, we miss you guys", but no one knows me really. And I don't blame them, it takes two to make a friendship. 

Also raids were more fun when they were 10 man, much more intimate. I enjoyed those raids I got to know people better. Now that we started 25 mans, it's like a circus. There are pugs that come and go, not even the same guildies always join up. The only consistent people are the guild master and her husband and they are much to busy to have those intimate conversations. I honestly don't feel like I belong anymore. The officers talk among themselves in O chat and I just chime in every now and again. I feel like I'm just floating around and wanted mostly for the dps I bring to the group. Right now I'm crying as I write this because I feel so many crazy emotions. I feel guilty because I'm not raiding, angry because I feel like they're blaming me and just want my dps, and sad because I feel like I don't have any close friends to talk to in the guild. 

I don't talk in vent anymore, I don't know what say. And when I have made some comments I've gotten hushed and told to focus up. I don't laugh in vent anymore, I'm not in on the jokes that are being told. The most I say in vent is "My battle rez is up, who needs it?" 

I also feel like progession is becoming a disease consuming the guild leaders. It's mixed messages to me. I'm told we need to progess, get faster, get farther. Then I'm told we shouldn't worry about gear, it's about being together. Can you have one without the other? I was having more fun leveling Lunas up, going into 5 mans and heroics gearing up than getting the gear in 25 mans because it's all about progression now. 

I understand I have my own faults and it's not any one person's fault. These are my own feelings and I just wanted to express them. I don't speak for my husband, I don't know what he feels about all the things I spoke of above. Maybe I'm way off base on something, maybe it's just my own feeling clouding my judgement. I hope this clears up why I'm not on as much, I don't want people thinking it's just because I feel like I got to the pinnalce and don't want to play anymore. Yes, I'm a little bored with the content, but that wouldn't matter as much if I felt like I could have some fun raiding with the group.