20 Days of WoW – Day 13

Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire

I’m sure this is very similar to Day 10, so I’m going to talk about those players who I admire.

There are none in particular, but instead I’m dedicating this post to all those raiders in the progress race. It has been really exciting this patch, especially because it has lasted so long. I get tired raiding for just a couple of hours once a week, and I can’t imagine how they must be feeling after 5 weeks.

This is one video which we both enjoyed watching… see how they laugh and joke until they get close to the kill?

We only play for fun, but I imagine if we were under so much pressure: to get geared, to hit the top DPS, to not make mistakes, then I think it would become a chore. I know raiding isn’t for everyone, but I think we can all admire their dedication to the game!

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20 Days of WoW – Day 12

Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time

This entirely depends upon how much time I have to spend. Some days I can only face half an hour, others much more. My priorities are as follows on my main:

  1. Profession cooldowns (tailoring – Imperial Silk)
  2. LFR – starting with the newest one and working down
  3. Anything else needed for raiding that week (watching guides, gemming etc etc)
  4. Dailies – Halfhill for the mats for professions
  5. Valour cap. Meh.
  6. Fun stuff like pet battling, running dungeons for transmog or achievements.

I have a full time job, so obviously my online time varies throughout the week, with much of my free time at the weekend. I tend – during the week – to only have time for an LFR and dailies with an hour levelling on my new toon, which I’m really enjoying.

However, if I have a big chunk of time (a few hours) I would do something like this:

1 hour: queuing for LFR and doing dailies / pet battling

1-2 hours: LFR (I try and do them all each week, but never manage to cap valour now I don’t have rep grinds left)

1-2 hours: levelling a new toon

1 hour: do something fun with someone else, either a dungeon or a classic raid for the achievements

2-3 hours: raiding

Looking at this, my routine is very different! Main focus at the moment is gearing the rogue for Brawlers Guild so my online time reflects that. Instead of a daily routine, mine tends to be weekly. So every Wednesday, all my online time is spent in LFR / classic raid runs etc. Towards the end, I do more of the scenarios.

  1. While loading warcraft I check all the news sites
  2. I do my leatherworking research first then drop a Blingatron (best thing I’ve ever had was a pet. Figures).
  3. Dailies (Isle of Thunder at the moment – takes over an hour) and grind rares to get the solo scenario key at the beginning of each reset
  4. Transmog / mount runs (MC, BWL, Khara, Tempest Keep weekly)
  5. Stand around looking pretty in the Shrine whilst queuing for LFR

We haven’t really answered the title of the post, as each day is obviously very different, but we hope it has been enlightening anyway!

20 Days of WoW – Day 10

Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites

We’ve been putting this one off as I’m finding it hard to choose. So, I’ve decided to say…

Blog Favourites:

All of the ones I follow!! Check out our follows on Twitter for lots of Warcraft community blogs and a lovely set of people. I’ve mentioned a few in my previous posts, but there are just too many talented bloggers out there to choose from.

Mr B’s Website Favourites

  1. wow.joystiq.com – blogs, articles, news… everything for the warcraft enthusiast
  2. mmo-champion.com – news and forums, data-mining and all sorts
  3. icy-veins.com – invaluable spec advice
  4. askmrrobot – couldn’t do without this fellow, brilliant site for reforging, gemming etc (also on twitter @askmrrobot)
  5. wowhead.com – for every questing need

20 Days of WoW – Day 9

Day 09 – Your first blog post

“Welcome!

As you have seen in our ‘About Us’ page, we are a married couple who share a mutual interest in World of Warcraft.

Well, if ‘mutual’ translates to bickering over who gets to play on the better PC screen, that’s about right.

Although we’ve been playing on the same server for a while, we haven’t really done anything together. Perhaps that’s because of Mrs B’s love (and Mr B’s indifference!) of achievements – but recently this has changed.

Along with a few of our online friends, we run our guild <Allusion>. Initially set up to raid, we have recently decided it’s just too much hassle to organise, so instead we do the old raids, achievement runs and generally, have a laugh. It seems cliché, but we are pleased we have a small, friendly guild instead of a big, impersonal one. We just reached 25, so hopefully now we can pull in some new people ready for challenge modes, which we really want to start.

We don’t kid ourselves – we’ll never be great, but let’s have some fun with our WoW mates, right?

This blog, we hope, will be a fun – non-elitist – look at WoW and our adventures. Don’t expect revalations or in-depth thinking, but do expect an honest view!”

I can’t believe that was only a few weeks ago. It feels like we’ve been part of this lovely community for a lot longer.

I was right though, there has definitely been NO in-depth thinking or revalations!

20 Days of WoW – Day 8

Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you

  1. I am a teacher – I teach Music but I trained in language teaching in secondary education. I love my job 🙂
  2. Mr B works nights, and I hate it. It is good money though.
  3. We drive a red car. Mr B tells me it’s a Ford Focus – whatever that is.
  4. I have a massive Disney and musical obsession. I don’t care what you say, they are ALL AWESOME. Mr B does not have a Disney and musical obsession… more fool him.
  5. I’m a total grammar and spelling snob. Mr B hates it. Yes, I’m one of those people who will correct you’re/your in a text or on facebook, and no, I don’t care. My biggest problem after you’re/their is “should of”. Irritates me tremendously.
  6. Mr B does all the cooking. Whether this is because I can’t or won’t is still under debate in our house.
  7. We got married at Christmas and went on our honeymoon to Paris. Made sense with me speaking fluent French and having been before! We actually spent most of our time eating Gauffres (waffles) and Crêpes. When in Rome…
  8. We have never been out ‘clubbing’ together – except the very first time we met 3 and a half years ago. We only met because we were both driving our friends around and both ended up holding the coats by the bar. Fate, eh?
  9. Mr B loves tea. So much so we get through a whole box of teabags each month. He also dunks his biscuits which I find disgusting. Blergh.
  10. We have two guinea pigs who are b.e.a.utiful. They are called Ernie (he is 1 and a half) and Teddy (a ball of fluff who is about 6 months) and they’re rescued from a shelter. We have built them a huge run in our house and they are very pampered. Ernie is teaching Teddy tricks like squeaking when he hears the fridge door (that’s where his lettuce comes from!) and being naughty by biting on the cage to get picked up. They are my babies though.

ImageErnie (left) and Teddy (right)

20 Days of WoW – Days 6 and 7

I’m going to put two together today as otherwise it’d be a very short post!

Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)

I don’t have a desk, so I’ll describe it.

I sit on the sofa on my laptop and Mr B sits on a chair playing WoW on the TV. Our flat just isn’t big enough for a better set up. One day, we will have a bigger space and dual screens and all, but for now… it’ll do!
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name

We wanted something to represent us, and we didn’t want to use our names. We thought showing that we were married was important – as this is what the blog is about, and we wanted ‘Warcraft’ somewhere in the name.

Mr and Mrs WoW was born!

We hope you like it 🙂

20 Days of WoW – Day 5

Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game

This is a tricky one as there’s so many things I love. It’s not very specific so I’ll do 3.

1. My wand. No, my wholewitchy transmog. I’ve finally finished it and I love it – I’ll do a more detailed post another time. I think it’s brilliant that you can turn awesome looking pieces of gear so yours look like it.

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2. Mounts. This warrents a whole other post too, as I have lots of favourites – they’re like animals, I just couldn’t choose a favourite without feeling guilty!

3. The novelty archaeology items, like the war drums. Not worth anything but putting a touch of humour into the profession. Love it!

For me? Tier two Bloodfang set for rogues is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.

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I’m going to get the recolour for my Monk – drops from Heroic BC dungeons.

Nom.