“Triumphant” return to raiding?

Right place, right time?  Depends on if you’re asking me or the guild.

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Perhaps “triumphant return to raiding” aren’t the right words. Perhaps “Let the bodies hit the FLOOOOOOOOOOOOR!” is more appropriate. To further clarify, when I say “the bodies,” I’m including mine in the list of said bodies.

Recap of pro floor tanking>>>>>

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Moar Mounts

I didn’t think much would be happening in my WoW life this weekend. I’m in the middle of another move. I’ll fill in more on that later.

So I decided to sneak in a little bit of time in for 2 quick mount runs. I’ve got the Ulduar Mimiron’s Head run down to about 20-ish minutes for a full clear and the Tempest Keep Ashes of Al’ar run down to about 10 minutes. I love running them both on my Fury warrior. Whirlwind all the things to victory. Plus, she’s an engineer, so she uses Wormhole Generator: Northrend to teleport directly to the steps of Ulduar and uses the Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley’s Station to port to Toshley’s Station in Blade’s Edge in Outland.

Imagine my surprise when this drops for me this afternoon. Color me ecstatic.

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Blogiversary

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In all my relocation and trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing on this rock of ours (news flash: I still have no farking clue), I apparently missed my 3 year blogiversary with WordPress (by about 2.5 months). Heh! Preoccupied much?

This originally started out as a place where I could geek out about WoW and riding motorcycles. On the heart front, it’s seen me go from happily married to the woman of my dreams to accepting that her heart has moved on (though I hadn’t really posted a lot on that subject). On the home front, it’s seen me living in FL, then *poof*, gone and mysteriously in Oregon and already looking for a new place to live. On the motorcycle front, it’s seen me and the bike through all kinds of fun and not-so-fun times and (though I haven’t posted the details) driving across the entire US from FL to OR. On the WoW front, it’s seen me wasting time chasing ridiculous achievements, destroying a guild that I once considered family, server transferring my toons to a more active server cluster and guild (almost a parallel to my cross-country relocation), become a raider (and eventually an assistant raid-lead), and then slide back into the background of the green text. I didn’t think this would become a living entity of sorts. It’s been a source of new friendships and another place to connect with existing friends.

So here we are. Three years in. Here’s to at least 3 more.

Changes and transitions 

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Since leaving central FL on 2017/05/13, I’ve effectively stopped playing WoW. I’ve logged in on occasion to handle mail, auctions, kick off missions (until I ran out of resources), occasionally try the Mimiron’s Head and Ashes of Al’ar runs on a toon or three, and claim the pets/mounts that I’ve collected via the WoW shop. However, I have not really played. I’ve missed 7.2, class mounts, and Tomb of Sargeras (yes I can still enjoy the content, but it’s old news). Patch 7.3 is out now, and I’m about to be relocating again.

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You can’t take the sky from me

I was torn on the title. Was thinking the song from Seal, but I did that last expansion. So I chose Firefly.

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With my personal life still in a transitional state, I haven’t been dedicating a lot of time to Azeroth. Though, some would say I still have my head up Azeroth’s ass well enough. They’re not gamers, so their opinion doesn’t matter. Also, I’m a grown (legally speaking) man with no familial or property responsibilities, so fuck it. I do what I want.

Anyways, back to the point. I’ve been keeping my eye on the requirements for flight in Legion and doing what I can.  I unlocked flight for my account. I was a bit put out about the invasions requirement, because the invasion schedule was just ridiculously inconvenient for me. There were a couple of days when the invasions happened when I was sleeping or at work, so could not participate in them. Though, I was able to knock out all the invasions before I got the Armies of Legionfall rep to revered. Still, I’m happy they took that part out. It penalized folks that aren’t lucky enough to have their bills paid for them.

I’m enjoying this gated flight mechanism. It does force you to experience the zones in a way flight removes. There’s challenge to going somewhere. My only gripe is how long it takes for Blizz to enable flight. I shouldn’t be working on my 5th or 6th max level toon before flight is enabled. **note: that’s my personal opinion and you’re allowed to disagree with me. **also note: you will not change my mind.

Moar mounts (meant to post last month)

I’ve been pushing Aes through the Suramar quest lines. I have to say, I really like the progression of the Nightfallen story. Once again, I like the tie in between the questing and the raids.

Once again, I managed to get more mounts to add to the stable.

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The Heroes of the Storm thing took me by surprise. I figured I’d wind up just dual-boxing my way through the matches. That proved to be a bigger pain in the ass than it was worth. So I grouped up with folks. I had a lot of fun with it. Played Tyrande and was actually figuring out my ass from a hole in the ground. When teamed up with Gul’dan, Tracer, or Muradin, it wound up being a powerful duo. It’s definitely going to be a fun way to waste time when I don’t feel like logging into Azeroth, but want my gaming itch scratched.

How to kill an afternoon of productivity

Friend:

So Bodhi, how did you spend your Saturday afternoon and evening?

Bodhi:

I was running a round Highmountain looking for archaeology dig sites to gather moose bones to acquire a ghost moose mount. While I was at it, I’d fish in nearby pools to increase the artifact power on my fishing artifact.

Friend:

How many moose knuckles did you find?

Bodhi:

*blink*

*blink*

I guess I walked right into that didn’t I? I’ll have to share this with the guild (for the record, I’ve already shared).

So here it is, in all it’s glory. Aestalas on the Spirit of Eche’ro.

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Also, I’d never seen the “Grants a chance to fish up an entire school of *zone* *fish*   in one cast.” artifact effect happen while fishing. I had cast a line in a salmon pool and “Poof!” The pool was gone and a barrel was where the pool was. I thought someone was screwing with me, until I realized the barrel was clickable. There’s a part of me that wonders what the proc rate is of the barrels. I wonder if it’s faster to keep casting until a barrel procs, or if it’s better to just let it happen if it happens. I’m sure someone has done a proc rate study on the barrels.