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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Screenshot By Amerence #6

Hey guys, Weekly i featured screenshots from World of Warcraft and edit it to some effects using my Paint tool. mostly I always use artistic effect of Ink Sketch, besides the original Image from the game, I try to make it a little like a comic graphics, I'm not expert to any of that but this effects for me is just cool, I hope you like it too.

So since today is the official release of the Winged Guardian Flying Mount at Blizzard Store and its both available now on Europe and United States, thought to share a friend of mine Shineybop with her new flyer, So I took a screenshot of her while we were at Stormwind. Looks cool and the mount moves a lot! So for those who want to purchase the mount it will cost you $25.00 and all your characters in game will have it, for any speed. Don't know about you, but really is tempting me to purchase one but maybe later! hehe.

Before anything said, like the other Shiny flying horse before, It is just by all means a choice if you want to purchase the mount or not.  For some people they just want to add it to their collection, some just want it because they want to look cool, or whatever you want to do with it. It is your money that you spent so Deal with it! =D Hope you like the Screenshot for the week! The Winged Guardian.

Click the Image to Enlarge! Thanks!

Monday, May 30, 2011

WoW Achievements Feeds for Blogger using Yahoo Pipes



ATTENTION: To all my readers who happen to stumble upon this post, unfortunately the yahoo pipes is having technical problems in their system. as much as I try fixing the widget and its yahoo pipe source code. It doesn't work at the moment. Right now, I apologized for the inconvenience for those who try to use this pipe. I will try my best to update it as soon yahoo fix this problem. Thank you and Have a nice Day!

Hi guys, I know I had been searching of trying to get a WoW Achievements widget for Blogger users. But I couldn't find one, there was some discussions from Blog Azeroth about it, So I tried to see if it will work for me but unfortunately it did not, the yahoo pipe module edited by Zigi was out dated, Almost Evil also discussed this widget long time ago. So I thought I can update this so I can use this widget to post in my sidebar so I found a few yahoo pipe modules similar to the source code of the other WoW Achievements feeds, thought I should give it a try to see if it works if I update them.

One of the source code I got is from Hauntshade but his source code was Europe feeds, so I checked his source code and I tried to update and edited the source link to fetch the WoW achievements for US players. and I tried it a couple of times to see if it's working, I'm glad it worked! you can easily get the RSS code if you only want the list of the recent achievements for your sidebar. Please Click here to go to my Yahoo Pipe to try the WoW Achievements feeds


Note: I'm not claiming that I created the whole source code for this pipe. I only updated and edited some to work for US players and Bloggers who wants to post the WoW Achievements feeds in there sidebar of there blogs as Widgets. You are free to use it for your convenience.

I also like to acknowledge Jinxed Thoughts for helping me get the link of my Wow Achievements rss feeds yesterday when I was trying to put one for my blog. But I changed it a little bit using the Yahoo Pipes I edited tonight, When you mouse over, the wowhead tooltip is now shown which is what I liked if you only use the list of the recent wow achievements. below are also images if how you want to your the yahoo pipe either Image view or List.

How to add the WoW Achievements Yahoo Pipe Widget in Blogger Sidebar?

  • Go to >My Yahoo Pipe and Enter your Character Name, Realm, & Run Pipe.
  • Get the Code to embed the script.
  • Go to your Dashboard-Design-Add Widget-Scroll to get HTML/JAVASCRIPT and SAVE. 
  • For RSS Feeds Achievement list like what I have in my sidebar. with wowhead mouse over tooltip its awesome! Click Get as RSS Dashboard-Design-Add Widget-Scroll down and find Feeds-Put the code and SAVE. 

CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE! THANKS!

Anyway, Share it to anyone, RT it in Twitter if you like to use this, I believe it will also work for Wordpress users but i think it only works for those who are self hosted services only, because they can edit the html widget. Anyway, Hope for all Bloggers out there this is a great tool to use for your WoW Achievements Feeds for your sidebar. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Poll Question Review: WoW Premium Services

Hi guys, It has been talked, and discussed about WoW Premium services around the community this month, and millions of subscribers are either upset that they have to pay another feature that Blizzard wants to develop later this year and they are still working on it. Just thought to ask you Do you agree with it, Do you think this services is worth paying for? their objective for the features for players is to be able to have some type of other convenience and connectivity-oriented with cross-realm Real ID party system. A blue post by Zarhym quoted below in discussion in World of Warcraft forums.  
by: Zarhym
These are premium services added to better accommodate the wants and needs of players. They do not factor into what you get for buying the game/expansions and paying monthly for access to the serers. By no means do you need any of these premium services to enjoy World of Warcraft gameplay to the fullest extent. Should you desire to take advantage of some extra services to enhance your enjoyment of the game though, they're certainly there for you... if you feel it's worth the price.

We've made countless quality-of-life improvements to the game in terms of content, UI, data storage, character profiles, etc. We've expanded upon what you get for your monthly subscription by leaps and bounds since the game was first released, but the subscription price has not changed.

Everything we do and every service we add costs more money than you might realize. So, if we do occasionally add some premium services which are purely to give you more options for enjoying the game how you want (changing your realm, faction, race, name, physical appearance, etc.), we need to make sure there is an appropriate value added to those services so we can sustain them, sustain our business, and keep focusing on making this the best game possible. :) 
In my opinion, I agree of what Zahyrm said above, it is just optional services like what you pay of moving your characters in different servers, paying for vanity pets and other services. It is your choice if you want to pay for this services or not and Blizzard just thought about these feature just like any other developers out there to satisfy the needs of there costumers.

But of course some are opposed and doesn't agree with the services, you can't please everyone. So last week I put up a poll question about WoW Premium services at first I totally disagree and I don't want to pay any other services besides paying for my subscription monthly playing this game and just to play with your friends cross realm. but I realized It is not mandatory, it is just an option. and Honestly, I did spent over $300 in total just by moving my characters to different realm not just main toon but my alt toons as well, I also spent buying mounts and pets from Blizzard store and I didn't complain, that was my choice and it was my money that I spent not anyone's.

I will go ahead and tallied the votes here of the Poll question I asked last week started May 22,2011. Also This will be part of the upcoming Shared topic of Blog Azeroth started today and it's also related to Premium services by Corath of Corath's Blog

The Votes

I Agree - Pay to Raid with friends = 1 vote only (11%) Someone did vote that they agree to pay and play with friends cross realm for this services, I respect his/her decision on this because it is really up to you like I mentioned above its just an option.

I Disagree, Im not paying for any of that! = 10 total votes (90%) Of course, we can't please everyone and I bet Blizzard thought the same way. Yes this is another added feature for WoW players out there who wants to play with friends cross realm but the players who voted most in this poll question of the week doesnt want to pay the services, and that is obviously understandable. to know other responses of other players check the WoW Forums here on what they're thoughts about it too.

I think all results is done. I will not post any poll question this coming week, I apologized in advance for I will be really busy to pack for my move to California. and I might also missed some post daily. But I will make it up to you guys, and I am sure to be back on track on that. thanks for all the voters this week. you guys are awesome! Have a good one! don't forget to RT, suggestions and comments below! found me on my twitter @amerencelovewow. Thank you! =D

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekly Addon Review: Easy Mail from Cosmos

Hi guys, Weekly I featured great addons that is useful for my priest and for you guys to check it out. Today is about the Easy Mail Addon by Yarko from Cosmos. I will go ahead and share a video for you, I apologized for my english its my third language, and its my first time reviewing using a video to try out my fraps again since its been a while I wasn't able to use it. so here it is please post any suggestions and comments below. Thanks!




Credits to the following links:

Thanks for watching guys! I apologized for the quality of the video, its kinda blurry after uploading it, hope this review helps though! I know its just a quick one. Don't forget to retweet and share to your friends. post comments and suggestions if you want me to review another addon next week. Have a good one guys! =D

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday To my Boyfriend Sean!

Hi guys, Weekly I share random topics on Fridays and good timing for today is my boyfriend's birthday, So I will go ahead and share this poem for him. We've been together for 4yrs now. and I cherish every single day of my life when I'm with him. I love him so much! Happy Birthday Love. Mwah!

Guess what!!!
It’s your birthday today!!
So what I have to say?
Is happy happy birthday!!!!!

I hope I can make your dreams come true!
But. Part of me says I already do.
My dreams have come true
That dream is filled with you
Filled with love and happiness
But, mostly you!!!

What can I say
I love you
Knowing you love me to
I try to find the courage to say I love you.
Yet it seems, when I’m near you..
When I’m near you..

I seem to not know what to say.
It’s overwhelming. Knowing that you?re mine
All mine. Not another girl can have you.
You’re the only one I need
When I dream I dream of you
Dreaming someday I’ll be with you
Now that I have you..
All I can dream is?
Dream you will be mine forever.

All I can say is I love you!!!
I love you!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Frustrations on Progression

Hi guys, another week for my wednesday dailies and achievements! Just thought to let you know what's up with my current guild and our progression. Since I joined Vagrants guild, it has been really great, we tease, laugh, socialize, raid together every week, run daily dungeons when we can and for me that is the kind of environment I chose to be with. No pressure at all, but like any other guild they are some ups and downs. Lately, we have been short of raiders to even form a 10 man group, it's kind of  frustrating and our current progression is really behind. As much as we want to push ourselves and do heroic it will not happen unless everyone will start logging in game and be online during raid nights.

We only raid twice a week Tue and Wed because that's the only available time people can play besides having to go to work, have children to take care of, and even going to school. That is one reason why the guild was created because they just want to raid casually. Totally understand that, but 4.2 is just around the corner with another raid dungeons coming up I don't know when we are able to explore it. Other members of the guild are starting to get really anxious to do heroics and getting really frustrated with other players not logging in to finish the normal content. The only bosses we need to progress are Nefarian and Al'akir.

My priest already downed Nefarian in 25 man when I was with Vanquish guild, the only Boss I needed to kill is Al'akir to get my Defender of Shattered World title. I hope before Patch 4.2 is released we can get these 2 bosses down. But despite the frustrations of other members knowing that we are behind on progression, we managed to level and got a guild achievement level 21, I am not giving up with this guild yet, I know there still many things we can do, and as being an officer I will try my best to help out.
Guild Level 21 Achievement
I also just purchased a domain to create an official website for the guild, because the old site was not used and officers of the guild can't access it because the site admin is not active in game to check the sites. So I decided to help out. We are currently recruiting for those who wants to join us. We raid 7pm-10pm (Central/Server Time) in Staghelm server. Classes we definitely need are Druid (Tank/Boomkin), Warlock, Death Knight (Tank), and any other class are welcome to apply. We need at least 1 of each classes at the moment to help our 10 man progression. and build a solid group to try out on heroics. 

Anyway, that is all I want to share this week's dailies and achievements. I just hope for the best of the guild that soon we can kill Nefarian and Al'akir before 4.2 at least in normal mode. I know we can do it! and Hopefully we can get some new recruits that will really help on our raid attendance. Thanks for reading and Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Screenshot by Amerence #5

Hi guys weekly I featured screenshots that I think its interesting and add these to my compilation. Instead of keeping at what the screenshot originally is, I try to just edit it a little bit try different effects using my Paint tool. The screenshot today is the Human form of Deathwing, this was taken off one of the quest line post cataclysm. So its been in my compilation for a while now and thought to share it to you. Hope you like it!

Click the Image to Enlarge, Thanks!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Poll Question Review: 4.2 WoW Hair styles

Hi guys, I apologized for missed day of posting this review yesterday due of me being sick after long day of helping out my friend throwing out a 1st birthday party for her son. So I will just going to tallied the votes of the Poll Question started Last week May 15 and it was about the 4.2 New Hair styles in World of Warcraft, I asked what other players think of it.



THE VOTES

Great Hair Styles - There is only 1 vote (12%) of this since the poll started, looks like this person is contented of what Blizzard has made of the Hair styles so far, that is his/her choice. I mean it looks great but in my opinion needs more hair style for all race.

Need more styles, IMO - Obviously, most of the votes are in this category 7 people (87%). Need more hair styles is what most people are requesting of, 2-4 hair styles is not quiet enough. I suggest having at least more than that like maybe 6-10 Hair styles in each race. So far I only see it coming from Trolls, Orcs, Night elves, Gnomes, Dwarfs I was looking forward for Humans, Taurens, Blood elves, Worgen, and other races in game. 

Don't Like the Hair styles at all - Glad no one voted in this category, so far the hair styles are great but just need more hair styles and it should be fine. So I am looking forward for more option of hair styles in Patch 4.2!


NEW POLL QUESTION OF THE DAY

It has been discuss all over WoW community about the Real ID Cross server idea and making it Premium? , I am curios what other people think about this. Do you Agree with it or not? reply here for your opinion if you can, In my opinion I don't  agree with it just because we already been paying enough for our subscription every month, Blizzard is already making a lot of money through other stuff like a $25.00 character transfers, vanity pets, even selling some other stuff. 

Paying premium is just bad business period. I don't want to pay additional payments just to play with my friends online and in game. Probably Blizzard think of this option because they had lost a few subscribers but penalizing for those who are still playing with other sevices for me its just silly. Anyway, Please vote simply if you agree with it or not. Thanks!

I Agree - Pay To Raid with Friends
I Disagree - Hell no Im not paying for any of that!

Thanks for reading todays (technically yesterday's review Sunday). Please start your votes in the new Poll question this week about the Premium Services. It is located under the Featured Video of the Week. Thanks guys and Have a good one! =D

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 15: Why did I chose My Background Desktop In my Computer?

Hi guys another day for 20 days WoW Blogging challenge by Saga over at Spellbound. Today is all about my Desktop Background Images and Why I chose it?. To explain to you why I choose these, it is obvious that I like Angels and Wings I also like anything that is Anime related to Bleach, and Like Fairies, Fantasy like creatures. I remember when I was growing up I love the movie Fern Gully. and I also dreamed about having them, since then I admire the art and I set them as my background and screensaver as they alternate. I have few collection in my database. but I will show you two of them that I loved most. Including my Phone's Wallpaper which is a Fairy sleeping.

Angel with White Wings
Angel with Dark Wings
Brought to you by Zedge Android App (Fairy Sleeping)
Anyway, Hope you like the Images I provided, probably one reason that I also switch being Shadow Priest now because of the Archangel spellthat My Human Priest can have her Dark Wings! its pretty! =D If you want to join for the 20days WoW Blogging Challenge over at Spellbound its still going and To catch up with the other Days of Challenge click Here.! Thanks guys and Have a good one! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

I am officially playing Rift!

Hi guys, every week I shared some great random or off-topics every Friday. So Today unrelated topic besides playing WoW Just a quickie post to let you know what I've been up to these days. I am officially playing Rift now too! Thanks to @Elementalgold one of my twitter friends who linked a discounted promotion half a price for a Collector's edition digital copy that I only spend $25.00! I got the mount and some other treasures it was awesome! Check it here if the promo still going on. 



I play a Cleric class and since Im still soloing and leveling I decided to go for a Druid build which is a melee dps Cleric class that focuses on pets. The pets are the largest strength and weakness of the Druid. Druid pets strongly bond to thier masters and give Druids different abilities. This is actually my second spec and I am currently going for Shaman(11)-Druid(35)-Warden(0) spec. - Pet Druid leveling build (to level 35). Satyr is the pet of choice, shaman is for glacial shield. Sentinel is for healing breath. - More information about Rift builds visit www.riftclericbuilds.com.

Rotation priority: 
  • Rage of the Fae
  • Combined Effort
  • Eruption of Life
  • Trickster Spirit
  • Fervent Strike

Anyway, still exploring the game but so far I was having fun questing and can't wait to hit level 50 and I am also a member of Mysteria guild and we are still recruiting and growing in Galena server Guardians side. My name in game is also Amerence as cleric and I am also leveling a Rogue as Defiant named Amerr. So come and visit us and have fun! I will probably share more Rift adventures next week too every Friday maybe. and you can also catch me on my Twitter @amerencelovewow because Rift has integrated a system for whatever achievements with Images I get in game it will be posted there so don't miss it. If you still curious and thought about playing the game, Join Now! Thanks guys! and Have a good one!

Day 14: This upsets Me (Time is ticking You know!)

Hi guys, another day for 20 days WoW Blogging challenge by Saga at Spellbound. Today, I will share some bad experiences mostly in game that upsets me. I sometimes rant these things in twitter and some real life issues like living in a 3rd floor apartment and laundry room is in 1st floor without any elevator, you actually have to use the stairs yea that upsets me that kind of thing. But whatever I say there its only limited to 140characters. So now that I have the whole page to share without any limitation so here goes, hope you can relate to this.


Image from cafepress.de
In game what upsets me are common things like if I am leveling and I need an item for the quest, here you are trying to get into the item while killing a mob. and then suddenly someone appears from no where grabs the item! Hello Mister!? that was mine! hate it and that upsets me so bad. also when you try to cast your spell on the mob that you targetted and someone took it from you they damage more and instead it was your kill you didn't get credit because someone took it. of all the mobs in the area why took mine?? just upsets me, your in a good mood to quest and kill stuff it just ruins it when that happens it is really upsetting. I know I shouldn't be upset with these things because everyone will say it's just a game, but guess what you work your butt off and try to level and quest. Time is ticking its not like my time i spent in WoW was borrowed right? so there! of course sometimes you have the right to get upset on some things.

Image from cafepress.de
In raiding, I know that it could be difficult at times especially when forming a raid group and not everyone is online. It's already passed the raid time, invites was supposed to be 6pm and then everyone start to logged in at 7-8pm, it upsets me because you commit to raid and signed up for specific time and why even bother to sign up if your not logging on time? unless you notify the officer ahead of time or at least 2hours prior the raid time then it will be okay, but wasting other's people time just to wait for you is really not a good call. I also dislike players who prepare there consumables on raiding time, unless you already have mats in your bag and you can do these while waiting for others inside the zone, but still I recommend to prepare these things ahead of time.


Image from cafepress.de
Players who raid or even just running a 5 man dungeons should know every boss fights right? I think you should. at least some basics idea how the fight goes because seriously even before patch and running PTR's can help you study these things. there is no excuse why you wouldn't know the fights. I can totally understand if your just a 10yrs old kid who just relieved to play your Dad's toon. but not knowing the basic mechanics of the fight is just ridiculous of course whoever knows the fight had to explain it, this actually happened to me most of the time in 5 man dungeons. 

It just wonders me how the hell did you level without running a non-heroic dungeon to heroics without even knowing the fights, especially with Zul'aman and Zul'gurub these raid dungeon existed before 4.1 patch released at least you should know by now how the fight goes especially for those who actually started in Burning Crusade. In raids like when to move out of fire? seriously? you can't move your ass and end up dead, WTF are you doing? not only your wasting other players time, wiping in raid is too much and just slows down the progression. I know I may sound like a bitch but guess what thats fact. Time is ticking you know! You don't want the raid leader to keep telling you what to do during raids, you have to be prepared and know the fights so it will be a successful run.


Image from cafepress.de
Also, The GM Ticket upsets me big time. Not only does the service is so damn slow but cmon Blizzard you should hire more technical support, your earning millions of money to develop and create this game. We deserved to be answered faster and not wait 24-48 hours just to reply in 1 damn ticket. It is upsetting, but there is nothing you can do after submitting the ticket you either get replied in game sent to your in game inbox, or email, rarely now a days do I actually get replied to talk to a GM in game. Especially if it's an issue being hacked or gears. So Blizzard try to at hire more please that will really help reply whatever concerns or problems we having in game.


Anyway, I think you guys get the point these are things that mostly upsets me in game. It's hard to deal with players who are idiots and very inconsiderate of other players play time also voicing out your concern and problems in game to a Game Master. The clock represents That Time is Gold and we don't want to waste that because other than just playing the game we also have real lives to take care of. If you missed and like to catch up my previous 20 days challenge by Saga at Spellbound please click the links below. Have a good day guys! =D if you missed my other Days challenge please click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Welcome Wagon and a Great Guild!

Hi guys, Today is Thursday Guild updates and Dungeon runs. Lately in my new guild Vagrants in Staghelm been really fun, but Tuesday night I was not feeling well so I only spent to join them in killing 3 bosses and logged off, I was thankful they understand me. So far running Dungeon this week was exhausting for me, I was getting tired of running it. not to brag but I have total of 4390 Valor tokens, 4000 justice points and I don't pvp to even buy gears for it. So pretty much its stack there. I know there are some BoE items that I could sell but the economy right now with the Valor BoE items is not really much now a days because of the new dungeon Zul Aman and Zul Gurub that has equivalent value for item level 357.

But anyway, besides being in my new guild and raiding with them, they actually decided to promote me to officer yesterday. I guess I need to step up my game and get back my energy to help the guild more. I haven't been fishing lately for our seafood feasts. Now that I am an officer, I wish I can do the job well, I know just being in that position members of the guild will expect that you are good role model to them. and execute how to play my class as well. But everyone is not perfect including myself, but I'll do my best though, So far my overall stay in the guild has been great and I am currently friendly now with my Vagrants reputation from being exalted in previous guild but its okay it will be fast to gain it back again.

I also like to Thank you Beruheals from Falling Leaves and Wings blog for Welcoming me in the community posted in Twisted Nether Welcome Wagon. Quoted original email from her below; I didn't expect someone spotted my blog! and I am very honored to be part of a great community indeed! =)
Hello Amerence!

I am Beruthiel from Falling Leaves and Wings
(www.fallingleavesandwings.wordpress.com).  I write the Netherhood Welcome
Wagon
 over at www.twistednether.net - a weekly column that spotlights and
features new, up and coming bloggers, such as yourself!  It's really a
great opportunity to be introduced to the community, and educate them a
little about both yourself and your blog!

I have recently discovered your blog, and think you are doing a great job!
 As such, I'd love to introduce you to the community and I was wondering if
you would be interested in being spotlighted in one of my upcoming columns
:)

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

~Beru
I also like to thank all the commenter's, readers, and even just visiting my blog since I started. So far it's been really fun and sharing all these great ideas and thoughts with everyone. You guys are awesome, Love you all!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 13: People (players/bloggers) that I admire

Hi guys, another day for 20 days WoW Blogging challenge over at Spellbound, Day 13 is all about the People I admire. These are people that I looked up to, inspired by there stories and also not just related to wow blogging community or players but also real people that I consider a family and friends. I will just list it by categories as Real Life, In Game, and Bloggers.


REAL LIFE
First of the list who I admire is my Mom, When my Mom was giving birth of me, she lost a lot of blood, because my feet was coming out first and not my head, so the doctor had to do a C-section. The doctor told my Dad that its either me or her will be alive if she can't get enough blood so Dad donated a lot of blood for Mom, and Thank God! it was a miracle that both of us that day lived. Since then I admired my Mom being a strong women as she has always been and despite the hardships She made as a single Mom to raise my brother and I after her and Dad divorced when I was still in grade school, I admire her because she always make sure we eat 3 times a day, she always pray for our safety and besides being miles away from her, she still hopes for our best. 

She has Type 2 diabetes and I am helping her with her medications, every pay check I made I send her money so she can go to the doctor to check up. I love her so much. and I am thankful that I was born in this world because of her. I know that this story is too personal for me but I just want to share that My Mom is always been number 1 supporter, and She is the best Mom in the whole wide world, I miss her so much.

    Second in my list is a friend of mine. I known her for over a year now let's just call her Susy, her age is 62 yrs old and been working as a healthcare provider for close to 40yrs of her life. She is very sweet women, very kind, honest and very down to earth. I kinda consider her as my grandma, I admire this women because after she was raped during her high school days. She raised her children very well as a single Mom, She has a daughter that is now a Lawyer and a son who is in US Military and is deployed to Afghanistan too. and both has there own family now too, Susy has 4 grand children that she loves so much. 

    She stopped working just 6months ago because she's been having problems with her heart and lungs and she needed to have an oxygen on all the time. despite her health problems and all, I admire her strength and do most of every day stuff to support herself and is contented of just being in a retirement home. As she was telling me her story, I know how hard she's been through all these years. All I was hoping for her is that her children needs to realize that there Mom did her best to them and I think its time that the children will do the same to take care of Susy. As a friend I always invite her to eat out every other Thursday. I always call her so she has someone to talk too. Overall, I love this women. and She inspired me to do whatever it takes just to survive.

    IN GAME
    I admire one of my officer in my previous guild Vanquish his name is Iban, he always try to accomplish something by helping the guild's reputation, guild achievements and other stuff for the guild. I admire his commitment despite taking a lot of that time from his real life schedule. I even run a few dungeons with him like AQ, Sunwell few classic raids and dungeons to help out as well. He is a very good officer and he always listens and suggests anything other members concerns either raiding issues, attendance etc. I hope all officers are like that. he is such a cool person. and I admire him for that.


    BLOGGER
    One of the greatest blogger in the community and well known for his success as a guild master of Conquest in Nerzhul server, and author of World of Matticus, No Stock UI, and moderator of Plush Heal, Blog Azeroth and other known World of Warcraft community sites, Matticus or Matt his passion of writing and blogging gives me a push to blog as well, admires me a lot of me thinking if anyone can do that maybe I can too. But I know its far beyond reach how he does it.. but we always start somewhere right? His Guild Management site and Healing strategies, guides and ideas in WoW community for healers such as myself really helps my character in game know how to play better and as a raider as well. His writing inspired me to start my own blog for priest. and now he also started his podcasting on Matticast, really great hosts there to listen what there opinions on latest news in the community. He also works for Enjin hosting site check it out! Overall, Matt admired me with his commitment and determination, Thank you Matt and Keep up the good work!

    Anyway, That is it for today guys, Just want to let you know that I also admire the new bloggers out in the community now a days seems like a lot of them check the list over at Twisted Nether Wiki for more info, Thanks for reading and If you still want to participate for the 20 days WoW Blogging challenge over at Spellbound by Saga check it out! and if you want to catch up on my previous Day Challenge Check the links below. If you miss my other 20 days of WoW Blogging challenges please click here or check my navigation bar on top for easier access. Thanks and Have a good one!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Screenshot by Amerence #4

    Heya guys, This week's Screenshot is about a Dragon. I love Borean Tundra and these past week I've been exploring a lot so here is one screenshot I like to share to you using my Paint with Ink Sketch design. So thought would be neat to take a shot. so I did. Here is the results, hope you guys like it.


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    Sunday, May 15, 2011

    Poll Question Review: What do you think of the Priest Tier 12 set bonus?

    Hi guys, The Poll is Ended. My Review of last week Poll Question was all about the Priest Tier 12 set bonus for Healer and Shadow 2pc and 4pc. This Poll has nothing to do with the new changes made last 2 days ago, because I didn't expect the changes coming. So I will just go ahead and tallied the votes what other priest thought about it my question. I will also post here the OLD Priest Tier 12 set bonus for both specs. and a great information shared by Oestrus of The Stories of O about the New Changes of the Priest Tier 12 set bonus check it out! 



    THE PRIEST TIER 12 SET BONUS WAS;
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    • Holy/Discipline 2 Pieces - Your Flash Heal, Heal, and Greater Heal spells cause you to regenerate 2% of your base mana every 5 sec for 15 sec.
    • Holy/Discipline 4 Pieces - You have a chance when you cast a helpful spell to summon a Cauterizing Flame. Friendly raid and party members can use the Cauterizing Flame to be instantly healed for 4625 to 5375. Lasts for 45 sec sec or 10 charges. After using the Cauterizing Flame, players cannot benefit from it again for 10 sec.
    • Shadow 2 Pieces - Your Shadowfiend deals 20% additional damage as Fire damage and its cooldown is reduced by 75 sec.
    • Shadow 4 Pieces - While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target you gain Dark Flames, which reduces the cooldown of Mind Blast by 3 sec.

    THE VOTES
    • Just Fine = Total Votes was 4 (28%) Other Priest thought the old bonus of the Priest Tier 12 set bonus was just fine for both spec healing and shadow. As a healer myself my first reaction was the regeneration of my mana by 2% is great, because using both Flash Heal and Greater Heal spells alone was expensive to use too. Heal doesn't bother me much for 2pc and 4 pc set bonus will help a lot on upcoming raids 4625 to 5375 healing is good. As a shadow, I always use my shadowfiend at the start of the fight, having 20% additional damage for 2pc helps, and the reduced cooldown that is awesome but what worries me is because its fire damage does that affect the immunity of the fire monsters? 4pc bonus for shadow is just fine.
    • Acceptable = Total Votes was 2 (10%) Other priest thought about the bonus is just acceptable. Acceptable for both specs. 
    • I dont like the set bonus at all = 4 (28%) For some reason didn't expect that other Priest will thought about that the old set bonus is not good enough? probably because of the cooldowns? charges? and not enough benefits to utilize all our healing and shadow spells to be of use for gearing our priest? probably just not what they expect the set bonus would be.
    • Well Done and its perfect = 6 (68%) There is no doubt that most of the Priest who voted said that the set bonus for 2pc and 4 pc is great. No questions about it, simply put Blizzard has made the Priest set bonus great for Tier 12 on upcoming Patch 4.2. So far in my opinion I have no complains at all.

    THE PRIEST TIER 12 SET BONUS CHANGES NOW;
    Well 2 days ago there was a minor changes on Tier 12 for Priest 2 pc set bonus and 4 pc bonus. Didn't see it coming and conflicted my Poll Question of the week. but I will just go ahead and post the NEW Changes here and share my thoughts about it as well.
    •  Holy/Discipline Priest 2-Piece: Now also triggers from casting Prayer of Mending.
    •  Holy/Discipline Priest 4-Piece: Old bonus removed and replaced -- You have a chance when you cast a helpful spell to summon a Cauterizing Flame at the target’s location. Each second the Cauterizing Flame will heal an injured party member within 20 yards for 9250 to 10750 health. Lasts 5 seconds.
    •  Shadow Priest 2-Piece: Now requires the priest to be in Shadowform to be active.

    My Initial thoughts about the changes was Hmm!? Why change? Oestrus of The Stories of O shared a great information of What she thought about the new changes check it out. The new changes have some great things though especially the 20 yards healing the injured party member for 9250 to 10750 health and for me that helps, especially when moving around and you see members injured using the Cauterizing Flame is great on 4pc set bonus. But like any other Priest out there they are also worried about stats wise will it get affected? I need to read more about the new changes for the set bonus, and for me I wouldn't worry too much about it because honestly since I only raid twice a week and getting these tier will be hard in my case. but for those raiding in 25 man Goodluck to you! Hopefully 4.2 for Priest will be great for everyone to Enjoy! Have a good one guys!

    NEW POLL QUESTION OF THE WEEK;

    What do you think of the new Hair styles for the upcoming 4.2? I was hoping there are changes in all classes but I am curious what other people say about it. Thanks! Please vote now it will be located just below the Featured video of the week.

    -Great Hair styles
    -Need more styles, IMO
    -Don't Like the Hair styles at all

    Saturday, May 14, 2011

    Dotdododotdot..dot...dot... Dotimer?

    Hi guys, another day for exciting Addon review this week, As a shadow priest and being an addon junkie, I always try out some addons that will help my priest in game especially when I raid. This week I will review about Dotimer, this is an in-game mod, pretty standard and popular for all shadow priests and even other classes out there, but for some players it's just an optional mod that's okay too but to know more about it I will go ahead and explain it to detail how it works, I thank you Asheyla for making this addon, It really helps a lot of us having this mod and guys this is also ready and updated for Patch 4.1 so try it now. 


    What is Dotimer?
    "It is a comprehensive suite for managing various things that need timing. These includes your Dots/Hots, your cooldowns, buffs/debuffs on you."
    How does it work?
    Dotimer accomplishes the task by breaking into sub-addons: Dotimer, Cooldowns, and PlayerAuras, respectively. A fourth sub-addons, Notifications, is also included. All four can be enabled/disabled and costumized seperately. The reason for including all of these together in one addon is for interoperability. You can costumize the timers to an extreme extent.

    It is really simple to use, its functionality also fit with the timers in three categories, Standard, No Target, and Party buffs. Standard timers are timers on specific mobs. No target timers are timers that can affect multiple mobs at once or none at all, like Howl of terror. Party buffs are buffs cast on the party; you can set it up so that they get combined into a single timer so that tracking them is much easier (and less spammy onscreen). To know more about Dotimer please visit here.


    In my opinion
    The mod itself is very helpful for shadow priests or any class in game because we often try to keep track our debuffs, dots, and even hots on top of our interface. So avoiding looking up, having these set up maybe just below your interface beside your cast bar or top of your spell bar even eye level to where you can see it easily makes a big difference. If you don't have some kind of notification besides using Power Auras, I suggest this mod for good use not only does it give you that functionality of having timers but also helps your damage output, because honestly as a caster dps, I don't think there is an excuse to miss using your dot's and not keeping an eye of it, This is one way of  keeping track of that.

    If you don't have this mod yet, I suggest you guys to try it out and Download it here. Some players may have other options similar to this in game mod that's okay too. my point of showing this review is just not to ignore your timers because it plays an important role of playing your class better. Have a good one guys!

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    Day 12: A usual day in my life/online time.


    Hi guys, another day for 20 days WoW Blogging challenge over at Spellbound, I apologized for missing Day 12 post but here I am coming back to catch up. Today I will share about my usual day in my life or my online time. My usual days are not as good as others. Working overnights is not healthy in my opinion, My Sleeping routine is messed up. and I only eat once a day but with snacks sometimes. So to know more about it here goes...


    Just to let you know ahead of time my schedule is like this, Fri-Sun I worked in a healthcare facility from 10pm to 6am in the morning. My Raiding Times are usually just Tue-Wed or sometimes we raid Mondays if we get enough people to raid, but usually just twice every week. and I blog mostly everyday as I follow my routine to keep my blog active, I tweet, take shower, brushing my teeth, and all that sort of things and of course spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.


    • So, Mondays morning after coming from work I basically can't sleep even though I worked overnights because usually people are tired coming from work but trust me not me lol, It is more likely a habit that I just logged on and check my blog stats, read a few blogs, and tweet. And during the day before I go get some sleep around Noon I pretty much try to post something in my blog. I also try to logged on in game to check what's up with the guild, reading the guild forums and do my dailies.
    • Tuesday & Wednesday, pretty much same with Mondays but I am more focus to prepare anything I can before raid that means I am online most of the day playing WoW, like making pots with my rogue, farm more if needed, food, fishing, do dailies. Oh! and you might think I am not eating everyday I am! but usually I end up just eating once a day and pretty much some snacks with that while playing the game.
    • Thursdays, every twice a week its my pay day. So sometimes I call my friend to hang out with. nothing much except trying to draft a few posts for my blog for the next day too. I also try to do some laundry or clean the apartment (As I try doing it every week >.<). 
    • Fridays to Sundays, work days every weekend. but this coming Sunday May 15 is my last day of work, because I have to prepare for my move out of going back to Sacramento, CA. and as usual I post a topic based on my routine for my blog and tweet.

    These are my usual days, I can tell you that I pretty much spend most of my time online. I only worked weekends part time because my back is bad. I can't handle doing full-time job yet as Doctor requested not to over do myself. I have 3 medication just for that, My job is not the greatest job of all. But it helps me survive to buy every day necessities i.e food, school stuff, or just things I need personally, and I always thank my boyfriend because he also helped me a lot through these years.

    Anyway, I pretty much said enough of how my usual days go. But everyday is a new day! It may not be sometimes usual things you do, It is always interesting to try new things as well so I try to explore either real life adventures or online. To catch up on previous Saga of my 20 days WoW Blogging challenge over at Spellbound Check the Links below, Thanks! and Have a nice weekend guys! =D

    Blogger is Back, I hope so!

    Hello guys, Today's Friday random post, is all about Blogger. Blogger authors was frustrated since Wednesday night, we we're having problems of not able to post anything, and can't logged on our dashboard. Everyone is curious what's wrong? This is what happened stated on Today's blogger buzz.



    "Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish.  We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring."


    So, hope the fix is good enough that none blogger users will change there minds of moving to different sites, I myself personally like Blogger and based on my personal preference since I moved back here from Wordpress,  Blogger is surely less customization and actually auto verified by Google. But if it keeps going on like this as much as I hate moving to different site well see what happens. I tried many blog sites out there. Blogger and Wordpress are the best ones so far. But this is not about comparing both in my opinion, both has its use let's just put it that way. And as long as I can post something thats good enough for me. Have a good weekend guys! and Enjoy Blogging! =D

    GoodBye Vanquish, Hello Vagrants!

    Hi guys, As everyone noticed Blogger was having problems and they did a huge maintenance since 20.5 hours ago, and that's one of the reason why I wasn't able to post anything. But to caught up on things I like to share to you that I left my previous guild Vanquish in Staghelm server, The reason was not that I hate anyone in the guild but I just chose to be in a 10 man environment with Vagrants guild.

    I applied in Vanquish to be a raider and raided with them for at least 3months but due of cutting down some classes because we had a lot of healers I was asked to get demoted to social it was also because I was having internet and disconnection issues and I don't want to let the guild suffer if we wipe, So I totally understand. 

    I was a social member then, after few months past there was an opening and I reapply, glad they considered and I raided at least a month, but the problem was they asked me to dps so I changed spec to shadow, I was learning my class and did a decent job dpsing, but one shadow priest who had disconnection issues too came back and raid, so They had to demote me again because shes back and good to raid. I know what your thingking, I've been tosed around, promoted then demoted it kinda sucks, But I stayed cool and respect there decision.

    While spending my time in Vanquish, I dont want to sit and wait. So I gained a few friends with Vagrants guild and told me they needed a shadow priest to run with for 10 man content So I took the offer, been running with them for close to 2months. I also realized that why stay in a guild if I am not raiding with them anymore besides just doing dailies and running heroics. 

    So I decided to join Vagrants. The schedule and just runnigng 10 man for me was far more comfortable and I was having fun. I still love all the people in Vanquish and I will not forget them, it was one of the most welcomed guild I ever been since I was playing WoW besides my own guild that I managed back in Burning Crusade. I did not regret being in Vanquish, they did taught me a lot of things and I was able to play my class better.

    I could have stayed longer in Vanquish but I was not having fun anymore, I noticed there was lack of team work, too much favoritisms, and no acknoledgement to the players who also put effort on helping the guild (like myself). So that was the downfall and people started to leave the guild, there was actually about close to 10 members who left before me, so I am hoping that the officers in the guild will let other members get involved more. and not just pick and choose who you run with. We are in a guild and Team work and get acquainted with each other will get us closer and will be successful in a long run.

    Now, that I am in Vagrants guild. I am happy to just enjoy raiding with 10 man content, I know it could be a challenge but it will be a strong team to go and raid. It will be fun for sure. So I am excited and willing to help out Vagrants in everything I can. I am happy to be in a new guild and It is something I can look forward to each week, and Kill some end game bosses!

    Also, I was trying out Rift MMO yesterday, So Far it looks great! and I love the quest line. its always interesting to explore new mmo game. I have yet to find out more of it in the upcoming days. Just don't want to lose my attention to World of Warcraft because it is still my number 1 mmo game. =D Have a good one guys!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Shared Topic: New Class Theories

    Hi guys, Over at Blog Azeroth a shared topic brought to you by Shadow at Death Knights Don't Blog is curious to know what will be the next class hero for World of Warcraft. This is actually related to my Poll Question last week about A Possible WoW Class and the result and most voted class was the Monk. Since I started playing Ragnarok Online I had a Monk class, they are very powerful and great skills of martial arts. To give you details we will go ahead and theorycraft what spells, gears, build and more about Monks in general, Will it be worth having in for World of Warcraft Classes?


    What is a Monk Class?

    "They are well known the Masters of Martial Arts. Monks gain increased speed, attacks per round, high saving throws against special attacks, and immunities unique to the class as experience grows. Monks become increasingly difficult to hit because of their dexterity and armor class bonuses. Monks can gain high spell resistances, making them dangerous to mages, but, in some circumstances, can be overwhelmed when attacked by many enemies at once". 

    BASIC STATS
    1. STRENGTH = One of the most important stats for Monks. Since it affects how much damage you can dish out. It affects your minimum and maximum damage too. It also affects your weight capacity so you can carry all the equipments (support equips, battle equips and some rotation too.) This is how it works (STR + Weapon Attack + Bonus + Weapon upgrades)
    2. VITALITY = This is only a support stats that will help your health points. But its an option if you want to be a Hybrid spec with pure VIT and STR. This stat adds to your defense. (VIT + Total Armor Defense).
    3. AGILITY = The partner of Vitality in making a defensive character. But Agility is more than that. Higher AGI means Faster Killing Time. (1 AGI = +1 Flee)
    4. DEXTERITY = This stat raises your accuracy and your minimum/maximum damage. (+1Dex means +1 Hit) same as the AGI-Flee but this stat counteracts that.
    5. INTELLIGENCE = This stats will take part into healing, because Monks secondary spec is like paladins they can heal too. Stat is helpful for Mana and Health regeneration.
    6. LUCK = This stat is very useful for those who are going for the CRIT MONK. Luck affects your avatar by; Crit chance: every (LUCK = +Critical, Every Critical = +Dodge).

    Note: DEFENSE/ATTACK = Important pre-requisite skills for Monks. You must Max this skill because this will open the skill tree for monks. This skill also assist us by helping us to stay longer and reduce damages from undead and demon types of monsters.

     Ragnarok Online: Monk Class
    SPECIAL ABILITIES
    Besides having the healing spells that will also be benefit for the Monk specs. Here below are the skills needed to be a perfect martial art Monk dude! Also credits to Ragnarok Online for making me understand better how to play a Monk 5yrs ago, Here are some special abilities of a Monk class.
    1. Iron Hand/Palm = Increases the damage done by Knuckle Class weapons and Bare Fists Passive skill, this is important mastery skill to add some extra damage.
    2. Spirit Cadence = Restores a certain amount of HP and Mana every 10 seconds based on skill level if your weight is over 50% then it will restore every 20 seconds Amount is increased with VIT and INT. also a Passive skill.
    3. Triple Attack/Raging Trifecta Blow = Deliver 3 blows by a low chance, After use, the caster cannot move for a short period, if Raging Quadruple Blow is used in conjunction with this skill, movement will be delayed even longer. DEX and AGI reduce the delay time. Passive skills the more chance of this skills will increase Attack power.
    4. Call Spirit/Summon Spirit Sphere = Summon spirit spheres. One spirit sphere lasts 10 minutes, the caster can summon a total of 5 spheres at once. Certain Monk skills require spirit spheres. This spell cannot be interrupted. 3 second casting delay DEX affects on the casting time. Consumes Mana. This requires Iron Hand.
    5. Chain Combo/Raging Quadruple Blow = A cooldown only usable during the delay time that occured Raging Trifecta Blow. deliver 4 blows on a target, the caster cannot move for a short period after use. If "raging thrust" is used in conjuction with this skill, movement will be delayed even longer. DEX and AGI reduce the delay time. Requires Triple Attack/Raging Trifecta Blow.\
    6. Combo Finish/Raging Thrust = Only usable during the delay after Raging Quadruple Blow. This is the Final touch of the Combo Skill. If the opponent is still standing..repeat steps 1-3 until satisfied.
    7. Finger Offensive/Throw Spirit Sphere = Throw spirit spheres to a target at a distance, This skill level affects on the number of spirir spheres that the caster can use at a time. casting cannot be interrupted, the casting time takes as much as (1second + the number of spirit spheres x1 sec) consumes 20 mana. Has a 0.5 delay time after a use. this is pretty much a Soul Strike. Mid-range attack or use before you clobber an opponent. It requires high INT.
    MONK BUILDS
    1. Pure Offense Monk = This build is more into Spirit, Int. that casts and Call spirits -Absorbs Spirits. This build works well and good for leveling.
    2. Combo-Asura Monk = Triple Blow -> Quad Bloq -> Way of Dragon -> Asura Strike Combo. This build is somehow "weak" in combo due to the low Iron Fist Mastery and Raging Trifecta Blow. Because of this you will depend on Elemental Firsts very much. This build seems to be forever due to that you will only feel the completeness of the guild and thats tough and too darn long. But it will depend on your STR very much.
    3. Defense Piercer Monk/Extermity Monk = This monk build concentrate on dishing high damage to monster with high defense that's why we got investigate here and also with high critical rate from critical explosion which ignore defense. A monk must have min 30 INT so we'll have more mana and more health points. This build is awesome in PvP.
    4. Hybrid Monk = This is a good build, as long as you have good amount of INT and AGI. Maybe equips that boosts INT and AGI can help you have that. In this build, after the Raging Tri/Quad blows. this build are finishers for the combos.
    GEARS
    As far as gears goes I suggest having Monks some Cloth or Leather, and for weapons Fist weapons or Mace. They are equipped to mostly physical melee and is also required a lot of movements so these type of gears helps Monks move faster.

    Anyway, I think That is it. and Hopefully this will be added to World of Warcraft classes, Monks are awesome! their skills can be as good as Rogues in game right now. Thanks for reading guys! writing this shared topic reminds me of me playing Ragnarok Online and really understand me better and easier for me to list down the spells, stats, build and gears. Please share your thoughts what is your ideal new class for the new expansion in World of Warcraft? For more details go and visit Blog Azeroth or Shadow over at Death Knight's Don't Blog. Have a good one!