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Feel sad .. Friend I follow got a massive rt.. Wish I could rt it but there is a person I can't follow and they are totally muted to
My lists. I want to follow and rt them but because I would rt them a lot and in "bursts" of 5-10 at a time I overloaded there l
notifications. If they would unblock me so I could unblock them I would rt things. But... Sigh
It's not like the person does not have thousands of followers rting them... I am always going to say,
if you don't want it retweeted it is not something to tweet at all then!
You are responsible for what you tweet!

There is no real delete tweet button ! Tweet with that in mind and tweet what you mean!

So for the person that for the rt congratz... But I won't rt something that contains that person in a tweet because I will never normally see it!

I am not saying for that person to not put the name in the tweet... It would harm others for me to ( see rules on profile)

I just feel hurt every time I find a tweet I would love to rt but can't because of things I might have done and that it's misunderstood or that a person did not realize how public twitter is.

The Good Evil Staff?

Ling heads into the Cleft, seeing lights come from the area.. some arcane in nature some fel, she realizes that all magic users are concentrated under this part of the city.

Ling, arranges to meet with the Warlock Master Zevrost, and approaches him when called.

"Master Zevrost, I am told you are the strongest and most clever of all the warlocks known," Ling Kneels on one knee and Zevrost looks at her and knods.
"What do you seek young Sindori Warlock? To learn how I aquired such power? To find out how many I have bested?" Zevrost looks her over noticing she wears basic clothing nothing fancy and carries with her no weapon or focusing staff, yet she emits power of a extreme ammount for the skills he knows she has.
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"None of the above Sir, I was called by a Succubi who's former master was very foolish and tried to summon all his bound demons into the world. They are fully emerged and are dieing, I wish to help them." Ling pulled out her notes on the linking ritual and gave them to the Master.

"You don't seek to bind them as is tradition?" Zevrost Commented after reading over everything.
"No sir, I am aware this spell is normally used for demons that are highly respected, but I do not want to see them in pain or know I am harming another." Ling explained, " I did not choose to be a warlock, but I can not change now. I can only make sure I follow the Rules I have set out for myself.
1. If it harms no one I may do it.
2. I must protect the weak from the strong.

I can not harm another unless they are the ones causing harm to others, and I will unleash my power on them then and only then."

Zevrost looked at her and saw in Lings eyes something that was not there in a warlocks eyes, a craving for power, the corruption that eventually taught all warlocks there limits or killed them.

"I know the staff's original reason to exist is to cause great Evil on the lands Master," Ling begs " But I only want to help them, to save them from dieing here!"

Zevrost looks at Ling and chuckels for he sees her true nature, had she not been pushed down this path she would have been a priestess, and if she succeeds she might help others, including himself one day, when the corruption inside grows too consume them.

"The Staff you seek to create will be hard to manufacture, the only place to get the Tenebrous Orb and sufficient Ghostly Essence is the Shadow Fang Keep!
It will be hard to get in and get out. For my price i will ask you find the book "The Book of Lost Souls"." Zevrost scratched his chin in thought then scribbles down some instructions
"You will need to form a small party to break in. Here are directions from UnderCity to the Keep, and a letter of recommendation to a friend that will help you find some mercenaries to assist."

Ling Thanks him and Runs off heading back to Undercity and she hires with most of her savings a bang of men and women who help her break into Shadowfang keep, finding the required materials she uses the now former occupants lab to package the Essence into the Tenebrous Orb as the ritual required to stabilize the essence.
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The Search for a Link.

Ling headed to Brill at a good pace, keeping the Felsteed at a good pace she rode.
The Steed did not tire as she expected a normal horse to, she knew it was because the steed was also a demon.

After reaching Brill she talk to the Zeplin Ticket seller Zapetta and booked passage for her and the FelSteed to Orgrimmar.

Ling passed her time on the Zeplins journey by reading more about demons and what warlocks did to them, some bargained with them, some enslaved. The ritual was a binding, the demon was enslaved and bound to the warlock. The chapters she read told her about how a warlock should go about preparing to bind and what control they would have over the demon. It often mentioned how a demon would do things that it would have objected to.

Ling laying in her bed on the Zeplin, a small storm brewing outside, "I can't bind them to me, it will take away there freedom."
"Maybe I can see about releasing them after binding?" Ling asked, frustrated she could not get see a way out.

Ling poured over the books and found a entry, a powerful demon and powerful warlock long ago had come to a agreement, the demon had not wanted to be bound, to have its free will taken away.
"The demon gave the Warlock instructions on making a staff to link the demons to the Warlock, this would allow a partnership, but no dominance from either side." Ling read anxiously.
Ling copied as she read, "This procedure is simpler to setup then a binding, it requires much less energy to setup, but it has a downside. The Warlock has a greater drain on the Fel energy they can produce, a normal binding would use two to three times less energy."
"Please tell me they left the instructions for the staff in here" Ling begged
"There" She cried out.

The staff of the left hand path:

Tenebrous Orb, for focusing the energies
Ghostly Essence x 5 for enchantment ( Note: this can be any essence from animal to former living beings"

Ling spend the rest of the trip in furious study, learning each part of the spell and testing if she can link with them propperly.

Finding herself ready as the Zeplin docked, she checked her bags and made sure everything was inside, she disembarked and lead the Felsteed to the elevator. Asking a Guard where the Bazaar was and following his directions she headed through the Tauren area to the common bazaar AKA "The Drag" as the Guard told informed her.

Finding herself a bit lost she wandered hoping to find someone to ask, and then she saw a little boy sitting and crying and approached him.
"Hello, Are you ok?" She asked as she sat down.

The kid looked at her, " I lost my balloons my father got me from the Dark Moon Fair, I was going to take them to my friend. I got knocked around and they slipped and a breeze blew them around the drag"

"Well if they are anything like the balloons I recall the Darkmoon Caries used to have when I was a kid they should be around here and unharmed" Ling pulled out a hankie and dried the young orcs eyes and teased. "Now what should I call you? Orc boy?"

"Jaga, my name is Jaga." the young orc said as he puffed his chest out trying to look fierce.

Ling giggled and pointed up, seeing a balloon under a tarp.
She quickly helped young Jaga gather all his balloons from the various places they had blown.

"Could you tie them around me?" Jaga asked after they had found them all. " My friends up on the cliffs and I want to surprise him!"

"Of course" Ling went about securing the balloons into a harness, " Would you happen to know where the Cleft of Shadows is, I am looking for the Warlock Zevrost?

"They are mean people, Zevrost is not the worst, I was helping around my fathers shop and had to deliver some thigns to him, he smiled at me." Jaga held onto the nearby to stay on the ground. "The cleft is a short bit that way and Zevrost is around the corner, down the ramp and to your right"

Ling let go and watched Jaga float into the air and onto the cliffs his friend suprised they ran off to play.

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"Well, lets head over" Ling said as she picked up the Reins to her Steed and headed off.

Warcraft Valor and a New patch

The word on twitter today was that the currency situation on warcraft for the new patch was reveled.

I have to give this information a thumbs down and a raspberry!

I don't think the way they are doing this patch is the most friendly nor does it have a reason to be done this way.
In my experience in the past back when we had badges in wrath and in Cata when we had JP/VP points, things were a bit different when a patch would hit.

I will give examples for Cata but Wrath was very similar.

When the Firelands patch hit the existing gear that was sold for Valor was shifted to become Justice Point gear.
This allowed someone with a alt to gear up a bit easier and not spend the new Valor on older gear.
The idea is Valor is for the current content and Justice point for helping get to the level one can do the current content.

Back then one could have stocked up 6,000-10,000 Valor after they had geared up enough to not need to buy anything. It was useless except for one deal, There were a few Bind on Equip items that could be bought and sold.
I remember doing this a bunch of times and it got me a few hundred gold and helped others leveling alts to gear up some.
It also let me gear up my alts and friends alts.

We have not had that spending outlet in MOP, we have had upgrades which @epicdiapers on twitter has suggested is not really a good idea.

What blizzard is doing this expansion is as such:

1. Valor items from patch 5.0 are getting a 50% reduction
2. Valor items from patch 5.2 are getting a 25% reduction
3. All Valor is converted to Justice Points

I can see points one and two, they are good ideas to help alts get geared a bit for LFR/LFD, but point three is a major issue I don't support.

Why wipe the Valor?
A few reasons come to mind:
1. Prevents Hording of Valor and spending alot when cheaper!
2. Prevents Hording of Valor and spending on the new Valor gear.

There is also a mechanic that was introduced in the game with Mists of Pandaria that changed how Valor and Justice points behaved.
They have a HARD cap, you can't go over 3000 Valor or 4000 Justice Points.
This prevents a MAJOR issue, you can't Horde them! You are forced to spend them eventually!

So its even if a person horded the Valor it does not help them much in the long run. They could buy One item out of the gate from the new Valor gear, two over a two week period.
For 99.999% of the player base i would make a call that this means squat and wont matter.
It would only matter to the world/realm firsters and seriously would not have a impact even to them.

For alts that DID horde the valor, they get to buy one or two new pieces they would not have been able to. I don't feel this is a major issue since one extra piece is not going to bump from say 463ilvl to 480ilvl, it will help but not a major issue.

Lets assume Valor is not wiped what is stopping the hording? Reputation gating.

The Daily area and Dungeon reputations are gated, you can only get so much rep a week no matter what you do!
So its not possible for someone that had horded the Valor to rocket ahead of others gear wise.
Everyone would have to spend a short amount of time to do daily's or run LFR/Normal dungeons (Side note: the dungeon rep as i understand it counts per boss once a week, you can't double dip and get more rep by doing both normal and LFR)
This would mean by the time it rolls around to where someone could get the gear they should have the valor to spend on it, thus no advantage to hording (note: blizzard developers if this is not the case *SLAP*)

The Questions to ask is Who does it harm to leave the Valor alone in 5.2?

Does it harm others gearing up quicker on a new character? No, it might offend or make someone feel there work was not worth it, but not harm.
Does it harm the new alt/person to gear up? This is answered by the items going down in price. So its a Assumed No.

Why is this a issue? Why am I upset?

There was the expectation that Blizzard is changing how things work and would not wipe the valor, since items were just reducing in cost. The hard cap to Valor and Justice Points prevent someone from going wild. Along with the new rep gating makes a balance for the old vs new gear.
In short, its hard to abuse the system now!

What do I think should be done?

I would suggest to blizzard that they change how Valor and Justice points work in the long run.

1. For now leave the Valor alone, there is protection to prevent abuse built into the new reputation, and the small extra gear won't matter much in the long run.
2. Revamp the idea of Valor and Justice points. Valor is to be spent on anything for the expansion you are in. Justice points are to upgrade items? or Purchase from prior expansions. When a new expansion hits all items become Justice Point gear. Heirlooms would be bought with JP gear and every expansion they would upgrade in the first patch, IE patch 5.1, to go to the level cap of the prior expansion.

As it stands My advice to anyone playing right now:

In the long run your not farming Valor anymore from today till 5.2 hits! Relax and have fun

If you are Ilvl 480+ or are not playing the character much, let it idle and have a vacation till 5.2
Your valor is worthless, spend it to upgrade items or fill in that missing spot only, but do not waste your time farming valor.
(this advice is for NON raiders, if you are a active raider disregard)

If your not Ilvl 480+ then work slowly towards it, don't stress yourself too much. If this is not a main or a character you plan on working on in first month of 5.2 let it go on vacation.

Work on alts that are not 90! Get them ready to start at 5.2 and able to run LFD!.

A minor freak out which leads to a choice made

So today I was on my priest Elizara who is a worgen on the alliance side, and was trying to do the shield wall daily quests when I again kept getting killed by the horde side players. I got to the point I felt like destroying something to vent my rage.

I personally hate that I am on a PVP server and wont attack others. There is no revenge to be gotten from attacking them, nor any satisfaction.

I don't attack others.. and have even helped others kill things when I am on horde or alliance and really feel its wrong in Warcraft to kill others that are not being aggressive to you.
It was two rogues, they killed me a couple times and a pally another.. and i just cracked.. I am not in this game.. paying my money to be some kids entertainment. If they want to feel all big and strong and be a bully they should grow up.

I will say if I had my way the servers would be a strict PVE setting and the world PVP options would have to be manually turned on.

I love the game but feel that the old idea of people PVPing in southshore and tarran mill is gone, it died a long time ago. Now world pvp is just harassment and causing others grief and should be turned off by default.

So I am moving my character on alliance side to Earthen Ring in a short bit, a day or so while i arrange to move things.
And I plan once my new schedule starts to move all my characters slowly into the AIE Guild for my horde characters.

I feel like I am giving up some, but some parts of me know I can't change what is needed to make me happy so I am moving to allow me ot enjoy the game more.

I do plan to stay playing with harthok and Naralina ( @Druidelight and @varsalis ) and they know i have not been happy with how things have been going.

I don't know what will happen but I plan to relax and enjoy playing the game again.

Why is twitter so wrong/shitty

Why is twitter So shitty on its interface.

I use the basic twitter app for iphone and if it crashes it wont show but the last 5 hours of tweets and NO OPTION TO LOAD MORE!!!

Whereas the website will let me load 24+ hours?!?!?!! WTF!!!!

Also twitter is wrong or does not give the option to read oldest to first propperly..

I want to see my oldest tweet first at the top of the list and then scroll DOWN .. LIKE A BOOK/PAGE.. Why is it backwards?

I have found a ok iPod app Tweetbot that loads tweets better then others am I do not feel afraid to exit the app because it will remember where I left off and not forget older tweets as readily as the default.

I just wish it did the posts in reverse order but I can live with it.

XMAS AND THE NEW YEAR

Well Folks its been a short bit but I plan still to update my blog more often.

Well since I last updated I got the OK from the doc to drive and I went up to visit my mother, which we had alot of fun.
Christina cleaned moms place a bit while I took raven out shopping for marshmallows and such for a fire we would have later that night.
Raven and I did get some new shoes, both of ours were falling apart.

Later that night we went out to eat and went to a place that had a chocolate fountain. Mom and Sis made liberal use of it. But I was fascinated with the cotton candy they had and had a full stick of one. I would have had one more going out but the attendant had run out.

But I did get some pics of Raven eating, she is so cute.

My mother has two birds and a Dog, Sandy is the Dog and I know the male bird is Louie, but we did take them out for a while and Raven kept wanting to pet them but was afraid of them.

The first night mom and Raven had a "sleep over" and sandy slept with them in the bed while Christina took moms bed and I took the recliner.

My moms home is quite old and honestly not the best. It does not have central heat and air so she relies on space heaters for her bedroom and the living room.
While I was shopping I bought her as better heater for her living room which helped alot since it oscillated and that helped move the air back and forth. The radiator she was using just could not heat things fast enough because of all the leaks in her home.

I had tried some of those chemicals that change the fires color but I think because of the way the fire was it failed to work that well and was a bit of a dissapointment.

Fast forward a few weeks and we have XMAS!!!!

I have to say i love going overboard on giving the kiddies lots of presents and think I did pretty good.

I will let the youtube video's tell this tale mostly.

DEC 24'th opening one present after the movies, Alexis was with her Granny and could not come. We went to go see Arthur Christmas and I thought it was pretty good.

I think its funny though my sister "fixed" her living room lights and somehow wired the lights for the bathroom to turn the living room and outside lights on and off.

The next day we opened the rest of the presents and I did not get it on video but Nathan said a few times it was his best Xmas ever. Made my heart warm!


The book I got Lisa has a interesting story. Mike had called me the week before and said It would be a good idea for me to get it for her if I wanted to.
So I did, but he forgot or misheard me and the day before he and her had bought it at walmart. Before we opened a present at Lisa's I saw the book and informed him quietly that I had gotten it for her.
Not long after she was wondering where it went because she wanted to read a bit of it.

So that was a bit of Holiday Fun.

I wish i had more time for Christina's present because I do love doing a gag gift and I had wanted to find a huge box or something odd to put the gift card I got her in.

Otherwise we had a Great XMAS :)

Here are all the pics from the visit and XMAS

Star Wars The Old Republic Flash mob

Well I have sorta given up on World Of Warcraft for the moment.

The Guild i was in broke up, sadly our name was Cookies and the cookie crumbled.

But a few guildies have gotten into StarWars The Old Republic, and i also have gotten into it.
I found this video from the release of SWTOR and thought it was funny.

Stitches out and whats been going on.

Well its been a little over two weeks since my last post.

And I wanted to fill people in on whats been going on. Honestly depending on how you look at it, either nothing at all or alot.

I got my stitches out over a week ago ( Trying out the "gallery" option so pics of my stomach before and after should be posted )

That was fun to do, *NOT*. It was not bad but not fun, The doc pulled the stitches up and that caused some minor pain/discomfort and snipped them. Sometimes he had to cut some flesh that had grown over.

The doc told me to hold off driving for another week because of the risk of damage if i was in a wreck. He also was concerned that if i was having pain/discomfort that those could be a distraction from the driving and cause a wreck.

I personally have had no pain really and am sleeping on my side very easily now.

Wedsday last week I got a call from my sister, that my mother had a small medical issue while working. We found out she was ok and released a few hours later.
So my sister told me she planned to head up to KY to see my mom and Help her some. I decided to also go with her and offer some moral support.
I was ok to drive at this point and I was a bit concerned about getting tired driving, luckily it was all good.

My moms place is a old old place built int he 50's and added on piece by piece. It has no central heating and she uses space heaters and radiators. One bad thing about this is sometimes she pops her breakers too easily, she can't run the microwave and the heaters at the same time. Sadly the house is too leaky and the radiators were not able to work properly because they can't built up heat at all.
I went ahead and got her a space heater that worked wonderfully better then the radiator she was using but that night the main room got down to 60. I sadly suffered because I had picked the recliner to sleep on giving my mom and sister the beds, plus I am still a night owl.

We went out to a restaurant Friday night and it had a Fondue pot/chocolate fountain and cotton candy.
I and my niece had a stick of cotton candy and some things dipped in the fondue.

When we got home we made a small fire outside, me and my niece roasted a few marshmallows.
She slept on the couch in my moms fuzzy super warm robe and she was snug as a bug in a rug.

The next day we started the fire again and roast some more, but the smoke drove us to stop.

After we had packed back up and said our goodbyes we headed home but got stopped on I 65, we were parked!
A semi had hit a barrier and had stopped traffic a bit earlier, so it was not too bad just not fun.

We got home safe and sound.

So other then that excitement its been quiet and i have just been playing WOW and such.

Leaving friends..

Just over a week ago a friend stopped by to visit for the World of warcraft cataclysm launch..
She just left a few minutes ago and have to say i miss her already.

She helped me clean up my place a bunch.. gave me several ideas to save money on food and other things...

And i have to say i will miss her company.. Someone to chat with and have fun together with..

I know she will be back in a month or so.. but i know i miss her being here already.