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I am going to get back into livejournaling. It's been four-ish months since I've posted on this journal, and about that long since I've commented anywhere. I'm going to have to renew my account to force myself to keep up with it again once my money isn't tied up. Not that I have anything much to journal about lately.

Two concerts, one New York trip, and a new computer. Huzzah New Year. My current goal is to write something worth reading. Cross your fingers.

Date: 2008-01-07 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book-bitch.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD RINNEY.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD.

*hugshugshugs* I am so glad you are still alive. So glad.

<3 <3 <3

Date: 2008-01-08 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I am not dead yet! I have no intention of ever dying, I'll just wander off for awhile and then return, good as new. Like Jesus, in a way. Only prettier, and with better hair.

I need to start calling people when I go AWOL, just to make sure nobody starts planning my funeral.

Date: 2008-01-08 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] finn-troll.livejournal.com
Did you get sucked in by WoW?

Date: 2008-01-08 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
Just a bit. It was mostly being so busy with family stuff that any free time I had I just didn't want to do anything.

Date: 2008-01-08 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sup3rconnected.livejournal.com
Oooh, what kind of computer?

Date: 2008-01-08 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
A super computer. And by that, I mean it has four times as much memory as my old computer and an up to date video card. Ed Dell'd me again, but he made sure to skip out on all the useless options so I didn't have to delete much out of the box.

Plus, I can play Sims 2 now. Initiative lab in Sunnydale Strangetown is go.

Date: 2008-01-08 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bike4fish.livejournal.com
Yay!

Unfortunately, I drove through Ohio just after Christmas.

Date: 2008-01-08 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
Oh god, I was in West Virginia for the holidays and I actually got excited when we hit the state border because that meant Cleveland was only 4 hours away.

The joy has since gone, but at least I'm not inhaling coal dust with every breath now.

Date: 2008-01-08 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaptainsarcasm.livejournal.com
Are you 70 yet???? What class do you play???

I <3 you please talk to me about WoW! lol

Date: 2008-01-08 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I am 70! Lyta, my not!so!wee!Druid, dinged a few days before Christmas. I'm now working on a hunter and a mage, and saving up for epic flight form. And maybe getting her geared for Heroics, idk. BUT SHE IS ADORABLE AND I LOVE HER.

Poke me in-game/on LJ/AIM/email sometime and we shall kill things together. :D

Date: 2008-01-08 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaptainsarcasm.livejournal.com
Servers bro, servers! I play on Anvilmar, and anyway I play ALLIANCE!

I play a level 64 Priest (holy tyvm) named Munst, I'm an officer in my guild, I'm a badass healer but it's taking me forever to ding. It didn't help that I got really sick for like a week and couldn't play at all. :P

But yeah. What spec are you?

Date: 2008-01-08 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
HOLY SHIT YOU LEVEL FAST. I am so jealous. I'm pretty much horde at heart, on Blade's Edge. My Alliance server is Bronzebeard, but they are all so fucking small that it's crazy. I have every slot filled with cute characters, but I'm always going back to my druid. My Alliance main is ostensibly a Drae shammie, but really it's my supah sekrit gnome lock.

I don't care what anyone says, gnomes are awesome and the only thing better than a gnome lock is a gnome rogue. With a noggenfogger. Mwahahaha.

Date: 2008-01-08 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaptainsarcasm.livejournal.com
Bah I'm leveling slow. It's hard to level a class that wears cloth and has to fight up-close. I pretty much die at least 5 times a session, and I almost always die in instances because no one protects the healer ever.

Once I am 70 my guild is going to start getting all keyed and geared. They're basically waiting on me to get to 70 because we don't have enough healers yet. But it's taking me a really long time... Esp since i'm really poor--right now I have 9 gold on my toon. It's a tragic story that I won't bore you with but the gyst of it is that I'm crying inside that I won't have my flying mount as soon as I hit 70. I had my epic ground as soon as I hit 60 though, that was nice.

Meh. Anyway yeah. WoW is awesome, I love it forever.

Date: 2008-01-08 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I think Ly had 35-ish days played when she hit 70. I spend a lot of time pet grinding.

I was hoping to raid with her, but all the good guilds on my server want me to respec resto. And I *could* heal, but I love feral so much that being resto would seriously kill my enjoyment of the character. So I'm quasi-switching mains to my mage or my hunter. I'm pretty good at mages (frrrrrrrrrrost!), but my hunter is easier and about twenty levels bigger. I'm pretty good with a hunter too (I ran SM three times in a row, with my turtle pet tanking, and I topped the damage meters every time with one wipe on Herod. Not quite as telling as an Outland instance, or even ZF, but not half bad), so idk yet. With either one I'm 90% sure I can get into one of the progressing guilds, and maybe see Zul'Aman before the next expansion.

I want a warbear mount so bad you have no idea. *frothfroth*

I'm sorry about your epic. I know that crap can happen when you're saving up for things, but don't let it get you down too much.

If you want to make money, I would suggest playing the AH a bit. Get auctioneer and run scans DAILY. Sometimes two or three times, for at least a week but preferably two. Then do a scan for under-priced items and buyout->resell. Some poor shmoe was selling spellthread for 45g and on my server for three weeks. I bought it up every time it was up and was turning around and selling it for a 100g+ profit in less than eight hours. I make a fairly steady 45g a day just spending half an hour on my bank alt.

And if you can spare the time, level an enchanting alt to at least 20 (35 if you have the *sanity* to spare). If you buy cloth items off the AH you can make crazy amounts of money selling the results.

And... uh... fish. Level your fishing and your cooking, fer serious. A lot of the best raiding food is fished up, and you can make 25-40g a stack on most of it. If I pool fish in Nagrand or Terrok for an hour or two, I usually come away with two or three hundred gold worth of precious +agil or +healing.

All this and I'm still 3k gold short my epic riding skill. :( Damn my altitis.

But still, WoW is awesome, I love it forever.

Date: 2008-01-08 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaptainsarcasm.livejournal.com
People on your server are actually running ZA? LULZ. My server is full of noobs. We can barely get Kara together. I don't know much about high-level instances just because I've never had a lvl 70 before but I do understand that, man, this server is behind. It must be a little newer than many servers or something. It's definitely a highly populated server though. Many, many ppl on it, sometimes when I log on I get stuck in a queue.

I don't have auctioneer. I might have to look into that.

I don't know if you remember this but at first I was playing a hunter. I leveled a hunter up to like 52 or 53 or something and then I decided that I wanted to be a healer instead so I made my priest and it suits me much better. But my hunter had his fishing and cooking both maxed out for his level, so I might have to head back to Azeroth on my priest and get that all hooked up. I used to fish like crazy all the time but with the priest I was otherwise occupied. Also on the hunter you need to constantly be feeding your pet so I had a reason to fish.

Anyway I suppose I have to sacrifice more leveling time to do that. And anyway anything that adds +healing is AWESOME. My healer is so hooked up, he does like +600 bonus healing per spell with almost a 10% to crit. But yeah.

Note about hunters! I run a lot of instances as healer so I've come to understand a lot about the grouping dynamic and as far as I can tell, hunters will never need to tank in high-level instances. A class is a class once you get up to higher levels. Tank is tank, DPS is DPS, heals is heals. That appeals to me GREATLY. I like having a tank. Spam heal is fun but only if it's on ONE PERSON!

Enchanting. My priest just hit enchanting level 305 today and has enough mats to be 320 quite easily. But the only thing is I don't make money off that, I in fact LOST close to 500g off enchanting because I had to buy so many damn mats!! It was a nightmare!! Getting from 290 to 300 took SO LONG and was SO EXPENSIVE. But I did it and it should be smooths sailing now.

I also do herbology as my other profession just because there aren't many on my server so I make a lot of money off the shit I pick. That's how I could afford my epic ground mount.

Date: 2008-01-08 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
My server isn't that progressed (I think we have one guild that's made it to Zul, everyone else is dipping their toes into Kara before running back to Hellfire heroics), but there's a slow build now to get there. It's like one of those sticky balls you can get from quarter machines at the grocery store. The ones you throw really hard at the wall, and then watch as it slowly rolls down, but sometimes it gets stuck so you poke it and it starts again? That's pretty much what my server progression is like.

Most servers are experiencing high pop now. It's all the kids who got the game for Christmas, and it'll die down once their trail periods are up.

Definitely get auctioneer. It is a boon. I lost my auctioneer data recently and I was SO FREAKING MAD, because it had basically everything ever sold on my server and I very rarely had to repost things because I knew what people were willing to pay on average. Now I have to attack thottbot every time I get a blue, and that ain't cool.

And fishing. GOD, if you never listen to another WoW related thing I suggest, max out your fishing! It's a steady source of income (and profitable, what with the fish themselves + primals and leather/cloth/ore/bolts you can fish up and the odd goldenscale vendorfish). NOBODY ever wants to level their fishing, so the competition for good spots is next to nil and there is very little chance that the market will ever be flooded.

And +healing will make your crits even sexier. *nodnod*

omg I hate LFG. You will not believe the number of times I've been dropped into a group with no tank and people expect *my pet* to be able to handle it. It was fine in SM because we were all a bit over-leveled for most of it and they were competent friends of mine, but I've had to fake disconnects to get out of things like that in PUGs. It's just... GRAAAGH. I'm pretty sure most of the people playing on Blade's Edge have never rolled any class but rogue.

The thing about a class is a class is that my preferred class is *three* classes, so I'm fucked anytime I try to get a PUG in Outlands now. I either have to tank, which is fine, even though I'm more DPS geared and spec'd, or they try to get me to heal, which, when you're a 0/50/10 drood and wearing quest caster greens, is not going to end well.

If I had my way, every person in the game would have to play a druid to level 30. After that, the number of idiots who have no concept of group dynamics would crash dramatically.

If you want to get money, consider putting a halt on leveling your enchanting for a bit and just sell your DE mats. Solo a few pre-BC instances and get phat lewts -> DE everything that isn't of the monkey/eagle/bear -> auction -> profit! And then, thank god that you aren't a leatherworker. Heavy Clefthoof crap ftfl. I know once the next expansion is out that I'm going to want to stab the entire Blizzard staff with my skinning knife, because the last 7 points have been fucking crazy and I've still got 8 more to go. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY CLEFTHOOFS YOU HAVE TO SKIN TO GET 7 LWING SKILLUPS? I AM SINGLE-HANDEDLY DESTROYING THE NAGRAND ECOSYSTEM. I AM A MONSTER.

*cough*

Tradeskills are not my friend.

Date: 2008-01-08 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
WALL OF TEXT CRITS YOU FOR 7357321.

Ok, not really a wall of text, but damn I need to learn when to shut up.

Date: 2008-01-08 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaptainsarcasm.livejournal.com
/POWER WORD: SHIELD
WALL OF TEXT WAS ABSORBED BY MUNST

You don't understand how hard it is for me to fine someone to dork out to about WoW. It's rediculous.

Date: 2008-01-08 09:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
OMG PW:S. *dies and is ded*

I love that spell so much you have no friggin' idea. I have a few wee!priest-y alts, and I abuse that spell so much. It's like a palli bubble but fifty times more awesome, and I need me my "OH SHIT" buttons. I've gotten used to them on my druid (who has at least two "OH SHIT" buttons, so long as I have mana to shapeshift).

YOU DON'T HAVE WoW DORKS? D:

I really only have a few, but still, you have to have someone who will listen to you when you bitch about a blue tailoring pattern with a .00007 drop chance that you had to vendor for 50s because it was BoP AND YOU'RE A LEATHERWORKER QQ

Srsly, it is vital to your WoW life.
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