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Well I had this big long email that spanned probably many pages that more or less covered the week and all my thoughts then some douche bag rebooted my machine while I was away and lost it all. So before warned that this blog post may come off a sounding a little angry and annoyed also it will cover some of the things going on in my life this week as well as wow stuff.
Monday my ID died. I couldn’t to a whole hell of a lot as I turned the issue of me not being able to log back into my computer over to our network geeks and they took most of the day in getting back to me with a fix action. Witch by noon I figured out for myself and went down to the MPF and got a new ID made. It was nice as they was wanting me to wait until the 5th or some such nonsense instead since they wasn’t busy I was able to get in just after lunch on Monday. So now I have an ID Card that will last me another year as it seems that’s about how long it takes me to wear one out. Then later that afternoon I was heading home to change for PT pulled up to my house and push the button for my Garage door to open well the door didn’t go up and I turned around and went back to the office to inform my supervisor who thankfully was still playing ping pong with his supervisor out in the high bay. But that ended up being a god send as I really didn’t want to go to PT that day and there was a contractor here that needed some help so I was able to give him a hand instead of going to PT. After work I didn’t get to play any wow as instead I went and played Dungeons and Dragons with some friends. I like getting to play D&D as it allows me to get out of the house and go be social.
In D&D I now have a level 2 elf wizard who just got a pretty sweet staff as it gives +1 to all cold spells and I was able to take a feat that gives me an additional +1 to cold and acid spells. Since those are my two main damage types that’s extremely nice to have. Also it gives me a +1 to my to hit rolls which makes it just that much easier for me to hit with my spells.
Tuesday unlike Monday’s sitting around boredom fest I was busy all day running answers to questions I had about projects and what not down. For the most part Tuesday was a pretty good day I was busy and time just seemed to fly by and I was able to do a lot of stuff.
Tuesday evening I was able to start once again heading for 80 on my dwarf hunter. Currently as of this writing I’m sitting at 77 most of the way to 78, my plan is to hit 78 tonight hopefully 79 tomorrow and 80 by the end of my 3 day weekend. (Thanks MLK) My hunter is coming along nicely enough. I did tame the ghost cat that spawns from the figurines in Auberdine and I dig the changes for hunter pets leveling. Now I no longer have to level the cat form the low teens to my level they auto level the cat to 5 levels under you. But I am currently having massive agro issues as its pretty easy for me to pull agro off of my pet since none of my pets are the same level as I am.
Well shit since I have to rewrite this from memory I’m not really sure what happened on Wednesday. But I think that’s the day that I up and decided that I was done with being pissed off at work. Mostly I have come to the conclusion of the fact I hate my job. It’s not really what I do it’s the people I do it for. My job satisifctaction is at an all time low right now mostly because this is the second time this year that I have taken a block of time off and come back to find no one has helped me out and done anything for me, but for the most part I’m chalking that up to the fact that some of the people in this unit are just lazy and the others are too busy.
Before I continue into what went on yesterday (Thursday) I will say I have smartened up and started to write this in word instead of an email least this way when I add to it I can hit save pull my ID card out of the computer and walk away.
Thursday not a whole lot did happen mostly it was a slower repeat of Tuesday for me. I did hit level 78 on my dwarf and I think I’m on track for being level 80 on Monday. I should hit 79 tomorrow. Sunday I go play D&D at 4pm so but I should have enough time to get most of the way to 80 and then on Monday hit 80. I might actually get to raid on Monday but I’m not counting on it. For the most part my Hunters gear is crap. I’m still using shoulders that I started leveling with as well as the gloves, and the rest of my gear is quest blues and greens. More than likely though it will be late afternoon Monday when I hit 80. We’ll see how it goes though so far I’m questing in Icecrown and the mobs there are harder than I’m use to.
Well I was going to write a blog about having to put Sarah down. But honestly I dont really feel like dewling on painfull things at the moment so instead Ill blog about something far funner. Rocking out. Saturday I went to Chucks house to play Rock Band with him and his girl friend. I have to say it was a good time. Clair (Chucks girlfriend) made bean dip and papato bites both of witch was quite good. I had alot of fun just chilling and sitting around hanging out with like minded people and rocking out.
Jody and I are playing rock band world tour we are doing good but right now ewe cannot get any more fans untill we start playing on a harder diffucality so I have been practicing playing the guitar on hard. Trust me this is no easy feat. While some songs I can bust out like there is no tomorrow there are a few that I dread (Nine Inch Nails: The Hand that Feeds). Im most of the way though the solo tour on hard for the guitar having finished it on medium. Ive also finished the drum tour on easy and Im 4 songs away from finishing it on medium. Truly I really like this game. I have a lot of fun playing it and its helped me open up socially witch I think s a good thing.
Since the last time updating this blog I have played though GTA 4. While an ok game it was’t to special to me. Yeah its GTA but really I’m not sure what the big deal was. The game play was just like any other GTA game the the graphics was GTA 3 with better lighting. The only real thing that impressed me was the lack of loading screens or pauses in game play. Im also playing though Rachet and Clank Future tools of Destruction on the PS3.
Ok I guess I will talk about Sarah now. I feel bad about having to put her down. But if you’ve read Jody’s blog then you know about 2 weeks ago she was let out and bit some girl. Well late last week she also bit a guy coming to give her a good home. This got us to thinking that there is something mentally wrong with her and while the decision hurt like hell we decided it was in her best interest to put her down. Our vet happened to agree with us and they typically don’t like to put down healthy animals but they made an exception in this case since she had taken up biting. I would have kept her if it was just Jody and myself but I was worried about what she would do to the kids and I would hate myself if anything happened to them that I could have avoided. So putting her down was for the best. Jody told me it was very peaceful and respectfully done. Im in some ways happy that my last memory of Sarah is her happily going out the door on a leash. While it may have been a little stupid giving where she was going and for the purpose my final memory is of her being happy and in the end thats all that matters to me.
Rock Band has to be the most Wicked Fun a group of people can have while looking like complete and total dorks. I originally wanted this game so I could play with Chuk and his girl friend and maybe get my wife involved and playing games with me again. Needless to say I didn’t quite understand how much fun this game can be. I originally figured it would be like guitar hero. Man was I ever wrong. While the guitar hero games are good they just don’t compare to Rock Band. For starters in guitar hero its just you and maybe a buddy shreading on guitars and its about how awesome you can do the solos. The solos in Guitar Hero 3 where pretty tough and I never did complete The Devil Went Down to Georga mostly because I got so frustrated with it that I sent the damn game back to gamefly. Now in Rock Band its about just that the Band no one person can make a band. You can have a drummer a singer a lead guitarist and a bass guitarist. Thats what makes this game so fun playing with other people. I got the game friday afternoon played a little bit before my clans COD4 matches. That night Jody was drunk enough to attempt to sing and we started a band and went with it. We played Friday night and last night (Saturday night) Collecting stars and fans and having a good time. She off handedly mentioned maybe getting the drums as all we had was my 360 headset my Guitar Hero 2 controller. Well I went to the BX this morning and looked they had the drums as well as one of the wireless controllers for Rock Band and then went about geting our morning drinks ect. When Jody sent me out for lunch she also sent me after a guitar and drum kit for rock band. I’ve spent a large protion of the afternoon playing the drums on easy and trust me they feel harder than the guitar on medium as your using both hands and one of your feet to play this thing. But its the most wicked fun ever.
The Guitar I alot better than the Guitar Hero 2 controller. 1 its wireless witch is both a pro and a con as hermonix made it take 3 AA batteries and not be able to accecpt the rechargeable litium ion batteries for the 360 controllers. 2 its larger so its a little more comfortable to play it but also at the same time will take me some time to get use to playing. Now your probally asking yourself why did I need a new guitar controller well the whammy bar of my other one is having erctile disfuctions. Typically you can move the whammy bar to an angle you like and itll stay there mine no longer wanted to do that instead it likes looking at the floor. So well be ebaying my guitar hero 2 controller probally for around 50 bucks itll be the controller and the game as I dont really play that any more. Why should I when I basicly have Guitar Hero, Drum Hero and Karakoe Hero all in one?
As for the noise I was wailing on the drums for quite a bit while the girls was napping and didn’t seem to bother them at all. They are a little nosey as your basicly taking actiual drum sticks and beating on what ammounts to pratice pads. But some of these just might be in order.
You see for the last few years Ive let MMORPGs consume my life. MMO’s are very addictive in their very nature and honestly Im tired of spending the time that I did in them. You see over the past few years Ive spent over 4,000 hours in MMO’s and about 3,000 of that was in World of Warcraft. Well over the past few weeks Ive taken a step back and looked at whats important in my life and re prioritized everything and well MMO’s had to go. It also helped that for the time being Im bored with the MMO’s that are currently out there. Ive played way to much World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online is to much like WoW for my tastes. Eve I have to many people thelling what I should be doing that it feels like work.
But I’m still a gamer so I had to figure out how I wanted to dedicate the few hours that I would get to play. So I took the money that I was throwing to MMO accounts and got a Gamefly account. Gamefly is like Netflicks but for games. My first game shipped yesterday (Halo 3) and I should have it by tomorrow/early next week. With this Ive also decided that Im going to start writing video game reviews. Since Ill have a large library of video games at my finger tips I wont have to buy them all and I can play though them in my free time. Also my friend Matt is letting me barrow his PS2 along with a few games and a spare memory card so I can play though some PS2 games IE God of War, and maybe every so often I can talk Jody into letting me get a new PC game to play though as well.
Im not sure how long my freedom from MMO’s is going to last with Age of Conan and Warhammer Online coming out, but for the time being I’m currently 3 weeks clean and counting.