Archive for the “Derp” Category
Well, we thought we had a handle on healers, but our guild ended up being so hard up for one that I got dragged back into the sunlight again. So I’ve been Atone-ing my little elvish ass off and sweating like a software engineer at a mixer party, but not having much time to hit the Island of Mucho Loot (The Elvish name is untranslatable).
So I replaced my iLevel 450 shoulders tonight. And this happened.
Cataclysm. Or, as I like to call it, The Long Hangover.
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I love it when bloggers post search terms that brought people to their website, and express awe / incredulity / outrage / amusement at the outlandish terms that often bring people to them.
But what of the spammers? Nobody loves them, and yet they submit such masterful examples of the language – whatever it might be.
So, to be different, let’s share.
I do not even know the way I ended up here, however I believed this put up was once great.
Yes, our heyday is long past, and now we’re wallowing in mediocrity.
I do not recognize who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already. Cheers!
I once almost met BRK in real life, this is true. Perhaps there is another famous blogger I will go to someday. Ratters, you up for a double date?
This write-up very pressured me to check out and do so!
That write-up pressured me to check out as well.
Your writing style has been amazed me.
Again, clearly we’re past our prime. All but called has-beens!
You recognize therefore significantly with regards to this topic, made me in my view imagine it from numerous various angles.
I am imagining several angles as well, trying to parse this one.
Your individual stuffs excellent. At all times handle it up!
If you don’t handle it up, you won’t get gas.
I am sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you to your sweat!
My sweat says "your welcome". My sweat is trolling.
I’ve added a rotating wall of spam to the blog. Don’t tell Grimm, let’s see how long it takes him to notice!
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I can’t help it.
I literally cannot focus on anything else while one of these are around.
Can you see it?
No? Look closer.
There’s a quest nearby.
And I can’t just go about my business until I find it and get the quest.
So what is it?
Stupid pumpkins. NOT INTERESTED.
I CAN’T GO ON WITHOUT GETTING RID OF THAT EXCLAMATION POINT!
DON’T JUDGE ME!
You do what you have to do to get the job done.
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Ever since I started running instances with the guild again, I’ve been running into a memory problem: I couldn’t remember which binding I had assigned to my dispel set up for in Clique. I’d see error messages like "Invalid target" and wonder what I’d just hit. Then I’d open Clique up after the fight and go "I could swear I hit that combo."
A couple of days ago I realized what my mistake was.
Tooltip for Dispel Magic:
Dispels magic on the enemy target, removing 1 beneficial Magic effect.
Contrast to the older version – the one I was bound to:
Dispels magic on the target, removing 2 harmful spell from a friend or 2 beneficial spell from an enemy.
So Dispel Magic only works on the Bads, then. What replaces it, and Cure Disease?
Digging through the spell book, one sees Purify.
Dispels harmful effects on the target, removing all Magic and Disease effects.
It’s actually two spells in one, making and it isn’t limited in the number of debuffs it’ll remove – it removes all of them. The tradeoff? It’s on an eight-second cooldown now.
So don’t be Derp Priest like me. Square your binds up before things get real.
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In conjunction with some fairly recent navel gazing, I see this bit from Calli via Larisa today:
“The problem is, I’m 41 next month. My reflexes aren’t what they used to be, there are youngsters in our raid who act like they have the reaction times of rattlesnakes on crack and they handle fights like this with ease. Me, I need time to process things, time to let muscle memory take the slack that my reflexes can’t handle and my brain can’t process.”
… and I went, “well, yeah.”
I’ve been evaluating my performance in raids over the past three weeks. I’ve been improving. I strongly believe this. But I also have a propensity to fail in situations that require me to react quickly to sudden events. As Calli says, instead of reflexes, I have become more and more dependent on muscle memory and experience to get me through a fight.
I don’t feel particularly happy with that reasoning on my own part, though, because it feels a bit like I’m making excuses for being a failbot. On the contrary, I’m trying to find ways to compensate for what is becoming more and more a concern to me. The first part of improving is to identify what CAN be improved.
In my old guild, we progressed more slowly. I was pretty much middle of the pack, for the most part (except Kara, which was my first EVAR raid and all-new experience). The demographic of that guild tended towards my own age bracket. But the Effers are a bit more ambitious. They get impatient if it takes us more than two weeks to pick up on a new boss. And dying to the stupid really doesn’t help attitudes. Where being a bit of a doof was once considered a moderately charming idiosyncrasy in the past, it’s a serious hinderance now. I have to find ways around that, and fast.
Age and guile. Gotta work that.
If only being 41 was the problem. Next month I ding 50, and, unfortunately, I can’t get back to 41 without a few souls and a fifth of Yukon Jack, and voluntary soul donors are hard to come by. So, again, we go to raiding with the Dorfs we gots, not the dorfs we wish we had. I look at Calli and consider 41 to be good times gone by.
With all this beardy naval gazing going on, it didn’t help that the AARP mailed me my membership card in advance.
Oh, yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark.
Well, onward and upward. If we can field bodies we may even get to Valona and Theralion and thier FABULOUS flames.
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For eight weeks, I’ve been working on a review / comparison piece regarding HUD addons, as you may be aware. This morning I was just one day of cleanup away from posting the first of FIVE parts. I figured I’d work on the wordy stuff in between things at work, and work on the picturey stuff here. So, I posted the draft to the blog so I could access it from there.
Imagine my surprise when I opened the copy that was up there, and most of it was gone.
On top of that, the latter half of it was at least five weeks old, whereas the top half was all stuff I did this weekend.
Grumpy dorf is grumpy.
Where does that leave me?
Well, right now I’m going to go off and sulk. I have to get my act together for a server transfer this weekend, I have much to do, and I’m just a little sick of HUDs and that sort of thing. The thought of reconstructing all that work makes me angry, really, and it’s no more useful to blog angry as it is to drive angry.
So I’m going to walk away from it and cool off a little. Evaluate the wreckage, and try to work up the enthusiasm to revisit it, at least in some form.
The good news is that all of the research I did is preserved in the form of several Google spreadsheets – assuming they don’t get eaten by the Mothership as well, and I kinda know what to write about each, and let the charts do the rest of the talking.
Meanwhile, I have an idea for a totally fluff piece I want to do (more Model Viewer work, foshizzle!), so I’m going to do that one to please the muse before I consider satisfying my sense of obligation. Hope you don’t mind.
As a little appetizer, here are some very brief recommendations:
- IceHUD seems to be most feature-complete and versatile.
- UnderHood2 has an excellent featureset, too, some unique config elements, and is just shy of taking the crown.
- ArcHUD, MetaHUD, two DHUDs (yes, two) – all are quite capable and will likely meet 90% of anyone’s needs.
- Do NOT install sHUD until you read the docs. I mean it.
- Having said that, sHUD and TuttiHUD are excellent non-nonsense, bare-bones addons that get the job done.
- CircleHUD bears special mention for its unique take on the topic.
More details, feature matrices, and so forth, after I take a breather. Thank you for your patience.
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We just had our third hack take place for the month.
After two guys got hacked, stripped, false authenticators attached to their accounts using stolen credit card accounts.
After the GM posted in the MotD “CONSIDER AN AUTHENTICATOR, POPSINGER AND TIGERDUDE GOT HACKED”.
After all the bruhaha.
After Blizz made it part of the login process to see a notice about how aggressive hacks have gotten.
After all this, this guy, this raider guy, who has access to repair funds and guild bank, gets hacked.
I’m a network security expert. I have a virus scanner. They must have hacked Blizzard.
That’s right. You got hacked, so it must be Blizzard that got haxxored, and after much fighting against the AI ICE programs, many which looked like Marlon Brando from Superman, they escaped Cyberspace with your credentials.
I mean …
Apparently, the above quote translates to:
Only idiots get authenticators. I’m too leet.
Or I will eat a kitten. I swear to Mammon.
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