Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Just wanted to do a little post in this holiday season.

On my list of excellent gifts was my Hugo Boss Jacket (mmm sexy) and my Razer Sphex desktop skin along with a lot of pudding. We decided to keep Christmas small this year so that was pretty much the extent of my presents. I got the first season of Bones on DVD because that show is awesome, and a fleece from my cousin and that will be everything unless i get something small from my gramma.

What about you guys? get anything super awesome for Christmas?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'm Still Here

Ok the blog is not dead i have just been having a pretty hectic time lately with everything that is going on.

Just wanted to let you know that I have actually decided on a topic to write about for the blog that i will be doing in text, and then when I can talk again (which is taking much longer than i thought it would) i will make a video and narrate it with all the useful information, but im not going to to tell you what it is going to be...oooh surprises.

And if you are wondering...I am doing really good.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

So Far

I am back from the hospital now. Got back home yesterday morning. It felt good to be home but i am starting to miss the IV morphine for near instant pain relief ( as an aside, why do all liquid drugs taste awful? ). It has not been too bad, relatively, but i am finding that i need to really work on keeping my nose clear so that i can breath.

I can talk, but only barely. I hit about 15-20% of words with my mom and less with my dad but it has gotten better really fast and i hope that changes soon.

my cheeks, the bottom of my nose and my top lip are numb and that is annoying but my mom says that she can see my top lip dropping down.

I was under the impression that I would be having a lot of ensure and whey powder and meal replacements but that has quickly been shattered. I feel like the best thing i have had so far is Boost, which is a fruity energy replacement, and I have been drinking lots of milk. I had liquefied mashed potatoes this morning and that was a nice change but they are harder to get down because they are the same temperature as my mouth so it is hard to know when to swallow.

Ill spare the more gross details but there is the expected drooling and whatnot but the surgeon says that the surgery went really good and i personally will be happy when i stop getting nose bleeds that make breathing harder for me.

If you want to know anything else by all means go for it because i will be pretty much living in front of the Computer, the table and on my bed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

See You Later

This will be the last thing that i do on the blog before i go in for my surgery tomorrow as i have a 6:00 am check-in time and i doubt that i will feel up to doing anything in the hospital even if I have wifi.

This is just to let you know that I will not be on the blog commenting or anyhting for at least 3 days from this point right now.

You guys have fun with your leveling and dungeoning and i wll see you later.

P.S. I am going to try and get some stuff recorded after i get back from my surgery and feel up to doing it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Did It

Earlier today i dinged 85.

I know, big deal Jey.

But it is a pretty big deal for me. I have had a really busy week with exams and appointments and getting ready for surgery and having one of my exam deferrals screwed up. Lots of fun.

This means that i now have to stop being a loner and actually join some dungeon queues to upgrade my gear but everything from this point on is gravy. I really only wanted to hit 85 before my surgery so anything i can do from now on is a bonus. That is where i am in my Cataclysm experience. Have a good day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bouncing Bear

I would just like to say that this had nothing to do with me. This was not at all my idea.

I made this video after reading a comment by someone over at thebigbearbutt after reading THIS post.

So now that that is out of the way, here you go. Have a good night.

here is the YouTube link if you cant view it here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


So i wont know how many of you are already past this point in your leveling but in Hyjal there are 3 flame gates that you have to go through in order to complete the zone (i think). Well in the second gate there is a series of quests that force you to do a mini game type activity that is based off of the game Joust which was super popular in the 80's.

I have been talking with people in my guild who absolutely hate this little series of quests, but i have to say that i loved every moment of it. If they made it into a daily i would definitely go do it. I think that the problem lies in understanding how to control your character. Most of the people that i talked to said that they didn't like it because you have no control over your character. I found that this was easier to control then some of the vehicles that we have that don't seem to turn properly. But there may be some of you that gave up or some of you that have yet to do it or even some that have vowed to never do it on another character again but i hope to change your mind and tell you how to do it.

These ostriches do not function anything like flying mounts. They don't fly the direction your character is facing, they always fly in a straight line, they are always falling unless you intervene, and you can only control speed and direction with one button. But it isn't that hard. You simply need to change your idea of how the mount should work and do what you need to to actually make it work.

When you are flying on a flying mount, the mount will follow the exact direction that you are facing, you can spin your camera around but the instant that you change your characters view direction, whether with the mouse or the keyboard, you will immediately change to be going that direction. Forget this completely. When you want to move forward you simply hold down both mouse buttons or use your keyboard and you immediately move forward. Forget this too.

The only way to make these ostriches move once they are in the air is with the use of your one button. This button will be in the number 4 position and will be called flap. What it does is cause you to move forward in THE DIRECTION THAT YOU ARE FACING and also move upwards a little bit. That is all it does. Lets do an example.

say you are standing on a platform and you want to move north, simply face your character north hit the button a couple times and you are moving north. Now after you stop hitting the button you will start falling and in order to stop from hitting the ground you have to keep hitting it. This is the easy part. Ok, so now you are moving north and you want to move east. Face your CHARACTER the direction you want to be moving and then hit the flap button. You want to face your character there because if you only face your camera and then flap you will just hit the wall on the far side of the room. Also, there is a small amount of momentum taking you in the direction that you are going that needs to be overcome, so when you are trying to go east one flap might not do it and you may have to flap two or three times to get going that direction. For this reason, if you are trying to joust the other guys off you will probably want to lead them a little bit because the change in direction is not exact.

Think of this as riding a bike, the first thing my mother ever told me when i was learning to ride a bike was to look the direction that i wanted to go, this is no different. Simply face the direction you want to go and then flap. The flapping is important because if you don't flap you will never change directions and this may be one of the issues that people are having. I found it was easiest to get the people knocked down by aiming ahead of them and then letting myself fall down on top of them.

also don't hit fireballs or your mount might die, but i think that there is a person with some mounts at the bottom of the cave if you do happen to lose your mount. Oh and the last part where you have to kill the eggs, don't try and fly to them, just land on a platform and walk around the platform killing them.

I really loved doing this, i thought it was fun and unique and i enjoyed it for the 5 min that it took me to complete. And for anyone who still doesn't get how to do it "You can be Goalie" (I just wanted to link this because it is awesome, you should watch it).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I am as Rigid as Jello

When i first heard the expansion was coming out today i decided that i wasnt going to get it until monday.

That isnt going to happen, so i decided that i would get it tomorrow because i have a day off that i can study and play and get to where i need to be comfortably. I was completely dead set that i was going to get it tomorrow.

Come today. I now feel that i must get off of my laptop and study enough that i can justify picking it up today.


I hate expansions.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't You Worry

So i havent posted in....5 days so i just wanted to put something in the feed readers so that you know the blog aint dead.

Chances are that for the next...say two weeks...i will probably only make 1 or 2 posts because i have exams this week and at the beginning of next week that i have to study for and write and i also have a surgery to get ready for that is on the 15 and i have appointments for that and then after the 15 i have to spend 1-2 days in hospital and possibly a couple more just lying in bed (boy look at that run-on sentence).

But, i will make it up to you. Cata is coming out so I will either drop a nice and meaty post or (even better?) a video.

So don't you worry.

Oh and have fun to all of those people who can actually go to the midnight release tonight and play the game tomorrow, or for those of you in EU servers have fun in like an hour and a half. Let me know how it goes as i will still be checking the comments on the blog and responding up until i go in for the surgery. Also if you are leveling and you have any questions you want answered or videos you want made when i get back from my temp. break then just let me know-contact info in the sidebar----->

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lowbie Bears

Just a quick post before I go to class.

Most of you probably came here from BBB in which case you probably already know about Reesi's blog, but this is for everyone anyway.

There is a post there, at about lowbie tanking for bears that you should go check out. I still plan on doing my own when i get more time but you can go check that out if you want the info now.