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Category Archives: World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: My Odyssey Ends

Earlier this week, I made a decision that has been in gestation for a long time. After six and a half years (including beta), I stopped playing World of Warcraft. As early as last summer, as our guild began to splinter—people not happy with the pace of progression, looking for greener pastures, the occasional bit…

WoW Cataclysm: One Week In

With the servers down for weekly maintenance, I’ll join many of my fellow bloggers and discuss my impressions of Cataclysm a week into the latest expansion of World of Warcraft. The Shattering First, kudos to Blizzard for one of the smoothest major patches (or patches of any flavor) in the six-year history of the game….

What a Month!

Yes, it’s been a pretty busy month of November here at the Aerie. Election Day First, we had an election. I was pretty disillusioned with both major party candidates for our state’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, so I was somewhat mollified to find an Independent candidate listed. Surprisingly, about  eight percent of…

(VERY) Preliminary WoW 4.0.1 Specs

UPDATE (10/12): Revised all specs to 36 points, rather than the full 41 initially shown. This was done to reflect the reality of 4.0.1, which of course doesn’t include levels 81–85. I also mades some changes in talent selections based on further research. Disclaimer: I have not been in the Cataclysm Beta. I have never…

A Cataclysm is Coming

Yesterday, Blizzard announced the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, called Cataclysm, will be released on December 7. As is my habit, I did not enroll in the Cataclysm1 beta test, nor have I participated on the public test realm (PTR) for patch 4.0.1, which should go live in a week or two. Or three….

That’s the Spirit (Beast)!

I know I rarely blog about World of Warcraft (WoW) anymore, but something happened on Wednesday that I believe deserves a mention. Yesterday I happened to read Amber’s rant about her frustrations with trying to tame Loque’nahak, the first Spirit Beast introduced to WoW as a tameable hunter pet. Because I didn’t have anything more…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 21

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

Weekly Wrap-Up: May 24

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past seven days. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk…

Weekly Wrap-Up: April 2

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to…

Weekly Wrap-Up: March 12

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to do is…

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