For those of you who have not only brought children into the world, but to any ladies who have been a pillar in raising them, I wish you the absolute best for today. To my wife, you are the most amazing mother my son could ever hope for. To my Godmother and Grandmother, I owe you more than I could ever show you.
Yesterday was an interesting day in the world (of Warcraft). I tacked another level onto Fireflint in the hopes that I might actually hit 75 yet during this expansion and then jack his blacksmithing. I also tried boosting Saintvache prior to the funraids scheduled for the night but not enough experience to hit 83 and no significant gear. So I just made do with what I had.
Speaking of making do, it was just Jai, Kamalia, and myself when the time rolled around so needless to say we did not traverse Obsidian Sanctum. Instead, we merely waited a bit and then Mrs. Amateur and a Shaman healer friend of Jai joined us and we took down Magtheridon. Let me tell you, that was insane. We just kept getting add after add after add after add after add after add…and then Mags triggered and we had more of the same until he finally died. There was some amazing healing I don’t mind telling you.
It was about this point I got a whisper from my guild leader asking if I wanted to hit any Northrend raids. I said we were going to Gruul’s and that’s when things started to pick up (not that we weren’t having fun to begin with). Ysera’s Daughter joined in at this point along with Paliclaus and a few more folks from Myth. Gruul got burned down something fierce. The talk of Northrend resumed but I pointed out Mrs. Amateur couldn’t go and that maybe we should first do Illidan.
Oh hey, look at that. I’d love to say that was the best part of the run, just hanging with people (including Khizzara, who came out just before we started) and having a grand time. But it gets incredibly better. You see, the Amateur has done Illidan a fair bit on Alliance side. But never, not once, have I seen half the gear drop. No bow. No shield. Certainly no Glaive. Even Paliclaus laments how he’s never seen the shield drop.
Yep, the Bulwark of Azzinoth dropped. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing on that one. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer fellow. This happened moments after our guild leader picked up the cloak he needed for his Taragosa transmog as well. So everything was coming up “Millhouse” or “Myth” in this case. Actually, it was just an epic loot drop. We had all gasped at the same time because we got more than just the shield. We got a glaive. We were even talking about how great it would look with Mrs. Amateur’s transmog outfit on her Death Knight prior to it dropping. So, yeah, there was much excitement. She edged out a fellow Mythian to get her new weapon (which was also a genuine upgrade at her level). As you can guess, and I’ve suggested, incredibly happy for both of them. For me, it was amazing just seeing those items drop for a change. The only item I’ve yet to see is the bow now.
After that, it was agreed that we were Naxxramas bound. We did the 25-man version with 11 people so plenty of achievements were to be had, though we missed out on the positive polarity one at Thaddius. Honestly, I was just happy I didn’t die…and for the first time EVER I didn’t screw up the safety dance! I credit Paliclaus and just chasing him around the fight. Still, it’s definitely a small miracle.
When the night concluded, I was amazed at how much Tier gear was in my bags. I didn’t even bother sorting it all. I might do that later today. You know, when I make up for the horrible act of missing most of Tome on the Twisted Nether podcast last night. Amidst all the excitement, it completely slipped my mind. Fortunately, Navimie came on and gave me a proper tongue-in-cheek scolding before I caught the final 20 minutes. It’s something I really wanted to hear, and will be certain to do so. Also, Tome sounds exactly like I thought (surprisingly). Or at least really close. Also, we knew she’d do fine contrary to her post earlier yesterday.
Finally, I’m sure you’ve noticed a bit of tweaking around here again. I discovered this theme a few weeks ago and the change was in the works. I was going to flip things around my birthday next weekend but I wanted to get the Raiding link up. I also went through every post and updated all my categories. Over 300 posts later, I’m still amazed that Matty went back and read them all. It was flattering to say the least. So now all that’s left is a few more minor housekeeping details (like checking the formatting of every previous post) and possibly a new header. Otherwise I’m quite happy with it compared to the other theme. It feels more organized to me and less wasted space -two issues I had with my old theme.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear Mrs. Amateur got out of her Mother’s Day bath. Wonder if the brie and fruit is all gone…