Or, of things Laid Back.

First off, it’s been quiet for a few days as I have been busy in real life and also trying to stay on top of Mogolympics participation.  I think I’m up to date on everything, and apologize formally to Scarletret for not getting to reply sooner.  For those curious, I do have a method of trying to execute organization and judging in a seamless manner.  With any luck I’ll be able to set that up on Sunday.  Time will tell.

While I’ve been outlining that, I got the chance to listen to Navi on the Twisted Nether blogcast.  If you have the chance, I recommend going and listening to it.  She was great.  Really, all the guests have been solid from the ones I’ve heard.  Getting back to Navi, though, I came to realize something interesting.  After that Starstruck discussion earlier this week, listening to TNB showed me she really is famous.    Not that I’m necessarily awestruck by her, I just realize everyone knows who she is and speaks highly of her.  A case in point, Hydra says right in the interview that Navimie sent her someone she wanted to hear on a future TNB and Hydra basically wanted Nav on first.  I looked around the blogs I read and even some I don’t check out often and everyone loves having her and is excited when she becomes part of their little circle.  It’s something I’ve never noticed before.  I think it’s because to me she’s simply “Navi.”  We’re friends.  We chat so much and have done so for a while, so I knew that side of her before the “paparazzi” behind her.  She, along with many others, came to that original “farewell” raid night.  We’ve done laid back raids a few times.  Like I said, we’re friends.  I guess it’s just hard for me to look at her as anything else…though I can see why others might see her differently.

Vache was a bit excited…

Speaking of Laid Back Raids, last weekend was a trip to Nefarian’s old hideout, Blackwing Lair.  I waited too long to post this so I know I’m forgetting who all came, but I do recall the luxury of having the Warchief himself join us for a run.  By far, there is no other way to describe the experience other than we zerged the place something fierce.  Some nice transmog gear dropped (including a pair of purple plate shoulders that made the chief stop begging for them), and even Saintvache picked up a pair of boots.  This weekend it’s back to the Alliance and we’re heading into Ulduar.  As it’s still a pretty vast instance, please note the start time  of half an hour earlier.

This week was also my first experience with Shoryl’s Laid Back Dungeons.  I was excited, though the time of year was not as generous as we’d have liked.  Even Mrs. Amateur was preoccupied.  Still, Gurdrid and Tumunzahar headed off to Icecrown to visit three particular instances.  We strolled our way through Forge of Souls and Pit of Saron pretty easily.  Even Halls of Reflection went smoothly…until the final wall.  We must’ve killed the trash too far from it and it glitched.  Arthas showed us his hungry sword, Jaina as well.  Alas, it was too late in the evening to do the ice wall run again so we’ve sworn vengeance at a later date.  At least the Devourer of Souls coughed up the Blood Boil Lancet for Tum as we speak.  All in all, it was a hoot.  I even got the chance to run with her again with Horrux last night.  He joined her and a few other dwarves to clean out that Prophet in Sunken Temple.

6 thoughts on “Chillin’

  1. Cymre July 13, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    I was wondering about the Mogolympics judging. Good to hear you seem to have it under control 🙂
    I feel the same way about a lot of people too, they are more like friends than people to be starstruck by any more. But I do get a kick out of finally being to meet some the people in-game. Although there are more I still need to than not atm.

    I think that’s why Navi is in so many things, one finger for each pie but there’s definitely one hoof in the Blog Azeroth circle 😛 and you know she likes to leave her mark on countless blogs too. I like to share the love too though.

    Have you done a Horde ULD yet or did I miss it?

    • JD Kenada July 14, 2012 / 6:49 am

      Horde Ulduar hasn’t happened yet. It certainly will though.

  2. tomeoftheancient July 14, 2012 / 6:31 am

    I’m glad to hear from you again. I was feeling guilty about all the work you’re doing for the Mogolympics.

    That raid was almost even more interesting. As usual I knew nothing about it and saw that guy sitting there on that throne. I was going to go talk to him but then, screen shots stopped me, lol!

    • JD Kenada July 14, 2012 / 6:51 am

      I talked to him instead. Seems I offended him somehow because he got awfully angry…and don’t feel guilty as there is very little to worry about at this point. 🙂

  3. Navimie July 14, 2012 / 9:49 am

    If I’m famous, why didn’t someone tell me???
    I really don’t think I”m famous. I just like to comment on EVERY post I read. That’s why you see me writing everywhere. It’s the Navispam. If you visit me I get all starstruck and spam your blog reading you back. But ty for listening to me 🙂

    • JD Kenada July 14, 2012 / 3:39 pm

      As I said to you in chat and in this post, you really are famous. I can understand not necessarily feeling like a celebrity, but that just means you’re grounded.

      We knew that. 😉

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