Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School

It's been a few weeks since I've updated. I'm back in Grenada, starting the second week of class. I am trying to be a better student this term than I have been in the past. It's much less stressful to study consistently and prepare for tests early instead of cramming the weekend before, like I have done in the past. And I've found that logging in and parking myself in Deepholm to hunt Aeonaxx while I am studying makes me feel like I am being productive in WoW which makes me less likely to go to LFR's on a toon that's never going anywhere *cough my shammy cough* so yay, productive Sunday yesterday. No sign of the dragon, but that means I still need to park a toon there and hunt while I study. I suppose if (hopefully when) I get that mount, I'll have to hunt for something else. Maybe the Time-Lost Proto Drake....

All that aside, we're getting ready to try Tortos this week. Due to folks missing raid for various reasons, we didn't get to him last week. Our fill-ins and a bad night meant we didn't even get Jinkroh down (eep!). I'm hoping this week we get the turtle down Wednesday, and the heads on Friday. Ideally I'd like to get 2 down in one night, but our raid can be a bit slow. I'd love to get most of the place cleared before the patch drops. So much to do before then, I still need to do my archeology stuff before it hits, and... ok, that's all I want to do. I'm already close to valor capped on everyone who matters (and some that don't) the 2 toons I raid on probably already have the ilevel for the LFR when it hits, and I need to stop trying to gear 4 toons for raiding, when I really only need 1. We're a small guild, only 1 raid group, and I'm a graduate student. I can't afford to spend more than the 2-3 nights a week raiding, and I probably could stand to do less.

So, goals for this week:
-Keep up the studying and get Aeonaxx
-Do some archeology
-Maybe try to get the shammy through the first part of the legendary....
-Study more.

Wow, not a lot of goals. I think my boyfriend's waning interest in WoW recently has made me cut back a bit too, even though we're in different countries. Well, here's hoping I keep up the studying and get a new mount soon!

Monday, August 12, 2013

End of Summer

I fly back to school at the end of the week. It's been pretty great, being home for the summer. And this last week has been one big shopping week to get stuff for school before I go back. The biggest debate going on in my mind is: should I get an iPad for notes? (Yes, I have other, cheaper, debates too) I've talked my self into and out of it at least 3 times. Actually bought one, but it was going to be shipped too late, so I canceled my order. I have 3 more days to decide that.

On the magic front: (and the MtG games is a check in the iPad yes column) I came in second at our local game day, just missing out on a pretty playmat. I lost to someone I know from previous drafts, a good player I have lost to many times before. I was excited, since the deck was from last game day and hadn't been touched since (and did pretty badly then). So yay! for that. Now I have to remember to return all the cards I am borrowing.
I will probably look at spoilers for Theiros, but place to play magic in Grenada are pretty limited. Hopefully I will keep sharp enough to put up a good showing in drafts come winter.

On the WoW front: I update this so rarely, I can't remember if I mentioned we beat Horridon. On the night I complained so much about being stuck on him. Now we're stuck on Council, which I mind less as that is more chances for Living Sandling pets :)  Raids have been cancelled this week a bit due to some unfortunate real life circumstances. I wish everyone the best, and wish I could do something to help.
Bone farming has been going great! One of our tanks just loves killing dinos, so I am 30% of the way to the mount, and got the pet already. And 3 eggs. The first one had the mount I already had, the second had the same mount! So hopefully the next one will be a different color :)
I have decided to leave the shammy as DPS, and see how she does. Lobbing fire at people is fun! And I remember why I hate non-healing queues so much.
Tonight is the second raid's raid night, so hopefully that will be happening and go well.

Updates come usually from procrastination, so as school starts up I expect to be writing more often.