Just got done transferring my mage to join the Daily Kos players. Should be fun.
Now if we could get TNC over there…
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Just got done transferring my mage to join the Daily Kos players. Should be fun.
Now if we could get TNC over there…
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This could be a security breach, or i could have no idea what your talking about.
Since it’s an open thread, I’ll mention that I’m watching the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Rockefeller Center because I need some holiday spirit.
What server is that? I need to make some more alts to check out the new content (already full on my main server…)
Oh sure, abandon Also Too whydoncha? Not that the rest of us hadn’t already. I popped in there last week and there was nothing but crickets and cobwebs. For myself, I just can’t spread my play time over multiple servers. Have fun storming the castle. And hopefully the new guild isn’t so big it runs afoul the new guild size cap.
/couldn’t hack Barrens chat, back when it was bad
Look, I get the puzzlement when Ta-Nehisi says “blood elf pally pwned in Icecrown” and none of you understand what he’s saying.
But “mage”? Really? That’s a word completely foreign to your experience? I don’t believe you.
Funny stuff about Palin from…Pravda!
I have already called Sarah Palin a pith-headed bimbo from the back of beyond, in this column. I shall now go one step further. By attacking the democratically elected President of the United States of America at a sensitive time in her country’s history, she shows the tact of a boorish drunkard bawling obscenities at a funeral.
If Sarah Palin is not some kind of a massive political joke in the USA, wheeled out to liven up the political scene from time to time with nonsensical and pastiche (one hopes) displays of sheer and utter ignorance, then it is worrying. It is even more so if anyone other than a manic depressive suffering from a chronic lack of lithium takes this…female…seriously.
I’m watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and I’m sorry, but those darn “misfit toys” were scary. I sure as heck wouldn’t want to have received when I was a kid.
Damn ABC for showing “The Grinch that Stole Christmas” at the same time. I didn’t even realize it was on. Damn counterprogrammers!
What you talkin ’bout Cole?
@JPL: That tree-lighting ceremony annoyed me this year. Not because of the ceremony itself, but because it was the inspiration for one of the most irritating NYT crosswords in recent memory (the most recent Sunday puzzle to be specific). I hate puzzles with rebuses, and a puzzle with a couple dozen of them, even if they were all the same, is doubly annoying. I really don’t care that the rebus squares became the lights in a Christmas tree defined by the black squares.
TNC is horde.
you are all dead to me.
that was the problem with Also Too.
what battlegroup? i hope my all worgen pvp guild can paint our faces with your blood in Twin Peaks.
FOR GILNEAS! AND THE ALLIANCE!
I have the original classic animated grinch on DVD. I’ll put that on for my kid tomorrow.
@matoko – They’re on the Garrosh server, Emberstorm battlegroup. That’s my battlegroup, so I’ll be gunning for them for sure now. :)
I thought I was a geek for playing Warhammer 40K.
I’m gonna try to add it to my netflix queue
So there is now talk of primarying Eric Cantor because he says the GOP health care plan should cover pre-existing conditions.
And my dog will not stop staring at me. I’m sorry he decided not to shit when he was walked an hour ago. He, like me, must learn to deal with disappointment.
a time-bomb, you haz it.
Open thread? Homer was “fixed” today but it hasn’t slowed his kitteh ass down a bit! I have a pic of him displaying his lack but to post it would display another lack. It would make a cool rhyme, though.
(Plug) DKos guild for WOW is the Wreck List. Horde on the Garrosh server. Progressive-minded folks on Azeroth. (/plug) Sorry, had to be done. Long time lurker here. :)
I can’t wait to get my master’s flight license.
@dmsilev: hahaha..I liked it except for the part that the ceremony was on Wednesday. I get the Sunday paper and distribute it to various folks when I’m done with it. My son gets the travel section, one friend gets a copy of the puzzle and another gets the book review.
@freelancer: I have all hardwood in my apartment ;). In his defense, he was too busy humping every GD dog at the run, so pooping was not on the list of to-do’s.
Got my account unlocked from the Thanksgiving hack, and have finally been able to check out shattered Azeroth… and I totally dig it. Made a troll druid (like just about everybody I think) and have been leveling through some of the redone areas. Definitely a fan… especially the Fizzle’s Orb quest… since I think I died like 20 times back in the day trying to kill that bastard.
Sorry to be a downer on this thread, but so many folks were kind about my Tigger cat who was suffering from squamous cell carcinoma…I wanted to let you know that she left us this morning.
It was a hard decision to make, but it was clear she was not having any real quality of life. I am thankful that I had a vet who was willing to come to my home so I could hold Tig in my arms in a place she felt safe. I feel peace about it now.
It was only after I made the arrangements that I realized it was two months to the day after my senior cat, Giblet, went to kitty heaven. I bet they’re chasing squirrels together now.
You know…Cable news rightly gets a good shellacking here on a regular basis. But Anderson Cooper may be a source of hope for it: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/anderson_cooper_shellacks_texas_birther_with_torre.php?ref=fpb. I’m shocked. Shocked to see an interviewer prepared with information before he interviews some crank in the Texas state legislature.
@Zuzu’s Petals: Tigger was a beautiful creature. So sorry for your loss.
A lot of sad pet news here tonight.
I started a priest earlier this week on Garrosh. Who can I talk to to join?
ETA: Also, you TRANSFERRED? Right as the cataclysm hits? This should be prime time to be starting a n00b!
Oh, and this is the turkey in mole poblano I made for Thanksgiving. I’ve been meaning to post that. Came out great, and would totally recommend it for a non-traditional turkey day.
@Zuzu’s Petals: So sorry to hear about your loss. I love blue cream (dilute tortie) cats, but Tigger was gorgeous by any standards!
Frank Darabont just fired the Walking Dead writing staff. Wow.
I am so sorry. What a beautiful darling.
I love it. Even without the start of Sarah’s run for President, we already have become an international joke for even considering her. Conservatives and neocons love to talk about American power. Yet, conservatives and tea baggers are on a path to nominate an idiot that would make even ruling idiots abroad look smart. Says too much about the current state of US politics and where we are as a nation right now. China, India, and the Arab world are laughing their guts out right now. The only question is who will emerge as THE global power. With President Palin, certaintly not us. With President Palin, we would be spending most of our wealth explaining why our President is getting reading, history and geography lessons. And, why she did not realize that being President is more than posing for pictures in cute little outfits and driving around town in a big car with lots of security.
“The voice in my new building’s elevator is a woman with a British accent. I am withholding a verdict right now.” — AP White House reporter Phil Elliott in a Monday tweet.
Andrew can’t let that go by. Escalation of rhetoric is inevitable. Buy popcorn futures.
Ohhhh, really? That’s almost enough to make me consider leave Everquest 2 for a while and taking up Wow. What server?
I’m starting a Goblin mage come the 7th.. yeah yeah, FOTM and all, but I’m tired of melee.. is it wrong to want to see how the OP half lives for a while? :p
But where is Mankirk’s wife???!? /barrens chat
I’m so sorry.
@Sentient Puddle: Just /who wreck list and see if dkosmama or senta are on. My toon is cankersore.
@Zuzu’s Petals: RIP Tigger and Giblet. Have fun in kitty kat heaven. And sympathies to you, Zuzu’s Petals. That’s a lot of loss in two months. My heart goes out to you.
Well, you know, if the genius wants to bring back the Articles of Confederation, he really oughta lose his job for being so ignorant of American history.
Thank you all. She really was the sweetest cat ever.
@John Cole: Awesome name, dude. Welcome to the guild.
@Zuzu’s Petals: R.I.P. Tigger.
Oooo I didn’t know there was a DKos guild. Garrosh here I come.
Checking with people now. I’m the gangly undead guy known as Joravic.
@Shinobi: It’s a great bunch of players, the best guild I’ve ever been in.
So sorry for your loss. I’ve lost three pets and I know from experience, it never gets easier. be kind to yourself.
sorry for your loss Zuzu
@Comrade Kevin: Do they only want players over a certain level? I feel weird trying to get my lvl 3 rogue into a guild heh.
So, on Pat Buchannan on Hardball tonite says that Palin deserves serious consideration as a candidate, because of what she’s accomplished, her popularity, her following, and that her two recent spot-on comments on the Wikileaks leaks and the tax cuts indicate (to Buchannan at least) that she appears to be seriously preparing herself for a run at the Presidency.
My brain just gives up whenever I come across some TV pundits giving credibility and seriousness to the topic of her running for President. That and I get truly depressed. A discussion like that on a day when the President gives away every bargaining chip he’s ever had and gives all indication that he’s going to “compromise” big on the tax cuts for the wealthy fills me with anger and real despair.
@Shinobi: Nope, not picky about level, or gearscore or that kind of crap. As long as the officer you talk to thinks you’re compatible, that should be it.
There is the guild website, at http://wrecklist.wowstead.com , for people who are curious. I don’t think we actually require anyone to fill out an application form, even though there is one on the site.
So, a close friend and business associate wanted to treat me to a Joe Bonamassa concert tonight. I was only vaguely aware of the guy, and thought I was in for an evening of instrumental-only guitar wankery, and since my latest musical obsession has been 70s funk, I was kind of blase about the whole thing.
I was way, way wrong.
Just know that any racist, sexist, homophobe comments in guild chat will get Mama to kick your ass out as soon as she hears about it. It’s our one mission in Azeroth, to be an antedote to /trade.
Guild cap is 600. Don’t the the “Wreck” is that big. :p
Horde rules. But worgens and nelfs aren’t bad either. I play both but have a thing for my nelf druid healer.
Nerfed to oblivion in cataclysm
@lawnorder: The guild cap was changed to 1000.
John, Welcome to Wreck List.
If others are interested in joining you should fill out an application at the website. Then just wsp guild leader DKosmama, or me (Suluca or Sulema) or Senta.
The application helps us determine your needs (if new to the server on a baby toon – we’ll get you bags and starter stuff)
We are happy to have non-raiders, though we do have raiding (currently rated #3 on our server for casual raiding)
I transferred 4 of my toons and changed factions too – just to be in a political safe haven. As a 63 yr old black female, I was elated to find a guild that was free of racism, sexism, homophobia and agism.
We have families too – so are kid friendly.
It’s a pleasure to play while happily chatting about progressive politics in vent or guild chat.
Hope to hear from a few of you.
@Lawnorder – they nerfed all healers. They want it to be old-school, where you get to decide which of the 50% health folks get the heals, rather than pre-hotting the entire raid.
Us DPSers don’t get off the hook either, because now you’ll have to CC raid trash again, rather than spamming AoE. That’ll be interesting, since a lot of raiders never had to play that way.
But from what I’ve seen, DPSers have it a lot easier at lower levels. I’ve been tanking three instances a day since 4.0.1 let me finally roll that Tauren Paladin, and I see DPSers pulling constantly and not dying on things that used to drop em in seconds.
As Deoliver47 said, contact an officer on the server (If you just sign on and type “/who Wreck List” and start whispering to an 80, they’ll probably redirect you).
The webform thing is mostly a survey. Since Wreck List is one of the few guilds I’ve seen that does _ZERO_ recruiting ingame, our process is just slightly different then most. We don’t really make assumptions based on gear or level, so we have to ask some stuff out of game.
I thought there was a half-familiar flavor of acerb out of that toon last night…
This is Senta, John, who did the invite for your mage last night – aka Papa, Pamena and other alts. Actually, the application is required now for most people, and we do review them and make decisions on people. John’s alt Balloon was already a member, and for DKos people, we generally do an expedited admit, as well as for friends and relatives of Wreckies. We do require people to fill out an application and read the statement of principles, because we want to make sure people know what they’re getting into – not a “raiding guild” per se, a guild founded by progressives who will talk politics in guild chat and will not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic crap in chat or elsewhere as long as you’ve got the WreckList name associated with your toon. We have I think about 250 accounts now, headed toward 600 toons given all the alts. We’re a good group, if I do say so myself, and we LOVE to help people level toons, learn crafts and accomplish goals in game, meaning everything from professions to legendary weapon achievements. Come visit our web site and you’ll see what we’re about.