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mendpet.wordpress.com is now mendpet.com!

December 16, 2008

I’ve decided to splurge for Christmas and buy myself a domain for the blog!

I’ve set the old address, and all the old links to redirect to the new address, so those should all still work, but the new posts will all only appear on the new domain.

I’m using the same theme as before for now, however it’s a much older version of it, so I’ve got some fixin’ up to do.  Soon enough I’ll start using a shiny new theme, but that’ll come later!

Make sure you update your links and bookmarks to the new Mend Pet and your RSS feed to the new RSS Feed!

And nooooww… I am powered by Wowhead!  Look!  [22 Pound Catfish]

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WoW Word of the Week: quondam

December 8, 2008

quondam

\KWAHN-duhm; KWAHN-dam\, adjective:
Having been formerly; former; sometime.

Example:  My quondam ability to post on schedule is sure to return once exams and the holidays are over!

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WoW Word of the Week: flummox

December 1, 2008

flummox

\FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb
To confuse; to perplex.

Example: Are you flummoxed by seeing this WoW Word of the Week post on a Monday, rather than Sunday?  Sorry ’bout that. 🙂

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WoW Word of the Week: aplomb

November 23, 2008

aplomb

\uh-PLOM\, noun:
Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.

Example: I’d hoped to dive in to Wrath of the Lich King with aplomb, but I ended up feeling quite giddy and a little bit lost!

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“Gorilladin: I’ll just tank the d@mn thing myself.”

November 19, 2008

The title is a reference to some shirts BRK was recently vendoring.  I like it.  And I love my Gorilla, it has been amazing to level with him!

By the way… I FINALLY picked out a name.  My Gorilla is now called “Hanno”  (which means merciful), named for Hanno the Navigator, a Carthaginian explorer who noted what he observed as a tribe of very hairy women when he was traveling through Sierra Leone. He called them “Gorillai”, which is the origin of the name Gorilla.

❤ Wikipedia.

Now let me say, AoE grinding always scared me.  My mage does not like to take on more than one thing at a time.  It usually results in a dead Gnome.  And I was always the same way with my hunter.

But after so much time studying and practising my Huntering skills, my hunter has become like an extension of myself.  I’ve played her enough that I know exactly which keybindings do what, I know where my panic buttons are (AH! Feign! Feign! Feign!), I know what abilities are best used when.  I’m comfortable in my Troll skin!

When I’d first heard about the AoE tanking of the Gorillas, I was a little nervous, but excited.  I don’t want to be pulling aggro and getting myself killed, but I wanted to see what kind of stuff I could take on.

And it’s AMAZING!  It’s almost a chore to try to pull aggro from my gorilla.  I just send him in, bounce him around to a bunch of mobs within the area, pop a Mend Pet on him, and give those mobs an arrow shower!  It’s so nice to see 5 or 6 XP gains pop up at a time.  Wee!

It’s going to take a really great gear upgrade for me to break my T5 2-piece bonus.  I rarely really need to use Mend Pet, thanks to the healing caused by my Volley.

I haven’t really used other Tenacity pets since Wrath came out.  I did pick up Sparkle, my Rhino, and he is pretty decent at single target tanking… but so is Hanno, AND he can multitank.  So there.

Anyone else having a little love affair with their Gorilla?

Blog Announcement

With the coming of the end of my school term in the next couple of weeks, and with all the lovely content spewing forth, and with Unemployed having official sign ups again, it seems it is time to reinvigorate Mend Pet.  I am announcing the return of my weekend regular posts of This Week in Raiding and WoW Word of the Week!  I will also try to post daily during the week, but I still might miss a day or two here and there.  School isn’t over just quite yet.

Also, while I’m leveling, I’m going to end my posts with a little update on my skills and level, in case you are curious about where I’m at. 🙂

Brajana – Level 74 Troll Hunter

  • Skinning: 450
  • Leatherworking: 405
  • First Aid: 400
  • Fishing: 381
  • Cooking: 392
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When do hunters learn Mend Pet?

November 3, 2008

Level 12.

That means for your first two levels with a pet, you have to just keep them alive.  Bandage them maybe, if you must.

Find out more here.

This question frequently shows up in my Search Engine hit statistics… apparently a lot of people are curious about this, and reasonably so, you’d think you’d get it at the same time you get your pet, but that is not the case!

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*yaaawn*

September 16, 2008

Sorry it’s been so slow here lately.  I can tell you this, there is a direct correlation between the time I stopped posting everyday and when classes started up… and it doesn’t seem to be getting better!  For the next ten weeks, I’ve got a minimum of two test/assignments/midterms due every single week, I’m working two full days a week and schooling full-time.  Not to mention the job application process I have to go through to find a co-op position for January!  Sheesh.  I’m already pooped.

So the bottom line is, I likely won’t be posting every day.  I’m going to get some posts out still, but if I want to write pukka posts, I’ll need to take a couple of days to write them rather than getting them out once a day. I have to chose between writing about WoW in my very limited spare time or actually playing the game, and the choice is pretty simple.  And obviously school takes priority over all of that.

But don’t worry, I’m back to the real world come January, and I’m sure with Wrath being out and the Las Vegas trip approaching, I’m sure I’ll have plenty to get me back into daily posts in December-January, once classes are done.

Keep an eye on the site, I’ll do what I can to keep it running smoothly. 😀