So you’re not 80 yet?!!!


Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath of the Lich King

Nope and it’s kinda hard to believe.  But really it seems to be a natural evolution.  For a time there was the hard core raiding.  The rushing home to choke down a quick dinner and jump into WoW in time for a night of raiding with guildies.  That was a combination of fun and frustration.  Many times the latter.  The lost rolls for gear that seemed to only drop when there were 15 other hunters after the same thing.  The mistakes that would get called out on vent only to humiliate me and be the source of a sudden urge to quit the game altogether.  But alas… eventually I would remember why I started playing WoW:  To have fun and relax.  I’m not the only one who feels this way.  Many people burned out raiding towards the end of TBC.  Badge gear came out with Sunwell to keep us going but it didn’t last long enough.  Guilds burned to ashes and some of us took a hiatus.  I vowed to give WoW another chance to be a source of fun and stress relief.  I am slowly leveling to 80, questing alone or with friends.  


And you know what?  It’s fun again.  Sometimes I miss the thrill of raiding to see some new content in a dungeon, but then I think about how uncommitted I can be right now.  Just hopping around Northrend and leveling professions (gasp! even fishing) as I trip around and get lost.  (Those colors can be distracting.) So I may be a noob, but I’m a happy one.  As I get closer to 80 I start thinking about shot rotations and possibly doing a heroic.  Sure it would be nice, but I’m not at 80 yet so I have plenty of time to think twice and level an alt instead. 🙂

BTW, yes I did create a DK and boy is that class FUN, FUN, FUN!!


Failoc Phase II: Woot for Civilized Opt-In!

Success feels good especially after battling the failoc for hours on end!  All I can say is that this was so much more civilized and relaxed.  Wednesday morning (Cali Time) I was able to log into my Blizz account and just click the Opt-In selection.  I wonder if they’ll do this from the start for the next BlizzCon?  It reminds me of the lottery for The Who concert back in the 80’s. We’ll see…  Limited convention space, lots of fans…. what’s a Video Game Company to do?  Not sure, but they handled this with perfection.  Big KUDOS!  Even if I don’t get tickets (trying not to get my hopes up) I still feel good about the fair process.  Good luck to all of you!

Watch what you wish for…

Watch what you wish for…. you just might get it.  Well only hours after I posted my rant about wanting to know about the Blizzcon Tix Lottery, an announcement just appeared on the Blizzcon site.  So I want to give Blizz their props for today.  I guess a lot of people had the same worries as me and they seem to have worked out the fairest method possible.

The best news I heard was in item #3 of the requirements:  “(3) have not previously purchased BlizzCon 2008 tickets”.  I mean seriously if you already got a few tix, give the rest of us fans a chance.  They are also going to make the opt-in period over several days so we don’t have to do a ‘first come-first serve’ F5 Frenzy.  Once you’re entered into the lottery you wait feverishly for an email.  The email will give you instructions to actually purchase the tickets.  1,500 accounts will be chosen to distribute the 3,000 tickets.  Although I did see some forum posts with people wanting one ticket.  I guess if you enter, you know ahead of time that you have to take the two tickets.  I’m glad to see this update… change that.  I’m very excited to see this update.  It lets me know they’re working out the wrinkles and that they are working hard to keep all of us fanboys and fangirls happy.  I know it must be difficult with all the opportunists out there.  So we still have to watch the web site but it’s not a sprint to the finish.

Whew!  I’m still worn out from my last attempt.  I think it kept me from even wanting to play.  I understand some people even cancelled or suspended their accounts.  For more details, check out their site:  The opt-in will be accessible through your Blizzard Account Management.

Hello world!

The hair turned white when I hit 70!(I know this is a generic title for a post, but it reminds me so much of computer programming 101 and I love that.)  Hello world!  So the Lady Danotte blog is born!  I really wanted to write a blog for all you MM hunters out there.  I know you’re out there fellas…  So we don’t always hit the top of the dps but we do our fair share of burst damage and we’re just sexy.  I hope to post general hunter resources and share what I’ve learned in the last year about playing a hunter.  There’s so much to discover and it makes such a difference in your contribution if you can tweak your spec, gear or game play.  And face it, playing is more fun when you can help pwn those mobs!