OOC – Finally Bit The Bullet


March 26th, 2018

I will have to admit that I really am pleased with the fact that my search for my computer is finally over and I am as happy as can be with the one I purchased.  I’ve been toiling around and trying to find my “build” and tried all kinds of different things only to find out that it was more than just a bit pricey with the cost of the video cards that have tripled in price. So, I started doing the other thing of looking at sites with machines that I could buy off-the-shelf and found exactly what I wanted.  I ended up with a Corsair One – a top of the line machine for me as well as the peripherals.  Nice Razer keyboard and mouse as well as a headset that I have been needing for quite a while. Oh yeah, got a bit screen too so that I could see what I was doing – that seems to be rather important.

Now, I’m still in the process of getting all the things setup and getting everything downloaded (all games are downloaded and playable).  What I really like is the fact that this machine didn’t have any bloatware on it so there wasn’t a whole lot to clean up.  I know that this is the first machine that I have ever had that I didn’t spent tons of time cleaning up the bloat over the following months after I bought it. With all the new things, I’ve been running around like crazy looking at all the stuff in World of Warcraft and the other Blizzard games and I’m sure loving it.  Loads of fun.

Please don’t think that I am bragging because I’m not.  I just am so excited about finally getting a new gaming rig.  I even got yelled at last night for having the volume up too high and rattling the rafters and it wasn’t even turned up all the way. Life has improved for me as far as my computer goes and that makes me very happy.  I spend a lot of time on computers, so, it’s always a bonus to get them all up and running.  Laptop is kind of old, however, it does work for me to write on and do web-browsing.

So, now I have a good reason to keep on playing running around like I’m crazed.  I know that I couldn’t be happier right now because this is something that I have always wanted and now I have it.  Naturally, I went over my budget and that’s okay because it wasn’t too bad.  Didn’t want to get the spouse all riled up or anything of that nature.

Well, wish me luck and I’ll keep running around Azeroth and start getting immersed in my characters again, so I can write my blog. 

Almost There


*Not the usual salty language warning – kind of a calmer Dawnglory for the moment. *

 

March 20th

 

Yo Book!!

I know that I must be the happiest man on Azeroth now and the most relieved. To have one’s family brought back to you alive and well seems very miraculous.  It truly has shaken me to my core and there are times that I can’t believe that they are back.  All those months of searching and all those days and nights of mourning my loss, which, was something that I had to do because I was never sure that they would be found alive.

I was shocked silly when Zippie told me that they had been found and I will have to admit that I fucking fainted.  Yeah, big strong warrior hit the floor like a brick.  When I came out of my stupor, I had to hear the news again to be sure that I hadn’t just dreamed it. At least I knew that they were safe in Silvermoon and that I would be able to see them soon.  Naturally, being somewhat addle-pated at that point, I was going to take the Zep to UnderCity and the portal to Silvermoon – silly me.  Sometimes I amaze myself at how stupid I can be when I forget that I know a handful of mages that can port me there easily enough. I even know a few of the darker magic fellows that have transported me a few times to get to places in a hurry.  Hey, you learn to utilize the people available to you and don’t let your prejudices get in the way.

I know that I was shocked and surprised at how my family looked when I finally got to Silvermoon City.  I know that I should have realized that they were going to be a bit worse for wear, but I was shocked silly because I didn’t want to believe that they could have suffered the way that they did.  You will always tend to hang onto the memory of how they looked the last time that you saw them, which is exactly what I did.  Naturally, I had no idea what my son looked like because he hadn’t been born yet.

Poor Romy is so thin and looks a bit haggard at this point, however, I understand that she made sure that her children were cared for better than she would think of taking care of herself.  I’m happy and proud that she was able to look after the group of people with her and that she was able to survive.  I know that she is going to need a lot of rest and some very good care for a while before she will be able to resume her life as it was before she was out in the wilds that long.  She is still a beautiful woman to me and will always be that way. Just to be able to see her and hold her in my arms again is a miracle that I will always cherish.

My children are happy and very healthy, thanks to their Mother’s care. I know that I was amazed by how much my little girl had grown and how beautiful she is.  It was amazing to me that the voice I heard in my mind months ago was her voice to the letter, she sounds exactly that way.  She’s grown quite a bit physically and has changed quite a bit from the carefree little girl that I knew, her world had changed, and she adapted.  Romy and I will be talking about this a bit more when she is feeling up to it because the changes were such a dramatic shift that I don’t understand it.  Let’s just say that she has powers that I never knew a Paladin could have and that is the path that the Light has chosen for her.

Oh, my son is quite the handful and is as stubborn and willful as his parents.  I know that I was so happy to see him and to be able to hold him for the first time.  He looks a lot like Romy, however, he does have my smile, hands and feet – the rest is pure Romy.  He cried when I first held him because he’s never seen his Daddy and I was just some strange dude holding him – I guess I would cry too if I was that little and couldn’t understand things yet.

Romy is staying with her family for the time being and I am staying at the main house in Silvermoon that Fnor and I have always used.  Of course, it’s an odd arrangement, I’ll admit, however, it is probably easier for the children to adjust with the people that have been taking care of them for now.  Romy probably needs her family’s support at this point too because she has been through a lot and I know that she just needs to get some rest and some decent food in her.  I’ll do whatever makes her happy and if this arrangement makes her happy, I’ll comply with it.

Fnar Dawnglory

 

 

 

OOC – Just Checking In


March 17th, 2018

I did take a couple of weeks off from my computers because I just wasn’t in the mood to do anything.  That happens every now and again with most people. Physically I do feel better, however, I just haven’t felt compelled to getting involve in World of Warcraft now.  I’m all set to go with BfA even though I have yet to complete Legion.

Legion has been a good expansion and I have enjoyed most of the storylines that I have completed, however, there just seems to be so much to do that there are times that I am overwhelmed.  There are times when I feel like we are being pulled in too many directions.  Yes, I do other things than play video games just as most of us do and sometimes I tend to get involved in those things.  Oh yes, binge watching shows that I have missed because of my involvement in gaming and then, of course, there are books that I want to read as well.  So, between doing all the other things, my gaming has not bee utilized as much as I would have liked. 

Normally at this time of year it is too bloody cold to go outside much, however, this season has been weird because we have had so many warm days that it makes you wonder if Winter is here or is it just playing with the rest of the country.  Our ski areas are getting good snow for the sport; however, the rest of the state is well below our annual snowfall rate which generates our water supply for the rest of the year. 

Since my oldest computer bit the big one, I’m down to one desktop and my laptop.   The laptop can’t really play World of Warcraft all that well, however, it is still functioning enough to log in occasionally.  Currently I am waiting on the prices to drop back down on the memory cards because it is unreal how the prices have jumped up.  We can all thank the bitcoin miners for some of the cost increases on technology now.  Yes, I do acknowledge that GPU is the thing that World of Warcraft uses intensely.  Back in the day, the money that I have saved up would have bought me one heck of a gaming rig off the shelf – this time I was planning on building my own, however, that seems a bit daunting.  Of course, I will be shopping around to get the best that I can afford.

One of the big surprises for me this week was the fact that I got an invitation to participate in the Alpha for World of Warcraft.  Talk about a shock and surprise because I’m not a streamer or anyone special other than being a very long-time player.  I have usually gotten the Beta testing invitations and I think this is my second invitation for an Alpha – last one was MoP.  I am going to be thrilled to work on the Alpha a bit, however, having learned from my experience, I won’t get too heavily involved so that I’m not burned out when the expansion drops.

Just wanted to check in and let people know that I haven’t passed away or anything, just take a brief break from the game that I love and my computers. See you all in Azeroth.