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20 days of WoW Blogging – Why “Resto is Epic”

…and onto day 7 of the 20 days. I would have preferred a different post today, but as I look through my drafts folder I have 17(!) partially written posts and none that I am happy to release for public consumption yet. So I am afraid that todays post is the next day of the 20 days of WoW Blogging.

So then, the reason behind the name “Resto is Epic”, well as many people probably did when they first started their blogs, I tried to think of something short and snappy that would be awesome. I totally drew a blank ><

Then I started to think around druids and tried to come up with something that was witty and amusing, a play on words or similar. Again, I drew a blank, everything I thought of seemed silly and contrived.

Moving onto names that were descriptive I tried to come up with something nice and original. Looking through other blogs I saw that a bunch of them were taken: The obvious (the restoration druid), the amusing (tree heals go whoosh!) and so on.

Finally I thought about why I play a resto druid and started bouncing around some ideas based on that. As I was thinking, I started asking myself various questions, among them was “why do I enjoy playing Kat so much?” the answer was basically “well, playing resto druid is epic” and suddenly I thought – bing! there it is is! A bit of playing around and shortening, and it became “Resto is Epic”. It sums up why I play it, what I think of it and my enthusiasm for it. Also, as I realised later I could also talk about my shammy as well πŸ˜€

So it was nothing exciting or like a thunderbolt from the heavens, just me at work ploughing through a bunch of ideas until i found one that didn’t seem as bad as the others πŸ˜€

Kat

20 days of WoW Blogging – Your workplace/desk

Well for once, this 20 days thing is quite easy – neither of my workstations is particularly impressive or anything exciting.

I am quite lucky in that I have two WoW bases to play from – my own at home and my workstation at work where I get to do dailies, level, write blog stuff etc during my lunch break.

Work Desk

So, the work desk is pretty boring tbh, white wall, white desk, black keyboard and black mouse ^^ Only interesting bit is the artwork to the left of the monitor – another drawing from my youngest, this time a family of dragons. She likes dragons. REALLY likes dragons.

Home desk

This is actually not that much of a desk, space is so tight that my monitor and keyboard actually have to sit on top of my bedside chest of drawers along with my lamp (even the speakers are built into the monitor).

The keyboard is a snazzy little MS Sidewinder, it helps conserve space by having a removable keypad.

The printed table above the keyboard is my keybinds for all my vuhdo settings – a 5 button mouse (and using shift and alt) and 5 different healing specs mean there is a lot to remember, and sometimes I find it hard to remember the binds for some lesser used specs (Kairae’s disc spec for example).

The shelf above contains my “easy reading” collection – WoW novels (normal and graphic), Scott Pilgrim books and various other things like that, as well as my other much needed WoW related papperwork (boss notes, my tier gear ticky list and so on), and of course Maneki Neko for luck with boss drops πŸ˜€

So, I am afraid they are nothing too exciting really, just a couple of pretty normal boring desks.

Kat

20 Days of WoW Blogging – My Favourite In-game Items

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Unfortunately, Day 5 of this series is almost as hard as day 4 ^^ I have maxed out my bank with stuff I like, my bags are full and I even have alts just for the non BoP stuff that I have collected on Kat. I have managed to collect a load of stuff in my few years of playing.

However, within all that bag space and hundreds of collectibles there are a few things that stand out as being my favourites – in some cases because I just like them, however easy they are to obtain and in other cases because they were not so easy to get and I was so pleased when I did finally get them.

Wintersabre Mount/Winterspring Cub

Yes,yes I got this after it became relatively easy to get, but meh I don’t care πŸ˜› I have wanted one of these for a very long time and never seemed to find the time to follow it up, and then suddenly I was able to get it πŸ˜€

I spent my time rearing it, training it, playing with it and now it is MINE!!!! AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

/cough, sorry about that, but yh I really like this mount πŸ˜€

Sandbox Tiger

This little item is from a TCG loot card and is the source of endless amusement in Otaku. Long ago in the mists of time we were poking our way through Naxx and finally got it finished for the first time. One of our members popped out this little ghostly tiger and we all took turns in having a go and a laugh then we moved on else. Suddenly on vent this plaintive little voice says “help! guys, I’m stuck, how do you get off this thing!” and we turned around to see our little hunter gentlyΒ rockingΒ back and forth in the middle of Kel’Thuzad’s room. We laughed. A lot. So ever since we try and drop a little sandbox tiger whenever we down the last boss of a raid, or just when we are bored waiting for AFKer’s

Trauma

I have pretty bad luck at times with raid drops for Kat. Specifically weapons. Until recently I spent all of our Fireland’s raiding with a 353, pretty much all of T11 was done with a blue 346. ICC was no different, iirc I started out with some terrible dagger and I would look at other druids and see things like Trauma and Lockjaw and just wish that one of them could be mine, please. Then in one week we did both a 10 and 25 man run, Lockjaw dropped! yoink mine! Later on in the week we did the 25 man, and Trauma dropped! Worriedly I waited for the reactions of the other (pugged) healers, “meh” “crap weapon” and so on, they all passed on it! IT WAS MINE!!!! So yh, I got Trauma, and was rather pleased πŸ™‚ That and the abacus accounted for a decent bit of healing with their procs, especially from all the HoTs Kat throws around! ZING! ZING! ZING! πŸ˜€

So there you go, some of my special items, may not be much to some people but hey, they are too me πŸ˜€

Kat