I'm a dedicated WoW player who play several alts, but I focus mainly on my Warlock. Since I have a lot of characters, on this site it's easiest that I'm simply known as Saga.
I'm a raider, guild officer and altoholic who loves chasing after new mounts and pets.
This site is where I ramble about my adventures and thoughts as I continue playing WoW.
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Category Archives: Guest Post
Note from Saga: This is a guest post sent to me by Zwingli, who’s kindly agreed to keep you entertained while I’m off lapping sun.
Which WoW Bloggers do you prescribe too?
Who do you read?
Who is it that you just can’t miss?
For me, it has been a changing list through the years. But, there was one iconic hunter blogger that is the reason I opened up a Google account for the express purpose of using the Google reader.
It was BRK, Big Red Kitty.
You can now follow his real life adventures in cooking and being a dad here.
But, I still yearn for the days of BRK, un-apologetically BM loving, Mage bashing, Feral Druid taming, most awesome self!
To be honest, he wasn’t the first blogger I was reading at the time. Ratshag, of Need More Rage, was my first taste of WoW blogger goodness. Seriously, if he isn’t the first or second entry into your reader, you just don’t appreciate good orcish virility as you should.
Along the same lines as BRK, Aspect of the Hare was another of my can’t-do-without hunter blogs. Between them, I learned all things Huntery. You can still find her blogging, just not in a WoW related way.
One of my favorite blogs continues to be Big Bear Butt Blogger. His mix of WoW, real life, and Fantasy fiction keeps me coming back for more. As much as I love his WoW related posts, his military and truck driving posts usually have me laughing out loud!
Most recently I’ve been enjoying Spellbound (of course!), and I hope that you have this blog high on your list. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Beruthiel, of Falling Leaves and Wings as well. And no one should miss out on the best dwarf/pally blog out there, Fannon of Battle Medic. If you don’t follow his Dear Dwarfling blog, then you have no heart… Just saying.
Who do you follow on your reader?
This is Kimara’s little guide on how to survive WoW with a Baby Goblin. (Note: not to be taken too seriously.)
She had her little Baby Goblin in August 2010 and is juggling the little one with casual raiding and farming herbs. Lots of herbs.
Below you can see Kimara’s survival guide:
- Find a very understanding guild, preferably run by someone you know and have good dirt on.
- Make up a cute adorable WoW related nick name for your baby. We use Baby Goblin but feel free to pick something that fits your child’s personality.
- Don’t be afraid to randomly go afk. Get your guildies used to it early on so they aren’t surprised when you have to run off during a raid to the baby who’s decided bed time is variable.
- Do take your little one to the bed time trainer early on. Early bed times or at least a regular one is going to be the key here. You will feel much better if you can put all your attention in your little one or your game.
- Don’t forget to play together! That’s where the bed time training comes in handy. Time with your partner will keep you feeling balanced and centered. Whether it’s playing WoW or watching a movie, doesn’t matter, time together is time well spent.
- Relax!!!! You’re probably not going to be a great HC gamer and an outstanding parent at the same time. Fact is this: to play at top performance you have to put a lot of hours into the game every day, to raise an outstanding child, you have to put many more hours into him/her every day. There is simply not enough time for both. Think in baby steps game wise and you will get there. You may not be the first in your guild but you will have greater rewards
Last, but not least – the awesome shirt given by the guild’s Guild Master. The parents are a Blood Elf Marksman Hunter and an Orc Elemental Shaman. I guess that explains this little Level 1 creature.
Note from Saga: This is a post written by my friend Kimara. She doesn’t have her own blog, and may occasionally post a little thing here or there on Spellbound.
/giggle /giggle /giggle
I’ve done it! I’ve picked a character! This may be an easy task for most people, but when you’ve played a game for so long, you’ve created just about everything there is out there and have probably settled on just a couple of favorites.
How it all started:
Recently, a really good friend of mine (Saga) and I have, partially out of boredom, decided to give each other a hand. She’s alliance, I’m horde. How did we become friends in the first place? I sometimes wonder!
Our guilds raid on different days and we both need healers. I just happen to be a healer. She just happens to want to try her hand a paladin healing. A deal was made.
For her, money isn’t nearly as important as the tedious bore of leveling without heirlooms so she transferred a char. For me, I wouldn’t give money out for a transfer if my life depended on it, so I’m leveling without heirlooms… (Wish me luck!)
I made a human in the image of my first char ever, thinking the nostalgia would spark something in me… Nothing.
I made a dwarf thinking the quirkiness would do something for me… Nothing. (Flat faces, really!)
I made a night elf thinking the flips would light an interest… Nothing.
I made a worgen hoping the story would hold my attention… Nothing. (The sniff sniff sniff while spell casting had me paranoid for a week!)
Then I did what I never thought I could.
Race… erm… uhm… GNOME, and my little giggling healer was born.
The pitter patter of her feet and the way she seems to struggle to keep up with the taller races won me over. Of course I had to give her a story. She has developed a self-image issue and wears her hair very high to make her a bit taller so she looks like a cute dwarf… (no one’s told her such a thing doesn’t exist).
She’s making her way to the Wetlands tonight while healing instances like there’s no tomorrow. I’m having a lot of fun exploring the new content with her and can’t get over her little quirky animations and vocals. By far the most adorable gnome of them all… probably because she’s mine.
If you find yourself in an instance, with a funny little gnome priest and she hesitates before healing you…. it’s probably just me trying to get my head around keeping humans and night elves alive again.
Some time ago I got a question posted in my comments section asking whether I was interested in making some gold. Of course I was, who isn’t? The person asking was no one other than Markco from Just My Two Copper, and when I said I was a total noob when it comes to gold making he decided to give me some pointers (that he said I could also post on my blog).
I’m not someone who hangs out at the Auction House all that much, or take chances – so I probably could have made a lot more gold than I did. But by selling various stuff I got while leveling, selling epic (cut) gems (I have a JC and two transmution specialists, so it works out nicely) and a few other bits and bobs I’ve gone from my original 10-12k gold to above 50k. For me, that’s quite nice.
Below you can send the guest post Marcko wrote for me on how to make gold, maybe it will help some of you as well
Saga, so you want to make some gold? How about you sit back, relax and grab some noggenfogger to pass the time while you read up on how you can become a zillionaire in wow! What, you don’t believe me? What if I told you there’s a forum (and it’s the first place I recommend you check out) where there are about half a dozen wow millionaires? Your first assignment is to check out the profession forums and I don’t mean on the wow forums! At the JMTC gold forums you’ll find everything you need to make gold whether you have addon problems, noob questions or just want to read about how other players have succeeded. With thousands of members and over 30,000 posts I’m sure you’ll find something you can use to help you get started.
Ok so I gave you the greatest tip I could first, now how about some more specific information with regards to your professions. Since you have every profession I’m going to go all out and give you a handful of cross-profession tips which will really put you on top of your competition.
Saronite Ore -> Uncommon Gems + crystallized earth -> Rings/Necks for infinite dust
Frostweave Cloth + infinite dust -> Frostweave Bags
Saronite Bar -> Transmute Titanium Bar + Additional Saronite Bars -> Titanium Rod or Titanium Plating or Titanium Shield Spike or Titanium Weapon Chain
Saronite Ore -> Uncommon Gems + Eternals -> Transmute Meta Gems -> Cut Meta Gems
Cobalt Bar -> Cobalt War Axe -> Greater Cosmic Essences
Essences + Dust + Armor/Weapon Vellum III’s (from inscription) -> Enchanted Vellums
Saronite Ore -> Rare Gems + Eternals -> Transmute Epic Gems (GET TRANSMUTE SPEC PLZ!!!!1one11!)-> Cut Epic Gems
Additional Powerful Resources:
That’s all for today Saga, hopefully I have set you well on your way to becoming an auction house pro! Be sure to check out the resources I listed here as well as my daily updated wow gold blog and don’t be shy about becoming part of the community I’ve worked so hard to create.
What do you guys do to make gold? Are you an Auction House pro or do you grind dailies etc.? Or do you simply not care?