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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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Today’s Question: The Meaning Behind Your Main’s Name
My main is my warlock and her name is Démonique.
I’ve had a few people think it’s pronounced as the word “demonic”, which is not it at all. She is, in fact, named after my best friend’s daughter Dominique, and the pronounciation would be similar but with “demo” instead of “domi”.
There’s really not much more to the story/meaning behind my main’s name. Sure, in French it actually does mean demonic, and that’s obviously a plus in my book.
I love finding names for my characters, but the one for my warlock I guess in a way is the one least unusual. Saga is meant to be my priest’s name, but sadly it’s taken on every server since her first and her name has since been Idaea. In my mind she’s still Saga though and always will be.
What is your main’s name and what is the meaning behind it?
Day 4 Question: Favourite Emote and the Best Situation to use it in
Apart from the always loved /dance which can virtually be used in any situation my favourite emote is by far /kiss.
Now, do I run around like some overly loving fool and just throw kisses at people in Dalaran? Well, of course not. To me, it’s an insult. I especially like to use it on hordes who attacked me thinking I’d be an easy target, and subsequently died to my evil little hands.
Throwing them a /kiss as I leave their corpse on the ground behind me is the ultimate insult. It’s much better than /spit which a lot of PvPers seem to do. More sanitary too.
What about you guys? What’s your favourite emote and when would be the perfect time to use it?
Today’s question: Favourite NPC
I had to think about this one for quite some time, because quite honestly I’m not sure that I have a specific NPC that I could truly call my favourite. After some thinking I did think of one though that always touches a special place in my heart, and maybe you’ll consider it cheesy, but that NPC is Ahab Wheathoof.
Through the years Blizzard has made a lot of memorial NPCs in WoW for various people, but Ahab Wheathoof (and Elder Ezra Wheathoof who was added later) was the first one I learned about, and it’s always struck a chord with me.
The quest giver and the quest itself were designed by a cancer sick boy (Ezra) who got a visit to the Blizzard Headquarters through the Make a Wish foundation, so it’s more than just a memorial NPC since he designed them himself. Elder Ezra Wheathoof was later added when the boy sadly passed away.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story and want to read it, you can do so here.
Even today, as I read through the articles about him again it makes my eyes prickle. It’s such a sad story, and I love how WoW has in its own way immortalised him.
If you can choose, what is your favourite NPC in WoW?
Day 2 Question: Favourite Race & Why?
Compared to when I first started playing the game many years ago my favourite race has changed. When I first started playing WoW I was horde and my favourite race to play was the Forsaken, and as I was switching to alliance I wasn’t very fond of any of their races (possibly because they had all ganked me so many times).
After having been alliance now for quite some time I’ve settled on a race that I keep coming back to and making my characters. I’ve tried playing other alliance races, but none of them feel as comfortable to me.
So, which race is this you may ask. Well, it’s human.
I know a lot of people find this the most boring race to play since WoW is a fantasy MMORPG and humans are by far the least fantastic creature in it. When I first switched to alliance I actually didn’t like humans much at all, I found them chunky and their faces plain. (Well, they weren’t rotting so I guess that by definition made them plain in comparison!)
Now I actually really like humans. Not all of their faces mind you, but quite a few of them are really pleasant when you get used to them (female ones, I stand by my original opinion that the male faces are horrible). I also like the human racials and the animations.
Whenever I make a new character and I want to decide on a race (if I try not to make it human) I will check the animations for melee/casting depending on the class I intend to be. I’ve tried being a gnome, dwarf, draenei and night elf – but I still prefer human. There have been times when I leveled a character to a certain level (anything from level 20-62 was the highest) and then deleted and recreated it human because I didn’t feel “right” being something else.
So, while I do have a few other races (1 gnome, 2 night elves, 1 undead, 1 tauren – who will soon be worgen) everything else is human. That may make me boring, but it’s what I’ve chosen as my favourite race.
What about yours? What is your favourite race in the game?
Since patch 4.0 broke my old UI I ended up doing a new one. I’m still sticking to my favourite style of having everything at the bottom except for buffs. I just like having everything in one place. I realise this is probably not the same for everyone, and I admittedly move my Grid to a move central position on the screen when I’m playing my alt healer.
Shadowed Unit Frames
Classtimers (okay, you don’t actually see it on this shot, but I use it for tracking DoTs)
Satrina Buff Frames
Mik’s Scrolling Battle Text
In addition to those that are for the UI itself I of course use “the usual stuff” like Recount, Deadly Boss Mods and Omen Threatmeter.
One little neat addon I’d like to recomment though is Obituary. It’s something I find highly useful in raids. What it does is print out the killing blow of people in your party/raid in your chatlog so that you can see it without having to go into Recount/Skada to find it. You may still need to do that sometimes when investigating further, but I find it’s really helpful to get an initial idea, and you can immediately tell if someone stood (and died) in fire.
- Tell the Mage to give the Warlock Focus Magic. They don’t want to? Make them!
- Allow the Warlock to Soul Stone herself (cause she’s the most important person in the raid).
- Make sure that the Warlock is summoned to the raid; not the other way around!
- Let the Warlock have the best position on boss fights so she doesn’t have to move, moving messes up her rotation and she doesn’t like this!
- Offer every piece of cloth loot and caster weapon to the Warlock first, if she declines the other casters may roll/bid.