Update 2/25/2008

Gruul is on farm (took a 2-month 25-man raid break during December and January), working on SSC and soon TK (flu hit key raid members this weekend, boo). We’ve been holding off-raid night Karazhan farming runs for alts and people who need badges. Badges, need more badges.

Gear: Swapped the Chess Event tanking sword for the Amani Punisher from the eagle boss in ZA. Also replaced my shoulders, boots, belt, and cape (think I already posted about that). I almost blew all of my badges on the Chestguard of the Stoic Guardian a day before the new 2.4 rewards were announced. Need: The 2.4 tanking chest, the 2.4 tanking ring, Jan’Alai’s shield, and Malacrass’ Helm. I need to replace my gloves at some point, but I haven’t researched a suitable replacement. It’s a little odd but, I’m having a little trouble staying above 490 defense on my want list. I keep swapping it for other tanking stats because many of the pieces that I “need” don’t have any def.

Other Stuff
Gasp, I have a new hobby that doesn’t involve the computer or any other nerd paraphernalia! I bought an electric guitar/amp/etc in January and have been learning to play it. I devote around 1 to 1.5 hours a day to practicing and learning music theory (less on Friday and Saturdays, ie raid nights). It’s fun!

  • Call of Duty 4: I know I’m kind of late jumping on this game seeing that it has been out for several months (queue of games to play, no time). Excellent single player campaign, easily one of the best this year. I’m not really a huge fan of the military shooter genre (don’t really need any more WWII simulators. FFS move on to a different subject, we get it), but the pacing and storyline are exceptional.
  • Audiosurf: A puzzle/rhythm game hybrid. You select a song from your personal music collection and the game will generate a level based on the tempo, etc. Oh, it also comes with the Orange Box Soundtrack integrated into the game.
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: I don’t have this yet, but I am considering buying it. From what I understand, it’s a hybrid strategy game somewhere between Civilization and Homeworld; Pulling the elements that I really loved from each of the two game genres but without the tedious micromanagement. Only interested though, if it runs gracefully in Windowed mode on my secondary monitor.

I will try to update more!

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