Apr 20, 2012

A General WoW Rambling

I have no idea why I stumbled upon this photo... But, I am glad that I did!!! I have been in tears for the last 15 minutes just thinking about how awesome that picture is!

After doing some research, I found out that I can actually shoot rainbows from a trinket that is quested. I would tell you where it is at, but I want you to experience the search on your own! Needless to say Nevernude is on his way right now to pick one up!!! 

In other news, a few co-workers of mine started playing WoW again! This is a good thing, I miss the feeling of playing with people that I actually know. I haven't played with Real life friends in a MMORPG since FFXI, back in the Caitsith DMA days! There is a little throw back for you! The cool part is the guy who is running the guild is also owns/runs a local comic store, I am thinking there will be a lot more events and such and maybe some new friends will be made! 

Apr 11, 2012

Day 2- Why You Decided to Start a Blog

Hmmm.... This is a pretty deep question... Why would anyone take time out of their busy lives to start a blog, let alone a blog based off a video game???

The easy answer would be for pride and fame. That would be true, if I really did care about that. I mean I do get some satisfaction from seeing that my blog hit the three thousand unique hit mark, but at the same time I really could give a fuck about the number of people that look at it. It is more of a journal about the time I spend in WoW and allows an deeper immersion for me.

Also, there is the hope that I could write one day for a major blog company... I am looking at you wow.joystiq.com... LOL!!

With this WoW blog it's more of a way to look at the general populace and they way they treat a "different" person from the norm. That alone, I feel is an aspect of WoW that has not been explored. So far, it has been terrible if you dont have the best gear and best talents. I know that I can stand outside of fire, run away when needed, and make myself a NON-Burden on the healer....

The last reason, I wanted to have a public platform to write about this, and allow people to speak as well. An active dialogue is probably one of the strongest forms of changes one can have, and if that someone notices this... MORE THE BETTER!!!


Apr 7, 2012

20 Days of WoW! Day 1 - Introduce Yourself

While I sit and wait and wait and wait... for WoW to download, I decided that I should start this blogging challenge in hopes that I will be done downloading in time to play the Pandaria Beta!

Well my name is Michael, and I am 29, and a closet gamer. Been playing WoW off and on for 7 years. My first real guild totally imploded... Google "Gilgamesh and Onyxia server" and see what happens! I took a 3 year break to devote my life to FFXI (Holla to CaitSith and the DarkMercenaries!)... I work as a bartender at a river-view restaurant. Pretty amazing gig, Work hard and play hard... Talking about playing hard, I do that on occasion... I just got done backpacking Europe for 35+ days. Pretty exciting stuff, saw and experienced so things I would never have been able to.

I also use to teach snowboarding, did that for a few seasons before moving off the mountain. I love the outdoors, gardening, drinking beer, women, playing games, golf, and camping... lol... That totally sounds like a match.com profile...

Here is a quick pic from my trip to Naples, I am the one on the left

I do enjoy writing in my free time, and look at this blog as practice for some ideas in the future. If you do enjoy this, I have a real life blog, Awkward Moments
Well I am off! Time to go and enjoy the sunshine!
~Smile, Love, Drink~ - Michael

Mar 31, 2012


That's Right!!! I did go over to the Dark-Side... and the cookies sucked!!! SWTOR, was terrible... I really didn't get it... There was not a whole lot to do... I know, it is new, but come on!!! Don't release a product that can not even compete on the level of WoW... I can hear all the Fanbois, saying, "Nevernude, its new! They are adding new content everyday! I mean it is on par on Vanilla WoW!!!" 

You know what I say to that??? BULL SHIT!!! 
If I was designing a MMORPG for today's market, I would make sure it was at least on par on with the current ones... Why should I wait 2-3 years for a game with options that I can have now??? Makes no sense to me, and if it doesn't make sense to me, GOD HELP US ALL!!!!

Now I am re-installing and hoping to get my pony back... Blizzard you won this round... May your Dreams be filled with Pandas!!! 

Feb 22, 2012

The Meme thats Sweeping the WORLD!!! SIXTH!!!


The Rules.

  • Go into your image folder
  • Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image.
  • Publish the image! (and a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couldn’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own).
  • Challenge six new bloggers.
  • Link to them.

I don't have subfolders (Yet) but without further adieu!!!

 Oh the good old days when I was Raid Leader of Eternal Hatred on Tich... That's us Raiding Undercity... and dueling in the nude... and I am pretty sure we were trashed on Vent as well!! Shout OUTS to Lericus, and Kegbeard... He was the first person to hit 85 on his Dwarf Shaman... and with me being number two...

Time to link some Blogs!!!
Anxious Gamer
Night Vyxen
Sizzle's Legs
Aspect of the Dork!

Excited to see it!!! 

I need a HUG!!!!

The journey to 85, is filled with peril and assholes! I do not know how many times I have straight up been kicked out of groups for having just a sword or a book... Has WoW become full of 3 button mashing monkeys that we have lost sight of what we are really supposed to be doing here... and to answer that question... its not obtaining loot.... or running dungeons under 10 mins... or making fun of people out of spite... It's CALLED HAVING FUN!!!

I have seen it time to time again, if you do not conform, you must not know what you are doing... Hey I have pitched shit about people's specs, equipment, the companion pet they had... but that was a dick move... Even in today's society you are still out casted for not following the norm... sad state if you ask me!

So a Plea to all of you out there, be more accepting... you might learn a thing or two! 

Oh quick update on the 2012 Journey... 
296/2012 levels which is approx 15% not bad... 
I am doing it on three different servers too!!! Grizzly Hills, Arygos, and Emerald Dream! So come and join the fun! 
For all your Information!

Feb 20, 2012


Yes!! I did it!! I finished 45 quests in Duskwood!! This is so hard by the way, Questing... Reason being is you can only fight mobs that are with in five levels of you... well a mob that is 5 levels lower than me, still keeps it pretty interesting... and then if you do any lower level quests, you do not get any experience which sucks, and the mobs do not  give you experience as well.. so basically you are doing nothing in the game except farming low-level critters that do not really drop anything...

The journey so far has been filled with trials and tribulations, but I will keep my head held up high and go forth towards VICTORY!!! See you all in Stranglethorn Vale!!!!

Feb 8, 2012

Bane of My Existence: Blastenheimer 5000 Ultra Cannon

It's that time of the month!!! NO!! Not that time of the month, but Darkmoon Faire Time!! WOOO!!!! I am probably not the only one who is super excited about all the fun games that don't reward any experience,
(Yeah, Blizzard if you are reading this... We should get experience for bopping hogger with a mallet, just saying. It takes a lot of skill to run around and hit my hot key at the right time, more so than any other daily of getting X and giving them to Y)

Sorry about that rant... It needed to be said, so with out an further adieu, I present to you!!!!


Yep this little Cannon, has caused me so much frustration... and gave me so little satisfaction!
I earn ONE, I said ONE Darkmoon Faire Ticket and 250 reputation with you guys? for what? how about 7 deaths, and 30+ trips back to the cannon, and you want to know how long till I figured out there was a warp back to you???  Just now... Yep that's TWO Months of running back and forth... Not fun!!! But I'll have my day Maxima!!! You will see!!!

Feb 7, 2012

I Broke Rule One!!!

"1. NO weapons... you may have an off hand weapon that adds stats. That's it, the item can not add 
          damage. The goal is to reach lvl 80 with level 1 skill in all weapons expect unarmed."

Yeah I did Break it... SO what??? I break all sorts of rules, including the most important ones... LOL!!!

But Nevernude doesn't that make you invalid? I mean you should suddenly just explode because of your dire trespassing against yourself????

NO!!  This is why!!!

Yep that is a FOAM SWORD!!! 
(Sad part is my fist have more DPS then this....)

I obtained it from the Darkmoon Faire, which I must say is pretty awesome!!! Running in Dungeons whipping this thing around bonking Scarlet Crusaders in the head!!! 

I still cant use any other attacks other then Thunderstomp and Auto-Attack, since it's not recognize as a melee weapon... LOL!!! 

I did just hit level 30!! You know what that means??? NOTHING!!! Nothing at happens at 30... such a sad day... well I am off to collect more herbs and bonk skeletons on the head!!!

Feb 5, 2012


Hi everyone!!!

Yes that's right another update in the same week!!! It has been such an experience so far, that's for sure!

I started this toon back in the day... I mean pre-shattering, before the death of the Lich King, back. in. the. day! It has been fun trying to get readjusted to all the new perks and such... which there are none!!!

I am still Thunderstomping myself through Azeroth, which is pretty fun, and causes grief to healers for some reason. Which brings me up to today's topic, the Looking For Dungeon tool (LFD).

Myself, I love it. Server camaraderie has died, looking to get 4 other people together to run a dungeon is unheard now a days, and can you imagine asking in LFG,

"LFG, Nudetoon, wants to hit things hard with Thunderstomp, repeatedly!! PST for Invite"

It's not going to happen. So I ninja in groups and get to experience some content that I would not of been able to do other wise. This is where the DILEMMA comes in... I am really not contributing to the group DPS-wise. I am good entertainment and keeps the group in great spirits, but I am not really helping... 20 DPS doesn't help against a boss that has 15k hp.

So yeah, I am basically leeching exp. Not GOOD!!! I have decided on a compromise that will keep me from just sitting in LFD and fucking up people's groups, I will only run a dungeon once for the achievement. It has to be level appropriate, and the cool part if people really think I am messing up the group they can kick me... That never happens. "I don't get dropped, I drop the label." - Jay-Z

So if you see Nevernude in one of your dungeon groups, send a wave!!!

Feb 2, 2012

Back from the Dead AGAIN!!!

Yep, I am back... AGAIN!!!

I have slayed the Dragon, Killed the King, and toppled the Tyrants??? Sure that works, but for life of me I have not played my fabled toon, "Nevernude" Until now....

This is totally 3-4 years in the making, the last post was about LFD, (Looking for Dungeon) and now we have LFR (Looking for Raid)... We have been shattered by the Cataclysm, and Nevernude while hiding in the attic in Stormwind has survived, and awaken to quench his thirst for beer!!!

The reason I found him and decided to give this a go is because of the 2012 in 2012... Pretty excited to see where this takes me... I have so many goals in this game and I have really never achieved any of them...

The Jest of the "2012 in 2012" is to get 2012 levels between X amount of characters in 2012, not a race, more of an adventure... Check out the website!! arcanewordsmith.wordpress.com

I look forward to the coming days, weeks, months! Look forward to "Douche of the Week" Tomorrow!!! Should be good times!!!