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May 24th, 2013

I'm New Wave, But I'm Old School



Actually... George Carlin really did say that.

-The Gneech, healing and caring, feeling and sharing

Rufaniel's Bucket List

It's time to do some thinking about Rufaniel's long-term plans. What do I -want- from this character?

With Maedhroc, for a long time I was something of a completionist-- do ALL the instances! Get ALL the mounts! etc. With Rufaniel, I'm sorta "been there, done that" about a lot of things. Not that she would refuse to go back to whoop Thaurlach or Thorog... again... but she's not going to seek out those particular adventures. She (and I) are looking to see new things! Or at least, things that are new to me. Which at this stage includes:

  • Isengard! I have never done an Isengard instance. What the heck is in there?

  • Finishing off some of those Mirkwood instances. I've never past the front door of the Warg Pens, for instance. These are old news for some players, I know, but I'd still like to actually see them.

  • Dragioch! This raid had just showed up right about the time I wandered off from the game and had large broken bits last I heard. Assuming those have been fixed, I'd like to see it.


On the other hand, I don't particularly care about, say, the "In Their Absence..." stuff, which never really gripped me from a story/lore-monkey standpoint. Mounted combat seemed like fun, what little of it I did, so Rufaniel will probably try to get into that a bit, too.

In the more immediate future, she has to finish off Aughaire to grab those last bits of Armor of Fem. When that's done, she'll probably be right around 45, so I have to decide... go back to the Misty Mountains and finish off Book 1 Chapter 5... or rush ahead to Eregion? (Answer, I'll probably finish the book quest, that's just my nature. But Eregion is tempting.)

-The Gneech

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More Random Thoughts Strung Together

  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster! ...okay, that wasn't a thought exactly. But still cool.


  • I am having anxiety issues about upcoming life shifts. I should probably break down and go back to counseling, but that takes both money and time that I'd rather not spend.


  • Regarding my recent LotRO binge and its related posts: one reason I've picked LotRO back up again was to get myself back into the mindset to continue my "Iz Srs Bznss" Fortress of Tears game, since hantamouse mentioned it in particular as one he'd like to see more of, and sirfox also seemed very into his character for it. That campaign is explicitly an attempt to be Tolkienish, and as such I figure LotRO is a good place to help get me into the right frame of mind. (LotRO is not a perfect adaptation of Tolkien by any stretch, but there are spots in which it is very, very good.)


  • Tyson's Corner is a terrible, horrible, no-good place to be an introvert.


  • When I was 10 or so, and Devo was the new hotness, there was a parody song on the air called "Wimp It." I remember chunks of it ("When a creature comes along/lookin' wimpy/lookin' funny and dressed wrong/really wimpy/you know there's something wrong/'cause he's so wimpy..."), but I have never been able to find who wrote/recorded it, nor indeed any record of its existence. It's not Weird Al, I know that much, but beyond that I've got nothing. Anyone out there besides me remember this song? I expect it must have at least played on Dr. Demento once or twice...


...that's all for the moment.

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