Author Archives: Alas

Reminder: Self, this is why you don’t pug

I wrote recently about DPS utility. This is something I pride myself on in general: If something needs to stay locked down then it will stay locked down, barring the uncontrollable derp of party members. Effers are typically quite good at respecting … Continue reading

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Because I think you guys could write some awful poetry

Remember how I used to have contests and things? Remember how some of those included poetry? I miss those days, guys. Related to this is that the fabulous Elfi sent me some codes for minipets. I have two: one for … Continue reading

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So you want to be a GM? (part 3 of 3)

You can read the first and second parts of this series by clicking the links. Last time I wrote on the topic of being a GM, I closed with saying that I wanted to talk about guild requirements. In the … Continue reading

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Proof

I’ve been giving it a lot of thought lately. Like about 5 minute’s worth. And under the extreme and rigorous scientific  conditions of some tests I’ve run (mostly in Portal 2, which is when I was doing the thinking about … Continue reading

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Yes, count it, 233%

I’ve been a bit sour around here lately regarding the game and the levels of fun and immersion I’ve been having – or not having, as the case may be. But then I found some fun again. Last Thursday, on … Continue reading

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Eff the Ineffable wants you!

Okay, possibly we don’t want you… or you… or that smelly guy over there in the corner, but we are looking to pick up another member for Team Heal. If you’ve been living under a rock, you can also read … Continue reading

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Wait, do we need any Effing officers?

A few months ago, as you might recall, Eff the Ineffable moved to a structure where we brought in officer-type positions in order to help ease the burdens of a guild grown suddenly larger. Two months down the road, we … Continue reading

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Dear Blizzard: What this raider wants

Dear Blizzard, This letter comes to you from an average raider. My guild has never aspired to the bleeding edge of progression and we were, quite frankly, completely stonewalled on content at 3/7 in Firelands. When the nerfs were announced, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The class More dislikes the most

Edit from Alas: I’m an idiot and forgot to include a link back to my guest poster. This comes from Lonomonkey at Screaming Monkeys. I was asked (threatened) by the lovely (tyrannical) Alas to write a guest post for her wonderful … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Resuscitation

This chapter comes from the grave to you all from one half of those very Righteous Orbs (which appears to no longer be hosted, hence my lack of linkage). Anyhow, this was Tamarind’s contribution to that contest I ran several lifetimes ago. … Continue reading

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