Well kids, we've come up on another year gone by. 2010 is just around the corner and today we take this time to remember those we lost, those we've met and look back on all that happened in 2009.
Whether someone treated you wrong, whether someone ninja'd your loot, whether you had guild drama, whether you had terribad fail PuGs, whatever....it's a new year! Start anew and always hope for greater things to happen.
Whether you met some great new friends, stood by you in times of need, and you start new endeavors, such as blogs (hehe)... it's a new year! Keep the good times rolling!
Of course, this is also a day where we get drunk off our asses and ring in the new year.
This is also a day where folks make new year's resolutions. I never do. I figure, if I try to improve every day, why should I make make a resolution that may not be achieveable or one that may blow up in my face? Nope. Not doing it. Uh uh. lol
So, whether you are in Times Square waiting for the big ball to drop, whether you are somewhere else around the globe waiting for it to hit midnight, or whether you are playing WoW at the stroke of twelve, wherever you are:
Have fun, keep it safe, don't do anything I wouldn't do because I'm not coming to bail your ass out!
The following is some new year cheer! Photos are courtesy of fellow Daggerspiners (is that a correct term?) who answered the call. Thanks to everyone who came out and hope you had fun for a few!
And when I mean a really bad time, I mean you just wanna stab someone in the juggular.
This is what happened to your dear ol Eusy the day after Christmas.
Having a pretty normal day when My Asshole Of The Day (maotd) decides to show up and brighten my day. MATOD is returning some blinds that were damamged and I start looking over his receipt. I noticed that he had purchased 7 total, but was returning two. Now, I live in Kentucky, but I can count without using my fingers and toes believe it or not. As I am processing the return, I notice that the two blinds were not on the receipt, but again, there were 7 to begin with. So, using common sense, which was apparently banned sometime ago, I decide to ask MATOD if he remembered if the cashier who rang out the purchases rang each blind separatley or if they just entered a quantity. I was using my brain at that point, thinking that it was just a mistake and there were 5 of one type of blind and 2 of another, but the logic police were coming to arrest me.
And that's when the fun began.
Not only did MATOD curse the entire time, he yelled at me for asking such a logical question (logic police sirens in background). He then proceeded to yell at me because it was his contractor who came to purchase the ticket. My bad. Then he yelled at me because I am obviously a mindreader and could not answer to why the purchase was made that way. Then he proceeds to ask me why HIS contractor bought certain things on his ticket. (HOW THE FUCK SHOULD I KNOW YOU STUPID PRICK!!!!!) So, once again, Eusy got her ass reamed out.
Oh, I'm not done yet.
So, I process the return as normal and I asked him if he wanted it credited to his contractor's card or if he would like a store credit so he could get the new blinds he needed. That was the wrong thing to say. He reams me out for that also. So I give him a store credit and as I hand over his card he calls me a "little bitch" and throws a pen at me.
Oh yes, he went there.
Nothing warms my heart than to be cursed at and to be called demeaning names such as that. The only thing that disappointed me was that he didn't have the decency of using Ms or Mrs when he addressed me as one "little bitch".
So, not only are the logic gestapo racing to get me, but so was the Manager I had to call over to get the guy out of there.
So, kids! What did we learn today?
Day after Christmas + Retail=Eusy gotta choke a bitch
The reason I am adding this clip onto today's subject is this: I want assassin squirrels and doggies to do my bidding. Hell, they can freaking laser beams on their heads also for all I care. Is that too much to ask?
Case in point....
Thursday: I was at customer service and it was towards the end of my shift (thank goodness) when I had some lady who tried to tap into a really crappy version of 80's Brigitte Nielsen and her contractor. They had a whole cart full of various items and a piece of paper. They were "nicely", and I mean that sarcastically, demanding we price match the items from the piece of paper with and additional percentage more off the price. It was a quote from a local lumber place, which did sell the various items. We called the store, only to find out that their quoted items were special order items and not stocked items. They would have to call the manufacturer to get prices in order to help us price match. Now, Brigitte and company were not only "patient" but so "friendly" and kept running their mouths to both myself and my co-worker. We had to call management into this, in order to get permission to just price match with additional percentage off. They denied the request, they would only price match but that was all. Since they were not willing to continue to wait on the other store to give us an answer, they took our offer of just price matching.
That's when it got even more interesting....
If Brigitte didn't ask once, she asked at least a dozen or more times the same fucking question of why she could not get the additional percentage off. Now, I realize her hair is bleached out the ass, and it's not her natural color, but I think the bleach ate through to her brain, or what little of a peabrain she bad, because it just would not sink in. It's not rocket science.
So, after it appeared that she accepted the fact of the matter, she walks away chatting on her cellphone. Her contractor already walked out the door.
So, one of my direct managers comes over and wanted to know what had just happened. Brigitte is at least 5 aisles away from the customer service area and we are not speaking loud at all, so we told her what happened. After we are finished and we had a few more customers taken care of, Brigitte decides to make her grand finale. I shit you not, she walks up to all three of us, and says the following "I don't care what you think of me, or if you walk about me when I leave here and you can think I'm a pain the ass, but I still just don't understand why I cannot receive the additional off my receipt!" For a split second I didn't know whether to call out Squeakers and Buttercup (squirrel and rottweiler) and give some kill command, or whether to laugh at the bitch. So, my co-worker, who is now pissed but keeps her composure, speaks ever so slowly and explains for the FINAL time why she could not receive it. Then Brigitte, says "oh ok, no problem, I just didn't want to be a pain in the ass." and skips away. My final thought was that it was a little to late for that, but whatever.
I just think those of us out there who have the common sense that God himself gave a rock that we should be able to have assassin squads of our choosing. If I really wanted a full squad, I would have the Squeaker Squad, the Buttercup Squad, and the rabbitt from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He kicks some serious ass.
After the last two days I've had at the Glorified Hardware Store, I really wished that some of the asshole customers I had would've been at least like this.
I REALLY wished I would've had to have dealt with that then what I had been dealing with. Word.
Wednesday: I was working the Return desk at the start of the morning. Returns is not always the easiest to deal with, for obvious reasons. Around 9:30am, this came to pass. I will call my subject, Mr Cocky Bastard, or Mr CB for short.
Mr CB had to return some saw blades, which were fine, but he also had to return a caulk gun and a tube of liquid nails. So when he approaches me, he tell me how pissed off he is. Now, I know at this point this is not going to go well for yours truly. He yells at me over the caulk gun and the liquid nails. Apparently, while he tried to use the caulk gun, the liquid nails did not dispense how it should have, and it came out around the sides, thus also ruining the caulk gun. So, as I am processing the gun and the liquid nails, it would not let me process the liquid nails. I looked at his receipt and noticed the other items were purchased at one of our other store locations about 20 min away. And sometimes, we may carry something that another location may not and vice versa. It happens.
But Mr CB could not understand that and he yelled at me more about it. As I am reaching for my phone to call the Paint department to make sure that A) We do in fact carry it and to also B) If we do, to make sure someone isn't auditing that exact product at the very moment I am trying to process because it would show that I don't have it in stock. It does that sometimes. He yells at me that "he is going to prove me (yours truly) wrong and the computer wrong. Mind you, I never questioned him per say, I only simply wanted to know where he purchased the liquid nails. Sounds pretty simple, but I guess I ask too much.
He storms off down the aisle. I call Paint and tried to have them meet him, and they were just 3 aisles over. He was too quick for them and he comes up storming to the desk, waiving the liquid nails around IN THE AIR, and proceeds to shove the pointy end of it up to my face, actually almost poking me in the eye. I shit you not.
I was so stunned by his reaction that I looked at Mr CB and told him he could take his stuff and head over to the customer service area and let them process the return and that there was no need for his behavior. He freaks the fuck out and screams at me more.
Luckily, my assistant store manager (ASM) happened to be standing close by at customer service, saw what was going on and took control. I had Mr CB's receipt, and since my ASM was processing the return, I am handing him the receipt instead of handing it to Mr CB. As I place the receipt in ASM's hand, he is screaming at me to give him back his receipt. I absolutley ignore his request, since it is done. Mr CB keeps screaming at me, saying he asked me 4 times to give him back his receipt, IN FRONT OF MY ASM!!!! I, again, shit you not. Mr CB still proceeds to scream at me that I'm horrible, lousy, nasty, blah blah blah. Which was met with a snicker and seeing my back turned to him, walking away. When my ASM was finished, he turns to look at me. I say, Thank you! And he says, No problem, and just walks away.
See, even some managers have the brains to realize when a Cocky Bastard is being a dumbass, as well as cocky and being a basterd to boot.
For my Thursday rendition of my work life stick around, I will post about it also.
One good thing did come out of yesterday though. I finally got to see the ICC instances. Pretty cool stuff there, and I got a new set of healing shoulders. All in all, I just wanna see Sylvanas shove a boot up Arthas's ass, stomp a mudhole in him and walk it dry. Is that asking too much?
Well folks, it's that time of year. Rudolph, St Nick, Yuletide, Eggnog. But this time of year means something else also. Asshole Season. For anyone who deals with the general public, you know where I am going with this. Especially the ones who are in retail. It is the time of year that people are just plain worse than usual.
Now, if you poor souls, like myself, who work in retail, just exclaimed "AMEN!", I hear ya. Working in retail is a different world altogether. For those of you who do not know me, I work at a "glorified hardware store", best way I can put it. Now, Black Friday went just fine, but as Christmas draws ever closer, the fugly side of people creep out. And OMG, is it FUGLY! I am going to tell you the last three days of my life at work.
Day #1 Wednesday: My day started out as normal enough. We (Ruhtra and myself) live in the Ohio Valley area. The temperatures dropped very cold and the wind was awful. So much so, that we lost power at the store. For two hours. No phone, no heat, no computers. Nothing. So, here we are, locking up shop and walking around with flashlights helping customers. Here is the interesting part. We had a generator working for a short while until the power blew. Hence the word "had". Some moron forgot to fuel up the generator..... Now, I know that is a "minor" detail, but still. Now, the highway gets shut down so nobody is leaving unless you go east. So, me and another co-worker venture out and find food for us and others so we do not starve. Get back, all is well. So, we get the generator fueled up. Store gets back up and running. Now, when you don't run the front end and you end up closing the store at the end of the night....bad idea lol.
Day #2 Thursday: Starts out as normal. People still complaining about the self-checkout stations. As always, it is MY fault that they are there in the first place. Now, if I actually had that kind of power, do you really think I would use it for a purpose like that?!?!? Hell no. Now, I am going to direct the next part of this day to the lumber department. I want all to witness the stupidity of people. Lumber Associate #1 ( for short I will call him LA1, who by the way, is almost 6'8") was helping a contractor with some lumber. He went to the cutting station and started cutting the board. This contractor kept trying to grab the lumber and trying to move it, with the saws moving. Now, if LA1 told this Nitwit once, he told him many times over to PLEASE STOP TOUCHING THE BOARD. Twit could not understand that, so LA1 got so pissed off at Numskull that he reached up top and shut off the cutting machine. He looked at Cumquat and told him he was not going to continue cutting until he learned to not reach in and mess with the board. One of them could have gotten seriously hurt, and you all know damn well that Dumbass would have sued my workplace and made out rich, all because of his own actions.
Oh, I'm not done yet....
So, after this happens, Shitforbrains calls up one of the managers (because some of the contractors have manager's cellphone numbers) and actually complains about LA1?!?!?!?!? The manager just laughed at the guy and told him that he wouldn't even be that stupid enough to mess with LA1, and hung up on him.
Day #3 Friday: Oh, thank god it's Friday!!! Unless you are working, again, at the self checkout station. I hate that station. Another day of people yelling at you, because they are too stupid to read prompts. Now, I am not hating on those who do not want to use them or for their reasons not to use them. What I am yelling about is those same people who then, yell at you for the machines being there.....that they want to go to a "human" to check them out at a register.....that machines are taking over my job......that I have nothing to do (oh, my "personal" fave).....and so on and so forth. And, if you do plan on using these machines, do not stand there and curse them out, especially with small children standing nearby. I hate that. I had this lady in particular on this night. Older woman, around 60 with her husband. Husband is quiet, not her so much.... She started cursing the machine out, and started getting louder about it. Because she is too damn stupid to work it. Instead of asking for help, she acted like an ass. So, me being me, I went over to see what her damn problem was. So I boldly asked her, "Is there a problem here?" And wow, what a change in disposition. She got her act together real quick, and I received smiles from the other customers as well in the process.
Now, let me tell you about my background so I can get to the point of this story. I was in the hospitality business for 11 years. Nine of those last years were with a very well known worldwide company. I worked third shift. Now, I have seen many crazy ass things in my time. Met many different people and famous ones to boot. I chose to leave because I wanted to be able to have a more normal life and not so much stress, and job was stressful for what I did. I chose this "glorified hardware store" because it is five minutes from home, I can work more normal hours and be able to spend time with Ruhtra and lil Ruh. Now, I am glad for taking the job I did, and I am not complaining about retail. But, for the love that is all just in this world: People, just respect the cashier who is trying to take care of you. Don't curse them out. If you just act with some decency, it does go a long way. I promise. I like meeting people and talking to people, but those kind of people just turn me off. So, please just be a little bit more respectful to others. Whether you are shopping, be nice to the cashier and those who help you. Whether you are calling in to a call center, be nice and don't yell at the person on the other end. Whether you are going through a fast food joint, don't yell at the counter person. If you are having a bad day, don't take it out on us. Now, maybe we have been yelled at all day long, but we still try to shine through it and smile and keep trudging along, but we can only take so much for so long. So, just be good, for goodness sake!
Well folks, we have another 80 to join the stables of MAS. Lovkinja dinged 80 last night with her faithful doggie, Sweet Pea by her side. Now, when Eus dinged 80 her, Ruhtra, and her guildmates did whatever they could to get her there. Edy was with her when it happened....in Zul'Drak...discovering something that she had not yet discovered before. That's how Eus dinged 80. Nothing epic, but still funny.
Lovkinja's story is very much different. Thanks to Blizz, you can now level in bg's. Let's just say that Lov and Sweet Pea have seen so much of AV that their eyes are about to bleed. So, for those of you from the other battlegroup servers that suffered and triumphed with Lov and Sweet Pea over the last four days, thank you. You are what helped her get there. Another special thanks to Lrem/Emprius, because when he came home from work, he suffered and triumphed the evenings with me in AV. I am pretty impressed because the leveling is fantastic. I went from 71-80 in under four days. Met some really nice people who worked as a team. I also was able to purchase three pieces of pvp gear for Lov. My goal is to have her decked out head to toe in full pvp.
So, for those of you hordies out there, I've got ya back. For those allies out there, WATCH OUT!
Ya know, I just get plain f'n tired of people. Just people in general. For those of you who do not know, I work in a home improvement store. Now, I may be just someone who takes your money. I make sure you found what you needed for your project and all. But it is more than that actually. See, I do like people, on the other hand. I like talking to people and getting to know people. Plus, it is polite to speak to people as they simply walk by or smile in your direction.
Now, for those of you fine people out there who work in ANY industry who either see the face of people or hear the voice of people, or just would plain understand what the f**k I am about to rant on about, here we go.....
I know times are really bad, and I have noticed an extreme jump in shoplifting at my store, and I have noticed people aren't as friendly as they used to be, but I mean damn. And since our Labor Day holiday is now behind us (yes, we were open, and on regular hours) may I just ask something to you fine people, Does a holiday constitute you or give you the right to be a f***ing a**hole to everyone you meet? Monday was f**king awful. People were horrible. They pretty much treated you like you were lower than dog s**t. I got cursed out and yelled at more than usual, that's for sure. I had the pleasure of working at the self-checkout station. Now, I don't personally mind working there, but again, between the people who "refuse to use those damn machines" to the people who "say they takes jobs away from real live people", which is hilarious, because the real live person runs the damn thing. We have a "real" register there also, which I do realize that some customers do not know about, but when you try to explain this to them, half of them actually hear what is coming out of your mouth, and are happy to oblige, or they run in terror.
Not only on top of that, on this very Monday, every machine decided to stop working. Then all of our registers just froze for two mintues. So, again, I am getting cursed at and yelled at, as if almighty person behind Eus is responsible for it. Trust me, if I had that kind of power, do you actually think I would do something far worse than that? Seriously now.
Then, there was a point in the day when you looked at someone who was walking by and said hello, I got the most unusual reaction than what I am used to. I had people say, "Yeah, whatever", to someone I noticed was leaving and I said "Hello" and they actually turned to me and said the following" I didn't buy anything from you, what would you care" and kept on walking. Now, I'm sorry, but when in the f**k did it change overnight that it was not a good thing to just simply give a person acknowledgement of something positive, like a friendly hello or something like that?!?!?!
Another thing, why do people insist on two minutes before we lock our doors, and I cannot exaggerate, do people feel it is ok to come in, shop casually, all while knowing we are trying to close and get the f**k home? Had three people come in at two minutes to close, to make a $4000.00 order. Not that I am complaining about the amount, I am complaining that it took forever and that they had probably all day or at least had an ample amount of time to get this figured out, not wasing our time when we want to get home to our families or whatnot and making us take forever to close the store.
But here is my greatest tale of all about society going to hell. A few weeks ago, I was working the return desk. I had some 70 yr old country bumpkin threathen to hit me over a $4.00 return. Yes. No typo. No mistake. $4.00 return. It was not the return itself that she was pissed over. It was because she did not have her receipt and I was to magically pull the receipt from out of my a**. Now, we have the ability to retrieve receipts, but only with your method of payment. For cash and check transactions, you leave your phone number with your cashier. That way, when the return clerk needs to research your receipt, that clerk cross references the item with the number. As she is cursing at me and telling me that she did leave the number, I sympathized that I believed her, but if that cashier punched in the wrong number, I have no way of knowing what number to pull out of thin air to make this return work. As I explain this to her, the threathened to hit me as she stepped back almost behind her husband. Now, for anyone who knows me in real life, I pull no punches. So I politely let her have it. So much so, her husband was mad at me for standing up for myself. So when I called the manager, in front of them and the whole long line behind them waiting for their returns, and told the manager exactly word for word what happened, they tried to leave. Key word is tried, folks. That was great.
Citizens of the web, this is the kind of s**t that I am talking about. I just wish people would stop for a moment and think about what they do or what they are about to do. There is no good reason to treat people like crap. None whatsoever. And, if you are on the receiving end of this like I am, like Ruh is, like others out there, who are just trying to put food down on the table for your families and who actually like people and like helping them and talking to people, and I swear if you go out and do the very same damn thing, then shame on you. You deserve it then. And worse probably. You should know better........
Earth, we are in this together and can everyone just try not to be so b*tchy?
Again, I realize times are tough, I know, but when does society lose oneself? Somedays I feel like I am walking around in the twilight zone or something.
/end very long rant......and boy are my fingers tired and my brain hurts.............
Yeah, I said it. After Blizz made it all Cataclysm-y official, we can all finally either be really giddy and do the happy dance or hang our heads in shame and grumble. For me, I think this is going to be very interesting. First of all, seeing the world as it is now, get a good look people, and take a screenshot or two, because it ain't gonna be the same after Flamy Evil Face gets done with it. And yes, Deathwing is no longer, he is now dubbed Flamy Evil Face. Nuff said.
Two, Goblins and Worgen....nice. Ya know I'll roll each. I have altitus....you should know this by now. It's gonna happen, get over it. I can't wait to actually live the tale of each, to see it come to pass. And finally, one wish comes true....I GET TO SEE WHAT THE F*** IS BEHIND THAT DAMN GREYMANE WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me, ol' Ruh will be happy, because he won't have to listen to me for the next three more years of...."I want Blizz to show what is behind the wall.....What's behind the wall......blahblahblah......" And I love what they did to Gilneas. Looks like a really creepy London sort of city. Really awesome.
Three, speaking of around the Silverpine area.......HEROIC SHADOWFANG KEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh hell yeah! One of my all time favorite instances that I could run over and over til my fingers fall off and my eyes and ears bleed with happy goodness......they turned it into heroic. Another Eusy wish come true. Thank you Blizz. Smooches and hugs and stuff. But can I make a suggestion. Has nothing to do with this. Come a lil closer......lil closer..........lil closer......ok, here goes.....................................Caverns of Time: The Fall of Silvermoon. Do it. Shhhh ok, pass it on......
Ok. If they ever pulled that one off, I would be complete. That would be one kick-ass CoT. Sad yes. But I think out of curiosity and historically and for kick-ass values, we need to see what exactly happened. I don't care what the blood elf naysayers have to say, because you know what I have to say to them ;) . But, the blood elves do have a very sad tale. Not saying that no other race doesn't. But they do. The high elves that decided to stay with the Alliance are lucky that some humans still accepted them and didn't turn on them. But Kael'Thas and his blood elves didn't really have much of a choice if it was a do-or-die situation with joining forces with Vashj and her Naga to gain freedom. A certain band of humans gave them a death mission. What were they supposed to do? Kael having to basically go to Outland and turn to the dark side.....not good. Arthas, who was trying to do with what he thought was right by purging humans to try to stop the spread of the plague, not an easy decision. Sad, but not easy. He gave into the darkness, and look at him now. He destroys the elves homeland, kills many and turns a beloved hero in Sylvanas into a banshee. She has to find her body and break hold of the Lich King. She takes it upon herself to take any undead who can break hold of the Lich King and take them under her wing, when nobody else would want them. She has a very sad tale herself. These Elves had to gain back who they are and where they live. So, to end my elf rant, to see something like the Fall of Silvermoon would be, well, something of epic. Nuff said.
Oh yes, When the Eusy *sigh*'s, you know it's not good. Be warned: The following involves a lot of raging.
You have been warned!
Now, I'm sure you good people out there have read Edy's and Ruh's blogs from Saturday. So, I'm sure you know where this is going....
Now, about this idiotic death knight in question from the other night....you sir are an idiot. A douche if you will. Now folks, I want to let this dumbass know he is very lucky. I usually do not name people (friends are different), and I decided against naming this guy out.
But, let me tell you about him.
Number 1, he has a level 4 Orc Rogue parked somewhere out in Durotar. He uses this poor pathetic orc to whine and cry to us. He has refused to speak to me, and I will not lose any sleep over that fact. It would probably be better for him, besides, Edy is the nicer of the two of us.
Number 2, the night we first ran into him he had already ganked Edy's Annie, and had decimated every lowbie in TM. I hate that kind of s**t. I do not endorse it nor do I condone it. I'm sorry, that it not pvp. Fighting one on one, fine by me. All out war, fine with me. A level 80 ganking anything lower than 70.....I call bullsh*t. I say 70 because I have witnessed with my Eusy eyes a level 70 taking out a level 80, who was not afk'd or receiving any help of any kind. It is possible.
Number 3, when we ran into Mr. Douchebag, he had to take it and take it real good. Bottom line, he got his ass handed to him and then some. We even let him duel us one on one. He could not beat us. There were 6 of us. 3 pallies, one dk, one hunter, one rogue. Could not get the job done. He even claimed first that he could take out 3 of us....then had the balls to say he could take 4 of us. Trust me, never happened. This asswipe then claims that we are fail. No. Nope, you sir, ARE EPIC FAIL!!!! Lesson learned: Do not cash a check your ass can't cash! Believe that Players and Pimps!
Number 4, Last night, I was finishing some stuff on my lovely hunter, Lovkinja, when I decided to log onto my bank alt. My bank alt is a belf priest parked in UC. I log into UC getting raped. First, I say to myself, wtf? Then I look around. I see a shaman, a deathknight, and 2 druids who I know very well. The deathknight was none other than Mr. Douchebag. Now, Edy talks about her EdyRage. Now, we talk about EusyRage. There is a reason I came up with the term Code Red. It had to do with emergency, Edy's hair color, and what I was seeing. Now, I made a decision that I'm sure most of you would do out there....
Eus in online.
Sneyk whispers: Hey
Eus: What up, get to uc
Now, I love my guildies, and I love my honorary guildies. These are people who may have alts in our guild nor may not even be in our guild, but we still consider them as family. Sneyk is one of these that do fall into the category. I love that Troll Rogue. I love the fact he loves to pvp. Whenever I need help, he's there. Whether I need a slot filled in a run or I need a hand, he is there. Thank you Sneyk, and thank you for wanting to help on Cho'gall. They will appreciate what you will be bringing.
As for my girl Edy, she had some EdyRage pent up and of course, she knows I cannot poke my nose and clean up a mess without feeling left out. Before I knew it, My druids and shaman ran like little bitches and of course, Mr. Douchebag "tried" running. I emphasize "tried" for a reason. He met a really unfortunate fate with some 80's in the elevator. Then he met me. And he continued to meet me outside of UC. And before he knew it, he continued to meet me, Sneyk, Edy, and even my better half, Ruhtra.
The unhappy ending for Mr. Douchebag goes something like this.....he logs back and forth from ally acct to horde acct, either trying to figure out his means of escape or whispering Sneyk a line of bullsh*t. Lesson still not learned: (say it with me kids) DON'T CASH A CHECK YOUR ASS CAN'T CASH!!!!!! (very good kids)
Now yes, it is true, I do meet my friends in very different ways. The one druid I met because he followed me everywhere, and could not kill me on on one. He is now a member of MAS along with a few others. Yes, it is true I made friendly with a dk and his 19 family members. There are good people on the opposite faction, and sadly there are douchebags, MANY MANY MANY douchebags, as far as thee eye can see...... What is important is this: If you are a pvp'er, a TRUE one, be comfortable in that fact. It's all good. But do not be like Mr. Douchebag, because not only are you gonna have a really bad time, but you will get what is coming to you.
Those were my last words to a party out in Nagrand earlier this evening. Ok, so folks, what we are gonna do is switch gears and talk about.....hunters. But more importantly, hunters and their pets.
As usual, I will not name the guilty parties involved. But, Lovkinja's tale goes a little something like this. My hubby was on his rogue, Whoopy out in Nagrand. As being Popebutch's former higher help, she knew what she had to do. Help protect the rogue and kill. So, she looked at her trusted doggie, Sweet Pea and her doggie knew what to do.
So after running around Nagrand the 70hunter-70 doggie-67 rogue party were near the ogres by the Ring of Blood. Lovkinja is in her kill mode when she receives a whisper from a stranger. The stranger was asking for help for Ring of Blood. Now, something you should know about this stranger. While Whoopy and Lovkinja were running around for over an hour, they noticed repeated beggings for a tank and a healer for Ring of Blood. So, Lovkinja finds it awfully ironic that she got whispered to TANK, yes, I said TANK Ring of Blood. Whoopy of course laughs his ass off and we break party. Lovkinja looks at Sweet Pea and sighs, rolling her eyes. Sweet Pea just shakes her head along with her elf partner.
Lovkinja gets partied up. She looks over the party. Consists of 3 Warlocks and a Pally. All range from levels 65-67. She jumps down a small way and is already there. The party looks at her and her doggie. The next minute and a half that Lovkinja experiences is what would piss off most hunters. And I'm talking about the ones who actually know their hunter class. Not face rollers. The ones who "get it."
Next minute and a half: Two locks look at Lovkinja and question twice about Sweet Pea. They feel she could not hold aggro and is not a great pet, but an "average" pet. I respond twice that she does good enough. The other lock and pally, obviously knowing that didn't sit well take my defense and say, well she is better than nothing at all. So, my simple response is this to the two doubters, "Look, I didn't ask you to this, you whispered ME. So, either we do this or I can go." The one lock doubter responds, "Fine, let's do this....."
Now, for the curtain call.....
Basically, Lovkinja and Sweet Pea come out swinging....kicking ass... taking names....they do what they do best. The huntress entrusts her pet, her doggie, to do what she is supposed to do....and her doggie trusts her huntress to do what she is supposed to do. When all was said and done, and the smoke cleared, the party was estatic. My supporters were so happy and singing my praises. I thanked the pally for popping the one heal for Sweet Pea. The lock doubter said GG and could not have thanked me enough. Quintessentially, they were impressed. I gave my usual "You're welcome" response, but I wasn't quite done. My parting words were, "Don't underestimate the doggie!" and I left party and regrouped with Whoopy and left.
The moral of this story is this: don't judge a book by it's cover. But it is more than that. As you all know, Eus is where I am most at peace and comfort. I am comfortable with her in pvp aspect and in pve aspect. When I decided my next high level toon, I always liked the hunter. It appeals to me. It's a lot of fun but it is a whole other level of kill mode that suits me. Yea sure, pally pwns face and all, but a hunter has a sort of finesse to it. And I will never go out and say I am the greatest pally out here, nor will I ever say I'm the greatest hunter out there. But I think I do pretty good for myself. I know my limitations and those of my pet. Just like my girl Edyion knows her limitations and trusts of her pets. How Snuggles is to her is how Sweet Pea is to me. There is just that one pet that is just above all the rest you will have. You have the most success with it, you bond with it, you trust it and you sometimes die alongside of it with loyalty. She is among many who I believe that "get it." Let's face it, there are some really crappy hunters out there, just as there are some really crappy pallies, some really crappy dk's, and so on and so forth. I believe there will always be that one class or even a few classes that you just "get." It fits, it works for you. I know she is one of many hunters in my guild who know what the hell they are doing as a hunter. I trust her, she trusts me. Sometimes, you get to know your fellow friends/guildies when you pvp and pve with them. You know what they will do before they do it kind of thing. So, over time you pick up other toons and start to mesh and like playing the class. She likes playing her pally, I like playing my hunter. Call it funny, call it ironic. But you learn from those around you and you also have to learn from yourself. Not every player is the same in gameplay. And that's fine, too. And if anyone would like to learn more about what I call doggies, Sweet Pea was a worg from Silverpine Forest. Now there are many different types of doggies throughout the World of Warcraft. A good hunter knows what he/she wants as their pet. Do your research. Abilities that they do and what they give to you are soooo important.
I just want people out here to understand, if you don't know about the class you are faced with, such as this particular group who asked for my help, then STFU. Don't question their abilities of themselves or their pets over and over. Hopefully after their geekness wore off I hope they learned something about hunters and their pets. They are not to be underestimated. Um, maybe that was a little harsh, but I'm sure you understand?
I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to my husband, Ruhtra. We are celebrating six years of marriage on Sunday. And to think, we met on a blind date....and we hit it off ever since. So, I just wanted to say I love you to my favoritest holy paladin I know. After one wonderful son and two cattle dogs later......he is still my best friend.
Oh, and honey, just think, you said I wouldn't make it to level 10 and then I would quit. Yes folks, Mr. Ruhtra is eating his words. Now, we all know that doesn't happen too often, but he has to on that one. Lol. It's all in fun.
So many boars to kill.....so little time!!! LOL First off, I want my friends and guildmates on DSpine to know, NO, I have not abandoned you. But, please understand. I am very serious about wanting to help allies on Cho'gall. I am still taken by the fact of no auction house, guilds packing up and leaving for "greener pastures", and low morale. It is just absurd. It kills me to see this.
Which bring me to: Secondly, I just wanted to say thank you to those who have rolled ally on the Cho'gall server. And thank you to those allies who haven't given up and are even going as far as putting yourselves out there recruiting for your guilds and helping complete strangers. I wanna give a shout out of sorts to Chogallski. I was on my mage when he came out and said he just started a new guild and was recruiting. Thanks Chogallski for taking me into the guild. I wish them all the best and I personally love the name "Seven to One Odds." Very fitting! Once again, I call upon others to take up the cause and roll onto Cho'gall. Even if you are just curious....it is worth it to see just how bad they have it. And if anyone is interested in joining Seven to One Odds, please whisper Chogallski, my hunter Elswyth, or any other guild member in game. I'm sure they would love to have you. It may not be much, but a little goes a long way and can mean a lot to others. Playing on that server the last week has made me appreciate just how great I have it on Daggerspine and how fortunate I am to have my MAS guildies to rollout with me whether it is instancing or pvping. For all of us lowbies now out there adventuring and sweating blood.......Live to Win and Kill those Boars!!!!! Come out of hiding from the inns and forests!!!! There is hope!!!
Besides working like crazy....I have come to find something very interesting and a tad bit disturbing. Several days ago, my hubby, Ruhtra came across some suggestion forums. One in particular caught his eye that read " Please help Cho'gall Alliance." So he read it. When I came home from work he started talking about the forum he read about. This is pretty much what it pertains to: the server Cho'gall is in dire need of help.
Yes, I said it. Alliance.
Now, good people, don't get me wrong. I am not the biggest ally sympathizer, but I gotta say, holy s**t. These poor players have it rough. We both even posted a comment on the forums. If you want to see my comment, I commented under my hunter, Lovkinja.
From what I have read and have actually spoken to a few players on that server, several top guilds left that server. Yesterday, I was in a capital city and another guild announced they were leaving Cho'gall as of Friday. This is madness. The ratio of horde to alliance is 7-1. Again, madness. I have rolled several toons on the ally side and so did Ruhtra. We wanted to see for ourselves just how bad it is. Take it from me. It is really bad. Between three capital cities getting attacked every night...I have no idea how these players were able to level up. Two nights ago, I was in Darnassus. I did a /who on each captial city. A total of 30 ppl. And this was at 9pm EST. This is a CST server. This is just laughable! Ok, if you were on Daggerspine, at that same time of night, you might have 30 ppl, total in maybe Thunder Bluff (sorry mooeypeople, but y'all know where I'm going with that comment). And the auction house.....yeah......it's really bad.
I emplore everyone, horde and alliance, read this thread. As of a few hours ago it was up to 10 pages of both sides pleading for transfers and creations on the ally side on this server. Hell, I even challenge you to roll a toon or several on this server. See for yourself. And you will come to realize just how good you have it on your current server. This server needs help in the worse way.
Well, to start off, my day at work actually went pretty well. For once, I was not cursed at, screamed at, yelled at or anything of the sorts. Now mind you, it was busy as hell, but it went by fast and that is always a good thing. Not being stressed out is a bonus. Then I come home to relax and read what's shaking on the net and low and behold.......Six Flags has filed for bankruptcy. Another one bites the dust is the only thing I can say...but there is one more thing. Where the hell was Mr. Six when ya need him most? I mean, I NEVER had him come up in his bus to whisk me away to a place of fun. So, for those of ya who know me best....it's time.....to call......BULL****!!!!! I would call for Shenanigans...but I'm not sure if it completely qualifies for that.
Another thing....so as you all know I have been leveling my hunter, Lovkinja. She has made it to level 65. And of course, as you level you have or get new gear and dress her up and this is what I got........
Now, I ask you, does she not look like Ninja hunter?!?!?!?! WTF?!?!?!? I have been cracking myself up at this. Between the shoulders and the mask, it looks like serious business is coming. The only thing that would top it off would be to get a mask and a set of shoulder for dear lil Sweet Pea. Now THAT would kick most ass.
One last thing....I see that in the upcoming patch that mounts are being given at lower levels AGAIN. Now, Ruhtra and Eus don't see eye to eye with this. The only thing I will say is this....if you are at level 20 and you are now in contested zones (like our dear old Tarren Mill), I'm not gonna say that a level douchebag 80 who has nothing better to do isn't gonna run ya down. But, for the fives minutes or if you are blessed more, wouldn't it be nice to have something to ride around on? I said I didn't care if they gave me a frickin donkey to ride on at level 20, something would be nice. But I agree, it only makes thing too easy and for those old school pallies and locks who had to get theirs the old fashioned way....it's hard on us also.
Tying this is also I read up on was about the Dark Portal and the ports to SW and Org. Now, I say you gotta at least once ride it out through the Blasted Lands and come upon the Portal. It's special, epic and makes you have the warm fuzzy feelings before you step foot in Outland. If you dabble with alts....I say who cares. We play our $15.00 different.....who cares if you use the damn portals or ride. Do what you want.
Ok, so I cannot even go to work and enjoy my day when, as I clock out, I check my phone and see a text message from my girl, Edyion. She had been hacked and wanted me to warn my hubby, Ruhtra as to what had happened. Well, I called him immediatley, considering I got the message only four hours later........but he had already touched base with her and all was secure as far as our two guild banks go.
But, on my ride home, the angry and bitter feelings started to swell within me. I remember when it happened to me. It is a horrible feeling. The only good thing that came from the experience of being hacked was the fact that the guild rallied around me and got me back and even better than before I was hacked.
Now, to direct my attention to those who do this lowlife sort of thing......F**k You. Yep, I said it. May you gold farming hacking sons of bitches burn in hell. Get F***ed by a chainsaw, lit on fire and dipped in lemon juice. May someone bust your balls with a ballpeen hammer and may they squish like grapes.
All I can offer Edyion, The Ivy to My Harley, you know I understand how this works and how you feel. And may karma, the universe, or whatever you wanna believe in come back around and get these bastards for what they do to innocent, WoW loving players out there.
As I type this, I wonder to myself....I know I am not the only one who thinks this, right? But, do you ever, while playing, wonder about the places you see? What did they used to look like before war, scourge and stuff like that? I mean, you get to play in the instance Caverns of Time and see Tarren Mill and Stratholme before these things came in and destroyed and transformed them. So, wouldn't it be nice to see what other places looked liked "before" their worlds came crashing down on them?
First off, Blizz....OPEN THE DAMN GREYMANE WALL ALREADY!!!!!! Seriously, open it. Just do it. Go on. It's ok. Yeah, I'm still here....waiting. Anytime now.....(insert whistling here) There are some of us out there that wanna know what is beyond that wall. Did the people of Gilneas become the worgen werewolf people? Did they become Scourge? Or did they suffer a fate worse than that and even death and become.....GNOMES?!?!?!?!? Inquiring minds want to know.
Secondly, Quel'Thalas. I mean seriously. It's this place you can swim to from Tirisfal Glades but cannot swim there from Ghostlands. And yeah, the Eversong Woods/Ghostlands is a decent enough size already. But still.....
Third, I say do a Caverns of Time and do the Fall of Silvermoon. That would be cool. Of course, to see what exactly happened would sadden Eus's little heart and all, but it would be something to see it and go, wow, that's sad and stuff.
Again, just a thought, but again, wouldn't it be nice to see these places "before" and not the after? Pull up your map next time....there are other places that are not listed.
Well, since my short run on this lil diddy called a blog...all have seen my more humble, humourous side of me. But today, I turn my attention to the not-so-nice side. Yes, folks, we are gonna travel this road...sorry, but I must get something out in the open. In this world, people who know me best should know I can't stand people who are nothing but drama magnets and liars. I depise someone I will not be able to trust. Whether it is WoW or real life, if you don't have my back and stab me in the back, consider yourself enemy #1. Or for others who know me best, my S**T List. With that in mind, I know some of you have read friends Edyion and Fish's blogs and my hubby Ruhtra's blogs about our "guild issues". To those of you who have left: Some of you made a choice. You knew was MAS was about and what we were trying to accomplish. To Scotie and Xercon, I have no hard feelings towards you. But, to everyone else. Some of you are traitors. Some of you are psycho Bit**es. Some of you are Ninjas. But most importantly, some of you are what I call no-class. If you are going to curse out and blame myself or others in MAS or your problems/lack of skill/or whatever bulls**t you want to insert here, do me and everyone else a favor: Look in the mirror!!! And do one more thing: Thank you for leaving! This just gives us a chance to evaulate where we stand, brush ourselves off, laugh at you, and know that you are now some other guild's problem. I realize this is just a game. But I also refer to this in real life. F**k me over once, and that's it. I won't give you a second chance to do the same thing. I take friendship serious. Whether it's WoW or real life, you are still dealing with a live, breathing, thinking human being. There has to be some level of respect somewhere. To the ones I am refering to, learn some class about yourselves and grow up. This advice might do you a favor someday.
My apologies, but sometimes, the bi**h claws have to come out....
Doesn't she look familiar? This is either Eus's evil twin or what she would come out to be if the Lich King gets a hold of her. This is Itsirhc, lvl 64 Unholy Death Knight. When we all found out that Death Knights were coming and their specs would be, I came right out and said mine WILL BE Unholy and it will look exactly like Eus. After creation and play, me and the guildmates came to notice something. If you look close at the photo, you will notice that the minion she is sporting looks like a dead Ruhtra. Look closely. See the Pebbles Hairdo. This would be Ruhtra and Eus in death. See, she still looks good, even in death. But not so much for poor Ol Ruh. I like to play this one once in a while, but not so much as of late. Poor Itsi is just sitting in Thrallmar, waiting for someone to come along and play. And as she sits waiting, oh dead Ruru looks at her and brings her something he found on the ground outside. "Look, SHINY!!!" She sighs, "Yes dear. It's shiny. Very pretty, thank you. Now run along and play. And if something falls off dear, just borrow some of Annegwish's ducttape. It fixes everything!" She sighs again, waiting.....
When Pope is running the hillsides of Azeroth or the plains of Kalimdor, well, needless to say, he needs protection. His protection comes in a form of none else......a girl! This is Lovkinja, lvl 49 BM Hunter. I did roll another hunter before this one but again, due to a rude dude hacking the acct, had to create another hunter. Metsastaja was an orc hunter that I created, but quite honestly I just couldn't get that into her. So when I rolled another hunter, I thought, why not a blood elf? I also knew from the moment I created her I knew exactly which pet she would tame to call her very own, even if the pet had to come along kicking, clawning and screaming!
So, when she hit lvl 10, she went off to Silverpine Forest. And there she was, good ol' Sweet Pea. Standing by the fence, looking for a home. They have been a perfect match ever since. And besides, IRL, my dog Sweet Pea looks pretty close to the game version, especially when she get her hair ruffled. I wouldn't trade her for anything. I agree with my friend Edyion and my hubby on this......research the pet you want before going out and taming. Know what you want your pet to do and what it will be used for. I am proud to call Sweet Pea mine. She takes hunks out of heinies and can take a beating if need be. And when she is on defensive, she is literally on defensive! She will be all over whatever comes near me. She may not be a diamond, but she is this girl's best friend!
Ok, so long after I created ol Eusy, I would watch my hubby play his Lock and would think, gee that looks like fun. (Yeah good reason to create one, huh?) So, I thought about it, and first came up with the original....Matronamorta! It's been so long ago, but translating the name means "married dead woman". Roll your eyes people, but I thought it was creative, ok?
Of course, after the whole account getting hacked thing, I HAD to have another undead lock. So, out comes Ungeista. I do like playing the lock, but not all the time. Sometimes I will admit that the only reason I rolled one is because of the Rain of Fire. Bringing down fire is cool. Nuff said.
And speaking of quirky things, I have noticed something with the two. Their blueberries (voidwalkers) are polar opposites. If I have Matrona send her blueberry in, he goes after the wrong target or does something crazy to make her pull out whatever hair she has left. Ungeista however, her blueberry dishes out the damage and actually listens to her commands. So, my theory is this: When Matronamorta was standing in line waiting for her blueberry, they told her they were fresh out of the regular everyday blueberries....but that if she were to step over here.......this is where she got the "cracked" out not-so-home grown version of a blueberry. But ironically enough, when Ungeista's turn came to stand in line, they were fully stocked! So, if Matrona felt like calling BULL****, she has every right. But I have a feeling somewhere in that cold, dark, dead heart of hers she still has love for her pal.
This is Bitanga, level 27 Subtlety rogue. She is very much like her twin, but is way more quiet about what she does best. When I am in that sort of mood where I just want to be all sneaky but kill stuff, she is the one I pick up to play.
I can only hope she can be up to Whoopy's standards when she gets up there!
These two are Eus's little sisters. The sweet innocent looking one with the polearm is Valfreja, lvl 30 Hybrid Pally. I never really decided what she was gonna be specced, but I thought, gee, let's make her a guinea pig and see what happens.
The other one who looks like is gonna stomp a mudhole into ya and walk it dry is Palathena, lvl 34 Ret pally. I haven't played either one in a long time, but she does well for her level. Who knows, maybe one day she will be worthy enough to be Tytanya's padawan. There are many others in the Eus's social circle of family and friends....stay tuned!
I believe it is time to introduce you to Eus's dysfunctional family. Hey, ya gotta put the fun in dysfunctional somewhere. Eus has many sisters, cousins, and just some crazy neighbors she has picked up along the way. This one will be unique series, only because as I explained before, my original account was hacked, so in the fear of not getting it back, I had to re-create from what I started. So, you will see alts from my original account, and their twins from a somewhat other universe or something.... Enjoy!
Today, I will start out with Eus's almost replacement, but we tell her she is Eus's understudy....her name is Odveta. Now, Odveta means retribution in another language, but again, she is Eus's "understudy", meaning she is holy also. With my original account being hacked, and me almost quitting WoW....my guild and hubby convinced me not to give up. So, with me changing my mind, we got a second account up and running. With me being one of the few healers in our guild, this did put a cramp on the situation, but they never gave up on me. So, with the recruit-a-friend and lots of time, we had to level ol' Odveta in the case that we could never get the original account back. The reason I named her Odveta is simply this....I was seeing red and I was so upset, pissed off, and full of anger that some a-hole was out there, hacking accounts and crap that I was reduced to this. I had Eus at lvl 74 at the time this had happened. So, for those of you out there....if you are a South Park fan, and you know where I am going with this (cue up Live to Win here), I had a lot of boars to kill so to speak. By the time I had Odveta to lvl 35, my account was back up and running! Someday, I would like to get Odveta maxed out, but unfortunatley, that will have to be on the backburner for the time being. I feel that I haven't reached Eus's full potential and there is still more I would like to do with her.
As you can see, I go by Eus. I am a level 80 Holy Paladin. I am also known in my guild as the suicidal healer. Only because I do go down with a fight and I don't look back. I am also one of the Executive Board members and one of the founding members of Mass Affluent Slayers of Daggerspine. I want to start out and say a few shout outs: to Ruhtra, my loving husband. To Fishy: Why did you leave me? (sniff sniff). And to Edyion/Tytanya: I am the Harley to Edyion's Ivy. Tytanya was also Eus's padawan. She made me proud :) I also want to say to my Ivy: I am truly honored that your blog is called Code Red. That term is only knows throughout MAS. So, if you are an ally on Daggerspine and you want some horde to dance with out in the Hillsbrad area, y'all know what to do.
Another thing you should know about me: I suffer from what is called Altitus. Meaning, one who loves alts and playing them. Y'all know who you are and you know you suffer the same thing! I have every class created. I also have 2 accounts, only because some jerk decided to hack my account and poor Eus and her siblings and neighbors were somewhere out in limbo. Took a few weeks, and another account later and I got her and her family back! So, there are more alts out there, but I like to play this game. Plus, it gives me and Ruhtra some togetherness time (Yuck yuck! Hardee har har). I have met some wonderful people on Daggerspine and hopefully continue to do so. I am proud of our guild and am always waiting to see what the future holds for MAS and myself included.
So I say, to all those holy paladins out there: Lil Eusy's got the hook up! Holla if ya hear me!
Hello Everyone! I am Eus-80 Holy Paladin/Suicidal Healer! Founding member of Mass Affluent Slayers and Executive Board. Been playing WoW for over 4 years. I do suffer from altitus and I love my alts, but Eus is my heart.