It’s been a very quiet week for me on the writing front, thanks in large part to all the game playing I’ve been doing and the lingering flu that just doesn’t want to give me my brain back, but that doesn’t mean the internet has been still! Oh no, I’ve been shown a lot of love this week and I am too narcissistic not to share!
Last week I was lucky enough to receive a visit from a fellow Aussie blogger, Navimie from The Daily Frostwolf – Druid Edition. I was hanging out in Shadow Labyrinth helping my brother, the worlds slowest leveling warlock (I think he’s been working on it for two years now?) grab some easy levels when one of my guildies mentioned that a level one had whispered him looking for me. I recognised the name instantly and unceremoniously abandoned my Paladin and her Warlock escort and switched over to my Druid. We had a lovely chat, albeit a short and sweet one, which you can read about here.
I didn’t mention it to Navi at the time, but I owe her massive thanks! Long before I was an aspiring bloggess, I was knee deep in research on how we could overcome Heroic Yor’sahj. Her Healing Heroic Yor’sahj 10 man with a Resto Druid guide helped me immensely and I never dreamed I’d actually get to meet the author! Navi really is as caring and sweet as rumours would have you believe; I have clearly spent too long in Alice Springs, as her politeness came as a bit of a shock. The world(of Warcraft) needs more Navimie’s. Go visit her site and follow it. It’s a fantastic read.
Silver in Fencing
Another downside of being a walking zombie is that my Google Reader list is growing exponentially longer with all those unread posts. It was by sheer luck that I was on Twitter when the Mogolypmics Fencing results were announced. Holy shit! I came second! I was terrible and left my entries to the last possible second, so they were horribly rushed. I was expecting to come roughly third last in every event, so this was a most pleasant surprise! As to be expected, each entry was fantastic. I really feel sorry for the judges, trying to pick the best. I struggled trying to pick a winner out of seven, let alone the seemingly never-ending list of entrants that have been participating in the Mogolympics! JD and his lovely judges are all champs. Thank you for running such an epic transmogrification event <3
EDIT: Apparently I came second in the freestyle as well! Whoooo!
Speaking of Transmog…
Our very own winners for this month’s Faction Pride Transmog Tournament were announced yesterday, with Mataoka taking out the championship title, and Voros the Neri’s Choice Award. As usual, each entrant was fantastic and besides Mataoka’s phenomenal lead in the voting, everyone else was pretty much evenly split. I received a lot of feedback saying it was simply too hard to choose, and I can second that when it came to picking the runner up! Next month’s theme will be announced on Monday, and I’m pleased to announce a guest judge will be awarding the runner up place this time around. It’s a bitter-sweet event, and I hope you’ll all throw your support behind it. All will be revealed on Monday.
The deadline has passed for participants in the Dry July fundraising campaign to get their pledges in and the results are here. The campaign as a whole raised an absolutely phenomenal $3,670,000+ for 19 cancer services around Australia! Our own little efforts over in Concur contributed $680 towards that grand total, and I am very proud to have been a part of it. Thank you to everyone who donated, contributed and supported both me and my team during July. Hopefully next year we can at least double that number!
Well, that’s enough ego stroking for me. I have an absolute tonne of work waiting for me both around the house and in Azeroth. Thank you for all the love, and have a great weekend!