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There I go again, making up lies about getting back into regular posting. Ok, so here's a quick update: I got the WotLK Collector's Edition; Unbarc is currently 75 (and barely has upgraded any gear); I'm really digging the Death Knight class; my wife's been working tons of overtime (60+ hours a week), so I've been spending less time on the computer and more time with her.

I do have some new ideas for the site, though. Two of the major things are to update the Wowhead tooltip script, and update my character page. Right now, it's pretty out of date. In the past, I had been updating the info by using an AddOn, then uploading the saved LUA file with statistics, parsing it, and updating the database. This got old quick, so I'm going to write some scripts that will pull the data direcly off of the WoWArmory directly. That way, it's always up to date and I don't have to remember to do anything. I have a similar system in place for my guild page, but the list of members is getting so big I might just link to the armory page itself.

Tags: life, wow, wotlk
Posted by: Unbarc
December 09, 2008 - 06:07 AM

Long Time No Post

I know it's been a (long) while. I've not really been playing much. Tonight, though, I got a beta invite for Wrath of the Lich King. Hopefully this will re-peak my interest. I'll make sure to take some screenshots along the way. I'm also hoping to get back into developing the site once Wrath time comes around.

Tags: wotlk, beta, life
Posted by: Unbarc
September 10, 2008 - 08:45 PM

Unbarc in the Flesh Foam

Unbarc showed up on my doorstep yesterday (after waiting 2.5 months or so). First: the (semi) bad. Someone on Twitter asked me if it was my camera / lighting / flash that made the colors seemed washed out, or if they're just like that. It's a combination of both, actually; I have a simple point-shoot camera, and it was pretty close to the figure while I was taking photos. The flash did wash out some of the colors (my hand isn't quite good enough to turn the flash off), but some of the colors are just like that.

The Good: it's Unbarc for reals! I really love the look of all the gear he's wearing, and it's great to have something to remember this game with (since I've been playing it for the past 3 years). Click the picture to see more in the gallery.

In-game, there hasn't been much since my last post. With the 4th of July holiday, I haven't played much lately. I did join an arena team named Fire and Slice. Only played a few matches (and lost them all [need some arena gear]). Out-of-game, I've been spending a lot of time playing with the new puppy, and she's still taking a lot of my time.

Tags: unbarc, life, arena
Posted by: Unbarc
July 09, 2008 - 09:21 AM

Unbarc of the Shattered Sun

Got some new stuff since my last post. Today, I passed into Exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive! In return, I was able to
1) upgrade my neck to [Shattered Sun Pendant of Acumen] and...
2) Complete the quest A Magnanimous Benefactor to obtain the title Unbarc of the Shattered Sun. Sure, it was 1,000g, but I'm not spending what I have (still have 2k left), and my only other title from the old PvP days is Senior Sergeant or something.

Last night I decided to cash in my 41 Badge of Justice for an [Icon of the Silver Crescent]. I'm losing crit, but I'm trying to upgrade overall dps (according to MaxDPS.com). Now if I could just save up enough badges to replace my almost-2-year-old [Ring of the Eternal Flame]...

Tags: reputation, loot
Posted by: Unbarc
June 19, 2008 - 07:00 PM

Essences... We Don't Need No Stinking Essences

Finally, many months after I started enchanting, I finally got off my butt and finished it of; granted, in the past 2 days I spent roughly 800g in the Auction House (because I'm too impatient to disenchant it myself). Now I have my rings enchanted with +12 spell damage, and I'm starting to work on getting the mats together for Sunfury.

Tags: professions, enchanting
Posted by: Unbarc
June 07, 2008 - 03:18 PM

So Long Kael'thas, Hello Earthen Ring

I've gone and done it again... Unbarc is packing his bags and moving to the Earthen Ring realm. It's been an odd and busy month in real life, and things have made it so I can't play as much. I got another puppy, so she's getting most of my attention. Also, for the past 2 weeks, my wife's been sick so I've been taking care of her.

Here's my character transfers to date:
07/21/2006 - Stormrage -> Kael'thas
11/29/2006 - Kael'thas -> Runetotem
03/06/2007 - Runetotem -> Kael'thas
05/23/2008 - Kael'thas -> Earthen Ring

So, why Earthen Ring? Well a couple of weeks ago I started an alt over there, and got accepted into the guild <alea iacta est>. AIE is a big guild... at the time of writing this, they almost have 2300 members. Currently, every time I get the chance to log on to Kael'thas, 90% of the guild is in a 25man instance, and most of my friends are either in that guild, or other big raiding guilds. AIE always has people on, and are some of the friendliest people I've met in the game. It's sad that I'm leaving my friends back on Kael'thas, but their play styles / plans are different than mine right now, and no sense paying monthly to be unhappy.

Earthen Ring is an RP server. Since I've never done any Roleplaying before, I figured I'd start off by giving Unbarc a last name. After clearing the cobwebs out of the creative gears, I came up with the name Unbarc Nightfire.

I'm really looking forward to becoming part of the AIE family, and can't wait to level to 80 with everybody else once the expansion comes out. Farewell my DD friends, I'll be in touch; come to Earthen Ring, I'll be in our channel.

Tags: realms, life
Posted by: Unbarc
May 23, 2008 - 07:10 AM