Thursday, April 12, 2012

How many forum members does it take

.... to change a lightbulb?

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

Three to correct spelling/grammar errors.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb".

Another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Thirty six to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs."

Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.


One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now
with something unrelated and start it all over again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back in WoW

After cancelling my sub to World of Warcraft back in December, I've missed it...alot.  Not that I've ever been heavy into end-game raiding, etc., but I miss Azeroth and there are still so many things I haven't done there.

So, talking to a friend that has been playing and asked him to send me a scroll of resurrection.  Looked at all the sub options and decided to go for the annual pass as I know I'm playing a panda!  Diablo III, I hadn't had much interest in, but will likely try it now.

Watch out Azeroth, I'M BACK!

Having been gone so long with Rift, LoTRO and most recently TOR holding my attention, there are so many changes, it feels like a new game again!

I flew back to Stormwind just in time for the Horde invasion, so helped fight them off, only to be totally owned by an undead warlock up behind the keep.  When did 'locks get 140K health?  Ouch!

After that I decided to check the Darkmoon Faire, I can't remember the last time I attended one, so when did it move to its own island?

Pretty cool.  It felt like a a faire instead of a traveling carney event it use to.

Now we have one of the seasonal fun events - NobleGarden.  Time to chase down eggs and work on those achievements!

It feels good to be back.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

GW2 - purchase now

Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchase started today.  So of course had my order in a little after midnight.  Digital Deluxe Edition.

I'm definitely looking forward to spending time in GW2 as our guild has a number of people that will be playing.  Many of us interested in the PvP aspect of the game.  It should be good times.

The only thing I'm really hoping for is that it WON'T release to close to The Secret World's June release date.  TSW is the one I've been waiting for more than any other game in recent times.  Crossing my fingers the beta next month proves it was worth the wait and FunCom can put out a good game at launch.

It's definitely been a good gaming day - my Kinect finally arrived and I've been testing that out as well.  It will be a fun way to get in shape.  One day MMO's using a Kinect - gamers will be the fittest people out there!

Karraga and HM EV

Finally we did it.  Fabricator went down and Karraga was literally a cake-walk. Well almost.

We did manage to down Fabricator after only two tries and Karraga one attempt and he was dead.

Big yeah there.

As we were feeling so awesome, we decided to test an EV HM.  First attempt we wiped immediately on the turrets, but after that we sailed through with minimum deaths taking down Annihilation Droid XRR-3, the trash and Gharj, before we had to call it on account of people's schedules.

We were really surprised at how easily it all was coming together.  I think we'd 'assumed' it was going to be much harder than it was, but all of us being well geared has helped.  No enrage timers hit and a fun night.

Good upgrades for many of the team too!