Let me first apologize, I feel that for the last year (and yes, Quel’s hunting corner is indeed over a year old) I have been making and breaking promises almost constantly. Now it isnt that I dont like writing; as my guild can attest, I have no problem talking someones ear off, and as someone that has spent a vast amount of time contemplating and procrastinating, I do not have a problem cataloguing my thoughts.
The problem I am faced with at the moment is life – but not in a bad way.
I am not sure about the age of my fellow bloggers and hunter pals, I know some are older, and inevitibly some may indeed be younger. I started this game at the ripe old age of 19 (I think), and that is indeed a good age to start in my opinion; I was not a young little dirt bag ruining the game for others with QQ and bad mechanic understanding (although, I have met some exceptional young players, I doubt that I would have been one of them). I was attending university at the time, and didnt ever play WoW to a large extent until I had a patella realignment (for those who arent overly familiar with bones, that is a movement of the knee cap). This was a chronic injury that I had to get fixed, and the result was an increasing amount of time sitting (and mostly lying due to keeping my leg relatively straight) around at home. This was during my university break, a fantastic way to spend an Australian summer.
With some creative furniture arrangement, I was able to play through the early days of WotLK, slowly falling in love with the game and the general grind. I discovered Achievements and all the addiction that was associated with them. I was a WoW nerd and fine with it.
That was all well and good when the majority of your time was spent avoiding study and working casually to pay for weekend madness with friends. Yet I am past those years now.
I am swiftly approaching my mid twenties, and have started my first (proper) job. My first step in my career as a college teacher. I am full time, meaning I am responsible for 5 different classes, and I love every minute of it. This does allow me some reprive, as I cannot wait until I can enjoy school holidays from the other side of the fence
Why unload all of this life story? Well apart from letting you know more about the awesomeness that is indeed “Quelys”, I want to outline why things have been slow here.
I currently raid in a fantastic Australian guild. I made the move from my old home in Conclave to Nocturnus Vexilari – the number one guild on my server (a server that indeed has seen better days). We are not ‘hardcore’ raiders, yet we managed to kill Sha of Fear heroic before patch 5.2. With my now busy schedule of teaching, I have to make sure I not only maintain a good attendance and commitment with my guild (I love raiding, and I love this game – especially hunters, so this is something that is important to me), I also have to make sure I remain an involved and interesting teacher, and leave enough time for a social life outside of games for my less digitally inclined bretheren. All of this pretty much puts me in a sour spot for blogging.
Term one for Australian schools is coming to a close soon, and I hope that now my first term at this new job is out of the way, I will finally start getting a hang of all the ins and outs. This should allow for a more relaxed time, and increase my amount of posts.
I have a couple of posts in the works at the moment, and just brainstormed a few more… Some of these are;
- Heroic Jin’rohk guide (we killed him first week)
- Normal mode compendium, similar to my MSV compendium (the HoF guide was half done, then I let time get away from me).
- Many other aweome posts that I dont want to reveal too much about!
With my compendium post, what I like to do when researching new fights is run through strategies, videos and ability lists that are available, and use all of this information to create my own mini-list that is encounter specific. This covers encounter specific information for me (I ignore tank swaps etc, that doesn’t change how I will pew pew), and spec choice that will most likely be optimal. Hopefully I can expand on it and throw it up soon
Regards, ye shooty lover people!