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KichigaiKitsune

Slow uploads

I think most people watching me are aware that I have far more than 3 chapters of a single story done. The reason why I'm not flooding this account with everything I've written is because I want to space the uploads out, and attract as much attention as possible. I've had to uproot and transfer to InkBunny, and as it stands I have less than half the watchers I had on FA. If I want to stand any chance of getting back to where I used to be (so marginally less obscure and uncared about) then I should space the uploads out.

Also, I'm revising and putting up essentially final versions of all chapters, since a certain one of my stories is near completion! (YAAAAY!)
So I'm just busy nitpicking and tweaking the chapters. Also, World of Warcraft, the incredible productivity killer, is chewing some of my time too. Yes, I know, it was bad timing, honestly. I have obligations to a guild and friends on that game, so with the new expansion I need to keep up to date.

Truth be told, it's not chewing all of my time. I'm doing a good job of staying productive. So it's not like I'm pulling a 3D Realms on you all and doing no work while really spending my days playing WoW.

Those of you who are able to catch me on MSN, just be advised that I'm usually very busy, in some cases literally at work, hence my quietness on IMs of late. As always, I'm not ignoring anyone.

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Added: 7 years, 10 months ago
 
Alfador
7 years, 10 months ago
I hear ya on WoW. In LK, I had two regular raids with a much more hardcore raiding guild... now I have two raids a week with my own guild--in our first two weeks of raiding, our "set raid" downed Magmaw for the first time with a mere 5 hours of raid time to our names (over the course of two days) and the next week one-shotted him with only one death (me, from an unlucky melee hit during a transition from down to up that shouldn't have even resulted in melee hits), and our "open raid"'s first week resulted in a near-kill of the Conclave of Wind, with two bosses down and the third at 20% by the time the berserk hit (which isn't a set time, but rather one minute from the first boss going down).

...like you said, productivity killer, it even makes me ramble on in a text comment. XD
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 10 months ago
Big comments can be productive! :D

I haven't raided as much as I could've. The guild just started some annoying online registration system needed to get "DKP" and raid spots. Something I feel is absolutely unnecessary and restrictive.
Alfador
7 years, 10 months ago
Bah. The old group I raided with (constantly pestering me to join their guild proper instead of sticking with the friends I knew outside of WoW) had a semi-complex DKP system that actually worked out pretty fairly--if you hadn't gotten something in a while, you stood a good chance of being next in line when the item you wanted dropped, but you didn't sacrifice ALL your DKP to get it, just half, so if you waited a REALLY long time without any good drops, you might get two or three in a row. Unfortunately, in practice, there was usually someone else who'd been waiting just a little bit longer for the same sorts of drops, since in a 25-man group there were more than one feral druid/rogue for leather pieces, more than one feral druid/hunter for agility staffs/polearms, and more than one all-of-the-above for any rings and such with agility.

Wanderer, on the other hand, doesn't use DKP. We discuss who gets best benefit from a piece of gear that drops, and then everyone interested rolls 1-100 for a fair chance at it. And in a 10-person group there's not as much competition for gear. Moreover, registering to our website is completely optional; all it gets you is the ability to post in the guild forums, which is mostly useful for Council members anyway. All we ask is that you show up on time each day every week. (Unfortunately, on the set raid's second day this week, it seems that was too much to ask of about four people...)
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 10 months ago
Personally, I prefer either a loot-roll or a "council" that is genuinely fair. We used both such systems before. The big problem for me is, I once was in a fairly elitist end-game raiding guild back in BC. Though when I first joined it, things looked really good: the rogue class leader literally even said he expected me to become the best rogue in the guild. However, because of my poor connection, I couldn't get on Ventrilo for voice-chat for hours on end. So I never became part of the clique. Every single raid, there'd be 30 people on, and I wouldn't ever get a spot, because they automatically invited the clique. Ironically, this included rogues that joined after me and ones that I thrashed on the DPS meters despite being almost a tier behind them in gear. So when I DID get a raid spot? I had no DKP.

Oh, and speaking of these guys, I once did a Mount Hyjal raid, smashed a tier 5-6 rogue on the second boss (Anetheron) by over 200DPS when I was in tier 4.5, and the rogue sword dropped. It went to the other guy due to him getting a higher roll. So I say: fair loot council is the best option.

Oh, I neeever got that sword, btw. Killed Anetheron many more times, never got that sword. I even remember its name. The Blade of Infamy. We moved onto BT and SWP before I ever saw the damn thing drop again.
Alfador
7 years, 10 months ago
Yup... many's the item I coveted but never saw drop... and now when it drops in an old-content fun run I don't even bother rolling on it usually. :\

Of course, assuming you have a static group of 10 or 25 that are absolutely counted upon to make the raid every single night, the MOST fair way of sorting out loot is "who has the biggest upgrade from it" as that will provide the maximum increase to RAID performance over time, and generally get everyone a decent set of gear in more or less the same time.

Really though, ANY method of sorting out who gets loot when is going to have people feeling it's unfair, no matter how fair you work to make it. The best you can do is try to minimize the amount of the time that people FEEL it's unfair, whether it actually is or isn't.

Oh, and I never saw anything Mount Hyjal or beyond, nor Tempest Keep, at level 70. We ran Karazhan until nobody was getting upgrades, but could never get a stable enough 25-man group to even do Gruul or Magtheridon consistently. The best I managed to do was the first two bosses (Hydross and Lurker) in SSC. And even then the group I found only managed to down them once while I was with them.
Alfador
7 years, 10 months ago
Also if the group excluded you from fair looting just because you weren't "one of the guys" in Vent even though you'd been raiding with them all that time, that's a real jerk-ass thing to pull. Kinda like how The Aftermath had me raiding with both their 10- and 25-man groups for almost a year, and the leader even said I was one of the best feral druids he'd raided with... and then when the time comes to make their only serious attempts on Lich King 10 heroic, they don't even tell me--they restrict it to hand-picked members of the guild only. They got their Bane of the Fallen King title, and lost me--I'm doing regular Cataclysm raids with Wanderer only. The only raid boss at 85 I've pugged so far is Argaloth, the Baradin Hold boss it seems you're expected to pug.
KimbaLion
7 years, 10 months ago
i love and read all journals and storys ^^
and yes i wait every day of a new story... *mrrrr*
you write real perfect so i love to read and have fun =^#^=
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