Carpe Flux Capacitor is recruiting!
Recruitment is always interesting. It’s more than just filling a spot for a raid. It’s sort of like saying “we’re a group of friends who love to hang out. Do you want to hang out with us too? If so, let us know!” For the same reason, it’s very exciting. A new member is someone I’m going to talk to a lot, so it’s fun to get someone knew.
Last night we ran our raid with two new team members. Things went pretty smoothly on the first two bosses. We couldn’t kill the council, but we’ve only actually killed the council once (maybe twice), which is fine. Tonight’s are second and final raid night of the week. It’ll be nice to start right on council and hopefully blow past it to Tortos.
We’re done recruiting full raid team members for now, but we’re still accepting non-raiders. In fact, Mooglegem’s been put in charge of recruiting casuals or backup raiders. We’ll see how it goes!
I made a lot of progress in World of Warcraft this weekend, but there’s something more important than my progression that I wanted to talk about today.
Saturday my friends Kristine and Justin were in town, so gem and I had dinner with them and our friend Nate. The three of them our people we met in our guild, Carpe Flux Capacitor, and Kristine’s our guild leader. As usual when I see them, I had a great time. We went to California Shabu Shabu in Costa Mesa, CA, which is a fantastic shabu shabu restaurant featuring vinyl toys, game-inspired art on the walls, and a generally fantastic atmosphere.
Even if we stopped playing World of Warcraft, I’m very thankful (hey, this is sort of a connection to Thanksgiving, eh?) for the friendships I’ve made in the game. Thanks for dinner and the friendship guys!
I don’t have access to Blizzard’s data to know whether or not LFR is successful. I suspect it is, and I have some personal examples to back this claim.
First, my guild has stopped raiding. While it’s possible that this was partly due to people not caring about Dragon Soul as much after seeing it in LFR, this is also the reason why I can thank LFR. I’m unable to raid normal mode currently, but at least I’ve seen it in LFR. Of course, the same can be said about Mooglegem and our other raiders.
The better story, however, is a friend of mine in a 5-man guild. He plays every Friday night with his small guild of close friends. They don’t want to recruit people they don’t know, they don’t want to merge with another guild, but they don’t want to leave their guild. Many hardcore WoW players might find this odd, but I don’t think it’s such a rare scenario. He had never raided before, and I told him about LFR.
Last weekend he ran LFR for the first time. While it can seem very easy for those who have done normal mode, it was exciting for him and he was focused the whole time on his role, not even having the time to look around and enjoy the scenery. I’m sure as he continues to run LFR, he’ll become accustomed to it and get the chance to look at the detail and enjoy the encounters.
And he even won Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth.
We didn’t have enough people for our second raid night, so we spent a little time talking about guild stuff before calling it. Our second raid night is changing from Wednesdays to Thursdays. That shouldn’t really make a difference to me, so I’m fine with it!
Because I don’t need anything from heroics anymore, I decided to make a shadow spec. Saving my action bars is easy with Action Bar Saver, and saving talent specs is also very easy with Talented. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to save glyphs that I know. I guess it’s not that hard anyways; with the list of all known glyphs right there, I just have to remember to scroll through and pick applicable glyphs every time I respec. Still, sounds like something I could get wrong. I PVP’d a little in my new shadow spec (actually designed for PVE), but I didn’t get around to trying it out in a heroic. Maybe next week sometime!
Also, check it out! We got the Armadillo Pup! He’s a cute little guy, don’t you think? I like him.