Hail and Howdy my Archetypes of Anguish,
As always, oh where to begin? Hrm, how about some quick follow ups? The mage toon I rolled for the NBI Challenge is still at level 9, but I plan to spend 1 hour a week getting him to 20. I’m sorry it’s not faster, but it’s all I can tolerate at this point. Plus, it’s summertime and my job and the family have tied up most of my free time. My first warlock audio segments are complete and have been emailed off. I’m not sure if any of the WoW podcasting community will plan on using them or not. However, if I hear something about it I’ll let you know. My biggest frustration is keeping the sound files down to less than 2:00 mins in length. That’s really hard to do, and by the time you add an 8 seconds for an intro and another 4 to 6 seconds for a closer that’s almost 15 seconds you can’t use for something else. I have even more reasons to respect everyone who has done segments like this in the past.
So this old warlock bows down to:
- Alludra the Mannerly Mage
- And anyone else that I forgot that I hear all the time I’ll relist!
Now your probably asking did I go with my real voice or did I run with the pitch changer and make my voice sound like a cartoon? Well, I’ll leave that up for your imagination and hopefully to keep you guessing on my dilemma. If I’m turned down by any of the broadcasters, I don’t think I’ll be too upset. Yes, these segments would be fun to do, but they would definitely be another weekly time committment. If these producers like and use them, then of course I’ll be excited. Either way, when I know the outcome I’ll let you all know the outcome. I will make all of you this promise, if I’m rejected I’ll make sure to find a way to get them posted for you to hear.
Dear Abby and warlocks?
I’ve never read many Dear Abby news columns in my life. I akin them to a short Jerry Springer episode found in the entertainment section of a newspaper. The only time I stumbled across that advice column was when I used dig through the papers to find what movies where playing at my local movie theatre. Thank goodness for Fandango.com! However, an incident occurred a few weeks ago that got me thinking about Ms. Abby and her advice. To make a long story short, I was humble when I found out that I kept a fellow blogger up very late one night. It seems that one of my posts inspired her to write about warlocks when she herself is a druid. A Tauren writing about the Fel-Arts. Yes, I’m sure you know that Tauren can’t even become warlocks so I had to go visit her and read. You can see Navimie’s Post at The Daily Frostwolf called For the love of warlocks. So my inspiring her, led her to inspring me.
It seems that even though I was quite polite to thank her for her kind words on her post, some of her readers decided to bring out the warlock hate against me. Yes, I stayed aboved the fray and simply stated my case. However, this brought on more mage-incitement. The sheer ignorance these other players led me to believe that we are just too mysterious in our ways for other players to understand. While my fellow warlocks, would clearly be able to understand me and my motivation without question - others classes have no concept or baseline knowledge to understand us. This ignorance leaves them guessing or making false statements that are quite the contrary to our behavior.
So, I decided to start a new category on my blog called, “Ask Amijade”. It will be here that newer warlocks and other classes and players (or anyone really) can send an email to ask me anything. From in-game advice, warlock behavior, Tmog decisions (or anything at all) and I will do my best to answer them in a follow-up post. If any of my experienced brethren warlocks would like to jump in on answering questions with their opinions too, then feel free to do so. I have no idea what to expect, but it should prove both fun and enlightening for all. Yes, warlocks prefer the darkness, but now and then some things just need to be seen in the light. What solidified putting together an “Ask Amijade” column was also from many of the viewer fan mail I have received. Here are a few:
My Dearest Amijade,
I have a confession to make. I don’t tell anyone in my Alliance guild that I play a Horde warlock on another server. I love being evil, but I’m afraid this will make them biased against me. Hiding my superiority all the time is becoming hard to do. When other players talk about vanity pets, I feel left out. Please help! Thanks!
I’m play a Gnome, but my wife is a Tauren. I try to spend time with her, but she would rather ignore me while grazing around the fields of Dun Murough. I know that our grassland is better than the cliff regions of Thunderbluff, but how can I get her attention? Please send your response to my alt-mage because she knows I never play that toon. <3 for any advice! Et tu Moo?
I found a great Tmog piece that dropped out of the Culling of Stratholme. It does have +spirit on it, but I think I can match it to this set. I’ve included the pic for your review. If this is a warlock taboo what would you suggest?
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U warrlocks sux! SUX! SUX! SUX! U r all dum and stoopid! U think u r so cool – imma so mad u use that thing that makes us run when imma tryng to stand on a road in a bg throughing fireballz at U! Imma gonna go frost and uze my water pet on U! Warrlocks are OP Nurf them! Nurf them! Nurf them!
U prob wont put thiz up cuz u h8te Oober-mages soooooooooooooooooooooooo F$#*^$@#$& bad!
Now, I’m sure that there’ll be some over zealous mages bringing on the hate, and my true intention isn’t to make this column a forum for arguing. If this becomes the case then we will
make-fun-of state the facts to mock these misinformed souls as simply and as best we can so they might understand. I’m not a fan of censorship, but this is a family-friendly blog.
If you know someone who would like send a letter to the “Ask Amijade” column. Please have them email me at: amijadethewarlock @ gmail.com
PS – Concerning the picture at the top of this post…for anyone who didn’t know, when you stand in the Throne Room of Lordaeron long enough, there are several very faint ghostly sound files of Arthas and his father arguing that plays out the last moments before the prince slays his father. The marble still bears the blood stains. Just a small fact that I thought was pretty cool and a nice touch in all the little details Blizzard adds to the game.