In May, I started helping Alyzande of TheGoldQueen.com with e-mails — then, as now, she was having difficulty keeping up with the volume of e-mail she was getting and hired me on to help. Since then, I’ve been sporadically working on helping people out with their gold-making woes. It’s been a nice enough run that I’ve said that her being a business reference is more than enough payment for me and her friendship is an even better bonus.
If you do not read The Gold Queen, you should. I enjoy her writing style and the fact that she combines making gold with ethics — and is even ethical about making gold — is something that’s fairly unusual to me, after spending so long reading The-Goblin-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named (and who I no longer read). Although kind folk among the WoW community are not as rare as we like to think, they are still a breath of fresh air since they’re so quiet that we sometime forget that they exist — so go visit her.
I’ve been poking at non-WoW games in what little spare time I have, too, and broke down to purchase Guild Wars 2 several days ago. I enjoy it so far, even if I don’t really understand the combat system, and I am enjoying my Charr thief. I’m waiting for Star Wars: The Old Republic to go F2P before I try playing it again, though I seriously prefer Star Trek Online. I hop into Champions Online and Lord of the Rings Online sometimes, too, and I’ve even started completely from scratch in LOTRO because I… forgot how to play my hunter, so.
The Harbingers of War has their first major event in months last night. We arched from Hillsbrad to Arathi Highlands, and at the end of the road the entire unit was stuck with a terribly nasty surprise — a trio of goons from the Undercity that arrested Matojo and declared the Harbingers to be dissolved. With Teaghue now in the driver’s seat, what will happen? Are the Harbingers doomed, or will they come back stronger than ever? What will happen to Matojo?
(Special thanks to Sebrawyn and Pook for volunteering to play a pair of cronies for Kekoa.)
Once we get going a bit more, the Harbingers of War Brag ‘n Brawl will be starting up again, and we’ll be working on becoming stronger than ever as a guild and a group of friends. I don’t know when we’ll be able to hold a proper meet-and-greet in real life again, but one day!
Thorium Brotherhood has also yielded several surprises for me, with a player asking for grudges to be dropped and another one being far friendlier than expected. I am certainly not complaining and I enjoy the banter with people I couldn’t banter with before, I just hope it lasts!
If you’re interested in checking out the Harbingers, visit us on Enjin. There may be a Wyrmrest Accord branch of us opening up sooner or later, with cross-realm events taking place, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Real life, however, has been exceptionally busy. I am not going back to school this year, and even if I could the first year of my program has changed so dramatically that I would almost want to just start over again. I have been living with my parents and working at the grocery store that I worked at as a teenager! It’s amazing how things never really change all that much. One day I will be able to go back to living in my own home, or maybe just on my own in general, but that day is not today.
I hope you are all doing well and looking as forward to Mists as I am. I cannot wait to have a lady Pandaren rogue, that’s for sure.