Oil exec was not aware of Bush’s speech – yeah RIGHT

April 30, 2008


“John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. division of Royal Dutch Shell, addressed rising gasoline prices during an interview Wednesday … HOFMEISTER: If the U.S. set a goal to produce 2 to 3 million barrels more a day in this country, we would send a shock around the world that would immediately say to the speculators, hey, U.S. is serious. President [Bush] said something yesterday about this. I didn’t hear him, but I think that’s good news. But we should set a specific target. ”

You know, I know that sometimes I am naive and maybe even oblivious to things going on, but I can smell this kind of bullshit from about 20 miles away.. are they seriously trying to convince us that the timing of this interview and Bush’s speech yesterday are pure coincidence?

I am not much into conspiracies, but think about this scenario for a second: US oil companies increasing prices to force people to rethink their stance on not allowing them to drill for oil in Alaska, while at the same time lobbying Washington to prepare the public to change their mind.. because clearly, right now EVERYONE wants to have that gas price go down, so who cares about Alaska?

Please, PUHLEASE, lets at least be honest here. Don’t say “I didn’t hear him, but I think that’s good news”.. this is just wrong.

Yeah, you guys have an awesome control over the market: you can raise prices whenever you feel like it, there is a need for it so people pay it. But let us just be honest about it, and not try to make this shit up. Sorry for the cussing, but come on!


Insanity? Possible?

April 30, 2008

A thought I had last night:

  • Deutscher’s chestpiece: Robe of the Elder Scribes.. chance to add bonus spell damage (procs quite often)
  • T4 2 set bonus: chance to add bonus spell damage (only have 1 piece, so not sure how often that procs.. lets say he would have the gloves and the shoulders (still needs the shoulders from High King Maulgar)
  • Spellstrike Infusion set bonus: chance to add bonus spell damage.. will know how often that procs after I get it made tonight..

What if everything would proc? And I use Scryer’s bloodgem? And I would crit? Would I cry? And dance?

I don’t know.

Guess I need to find out. ๐Ÿ™‚

EDIT: I think I would scream like a little girl. And then my dogs would stare at me and my wife would literally ROFL.

202 is the magical number (that brings on the PAIN) :-)

April 30, 2008

Alright.. I went and got Spellstrike Pants crafted for Deutscher last night. I gemmed it all up, my spell hit is 203 now baby! Just 1 over the required 202 rating to never have a boss resist my Shadowbolt love. ๐Ÿ™‚

The GL and RL decided last night that they are bored with Mags and Gruuls (Mags dropped Eredar Wand of Obliteration for me ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and there will be more pain involved in getting a run going in the future. Which sucks for me, as Deutscher and the upcoming priest would certainly appreciate getting all their T4 gear, but I definitely understand where they are coming from — they have been doing those clears for almost a year now, for me its still new, and the world does not revolve around me (ZOMG UNFAIR! ๐Ÿ™‚ ), so I’ll just deal with it.

I’ll spend another fortune tonight to get the Spellstrike Hood crafted for me, replacing the Battlestrike Hood he has been wearing for AGES. There is no stopping now — I tasted the 6k+ Shadowbolt crits, the 2-crits-in-a-row with Backlash.. it is so beautiful it makes me giggle like a little girl. LOL.

So the plan is to get the hood crafted, replace some of the +hit gems with +crit and +damage (since the hood provides PLENTY of hit) and push Deutscher’s DPS up a notch. Sounds like a plan. ๐Ÿ™‚

No dailies during weekdays 4 U (me)

April 29, 2008

I actually have to restrict myself to not to dailies during the week. With only limited playtime (evenings) and one full round of dailies taking up 2+ hours, I found myself struggling last night completing them and still enjoying it (and not getting the ‘I just want to be done with this’- feeling). It is a game, I don’t want to stress, I want to enjoy it. Game= fun? ๐Ÿ™‚

So, no dailies during the week, only playing on Priest or raiding on Lock/Druid. I think tonight we have Mags/Gruuls (I really want to go on Lock, I hope I can).

Memo to self to upgrade Recount and Omen yet again. They get patched every 10 minutes. :-/

Disc/Holy again – awesomeness

April 29, 2008

So, I respecced Heilerin to 25/29/0 disc/holy last night since I was asked to heal a SP run. And she ruled. Only time mana dropped below 50% was at the 2nd and 3rd boss who doย TONS of nature damage to the whole group. Had to let a 61 rogue ‘go’ (ie. stopped healing to preserve mana) during Rokmar’s fight. Meh, enough of them out there anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I never really dropped below 90% mana until we hit the mobs before the 2nd boss. I actually told the Pally that I am bored and that he needs to make me work more. So he tanked 2 Myrmidons, and after the fight he asked me if that was better. I just told him “look at my mana pool” — I was at 98%.

Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

He hates questing too, so I think we could make a good team leveling up. He is already at 66, Heilerin is at 63, but I seriously doubt that there is any lack for healing assignments 63 and up, so I will get to 70 soon enough. In fact, I need to purposely take time, because he also happens to be an officer who is playing a shammy with 2k + healing and he likes my healing style. This means that I may be relegated to healing in the raids, rather than tanking or DPSing on the Lock. I like healing a lot, I like tanking, but I also like nuking on my Lock (especially ever since I respecced to Destro), so I just have to make sure that I pace myself and am in charge of my game.

On another note, I didn’t realize that you had to heal a member to full to get rid of the poison dot that Rokmar debuffs you with, since I never healed that boss before. So, I was rezzing the rogue after boss was down, was out of mana, mana pots on CD, Symbol of Hope on CD, and Pally tank (guildie) says “HEAL ME”, I see his health go down. I heal him as much as I can (not much, since no mana ;-0), then he Lays Hands on himself to heal himself. Calls me a noob for not doing it, I only lol’d at him. ๐Ÿ™‚

Which led me to have a good idea: since I will be running this instance a bunch of more times, if there will ever be the case that I am in a bad PUG with one or more jerks, I will just let themย die from theย dot after the boss fight is over. This is fun. I am bad. Heck, even if I can’t be shadow, I can still have an evil mindset, can I not? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, long story short, disc/holy 1: shadow 0.

BTW, critted a mob for 1200 Smite in SP last night as well, so I think this may be good enough for soloing whatever I will solo during leveling up.

The People in Your Raid Guild ยซ The Holy Light

April 28, 2008

The People in Your Raid Guild ยซ The Holy Light

This is hilarious. Read it and tell me which type you are.

High Chance of Disc/Holy Tonight

April 28, 2008

I decided to re-spec the Priest again. She will go back to Disc/Holy. I will try to get her to crank out as much holy damage as possible to make questing doable, we will see. I shall report on it.

I just want her to be able to heal SP/UB/MT and all that stuff without having to worry about maybe being in a sub-optimal spec. Her DPS in Shadow is not that great compared to regular DPS same- and 1/2- levels below. I can only crank out so many Mind Blasts, Mind Flays, SW-P and SW-Ds, and it is still subpar. The only reason why I could justify it is for solo-questing. Will see how bad Disc/Holy does.