Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Podcast is UP!

Yes, yes, I know I'm late. :P

I fault the amount of time I have been spending in game PVEing my butts off with the AMAZING AND HIGHLY DEDICATED AWESOME FANTASTIC members of the best guild anywhere, EVER...

Cry Me a RvR!

Congrats on Guild Rank 37 and the shiney new mounts, guys... you SO deserved this. And the fighting afterwards with 31 of us was AMAZING (yes, that's right, I said THIRTY ONE!!) on our new shineys riding through KV and DW like we owned it. We gave Order a good whoopin' even with a good third of us not high enough level yet to get the bolster. :P

Every day I log on you guys amaze me just a little bit more. Every time I'm down or sad, you guys find a way to cheer me up (*coughDONALDcough*). Every time we lose we come back and win twice to make it up... I could not be more blessed to run a guild full of the most top notch people in this game. I am so proud of you, and I love you guys all so much... from the Unda'bosses and Vet'rins on down to the newest Initigit (and yeah, even you Occifer Sugarbawlz) YOU GUYS are what make this guild what it is, and you are the ones that keep it thriving.

I'm honored to be your GM, but really, you make my job easy. Congrats on all our successes, cause you guys are the ones that make them all possible.

Monday, July 13, 2009


So oi logz on ta dem WHA scribblebordz and wut do oi see? but scribblz from PhoenixRed askin' if oi wants ta do sumfin' call a "pod cast". Oi dunno wut dat iz, but oi'z finkin' it's gud...

Translation: Miss Vindaloo will be doing a WHA Podcast on 7/26th at 5PM EST. Subject matter TBA.

Stay tuned!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The current state of things: A drunken rant.

So ok.

I get it.

People are all pissypantsface about this new LOTD thing "killing RvR".

Guess what stupids?

IT DIDN'T KILL RVR. You know what did? Your LOOTWHORING.

GTFO LOTD and fight people in the rvr areas. Novel idea, I know... right?

I mean I know those new shinies are soooo hard to resist... but if all you're doing is sitting around waiting for zones to flip so you can get back to your PvE... who is the REAL problem? YOU ARE. Noone is making you stay in LOTD. Noone is forcing you to do the PQs or lairs. Noone is FORCING you to do anything. Why not get your asses into the RvR zones and keep the opposing side OUT of LOTD? Did that idea ever occur to you? Of course not... because there is the lure of the everpresent SHINEY that is luring you back, and your fevered eyeballs can't stand not to see phat loots pop up in a roll box on your screen for longer than 5 minutes.



One more whine, one more OMGIQUITMYTHICSUCKS post... I swear to god I am going to lose it. JUST STOP. (And if you fucking quit the damn game, GTFO of the forums! You have ZERO reason to post there anymore outside of being a pain in the ass anyhow!!!!)

You know what's awesome? Beating the shit out of a group of Order with twice your numbers cause they're COMPLACENT and expecting PvE so they can get back to farming shinies. Guess what, toolbags? Not only did I prevent you from farming more SHINEIES, I also just FARMED you for renown!

This game has it's issues, but I'm pretty sure lately it's more the people PLAYING the game that are making it suck than anything else.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So oi'z been finkin.

Yeh, oi knowz datz a danjerus habbit. BUT. Oi'z com up wif dis oidea dat oi'z finkin' moit spel da end o'dem order-y types.

Ya see, oi'z gotz me sum new treds. Sum FANCEE stuff, loik wot dropz in dat Vale place. 'An so oi sez to meself...

"Self? Youse a sneaky lit'l tuff git. Youse ken plink dem humiez faces rite off dere bodiez! So.... why dun youse fin' sum uvva gitz wot ken plink jus' as gud as you ken and make up sum Plinkin' Waaaagh! Youse ken get some shamanz for heelz, and youse Plinkers can Plink an' Plink an' Plink till all dem order-y typez iz D-E-D DED."

So oi iz. Oi'z fin' dis one git name Graffbow, and anuvva git name Blanka whoze for Plinkin', and oi'z fin' some git name Trizz, and wun name Moar, and wun name Sweetummz (tho dun youse be askin' dis wun wot type'o name dat iz for a greenskin, coz oi kent tell yeh...) and we'z gonna call us Da Plink Squad.

So oi'z got ta go plan dis new Waaagh! Lotsa werk to do fer me!

So oi'z been heerin' awl deez gits iz quittin' da Waaagh...

...but Nim ain't no quitter, dere, dat you ken be shoor. Oi'z not quittin' till all dem hairy ol' stuntiez, and all dem poncey poin'y eerz, and all dem flowery smellin' humiez is D-E-D DED.

We'z gots sum new gits in da gild deez dayz.... Urp'z been findin' em lotz, so he getz ta take a bit of a break and oi getz ta get out and Plink lotz more. :D

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since my last post. The guild is ridiculously active, and I have had a ton of stuff to do in terms of logistics lately that I haven't had much time to post much. We're up to Guild Rank 33, and have 14 or so people on every night, and I have been coordinating pushes, and recruiting, and talking to diff guilds about joining our (now buzzing) alliance... I've just been utterly burnt out by the time I log off. ;)

That being said, its RANTING time!

I'm going to touch on a subject today that I have touched on once before, and that others have also discussed in their blogs, but in a somewhat more "specific" way.

Today, I'm going to talk about Warhammer Whores.

Let me start out by saying that I have a ton of respect for the girls out there playing who are trying to "break the mold" if you will. Girls who bring their "A" game every time they log on. Girls who push the envelope, and are determined to build their reputation on merit and skill... and nothing else.

I consider myself one of those types. I have never, ever in my MMO career taken a handout simply because of my gender. I've never flirted or led a guy on in order to get him to do things for me in game, or to get him to give me things I want or need. I get what I want myself, and I earn every last little bit of it. It is this way for me in WAR, as it was in WoW, as it was in Asheron's Call... as it is in real life. As a gamer, I rely on being female for NOTHING, as in a virtual world with imaginary races and environments, the gender of the person at the keyboard essentially means nothing at all. What matters is HOW you play, and HOW you apply your morals and values to your interactions with other players, regardless of THEIR gender.

This brings me to the meat of this rant.

I hate. HATE. HATE with all the burning, back loathing in my rotten little heart all those girls who do NOTHING for themselves in games, rely on males to CARRY them and provide them with everything they need, and give ME and the rest of MY kind the reputation THEY are building for themselves. Like it or not, we live in a world of stereotypes. They are there in the real world, and they are there in the virtual world of WAR. How you conduct yourself IN GAME is a direct reflection on what type of person you are in REAL LIFE... and guess what, sweetie? You behaving like a HARLOT on public gaming forums, in Region chat, etc. ad nauseum DOES reflect on ME.

I don't want to hear about your sexual escapades in game, or what they have earned you. And just so we are clear, this doesn't make me a "prude". It makes me a female gamer with a little self respect. Want to know why you have no information regarding my sex life so you need to resort to ad hominem attacks? BECAUSE THOSE DETAILS OF MY LIFE ARE NONE OF ANYONE IN THE GAMES BUSINESS. And guess what? None of that information about YOUR life is anyone's either.... and we DON'T want to KNOW!

You consider yourself "liberated" and "open about your sexuality"? Well let me clue you in on why you're wrong.

Liberated, confident women try to BREAK stereotypes, not feed into them. We don't WANT people to think we got where we are because we have tits and sound good on Ventrilo. We don't NEED the attention from people that you seem completely dependent on. Why? Because we aren't terrible, no-skill scrub assed players who have gotten everything they've ever had in a video game by making it blatantly obvious that they're desperate for male attention and completely lacking any kind of respect for themselves.

Anyhow, I'm done. I need to go see if my guildies need anything further from me (which they probably do... *sigh*) and then see if I can ninja-logoff and go lay down on the couch for some TV time while I wait for Clubbin to get back from errands and take me to see Star Trek!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10 Probing Questions

1. What is your current main character’s name (or names, if you play multiple games)? Explain how you chose the name.

I'm currently dividing my time between two mains:
R40 Squig Herder - Nimboo Paani
R40 Shaman - Urp Stinkbref

Nimboo's name was chosen to go along with my retired Zealot's name, following in Indian food theme. Her name was Vinda Loo, a spicy Indian main course, and his name, Nimboo Paani, is a delicious lime drink with rock salt in it.

Urp was named in the traditional Greenskin manner, however, his name is also in keeping with my Indian food theme in that it's what you do (and have) after a heavily curried Indian meal. ;)

2. What was the name of your very first character in an MMO? Explain how you chose that name.

My first toon's name in an MMO was Aliana al'Aqbar, and she was a melee swordfighter character in Asheron's Call. I chose her name because she belonged to a race called the Gharun'dim, who were a Middle Eastern desert-dwelling people, and I thought the name fit her ethnicity.

3. Have you kept a specific name through various games, or do you tend to change your naming habits based on the individual game?

I change my names based on who my character is and where he or she comes from... so I guess it depends on the game, since each game has it's own races and nationalities. I try to steer clear of "mundane" names, since I don't play an imaginary race in a fantasy game only to name my character something that I'd likely find in a phone book.

4. Do you ever reserve names, planning to use them for characters that you might play later? If so, what are they and why do you hold on to them?

I have, in WoW, after my toon was hacked and her name changed... just so I could get it back if I wanted to. I reserved my Choppa's name before they came out just in case someone else thought of it, so it wouldn't get swiped (I just thought Choplivva was a little to clever to let slip through my fingers).

5. Of the three common archetypes in MMOs — tank, healer, DPS — which is your current main character?

One is a healer, and one is RDPS.

6. What archetype was your very first character in an MMO? Why did you choose it?

Aliana was a melee swords(wo)man. I chose it because I decided after playing a caster class for a short time that I'd rather hack at things with something sharp.

7. Are you usually attracted to one archetype over another, or do you play them equally? Why?

It's dependant completely on the game I'm playing and how the mechanics work. In AC, I enjoyed MDPS. In DAoC, MDPS. In WoW I was a caster at first and then played a tank, and in WAR I prefer RDPS and healers. WAR is the first game I'd ever had any interest in healing.

8. What is your favorite feature from an MMO you no longer play?

I miss the penalties imposed on players for dying in PvP in AC. You had to have some kind of skill and know how to either defeaet your enemy or escape them with your life unless you wanted to lose half your money and your most valuable items.

9. Is there an MMO that you would play if it was free? Which and why?

Eh, WoW maybe, but it'd really just be another chat program for me. I don't have any interest in playing the game, just in keeping contact with people I used to play with.

10. How do you measure the success of a character in an MMO (total kills, titles accumulated, wealth, rare items collected, level reached, etc.)?

Depends on the game. In WAR I guess Rank first, then Renown Rank second. Gear kinda falls in with the Rank/Renown Rank thing, so I guess it's an indicator, but not of skill-- more of time spent. I guess time spent can equal experience witht he game, and therefore be somewhat of an indicator of skill, but I've seen plenty of folks in DP or Invader that were god-fricking-awful, so either way it's a bit of a craps shoot.