May 09, 2011

WoW Blogging Challenge Day 06 - Your workplace/desk

This post is part of the WoW Blogging Challenge! Originally inspired by Saga at Spellbound.


My desk is where I spend nearly all of my spare time at home. It's the first time I've had a proper office room with a desk in it! Although I have to share the room, the desk is MINE. A few weeks ago it was transformed - there was a shaft of golden light and the faint sound of choirs singing - by the addition of a new widescreen monitor. No more too-close-to-the-laptop-screen headaches for me!

I bought the fan when I went to Japan a couple of years back, and Kitty is the closest I'll ever get to having a cat (allergies, bah). There's actually a whiteboard behind the screen and it normally has a tally of WoW currencies or an important reminder of some kind on it. It's also magnetic!

My laptop won't get replaced with a desktop setup for a year or so but the monitor, keyboard and mouse provide a close substitute and it really has stopped the aforementioned headaches. I'd be lying if I said I got the monitor just for health reasons alone though - I can finally have both a functional UI and screen space when playing WoW!

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted which molecule I have featured up top there. A clue: it's closely linked to that can of beverage lurking near my mousepad (other brands available but not preferred). It's unusual not to see a mug of coffee here too! It seems I'm by no means alone in my caffeine-loving ways in this community, so I hope you won't judge me too harshly for that ;)

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May 02, 2011

Children's Week 2011

I haven't written a guide for this as I didn't attempt any of this meta last year. Instead I'd like to link you to some resources I found helpful:

WoW Insider - The Overachiever: Guide to Children's Week 2011 has all you need to know about where to obtain the items you'll need and how to complete each achievement.

Cynwise's Battlefield Manual - Cynwise has posted an excellent guide and tips regarding the School of Hard Knocks achievement. I rapidly discovered why this achievement is so widely loathed and this was a very useful resource!

I started working on this meta at 8pm yesterday and I finished it at 8pm today. Check out the above resources if you're stuck on anything and keep trying! It'll require a hefty amount of perseverance and a thick skin in battlegrounds (if you're in the Vindication (EU) battlegroup, you have my sympathy).

Good luck and remember: we're doing it for the kids.

P.S. I got myself two pets out of this holiday: Sleepy Willy and Scooter the Snail. Bonus! That takes my pet count up to 64/75. Getting there!