Archive for December, 2009


Seri sez: The Best of 2009

December 31, 2009

Hello dear readers! (Hopefully there are some of you left.) Matticus mentioned recently that he’d like to see some blog posts with links to what we consider our best content of 2009… since it’s easier to regurgitate old content than it is to come up with new content it sounded like a good idea to me! 😉

I hate to actually try to rank things in order of most to least favorite, so these are largely chronological. First off is my rant about the oh-so-downtrodden Discipline Priests of Azeroth. I’m pleased to report that while Discipline has become a popular and accepted spec I no longer worry about some sort of hive mind developing.

Next up: Life with Jov. If you liked this one, you’re in luck… I’ve been saving up lolcats for a sequel, but you’ll have to wait for it. Okay, maybe I’ll show you one.

Just to prove I really can be productive, I updated my guide to applying to a raid guild for WotLK. 9 months later, it’s still mostly applicable. Feel free to post a link in your guild applications forum.

My L2WWS series was pretty popular; feel free to check out part 1 & part 2 in the archives. Part 3 never came to fruition and probably never will. I’ve moved on to World of Logs as my raid analysis tool of choice… perhaps you’ll see a new series in the new year!

Because I still bump into a lot of Priests that don’t “get it” I feel I should also mention my post about gearing for Discipline vs gearing for Holy. It’s been a while since I revisited it but I *think* the stat priorities are still generally right.

In April, we hit a nice little milestone: 1,000 comments!

When the cat’s away, the mice will play… Seri provided some “tips” for officers with absentee GMs.

In June, we debuted the best series of posts we never wrote: Tea with Zusterke Parts 1, 2 & 3. I’m told that Zusterke has been working on a new series for us but.. I’ll believe it when I see it! (Please Zus, can I see it?)

Later that month, Jov abandoned me for a whole week.

A few weeks later, we debuted our first (and only) Real Raiders of Genius video. Yes, that really is us doing the vocal work. No, I won’t tell you which is which.

As the year progressed and the expansion matured, Jov learned that it sucks to be so awesome. Even in new content, these days, we’re down to bringing 5-6 healers instead of the 7-8 we started the year out feeling like we needed.

As we got closer to Blizzcon, the next expansion was the talk of the town. Rather than predict what might be announced at Blizzcon, Seri decided instead to predict what absolutely would not be announced at Blizzcon. Her predictions were 100% accurate.

Jov picked a fight with Amber of I Like Bubbles. Hilarity ensued. (P.S. Happy Blogiversary, Amber!)

In September, WoS turned 1 year old and celebrated with fantastic giveaways! Please note: all giveaways have ended so if you comment hoping for a loot code you’re out of luck.

Seri treated everyone to a very special rant about Varian Wrynn, based on experiences in Trial of the Crusader. No one seemed to get the title’s pop culture connection, which she is still sad about.

Last but not least, one of the best moment’s of World of Snarkcraft this year (in my not so humble opinion) was Jov’s letter to Father Winter. I’m pleased to report that she did, in fact, get her heart’s desire.

I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I did. It’s always fun to look back. 🙂


Jov sez: Apologies

December 22, 2009

Apologies to our regular followers. I’ve been totally getting my ass kicked by the holiday season, and I’m at the point where I’m mainly just wanting to hole up and hide until it’s over. I was hoping I’d be able to get a post out this week to make up for the one I missed last week, but… it’s just not gonna happen.

So radio silence from Jov until after the first of the year.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, filled with all sorts of things that you enjoy, even if it’s just the time off work. I’ll catch you in the New Year.


Seri sez: I beg your indulgence.

December 11, 2009

Did I miss another one? It’s been pretty hectic for me the last few weeks and I haven’t had the spare brain power to blog, as evidenced by my recent string (is two a string?) of missed Thursday posts. I hope to have something for you next week. In the meantime… here, have a holiday recipe from my dear friend Mayada:

Spirited Pecans


1/2 Cup Praline Liquor
1.5 Cups Sugar
3-4 Cups Pecans
Candy Thermometer


Spread out a long sheet of parchment paper (about 2 feet) on a flat surface

Mix the Liquor and Sugar together, then stir gently over high heat until the syrup reaches Soft Ball stage on the thermometer.

At that point, dump the pecans in and keep stirring until everything is covered and the coating starts to look grainy. Dump out onto the parchment and cool.

If you make a bunch at once and don’t want them all out, throw ’em in the freezer!


Jov sez: Dear Father Winter

December 8, 2009

Dear Father Winter,

As I’m certain you know, I’ve been a very good girl this year.  First of all, I haven’t killed any rogues…  DPS has been basking in the glow of my heals, in fact!  Seri has shown me the error of my earlier ways, thinking that DPS aren’t actually people…  How wrong I was!  I’ve also done a good deal of work toward feeding the hungry of Dalaran, each day providing meals to one poor soul or another.  I’ve run errands for giants, I’ve performed tasks for knights, and I’ve made peace with those adorable primitives in Sholozar Basin.

I have done all of these things with nary a thought for myself…  You might say even out of the kindness of my heart.

And because I have done such a good job this year, I only ask that you overlook that…  thing… in Brewfest.  I can hardly be blamed for what I can barely remember, right?  And all those times I accidentally yelled “I WILL PUNCH YOU THROUGH THE INTERNETS…”  Well, of course that makes no sense at all, so it obviously was just a joke.

I’ve spent the past year attempting to be a shining example of all that is good and Holy…  I’ve even been leaving those poor, unfortunate Discipline Priests alone!

I only have one request…  ONE present I want for Winter’s Veil…

This Argent Tournament thing?  Please let it all end.  I don’t care if another stupid space goat ship crashes into it or it pulls a Dalaran and vanishes with a large chunk of the surrounding landscape or what…

I just want to go somewhere I’m actually making a difference.  I want to go to Icecrown.

Love,  Jov

PS — We won’t discuss that time I saw you and the goblin having a sausage party last Winter’s Veil…  We’ll just keep that between you and me.  Kisses.


Jov sez: Placeholder (maybe)

December 1, 2009

Maybe it’s continuing turkey coma, maybe it’s just pure lack of inspiration, but I have no idea what to do for a post today.

I could do a rant directed at some certain specific people, but it’s likely to get me in trouble for saying what I shouldn’t (and really, true snark requires some level of humor with the bitterness, which I don’t know that I’m ready to do), when really bygones should be bygones.

I could comment on the humor of MMO Champion having 2 blue posts, one saying 3.3 is next week, one saying they’re not telling us when 3.3 is gonna hit, in the same meta post.

I could comment that I totally want the pug pet, and don’t care how many pugs I have to do to get him.

Or I could just leave it like this for now, and try and turn my attention to getting an actual post up for next week.