I have been slacking on my blog reading. Shocking, I know. It may have to do with the fact I’ve moved to a more open cube arrangement at work. Or perhaps it is because The SA and I have had company over for two weekends straight.
Whatever the case, there is suffering involved.
No no, the blog itself does not suffer from the lack of new posts (after all, it is merely pieces of data on a server somewhere).
And I’m sure you, dear Reader, do not suffer much from the fact nothing new appears here. After all, there must be something in the archive that you could delight in reading (again, I hope).
The real tragedy, my friend, is that my Link Round Up post has become horribly outdated.
How could this travesty happen, I hear you ask in a most devastated tone?
Let me explain.
A month or so ago, when I was keeping up with the blogs, I started to pull out what I thought was interesting into this very post. And I gathered a fair number of links, and I said to myself, “Self-” (as I am prone to addressing myself as “self”) “- you should take a break. Surely there will be no harm stopping your collection of links now and picking it up later. Obviously you won’t forget to check on your blogroll for a few weeks because you became ‘busy’ and then continue to not check them because you ‘don’t have the time’ to read all of the posts AND pull out the interesting ones into a link round up post. So go ahead and start checking your auctions!”
For some reason, my suspiciously specific denial came true. My blogroll has lain untouched for too long, as I would feel remorse for missing so many interesting links, and would have to possibly abandon these brave links that made it into the original attempt at this link round up post.
But no more! For now I present to you a flashback to the earlier days of March, where I pulled out the following links for you, dear Reader, to laud.]
Links From The Not-So-Distant Past (Unless You Are Reading This From The More Distant Future, In Which Case You May Ignore The ‘No-So’ Part)
- Around this time, the latest in the patch notes was that Shaman would be getting a Spirit Link totem. I had been holding off on the Shaman blogs, but I did find this interesting take in the Druid blogs. Since there was no news on a new cooldown for them, they worried that their new cooldown would be a revamped tranquility. Read the worries of Beruthiel of Falling Leaves and Wings, Jasyla of Cannot Be Tamed, and FeralTree of… um… FERALTREE.
- Glowberry wrote a nice guide about preparing for raids, regarding consumables for healer-types. But I’m sure the rest of you can appreciate this too.
- He Came From Shattrat had started a series of posts called PvPing with Thor. He records a battleground and then comments on his performance in the post. I haven’t watched the videos myself (probably had to do something with ‘being busy’), but the commentary, which is marked with timestamps, seems very informative. He points out both good and bad moments with a detailed analysis. Check it out if you PvP — here’s a link to the third post in the series.
- Speaking of PvP, it had apparently taught Ambrosine to hate you.
- And last but not least on the PvP front, He Came From Shattrat also reported on the WSG graveyard changes. It’s a pretty big deal, I heard tell.
- I’m a sucker for graphs and flow charts, and Glowberry provided a nice one on how they visualize search terms! They graphs! They’re so pretty!
- And Ambrosine of I Like Bubbles provides a different kind of graph in the form of a handy guide for melee dps against some sort of Council raid boss.
- Did you go to the twitter party Disciplinary Action put together? I didn’t make it, but I heard it was fun! And the DK twitter bird DA created is free to use. Here’s one that was mashed up into a Sin’dorei version by He Came From Shattrat! It’s cute. I hope to see more of these float around sometime.
I hope you enjoyed this ‘blast to the past’. Now please remind me not to finish up my posts late at night.