Jun 7 08

For the Horde!

by Shelbi
Seriously, I love you guys too. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of my dear friend Humar, partner to my BE hunter. It’s been a while since I’ve created any characters, but today, I have something special for you baddies. Keep an eye out for more.. I have a blood elf, undead and troll coming asap.
Jun 5 08

Vinyl Bumper Stickers

by Shelbi
Yes, I’ve finally done it! Of course, I had to do it myself, because I couldn’t find a print shop to do them for less than $100/die cut. Someday, I’ll be able to purchase a cutter so I won’t have to cut these out by hand anymore. LOL I have a lot of others printed, I just haven’t cut them yet. I’m also working on an orc, troll, undead and then a special bear for someone! VISIT THE SHOP  
May 29 08

Giant Yeti!

by Shelbi
My latest craft, featured in WoWInsider, is a Yeti sculpture based off of my Starprints characters. If you want to find out how to make one, visit the step-by-step guide. I’d love to see your creations – especially other NPCs.
May 15 08

Charms

by Shelbi

Although Starprints is still not up yet, I have listed some charms in my Etsy Shop. Rather than doing them on an order-by-order basis, I’m trying to get a bunch done and only sell what I have in stock. My schedule is just so crazy these days! Please leave a comment with any requests on charms not available and I’ll do my best to get some listed.

SHOP NOW!

May 13 08

BlizzCon 2008

by Shelbi

Yesterday, as I’m sure you guys have heard, Blizzard announced the dates for BlizzCon 2008. In a press release they stated:

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises. In response to the demand to accommodate more attendees, this year’s event has expanded from two convention halls to three.

Tickets should go on sale within the next few weeks. So, I’m curious to see how many of you might be attending. Jon and I are making plans already.

May 12 08

60-Day WoW Card for $20

by Jon

Sorry about the lack of updates lately. We’ve been hard at work on a secret project. True story. Details will be released soonish.

In the meantime, I wanted to share this:

60-Day Pre-Paid WoW Game Card $19.99 @ Circuit City (In-store pickup only).

I personally don’t use game cards because its not worth the hassle but this seems to be a solid deal for those that do.

Apr 20 08

Recipe: Moist Cornbread

by Shelbi

Moist Cornbread

Ingredients:
1 cup of Corn Meal
1 cup of Flour
4 tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup of Buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup of Canola Oil
3 tablespoons of Butter (softened)
Cooking Spray

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray pie or 8×8 pan with cooking spray. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, canola oil and butter. Quickly stir the buttermilk mix into the cornmeal mix. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.


Apr 18 08

Why Rogues Do It From Behind

by Jon

The following is a post I made to our guild’s mesage boards as a response to some of our newer players not knowing rule three of melee fight club:

When you fight, you fight from behind.

Figh Club

The following applies to anyone who is doing melee damage on a mob or raid boss: unless you are the tank, you want to be behind the mob when you attack.

Why? Because a mob cannot parry (or block) your attacks when you hit it from behind.

That’s awesome right?

Yes it is and here’s why: besides the obvious benefit of increasing your personal DPS because your attacks are actually connecting, a parried attack will reduce the mob’s swing timer (effectively increasing its attack speed).

An easier way to think of it is that a parry on a mob will result in a counterattack. This counterattack is directed at the mob’s target (which should be the tank in most situations). Now the tank has his own parries to worry about and probably doesn’t want someone else buffing the boss.

An unlucky string of parries from the mob, whether caused by the tank or from other melee DPS, can result in some nasty damage spikes, putting unnecessary stress on your healers and increasing the risk of your tank biting the dust.

But wait there’s more. There are plenty of raid bosses out there that have a cleave attack that hits everyone in their frontal arc. You don’t want to be affected by this but it’s easy to avoid: just hit it from behind*.

*Behind means behind. Make sure you’re not on top of the boss as your attacks can technically pass through the mob and be counted as frontal hits.

The only exception to this method is when fighting dragons (tails hurt, attack the hind legs) or mobs with a knock-back that require special positioning.

Apr 17 08

New Posts..

by Shelbi

Since my last post, I’ve written two other articles for WoWInsider, Super Potions and WoW Coasters. I have to also apologize for not updating recently. I’ve been working a lot, raiding a lot..and now a weekly craft. I promise that I’ll get a new recipe posted this weekend though.

Apr 16 08

Time for an Update

by Jon

I’ve been seriously slacking lately and I apologize. Life has been hectic at home and at the office plus I’ve been spending a lot of time in game playing with my wife and the rest of the Awesomites. Raiding two nights a week has been a blast. Our progression through Kara has been steady (especially considering the fresh recruits we’ve brought on). We just downed Prince Malchezaar last week and are currently discussing a Gruuls run.

Prince Down

I need to get back on the Blogroll Spotlight and I’ve also got a sweet addon to share that I actually haven’t seen featured anywhere else.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of theorycrafting on our guild’s message boards so maybe I’ll recycle a post or two to upload here. I mean uhh.. I’ve got some really awesome stuff I’ve been working on just for you guys. ;-)

Stay tuned.