Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hunter-Lovin’ and It Feels So Good

“Dear BRK, just moments ago I finished a heroic Mechanar run with my new guild and promptly received this strange ‘pst’ from the tanking warrior of the group:

‘You my friend, are the best damn hunter I’ve seen in a LONG time.’

“Elation and a rapid flush of the skin soon brought me to my senses as whatever sort of self-gratification and personal feelings of awesomeness were replaced by the big caveat that it was not in fact my own skills and mannerisms as a hunter that this particular tank seemed to praise, but those instilled from a certain BRK.

“Massive-sustained DPS, quickly executed and fore-thoughtfully timed traps (read those damn mobs on the bridge to the last boss), passing on an o-so-needed Primal Nether (I want my ebon netherscale set!) in the end to help the grateful holy paladin, offering to tip the tank … and many more hunterisms were displayed in an ode to the dashing [BRK].

“I’ve not been a part of the WoW community for too long, but for my time spent I’ve enjoyed reading your witty, thought-provoking, and honest-to-God helpful blogs. They’ve helped me tremendously and I just figured you could use some stoking of the “Id”. Grimboch”

As most of our guildies will tell you, our psyche is very strong. Warped, deranged, and fantastically out-of-control, but strong. Publishing this letter isn’t about us, but you.

How in the bloody, bleepin’ BRK-universe did Not Screwing Up And Just Being Nice become the mark of being A Good Hunter? Isn’t that just a screaming, horrific shame?

Don’t get us wrong; we’re thrilled that Grimboch got accolades and felt great and his party inflicted destruction upon those who deserved it. We love to hear he tempered his loot-cravings for the benefit of someone else, and tipped that hard-working tank. But you know what comment we REALLY want to hear some tanks and healers start to say?

“Dude. There’s been a real improvement in the vast number of hunters I’ve partied with and you’re no exception. Good job, thank you.”

Are you doing your part to make our dream come true?


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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Whoa Whoa Whoa!

Have you seen this? Wow. We could get lost in it for a long time.

We still want the real screenshots/url to someone who meets our gear-requirements for a special project, but Warcrafter is a place we’re going to spend a lot of time. We’ve even put them in our WoW Research Sites sidebar.


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We’re Looking For Someone…

Are you a hunter? Good!

Are you level-70? Good!

Are you in pre-Kara gear? Good!

Do you have a Valanos Longbow or equivalent? Good!

Do you have a Sonic Spear, Hellforged Halberd, or Blackened Spear? Good!

Do you have the following enchants:

  • Melee 2h Weapon: +35 Agi or Savagery
  • Ranged Weapon: +10 or +12 Damage
  • Helm: Glyph of Ferocity
  • Shoulder: Honored Aldor/Scryer inscription
  • Cloak: +12 Agi
  • Chest: +6 All Stats
  • Bracers: +24 RAP
  • Gloves: +26 RAP or +7 Agi (+15 Agi is good, too)
  • Leggings: Cobrascale or Clefthide armor kit
  • Boots: +12 Agi

You do? Good! We want your armory profile! A link to it, you know what we mean.

Do you have Kara or better gear? Badge of Justice of PvP gear? Mostly quests greenies? No thank you.

Do you have engineering or leatherworking gear? Stuff from the Auction House? That’s fine.

Standard talent builds only, please, and you must be willing to have your armory profile published on this blog.

Are you out there?

Edit: Folks we’re quite serious about the requirements. ALL the enchants, NO Kara or greater or PvP gear, standard 41/20/0, 0/41/20, 0/20/41, or 0/31/30 raiding spec. After the first 15 35 comments, we’re still looking.


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Our First Reader-Question

Dear BRK, FYI it doesn’t appear that your banner works under Firefox 2.0.0.11 running on my Macbook, but the WOWHead popups are working fine. Gary”

Folks, if something doesn’t show up, looks kaboozled, is misplaced, or just blatently pathetic, it’s probably our fault. We are learning as we go and sometimes nuke important things.

Yes, we thought we copied the banner to a new theme we were playing with, but we actually moved it. For a small time, this theme was bannerless. However, the BRK Code Elves sprang into action and copied the banner back.

Speaking of the banner, do you like the outline we got around it? (Seriously you don’t need to answer that.) That’s the type of detail we love to get right.

We have a “title” now!

We did not before because it printed that text right in our banner. Somebody complained that we didn’t have a title, and we can’t have that! So we nuked some stuff in the header.php file and POOF! much better. We have a title and our banner isn’t muddled.

We realize that for many of you this is pathetic, 1st-grade stuff that you could have your dog perform. Please bear with us as we celebrate our minor achievements. Thank you.


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Welcome!

Let’s get this party started! We’re nowhere near done and there’s going to be loads of changes to come.But this is our new home, for better or for worse.Let’s hope for the better, shall we?

Edit: First problem solved, comment moderation turned off. OK folks, there’s a boatload of stuff we’re going to mess up, switch wrong, delete, and just plain f-up. Please, no rioting.

Edit 2: Some “BRK Is Moving” FAQs:

We are not sticking with this theme; it is temporary. Don’t diss the colors, we don’t like them either.

The old site will remain up until such time as we feel confident… about everything.We have one bachelors degree in Computer Science, but that does NOT mean we have a clue what we’re doing.

All the links-sections will be recreated, but it’ll take some doin’. Patience, younglings.

The forums, or should we say “forum”, is there because we can have it. No work will be done on it until the blog is just right.

We did get the banner up - that was the #1 Critical Item - and the WoWhead popups work. Also, we caused neither the atmosphere to catch fire, the Alps to rise, nor Los Angeles to sink into the Pacific. And Mrs BRK didn’t fillet us for the $80 we spent on hosting. We’re really proud of all that.



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Friday, December 7, 2007

Je parle francais un peu



Mais pas beaucoup.


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Loot and Hovercat

Image: Daniel Howell

Now that’s a wicked-cool helm. The Demon Stalker Greathelm is finally ours. We slapped on a Relentless Earthstorm Diamond, a Glinting Noble Topaz, and the Glyph of Ferocity. We’re pleased as punch!


Image: Daniel Howell

Ah, 360DPS on tooltip, you are finally ours. /sigh with satisfaction
And did you know that there is a new cat-pet? It’s a variation of the Wintersaber Pridewatchers known as The Hovercat! Here’s a picture of ours in action:

Image: Daniel Howell

Now that’s a pathing problem. Sheesh.



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