To return to writing after a long weekend can be much like a trip to the dentist to extract a tooth gone bad - you know you will feel better after it is accomplished, but getting yourself into the chair is oh, so diffcult. After giving myself the entire Thanksgiving weekend off, and then extending my "time off" through Cyber Monday, I find I am now officially out of holiday time, and must return to the keyboard and monitor.
Even my gaming has suffered over the weekend - I had every intention of spending some significant time on Hearthstone, attempting to push into the single digit ranks, but was waylaid by many other items of interest. Accordingly, my Hearthstone November wound up like so:
As I had stated once before, it may not be single-digit yet, but I will take "top 9% of ranked play players" any day. I actually feel as if I am making some serious progress with my deck design and HS play here. This ranking was achieved by initial use of my Face Hunter deck to get up to Rank 15 or so, then I alternated between my Mage and Paladin decks to push the rest of the way up to Rank 10. I was maintaining a better than 50% average with all three decks, so speaking mathematically I should have been able to get into the single digits if I had invested the time. Since I did not, I will have to rest on my laurels here. Perhaps December...?
All was not quiet in the rest of the gaming universe, however. Lor and I invested some time and we both managed to unlock Cho'gall in Heroes of the Storm:
We have discovered that, due to my tendency to over-extend, we are better off with Lor driving and me providing the spell-casting muscle. He is a tremendous amount of fun to play, and if you are part of a gaming couple or duo I strongly recommend him.
I have also gotten myself focused on Gold Farming on WoW once again, and have gone in search of expertise and recommendations for viable gold-generating strategies. And, to my delight, I have found just such expertise! If you are looking for tips on Gold Farming, I completely endorse the YouTube page of OldBess. Great videos, good strategies, and math holding up his techniques and recommendations. If you are short of gold in WoW, pay him a visit. Tell him Hawkwind sent you. He has no clue who I am, so the confusion should be priceless.
That should do it for today! I will be streaming later today, probably beating my head against the solid wall of pros looking to climb the ladder early in the month. Feel free to come and experience my pain with me. Catch you all later!