New Adventures

Who’s ready for Tomb of Sargeras?

Warcraftier will be making our first foray into the raid tonight.  We’ll be starting with Normal.  If we plow through it, we’ll jump to Heroic with what time we have left and focus on that the rest of the week.

Want to see how we do?  Be sure to join us tonight, 7pm CST.  I’ll be streaming from my Point of View over on my Twitch Channel.  Expect lots of screaming and Starfalls.  Or something.

Hope to see you there!

The day I called my raid leader ugly

Jargon.  A noun.  Meaning: the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports jargon

I usually think about jargon when it comes to tech.  Most things that people who are really good with computers and such say goes right over my head.

No matter your profession though, we all have some type of Jargon we’re versed in.

Talking about the stations I listen to and have worked for over the years, when it comes to their actual formats and programming, I lose my parents when I start spouting off CHR, AC, Hot AC, etc.  They can’t follow that.  But since I’ve been around it for 12+ years, it’s second nature to me.

And it gets me in trouble.

If you didn’t catch it on stream, or here, I’m a voice artist.  I talk for a living.  A lot.  And I work a bit in radio.  Hence the format jargon above.

And this wonderful little gem from the other day.

Our raid leader, Co-GM of Warcraftier, and also fellow streamer Serickson/Serbear finally got a webcam!  Since he knows about what I do out of game (see the above) he had me check out his stream a bit to work on some of the audio levels.

I gave him some advice.  Told him to ditch the webcam mic.  And we checked back a couple days later to see where the levels were while using a different mic.  Was the balance there with the music in the background, Discord, his mic, etc.

And me…firmly situated in my audio nerd zone pops back on my mic, telling him how much better it sounds.  It all sounds great, but he could stand to be hotter.

To which Discord goes silent.


In my audio nerd zone, of course I’m talking about his Microphone.  The levels need to be higher for his voice to be on the same level as Discord voices.  Hotter in this case is referring to the sensitivity of the microphone.

But they don’t know that.

Very seriously I was asked if I was telling Ser that he’s ugly.

And now we have a mortified Druid.

He was a pretty good sport about it.  Still funny though.  And mortifying.  But funny.

Roles and Lore

And then suddenly the influx of druids we had are now….



… hunters?  What the?

Not really sure what’s going on now.  Not sure if all druids decided to switch or not, but Tuesday’s raid only had one druid in it…Serbear.  As a boomie.  Not a bear.  The heck?

Awesome news, I’ll be joining fellow GirlStreamer emixpemix on her stream as a guest on Saturday.  You might recognize her from hanging out in chat during my midday stream.  She’s across the pond and on Saturdays, usually right after my stream, she’s streaming and talking about the Warcraft lore.

The story is a big part of what hooked me to World of Warcraft in the first place and I used to be well versed in it.  I’m a tad rusty, but I’m really looking forward to this stream.  I’ll admit that this weekend’s topic, The War of the Ancients, isn’t one that I know a great deal about, but I’ve noticed, there’s a lot of current Legion content that deals with that event.  (Have you caught it?)

I hope you’ll join us!  3pm CST (10pm Em’s time!) on emixpemix’s channel.

Twitch it Up: Updated Again

Hi friend!

I’m making some little adjustments to my stream times.  The reason being Mondays have become pretty rushed between the Chiropractor appointments, my freelance, and running back to town for Mr. Scruffy.  So until our truck is up and running again, Mondays are on hiatus.  Besides, I’d rather be able to spend a bit more time on Mondays catching up with folks and in game.  So when they’re back on, I suspect I’ll adjust the time a bit too to match the rest of the week.

I’m still keeping the double stream on Saturdays.

So for now, here’s where we are for streaming.


Monday: Unscheduled
Tuesday: 7pm-10pm CST Progression Raid with Warcraftier
Wednesday: 7pm-10pm CST Progression Raid with Warcraftier
Thursday: Unscheduled
Friday: Date night.  Stream times announced via Twitter.  (Or updates about Mr. Scruffy and I having a proper date night out of game. 🙂 )
Saturday: Noon – 2 or 4 CST Warcraft and Chill (PVP, Questing, Alt leveling)
7-11 pm CST Normal Alt Raid/Questing/PVP/Dungeons with Warcraftier
Sunday: Unscheduled

Birthday Giveaway

It’s my birthday and I’ll give gifts if I want to!

Technically, my birthday isn’t until the 23rd, but I still want to give out presents!

Since I’m a World of Warcraft girl and a lover of the Blizzard games, I have a $20 card to give away this month!  Basically, it’s $20 bucks for your Blizzard account for you to use as you’d like, whether it’s in Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, or elsewhere!

If you want to enter, scoot over to my Twitter page (@thescruffydruid), follow me, then retweet the official giveaway tweet which will be pinned to the top of my page.

The Winner will be picked via TweetDraw on my birthday, May 23rd, roughly around 10pm CST.  I say roughly, because I’ll draw it at the end of my stream once raid is done for the night.  Which is usually around 10 pm CST. 🙂

Nope.  You don’t need to watch the stream to be eligible.  Just follow me on Twitter and retweet the tweet.  I’ll announce the winner on Twitter as well and send them a Direct Message to the winner.

Sound good? Great!

Happy Birthday from me to you!  And good luck!

This close

So close, but so far away.

I thought maybe during stream yesterday I’d work on some World Quests.  Queue for Timewalking.  Try to get one or the other done before I had to leave.

Neither got done.

Because I found one of those darn crystals in Azuna.  The Ephemeral Crystals that you click on and race to find 5 for the Long Forgotten Hippogryph mount.

First one.

Then two.

Then three.

Four was a little more tricky, but I found it.

There was much excitement.  Many cheers!  Lots of screaming!

Then I accidentally flew too far off the coast and left Azuna and reset the buff.


But I will find you again!  I swear it!

Weekly Raid Thoughts

This week has been all over the place!

Monday I picked up some weird stomach bug.  Went to bed with a fever.

Thought I had kicked it by Tuesday, but when it came our Heroic Nighthold raid time, it started making an appearance again.

Enter in the night of Scruffy dies.  A lot.

I’m not sure what the heck was going on, but dang.  I was pulling aggro on mobs.  Dying to silly things.  Not moving quick enough, which is already one of my weak points.  Accidentally pulling Spellblade with the very edge and on the very last tick of Starfall.  You know, I’m pretty sure I probably died to just about every boss.  Especially the ones I don’t usually die to.

I was pretty mortified.  Even more so than usual, but as Ser says, everyone has an off night now and again.

Gul’dan was our only target left Wednesday night to take down in Heroic and we made pretty quick work of him.  And yes!  It is possible to flap off the top of the tower down to the courtyard without killing yourself.  Neat trick, Druid friends!

Even though Mythic raids are supposed to be Mondays and Thursdays and I have opted to sit them out, we found ourselves with enough people and trekking back into the Nighthold.WC_MChronomatic Anomaly

Skorpyron fell to our group again and we went back to work on Chronomatic Anomaly.

I’m thrilled to say, even though it took several attempts and I died in the last few moments of his lifespan, we have successfully taken Chronomatic Anomaly.


That’s right!  Took three attempts for Trilliax, but he’s down too!  We’re 3/10M now!

I’m still not a hardcore number cruncher, but I’m a pretty lucky Druid Lady that Warcraftier takes me along on these adventures.  It has truly been an absolute blast so far!

If you’d like to check out the kills, I’ve started a little collection on my Twitch Channel.  They’re not super polished right now, but they’re something. 🙂