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Incoming Changes

June 17, 2010

From next month, Misguided will have it’s own .com domain. I’ve hit a bit of a wall with what I want and can do with wordpress’s free service and will be moving to hosting my own wordpress-themed blog.
There’ll be a slight change to the blog name, but it turns out that’s a good thing because the name I wanted was taken on wordpress.com but is available as a .com domain 🙂
I’ve sent the details through to my ISP and will tweet out the new address as soon as it’s finalised. Here’s hoping the transfer works out well and that the whole thing doesn’t come crashing down on me. Afterwards I’ll be needing some help with css editing, etc.

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Phoenix down

June 1, 2010

It’s finally happened. After 4 and a half years of being guildmaster I’ve relinquished my lead to one of my officers. I’m now marked as an inactive officer. I’ve tried playing a few times in the last few weeks and every time I just end up moping around on my main and then logging to my rogue for 1-2 dungeons. I do still immensely enjoy the game, the alting and the rogue’s totally overpowered playstyle. I don’t enjoy being guildmaster at the moment. I don’t want the responsibility of looking after 100 guildies. I’m not capable of leading or even attending a raid at this time.

Have I given up on WoW?

No, not by a long shot. I’m excited about Cataclysm and will be standing in that line to get my copy at midnight like I’ve done every expansion. I’m also enjoying my alts but I won’t be speedleveling him to get some raiding done before cata hits. Instead I’ll be taking my time and enjoying the scenery. I’ll divert my blogging attention back to the RP style I experimented with a few weeks ago and that was inspired by Piket.

So to my readers, I apologise for the absolutely crap content of the last few weeks and I’ll try to make up for it soon. I’ll also be opening a new section for my other writing (hint: loosely based on Azeroth’s past) that will hopefully end up in a book one day.

Achievement unlocked!

May 18, 2010

Woop!

This morning I noticed my blog has recieved its 500th hit. Yup, a measly 500 visits is not much, but considering I never expected more than 3 people to ever visit my blog it’s not bad. In the last 4-5 months I’ve had as much comments as the larger blogs get from a single post, I’ve recieved 10 spam comments, done a measly 16 posts and become totally bored with the game that started me blogging in the first place.

I still want to write about WoW, I still want to finish my book on the early history of pre-Warcraft 1 Azeroth. I’m still excited about the changes Cataclysm will bring to the game, more so than I was with The Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King. Yeah I’ve had some awesome times in both TBC and early Wrath, but I feel that Cataclysm will bring the changes necessary to bring numbers back to my server and make it worthwhile to build up the reputation and experience of a guild.

Anyway, what I’m getting at is that with my small readerbase I’d like to continue along this journey, I’d like to continue blogging about my experiences in WoW, maybe not strategies, blue posts and specs like some of the bigger guys, but more about the social interactions, history and memories I’ve had sharing my ingame life with almost 500 guildies of past and present, random readers and one dedicated fan. I’d like some topic suggestions, some requests and links to bloggers with a similar taste so I may experience what they have experienced, share in their history and memories. Here’s to another 500 readers in the future and hopefully 500 posts like the big boys. Thanks @Angelya_au of Revive and Rejuvenate, @GamerGaz of the Mana Obscura , @jaedia of The Lazy Sniper, WeFlySpitfires, Stabby of Stabbed Up and of course Dristan!! for the follows, retweets, reads and comments. Yeah I missed some of you but those that I mentioned have done the most to inspire, advertise and help me along the way.

Step 1, collect underpants!

April 14, 2010

Ok so I haven’t been giving my guild, website, blog, twitter and many other things as much attention as I should lately. I went from being engaged to single in record time and it’s messed me up a bit. But I’m pretty much back, got some ideas for new directions and ready for action.
Problem is I’m not extremely happy with the current layout of the blog, nor the name. When I started writing, I didn’t expect more than 2 of my guildies to read any of my posts so I didn’t pay much attention to design and names. To my surprise I have quite a decent attendance and things are going better than I hoped.

Ideally I’d like to move to a dedicated domain, or at least something with more customising options. As for my name, even though the heading says “Misguided”, my blog appears on many links purely as b0bbly, which doesn’t sound very impressive as a WoW blog.

In summary –
Step 1: Get a new name.
Step 2: Get a domain to match.
Step 3: Get a decent layout/logo

So If any of you have any ideas to make this better, and something cool I can call it, gimme a shout and/or leave a comment! And if someone out there can design me a kickass logo, even better!

-=Edit=-

Ok, so now I have a logo at least ( if you can call something made in 30 seconds in MS Paint a logo) and some different background and border colours. I’ll consider Step 3 on hold for now, to be continued once steps 1 and 2 are done.