In which tart starts a war



P.S. I’ve been quiet, I know, between the hacking, and RL, and moving this over to my own domain (and my pickiness over themes and such) I’ve not been in a posting mood. But the move is pretty much done, and I’ll be sending out the address in the next post. Which will be tomorrow I promise, so please don’t kill me!!

❤ Tart


And meme GO!

So, the lovely Anea has brought to my attention, my extreme lack of posting lately. I’m sorry dear readers, I really do love you, I was just crit by the RL Monster and my WoW time became limited in addition to my blogging time becoming nonexistant. Things, however, have seemed to calm down, so I HAVE RETURNED! Feel free to run for cover I won’t be offended I promise.

I figured that since I’ve not been around much lately, I would participate in Syrana’s Meme and see what question her brilliant mind could think up for me. I mean shoot, I’ve got post ideas, but hey I’ll take a free one! The question that I was given? “So you started Project Spacegoat on Feathermoon, which is an RP server. Can you give us some insight into your new(est?) character?” Thank you Syrana, this is one of the things I wanted to talk about! Since I was lured by Arrens, by the sweet, sweet promises of teh RPz (and the fact that my nubishness would not be made fun of in said RPz) I stared at my character creation screen and thought. Yes folks, this spacegoat was not rolled per my usual spasm of random button mashings, but actually thought about and facial features considered (and oh my the hairstyle decisions). She was born onto the server, and ran over to was warlock summoned to Stormwind for Stormwind University’s Open House. I was all prepared, and then *poof* nothing came. Yes, I was distracted by an attention whore of a puppy, but that wasn’t it. It just didn’t click. There was no feeling the character, nothing. Just an overwhelming feeling of “OH GOD WHAT DO I DO NOW?!” So occasionally after that the priest would make an appearance at the Pig & Whistle, but mostly to observe and for my own amusement.

This left me a little meh. I mean, had I just wanted to level a character I could have done so easily on any server, but I wanted teh RPz, so what was I to do? Well I sat and thought and figured out that the priest’s personality was just a little too awkward for me. She was shy, bookish, somewhat nervous and excitable. Everything that I imagine a priestie healer would be, but not very… exciting. And thus Fionnualah (Fi-oh-new-lah for those who do like I do some times and o.O at gaelic spellings/pronounciations!) Wobblespring was born! Yes, dear readers, you read that name right. The hordie in me wants to bury her head in shame, but good lord is she fun to RP. She is loud, inappropriate, curious as hell, ready to fight anyone (the first time she met arrens’s priest Theo she threatened to beat him with her mace for Lorelitymara) and I’ve just had so much easier of a time with her. For those of you who are RPers, here’s my character sheet (and feel free to poke around the forums, I’m sure Arrens won’t mind!)

Thank you Syrana for the fun, fun topic. I hope you (and everyone else)  liked meeting my gnome 🙂

Ahhhh! Real (Life) Monsters!

wah wah waaaahhhhh

Yes, I was crit by the Real Life Monster. Updates on Project Space Goat coming soon!


I did pretty much nothing WoW-wise today. I logged in for a few minutes for some crafting, but my first of the guides is coming soon. RL hit tonight and I was out and about, so I figured everyone could enjoy a quick filler for tonight.

oh. and @arrens: “dingly-danglies”. THAT IS ALL GOOD SIR. THAT IS ALL.




And that was all I got done due to twitter shenanigans. #iblamesyrana. and arrens.

Healing: A Meme

Since I was tagged by EtherJammer, I present, Healing: A Meme.

  • What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer? Tartshapdbox , Undead Priest, Dual Spec’d Disc and Disc 😀
  • What is your primary group healing environment? Well I have the most experience in 25 man raids, though I really prefer 10 mans. It has been a little while since I’ve healed anything though, darn hiatus!
  • What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why? PEW PEW LAZRS. I love Penance, and it’s shiny, bubbling ticks. ❤
  • What healing spell do you use least for your class and why? Greater Heal. That baby’s not even on my bars any more. Too much mana/heals and waaaaay too long of a cast time IMO.
  • What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why? I feel that disc is kind of the jack of all trades when it comes to healing. (except maybe where HoTs are concerned, Renew is a little lackluster) Need a big heal quickly? Penance. Need to give the raid heals a hand with predictable damage? Apply bubbles liberally, flash heal as needed. Not on tank heals (first: WHY NOT?!) but OMG THE TANK IS GOING TO DIE? Pain Suppression. Need to spam heals a little quicker and still conserve mana? Power Infusion to the rescue!
  • What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why? Well, the lack of AoE healing for Disc has always been problematic at best. Before I could get away with the Holy Nova glyph actually making that pretty powerful especially in 5-mans (hello Loken I’m talking to you) but now it’s back to being meh again. I also find the lack of a GOOD HoT rather disturbing.
  • In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? Personally, I prefer to be a tank healer, even though the added Penance CD makes it more challenging.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why? Why a Holy Priest most likely. But Dueg’s awesomeness helps that out. Otherwise I’m not too picky. I’ve healed with a Shaman and a Tree and a Paladin before and all are enjoyable, though being Disc and healing hardmodes with a healadin is… interesting to say the least.
  • What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why? I like to think I’m an equal opportunity healer 😀
  • What is your worst habit as a healer? Getting tunnel vision. I’ve been known to stand in The Bad for longer than is necessary simply because of my whack-a-mole healing.
  • What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing? Blame the Healer is probably my biggest pet peeve, though it may be tied with the OMG I’m Dying Let Me Run AWAY From The Healer (getting out of LoS applies to this.)
  • Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing? I feel like Disc is probably a little weak compared to some but I think that has more to do with Blizzard’s combat log not showing absorptions correctly than anything.
  • What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer? I use Recount with Guessed Absorbs, and World of Logs.
  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class? DiscPvPLAWL. It bugs me to no end.
  • What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn? Getting used to seeing yourself on the bottom of the healing meters, especially if your raid leaders don’t really understand the concept of a disc priest. Disc is a spec you kind of have to love to play because you do wind up defending yourself a lot. Especially if you are pugging.
  • If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)? Low healing output is the most noticeable pattern.
  • Haste or Crit and why? I feel this is really a matter of personal preference. I prefer Crit, but that’s because I’m mainly focused on absorbing as much damage as I can, and for me, Divine Aegis is a big part of that.
  • What healing class do you feel you understand least? Druids. I have one of everything else, but Druid healing escapes me.
  • What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing? I am a VuhDo fan.
  • Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why? I tend to stack Int, Spellpower, Crit and then Haste. Int because I loves me my mana, and the gains are better from Replenishment, and ShadowFiend (or Bob as he is more commonly known to me <3)

Yay Meme done! And boy was it rather odd, since I haven’t healed in a while, I was having to think back for a few of those there. I don’t think there’s really anyone left to tag for this who hasn’t already done it except maybe Duegles, but I’m not sure when he’d have time to do it. So if you haven’t done it yet, consider yourself tagged! 😀

Project: Space Goat

And now the moment that everyone has been waiting for!


Well P:SG is my return to WoW. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter I’ve been slowly getting back into the swing of things WoW wise. I decided to try something completely new. (Don’t worry I’ll still be kicking around on my main with Holy Dueg and bringing you raiding details once Icecrown drops since I won’t do ToC.. it’s against everything I hold dear :D) Since I can’t be completely without friends in game, I’m playing on Feathermoon-US with Arrens, Jez, BubblesAnea and a few others. This means that I am *gasp* ALLIANCE. Which means, yes, I have made another space goat!  And yes, it’s another priest. Crazy I know, I’ve been told.

Wow, all that babbling and I still haven’t gotten to the point. I must still be in NaNoWriMo mode 😉 Project Space Goat is going to be my adventures in leveling my priest all over again with out all the sweet hookups. No heirloom gear, no super expensive twink gear, none of that. I took 1 money handout from Arrens, but I’ve taken tailoring and enchanting again, so I’ll be crafting all my own gear and enchanting it. It will also be part leveling guide, part money making adventures, part OMG This Is What Happens When A Noob RPs, and part ohnoes I’m alliance WTF. I leveled my priest in Vanilla WoW and she was a twink for a good bit of her early life (ok, most of her life) so I’m curious to see if leveling tailoring and enchanting still sucks, and if I die nearly as much, and just how much XP do you get in BGs? I hope you all enjoy it, and if there is anything in particular you want to see me do, just leave a comment and I will do it! Whether it’s leveling in the worst zone for Alliance (which I have no idea what that is.. desolace? ashenvale? idk…) or as my good friend suggested, Space Goat Coast to Coast, A Fishing Extravaganza!

I hope everyone is looking forward to this as much as I am!