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The Sixth Meme

Posted by Malevica on February - 23 - 2012
Malevica over new Cataclysm Beta water, on Frostbrood Vanquisher

The “Sixth Meme”, started by Gnomeaggedon and picked up today by WoW Insider, challenges bloggers to:

Go into your image folder
Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image.
Publish the image! (and a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couln’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own).
Challenge six new bloggers.
Link to them.

Well, as far as I know I’ve not been tagged yet, but since most of my blogroll has already joined in I’m going to do it anyway. Sticking it to the system, yeah!

Feel free to tag me retroactively so I don’t appear quite as sad though! :-P

My WoW Life in Pictures

Unfortunately I only actually have five sub-folders in my WoW image directory, which is something of a problem given the meme. So instead I’ll give you the sixth image from each of my sub-folders. Once again, screwing the system. Such a rebel!

  1. Cataclysm Beta

    Malevica over new Cataclysm Beta water, on Frostbrood Vanquisher

    The new Cataclysm Beta water, with my (at the time new) Frostbrood Vanquisher on display

    I took this image early in the beta, simply because the new water texture was absolutely breathtaking compared to what was available in the live game at the time. It was jawdropping.

    Plus, I wanted to show off my new mount, even if it was only the 10-man version, we were really proud to get them.

  2. General Screenshots

    (Almost) Naked nelfs from the Royal Guardians dancing in just our guild tabards

    Myself and my favourite tank as dancing Night Elves in Darnassus, dressing in just our guild tabards

    Back in 2007 myself and my favourite tank were in the Royal Guardians guild on Perenolde-US. One day, for reasons which are lost to the mists of time, we decided to roll level 1 Night Elves, slip on a guild tabard, and entertain the denizens of Darnassus. As I recall, there were games involved too, in particular a sort of tag game with Heavy Leather Balls.

    A nice bunch of people for my first experience in WoW

  3. Strategy

    Lich King positioning diagram

    Oh, the horror of trying to explain this to 25 people...

    This brings back some memories. If you don’t get it, let me explain.

    On the Lich King encounter, there were these Val’kyr who would grab three of your party and fly with them to the edge of the platform and then drop them off. It helped to kill them if you kept them going all the same way so you could AoE stun them and cleave them. The direction they flew was a straight line from the middle of the room to the edge, so where you stood when you were picked up determined precisely where they went.

    This diagram shows why, for a given tightness of group (the white circles), it was better to have that stack point further out than right in the middle. If you stand in the more central stack point but off to the sides of the white circle, the val’kyr’s path could be the edge of the red zone. Whereas if you stand on the edges of the white circle that’s further out, the range of paths is much narrower.

    My contention was that narrowing the possible routes and getting more reliable cleaving and stunning would outweigh the disadvantage of the val’kyrs starting a little closer to the edge of the platform.

    Not visible in this screenshot: AVR scrawls all over the place, showing in no uncertain terms exactly where to run when Defile hit.

  4. Other People’s Screenshots

    Malevica with a Cat Druid looming over her

    Levitated Kitties oscillate between sinister and scared

    This is Malevica, apparently in Shadowfang Keep for the Love Is In The Air holiday, being stalked by my favourite tank, this time in Druid form.

    I’d levitated her, and apparently she’d decided to get revenge while my back was turned. Sneaky!

  5. Miscellaneous

    Unfortunately, we’ve found it necessary to decline your application. There is a problem because you appear to be aging backwards. The rest of us are aging forwards - meaning - one year goes by, and we are one year older.  Back in September of 2010, you stated that you were 24 years old when you applied to “Hordes Most Wanted”. Then, in October, 2010, you were still 24 years old when you applied to “TOB” Then, 4 months ago, in February 2011, you stated that you were 23 years old when you applied to“Horizon” Now, in June 2011, you stated that you were 22 years old in our Mental app.  The rate of your backwards aging is, on average, one year for every 4 months of normal time. So at this rate, in a year and 4 months, you would slip below the 18 year mark. The Mental guild has a minimum age requirement for being 18 years of age. We don’t want to be in the position of having to guild-kick you because you backwards-aged to being less than our minimum age requirement.  Good luck in your search for a guild. Unfortunately, we’ve found it necessary to decline your application. There is a problem because you appear to be aging backwards. The rest of us are aging forwards - meaning - one year goes by, and we are one year older.  Back in September of 2010, you stated that you were 24 years old when you applied to “Hordes Most Wanted”. Then, in October, 2010, you were still 24 years old when you applied to “TOB” Then, 4 months ago, in February 2011, you stated that you were 23 years old when you applied to“Horizon” Now, in June 2011, you stated that you were 22 years old in our Mental app.  The rate of your backwards aging is, on average, one year for every 4 months of normal time. So at this rate, in a year and 4 months, you would slip below the 18 year mark. The Mental guild has a minimum age requirement for being 18 years of age. We don’t want to be in the position of having to guild-kick you because you backwards-aged to being less than our minimum age requirement.  Good luck in your search for a guild.

    An applicant who holds the key to rejuvenation. And not a Resto Druid

    Oh, saving the best for last!

    I can’t claim credit for this post or the detective work that went into it, but it’s a masterpiece indeed.

    The assumption we made was that the applicant had not in fact discovered the secret to eternal youth, but was just a teenager lying about his or her age to get past a 18+ rule that’s as much there for new members as it is for existing ones.

    Kids, if you’re going to do this, at least make it convincing and just add 5 years to your actual age. That way you’ll be consistent even when you tick over a year, and 5 is a nice round number that’s easy to remember.

  6. Passing The Torch

    Here’s the challenge, finding people in my Google Reader who don’t appear to have joined in yet. So I hereby tag the few people below, and anyone else who reads this can consider themselves tagged as well.

    With a Heavy Leather Ball.

    In no particular order:
    Evlyxx of Evangelism
    Gina of Healbot.net
    and Therya of Shaman Nebula

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2 Responses so far.

  1. AliPally says:

    I will tag you! There, consider yourself tagged!

  2. Pio N. says:

    The graphics are really improving over the years. How long have you been playing? Thanks for sharing something about the sixth meme.

    -Pio

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