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"I have so many alts, that I name them all 'Keli' so you can tell which ones are me."

In the distant world of Azeroth, there is a special clan of heroes. These heroes hail from all corners of the world. They support both Horde and Alliance and make up a multitude of races and classes. Some members of this unique clan are friends, companions, even sisters. Others have never met. But they all have one thing in common. They are all members of the Clan of Keli.
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Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 09:54 am [Khiarra] Visions of Ash and Brimstone
[[Khiarra is starting to get settled into her new life and is making a few friends as well! She still doesn't remember much about who she is, but the other day she had a dream about another priestess. She found it... very unnerving.]]

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WoW-Places to Go
Jun. 6th, 2011 @ 03:24 pm [OOC] My return to WoW and search for a character
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Ever since February, I've been playing Rift. I've had a lot of fun, met some amazing people and great friends, and absolutely had a blast RPing with Adriel, my elven rogue assassin and her alter-ego, Griffin the bard. But while I still adore the RP that we are continuing to explore with our RIFT characters, a fellow RIFT guildy has drawn me back to WoW. Only this time, he's suggested that I try an RP server.

For the past week, we've been on Moonguard-H, and I created Pigglewick "Pig" Goldhammer, my goblin hunter who is just insane enough to believe that her pet crab can talk to her. It's been a lot of fun, but... I don't know. Maybe it's the guild we're in. Maybe it's me. But I find myself yearning for my world of the Alliance.

Brandon (my RP buddy) offered to come Alliance with me if that was what it took to be able to RP together, but I've suggested a compromise. We'll keep our Horde characters and also create some Alliance characters. With that out of the way, it was time for me to come up with a character concept. What did I want to play? Who did I want to play? I miss Adriel, but I also know I need to branch out and try something different (plus I'm not as fond of the WoW rogue as I was the RIFT rogue). So, what, then? I went through multiple ideas and concepts before finally settling on one that I'm actually excited about.

Keleili, my 85 human shadow-priest, is going to come to Moonguard-A. Brandon already has an 85 draenai shaman, so we'll be on even ground, and we won't have to worry about leveling both our Alliance and Horde toons. Since Kel was leveled on a non-RP server and doesn't really have a background, I'm actually planning on giving her a clean slate, such that she doesn't remember who she is or what happened to her. It'll be fun to figure out all the questions about her past rather than just write it out in a long boring history. Also, it means I can play my main again, the one that has all my achievements and all my history and all my pets and mounts.

Despite being 85, Kel has a lot of catching up to do. She leveled through archeology, so she hasn't actually finished any of the Cata zones. Her gear is horrible and her other professions are in sad shape. This will all allow for some very fascinating RP, I think, and it will allow me to relearn how to play her (I have plenty of quests to leap into that will gradually teach me how to play a priest again).

The more I think about it, the more excited I am. Unfortunately, I can't transfer her until I log in and make sure she has everything she needs, empty her mailbox and disband her arena team from like 2 years ago. And I can't do that until I get home today after work. Ugh. HURRY UP, MONDAY! I want this day to be over!
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WoW-Spirit Rez
Feb. 16th, 2011 @ 04:14 pm [OOC] Making yourself heard in a capitalist's world!
I recently signed up to participate in Rift's open beta event, which I am very excited about. So, between researching classes, builds, races and all other important information on the game (since I'm at work and unable to actually, you know, PLAY), I've been browsing Trion Worlds' official Rift forums. As you can imagine, there are the usual arguments, petitions, QQing, trolls and, yes, a lot of WoW-bashing. In between all of that, I found an explosive debate about an age old topic: casual vs. hardcore.

I won't go into the details, because they aren't important to this post. But here are some of the sentiments I have heard over and over in the 85 pages of replies (yes, I was REALLY bored).

1. Why are we catering to the casual gamers that think their 1 hour of play a night deserves as much reward as my 6 hours of play each night? Give us back the hard core, the old school, the days when you WORKED for your accomplishments! (and walked bare foot to the capital city, in the snow, up-hill both ways, of course).

2. Because these games are run by BUSINESSES and they would be stupid not to cater their product to the largest audience!

3. I'm a casual player, but I can run circles around your hardcore, nerd-raging ass!

4. QQ! Listen to us cry out! Don't water down our games! Can't you see we are standing united for this cause?!

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Feb. 8th, 2011 @ 11:18 am [OOC] Patch Notes!
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Okay, here we have a shortened list of the patch notes that I found of interest. Keep in mind that I am currently playing an arcane/frost mage, a shadow priest, a demonology warlock and a beastmastery hunger. I have left out notes on other classes because I don't know enough to comment on them. So, anyway, enjoy!



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Feb. 5th, 2011 @ 03:37 pm [Moranna] And just when the EPL was getting its act together...

Trial by Fire?Collapse )
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Jan. 25th, 2011 @ 09:48 am [OOC] A Year with the Clan of Keli
Hey, everyone! I know it's late (for a New Years project), but I thought I'd do a short review of 2010 in the Clan of Keli - in pictures! :D I didn't start using this blog until March of 2010, so here goes!

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So much has happened in a year! What adventures await the Clan in 2011? We'll just have to find out!
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Jan. 25th, 2011 @ 08:23 am [OOC] It's Complicated
Me: I had a long talk with Hephaestus last night.
‎‎Nancye: About???
‎‎Me: Oh, he's going to leave his wife and come get me and we're going to elope and run off to China and become gold farmers for the rest of our lives.*

*If Heph's wife is reading this, please don't take this seriously. I was joking, I swear!

Ahem. So, yeah, I had a long chat with my good friend Heph last night. We hadn't spoken in a while, so it felt good to catch up. I guess he thought I had stopped playing and I thought he had outgrown the little priest who had followed him around like a doting puppy dog. Turns out we were both wrong - I had been playing Tiella and had stupidly forgotten to tell him that I had a mage toon, much less that she was my new raiding main. Oops.

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Disney-Bambi Reflection
Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm [RP] Stranded!

This morning, I came across a Breakfast Topic by WoW Insider that intrigued me. I shared it with wow_ladies , which was fun. And reading their responses put me in the mood to write a little fanfaction. So, here it is. This is also a challenge! You don't have to write a story like I did, but take this question and answer it in your own LJ, or feel free to comment here.

You are stuck on an island. There is plenty of food, water, and shelter to survive. However, it's all in very basic form; there is no cup of never-ending chicken soup or fancy hotel. I hope you like bananas, and don't mind the rain. Now, in this scenario, there was one person who survived the cruise with you!

Here is where you come in to making this scenario. Name one person from Warcraft lore or an NPC from in game that you survived the wreck with. Did you manage to survive with
Garrosh Hellscream? You could spend your time wrestling and training until you are rescued! Maybe Kael'thas Sunstrider, so you would have someone who would never, ever, ever, ever tire of talking. Or perhaps you would like to have that bread vendor from Ironforge, to supplement your diet of bananas. So who would you bring and why? (By the way, if you bring a mage, no portal or teleport runes were recovered from the wreck. No cheating!)
-WoW Insider

My answer: Anduin Wrynn

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(X-posted to souldreamer)
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WoW-Hot Alliance Ass
Jan. 11th, 2011 @ 01:32 pm [RP] What's it like to be a Death Knight?
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Someone asked in wow_ladies  today about roleplaying a death knight. Now I'm not a lore snob. And in fact, I don't even play on a RP server. But I ended up digging up some things to offer and it was enough to make up a full blog post. And since I have neglected my blog for the past couple weeks, here you go - my thoughts on what it's like to be a Knight of the Ebon Blade.

Life as a Death Knight - in 5 parts!Collapse )
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Dec. 27th, 2010 @ 03:53 pm Crowd Control 101: A Primer to the Art of CC
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Welcome to Cataclysm, the expansion that many old-timers are dubbing a return to the old days of strategy, mechanics and, yes, CC. I've heard a lot of those old timers grumble that "kids these days" don't care about CC and they're going to have a huge wake-up call. The problem is that I'm noticing a gap between the veterans who know and understand CC and the newer players who might not. Even more unfortunately, I've been hearing a lot of panic from new players who WANT to understand CC. It's not that they are lazy or want it easy, but rather that we veterans have told stories about CC during the Vanilla and early BC eras the same way that our grandfather would talk about going to school - barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways! It's no wonder we've gotten more than one new player spooked!

Well, if you are that new player (or even if you aren't) I'm here to tell you a secret: CC is really easy! It's so easy we should start calling it CCC - for chocolate chip cookies! Who doesn't love cookies?! So, whether you are a tank, a healer or a dps, here is my guide to Crowd Control. Trust me, even a Neanderthal could do it! (*ducks the flying club*)

Disclaimer: This guide is aimed at using CC in PvE situations. While CC is a critical aspect of PvP as well, that is not my focus today.

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What types of CC are there?Collapse )

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When should I use my CC?Collapse )

What is this kiting thing?Collapse )

What are the problems with CC?Collapse )

When the tank tells me to CC a marked target, what does he/she mean?Collapse )

When the tank tells me to "CC pull", what should I do?Collapse )


So, there you have it. If you are still frightened of having to use CC in a group, don't be! I've gone over every situation I could think of, and I still only filled 5 pages of text - that should tell you something! If you are still anxious, though, here is my advice:

1. Practice! When you get into nice groups, ask if you can CC something. If they are in too much of a hurry, they might ignore you, but that's okay - just go through it their way and then ask the next group you come across.

Also, don't be too lazy to practice your CC skills when you are soloing. Sure, most of us can take down 2, 3 or more mobs of our level by just burning them down, but try using your CC abilities instead of just letting them beat on you. Not only is it good practice, but it's fun!

2. Be honest! If you are asked to CC a mob or perform a CC pull, feel free to explain that you aren't really experienced with it, but be willing to try!

3. Communicate! Like all mechanics in Cataclysm dungeons and raids, communication is a must-have skill. If your group is struggling with a pull or a boss, ask if they think CC might help. And when you do use CC, announce it so your party knows what is going on.

4. Lastly, be creative! Remember that your class' CC abilities have given you a great deal of power, and you can use it in an infinite number of ways. Periodically, go back and read your spell descriptions and ask yourself if they could have been useful in any recent activities or battles, whether it be dungeon runs or solo'd quests. When you do wipe, take a moment to glance over your abilities and ask yourself if any of them might give you the advantage you need to be victorious. And when you are in the middle of combat and something goes wrong, don't be afraid to think fast and react faster. If you can keep the mobs away from the healer and near the tank, you are benefiting everyone!
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