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Alas and alack, I've barely had ant time to log into the game in recent days. Scourge remain unslain, and time-limited bosses undropped.

So, instead I thought I'd take the time to tell you about one of the blogs I'm enjoying. It goes by the name of Shift-T, and is (whisper it) a Hunter blog. Mrigashirsha1 post about hunter-specific things but alos about generally just enjoying yourself in-game, in this pre-Wrath period. And that's an angle we don't see covered enough, I think, (although Gnomer has touched on similar issues recently) given the progression/achievement2-orientation of much WoW blogging.

Recent posts include cool quests you might have missed in Outlands (and the "drive a Fel Reaver" one is a must, if you haven't done it yet), and some challenges that occur because of the nature of debates on the web.

It's well worth dropping into your feed reader, and do drop by and say hello to Mrigashirsha!

1. A name from Vedic astrology, apparently
2. With or without a capital letter. Either idea works…

What's that, Leafy? A packrat invasion? Surely you mean a Scourge Invasion.

Well, sorta. You see, those of us who have been around since pre-Burning Crusade days will remember that there was a previous Scourge Invasion, one which heralded the arrival of Naxxramas. And guess what the scourge from those invasions dropped?

Necrotic runes
Ah, Necrotic Runes. And I had 88 of them safely banked as Blizzard assured us that they'd be of use at some point in the future. Oh, I came close to tossing them out a few times, as the years passed and no way of spending them was forthcoming.

Call top arms
And so, when the Invasion re-started and the Argent Quartermasters returned, I was able to go on a wee spending spree almost immediately. 10 of them were needed to finish Under the Shadow, and then, hmmm. Well, the Blessed Grips and Blessed Shoulders of Undead Slaying looked too good to miss, as they'd boost my kitty-cat set. And an Argent Dawn banner would go so nicely with the tabard I picked up in the last invasion.

Now, my biggest concern is getting a group together to do Kara before the new boss disappears. Some of the guild have already done it, and response to getting a second run together has been lacklustre. I'm a little worried at this point…

Wow! I just opened up a new area on my map. I discovered the city of Berlin, somewhere I’ve never been before!

Which is to say, in a slightly laboured way, that I’m away on a work trip that’s likely to keep me busy and away from WoW and WoW blogging until the end of the week. (You can follow my German escapades over on OM&HB if you like.)

In the meantime, why not visit our favourite Feral Rambler, and give him a great, Leafy hug? I think he need it… 🙂