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Who the hell is Coldbear?
Probably in pvp gear muahahahaha. Besides, won’t tell you much. Go use Rawr or Askmrrobot or SimulationCraft or those stupid idiotic dumb rebloodytarded badly-named misleading “BiS” lists.
About the blog:
Fun cool stuff. Feral. PVP. PVE. Raiding. Movie-making. Images. UI. Geek. Nerd. The “Best of WoW” series that turned into just a list that I wish I knew how to put a bit more spotlight on since that’s where the REALLY COOL STUFF is at. This blog is also meant to help feral players work together on common problems, instead of each one of us solving them separately on our own – so it’ll be a doodle pad and playground for me to get some wow wiki and film projects off the ground. I don’t really care if you read my stuff or not, though it’s kinda fun sometimes to see how people get here and what web searches bring people here. Yes, I’m vain and self-centered and if I hadn’t started this I’d still be polluting various forums way too much.
About the blogger:
Swedish, born 1974, feral player, in and out and in (?) of the US military. Wow moviemaker with ~150-200,000 views. No machinima, no drama, just cool stuff. DPS mainly, used to tank a lot, now I tank a little. Laughing Skull started a NE hunter December 2004/January 2005 (?) b/c I wanted another Diablo 2X Strafe Amazon. Got hit over the head and told to go Horde by Josh Reid. Tried some classes, but gotta have mobility and speed and stealth and druids get speed at 23 and travel at 30 and never looked back (ONE). Nox Aeterna. Banana Babiez (oh god horrible name, good people though, and Coldshot was our own – no joke – rl radio DJ to make MC runs go much better) – feeder guild to the infamous Banana Boyz.
Good times, bad times. Healing MC and BWL as feral, hiding my spec. HT4 baby yeah. What you wanna tank?? Laughed at in vent. Internet idiots. Herd mentalities and entrenched prejudices. Why are you wearing Fire Resist gear to tank in ZG?? No, we wiped, bring the regular tank or call BBZ. Watched Leeroy fight in the UC throne room. Races to the World Dragons, running interference for BBZ raids. Me and 5 BBiez against 40 Pals For Life hell no oh wait they killed the dragon and are porting out GET THEM HA HA GANKED THE GUILD LEADER WOOT. 5 ferals to endgame-give-or-take – long story, coming soon. Wiped the raid in seconds on Vael when I landed a crit Regrowth on the tank the millisecond after he pulled but before he got a hit in. Broodlord down. Movies. Forum wars. Three years later I now have a bit of respect for Ben Schultz.
Quit. Came back. Maelstrom RP-PVP is much more mature, tried Alliance, had to be feral druid again (TWO) – but hot damn Alliance cities are so much nicer and the Onyxia questline is just AWESOME.
Quit. Came back. Pre-made guild for BC to be called <Synergy> …original mmyeah maybe not. I then knew what the biggest Wow pve movie-making challenge ever had to be, and that I would be the man who would complete it. Have to tank. Have to feral (THREE). Oops no rp-pvp server with BC launch. Pre-made go *poof*. Oh well, which one was most recent – ah, Ravenholdt. Ok, go Horde, they’re coolest and usually the underdog. Filming, tanking all the way to – oh crap, new computer (iMac), now I can record without the UI showing! Woooot! Oops, can’t figure out how to get the old footage to transfer. Finally figured it out, but by then I’d already RE-leveled (FOUR) and re-recorded it all. Awwwww hell, the server really is crazy unbalanced. 2:1 Horde to Alliance ratio. The world pvper in me can’t stand to be on the overdog side. Oh well, transfer two Horde druids to TVC and reroll Alliance druid (FIVE!) and start the filming all over again.
Coldbear – “Cold” is taken on an inactive account afaik. Meh. I dig the Colbert report, but hadn’t thought of it.
Damn, to get the latest raid footage and whatnot I’d have to get in a raiding guild. No way in hell I’ll make it into Uther’s Hand or Synergy. Missed the AQ gates drama, busy leveling. Oops, I did make it in. Raiding and filming with Aliyrra and Grimble and crew. Mad help from Grimble over the year or so that it took to finish the movie, started by running RFC with Alliance characters at an appropriate level. Karazhan with Eighty and Lithe and Sarador and Meowia and Katzeus.
Bachelor’s is SFS from Georgetown University, Master’s in National Security Studies over the internet while in and out of the Gulf back when the missiles started flying (bit of a scam, is how I got that degree). Swedish, English, used to speak French, German. Somewhat chequered past. Crossfit. Ex-Ironman triathlon addict. Rugby. Aussie Rules. San Diego Lions ARFC. Tokyo Crusaders RFC. Göteborg a.k.a. Gothenburg. Singapore Wanderers RFC. Ex-Navy Diver, you can take my rate and rank but you can’t take the knowledge out of my head. One thousand nine hundred and thirty-two feet below the surface of the water. Funny the sound that leaking oil makes when it’s under pressure and spraying at you in a enclosed hard diving suit 1,500 feet below the surface. They don’t give medals for the things I’ve done but damn some of it was nuts. Atmospheric Dive Suit Pilot. Work drama. Hate and discontent, bitterness and jaded as all hell. Very low tolerance for poorly worded or ignorant criticism. Big fan of John Gabriel’s “Greater Internet ****wad Theory.” JFGI. Google it.