Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Unconventional Priest is back with a new mission!

Oh, hello! Long time, no see!

It has been nearly six years since my last post on The Unconventional Priest, and a lot has happened during that time. I've moved from Tennessee to San Francisco to Brooklyn, I've started a fabric business, and I've been working at this amazing company called Etsy as a product manager. Also, Fuyuko went through a couple identity crises and is now a night elf. :D

I've continued to play WoW on and off these last six or so years, but I haven't seriously played since Wrath. The last progression raid I did was Ulduar 25. Most of my limited playing time has been spent either leveling to catch up with others or achievement farming. And to be totally honest, Blizzard has changed so much over the years about the class I love that I've been struggling to play at the level I did during Wrath. It's hard to re-learn your class over and over when you've morphed into the very definition of the casual player.

That said, you all know I love crazy, stupidly hard or annoying challenges, and I recently discovered one that I couldn't resist: The Iron Man Challenge.

You can read the complete rules here, but the TL;DR is that you must level a spec-less, talent-less, profession-less character to max level without dying, while only wearing white non-heirloom gear, and without any assistance from buffs, potions, groups with other people, etc. No raiding, no dungeons, no guilds higher than level 1.

I am SO excited about this challenge - excited enough that I'm planning to dust off this old blog and cover the entire process from start to finish (or when I get frustrated enough to give up).

I'll be starting off with a fresh character on Bonechewer (US) named Setsuko, the naming of which I realize in retrospect is a little ominous.

Setsuko is a priest, because duh.

Setsuko is also undead. Most of my characters are Alliance-side, but I actually started my WoW life as a troll and really miss the Horde universe. I also selfishly know that choosing the faction that has an unfair population balance on my server will likely lead to a lower chance of world pvp-related deaths.

I suspect Setsuko will not be the toon that completes the Iron Man Challenge. I'm optimistically guessing I'll go through about five characters before one hits 100. I have absolutely no data to back this up, though. It's just a guess. Maybe it only takes one or two characters. Maybe I never get it.

Regardless of how long it takes, I'll be blogging about the experience the whole way. Hopefully this blog will inspire other long-time WoW players who are at the quitting/hanging in there crossroads to try something new and a little crazy while waiting for Legion to drop.

My first post as Setsuko the Iron Man will come later this week, so stay tuned!

- Fuyuko

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Post-College Yuckies

Hey all!

No, I haven't died. Actually, I've been rather preoccupied with post-college life (which, thus far, is teh suck). Finding jobs where I plan on moving is tough for someone with literally no qualifications other than a BA (which is surprisingly not helpful), so I've been tapping away at the keyboard on jobsites into the wee hours of the morning, with little time left for WoW, sad as that makes me.

I've not quit (I really do want to get back to playing...), and I do log on sporadically, but I will not be making it or this blog my main focus for a while. Yes, I know, I just said I was turning this into a smite priest blog, but sometimes things happen and life doesn't care about the epic blog post you just made. Hopefully my last post will serve as a resource for aspiring smite priests regardless, and hopefully you will see a smite post on here every now and again as I find free time.

So what's the scoop now? Well, if you recall, I was planning on taking the Japanese proficiency exam last December. And I didn't. I just didn't study long enough. Poop.

Well, I've decided to buckle down and start some hardcore studying and translation practice. There are a lot of opportunities for Japanese speakers in California (where I am headed), which is all the more reason for me to stop goofing off and get things done.

I have started a new blog about the long journey ahead, called "Interpreter Noob." I figure keeping a journal will help me keep track of my progress in breaking into the field, as well as provide my friends and family some ammo in yelling at me for any laziness I might fall into. And maybe.... MAYBE some poor fool in my same situation will come across it one day and find it helpful.

So if anyone is interested in reading what Fuyu is doing outside of the WoW-sphere, check it out and subscribe! You can find it here!

Thanks for all the comments and lovely emails I have received while blogging. They always made me smile.

So so long, and thanks for all the fish..... at least for now.

Edit: If you, somehow, got the original link when I had this post up for about 15 minutes the other day and added me there, please update your links to the "Interpreter Noob" site. Thanks.


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