Introducing: Wizzbang

October 27, 2009 § 1 Comment

Well I have mentioned my old roommate, Wizzbang, in a number of posts already.  He’s the one who got me into WoW and he’s like an encyclopedia when it comes to Lore.  He knows everything there is to know about Lore in this game.  If you need to know something lore related, especially if you are having trouble with a quest because you can’t find something, you just ask him and he knows it.  He also spends a lot of time pondering the implications and interactions of the developments in the story, like the upcoming Icecrown patch and of course Cataclysm.  Because he always seems to have interesting things to say, I have asked him to become a contributor to the Cranky Old Gnome.  So without further adieu, I will turn over this post to Wizzbang.


My name is Wizzbang.
I’m a Gnome Mage whose preferred spec is Frost.
I like Engineering, Mining, sunsets, killing loving bunnies, and long walks on the beach.
I have a summer home in Grizzly Peaks and a winter home on a tiny floating island in Nagrand.
I spend weekends polishing my roflcopter and chopper, feeding my extensive menagerie of pets, and aggroing mobs off even the mightiest tank.
I’ve been playing the WarCraft series since the early 90s, and WoW since November 23rd, 2004. Fizz has asked me to be a writer here because I have a terrifyingly extensive knowledge of WoW lore, tied (I’m sure) to the fact that I’m actually an academic, and to the fact that I would read/contribute to WoW Wiki articles in between assignments at work. As such I will generally be contributing posts about lore, quest-lines, common sense approaches to game-play, the history of WoW as a game, and the broader scope of things (insofar as it relates to WoW anyway).
I adore playing a DPS class, and a caster in particular, so I will also be contributing posts dealing with the squishy DPS perspective on things. Like how frustrating it is when the tank and healer won’t get out of the way while I’m AoE-ing the Black Knight’s second-stage EXPLODING ghouls which I’ve risked life and limb to Frost Nova in place in a small cluster so the tank can kite the boss away…AND WHAT IS THE HEALER DOING STANDING NEXT TO THE TANK ANYWAY?!? STUPID NIGHT ELF DRUIDS — BURN THEM ALL, THAT’S WHAT I SAY!!!!


Yes, well…
My favorite races are: Tauren, Dwarves, Gnomes, Blood Elves, Forsaken.
And oh, yes — I truly HATE Night Elves.

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