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The first folks I asked for transport to Roanoke had other commitments, and that's completely understandable: this all happened on pretty short notice. I was getting a little panicky about finding someone.

Then, by the sheerest coincidence, I was talking to a friend on Thursday night who's a woodworker. He had an appointment in Staunton on Friday, and casually volunteered to drive me the rest of the way down I-81. I couldn't say no! The trip turned into quite the adventure, as his delivery truck has no stereo, no AC, windows which must be wrestled into place by hand, and (it turned out) a bad left turn signal. But, while the whole excursion was draining, the conversation was great. I have no complaints.

Thanks to missed connections and three separate car-accident highway backups, the trip took nine hours, and I reached Mom's place around 11 or so. We chatted briefly, but I had to beg off because my energy levels were almost non-existent. When I came back in the morning, we talked for quite a while, and I fixed her air conditioning set up, the new shower sprayer, and her computer's Internet connection. When it came time to leave, I took her red Hyundai back to Chesapeake as promised. The five-hour drive on Rt. 460 stayed pleasant, and I got home in time to surprise Starr with a scallop dinner after her workday.

Today, I have done nothing useful. I am exhausted, and the house needs a lot of work still, but I have managed little. I will need to make up for it this week. And now to whine about something trivial: today, the 'not-Easter' celebration starts in WoW, and it begins with a 'not-Easter' Egg hunt. This is a lovely idea, except there's some nice rewards for collecting large numbers of eggs, and you can't get to any of the places where they appear; the micro-second an egg spawns, someone else has already clicked on it, and it fades right back out. People are 'camped' at all the spawning points, collecting eggs. Perhaps they'll get bored, or finish, and I'll have the chance to pick up a few after work later this week. :(

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Date: 2009-04-27 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salzara-tirwen.livejournal.com
I heard something about that. Why don't they just make it a quest where the egg stops being clickable after you get one?

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Date: 2009-04-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikailborg.livejournal.com
Well, you have to collect eggs to get certain prizes. For people trying to collect all the prizes, one may need up to ~370 of them. Putting out 370 eggs for every player on the server would be a daunting task.

I'd be happy if the respawn rate were cranked way up. Eventually, everyone would get all they needed and move on. But there's probably some problem with that I don't know about.

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Date: 2009-04-27 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salzara-tirwen.livejournal.com
Yeah, I managed to get the 20 for the quests then gave up. Kind of silly to have them in such limited areas too. They should have been scattered all over the world, like up in the mountains and on that little island north of Silvermoon.

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Date: 2009-04-27 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shrewlet.livejournal.com
because there are several items w/in the eggs that you need to obtain for achievements for this week. I suppose that they could make half dozen quests for said items. I will admit that I guilty of "camping". i stayed at 1 egg for several hours in hoping to obtain the missing items. I need just 1 more and I can go and finish the remaining items w/in the achievements.

*hangs head

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Date: 2009-04-27 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikailborg.livejournal.com
You shouldn't feel guilty, it's really the only practical way to get enough eggs. Gratz on getting so close on the first day, though!

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Date: 2009-04-27 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shrewlet.livejournal.com
see me in game and I will show you where i was parked.


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