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Wife’s Challenge: Finale

06 May

If you have been following my wife’s challenge, then you know that she has been 20+ levels ahead of me for quite some time and that my chances of catching up to here were very slim.

Well, a couple of nights ago, after a hard push to frenzy level my paladin, the challenge finally came to an end!

The screen shots pretty well speak for themselves:

Lexington (Me):
Lex_Ding_64

Fynralyl (Wife):
Fyn_Ding_80

Since you obviously can’t read the nonexistent text on Fyn’s picture, we ended the challenge at Lexington 64, Fynralyl 80.

My screen shot was taken with the MultiShot addon, which automatically takes a screen shot any time you level up, reach an achievement, or defeat a boss. Boss fights do not get screen shots until combat ends, so you don’t have to worry about the fight getting a lag spike right after the boss is down but all of his adds are still trying to eat your face.

We knew that my wife was going to “ding 80″ Monday night, so I had her go download an auto-shot mod as well, but we could not find MultiShot via our normal addon searches, so to save time we took the one that we did manage to find called DingRecorder. DingRecorder only takes screen shots when you level up, but it also takes away your interface before it does it, I assume for nice clean picture. Getting a shot of the level was all well and good, but it missed her achievement since it took it right when she leveled, and does not trigger off of achievements.

So while we did get a picture of the level itself, we missed getting that shiny achievement notification in there for her. For this reason, we dubbed DingRecorder “DingSuckitude” instead. Not because it’s particularly bad, but just because we missed a shot we were hoping to take based on a different addon. Oh well, suck…er, such is life.

What Happened, Lex?
As I mentioned before, the one shot I had at catching up to her was that she planned to respec over to Holy instead of Prot once she reached Outlands, which would slow down her leveling. As I also mentioned before, Dual-Specs pretty well screwed me on that front, allowing her to quest as Prot but run instances as Holy. And that’s exactly what happened.

So in the end it did not come down to focused leveling with AoE grinding thrown in versus focused grinding along with questing. Instead it became a competition between two people doing the exact same thing, with the victor being more dedicated to strictly leveling as fast as possible.

I don’t mind losing a challenge to my wife, so I’m certainly more proud of her for doing so well in such a short amount of time than anything else. I knew the second dual specs came along that I no longer stood a chance.

Grats, Fyn!

You earned it!

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2 Comments

Posted by on May 6, 2009 in Leveling, World of Warcraft

 

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2 responses to “Wife’s Challenge: Finale

  1. Cassini

    May 6, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Grats!

    Oh wait – you lost! ;)

    Multishot is an addon I wish I’d found at level 1 instead of level 72. Looking back at my levelling through a series of screenshots would have been kind of nice.

    And, although I realise it’s too late now, but did you not consider copying the file from your wow directories directly into hers instead of installing a different addon when you couldn’t find it online?

     
  2. Psynister

    May 6, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Yep, she pwned my face and kept right on leveling. ;)

    No, I never even though of copying over the file, but since we easily found the other addon we just assumed it would work just fine. She’s not really into screen shots (this was her first one), so we were only doing it for the sake of the blog post here.

    It certainly could have been better, but I will take what I can get. And since this is all I can get, I’ll just have to settle.

     

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