Professor Putricide Ringtones for all!

My murloc ringtone post continues to be my most visited post from all over the place, so I thought that I would do a series of ringtone posts! Today I’m releasing a set of ringtones for what I hope is all devices. I can’t guarantee that they will work, but I sure as hell hope they do. Since Apple has as specific file, please make sure you’re careful to download that version, while the rest will get the mp3 version of the sound clips.

The original set of Professor Putricide ringtones came about because I was mentioned on twitter as having made some baby murloc ringtones. I offered to make some, and in a few minutes I created them. But then I thought, maybe I should make some more! It was the first time I had actually heard Professor Putricide’s sound bytes, so I was laughing hysterically as I heard everything he said. I went ahead and made some more short files and a couple more longer files.

I tried to find some fun short ones that people could use for text or email notifications, as well as a handful of longer ones that people can use for phone calls.

[Download the iPhone ZIP folder here]
[Download the MP3 ZIP folder here] (And they work this time!)

Instructions for how to add the files to your iTunes and subsequently your phone are listed below. All other devices, I’m sorry, you’re going to have to google it or check with your phone manufacturer to see how to do it. But at least you have the sound files!

Also please let me know if there are any ringtones you’d like me to try to create in the comments!

Instructions: 

Right-click the link –>
Click “Save File as…” –>
Save the file to your hard drive (somewhere you can find it).

Open the zip file and unzip the files somewhere where you can find it.

Open iTunes –>
Drag and drop the files under Tones -OR-
Click “File” –>
Click “Add File to Library” –>
Locate where you saved the files –>
Click the first item, hold Shift and click the third item (to highlight all 3 ringtones) –>
Click “Open”

This should import them to your iTunes Library.

Once you see them in your Tones list, click the first Baby Murloc ringtone, hold Shift and click the third Baby Murloc ringtone (to highlight all three again) –>
Right-Click –>
Click “Consolidate Files…” –>
Click “Consolidate” (This step creates a copy of your ringtones where iTunes would innately save them so that if you delete the downloaded files, you don’t lose the ringtone.)

Sync your iDevice with iTunes.

On your iDevice go to Settings –>
Sounds –>
Change your Ringtone (when people call you).
Change your Text Tone (when you receive a text).

Actual Guild Recruitment… I Know Right?!

So it’s official. I helped start a guild.

What started off as a handful of us lamenting on twitter about the frustrating aspects of various guilds that drove us away from wanting to be associated with them (some more severe than others, mind you) eventually became me sitting down with Nyxy and Aero and putting a plan in motion. Seerail acquired a level 25 guild and set the ball rolling to get GMship and get ready to transfer it over… but where?

I took a few days to look at a few core things that were mandatory and necessary for picking a realm. Not a single one of us were happy with our current realms and all of us were willing to go elsewhere. Once a realm was decided upon based on population, economy, and how many anal jokes and/or references to Thunderfury occurred in 30-40 minutes (none at the time when I was logged in) we started transferring toons over.

We decided on a guild name. We discussed some guild policies that were mandatory. We talked about days and times for raiding and the sort of atmosphere we wanted while raiding.

And I set about writing all of those policies up. I admit to being a bit of a control freak, but I was utterly grateful that Aero decided to take the helm of running the whole operation. Then Nyxy and I hit the final stretch to our quarters in school, her with having real finals, and me with having lots of papers to write, things were put on the back-burner. It also felt really overwhelming, to try to predict and decide how to make it all work.

But, in the end, we created <From Behind>, and as of now we are actively recruiting for people to help us fill all roles for a 10m team. We’re looking to raid from 6:30pm – 9:30pm Pacific (-8 GMT) on Tuesday and Friday nights for main progression type raids, and Sunday’s will be semi-optional previous tier/gear farming type stuff.

We really and truly want the person behind the toon much more than the class and spec they are bringing to the table. Definitely check out the guild site and don’t be afraid to chat with any of us on Twitter or in game!

We want to get started with raiding as quickly as possible, but this might mean we’re running some CRZ T14 raids in the meantime to get some gear. So come, join us, and have some fun!

New Adventures

I made some half-assed resolutions at the start of the year. Mostly having to do with my health, because let’s face it, I’ve been an utterly lazy ass and my body has decided to revolt against the tyranny of my laziness and demand I do something about it. It’s like my heart is the union leader demanding fair… health.

fitbit_standingsSo I purchased a Fitbit One, mostly to help keep me motivated to do something. I snagged a handful of friends both IRL and WoW/Twitter in an effort to keep me accountable as well. You can see your weekly progress as it stacks against other people, which I suppose I meant for it to help keep me motivated by appealing to my slightly competitive nature.

As you can see, I’m not doing too fantastically with regard to keeping up with the others. And the 4 you can’t see in that friend list? Well, they’re well into the multiple thousands that because I rarely leave the house, I find I won’t actually ever catch up.

<queue the acquisition of a treadmill>

I started looking on the local Craigslist for treadmills to see if there was a working and functional one within a reasonable price range. Remember, I want to move to Australia, so the spending needs to be pretty minimal. The reality is that I simply can’t afford a gym membership at the tune of $35-50/month, and it is extremely cold for this very lazy, and very unmotivated overweight person to go outside and exercise, even if it’s just walking. I don’t fool myself into thinking that my health issues, though in their infancy stages, are enough to motivate me enough to go out in very cold weather.

I was told to try to make a standing table/desk contraption to go WITH the treadmill (once it was acquired) and play WoW while walking! This is an idea of brilliance I’m not sure I would ever have put together, but lemme just say, it’s really a great damn idea.

Now you add to the fact that at some point in the last two days I decided I wanted an European (EU) WoW account. Considering the way I’ve been spending most of my WoW time on Hestiah, this seems to be the exact opposite of what I was doing – Grinding reps, getting achievements, farm killing for mounts, and pet battling. Even though I accidentally found out that you can use the same bnet information for both a North American (NA) and EU account, all of the account-wide achievements and mounts would not carry over to the EU account. After much battling with the internet (and google), attempting to avoid having to wait for a nearly 20 GB download and installation of a second WoW client, and the missing addon button for UI necessities, I have a working EU WoW account that uses the same login and authentication (authenticator) as my NA account.

It is almost perfect timing, that everything sort of just worked out the way it did. With my finding a treadmill on Craigslist, and deciding I wanted to venture down the path of “New Player” status (without the nearly 15,000 achievement points, 170+ mounts, and 300+ unique pets), that it would all sort of just work out just right.

I don’t plan on actually running on the treadmill, at least not while I’m playing WoW. I was graciously gifted a EU battlechest license so I can quest and herb EU Hestiah up to level 80. It just seems apropos… new Hestiah, new me.