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Gaarawarr’s 500k Celebration

May 31, 2010

This week in WAR marks a significant milestone for my little niche of the interwebz:


For past milestones, I simply made a post and was done with it.  For some reason though, that just doesn’t seem appropriate in this situation.

Instead, this post kicks off a week-long celebration of WAR and the WAR Community as my way to say Thank You to all of you for making this such a fun and interesting adventure.

So, this week’s posts will include Guides, Shout-Outs to other WAR Bloggers, and a Contest or two.  And who knows…maybe more.  😉

Today’s post is a combo:

  1. A look back at WAR and my time in it.
  2. The first contest!

Yeah, I know, the second one is probably the more exciting of the two.  But hey, how else am I going to get you to look at the first part?  :p



Hello, my name is Gaarawarr and I’m a Tomeaholic.

…err…wait, wrong milestone..

A look back at WAR

So I could sit here and write out a bunch of stuff everyone already knows, but I’m not going to do that.  They say a screenshot is worth a thousand words, and I’ve got about that many screenshots from WAR. lol

Don’t worry, I’m not going to put them all in here, but here’s a selection of the Oooo/Ahhhh moments and the WTF? moments.  I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which is which.  😉  And at the end are a bunch of RL screenshots they call “pictures” of WAR-related moments.  hehe


One of my favorite views

One of my least favorite views

Dwarf zones rock!

Remember this?  Fortress Defenses ftw!

Still no clue…

How do I get a ram on that?

Who needs a ram?

Bring it b#@ch!

Chicken Run!!!

The Original Altdorf Defenses, Iron Rock after the first server xfers

Instance Selection Screen – I miss you baby…please come back to me!  hehe

Sometimes I hate the Random Number Generator

Sometimes I love it

Defensive bugs make me happy

Can we get this as a new Class in WAR?  I’d reroll

Proof all Elves are female, some just look man-ish

More Proof

Be afraid, be very afraid

Something’s wrong here…

…I just can’t put my finger on what it is…

…I’m thinking, I’m thinking…

…It’ll hit me soon, I’m sure it will…


…nah, can’t figure it out.  Oh well.  Moving on.

How do I get down now?

Hey guys…where’s the keg?

Testing Tomb of the Vulture Lord.  Always a good time…

16 v 12 in a 12v12 scenario.  Cuz that’s how Order rolls.

Sooo…who was supposed to bring the healer?

A warband from the infamous “24 hours of RvR”

Waiting on the Fortress

The Tunnel of Love.  Love of Beer that is.

Dwarfen Camouflage

So I found my shadow, now if I can only find my body…

And now for a few real-life screenshots from the Blaaagher Invasion…

Blaaagher Invasion nametag..and yeah, we wore them out to eat too.  We’re weird.

(Backs of heads, L to R) Werit, Andy, Andrew and Mykiel after picking me up at the airport

First comment from the Blaaaghers: Looks like bad White Lion pathing to me

The shirt that spawned the nickname:  Warbandy Belfords

Dinner with the Devs…Korean BBQ…

…on a boat!!!


And of course, Karaoke!!!  There’s some videos of that somewhere too…hehe

So enough with the pics, let’s talk about the first contest.

There’s a lot of WAR blogs out now, with more starting all the time.  Which one is your favorite?  How do they contribute to the WAR community in your eyes?  Why should they get free stuff?  hehe

Leave your response in the comments here and not only will the blogger receive a prize, so will the person that recommended them!

Entries will stay open all week long and I’ll review them and select the winners over the weekend.  When leaving a comment, make sure the hidden e-mail section is filled out correctly so I can contact you if you win!

So that’s it for today’s post.  Stay tuned every day this week for more!

Have fun!


20 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2010 7:15 pm

    Half a million! Gratz Gaar that’s a big milestone and worthy of a warm glow inside, like eating ready-brek on a cold day 🙂 If you have ready-brek over your side of the atlantic, otherwise uhm excuse the colloquialism, force of habit 😛

    I’m not going to pick a favourite other blog, as I can’t single one out. There’s a whole load I check every day, from Shadow-war to Mmmmm Gud, there’s too many to choose from (in a good way!). I will say though that Werit deserves an award for his weekly News from the Front service and consistently positive approach.

  2. May 31, 2010 9:09 pm

    Congrats Gaara! I like the screenie album. Keep it up and we’ll keep stopping by! 🙂

  3. May 31, 2010 11:48 pm

    Tons of grats dude! Best informative blogger in the game for sure!

  4. June 1, 2010 4:29 am

    Grats on a cool half mil Gaar. That’s impressive and deserved.

    My blog of choice is Bootae’s. He know’s what is talking about and his opinion/analysis of RvR is the best IMO, with a lot of thought and effort put into posts on a subject which is one of two beating hearts to the game, plus his guild Kill Frenzy and their vids are a reminder that’s it’s not just about serious PvP but about having a laugh too, the other beating heart of any game. And by the sounds of it he’s an old school warhammer fan like meself.

  5. June 1, 2010 4:43 am

    Gratz Gaar, always a pleasure reading your blog, which also happened to be an inspiration for starting my own!

    I can’t pick a single blog so I won’t mention any, there are so many good ones out there. Gratz again, and a toast to many more posts and readers. 🙂

  6. June 1, 2010 6:14 am

    Nice job Gaar! The guides have been a great service to the community. Thanks for taking the time to do them.

  7. June 1, 2010 7:12 am

    That is just great. I may reach that milestone in 2025 if my 8 readers stick around for the next 15 years.

    • June 1, 2010 4:51 pm

      I’ll stick around wasd, I find your blog one of the few entertaining ones.

  8. June 1, 2010 9:40 am

    Bigtime gratz on the 500k! That’s awesome!

    Like others have said there are many WAR bloggers I enjoy reading and it’s rather difficult to pick one. Bootae is easily in my top tier but he’s been selected a few times already and we can’t have him getting all the free lootz! HAHA

    I vote for Grimnir. The past month he’s been turning over all the rocks out there finding new WAR blogs left and right. It’s because of him my blogroll is growing.

  9. shadowwar permalink
    June 1, 2010 2:46 pm

    Congrats man! I know everyone appreciates the work you do with your guides and keeping us all in the know.

    That picture of the soju looks familiar, and yet, I don’t recall sending it to you. Connection in there somewhere?

    • gaarawarr permalink
      June 1, 2010 2:57 pm

      iirc, you posted it for me on Twitter. hehe

  10. TzuDevil permalink
    June 1, 2010 4:28 pm

    Grats on 500k G!!

    My vote goes for Werit! His Blog has been my home blog for a long time, and is always the first I check. Not only does it have his opinions and stories, it is a great place to see other WAR stuff like articles and videos.

    Solid all around BLOG for a LONG time!

    The prize he would like, is to get his name back on Badlands…. right Tirew!?


  11. Drokarn permalink
    June 3, 2010 1:12 pm

    Grats Gaar! I’m sure I easily contributed 500 of those hits.

    I’d have to say the next most frequented Blog by me (after this one of course) has to be “I Heart Gorfang”. It is easily the most entertaining WAR blog out there and is probably the only reason the server still exists. I didn’t even realize we had a Gorfang server until I stumbled upon this gem. Not to mention if she decided to start putting up WAR guides, based off the Colossus encounter guide she did, you’d have a serious run for your money.

    Here’s hoping for 500k more!

    • gaarawarr permalink
      June 3, 2010 2:50 pm

      hehe, yeah, that blog rocks. I actually linked to their Colossus guide in mine. :p

  12. Riprock permalink
    June 4, 2010 6:31 pm

    Nice job Gaar!

    I would have eating that whole boat of sushi!

  13. Lilrofl permalink
    June 5, 2010 12:09 am

    Man look at how long you have taken! lol 😀
    Man that food looks good.. so hungry, good grief now I gotta go cook me up a meal… good going Gaar! 😛

    Glad your still playing with us, cheers.

  14. June 10, 2010 6:14 am

    One of my favourites is as I tend to disagree with him the most and I like the way her wears his heart on his sleeve.


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