May 08

So, that new project I talked about?
CrewSkills, my all-new gaming blog.
CrewSkills is a Star Wars: The Old Republic blog; it’ll have a primary focus on crafting, trade skills, and the crew skills system in general. You can also expect to find other stuff there of the kind I used to post here; general gameplay [...]

May 08

*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?
I’m sure it hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice that it’s been deader than corduroy around here.
It’s not you, it’s me. Well, actually, it’s not me, it’s WoW. I’m just not feeling the love any more, and haven’t for a while now. Honestly, the rot set in, for me, the day of [...]

May 08

So, on Monday I discovered that last week’s problem had recurred, even more virulently. Unfortunately, in fixing the site we’ve had to abandon the comments on the last two posts, for which I’m very sorry. I do have copies of everyone’s comments, via email notification, and can repost them (with attribution) if necessary.
For the next [...]

May 08

4 July 09: Unfortunately this post has lost all its comments due to technical reasons. Further comments and reposts are welcome!
Those of you who’ve tried to hit the site today would have noticed it was unavailable, and those of you who’ve subscribed by RSS recently would have noticed some rather unsightly (and thoroughly unauthorised) ads.
Sorry [...]

May 08

My sincere apologies for the protracted radio silence. A combination of health issues and RL issues conspired to shut me up for several weeks — and then I managed to totally bork my WP database such that I couldn’t make new posts. After some hammering (and some begging of help from an SQL-savvy friend) I [...]

May 08

So, you may notice it’s been a bit quiet around these parts lately (and I’m overdue with Part 3 of the Argent Tournament guide, for which I apologise).
Two reasons; first, I’ve had some RL health issues to sort out, which are still bugging me. Second, and more engagingly:

I’ve been playing in the Arena Tournament with [...]

May 08

The blog downtime is over and all the dust should be settling. If you notice any problems, please contact me on Twitter (my username there is Siha) or via email, at siha @ bananashoulders.

May 08

Expect half an hour or so of downtime sometime today or tomorrow; I need to install some updated software, and I’ll have to take the blog down while I’m doing so.

May 08

As so often happens, I’m taking a leaf out of Leafshine’s book (hah, sorry).
As with so many other WoW blogs, 2008 was the first full year of Banana Shoulders’ existence. I took a long hiatus across May – I posted only six times between mid-April and mid-June – but despite that, traffic numbers returned [...]

May 08

So, it’s been kind of quiet around here lately, hasn’t it?
Yeah, I thought so.
I’m sorry, guys, I really am! I have all kinds of posts lined up mentally – gear lists, jewelcrafting guides, rep guides, wallpaper posts, paladin mechanics discussions, et cetera… and I can’t tear myself away from the game long enough to write [...]