Bear Video of the Week #6 – Illhoof, less powerful than a locomotive!
This week I have another boss battle video, of Legatum Ignavis taking down Terestian Illhoof.

We once again have two bear tanks, courtesy of Windshadow on Illhoof and Fandamn on his pesky sidekick, Kil’rek.

The music this week was going to be another Cruxshadow song, Sophia, but that will have to wait for another time. Likewise, my use of Dragonforces’ Through the Fire and the Flames, which was my second choice for this fight.


Because when you’re using a boss fight as your video, you have little control over the length. And the fight just doesn’t last long enough for either of those songs.

But please don’t think any the less of my choice number three, Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull.

I have LONG been a Tull fan, since the first time I was roaring down I-95 in South Florida, the wind ripping through my crew cut as I drove my mom’s 280 ZX while home on leave. Locomotive Breath came on the radio, and I cranked the sound and the speed simulataneously. As soon as the song was over, I whipped on into a record store (you might have heard of those, we had them in the 80s… they sold music on these vinyl record thingies… they looked like Laserdiscs… oh wait, you probably don’t remember laser discs. They looked like CDs, but made out of black runner and 10 times bigger) and bought a greatest hits tape… plugged that sucker back intop the car and roared off. I didn’t stop until the car was damn near out of gas.

These days, it may seem to be tamer than hell compared to what you listen to… compared to Dragonforce, for example. But I still get swept away by the Tull.

Now, yes, I’ve done Jethro Tull here before, I played Heavy Horses for a Raid Song of the week.

But Locomotive Breath really does take me back, and I love it mixed with Illhoofs’ hordes o’ Imps.

I certainly hope you enjoy it! 

P.S. If you are interested in an entire album, I strongly recommend Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull. It’s a concept album that is all one piece, much like what The Who did with Tommy or Quadraphrenia. And because it is all of a piece, it’s unlikely you’ll ever hear the entire thing in it’s wonder unless you find a disc somewhere. Radio stations used to play Thick as a Brick as a single, but it’s just not the same.

Bear Video of the Week #5 – Waves and Stars

This week, I’m coming from a different direction on the video. It’s not a raid boss, it’s not a big violent fight. It’s a relaxing vid instead. {waits for the sound of stampeding feet leaving the blog to die out}I’ve been a big fan of Nina Gorden since her days in Veruca Salt. This video features her song “Tonight, and the rest of my life”, from the album of the same name, which was one of the songs Cassie and I chose for our wedding reception CD (songs which we chose together, and burned copies of for all our friends at the reception).Just kind of keeping the whole Valentine’s Day theme of the week going one last day. :)I really hope you enjoy the change of pace. I know I did.

Note: To reply to someone last week… I’m calling these bear videos because I’m the Big Bear Butt. And these are the Bear’s videos. Just so you know where I’m coming from on da name. I do not promise any particular amount of bear buttage in each video.

Bear Video of the Week #4 – Shades of Superbeast

Ok, this week’s bear video is of BBB and Legatum Ignavis taking down Shade of Aran, to the tune of Superbeast.Why Superbeast? Because I like White Zombie, and because of the nature of the fight.

See, Shade of Aran is a DPS race. Since there is no viable tanking, cause he targets whomever he pleases, you are free to load up your catform DPS gear and go to town.

And with a hunter and two feral druids in the mix…. Meow, baby!

Next week I fully intend to post a video that is NOT another loud track. I’m thinking I have an idea for what to film…And my idea… will be revealed next week!

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this film.

As usual, you can download the higher resolution video directly to your computer for non-streaming watching at
FileFront HERE.

Bear Video of the Week #3 – A Prince of a Bear


If it’s Friday, then it must be…. Video day!

Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have my guild, Legatum Ignavis, taking down the prince himself atop the sky high towers of Karazhan.

Why yes, that would be me tanking it. How kind of you to notice.

I am especially proud of this video. I was able to tank, while rotating camera views, repositioning myself after knockarounds, and I think I timed the music track to the action pretty good.

Plus, I absolutely love this song. Grinding music for a grinding fight.

Oh, you want to know what song before you waste time downloading this monster?

Why, it is none other than Pantera, with the insanely kick ass Cemetary Gates.

If you have trouble viewing the movie in the player because of it’s size, then why not download it for your later enjoyment, no DRM or streaming or crap like that? WMV format, the full 102 MB size, and free for you.

To quote one of my favorite webcomic writers….

Because I can.

Oh, hell… For Pony!

Bear Video of the Week #2 – Bear on Bear action

YouTube is hosed for me, but it looks like FileFront rocks a butt anyway.

I know it looks wide, at least to me, but it works.. so screw it. I[ve got three hours invested in trying to get Youtube to work, and 15 minutes for FileFront and they have no size limitations. I can make much higher quality movies for FileFront. So screw YouTube.

I am so tired. I was happy as hell with how this one turned out… but that was three hours of uploading frustration ago. Now I’m just upset and tired.

I hope you like it, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

EDIT: I’ve been told by friends that Firefox may have issues… one of the things I like about using FileFront is that you have the option of downloading the actual file, and watching it hosted on your own computer without dealing with laggy connection issues.

The link to the actual file for free download is at DEAD LOCATION.

This is actually the lower resolution version that you see streaming in the embedded player. I have a medium res version I haven’t uploaded that is about 310 MB. If there is interest in that, for this or future videos, I can upload that to FileFront as well, and add a link to it’s location for you to download.

One other thing… thank you Dani, but that wasn’t strictly heals… that was me tossing out a quick Innervate.

EDIT: The quality of this is horrible, I know, but FileFront ate my file. If the file doesn’t get used, OFTEN, FileFront removes it wothout email or any warning. I’m working on it, I swear!

Bear Video of the Week #1 – Red Tape

Red Tape Video

Okay, welcome to my first attempt at recording in game footage. And then doing the whole mixing thing, and such.

On the whole, I think I accomplished my objective; me playing game, set to music of my choice.

On the subject of the video… yes, that is me, locked in high-pitched PvP battle against Fandamn, guild leader of Legatum Ignavis. It was, if not my first duel, at least one of them.

I think it says a lot, when I say I kicked his ass. Twice. So we must both suck at PvP!

Of course, that’s not his main. So maybe it’s only an indictment against me.

Now, I have no idea how clear anything comes out, but that is my UI… and that is me clicking on icons to activate them. So sue me, I don’t PvP. I have my button bars steamlined and sequenced the way I like, and I don’t get any complaints.

On the other hand, I know that hotkeys are the way to go. And a Nostromo would be even better. What can I say? I’m stubborn. No other reason for the clicking.

I hope that you enjoy this first, horrible example of Big Bears run wild. I’ll be back next week… hopefully with much better quality video.

One last thing… this wasn’t the music i wanted this week, but iTunes store doesn’t like me. I wanted to put up something else, but I had been holding onto this gem for emergencies just like this… Agent Provocateur’s Red Tape. Enjoy!