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I think it may have finally happened. I actually was able to procure something in-game before mostly everyone else already has it. I have been playing Gertbee, my (now) level 83 Dwarf Hunter more than Sideshow recently. No real reason, I just have been enjoying that character more. I also haven't really been leveling in the new areas too much. I've quested most of Vashj'ir, but I'm taking my time. I'm in no rush to hit 85 and then bore myself. So, I decided to try out Archaeology.

I'm really enjoying it. It's not extremely exciting by any means, but they did a good job with it. It gets you to see the world and to learn the history and lore in a fun way. Think of it as exciting as fishing to level up, but it's relaxing. A lot of flying is involved, so you can do something else while you're playing. Another benefit to archaeology is the chance of a rare item and there are a bunch of them. I got pretty lucky a last week when I saw that the current project I was unlocking was the Fossilized Hatchling, which is adorable. It was my first rare archaeology item, so I got an achievement for it and a new title, Assistant Professor.

But, then I found the item that I haven't really seen on our server. It's the Fossilized Raptor, which is a skeletal raptor mount. Since I unlocked it yesterday I have only seen one other person with it. I'm going to enjoy showing it off while I can.


The other new item we procured, though not inside of a virtual game, it the Microsoft Kinect. We picked it up last night using a combination of gift cards, cash, and trades. I'm pretty sure there was a math problem involved. We also picked up Harmonix's Dance Central since Syrana wanted it. We don't have a ton of time played on it, yet, but so far I am really impressed. It's extremely good at picking up your movements without much, if any, configuration. It's really solid while playing Dance Central and besides learning how well it works I also learned how deep my white man runs in regards to dancing.

We'll have more of an in-depth review once we get to play with it more, but color me impressed off the bat.

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We are a family of gamers. Mom (Darcy/Syrana) and Dad (Brian/Sideshow) have been gaming for as long as they can remember back when you only had a joystick to use and saved your games to cassette tapes.

They've been gaming together since they met in 2002. Sometime after 2006, they both started playing World of Warcraft and did that for many years. They started this blog, originally called Sideshow & Syrana which has now transitioned to the new Stay-At-Home Gamers site, while keeping all of the original content.

Starting in 2010, two more gamers came along (now known as Princess Boo and Mr. X) and they are now old enough where they both enjoy playing games and watching others play games. They are both excited to have others to watch them play their favorite games. Come along with us and let's enjoy these games together!