The purpose of this blog is to document my joys, frustrations, unique finds and general information pertaining to my experiences playing World of Warcraft.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Smoothest Start in WoW History

I see some bloggers are calling last night's release of Warlords of Draenor a disappointing start. And as far as game play goes, I can see it. I mean, I only died once, because I jumped off of a cliff not realizing the Timeless Isle kites are now only usable on Timeless Isle.

As far as expansion releases go, however, I have never seen one go so smoothly. I had two updates to addons and NO warnings that I had too many errors from them. My bags worked, recount was accurate, I think anyway. Tomtom was giving me coordinates. Even sexy map continued to look sexy.

When Wrath dropped I had to use the Blizzard UI and turn off all addons. For weeks!

I'll admit, there was one major hiccup:

It took me about half an hour of jockeying around in this mess before I finally could use the telescope and survey the land. And get my garrison.

All in all I found nothing to be challenging. The story is interesting but not captivating. And I loved MoP and am prejudiced. In other words, WoD is gonna be a hard sell. Still, this franchise has rarely let me down and I have 9 levels to go. I think I'll stick it out. I highly recommend you do the same.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Are You Getting Excited Yet?

I know it's been awhile, but I'm sitting here checking every half hour to see if they're done with this week's maintenance yet, and I figured some of you might be as excited as I am.

I only got this far so far:

Monday, July 7, 2014

I R Dinomancer

He matches my xmog.

Also, I wonder how long it'll be before I have to change his name. :-)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

WTF Moment

I am of the opinion that a Dranei hunter who is a TAILOR!...

does not deserve Magria as a pet.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Transmogrifications and other nonsense

I learned something new today: if you type in general chat the following, "This one time, at donkey camp, I had to go to my happy place," on Terenas it shuts everyone up. I didn't even get a chance to explain that, no, I've never been to donkey camp, and yes, I am, in fact, INSANE!

Okay, I'm goofy. Maybe not completely insane. And at least no one reported me. Which would be stupid, but hey, it's World of Warcraft and anything can happen.

I finally took the time to rediscover tranmogging, as some of you that follow me on Google+ and Twitter know. Facebook was downright cruel when I first showed off my Death Knight. I had her in almost full Lawbringer Recolor, so red with blue and white. I had to admit they were right, that much red and blue look hideous on a Tauren.

So I added her saronite leggings she graduated with and a Breastplate of Retribution I looted, and I think she really looks awesome on her Fiery Warhorse:

I farmed for days for that gear. 

I didn't have to farm as much for the next two.

Now, let me explain a little: Diralin, my monk, looted the helm while doing Ahn'Qiraj and I thought it looked ridiculously neat. And like I said, I'm goofy. So I went back and found the belt and the gloves. The rest I put together mostly haphazardly, but it seems to work. What do you think?

I still have my druid on Terenas to dress up, but in the meantime I got my hunter, Dircana, to 90. She stars in her first movie, too, "Rolo's Riddle". If you're new to Timeless Isle and haven't figured out how to do it yet, you can take a look at it here.

Anyhow, I started farming Ahn'Qiraj for her, too, thinking I'd get her at least some of the Bloodlust set, since the trash is supposed to drop some. 


I saw none.

Disappointed, I went to the auction house to see if I could find any, and of course none were on there. I found something I like better, instead.

I know what you're thinking: HOW ORANGE IS IT?!

Neon pumpkin here even has an orange gun. Her cape is more red than I want, so I'll work on that next, but WOWZA!

So this is what I've been doing during up times lately, leveling Dircana, making movies and xmogging.

Got any of your own xmogs to share? 

Happy Modeling!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gold Farmer...Guild?

If you've made a new, guildless character lately, and haven't had the good sense to block guild invites yet, you may have noticed an alarming new trend--gold farmer guilds.

"Come on," you say, "you really can't be serious.  How do you know a guild is a gold farming guild?"

Because they told me in their whisper when I refused.

If you think about it, it makes sense.  Top level guilds do pretty good on gold, since every quest and loot sends a percentage to the guild bank.

Now I don't know about you, but when I think of gold farming, I think of Chinese prisons, prisoners being forced to work all day breaking rocks, then forced to farm ore/herbs all night, and facing a good caning if they don't meet their quotas.  Yeah, not cool.

So I turned down the invite.

And then some of my devious, like-minded friends said, "Join!  Join!"  when I announced my frustration at getting more invites.

I am NOT going to join.  But I am NOT beneath guiding your devious minds in that direction, with some excellent pointers.  (cue maniacal laughter)

So, here are my suggestions on how you can make the best of a level 25 gold farming guild.

1:  Battle Pet Leveling
     That's right.  You get no gold for pet battles as long as you don't use the quests and dailies.  Have an alt not in the guild farm gold for you so you can afford upgrades to armor, etc.  Most pet battles offer about 1/2  to 2/3's the experience of doing a quest, so it's a decent way to level.  And you get the satisfaction of not giving the gold farmers any gold.  Until they kick you out. But don't worry, I'm sure another guild invite will be imminent.

2:  Frustrating False Information
     Of course gold farmers also have been accused of stealing people's accounts by various hacking and/or phishing means.  So joining a gold farmer guild could mean compromising your account.  UNLESS you guard yourself and plan ahead.  So when the guild master calmly asks, "Hearthyn, you remember your first pet?  I had cat, so cute, like Hello Kitty."  You can say, "Oh, yeah, that brings back fond memories.  I had a cactus.  He followed me everywhere.  I named him Fukupric."  When the suddenly genial guildie types in guild chat, "Hey, Hearthyn, do you visit mom's parents often?  What they names?"  Instead of rattling off your mother's maiden name, you can say, "Oh, no, grandma and grandpa Etschitendie live in Australia, so we don't see them much."  What a fun and clever way to enjoy level 25 perks and guard your info.

3:  Tokyo Rose
     Yes, you can also have fun in a gold farming guild by reminding them of what they are missing.  "Hey, while you out farming gold, your girlfriend farming your best friend.  She farm him looooong time!"  "Hey Guild Master, compassion, moderation, humility:  why you not honor your ancestors?"  Okay, my brain fried on that one, and it's probably cruel since the prisoners that do most of the gold farming are treated so inhumanely, but you get my point.

So here's a start for you.  I'm sure you can think of other ways to enjoy your time in a gold farming guild.

Happy Sabotaging!  er...Leveling!