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Apparently not. The planes of existence have grown paper thin and now they’ve been breeched! Maybe that kid Wrathion was on to something but I didn’t really pay that much attention when he was going on and on because I knew I wasn’t going to collect all that stuff for him.
AAAIIIEEEE!!! I should have listened.
Okay, I’m sorry but my camera has died so I’ll have to recreate what happened with old photos. BUT IT HAPPENED!
So I go to check for mail and see an eery glow emanating from the mailbox. Yes, SEE! How spooky is that! I know!
CAT! Look what you’ve done with all your talk of magic mailboxes! You’ve broken the Azerothian-MMO-IRL Space-time Continuum! What if bosses start showing up in my mailbox! With fear and trepidation I cautiously approached the glowing mailbox.
OMG! It’s the cutest Pug ever! It’s from that tricksy Navi. I though she wanted to send me a Holiday card. Thank you Navi! It’s even cuter than the picture. My non-wow husband even loved it!
And does it battle you ask?
Here’s my dog, down for the count after one round with the Pug. Proof positive of the pug’s battle prowess. I went to review my wonderful gift but found that on Etsy you have to have bought the product to review so I’ll review it here.
Euphyley you are incredibly talented, my non-wow playing husband took one look at it and said, “It’s a butt scooting Pug! I really like that.” And he’s never seen one … well in Azeroth anyway. It really is even cuter in person.
And Navi, thank you so much. That Pug will have a place of honour over here in the real world. I even spelled it your way … just, you know … in honour of you.
My only fear is I’m waiting for Cat to show up and start sitting in the driveway in cat form staring at our mailbox now. I’m not sure if the neighbors will deal well with that. Naw … I’m not going to worry about it, they’ve got chickens and bunnies. I can have one little feral kitty.
I am never EVER going to hear the end of this. A little while ago I did kinda poke fun at Cat’s belief in magic mailboxes. So today … and she wasn’t even in cat form … when she opened her mail and found this, she took a screen shot and triumphantly declared she’d been right all along and I was … wrong. So there, scoffing human who doesn’t even believe in magic!
It also proved that Dragonblightites are some pretty nice people. Cat loves her new Rascal-Bot Neo! Thank you so much! First thing she did was set off to battle! She wanted to give him a few levels before he meets Farmer Nishi. He did really well surviving the nasty attack of a vile, dangerous … okay it was a Marsh Fiddler but still, he was only level one and I thought he handled it well. Now, he needed a name!
We encountered some difficulty there. Rascal Neo … nope … Rascally Neo … nope, can’t have that either. How ’bout Rascalli Neo? Nope. OH! It’s taking exception to the Neo part not the rascal part. Finally, Rascallyneo was successfully named.
Then … well … it IS Cat. She looked Neo up to see if he was a handsome Male Human. OH! He’s a Dwarf! And a Warlock! How did I not see how handsome and manly … well, dwarfly … those Dwarves are? And oh, he must be very brave, he’s killed so many evil villains … oh …
CAT! CAT! Come on! Snap out of it! I thought your heart belonged to Jarel Moor? You’d better hope Jarel doesn’t read this.
Thank you so much Neo! I did have to allow that Cat was right all along and I was wrong, Azeroth’s mail boxes ARE magic. She wouldn’t let it go though and I finally had to go visit Cim the Dour Warlock to get a little peace from all the “I told you so’s!”
Cat was so taken by a post at WoW Misadventures that she decided she had to do it too. Really Cat, you know what that makes you huh? A copy cat cat. She said she wasn’t, it was more of a homage to wolfgangcat’s patriotic idea. Okay Cat, whatever you say.
I didn’t know how to make a yell macro and it turns out it’s really hard … /yell WE WILL END YOU. Geez, so with that sorted out we set off to Orgrimmar. Cat planned on just walking in the front gate but damn they got that thing guarded. Must have heard we were coming. We snuck in the back and made our way to the AH. Unfortunately we got busted before we got in front of it but I am really sure we scared the hell out of the one person sitting there on their Enchanted Fey Dragon.
I feel really bad, I had hoped the server merge would help out with the Horde population slump but there was only one person there that I saw … of course I was being beaten to death so maybe I missed something.
So anyway, YEAH YOU ONE PERSON ON THAT REALLY GREAT RIDE, WE WILL END YOU … that’s right, make one wrong move and we’re ending you. YEAH. Varian says.
So I forgot to turn chat bubbles on but since I didn’t want to spend another 75 gold just to threaten one person, I went and yelled in the Vale and stuck it in. So that part’s fake.
So thank you for that idea, I enjoyed it. I think they’ve really been put on notice not to take one wrong step.
Alliance? If you’re around Orgrimmar couldn’t hurt to reiterate … but um … tell them wolfgangcat send you. Sasche gets word of what Cat’s been up to there could be hell to pay. Warlock’s aren’t really known for their sense of humor. I doubt saying it all was a prank would go over very well.
Hmm … no pink flamingos in evidence … really nothing to kill anywhere. OH! There’s a buffalo thingy, she rolls over to it to have it tapped by a caster as she arrives. Okay must be something else I can find. This happened repeatedly, over and over and over. WTF! This has never happened before.
Never mind. Since Liwu’s gear has finally broken the iLevel 500 mark she’s moved up to beating up Gulp Frogs. She set off to trim the frog population … no frogs … not a one anywhere. She decided to look underwater. There’s one, she rolls up to it and has it tapped out from under her … UNDERWATER. This time she checked, it was a Fenrisian, Fenran whatever. It seems the dearth of creatures has turned us all into asshats. In two hours of messing around on the Isle she only successfully killed four creatures.
The mood on the Isle wasn’t too nice either. Tempers flaring, harsh words flying, geez. I’m going home. OMG! Trade was … just … let’s just say much, much worse. WTF people? So then I started feeling all ranty and got mad that I have my characters on an Eastern time server because I WANT to be on an Eastern time server and now it’s not. I HATE THAT! I HATE … OMG!
Apparently the discontent from Trade Chat was catchy! OMG! I’m turning … I’m turning into an asshat … I’ll be ranting in Trade next, Cim will be stealing kills out from under Melee cause she’s mean anyway. Somebody SAVE me!
And someone did. Checking my mail I found a lovely note from a reader on Dragonblight welcoming me and sharing his battletag. Thank you Dan.
This morning Cim set out for the Blazing Way to continue her grind to exalted. At 7am eastern it is just usually me up there. This morning she knocked off her five rares with the Champions of the Black Flame, Huolon and Cinderfall just like that. I haven’t seen a Cinderfall kill in the daytime since the first week the Isle was out. This having company thing’s not bad.
Maybe, just maybe there’ll be Dragonblightians who will want to do crazy things like me, like knocking off Galleon. Yes, I know no one probably wants the gear but hello! Son of Galleon’s Saddle! Hey, it could happen, it’s worth a try. The possibilities are endless, I’m all excited again … whew … asshatery averted.
Welcome Dragonblighters … Dragonblightians … yeah, I don’t know … but you know what I mean.
Now I can get on with serious ranting … like why do people send me all this work in December? December? WTF? I don’t have time for this. I have holiday stuff to do. Buy gifts … make cookies … ugh, clean. Seriously, I consider this really bad form people … rant … rant …
Okay first, I really do know these guys are all me … on some level. That aside, they really do seem to do their own thing. I am not much of a planner, I’m more spontaneous but in this case I really DID HAVE A PLAN DAMMIT.
Liwu was to be my Engineer, I thought at level 90 she would get set up on the farm and plant Snakeroot Seeds to grow her metal needed for all the great things she’d make for us. About the first thing Liwu did on hitting 90 was don her Timeless Isle gear and set off for … well … The Timeless Isle.
Hey Liwu! Been there, done that! Come back!
Nope, she stayed there beating up the pink Flamingos because that’s about all she could handle. She did AT LEAST keep up with her daily Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source, I guess that’s something. But she made everyone else do her farming. She’s very persuasive, only one she couldn’t charm was Cim the Warlock, no surprise there.
So, okay. Not what I planned but I guess we’re on track. I can NOT WAIT until she has 30 Jard’s Peculiar Energy Sources and she’ll make me my Sky Golem! It seems I’ve been waiting forever! I know she was about halfway there the other day I should check and see how it’s going.
I always felt Liwu’s temperament was similar to Cat’s but take a look at that screen shot. There’s a definite, “Yeah, so what” look going on there. I should have seen it but I was fooled by all the sweet, cuddly pandaness. I see Cat’s hand in this too, very suspicious Liwu made a battle pet like Pierre first.
Well now I find out Cim’s been killing a few Ancient Spineclaws every day to get a Scuttler’s Shell so she doesn’t have to bother with the mobs in Firewalker Ruins on her way up to The Blazing Way to kill endless Burning Berserkers for cloth. It started out as cloth grinding and I guess at some point she realized she was getting lots of rep and now she won’t come down. My PLAN had been for Cim to go look into the Proving Grounds finally but … nope.
So it looks like WE ARE getting a Golden Cloud Serpent whether we want it or not and we ARE NOT getting a Sky Golem in fifteen days. I’m not sure what we’re getting in fifteen days.
I’m really, really worried that in fifteen days we will be seeing a Rascal-Bot appear. I just feel it. I’m thinking I’ve got a good 45 more days before there’s any hope of a Sky Golem. There’s no point asking because I really don’t trust that Liwu anymore. I mean I expect devious from the Warlock but a Monk?
I seem to have lost control somewhere … sigh.
When patch 5.4 hit and the Timeless Isle was available, all my characters who could headed out for the Isle. It consumed them. Those left behind were ignored. I started feeling a strange unease, I didn’t know what was wrong. One day I logged into my Jeweler who was sitting in Halfhill. Since I was there, she did some dailies for the Tillers.
I felt better. I then knew what had been wrong, I had abandoned the Tillers. I really like the Tillers … a lot. I loved Farmer Yoon’s story from the first day we met and I helped him with some stubborn rocks. I felt bad that I’d been too busy to visit. I visit every day now and I feel much happier.
Suspension of disbelief has never been a problem for me but I realized that I also felt empathy for these virtual characters, the ones I’ve created and the NPCs.
Meet Peculia. She was created on a free account to do nothing but reach level 10 and then wait there until I needed to make a raid group. That’s it. I felt guilt while leveling her. She was full of excitement as most characters are, excited to see the world although I knew she never would. This is how I get in trouble. I may have to level her to allay the guilt.
Here’s a surprise, I didn’t think that Warlock had it in her. She’s feeling that maybe Tina would have been happier left where she was. I mean she only picked her to stay on her farm because she was the only BFF she had, no surprise there, to get rid of the annoying ? over that little shrine thingy. Now she wishes she’d waited and asked Jogu who probably would have been happier or at least too drunk to care.
Yes. My handsome Blood Elf, Purloin. How am I going to tell him I don’t see a future for him. He’s waiting for me to return. I can’t seem to level males … I want to but can’t. How will I tell him he’s about to be deleted to make room for a sassy female Goblin. What’s worse is that I actually remember every character I’ve ever deleted and that’s a bunch. They haunt me.
Okay, this is one of those posts I’m glad my husband doesn’t read. He already thinks I’m pretty squirelly but I can’t help it. I think some of us invest so much life into our characters that we can’t help but care about their virtual lives. I know I do, but … you know … in a totally I’m not crazy kind of way. Right? RIGHT?
Oh yeah, well I don’t see you posting, what’s that about then?
Cat you know I’ve been busy trying to level
old mature Tota the Warrior. I thought Mages were my absolute worse class but no, not by a long shot. I hope Tota forgives me one day. In an attempt to get away from the CRZ crowd I sent her to the most desolate place I could think of, Desolace. Unfortunately I send her a little early apparently cause it was a deathfest. Sorry Tota.
So anyway that left Cat to stare at the mailbox at her leisure. I got a frantic message from her this morning. Come! Come quick! Quick! OMG!
Calm down Cat, I’m on my way. Wonder what got her all riled up.
I couldn’t believe what I saw. Cat parading around showing off the most evil, evilly battle pet that’s ever lived, the feared Darkmoon Rabbit!
Cat, where did you get that rabbit? How …
See, I told you the mailbox was magic but you didn’t believe me, did you? I received this wonderful birthday surprise from Helke aka Ishtla aka Ravenpayne! I was stunned, Cat had been right all along. That mailbox connected straight to wonderful people!
Thank you so much Ishtla! Cat and I love him! Cat set off to show off her new pet. They seemed too intent on their game of Hearthstone so she flew off to the farm. She sat there a while thinking about a name.
Since she has a Helke and a Ravenpayne, yes, she’s very generous. I know. Cat finally came up with Fierce Ishtla. Unfortunately she took a while thinking and now there are fewer chickens on the farm. Sorry … bunny was hungry. I think she’ll be forgiven as Fierce Ishtla spared Hillpaw’s Prize Chicken, whew.
Thank you so much Ishtla! I think this might be the push Cat needed to get off her butt and start battling those celestials once again. Once Ishtla’s level 25, all will fall before her!