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Mistakes, Mothra, Asshatometers and Stuff

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

primaltraderYeah, I’m not sure recruiting this Blook guy was such a good idea. Cim was trying to find her Alliance Primal Trader, Ashley Zerep as soon as she got her garrison to level 3. Couldn’t find her anywhere. It turns out that because Blook is a stalker he’d been obscuring her. He follows her everywhere, it’s kind of creepy. Need to find him something to do, he’s got too much time on his hands.

And I’m thankful JD was online to save me from myself. I had bought the plans to upgrade my stable to level 2 and it wasn’t working, dammit, what’s going on, always with the problems. It’s in my bag … what? Ooooohhhhh … no, I didn’t learn it. Thank you JD.

And then making the mistakes that I learned NOT to make ages ago. I know not to make them.  I know, KNOW not to buy stuff while leveling but Cim was getting tired of waiting for a weapon upgrade so she bought an expensive staff which was replaced within the hour by a green quest reward, sigh.

Learn from her mistakes the rest of you! Do not bring down the Wrath of the Commander! Commander being me just so we’re clear. Yeah, all that kowtowing in the garrison may have gone to my head, just a little.

moth_3Cim’s been having a fine time with her Stables, well up until now anyway. It’s really embarrassing her but she’s stuck on the stupid giant moth, The Moth of Wrath. She’s got a logjam of mounts lined up trying to bring that GIANT, EVIL, DANGEROUS … moth to it’s knees.

Considering she’s a Warlock with demon handling capabilities saying she’s embarrassed she can’t take down a moth is an understatement.

Now I have no reason to do Proving Grounds as I don’t even do regular dungeons because of my stranger danger fears. People I know are generally out making a living the time of day I’m playing so no dungeons. I don’t need a silver to get into heroics.

bitemeBut of all the things I bitch and moan about this is the only thing Blizzard has done that REALLY pisses me off. BITE ME LIEUTENANT THORN. For example I have read comments about what’s happening in Molten Core groups.

I read about people telling the group to single target those Core Hound packs in the first cave. Basically so they can laugh their ass off when it all goes horribly wrong. They may be fine players, they may have aced gold proving grounds but they’re asshats. I can’t help but think you’ll find these same players in heroics.

I don’t like that Blizzard keeps content we’re all paying the same amount for from potentially nice players but yeah, asshats! Come on in! I don’t think they need a skill check, they need an asshatometer. I wish I had an idea, but like Blizzard, I’m stumped. I don’t know, some kind of gaming Myers-Briggs personality test?

breachYep, once more unto the breach. Cim’s at 100. Cat’s enjoying taking her time this expansion. She usually goes first in the mad pack where you can’t really enjoy anything, you’re just competing for quest mobs. She’s much happier taking her time. The ONLY thing she’s miffed about is Cim having a Menagerie first and doing all the pet battles, that might make her hurry just a little bit.

Right now all the pet battling Cat’s doing is using poor little Ashlei to level any level one pets she has. Instant level ten or eleven!

So number three. Not who I’d planned. I wanted a Horde character next but instead it’s a profession character. Lokkan the once Enhancement now Elemental Shaman for Inscription/Jewelcrafting.

To say I don’t know how to play her is an understatement but nevertheless she seems to get by. I thought going through the jungle again would be a pita but it wasn’t which is good news since there are many waiting in the wings.

That’s been my week. I’m enjoying WoD a great deal, more than I thought I would. I would like to fly but I see why we can’t. I guess if I need a hit of flight I’ll go back to the old country.

Hopefully I’ll come up for air before next maintenance day but Draenor calls to me …

 

 

Commander Pepe Hat the Easy Way

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 20, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

compepeThat’s right, that’s right. I got your Commander Pepe Hat right here. Yeah, all hail the Commander. Snappy salute there Guard … Harry? John? Oh, whatever. I haven’t got all their names straight yet.

Anyway Cat really wanted a Pepe bird on her head. She would have preferred it in Cat form but you take what you can get. And she wasn’t getting anywhere. We watched videos of people leaping into the air and simultaneously clicking.

Are you kidding me, seriously? There is no way I can leap up there and spam click in the right spot. I know, cause we tried for about an hour.

So for those of you who can’t live without a Pepe hat here’s the cheaty easy way.

Go to your Key Bindings and select, Targeting. Find Interact with Target and bind it to any key you want. Then /tar Pepe, make your jump while spamming that key and voila! The Hat of the Pepe!

In a level two Alliance Garrison he’s in a tree behind the Flight Master.

There! You can’t say Cat’s not dressed in the highest fashion! Okay … you could make some comments about her time management skills but hey, Pepe’s so worth it.

Alliance Rides to Frostfire Ridge … sorta

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 17, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

shamanstoneSo Cim the Warlock is really taking this garrison stable thing seriously. She had two quests given her and they both involved going to Frostfire Ridge. Hmm … must be a way. She was determined to get there one way or another.

Not being the patient sort she decided to head to Skysea Point in Gorgrond and jump off a cliff and try to ride there. I wish she hadn’t been in such a hurry and had noted the coordinates but she didn’t.

So if you jump down and ride, ride, ride … ride, ride, and ride along the steep coast of Frostfire Ridge you will eventually come upon a Shamanstone. Ride up behind it and you’re there!

frstfirefightSuccess! She completed the two quests and picked up some flight paths. She’ll have to go back and look around for the land version because I’m sure she’ll have more work to do over there.

Cim’s been very busy although her motivation is suspect. She suddenly kicked it into high gear for a while but that was only after learning she’d needed to be level 94 to get her fishing shack started. Not sure if all the frenzied activity will continue.

squiggyAnd then there’s Cat … yeah. I don’t know. She’s usually the first one to reach level cap but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen this time. She seems content to hang around the garrison looking for Pepe the garrison bird and petting Squiggy, sigh.

I guess I shouldn’t complain, maybe all those Pandaren telling her to slow down finally took. Maybe I should tell her that Cim has her very own fishing shack. Yeah, a little peer pressure might do the trick!

I’m Beginning to See What’s Going on Here

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on November 15, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

stableoneI thought Cim the Warlock built a Stable in her Garrison for the mounts but now I’m not sure. I didn’t see the pattern at first. I would have expected it from Cat but didn’t catch on right away because it was the Warlock.

Maybe I’m just over-thinking this, maybe it’s nothing … yeah, I’m sure she did it for the mounts and the 20% mount speed increase.

stabletwo
Hmm … Yeah, a little suspicious isn’t it. She’s not out leveling, she’s busy chatting up the stablehands. Who knew? SO MANY unexpected dangers in Draenor.

Never Mind …

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on November 14, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

cimseggI had all these screen shots of yesterday. But … yeah … never mind. I think we all know what yesterday looked like but I’m saving the one showing a queue on Fenris because it’s so rare it might become a collector’s item.

So, here I am with all this time on my hands and I suck at Hearthstone so yeah, a post. Cat and Cim were tag-team leveling yesterday. Cim went first and decided to save her primal egg with her new colorful mount until she established her Garrison. You know, as kind of a celebration.

Didn’t work out that well for her, Black Primal Raptor number three!

There were no problems at all on Fenris for me until around 3:00pm eastern when things started getting wonky. Both Cat and Cim managed to get their Town Halls to level 2 before the great Attack of the Asshats.

It’s now become clear that maybe I should have been paying more attention and not squeezing my eyes shut saying, I don’t want to know! I don’t want to know, I want it to be a surprise!

Cim managed to put up the wrong buildings and by the time she realized it she was out of garrison supplies or whatever the stuff is you need to buy buildings. She’d squandered it all and was down to 10 of the whatsits.

How you liking the big surprise now Cim? Ow! I was just kidding, jeez Cim.

Oddly Cat’s further along than Cim. I know! Cat piddles along stopping to tame new pets and killing everything to skin. Just kind of wandering around. Cim’s the one racing through quests trying to get high enough level to turn in some enchanting thingy over where the bird people reside.

I really enjoyed it. At six in the morning the hardcore had left the area and the competition for quests wasn’t that bad yet for things that recommended three people there were enough around.

They both visited Ashran and set their hearthstones to Stormshield and took a look around. It was a pretty good day it just ended too soon.

I only see two negatives. I’m not going to like running some 10 or however many alts it turns into through the starting zone. I had wanted to get my herb/alchem in there but just couldn’t face it again yet.

The other negative is tomorrow is the day of celebration for my birthday. Not the actual day, just the celebrating day. You can’t tell non-gamers that a celebratory day would be to play WoD … not and live.

Lunacy, Thy Name is … oh … me

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 11, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

deaddinoCim’s been sitting on about 3,000 dinosaur bones for probably a year or so. Navimie and Cymre recently got their White Raptors so I think that’s what got her attention. Time to go to the Isle of Giants and hunt dinosaur.

Wow, just wow. What the hell happened here. I remember the Isle as being a quiet place, just me and the dinosaurs. Slaughter everywhere. PEOPLE everywhere. What is up. Wait a minute, I’ve not seen one person yet from either of my two servers, what’s going on here … oh … it’s a CRZ now. For all I know the whole of Pandaria is now.

Between the fact that the dinosaur bones are no longer soul bound and can be sold and CRZ it looks like Cim really stepped in the dog’s business on this one. I TOLD her not to leave it to the last minute, jeez.

Dinosaur bounty hunters everywhere, I wonder if they really sell that many as they’re running around 4,000 gold a stack of 999. We started out being polite, if someone seemed to have staked a claim to the white dino area or the blue dino area we’d try to find someplace else.

Mostly this left her with the Pterrorwing Skyscreamers around the Alliance repairman. There were four on the ground and one in the air. Didn’t seem to be as popular. After a couple of days of that she stopped being polite. She ran screaming through all the areas tagging whatever she found. She’d had it with polite. She is after all a Warlock.

Cim was very, very excited to get a Primal Egg, she only has the Black Raptor. She hoped for one of the others. I think about 10 or 12 more dropped and she was sad she couldn’t loot them but she had hers so she was happy.

whiteraptorFinally she got her 9999 bones!

alreadyknownTime to go back to civilization! On returning she realized her Primal Egg should be ready to hatch. She opened it. She saw this. Nooo …

I’m sorry Cim but what can you do, I know you wanted … Cim? CIM? WoD’s almost here! Where are you going? Come back, we’re cleaning out our banks! Cim!

Nope, she’s gone.

staydehindYep. That’s where I found her. She’s refusing to leave until she acquires another egg. Please, please, please drop, egg. I really don’t want to be hanging out here when everyone ships out for WoD.

CIM! Come on! You can come back in two years, what’s one more mount! Please!

She’s ignoring me. Between Cat and her battle pets and Cim and her mounts … I just hope she’s ready to go by Thursday. I guess I can go study up on garrisons while I wait.

Warcraft Movie Panel Reminded Me of …

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on November 8, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

moviepanelhigh school … and not in a good way if there even is a good way. I really didn’t want to whine, I even tried bargaining. I told myself if Blingtron gave me something good this morning I wouldn’t vent. Yeah, so much for that he gave me some old toenail clippings … typical.

So then I told myself if Christoph VonFeasel gave me a Syd I would keep my mouth shut but then I though, oh screw it, I don’t even feel like going to the Faire. I told myself, hey you don’t want the whole world to know what a whining little whiner you are but then I thought … hey … the whole world doesn’t read your posts. Go ahead, moan away.

A little background. I have been waiting for the movie panel since last year’s Blizzcon, it’s something I was very excited about. I knew … I just knew we’d get a little peek of the movie … just a peek. I counted down the months. I knew it would happen.

I bought a virtual ticket for the most part for the movie panel … okay alright and the pet. I wanted to see it live so my husband was given the equivalent of a TV dinner because I had to be stationed in front of the PC … waiting … for that moment I’d waited so long for … finally … it was here.

The moment was here and what I got was Chris Metzen turning to the audience with a conspiratorial look saying, yeah, check it out upstairs. In other words, YO, COOL KIDS! YOU GET TO WATCH FOOTAGE FROM THE MOVIE.

You? Oh yeah, not so much.

The panel was very good, I would have enjoyed it had I not been so crushed. I must not have been the only one because Duncan Jones tweeted this:

oldfogieI know nothing about the film industry. I’m sure they have a reason but I can’t figure it out. It seems you’d WANT millions of people to get excited about your film.

YOU’RE DEAD TO ME NOW WARCRAFT MOVIE! YOU HEAR THAT OLD FOGIES OF THE FILM INDUSTRY. DEAD TO ME!

Yeah … probably if I’m still alive in 2016 I’ll be first in line. I probably would have been okay with it if they had just not made me, the virtual ticket holder feel like a lonely little loser with my nose pressed up to the glass looking in at the cool kids … the beautiful people … the in crowd … Chris’s homies.

I know I’ll watch the movie but I really doubt I’d ever pay for a virtual ticket again. I love pets, pets are nice but not really worth 40 bucks to me unless they come up with a battle pet that doubles as flying mount and a campfire and is a toy. Then … maybe.

So I’ve got to go. For whatever reason this whole thing has made me feel like I’ve got to do homework and quietly cry in the corner cause no one asked me to prom.

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