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Through Your Interface — A Fairy Tale Image

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on September 1, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

Day Fifteen of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, A Fairy Tale Image. Sniff, this is the last day.

Saz’s challenge was a dream come true for someone like me. Screen shots, my favorite thing. I’ve been sitting on this screen shot for a while. I didn’t want to post it as it meant the challenge had come to an end but I have to stop stalling sometime.

Yay! Lion King meets The Littlest Mermaid! Er, Merman! I knew those Bones of Transformation would come in handy for something!

Thank you Saz, it’s been a lot of fun!

Through Your Interface — Place Swap

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on August 16, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

Day Fourteen of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, Place Swap. Didn’t even have to think about this one, definitely I’d want to swap with my Druid.

The dogs and I could play in the snow in bear form. I could switch to cat form and be chased around by them and get some exercise. Those quick runs to the store for something I forgot would be a breeze in flight form as long as I didn’t need to carry much.

I’m not sure what I could do with aquatic form. The dogs wouldn’t be interested as although they’re labs they hate water. I know, what’s up with that. I’ll have to think on that one. Halloween maybe? Scare the bejeesus out of the neighborhood kids with my scary, walrusy, sea lion form?

Maybe I’d better hold off on using aquatic form. They’ve just had a chupacabra sighting in the area and I don’t want to end up in a cage. :)

Through Your Interface — A Fond Memory

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on August 10, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

Day Thirteen of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, A Fond Memory. This one was easy since I have managed to salvage so few older screen shots.

Even if I had all my old screen shots I still might have picked this one. My Druid when she was much younger in levels taking in the fireworks at Booty Bay. The whole world was still ahead of her, places to explore, mysteries to uncover, wrongs to right.

She even wore her hair differently back then. I think she was born in 2007 and became my third main. It was touch and go until she got cat form, my first attempt at Druid got deleted at about level 17. Someone told me you have to stick it out until you get cat form so I tried again and she’s been my number one ever since.

She’s not feeling the love for me right now though. I’ve been spending way too much time with a certain Ironman on another server. I’m kinda worried we’re going to have words when I log back into Fenris, ugh, awkward.

Through Your Interface — Inspiring Imagery

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on August 8, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

Finally, Day Twelve of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge. I think I’m unstuck now.

I was never a fan of Stormwind. I was always getting lost in that town. I was a Darnassus girl, next best would have been Ironforge, never Stormwind. So I was less than enthused when I heard that hanging out in Stormwind would be almost a requirement come Cataclysm.

I had stationed myself in Stormwind so my first login after the Cataclysm would be there. This is what I saw. Of course Defenders of Azeroth also helped. I was inspired, Deathwing had attacked and the Alliance was still here. A little crispy round the edges, but still here. I grew a little fonder of Stormwind, okay, alright, the color-coded roofs helped a lot too!

Through Your Interface — Best Screen Shot of the Year

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on July 26, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

You can sure tell it’s Tuesday. I was whiling away the time putting creepy doll faces in my header. I can’t tell if I like that creepy doll starring at me but I’ll let her stay a while and see. So I decided to do something more productive. Something I’ve been agonizing over for way too long.

SuperCat! Not only can Druids shift into flight form, kitty form, travel form, scary walrussy thing form, bear form, they don’t even need to, SuperCat can fly. I should have tried this in scary walrus form, now that would have been a true best screen shot ever!

I was stumped by Day Seven of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, your best screen shot of the Year. After reading what Saz said about her difficulty in choosing one I decided to suck it up and be decisive, make a decision good or bad.

So I give you SuperCat, not a great screen shot but one that makes me smile every time I see it. This started happening on and off right after patch 4.2. I kind of wish it would be permanent, I enjoy taking my kitty on a swim though the air!

Through Your Interface — Profession of Choice

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , on July 14, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

This is Day Eleven of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, your favorite profession. Have you ever had one of those days. Yesterday was one of those days. It started when I was doing The Protectors of Hyjal. I didn’t notice that Searris was wandering by when I swiped at a Seething Pyrelord’s spawns. I was soon dead and when flying back to reclaim my body must have lost my sense of direction because I thunked down to the ground, I’d strayed into Ashenvale. I gave up and let the Spirit Healer rez me and logged out for a phone call from real life.

A client had poked around changing things in his website and completely fubared it. It was now just throwing errors instead of selling things, not good. After a quick look I decided to call support at his host and beg them for a rollback to better days. I’m still talking to support 24 hours later and each time it’s a different person so I have to start ALL over. Then the cable went out. No TV no problem. No phone not a big deal. No internet connection, aaarrrrgggghhh!!!

So at 9:09 Eastern Time this morning when cable came back what did I do? Fish. I went to one of my favorite fishing spots and fished. I find it helps with issues in rl and Azerothian ones. I fish here for Deepsea Sagefish which I make into Delicious Sagefish Tail in my quest to single-handedly make 5,0000 Cataclysm recipes for the Broiled Dragon Feast Recipe.  I’m at 1,837 cooked, go team go!

I put on the Otis Taylor-Recapturing The Banjo CD and fished. You know what? I got so relaxed I didn’t even care anymore that my client’s website isn’t selling anything right now. I’m not sure he feels the same. Maybe I should suggest he take up fishing rather than mucking about in his website.

Through Your Interface — Your WoW Crew

Posted in General WoW, Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , on June 28, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

This is Day Ten of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, Saz asks:

Who are the people you hang out with day in and day out? Do you only hang out with your raid mates? Do you have a small, tight knit group of friends that you hang out with? Or are you a strange loner who just hangs out with your pets?

Wait! What! That’s you? You mean you’re the strange lon … er … um.

Well yes, that would be me, oh go ahead and yell it, loser, loser loser!!!

I had considered using the screen shot below instead and trying to fake you out and pass them off as my friends but figured you’d catch on to the fact that they are mere peasants. They have no say in the matter, if called to do so they HAVE to stand around and pretend to be my friends whether they want to or not because they are required to come when I summon them.

After looking up the Peasant Caller I feel somewhat better, although I no longer have friends on this server I do, it appears have an item that is no longer available in the game.

Over the years the attrition from server changes, quitting WoW altogether, faction changes and other circumstances has whittled away my friends list to nothing. I made those friends for the most part back in BC doing the group quests. Considering the state of Cataclysm I’m not going to be getting any new ones that way.

Real life friends you ask? HaHaHaHaHa! I once mentioned to a rl friend that I spent a lot of time playing a game online. She replied, “Oh, yes, I can’t get enough of Solitaire.” If I tried to explain an mmo I know I would have received a polite blank stare. If I tried to explain WoW and any of them actually, finally got it they would schedule an intervention because they’d be sure I had finally gone completely starkers so that plan is not an option.

So as you travel the world and you get a glimpse of some weirdo in the middle of nowhere surrounded by her pets — /wave cause it’s me!

P.S. No, that’s not all of my pets but I just got tired of cutting out those tiny, wee, beasties to stick them in the screen shot!

Even as we speak or read rather, Patch 4.2 is probably being poured or getting close to be poured into our servers.  If you’re looking for serious information about it, well, you’d better just move along. On second thought, I’m feeling civic minded so as a good citizen of Azeroth here’s Wowheads guide on the quests.

Through Your Interface — Your Character’s Hometown

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , on June 20, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

This is Day Nine of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge. I grew up in beautiful Darnassus. My parents had a shop in Tradesmen’s Terrace.  They were trying to capitalize on a niche market and opened a shop called Pretty Pally carrying lovely pastel plate armor. I’m not sure where they came up with their business plan and really, it might have been successful had it been located somewhere other than Darnassus. The few female Paladins that came through town and were interested soon lost interest when they found out the exorbitant rates the Goblins charge for air freight to the Eastern Kingdoms. Luckily my father was quite a fisherman so he supplemented our income by selling his catch.

We didn’t have much but it was a happy childhood and I visit as often as I can and my father and I fish by the Temple of the Moon. They finally closed the Pretty Pally and the last time I visited, my father was working on a new business plan revolving around wolf-themed gear, this time I think he might be onto something.

Through Your Interface — Vacation Spot

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , , , on June 17, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

This is Day Eight of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge, I’m skipping day seven for now. The floating islands in Nagrand, wow, they still blow me away. I go back to Nagrand every once in a while. I pick up my bag of jewels from those shady Consortium guys just to keep them on their toes. I fly up to an island and count ‘em to make sure they didn’t short me and then I just enjoy the view. I doubt I’m the only vacationer here, if I do a /who there are usually a few 85s on that list, they probably bought one of those condos over by the elemental plateau.

Right now I practically live in Uldum hunting for Camel Figurines. I’ve found three now although just the kind that fall apart into 25 gold worth of dust so I’m still looking. I want to meet up with that camel hoarder.

Oh yeah and while you’re here did you see the post on how to reach the gold cap on WoW Insider this morning? I was so depressed, I am such an underachiever. I think, well, I know the most gold I ever had was 150,000 and once I hit that mark I immediately proceeded to spend 20,000 on just stuff.

So, feeling like a slacker I decided to head to Uldum and grind something sell-able. My Druid is a skinner/lw but oddly she really doesn’t like to go out and skin. So you have to bribe her. I just noticed that when something positive happens in-game like an achievement I refer to it as “I got the achievement” and when something negative happens like my Druid having to be bribed it’s suddenly my Druid’s fault. Anyway …

So my alchemist mixes her up a batch of Potion of Treasure Finding and off she goes to decimate the crocolisk population of Uldum. If I have to grind leather I like crocolisks because of this:

I love it when they fly up and flip over dead, makes me feel like a very powerful cat. I am going for a double but haven’t got one yet. Having two flip at the same time would be wonderful, kinda of like the Triple Axel of croc killing!

Okay, I kind of got off on a tangent there but what started it was Uldum.  I’m wondering if in an expansion or two when asked for my favorite vacation spot it just may have changed to Uldum, or maybe I’ll winter in Uldum and summer in Nagrand.

Through Your Interface — Favorite Line of Poetry/Lyric

Posted in Saz's Screen Shot Challenge with tags , , , on June 7, 2011 by Tome oftheAncient

Day Six of World of Saz 15 Days of Screen Shots challenge is about your favorite Line of Poetry/Lyric. My apologies, I seem to be saying this a lot, I’m kind of cheating. No lyrics or poetry jumped out when I read this one but a quote from my all-time favorite classic did immediately.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

- Roy, The Movie Blade Runner

When BC came out my first character, my hunter, was somewhere around the low fifties level. I couldn’t go to Outland yet but nevertheless I bought and installed it, I guess as an incentive. I was so excited and this was back in the time I talked to my husband about all things WoW rather than you.

When the moment came and I was going to get my first glimpse of Outland he wanted to see what all the fuss had been about. Now I have no idea what this is about but whenever he walks by the computer when I’m in WoW he usually asks, “Hey, look up, what’s the sky look like there?” and this is what I saw.

So I have my non-gaming husband to thank for one of my best WoW moments, I felt like Roy, it was like seeing the attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

P.S. Thanks to smarty-pants Druid with insta-flight form for getting the shot. I don’t even think I knew how to take a screen shot back then.

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