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Let’s Get to the Bottom of This or Near Naked in Nagrand

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on December 2, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

levelinglookOkay, this picture has nothing to do with the whole bottom thing. It’s a “leveling” screen shot I took of Cat. It’s kind of like those naked baby pictures you take and hold on to so you can use them to threaten your teenager. Hey, mom’s got to have fun too and in all fairness I think I only actually showed it once.

Anyway, what is up with the Orcs in Nagrand … perverts. Is it just me? Is it my addons? Cim is out there taking names and kicking ass and then BAM … she’s standing there in her underwear, what kind of cheap tactics are those.

I’ve tried to get a screen shot but I’m usually too shocked as I stare at her butt. I’ve only noticed it fighting Orcs. They’re using some kind of Death by Embarrassment spell. That’s low, Iron Horde, really.

I realized something today. I’ve become a casual, a casual blogger. Gone are the days of posting daily. What was that about anyway, I wonder what I was saying. Since WoD launched I see I only post when the servers are down for maintenance. I guess that’s a win for WoD, that I’d rather play it then talk about it.

And oh, what is up with that Kaylie Macdonald? So okay, maybe I do obsessively check to see if I can make more cloth but dammit, I’m the Commander. If I want to check I should be able to, she’s never there. I’m going to hide and watch her. Where’s she going? She have some kind of black market thing going with my cloth? I’ll get to the BOTTOM of this!

She really ought to watch her step, Cim’s already in a snit about the three crafted items limit so her mood is … volatile … between that and the whole underwear thing.

cymrebCat FINALLY managed to get to a Cymre visiting level. It was lovely, Cym’s so polite too, she offered Cat bandages if she needed them. Aw … she’s not at all like some of those arrogant Pandaren tamers.

I know I wanted everything to be a surprise but I’m thinking that may have been a mistake. Cim is trying desperately to get to iLevel 615. Imraith told her about mission gear rewards. Oh! Maybe Cim will get one and she did!

Those shoulders might do it! It’s not a 100% mission though, she decided to first level up some of her followers thinking the mission would be there until she got around to it … not. Next day it was gone. Next time one of those suckers comes along Cim’s sending them out even if it’s a 35% death march, at least it’s a chance.

upantsSo that’s been our week, just thought I should warn you that if you plan on killing Orcs in Nagrand you should make sure you’re wearing suitable underwear. Something that will strike fear in their hearts, something  that will make those Orcs rue the day they decided to use the Death by EmBARRASSment spell!

Okay … I’ll stop … sorry. I don’t want to be the BUTT of any jokes … I don’t

Servers, come on. Save me from myself.

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.

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