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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.


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.

We Have Wings!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on November 5, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

saswingsYes! I know! I’ll bet you never thought we’d gain our wings, after all this time and … what? What do you mean, wings are wings right? Not the right ones? Yeah … no … they’re not attached to a cloak. Can’t fool you can we. Okay, okay.

Whew, Sasche got our 96th Toy Box item for everyone. Sasche let everyone else try the new Darkmoon Faire quest Firebird’s Challenge first to try to get a feel for what to do.

The achievement Brood of Alysrazor requires you to collect 50 Blazing Rings in one flight session of Firebird’s Challenge. The reward is those lovely wings. The only thing Sasche did that the others didn’t was … count. I know. Not much of a tip but after about six attempts that’s the only thing I did differently, when Sasche got to the Ringmaster achievement she started counting the next 25.

I don’t have the heart to tell Sasche she’s the only one who tried it after the sharing of the rings glitch was fixed, I’ll let her feel special. Undead need to feel special once in a while.

I think this may be the end of our toy box item acquisition until WoD arrives. The remaining available now are tough ones. Two pair of elusive dice. Two rares on Timeless Isle that I always manage to show up for after they’re dead. Terrok has way too many visitors right now and no, I can’t solo heroic Scholomance for Krastinov’s Bag of Horrors so maybe this feverish hunt for toys will slow down now. I hope. Never can tell …



Hey! Hey! I Heard That!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on November 3, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

stupidstuffI don’t know, maybe it’s just me but occasionally I think I hear snickering. Those times when I’m involved in painful, unfun WoW pursuits I’m convinced I can hear those WoW developers whispering, let’s see what else we can get this chump to do.

HAHAHAHA! She did it! She’s spending agonizing hours killing low level mobs in search of dice. It’s not fun, it’s not profitable but damn! We got her! HAHAHAHAHA!

Yeah, guilty. Stupid, stupid little Toy Box. And if you ask me these guys have been deployed WAY too long. They aren’t interested in games of chance, all they’re interested in is reading shocking steamy romances. That’s all they have in their pockets. For Elune’s sake Schnottz, give those guys a week’s leave or something.

The Eternal Kilnmasters weren’t that bad. I had one Warlock stationed at the Blazing Way and one up top and they’re both Tailors so all that cloth was welcome.

canthitLet’s see, what other dumb WoW stuff have they been up to. Oh yeah, I’m not sure why this was fun. The Darkmoon Bunny and Moonfang are no longer the kinder gentler beings they once were. So why did this inspire many, many people … yes me too … to spend an INORDINATE amount of time trying to fight them.

Was it the fun of spending lots and lots of money on repairs? I don’t know, maybe it was the strangely fascinating joy of watching your spells almost never hit, you’ve got to admit that’s a thing that’s been rare lately. I have no clue, maybe I need a WoW therapist. In my defense Moonfang does actually drop a toy I don’t have, maybe that was it.

Welp … time to login. Let’s see if we can find something to do other than the WoW equivalent of picking a hangnail … I’d really like those dice though … maybe just a … HEY I CAN HEAR YOU!



Screen Shots Folder: A Substitute for a Live Server

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on October 28, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

WARNING: This is one of my frequent “server maintenance” posts that usually get deleted because I’m just rambling on to fill the time before servers come up. I’m not really saying ANYTHING AT ALL … just so you know. Of course the implication there is that I EVER say anything.
lupecheaterSigh … I’ve done everything I had to do. What? No, I didn’t dust, screw that but I did everything else and now I’m left with a stray hour before servers come back up. I know! I’ll peruse my screen shot folder, that’ll be kind of like playing, right?

Oh my, how embarrassing. Man, why did that have to come up first. That’s Lupe, she’s in Matty’s guild Drunken Fish because seriously, who wouldn’t want to be a Drunken Fish? But really, Lupe … that’s awful. I can’t believe you’re leveling by beating up that little girl’s bunnies with a bunch of level 25 pets. That’s low Lupe, even for a Warlock, I hope you’re ashamed. No? Figures.

filmstripA WoW screen shot movie! Since I have a habit of taking lots of screen shots one right after the other because … yeah, I don’t know why. But anyway, I found if you slide back and forth in filmstrip mode in Adobe Bridge you get an animated screen shot folder! Almost like being online … yeah, I know but I’m trying to see the positive here.

Oh! Here’s some sentimental shots.

treasureroomThe treasure room on Isle of Thunder! I think Sasche took that on her last run through. She loved that place, best place to pick up a bunch of Motes of Harmony and some spending money. She loved it so much she never even tried to get through it. Too busy checking for any chests she missed, can’t pass up any loose change lying around. Goodbye treasure room, you’ll be missed!

missmopYeah, Cat always finds the best places to take a nap. Probably because she’s part cat. They sense these things. Best places to nap, sensing the lap of the person in a room who does not like cats and jumping up on it, that kind of stuff.

accidentAh yes, the inadvertent screen shot. I have a lot of these. I didn’t think my fingers flailed around that much, hitting random keys but my screen shot folder says otherwise. They probably rival the on purpose screen shots in number. I figure the odds are one day one of them will have something interesting on it. You know, accidental screen shot RNG.

Well shoot. That only used up half an hour. Now I’m faced with roaming around the internet and that’s been dangerous lately. I’m on some kind of impulse buying kick. Really, I ordered a TCG card and then a treadmill. No, I’m not kidding but the treadmill was on sale and such a good deal. Can’t pass things like that up. I was also considering a biofeedback machine because that just seems so cool … I know … server maintenance … a time of great financial danger.

Love, Hate and … What? Seriously?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on October 26, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

mylunecallI’ll talk about “seriously” first. A while back Godmother had a post talking about the new Toy Box. I thought yeah, I’m sure you’ll find people going back for toys they missed to fill it but I just want to make some room in my bags.

I’m not going to … wait … there are achievements? Sure, I always wanted an Orb of the Sin’dorei but I didn’t feel like doing Magisters’ Terrace over and over and over to get one. Sure, Cat always wanted Mylune’s Call but our officious bank alt Sophina has always told her, you are NOT getting money from me to buy overpriced toys to clog up your bags. Absolutely not!

Yeah … when Cat heard about the Toy Box achievements she turned into a General positioning her forces.

Some one was stationed at Ahone the Wanderer, someone else at Ai-Li Skymirror. On mission success, Cat pulled back her forces from position and relocated them. No rare with a toy was safe.

Mistakes were made. I don’t know when Ironrose and Cat will be speaking again. No one on the Horde side had even started the Argent Tournament so Cat sent Rose to Northrend, a land where she had no allies, no flight paths, to do the Elune forsaken dailies for the Faction Banners.

It was a while before Cat realized that apparently when you gained the Alliance Banner you also were awarded the Horde equivalent.

Oh … my bad. Rose. I’m sorry. All that pain in vain. Rose? Ah, come on Rose, it was an honest mistake!

At 91 we’re down to the painful ones to do before the Darkmoon Faire comes to town. One set of dice down, two to go. Sasche’s stationed on the Timeless Isle but she’s still not even caught a glimpse of the Black Flame brothers so she logs in and out killing Eternal Kilnmasters while she waits for the Champs to appear.

I’m anxiously awaiting November 9th when I can again use item recovery to see if I can regain things I threw out … um … a few years ago. So I guess you could say it’s become an all-consuming passion. That or Cat’s just doing it to avoid collecting anymore stupid pristine thingies.


liwublingIt’s sad to see a relationship fall apart like this. Liwu was so happy with her Blingtron. They chatted first thing every morning over coffee. Theirs was a close relationship … sadly … no more. I’m afraid there’s only so much Super-Heated Oil a relationship can take.

FOR ONCE, JUST FOR ONCE BLINGTRON could you give me something nice, I overheard Liwu shout in a very un-monk like fashion. Maybe a gem I need, is that so much to ask?

OMG! A River’s Heart? A freaking River’s Heart, you little shit Robot? They’re WORTHLESS! I HATE you!


yoontimeI think it’s safe to say I love Farmer Yoon and his story. Everyone, no exceptions, had to help him get his farm and some respect from that big bully Haohan Mudclaw. Didn’t matter if they didn’t farm or cook, all that mattered was getting that bully to eat his shorts words.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be sitting with Farmer Yoon having a last chat before we all head out to face the Iron Horde. We’ll be pondering the mysteries of Pandaria for the last time. Like the one where, I don’t know HOW MANY times, a Pandaren has said, the next one’s on me!

I’m still waiting.





Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on October 21, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

cimdeadYesterday WordPress wished me a happy blog fourth birthday. I was kind of surprised. It appears that I have managed to prattle away for four years about a game I love but don’t play very well. How did I even do that? What the hell have I been talking about anyway? I’ll have to look.

Anyway I had another milestone right before this blog’s birthday thanks to the kindness of Prinnie of That Was an Accident, her friend Rimmington and Matty, oh and some tank from the queue. Didn’t quite get their name as I was … indisposed most of the time.

What was it? Current content! UBRS! How’d it go? Well yeah I was dead mostly but it really is the best way to see things. You know. No stressful having to stay out of stuff to worry about since … well … I apparently already stood in it. Just now, JUST NOW when cropping the screen shot I see Matty in chat saying stay out of the bad stuff … oh well … better late than never … sort of.

Anyway by the third boss who had lovely bright yellow easy to see spinning thingies I managed to stay off my back! Thank you you guys for that WoW milestone!

phantaheadAfter that I relaxed with Phanta and some wanton slaughter and thievery. There’s something wrong with that Goblin. I have spoken to her REPEATEDLY about how Rogues are supposed to be one with the shadows. A whisper in the night, silently stalking undetected until the moment they strike.

NOT RIDING AROUND ON A ZHEVRA WITH A PUMPKINHEAD WAVING AT PEOPLE. I give up. I’ll have to look into Rogue therapy for her, I don’t know what else to do.

liwuskelAfter that Liwu volunteered to get the second new cat from Hallow’s End because she has all those engineering transporters. Cat had already acquired Cursed Birman so it was up to Liwu to get Cat Widget the Departed so she would calm down. Jeez Cat, it’s a long holiday there’s plenty of time.

Let’s see … what other celebratory stuff did we do. Oh, EoE is so much nicer to solo after the patch. No more 1, 1, 2, 3 and dodging as he’s already dead. There is just one thing. Sasche the Undead Warlock and Cim the Human are specced the same and at the time their iLevel was the same but Sasche is way deadlier.

I always suspected this and after doing EoE one right after the other it was apparent. Is Cim a slacker or is Sasche that much angrier? I have no idea … something to ponder.

Every evening after dinner I tell my non-gaming husband, I’m off to kill people, I’ll be back! I’d say that now but the servers are down. Hmm … I guess I’m left with I’m off to stalk the neighborhood with my fierce and deadly Hunter pet Mikey the Dog raining death on all who oppose us.

Okay, probably we’re just going to walk along occasionally picking up trash, but still, if anyone opposes us there’ll be hell to pay.

Okay, I’ve answered my own question. NOW I see what I’ve been talking about for four years.



Thieves, Hooves and Brown Cows

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on October 18, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

thiefatheartWho knew? I’m apparently a sneaky thief at heart. I had felt I was going against the Altoholics Creed boosting this Rogue for professions but I’m having the best time. She’s been a little killing machine on Timeless Isle. Don’t know if it’s the result of the patch or getting her gear over the 500 iLevel mark.

Thanks to Cymre now all she wants to do is skulk around Blasted Lands pickpocketing the Lieutenants to fence her stuff to Griftah. I figure it’s okay since she might luck out and get a Bronze Whelpling to drop. Cat’s getting impatient though so I might have to give in and buy one.

winghoofAs for Cat she’s still leveling her pets as though nothing has changed. It’s some kind of an obsession. I hope she’ll snap out of it when WoD drops. I did get her attention when I told her battle pets drop from the Headless Horseman this year. Um … just handing out misinformation to keep you on your toes. The pets can be purchased!

The only problem she’s had since the patch is remembering a hoof means she can fly. She repeatedly stares at her UI wondering how to fly … oh yeah … hoof. I like the icon she came up with better. Guess they don’t have room for wings.

Let’s see, what else. Oh, I want to do the new UBRS but probably never will. I have puggitous, a little known phobia. It’s the fear of strangers being complete asses to each other. It doesn’t seem to happen as much with holiday bosses or world bosses. I’ve never been able to figure that one out.

hownowI know, I know. Get over the faces already, jeez. But damn, when I  logged in to take a look at Ironrose, she looked seriously … derpy. So here’s her new look. Whether or not she still looks derpy is up for debate but what’s important is now she looks like she’ll kick your butt if you say it. Nobody is going to come up to that Rose and say how now brown cow. If they do they’ll live to regret it.



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