That Way Madness Lies

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on July 21, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

oopsYeah … freaky. I found this link somewhere and had to try it. Cat will be FURIOUS if she finds out I showed you. I mean I think she was okay with the little beasties but … um … what’s with the eyes. Okay, enough of that.

gamblingTHIS is her madness. It’s like she has a gambling addiction or something. She’s determined to get a ring with “of the Decimator” on it. I’m not sure why, her clothes are fine for what she does but I guess it’s become a thing for her. She’s determined to beat out RNG. We all know how that will turn out.

I want to save the Apexis Crystals up for the Reins of the Corrupted Dreadwing but no, every time Cat gets 5,000 crystals she buys another ring and then has to vendor it for around 6 gold. Crazy, just crazy.

I’m experiencing alt fatigue. This has never happened before but I think it’s because they’re all wearing homemade clothes. Getting three pieces six levels for Cat has worn me out. Maybe if I just make them wear whatever they find laying around it will go away. I have nightmares about the 180 Felblight it took for the last level.  I can’t take it.

On the bright side, where did that second mailbox come from in the Garrison? Please tell me it wasn’t there all along. It’s wonderful! My imaginary legs were so tired of running back and forth to my Town Hall. I can’t believe how pleased a mailbox made me.

catlapAnd who doesn’t like a cat on their lap. Summon pet, target them and then /sit. Cat-on-the-lap! Except Cat you’re kinda squishing the poor kitty, move your elbow you’re squashing his head!

I also love how any progress you’ve made on bonus objectives is saved and still there whenever you come back. It’s so nice to turn up somewhere and find you’re already 50% done so all in all I guess the bright side balances out the alt fatigue.

I guess that’s it … what? Oh alright, I admit it. I put the picture of Cat in the Chestguard of the Vigilant Eyes up as payback for spending all our Apexis Crystals. I know, I know. Sorry Cat … snicker.


I love the Smell of Xemirkol in the Morning

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on July 14, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

xinthemorningI really, REALLY wish I could focus. I sent Cat to Tanaan this morning and without thinking, used my Master Hunter’s Seeking Crystal to visit a rare. I knew I had Jungle Stalker done but forgot that I reached exalted with both the Order of the Awakened and The Hand of the Prophet the evening before.

It seems Jungle Stalker completion and exalted with the Order of the Awakened is what will trigger the possible appearance of Xemirkol when using the crystal.

With fifteen minutes to server restart I was staring Xemirkol in the face. Oops. First time he punted me to the next county, second time just a nice ordinary death. Yeah, this is the first title that Cat was really excited about but alone it looks like we might have to wait for the Warlock. At Cat’s (see how I blame it on Cat) level of skill Demidos solo is challenging.

Oh well, at least I learned how to get back up there and retrieve my body. I started up to the Throne to see if I could find a Kazzak group when someone in chat said Xemirkol was up.

OH! OH! Pick me! Pick me! They kindly did. We waited for everyone’s crystal to be active and off we went. I don’t think I’ve ever derped that bad and let me tell you I can derp. I was shaking so bad and flailing around. I must have hit him at least once I hope. I was so worried about being kicked to next Tuesday I would kind of run by him hoping to get a smack in.

I thought he had some kind of slowing spell although I didn’t remember reading about anything like that … hmm … OMG. I found that while thrashing around I had somehow hit the walk/run toggle key. Nope, no fancy spell … just me.

predatorIn spite of Cat’s general lack of helpfulness, Xemirkol was downed. And talk about lack of focus, it was only then that I realized our tank had been Askevar of You Yank It, You Tank It.

Big thanks to Bigfangs too for that invite! Cat sends hugs and kisses! She has always wanted to be a big scary kitty prowling the jungle and now she can. RAWR! All fear the Cat!

Yeah, I’m going to play along and humor her just this once.

My Kingdom for a … Dorg?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on July 13, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

catstuckThere are days that are just … I don’t know … buggy. I have not been stuck since BC and that was kinda fun as a real live GM role played the whole getting me out thing. Wow, things sure have changed. Anyway, Cat got stuck.

cimstuckAfter Cat finished up her dailies, off went the Warlock … who got stuck … sigh. Maybe it’s a sign that I should be doing laundry. Nah, we’ll be okay.

cattrapCAT! NO! The trap! Lookout! Jeez, that’s the eleventy billionth time Cat, those are TRAPS, try to stay out of them.

Cat had only Dorg the Bloody left to finish Jungle Stalker, he’s quite elusive. She thought maybe over the weekend there’d be enough people around to kill all his homies and get him to appear. YES! Lots of people doing lots of killing, this will be the day!

dorgCome out you big chicken! DORG! I’m in your hollow, killing your people! Bak! Bak! Bak! What’s the matter? Are you afraid of a little kitty?

OH! There it is! He’s going to spawn now. YES! Cat’s waited so long … where the hell is he? Anyone? Anyone see him? Anywhere? Yep, I should have done laundry. No one saw a sign of Dorg.

Aw Cat, I’m sorry. Why don’t you go work on your Saberstalker rep then. You’re kind of behind on that. Cat always means to join a group for Saberstalker hunting but never quite does. She has an unusual method. I’m not sure if it’s on the up and up either.

She just checks to see if Krell the Serene is up repeatedly through the day. Something only drops the first kill but she continues to receive 600 rep for each kill after the first. Kinda lazy if you ask me, but hey, whatever works for you Cat.

Early this morning she took Zeth’gol for the apexis daily. She went up there and I left her to do garrisons with the alts. When I logged back in she was surrounded by people. I couldn’t decide if they were early risers on the east coast realm or people still up on the west coast realm.

Might as well get the daily out of the way then. WHAT! Dorg is arising? For real this time? No way! Yes way!

Cat’s very pleased and I learned a lesson … kinda. Any day you login and get immediately stuck twice is a laundry day. What? Will I do it? Nope, I doubt it, I never listen to my own advice.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

readytoflyThe good was Cat the overachiever got Draenor Pathfinder out of the way pretty quick. Thank goodness for Cat as if we depended on the Warlock we’d never get anywhere.

After Cat got that out of the way Cim the Warlock hit Tanaan and that’s where it got dicey. I had NO IDEA Cim would be interested in Naval Missions but obtaining ship blueprints has become very competitive between the two of them.

yohohoYeah, Cat loved the Ghostly Iron Buccaneer’s Hat when she first got it, now … not so much. She could open a nautical hat store with all the hats he’s coughed up. The BLUEPRINT Ironbeard! The blueprint! I’ll leave you alone if you just give it to me!

speedyeyeOkay, this one’s kinda good and bad. I love this thing, Skull of the Mad Chief. I think it’s misnamed though, it should be called “The Only Chance You Have of Getting to Doomroller if you Hear the Shout While Sitting in your Base.” I know, probably too long to catch on. Even with it Doomroller’s dead 50% of the time when I get there.

Master Hunter’s Seeking Crystal, something else I love. Since Cat didn’t stop to think of the consequences of running all over the place and finding all the treasures she’s stuck with rares. Now with the crystal it’s not so much of a problem. Beam me up, Scotty!

Really, really bad stuff and it’s all my fault. All this opening of boxes and selling stuff right and left was good … if you’re paying attention. While readying Cim to leave for Tanaan I realized that at some point I got carried away. I’d apparently sold her offhand. I tried item restore but it must have been a really long time ago.

I checked around and yep, Shaman had no offhand. Did it to her too. All this shuffling salvage crates was apparently too much for me and they suffered for it. Poor guys.

altsin6.2The bad. Okay, Cat and Cim had no problem in Tanaan. They were both around iLevel 670’s or so when they arrived. The next to ship out will be the Hunter, she’s at 659 but she should be okay because … Hunter.

The rest? It will be a massacre. The alts go in order of what little skill I have with the class. Some of them are still in 630’s gear. This is going to be a bloodbath.

So yeah, there’s my unskilled Death Knight sitting there with the big shots and he might be sitting there a looooooong time along with the Shaman, Monk and Rogue. Oddly I think the Rogue has the best shot of the lot of them.

I’m having fun in 6.2 in spite of the fact I have NEVER fished so much in my WoW life.

I have both Cat and Cim find a group for Kazzak as soon as maintenance is over, VERY important. Must steal his Felbight. It’s like a whole day of fishing’s worth.

Welp it’s a new day, time to see if Ironbeard has had a change of heart … he has! Ironbeard is now guaranteed to drop the Ghostly Spyglass Blueprint that is said to counter a Cursed Crew.

Savage Fishing, Perception and GAWWAI

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on June 27, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

felfishingSo they said Warlords of Draenor was going to be savage and brutal and I think I’ve finally found the whole savage part … Felblight fishing. Since I don’t raid or do any of the expected types of gearing up I NEED Felblight. Okay, so try fishing Cat.

Holy Mother of The Old Gods! This is freaking dangerous! The best place Cat found to fish is around Hellfire Citadel but unfortunately she’s not really skilled at the jumping from rock to rock part.

Oops! Oops again! Cat! Watch out! The Fel Sludge will kill you if you get a stack of 10! Cat? Cat? Oh, she’s running back from the graveyard again. This isn’t going to make much sense if the price of repair out weights the price of just buying Felblight.

What’s that? You’re kidding, really? That’s great! Die all you want then!

fishbagCat just told me there’s no damage to your gear with Felblight death, I hope that’s not a glitch they’re going to fix because otherwise I don’t think this is going to make financial sense.

In what seemed like hours and hours of fishing (probably was about one hour) I managed to acquire two Felblight, that’s it.

Seven lunkers … two Felblight. I even got all mad every time I fished up a lunker because it wasn’t a Felblight.

I know! Felblight fishing was so savage it made me turn on lunkers!

Enough! Let’s see if any of the Hellbane rares are up. I would so love a Medallion of the Legion.

inviteOh Vengeance! Invite please! Oh Terrorfist! Invite please … dead. What the hell is going on, why even announce it if you’re not going to invite people … grumble. WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

So I’m fishing and Doomroller spawns right next to me. I announce it and the “can I get an invites” start rolling in. No, actually they came SCROLLING in so fast I couldn’t keep up.

I frantically tried to make sure I wasn’t leaving anyone out and almost missed the kill as someone pulled Doomroller and the whole thing was almost over before I could run over there and bonk Doomroller at least once.

Oh … now I see what they’re doing. Lesson learned. My apologies.

Jeez, all this savagery has me in a pissy mood. I think I might need to join a support group. I hear Matty might start up one, GAWWAI.

Grown Ass Women Who Are Infuriated.

They missed that one. Warlords of Draenor is savage, brutal and full of grown ass women who are infuriated. And who knows, she might even have to start a GAMWAI chapter.

I later found that a Medallion of the Legion does go a long way in dissipating the fury. There is that.

How Excited are You?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on June 22, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

Yeah, maybe I did have too much time on my hands this morning but I couldn’t help it. I just had to film Zor’s pet Haze freaking out with excitement over 6.2 tomorrow. I mean that had to be what it was, right?

murkyI had a list of things to get done before the patch. I FINALLY got Cat to leave Murky and get them done. Cat did most of her lunker fishing in Southport, she seems luckiest there. Lupas Lightsprocket has a pet Murky and one time she caught the tail-end of his song and dance routine and now she stands there hoping for an encore.

Cat! Cat! Come on! 100 lunkers won’t catch themselves!

striderCheck! Crimson Water Strider acquired! Cat claims it rides much smoother than the Azure Water Strider. Whatever makes you happy Cat. Hmm, let’s see what else …

janiumOkay, this wasn’t something that had to be done before 6.2 but Matty gave me an idea. I have struggled to have some kind of rapport with my DK since her creation. She was originally Human. I changed her to Worgen. Still not cutting it. I was convinced that if I had rapport I might actually make an effort to learn how to play a DK.

Behold Janinna! I mean Jannich. He has a wonderful bouncy ponytail. I think it will make all the difference, time will tell.

burningCheck! Acquire 500 Burning Blossoms and buy the Burning Defender’s Medallion toy before Tuesday. I don’t know if I’ll manage to get to the pets … it’ll give me something to do next year.

Happy Midsummer Fire Festival!


Field Photographer or I Need a WoW GPS Navigation System

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on June 19, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

excusemeExcuse me? Um … I can see you’re busy but … oh maybe he’ll know. Pardon me, could you give me directions … I see, sorry to bother you.

After reading that Patch 6.2 was nearly upon us I decided it was time to finish up some things, namely Field Photographer. I had everything done except for The Frozen Throne.

I’m pretty much the same in Azeroth as IRL. If you drive me someplace, even repeatedly, I have no idea how to get there on my own. I wasn’t paying any attention, I was gawking out the window or contemplating my navel, who knows.

Same in Azeroth. Both Cat and Cim have been in ICC with people. I have NO IDEA where everything is or how to get there. I just blindly followed behind people who did know. And yeah … probably a few times I’d had a glass of wine by that point so it’s even harder in Azeroth.

It took me hours, yes hours. Go ahead and laugh … hours. And it was daytime so I didn’t even have the excuse of wine. Everything was peachy until Gunship.

A tip, if you’re level 100 and have at least mediocre gear DON’T JUMP TO THE SHIP. I did because I wanted to use my jetpack thingy. As I was jumping over I noticed that the fight was already over so then I was stuck circling Icecrown Citadel on the wrong ship. I had to jump to my death.

That’s right, on 10-man nobody can actually kill you but yourself, which of course I did.

Next problem was I couldn’t find Sindragosa. That took about an hour of aimlessly wandering around.

Done! Let’s go see Arthas!

Nope, I’d missed someone.

Googled “missed a boss in ICC can’t get to Arthas.”

It worked! The suggestion I found was the Blood Queen and they were right. The whole Arthas thing was kinda anticlimactic after all that.

My kingdom for a GPS addon.

natThe last thing on my list of “before 6.2″ is finally buckling down on fishing up enough lunkers to buy the Crimson Water Strider. We’ll see how that goes.

For Elune’s sake stop with all the dramatics! I don’t know how many times I’ve told you I DON’T carry around a cooler of beer, grow up Nat!

Sigh …


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