Archive for November, 2011

I’m on Fire!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on November 28, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

I mean literally, I’m on fire! Yeah, teach you to mess with me, you Rustberg Villager you! I spent an awful lot of time in Rustberg Village trying to get a screen shot of my meteorite crashing down to earth, talk about shock and awe! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to react quickly enough and I’m left with just the fiery cat part. I love my Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball. Mr. Robot tells me Fluid Death would be preferable and I believe him, but I’d have no fiery meteorites so I’m keeping it. Seems like a ramble huh, yup, start of the week, it’s inevitable.

4.3 is supposed to be here tomorrow and I feel sort of guilty. After looking at my search terms an awful lot of people are arriving here today expectantly looking for “true facts” about 4.3 because of an old Ironsally post. Sorry, my bad. I’ve just been goofing off, I have no “true facts” to offer. I’ve been busy embarrassing myself and giving into addiction.

My alliance Warlock is hanging out in Uldum grinding cloth to make an Illusionary Bag for my Druid. Since she’s there I always do the two Ramkahen rep dailies as it’s something to do first thing before I have my contacts in, don’t really need to see. So I was doing Fire From the Sky and I was smoking hot! Those guys were running and flying in the air higgly piggly. I had to have killed thousands, why wasn’t the quest completing. I put my nose to the screen to see my count … 13 … what! But I’ve been acing it, what’s going … oh … who threw that bomb … yes, someone else was there, THEY were the one who was acing it, sigh, awkward.

So it’s not like I didn’t see this one coming. I admit I did manage to resist for quite some time but I finally succumbed. A fiery, meteorite throwing Druid just isn’t enough. I must also have a  psychedelically-colored troll Druid Mon. What else, oh yeah, the addiction thingy.

I have an overabundance of Whiptail. It doesn’t really sell well anymore and it’s expensive to list so I send it to my scribe to mill. So now she has an overabundance of Blackfallow Ink. So she’s been making Mysterious Fortune Cards which is fine but none of them are reaching the auction house or being made into Fortune Cookies. Why? Because I apparently now have a Mysterious Fortune Card gambling addiction, I’m flipping them all before my bank alt can get them. Yes, I’m ashamed. I know the odds of getting this card are pretty remote but I just can’t stop myself. What’s the number for the local chapter of AGA? Oh, come on, so I suppose you want me to believe YOU don’t do it too, so you don’t know the number of Azerothian Gamblers Anonymous. Pshaw, fine have it your way, I’ll just have to look it up.

IntPiPoMo — Fifty of Fifty

Posted in IntPiPoMo with tags , , on November 27, 2011 by tomeoftheancient


Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate’s IntPiPoMo. She writes:

Y’see, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The NaNoWriMo word target is fifty thousand. That means our IntPiPoMo target is fifty pictures, over the thirty days of November.

Fifty! Whew, I made it. The first screen shots in this group are about my Druid’s beginnings. Remember when Timbermaw reputation wasn’t so easy to get? Countless Winterfall and Deadwood furbolgs died by her claws. The last few are from BC, probably the expansion that she’d say was the most fun for her. Doing the Swift Flight Form quest chain, enough people around to bring down Durn the Hungerer and do the Ring of Blood.

IntPiPoMo — Forty of Fifty

Posted in IntPiPoMo with tags , , on November 26, 2011 by tomeoftheancient


Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate’s IntPiPoMo. She writes:

Y’see, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The NaNoWriMo word target is fifty thousand. That means our IntPiPoMo target is fifty pictures, over the thirty days of November.

Going through Wrath screen shots sort of brings back the thrill of stepping off the ship in Howling Fjord for the first time. And Storm Peaks, how I loved that place. I wasn’t surprised to get to K3 and find goblins. They always seem to stake out the most beautiful locations.

IntPiPoMo — Thirty One of Fifty

Posted in IntPiPoMo with tags , , on November 25, 2011 by tomeoftheancient


Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate’s IntPiPoMo. She writes:

Y’see, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The NaNoWriMo word target is fifty thousand. That means our IntPiPoMo target is fifty pictures, over the thirty days of November.

On going through my screen shot folder it’s become evident that my fingers must accidentally take screen shots of their own volition. Most of them are just suitable for the recycle bin but one errant twitch resulted in my yawning cat. Yay for twitchy fingers!

IntPiPoMo — Up to Twenty

Posted in IntPiPoMo with tags , , on November 25, 2011 by tomeoftheancient


Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate’s IntPiPoMo. She writes:

Y’see, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The NaNoWriMo word target is fifty thousand. That means our IntPiPoMo target is fifty pictures, over the thirty days of November.

I was going to try to organize these by zones but in my hurry to catch up before the end of the month I am throwing caution to the wind and posting with wild abandon, zero organization!

Too Stuffed to Jump

Posted in Dog with tags , , , on November 23, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

Yeah well, it was overdue. I haven’t posted any dog photos for a while. I just thought I’d put this one up as a cautionary measure. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, and you know what can happen, this. Just say no. If where you live you don’t celebrate a day of thanksgiving tomorrow, well don’t do it either, or do if you want. I was just looking at the dog’s baby pictures and this one so reminded me of how full I’ve felt after eating thanksgiving dinner, flopped on the couch watching football and I wanted to post it.

In his case this was taken after his stupid human left a 20lb. dog food bag unattended. I didn’t know he would drill into the side of it releasing all the food. I didn’t know he’d attempt to eat all the food. I know him better now.

What does this have to do with WoW? Um, nothing, I’m getting to that. Oh wait, and another thing, if you ever find yourself working for yourself here’s a heads up. If a client tries to get a better price, or faster turn around by hinting at future work, said work will NEVER be offered. It’s like a rule. One of these clients just called. Every time she calls it’s an emergency. She needs it done immediately, she’s sorry, she just got out of the hospital, she’ll do anything if I can just get this done NOW.

Well, I’m trying to catch up with screen shots for IntPiPoMo but okay. But really, every single time she calls she says she just got out of the hospital. That’s the trouble with telling stories, you can’t keep track of who you told what. If it were true she wouldn’t be walking around, she’d have no working parts left. I work for money, end of story. You don’t need to make up excuses for asking for last minute work, you just have to pay me, simple.

Oh geez, yup, sorry. What I WANTED to say when I opened WordPress this morning before the stove packed it in and the last-minute lady with hospitalitis called was that I feel like something of a nitwit. This post is actually Paladin related. See below,my lovely Paladin, mesmerized by that piece of pie.

I wish I wouldn’t get all over the place like this, it makes it hard to decide what category to put it in. But, anyway, a while ago I said that I was having a hard time learning about how to play her. I said all the guides were for level capped Paladins. So you should never listen to anything I have to say on serious topics. Why?

I visit MMO Melting Pot daily. After I read my blogs I go there because they will find me yet more blogs to read. Apparently I only look at the left side of the page. Last night my eyes must have been rolling around with fatigue and accidentally veered over to the right side of the page. Eureka! What have we here. Quick Start Guides for all classes! Retribution Paladin DPS in 4.2!  And, What am I doing wrong as a … Retribution Paladin. Maybe you don’t need that one but I do. So, if you need a starter guide to a class, they’ve got it covered. I take it back, there are guides out there if you’re just starting out in a new class you just have to look at the … whole page.

I don’t think I’ll get my catch up set of  screen shots up today. I have to start cleaning the house to make it appear tomorrow as though it always looks clean. So to anyone celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, have a great Thanksgiving Day! To all those who aren’t, have a great Thursday!

IntPiPoMo — First Ten

Posted in IntPiPoMo with tags , , on November 23, 2011 by tomeoftheancient


Y’see, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The NaNoWriMo word target is fifty thousand. That means our IntPiPoMo target is fifty pictures, over the thirty days of November.

I have been seeing all the beautiful screen shots of the participants in Angelya of Revive & Rejuvenate’s IntPiPoMo. I love screen shots but I kept telling myself no, you have a lot of rl stuff to do in November. I should have known better. I wouldn’t have been so behind if I had just let my screen shot addiction have free reign. So here’s me catching up!

Stormwind News Team 9 — Ironsally Exclusive

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 21, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

Ironsally’s been busy again. No turkey dinner with the family for her. She’s out tracking down leads for her interviews. She’s been pestering me to post about her new interview with a Mr. Menethil. Hmmm … no, can’t be. I told her I’d get it up as soon as I could.

I was going through the blog trying to organize things a little better and looking for links that are out of date. There are some, but I keep them up as I’m hoping they might start posting again. Mortigan the Warlock didn’t leave me in suspense, he said he was no longer going to post, but thankfully he’s left his blog up. I will never take that link down. It’s like a retired football number. I have never laughed so much irl as I did at his posts. So much for organizing, I think I changed one category.

I’d better get this up before I start getting phone calls from Ironsally, she can be so pushy.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 21, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

RAMBLE ALERT! Okay, you’ve been warned. This usually happens on Mondays. I spend the weekend circulating among the “normals” irl and think all these WoW related thoughts that can’t get out and then on Monday I spew them forth here, sorry. Oh, wow, I did get busted yesterday. My daughter saw the new interview Ironsally is preparing that I’m helping with and my daughter declared me the ultimate queen of dorks over that. It takes the heat off my son-in-law who used to hold the title so in a small way I’ve done some good.

Anyway, early morning when I first log in, I have to find things to do that I can do without being able to see. I check the auction house and then my Druid goes to Tol Barad Peninsula to do dailies, she has one more mount to buy. These aren’t very dangerous as she knows the location of every mob by now she’s been doing them so long. She views what quests are available and spends some time deciding which ones she feels like doing, it’s kind of like browsing a box of chocolates for the soft centers. If she only likes two of them, that’s all she’ll do, she takes the long view.

Sooooo … wanting to get in the holiday spirit she checked to see what she still needed to complete, to get the Pilgrim achievement. Only two more, Pilgrim’s Peril and OMG no, Turkey Lurkey. As a Druid, Pilgrim’s Peril isn’t going to be difficult. It’s just going to wound my pride a little when I get killed by people who know how to PVP, but nothing a little ice cream can’t repair. But Turkey Lurkey, ugh, I’m never going to complete that. This brings me to the title of this post. Whenever I think of rogues this song, AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap starts playing in my head and continues to loop until I stop thinking about rogues.

Thinking about rogues and PVP got me to the topic I really wanted to talk about. Last week I read a post at Imraith! about a new guild on Durotan, Punt This. This sounded like the absolute best thing ever. I could learn to PVP! I got so excited I jumped on Durotan and leveled up a Lilli to level 6 before I came to my senses and realized nothing had changed, probably no one but me would be on weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The upside is for once I was able to get the exact name I wanted, Lillibitti. So for anyone who like me, thinks an army of clone level 24 Lillis would be incredibly fun, check them out!

I signed up for a Twitter account to participate in the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event. I’m now happy I did. I admit at first I didn’t know what was going on, all these #FFs and #RTs. Oh no, someone was thanking people for them. Oh no, I’ve already made a social faux pas! I think I got some of those and didn’t thank anyone. I started googling hysterically, (trust me, I can google hysterically) what ARE #FFs and #RTs? Oh, relief, whew, I found #tagdef and was able to look up the meaning of the hashtags! Yay! I’m getting the hang of this. Okay, my productivity has taken a little hit but worth it, so many lovely bloggers encouraging this shy introvert that I feel positively extroverted today! Entry in the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event is open until the 26th so go check it out, it’s been a lot of fun, and there will be prizes, yes, prizes! Do eeet!

I’m Thankful for …

Posted in Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event with tags , , on November 19, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

I had decided to get the family together for a reunion. It’s that time of year. We picked a nice neutral location, Tanaris. Everyone showed except for the bank alt. Said she couldn’t take time away from the auction house, ugh, that girl needs to lighten up. My Death Knight and human Warlock were a little standoffish at first but they finally got into the spirit.

Then I found Amerence Love WoW’s post about Blog Azeroth’s Thanksgiving Event 2011! Perfect timing! I was so glad I found it prior to the event. I usually check Blog Azeroth’s Shared Topics and find I’ve just missed participating by a few days, so for once I’m on time AND the topic is timely, for me at least. I started this blog a little over a year ago. In that time I’ve gone from an extremely shy blogger, terrified to comment, to an extremely shy blogger who can now comment. Not a lot mind you, but I’m a virtual extrovert compared to a year ago.

I browsed the Author Introductions and ventured out into the WoW blogosphere and timidly made my first comment. Yikes! I got an answer, a really nice one, hey I can do this!

Over the past year I’ve found so many blogs that I am indeed thankful for. Some are funny, some are helpful, and some I just like the tone of their voice. They could be writing about rebuilding a carburetor and I would still read them.

The hard part here is not putting up a monumental wall of text because I read a lot of blogs. First off, Döra of Döra’s Log and Ironyca at Ironyca Stood in the Fire are like my blog guildies. If they don’t post for a while I worry about them, hoping real life is treating them well.

I like to visit Sol at Moonkin Journeys especially when the real world isn’t going so well, I come away from Sol’s posts feeling just that much better about things, yup, Sol could write about carburetors. Through Sol I found World of Saz and participated in her Through Your Interface – 15 Days of Screen Shots without which, I would never have thought to dance with my dogs:

The other day I visited Shattered Beginnings post Crossing that line. Now I can’t say I’m really grateful about spewing coffee all over my keyboard when reading Jamin’s list of early WoW experiences, I was however grateful for the list and the laughs, when finding they were so similar to mine.

I don’t raid, but I get my vicarious thrills reading about raids at The Daily Frostwolf. Until Fenris has a guild of retirees and night shift workers who raid between 10:30AM until 4:00PM weekdays I’ll cover it there. Most blogs that feature raiding usually post strategies, which mean nothing to me while Navimie’s posts on raiding frequently are more about the dynamics between personalities and the sometimes difficult job of fielding a raid.

I don’t remember the last time I actually consulted a cookbook. I just search what I have on hand at and find something to make. I’m grateful that now I can first visit The Gamer’s Fridge to check for WoW recipes. I then delight in telling my unsuspecting husband that he just ate Crispy Bat Wings.

I’m grateful for Bravetank’s stories of the hair-raising trials of tanking. They are always an almost guaranteed lol. Okay, okay, I’ll try to wind this down but I’m really grateful to Psynister’s Notebook and The Land of Odd, the idea men behind the WoW Ironman Challenge that gave me months of fun in-game.

I guess I’m most thankful that I took that first step and introduced myself a year ago and joined a community that’s helpful, clever, and best of all, plays WoW. It’s a slow process but in the last year I’ve gone from inveterate lurker to sometime commenter. Given another year I might turn into a outright conversationalist. Doubtful, but you never know!

Wait, what? A Twitter account, I need a Twitter account? How did I miss that. Okay, I did it. Well since I’m here, /wave Zaren of The Rusty Shield! And oh … just a sec …  got to check for a new chapter at Feral By Nature