Archive for September, 2012

Darkmoon Rabbit Revenge is Sweet!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on September 7, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Um … yeah, I feel a little sheepish now … after my, you know, meltdown yesterday. I will give Blizzard this, there may have been a few issues that, er, needed addressing and maybe that restart wasn’t personal, but well, it felt like it at the time. Maybe they didn’t restart just to ruin our raid and save that bunny.

I’m feeling magnanimous today because of my incredible luck. My Warlock had stayed in the cave to monitor bunny traffic. About 24 hours after he’d made his appearance, there he was again. And this time he spawned in the cave, not in 20 feet of water off the coast. So yeah, at least I get to see him. Getting a raid together at 11:00 am a second day is never happening probably.

What’s this? An invite? Yes, please! I can’t believe my luck!

While waiting for agents of the holy light to scour the towns for brave comrades willing to face the dire beast, I was thrilled to see the brave adventurers I was teamed with were very learned about the ways of the dreaded bunny. Bunny scholars if you will. A good omen indeed!

Wise words were spoken while we waited. Stay in the cave was frequently mentioned. Hmmm, on the attempt the day before, this had not been possible as he would run out and reset when we tried that, another possible reason that a restart was necessary the day before along with ready check not working and … okay so yeah, sorry Blizzard maybe the server did need an aspirin.

I consulted an Ancient Tome of Rabbit Craft. Oh! No time, we were full! Ready check’s working, all systems go! Death and chaos everywhere! Dead people running back to battle as fast as the legendary rabbit runs. Knee deep in blood and gore, would we succeed in killing this horrible beast?

YES! This fine company of fighters prevailed! The beast was no more! My personal Deathwing downed! Thank you brave Fenrisians? Fenrans? Fenrisans? Oh, you know what I mean, like ships that pass in the night, we met and bravely downed the most heinous enemy in all the land and then went our separate ways. I salute you.

To others hunting dangerous rabbits I can only say heed the sage words below. He speaks the truth. I warned you. It is the rabbit.

Rabid Rabbit Rant

Posted in Rant with tags , , on September 6, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Yeah … a picture’s worth a thousand words, but you know what? I’m still gonna RANT for those thousand words. Maybe it’ll be therapeutic, I doubt it but it’s worth a shot.

Wait a minute, got to login and check for the rabbit. She’s still sitting there, she won’t leave. Just take a sec. Okay, I’m back and this is what she saw … nothing … nada … EFFING ZIP BLIZZARD!

I don’t nerdrage at Blizzard often. A lot of the normal things people do in WoW aren’t possible for me. It’s not Blizzard’s fault, it’s the way I choose to play their game, it’s my fault and I’m fine with that. There will be no downing of Deathwing for me. That’s okay, I make my own achievements, personal ones, and that DAMN rabbit WAS MY DEATHWING BLIZZARD! You STUPIDHEAD MEANIES, YOU …

Deep breath … deep breath … okay, better now. Maybe I’ll just calmly tell you what happened. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do. Calmly. So yesterday I see someone’s trying to get a raid together for the Darkmoon Rabbit. Yay! He’s up! Pick me! Pick me! And the stars were aligned! I had time to just sit around for a couple hours while we tried to get enough people!

Around 22 or 23 people we took a shot. Not enough. Since everyone’s dead half the time and a lot of spells miss because of his level, that didn’t leave enough people alive at any one time. He reset. More searching for cannon fodder. Losing some, got to go to class, it’s around 11:00 am. At last, we got a surge of people! Put us somewhere over 30! Let’s do this!

We had him. It’s slow, but judging from the first try we definitely were going to do it this time, maybe take another 15 minutes or so, BUT DAMN, WE SO HAVE THIS RABBIT!

A message … we apologize, blah blah, EFFING BLAH, whatever it is they say when they do an unscheduled restart.

We redoubled our efforts! Well, really we just kept going and hoped for the best. Alas, it was not good enough and the server restarted with that evil rabbit still alive.

All good, I’m sure everyone will come back … we’ll get him, we have enough people. Deathwing Rabbit WILL FALL!

Yep, nope. That CHICKEN RABBIT DIDN’T RETURN! Blizzard is harboring THAT RABBIT! Blizzard brought down the server when they saw we were about to take him down AND THEY ARE LETTING HIM STAY AT BLIZZARD HEADQUARTERS! Probably feeding him special Blizzard steroid carrots, stupid rabbit.


Sigh … I see I still haven’t recovered. I’m not really ready or fit to join polite society yet. I’m real jumpy today and when anyone talks to me I respond with, “EFFING RABBIT” so I think today I should do something soothing like fishing. Just calm down. Yeah …

Just got to check the island one more time.

Mogolympics Closing Ceremonies

Posted in Transmogolympics with tags , , on September 5, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

The Mogolympics Closing Ceremony is up at Amateur Azerothian. JD, the brain behind the idea, the man who dreamed great mog dreams and made them a reality, the man who … oh, okay I’ll stop. But he has put up an official home of the Transmogolympics where we’ll be able to go and steal admire the outfits!

Congratulations to all the entrants, I know I enjoyed seeing all of them. With every round, the folder of screen shots was like a wonderful surprise package I got to open! Thanks to all of you, and JD and Matty and Khizz who all helped to make the work part, much less noticeable than the fun part!

Still Flying and Other Patch Phenomena

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on September 4, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Very important mission this morning, are they still there? Yes! We’re still flying! What’s not to like there, flying monkeys still around and a chance to honor Captain Mal. There are some other patch additions that I do have problems with though.

Probably just me but the new loading screen has what I assume is a tinkling bell in the background. Every time I hear it I STILL, STILL, glance at the phone right next to me and wonder why it’s not ringing when the phone down the hall is. Am I going to do that for the whole expansion? Probably, I still haven’t adjusted to my new password. I get halfway through typing my old one before I remember.

And look at what’s happened to my sensible banker. Instead of making oodles of money with my scribe’s talent she instead is wasting her pigments on fun stuff for herself. Said she needed company. She has that water thingy but apparently that’s not enough for her. Since she handles everyone’s money I guess it’s best to humor her.

What else. Oh, I always loved my Warlocks but now sticking with them through good times and bad has paid off. FUN! FUN! I’m not sure they’re happy about it though. They used to feel “special” and if word of this gets out, there will be nothing but Warlocks EVERYWHERE, they’ll be as common as squirrels so they’re feeling conflicted.

I use very few addons, but in my wisdom I’ve picked the ones that don’t work now. How is that even possible? I had 62 pages of LUA Errors I think. And this is after I got the Patch 5.0.4 compatible addons. Turning everything off and waiting is fine except for one thing. I can’t see what armor looks like. I had no idea this was going to be such a problem for me, but it is. Every time I get a piece of armor I have to go to Wowhead to see what it looks like. Might be pretty, don’t want to vendor it.

Cat found out that she is not as stealthy as she was. She was stealthing through The Wellson Shipyard like she always does and picked up a train of about six mobs on her way to do Bombs Away! which was unfortunate as she also seems a lot squishier.

Apparently after barely making it out with her life, she decided to do some blogging. I see she’s added another blog to the blogroll. I’ll have to take a look, UNTAMEDHELLCAT, oh, no wonder! A feral kitty blog!

Okay, the restart must be over by now. Got to go, got to make sure my monkeys are still there, very important business to attend to. That and wasting more pigment making glyphs enabling them to walk on water whilst shooting rainbows from their … whatever. Lots to do!

EDIT: Sad to report that after the server restart the flying monkeys were no more. But on the upside I did find my scrap of paper with the other blogs I wanted to add. So yay! I no longer have to hijack Navi’s blogroll to get to Azerothian Life and  Tastes Like Battle Chicken!

When Pigs, er, Monkeys Fly

Posted in Silly with tags , , , on September 3, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

I was never able to find any Stormwind rats that were cats, and was saddened. But this! This more than makes up for it! And people say Darnassus is boring!

Mogolympics Equestrian Results!

Posted in Transmogolympics with tags , , , on September 2, 2012 by tomeoftheancient


Oh look! There are two competitors chatting with a judge right now! This is so exciting! To see the results and all the outfits visit Blog of the Treant for a full report!