Archive for December, 2014

Granter of Wishes or PONIES!!!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

mcmountSeriously, Matty is the Granter of Wishes or maybe Queen of the Ponies. She got together five Old Ladies although technically I think a few of them were neither old nor … er … ladies. Helke, Fairy Godmother of Pets or Hot Draenei Priest … I don’t know … you pick, came along and Taikuutta the Magic Mage and Kalli! Yay! I always hoped we’d have an OLRG run at a time that Kallixta could join us.

It was great, there were bad pulls and deaths to trash and those of us (not me) that know something about healing were aware that one healer was not really, well, healing. I’m oblivious to that kind of stuff. The only thing that ever harshes my mellow is nastiness. I was impressed when one of the tanks apologized for a bad pull, so for me, it was a great 40 man Molten Core!

I had such a good time that I’m contemplating sending Cat next time even though I HATE going melee. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad now that stringent positional requirements for Ferals are gone. Now she could just bite them on the shoulder or something instead of having to hunt for a butt to bite. Hopefully we’ll have another go!

And while we’re talking about Cat the Druid, she’s so kind. Always thinking of others first. She’s been saving up her leather to make the incredibly bad and under-geared Elemental Shaman some clothes. Aw … she’s such a sweet kitty, never thinking of herself. What a …

poniesCATWYNN! What have you done! That leather was for the Shaman! She dies every five minutes! What on earth were you thinking!

What! What did you say! Hey, get back here! Don’t you ride off on that Direwolf, get back here missy!

Nope, she’s gone. I can still hear her though … PONIESSSSSSSSSS …

Welp, I guess you can’t expect a Druid to be good ALL the time.

I Dropped the Winter Veil Ball

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on December 27, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

winterveilI really did, I didn’t even take the time to dig up my happy winter veil baby picture. My husband was off all week and then we had house guests so all week I would run upstairs and send my followers out on missions between batches of cookies.

So, Happy Couple of Days After Winter Veil to You!

Since normal people don’t get up at 4:30am because their dog wants them to I was able to check on missions and do a little reconnaissance. I’m ashamed, I’m predominately Alliance. This is how they behave. Like a bunch of chump nuggets. I love that, it’s my new insult … chump nuggets. I don’t dare goggle it cause it’s probably got an entry in Urban Dictionary and then I’d have to stop using it. I got it straight from a third grader, so it’s the latest thing.

I checked Orgrimmar and you could actually see the packages but in fairness I don’t know if that’s because Horde are more polite on my server or just has a very low population.

Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was OLRG, those old lady raiders! Matty wants to get a bunch of us together to attack Molten Core. All you need is iLevel 615 for LFR so you don’t need to worry about silver in Proving Grounds. In fact I think my tailor has the mats for a piece of clothing so if you’re really close to iLevel 615 and haven’t reached the 3 crafted limit yet Cim the tailor could maybe put you over the edge.

So if you think you want to give it a try, let Matty know. You don’t need it be well dressed, you don’t need to be a lady, you just need to be … nice. No griefers … no chump nuggets … HAHAHAHA … I love chump nuggests. Yep, just nice.

The Quick and the Dead or Tales of a Barn Enthusiast

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

largetrapsOh come on, guess, which was I? The quick or the dead?  HAHAHAHA! Yeah, Cat was quite taken with her garrison barn but I think one of us dropped the ball on researching it COMPLETELY.

Enables the production of Sumptuous Furs, Burnished Leathers, crafting reagents for Cooking, and Savage Bloods through Work Orders.

OH! OH! Savage Blood, we’re going to need lots of those, let’s get that barn to level three quick! What? Oh sure, we’re hemorrhaging gold but this is important, savage bloods! Okay, okay Cat. It’s done, where do we trap these savage blood producing beasts anyway.

Nagrand I think, we have to capture something called a Direfang Alpha first. Let’s go!

WTF! What just happened here. Cat, that thing had you for breakfast, this isn’t going to work.

Cat doesn’t worry much about her gear, it’ll come eventually but in this case she was adamant. She wanted to trap NOW. At the time her gear was around iLevel 600 so I bought her a ridiculously priced world drop to give her a fighting chance. It cost a fortune but she’s happy now, she’s sitting in front of the barn waiting for those savage bloods to start rolling out.

Sitting there she remembered the Glass of Warm Milk. HEY! We forgot to look for the glass of milk in the barn. I’ll get a cute little cow pet! Remember?

How did I forget that, okay Cat, is it on the first floor anywhere? No … oh. Jumping … not my best thing … jumping.

Okay, let’s prepare. I’ll get our banker to buy you some Goblin Glider Kits cause I think I remember reading you need those. I’ll go watch some videos, but … jumping … I don’t know.

leapWTF! Okay … sorry, but really WTF! There must be some method of jumping that I’m not privy to. The very nice man in the video above and Cat used the same starting point and Cat smacked into the barrels or whatever and ricocheted off and his character leaped up almost on the roof in one go? What the … if you know how you do that let me know.

It became obvious that without those leet jumping skills we weren’t getting up that way. Then we found this video and it worked … with some adjustments.

catinabarnCat had to jump up using that little well house on the other side and she could only manage it by approaching from inside the barn. Hey, whatever works Cat. So thank you Heartsnhugs. Our sanity was slipping away, you saved us.

catcowItty-bitty little cow, totally worth it. Yep, we like our barn and we loooooove the Garrison Salvage Yard, all those little packages to open! Best thing ever! Some buildings we won’t even mention *cough* lumber mill *cough*

Okay, got to get going, I think some missions have ended. Must check for boxes to open!


Welp … The Warlords Killed My Ancient Tome

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on December 11, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

miningcartI don’t know if this will pass but it seems every free moment I have MUST be spent in my garrison. I thought … okay … I’ll post on maintenance day. But then we had a rolling restart so yeah … no.

I mean, look at Cim the Warlock there, she’s obsessing about her mine and not the ore really, it’s the mining carts she loves. All those little goodies. She’s even taken up Archaeology to see if she can level it on the archaeology fragments from the cart.

Primal Spirits, Miner’s Coffee and Picks, all from the carts in a level 2 mine.

puddletAnd then we have Cat. Cat would not rest until she could have a level 3 Menagerie, because those Big Bag of Pet Supplies from the the daily might, just might contain a pet!

When an easy fight came around for the daily she made me stand there with her and fight The Beakinator about 4o some times in a row to get to the 150 fights won for Draenic Pet Battler. Finally! The level 3 Menagerie was hers!

I’m so glad she got a Puddle Terror from her first bag so she’d calm down and let everyone get back to their business.

Those characters that have one love the Trading Post but were baffled by the level 3 requirement, get three reps to exalted for Savage Friends. But … but … that’s what I want the level 3 trading post for, for the 20% increase in rep gain so that I can get the three exalted reps … easier.

Cat and Cim were thrilled to hear that’s now been changed to one exalted rep … whew.

So yup, they’re not talking to me much, too busy micromanaging their garrisons. I don’t think any of them have even started treasure hunting yet. When one of them asks I think I’ll get them HandyNotes.

So we’re having a great time here with the Warlords. We’ll write when we get work or the servers are down, whichever comes first.




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.