Archive for March, 2015

Leibstered by a Passing Star-Fired Beef!

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

catformselfieIf being leibstered by Dahakha doesn’t call for a Cat Form selfie I don’t know what does.

How often do you go out to a restaurant?
Almost never, I have to be dragged kicking and screaming to a restaurant. It’s unfortunate too as everyone else in the family likes to go out to eat. Pretty much only to celebrate someone’s birthday.

If you could design the next playable race for an MMO (of your choice), what kind of race would it be?
I don’t know, maybe all the Warlock’s succubi (?) in WoW should join together and branch off on their own. I could see me running around whipping everything to death. Are you sure these questions aren’t some kind of deep psychological test? Will wanting to be a succubus fail me?

You have to spend the next year in a different culture. Where would you choose to spend it?
When I was ten or eleven a New Zealander friend of my father’s gave me a beautiful book on New Zealand. I always wanted to visit although now that I’m an old curmudgeon I can’t see me sitting on a plane that long unless I became a rich curmudgeon and could stretch out in first class … so probably not happening.

What kinds of things make you laugh in games?
Kicking goats off mountains comes to mind and I enjoy the references that I get. Firefly references I get, I’m sure there are many others that I miss.

Is freedom really free?
Freedom is a subjective thing … oh boy … I don’t want to go off on a rant. I’ll just say no and move along.

Name a book that was better than the movie, and a movie that was better than the book.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie better than the book. If I have I’ve forgotten it so it couldn’t really have been that good could it?

If you had no access to a computer/tablet/phone for gaming, what would you do instead?
OMG!!! Noooooooo! Okay, I’d do what I did before. Read, read, read.

What is the best pizza topping?
Mountains of cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!!!

Do you think raiding is a net positive or a net negative for MMO games?
I have no idea since I don’t raid. I used to feel I was only here on sufferance and well, because I paid them. I don’t feel that as much anymore.

Favourite alcoholic (or faux-holic) beverage?
It would have to be red wine as that’s the only alcohol I ever drink.

What is the one feature you would love to see in your game of choice that isn’t currently there?
A Proving Ground that detects “niceness” rather than skill. I don’t care how skilled anyone is, I care that they aren’t going to be a total ass. I know … I haven’t figured out how to implement it and neither has Blizzard.

Having done this before I am now going to play fast and loose with the rules and not pass it on but if you’d like to answer Dahakha’s questions be sure to let me know!

Advertisements

Garrison Quirks and The Most Expensive Toy Ever

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on March 5, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

catminersI don’t know if everyone has garrison quirks but I sure do. I realized I NEVER log out unless the character is inside the Town Hall. I can’t leave them out in the open, what if it rains while I’m gone.

Cat likes to chat with the miners, maybe she’s keeping up moral.

When she rides into her Garrison there are sometimes followers standing by the fountain. As she rides by they usually wave and then she feels guilty if she doesn’t stop to acknowledge the wave. She doesn’t like to snub them. Okay, okay … it’s me. How weird is that.

oscaarbarnBut the weirdest quirk is Cat’s ongoing battle with Oscaar, I’ve never known anyone to get on her nerves like that, she’s usually so mellow.

Oscaar I’m warning you, DO NOT COME IN THIS BARN! Oscaar! Oscaar! Dammit!

oscaarbarrackOSCAAR! We have spoken on this subject before! DO NOT ride your Elekk in the Barracks! These guards have to sleep in here! GET OUT!

I thought she should get away from the Garrison for a little relaxation.

Let’s go to the Darkmoon Faire Cat, forget about Oscaar for a while, have a little fun.

Oops … things went downhill from there.

Thanks to Navi telling me beforehand how to do Triumphant Turtle Tossing that went really well.

See Cat, all you needed was to get away from the worry of being a Commander. Isn’t this fun … let’s try the race!

Big mistake.

We watched videos, Cat tried again and again. The more she tried the worse she got. She was getting more stressed out by the race than even Oscaar made her. I felt bad … responsible somehow.

I went to lunch and she wouldn’t leave the Faire. I came back and she was still there, buying bag after bag after bag of tokens.

Cat, you could have bought some nice gear with all that money, how much have you spent?

No answer … she’s so focused I don’t think she hears me, poor thing.

That Trixi Sharpworth was laughing all the way to the bank, that Goblin took Cat for so much money.

11tollsFINALLY. Cat made it. She was officially a Darkmoon Racer Roadhog. That Cat takes her toys very, very seriously. Hopefully now we can get back to something more soothing and peaceful … like beating everyone in Black Temple to death until they drop those pets.