Post WoW Goal Depression

Posted in WoW Mounts with tags , , , on December 3, 2015 by tomeoftheancient


I had never really thought about it but it appears I have some weird ideas about luck … or maybe it’s Cat … yeah, probably Cat. All my characters who can, have been helping Cat on her quest to get Mountacular. Yesterday we had three mounts to go. I could buy them but that didn’t seem right. Let’s keep trying.

Cat wanted to do Firelands as there’s also a Druid toy, Fandral’s Seed Pouch in there. She doesn’t really need it but she’s a toy fanatic. So we do Alysrazor and darn, we get the mount. Crap. We had that one.

Well Cat, we might as well leave, we’ve used up our luck.

No, I want to smack down Fandral for his pouch. Besides, it’s fun.

Fandral didn’t give up his pouch but we’re almost done, might as well finish it. Even though … you know … we’ve used up our luck.

Yeah, how weird is that. Cat couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t believe it. The Smoldering Egg of Millagazor dropped … even though we’d used up our luck. Damn. Who knew.

Well then, why stop now.


We headed to Zul’Gurub and yep, Armored Razzashi Raptor. What is going on? This is crazy! At this point we got ridiculous. We did the Voidtalon portal route, we did the Warbringer route. We even thought about going to Stratholme and we gave up on that place back when it was still hard to do solo.


We thought about it and decided that since three mounts had dropped, even though we already had one, buying the last wouldn’t be cheating. Cim bought that overpriced Riverwallow from those highway robbers in Stormshield. There. Done. Yay … sorta.

I did learn a valuable lesson about luck. I should have figured it out from the 160 plus times I ran Sethekk Halls for big bird. Sometimes you have none and sometimes it can strike three times in a row. Don’t try to second guess luck.

Anyway, now what do I do. That was supposed to last until Legion came out. Maybe I’ll check in with Ironsally … see if she’s feeling feisty.


For the Horde … and the Bifactional and the Mooseless

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 23, 2015 by tomeoftheancient


Yup, Sasche got really excited. Climbed to the top of her Garrison and was yelling, FOR THE HORDE! Not really like her, she’s usually pretty quiet.

Sasche, what is it? What’s going on?

When she told me what she saw in trade I had to agree with her. There is a Fenris guild called The Outcasts and they are offering Moose Mount runs free of charge just to help people acquire the much coveted Grove Warden.

I believe there was no iLevel requirement but all the information can be found here. Oucasts, I salute you. That is an incredibly nice thing to do. Aka’Magosh.

So I told Cat about it and asked her if she’d change sides for a chance at the moose.

hordelionThe Moose is DEAD to me! Dead I say. I have my Druid Rooster, that’s all I need. I don’t believe in factions anyway. In fact I’m working on bringing them together, I’ve even made a new symbol for when we all join as one.

Really? Um … the Siberian Huskies of Azeroth?

NO! That’s a lion, I mean it’s not set in stone, it’s just a working idea to take along to meetings.

Well who have you recruited so far? Anyone?

As a matter of fact, yes. Rose is totally with me on this.

Oh boy, now I see it. Two Druids. Maybe you’ve been spending too much time with the Cenarion Circle. Anyone else? How about Phanta? Did you talk to her.

That Goblin is impossible! She offered to change sides for a fee. I told her we don’t want SIDES we want to fight as one.

Well I wish you good luck with that Cat. A worthy cause, you and Rose keep it up … but Cat?

Maybe you should put the Druid Rooster on the symbol instead of the Husky … oh … I mean Lion …


Jeez! Cat calm down, I was just joking you! Being a faction organizer is making you lose your sense of humor. Damn.


My, What a Big Sword you have Mr. VanCleef and Other Ridiculousness

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 17, 2015 by tomeoftheancient


Yeah, you’re right. You got me. I’m busted. It seems I only write when the servers are down anymore. So lazy. But this was interesting, apparently my characters get bored waiting for the servers to come up too. There’s my ever so serious, no nonsense bank alt. She’s parading around in her 11th WoW Anniversary Edwin VanCleef costume to while away the time.

That’s all well and good but she’s gouging great hunks out of the AH floor with that over-sized sword. I’m going to get a bill for that. Darnassian officials don’t take kindly to that kind of vandalism and I can’t even get in there to make her stop. Crap, the AH will be nothing but twigs if she keeps this up.


Here’s some Cat ridiculousness. If we go by the Warlock’s count they only need seven more mounts to get to 250. Let’s see, there are two Cat could purchase.

Champion’s Treadblade

Mosshide Riverwallow

Here are two the Shaman Jeweler could make:

Jade Panther

Sunstone Panther

There are FIVE that she could get from the Argent Tournament, more than enough sure things to get to 250 but you see what she’s doing? She’s wasting her time hovering there hoping the Voidtalon portal is going to decide to appear just because she’s there.

She insists on flying around Pandaria looking for Warbringers. Since Pandaria became CRZ they are as scare as the Voidtalon portals. I think I’ve seen three in a year.


Then this. My Hunter tried to be nice and help out and went to the Throne of Four Winds and got this for Cat. Cat was grudgingly grateful but mumbled how she liked going there. Couldn’t the Hunter have gone and got Ashes of Al’ar from that guy that just won’t shut up instead?

So anyway, I hope Cat’s using this time to indulge in her crazy camping for portals and Warbringers because when I get back there we are GOING to the Argent Tournament no matter WHAT she says.

Yeah, I’m putting my foot down … probably … maybe.

Well there is that 20% buff to acquiring Felblight with the patch … yeah, maybe we’ll fish and do the Tournament tomorrow.

Fel Boost and Taking Care of Bidness

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


I enjoyed all the panels through the virtual ticket, the changes coming to transmogrification seemed to get the biggest reaction from the audience. I was thrilled about node sharing. It makes it a LOT easier to keep that warm, fuzzy feeling about your fellow players if they aren’t swooping in and stealing the stuff you just fought your way to, so that’s a big plus!

I thought about pre-purchasing Legion for about two minutes. Who am I kidding, why not. The only risk is that I’ll drop dead before summer 2016 and if that happens I’ll probably not be worrying about having bought Legion. I’ll be in some netherworld trying to figure out how to communicate with my husband to tell him how to cancel the account.

So I did it. And then I realized jeez, I don’t really want a boost. Mmm … I’ve got one though … wait! I just leveled Sasche and Ironrose, do I really feel like going through once again for Phanta right now? Nope, I’d rather do low level leveling.

So Phanta the Goblin Rogue got the boost, yeah, big whoop. But wait! What’s this! Wait, this IS a big whoop!


She has a level three Great Hall! She had about eight followers ready to go! I later found out she had level 1 blueprints already learned. She was ecstatic because Phanta may be a Rogue but first she is all Goblin. There is money to be made!

She’s been having fun flying around collecting her twenty followers to put them to work. She’s been killing rares and digging up treasures for garrison resources which has been really enjoyable … so yeah … the boost turned out to be a lot of fun. She’s been bossing everyone around and getting her Goblin money machine rolling.


And then there’s Cat. She was willing to spend hundreds of thousands of her gold for a Chicken to ride so you know she insisted I get the Deluxe Editions for the mount and pet.

Look at my Felstalker, isn’t he beautiful?

Um … he’s ah … different Cat. I think the chicken is more Druidy though.

Well I think a moos …

STOP CAT! Let’s not go there, be happy with your Felstalker and let’s leave it at that, okay?

If you keep going on about the mount that shall remain unnamed I’ll bring up something you don’t want to hear.

Like what?

Okay Cat, you asked for it. If you really want to hit 250 mounts you’re going to have to go to the ARGENT TOURNAMENT AND JOUS-

STOP! Don’t say it! Okay! OKAY!

Whew, I think that’ll work. I’m tired of Cat going on and on about an overgrown deer.

Grinding, Pets, Toys and Taking the Initiative

Posted in WoW Holiday Events with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

jungleboarCat’s been pretty quiet because she FINALLY overcame her reluctance to killing Saberon for their claws. There she is sitting on her Bristling Hellboar.

I heard her yell, you’re safe now! I am never, EVER coming back … ever.

She does enjoy her new title, she briefly thought of changing her name to George … but then nah. She’ll probably change it back to insane and George the Insane doesn’t have the same ring to it.

terkyShe acquired Terky in Borean Tundra and then took him sightseeing. He’s been wonderful. She’s seen him dance quite a few times but unfortunately he usually did it while she was killing Saberon so she was a little distracted.

Must have been the blood lust in old Terky bringing out the dancing. Guess she’ll have to find someone else to pick on to get him dancing again.

coindisguiseYeah … I think Cat hoped for something more, I don’t know, elegant from her Coin of Many Faces. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

girlfriendYes! Now that’s what I call taking a great tool and making it your own! You go, you inventive person! I hope they got some serious inquiries.

jawesomeYes! Yes, the moment I’ve been waiting for! Thalios gets to meet his doppelganger! Thalios was unimpressed. At present Thalios is pretty unimpressive himself. I was hopeful as he rushed to level 20 but I found out that was only because he had a broom he wanted to ride … since then, nothing.

beerhallowCat likes Hallow’s End. REALLY likes it. Some of my characters are more restrained, just one set of decorations. Not Cat, she’s got them all. And Terky, and disguises! Life is good!

hotseatThere’s only one tiny, tiny, thing. She likes Deluwin, seems like an okay guy. What did he do to deserve this … unfortunate placement.

A Happy Hallow’s End to all! You too Del!

I Got your Moose Right Here

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on October 16, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

pepeflightCat wanted to talk about how delighted she was to find that Pepe DID ride with her when she flew … but then word of Patch 6.2.3 broke and she didn’t feel like talking anymore. Cat’s used to being kicked in her non-existent nuts but this was the last straw for her.

Like most patches this one means squat all to her because we don’t play the way you’re “supposed” to. That’s fine … our fault, she’s used to that. What sent her over the edge, I mean REALLY over the edge was that the moose would be unattainable for her.

To Cat THE MOOSE is the quintessence of druidness, it is THE Druid mount. She’d hoped it would be obtained by a really annoying, endless grind. But no … out of reach. She has never cared about all the mounts she’ll never have because she doesn’t raid until this … the moose.

She snapped. It’s the only explanation. She’s always been level-headed and somewhat frugal. This pushed her over the edge apparently.


I didn’t get to the AH in time. The deed was done when I ran up to Golothas.

Gol, why didn’t you call me and let me know what was up?

I didn’t dare, she was snarling in Cat Form.

Cat had decided she would declare a NEW epitome of druidhood. Sweet baby Elune, you paid WHAT for that chicken … sorry … Druid Rooster?!!!! Aw Cat … we were saving that, jeez.

CAT! What are you doing anyway? It’s the what? The /rude … um … rooster?

Okay … I’m just going to back away and let her enjoy her Druid … ah … Rooster.

Thank You for the Little Things

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on October 8, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

blackwarOh calm down, they’re just puppies. What kind of a War Tiger are you anyway. The other day I was with Sasche, she had just reached Tanaan and I was feeling so sorry for her. She doesn’t have money like the Alliance side and I realized she’d also have a hard time putting together a fleet.

I mean she could have all the ships but the equipment was going to be hard to get. I don’t even see groups for the Savage Whale Shark in custom groups anymore. Poor Sasche, once again she’s missing out.

I checked the equipment vendor to remember who she’d have to kill to get what. WHAT! Sasche has them all! Yay! Somewhere along the way they must have made them account wide. This is wonderful! For once Sasche’s not getting the shaft.

Things like that make my day. I thought about it and realized there had been other little things. Cat is sitting up there on a Black War Tiger, something that’s purchased with honor points and she doesn’t PvP. She’s on a push to try to get at least close to 250 mounts. I was SO pleased to get enough honor through garrison missions that she was able to purchase all five of the black war mounts.

So just thank you … um … Lead Little Things Designer … Lead Quality of Life Designer? Lead Soothing the Nerd Rage Designer? I don’t know but whoever you are, could you do something about RNG thank you.


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