No Fruit? No Fruit? No 7.1 Suramar Campaign for You!!!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on October 27, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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UPDATE: Thanks Vanthir, tried again today and was able to complete the quest and move on in helping the Nightfallen.

Well, it had to happen. I am seriously going mental over this. I’m sure everyone was looking forward to different aspects of 7.1. For me it was to be the continuation of the Suramar Campaign. I was so excited.

I hurried to Shal’Aran to get started. Cat was exalted with The Nightfallen, check. She has Good Suramaritan, Loremaster of Legion and Broken Isles Pathfinder Part 1. According to what I’d read she should be good to go. Nope. Nothing.

Apparently First Arcanist Thalyssra has received NO dark tidings. Everything’s just peachy. AAARRRGGGGHHHH! This is worse than the damn moose.

So here’s a warning. I  don’t know if this is the cause but I’m guessing it might be. I’ll try to do this without spoiling anything.

If you haven’t finished the pre 7.1 campaign when you get to the quest, Arcan’dor, Gift of the Ancient Magi, do not do as I did. Do not run excitedly in to Shal’Aran and turn in the quest. Look for Vanthir who will give you Arluin’s Request. Take that first! I didn’t see him standing there, don’t make that mistake!

Yeah, I don’t know if that’s why there will be no continuation of the Suramar Campaign for me but I feel like it’s a big possibility so don’t ignore Vanthir.

Cat changed her title to Salty in protest. After that she saw people in chat complaining about the “crappy” Legendary they’d just received in an emissary crate. Cat didn’t feel much like saving the day for anyone after that, neither did I.

She headed for the tavern. Sounds like a plan Cat.

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Ya Happy Now?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on October 18, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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I’ve had a lot of things to talk about but I’ve been afraid I’d descend into a rant. And no, not about Blizzard. But while on the topic of Blizzard, ya happy now Blizzard? You’ve created a nightmare here. Not kidding.

First it was going into dungeons with complete strangers for professions. Then it was Heroic Dungeons … again with STRANGERS … because the queues were too long for the regular ones. Do you know how much danger you put those poor people in Blizzard? Then it was LFR. Oh yeah, and hanging out in the sewers.

Now this. I don’t even know Cat anymore. She needed a fourth for her emissary quests, a PVP one was right beside her. She read the text, oh it won’t be that bad, I don’t HAVE to kill actual people to complete it and off she went.

There was a little problem with her logic, actual people were very happy to kill her. Cat, I hardly know you anymore!

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Then there was this. I knew about hidden artifact skins so you’d think when I saw things like, shrieking can be heard coming from The Hinterlands, I would investigate. Oh no, not me. I was always on the way to check on a mission or something. I wouldn’t hear it again for days and then I’d have something else important to do. I FINALLY paid attention.

If you’re a Feral Druid and have a low frustration level like me this helped a lot when I thought I’d never find the little statues. Cat likes her Owly Cat look.

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I’m making her wear that title for a while cause she really is gullible. The achievement that awards the title is the culmination of a series of quests she got suckered into for those scam artists in Stormheim, the Sixtrigger brothers. Jerks. So anyway she called out to Storheim to see if anyone else needed the final quest too. Someone in chat told her it was easy alone. She believed someone in chat … yeah … she deserves that title.

After an aborted attempt alone she knew she needed help but she didn’t want to leave as it was kind of a pain to get there. She was looking in custom groups when a Mage arrived on the scene. Oh great! Maybe two can do it and off Cat went! It didn’t occur to her that the Mage was just sightseeing.

It was not that easy with two either but it was done! Yay! She turned it in and thanked the Mage. The Mage didn’t turn it in, just said grats and left. The Mage had helped the Owly Cat just because. There are nice people out there! I’ll have to speak to my Warlocks because what they said about Mages is just not true.

We’ve been having fun in spite of her bizarre willingness to kill things other than people in PVP areas.

I’ll just go back to lurking on Twitter and blogs now. I should be good to communicate without fear again in about a month. Or not.

 

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I Got your Moose Right Here Redux

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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Yes, I did a post on THAT moose. Yes, maybe I was a little bitter. Catwynn got so crazy she bought a chicken but all is well now. Cat’s got her moose. Mounting Made Easy is a leatherworking quest to obtain the pattern for this fine fellow. I’ve had it a while but didn’t want to try to complete it until my leatherworking was 800. How frustrating would that be?

So I studied. Then I became apprehensive. I read all the comments about people wanting to do severe damage to the evil, sadistic mastermind behind it.

Oh boy … not sounding good.

So this morning I thought I would just start it, there are checkpoints right? When I become hysterical with frustration I can take a break, right?

So I have my Stonehide Leather Barding so I won’t dismount when that little … moose runs me into mobs, check.

I have my Fighter Chow so that hopefully I don’t die when the little freak jumps us off cliffs, check, here goes nothing.

At many times during this ride I would display signs of insanity by doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. I would smack myself in the head and refer to my favorite video by HeelvsBabyface. I’m sure there are many great guides out there and kudos to them all. Without your help I’d be riding into the night, maybe the morning too after that moose.

All I can say is I love checkpoints. A couple of times I succeeded by accidentally falling in the right direction. The whole thing took about 40 minutes.

Yay! Yay!

Congratulations Cat! Make your moose!

Cat? Cat? What’s wrong?

I don’t have the mats! I didn’t think to check!

So as it turns out the most frustrating part was scurrying all over trying to come up with 4 more Blood of Sargeras so Cat could actually make her Elderhorn Riding Harness.

Finally with the help of some drunk vikings she got her Bloods and it was done.

I know it’s over now and easy to say I kind of enjoyed it … but … I kind of did. What is unfair is today is laundry day, so yeah. I’m stuck here and Cat’s riding around Stormheim. Oh well, I guess she deserves it.

 

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Take Me Down to Suramar City Where the Grass is Green …

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on September 30, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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and the girls are pretty. Not. They may be pretty but they’re all psychotic. All of them. Boys, girls, whatever. The most dangerous place EVER. I think it was this quest, Rumor Has It that cost me 233 gold in repairs to complete. I found that if I just took rez sickness, the location of the healer was a better location so I was running around with four levels of sickness. I’m pretty sure I was driven to this foolish behavior by Axl Rose … the old skinny one not the new chubby one constantly singing, Take Me Down to Suramar City in my ear as soon as I hit the city. It won’t stop.

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So yeah, I don’t know how Cat gets into these messes. She had all the feathers so she wanted to find the Derelict Skyhorn Kite. I looked it up and passed on the information to Cat. Oh no, she had to jump down on a limb. Good luck with that Cat.

Hey! Hey! I made it first time!

That’s great Cat, now what? There’s supposed to be a Treasure Chest. I guess it has to respawn maybe?

I don’t know Cat, wait a bit and see.

Kind of entertaining … people are falling to their death all over the place …. WAIT! That person got it! What is going on! Wait! Another flew off with a kite! Dammit!

Cat was so frustrated she got me to ask on the forums. Nobody had any solutions but I think one person was right. It’s some kind of phasing thing. No kite for Cat.

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Okay, I’ve come to terms with that little shit um, Pandaren giving me nothing but a bunch of burnt crap but this goes too far! First I checked and although I could click it wouldn’t give me anything. Nomi! Give me my burnt stuff and get it over with you sadistic little sadist. Nothing. A while later I got mail. Yep, it’s a recipe and he STILL won’t give it to me. Nomi! You big jerk!

All in all we’ve been having a great deal of fun. I would like to kind of apologize though to the people of heroics or LFR who have been forced to put up with me. THIS WAS NOT MY IDEA. Take it up with Blizzard. You put my professions stuff in those things I’m going in. Gear, not so much but skinning? Has to be done.

I can’t figure out what the deal is though. The queues are too long for regular dungeons so I have to do heroics. I did one and my dps was not sub-par so I didn’t feel bad. But LFR? Jeez, did we suck. I don’t know what the problem was. I think one of the tanks did more damage than Cat. I’m wondering if I should stop paying attention to Deadly Boss Mods. It’s always yelling at me to run away, go over there, hide in the back and so on. Maybe I should ignore it next time. And yes, be afraid. There will be a next time. They put Druid Campaign stuff to do in there. Those bastids!

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Tome of the What and Best Thing Ever?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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Yay! Yay! We’re in Legion! I can’t believe … Cat! What’s going on? We’re in Legion, see? There was just one little typo but I fixed it, probably an oversight but it’s okay I fixed it. Yay!

Cat that’s not us, it’s an actual book, calm down. I’m sorry but you can’t go around defacing the Ancient’s Tomes, you’ll get Druid demerits. They’ll take away artifact points or something. Put the book back the way you found it.

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I was just wondering if anyone else is having problems with world quests. I know people are reporting that after killing a boss they don’t get credit. That’s happened to me but subsequent kills fixed that. I’m having non-boss quests not complete and since it’s not a boss I can’t redo it. I completed The Magic of Flight, it says I  received the Rotten Spellbook, I didn’t and I did not get credit. I can’t have a do over because the quest giver thinks I’ve done it.

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Other than these hiccups I love the world quests and Cat’s been bouncing all over the place but the best thing EVER has got to be:

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Flight Master’s Whistle has come in so handy when we’re sneaking around the city in Suramar and become completely lost and weary of being killed repeatedly. Off we’re taken to recover, have a cup of tea and regroup.

Oddly, sneaking around the city in Suramar is creepier than the sewers of Dalaran which is kind of a surprise. Cat lost her composure the other day when attacked down there by a Demon Hunter.

I’m headed down the tunnel to FISH! Leave me … dammit! Now Cat usually doesn’t respond to PVP. Just get it over with so I can come back, not this time … and then I always feel remorse as I think it was probably just a kid.

I think Cat has let her new bad ass form go to her head.

 

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My First Day on the Job as Archdruid

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on September 1, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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Failure. Utter failure. I missed the money shot and it’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. What is wrong with me. Oh well, maybe the Warlock or Demon Hunter will do better. I think I was so excited that Legion was here I just derped out.

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Oh the way to Dalaran to be ready to be up next, my Warlock tried to hide her helm and ended up with a pricey accidental transmog so it wasn’t just Cat dropping the ball.

Okay Cat! Let’s focus! Let’s get those demons running! Cat? Cat!

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Yes, it’s clear where Cat’s priorities are. The first thing she did was head to the Barber Shop in Dalaran to camp for the rug. Didn’t take long and, at last! Cat’s very own Dust Bunny! I’m glad she’s happy, I sure don’t need more dust bunnies but to each their own.

Let’s head out Cat! Where are you? Hey!

Cat headed to the sewers. Big, big mistake. No Cat was not paying any attention to word from the beta. She wanted everything to be a surprise … and it was. If you don’t like PVP you won’t like the sewers. Oh look! People are fighting a Rotten Egg! I’ll help! Wait! What! Crap, I’m flagged … I’m dead. Well, then she did read up on the sewers.

There’s supposed to be a guard you can hire for five minutes but reports I see say he’s not all that reliable but we’ll have to keep an open mind and give him a shot.

Okay then! Let’s get down to business …

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Cat! Jeez, I found her asleep in the beer garden. I guess all the pet battling and the stress of the sewers wore her out. Let’s see, I guess I can catch you up on what she did.

She started out in Azsuna then kept going back to Val’Sharah because it reminded her of when she first started out in Teldrassil. Then she decided to max her skinning. Then she took off to Stormheim in search of leatherworking patterns and I’m not sure I’ll be able to get her to leave. She loves it there and so do I.

Welp, I’d better head out to help her get another pattern. No telling what she’ll do on her own.

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Stop Me Before I Kill Again

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on August 27, 2016 by tomeoftheancient

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I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m always … it’s all about the journey … I like leveling and visiting the zones I love again, blah, blah blah. What a hypocrite. As soon as I heard about the XP from the invasions all I have done is level my poor Mage. Pettifog has been sitting at 20 for ages. I can’t Mage well at all. My highest Mage is 54 and my bank alt.

It’s kind of like the Garrison disease. I don’t want to do it but I can’t help myself. Sweet Elune, I am weak. I told Pettifog, okay. But just to level 60 and then off to visit Outland. Welp, next invasion will get her to 70. I must stop. I must end the madness!

Cat did invasions long enough to get the Felbat Pup and that was it for her. Cat’s DH cousin Felwynn did quite a few to learn how to fight but both of them have now had enough of doing them as melee.

I think the whole Fel Spreader thing is a myth. Felwynn joined many a raid and each Doomsayer was covered by someone and … nothing. So having no patience I paid an exorbitant amount of money for the toy and stopped hanging around town in vain.

Cat went off with Khadgar to Karazhan and in typical Cat fashion paid no attention to anything he was telling her and spent the whole time poking at him until he wet his pants. No, really. He did.

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Cat then went visiting people she’ll miss when she ships out to fight demons next week. Aw, she’s such a softie that Cat.

So … two and a half more days. Surely Pettifog won’t continue on this breakneck pace. Here’s hoping she stops at level 70. I would enjoy a nice visit to Cata and then maybe I could learn to play a Mage.

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And I don’t want to forget to say my goodbyes to Warlords. You were beautiful and I’ll bet I’ll be by again someday. Maybe not soon but someday.

See you all on the other side. Are you prepared?

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