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Mummified Monkey Paw

Posted in Battle Pets with tags , , , , on January 4, 2014 by Tome oftheAncient

nishiclawI’d given up on EVER getting the elusive Crawling Claw. I had a few minutes the other day so I stopped at a few dig sites in Pandaria. I stopped by to say hello to Brann Bronzebeard and to trade for some Crates of Tol’vir Archaeology Fragments.

Oh, a new rare Tol’vir artifact to solve, I’ve never heard of the Mummified Monkey Paw. Maybe it’s a consolation pet for those who never find the Crawling Claw. A stupid little shriveled up monkey paw battle pet. I googled it and found people asking what it was. Hmm … a mystery. Okay, I have a really bad memory, maybe I knew what this was and just forgot. I’ll go search Cymre’s site and see if I can find out what it is. Surely she knows.

YES! The Mummified Monkey Paw IS THE CRAWLING CLAW when it’s solved! I won the LOTTERY! I hit the JACKPOT! If you find a Mummified Monkey Paw you did too!

What followed was frenzied digging in an attempt to get 150 fragments before I had to log off. I knew my husband wouldn’t understand a change of plan so that I could dig for virtual fragments to attain my virtual pet, no matter how long I’ve been virtually waiting for it. These inhabitants of Earth just don’t understand.

With 20 minutes to spare I now had my own Crawling Claw! Cat was ecstatic!  She even had time to stop by and show off in front of Farmer Nishi. I think she was trying to intimidate her.

I named him Three Wishes after the horrifying story of The Monkey’s Paw … yeah, more intimidation.

So don’t be like me and think you’ve dug up some cheap imitation … remember … Mummified Monkey Paw = Crawling Claw!

Apparently the key to obtaining it is when you’ve given up all hope and are completely demoralized and don’t even care anymore … TADA!

OMG! Cat was Right!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 21, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

catzueSo I’ve been chuckling about Cat sitting there staring at the Timeless Isle mailbox. That’s not getting any leather gathered Cat! Come on!

Oh yeah, well I don’t see you posting, what’s that about then?

Cat you know I’ve been busy trying to level old mature Tota the Warrior. I thought Mages were my absolute worse class but no, not by a long shot. I hope Tota forgives me one day. In an attempt to get away from the CRZ crowd I sent her to the most desolate place I could think of, Desolace. Unfortunately I send her a little early apparently cause it was a deathfest. Sorry Tota.

So anyway that left Cat to stare at the mailbox at her leisure. I got a frantic message from her this morning. Come! Come quick! Quick! OMG!

Calm down Cat, I’m on my way. Wonder what got her all riled up.

I couldn’t believe what I saw. Cat parading around showing off the most evil, evilly battle pet that’s ever lived, the feared Darkmoon Rabbit!

Cat, where did you get that rabbit? How …

See, I told you the mailbox was magic but you didn’t believe me, did you? I received this wonderful birthday surprise from Helke aka Ishtla aka Ravenpayne! I was stunned, Cat had been right all along. That mailbox connected straight to wonderful people!

hearthstoneplayersThank you so much Ishtla! Cat and I love him! Cat set off to show off her new pet. They seemed too intent on their game of Hearthstone so she flew off to the farm. She sat there a while thinking about a name.

fierceishtlaSince she has a Helke and a Ravenpayne, yes, she’s very generous. I know. Cat finally came up with Fierce Ishtla. Unfortunately she took a while thinking and now there are fewer chickens on the farm. Sorry … bunny was hungry. I think she’ll be forgiven as Fierce Ishtla spared Hillpaw’s Prize Chicken, whew.

Thank you so much Ishtla! I think this might be the push Cat needed to get off her butt and start battling those celestials once again. Once Ishtla’s level 25, all will fall before her!

Howlin’ For You

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on October 7, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

moonmoonDo I have actual paying-me-money work to do? Yes. Do I have vacuuming that needs doing, laundry to do, yard work, smelly dogs who need baths? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Did I do that? Noooooo … I felt a compelling NEED to acquire Moon Moon. I HAD to have Moon Moon the very first day the Darkmoon Faire was in town. HAD TO. Sometimes I think I’m one card short of a deck … really. And it’s too late in life to start worrying about fixing it so I’m just going to go with it.

I started my Moon Moon quest at 9:30am and thankfully it was over at 6:00pm. The first few times were painful, although groups were cautioned not to let Moonfang get too far from where she spawns or she would reset, she repeatedly did just that. One attempt had four resets but the grand prize winner was 14 resets. I know! Did I leave? NO! I needed Moon Moon.

In the middle of the day I was becoming dejected and not looking forward to having to buy my Moon Moon. One was listed on the AH at 350,000. Yeah, like that’s happening.

I took a Moon Moon break at the 4:00pm spawn to feed hungry dogs and put clothes in the wash. It was agony. That was probably my lucky time and I missed it! Oh no! So I turn up for the 5:15 spawn and finally, finally … Moon Moon was mine!

Cimmeria the Warlock handles this kind of stuff because Cat doesn’t like chasing butts around. Cim doesn’t care about pets so she told Cat she owes her big time for Moon Moon. Hate to think what she’ll require of Cat, it’s like making a deal with the devil. Not my business. It’s between the two of them.

So anyway, here’s the interesting part. I have not been lucky with pet drops from the rares on Timeless Isle. I can’t even count the times Cat and Cim have whacked those skunky guys around … nothing. So I whined at Bubbles of Mischief. That wasn’t enough for me, oh no, I then went and whined at WoW Misadventures about my crappy pet drop luck.

Then I login … kill my first Jademist Dancer … a Jademist Dancer drops. NO WAY! I’m never that lucky. Move on to the skunky bunch and WHAT! A Skunky Alemental drops! What is going on here?

bobsocksSo today I get Moon Moon? I see a pattern, you might want to try it yourself. I’m not sure if whining at Bubbles of Mischief or WoW Misadventures did it or possibly it was the COMBINATION of the two! Not sure if the order matters, I’m not sure who I whined to first.

You might want to try it, it worked for me … and oh … I did have my lucky Spongebob Squarepants socks on. You might need those too. It couldn’t hurt.

Celestial Tournament? Nope, Little Tommy

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on September 25, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

liltommyMy husband is on vacation this week so it’s hard to find time to play or write. I’m sneaking on here. Let’s see if I get away with it. The first day of patch 5.4 I looked at the tournament. I ran through oodles of pets trying it out and then forgot about it until Monday night.

Monday night I spent hours trying to find a reliable Taran Zhu team. My problem was while I could beat all the tamers, I couldn’t reliably beat all three at the same time. I FINALLY got a decent Taran Zhu team. This is it! Going for the whole shebang! I’m ready! Got to get this done before tomorrow when a whole new bunch of tamers show up.

I have upwards of 230 level 25s. I put my celestial teams together without too much thought about whether they were level 25, cause really, how could they not be right? Wrong. I engage Zao and THEN notice my Crystal Spider is level 16. It went nowhere, I gave up and went to bed.

Tuesday a whole new bunch of Tamers. Same problem. While I can beat them all I can’t beat them all at the same time. Wise Mari would be easy if Nocturnal Strike ever hit but blinded or not it missed 5 out of 6 times so the rest of the team were pretty much toast. Same problem, these guys are not reliable. Must go back to the drawing board or look for advice from more experienced battlers and try again.

So I though I’d show you my RELIABLE team. My sure thing. My Little Tommy Team. They’ve won every day except for the first time they faced him and didn’t know what to expect.

Tranquil Mechanical Yeti starts off with his Call Lightning. He gets switched out and Clockwork Gnome comes in and sets up his Turret. Jade Oozeling comes in and spits Corrosion and hits a few times. Gnome returns to set another turret and if needed Yeti finishes him off with Ion Canon mostly because I just love Ion Cannon but a good bonk on the head would do just as well because Tommy’s pet is running on fumes at that point.

So see, I haven’t been COMPLETELY goofing off. I have ONE reliable team. Those guys are pro. They are going to get extra rations, maybe some NOODLES from a Noodle Cart even.

YAY! I managed to write a whole post undetected! Do I dare take time to check for spelling? Nah … I don’t want to set a precedent like that.

Foxy Lady

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on September 3, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

foxyOkay, nobody’s going to get that reference unless they’re fans of electric-guitar players but still, it fits so I’m sticking to it.

I have stupidly made a bad condition worse by not backing away from the computer. Sitting here working and playing in front of a computer for sometimes 12 or 14 hours is … stupid. Among other things I now have tennis elbow without having stepped outside. I hopped around GW2 a little looking for vistas trying to do it one-handed. I got tired of dying. So I haven’t logged into WoW for a while, I’m trying to be good so I’ll be ready for the patch.

I logged in just to say hello to Cat, really that’s all. I had mail, must have mailed myself something and forgot. OMG! It’s from Cymre! It’s a Fox Kit! Thank you so much Cym! I’d been trying to remember to do the Tol Barad dailies to get the fox and I CANNOT seem to remember. At the rate I was going I’d have been level 100 before I got my Fox Kit.

I had to name the little fox, wouldn’t do to introduce the fox to all the pets as just … you know … fox. I already have a Jade Owl named Cymre, let’s see. Foxy Cymre! That’s it! And look at her dance! That fox has moves!

Since she’s such a good dancer I don’t think I’m going to let her battle, I don’t want an injury to interfere with her dancing career. Maybe just get her to level 25 so she won’t feel left out and then she’ll retire from the battling scene.

Thank you again Cym and rest assured Foxy Cymre will live the life of a prima ballerina. Dining on only the finest … um … mice and squirrel … and berries. Right now she’s teaching the others to dance … aw, so sweet. Hey! Stop! Stop! No twerking! No! Minfernal! Stop that at once! Although on second thought it might come in handy as a battle strategy. Hmm … it’s okay Foxy Cymre, teach ‘em everything you got!

The Lesser Hot Dog of Pet Leveling

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on July 23, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

mailLast night Cat logged in, she had an hour or so and saw that she had about 40 minutes left on a lesser hot dog of pet leveling. Well, that’s it then, leveling pets it shall be. Who needs leveling? She ran out of the Shrine and then noticed  she had mail. Hmm … must have mailed myself something and forgot.

What! It’s not from me! It’s from Helke/Ishtla/Ravenpayne! I’ve had mail from her before! It’s the very most wonderful kind. There was a Lumpy and a Living Sandling attached!

helkeI know. Cat looks stunned doesn’t she, well I think she was!  Thank you so much Helke, she will take very good care of them and make sure they do their lessons and become well-schooled level 25s in short order. I introduced them to Ravenpayne who can show them the ropes as he’s already a lofty 25 and has lots of experience to share with them!

A Lovely Place to Die

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on June 23, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

guardlingYep, Drak’Tharon comes through for Ironsally on the second day. I had my misgivings about leaving Sally on a PvP server but I’m beginning to like it there.

Anyway, I had been reading comments at Wowhead and there were some chilling tales of jackassery to do with the capture of the Qiraji Guardling so I logged into Sally with some trepidation yesterday around 6:00am. That I found one was not such a big deal but THIS to me was a big deal.

nicepeopleOkay I lied, it was a big deal to me to capture it, my hands were shaking so bad it’s a wonder I managed not to kill it but NICE PEOPLE! Two people who I’m sure wanted one as bad as I did were kind enough to congratulate me, yeah in WoW … PvP server. I swear, this made my day almost as much as FINALLY getting the Zookeeper.

I tried to think of a way to use their names to name my Guardling … Nodestny? Nah … Sylentnoko? I finally gave up and instead named the Guardling Benevolence, in their honor.

So Sally’s staying on Drak, she can’t think of a better place to die … repeatedly.

Finally!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on June 15, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

finallyYay! Blossoming Ancient! I’ve been waiting for you! So far I’ve managed to resist the Armored Bloodwing mount but I’ve been checking every day for the Ancient. I’m trying to decide what to name him. Matty came up with Tome Loc, maybe I’ll name him Tome Loc … yeah … I like that. He’s a lot cheekier than I thought he’d be, I think he’s sticking his tongue out at us there.

Okay … as you were. I was just excited about my new pet, nothing else really going on other than I bought some game time for my son-in-law to try to LURE him back, we’ll see how that goes. Might work, probably won’t, but I gotta give it my best shot. Happy weekend!

There Comes a Time …

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on June 8, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient


in every expansion when I officially call full-on faffing season. It has begun. It really took longer this time, usually starts about two months into an expansion. Cat and Sasche like to pretend, in the beginning, that they’re getting geared up for … well something. But they aren’t. Sasche’s foray into LFR certainly brought that home. Yuck. Sasche’s at iLevel 495 and Cat’s 494 and that’s about as far as they’ll be going aside from upgrades to existing gear. Let the faffing begin in earnest!

Now is the time of alts, Ironwomen, flying around the world looking at things again. And whatever else comes to mind. Signing up for betas based only on whether I like the graphics.

Cat made a video to officially kick off faffing season … yeah, Sasche’s not into film making, I think she’s off somewhere wallowing in filth trying to find a Filthling. What can I say, to each their own.

And oh yeah, Cat should really come clean … she’s flying into Moguland as though she’s going to get all badass when she only checks to see if there are any dailies available that can be done while in flight form. Yep … she’s that lazy. For shame Cat, for shame.

Wine, Lesser Charms and Trying to be Clever

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on June 6, 2013 by Tome oftheAncient

beautifulOops, oops, oops … I meant to say whine. I’m going to whine. I kind of feel guilty though doing it, I mean look at the beautiful world Blizzard made us. See! Isn’t it spectacular! Thanks so much!

Okay, now that I got that out of the way … no, I was REALLY being sincere … I can move on to one itty-bitty little whine. Really, just this one thing. Maybe this is just me but it really bothers me to have all these Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, it’s kind of like being a billionaire but no one excepts your brand of credit card anywhere.

lessercharmCat’s a freaking charm billionaire … well, okay … thousandaire. She’s closing in on 4,000 despite turning 50 in every week for 45 gold. She doesn’t get the Elder Charms or Mogu Runes cause she’s capped. Oh sure, she could buy some of those doodads for the treasure room and she does, but she’s still got A LOT of these things. I want something to spend it on.

On my server, at least when I’m on, no one does world bosses anymore so that’s out. I don’t know why. It must get frustrating to spend all that time on content and then have people blow through it and consider it old in two weeks. But since Cat made most of those charms pet battling I don’t see why they can’t come up with something battle pet related to spend it on. Sell Battle-stones for some obscene amount of charms, I don’t know, say 3,000 charms for a battle-stone, how about that. Please get on that … make it so.

grandmastershuWhile I wait for Blizzard to make my dream a reality look at this. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Grand Master Shu trolling chat. Really, what a sore loser, you should be ashamed Shu. You should take an example from Aki who’s behavior is always beyond reproach.

humanbattlestone Oh second thought while Aki the Chosen conducts all her pet battles in a civilized, mannerly, fashion I have detected a tendency to passive aggressive behavior on her part lately. Aki! Nooooo … I thought we agreed! No more Humanoid Battle-stones! Enough! I don’t need them, you promised. Then she smiles politely and hands me another one. I don’t know, maybe doing this for a living has side effects.

A lot of these NPCs seem to be acting up lately. Sasche’s Wrathguard is always saying, “I live to be commanded!” but the way he says it … yeah, he’s being a smartass, you can just tell.

Lastly, I made a Paladin and I’m hoping, HOPING, this time I won’t delete her. So none of the names I come up with are available … so I decide to be clever. I look for foreign words for “again.” Try to find one that sounds like a name. I’ve got it! The Hungarian word for “again” makes a great name, Ismét. There, I love it.

What I don’t love is that every time I want to send her mail or something I have to open a browser and google “hungarian word for again” cause I have no idea how to get that fancy “e” so I have to google and then copy/paste if I want to communicate with her. What was I thinking! This is bad, she already had one strike against her because of the whole, I always delete Paladins thing. Now this. I need to stay clear away from that trying to be clever crap. I’m not clever enough to be … well … clever.

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