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Lunacy and The Importance of Punctuation

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on May 7, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

badluckhunterLast week we finally finished up getting all the Celestial Tournament pets. Cat got the first one when the tournament came out and then went AWOL for months. FINALLY it was done. I NEVER have to do it again. Three weeks of those for a Marked Flawless Battle-Stone? Not happening. Yay! The agony is over!

Yesterday rolls around and I find my luckless Hunter doing it. WTF! Zor, are you insane! Why? Why? What is this lunacy? Everyone else who visited the Timeless Isle had burdens of eternity dropping from everything. Pink Flamingos, turtles, whatever. They have them in their banks because they can’t stand to get rid of them. Not so with luckless Hunter. She has to buy them with 50,000 coins. She’s doing the tournament for the 1,000 coins.

Well I’ll leave you to it cause this is not fun Zor. I’m leaving. What would be fun? Oh! I know! I’ll level my Drunken Fish Warlock who’s in Matty’s guild. Yes, another Warlock … yeah, I don’t know what that’s about either.

So without a care for stupid burdens of anything, she’s questing about in Darkshore in her crappy clothes because I find Warlocks don’t care. They have an inflated opinion of their might. Overconfidence is a mark of my Warlocks.

So we’re tasked with entering a cave thingy. I don’t care if it’s a barrow, cave or burrow … it is our NEMESIS … even my Warlocks can’t defeat the cave. Looking for the guy we’re supposed to whack is proving … once again … impossible. Endlessly going in circles, killing the respawns … sigh.

We enter a room and there’s a Warrior standing there. Maybe the Warrior knows the way, I’ll inquire.

Kind Sir, I’ve been sent to destroy the foul Demon who is said to reside in these caves. Can you direct me?

(Okay, I’m fibbing. I didn’t RP it.)

Silence …

Pray tell Sir, do you know the location of the heinous beast?

cant share nuts

I certainly had no expectation of nut sharing. Frankly, I didn’t even know he had some in his pack. I’m feeling a little weird even being in this dark cave with him. Come on Lupe, we’re out of here.

I thought about that the rest of the day. I don’t even think that was a non sequitur because we hadn’t been talking about anything. What did it mean?

I even wrote it down so I could puzzle over it. The next morning it came to me! I’ll bet we were in the right room!

Can’t share, nuts.

I’m not much for grammar and punctuation but this made me see the error of my ways … well, sort of. I’ll have you know I’ve thrown EXTRA commas in this post just to make up for all my other posts.

I only wish I had known what you meant before I decided to flee. A Demon still lives … all for the want of a comma.

Celestial Tournament … Finally

Posted in Pet Battles with tags , , , on September 28, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

NiuzaoI found the secret to winning the Celestial Tournament today. If you’re married to a non-gamer they MUST vacate the premises. After my husband left my luck turned around. Today I had more trouble getting past the tamers than with the celestials.

So of course I picked Zao to come home with me after he gave me all that trouble. I took him to say goodbye to his father before leaving the Isle. He seemed a little disoriented. I guess he couldn’t figure how one minute he was kicking my butt and then suddenly it was like someone took a Whole-Body Shrinka’ to him poor guy.

halfhillFriendsI introduced him around Halfhill and now his training’s begun. I see great things in store for him!

I wanted to thank Navi, Cyrme, Tamer Liopleurodon, Turkic’s post at Blood & Sugar and Mistel for sharing a lot of helpful information that made the Tournament a lot less painful than it would have been otherwise. I know there were others too, I wish I’d bookmarked them.


Wild Jade Hatchling

Zandalari Footslasher

Clockwork Gnome


Tranquil Mechanical Yeti

Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot

Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling


Unborn Val’Kyr

Nexus Whelpling

Azure Whelpling



Soul of the Aspects

Anubisath Idol

None of these teams are sure things but if the force is with you and the stars align they’ll pull through!

Now … I don’t see me going back anytime soon for the rest of those guys … okay … maybe just Xu-Fu.

What? Oh, I know. Don’t say anything though, she’s sensitive about it. She really needs a visit to a world class transmognificationist. We’ll put that on the to-do list with the Noodle Cart.

Zao Now Brown Cow

Posted in Pet Battles with tags , , , on September 26, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

quitIt did occur to me that if I kept my big mouth shut you wouldn’t know about all my failures. I thought about it and you know what? There are all kinds of blogs that tell you all about how they did stuff successfully so I see it as a public service to report on my failures for those like me. If you’re out there … maybe I’m alone … yoohoo! Crap, maybe I AM the only one … anyway.

I may frame that screen shot. It might be the closest I’ll ever get to completing the Celestial Tournament. Right now I’m too demoralized to go back. I’m beaten … dejected. I hate stupidhead Zao. Of course this isn’t fair as it wasn’t his fault, it was mine.

After FINALLY admitting to myself that no matter how many hours I stayed in there I was not going to get Zao down, I went a few places to read more on the fights and in one of Tamer Liopleurodon’s videos she mentioned something I never thought about. I had used up all my big guns early on in an attempt to GET TO the Celestials without thinking that I would be sending in the second string after the tamers were down. Poor planning on my part.

When my initial Zao team didn’t succeed I was pretty much left with … well … leftovers. I tried EVERYTHING, I think I was in there for hours. What made it even worse was on the second to the last attempt I managed to scrounge a Wild Jade Hatchling with Call Lightning and two Zandalari raptors with Hunting Party and got him down to 88. Coming so close made it worse.

To my credit (hahaha) I did stop before stooping to sending critters and level 5s out to certain death but I DID NOT WANT TO CONCEDE. I finally came to my senses and left the tournament, head hanging.

I will say, something I never thought would happen did. RNG took pity on me. I have been looking in every Crane Nest since the patch dropped. Nothing. Apparently in an attempt to cheer me up RNG put a Azure Crane Chick in the first Crane Nest I checked. Thank you RNG, I take back all those nasty things I’ve said about you. Honest.

So everyone’s down but Zao. But I’ll have to rearrange my teams before another attempt so it’s back to the drawing board for me. Don’t throw all my heavy hitters out early. And why in the name of Elune is my Darkmoon Zeppelin not level 25? Geeeeeezzz …