Archive for Hearthstone

A Boy Named Sue or the Week in Review

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on March 13, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

namedsueOkay, alright … he’s not really named Sue … he’s named Pam. I CANNOT play plate wearers, I have a theory now but never mind … back to Pam. I made him thinking maybe if I had a do-over I would “get” Death Knights. It remains to be seen. I’m running out of name ideas and all that came to me was … bulls … running of bulls … I got it! Pamplona! I know … questionable judgement there.

So he’s a class I can’t play and he’s named Pam … even Arthas is mocking him.

hearthhorseOh for heaven’s sake Cat, you are the LAST person Elf to be giving Hearthstone advice. So yeah … the Hearthsteed. I read this post at WoW Misadventures and got excited. I suck at this game, I quit playing after I was paired with “players of my own level.” Apparently there aren’t any of my level … I’m minus level. In the post there was talk of noob pwning. Maybe I have a chance!

Well they were right, there was a noob to be pwned … it was me. Started with Jaina … lose … lose … etc.

Switched to Warlock. Still losing but the games drug on forever and then lose.

Finally switched to Rogue. Many games later a win. YAY! I have like 12 more hours in the day to get two more wins! More time passes in agony and someone forfeits … LOLOLOLOL! I don’t know … they would  definitely have won, maybe they had to get to class or something. Never mind, don’t look a gift Hearthsteed in the mouth.

Talked to Repgrind and she said to try ranked, it had worked well for her. Okay, clicked ranked and then all hell broke loose. The screen started flashing … no I’m not kidding … Angry Chicken at me. I thought well how did they know? I AM an angry chicken at this point. The Angry Chicken flashed at me a while and then … TADA! My third win! I have NO idea what all that was about … a pity win from the game? I didn’t DO anything. I don’t care, I’ll take it.

catcatFirst, some background so you’ll know how I think. My husband and I watched Gravity recently. The next morning he said they really did an amazing job selling the whole “filmed in space” thing. WTF! But it WAS filmed … in … space … oh. I had totally bought it, it never entered my mind that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock weren’t in outer space … not once.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I “think” Cat is the best pet battler. She has no need for valor while others could really use it and yet I keep sending her into the Celestial Tournament because she’s the “best” pet battler. Sigh … note to self, send someone in there next time who needs the valor.

cashspicemasterMAKE MY DAY SPICEMASTER! Go on! Say it! I will beat you to within an inch of your life, I will … oh … hi. Being broke really changes you. Liwu has become like a really, really mean repo man now that we’re broke. I mean they all used to pay the money rather than threaten violence … you know … all zen-like … now she’s out there kicking ass and taking names … geez.

fennerickJust one more thing. For those of you who think my bizarre total immersion in a game or movie is strange, I give you this. I fly on rental birds most places so I can minimize the screen and check email, make calls and stuff like that. I’m never there for the flight.

No one was there but Lokkan, the popular Draenei. When I come back I see this. I DIDN’T do it. I’ve never even heard of Fennerick. I can only assume Lokkan was trying to contact one of those chivalrous male characters she’s met. Who knows how long this stuff has been going on behind my back!

Not filmed in space indeed. Psssh.

Best Laid Plans

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on January 18, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

cimsetI had big plans for the week that was. I decided it was time everyone went into moneymaking mode to get ready for Warlords. Unfortunately no one paid the least bit of attention to my plans, I think we’re in the red on money for the week.

I don’t know how those world class transmoggers do it. Cim went through, I don’t know how many iterations on that outfit up there. She’d pick something … nope … dropped by someone in Siege of Orgrimmar … forget that Cim, pick something else.

Nope … that’s a piece of Horrendously Vile Lord of PvP gear … pick something else … and on … and on. And then sometimes you get the piece and it just doesn’t look as good as you hoped … pick another Cim.

liwuflyLIWU! I thought we agreed that you’d go do the Isle of Thunder Scenario chain. You have elevenly billion Greater Kirin Tor Offensive Insignia that everyone sent you, let’s get on this. Liwu? LIWU! Oh … she’s gone.

saschedeadagainWell at least Sasche is … Sasche? Seriously? Again? Really? Sigh …

hearthstonemeYeah … it’s not just them. I knew … KNEW that I wouldn’t be interested in Hearthstone. I knew I’d be awful at it but had to check it out when I got my invite in the last wave. I don’t know … I must be a masochist.

I so suck at this … it involves strategy, which I eschew at all costs. I start out telling myself, THIS TIME I will have a plan and then at some point I start just throwing down cards willy-nilly in excitement. Yes, then my hero dies horribly.

And yet still, at the moment, I am addicted. I even played a REAL PERSON. They THRASHED my Paladin with their Hunter. I mean really badly … embarrassingly badly. And then I found out the game has emotes. They emoted me …

Well Played! OMG! I got a pity emote! That was so nice of them! I later found this, Well Played = The Emote of Jerks. Perception is a strange thing, I’m sticking with “that was a nice person who thought they were saving the feelings of a strategically challenged ten year old … otherwise known as … well … me.”