Archive for Lesser Charms of Good Fortune

BMAH and Other Annoyances

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on August 10, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

bmahThe stupid BMAH has pushed me over the edge. You sadistic bastards! HEY! HEY! Don’t look away when I’m talking to you!  Hey, Goya! What kind of unfair … um … Black Market are you running here. I’ve had it with you. No wonder you have to have that big, old bodyguard considering your unfair business practices. Geez.

I have never successfully bid on anything except for a Brawler’s Guild invite after it was old news. Not once, because every single time I bid the auction ends sometime after midnight eastern time. I never, ever see auctions ending in the afternoon or early evening. Since I get up at 4:30 every morning I’m not staying up past midnight. My nerdraging now is NOTHING compared to what I would be like on three or so hours sleep. Wouldn’t be pretty. Couldn’t that damn woman stagger the auctions so each time zone would have a chance?

So I get all worked up over, once again, not getting what I wanted to buy. What? I don’t know, it’s Cat so it was a pet or a mount for sure. So anyway, I’m in a ranty mood and see Cat has 4,747 Lesser Charms of Good Fortune. She pet battles a lot, trading them in at 50 a week isn’t even putting a dent in them. Since she acquired all these from pet battles wouldn’t it be nice if she could use them on something useful and maybe pet battle related?

I mean these things are as ubiquitous as … well … dog poop is around here. I wish I could find something useful to do with them. Yes, and dog poop too.

relicLet’s look in Warlock’s bank. Oh, that’s sweet. She doesn’t need Relics of Guo-Lai but she’s such an optimist she’s can’t get rid of them. She must think they’ll be changed to BoA at some point so others can use them. I would tell her not to hold her breath but then she’s got Unending Breath so yeah, I guess she can. And OMG! She’s got a sweet tooth! Look at all that candy she has squirreled away! Who would have thought Warlock Cim was hoarding candy. Not me.

Okay … my rant is slowly losing steam. It made me think of a word I haven’t heard in years, maybe it’s out of fashion or it’s regional. My father used to use it. Gripe, gripe, gripe. It’s a pretty good word. I’m done griping. Gripe, gripe, gripe. Nope, nope nope. Okay, I’m just getting silly now which is marginally better than ranty, but enough. I do wonder if they still say gripe in Minnesota where he was from. I know Madame Goya didn’t seem to have a clue when I said it to her … along with … well … a few other words.

You know I reread that and I feel somewhat bad doing all that complaining. I need to say something good to balance it out. Hmm … what do I appreciate … I know! Ihgaluk Crag! That’s all good! Okay, now I can go back to being lazy and enjoying all the entries in Tycertank’s #WoWscreenshotaday Day.

Strange Compulsions and Dance Butt

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

dancebuttI am so busted. Yep … it’s been revealed. I’m apparently the world’s foremost authority on dance butt. Those powerful, omniscient, search engines have determined I’m the go-to guy when you need your dance butt information. Really, I’m flattered but … um … what is dance butt? Anybody? Come on, someone has to know. You either? Yes, yes, the whole Raquel Welch thing is from a past indiscretion but I’ve learned my lesson, won’t happen again.

So anyway, I was overcome by this strange compulsion, I just couldn’t fight it anymore. I got it in my head that I shouldn’t have any level 1 battle pets. How unloved and neglected they must feel, I should get ALL the pets to at least level 5. OMG! Did that take forever, I didn’t know I had that many. Whew. I seem to be back to normal sort of, but I feel it won’t be long before I think they should all be at least level 10.

So I thought I’d get back to PvP pet battles. I had tried them when they came out, with low level teams. It’s interesting how things change. Pandaren Monk was all the rage back then. I tried them again after I had some level 25s. Lil’ Ragnaros seemed to dominate during this period and I must have missed the Fluxfire Feline stage. This time EVERY team I met had an Electrified Razortooth. I hadn’t even used mine yet.

I tried to come up with a suitable team but as always got distracted by things like an all rabbit team because I like to watch them jump around, not the best strategy if I ever want to get Experienced Pet Brawler.  So I figured I needed the help of someone who THINKS about pet battles and does not base their teams on cuteness or Ion Canons just because. I remembered a Ratshag post about a team Hydra used with great success. All but one of my wins were thanks to that team. Still have a ways to go though as I can’t seem to give up on my bunny team which is slowing things down.

So with all this pet battling I have accumulated gazillions of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune. I frequently get 5 or 6 for a battle. I really wish you could spend them on something battle pet related. I don’t know, maybe be able to buy a Flawless Battle-Stones for an exorbitant price.

Oh wait! I thought this was so interesting, a class on MMOs! I’m wondering if I should take it except then it would take time away from actually playing one, hard decision.

crabsteamedAnd I did something incredibly stupid, I just wasn’t thinking.  I deleted my Goblin healer as it was evident she wasn’t going anywhere. NO! NO! I love Goblins, just not the starting area, why didn’t I just respec her! Noooooo …

beardedkidSo ever since, this big comedian Nomi gives me spirit food every day. EVERY day. And what’s up with that kid anyway. What am I supposed to be? What are YOU supposed to be, that’s what I want to know. I thought you were a girl but you keep telling me you’re going to grow a beard. Who’s weird now Nomi? Anyway, the dailies had a few minutes before they reset so I took Nomi along to gather some leather. Hoping (yeah right) an unfortunate accident wouldn’t occur, like Nomi being crushed by falling Mushan or anything. No luck, Nomi made it and then gave me MORE spirit food. I’m not kidding kid, you’re days are numbered. Just giving you fair warning, this behavior must stop. Nobody buys this crap and I don’t need it.

It might be the stupidest reason ever for rolling another Priest Goblin … because I have all this spirit food … naw … makes sense to me!

Okay, this one’s for you Redbeard!