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Does RNG Have a Conscience?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on February 10, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

stonecoreCimmeria the Warlock has been after Mount Parade for some time. Actually between everyone it’s taken eight years. Yeah I know, but since I don’t raid, all those Glory of this and Glory of that mounts are pretty much beyond our reach. Since I don’t PvP, all those Black this and that’s are too. So … eight years to get to 200.

But this is kind of a spooky story about the last few mounts. I swear someone or SOMETHING was watching. I could feel them … watching.

We were down to the wire, three to go. I never TRULY believed a mount dropped from Slabhide in The Stonecore. Some drops I believe in, some I don’t. For example there really is no Doctor Theolen Krastinov in Scholomance. This is some kind of wow urban legend. Okay, I know he’s not a mount but still.

Anyway, The Stonecore mount dropped for Cim, unbelievable luck Cim! Yay!

ahmountsUnfortunately this is when the dangerous behavior started. I found that Cim had given instructions to the bank alt. Look for cheap mounts.

Cim! No, that’s cheating! Only two more! Do it the right way!

Luckily there were no cheap mounts.

At this point … something … seemed to whisper to Cat, check rep mounts. Cat was sure she had bought them all … she was positive. Oh go ahead Cat, just do a quick check. Go all the way back.

Something or someone was right. Apparently after purchasing the Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth she never bothered going back to The Sons of Hodir for the regular old garden variety Ice Mammoth. One more! Cim, just one more to go!

Off she went. EoE nope. Okay off to the Throne of the Four Winds. Nope. Nothing.

Aw Cim, I’m sorry. Why don’t you take a break? Cat has an invasion. Why don’t you let her do that while you take a mount hunting rest, you’ve earned it.

The Stonecore drop had felt incredibly lucky, finding an unpurchased old rep mount was too but what came next was … ridiculous. This can not have happened without intervention … from someone … or something.

goldbotaniCat did her Botani Invasion. Alone as she always is she can do in the 800s, maybe 850 on a good day, that’s it. That’s the best she can do armed with a bodyguard. Never has she even approached 900.

She got 1593 … alone … supposedly.

mendelvarAnd this was in her reward bag. We hadn’t even known it existed. Number 200.

I know, you think I’m crazy. But someone was helping that last stretch, I felt a presence. I think it was RNG. RNG has grown a conscience. After eight long years of giving her a hard time RNG grew a heart. RNG must have been there kicking Botani butt for Cat.

I don’t know if RNG has had a general change of heart or if this is just a one time thing, nevertheless, RNG? I salute you. Maybe we’ll meet again.

And no … Cat’s never managed to get over the mid 800s in an invasion since … spooky.


Potion of RNG Luck

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on July 27, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

blueprotoSo I was looking for something different to do. Cat needed a mission. I know, I’ll look up some mounts I don’t have and do a circuit every once in a while. How about Skadi the Ruthless cause I love visiting Howling Fjord and then maybe stop by the beautiful Isle of Quel’danas for Kael’thas Sunstrider.

Great! I have a plan! So yeah … was there a memo or something that I didn’t read? Are they testing Potions of RNG luck for the store and I accidentally got some on me? I go in Utgarde Pinnacle looking forward to many visits to Howling Fjord and the mount drops first go. What the heck! This is not my beautiful luck, this is not my beautiful Proto-Drake. Geez … once in a lifetime.

I was happy, but so flustered I logged out of Cat and got Cim the Warlock to go suck up to The August Celestials on the seemingly endless grind for her Royal Satchel pattern. I was annoyed because if I was capable of getting her the last bit after the bridge with that stupid, stupid torch I would probably be done now. Oh no! The torch again. I give up. Damn, so close.

Flying back to the Vale I look down and see a Zandalari Warscout sneaking around the yak wash. Perfect! Just the guy to take out my frustration on! He usually drops rep I don’t need but he might have a bag of supplies. WHAT! WHAT! He dropped a Stolen Celestial Insignia with just the right amount of rep to push her to exalted. What is going on here? This is … freakish … but okay, I’ll bask in this unbelievable run of good luck. I’d better enjoy it, I’ll have this post to come back to when my luck goes back to normal.

I told Cat to stop being silly and to visit the Isle of Quel’danas, I love that place which is odd considering how much grinding I did there back in the day. Oh Kael’thas! We’re coming to get you!

gothawkYeah, first time. Something is up, this is not normal. This is too weird. Blizzard is gaslighting me. I just know it. I logged right out and hid in real life. Nope, everything looks the same here. Didn’t win the lottery, didn’t find a twenty in the road on the dog walk. Can’t suddenly sing. It’s just in Azeroth.

I really should log back in and see if things are back to normal. Maybe stop by Uldum and visit Altairus as a test. If he doesn’t drop the Reins of the Drake of the North Wind I’ll know all is how it should be again.

Update: Whew, everything’s back to normal. No reins of anything dropped from Altairus, I’m kind of relieved. I’d be disappointed if I didn’t have an excuse to drop by Uldum anymore and sip Magaritas on the verandas at Ramkahen. It was a small RNG anomaly, my one day in the sun. I guess you get one every seven years or so. It was fun while it lasted though.

Everything’s …

same as it ever was

same as it ever was