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Cheaters, Rodents and Amorous Intentions

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

sumpCat finally accumulated her 2,000 Domination Point Commissions to buy her long sought after Rodent Crate. Finally! The Sumprush Rodent will be mine! Does it make me a bad person that I let 10:00 minutes tick by while I got myself a rare before I notified the general population that a crate was up? And while I’m on the topic of bad behavior, some of these pet tamers cheat.

Yes, really. They’re cheaters.

Every time I battle a tamer team with a flying pet, that sucker blasts me with Moth Balls and then next turn bombs me with Moth Dust! I know! As you can clearly see here that would require switching spells in a fight, something I’m not allowed to do … so CHEATER, CHEATER! I’m contacting the Pandarian Pet Battle Panel of Ethics over this, so just you look out!

WARNING: Whew, hope I’m not too late. Quick witted readers alerted me to the fact that everyone HAS NOT finished the Operation Shieldwall storylines. If you haven’t, WARNING. Spoiler alert. Consider yourself warned. Proceed at your own risk!


This just tickles me so much, your mileage may vary, I’m easily amused. Every time Cat does Chasing the Chicken for the Tillers I still get a laugh from the prim, prissy way she holds the Amorous Rooster out from her side, as though it’s contagious, while she marches to the water to drown the rooster’s ardor. I’m sorry, it just never gets old to me, she cracks me up.

biggreenJust wanted to say thank you to Euphyley for her post about how to obtain the giant grub of green death who might become untameable in patch 5.2. Best to be safe! Wasn’t that easy squeezing into the bank though. So if a Gorishi Grub appeals to you, here’s how to find him.

firespiritSasche is still leveling her professions so she was thrilled to receive a fire spirit two days in a row from a Blingtron 4000 Gift Package. I had not known they existed, very welcome profession points! Thank you Blingtron creators! We love you guys!

jainaYeah … not good, not good at all. I fear Jaina may flip out and go all medieval-on-you-ass again over this. At completion of the Operation Shieldwall storylines this is where it ends, Anduin crumpled on the floor. I’m afraid things are going to get ugly. I am really interested to see this from the Horde side. Sasche, could you kick it up a notch? No stopping to smell the flowers. What? Oh sorry, forgot you were a herbalist.


As a reward for using a Flare Gun to summons a pick-up for Anduin your reward is a Grand Gryphon. Oh, big whoop. Another Gryphon. Yay … not. Well, was I ever wrong. I love this Gryphon, the model is beautiful. I love it so much Cenarion War Hippogryph was even ousted from the mount bar of fame to make a spot.

Sasche, that means you’ve got a Grand Wyvern to ride! Hurry up, just one more level to go!

Hmm … at least four more hours to go. Let’s see how long I can dither over condiment choices at the grocery store.

I’m In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

inyourbaseOr not as the case may be.  I had pretty much ignored Operation Shieldwall until I heard tell of a Rodent Crate that could be purchased with 2000 Domination Point Commissions. Inside this crate lurk Sumprush Rodents and once I found that out Cat became very patriotic (she’s usually not that into killing the opposite faction) and the slaughter commenced.

I hadn’t heard of the achievement I’m In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes until Navi mentioned it in a post. For some reason that just tickled Cat and she wanted to have that achievement but that might prove harder than I had expected.

To get the achievement you must kill all three of the opposing faction’s rare elites. This really isn’t about how to do that, a very detailed writeup can be found at Icy Veins which covers just about everything you need to know. My problem is something different, trust.

Let me back up. Cat ran off to find these dudes and found old Kar Warmaker suspiciously just standing there alone, no guards. Well this is lucky! Not so much, I soon found out why he’s always standing there with no guards. Cracking Blow. I know about it, I watch for it, I run behind him, I AM behind him and BAM it hits me. He’s doesn’t turn around and say HAHA GOT YA, he’s still facing away but every time, I get hit, Shadowmeld and give up at that point.

I decided to wait around and see if I could learn what to do by watching. A Shaman approached and great preparation began. He began by dropping all kinds of doodads and calling up earth, wind and fire and then pulled old Kar. I felt bad for him as he apparently hadn’t read the memo about Cracking Blow because his preparation for the fight ended up lasting longer than the fight.

There must be a way to avoid Cracking Blow but so far I haven’t seen it or figured it out and if Cat gets hit once by that she might as well pack up and go home. Okay then, we’ll try someone else.

How about Muerta. I soon found out that if the Heavy Mook and Or’Dac were alive Cat just can’t survive trying to kill Muerta while being beaten upon by those two, too much for her. Luckily I happened on Muerta alone and the Heavy Mook and Or’Dac didn’t respawn til the end and I managed to loot her and Shadowmeld before she died from them beating on her.

Muerta is not hard if alone, I imagine for a class with the ability to relocate her this fight’s pretty easy.

And then there’s Ubunti the Shade who is usually always already engaged when I come along or just not up. He’s a real comedian because he chose this morning when I didn’t have my contacts in to show up. Har har Ubunti, I’m not falling for that.

SO ANYWAY … I decided to try to get help. I assured people that I didn’t want an invite if it dropped and I was met with either extreme skepticism or silence. If I need help to do these rares than obviously I have NO NEED for an invite I just want the achievement. Nope, no takers. What we have here is a crisis of trust. I can’t say I blame them really.

I don’t know what to do, I’m thinking of giving references to my trustworthiness. Maybe I could offer a list of bloggers who would attest to my honor at keeping my word. Sigh …


So after all this, in an attempt to try to regain our self-respect, Cat and I went to beat up all the Spirit Tamers. YEAH! TAKE THAT! You feeling me Tamer! Who’s the badass now! WE ARE! Whew, it helped. We feel so much better now. Thank Elune for pet battles.

The Year in Review … or Not

Posted in Laid Back Raids with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

huckleWell yeah, that’s sort of a big, fat, lie. It’s more like the last couple of months in review, and last night in review. If I think of something better before I stop writing I’ll change it.

So I asked Cat if she had something to say NON-PET RELATED. So she sent me the above screen shot. It doesn’t count Cat, you weren’t even there! That sullen Warlock Cimmeria went to Amateur Azerothian’s LBR last night. She won’t admit it but she had a good time. She was in a snit cause I made her wear a gaudy sweater and sing carols. Sheesh … Warlocks … no holiday spirit at all.

Great fun was had and guess what? Another Greatfather Winter showed up! Yes, I know that looks like a Gnome Shadow Priest but it’s really Greatfather Winter! After we finished Molten Core and Blackwing Lair, Greatfather Huckle pulled out many glorious pets we could roll on! Wontan was the big winner, I think everyone was afraid to roll against a stabby, little, Gnome Rogue. Cimmeria won’t admit it, but she’s scared of stabby, little, Gnome Rogues. Scary guys.

Azilem of Frost and Claws was there looking incredibly good in her holiday finery. And she’s even got a strategy for Razorgore posted so since he was stingy last night I can now return with a plan!

Kamalia was there under Alliance cover. I guess she thought we didn’t know who she really was and confessed to all sorts of things! :O

I was so happy I finally got the right night and right time so I could make it to the last LBR of the year! As always, JD and the Missus threw a great LBR!

I’m running out of space for the whole year in review thing. I always feel I’m pushing my luck if I natter on too long. Okay, I’ll just ask Cat if she’s got anything to say for herself.

earthspiritYay! Take that you stinkin little Thundering Spirit! Nah nah na na nah! Who’s the woman now, huh! I did it! I did it! I got your Earth Spirit right here! And you know what? I’m not leaving you alone … no, I’m coming back every day until you give me another and another and … pssst … hey Cat, mature much? Want to move it along? Anything else?

rodentYeah, I’m doing dailies again. Oh good, working for the Shado-Pan and Klaxxi then? Um … well no. It’s this whole Operation: Shieldwall thing, well it’s for the King!

Really? Is that REALLY why you’re doing that instead of what you SHOULD be finishing? It’s not perhaps something else? Something like RODENT TRAPS! Oh geez Cat, really. I know, I know, you just have to have a Sumprush Rodent. I should have known it would be battle pet related.

Any final words for the year? Been up to anything else?

craneUm … I’ve been thinking of taking a remedial reading comprehension class in the new year to better myself.

Really Cat? Any particular reason?

Um … yeah … no. Just might prove helpful, save money on repair bills and all. I didn’t really notice that Huntsman Blake said, would WE … WE as in multiple people, like to fight that Crane … it was a costly mistake.

I see … anything else you’d like to share? No, I guess not. I’ll save my quest to get the achievement, I’m In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes for next year. I don’t want to kill the holiday spirit with too much talk … talk of death.

I see. Well I guess that’s it for 2012. I guess Cat will review it next year. Happy New Year and take care out there!