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The Quick and the Dead or Tales of a Barn Enthusiast

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

largetrapsOh come on, guess, which was I? The quick or the dead?  HAHAHAHA! Yeah, Cat was quite taken with her garrison barn but I think one of us dropped the ball on researching it COMPLETELY.

Enables the production of Sumptuous Furs, Burnished Leathers, crafting reagents for Cooking, and Savage Bloods through Work Orders.

OH! OH! Savage Blood, we’re going to need lots of those, let’s get that barn to level three quick! What? Oh sure, we’re hemorrhaging gold but this is important, savage bloods! Okay, okay Cat. It’s done, where do we trap these savage blood producing beasts anyway.

Nagrand I think, we have to capture something called a Direfang Alpha first. Let’s go!

WTF! What just happened here. Cat, that thing had you for breakfast, this isn’t going to work.

Cat doesn’t worry much about her gear, it’ll come eventually but in this case she was adamant. She wanted to trap NOW. At the time her gear was around iLevel 600 so I bought her a ridiculously priced world drop to give her a fighting chance. It cost a fortune but she’s happy now, she’s sitting in front of the barn waiting for those savage bloods to start rolling out.

Sitting there she remembered the Glass of Warm Milk. HEY! We forgot to look for the glass of milk in the barn. I’ll get a cute little cow pet! Remember?

How did I forget that, okay Cat, is it on the first floor anywhere? No … oh. Jumping … not my best thing … jumping.

Okay, let’s prepare. I’ll get our banker to buy you some Goblin Glider Kits cause I think I remember reading you need those. I’ll go watch some videos, but … jumping … I don’t know.

leapWTF! Okay … sorry, but really WTF! There must be some method of jumping that I’m not privy to. The very nice man in the video above and Cat used the same starting point and Cat smacked into the barrels or whatever and ricocheted off and his character leaped up almost on the roof in one go? What the … if you know how you do that let me know.

It became obvious that without those leet jumping skills we weren’t getting up that way. Then we found this video and it worked … with some adjustments.

catinabarnCat had to jump up using that little well house on the other side and she could only manage it by approaching from inside the barn. Hey, whatever works Cat. So thank you Heartsnhugs. Our sanity was slipping away, you saved us.

catcowItty-bitty little cow, totally worth it. Yep, we like our barn and we loooooove the Garrison Salvage Yard, all those little packages to open! Best thing ever! Some buildings we won’t even mention *cough* lumber mill *cough*

Okay, got to get going, I think some missions have ended. Must check for boxes to open!


Could It Be? Armor Parity at Last?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on August 24, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

sameoutfitWhat? I know, I know. I should be ashamed. Am I finding bugs and reporting them … no. Am I spending my time in beta ferreting out useful information … no. Am I basically … I don’t know … playing dolls? Um, yeah. Sort of. My only excuse is the visual part of the the game is very important to me.

There has long been an imbalance between what armor looks like on female characters and what it looks like on males. Yeah, to the point of ridiculousity in a lot of cases. Redbeard posted a great cartoon of game armor logic.

But what’s this! I made a level 100 male Warlock … no, what … never mind why, jeez. Well actually Cim made him, it’s her dream date I guess. I noticed his chest armor was rather scanty. NO! I wasn’t complaining but I wondered what a female Warlock in the same armor set would look like. I mean, it can’t be scantier, can it?

Look! I think she has more coverage than he does! Is this a new era? Will we at last have armor parity? Is this a sign of things to come?

cimsfriendYes, Cim was apparently busy making multiple trials conjuring up her idea man. I like him Cim. In fact I like him so much what do you think about changing your … OW! Crap, Cim call that stupid demon off me! It was just a thought, I was just thinking out loud! JEEZ! So touchy.

Yeah, I see a world of trouble brewing here. I’m just saying. Come on, don’t you see it? That might be Cim’s dream date but he’s EXACTLY Cat’s type. EXACTLY. This might get ugly. Demons and claws smack down over him.

I took a peek at Cat in beta, she’s looking decidedly more cheery now. The last version would have torn into Cim the Warlock for a chance at a shot at him, this one looks more peaceful. Maybe this one will just roll her own date. I can only hope.