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Cataclysm-Stuff to do while you wait another Week

Posted in WoW Achievements with tags , , , , on November 30, 2010 by tomeoftheancient

DEATHWING

I while back I stumbled on the Darkmoon Faire site. It was a Friday afternoon and I had no more work. I saw the image contest so decided to do an ad for it to avoid organizing files on my computer, sending out invoices, straightening the room. So the above image is the ad, although I forgot to actually enter the contest.

So anyway, where is he? I admit that like a lot of others when I woke up to the new Azeroth I was a little disconcerted. I felt that I’d slept through something really momentous but then I was soon distracted by all the newness. My mission became to find Deathwing. I wanted to see the source of all the destruction and shake my fist at him at the very least. Sure, I want the achievement but I have a burning desire to just look at him, I wanted to see the one whose release from the earth was the catalyst that shattered my world of the last four years.

So I set forth on my journey of discovery and nope, not a peak or a sign of him yet. Can’t find him anywhere, I somehow didn’t think he’d be this shy. So while I travel Azeroth in search of Deathwing am I righting wrongs along the way, fighting dangerous beasts? Oh hell no, I’m searching for vanity pets, I’m kicking goats off the moutain, you know the important stuff. I’m still trying to get my Brazie’s Sunflower but I’m still stuck on the last quest Lawn of the Dead. I don’t mind too much as once I complete I won’t be able to play the game anymore.

I wish that Blizzard had left Deathwing ominously flying around menacing us for a while, not killing just menacing so we’d have more of a feeling of threat from him. Right now the tension I feel is between factions, boy, things between the Horde and Alliance really heated up during my long sleep.

Oh, and the other really noticeable change in the world (to me at least) is the light. I can’t get over the shadows and little pools of light. I don’t know what they’ve done but it’s really beautiful.

But I digress, I have really important news! With all this change it’s good to know you can still depend on some things to stick around.  The Ancona Chicken is still available, yay!

Plucky Johnson and Mad Magus Tirth didn’t drown when the Shimmering Flats was flooded but apparently made for high ground. If you swim to the pirate boats and go up to their camp and make a right you’ll find Magus Tirth shooting fireballs at some chickens. Chase down the largest chicken and click and Plucky Johnson will appear to sell you a chicken.

So in a time of epic upheaval and change (Noooo, The Keymaster gone!) it’s nice to know that Mad Magus Tirth and Plucky Johnson are still at it.

Cataclysm-Dancing Foxes!

Posted in WoW Hunter with tags , , , on November 28, 2010 by tomeoftheancient

I’ve been running around Azeroth looking for new flight paths and hoping to get burnt to a crisp by Deathwing. I was in Loch Modan to see the damage to the dam close up and decided to see if Farstrider Lodge had a fp when I saw a fox. I didn’t know if I would want to keep it, doesn’t look very ferocious, but hey we have all that stable storage now so why not.

I was looking at his abilities and saw he had a bonus ability called play so I tried it and got a dancing fox! Best thing ever. I definitely think he deserves a stable slot for that.

I was so impressed with him I downloaded the free version of Fraps and below you can see my somewhat fuzzy first attempt at using it. It doesn’t do him justice though I think I’ll have to buy the full version to capture all his foxy moves.

Cataclysm – Finally, I have a dog!

Posted in WoW Hunter with tags , , , on November 26, 2010 by tomeoftheancient

Blighthound

This hunter was my first character. She’s the one who suffered the pain of no quest helper, the agony of no sparkly quest items, yes, folks she walked uphill 5 miles to school in the snow – you get the idea. At one point she semi-tired to Nagrand but then graciously agreed to come out of retirement and make flasks and elixirs for rest of my crew.

She always wanted a dog but the best she could do was a wolf so I was so excited when I checked Petopia after the shattering and there were dogs, yes! I decided to get a Blighthound as I hadn’t visited Eastern Plaguelands yet so I got on a boat back to Stormwind and took the long flight to Eastern Plaguelands and set out to the Marris Stead. As promised there they were glowing an eerie green. I started taming one, well I mean I tried. Instead I got the message “You already have too many pets.” What? I knew I had only four pets with me and I was sure I had read that we would be able to call five. Long story (and another long flight) short I hadn’t known that you needed Call Pet 5 to call a fifth pet, well yeah, geez. So if you’re going pet hunting don’t make my mistake.

So finally, she has a dog. I like him, he’s small enough that he doesn’t get in the way like the Devilsaur I had to have and then quickly abandoned. Aww, isn’t he cute.