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Dead Ringer

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on August 21, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

saberCat’s done everything there is to do in Tanaan. She’s exalted with everyone which makes her happy cause honestly she’s such a suck-up. What? Cat, come on, you are! Anyway, there’s only one thing left for her and … she won’t do it. I Came, I Clawed, I Conquered.

She needs 5,000 Blackfang Claws but she’s busy fooling around anywhere other than Fang’rila. What is up? It even took her forever to get exalted with the Saberstalkers. She’d run over there and kill five or six and then say she needed apexis instead. She never joined a group, it’s like she’s avoiding it.

Do you see a familial resemblance there? I’m stumped, it’s the only thing I can think of, Cat thinks she’s killing her own. Nobody else is killing them much either, maybe she had a word with them.

rogueSo if Cat’s not going to cooperate, there’s only one thing to do. Send another raw recruit in! And yeah, Hachette the Rogue was pretty raw yesterday when she got off the boat. Not very well-dressed and nobody thought to send her off with some food, or health potions.

This never ceases to amaze me, probably why I’m an altoholic but it’s all new again. Cat, Cim and Zor the Hunter are pretty well jaded by now. Their big day is Supreme Lord Kazzak day. Hoping for him to drop something nice along with the Felblight.

But now that Hachette’s arrived it’s all shiny again. I’m not sure how my mind works but I’m happy it’s so excited again. Hach hasn’t been there a day yet and hasn’t even begun pick-pocketing, so we’re good for a while.

You’re on notice Iron Horde. She may not kill you but she’s definitely going to lighten your wallet.

Yeah I know about September 1, 2015 but I’m not going to say anything about it. Don’t want to jinx it. I’m just kind of walking past it whistling. See what? I didn’t see anything.


In Search of … Wait! What!

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on August 7, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

mooneyesI was in the middle of a post when I learned about Legion I’m not even sure what it was about but I’m recycling the screen shot. No sense wasting it and I don’t have an appropriately demonic one for the post anyway.

My first thought was YAY! YAY! YAY! Double jumping! I LOVE double jumping! It doesn’t get any better than that! Yeah, I’m easily pleased. I was very excited about the Demon Hunter, I’ve even saved a name for her. I think she’s Cat’s cousin from the dark side of the family. I hope she gives her a warm welcome.

Wow, the lore. They’re giving us everything but the kitchen sink. Is there anything left? Yes, I’m worrying about the expansion after Legion, I’m a long-term worrier.

Okay, there is just one thing that has me a little concerned. Artifacts. According to the Icy Veins interview there will be no weapon drops. I am one of Blizzard’s annoying customers who refuse to do anything with a group of strangers for anything other than outdoor bosses. I don’t raid. I play WoW to get away from jackasses irl I don’t need no stinking WoW jackasses.


I don’t have a legendary anything. Is it their plan to finally force me to comply and do LFR to get an adequate weapon? Cat really wants to be all cool and feral looking with the Fangs of the First Nightsaber but what’s that going to entail. Oh well, early days, I’m not going to worry about that now.

I had no specific desire for the expansion’s direction other than no more Orcs so I’m happy. Demons are great.

I was also very happy to read in Icy Veins interview:

The professions team for Legion is the largest that Blizzard has ever had for WoW, and they clearly heard the feedback that professions were underutilized in Warlords and overlapped with the Garrisons too much.

I used to love my professions, I hope they can get that feeling back.

So I’m really excited. I tell myself to settle down, remember Path of the Titans but I just can’t settle Cat down. She is so ready to look like a badass Feral Cat … even if between you and me she really isn’t very badass at all. I think she’ll leave that to her cousin the Demon Hunter.


That Would be Stealing …

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

notstealingNOT! I’m the only  one here, I opened up the little chest he crams himself in, IT WOULD NOT BE STEALING! Glub’glok did this to Cim the Warlock once and I thought it might be an addon problem or something.

But this is different, it takes my Hunter about 16 tries before she ever makes it up there. I can’t figure it out. Cat can jump up, the Warlock can jump up, why can’t the Hunter. I even dismiss her pet so she won’t get in the way.

Okay so he’s buggy and she can’t loot him, that’s not the weird part. The really creepy part is when your digital life mirrors your real life. I have been falsely accused of stealing in both places. It was bad enough, I mean REALLY bad in real life and now it follows me here? The place I go to get away from real life? This sucks!

One word … mobile banking … okay two words … just say no! I mean if you’re like me, never paying attention to what you’re doing, always thinking about something else.

First, I admit I do have a cavalier attitude towards checks. I get them and put them in a basket and SOMETIMES remember to deposit them. So mobile banking sounded like the cure! Hurray! I had to get one for two banks, ours and then my mother’s that I manage for her.

To make a long story short I apparently deposited a check into my mother’s account in May and left the check in the basket. I have no memory of this but then I don’t know what I ate for lunch yesterday. My mind’s on other things like … I don’t know, acquisition of Felblight maybe.

Last week I found the check in the basket and … yeah … deposited it AGAIN. I did not know this until the woman who’d written the check called and said her bank said that’s fraud, call the police.

WTF! WTF! WTF! I believe you when you say I did it but it was not intentional, it was a freaking senior moment apparently! Don’t you have a PayPal account? I will get it to you right now!

She said, no, just put a check in the mail. Now I know she didn’t think I did it intentionally but for four days I had visions of a swat team breaking into our house and shooting the dogs because her bank went over her head and ratted me out. I didn’t even have any interest in playing.

Instead I would clean (YES ME … CLEANING) in the vicinity of the front door so I could fling myself in front of the guns to shield my dogs when the swat team entered.

It’s over now … but I’m pretty damn touchy about things like THAT WOULD BE STEALING. Get your act together Glub’glok.

That Way Madness Lies

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on July 21, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

oopsYeah … freaky. I found this link somewhere and had to try it. Cat will be FURIOUS if she finds out I showed you. I mean I think she was okay with the little beasties but … um … what’s with the eyes. Okay, enough of that.

gamblingTHIS is her madness. It’s like she has a gambling addiction or something. She’s determined to get a ring with “of the Decimator” on it. I’m not sure why, her clothes are fine for what she does but I guess it’s become a thing for her. She’s determined to beat out RNG. We all know how that will turn out.

I want to save the Apexis Crystals up for the Reins of the Corrupted Dreadwing but no, every time Cat gets 5,000 crystals she buys another ring and then has to vendor it for around 6 gold. Crazy, just crazy.

I’m experiencing alt fatigue. This has never happened before but I think it’s because they’re all wearing homemade clothes. Getting three pieces six levels for Cat has worn me out. Maybe if I just make them wear whatever they find laying around it will go away. I have nightmares about the 180 Felblight it took for the last level.  I can’t take it.

On the bright side, where did that second mailbox come from in the Garrison? Please tell me it wasn’t there all along. It’s wonderful! My imaginary legs were so tired of running back and forth to my Town Hall. I can’t believe how pleased a mailbox made me.

catlapAnd who doesn’t like a cat on their lap. Summon pet, target them and then /sit. Cat-on-the-lap! Except Cat you’re kinda squishing the poor kitty, move your elbow you’re squashing his head!

I also love how any progress you’ve made on bonus objectives is saved and still there whenever you come back. It’s so nice to turn up somewhere and find you’re already 50% done so all in all I guess the bright side balances out the alt fatigue.

I guess that’s it … what? Oh alright, I admit it. I put the picture of Cat in the Chestguard of the Vigilant Eyes up as payback for spending all our Apexis Crystals. I know, I know. Sorry Cat … snicker.


I love the Smell of Xemirkol in the Morning

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on July 14, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

xinthemorningI really, REALLY wish I could focus. I sent Cat to Tanaan this morning and without thinking, used my Master Hunter’s Seeking Crystal to visit a rare. I knew I had Jungle Stalker done but forgot that I reached exalted with both the Order of the Awakened and The Hand of the Prophet the evening before.

It seems Jungle Stalker completion and exalted with the Order of the Awakened is what will trigger the possible appearance of Xemirkol when using the crystal.

With fifteen minutes to server restart I was staring Xemirkol in the face. Oops. First time he punted me to the next county, second time just a nice ordinary death. Yeah, this is the first title that Cat was really excited about but alone it looks like we might have to wait for the Warlock. At Cat’s (see how I blame it on Cat) level of skill Demidos solo is challenging.

Oh well, at least I learned how to get back up there and retrieve my body. I started up to the Throne to see if I could find a Kazzak group when someone in chat said Xemirkol was up.

OH! OH! Pick me! Pick me! They kindly did. We waited for everyone’s crystal to be active and off we went. I don’t think I’ve ever derped that bad and let me tell you I can derp. I was shaking so bad and flailing around. I must have hit him at least once I hope. I was so worried about being kicked to next Tuesday I would kind of run by him hoping to get a smack in.

I thought he had some kind of slowing spell although I didn’t remember reading about anything like that … hmm … OMG. I found that while thrashing around I had somehow hit the walk/run toggle key. Nope, no fancy spell … just me.

predatorIn spite of Cat’s general lack of helpfulness, Xemirkol was downed. And talk about lack of focus, it was only then that I realized our tank had been Askevar of You Yank It, You Tank It.

Big thanks to Bigfangs too for that invite! Cat sends hugs and kisses! She has always wanted to be a big scary kitty prowling the jungle and now she can. RAWR! All fear the Cat!

Yeah, I’m going to play along and humor her just this once.

My Kingdom for a … Dorg?

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on July 13, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

catstuckThere are days that are just … I don’t know … buggy. I have not been stuck since BC and that was kinda fun as a real live GM role played the whole getting me out thing. Wow, things sure have changed. Anyway, Cat got stuck.

cimstuckAfter Cat finished up her dailies, off went the Warlock … who got stuck … sigh. Maybe it’s a sign that I should be doing laundry. Nah, we’ll be okay.

cattrapCAT! NO! The trap! Lookout! Jeez, that’s the eleventy billionth time Cat, those are TRAPS, try to stay out of them.

Cat had only Dorg the Bloody left to finish Jungle Stalker, he’s quite elusive. She thought maybe over the weekend there’d be enough people around to kill all his homies and get him to appear. YES! Lots of people doing lots of killing, this will be the day!

dorgCome out you big chicken! DORG! I’m in your hollow, killing your people! Bak! Bak! Bak! What’s the matter? Are you afraid of a little kitty?

OH! There it is! He’s going to spawn now. YES! Cat’s waited so long … where the hell is he? Anyone? Anyone see him? Anywhere? Yep, I should have done laundry. No one saw a sign of Dorg.

Aw Cat, I’m sorry. Why don’t you go work on your Saberstalker rep then. You’re kind of behind on that. Cat always means to join a group for Saberstalker hunting but never quite does. She has an unusual method. I’m not sure if it’s on the up and up either.

She just checks to see if Krell the Serene is up repeatedly through the day. Something only drops the first kill but she continues to receive 600 rep for each kill after the first. Kinda lazy if you ask me, but hey, whatever works for you Cat.

Early this morning she took Zeth’gol for the apexis daily. She went up there and I left her to do garrisons with the alts. When I logged back in she was surrounded by people. I couldn’t decide if they were early risers on the east coast realm or people still up on the west coast realm.

Might as well get the daily out of the way then. WHAT! Dorg is arising? For real this time? No way! Yes way!

Cat’s very pleased and I learned a lesson … kinda. Any day you login and get immediately stuck twice is a laundry day. What? Will I do it? Nope, I doubt it, I never listen to my own advice.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2015 by tomeoftheancient

readytoflyThe good was Cat the overachiever got Draenor Pathfinder out of the way pretty quick. Thank goodness for Cat as if we depended on the Warlock we’d never get anywhere.

After Cat got that out of the way Cim the Warlock hit Tanaan and that’s where it got dicey. I had NO IDEA Cim would be interested in Naval Missions but obtaining ship blueprints has become very competitive between the two of them.

yohohoYeah, Cat loved the Ghostly Iron Buccaneer’s Hat when she first got it, now … not so much. She could open a nautical hat store with all the hats he’s coughed up. The BLUEPRINT Ironbeard! The blueprint! I’ll leave you alone if you just give it to me!

speedyeyeOkay, this one’s kinda good and bad. I love this thing, Skull of the Mad Chief. I think it’s misnamed though, it should be called “The Only Chance You Have of Getting to Doomroller if you Hear the Shout While Sitting in your Base.” I know, probably too long to catch on. Even with it Doomroller’s dead 50% of the time when I get there.

Master Hunter’s Seeking Crystal, something else I love. Since Cat didn’t stop to think of the consequences of running all over the place and finding all the treasures she’s stuck with rares. Now with the crystal it’s not so much of a problem. Beam me up, Scotty!

Really, really bad stuff and it’s all my fault. All this opening of boxes and selling stuff right and left was good … if you’re paying attention. While readying Cim to leave for Tanaan I realized that at some point I got carried away. I’d apparently sold her offhand. I tried item restore but it must have been a really long time ago.

I checked around and yep, Shaman had no offhand. Did it to her too. All this shuffling salvage crates was apparently too much for me and they suffered for it. Poor guys.

altsin6.2The bad. Okay, Cat and Cim had no problem in Tanaan. They were both around iLevel 670’s or so when they arrived. The next to ship out will be the Hunter, she’s at 659 but she should be okay because … Hunter.

The rest? It will be a massacre. The alts go in order of what little skill I have with the class. Some of them are still in 630’s gear. This is going to be a bloodbath.

So yeah, there’s my unskilled Death Knight sitting there with the big shots and he might be sitting there a looooooong time along with the Shaman, Monk and Rogue. Oddly I think the Rogue has the best shot of the lot of them.

I’m having fun in 6.2 in spite of the fact I have NEVER fished so much in my WoW life.

I have both Cat and Cim find a group for Kazzak as soon as maintenance is over, VERY important. Must steal his Felbight. It’s like a whole day of fishing’s worth.

Welp it’s a new day, time to see if Ironbeard has had a change of heart … he has! Ironbeard is now guaranteed to drop the Ghostly Spyglass Blueprint that is said to counter a Cursed Crew.


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