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How I Hate You Big Love Rocket and Yet … I Want You

Posted in WoW Holiday Events with tags , , on February 24, 2016 by tomeoftheancient


Yes, although I’ve repeatedly told Cat the odds are not in her favor she’s managed to recruit quite a few alts to her cause. At first I think I had about six characters bonking those Apothecaries every day but now depending on the queue she’s down to about two or three buddies who haven’t lost hope.

I’ve read that the drop rate for the Big Love Rocket is 0.03%. Aiiieeeee!!! Maybe if it weren’t for that good looking Zhevra hide interior we could let it go … but we can’t.

At least I’m glad that in spite of my desire for a Big Love Rocket I haven’t stooped to upping my odds by sending in the DK and Monk neither of which could fight their way out of a paper bag. Oddly my Hunter who I also have no real clue how to play well does the best damage in there. I think her pet covers up for her lack of skill. So faithful.

So let’s see, what else.


Um yeah, Luz the Paladin. Something’s not right there. We practically had a fight over her leaving Howling Fjord. I told her it was time to move on to an area more challenging, it was time to go. She didn’t want to.

She said she thinks the Vrykul are hot.


What? Look at him Luz! Does he look like he’s filled with holy light? Honestly, what’s wrong with you?

Here let me quote:

While they may adventure with others from different organizations, they will never knowingly associate with evil persons, nor continue an association with someone who consistently offends their moral code.

This just might be me Luz but the fact that he tries to kill you every time you come near him might, just might fall under the evil person with a suspect moral code don’t you think? Huh?

On one hand I’ve got Cat wandering into Ashran sightseeing and now Luz crushing on Vrykul. I don’t know what to do.

Maybe I  can talk someone into one last shot at that Big Love Rocket today. Take my mind off all the craziness … yeah … that oughta work.

The Anti-Ironman

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on February 16, 2016 by tomeoftheancient


I really enjoyed Ironsally the Ironman so I didn’t think Luz of Ten Heirlooms would last all that long. I thought she’d end up like all the other poor Paladins, just a memory.

Not so! Luz is now level 66 and the going’s been pretty much like the picture above. She’s a superhero. It seems I like superheroes. She’s now Luz of the Seven Heirlooms until 90. I’m enjoying visiting all my favorite places although she doesn’t get to stay too long.

I had some problems adjusting to being a Paladin. I’m used to bleeds, I tend to hit mobs until they’re almost dead and then stop and move on to the next one. What? Why don’t they die? Their health is down to like 3. Oh, no bleeds. For a while there she had a train of near dead mobs following her.

The only other problem she’s had is CRZ. Most of her time is spent waiting for things to respawn. I didn’t know there was so much traffic in the old world. You’d think if Blizzard is really considering giving the game away they might want to rethink CRZ. I’m finding everything dead in the daytime, I can’t even imagine what it’s like in peak traffic hours.

So yeah, we’re having fun although I’m afraid she’ll hit 100 without a clue how to actually Paladin unless a Paladin really is a superhero even without all the heirlooms. We shall see.


Cat’s been looking for something to do. She was SO impressed when Sasche told her JD had earned Lil’ Tarecgosa for their guild. Cat realized she had started that legendary quest line and ran off to purchase the required three Sands of Time. Holy freaking moly Cat, that was 9,000 gold! You better finish that and get your legendary. You HAVE read the whole quest line, right?

CAT! Right?

No she hadn’t. Sigh. Now she’s acting like she doesn’t have time to talk to me, running around after Love Tokens although there’s nothing she needs to buy. She’s avoiding me, I know it. She’ll be in big trouble if my Bank Alt/Accountant catches up with her over that Sands of Time expenditure.

Welp, time to get back to trying to acquire that Big Love Rocket. I’m sure it’s not a myth … is it?


Be Careful What You Wish for …

Posted in General WoW with tags , on January 29, 2016 by tomeoftheancient


you may get it. Yeah, all those mount drops in Draenor and toys and pets that I mercilessly tracked down. Done. I’m down to slim pickings. I think Ulduar, ICC and Dragon Soul are it. Dragon Soul … HAHAHAHA … I couldn’t figure that thing out when I was with other people, I don’t see me figuring it out on my own.

So what to do, what to do? I know, sightseeing. Cat’s never seen the Vault of Archavon, we’ll do that. I don’t know how many weeks she’s been trying but Wintergrasp never leaves the Horde’s hands. Ever.

Okay, what else? Where hasn’t she been? Oh! Hour of Twilight!

Thrall? Hey Thrall! Um, look behind you … we can’t go back, we’re blocked in. You HAVE to come to your senses and blast us out of here! THRALL!

Nope. Uncommunicative. The next day Cat didn’t run ahead of Thrall which worked and didn’t throw him into a snit. What else Cat? Any ideas?

Cat! NO! NEVER! I do not enjoy having the fact that I’m old and slow shoved in my face.

I remember when that horrible woman Lieutenant Thorn showed up in the Garrison you said, there is NO AMOUNT of boredom that would make me do Proving Grounds! Never, not happening.

Remember Cat?

Yeah, Cat was that bored. She went there. She did the Bronze and the Silver Proving Grounds. Not fun. Thankfully she’s not bored enough yet to try Gold. Maybe if there was a pet involved. It was kinda worth it to get the punctuation off Thorn’s head though. There’s that.

Cat, can you think of anything? Any ideas?


What? I could have a shiny pony with Glyph of the Luminous Charger if I had a Paladin? No, you’re right, that’s fantastic Cat! Okay, let’s try this one more time! Maybe the eighth or tenth time’s the charm!

So Luz was rolled and off we went. Wow, Elwynn Forest was pretty hysterical. There were traffic jams of Chauffeured Choppers everywhere. Cat was right, this is fun. Although I wish I didn’t feel the need to equip all the heirlooms just because I have them. I believe she’s wearing ten of them.

Immersion, I’ve found, for me requires fear. I hadn’t known that but apparently sneaking along waiting for something to jump out at you and then fighting for your life is immersive.

Not so much with Luz of the Ten Heirlooms, she’s like a superhero, she just plows through whatever is in her way.

It messes with questing through zones too. There she is up there trying to look all “of the light” with a tiny goofy Raptor with a skull in it’s mouth following her. A leftover of quests abandoned because she’s leveling too fast. She does about three quests in an area and then has to move on. Still, I’m enjoying visiting places again at the correct level.

Thanks Cat, great idea! But you aren’t lonely are you? I could come back for some archaeology if you want?

No, no! I’m good! I’ll just rearrange the Garrison furniture. You and Luz take your time, have fun. I’ll be here.

Okay then. Luz! Let’s move out, maybe if we change zones you’ll lose your skull bearing Raptor. One can hope. Only 69 more levels til Draenor! She might GO … ALL … THE … WAY!



Aiiieee! The Blizzard Watch Begins!

Posted in General WoW with tags , on January 21, 2016 by tomeoftheancient


No not THAT Blizzard Watch, I mean the one where we’re waiting for two feet of snow to immobilize Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Yes … haha … go ahead you Minnesotans and Canadians, have a good laugh. There was an inch of snow last night and my friend told me about her four hour drive home.

Everyone’s racing around buying food. I don’t care if I have food. I care if I have power. I realized I can’t read anymore without a charged iPad. So anyway, thinking that I might not be able to say anything made me want to say something.

I went to Ulduar because it’s lovely and then I got lost and let Yogg-Saron kill me while I was running around in his head. JD was kind enough to come help me find the way, that Lio is one snappy dresser for sure. There we are standing in front of a puddle of yogg.

Oh yeah, I have a question. Since I don’t raid I don’t know stuff. I have to send most everyone every week to acquire Felblight from Kazzak … excuse me … SUPREME Lord Kazzak, jeez what an ego that guy has. My casters love him.

Not so much the melee. I spend most of my time running from the people who have, I forget the name, the purple circle of death thingy. They don’t ever move, they stand right there in a clump of melee. Are they expecting the healers to take care of everything? What’s that about anyway?


I am not a good one to critique WoD as my real life has taken a turn towards the Twilight Zone this last year so that might affect my opinion. What I did realize is there is no one I want to visit in WoD.

Cat regularly heads out to Halfhill to check on the farm and say hello to Farmer Yoon. Actually she visits most expacs to check in with old friends, I can’t think of anyone she’ll come back to WoD to visit. Maybe the Garrison. Maybe she’ll come back and stare in wonder at the place she imprisoned herself.

Yep … see … I really had nothing to say but had to say it nonetheless. Although I do really wonder about the healer thing. And I am a little upset Cat has made no lasting NPC friends in Draenor. She never even warmed up to Yrel.

Welp, better wrap this up and run willy-nilly to the store. Might need more wine if I’m going be snowed in here. Actually, no might about it.

Evil Pony or I’m Still Here

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on January 15, 2016 by tomeoftheancient


So I’m scrounging around for something to do OTHER than archaeology and I read Matty’s Tour of Horse this morning and thought, yeah, that’s what I’ll do. Try for another pony. Cat used to visit old Lord Rivendare when it was still a little challenging for her. She finally gave up years ago. I looked it up, she had 43 kills.

Oh man, Cat! You didn’t give it much of a try! Only 43 kills! Jeez, what’s that about anyway? You did Sethekk Halls well over 150 times.

Yes, I WANTED the mount in Sethekk Halls, I don’t really want a Deathcharger. A Druid wouldn’t be caught dead on a Deathcharger. It’s just not a druidy mount. The Warlocks are the ones who want that mount. Why don’t you send them? I don’t want to go.

Welp … I have to admit, she’s got a point. Sasche’s the one who REALLY wants the Deathcharger, I’ll send her.


So okay, off you go Cim. Rain of Fire your way through there real quick and then you can go about whatever nefarious business you were involved with. Won’t take long.

HOLY CRAP CIM! You did it! You did it!

Yeah, whatever. I’ve got a batch of kittens in the oven … gotta go. Let Sasche take the screen shot.

Cat! Cat! They did it! They got the mount!

Well yeah … they wanted the mount. Sometimes you IRL characters are so dense. The trick is to send the character who wants the mount.

Okay, okay Cat. No need to be cheeky about it, jeez.

But Cat? What about the over 150 times you ran … OUCH … Cat, quit it! No no really … great advice Cat, great advice.


The only other thing going on now is that Lokkan the Shaman is happily back to Enhancement. There she is in all her Baleful glory. She really likes the way the Mail Baleful gear looks but she wanted your opinion. The inner part of the pants are kinda the same color as her skin.

She’s afraid it looks like her butt’s hanging out. I told her not to worry, anyone says anything you just kick their … well … butts.





Happy Winter’s Veil

Posted in General WoW with tags , , on December 22, 2015 by tomeoftheancient


Okay … I can take a hint. I’ve been DCed so many times this morning. I get it, I get it. Cookies to make, rooms to clean for visitors. Blizzard is telling me, get off the computer. Spoilsports.

Anyway, I just wanted to say happy holidays. The part other than the cleaning and cooking … unless you like cooking. Although Cat is the one with all the holiday decorations, Rose there was the most excited when she saw her tree in her Garrison. She took flight without even changing to bird form.

I received an unexpected holiday gift … sort of. My Paladin Blood Elf wasn’t going anywhere, I started a Druid thinking I’d try Balance again, didn’t get liftoff there either. Ironsally’s not looking to get any farther … haven’t been back to Wildstar.

My Aurin is stuck in the town, can’t remember the name, where she was tasked with jumping up to the top of the tree. She keeps falling off half way up. She will NOT leave until she manages it. It’s also not helping her self esteem that people keep flying past her up the tree … essentially one-shotting  the tree.

So anyway, every time I login I feel a little guilty when I see my former main, well second former main sitting there. I stopped liking my Enhancement Shaman when they went duel wield. I changed to Elemental, I never “got” it.

So on a whim I changed back to Enhancement and she kicked butt even though half her gear was still intellect. What is this? I like her again! It’s a Winter Veil gift! I’m dying to get back in Azeroth and get her properly dressed but … Ginger Snaps.

If the house is full of dust bunnies come Christmas I know I’d be forgiven, but no Ginger Snaps? My life would not be worth living.

Happy Winter’s Veil! May your cookies make themselves and your dust bunnies disappear. Tell them they could come here, they’d have lots of company.

Mesmerizing Fruit Hat or Carmen Miranda Files a Police Report

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on December 15, 2015 by tomeoftheancient


Yeah, as soon as Cat heard about the Mesmerizing Fruit Hat that would turn her Garrison into one long conga line, she was all over that baby.

She had to head out to the Valley of Four Winds to the Imperial Granary. Jeez, it turns out  the Granary Vandals had obviously mugged Carmen Miranda for her hat and those little bastards had stashed their plunder under their front porch.


My only other character who was interested in retrieving the hat was … yeah … Phanta. Now she won’t have to dance on tables alone. Phanta did some extensive research and found she could lead her line around while dancing and flying.


Last I saw they’d all taken over the Town Hall much to the disgust of Warmaster Zog who refused to join in such frivolous behavior.


For once I didn’t feel bad about leaving them for server maintenance knowing they’d just party the time away. Probably be too tired to do anything when I get back. Looks like Cat will get out of doing archaeology again today. Score one for Cat.


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