Archive for June, 2012

Tel Says I am Ebil

June 29, 2012

Maybe he’s right. Check out my buffed stats here.

If you click through and look at the whole picture, you’ll see that Telanarra is actually in that brawl with me. I figured since I’m the one that got him hooked, I should at least haul his low level pyrelord through some brawls so he could get some decent cards. I’m sure one of the other noobs that was with us played Scorched Earth shortly after that was taken and ruined the whole thing, though.

I made a big change last night. Some of you who know me well enough will understand how big of a deal this is to me. I changed clans. I know, I know … for normal people this is no big deal. They change guilds or clans as often as they … well I was going to say change their underwear but most people don’t move THAT often. More like, as often as they trade in their car or something. But still … for me, it is a MAJOR DEAL.

Trout and Lore can tell you what a wreck I was when I left Crits for Apathy. I agonized about it for a week or more. Lore had to keep telling me how much they wanted me. Trout and I had long conversations about it, with him assuring me that leaving to pursue something I wanted to do was ok. (He is the GM at Crits of course, so yes, I even had my own leader telling me it was fine! And I STILL felt guilty about it. >.< ) This wasn't quite as huge as that … but I did have the leader of my new clan recruiting me hard, otherwise I wouldn't have even considered it. (I never even met the actual leader of my first clan.) I made three good friends in my original clan and I felt bad about leaving them. Like, I kid you not, I cried when I hit the 'leave clan' button. So I hope this works out.

Purple Birdies!

June 28, 2012

What’s this? A raid?? Not only that, an official SR raid! Of OLD CONTENT.

Oh sorry, I should have warned you to be sitting down before reading that. My bad.

We finally got this done and out of the way. We do have to go back to complete a couple things for people who missed an achievement or two. But for most of us, this was it.

We cleared Beth’s achievement by swapping our tanks around and having Arv just hold all of the drones down below, letting them eat spiderlings to heal up. We did wipe once because someone *cough Fayle cough* forgot to come down from the web during smoldering devastation or whatever the heck she does.

On Alysrazor, the only thing we had left was the Brushfire part of the Do a Barrel Roll achievement. We sent Lyss up to harass the bird with DoTs, and kept everyone else down to kill the druid adds quickly and minimize the number of brushfires they could cast. It took 3 tries.

Of course, as soon as it was over we all rushed to our mailboxes to collect our new rides.

This one is my new wallpaper. So purdy!

And of course we had to fill Cowtown with a whole flock of the things. Lyss even sat on hers for awhile instead of being a dragon.

It was kinda crazy how I slipped right back into my role without having to think about what I was doing. Sure, it’s only normal Firelands and we all outgear it … yes Zari even you. But the guys managed to chain pull two dogs and a surger which looked like it was going to end badly, and we did lose Arv, but Slice and I kept Cayle and Adoe alive and prevented it from becoming a wipe.

I know some people (hugs Lyss) aren’t at all excited about the changes coming to their class in MoP, but I’m really looking forward to leveling and playing my paladins.

One Hot Troll

June 27, 2012

SO … remember Monday I posted Roz in all his mismatched gear? I asked for suggestions, but hoped that I would have enough crap stuffed in his bank to throw something together.

Initially, I wasn’t planning on keeping any of the original outfit, especially the shoulders and gloves. Ewwww. BUT … when I dug through the bank, a couple of pieces practically jumped out of the bank and into my bags, just begging to be used, and they just happened to complement the pieces that I had so callously pegged as hideous.

JD suggested the Scythe of Ahune. Amazingly enough, my memory did not fail me, as I actually do have the level 70 version of said staff hidden away in the bank. However, since this orange color theme was begging to be used, I went with another specialty holiday weapon; the sword from Hallow’s End.

Zari wanted me to hide the helm and get a mohawk. Done and …. done!

He also suggested losing the water elemental which … well, with this color scheme, it was a no brainer to go back to fire spec (especially since he already had it as one of his specs). Once that was all done he went to find Zari’s hot little mama Jendora to show off his new look.

Seems to have worked, Jendora was pretty impressed, mon.

So, I’m calling this one a roaring success, and it only took 5 minutes of digging through the bank! Sometimes it pays to be a hoarder. ^.^

And for all of you mog addicts out there, here is a rundown of the outfit, because I know you like that sort of thing.

Helm: doesn’t matter, hidden

Shoulders: Mantle of False Virtue, Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight

Cloak: Medicine Blanket, ummm … sorry I have no idea where I got this and it is no longer available in game, so it was probably a pre-Cata quest item. I TOLD you I am a hoarder!

Chest: Corsair’s Overshirt, Cookie in Deadmines. This is the low level version, NOT the one from the heroic.

Shirt: Deckhand’s Shirt, random drop from Southsea pirates in the Northern Barrens. This is actually an important part of this outfit (unless you want lots of blue troll chest showing. hmm perhaps I should take that off …)

Wrists: Chronoboost Bracers, BoE from the VP vendor. Probably don’t show anyway. (Thanks Van)

Gloves: Archivist’s Gloves, End Time quest reward

Belt: Chillbane Belt, Arcurion in Hour of Twilight. There are many options that would work well here though.

Pants: Magister’s Leggings. More unobtainable stuff from my archives. You *can* get the replica version from the Darkmoon Faire though.

Boots: Kavan’s Forsaken Treads, BoE from the VP vendor. (Thanks again Van)

Weapon: The Horseman’s Baleful Blade, drop from the Headless Horseman during Hallow’s End. A new version is usually added each year.

Offhand: Iron-Bound Tome, Inscription 400, Roz made it himself for PvP back in Wrath.

P.S. If you look at Rozjin’s armory, please ignore the bad gems and lack of enchants. Thank you. >.>

Account Wide Mounts

June 26, 2012

Arv!! Bad news, buddy. Or maybe good news, depending on how you look at it.

 Mumper

We have been discussing this issue the last couple of days and we made the call to make the following mounts account-wide:

  • Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth
  • Grand Expedition Yak
  • Mechano-Hog
  • Mekgineer’s Chopper
  • Sandstone Drake
  • Grand Ice Mammoth
  • Ice Mammoth
  • Jeweled Onyx Panther (all color variants)
  • Cloud Serpents (all color variants)

At this point, the only mounts that are not account-wide are either class specific or rewarded from PVP. We feel like both these types of mounts should still be character specific.

Thanks for your feedback on this issue!

So uh …. how many Mechano-Hogs did you buy for your alts, anyway? At least I only bought one of each big mount on each server.  ;)


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