Archive for December, 2012

Home Sweet Home

December 19, 2012

I’ve been Navispammed! It’s like a visit from Greatfather Winter, only better, because Navi is a too cool Tauren druidess instead of some smelly old orc (or dwarf if you roll with the Alliance).

She wrote me a letter and attached a Pandaren Water Spirit to it. Too awesome! So I had to set up a perfect screenshot.

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Luna doesn’t seem too bothered by all the activity, and Nomi was excited to have a new friend to play with.

Thanks Navi! You rock. *hugs*

Cloud Serpents

December 17, 2012

This is probably the last post for the year. Vacation, holidays, etc. will have me afk from both the game and the blog most likely. I might post an update or two from my phone depending … we’ll see how things go.

Not like I have much to post anyway. You’d get bored pretty fast with ‘I got a rare stunted yeti, I got a blahblahblah and another humanoid battle stone’ … I mean, I do plenty of things in game, I just don’t screenshot as much as I used to.

One thing I DO like to screenshot, however, is mounts. It’s been awhile now since I completed this grind (although it’s almost unfair to call it a grind since it goes so fast) but I never got around to posting the shots. So here … for the holidays, how about some really super awesome serpents? I didn’t expect to like them nearly as much as I do.

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This azure is the one that I raised from my egg. Of course, I could just raise a different color with another character in order to get the others, right? Too much work … Van, spend some gold and just buy them yo! Good boy.

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I still can’t decide what color I like best. I mean, I chose the azure, but I really love this gold one as well. And the jade, well, I wasn’t all that enamored with it until I was hovering around Blackrock Mountain waiting for Arv to come to BWL with me and noticed how shiny his scales are.

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It’s not all serpents all the time though. I love my random mount macro. And sometimes the ‘plain old’ drakes make for great shots as well! Like when I was flying through the Blasted Lands to do my pet daily outside Kara and someone was doing that quest where you fight the demon … everything turned red as I passed over and I had to stop and capture the moment.

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Can anyone even tell what color drake that actually is?

So anyway … I hope you all have a great holiday season and I will be back next year!

They DO Exist!

December 13, 2012

So I got a Flawless Mechanical Battlestone in one of my pet bags last night. Yay!
I think I might use it on my Pet Bombling, since I’d already gotten him to level 20 before the patch, not realizing that he wasn’t actually rare.
I already have a rare Anodized Robo-Cub and Robo-Chick from Winterspring, which are level 17 or 18, so he’ll be right there with them for a full mech team if I need one.

I also have a Flawless Humanoid Battlestone that dropped off a Kun-Lai Runt when Van was screwing around up there before raid time a week or two ago.
This one is a tougher decision, because I don’t have anything leveled up that’s not already rare.
I could use it on a limited spawn, like my Flayer Youngling or Sporeling Sprout … things that I could still get rares from by taking the time to camp them.
Or I could use it on something that isn’t wild caught, like the Oracle or Wolvar hatchlings from Children’s Week … things will never be rare unless I use a stone.

These decisions would be easier if the stones weren’t so flipping rare! Although, they’re not as rare as that dang Minfernal. *sigh*

No More Waiting

December 10, 2012

Yesterday was going not so well for awhile. Actually it started the day before, when Van got ganked in the middle of Valley of the Four Winds while trying to capture a rare Quillrat pup. The jerk also killed the spawn, so … yeah. I know, I know … just stick to doing them on the Alliance server and I don’t have to worry about that. But that server and its CRZ grouping are much more crowded.

Case in point: Arv and Bocat both got Minfernals on Drak recently. So I figured ok, I will go try to get one too. If I log on there on Winterhoof, there are invariably anywhere from three to eight other people there, no matter what time it is. If I go there on Drak, the most I’ve seen are three others … ever. So I went, and Juna was the only one there. I decided to get over my fear of landing on the ground lest I be ganked, and battle/kill the tainted rats. This went ok for maybe 20 minutes, then, as I was hovering fairly low over the ground on one of my nether rays, searching for more rats, some level 90 warrior knocks me out of the air. *sigh* I sat down. He was a real jerk and intentionally ran circles around me AUTO attacking me so it took forever for me to die. I mean really dude, it’s bad enough that you are attacking players lower than your level, but …. /rude

Then Karius went out to the Dalaran crater in search of a book. Same thing here, kill/battle rats to get spawns, right? Just as I am getting out of a battle with a rat I see a Lofty Libram spawn. I take like 2 steps in its direction and a dang druid swoops down and nabs it.

Ok. Now I need something to make me feel better. So I log onto Runetotem and create a DK …I know! I know. I said I was going to level little Braider. I mean, really, he is a little cutie here on the day we got them.

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And I still might … someday. But I want to ride my panther dangit. The one that JD gave me. So I made Clayton, and took him through the half dozen quests necessary to get to the ground and over to the mailbox. (I’m half tempted to level him, too, someday, since he got such an awesome name.)

Then I took it out for a ride. On toons that could fly of course because that’s much more fun. (Sorry Clayton)

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Hey, Juna needed a pick-me-up after her ordeal.

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THEN … things got better. Van went to LBR. JD couldn’t stay, but the rest of us went ahead with the Sunwell plan, then pushed on to TK. The mount dropped. Kamalia won it on her little mage, who is looking quite lovely mid-fight in this pretty pink transmog.

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But then she didn’t have the gold to get artisan riding and learn it. Now … in the days before account-bound mounts, when this is an alt on an off-server, ok maybe we would have let her roll it off to someone else. So glad they made this change, that would have been a NIGHTMARE for her before. Now? Meh. Bump in the road. Her mage happens to be on Winterhoof. Yeah, wrong faction, but that’s what the neutral AH is for! So Kerick met her there.

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Then Kerick had the bright idea to see if it would just let us trade gold if he was a blood elf.

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Yeah. Nice try dude, but … no. So while we waited for the money to come, we went to the Wanderer’s Festival …

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… only to find out that it has been changed from 9pm server, to 9pm Pacific … which means midnight here. Bleh. So instead we went and raided Gruul’s Lair.

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And then, finally, the gold came. And we got our screenshots in front of Tempest Keep. :D

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AND to top off the night, I went back to the Wanderer’s Festival at midnight and got to click on one and only one hatchling … and got a rare. Yay!


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