Posts Tagged ‘Bocat’

Four Years

February 8, 2013

It was actually yesterday but, um, yeah I thought it was tomorrow, so we’re going to celebrate my 4th Blogiversary today, mmkay?

I don’t really have a lot to say about it. Obviously since I’m still playing and posting, I’m still having fun. Part of the reason for that is because Blizzard has done a great job of evolving and making sure that the game has something for everyone. They make fun things like questing with Zen’Kiki …

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You’re doing it wrong, love.

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That’s better.

But fun and engaging gameplay alone wouldn’t have kept me around for so long. You guys … the people I play with and the people I blog with … you make it more than just a game. You’re not just other players … you’re friends. The game would just not be as much fun without you.

Last night is a perfect example. Dyle headed down to the Faire to kick Fezwick around. I opened the bag of goodies afterwards and saw blue. Oh my, is that … it is! A Darkmoon Eye!! OMG!!!
Would this be as exciting if I had no one to share it with? Not only no but Hell No! No one on in guild chat? No problem! I hit up stalker ID. Oh look, it’s Bocat, she’ll understand! And my night will be made because I have someone to be excited with. That’s the true magic in the game … the friendships we build.

So Bo … here’s the screenshot I promised you of the Darkmoon Eye in shadowform. Creepy eh?!? :D

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P.S. I reserve the right to change my opinion on in-game friendships after SR visits Disney World together. I hope Orlando is prepared. Maybe we should warn them ahead of time?

All Grown Up

December 4, 2012

Well, at least one good thing comes of being able to battle in Pandaria. My high level pets get even more high level … like … until they stop getting xp altogether.

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Yes, that is my Celestial Dragon. A good first choice, I love Ancient Blessing. Yeah, imagine that, a healer loving a healing spell/stamina buff. Hey, sometimes being able to outlast your opponent is more important than big damage, especially if you don’t have the type advantage.

The Nether Fairie Dragon was quick to follow, although I did notice that since the patch, his type has been changed (correctly) from flying to dragonkin, which I am sad about but oh well. Then the Skittering Cavern Crawler, and the first Sifang Otter named Harry. And a snail named Gary. So yeah, I’m at 5 level 25s since Saturday.

I also picked up some nice rares. Some crazy person found fox kits spawning in Storm Peaks, and hung out there tracking down spawns until she found a rare for me. So of course, it seemed only right to name the little one Bo. ;)

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Oh yeah, that’s actually Bocat in the picture with me, too!

He’s 24 already, as is the Water Waveling I picked up in Zul’Drak. I also got a rare Darkmoon Glowfly at the Faire. And a Shardhorn rhino. And … I don’t even remember them all! Let’s just say I’ve been busy. ^.^

A Pleasant Disguise

January 23, 2012

So, what do you do when your raid’s leather-clad rogue chick and fireballin’ dwarf lady run off and become Sith?

Well, for starters, you replace the rogue permanently with a well-dressed, meter-topping shadow priest.

(Insert screenie of Bocat here. HOW is it possible that I have NO screenshots of her? Really?? Must rectify soon.)

And, at least for one weekend, you replace the missing dorf chick with … another hot dorf chick!

This isn’t just any old dwarf though … it’s our favorite Mohawk Troll moonlighting on the Alliance side. Hey, if I can have multiple paladins, he  can have multiple shaman!

We actually had a pretty good week, despite the holes in our roster.  Friday night our OT/dps was sick, but Grom handled those duties very well.  So we got another spriest to cover the open dps slot. Then Ado’s computer got sick, so we had a ret pally from the guild fill in. Now, if you’re keeping count, we already have 2 priests and 2 paladins on the regular roster … so adding another of each meant we had SIX slots on the same token for the night.  There’s a reason I always joke that we should change the guild name to Priests and Pallies. We got to Ultradragon but called it there for the night.

Saturday we got Ado back. Still had Grom OT. But we got Cael to bring in his lock. We made quick work of Ultra and moved on to our progression fight of the gunship. We didn’t get it down, but we made steady progress and were getting to phase 2 regularly. So I think it won’t be long before we manage to kill it. We actually were one tanking it, which seems to be doable with a bear tank who can dodge a lot of the stacks.

A Weekend of Friends

October 24, 2011

Some people got to have weekend Blizzcon parties and hang out in real life. Some even luckier people probably got to attend Blizzcon in person. The rest of us watched the virtual feed and/or got news from guild chat and websites. Most people I know were pretty psyched about at least some of the announcements. Myself, personally … well, I’m only lukewarm on the Pandaren themselves. I’ll roll a monk (probably belf … what?) but the inclusion of a new class isn’t a game changer for me. The zone art looks *amazing* and I am excited about getting Tyrael’s Charger and having something interesting and fun to do with my extensive pet collection. Some people that I know, however, and probably people on the forums … I don’t go there so I don’t know … have had very negative reactions, scoffing the inclusion of pandas and Pokemon and basically saying they are done with the game and/or will never come back to the game if they have already left.

You know what I’m most excited about? It’s not Pandaren, it’s not monks, it’s not the new talent system (which looks awesome btw), it’s not pet battles … it’s the simple fact that this game, MY GAME, is not over and is still expanding. It’s the knowledge that my friends and I will be taking on some sort of raid bosses for the foreseeable future. Because the friends that I have, are the number one reason that I play. I have friends that have left the game that I still keep in touch with, it’s not like I only have in-game friends. But having cool people to play with makes the experience worthwhile and fills my leisure time with joy.

On that note … let me introduce you to a few of them, because I got to hang out with a lot of them over the weekend.

Kalethos finished leveling his trade skills to Outland levels thanks to a donation of enchanting mats from Khizzara. As I was heading out to do some trick or treating, I saw that Ado was getting ready to tank some Outland dungeons on his belf DK, Metro. I managed to talk him into dragging my just dinged 58 and undergeared butt along for a seemingly endless string of Ramps runs. He’ll tell you he doesn’t know how to tank, but don’t let him fool you. He’s no Cayle, but he  can pull a whole room without stressing my blue bar.

After he had to leave, I noticed another friend online at the right level to hit Outland dungeons, so I coerced him into tanking a Slave Pens for me. Many of you will recognize the name, if not the actual toon. He’s infamous for deleting and rerolling his max-level toons, and poor Solarios was no exception.

Yeah, he’s a belf nao. Yum. Oh yeah, and I’ll bet some of you out there remember the BAT TEAM! (Good god, Kerick was a cute baby pally.) So of course, we both happened to have bat wands in our bags, and …

Speaking of Kerick, I logged on to him yesterday to invite Khizzara’s baby druid into Crits (yay more Horde spies) and since guild chat was interesting with her and Bocat and Lyssianna all online at the same time, I stayed on him and did some trick or treating. As I was passing through Grizzly Hills, I noticed Arcturis up. I mentioned it in guild chat, but no one jumped up and yelled about wanting him, so I texted Lore. Yep, he wants him! So he logged on and I put out a Have Group and the bear found a new home.  :)

Aaaaaand ……. that ended in another dance party. Gnome pirate style.

Then last night, I saw Stunnah on and realized he was all the way up to 77 now, so I hopped on Dyle and we hit some dungeons together. I haven’t played him since Dizzee left him, but it didn’t take long to get back into the swing of disc healing. (Arv’s next project, btw, is in the high 60’s already. So maybe Dyle will get to play with him again later.) We had some good times, doing about four dungeons until Dyle dinged 80 and now we can’t queue anymore. *sigh* But it’s ok, Dyle will be sitting there waiting until Stun catches up. Now I gotta get his professions up to Cata levels.  He just needs one more stinkin point on his tailoring.

This next screenshot was Saturday night, I believe. What the hell were Arv and Van doing running regular SFK? I dunno. I think Arv wanted to get that last 20 VP he needed to cap, even though there’s probably nothing he can even buy with them anymore. LOL. I kept telling him I was bored and he should pull more, so he pulled like 3 rooms of trash before the second boss … but with all the purple on the ground and green channels all around, I didn’t see him slip around a corner and go out of LoS until it was too late. Hooray for getting cocky and wiping in regular heroics! LMAO.  Good times indeed.

So I guess the day I quit the game will be the day I run out of friends to do things with. As you can see … there’s no danger of that happening any time soon. =D


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