Posts Tagged ‘Tempest Keep’

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!

Oh hi

August 13, 2012

Yes, I’m still here. Just … bleh. I log in a couple times a week for old raids, but until the pre-patch hits with the new talent system and stuff … I’m just … yeah. BUT … I’m super excited about MoP; you know I’ll be on a lot again soon. Just don’t have much to talk about right now.

When I DO log on for stuff, we have a good time. Yesterday morning SR ran ToGC and drug Telanarra and Navimie along with us. (screenshots are at home because i r slacker). Last night for Laid Back Raid Night (Alliance) we had a great group of around 15 or so for Tempest Keep, including Elgar and Bocat. We followed that up with Black Temple and Elgar finally got exalted. Kerick needs one more run yet. Good times.

Maybe the best part though was at SR’s run, where we made Cayle log on and summoned him to ToGC … after everything was dead, just to get him in a screenshot and meet Navi. haha! Tel laid down on the ground and did his best impression of Cayle’s tanking skillz.

Ok, not much but at least you know I’m still around hey?

Cymre and Cool, Kara and Grul

July 24, 2012

Apologies for being a day late on getting this posted. Mondays during the summer are CRAZY at work. Ok, the rest of the week isn’t much better, but Mondays especially I am playing catchup from the weekend.

This week’s Laid Back Raid hosted by JD at Amateur Azerothian was Karazhan and Grul’s Lair. Kara is quite possibly my favorite place in all of Azeroth. As JD mentioned in his post, we had quite a nice turnout this week, too! His pics are better than mine but I took it so I’m posting it.

I got to meet some people I hadn’t met before this time! That’s Navimie on the left of course, then the two elves to her left are Cymre and Coolidge. I know Arv had hung with them before, but this was my first time, so it was pretty exciting.

I wasn’t really in the mood to paladin, but when I looked at Van’s rep and saw I was at 15k/21k to exalted with the Violet Eye I knew I had to get it. It didn’t take long, and I got 30 Exalted Rep as a bonus, which I hadn’t realized I was that close to getting. It was also on Shade of Aran, which was my very favorite fight at-level when you actually had to pay attention to his mechanics.

Adoe and Painsaw (Moogik’s gobby warrior) joined up for Grul. Then afterwards and with some shuffling of characters because some people needed to leave, we also hit up Magtheridon and Tempest Keep. I made Arv join up for Tempest Keep … you can never have too many paladins after all! Twice in TK I got mind controlled and killed Moog. Well, I DID warn him that I like to hear male goblins die. Now he knows what he’s in for if he ends up raiding on that character in MoP. *giggle*

In this shot we have Arvash, Kamalia (sorry I don’t remember the actual character’s name), Cymre, me, Painsaw, and Coolidge.

Next week is Alliance Onyxia on Saturday. Too bad, Van has never killed her. But I have plenty of Alliance who haven’t been there, too. :)

Van Goes Raiding

April 26, 2011

Who says you have to be 85 to raid? You just have to have enough people of the appropriate level for the instance … or better yet, friends who are 85. Like say … Lyssi and Slice!

That was Saturday. And yes, we 3 manned most of Tempest Keep with 85 tank and DPS, and a level 71 healer. We weren’t quite able to down Kael and friends, although we did get them to Phase 3. If it hadn’t been almost time for the Crits raid, perhaps we would have given it another try.

Fast forward to last night. Shortly after midnight my time, so I’m wrapping up my hunt for Alliance females to put bunny ears on, when Tel asks in chat if anyone has a toon they can spare for awhile. He wants to do ZA before it goes away in today’s patch. UUUUUhhhhhhhhhhgggg …..soooooooo laaaaattttteeee. BUT … it’s a case of now or never, ya know?

We wait for Yui and Lyssi to finish their randoms, then the four of us head out to Ghostlands. So we have 85 prot pally, 85 ret pally, 85 spriest, and 72 holy pally. Can you say roflstomp? Lion joined us later after he’d finished his dungeon, so then we had yet another ret pally. (Pally powah! Who invited the priest again? Level a paladin Lyss!)

Lyssi and I got locked out of Zul’jin though. She was trading me a hex stick when Yui pulled. Oops. So here I am sitting outside the platform getting achievement spam for … not really doing anything. lol.

Still no Mojo for me. Hopefully he is still available in the new 5 man, because  I’ve never gotten him on any toon yet. But PPP got one! So I kissed it.

I did manage to snag a couple purples while we were there, too. I got a belt, and I got this funky looking helmet.

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This is not going nearly as poorly as I had anticipated. When I put ears on Zug’s hunter the other day, it didn’t dismount me. A lightbulb went off in my head. If I don’t get dismounted …

So I flew around to areas where I was likely to find unsuspecting leveling toons. Darkshire … male human, male human, worgen, male undead … aha! Female gnome! Divebomb down towards the center of town, one eye on my hotkey to hit it as soon as I’m in range … bam! Gnome has bunny ears and I am rising on my sparkle pony, back into the skies and away to find my next victim. I got a human rogue in Theramore, and a Night Elf hunter in Ashenvale.

I’m actually having a lot of fun divebombing people to put ears on them. So much better than having to engage in PvP. Tonight I’m going to try Wetlands for a dwarf. Not really sure where to find a Draenei … gotta be some though. Everyone and their dog has a female space goat on my Alliance server. Can’t be much different here. Then again, 90% of the toons I have found are males. Maybe this server is just weird. :P


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