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.
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)
Hey, Juna needed a pick-me-up after her ordeal.
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.
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.
Then Kerick had the bright idea to see if it would just let us trade gold if he was a blood elf.
Yeah. Nice try dude, but … no. So while we waited for the money to come, we went to the Wanderer’s Festival …
… 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.
And then, finally, the gold came. And we got our screenshots in front of Tempest Keep.
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!