Archive for October, 2009

Happy Hallow’s End

October 30, 2009

Just a few more screenies today from the holiday. Hope everyone enjoyed it and got all the candy and achievements and titles that you wanted. Unless you got a horse, then I hope you get egged. :p


The Bat Crew goes skeletal.


Even the imp is having fun!

Special thanks to The Bat Crew (Cael and Fi, Falconess, and Coach Blood) as well as Fiak, Trout, Momma V, and everyone else who put up with my daily begging and whining for two fulls weeks in my quest to obtain the best mount in the game. Maybe next year … but at least you all made it a lot of fun. I love you guys!


Hard Mode – Engage!

October 28, 2009

So, last night was our usual Tuesday Night 10-Man. I thought we had extended the Raid from last week, but it actually turned out to be a fresh run. Once again … I got to learn a new role on Flame Leviathan. So now I have gunned in a Siege, gunned in a Demo, and driven a Demo. Maybe next time I can drive a Siege? Or maybe the bike? Is there an achievement for doing each role at least once, like riding each drake in that Heroic that no one does? brb google …

dang, there is! I gotta drive a chopper one of these days.

Anywho … we decided that since we had been defeating him easily enough already, we would try it with one tower up. No problem, our first hard mode, cleared! Which tower did we leave up? Umm … I dunno. The back left one, whichever one that is. What? I don’t ask questions, I just shoot pyrite outta the air and pick it up off the ground when we run low. I was still aiming at the things when the fight abruptly ended and the achievement popped up. First hard mode successful, go us! I got the Combustion Bracers off of him, thinking I might need the hit if I ever get a robe upgrade. For now though, I’m wearing Furious Glad bracers. Yes, even for PvE.

Ok, where was I? Got distracted by some lore. Trout, go read some WoW novels and let me finish my post!

Razorscale was downed with no problems, but XT pwned me. Not the raid, just me. Three bombs in a row and I was faceplanted hard. Fortunately, I was aoe’ing adds and wasn’t in the middle of the raid, so I didn’t blow up anyone but myself. Kologarn was easy again, although this was the first time I’ve been picked up by his arm. That was kinda cool.

A botched pull wiped us on Auriaya, but the second try was good. It’s a very hectic crazy fight, but I kinda like it. Of course, I have good reasons for liking it! You may recall that I got the Massive Wand of Holy Light off of her last time. Well, THIS TIME …. she gave me the ZOMG WTF EPIC?!?! Trinket of Arcane Mage Pwning …. and Arioch will approve wholeheartedly, as it happens to be on proc, rather than on use. Yeah, I’m as lazy as she is when it comes to having to actually pop something. I’ve already got AP, Mirror Image, and IV to pop … I don’t need trinkets, too. She drops a pretty nice robe, too … maybe next time …

Hodir .. pwned us hard like he did last time. But this time we got there early enough to have several tries at him. The last try he’s going, he’s going, he’s almost there! …. we’re dead. Or so I think. While we’re all releasing and coming back in, we realize that The Greatest Priest Ever managed to finish him off. Hurray! So yeah, it was ugly and there’s no guarantee that we’ll get him next time, but he still can be crossed off the list. (I don’t think I will EVER get used to Fiak not being undead … it just does not compute)

We made one visit to Thorim (omg I really got to see the In The Mountains speech! for real!! Like, not in a video!!!) which predictably ended quickly, and then called it. We are planning to extend for next week though, which should be very exciting, as this will be completely new content for .. well, almost all of us I would guess.

Back to town and then it was time to drop a bunch of hit, thanks to the Trinket of Awesomeness. I bought a Reckless Ametrine to replace the hit gem in my pants … took one look at the pants and was all like ‘oh no, these are sooooo last week. They must go’ … I think they were from regular ToC, they were iLevel 200. So I trotted my butt over to the EoC quartermaster and plunked down some badges for the iLevel 226 hotpants. Yeah, much better. I mean really, if I’m gonna put a 175g gem in them, they better damn well not be something that should have been replaced like, yesterday. I’d just be wasting the gem.

That Race Change Thing

Yeah, so I know you all want an update on Katia, since I said I was gonna do it. So, here it is … she is now Kalyon. And despite what the FAQ said, (s)he was not teleported to his new racial capital upon changing. I logged out of Katia, changed her over, and when I logged back in, Kaly appeared right where Katia had been, standing on The Dude’s rug in the Fjord.


Yes! I SOOOOO Called It!

October 27, 2009

/rant on

Race Changes Now Available!

I totally told Blood that as soon as he deleted the original Kris to reroll human, that race changes would probably go into effect today. And guess what? Hohoho! I’m falling out my desk chair laughing. Sorry babe, but that is just WAY too funny.

Now … do I race change Katia into a human male? You know I want to. YOU KNOW I WANT TO! Hmmm ….. seriously, I might even fall in love with playing a DK again once she’s … not a female draenei. Yes, I know the guys I play with would much rather flirt with a female toon but you know what? I’m paying the cash to play the game and they’re my toons, and ultimately, I’m the one that spends the time staring at their backsides and putting time and effort into them.

So .. any suggestions on what Katia’s new name should be? I have two hours here at work yet before I can go home and turn her into a man. :p

Tricky Mounts

October 26, 2009

So .. I get to work this morning and everything is moved out of my office and a folding table is moved in to put the computer on. I had to go hunt down a chair. They even removed my toilet. It’ll be nice when it’s done, but in the meantime, this remodeling stuff is about as much fun as being turned into a leper gnome. What does all this have to do with today’s post? Not a darned thing.

I’m loving this weekends off thing, although, it’s going to result in even less housework getting done than before.

Ok, on to the stuff. Here’s what happens when you’re turned into a skeleton and try to do HToC.


Some pretty fancy riding skillz there, eh? But, if you think that’s good, Pouncin has me beat by far.


So, what do you do when you decide that your draenei DK really should have been a human? Your level 80, epic-flight, Champion of the Frozen Wastes draenei DK? You wait for the upcoming race change feature, right? Wrong. You delete and reroll. Well, if you’re completely insane like Blood is, anyway. Gotta admit, though … Kris is a LOT sexier than he was before.


On to some Hallow’s End activities. Wein went to the It Came From the Blog  event sponsored by Robin at and had a great time, as usual. We made small groups to go into Southshore and throw stinkbombs. I got to be in a group with both Robin AND Mike Schramm. Oh, and check this out. Is that a Brigwyn?


So, what happens when a group of crazy people have finished their HH summons for the night? They have a bat party!


That was Saturday night. Last night, the mount actually dropped. I lost the roll by one measly point. 😛

I spent the majority of the weekend leveling my hawt pally Kerick.


So, after cheering Momma V as she flew away on her awesome new mount, I popped back over to him. He knows just how to erase the sadness. Wait, what? No! Not like that. Geesh, you people are sick. He rode HIS brand new horsey over to Stonewatch in Redridge.


Yeah baby! Nothing cures depression like beating the everliving snot out of an elite mob 3 levels higher than you … solo. I ❤ my pally.