No More Waiting

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!

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15 Responses to “No More Waiting”

  1. forthepie Says:

    Grats on the stuff.

    You and Bocat are making me want to play on PvP server soooo much. I think I’ll stay on my carebear servers, thank you very much. Raiding isn’t worth being pissed off at other people who’s idea of fun is to ruin my play time.

  2. koalabear21 Says:

    Grats!!!! 😀

  3. kamaliaetalia Says:

    Ah, stories like that are why I’m so glad that I moved my toons OFF a PvP server shortly before Mists… and why my poor characters who stayed behind to be social in the guild that I loved on that server haven’t been played since.

    Thank you again for a great night in LBR! ❤

  4. repgrind Says:

    It can suck on occasion. Most of the time it’s ok. And I really dislike crowded servers so it’s sort of a case of take the bad with the good. (The warrior in Felwood, of course, was from another server…stupid CRZ)

    It’s worth getting ganked once in awhile to play with my friends in SR though.

  5. JD Kenada Says:

    I caught wind of the mount drop. Seems me not being there is a good luck charm, lol.

    That panther looks awesome. 😀

  6. repgrind Says:

    Yes it does. I spent about an hour doing nothing but flying around … something about the way it moves makes you feel like you are going super fast. 😀

    I hope your little one is feeling better today.

  7. khizzara Says:

    Grats on everything (except for the ganking, LOL)! I would hate playing on a PvP server, I like being left alone.

  8. repgrind Says:

    See, that’s part of that good with the bad that I mentioned earlier. Lower population means that I *am* left alone more often than not. More than on the non-pvp server, even. It’s just that when someone does decide to bother me, they can be an even bigger bother. Being a paladin, I get left alone at times just because of that.
    (They don’t know me, so they don’t know that I am likely to not even try to fight back.)

    Van DOES have the glyph that makes his hearth 5s when he is bubbled, and I have used that once to escape certain death, laughing all the way. I wasn’t laughing the time I tried to use it vs. a warrior though. Shattering throw is evil, I tell ya. >.<

  9. khizzara Says:

    Haha! Averry used to LOVE breaking pally bubbles when we ran bgs. I think the only thing he liked better was to watch rogues kill themselves on him when he popped Retaliation, but I hear Blizz removed that ability.

  10. repgrind Says:

    Ha. One of my favorite things to do back when I did PvP on my mage was to spellsteal wings. Either that, or sheep them right after they popped them. Sheep with wings are pure win.

  11. khizzara Says:

    Haha! Sheep with wings! I’m terrible at PvP so I never think of clever ways to fight people.

  12. repgrind Says:

    I’m terrible at it too, but the friend that got to me to play in the first place loved it, so I did PvP with him when he still played.

  13. Leit Says:

    It’s a shame they changed the look of DS… if the warrior wasn’t paying too much attention you could juke the throw with a quick SS. 😀

    Then again, that’s probably why they changed it…

    Haet sharing scarce spawns with other servers.

  14. Navimie Says:

    Rep who knew that underneath that chatty yet shy exterior lies a heart of gold? 🙂 I knew you were my blog hero for a reason /grin

  15. wolfgangcat Says:

    Grats! I hate to say it, but I’ve caught more of the rare spawning pets on the PvP server than on PvE. I shudder every time I think about how easily I could have lost that Minfernal to ganking.

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