Archive for January, 2015


January 30, 2015

So … rumours no more, it is official. WoW Insider is shutting down on Tuesday, February 3. Just like that. A sad and very sudden end to a site that has held a permanent place in my open browser tabs for … well, longer than I’ve been writing this blog, and my 6 year Blogiversary is on February 7 so … yeah. Heck, my birthday is on Monday, and THIS is the present I get? Not cool, AOL, not cool at all. I like the year I tamed Loque’nahak as my birthday present much better. 😦

So now how am I going to get my WoW news? I am not into the whole Twitter thing. Wowhead, sure, I guess. But it’s not the same as checking Insider once an hour or so for the latest article to keep myself amused at work. NO ONE has the frequency or breadth of coverage to replace this.

Fun With Followers

January 29, 2015

I know a lot of people get excited for Tuesdays because of raid resets. Me? I get excited because my Inn resets and I can recruit a new follower!

Juna recently got Soulare of Andorhal. If you do a /tired emote at him, he will /comfort you and give you something for your toybox, so if any of you are Horde and want to come meet him, hit me up.

Each of my characters has certain preferences. Sanbec seems to have a thing for Worgen ladies, like Permelia.


In addition to her, he also recruited a feral druid, Seline Keihl, and of course he has Fiona as well.

You can see my solution for the ugly new human face. Thank the Light I saved that helmet. Karius, however, has gone the opposite route … very much the opposite, exposing as much as possible.


Yeah, that’s right, the poor neglected mage who never even made max level in Pandaria is now the second Alliance character to reach Draenor … in large part because of the clothing options. What? Blame Elgar.

Can’t leave Van out, though … we need some Horde content here too. He finished up the garrison campaign this week and got Choluna.


He also finished the bro stone grind and subdued Garona, so he is all ready to move on to Blackrock Foundry when it opens.

Starry Night

January 21, 2015

This weekend I logged on in the morning and started out on the Alliance server. Since the realm merger, the time zone changed to Pacific, so it was three hours earlier in-game and still dark. Shadowmoon is even prettier in the dark, I think.


Even the Town Hall is prettier, all lit up with torches.


Now I just gotta figure out how to log on to the other server when it’s dark … without getting up in the middle of the night to do it.

New Pet!

January 16, 2015

This one, however, isn’t going on any pet battles teams. It’s a real one, not in the game!

I wasn’t going to get another dog until later on when my cat is gone. But I made the mistake of looking, and found this guy at a local rescue who is exactly what I wanted.


He and my other dog are getting along great. I do hope he gets over barking at the cat though. It’s been less than 24 hours so hopefully by the end of the weekend he’ll settle down a bit. He’s got a typical strong Shih Tzu personality … quite different from my laid back Bichon who I can count on to never be into anything. But who can resist this face?