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Pets and Fun

November 10, 2016

What a great week last week to have the pet battle bonus event. I managed to pick up and level 3 of the 4 new falcosaur pets, plus some others that will make some of the world quest achievements easier. Why only 3 and not all 4?

PSA Make sure your pet journal is not capped when you go to get these. I found and fed the Orphaned Sharptalon, but my journal was maxed so he wasn’t added to it. ‘No sweat,’ I said to myself, ‘I’ll just cage some of these dups I’m sitting on and try again.’ Yes, well … because of they way they did it, where it goes right into your journal instead of into your bag, means that once it’s done, it’s done, the quest to obtain it is complete and if your journal is full you are SoL. The only way around it is to do it on another character. SO .. I guess getting another alt to 110 moves up my priority list. I have a couple at 106 so it won’t take too much, I just need time to do it.

One of my favorite world quests is the one in Highmountain where you turn into a creature and get back at the hunters. The cat is plenty fun, but my favorite is getting to be a moose and butting them into oblivion with my antlers.

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Also fun was this new transformation when getting tricked at Hallow’s End. I didn’t go out of my way this year but the characters that were in Dalaran hit the one in the Legerdemain. Look out peeps, this spider’s got a gun!

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Also, that Kosumuth thing is up this week. I’m still clicking orbs, and I think once I finish that I have to go kill him inside Eye of Azshara to unlock the world quest. I’m not quite sure how to accomplish that because I’ve only done dungeons through LFD. Time to do some research.

Holy Cow! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

November 3, 2016

Man, I never thought THIS day would come. I’ve been a Cubs fan for 30 years. Now, I know some of you have probably been fans even longer, and that’s awesome; I’m just pointing out that this is no bandwagon I’m riding on. It’s more of an old, broken down but faithful plow horse that somehow manages to keep staggering along.

I didn’t grow up in Chicago. Heck, there was an entire state between us. When I was about 12, our rural community finally got cable TV. Now, it wasn’t like it is these days. We got about 20 channels. Probably 8 of them were home shopping or paid programming. Out of the remaining dozen channels, two of them were the big networks WGN in Chicago and TBS in Atlanta. A lot of times the choices were limited to baseball on one of those channels, or soap operas. Now I’ve always been a tomboy so the choice there was clear. I have nothing against the Braves, or at least I didn’t at the time, but their broadcasts were a bit bland compared to the eternally enthusiastic fandom of the iconic Harry Caray. So it came to be that while other teenage girls were putting up posters of Tom Cruise and John Stamos, my walls were adorned with the likes of Ryne Sandberg, Rafael Palmeiro, and Mark Grace.

I admit, as I grew up and other things took up my time and interest, I didn’t follow baseball that closely anymore. (I still have my card collection from the late 80’s though.) But I never wavered from the Cubs being my team. Living in Western New York now, it’s not the greatest spot to BE a Cubs fan. I mean, come on, they had to play the Mets in the NLCS last year, and there are plenty of Tribe fans since we’re closer to Cleveland than we are to NYC. But that’s ok. Because right now, everything is awesome. The only sad part is that it didn’t happen while Harry Caray was still alive to see it.

Arrrr … Give Me Da Golds

November 1, 2016

So yesterday Z posted about the ‘new’ Defias armor transmog set that you can get through a quest in Deadmines if you are an outlaw rogue. Check out her post if you’re interested in getting this set, she has a great write-up.

So I wandered over there and stealthed through killing bosses only. But when I got to the ship room with my Green-Wing Macaw out and grappeled up to the Cap’n, this happened.

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Yup, that’s right, I already had all of the pieces! Now, Kroy has been around a long time, apparently even longer than I remember, because he had to have collected those pre-Cata. It’s possible that I got pieces on other leather-wearers or even my hunter now that I think about it. Still, the quest was a blast … I never tire of running around shooting everything with my pistol. And who’s going to complain about 750g?🙂

Funny story, too, you know how that fire mage I’m playing as my main right now was my Horde bank alt for the last however many expansions? Yeah, well, Kroy spent the better part of his existence as my Alliance bank alt. Neither of them made max level before the pre-Legion demon invasions, and now they are both among the characters that I have already worked on leveling this time! The outlaw fighting style is always what I had imagined for Kroy, so it just seemed like the perfect time for his character to develop.

Also, if anyone needs a Green-Wing Macaw, one dropped for me while I was killing mobs for the quest and I would be happy share it.🙂

Bouncing Around Bree

June 1, 2015

So … yeah. I goofed around in WoW for a few days and was bored again. I just … I don’t know. But I know I’m not alone. I’ve been playing other games like Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone and D3 and even some non-Blizzard titles, but they are all just fun little distractions that I play in small bursts, like an hour here or an hour there. I don’t get immersed in them like I do in a good RPG. I knew I needed something more substantial, and there are a wealth of F2P options out there. I had an itch to revisit my characters in Neverwinter or Star Wars, but I had already reached the original max levels in those. I wanted something totally new to me.

I have a list of options that I would like to try out at some point. Things most of you have already tried and quit, while I was still too busy in WoW to notice. Things like Rift, Secret World, Wildstar when it goes F2P in the near future, maybe even ESO which I tried on a trial weekend before it launched and I liked, but it started as sub so I said thanks but no thanks. But there is one other that has been at the top of my list for more than a year, ever since I finally got around to reading it … Lord of the Rings Online.

You don’t have to hang around me long to know that … HORSES! So naturally I made myself a man of Rohan. I spent some time thinking about it before making him a Champion, which is basically a dps warrior. I was intrigued by the Captain class, but since it was going to be my first character and I’m planning to just fly solo, it seemed like a straight up damage class would be best.

I’d seen some comments on other blogs about the graphics. Most said they were bad? I don’t get it, what’s so bad about this field of wildflowers?

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And the water. OMG! LOOK. AT. THE. WATER. And I can run this on high graphics and not have any issues whatsoever, unlike most everything else I try to play, including WoW. Why? Iunno.

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After a few levels, I decided I was in. So I went ahead and blew $10 on Gamgee’s Starter pack, so I could have riding and a horse as soon as I got out of the starter zone. Totally worth it.

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Oh, and your mounts come with a name … which can be changed! You can name it whatever you want!

Oh yeah, and of course you can also go fishing, because … fishing!

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I’m not sure what use I’ll have for it other than fun, since I can’t cook. Yeah, the professions are a little different. You pick one, called a vocation, and it is, well, a predetermined pack of 3. So if you want to cook, there are only two vocations you can choose that include the cooking profession. Maybe I’ll make an alt later that can, since I have two other character slots. I chose Armsman, which comes with Weaponsmith, Woodworker, and Prospector, because, well, it’s not WoW, so maybe being able to make my own weapons will actually mean something here.

One thing I really love is the day/night cycle. It’s not real time, in fact, it seems to cycle several times in a day. At night, it’s dark and the stars are just gorgeous. Daytime of course is bright and beautiful … well, most of the time. It did rain one day, which was pretty cool. And the sunrises (and probably sunsets as well) …well, just look! Also, I finally figured out how to remove the UI for screenshots.

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By the time I logged out last night I was level 17. Now, that doesn’t sound like a lot, considering I would probably be higher than that if I’d spent the same amount of hours in WoW, even without heirlooms. But I haven’t hurried at all, and I’ve done every single quest so far. And of course, there’s been a lot of running back and forth since I’m new and don’t know the best order of doing things and what quests lead to other quests, etc. But I’m having a blast just bopping about on my trusty steed Bolo.