The park sure is lovely this time of year.
Well, it’s on the other side of that snow that the plows have pushed off the road, so you’ll have to take my word for it.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love recruiting new followers from the Inn. Well, Juna seems to have the best luck. Not only did she get Soulare, but now she also has “Doc” Schweitzer. For anyone unfamiliar, Doc is a character from the comic Flintlocke’s Guide to Azeroth, penned by Dave ‘Fargo’ Kosak before he was hired by Blizzard as a quest designer. If you’ve ever done the Alliance intro to the Twilight Highlands, you have met Flintlocke. Doc is … well, not your normal priest. Juna found him sitting around the campfire by the fishing shack and just had to see what he would say if she decided to talk to him. Well … he’s just a tad bit confused, which is pretty normal for him, actually.
Obviously, he must be kept active. Too dang hilarious. I mean, he’s so dang drunk, he doesn’t even realize he’s in a HORDE garrison, talking to a TAUREN. hehe!
Arelin finished up Talador, or at least, everything he wanted to do there, and is ready to move on to the Spires of Arak. I just felt like getting a good shot of him because, well … I gotta admit, given what some of the other *cough human cough* races’ graphic updates have looked like, I want to remember how good he looks now.
What about the post title, you say? Oh. Yes. Since Van has all of his bro stones done and can’t do the Foundry until LFR opens next week, he only went into Highmaul for the two bosses that drop things he still needs, and then went to play in some old instances instead. Since he never did get Firelord, he went to Firelands heroic and cleared that place out last night, finally getting to see Ragnaros’ feet.
The place is quite easy to solo now, so I guess he’ll be going back for mounts. Or maybe I will send a caster to get the staff … or a druid to get a kitty staff and embers. Hmmm ….
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.
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?