Back From a Month Off

July 10, 2017

So this weekend was my first time to really sit down and play since May. I had a lot to catch up on.

I did the Deadmines pet dungeon. On the one hand, I’m glad you buy the pets with tokens because I know exactly how many weeks it will take to get them. On the other hand … it will take that many weeks to get them. But maybe the bottle cap in my bag will serve as a reminder to do it. I haven’t been back to Wailing Caverns since the first week it opened because I keep forgetting about it.

Oranis got his class mount. I guess I’m basically done with him, other than doing Tomb LFR and getting his fishing artifact and maybe some more archaeology and .. ok I guess I’m not really done with him. Just done with … oh. Right. There’s still another zone and crap on the PTR isn’t there. Well, he’s not priority right now anyway, I need to get these other characters caught up. Kerick finished the stupid sentinax quest, thanks to the wonderful Poppycat who brought beacons to spawn portals.

Oh and there’s one more thing that Oranis is working on. I thought this would be a big pain in the rear, but I must admit … I can’t WAIT to get home today and get back to work on the Chromie scenario. I’m not reading guides or trying to be super, I’m just enjoying killing stuff and watching the rep bar move. The only reward I’m truly interested in (besides pet drops of course) is the Timelord title. And I don’t have to be good to get that, just persistent.


Oh right, I have a blog

June 9, 2017

I know, I’ve been severely neglectful lately when it comes to this. What can I say, I’m getting old. I don’t play as much as I used to .. and not at all this month, although that’s not really by choice since Mom is visiting for the month. She lives far away, so she gets my full attention when I do get to see her.

I’ll have lots to work on when I get back into the game next month though. My ‘main’ mage, Oranis, has kept up with the Broken Shore busywork and will be ready to claim his stupid flying disc, er, class mount right away. I am not going to run out of things to do anytime soon. I have six other classes leveled and working on this … most are stalled at the Sentinax thing. One, the warrior Sanbec who was the most recent one to hit 110, is also still working on his class campaign.

Oranis has two, no, three legendaries because he’s the one that makes sure to always do emissaries. The warlock Madorsa has gotten one. Other than Oranis, though, the others do emissaries randomly.

Let’s see, what else … I have just two pet families to complete for the pet battle achievements, Family Familiar. Aside from that, though, I’m behind on the other new things. I’ve only collected one pet from the latest Raiding for Leashes, and I’ve only done the Wailing Caverns pet dungeon the week it came out. And now the Deadmines one comes out .. next week?!? Ahhhh!

So yeah, I see people complain about the Broken Shore quests being unimaginative and filler, but dude … I have SO. MUCH. TO. DO. I haven’t even gotten my fishing artifact yet! I’m catching up though, thanks to flying. I didn’t miss it that much before we got it back, but man has it made my alts happy. I still have 5 of those to level, too … monk, death knight, shaman, priest, and … um …. oh. Right. Demon hunter. I’m going to have to spend soooooooo much time on the DK, because I want ALL OF THE PETS which means stuffing AP into all three weapons. Because pets. Also, I must have all colors of the paladin horse because horse! So AP in all of HIS weapons as well. Maybe Oranis will retire after he gets his disc.

Locking Around the Isles

March 20, 2017

Syp over at Bio Break recently posted about how much he’s enjoying his affliction warlock. My lock, Madorsa, had always been demonology for leveling and destruction for raids. So far in Legion she had only been demo and had just reached level 103, but the new playstyle just wasn’t grabbing me and she was near the bottom of my list of classes to level. So I figured what the heck, let’s make the change now before her floating skull eats up too much AP.

She does have a face, really. Then again, being undead, it’s not really one you want to look upon, so maybe it’s a blessing that it is obscured in this screenshot.

True to Syp’s musings, affliction proved to be a lot of fun, albeit a 180 degree difference in playstyle from my main fire mage. Whereas the mage obliterates things within a few seconds, the afflock wants to throw dots on everything in sight and cackle maniacally while their health gets eaten away. There is no such thing as burning something down … killing takes time, but you can kill a lot of things in that time.

One of the best things about the spec is that I get to run around with the felhound. That has always been my favourite lock pet and yet somehow, I had never actually gotten around to playing the spec. I think maybe because it wasn’t good in Pandaria when Madorsa was created? I don’t know. Anyway … I’m enjoying it now. I put a couple of levels on her over the weekend. I even went and got Light’s Heart, which I have been mostly ignoring on alts because bleh. But it does unlock a weapon appearance and I wanted the purple scythe look so I went and did it. I’m glad I did, too, because I really got a kick out of this demon’s reaction when I brought Light’s Heart back to my class hall.

Here let me blow up his dialogue:

Yeah dude. Totes serial.

Real Neat Blog Award

February 15, 2017

Zeirah nominated me for this Real Neat Blog Award that’s going around. It’s a good thing she did, since I seem to need inspiration and/or a kick in the behind these days in order to get a post up.


So there’s 3 things involved as part of the award:

Thank and link the person who nominated you.
Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
Nominate 7 other bloggers and create 7 questions for them.

Ok, first off, thank you Z! Everyone make sure you go read Z is for Zeirah, she has a lot of fun and loves to share it with us all.

And then, her questions for me:

1. If you couldn’t blog about Wow anymore, what would you blog about?

Hm, probably my dogs. They are my best buddies. I occasionally post pics of them on Twitter (@acehawkblade)


2. What’s the best and worst thing about blogging?

The best is definitely the friendships I have made in WoW because of it. I have joined guilds and raided at the highest difficulty with people I’ve met through blogging, and even been to Disney World with guildmates and been Maid of Honor at a wedding between blogging friends! All of whom I would not have met if we didn’t all blog.

The worst is feeling guilty when I go weeks between posts. I kept up a two or three posts per week schedule though for what, 6 years? I probably should at least make an effort to get up one a week though, that shouldn’t be too onerous.

3. What’s your favourite achievement in WoW?

By favourite do we mean the one that was most fun to get, the one I’m most proud of, the one I don’t have but still want? The most memorable to me are ones that friends and I did together. Remember when you had to skill up weapon skills? One of them was no weapon, or fisticuffs. So a friend and I went out to Borean Tundra, removed our weapons, and slapped some elementals or something around. I know I posted about it but I dug through the archives and haven’t found it yet. It’s there somewhere, I swear! OH! WAIT!!! I found it 😀

4. How long have you been playing computer games?

Wellllllll ….. do I have to tell? Kids these days won’t even know what a Commodore or an Amiga is. And there was this thing called ‘dail-up’ that hogged up your phone line so no one could call you, and then your Mom would freak out because your phone was busy for hours and call the cops to come check on you. Oh. Yeah. They don’t know what a landline is, either. I also had to walk a mile in the snow, uphill both ways, for a bio break. Really!

5. If you could have one day to do anything in, what would you do?

I’m not very exciting, I’m afraid. I have these days frequently on the weekends, where I just hang out at home with my doggies and we pile into the recliner with the remote, the tablet, and some snacks and watch reruns all day. This one channel has been running all-day seasons of White Collar the last three Sundays, so we’ve been watching that after I get home from church.

6. What’s your favourite food?

Tacos. Hard shell, none of this soft shell stuff … gotta have that crunch.

7. Where do you prefer to go, Mountains or Beach?

The beach is ok, but … mountains all the way. I’m no vampire, but I’m very much NOT a sun-worshipper, either. I also don’t like to swim and we won’t talk about the whole ‘middle-aged woman in a swimsuit’ look. Give me trees, hiking boots, a nice trout stream, pond or lake, and a good pair of binoculars for bird/wildlife watching. Heck, just send me back to Yellowstone, I didn’t get to see a wolf last time I was there.

Now I have to nominate 7 people. These may not all be strictly WoW blogs, but they have all played at one time or another.

1. Big Bear Butt
2. Sportsbard
3. Gnomecore
4. Kamalia et alia
5. Superior Realities
6. Bio Break
7. Misdirections

And the hardest part, coming up with 7 new questions for them!

1. Do you have a favorite mount or type of mount? (horses, dragons, mechs, etc)
2. Do your characters have individual personalities?
3. Transmog, yay or nay?
4. Do you have pets?
5. What is more important to you, a good storyline or plenty of endgame activities?
6. How did you get started in blogging?
7. What kind of car do you drive?

That should do it! Whew! I’d better get back to doing actual work now before I get into trouble. 😉