Posts Tagged ‘Katia’

Hard Mode – Engage!

October 28, 2009

So, last night was our usual Tuesday Night 10-Man. I thought we had extended the Raid from last week, but it actually turned out to be a fresh run. Once again … I got to learn a new role on Flame Leviathan. So now I have gunned in a Siege, gunned in a Demo, and driven a Demo. Maybe next time I can drive a Siege? Or maybe the bike? Is there an achievement for doing each role at least once, like riding each drake in that Heroic that no one does? brb google …

dang, there is! I gotta drive a chopper one of these days.

Anywho … we decided that since we had been defeating him easily enough already, we would try it with one tower up. No problem, our first hard mode, cleared! Which tower did we leave up? Umm … I dunno. The back left one, whichever one that is. What? I don’t ask questions, I just shoot pyrite outta the air and pick it up off the ground when we run low. I was still aiming at the things when the fight abruptly ended and the achievement popped up. First hard mode successful, go us! I got the Combustion Bracers off of him, thinking I might need the hit if I ever get a robe upgrade. For now though, I’m wearing Furious Glad bracers. Yes, even for PvE.

Ok, where was I? Got distracted by some lore. Trout, go read some WoW novels and let me finish my post!

Razorscale was downed with no problems, but XT pwned me. Not the raid, just me. Three bombs in a row and I was faceplanted hard. Fortunately, I was aoe’ing adds and wasn’t in the middle of the raid, so I didn’t blow up anyone but myself. Kologarn was easy again, although this was the first time I’ve been picked up by his arm. That was kinda cool.

A botched pull wiped us on Auriaya, but the second try was good. It’s a very hectic crazy fight, but I kinda like it. Of course, I have good reasons for liking it! You may recall that I got the Massive Wand of Holy Light off of her last time. Well, THIS TIME …. she gave me the ZOMG WTF EPIC?!?! Trinket of Arcane Mage Pwning …. and Arioch will approve wholeheartedly, as it happens to be on proc, rather than on use. Yeah, I’m as lazy as she is when it comes to having to actually pop something. I’ve already got AP, Mirror Image, and IV to pop … I don’t need trinkets, too. She drops a pretty nice robe, too … maybe next time …

Hodir .. pwned us hard like he did last time. But this time we got there early enough to have several tries at him. The last try he’s going, he’s going, he’s almost there! …. we’re dead. Or so I think. While we’re all releasing and coming back in, we realize that The Greatest Priest Ever managed to finish him off. Hurray! So yeah, it was ugly and there’s no guarantee that we’ll get him next time, but he still can be crossed off the list. (I don’t think I will EVER get used to Fiak not being undead … it just does not compute)

We made one visit to Thorim (omg I really got to see the In The Mountains speech! for real!! Like, not in a video!!!) which predictably ended quickly, and then called it. We are planning to extend for next week though, which should be very exciting, as this will be completely new content for .. well, almost all of us I would guess.

Back to town and then it was time to drop a bunch of hit, thanks to the Trinket of Awesomeness. I bought a Reckless Ametrine to replace the hit gem in my pants … took one look at the pants and was all like ‘oh no, these are sooooo last week. They must go’ … I think they were from regular ToC, they were iLevel 200. So I trotted my butt over to the EoC quartermaster and plunked down some badges for the iLevel 226 hotpants. Yeah, much better. I mean really, if I’m gonna put a 175g gem in them, they better damn well not be something that should have been replaced like, yesterday. I’d just be wasting the gem.

That Race Change Thing

Yeah, so I know you all want an update on Katia, since I said I was gonna do it. So, here it is … she is now Kalyon. And despite what the FAQ said, (s)he was not teleported to his new racial capital upon changing. I logged out of Katia, changed her over, and when I logged back in, Kaly appeared right where Katia had been, standing on The Dude’s rug in the Fjord.


Tricky Mounts

October 26, 2009

So .. I get to work this morning and everything is moved out of my office and a folding table is moved in to put the computer on. I had to go hunt down a chair. They even removed my toilet. It’ll be nice when it’s done, but in the meantime, this remodeling stuff is about as much fun as being turned into a leper gnome. What does all this have to do with today’s post? Not a darned thing.

I’m loving this weekends off thing, although, it’s going to result in even less housework getting done than before.

Ok, on to the stuff. Here’s what happens when you’re turned into a skeleton and try to do HToC.


Some pretty fancy riding skillz there, eh? But, if you think that’s good, Pouncin has me beat by far.


So, what do you do when you decide that your draenei DK really should have been a human? Your level 80, epic-flight, Champion of the Frozen Wastes draenei DK? You wait for the upcoming race change feature, right? Wrong. You delete and reroll. Well, if you’re completely insane like Blood is, anyway. Gotta admit, though … Kris is a LOT sexier than he was before.


On to some Hallow’s End activities. Wein went to the It Came From the Blog  event sponsored by Robin at and had a great time, as usual. We made small groups to go into Southshore and throw stinkbombs. I got to be in a group with both Robin AND Mike Schramm. Oh, and check this out. Is that a Brigwyn?


So, what happens when a group of crazy people have finished their HH summons for the night? They have a bat party!


That was Saturday night. Last night, the mount actually dropped. I lost the roll by one measly point. 😛

I spent the majority of the weekend leveling my hawt pally Kerick.


So, after cheering Momma V as she flew away on her awesome new mount, I popped back over to him. He knows just how to erase the sadness. Wait, what? No! Not like that. Geesh, you people are sick. He rode HIS brand new horsey over to Stonewatch in Redridge.


Yeah baby! Nothing cures depression like beating the everliving snot out of an elite mob 3 levels higher than you … solo. I ❤ my pally.

69, Dude!

September 22, 2009

So, as stated in my previous post, I was sick all weekend. I spent the last three days in bed … playing WoW. Karius got some major powerleveling in. Let’s see, he hit Outland on September 15. That was what … oh. A week ago! Yesterday he started the day at 66. I quested all day in Terrokar, and helped take the Spirit Towers twice over the course of the day so that I could get that 5% bonus xp on top of the 20% I get from the heirloom gear.

But let’s back up a bit, shall we? On Sunday he took a break from all the leveling to do some low level dungeons with that handsome devil Mordune. First we did in Van Cleef, then we headed over to Southshore to ride to my old favorite, Scarlet Monastery. Here we are mounted up for the ride.


Having been Horde for so long, I led the way since I know Silverpine and Tirisfal so well. Along the way, I took a detour. “Hey! We can’t ride by and not do Shadowfang Keep!”  I love Shadowfang. The music, the worgen, the lore …it’s really quite epic. It’s too bad it doesn’t have the infamy that VC does.  Maybe having Gilneas open right next door will breathe new life into it. Anyway, here we are over the remains of good old Arugal. Mord popped his demon form just for me since he knows how much I love it.


Then we hopped back on our ponies and romped over to Scarlet Monastery. I used to spend a lot of time here. My priest, Ragle, is completely decked out in stuff from here…Robes of Doan, Mantle of Doan, Illusionary Rod … I don’t think he ever finished off Whitemane though. He’s 41, still within the level range. I should do that sometime. Anyway, here we are on our way out of the graveyard.


ZOMG! This is one of the best screenshots evar. I don’t recall whether it was the library or the armory, but it turned out perfect. Srsly, who could withstand both Rain of Fire AND Blizzard? Such a sexy shot.


So we finished off SM (no Whitemane’s Chapeau, boo!) and then went and did Gnomer. Quite a bucket full of achievements for a couple hours of running around!

Hey Opp, I know you stop by here once in awhile, but has your picture been on my blog yet? Well, now it has. I even got your good side. :p


Ok, all joking aside, Opp has really been a big help with group quests and such. He ran BOTH Katia and Karius through group quests, including basically soloing the Ring of Blood for both of them. Thanks man, you rock!

Speaking of running me through things … Karius and Katia both got a chance to get carried through Coren Direbrew, even though neither one of them is high enough level to insult him themselves. Opp even passed one of the stamina trinkets to Katia. I suspect that was a hint that they would like me to level her so we have an extra tank around. *chuckle*

Afterwards, everyone hearthed out except for Kat and Elgar. Shadow Elgar decided to have some fun. He was running around the bar checking out all the patrons. Suspecting what he was up to, Katia switched to her tank gear and frost presence. Yup, sure enough … he aggroed the entire place! Mind Sear + DnD/Blood Boil ftw! Here we are standing over our kills.


Oh, and THEN Elgar decided to actually … loot the corpses. LMAO! That came to an abrupt end when we both looted some cherry pie and sat down to munch it. Mmmmm….cherry pie.


Alright, quick detour back to Hordeside for some arena … hit 1021 ranking and called it a night. Once we have our points after today’s maintenance, Fiak will be able to get his new .. robe I think is what we wanted 1000 for.  I was playing without a gem in my new Furious gloves. I have like 6 cardinal rubies sitting in my bank, I really need to find a JC and get some cut.

Returned to Karius; stopped in Shatt to turn in final quests and collect my Miniwing … flew out to the river in Terrokar to catch some golden darters and get the last 4 points I needed to level cooking to 350 …. said goodbye to Merv since he won’t get to play in Northrend until 77 …. and headed for the docks in Stormwind. Here is the arrival at Valiance Keep in Boring Tundra. (Yes Trout, I am always going to call it that, I don’t CARE if you like the place :p )


Of course, just getting there wasn’t good enough. I ran around questing until I hit 69. By this time it was well past 2am and I decided I’d better get some sleep. Goodnight Karius!


Special Bonus Shot

Just for Mac because he apparently likes seeing himself in screenshots…which is not a bad thing, because he looks pretty darn good.


You know, Mac, I tried all night to get a good shot of you and the guitar in action, but that one by the fire is the only one that didn’t have you completely obscured by a buncha gnomes. I guess I shoulda just whispered you and said ‘hey! come stand where I can get a good one’ :p

Raiding With Crits

September 10, 2009

So .. Tuesday night was Katia’s first raid with Crits and Giggles.  I mean seriously, a real raid with calendar invites and everything! Nothing makes you feel more like being a part of the guild, than actually receiving an official raid invite on the in-game calendar. Oh yes, and this was an Onyxia raid! What a great way to include a bunch of people that are still leveling. We had a bunch of 60-somethings who got to rub elbows with the 80s. A few of them even got upgrades. Katia, at level 70, did 1045 dps on Ony. Good times.

Of course, that didn’t last long. I mean really, she’s level 60 and there were 15 of us. So afterwards Elgar is like “who’s up for Kara? I’ll heal it if anyone wants to go” …. now, I’m not quite the Kara fangirl that Pike is, but I’ve read The Last Guardian and have a special place in my heart for Medivh … and I’ve also never finished all of Kara. So we reload the raid team … 9 level 80’s and me.

Attumen goes down no problem … and no mount. Go figure. Up to the ballroom … Opp pulls the whole room … dumb level 70 DK forgets that there are elites mixed in there and wades right in. On the plus side, I only died that once and I think I was the only one who died all night. I was more careful after that though, making sure to be dpsing one target that is securely within the tank’s aggro. I mean, it’s fun to make Elgar have to work and all, but let’s be honest … I was really more or less just along for the ride.

We head to Nightbane … never could figure out how to summon him though. I mean, I know there used to be some urn you had to get or something, but heard they’d changed it somehow .. I dunno. Oh well. As we’re stepping onto the Master’s Terrace, the first sound byte of the evening occurs.


Yeahhh….so now “gith fragons!” is Elgar’s battle cry.

My screenshots turned out like crap. Everything died before I could even get a good shot set up. So the only thing I got worth posting was while we were all standing around while someone looked up how to summon Nightbane.


Ok, even that one is kinda bad. Oh well. On to Aran. I got so excited at getting to do this fight again. I know a lot of people hated it but … zomg, I loved fighting Aran. All the things … the arcane explosion, flame wreath, blizzard …. FUN SHIT MAN! …. I don’t think he got to cast any of them even once. He was dead soooo fast ….. /sigh.

Apparently we weren’t the only ones raiding that night, either. Of course, some guilds just aren’t ready for Kara, so they go do silly things like … whatever this was. Algalon I guess? pshaw. Whatever.


The rest of the raid went down as easily as the first half had. Katia actually got a ring off of Prince that was an upgrade. My first epic! Epiczzzzz!! Woot!!!!


Of course, the mage teleported instead of making a portal. Good times indeed! 😀