Posts Tagged ‘Khizzara’

Raiding With Navi

July 9, 2012

So last night was another Laid Back Raid hosted by JD over at Amateur Azerothian. This week’s offering was a Horde excursion into Blackwing Lair. I prepared ahead of time by finally running my lazy butt through UBRS and remembering to turn in the quest at the end so I would be attuned to the orb outside and could port directly into the instance. That came in handy because I was then able to use Have Group that evening to get the raid into the place without everyone having to be attuned or run through UBRS.

We had a big group for this one. I guess more people play Horde? Or more people who blog and are interested in attending. Then again, last week it was on Saturday instead of Sunday, which is the normal night for it, so maybe that was it. Anyway … there were a lot of people, including two of my favorite druids … Kashina from Blog of the Treant (aka Khizzara) and Navimie from The Daily Frostwolf. Now, I’ve hung out with Kash before … I have alts on her server. But this was the first time I got to meet Navi in-game, so it was pretty awesome. ^.^

Female tauren are just so awesome.

They let me need on one of the elementium ingots that dropped, so I could get the last one I need to turn in the quest at AQ for that sweet scarab shield. I passed on all the others that dropped. That was just icing on the cake though, getting to hang out with everyone was well worth it. The main man behind The Warchief’s Command Board even popped in towards the end!

Still no Ashkandi. That stupid thing never drops. I’ve only seen it one time in all the times I’ve been in BWL. Oh well.

Thanks for a great night, guys! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make next week because I will be hanging out with my SR guildies IRL. But I’ll be back in two weeks ready for more fun. 🙂

Hanging With Khizzara

May 7, 2012

Quickpost today as I have a lot of work to do. Typical Monday. Bleh.

So I was goofing around at the Faire when Arv sets up a group to run heroics. He’s working on the 50,000 VP achievement. Yes, he is crazy. We all know this. So he gets me, Slice, and Zari to agree to this and then tells us to wait, he has one more he wants to invite. I check my stalker ID. Hmm … no, Stunnah isn’t on. Who else does he know? I have a suspicion, based on who is online on my list. And … I am right! Kashina!! Yeah, hold on, I’m getting Van. No crappy alts for this party!

Moar HoTs!!!!!

I bet you can guess how that ended, right? It’s always a toy party disco with Arv around.

I have a TON of other stuff to post from this weekend … Arv drug me back to WoW hardcore ya know. Crap, here comes another delivery truck. Back to work!

P.S. WTB Hour of Twilight! We ran an endless loop of End Time and Well of Eternity. I am once again completely sick of them.

Happy Hallow’s End

October 31, 2011

So how did your Hallow’s End go? Did you get everything done that you wanted to? I could have done more, but I managed to get the tops things on my list completed.

Alliance side, all five of my max level toons already had the title from last year. Four of them already had the horse. (Yes, last year was good to me.) So really, I needed rings and Creepy Crates, and then the Feline Familiar for Kerick. Fortunately, Sanbec, the one who didn’t have a horse yet, did get one. I got Crates on all five of them plus 3 lower level alts. It’s a quick and easy questline on Alliance side, since you don’t even need to leave Stormwind.

Horde side … well, Junahu was the only one with the title.  And no one had a horse. Obviously, with Van as the main over there, I had to do ALL THE THINGS on him. So he trick or treated all over the world … including Northend and Cata which are not part of the meta. He PvP’d. He doused the Stormwind wickerman. He got a crate and a kitty. He did NOT get a horse or a helm … although he did get the sword which might be nice for transmog. And, well … moar toys! He’s a bit miffed though, since this is the third holiday in a row where he didn’t get a drop.

The others just did the horseman run each day, as well as getting Crates on 8 of the toons there. Juna and Roz did some trick or treating while in queue, but nothing serious. Juna got a sword, which she actually equipped even though it has expertise, because that coupled with a 346 dagger is an upgrade over the green 318 polearm she was using. Arelin got a helm. I think they all got rings. And Roz got …

Could I have done more? Sure. I mean, it’s not a difficult title to get. But … I had other alts to work on. Like this one …

Yeah, that’s right, 64 and Hallowed. I figured since Kale is coming along nicely over there, I may as well do all of the holiday on him. Everything could be easily done, except for the actual horseman kill. But it’s easy enough to cheese your way into a run, when you have awesome guildies willing to queue up and one especially nice one willing to then drop so that your low-level behind can be invited in. Super special thanks to Khizzara (Kashina), Averry, Sweetcandie, Sebrithiel, and Branches for pulling together late Saturday night and getting me hooked up. You guys rock!

So who’s ready to powerlevel cooking on all their alts during Pilgrim’s Bounty??? 😀

A Weekend of Friends

October 24, 2011

Some people got to have weekend Blizzcon parties and hang out in real life. Some even luckier people probably got to attend Blizzcon in person. The rest of us watched the virtual feed and/or got news from guild chat and websites. Most people I know were pretty psyched about at least some of the announcements. Myself, personally … well, I’m only lukewarm on the Pandaren themselves. I’ll roll a monk (probably belf … what?) but the inclusion of a new class isn’t a game changer for me. The zone art looks *amazing* and I am excited about getting Tyrael’s Charger and having something interesting and fun to do with my extensive pet collection. Some people that I know, however, and probably people on the forums … I don’t go there so I don’t know … have had very negative reactions, scoffing the inclusion of pandas and Pokemon and basically saying they are done with the game and/or will never come back to the game if they have already left.

You know what I’m most excited about? It’s not Pandaren, it’s not monks, it’s not the new talent system (which looks awesome btw), it’s not pet battles … it’s the simple fact that this game, MY GAME, is not over and is still expanding. It’s the knowledge that my friends and I will be taking on some sort of raid bosses for the foreseeable future. Because the friends that I have, are the number one reason that I play. I have friends that have left the game that I still keep in touch with, it’s not like I only have in-game friends. But having cool people to play with makes the experience worthwhile and fills my leisure time with joy.

On that note … let me introduce you to a few of them, because I got to hang out with a lot of them over the weekend.

Kalethos finished leveling his trade skills to Outland levels thanks to a donation of enchanting mats from Khizzara. As I was heading out to do some trick or treating, I saw that Ado was getting ready to tank some Outland dungeons on his belf DK, Metro. I managed to talk him into dragging my just dinged 58 and undergeared butt along for a seemingly endless string of Ramps runs. He’ll tell you he doesn’t know how to tank, but don’t let him fool you. He’s no Cayle, but he  can pull a whole room without stressing my blue bar.

After he had to leave, I noticed another friend online at the right level to hit Outland dungeons, so I coerced him into tanking a Slave Pens for me. Many of you will recognize the name, if not the actual toon. He’s infamous for deleting and rerolling his max-level toons, and poor Solarios was no exception.

Yeah, he’s a belf nao. Yum. Oh yeah, and I’ll bet some of you out there remember the BAT TEAM! (Good god, Kerick was a cute baby pally.) So of course, we both happened to have bat wands in our bags, and …

Speaking of Kerick, I logged on to him yesterday to invite Khizzara’s baby druid into Crits (yay more Horde spies) and since guild chat was interesting with her and Bocat and Lyssianna all online at the same time, I stayed on him and did some trick or treating. As I was passing through Grizzly Hills, I noticed Arcturis up. I mentioned it in guild chat, but no one jumped up and yelled about wanting him, so I texted Lore. Yep, he wants him! So he logged on and I put out a Have Group and the bear found a new home.  🙂

Aaaaaand ……. that ended in another dance party. Gnome pirate style.

Then last night, I saw Stunnah on and realized he was all the way up to 77 now, so I hopped on Dyle and we hit some dungeons together. I haven’t played him since Dizzee left him, but it didn’t take long to get back into the swing of disc healing. (Arv’s next project, btw, is in the high 60’s already. So maybe Dyle will get to play with him again later.) We had some good times, doing about four dungeons until Dyle dinged 80 and now we can’t queue anymore. *sigh* But it’s ok, Dyle will be sitting there waiting until Stun catches up. Now I gotta get his professions up to Cata levels.  He just needs one more stinkin point on his tailoring.

This next screenshot was Saturday night, I believe. What the hell were Arv and Van doing running regular SFK? I dunno. I think Arv wanted to get that last 20 VP he needed to cap, even though there’s probably nothing he can even buy with them anymore. LOL. I kept telling him I was bored and he should pull more, so he pulled like 3 rooms of trash before the second boss … but with all the purple on the ground and green channels all around, I didn’t see him slip around a corner and go out of LoS until it was too late. Hooray for getting cocky and wiping in regular heroics! LMAO.  Good times indeed.

So I guess the day I quit the game will be the day I run out of friends to do things with. As you can see … there’s no danger of that happening any time soon. =D