Posts Tagged ‘Lyssi’

Blame Lyss

March 3, 2014

Middle of last week, Lyss pinged me and asked if I wanted to check out The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) beta weekend with her. I sorta waffled on it before deciding that yes, I would. Now, my download speed is horrendous, so it wasn’t ready to go by Friday. We had to wait until Saturday to play. And of course I had things to take care of and couldn’t get on until mid-afternoon. But we did eventually get online. We had a good time running around, and it seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun. However … I have no intention of paying for a second sub game. So I tried not to spend too much time on it. Besides the fact that I’m not planning to get the game, it’s beta and my character will be going bye bye anyway. Since I tend to get attached, I decided to refocus my efforts to a character that IS going to be mine forever.

Remember back, gee it was a long time ago now, maybe Christmas of 2012? Lyss bought Skyrim for me. I spent a grand total of 6 hours in it before giving up and shelving it. I had troubles getting used to the combat, plus my old computer could not run it smoothly. I’d turn my character, and have to wait for the actual movement to happen on the screen. So I figured, now that I have a better rig, why not give it another try?

So yeah … I spent most of the day yesterday in Skyrim. I did well enough to buy myself a horse!

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The world is so pretty when it isn’t lagged all to heck, and even more so from the back of my lovely mare Queenie. And oh yeah! Graphics set on high! It’s amazing now.

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I killed a dragon and was made a Thane of Whiterun. I joined the Companions and … well, I didn’t know they were werewolves until I was pretty far into it. (These aren’t spoilers anymore considering how long Skyrim has been out, right?) I left the room and thought about it for a bit before going ahead with it. Then I decided well, I could always make another character or go back to an old save file if I really didn’t want it. So I went ahead with it. I have to admit, it was kinda cool waking up naked in the snow.

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So yeah, I was level 3 when I quit playing before. Now I’m up to 7 or 8. I even bought a house before logging off last night. Yay, a place to store things! You wouldn’t BELIEVE how much that pile of books was weighing me down. I pick up every book I can out of dungeons. xD

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Dungeon Fun

August 13, 2013

While I’ve been working on Adryen, Slice and Lyss have been leveling an Alliance tank and healer pair… a draenei warrior and an adorable gnome priest. Yesterday morning Lyss pinged me on google chat asking if I had anything level 30ish to run with them. Let’s see … I’ve got that 31 hunter that I used to help make Lyss’ bank guild or … OOH! I have my own bank alt, the level 30 worgen lock whose tailoring is capped at 225 until he gets to level 35!

So when I got home, I logged on to him. Slice and Lyss weren’t on yet, so I did a little rearranging to make some bag space, and I also went and picked up dual spec and got him a destro spec. I’d been demo, which is how I leveled Madorsa, but I thought dungeons would be a good opportunity to try out some fire slinging. As a bonus, since I’m not solo, I get to bring out my felpuppy instead of the blueberry. His name is Droonam but … I call him Jimmy.

Korgus became bank alt because I wasn’t fond of the male worgen casting animations but … by the end of the night they were growing on me. We also had a full SR group, with Arvash‘s worgen warrior and Tyledres’ human warlock joining up. Of course, with that kind of group, the pulls looked something like this.

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Yes, that is Ironaya becoming active in the background while we’re still killing this large group of trash. SR … we know how to have fun!

SR in Real Life

July 16, 2012

So, this weekend I went to visit Slice and Lyssi. Sorak was in the same state they are in on business, so I swung by and picked him up on my way there.

We got there Friday late afternoon, and we all piled into Slice’s car and went to Quaker Steak & Lube for wings. Sorak ordered some Atomic level stuff that no one else would touch. Friday night a few of Slice’s friends came over. First they taught me how to play Magic in preparation for Saturday night’s draft, then we all played another card game called Bang! that Sorak brought with him. Oh yeah, and we had these awesome enchiladas for dinner that Lyssi cooked.

Saturday morning Lyssi cooked breakfast for us, and we watched some netflix … then we decided we’d better get moving if we wanted to go to the zoo. Compared to our zoo here, the one in Columbus is huge. We were there four hours and didn’t see everything. But what we did see was pretty cool. Here are some of the things we saw:

Druid Tank (Brown Bear)

Brown Bear

Hunter Tank Pet (Black Rhino)

Black Rhino

Future MoP mounts! (Red-naped Crane)

Red-naped Crane

Wild Asians (Slice and Sorak)

Slice and Sorak, Got him with his mouth full.

Puma

Puma

Cougar

Me

Koala
Koala

Other Koala!
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A bat at one of the flight paths in Forsaken territory (Large Flying Fox)
Large Flying Fox

It was pretty hot and humid. It had looked like rain, but then the sun came out. Bleh. So we spent a lot of time in line to refill our drinks, like Lyssi and Slice are doing here.
Lyssi and Slice getting refills

It was a lot of walking too, so Slice and I sat down whenever we could.

Me and Slice, Columbus Zoo

Not sure how much fun the boys really had, but Lyssi and I really enjoyed seeing all the animals.
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Wow this is getting long already. Anyway, the coolest part at the zoo was Stingray Bay, where you can stick your hands in the pool and actually touch the stingrays. It wasn’t the best spot to get pictures though.

After the zoo we grabbed a bite to eat, then went to the home of the guy who came over the night before for our Magic tournament. I had no help at all on the drafting part, and I must have done ok, because they said my deck was pretty solid. I did have advice on what plays to make for the first two matches though.

Here we are doing the actual drafting.

Magic draft

And during actual play. Sorak really looks like he’s concentrating here.
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This is Slice’s brother making a play in his match against me.
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And here it is my turn as I decide what play to make.
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Slice and Sorak both kicked my butt good, but I finished with a record of 5-4 so I think I did pretty ok for my first time.

Sunday Lyssi cooked us breakfast and we hung out watching tv, then played a board game and went out for Korean BBQ before Sorak and I hit the road. We all had a great time.

Another One Finds the Rainbow

May 30, 2012

I even found Miss ‘I Level Solo’ Lyssi to tag along on my least favorite dungeon and kill spiders with me.