Posts Tagged ‘Noblegarden’

A Tisket, A Tasket

April 14, 2015

Ten days since last post. I’m slacking! It’s not that I haven’t been playing. Well, ok, it sort of is. I mean, come on, we had the release of the new Hearthstone adventure AND a new season in D3 in the last two weeks.

Speaking of which, obligatory rainbow shot:
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Yes, I know it’s dark. Apparently she was there at night? I dunno. Anyhow … I made a Crusader this time. I’m going back and forth each season between melee and ranged. Season 1 was barbarian, 2 was demon hunter, so this one had to be either crusader or monk.

Also, what IS it about this silly game that makes it so addictive? I mean, it’s grinding the same thing over and over. Oh sure, there are several different kinds of bounties, and the maps for the rifts are never the same twice. They add new things every season too, like a new type of bounty and several new kinds of treasure goblins, not to mention the new legendaries. But it’s still the same, and I still keep coming back. There’s just something about the mindless slaying of demons and the piles of loot exploding out of them.

As for WoW, the new pet got me to participate in Noblegarden. At least for a couple of hours. I picked up eggs on Oranis, the only one of my three mages who did not have the Polymorph: Rabbit spell yet. I’m a lazy egg collector; I don’t race around town, I park myself in a spot where I can pick up three different spawn points without ever moving my character. Bloodhoof Village was very busy, so I teleported over to UC and flew to Brill. I actually have always preferred picking them up in Brill anyway. So I got my spot and sat there watching tv and picking up chocolates. It was actually quite relaxing. Then I hopped on over to UC with my flower basket in tow.

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Happy Noblegarden

April 5, 2013

You obviously do not put much value on your own life. My fire may not be green yet, but it will burn you just the same.

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The next person to put these ridiculous ears on me is getting fried and possibly eaten.

(The funny part is, she really does look even more frightening with the ears on. Normally her face is covered by the heirloom hood and all you can see is her glowing eyes.)

Scary

May 6, 2011

For the full story (and moar screenshots), go visit Trout!

Yes, he looked much less scary once I turned him into a bunny.

Two Down

May 4, 2011

I like in-game holidays. One must look no further than the four Violet Proto-Drakes amongst my collection of achievements to get proof of this. So it should come as no surprise that Vanicus, being basically my ‘main’ Hordie despite that fact that he is still leveling, is working on completing each holiday as it comes along.

Even at max level, some of these achievements require a bit of assistance from friends. Sure, I could get turned into a rabbit by picking up eggs, then hop all the way to Un’Goro from … I dunno, Mulgore probably would be the closest. But it’s so much easier to fly down there, blossoming branch in hand, and use Have Group Will Travel to summon Lyssi there.

The Alliance population on Drak is sparse. Throw in the lack of people in Dalaran and Shattrath (which hopefully will change some now that the portals are back), and you have either an exercise in futility, or a trip to the BGs. OR … you have awesome guildies like Telanarra, who tossed on a full set of heirlooms and power leveled this dwarfette for those of us who couldn’t find one.

For The Children takes a bit more work. In order to walk into UP, I needed to be level 75.  But I also needed to complete School of Hard Knocks, and leveling to 75 would put me at the bottom of the next BG bracket. I figured it would be best to bang out those PvP achievements before I leveled any higher.

 I noted in the comments from Monday’s post that the leveling BG brackets are pretty brutal for completing these. You wouldn’t know that by how Monday night went. Maybe I just got unlucky on Sunday? Here’s my Monday night play-by-play….

EotS – battle starts, notice that not many Alliance went to the middle so I follow a couple of teammates to the flag. One of them runs it and the other follows him … NO ONE comes to the center, so when the flag respawns, I am the ONLY one standing there clicking. Score.

AV – race to Stonehearth Bunker, first one up the stairs … aw crap, there’s an enemy boomkin here. Keep myself alive while standing on top of the flag and putting some pressure on him, notice that a spriest has come along and is attacking him so he’s now ignoring me … CAP, QUICK, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR …!!!

I breathed a huge sigh of relief with that out of the way. Now I just have to hit 75 so I can go to UP and also eat the level 75 treats sold by Amy in Dalaran. On the way to 75 I do cooking/fishing dailies. I’m turning in my Dalaran cooking daily and .. wait, what’s this? The recipe for Delicious Chocolate Cake! Score. Now Van can make his own and get another achievement instead of having Juna make it for him.

Once at 75 I sweet-talked all of my prot pally friends, hoping to find a time when both myself and one of them had 30 free mins to bang out UP. Didn’t take much to get Arvash to do it, I only had to promise to stop making fun of him for accidentally sending Arelin mail from his alts, and had to summon him to the instance. Done and done.

Ten more levels and I can heal him for real. Oh sure, I tossed heals on him in there. I even tried Lay on Hands once … and was sorely disappointed when it healed him for MY 13k health pool instead of his 150k health pool. Oh well. But I’d like to think I helped at least a little bit .. I know I heard him bitching later on about the new cooldown on WoG.

Anyway … thanks bunches to all my guildies for the help and support getting these things done. You’re all awesome!