Posts Tagged ‘Tauren’

Ashbringer and Titanstrike

August 31, 2016

So I finally got to log on after work last night, by which time two of my friends were already 110. Crazy people! But they raid so … they have other priorities. My main goal at the moment is to get everyone their weapon and class hall. Or at the very least to get their Dalaran hearthstone. There will be a bit of spoiler stuff down below so if you don’t want to know, stop here.


Obviously Kerick is first. I had a hard time with this. Partly because all of the green fel stuff on the ground makes my puttering old graphics card almost suffocate, and partly because of the content.


I don’t want to be Highlord. I’d be okay with ‘Acting Highlord’ while Tirion recovers, or even taking over as Highlord with him retiring, but I’m not ok with his death. I know, I know, he’s not exactly young anymore and it had to happen eventually, he’s only human. But still … If they wanted to make me actually care about kicking Gul’dan’s loser ass, they found the way to do it. I know there are plenty of people in the playerbase who’ve made fun of him over the years, but he’s always been special to me. Kerick has always tried to live up to what he’s seen in Tirion … the willingness to make sacrifices for what he knows is right, like befriending Eitrigg; the inner strength to keep going and believe in the Light even through the things that happened with his son Taelan; etc. He was even willing to trade places with Bolvar on the Lich King’s throne. (Oh dear Bolvar, that’s another one I’ve never quite gotten over losing.) I’m sure Tirion had many regrets, but he buried them and fought on. Now all we can do is pray that he rests peacefully, and fight on. And, of course, seek some vengeance .. we are, after all, retribution paladins!



I must admit, despite the wonderful quest and lore that came with this, I don’t feel any special attachment to the Titans, or Mimiron, or Thorim, or any of it. I do, of course, love love love Hati. Now Juna can go to bed sandwiched between her canids, much like I do every night. Except mine are battle pet sized and don’t have lightning arcing across their bodies. Anyway … she got a new mog to match the colours of the gun because I didn’t have anything in her collection that really went with the pets yet. That’s a project for later on, as is getting the skin that turns the gun into a bow (unless it requires pvp).


She also bought the tomes in her class hall that lets her pets play dead, which was really fun. She was running around the lodge while her two wolves just laid out on the floor. I didn’t get a good pic though because it was pretty dark in there. Oh well. Plenty of time later.🙂

You Are What You Eat

April 3, 2015

I guess Oregorger has had too much, eh?


That one was a fun LFR. We had a nice group, with an awesome bear tank and a ret paladin pulling 40k, and each time a wing ended and the new one popped, there they were along with several others from the group, so I kept going instead of dropping after one wing like I often do. They didn’t seem to be queued together, they were all from different realms, but sometimes it will work out like that when people have all queued for multiple wings.

Have a great Easter weekend!


Three Menageries

January 7, 2015

Because after all, that’s the whole point of getting to max level and getting that level 3 garrison, amirite?

This time I was paying attention and got a screenshot when I dinged. Even better, I arranged it so that I dinged bringing Mankrik’s little girlfriend back to him safe and sound.


Juna had a lot of fun in Nagrand, really. She found things that my first two characters through there had missed. Like this cave clear up at the top of the Elemental Plateau.


It was an interesting one to get to. I hope you’re not afraid of heights, or super narrow cliffside paths!


If you’re not, the view is spectacular.

Between quest rewards, mission items, and the cloak that she made for herself, she has a high enough ilevel to do heroics. Heck I should probably start with Skyreach for her ring. I have no idea what pet she will use for groups, but it won’t be her clefthoof Shaggy. Big pets in dungeons annoy me.


December 9, 2014

I finally got enough hexweave to make my elekk plushie. Like everything else in WoD, I derped around and sometimes trapped wolves for fur to make work orders for hexweave, not really making it a focus more of a ‘oh I should ….’ type thing. But last night I got enough so Juna sewed one together real quick.


Yes, my tauren huntress is a tailor. What? She looks awesome on her flying carpets.

The plushie is super adorable .. even Mr. Clefthoof wanted to cuddle with her.


Making it was really the only part Juna had to do, though. She still has her own leveling to work on. So I logged back over to Van, who was sitting on a stack of pet charms. He bought a battle stone to upgrade her from common to rare. Then he headed out to start leveling her. We took on the two trainers in Winterspring and outside of Karazhan, all of the old Outland trainers, and the trainer in Hyjal since I use the portal through there as a shortcut to Winterspring. By the end of that she was up to level 20 already! So it feels like it is going really fast, but of course the big adventure is definitely going to stall out soon. Besides the trainers getting much tougher, some of them are only available at certain times, like the two at the Darkmoon Faire and the ones in the Celestial Tournament. But I got a good start on it so I’m happy for now.