Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a month in pictures

Claz has his gorilla, Marv.

Okole get's mouthy about Wankergirl. I stick up for her. She still has my heart.

Marv tanks Shattered Halls.

Narandia helps kill Onyxia

Then Claz gets in on the act

And GJ gets his swift flight form. BEFORE it is trainable!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oh my god, just release that patch already!

So, one week until the new patch (link will change, I'm sure) and I'm bored out of my mind. I looked forward to leveling fishing tonight, for godsake! I know I should be good and farm gold through the Dailies and stockpiling mats for leveling GJ's, Claz's and Narandia's trade skills. But, I seriously can't do it for some reason. Yesterday, I ran a lowbie guildie through Shadowfang Keep instead of farming gold.

So, let's try to strike up some interest in what I'll be doing in the month after the patch but before the expansion.

  1. Inscription- Greatjohn will be dropping skinning and taking this trade skill. I've stockpiled most of the mats I'll need to power level.
  2. New hunter pets. Claz will be leveling the white gorilla that's been sitting around in the stable (yes, I was very impressed with BRK's Gorilladin movie). I also want a red hyena from Scarlet Monastery.
  3. Gold farming. This will happen while leveling the Gorilladin.

Hmmm. That's all I got. I'll probably do some PvP to get used to the new talents, but nothing all that serious.

Man, I guess I can't wait for the expansion, eh?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Okole asks a good question

Okole did ask a really good question- "Where's our BLARM?"

You see, I'm not really sure if my e-Crush is all that healthy. I look forward to Wankergirl's rambles and burping with way too much enthusiasm. Sort of like when you were in high school and had physics with that girl and she ended up as your lab partner but all you could talk about was physics because she was way too cool for you even though she didn't put that out there. You know, that girl who caused you to get those stupid butterflies in your stomach like three hours before 5th period, and physics suddenly became your favorite subject even though you couldn't measure a wave to save your life?

Ok, so no, there's no butterflies. Not really. But, I admit to my e-crush and can't help but think that the guy that she chooses to hang out with is one lucky butthole.

Anyway, Wankergirl, where's the new BLARM?

and yes, I've linked you again and I bet you look to see what's written out of some curiosity. "What are those WoW-nerds saying about me?" Right?

and yes, I've made a Wankergirl label :P

EDIT: Now I feel like an ass. She put up a VIDEOCAST!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Fishin's fer sissies"

"If you ask me, the best part about fishing is its slow pace. It gives one time to think, to reflect on past events and to plan for future ones. Oh, and it's also a great excuse to drink. Heavily."
-Nat Pagle

So, I need to justify my powerleveling Cooking and Fishing; at least to myself.

You see, I really dislike fishing. Its such an obvious ploy to get people to spend hours (hours that they pay for, mind you) doing nothing but staring at their screen and clicking their mouse. Nothing get's accomplished except an inventory full of fish to cook (and, if you do what I did, you get no benefit in the moment for spending the hours doing this).

So, why? Just why?

Is it worth it? I have no idea. I just didn't feel like doing anything all that constructive in WoW today.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm broke...

So, with a lucky drop that a guildie wanted to buy off me and with being able to do the dailies on two toons a day, I was able to buy the artisan riding skill. Wow. Just... I'm so happy with that. After paying that huge amount of money, I did all of the quest chain for swift flight form except the last, where you need to kill Anzu. Very special thanks to the guildies who helped me get through the chain so quickly and to /hug for writing the great guide.

Now I just need to do heroic Sethekk Halls. I have no idea if I'm geared for it. Maybe there's a guild out there who want to try for the Raven Mount and would want to take me along?

I'm sure some of the people in the guild are geared for it, but... GJ? Who's only been level 70 for a week? No idea

Sunday, September 28, 2008

10 days means many changes

Greatjohn made 70 last week after a huge, long, drawn-out session. Afterwards, Bumwaller made me a starter tanking set and I bought the blue-level Feral PvP set.
Then I started on the dailies.

As I was working on GJ's dailies, I noticed that a lock was looking for a group to do the Dire Maul Warlock Dreadsteed quest. I quickly popped onto Narandia and joined up. We needed a tank and healer since there were three locks. It wasn't easy until I decided to appeal to people's greed and paid 100g for a level 70 pally and warrior to take us. Yes, 100g ea.
But I have my mount!

Now, I'm about 66% of the way to getting epic flight for one of my toons. Now, Claz has been waiting around for it forever, but... I'm seriously thinking of switching Greatjohn to my main and giving him the skill, which would mean Claz would probably have to wait until sometime in the expansion (probably after he's level 80) for the skill. Sucks... but take a look:

I wants it bad!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Well, I got bored of writing "x% through level y" posts, so I stopped. (I'm 33% through 66 now).

So, Inscription will let you customize your characters to a certain extent. Great idea! I think that it will help people move away from the current cookie-cutter, min/max specs that you need to have to be "successful" in PvP and Raiding (though I don't think it will take that mindset away completely). Which inscriptions am I most excited about?

The ones changing the bear forms are ok but I've never had a problem with the Tauren bear model. But the cat form as it currently looks is just... stupid. Like, short-bus looking stupid. What does a forest lynx look like?