Thursday, May 22, 2014

Booty Bay Run

The following story is being recreated from my memory, because I'm awful at remembering to take screenshots:

I was attempting to get some flex runs on my shaman healer when one my my guildies, let's call him T asked for a favor. T knew that I had alliance toons and wanted to know if I could get the Blastmaster Bombling on the Alliance auction house since it was only 4k gold there while on the horde ah it was 8k.

"Sorry, my Alliance toons are on a different server." I replyed.

"Oh, ok, do you know if it's possible to get gold from horde to Alliance?"

"Well... yeah. But it's not going to be easy." After explaining the details for the only 2 methods I knew for getting gold from the Horde to the Alliance, I said I'd help and would meet his Alliance toon in Booty Bay.

T replied with "I've got a lvl 9 worgen. The worgen are so cool. The Horde should have gotten them. Do you know how I can get him out of Gilneas?"

I should mention that this is a newer player. This level 9 worgen would be the first alliance toon he's probably ever attempted to level. And he's absolutely obsessed with pet battling and is able to make the gold to fund his craving for more pets. Yes, I have some envy. I'll just believe that he's gold making ability is a midas touch and that he doesn't have to share that gold among 11 toons. Anyway... back to the story.

"You can't get him out of Gilneas until you finish the quest zone."

"Ok, well... forget it than. Maybe I'll just wait for R to get back and hope the pet is still there."

"Well... I could make a human and run him to Booty Bay and we can try the transaction that way."

He tried to talk me out of it. But I'll admit, once the idea was in my mind I had to do it. Just how long and how hard could it be to get a level 1 to Booty Bay?

For the next hour, I sent him a play-by-play, of sorts. Thankfully, he didn't mind, it was late enough I needed something to keep my mind busy. He even seemed to think it was funny. Probably went something like this:

Woohoo! First corpse run!
OMG! That worgen just appeared out of nowhere!
It did! It just unstealthed, stunned me, and killed me!
I hate worgens.
I really hate worgens.
OMG! Why are there so many worgens in Duskwoods?
New spirit healer! Horray! I just traveled half the zone in one death
Finally Stranglethorn...
And killed by a panther
and another one
damn, that was the same panther
I hate panthers
They are worse than worgen
Still another panther
Where are they coming from?
OMG! There's murlocs in ST? I was running and saw a murloc appear behind me. But he reached me and ran off.
Pftt... lol. and while I was typing that, a tiger came up and killed me.
Oh! I forgot to grab the flight paths... oh well
Panthers, so freaking annoying.
The raptors aren't scary at all. They dash up and don't actually manage to hit me.
OMG, more panthers.

Anyway, managed to reach Booty Bay 58 minutes and 27 deaths later. I thought it was a respectable time. So it was now time to post something on the ah and I had even completed a quest so I had some pumpkins and 58 copper. Unfortunately those 58 copper weren't enough to post my pumpkin and there was no way to get any cash for a level one in ST and I didn't want to make that run again. So I made another toon. T sent his worgen's meager supply of silver but since we aren't in the same guild, we weren't sure how long the mail would take. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to make a new toon, complete some quests and gather some silver. After half an hour I had 6 silver. What? I was starting from scratch. I sent it all to my level 2 in ST and was finally able to post a pumpkin for 5k gold. That's one overpriced pumpkin.

T was laughing about spending so much on the pumpkin, claimed it was the most expensive one he's bought yet. It was probably 2 am at the point. And than, because it was so tempting, I attempted to punch his level 90 toon with my level 2 one. I missed and got flattened by a booty bay bruiser.

With that mess figured out it was time for me to get my level 2 to Stormwind. That was actually easy. I hearthed back, cried a bit about all the flight paths I didn't pick up, and started running. I got there before the gold reached my mailbox, by almost an hour. I spent a fair amount of time waiting. I also took a peek at the AH, to see if there was anything else interesting there. 6 Soul-traders. 6 of them! Can you imagine? And the cheapest was 130k. Anyway, the gold finally arrived and the goblins took 750 gold from the 5k, so only 4250 actually made it though. Definitely not a cheap method of transferring gold. But there was enough to buy the 4k bomb pet and I was the proud owner for all of a minute before turning it over to T, who tried to pay me but I told him to keep it. I did try to punch him after all.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I am death knight

I mentioned earlier that things have been looking grim for my guild and I've been in a bit of a panic trying to figure out what I'm going to do. Well... I'm still not entirely sure what I'll be doing in the future but I've managed to sort out what it is I want in my mind.

As much as I love my hunter, I'm not really a hunter at heart. I love my death knight. Howling blast, army of the dead, two swords. What's not to love? Briege asked if I would consider returning to the Alliance, and it's a question that really deserved some consideration. When I managed to sneak into the OLRG last weekend at the end, I was on my human dk, and that was when I knew I wanted to be a death knight again. But a human one? I took my human to the timeless isle, killed stuff and got some coins, ran a few LFRs, and had a good time. But I still wasn't certain. So this weekend I took my blood elf Tyle out for a spin. I think I might have grinned. I attempted to pug some flex raids. They were bad flex raids, and I was tanking. But it was a blast. I spent forever waiting around just to wipe but there's this thrill of being the last one standing and summoning my army. 

Anyway, I've realized what I want. I want to be a blood elf death knight again. I mean... I have her picture on my banner! And I even drew her! I don't draw just anything. I have to feel pretty motivated. I suppose my answer has been staring me in the face. 

It's odd. I haven't felt motivated by much of WoW for awhile. I log on, raid, log off, play hearthstone. Maybe level something. But track down achievements, solo stuff, pet battle? Nah. No thanks. I just... I like hunter but I don't think I love her. If that makes any sense. Maybe, maybe not. I understand it.

Anyway, I figure the next expansion is still months away. I have time to figure things out. I'm not particularly motivated to do heroics. I would like to kill Garrosh some more and get some BOAs and I'll probably have to accomplish that on my hunter. And I don't mind. I do like her. But I'm also going to attempt to get Tyle some SoO gear. I'll be pugging. I'm terrible at pugging. I never find good groups. So it'll be wait, wait, wipe, wait, wait, wipe, wait, wait, wipe, group calls it. Heh. But I've also got other plans for her.

I want to finish leveling first aid. Yes. That's what I want to do. Then I'll have all the secondary professions leveled on her and get an achievement! I also want to attempt to finally get a netherwing drake. It's a rep grind. I can do it. I must convince myself of that.

I also have goals for my other toons. I have a decent enough tank set on Hortis, my paladin, to attempt to find a Heralds group but I should get her professions leveled and find a toon to cook some grub for her and level my alchemy on another toons to get flasks for Hortis. Leveling professions. Eww. I also want to see if I can get Hortis' healing set up to snuff. Flexibility might help me get a spot. 

I also found some twink friends while on Hortis. They were looking for people to build a level 70 raid group with. It's strict. Lots of rules. But I built a druid to level. She's level 58. I'm really liking twinking and having rules makes it pretty interesting.

So I have a long list of stuff to do this summer and I'm not going to worry just yet about what I will be doing next expansion. It's still some time away. I know my death knight is not up to snuff for anything right now. She's been neglected for some time. But she still feels like the best toon ever, at least for me.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mog the World - Weeks 8-12

It's about time I finished posting all my transmogs from the Mog the World. So here they are.

Week 8 - Jamaica

stylin' adventure hat, skybreaker's mantle, the emperor's new cape, captain's breastplate, triumphant bracers, gauntlets of the windreacher, der'izu belt, savage gladiator leggings, savage gladiator greaves, penate's penance-procuring pistol
for a hunter

Week 9 - Armenia

cowl of benevolence, mantle of the elven kings, cloak of courage, chan's imperial robes, stylish blue shirt, gloves of piety, belt of ominous trembles, fire striders, suen-wo, spire of the falling sun
for any cloth wearer

Week 10 - Nigeria 

crown of seven sacred seals, doubt ridden shoulderguards, maiden's tattered sail, gypsy tunic, formal white shirt, shardtooth gloves, dervish belt, giant-friend kilt, staff of devine infusion
for a monk

Week 11 - Barbados

helm of the illidari shatterer, frostblight pauldrons, renegade cloak, heavy chestpiece of eminent domain, august celestials tabard, gauntlets of the solemn charge, borak's belt of bravery, greatheart pants, ice-scored threads, firethorn mindslice, royal crest of lordaeron
for a paladin

Week 12 - Tanzania

guide of the tidal lurker, deep earth mantle, stillwalker's cloak, replica feralheart vest, jangdor's handcrafted gloves, replica darkmantle belt, jinxed hoodoo kilt, swarmpwalker boots, dreambinder
for a monk or druid

This outfit was the winner for week 12. Yay! That was exciting because I really liked how this one turned out. Druids... I should just stick to designing for druids :) Oh... wait. I did a nice priest mog... druids and priests than.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Anzu dropped his reigns of the Raven Lord for me last night! I'm really, really happy to finally have this mount. I've been farming it off and on since Wrath. Mostly off. It takes dedication and focus to keep putting attempts in. After several months, I'd give up and than return to farming a few months later.

I've been feeling a bit blue, trying to figure out what it is I want to do next. Where I want to go, what server, what character, what guilds should I apply for or should I even apply to one? I'm pretty indecisive. I'll hem and hah about my choices until I finally make it. Anyway, I tried to do some leveling, actually tried to pug some runs (tried, not succeeded), and than remembered that Tyle was parked outside of the instance to try for a second attempt for the mount. I almost didn't. But she was there and I figured, why not? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the mount. It couldn't be. There was no way it was going to be that easy. But there it was.

It was nice to end the night with a smile.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


I have been completely done with school for a week. I've been moved out of the dorms and even gotten my grades back. That's exciting. What hasn't been exciting is WoW.

Do I hate the game? Nope. Tired of it? Not really. But I just haven't had anything I've been excited about either. It's this limbo feeling of wondering, what do I do next?

The situation with the guild is not looking too good. We had two members quit WoW because they were moving around and didn't know if or when they'll have internet. Understandable. But they left a big hole to fill. Last week, one of our healers informed us that he'll no longer be able to make our late-night raiding times. Since the possibilities of raiding looked pretty slim another member pugged a heroic group and another member quit the guild. It's looking grim and I'm left wondering ... what now?

As much as I hate to consider it... I think I might have to start looking for another guild. I hate it but it happens. But that really leaves me with the question... what now?

What do I want? Would I be willing to transfer server? Do I want to be Horde or Alliance? Death knight, druid, hunter? What toon do I want to be moving forward? Am I going to start completely over or keep what I have? Is it a question I want to solve now or in the future?

I have a lot to think about.