Wednesday, December 31, 2008

K's update

Hope everyone has been having a good holidays! I've been doing a bunch of things lately in game with some of this extra time I've had lately. Some updates.

1. Rep
I hit revered with the Oracles, which I wanted to do to get Mysterious Egg. I am hoping it hatches into a pet later this week. I also hit exalted with the Kaluak, so I have my own Pengu! Currently, I am at 44 pets, and am quickly approaching the 50 needed to get the little skunk. Issues I tell ya, issues.

While it doesn't give you a pet, I also hit honored with the dirty minded Sons of Hodir folks (come on, quests like Thrusting the Spear? Blowing the Horn? Polishing the Helm?). So now I have their honored shoulder enchant, which is good enough for now.

Anyways, here's me and Pengu in quiet contemplation. Actually I am bemoaning how difficult it is to find those books in Dalaran for the Higher Learning achievement. Pengu is lending a sympathetic ear.

2. PVP
Now that I'm doing less dailies, I have more time to PVP! Jess says PVP K scares her, to which I can only say, "Rawr!". I've been doing a number of Wintergrasps and have recently become a huge fan of Strand of the Ancients. I guess Strand is the alliance's new AV. While I am sad to see that every AV I've been in lately has been a lopsided mess (about 15 ally to 35+ horde), I am enjoying our new AV, Strand of the Ancients.

My first pvp gear reward of this expansion is Hateful Gladiator's Pendant of Salvation. I am next going for Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Salvation or Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Deliverance. I am so overloaded with spirit lately (my spirit to intellect ratio is out of whack), that I am starting to look at mp5. Plus these pieces have such high mp5 stats, with more mp5 than its equivalent spirit amount. Anyways, I believe I will be using both pieces for pve for a while.

3. Gear/instances
We've been running tons of heroics. I picked up a very nice but sad sounding mace, War Mace of Unrequited Love. To go with this, I turned in some emblems of heroism for Handbook of Obscure Remedies and Idol of Lush Moss.

Here's how K is looking now (updated pic to the right). I also had the chance to heal a 10 man Archavon and Obsidian Sanctum. We are planning on doing our first guild Naxx very soon.

4. Random other stuff
I'm still working on getting the fishing achievement and salty title. Getting that rare fish for The One That Didn't Get Away is driving me up the wall. I'm also on track to getting the cooking achievement and chef title, though I still have a bit to go to learn the 45 Northrend recipes. But here is K after having done the Critter Bites achievement with her posse of turkeys.

In running around Dal for the Higher Learning achievement (read 8 books you find in Dalaran which will give you a pet), I came across the City Historian. Seriously... this is how the City Historian dresses?


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My version of The Twelve Days of Christmas

Here's my version of the The Twelve Days of Christmas:

During the months after Lich King, 
Wish Blizz would give to meeee ....
More frequent alchemy research,
Bunches of northern spices,
Higher stack sized potions, 
Pools of crystallized water,
Better ally battlegrounds,
A Bigger questing log size,
Shorter transit flight times,
Larger sized bags,
More bank slots,
Fewer mail drops,
And less lag in Daaalaaraaan!

Why do I have the feeling that all I'm getting is the equivalent of a lump of coal? /sigh. Anyways, Happy Holidays everyone!


Monday, December 22, 2008

My first commenters, a lippy warrior, and sad sad AV

Nasirah over at Alts Ahoy tagged me for something that has been going around your first commenters on your blog. Well, looking back at my first post, my first ever commenter was the original GM of The Left Claw, Daihiro. I remember when I was thinking about starting this blog, wanting to make sure that D was ok with it since I knew I'd be including stories and shots of guildies. He was very supportive and thought it was a great idea. We haven't seen much of D lately, I believe due to computer issues with running the new expansion. But here's to hoping we see our favorite rogue who falls asleep in instances/raids soon!

My second and third commenters were Phaelia and Kestrel, seasoned blogger extraordinaires. Getting their support and advice was really helpful. My next commenter was our favorite white ponytailed warrior tank Jess, who eventually decided to copy me by starting her own blog.

Speaking of Jess, this warrior has become quite lippy lately:

Finally, I ran AV for the first time since the expansion the other day. I tend to go a long time without doing any, then kind of get into this mood and run a bunch at one time. It may also be affected by what kind of mood I'm in in real life... whether I am feeling stressed and need to get some stress released. As Jess noted:

Long story short, every AV I ran this day was a painful painful butt whooping by the horde. What has happened? Can alliance no longer count on AV like we used to? In one AV I was pleased to see that I probably did more healing than I've ever done in a bg before, but just look at the difference in honor gained. Sad... so sad.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Better late than never, right?

I was going to post this earlier this week, but I've had the work week from hell this week. So as promised, here is my latest interaction with "that guy". From what I hear, "that guy" is quite a hussy... he sure gets around a lot!

So I know I maybe shouldn't have told him to screw off... and I know many others say they don't even bother engaging with these folks. But yeah, I was in quite a mood when this occurred. Well, ok honestly, no one talks to me like this and gets away with it. But I love how he's the one "thanking me for nothing" to begin with, then tries to turn it around by saying he was just joking around. Dude, I don't know you. You don't know me. Why do people not realize that what you could say to a friend in game is going to be interpreted differently and is perhaps inappropriate when you say it to a stranger?

Anyways, here's what went down, and what I was thinking at the time. My reactions probably give you all a little more insight into how I am in real life... yikes maybe in a not so positive way. But hey, what can I say, this is me... I'm a feisty gal.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yep, I'm back

Everyone, put away your pruners, saws, axes, and other such items scary to us trees, because this tree is back! I ended up taking a week off from the game. When I did come back, I tried to do so in moderation, which was in part forced due to my new crazy work schedule during the week. So I've been back playing about a week and quickly dinged 80. I didn't expect to ding on the quest turn in, which was done in flight form.

It was nice to be back. It seems though that there is a slight healer shortage of sorts. Did they all go off to some healer conference that I didn't get invited to? Or have they been swayed to the dark side of dps? To which I would say, "Turn away! Come back to the green light of goodness!" Anyways, my friend Paradamarico (my combination of Paradise + Adamas + Ricochet) sent me a cute and funny note while I was still leveling.

It was also nice to come back to giving my tank Jess some good old fashioned healer to tank grief, though I'm sure Vel did just fine in my absence (tag team FTW). But here's what went down in one of my first instances back. Just to set the stage here, Jess had been fury for a while and had just respecced to tank this instance run.

Thus Vel, Dest, and Terrondis were thinking:

Finally, it must have been the first hour or so that I was back and I was questing out in Zul'drak. I had the unfortunate pleasure of coming across a guy who was also trying to get a quest done. Long story short, words were exchanged and threats like "Do you want to take this outside?" were leveled. I'm sure everyone has the story of coming across "that guy" while leveling. I probably didn't handle it the best way (trust me, I could have been a good warrior... rage generation is a breeze sometimes), but what did I do? Well I screenshotted all of his insane, ridiculous, and inappropriate comments, and said "I'll see ya on my blog jackass".

Mature? No. Funny? Kinda. I'm considering posting it on here not necessarily to call him out, but because parts of what he said were so ridiculous, they actually cracked me up. So what do you think? Do I do it?