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Monday, 10 November 2014

My Mage Had Botox! (Looking Back at the New Character Models)

I was, and still am, very excited and largely in love with the new character models. The first thing I did upon logging in after the patch was to flick down through my character list and check them all out. I had already seen what my main would look like thanks to Wowhead but hadn't bothered loading my other characters - so it was a real surprise...

My hunter looked as she had over at Wowhead - and all my Draenei followed suit and looked amazing. In fact I like the updated models so much that a random alt I made (Jojochi) to sit in a bank guild at level 1 will probably get leveled now.

And it wasn't until I put all my Draenei side-by-side that I realised just how different they all are in their facial features.

I had a bit of an issue with my Gnomes though. Specifically my mage looked quite frankly terrible - she'd had botox and well I didn't especially like her new miserable look. I decided to swap it about a bit first changing her hair colour to white, then going back to brown hair and changing the face.

She still has the face on the right.

I guess her new face did make her more menacing!
My mage still looks grumpy though and even getting her Legendary cloak this week didn't cheer her up.

On the other hand my DK looked amazing - so not all Gnomes seem to have had botox as part of the overhaul!

Next up - Night Elfs! I really wasn't sure what to expect from the new NElf models but fortunately my two ended up looking pretty damn good. I especially like the fangs, which you can't see in the picture below. But I do know from talking to some people that not everyone loves their new look as much as I do.

My Dwarf was another new model that I initially wasn't 100% convinced by. She just didn't look right - she seemed incredible bald (before you could definitely see her hair) and more masculine than I'd like... even for a lady Dwarf!! 

I decided to try hiding her hat first off and it turns out that was just the ticket! She looks lovely agian with her Princess Leia buns back on show!

Both of my banking alts are Humans, a race that I don't really play nor was I overly interested by. Being one of the original races I was very interested to see how the new models would revamp these horrible outdated models. Turns out the new ones look pretty splendid! So much so that I would actually consider maybe one day leveling a human now... although I do play one everyday at work.

Part of the reason I left it so long to publish this post was because I wanted to be able to look back a month or so post-patch and to think - how do I feel now about the new models? Do I still dislike my mages botox face?

I'm still in love with the new models. Largely I think they're just perfect! Although I have to say they've been in-game long enough now that I find myself forgetting that not that long ago they looked very different.

Honestly, I'm still not in love with my mages pout but I don't find myself reverting back to her old model. I think she's fine as she is... 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Goodnight Garry!!

I've been waiting a looooong time to say this - but we have finally killed Garry on a Sunday 'flex' raid! Woooohooooooo!

In case you're unaware I have been leading (and I use the term loosely) a Sunday 'flex' raid for ooh about 9 months now. I've had a look back through the blog and the first time I mention it was way back in February! So yeah we've been going a while and it's not always been plain sailing.

These Sunday flex runs (or normal as it is now, post patch 6.0) are designed to be casual and for some it's the only raiding of current content that they do. It's been a learning curve for all involved - most of all myself. I wouldn't say raid leading comes to me naturally and my tactical knowledge is often lacking. But I've been trying and for once keeping up to date with the content, gearing, gems, enchants the lot.

Like I say we've been at it a while and we've seen many people come and go. I'd like to really thank everyone that's been - even if it's only been for a single night of what I sincerely hope was fun! And we've amassed some regulars in recent months.

The following list is not exhaustive (I've no doubt forgotten people that started flex right at the beginning) but here are some of the crew:
Zxorm, Nemi-saur, Rick, Matt, Joey, Rinike, Nizkiz, Chromeeh, Swe, Webbet, Ziyall, Sean, Rel, Sivation, Shadrea, TQA – Brakefine, Shadowhowl, Mapicho, Firebolt, Iemans and my guildies - Queks, Rob, Mark, Hege, Jason, Josh, Jaedia, Olli, Erlend, Thijs, Adam etc. etc. etc.
If I've missed you off please don't be offended as everyone has played their own part in getting us to last night's Garry kill - no matter how big or small - and I'm very grateful!!

Anyway we'll be back in Warlords - here's to more dead bosses! /cheers

Sunday, 2 November 2014

#IntPiPoMo is back!

We're now into November which can mean only one thing- it's time for IntPiPoMo 2014!

I've included a couple of my favourite pictures that I took last year :)

International Picture Posting Month (IntPiPoMo) is the picture equivalent of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). In reality it doesn't have to be screenshots from WoW but images form any game or even an array of photographs you take of the real life world - it's up to you.

The WoW blogging community equivalent was started back in 2011 by Angelya of Revive & Rejuventate and last year I took the baton on. I'd forgotten all about it this year until Chestnut tweeted me earlier - so thanks for that.

I think this years #IntPiPoMo should be really interesting with the release of Warlorsd of Draenor taking place half way through the month. I'm sure there will be a lot of pictures from Draenor appearing - and I imagine a lot of it will be new to various people who haven't yet had the chance to explore the new world in as much depth and detail.

In summary:
  • Aim to take 50 screenshots during the month of November.
    • there's no strict posting schedule or themes to adhere to.
    • pictures can be posted in blog posts and/or on Twitter.
  • Please use the #IntPiPoMo hashtag on Twitter.
  • Above all have fun exploring Azeroth (or whatever other virtual world you want to).
If you're intending to take part let me know by commenting or tweeting me and I will keep an updated list of participants below.


Chestnut of Gamer Girl Confessions
Rinike of Rinike.com
Erinys of Harpys Nest
Elfi of Elfi's World

Monday, 20 October 2014

Aspect of the Ostrich?

I'm guilty of not having blogged for ages again! Sorry! Same story as before, work was busy and I spent the spare time I did have playing WoW. But, now Patch 6.0.2 is here I finally have something to write about...

Last Wednesday was patch day in Europe and I was out on a work meal which meant I didn't log in to the joys of 6.0.2 until Thursday. I'll admit I'd been pretty lazy and not read a great deal about the patch or about Warlords. In part this was a conscious decision to avoid spoilers but it was also due to sheer laziness. I am the proverbial Ostrich with their head stuck in the sand refusing to acknowledge that change was looming around the corner.

So you can imagine the state of shock I found myself in when I logged in on Thursday and found...
  • My aspect bar had vanished
  • My pet bar had moved and there were mysterious numbers on the abilities
  • My traps had gone and upon later inspection I found I needed a button for each!
  • Stampede was a talent and
  • mend / revive pet had merged (I partly remembered reading about this)
I had gone from this...
I got to rank 8 of the Brawlers guild the night before the patch :)
... to this...

Despite the initial shock I like to embrace change and it's not taken me long to sort things out again - remove my second mend/revive pet, laying out my traps etc. Fortunately, I suppose, none of my main abilities have disappeared so my iffy rotation is the same - unlike the changes some classes have faced! 

I barely even notice anything has changed now. Although it has to be said I'm still a little confused about my aspects vanishing - guess I should go read those patch notes!

Monday, 1 September 2014

10 Years : 10 Questions - My Answers

The Godmother over at ALT:ernative is currently doing a survey - 10 Years : 10 Questions. If you haven't already taken part you can do so by completing this simple form (or blogging or emailing her) and I'd recommend that you go do it! At the end she will be putting together a series podcasts detailing the results and I think it will make for some really interesting reading, well listening.

Token pretty picture to make up for all the text

On with the questions...

1. Why did you start playing Warcraft?

I started messing about with WoW sometime in 2011 playing on my boyfriends account. At that time we were both at uni and lived separately and there were times when I was bored at his house with nothing to do - so I started exploring Azeroth. Whilst it was primarily a way to pass the time, having seen him play WoW and raid, it was also something that I wanted to know more about.
Eventually in February 2012 I got my own account (i.e. he got fed up of me stealing his game time and romantically got me it for Valentines!).

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Past Month in WoW

This is my follow up post to last weeks return to blogging post and will be about what I've been up to this past month in Azeroth.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Life! (my return to blogging)

It's been well over a month since my last post and a lot has happened since then! Most notably I have moved house :) So I was without the internet for a good week or two but we're now all settled in and I'm gradually clawing back in-game time.

The new house is lovely and I have to give the other half a massive amount of credit! He pretty much single-handedly packed our stuff up at the old place, moved us and the unpacked whilst I was stuck working stupid hours.

Our new living room is a much better layout and we now have our desks side by side, so you know we could hold hands whilst gaming and have lovely little discussions or more accurately get distracted by each others screens and telling each other what to do!

We've also gained a conservatory which is epic. It's actually a double conservatory comprising two rooms; one has sofas in and we're using the other shabbier half as our new greenhouse. The plants are loving it especially our collection of peppers (both chili- and sweet bell peppers) plus my mini lemon tree which has shot up. We also have a range of plants outside (as we did last summer) - runner beans, dwarf french beans etc and a hanging basket that I have just put up.

But I think the biggest bonus of the new place is we have a pond! And it has newts in! It's got a bit of a chickweed problem that we're working on - sieving the water etc - and we've got some new plants on order for it. My parents we kind enough to give us some snails from their pond and a bit of my mums yellow flag.

Plus when my parents visited yesterday they brought us some furniture goodies from my late uncle Fred's. Meaning we now have a funky ottoman and I have a sewing box and my gran's hand powered sewing machine. That's right - hand powered. I currently sew everything by hand so this will certainly speed things up. Just need to decide what my first project with it will be.

Aside from moving I've had a pretty rough month at work - working in a different team to usual so lots of on the job learning and long hours which ultimately came to a pretty sour end but I'm now back in my ever faithful team - thankfully!

I think I'll do a catch up post on what's being going on in Azeroth later this week and then hopefully I'll be able to get back in to the swing of blogging! I've missed it & you all!

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Apologies for being absent again this week! Those of you that have me on battle tag might have noticed that I haven't logged in since last weekend, or possibly Monday. For once this hasn't been work related but is real-life. We are moving in a couple of weeks and decided to start early with the sorting and packing side of things. I'm bored already but I've managed to sort through and bin most of my old uni stuff.

In more exciting news it was my birthday yesterday. Ding ding, level 24! You may have seen on Twitter that I posted about some of the presents I got but if not here are the highlights:

One of my friends is currently in Australia on a working visa so she sent me some presents from Broome where she currently is. I think it's safe to say that the main present is the 'Genuine Kangaroo Scrotum' bag and that the salty croc toy and the stubby holder / can cooler thing were to soften the blow! As a group of friends we tend to give either jokey presents or hideous items found in a charity shop. I think that the scrotum has to be one of the oddest gifts ever and I'm not sure I'll treasure it forever... or at all.

The boyfriend got me Lurky the plush Murloc from the Blizzard store. He had to order it all the way from the US as the EU store still isn't selling physical items. I knew that I was getting something from Blizzard as he'd got himself a Diablo 3 lanyard. It's safe to say that I love my little Murloc and I will be treasuring him forever! He also got me some Star Wars lego and a third item that's still in the post somewhere.

Finally I thought I'd share my Hugo Hedgehog cake with you - available from all good Sainsburys! He tastes lush and is very cute... whilst he's still here.

Last year I had a proper little in-game party and held a transmog competition but this year it really seemed to creep up on me and I didn't really have much time to plan anything sadly. But I have some idea's for future shindigs and I'm determined to have a Dwarf pub-crawl at some point so keep your eyes open!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Sunday Flexing Takes on SoO Part 3

Sunday just gone we returned to our usual Sunday flex schedule after having a week of Easter weekend. I'd decided we'd try our luck with Part 3 again but that we'd try Malkorok maybe three times and if there was no hope go back to an earlier part.

We had a fairly well represented group and were missing a tank only. Luckily we managed to find one via trade who turned out to be someone that had joined us on a previous run do so was familiar with our laid-back, casual approach = massive plus!

The first attempt at killing Malkorok went really well despite the wiping. We soaked the purple pools, maybe missing one or two, avoided the nasty smashes and grouped up at the right time. The issue was that we didn't spread good enough after we stacked up. We went back in there and kicked some serious butt - again everyone spread, soaked and stacked as necessary followed by a perfect rinse & repeat spread, soak and stack.

I think we were all a little dumbfounded that we downed Malkorok! I'm not sure how many people had read the rest of Part 3's tactics but I'll admit that I hadn't exactly planned out the next two bosses myself.

I left Queks to split the group up into two for the Spoils of Pandaria as I wasn't 100% sure myself and as a raider figured he'd do it best. We were really close on our first attempt and were literally a hair's breadth from clearing both the first rooms before the enrage timer thingy. Second time was much smoother although one side was opening the crates a little too slow for comfort so we had to send a couple over. But all in all, for a boss we'd not encountered on a Sunday flex I think downing it second time's bloody good going.

Next up - Thok the Bloodthirsty. Thok proved to be quite tricky and it took a fair few attempt and a number of raid member changes before we got him. Initially we had a couple issues with people running through everyone when Thok fixated on them and generally people being unaware that they were stood in the fixated persons path and thus being insta-killed. But we got over that fairly quickly.

I'm not sure what I had expected to happen but it certainly wasn't that we'd clear Part 3! But it was a lovely surprise clear and I think everyone was happy with our progress. Unfortunately I failed to take any screenshots (you could say I was in shock) but we'll be heading back to Part 3 this Sunday so I'll be sure to get some :)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Liebster Awards: Part 2

1. What is your favourite zone in WoW?

Hmm pre-Pandaria I'd probably have said Stranglethorn (north & south) or maybe Grizzly Hills but I think Krasarang Wilds is my current love. Despite all the Mogu it's a rather tranquil place and perfect for fishing - one of my in-game loves.

2. What is you idea of a perfect day?

I think my perfect day would be a mixture of being out & about, playing computer games and sat schnuggled up with my zebra blanket. Most evenings I actually sit playing WoW wrapped up in my blanket or in my Jedi Robes. I'd go for a stroll in town (assuming it was sunny), I love window shoopping for pets and then home for gaming. To top  it off I'd either have take away or some other home cooked yummy food (i.e. Chinese, pizza, curry...).

3. If you could be any npc, who would it be and why?

Well the obviously choice would be Jojo the Pandaren that sells cooking supplies in the Shrine! 
Alternatively someone like Nat Pagle who just chills out all day by the sea fishing.

Jojo & Jojo

4. Aside from food, water, and shelter, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Other people. I'm a sociable person and I get lonely quite easily - unless I can distract myself playing games etc. So if I had nothing but food, water and shelter I'd probably go crazy pretty quick. I also, unsurprisingly, suffer from cabin fever!

5. Why do you blog?

I started blogging after I finished my masters as something to fill my time whilst I was looking for a job. When I got a job I never stopped blogging although admittedly my blogging has gotten less frequent. I suppose it's fair to say I still blog as I enjoy it. It gives me a media to ramble about my virtual life and I've met some amazing people as a result of it! I hope that by continuing to blog I'll more awesome people too.

6. What would you tell a brand new wow player about the game?

If it's grey vendor it but other things you should try to sell (auction) - atleast test the water - you could make a lot of money.
And the internet turns even the nicest people into jerks - ignore them and move on... but never give up!

7. If you could pick any theme for the next expansion what would it be?

I don't know a lot of lore if I'm honest so I wouldn't pick anything lore based like this Emerald something that lots of people chat about. And WoD fits with my desire to have more Draenei lore going on. Which leaves me with nothing springing to mind if I'm honest.

8. What is your favourite mount?

I think I did a post about my favourite mounts not too long ago. Since that post I've actually gained a few new mounts too. But, if I had to pick one mount *grumbles* I'd probably go with... the Swift Zhevra which I don't and probably never will own.

9. What cheers you up?

Food, cider, schnuggles, gaming...
10. Glass half full or half empty?

Half full! I like to be positive as much as possible.

11. What your favourite thing to do in wow?

I don't think I could name just one so I'll list a few of the things I enjoy - leveling, pet battles, the so called 'boring' things (i.e. fishing, archaeology and farming ores, herbs etc.) and my most recent love has to be flex raiding. Never thought I'd enjoy flexing as much as I do - the people are definitely a contributing factor! [Same goes for Friday Fun Runs - we could be doing anything, it's the people that make it].

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Liebster Awards: Part 1

During my impromptu absence from blogging it seems a new craze happened - The Liebster Awards!

The Liebster Awards are given by bloggers to bloggers as a way of discovering new blogs (I think!). There's a lot of information over at Wording Well including details on the various rule-sets. It's lovely to know that not one, not two but three fellow bloggers are aware of my existence enough to nominate me, so thank you! And, well thank you to everyone that take's the time to read my ramblings.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Night We Kicked Butt!!

Last we went back to Siege of Orgrimmar Part 2 for our Sunday flex run. It was already looking promising as we had 2 tanks, 3 healers and a range of damage roles meaning no need to pug a random. But little did we know that was just the beginning...

We had no problems with Galakras at all. we barely touched on the tactics but everyone performed perfectly, stacking for the fire balls etc - something we've struggled on previously.

Then onto Iron Juggernaut and again no issues at all. But that was hardly surprising as we're pretty good at one shotting Iron Juggs.

Next was our arch-nemesis the Kor'kron Dark Shaman! We cleared the trash and reset the boss. The pull began pretty smooth and we worked around Org in an anti-clockwise manner. It went very smooth!!! Finally people seemed to understand that the ranged need to get the green blobs down asap. And we didn't lose too many to swirly purple things, ashen walls or falling ash things. To everyone's surprise we did it - first time.

This faced us with a bit of an issue - we were not only moving onto a boss some hadn't seen on flex, General Nazgrim, but we were losing a tank to real raiding too. Fortunately we found a replacement sharpish.

Nazgrim brought the only wipe of the night - and right near the end. Fortunately everyone understood the necessity of killing the adds - especially the Warshaman. The wipe came right near the end of the encounter - we popped hero and ignored the last massive round of adds - to our demise. Second time we didn't make the same mistake and executed a smooth kill.

It was such the occasion that I took a screenshot (see above). Thanks to everyone that took part (including @ElisaAnttila @Jolabero @Sivation @ReliqEU @ManaAdept @Chromeeh_Gnome @EnunciatingEnd et al.) and on to Part 3 next week...

Sunday, 6 April 2014

It's been a while... [Re-Cap post on Legendaries, Mounts and /Flex]

I've not had much spare time these past few months which has really hampered the amount of time I have been able to play WoW let alone catch-up on the latest news & blogs and write my own. But I'm glad to say after a couple of weeks working 12-hour days we hit our deadline (31st March) and our draft advice is now out for review /cheer.

Despite been busy I have managed to achieve a fair amount of things this past month...

Sneak peak...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

WoD's It Worth?

The Warlords of Draenor pre-order is now available! I was very excited yesterday afternoon when I found out and when I got home I wasted no time loading my battlenet launcher. The store was a little wabbly but it finally loaded...

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Now the dust has settled...

Earlier this week WoW Insider made a pretty big announcement that due to budget cuts a number of writers and columns would be axed. Whilst I don't claim to read every single WI post I do read a fair few and I visit the site most days during my lunch hour. There are certain columns and columnists that I read more regularly than others but as a whole I appreciate the site and what it does. It's a shame that these cuts need to be made and I know those that are leaving will be missed by the community.

Here's some of my personal favourites...

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Fun-Runs and /flex!

It's been a while since I posted about either Friday Fun-Runs or my guild's latest venture into flex raiding so here's a brief update.

A Make-Over & A Half...

For me the new character models is a massive feature of Warlords of Draenor and something that I'm really looking forward to. Up until recently we've been getting odd images here and there but this past week has seen two fairly substantial releases - images female Orc model and the female Dwarf is now available to view on the WoD webpage. (I expect most people are aware of both of these releases by now but I've been away since Monday).

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Winner Winner Skyreaver Dinner

I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with the phrase 'winner winner chicken dinner'. I don't even know where it comes from but a quick google and browse of Urban Dictionary reveals it relates to gambling in Vegas. Having never been to Vegas I'm not sure how it's become a phrase I use regularly but that's neither here-nor-there.

The point is that I won a competition!

The Godmother over at Alternative Chat hosted a competition to celebrate 5 years blogging. Entry was simple enough - leave a comment. She had also posted a brilliant video that I'd never seen before so, if memory serves, I commented a gratz and thanks for sharing the video.

Then Monday morning I found out that I had won an Iron Skyreaver! How spiffingly, fantabulously awesome!! A definate highlight since I posted some ramblings at the beginning of the month.

So yeah a massive thanks to the Godmummy for the mount but more importantly for being such a brilliant member of the WoW blogging, twitter and podcast community (Azeroth in 5 & Alternative Chat). If you don't follow her on one or indeed all of these media then I suggest that you do. One thing I love about her style is that she's not afraid to ask those awkward questions and has such a brilliant all-round understanding of the game which results in some pretty in-depth subject matter. She also has a voice made for radio (or rather podcasting!).

Bravo Mistress of Faffing!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

This Cloak Better Be Worth It!

It's been a while since I last posted about my mission to get the Legendary Cloak. In my last post I had just about managed to finish off the PvP element - which was a nightmare experience. But little did I know things could get worse...

It seems to have taken me ages to complete Secrets of the First Empire. To be fair I wasnt running every raid finder that could drop the Ssecrets of the Empire every week so I suppose it was partially my own fault. And then last week I got my 20th. I was really excited about moving on and catching up with a guildie who had jumped slightly ahead of me. Until I realised I still wasnt exalted with the Black Prince and needed to finish I Need a Champion.

Monday, 3 February 2014

It's That Time of Year

It seems that its that time of year again and there's been a heck of a lot going on in my world - both real and virtual.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Friday Fun Run: Mogu'shan Vaults 10-man

We got frozen
For last Friday's Fun Run we went pretty hardcore (compared to our normal exploits) and had a shot at Mogu'shan Vaults 10-man. We went with 2 tanks, 2 healers and the rest deepsies which given how most of us out-gear if phenomenally sounds like a pretty good line up... but one healer and one tank we're fresh at 90. Having said that they both did amazingly well!!

Sat with Rinike :)
I think we had three or four deaths in total and no wipes. And whilst it's hardly surprising that we did so well I'm hoping that this will give a few people a slight confidence boost.


Overall I think we all had a brilliant time. It was nice to push ourselves that little bit rather than steam-rollering through older content like ICC or Naxx. I really hope we can do some more 'current' content such as Throne of Thunder but I don't think were quite ready for Siege of Orgrimmar quite yet.

As usual Chro filmed the whole event and you can watch the highlights here.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

You Can Call Me Lorewalker Jo!

On Sunday I finally reached exalted status with The Lorewalkers! Grinding rep with them has been on my list of to do's for ages now but I think knowing that it required me to fly around looking for scrolls resulted in me keeping on putting it off. That was until this past weekend.

I had a really bad back all weekend and earlier this week (but it's much better now) which meant that I either had to keep moving or sit really still to be comfy. This meant nothing to serious (ie. dungeons or raid finder). I started off with some archaeology and then thought 'why not work on the lorewalkers'.

I managed to get multiple stories going at once :)
I started off by making a note of which scrolls I'd already found and was quite surprised at how mnay I'd found for myself (about 1/3 - 1/2). I then managed to find a couple of awesome guides on Wowhead. Wowheads own guide is brilliant as it has maps with pins marking each scrolls location - but I wasnted to cut corners and only go to the scrolls I needed. I then stumbled across a fan written guide - Exploration in MoP - All Lore Objects and Achievements. Again this included maps with pins but no details of what was where... until I read the comments.

One fabulous person had posted a comment detailing the name of each scroll and it's location (in co-ordinates). I don't think they listed every single scroll but there was enough to be able to work out which was where. So, I used this info along with the pinned maps in the two aforementioned guides.

It didn't take me long to do and I even took the time to read most of the scrolls. I'm not brilliant at lore but this will certainly have helped. Then ofcourse came the silver lining(s) - Lorewalkers Tabard and the fabled Disc of the Red Flying Cloud!

That's one rep grind ticked off the list with plenty more to go...

Monday, 20 January 2014

Pets Make Prizes!

Last week Mr and Mrs WoW announced a competition to celebrate their 1 year blogiversary and I couldn't help but enter. It was a type of scavenger hunt with four clues to locations in Azeroth with the task being to work out the location and take a screenshot. Along my journey I took a number of screenshots at each location before deciding which four to enter. I've decided to share them all here, along with the lovely poetic clues.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Woeful Worgen

Earlier this month I decided to level my Worgen rogue, Shaggywolfy, and to finally get her outside of the Gilneas starting area. I rolled her back in October as part of #AltAppreciation. Having never completed the starting area before I was surprised by how long it actually took. She was pretty much level 14 by the time she left and it seemed to take forever to get there.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Blog Azeroth: Mountable Mounts

I'm delighted that Dragonray of Azerothian Life has asked not one weeks worth but five weeks worth of Blog Azeroth Shared Topics! Also, Dragonray is hosting a transmog competition Mog the World in 80 Days so go check that out if you havent already.

This weeks Dragonray asks:
One of the things I have noticed since my return is the huge amount of mounts available now through rep gains. I am still working on a couple, but it has made me wonder which mounts you guys are loving or hating :)

So what are your top 5 mounts - or just the ones you go to all the time because you like the way they ride? What are the ones you really dislike and can never bring yourself to use - does it rub against your collecting nature (if you have one) to buy all the mounts even though you know you will never use them?                               Source
In total I own 105 mounts and there are a lot I still don't have - mostly those from rep grinds. Some notable examples (that I'm working on getting) include the Disc of the Red Flying Cloud and Talbuks from the Kurenai.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hack Attack!

You might have seen via Twitter on Thursday evening that I suspected a guilidie had been hacked. It turns out Hege had been hacked but she's now back and her account secure *phew*. It was quite the experience for me having not known anyone to be hacked since I've played with them (some had prior to me knowing them). So, here'd what happened...

Monday, 6 January 2014


Last week I posted my WoW-related New Year resolutions - one of which was to get the Legendary Cloak on my hunter and to do this I needed to complete the evil PvP quest The Lions Roar. As I'm not a fan of PvP and have very little, if any, knowledge of what exactly each battleground entails I wasn't looking forward to this quest.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Community Blog Topic: WoW Resolutions

This weeks WoW Insider Community Blog Topic from Robin Torres asks "What are your World of Warcraft resolutions?"

I'm not really a big fan of real-life new year resolutions mainly because I like to think that I don't need a new year to do something. Having said that when it comes to WoW there are a few things that I would like to focus on in the coming months (it just so happens were at the start of 2014). If amything these are pre-Warlords of Draenor resolutions.