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Monday 30 December 2013

My Furtive Father Winter 2013 Gift!

Hopefully everyone's had a brilliant Winter Veil so far. Following Christmas with my family I checked my emails yesterday to find that I had received my FFW gift - which was very exciting - and it was from none other than Akabeko Runetotem of Red Cow Rise.

Here's what Aka said in the email...
Surprise! You're my FFW person :) I've always really liked the name of your blog, because Azeroth is a really lovely place that has plenty of beautiful scenery to admire. I also enjoy your screenshots immensely. Because of that, and in honor of you being a draenei, I decided to showcase the draenei starting zone! If only there had been a way to take a screenshot of that relaxing woodwind zone music...

Happy Winter Veil! ;)


Sunday 22 December 2013

WoW-Craft: Cross-Stitch Alliance Lion

Back in May I posted about my ongoing WoW-Craft project - the Alliance Lion logo in cross-stitch. I confess that this project has taken me a lot longer than I had anticipated, for a couple of reasons. Normally with cross-stitch you don't have a background colour so having the blue background added a lot of time to it. Plus I'll admit I've been going through phases of working really hard on this project and then getting distracted etc. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and spent last night backing it with felt ready to give to the boyfriend today (today is our mini Christmas complete with turkey before we head back to our respective parents for the 25th).

Below are some pictures that I took throughout the crafting process :)

It's started to look like a lion...


The first bit of blue.


The finished product!

Seasons Greetings!

Following this weeks Friday-Fun-Run.

It's been nearly two weeks since I last posted and for the past few months I've been pretty crappy at posting regularly. Work has really picked up so I've been rather busy, away at a meetings etc.
Despite not being overly present within the blogging-world I have been keeping up to date with the latest WoW news and reading other peoples blogs. I've just been having to prioritise my time and the little in-game time I've had hasn't inspired much news for the blogging world to read!

But... I now have two weeks off and don't return to work until the 6th January 2014. Yayyy!! Tomorrow I am heading back to my parents for a week-ish of festivities and the internet there is pretty poor (compared to my lovely fibre optic) so I can't promise I'll be on much more than I have been these past few weeks. Having said that I will be spending the second week at my own home where the internets much better and I can get my geek on with lots of gaming.

Anyhow, I'd like to wish you all a very happy Feast of Winter Veil and hope you manage to get the new pet (Rotten Little Helper) etc. etc.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

#IntPiPoMo 2013 #7: Vashj'ir

Having got my druid to level 80 I took her into Vashj'ir. Personally I love the underwater world that Vash is but I do not like the 3D nature of it and find it confussing. Hence I normally avoid it. But there is one major bonus of going as a druid - aquatic form plus thus the movement buff means you move very fast!!
To battle...

Shark Surfing?
 IntPiPoMo Progress: 50/50
So this concludes my efforts for IntPiPoMo this year - until November 2014!!
Also a massive thank you to everyone that took part this year :)

Sunday 8 December 2013

Tabard of the Hand Transmog!

Samaramon has set a transmog challenge to create a 'mog to go with the Tabard of the Hand. This particular tabard is a reward for The Unwritten Prophecy quest and for some reason I don't seem to have it despite completeing the Draenei starting area quests. Anyway, I wasn't going to be defeated and as I've been playing and leveling my druid a lot decided to create a leather 'mog.


Tuesday 3 December 2013

I'm back with #IntPiPoMo 2013 #6: Some Delights of Dalaran

This past weekend I was away at my parents house for my mums 60th birthday. I had intended to blog on Friday but in the end I decided to travel to my parents straight from work as I was working away mid-way between my home and theirs. As a result I wasn't able to complete #IntPiPoMo in November but I'm not going to give up that easily...

IntPiPoMo Progress: 40/50
I wanted to do Dalaran for two reasons - firstly I love the city but secondly to celebrate my druid reaching level 80 and moving into the Cata zones. The last 10 IntPiPoMo screenshots will be from there.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

#IntPiPoMo 2013 #5: Lakeshire and the Priest

Lakeshire is a lovely little town in the Redridge Mountains and I've spent a few hours picking herbs there this evening... on my new priest! That's right - priest! Following the success I had with Ferleno during #PriestWeek I felt inspired to roll one on my home server. I woke up Sunday with a plan in mind and Chubbwubb was born!

Since then I have played 9hrs 58mins on her and got her to near enough level 26 (she's currently 92% through level 25) via the amazingness that is insta-queues when you're a healer. Ah I forgot to mention that part - so not only have I rolled a priest that I like but I've plucked up the courage to heal in dungeons! *happy dance*.

On with the screenshots...

Over the bridge...

Inside the townhall.
Inn complete with random Draenei!

Romantic meal perhaps?
Someone's been cooking up a potion!
 IntPiPoMo Progress: 35/50

Tuesday 26 November 2013

#IntPiPoMo 2013 #4: Crystalsong Forest

I'm a big fan of the cold, wintery feel that Northrend has as a general theme but there's one little pocket that whilst still feeling cold is almost certainly more a bright spring morning than a wintery night - Crystalsong Forest!

IntPiPoMo Progress 25/50

Sunday 24 November 2013

#IntPiPoMo 2013 #3: The Enchanted Fey Dragon

I gave in and purchased the special bundle which includes the Enchanted Fey Dragon and the Alterac Brew-Pup - both of which I love and have been waiting some time for.

 It seems they're a fairly big hit within the community as I've seen a lot around...

IntPiPoMo Progress: 21/50

Friday 22 November 2013

Every [Leatherworking] Cloud has a [Fur] Lining

I've recently been on a binge trying to level my druid Tertami and it's been paying off as she is now level 78. I have, however, hit several brick walls along the way when to comes to her professions - Leatherworking and Skinning. I've spoken about this a few times before (see here and here).

Anyway, having made some real leveling progress I decided to work a little on the professions side of things. Her skinning was about right but as always the LW was behind. That was until I managed to find a sneaky little thing... embossments of fur linings.

There's four in-game (I think):

I happen to have used the intellect one as it was the most appropriate.

Each embossment costs 1 x Eternium Thread which you can purchase from a vendor for 3g a piece. So it's not exactly cheap but it is effective! I managed to go from a skill of 404 to 425 before it went from orange to yellow.

I was really chuffed with this little trick and thought I'd share it with you as I know I'm not the only person who finds leveling LW a massive pain!

Thursday 21 November 2013

#IntPiPoMo 2013 #2: Timeless Beasts

In the past I've posted a fair few pics of the Timeless Isle but I feel I've neglected the plethora of creatures found there and as a biologist this is pretty sucky of me. I have to admit that I'm always interested by the animals I find in each zone and in particular those that come with new expansions. Geeky I know *grins*

I found this weird creature that looked exactly like me...
These guyss hit pretty hard so I kept my distance!
I definately got too close trying to take a pic of these...

I think these guys are awesome :)

More my scene...
IntPiPoMo Progress 17/50