Friday, 30 August 2013

Catch-up! #wowscreenshotaday 1 - 31

Well I figured if I was going to join in on one I may as well catch up on this one as well, and I love taking screenshots anyway :D So I'm doing this purely as a method of joining in and sharing my screenies, not looking to win prizes ^^

Day 1 - Something beginning with N:


(yes, this is from before I figured out how to take a proper screenshot :p)

Day 2 - Incomplete:

Our attempts to bring down Tortos failed to get him down so we spent an entire night wiping ^^ Failing to kill one boss is my shot for incomplete ^^

Day 3 - Skyline:

Day 4 - Fresh:

Fresh air, fresh snow :D

Day 5 - Early:

Day 6 - This Means a Lot to Me:

Being silly with friends :)

Day 7 - A Sign:

A sure sign that Galleon is due ^^

Day 8 - Peek-a-Boo:

Now you see me, now you don't

Day 9 - 2 o' Clock

Day 10 - Beverage

Day 11 -  I Love Doing This!

Finding odd little things ^^

Day 12 - Macro:

Day 13 - Fast:

This represents the amount of time it took me to get from hitting 90 to be geared to do LFR ToT, approximately 2 days ^^

Day 14 - Trash: 

Day 15 - The Best:

 The Best Hunter Pet!

Day 16 - Cooking:

Day 17 - Exercise:

Day 18 - Someone you Spoke to Today:

My BFF :)

Day 19 - Lost:

Lots more lost treasure to find ^^

Day 20 - Stairs:

Day 21 - Slow:

Day 22 - A Room:

Day 23 - Yellow:

Day 24 - In the Background:

Day 25 - Culture:

Day 26 - Entrance:

Day 27 - 10 Minutes from Home:

Day 28 - Corridor:

Day 29 - Lucky:

Day 30 - Cluttered

Mists of Pandaria Beta ^^

And because I may as well do it now as well 31 - Dangerous:

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Alt Appreciation #Druidweek

Okay, so I'm fashionably late joining in on this (yes yes, I'm a slacker ^^)

As you have no doubt noticed, I do have rather a lot of alts. I love learning how to play a class and trying to figure out how other classes work too.

That's when I read everyone else joining on on Alt Appreciation, an idea started by Laeleiweyn over at World of Lae.

I currently have two druids - one on Alliance and one on Horde.

My Alliance druid is called Sofîa, here is a recent pic of her:

We have had many adventures together, with her being my "main" for most of the end of Wrath, the whole of Cataclysm and Mists up until the start of this year.

She is the character I ground out most of my reputations on, and collected all my mounts, and even completed Loremaster with her (most of which was before the Shattering prior to Cata, Kalimdor was reset as I was 7 quests short xD).

My druid started out early in Wrath as Aurallia:

I was so excited with her when she first learned each form!

First was bear, then cat:

She even looked great on her mount and in travel form!

As the years went on, we tried many different specs and outfits, and changed her name to match what everyone called me:

Then came Mists.

We went exploring and bought some shiny new things together! We even tried raiding but things didn't really feel the same.

And so, I decided to move to Horde.

I had made my horde druid quite a while earlier, in the middle of Cata I believe.

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Shafîa:

Shafîa has had quite a varied life so far!

She started life on Steamwheedle Cartel. She was a member of The Drafia while I levelled her.

Then she got transferred to Khadgar for a change of pace on a busy-ish server, with a few friends who were making alts there too. Shafîa was the designated money and gear mule as a higher level, and set up a guild over there called Wanderers Abroad (as we were all members of the The Wanderers on Alliance SWC and these were only time killing alts!).

Suffice to say, we levelled a couple of chars to around level 30, and then didn't bother coming back.

While on Khadgar though, she did find some fun things ^^

Shortly after we stopped playing the alts on Khadgar, I moved her back to SWC and left her languishing in The Drafia.

Then at the start of the year I learned The Drafia were moving to Draenor, which was supposedly a lot busier, so I decided to move her with them and give it a try.

Apparently I was having such a good time I forgot to take any more screenshots of poor Shafîa, but I got her to 90, and started grinding a fair few of reps, intending to tank on her. I even started raiding on her before switching to the hunter.

She has seen some more love with the Battlefield:Barrns weekly, as you can no doubt tell from her first picture, and has slowly been building a resto set, as I haven't druid healed properly since Dragon Soul and I miss it ^^

So there you have it. Yes, I may have a lot more to say about one of my Druids than the other, but they are both very special to me and I appreciate them lots!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Normal Service Resuming Slowly!

As the title suggests, I'm slowly getting back in to the swing of things now the Warlock is levelled ^^

I'm remembering that Twitter exists, I'm catching up on blogs (though this Alt week thing confuses me, is it Druid week this week? How do I find where to catch up??), and I've started reading fan faction, of various kinds. I'm starting my own little story elsewhere but it has nothing to do with WoW and will likely end up being mature content so we shall see, exciting times!

More patch notes out today showing some lovely little buffs for hunters which give me a nice warm glow inside, even if I'm not entirely sure which of my alts will be vying for the most attention next patch. I'm still leaning towards the Hunter, but will definitely be doing some alt runs on the Lock.

The Drafia have merged a smaller guild in with us as well, so lots of exciting activity and business going on at the moment. We're actually doing our first proper raid tonight in ToT Normal so will be interesting to see how people mix! It's also my first proper raid since the group I was in before kind of drifted apart so I'm really looking forward to it.

Hopefully some of the Lock's recent loot luck will rub off on the Hunter!

Also, the European Closed Beta for Hearthstone is due soon :D I'm looking forward to the upcoming Twitter frenzy ^^ I've opted in so may even get to have a play around and see what it's like for myself ^^

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Azeroth, We May Have a Problem!

I'm loving my Warlock. To the point where I've not logged the hunter in over a week, and I've managed to VP cap the warlock, who has been 90 now for 3 days, and is ilvl 489.

Seriously, this girl has had 21 different epics drop for her in the last day and a half.

The game is trying to send me a message:

"Please, play this class, we think it will be good, see? Have all the shinies!"

Tonight I'm going to play in Firelands with her (hopefully) and see how it goes, may be a potential change in the air for a while (as we all know I'll eventually go back to my hunters ^^)

However, this also means that my plan to have as many characters ready to beat Garrosh in the face as possible next patch is right on track ^^

I noticed as well that the emails with the codes for Blizzcon tickets have gone out and virtual tickets should be around soon ^^ Can't wait to see how much they are and whether I can talk myself into buying a virtual one again this year.

Speculation on whether the next expansion will be announced is high, especially after the "leak" of details on 4chan by the guy who apparently did the same thing before Cata and Mists - a great post about it and a copy of the details are over on The Big Bear Butt

It does give some interesting ideas, but obv. we have no idea how legit. it might be, which is part of the fun ^^

Monday, 26 August 2013

Ninth Level 90 Is-a-Go!

So yes, as I said before, Warlock is now 90!

Also thanks to some incredible good luck, she is geared for ToT LFR already :o

She also has her first grown up transmog :D

About to head into ToT now and see if the luck follows me ^^

In other news, we've had some nice new members from another guild merge with us, and things are looking good :D

In other news, there seems to be some leaked information purporting to be about the next expansion, made for some interesting reading!

For the most part I like the sounds of it if it does turn out to be true, apart from the underwater bits, as I really didn't like Vashj'ir!