It’s Not Easy

It’s not easy being the prettiest character in WoW.

So, what should you do it someone is wearing your outfit?

Kill them.

At least that’s what my party told me last night when I went to Hour of Twilight instance for the first time.  I was on Elgar and when we got to the final boss I said “Hey!  That guy has on my outfit!”  And my party responded with all sorts of quips about how that’s reason enough to kill them.  So we did, in the name of fashion.

It was Christmas early for Elgar then as the boss dropped his epic staff and it was a MUCH needed replacement for Elgar’s 333 mace which I have been toting around since forever.  I just don’t seem to get weapon drops on Elgar.  Elgar then had enough JP and VP to get a new chest piece and new bracers, these new pieces pushed Elgar above the i372 requirement for LFR and now he’s raid ready!  I was surprised he passed Sousa.  Sousa has some nice things but since patch 4.3 hasn’t been running as much as Elgar so is behind in replacing some of his pieces.  

So Elgar was able to transmogrify his new staff to match his T5 (Staff of Immaculate Recovery) and now looks SO amazing.  Speaking of transmogrification and having a tough time being prettiest, one of our guild’s most beloved shadow priests, Bocat, told us that the other night that someone whispered her and told her that her character looked hideous, laughed at her, then put her on ignore.  Now, Bocat spends more time creating and farming awesome outfits than anyone I know, (and our guild does have transmogrification fever in general) but Bocat’s outfits are awesome and original.  So I asked her specifically what the person said, she typed it in guild chat.  I then searched that person, whispered them the same message, and put them on ignore.  I announced in guild chat that I had just sent them the same message and put them on ignore.  Someone else in the guild chimed in “me too!” 

This is why I love our guild.  And we sure do love our outfits.


Quick Note

I have a certain friend (Repgrind) that is a big fan of Tirion.  It seriously must be a paladin thing.  Anyways, I happened across this (for god’s sake, linking isn’t working – and realized that if Tirion was my hero, I would be embarrassed about now.  

 I’m also secretly hoping that the rush to try the new instances will allow for some CtA for healers or troll dungeons.  That would be a nice bonus and maybe some new pets for Elgar, he’s at 117/125 now.  Eek!  So close!  Must have more pokemons!

Lucky Drops

Now, I’ll never be as lucky as Bocat, with her Fox Kit and Turtle Mount, but I have been pretty lucky lately, for different reasons though.

I’ve been working on a set for my Shaman to transmogrify to.  And I have been lucky with most my heroic Outland dungeons getting the drops I need on the first try.  Here’s where I’m at:

I’m just missing the belt and the helm, but that’s okay.  They will come eventually and aren’t totally necessary.  Though the belt would seal the deal.

Sousa also got lucky with some Fortune Cards and got one that sold for 1000g and then one that sold for 200g.  So I figure I used up all my luck now and shouldn’t make anymore of those cards.  Ha!

I Feel Pretty

Okay, so you might have heard of it by now.  The single coolest thing ever.  The transmogrifier.

Check it out!

This future addition to the game reinforces my old saying that “WoW is 50% killing things, and 50% drag show”.  Now, for some of us, that will probably be 25%/75%. 

Now, some of my toons have been saving their Tier armor or otherwise just cool armor they come across forever.  Elgar has his T4, T5, and a few pieces of T6, as well as T7, T8, and T9 all hanging out in his bank bags.  I don’t have complete sets for all of them, mostly robes, helm and shoulders, but still.  He’ll have a great selection should it be required to have had the piece of gear or to still have it to transmogrify the item. 

I actually think that this will be most useful for belts and shoulders, which always seem to look hideous.  Seriously, belts are the worst. 

Now, from the initial sound of things, you won’t be limited to Tier gear, which means that I could find that hideous hobo picture of Elgar in the green pants with purple stripes, gold shirt, blue shoulders, and travelers hat from early days in Outlands and wear that.  Which is actually equally as awesome.  Might you be able to look like a farmer while raiding?  A chef?  A fisherman?  The possibilities are seemingly endless.  Even works on weapons, which is epic, I’m already envisioning Troutwort running around with that stingray bow from Heroic Steamvaults…yes, I still have it.

So, what’s in your closet that you’ll pull out?

Slice linked it in the comments, but this is an awesome website for some ideas on outfits!

Maiev Shadowsong

WordPress does a good job at keeping site statistics, and occasionally I like to check them out for my blog.  And one of my favorite things to look at is the search terms that lead people to my blog.  The biggest hitter is “northrend archaeology” and then “archaeology northrend” and “archaeology in northrend”.  But up near the top, and actually in the last quarter my top hitter is “maiev shadowsong”. 

Okay, first off, I vaguely remember even mentioning her in a post, I’m guessing as part of one of our Black Temple classic raid nights.  But apparently, if you’re all apparently searching for her, I’ll give you something to search for.  And so, this post is dedicated to Maiev Shadowsong, the slightly OCD night elf.

I would give you the background on Maiev, but after I did a little researching, I realized there are others that offer far more information on this Night Elf.  So I’ll give you my short version…which isn’t probably 100% accurate, but is basically how I understand it all going down.

Malfurion the druid and Tyrande the high priestess are in love.  Illidan, Malfuions brother, is all “I like Tyrande, and I will show her I am better”.  Uh oh, trouble with some demons or arcane magic or something really bad!  Illidan saves the day, but uses some arcane magics or something and things go bad.  Ruh roh!  They are like, “you did bad, go directly to jail, do NOT pass go, do NOT collect 200 gold.”  They lock him into the prison.  Then Malfurion is all “okay everyone, sleepy times.”  And Maiev is trusted to guard Illidan.  Then something like 10,000 years goes by (and you thought your job sucked).  Then there’s some more trouble with some demons.  Tyrande is like, “wake up you lazy husband” but it doesn’t seem to work.  So she’s like, Illidan can help!  But he’s in jail, she’s like, “let’s go in, and get him”.  So they do, and Illidan is all “Tyrande, you must love me to beat down the jailers and free me.”  But she’s just thinking, “bitch, I just need your help.”  Blah blah blah, he helps out and Maiev is all pissed that her captive has been freed and some wardens hurt and killed.  So they defeat some demons again and Tyrande is all “kthxbye”.  And Illidan is like “wut?  I luv u.”  But too bad.  Then he’s fleeing because he’s free and I think he eats a skull or something and grows all demony.  It’s sad days.  And Maiev is like, “get back in jail!”  So she starts chasing him all over, and he flees and gets nagas to help him, and she’s chasing and chasing, and she gets some of her own people killed and she asks for back-up, but Malfurion is like, “what-evs.”  So then they go to eastern kingdom and Kael’Thas sorta helps out for a bit, and I think that Malfurion and Tyrande show up.  And then Tyrande falls into a river (seriously, levitate much?).  And Maiev tells everyone she is dead because she hates her.  Then it’s like, “omg battlerez??”  Crap, and now Malfurion is now seriously pissed at Maiev for lying and no one helps her except a few wardens.  Then Illidan is escaping to Outlands while they are all talking about if Tyrande is really dead.  So then Maiev who’s foaming at the mouth and is all still like “must get Illidan, nothing else matters,” chases him through the portal and through Outlands but then it’s like whoa, people like Illidan here?  Eek.  So then she gets captured and is put in jail in shadowmoon valley, outside the Black Temple.  But then it turns out that some of Illidans “allies” are like, we don’t like him either, and she works with them and basically helps them retake the temple, kinda.  But then when you’re about to kill Illidan, after you’ve done all the hard work, she’s like “oh, hey, I’m gonna pull a Tirion on the Lich King” and basically kill steal though she was useless the whole time…frozen in a block of ice?  Seriously, Tirion?  Anyways.  So then she’s like, nice, I got him!  But then is like, “oh snap, now that Illidan is gone, I have no purpose in life.”  So as far as I know, she just goes to hang out in her jail again.

Okay, so that’s not really all that accurate, but it’s close enough.  You can find real websites with information.  Also, she’s in some of the books too, like Well of Eternity.  So check those out.  She does have some pretty sweet clothes though.

Ooh Shiny!

I hopped on Elgar to get the new pets from Children’s week.  I already had Veteran Nanny so I got to get the new Legs pet which is adorable.  I also did the SW orphan and Northrend orphan.  The SW orphan doesn’t require as much travel as I remember it originally requiring and the motor bike was pretty fun too!

It took me over 3.5 hours to do all the orphans…SW, Outland, and Northrend.  Why so long?  Well, let’s just say I was really distracted.  Between archaeology dig-sites and stopping to pick way more herbs than I should have, even doing daily fishing and cooking quests…and Argent Tournament…and stopping by the Darkmoon Faire… and killing Ogres in Nagrand…

I was pretty much in “Oh Shiny!” mode last night.  I even did the daily dungeon quest from Shattrah City, which was Shadow Labs, but I am <7000 rep now from exalted with Lower City, so I thought, why not?  And solo’d it on normal.  I thought about trying it on heroic, but man, BC trash had so many silences and stuns and knockdowns!  There were several fights were Elgar as just standing there unable to do anything!  How annoying!  I did get through it all though, pretty effortlessly.  And completed the quest.  Not too bad, I think I made over 100g and got a bunch of rep items (Fel Armaments) for Troutwort to turn in so maybe he’ll get Exalted with Aldor.  I always told myself I should finish those things up, now is as good as ever I suppose!  I will do Shadow Labs again tonight probably, it was actually pretty fun–if Blizz won’t give me solo dungeons, I’ll find some myself!

One thing too I was reminded of was dungeon armor sets.  It was awesome to loot the Hallowed Pauldrons.  It brought back some great memories of those Tier 3b dungeon sets.  Used to fill the gap between dungeons and raids.  Good times–even semi-relavent set bonuses.  Oh, how I miss those.  Would be cool to see those things come back…but doubt that will happen. 

 Tonight will probably be more Ooh Shiny as I do the Children’s week activities on Rossini, Schubert, and Troutwort.  Though if I want to get more than one done a night, I better pick up the pace and stay focused!  Though Elgar already has the meta for Children’s week and I won’t do it for anyone else and he’s my pet collector, I won’t feel bad if others don’t get it done.

Good luck with the orphans!

I’ll Level Your Toon…For a Butter Burger

Before I start in on my ramblings for the day, I want to give thanks to those over at WoWInsider for giving a link to one of my posts on Monday.  I was completely surprised and honored to have been mentioned by one of their writers.  Thank you for your continued support of all of us out here in the Blogosphere!  Thank you again!

As for the usual shenanigans, last night the kid that I mentor wanted to play WoW.  This isn’t something that has happened for a long time, in fact the account with his toons was suspended.  He asked if he could just play one of my toons and decide if he wanted to again.  So he played the DK he created, Floy–the pink haired gnome.  I had transferred her to my account before freezing his account because I had leveled her blacksmithing and wasn’t about to let that go to waste!  She’s level 71 so he ran around Borean Tundra killing some things.  He’s all, “I’m awesome!”  Well buddy, DKs are faceroll but whatever.  🙂  So he’s looting and is all the sudden screaming “Oh dang!  Oh dang!!”  It seems he found a random blue drop.  Nice.  So he’s like is it worth lots?  It’s a level 69 blue caster’s shield.  Of course he’s like, “Where’s the nearest auction house?!?”  So we send Floy on a flight to Dalaran and post the shield for 70g.  I don’t know if it will sell for that much, but it’s worth a try I guess.  He was so excited.  Then he took his flying mount and started exploring a bit–in the direction of Icecrown.  I said, you’re not going to want to go that way.  He’d be fine he thought.  Then out of no where, I see his toon plummeting from the sky toward Crystalsong Forest.  I’m like what are you doing?  He tries to remount, can’t.  Starts screaming then….SPLAT!  I am laughing my butt off! 

Me: “What was that all about?” 
Him:  “I thought I could get back on or fall safely.”
Me:  “Like slow fall?  That’s your mage.”
Him:  “Oh yeah…  But I thought you could fly again when falling?”
Me:  “That’s your druid.” 
Him:  “Oh dang.”

I am laughing this whole time.  I can’t believe he dismounted to his death.  I guess in her statistics Floy will have 1 death from falling.  Poor little gnome.

By this time, I’ve forked over my $15 bucks to Blizzard to reactivate his account and tell him he should get on Monona, his mage.  He can’t log out fast enough!  And on to his beloved mage.  His main objective is to get her some better clothes.  Outland clothing makes you look like some sort of techno-colored hobo.  He said his green pants with purple stripes and openings along the side made her look like a hooker.  Nice.  So I said, “Well let’s go to some dungeons and see if we can’t find better robes.” 

I knew in my head there were robes in Blood Furnace, but I didn’t want to waste time there since it was below his level.  So we went to Slave Pens and Underbog in attempts to find something there.  He didn’t get any robes but we found some new pants that looked like a skirt so at least she has the illusion of robes now.

I was on my level 85 warlock Rossini, and I can understand how that for him it was terribly boring to watch a warlock burn his way through the mobs before you can even cast your 3.36 second pyroblast (I told him to use faster spells, but he wanted to use pyroblast because it’s a massive fireball–oh teenage boys…).  So he follows along and somewhere in the middle of Underbog, he says “Hey, I want some Culvers, can I just go on follow while I go get some?”  I just start laughing.  Basically, he wants me to level up his character while he goes to get a butter burger or cement mixer?  Nice.  He just got his driver’s license earlier this month, so I mostly think he just wanted to drive.  I don’t understand that since I never really got a “kick” from driving.  But whatever, if it means I can get a delicious custard and Oreo treat while burning through nagas in Underbog, I’m in.  So he goes on follow, get’s the treat and away we go.  We finish up, and head to Mana Tombs, but then his mother called, time to come home.  We were about halfway through so I told him I’d finish up. 

Well I finished up escorting him through Mana Tombs and then logged out of Rossini and threw Monona in the random queue.  I did two more (Mana Tombs and Slave Pens) as random groups and did a few quests and by the end of the night she had gone from just barely 64 to over 66.  Woot!  Her professions are horrible and one day I’ll work on them for him so that he can use the stuff he finds to craft stuff. 

Part of me can’t believe that I even spent so much time playing on Monona.  But at the same time it was probably just enough different from everything I’ve done in the last 2 years that it felt good.  And besides he’ll be way excited since she’s leveling quickly.  I’m not sure mage is the best class for him, I still think warlock or hunter would have been better, something ranged with a little more survivability (and a pet), but oh well.  I was impressed by his ability to focus as long as he did last night and his desire to actually play the game rather than just find the fastest way to get rich…I told him the fastest way to get rich is to beg Ado for gold.  I don’t think that will work though.

I don’t mind helping him out with his toons to get their professions up and levels too, he probably will only play when he hangs with me, so I get he doesn’t have much time.  Besides, if there’s a butter burger or frozen custard in it for me, I’ll sell out in no time.