Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sometimes you just need something good to say^^

In games like WoW it happens that I come across NPC’s who say beautiful or inspiring things, so since I don’t have much time today I thought it would be nice to share one of my recent favourites, a quote from Lamplighter Sunny on the Wandering Isle:

It is said, “Turn your face towards the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”

I hope you find many bright days ahead of you!


Building up a guild: finding a name

It’s the first thing you need if you want to start a guild: a good name. And sometimes it’s the hardest to get, especially since a lot of names are already taken so late in the game. But it’s also the first thing other players see of your guild, and the best (or worst) advertising for it.

Often people want a certain name that has been used before, and instead of moving on and settling with a different one, they simply resolve the problem with replacing letters and using accents or a creative way of capitalization, like the one I saw yesterday: ‘the Nightwatch’ (I replaced the actual name – don’t want to point any fingers since I don’t know these people. Maybe they’re really nice^^). This way of getting around the naming barrier is always a bit sad, because it kind of says that they are not willing to put work and thoughts into the act of creating their guild. Showing such a lack of dedication so openly is always something that kept me from joining a guild, even if the members were actually great people.

My opinion is: even if you don’t come up with a creative or amazing name right away, it would be stupid to give up and settle for less. You want to create a guild, you’re going to put it under your name for everyone to see, and since it is you who is about to create it you’re hopefully going to stick with it for a long time. So why not take some time to look around in the world and find some inspiration? You could dedicate it to a place, a person or even an object with a good name and base your guild around that, or read the various books lying around everywhere to see if there are any interesting ideas hidden.

I encountered this problem when a friend of mine started to set up a guild for us as a project to work on together and asked me for help with finding a name for it, and I had no idea at all. A few days later I found a text in the library of Ironforge, telling about the Titans and their reforming of Azeroth, the end saying :

“As twilight fell on the final day of their labors, the Titans named the continent Kalimdor: ‘Land of eternal Starlight.'”

And that’s what we ended up naming our guild after – Eternal Starlight. Now we have a great name and even some background information that we can work into the background of our guild and use as a base for roleplay. That’s way better than ‘For the Hórde’, right?


Camping recipe vendors

Sometimes it’s really not easy to get all white recipes if you’re not willing to pay insane amounts of gold for them in the auction house, most of the time when you show up at a vendor it already has been bought for that very purpose – to resell it for lots of gold. The Felcloth Pants in Moonglade, the Admiral’s Hat in Stranglethorn and others are the ones for me as a tailor, but it counts for pretty much every limited item you can get from vendors. Someone will show up, eventually even camp the NPC for more, to make gold from the limitation.

Quite annoying, but what can we do about that? Nothing. The best thing to do is to park an inactive alt next to the vendor and check occasionally, preferably at times where most people are working or sleeping. Sooner or later it will be in stock! o_o

And once you get the desired item, you can buy even more – to resell them for gold..^^


Dangerously fancy with the Darkmoon Top Hat

I guess I’m just being a slowpoke, but I have never noticed this before. When the hell were these amazing hats added?

Tophat

Too bad that it’s only a buff and not an actual item, this would be perfect for any gnome or goblin gentleman who wants to impress the ladies! And for other slowpokes like me: Yes, it does shoot the fireworks. ._.


Being pretty in the World of Warcraft

Pretty much everyone wants to look good, even if it’s only about the online presence, and so do the players of World of Warcraft – through transmogrification or even wearing armor sets for pure looks when it doesn’t go to fighting.

I am no exception to that, I always loved to collect interesting or nice looking items and armor even way before transmogrification was introduced, and now that I’m playing on a roleplay server it’s all the more reason to do so. That’s why I’m going to post parts of my favourite stuff from my characters wardrobes.^^

For now, it’s time to show off my Archivist set:

Archivist

This one is very simple, for me it’s something to put on for a day in the library, for searching through the archives and rummaging between old dusty books or other stuff in dark and forgotten corners (that’s what the lighter is perfect for!^^). The kind of clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, but doesn’t make you look like a house elf. 🙂

Neophyte’s Robe: you get this by creating a night elf priest and sending the starter chest armor to the character you want to have it on.

White Swashbuckler’s Shirt: every tailor can make one, so it’s easy to look for a crafter or to check the auction house (the latter is the most expensive in my experience, unless it’s a lucky day). It’s pretty much replacable with a shirt of any kind depending on preferences, for a more classy look a Formal White Shirt looks pretty good, or an Orange Martial Shirt fits the orange of the dress itself well in my opinion.

Silver-Thread Sash: This item is probably the hardest to get, I got lucky and found one while levelling with Teribeth, but sometimes I buy parts of the silver thread set from the auction house. It’s rather expensive, but I love the look. For saving money it can be replaced with everything that looks good, maybe something simpler or in a colour complimenting the dress.

Archivist’s Lighter: This is a wand I got as reward from a quest in duskwood, it’s a chain that starts with ‘The Legend of Stalvan‘.


Getting started with blogging: What is this all about?

There are many reasons to start a blog, and I had wanted to do this for a while, but I never really had an idea or purpose. From all the books I read, all the games I played, all the different interests I had and dropped again, nothing ever seemed to be the right topic I would want to write about and stay interested in for a longer time. But wait! There’s this one game I would always come back to, always get interested again, and always got back into it and enjoyed it, even though it isn’t new anymore. And that for over 8 years now!

The only thing that never fails to get my attention again, even after so much time, is World of Warcraft! Sure, it gets boring sometimes and I do take breaks in between, but there’s always something new and exciting, or simply old and familiar to come back to. So why not make a blog about that?

For that purpose, you have to meet Teribeth:

Teribeth

She is basically what this all is about! I am rediscovering a ‘new’ old faction, playing a race and class I never played a lot in the past and am having a lot of fun in general, so this little mage made me more interested in the game again, so I’m pretty sure she will appear on this blog again, besides this brief introduction. 🙂


No, this is Patrick!

Well, actually this is an introductional post. One of countless ones I guess, mostly on blogs to never be touched again. But this will be different! (Or at least that’s what I plan to do, I even got this fancy url! Just look at it! o_o)

Either way. For now this is enough, I’m dead tired and need to sleep. Tomorrow  I will think about posting anything of actual relevance, but taking baby steps with something new seems to be a good idea for me. Everyone started somewhere! And I’m looking forward to this new experience.^^