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Is this Mercy, or just a different kind of Cruelty..?

Since there was only one faction left for our little guild to get the achievement ‘Dungeon Diplomat‘, it seemed like a good idea to set out and get exalted with the Thorium Brotherhood. For that reason I did some questing through the Searing Gorge, where I happened to stumble over one of the more odd quest chains in World or Warcraft – or rather, it stumbled over me! In form of a pacifistic (Wikipedia describes pacifism as the opposition to war and violence.. maybe it’s not the correct term for this one. His methods did seem to be a bit violent..) Ogre who demands me to stop killing anything and let him handle stuff to get me my quest items without having to murder ‘innocent’ beings.

I’m not so sure that it’s actually a great idea to let hordes of Glass Spiders live, firstly because they’re dangerous and aggressive and bite helpless chicken critters to death all the time (in a rather cruel way ._.), and then it doesn’t seem to help much for preserving life when you have to attack and weaken them first to then have a huge Ogre jump on them and ride them around until their venom (that needs to be collected for the quest) gets squeezed out of them.

Next time he appears to try and prevent the killing of Dark Iron Dwarves.. again more an act of humiliation and torture than actually saving anything. I’m pretty sure that the survival rate of having a huge mountain of meat that’s several times your size sitting on you wouldn’t look great at all. D:

How much pleasure this treatment means for the victims should be obvious, and some of the comments the Dwarves say before they lose consciousness point in the same direction:

Where… did… he… come from…

I can’t feel my legs…

Ugh! Why are you WET!?

Light… fading… dying? No, just sleeping…

Now I can imagine how it would be to have a moist (why is he wet? o_o)Β  and smelly Ogre sitting on me until I ‘fall asleep’ (I’m still not so sure about this part! And surviving with a broken body doesn’t seem to be too much fun either), even though I’d rather have different thoughts on my mind.. So eventually these quests are less fun for me than they were supposed to be, unless there’s some more serious meaning behind it than I know of at this point. And I really do feel somewhat pitiful for those poor NPC’s that have to live through Lunk’s plans for protecting them. ._.

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There is no time to do everything! o_o

Between power levelling my characters, levelling the guild, possibly working on achievements for it/myself and then actually being around a person I can do stuff with (and I mean in real life here, I know that sounds crazy – people outside of the internet!) compared to being alone most of the time when I’m at home, there’s just not much room for writing anything at all really. And then, when questing the night away like right now, I’m getting these kinds of tasks.. good times. πŸ˜€

Who would have thought that gathering Rotten Arakkoa Eggs wasn’t the best idea ever?!

But well, a Night Elf must do what the Quest Giver demands.. and there I am now, puking around getting stunned repeatedly, trying to find an egg that might not break on the slightest touch. To then hand the precious delicacy over to a guy who pukes all over me after eating that disgusting thing and claiming it to be amazing. But I guess that’s to be expected from someone called “Tobias the Filth Gorger“…

I’ll never work with these people again once I’m done with the Shadow of the Betrayer achievement! O_o


Addicted playing behaviour: Activated!

Well, I made it through the whole week without playing, but on Saturday I finally added a new subscription and got some more gaming time. Seems like I’m a little addicted to WoW all over again, after all this time.. and that’s just from the fun of levelling a new character that I love, once more.

The only bad point about it at all is that I currently have to share a computer with someone else, so we have to take turns to play something or even just to browse internet stuff.. And the rather uncomfortable keyboard where nothing is how I’m used to it at all. Even important letters are missing!^^Β Making a blog post is pretty weird, I’m completely not used to how everything functions, stuff works so differently than on my own computer.. that’s the reason why I’m not being very productive with my posts at all. o_o

Despite these just a little uncomfortable circumstances (typing really is hard if you have to look for the right keys all the time!) I finally made it to level 60 on my hunter over the weekend and am going to proceed swiftly towards 90, hopefully. The ability to fly really makes everything so much easier..

Oh well, at least I figured out most of my user names and passwords, so I guess I might do some more writing during the next week than over the past one. πŸ˜€


Too much Real Life lately x_x

Especially this past week.. Being sick isn’t good for writing or being creative, not at all. I got a nasty cold with a very sore throat.. It makes thoughts slow and heavy, and of course doesn’t help with the motivation at all. Which leads to other RL things I should have done this week being neglected too.. Because I’m actually going to travel and visit someone in the UK on sunday and should have prepared everything beforehand. And now I’ll have to do lots of stuff tomorrow..^^

Oh well, at least feeling weak and unmotivated overall had the effect that I spend a lot of time in front of the computer, and a good part of that playing World of Warcraft. I wanted to reach level 50 with the little Hunter before my account ran out and come back to levelling her once I’m back home (so I’d save some money while I’m busy anyway and had more of the month to play afterwards), but then I didn’t have much time to play at all today, so the subscription ended earlier while I only made it to 46 with her.

Though then again, the new patch will be released very soon, and if I didn’t play at all the whole 28 days I stayed away from home I will completely miss it.. so I will probably just wait for the first week while I’ll be the most busy and then renew my subscription. After all there will be access to a computer with internet that even has WoW on it already.. I guess I should make use of that while I have free time. >:D

Anyway! I did make some progress over the past few days:

Of course Teiranae is wearing the ugly levelling gear, but at least the cocktail crossbow from Dire Maul (I will have to put it together with a pretty dress at some point!^^) is kind of cute.. Too bad I didn’t really get to put a nice looking set together for her yet since I was focused on progress the whole time, but sooner or later that will come as well. And this time I don’t have to find everything in cloth either! Though that makes the whole process easier and more difficult at the same time..^^

And I found a name for the white cat companion that’s at my side since the beginning, that’s something I always struggle with, and chose a profession (though I guess I won’t include engineering into the RP at all.. Hunters have enough options open anyway, and it’s just a no go for a Night Elf).

But for now, my virtual friends will have a bit of vacation while I do the same.. πŸ™‚

Ilandris doesn’t seem to be happy about this kind of activity..^^


My newest Character in this world

Yes.. I finally gave in and made a new Hunter. It’s not like my Mage is 87 now and could reach 90 in a rather short amount of time if I really levelled her properly.. But oh well. This game is not a chore, right? So if I feel like making another Hunter, then I will make another Hunter!

I have to admit, after playing Mage for so long and not being completely happy with the Human Hunter I originally made on Argent Dawn (the animations of female humans are too stiff >_<) I was thinking about making another Night Elf again for a while, and now that I finally did it proves to be a good decision already – in more than one way. After all my very first character I ever made in World of Warcraft had that race and class combination before, so it has a rather nostalgic feeling to it. That was so long ago. ._.

Going back to these roots now feels like pulling out the old favourite clothes from the wardrobe, taking off shoes after wearing them for too long, using the playground at night as an adult – just this familiar feeling of fun and easiness, of old happiness. It came somewhat as a surprise and I wasn’t prepared for the strong feeling of being comfortable and at home, but now it’s there and it’s pretty certain that this character will see some higher levels soon.

So this is my newest goal now, finish getting my Mage to 90 and pulling the Hunter up as well (the latter is probably going to happen first, though ._.) before the next patch! I’m not that optimistic and have no clue if I can do it at all, but there’s only one way to find out. After all there is still a bit of time and Hunter is a class that’s very easy to level, especially since I had so many already and it’s no trouble to do group stuff alone.

This kind of ruins the original plan of getting Teribeth to level 90 quickly and then start to farm reputation for all those factions of Pandaria to get all those rewards and the mounts left to collect for me. Saying that it’s not a race at all wouldn’t be completely true, since I would have wanted to do that before the patch to get started on some of the new content that’s going to be added. But then again, it’s not like I was ever great in keeping up with the actual content, even less in finishing raids and achievements related to them when they’re up to date, so it’s not exactly going to hurt my play style.

Seems like that will keep to be my fate – forever a slowpoke! But at least I’m having a lot of fun with it still, after all this time. Even though I have to say the elvish starting areas were rather confusing, they kept a lot of the old storylines but still changed some points around it, which ended up with me going to the wrong places too soon and having to go back to finish a quest, and other problems with the orientation. I ended up climbing the big tree in Shadowglen before I was supposed to, and then there’s this thing with the Ban’ethil Barrow Den – I keep making the mistake of going back to the big ‘crossroads’ room to find the body of Oben Rageclaw for the quest Druid of the Claw, forgetting that they actually put him in a room right next to his ghost (and the quest giver) now. Seems like old knowledge doesn’t die easily, even though it’s completely wrong and out of date.. Not sure if that is actually a good or a bad thing. ._.

Anyway! I guess those were enough meaningless words thrown together, maybe I’m just getting a bit too worked up over this whole thing. But I’m looking forward to see how it works out in the end and how I’m going to choose to spend more of my time after all.. the future will tell!

Also I really like my new weird name. Teiranae.


The Burdens of Shaohao: Following Pandaria’s History

Since I finally reached the newest continent that is no longer shrouded in mists, I’m following the quest lines there with my little mage in the Jade Forest (not that there’s really much choice^^) and in Dawn’s Blossom I found the scroll with the first part of the story “The Emperor’s Burden”. The content of the scroll says:

Ten thousand years ago, the day Shaohao was crowned Emperor of Pandaria, he followed the tradition of all the emperors before him and sought the counsel of the great Waterspeaker of the jinyu. With a light heart the young emperor stood before the prophet and awaited to hear what he presumed would be good news.

The Waterspeaker listened to the song of the great river, but his eyes widened with terror.
From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 1:
“And the Waterspeaker saw before him a kingdom of sorcerers surrounding a great well, and from this well they called forth a host of demons. Green fire rained from the skies, and all the world’s continents shattered.”

Terrified by the vision presented before him, Emperor Shaohao realized that he was not to live a life of luxury. From the humble town of Dawn’s Blossom, his journey to save Pandaria began.

It’s the same story that the small video series of ‘The Burdens of Shaohao’ is about, which is incredibly well done and just beautiful in my eyes. Personally I really like the art style, and even if not it’s still watch worthy because it’s an important part of the Pandaren’s past.

I know I’m behind and there are more parts of it out already, but I actually like to follow with it while I find the scrolls in the game itself and can read what is written on them. It feels more like properly researching their history and finding old scrolls telling about what happened a long time ago.^^


This is completely a coincidence!

I wasn’t actively looking for something like this, but was checking out the new World of Warcraft comics on the official website I didn’t see yet. And since I found it, I thought I might as well share it since it fits so well right now:

It’s adorable! And yes, I’m a fan of grumpy cat. This makes my new mount even better – a grumpy goat! πŸ˜€


Well, that was a nice surprise!^^

This ‘little’ fellow is a gift I got tonight:

I completely didn’t expect this!

The reason is that I always thought the Riding Goat was the mount that fit Teribeth the most, it fits a gnome with the more humorous but still cool look they gave it and just scales perfectly in size – other races look just completely out of place on the back of one of those poor goats. Plus the luggage and the bags behind the saddle make it a great addition for anyone who wants to play a character that likes to travel and explore.

Now, of course a goat can’t fly, so I had to move on and leave my trusty mount behind in order to make use of the flying ability, which always made me kind of sad, but it’s nothing I could have avoided. I do like the convenience after all!^^

So this week the Swift Windsteed went on sale, half off is a good deal I guess, so a precious person decided that it’s time to get me a better fitting mount for the little Explorer – and I don’t really know how to repay this. ._.

Of course it’s a present and there is nothing expected to be given back, but I would like to draw even at some point, especially since I really love this mount already, but I guess there will be an opportunity to do so in the future. I will simply have to keep my eyes open!^^

On a different note.. I guess I’m the only one that gets reminded a little of the forest spirit from Princess Mononoke by that face? I know it’s not even a close resemblance, but the red nose, the eyebrows, the ears.. and then it has horns, of course.

Oh well, maybe it’s just my weird brain trying to look for connections again.^^

Anyway! Since I couldn’t get enough of it and took a lot of different pictures already, here have an awesome one of the windesteed doing it’s cool space-bar animation (sadly only in areas where it’s impossible to fly/the flying skill wasn’t learned yet :():

It’s amazing! *_*


Living healthy doesn’t seem to be good for writing..

For some reason it seems like lack of sleep fuels my creativity, rather than good sleep. Last week I had some real trouble with the nights, couldn’t drift off easily and would wake up after three or five hours of sleep, unable to stay in bed because I would feel restless and be annoyed about it. In return I would think about things while lying awake, and eventually get up to write them down right away. The last post I wrote came from wondering about the personality and personal views of the night elf monk I created a while ago, and her words came to me almost too easily – it was after only a few hours of sleep, and I was dead tired.

Lack of sleep isn’t a healthy thing at all though, and it certainly doesn’t improve my mood or patience, so I made the effort of eating more healthy and trying to get back into better sleeping, and apparently it worked. I’m having normal times of rest again and can play games (World of Warcraft and other stuff, of course^^) or talk to people without the problem that my brain is feeling like a dry sponge.

But the downside of it.. it’s making it harder to come up with something interesting to write about. I catch myself thinking about just posting a screenshot again and not bother with any long text that requires effort, even though I only wanted to do that once a week and focus on better writing more, while my sleep deprived mind clings to more interesting things, knowing that it can’t escape so easily anyway.

Oh well, that’s why you people only get a crappy post today ._. I promise to get better with it and put more effort into the post for tomorrow again, but sometimes motivation just isn’t that easy to find. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has these kinds of troubles, sleep related or not.. πŸ˜›


What to do with Revilgaz’s Cutlass..

Since I saw someone in Stormwind wearing this amazing shiny sword, I decided that I needed to have it, even though it’s not really of any use on my mage (but I’m pretty sure I’ll go through the effort to get it on other characters, too!).

After finding out what quests I had to do to get through the chain – apparently the two tasks “Sea Wolf” MacKinley has to give need to be finished so you can start with The Bloodsail Buccaneers from First Mate Crazz – I headed out to do the deed, and after a rather long while I finally put my hands on this new weapon that’s probably one of my favourites from now on.^^

Now I only need to find a good matching set that works well with it, which means either a Pirate or Stormwind Army Sailor themed one.. and I don’t want to simply go for the Buccaneer’s Look, which is nice enough and better than nothing, but I would like to have something more unusual and maybe complicated.

A good start could be the Admiral’s Hat or the First Mate Hat.. Hmmm.

Either way, for now I’m happy about finding and getting Revilgaz’s Cutlass, everything else will come on its own in time! πŸ™‚