Category Archives: World of Warcraft

But wait! Actually there is something to do..

Because it’s the time around the year, with Halloween nearby and of course the Hallow’s End event, there’s this tiny chance of getting the mount from the Headless Horseman.

Halloween is my favourite holiday by far, so I’m trying to get all those nice items that are limited to this short amount of time right now, and the mount is still on my list. So of course the queue for receiving the Loot-Filled Pumpkin is one of the few things I need to do daily – besides crafting Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source – in the hope of being lucky this year. If I can’t have a permanent broom mount (yeah, I actually hate blizzard and druids a little for this, why are they allowed to have their no-cast form all time of the year, but I can’t keep my broom? It’s so very sad when it disappears, every year again 😦 ), I’d at least like to have the horse at some point! I’m not positive it will happen, but there’s no other way but try..

In the meantime, while WoW has it’s Halloween event out for ages, and even Terraria is spawning loads of pumpkins and dressed up zombies, the Harrowing in League of Legends is still nowhere in sight.. They keep saying that it isn’t related to Halloween and they’re going to release it whenever, maybe even just in November, but that would definitely put me off slightly. I want to get and try out the Haunted Zyra skin around the right spooky time, not when it’s pretty much over over and Christmas is about to approach rapidly, somewhat killing the whole mood mood.

For that reason, and because the skin will be permanent and some other, old skins will be available for a short time I might put that back for a while and get some of those instead, especially since people speculate that a Zyra nerf incoming with the release of an amazing new look, but I will see.. not sure if I can actually resist, it’s my favourite theme after all. FrankenTibbers Annie and Pumkinhead Fiddlestix are on the list as well.. When the event finally comes up it won’t be good for my wallet. Not at all. ._.

It’s probably good I got Zombie Brand last year already.. Even Headless Hecarim and Haunted Nocturne are very tempting, and I’m not even playing them. Why is it that purely cosmetic content in free to play games is always so irresistible? I’m not looking forward to the day when Blizzard eventually adds holiday themed and seasonal armor and mounts to buy for real money eventually, following those weird Helmets they introduced a while ago!

But while I wait for the opportunity to spend money I don’t actually want to spend.. I’ll probably go build a haunted house in Terraria (Since I finished my Daily Quest and Timeless Isle stuff in WoW already). 😀


Screenshot Time: Fall is beautiful

It’s something of an interesting paradox, as the days are getting short and cold, the colours are getting warm and gentle. Personally I like fall, because the tones of orange and red with lots of others in between are just awesome – and of course the days are getting shorter, which I don’t care so much about, but the nights are getting longer! And that means a whole lot less awkward going-to-bed-after-sunrise occasions. Though I can’t say they don’t happen anymore at all.. 🙂


Flying high!

And I don’t just mean the fact that I managed to push both of my mainly played characters to 90 by now and got them somewhat decently equipped to start with more serious things soon, but also quite literally:

Isn’t the Timeless Isle awesome? I think it is, especially for people like me who decided to change servers and start completely new right when it could get interesting with the last 90 hunter, so as the eternal slowpoke it’s great to have a faster way of getting good equip.

And then there’s just so much to do in general when hitting max level! All those new quests and dailies, the Black Prince, Proving Grounds, exploring everything on the Timeless Isle to get the shiny new gear and steamroll some heroic scenarios with guild members.. And of course picking a new character to level next!

I actually did want to play some League of Legends, Bioshock Infinite, Hitman, Skyrim and all those other games sitting there, waiting for me until I have some time to dive into them, but then I never get to it. Too bad that WoW just never ends.. at least not for a good amount of time yet, until things get a bit boring again until the next expansion. If it gets as good as Mists of Pandaria (and in my opinion it’s the best Add On they ever made) I’ll definitely spend money and a big amount of time with it again.

Guess I’ll only ever really stop playing when they finally shut the servers down.. though then they’ll keep that one realm still going, so all the old people have something to play because they knew it from their youth and don’t forget all about it when they try to learn new stuff that’s too confusing anyway. So in the end I might never quit after all.. 😛


Screenshot Time: Rainbow Demons!

Who would have thought that Inhabitants of the Nether could be so fabulous?! (It looks more like a rainbow in-game, the screenshot isn’t the best – I didn’t have the time to take other pictures, it was over so fast :()

The Demon isn’t really looking pretty by itself, the swirling lights are actually banning Archduke Calcinder for the Quest From Whence He Came from this realm with the help of precious stones that were obtained from the Twilight Hammer so he can’t return – simply killing him would only result in him getting revived. But it’s still something of an unusual view, almost sparkly. 🙂


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)  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. ._.

 


Are bright Colours in fashion?

Now, this is something I originally started to put together to fit for the Revilgaz’s Cutlass I got some time ago, since I really want to have a matching and good-looking Set to wear together with it. In the end it turned out that there was an even better choice for a weapon though, so I replaced it and failed in my original intention – but am still pretty happy with the results. Who doesn’t like nice surprises?

But anyway, this is my Noble Duelist Set!

I know, gnomes aren’t exactly the stereotypes of either a noble or a duelist, but this is what I got and it looks pretty good on her. The theme probably fits better on a human for roleplay uses, but since I just want to look good sometimes and don’t necessarily pick my outfits role appropriate only (sitting around in the Auction House or Mailbox area doesn’t exactly fit in with good roleplaying behaviour anyway, so why not look fabulous while doing so, at least?).

Goldweave Tunic: Same model as the Elegant Tunic that’s for a lot of money on the Auction House regularly, but can be obtained by doing an easy Quest on the Hellfire Peninsula (available for Alliance and Horde). One of my favourites in the cloth chest armor department, together with the differently coloured look-alikes!

Yellow Martial Shirt: I think I might be starting to repeat myself a lot here.. the Martial Shirts are simply awesome for adding another layer in a fitting colour and making everything look more complete.

Gnomish Casting Boots: These pretty unique boots match perfectly to the chest, but that’s no wonder since they’re apparently a part of the recoloured mageweave regalia, so not really a surprise here. Another Quest reward, this time in the Blade’s Edge Mountains.

Sutarn’s Ring: I’m not all too happy with this belt because the colour doesn’t match 100%, but so far I couldn’t find anything that fits perfectly, so since I had this one already I’m keeping it like this. Can be replaced with something like the Astralaan Belt for example, or with anything that fits the yellow tones better if found. Otherwise, the best bet to find it is probably once again the Auction House – at least that’s where I got it from.

Astralaan Gloves & Pants: Same as for the Battlemage Outfit before, the Astralaan Stuff is just great for completing Sets because black and white are easy to match to pretty much anything and look good on their own.

Aurora Mantle: I believe the Aurora items are fairly common because they look good and match a lot of different stuff, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get some of it through the AH for anyone who is willing to spill some gold, or even get some drop luck while levelling a new character up. That’s where I get a surprising amount of good looking low-level items! And somebody who doesn’t need them should be able to sell them for a good amount of money.. Anyway, these work well with he white of the Astralaan items and isn’t as huge and overwhelming as most shoulder armor looks on gnomes, eventually there are some other great fitting ones for other races.

Jeweler’s Amber Monocle: I found these monocles in the AH and fell in love with them, so of course there was no way around buying one! Especially awesome because the colour fits greatly, once again. 😀 The only big downside of it is that it’s not working for transmog, but there are good alternatives, like the Chief Architects Monocle or Cassandra’s Grace.

Electrocutioner Leg: The colour of this Sword matches really well with the overall look, that’s why I went to Gnomeregan a few times and dumped Revilgaz’s Cutlass in favour of it in the end. Both still work pretty well in general though. The leg is probably easier to get anyway, because there’s just a little drop luck needed, while the other one only is available for finishing various quests.

Alternative Weapons: For Transmogrification it’s likely that other weapon types are needed, so some different ones I found fitting are the Spiritchaser StaffSolstice Staff, or a Key to the Planes for Staves – as well as a Siphoning Dagger, Honed Stiletto, The Ziggler or Alcor’s Sunrazor together with an Arcane Star, Regal Star, Demon-Skull Orb, Dreamseeker Dandelion or an Inscribed Red Fan. Though for this one, the possibilities are pretty much endless, there are a lot of yellow coloured or fiery themed items that would match well. Even a Disciple’s Stein is yellow-ish.^^

And that’s about it! Nothing really special or rare, but it really does stand out for some reason when I’m idling around dealing with every day stuff in Azeroth. I’m not really sure why – maybe I’m completely wrong with the colours after all and everyone can clearly see that I’m an unfaishonable person! Oh, the Horror! D:

Either way, it’s an unusual look and not hard to obtain, and even though I’m not using it for roleplay purposes (so far), it surely did come in handy a while ago – at least I felt dressed properly while dealing with Stormwinds Royalty. 🙂


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. 😀

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