Category Archives: World of Warcraft

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. πŸ™‚


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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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. πŸ˜€ 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 Staff,Β  Solstice 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. πŸ™‚


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


Screenshot Time: Sometimes a great view is just right above you

This is one of the great parts about starting to write a blog about a topic you know well – eventually you start to pay attention to details you have never noticed before. So recently I discovered that the ceiling of Scholomance actually is very detailed and looks awesome! And I don’t even know if it always looked that way or if they changed it together with the rest of the dungeon when they did the big purge and revamp. Who ever pays attention to the ceiling of a dungeon? Turns out that I never did..

Though that’s also a great thing in itself, apparently there are still new things for me to discover in World of Warcraft, and not only when new content gets added. Even if it’s only something small like this.. It reminds and makes me appreciate again just how detailed and amazing this game is.

Also, here’s an extra screenshot for everyone who isn’t so much interested in the virtual architecture of WoW (flames are great for everyone, right?):


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.


Screenshot Time: ALL the Shinies!

Whenever I see piles of cool things like this in a game I’m jealous – I want to have housing and hoard them and stuff my place up to the roof with shinies! I’m a big hoarder and would love to steal interesting things and keep them all for myself, simply to look at them.

That’s one reason why I actually like Skyrim – I put way too much effort into stealing a glass with a bee in it (there was someone in the room who kept seeing me in the wrong second) until I finally succeeded. And I’m still ridiculously happy about it every time I come back home! If only I could do the same kind of thing in WoW. ._.


Archaeology again

Since I already made a post about my favourite levelling method for very lazy days (that’s also a good method for getting interesting or fun items), I thought I should as well make a post about what exactly I’m wearing in the pictures there, even though this one is probably not complicated to figure out. Anyway!

This is my Archaeologist Set:

Blue Overalls: The basic item of this look, pretty much useful for everything that’s more grounded and work related like a farmer, miner or fisherman, and I even read about someone going for the look of a plumber. Also rather easy to obtain, every tailor with a skill of at least 100 can learn the pattern that is sold in several places on both alliance and horde cities!

Yellow or Orange Martial Shirt: Simple and effective for completing the look and adding more colour, but can be easily replaced by any other kind of shirt. Examples are the different Martial Shirts (a blue one makes the Overalls look more covering), a Lumberjack Shirt for a more heavy work related look, a white shirt of any kind for less contrast and an overall simpler outfit, or something like the Pink Mageweave Shirt to add some fabulousness.

Crochet Hat: In my opinion, there has to be a hat! This one is rather easy to get because it’s a grey drop from various mobs in the level 40-50 range. The Hat can be also left out for showing the hairstyle, or replaced with a different hat of any shape and colour, especially if there’s one needed with a better quality for Transmogrification. If I feel like being colourful and have a shirt in a matching colour, I like to use the Crimson Felt Hat sometimes.

Archmage Gloves and Archmage Slippers: I like to use items from the same sets for the hands and feet if they match well, because it’s a good way to round up an outfit, like I already did with the Battlemage one. I simply chose these because they fit the hat well, for people who can wear leather there should be a whole lot of different possibilities to work with the chest armor.

Willow Belt: Just an item I had flying around in my inventory from earlier levels, I kept it and now used it because the colour matches the other brown and simple items.

Spider Frier: For exploring caves and other dark places, there needs to be some light – and a lantern is nowhere near as effective for fighting off spiders and other monstrous beasts (like moths or even bats!) that might lurk around in these locations! This item is a reward from a quest in the Western Plaguelands.

Thermotastic Egg Timer: Just in case of emergency or a blocked way… No one plans to use it, but if you need it it’s great to have one at hand! This one is another reward, this time from saving the robot chicken in Tanaris.

And I forgot to mention – the Brown Riding Goat is actually part of this set as well, at least I always took it as a given that one little Gnome couldn’t possibly carry all that stuff around she might need for investigating digsites, and then eventually taking any findings back home.

Though I doubt that even the Goat could move the bigger ones around, especially for the lack of hands.. maybe Teribeth should look into getting a Troll companion to carry the heavier things around. πŸ˜€

Also, since I’m done already and this really wasn’t that interesting, here’s a little extra: a fitting music video related to WoW, the profession and artifact-hunting, basically a little background song to Harrison Jones, the Archaeology Trainer in Stormwind.

Now have fun with collecting shiny crap – dressed accordingly of course! πŸ˜€