Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Blog

I will be making a new blog in the next few weeks - though I'm sure no one is even reading this anyways. I am getting my new laptop soon, and being able to play WoW on higher settings than low will make for better screenshots and material for me to blog about. I'll post the link here when I get to it, in case anyone actually does read it/come across it. Stay tuned for my adventures on my Paladin in Pandaria!

Monday, September 24, 2012

On Another Note..

Just thought I'd share this. My boyfriend hopped on my Druid's back while she was a Stag... For some reason it made him hop on backwards. 
 I'm looking through screenshots, and I'm really starting to despise how I play on low settings. I wish October would get here already. October 25 I turn 21, and I'll be rewarding myself to a brand new Sager laptop with my leftover student loans.

Saying Goodbye to Cataclysm

Here I am, on the morning before Mists of Pandaria, and not even a piece of me is excited. I really want to be excited, I really do, but I just can't seem to muster up that emotion. I think I'm afraid of the new changes that are coming; afraid that the game I've grown to love is going to be so different that I won't want to play it anymore.
When Cataclysm was a week away, I was so excited that I could barely contain myself. I remember trying to get my copy at midnight so I could play it as the servers went live. I didn't get it at that time, but when I did get it, I was shaking with excitement to play.
Since Blizzard announced their new installment for WoW, I've been trying to get excited. I've been trying so hard, but I just can't shake the feeling that I may not like the changes. I don't know how I feel about a Harvest Moon type game in the MMO I've grown to love. I don't know how I'll like the new raids, talents, abilities, or even if I'll like Monks. I putted around on the Beta a couple days here and there (though I tried mostly to stay away as to not ruin the game) and the game felt so... different. Not a bad different necessarily, but it seemed like a whole different game.

I won't miss Cataclysm. A piece of me might, but overall, I barely even liked this expansion. I PvPed most of the way through to stay away from the raiding scene. I had worn myself out on raiding in Wrath, I didn't want to do it again. My friends called me back to their server, and they wanted me to raid. I raided DS every week since January until the first week of September. I saw Heroic Spine so many times, that that fight is embedded behind my eyeballs. We didn't necessarily kill him every week, most of the people in our group decided to slack off by then. Raiding was a huge headache.
I don't even know what the new raids look like. I have barely tried playing a Monk. I am extremely iffy on the new factions, pet battles, and the 'create your own farm' deal. I hope when I get to play after classes tomorrow that I'll have more fun than I'm anticipating. This game has always had a special place in my heart, and I really hope they didn't mess up what I've grown to love.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blue and Gold

I was messing around with MogIt on my Paladin, and I realize every time I go to look for new sets I always look for different shades of Blue or Gold. I ended up creating a set out of these two colors, and I love it to death! I don't know if I have the patience to actually get the pieces myself, but maybe one day. I do adore it quite a bit. My WoW Model Viewer is acting up, so I took screenshots directly from my MogIt.

Shoulders: Shoulderguards of the Bold
Chest: Nether Protector's Chest
Belt: Replica Belt of Heroism
Legs: Vanguard Legplates
Boots: Replica Boots of Heroism
Gloves: Replica Gauntlets of Heroism
Wrists: Replica Bracers of Heroism

Different choices for weapons. This is what I show:
1H Mace: Dragonshrine Sceptor
This one may match better, couldn't find an exact match:
1H Mace: Lucky Old Sun
And for shields:
Exalted Shield or Sunward Crest or even Crusader's Shield

There's a bit of flexibility with the weapons, I couldn't find an exact match in colors, but Lucky Old Sun seems close enough to me. The shields all match pretty well, Crusader's Shield being the best of the three, in my opinion. I was testing this out on my Blood Elf, but this set looks really great on a Draenei!

A New Journey

A bit before Cata launched, I rolled a human female Warlock named Kittale. I rolled her on a new sever, on a faction I hadn't played since I first picked up WoW. I had no desire to actually get her all the way to 80, and ended up ditching her around level 30. Soon after Cata came out, I went back to her, and actually leveled her all the way to 85. I had a blast! It was so much fun taking my time and reading the quests, and playing the Alliance side of things for a change.
Sadly, soon after I reached 85, I grew tired of the Warlock class, and ended up deleting her. This was after I had brought the vast majority of my Horde characters over to Stormrage. I never once thought about her after that. I think I had a GM undelete her at one point, but she just ended up being disposed of again a mere month or so later.
Why am I telling you this? Because I have once again decided to level another Warlock. Not on Alliance, and not without heirlooms, but on my 'main' server. It took me a while to decide on a race for this Warlock. I rolled an Undead, an Orc, and at one point, a Troll. I ended up making a mental list that went something like this:

Annoying casting animations (I prefer them strictly as melee or Hunters.)
I can't stand female Orcs in dresses. Just does not look right.
I can't give them a sexy transmog because they aren't.. well, sexy in that sense.

Also have annoying casting animations. My Shadow Priest was Troll for a bit.. bleh.
That two-toed thing.. I may end up race changing my Druid in MoP because of that.
The way they walk - hate it, hate it, hate it. They just look ridiculous!
Not enough choices for hairstyles/faces/etc. I like variety, not looking like everyone else.

Don't particularly like the female's casting animations. They're different.. but meh.
Can't sexily transmog them when their bones stick out everywhere.
I'm not very fond of Undead females. I used to have a male Undead mage: love them a lot.

So then it came to Goblins vs Blood Elves. I like Goblins (my SPriest is one herself), but I didn't feel like going through their whole starting zone again.. Not to mention they're so tiny that it's hard to make a great transmog on them.
That left me with Blood Elves. After all that, I finally decided. I used to love Blood Elves, they were my favorite race Horde side. Anymore, I think the vast majority of my toons Horde side are Orcs. Never saw that one happening, but they have grown on me. I still wish I had made my second Warrior an Orc rather than a Blood Elf. More fitting..
Anyways, I am now leveling a Blood Elf Warlock named Heartsonfire. I will just be questing with maybe a few dungeons thrown in here and there, but I really want to see how long it takes me to hit 85 - eventually 90. This will be a fun journey I hope!

I also have been unable to get accustomed to the whole TukUI set up.. I think I will go back to my boring and bland Dominos set up. I can't stand having my VuhDo to the side and my Portrait/health frames down towards my action bars. Can't get used to it, sadly.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I haven't posted in a few days, weekdays are a little hectic for me. Have classes Tuesday and Thursday plus two online classes - I had a lot of homework to finish off. 12 hours worth, to be exact. I have a lot more to work on this weekend, but for now, I am taking a break and playing some good ol' World of Warcraft.

I have been steadily leveling a Night Elf Druid to 85 on Kel'thuzad, (and by steadily, I mean steadily) and I recently hooked my boyfriend into rolling a Death Knight after he ditched his Mage around level 40. On the days he is unavailable to level with me, I've decided I want to roll a Shaman. I want to see how long it takes me to get up to 85 (and eventually 90 once MoP hits.) Fastest I've ever achieved was about 3 days /played, but that was also before the patch that nerfed experience needed. I am scratching this idea for now.. I may or may not level another character over on Kel'thuzad before I acquire heirlooms. In the meantime, I'm not sure what I'm doing!
Anyways, to start off my journey, I fixed up my UI. It was time for a new one, my old one was cluttered and messy. I picked up TukUI and added a few addons and tweaks of my own to it - I really love it! It really is a nice, neat UI. I do not like the portraits/health frames being at the bottom, but I'll see if I eventually grow to like it. I guess I'm just so used to looking up towards the top of my screen. Now if I can find a way to move my stance bar to a more opportune place than the top left of my screen..
I will keep my blog updated as I go on another journey with a new character who also has no heirlooms.

I have zero persistent readers at the moment - but I hope over time I will attract a few people.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Look! A Turtle! ..Oh Wait.

Glyph of Crittermorph is still extremely hysterical to me. I find it funny to walk around in a major city (IE Darnassus) and see all the magical critters turned into Sheep.. or Turtles here (with a random sheep next to me.) The one I targetted was a Turtle, I had wondered how it got to the top there, then I realized it was really a Seagull.

..Is it possible to polymorph a Seagull in midflight..?