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The One Where I Was Sick But Not Too Sick

Sometimes you have to call into work sick even when you don’t actually feel too terrible. Those times are called weird and very not cool stomach issues. So what do you do on those nights when you feel guilty because you called in sick but are wide awake and full of energy? That’s right, you cuddle up in the recliner with a quilt your grandma made for you and you read a good book. Until you realize you have too much energy for that, so you pick up the laptop and you work on pet battles while still cuddled up in the recliner. Then you get up and get yourself some ice cream and do more pet battles. Later, as you realize you would actually be off work at this time, you get up and actually sit at your computer desk and queue for a bunch of scenarios on your horde toon that needs some gear. Because we all know as soon as the hour you would get off work has passed, there’s nothing to feel guilty about any longer and you are free to move about your house normally and stop cuddling up with a blanket like a sick person.

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Kristalys achievements

The One With All The Frostscythe Frenzy

Last year, I got the Frostscythe on Elfi when it was a slight upgrade for her so I wore it for a few weeks just to make people jealous and then I threw it in the bank. But of course, now that the Midsummer Fire Festival is upon us again I totally dug it out of the bank, brushed it off and transmogged that bitch faster than you can say “wow, she really transmogged that bitch fast”. While I do think it looks pretty cool, it’s not my preferred weapon transmog and I’ll likely change back in a few weeks. Until then, I’m going to do nothing but stand in Stormwind and make sure everyone that walks by without one gets a good eyeful. :P

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Obviously I’m just joking (totally not joking) about that because I am not the type of person who spends a lot of time bragging and trying to make people feel bad. By the way, have I mentioned yet that my Death Knight got the Frostscythe Saturday night on her very first Ahune kill ever? Yep. There won’t be any pictures of her like the one above though, because she couldn’t equip it. That’s right, most people can’t get one to drop and I’m vendoring mine. Kinda sad.

Really the only reason I am even running the holiday dungeon every day is for the chance at the Ice Chip pet. I already had my Frostscythe from last year and while the Valor Points are nice I could always get them elsewhere. I just like collecting pets. I realized this morning I have a level 90 druid on the Horde side who’s never killed Ahune and I should totally be doing that fight on all 3 of my level 90 toons if I wanted to maximize my chances. (Yes, I’m a dork and rarely think to have my other toons do stuff). It was a painful 28 minute queue, but the fight itself went pretty quick. My Troll doesn’t get played very much so she has pretty crappy gear still and her dps isn’t anything to write home about. Which is why I was excited the cloak in the chest was an upgrade for me and I was the only one who selected “need”. So my gear improved. I didn’t get the pet, but I’ve still got plenty of time to run ALL THREE toons through every day for a while. Oh, and did I mention that Kristalys also received a Frostscythe? Hahahahahaha. It’s like a Frostscythe Frenzy up in my world. The good news is, unlike the DK, my Troll Druid can and will actually use it. In fact, it was a pretty significant weapon upgrade for her. Check out the bling.

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Quick Update

I’m alive. I’m still playing WoW way too much. Just been concentrating on getting my mining alt up to Panda land so I can gather my own Ghost Iron Ore for Elfi to use in her transmute. I finally made it to the Jade Forest last night. Too bad I can’t fly or else I’d just stop here. Lol.

I’ve also been working some voluntary overtime and I’ve had a touch of the blues coupled with exhaustion. As a result, things have been quiet here but I’m quite certain I’ll be back to blathering about all my normal nonsense in no time. :)

Since I’m currently a tad bit emo, this seems like a good post to include the picture of my Blood Elf I took when she got smashed up against a giant mushroom in Zangarmarsh and the camera didn’t know what to do. It reminds me of a typical profile picture from an emo teenager.

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The One Where I Gave Up My Red Hair

I absolutely love the color red. Not only is it my favorite color, but you can actually sell me all sorts of shit I don’t need just by presenting it to me in red. I’m sitting at my desk at work right now and just in a quick glance I see a red pencil holder filled with red pens and pencils, a red water mug, my red lunch cooler, my red tupperware sitting on top of my cooler, my red mouse pad, my phone’s red case… I could go on. It’s probably a bit ridiculous, but I don’t care. My Nikon 3100 DSL is even red.

Obviously I love the color red in my video games too, though it’s easier to theme things red on the Horde side than on the Alliance side. Which is why when I faction changed my Worgen druid to a Troll druid several months ago, I was excited to be able to choose bright red hair. I wish all my characters could have bright red hair, it makes me sad. I know there are several races that are able to have a natural red hair color, but I don’t actually care for that color. I want the true red. The fire engine, superman’s cape color of red. It was my favorite thing about my troll.

But you know what else I’ve discovered I love? Transmogging. And I have recently completed a transmog set for my troll where the items look so good together I voluntarily changed my hair color away from red to match my outfit. Yes, it’s that big of a deal. It’s such a big deal, I had to show it off to you guys. I think the hair color makes the whole thing even more awesome looking because it’s seriously like an exact match. Also, while I do like the staff I’m carrying (it’s a kick as staff with bonus animation) I would be interested in finding one that goes along with the pale green color scheme a bit more so if you have any ideas, let me know.

Here are the pictures of the transmog outfit I gave up my red hair for and a list of items can be found below the pics.

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Items:
Head = Runic Leather Headband
Shoulder = Epaulets of the Fateful Accord
Chest = Lunar Eclipse Robes (different colors depending on faction)
Wrists = Contender’s Leather Bracers
Hands = Embossed Leather Gloves
Waist = Melador’s Mercurial Wrap
Staff = Sulfur Stave

One advantage to wearing a robe is I don’t have to transmog my pants.
One advantage to being a troll is my boots don’t show. (not actually an advantage, I hate my troll feet)
One advantage to not displaying your cloak is … your cloak doesn’t display.

Hooray For New Mounts

My tiny little Horde guild managed to luck into 5 of us online last Friday evening and we stormed through Ulduar 10 man to collect our Rusted Proto Drakes. Achievements and mounts for everyone! Next on the agenda, finish the 25 man run we have mostly completed to get the Ironbound Proto Drakes for those of us who still don’t have them.

Sidenote: It is hard to get a good picture of 5 flapping drakes. Sorry my dragon is rudely covering your face, Morgrull.

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IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 22 – Happy Thanksgiving

May your day of feasting go better than my did, and may you not be interrupted by undead priests dancing on the table and slobbering on the turkey.

IntPiPoMo 2012: Day 20 – Inside The Shrine Of Two Moons

Both of the Shrines in the Vale are equally beautiful, I just happened to be on my Horde toon when I decided to snap a shot.

The One Where A Fluke Made Me Feel Like A Stud

I’m still slowly plugging along on my new Elfindale project and as you can see from the screenshot, I’m newly guilded. For the first time ever I had to submit an online guild app and once that was approved I had to meet up with the GM on Vent for an informal chat. The online app was no big deal because I only applied as a casual member so I just had to introduce myself and insert some of my personality and humor. Besides, with a level 27 toon as basically my new main, there wasn’t a lot of technical character related stuff to say even if it had been required. I was extremely nervous about the Vent chat simply because you can’t backspace and redo anything stupid you actually say out loud, but I survived and was officially invited.

That’s very exciting news and even though I don’t know any of them really well yet (and at only a few hours a week that may take a while) every time I have logged in and awkwardly jumped into gchat they’ve graciously acknowledged me and replied back. I don’t feel like I’m being ignored and that’s important because some of my other experimental little alts have felt that way before in new guilds. So I’m very happy to be where I am and I am confident I will only get happier.

However, this post and this screenshot are not about showing off my guild name. I mean, I made it a priority to point that out, but I could have taken any old screenshot to do that with. This screenshot is partially about the achievement but mostly about the crumpled up night elf you see in the background there. Because at level 27 I got my first pvp achievement while outside of a battleground, on a PVE server and I killed a level 85 to get it. I realize it’s a fluke and it’s not an achievement I earned by being awesome. But oh holy shit, did I giggle like a schoolgirl for 20 minutes afterwards. Here’s what happened.. I was in Orgrimmar for only the second time ever on little Elfi and I had just trained fishing and picked up my first fishing quest. The quest required me to attach a stag eye to my fishing pole and then go fish somewhere with it and catch a certain kind of fish. Blah blah, same ole same ole. As I headed toward the Orgrimmar rear gate to go kill a stag over the border in Azshara, I spotted a small flurry of activity off to the right of the path.

Now I was headed to the rear gate, but I wasn’t really very close to it. If you are familiar with Orgrimmar, I’d say I was halfway between the hunter stables and the rear gate. And this flurry of activity was a night elf getting beaten on by a whole handful of npcs. I’m assuming she was stealthing her way into the city for some reason (obviously) and then got too close to an npc. She was running back towards the gate as fast as she could attracting more and more npcs the entire time. I was so shocked to see her there at first that I just stood and gawked like I was watching an episode of cops or something and I never even moused over her to see her level or anything; but I did follow the procession towards the exit. For some reason right as she was breaking out of the gate it dawned on me I should target her and hit her. Which I did. And she immediately died, the achievement immediately popped up and I immediately started busting out laughing my ass off that I just got a pvp kill. Sadly, I forgot to hug her body. But I tabbed out of the game to IM one of my friends and share a laugh with them about how funny it was I just hk’d a level 85.

After approximately a minute, I tabbed back into the game and found myself face to face with a level 85 night elf very much alive and breathing. And my little baby ass was flagged PVP. So I squealed and ran back into the gate as fast as I could and was very thankful that she never made a move towards me. She certainly could have taken me out quickly and I would have deserved it. But I think she may have been just as shocked at how it all went down as I was. It’s probably something that only amuses me, but I sure was happy as hell about it the entire rest of the day.

p.s. – I apologize for how crappy this screenshot is. I normally try to make my screenshots as pretty as possible. I don’t know what happened with this one, but none of my usual tricks seemed to help it look any better.

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