The feeling of excitement from being able to attend Blizzcon may not wear off for a while, but things have returned to normal regardless. I’m back home, back to work, back to the Timeless Isle and working on using LFR to practice SoO in the hopes I might one day get a chance to go through there on flex.
The first step, however, was to actually finish the last stage of ToT which I had never completed. I really have no good excuse for that. It was combination of laziness, not having friends to queue up with, too busy standing idly in Stormwind chatting with my guildies, herbing.. you know, all the standard excuses. But I took care of the problem by queueing immediately and got that out of the way so I could head into SoO knowing I had done everything prior. I’m totally glad I decided to do it too because my Treasures of the Thunder King bag contained a Cracked Primal Egg and in 3 days I had myself a shiny new Red Primal Raptor mount. (Note: these things aren’t very red at all)
In between trying to actually earn valor on Elfi for the purpose of upgrading gear and finally being respectable and trying to get back into the habit of keeping up with my Tillers farm on all 3 of my level 90′s, I did manage to get some time in on the Timeless Isle and was super excited to have 2 pets drop for me this week. Hooray for good luck!
Still have a lot of pets and mounts on my wishlist but these are a fine start. Maybe my luck will stick with me a little longer. I’d love to get the Ruby Droplet so I don’t have to make my way up to Garnia anymore.
I, uh … I have had the… uh, pleasure(?) of having a battle pet named after me by my bff, Grace.
For those who know me only as Elfi, my real name is Kristy, people call me Kris, and Grace and I actually met in SWTOR where my character name was Kristalys. My level 90 Troll druid that I use to run around with Grace in-game is Krisstalys, so she’s never really known me as Elfi. I think I’m grateful for that because filthyelfi would somehow be worse. Lol.
Surprise achievements are the best achievements! I was fishing up some Jewel Danio in front of Mogu’shan Palace Sunday evening when I finally fished up my first Sea Turtle Mount. Yay, me! I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get that thing.
It’s not what you think. I am simply announcing that I now have an ice baby pet. After my post about the Frostscythe’s on Monday, good ole Frost Lord Ahune coughed up… well, he coughed up another Frostscythe for Elfi actually. On Monday night, that is. Yep, I went in there wearing one and came out and sold my new, extra one. But then on Tuesday night, I pulled Ice Chip out of my bag of goodies. It took me all of 3 seconds to name him and drag him to Stormwind for screenshots. Then I got to work many hours of overtime yesterday and didn’t get around to posting about it.
By now you may be wondering why I said I dragged my pet to Stormwind for screenshots. Or, more accurately, by now you may be bored. But I won’t let that stop me from explaining why so many of my screenshots are taken in Stormwind. Please do try to keep up with the process I am about to explain and feel free to look up any technical terms I may use which you may not be familiar with. You see, the reason I take so many screenshots in Stormwind is … well, it’s because … the light there is pretty good and there are plenty of white flat-topped, square-shaped things you can stand on the top of so there’s not much in the background to make my shots look poopy.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email. I’ve taken the liberty of saving a .txt file with this valuable information and I would be more than happy to send you one for only $5.
I’ve been mounting a lot of things lately but I have one more screenshot I just had to share. It’s no secret that red is my favorite color so of course I’ve been lusting after the Ruby Panther for the longest time now. Thanks to my dear friend, Grace, I now have one of my very own. The poor dear sent it to me from a toon she doesn’t even play anymore after farming all the mats and making it specifically for me. She doesn’t even own one herself. This is on top of the Sapphire Cub and Jade Owl pets she had previously sent me. All without taking any money or mats from me. Isn’t that ridiculous???? Seriously, she’s so freaking amazing; I don’t deserve her. But you better believe I’m keeping all the shit she sends me.
Thanks, Grace. For the pets, the mount and the friendship. And thanks also to our friend More, who entertains Grace and I in vent and in game. He actually spoiled me with a Cinder Kitty several months back. You guys rock! Your generosity and the fun we have ALMOST makes up for the fact that you’re filthy hordies. ALMOST.
Wait, maybe that came out wrong. Oh well. It really happened. Since mentioning how I wasn’t yet exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpents the other day, I decided to buckle down and do those dailies every day I logged in until I finished that rep. 3 days worth of quests and a few random onyx eggs and I finally got my very own Cloud Serpent. I immediately mounted it. That’s 1. Then I ran over to the quartermaster and bought the other two colors of Cloud Serpents and I mounted them too. That’s 2 and 3. Here’s a picture of me and the happy serpent I raised from a baby with my own hands (even though I neglected him for months at a time).
I had also been recently working on finishing all the Lorewalker stuff and I knew I only had like 3 scrolls left to find so I tabbed out to WoWhead, looked up the coordinates of the ones I was missing and took off to finish that up and get my Red Flying Cloud. A few short minutes later, I finally hit exalted with The Lorewalkers and purchased another mount. I immediately mounted it. That’s 4.
As you can see, I got very busy last night. I mean was very busy. I mean …. nevermind.
Sidenote: I love screenshots and when I know that I will be getting an achievement I usually get the camera adjusted and get the scene all prettied so I’ll get a great screenshot when the achievement pops. Unfortunately, for the achievements I got last night (Note: The Lorewalkers exalted also caused me to get 30 exalted reputations), I took the time to set up the shots and then got photobombed both times. Sigh.
Last Friday morning as I was derping around in game, two of my guildies asked me if I would join them for a Heroic Scenario. I hadn’t ran one yet because, as usual, I was convinced I would fail. But there was no one else logged in and they were willing to drag me along so I let them. I died once because I didn’t move out of bad fast enough, but other than that I don’t think I dragged them down too much. Luckily I had the quest to complete a heroic scenario in my quest log so as soon as we finished it, I got to go turn it in and get some 517 shoulders. Woot. Plus, we all looked really cute as goblins.
Now that I had new shoulders, I needed to enchant them and once again my guildies were there for me and I was immediately sent the enchant I needed. Being in a great guild makes all the difference, I tell ya. I tried to insist on paying and was denied, but I finally got him to admit he would allow me to send him some Outland herbs to help him level up an alt in alchemy. Me being me, I immediately went to the Outlands and started flying around all the zones picking up all the herbs. While in Terrokar Forest I decided to stop and fish from the Highland Mixed schools of fish for a few minutes because I had never gotten the Magical Crawdad box from Mr. Pinchy. In fact, I believe I had only caught Mr. Pinchy once in all my years and he didn’t give me no damn crawdad. But lo and behold, in less than 5 minutes I had fished up a Mr. Pinchy. My first use was just the health increase blessing. Then I had to wait 4 hours to make another wish. I finished up gathering herbs and mailed them to my guildie, then I logged out and took a nap. Obviously, when I logged back in later, I got my Magical Crawdad. It was a damn good day.