Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WoW Pop Culture Reference: LOST

But what does it mean?

I'll tell you what it means.  05/15/12 12:01 was the launch date of Diablo III.  System Failure?   Muahahahahaha!  Lost reference and reference to a bit of Blizzard recent history.  I'm sure I'm not the first to figure it out, but I feel happy that I figured this out on my own!

Stack of Papers is a grey quality item you can only pick up once per character.  It's located in the Krasarang Wilds on a hill on a small island, right next to that metal hatch in the ground.  Not worth much, gold wise, but sure good for a giggle!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wearing Of The Pink

To show support for those who have fought breast cancer and to spread awareness, I have changed Delgadita's outfit for the rest of this month, and possibly beyond that, to something mostly pink.  I have an aunt that is fighting now, so this is pretty close to home for me.

Her outfit is mostly the Stitched accessories from Pandaria with the Robe of the Void.  She is wearing the Snowfall Shawl to complete the set.  I won't mog over the umbrella, because, come on, read the message on the mouse-over!  It is a perfect fit for this cause.  So, all you gals out there, even if there is no history of this dreadful cancer in your blood line, get checked!  All you fellas out there, support your girl by undoing any obstacle to early screening you can possibly undo.

Too many have lost the fight. Support this cause! Get the word out, give to help support research, volunteer to help your local hospital, do anything you can. Wear pink!

Thanks to JD Kenada for starting this campaign.  Join us in Azeroth to support breast cancer awareness and to remember the survivors, the fighters, and the lost.

Random Early Morning Thoughts

Frustrated!  I spent a good part of yesterday farming for Demonic Runes and trying to get a Nether Faerie Dragon that was better than uncommon, and had little luck with both.  I am 4 runes away from crafting a robe I had hoped would be done earlier this month for the wearing of the pink.  I can't control the RNG, so I apologize to JD for not joining him in his cause earlier!  I hope to have it and suitable items to go with it finished by tomorrow night, where I will post a lovely picture of Delgadita in all her splendor right here on the next post.  In the meantime, let me scare you all with the ugliness that is the cloth PvP tailor set.  Del is not pleased.

In Dire Maul, desperately farming for a new look!
I have to thank shadow form for covering the nastiness that is this outfit until I finish building the new one.  Maybe they made it ugly so I would want to progress out of it faster?  I'm guessing so.

Del has managed to get to the point where she has to defeat all the trainers in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms, and she is lazily doing so, dabbling in Klaxxi dailies for no other reason than that they are there, fiddling around with her farm that only has four plots, and she just hatched her dragon baby!  My girlfriend has been bragging about her 12 plot garden for so long that I had to tell her that I have 24 spaces at home, so there!  Not that they produced much this year.  A few small, hard tomatoes, a lot of fiery cayenne peppers, some lettuce, and two vines that never did anything but flower, and the hopes of a watermelon and corn quashed by the local ant population.  My upside down hanging gardens did better, as they are still producing cherry tomatoes and bell pepper the size of my grand baby's fist and jalapenos.  Sorry, off tangent there for a bit, but I'm guessing that my virtual garden will do better. Sad Sad Sad.

Del caged up all the duplicate pets that would be caged and set free the others.  Maybe it's silly, but I just couldn't see having all the duplicates when there are so many more to catch and play with!  I use AuctionLite for my auctions, and even though it will research the item price for me, the sell it button stays grey. I end up remembering the gold part of the price and using the other window to sell them.  So far, my mage that may never get past 40 Sallaedrea has made over 1000 gold selling the pets that I didn't hand out to guildies who didn't have them yet, which consisted of a lot of green pets and a few duplicate holiday pets.  I gave away a sewer rat, my extra crocodiles and crabs, a lobster, a firefly, a faerie dragon, and a slew of alliance pets that some people didn't have time to collect. I almost wish that some of the nicer looking pets that you capture in the wild could be traded but not sold.  Not sure how that could work, maybe some functionality in the battle pet menu?  But I guess that would not be fair to the pet hunters out there if anyone could get any pet there was just because they knew someone.

I haven't got back to leveling my cute little rogue Tajni yet.  Something tells me she may be little for a long time.  There are so many damned dailies to do and pets to capture, I barely had time to run Stormstouts Brewery last night.  I think we ran it on regular, all of us at level 90 already, got a guild achievement, and went about doing what we do best, which is twiddle and achieve.  The night before last I finished out the Lorewalkers reputation, which finally got Delgadita her 35 exalted reputation achievement.  I thought for sure that I would finish with the goblins to get that one.  Oh well.  Guess I'm not so motivated, since I worked it up on a low level toon so I could have the trikes. I'm guessing getting the reputation gathering buff only works if the toon that is exalted is on the same server.  Delgadita may never reach exalted with the Bilgewater Cartel.  So sad.

The weather here in California is turning cooler, which means I may have more time to write silly thoughts and post random screenshots here for everyone.  You know, in between cracking the whip on the teens to get the chores and homework done and extracting the 6 year old from whatever tree or angry sister she finds herself stuck with.   I think I promised that when summer had just arrived and I thought since I wasn't working that I would have more time.  HA HA.  I won't hold my breath, and I expect you not to either.

Hope this finds you having a lovely day on Earth and in Azeroth.  Until next time!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Random Screenshots

Lorewalker Delgadita en route to Halfhill.
Almost made it to Serenity Falls.
Owen's Wishing Well
Wind SOCK. Ha Ha!
Hot Tubbin'

Balloon Ride

Heroic Priestliness

I am never going to hit heroic dungeons.  Ok, well, I may hit them, but it's a long way off.  That, and I totally plan to go easy mode (for me) and dps.  I do have a friend who is hitting the heroic raiding NOW and doing it as a Holy priest.  Her name is Adoree, and she has a YouTube channel and streams live over at Twitch TV.  For those who find watching raiding as interesting as I do, Adoree has a great perspective on most fights as a holy priest. Here is her guild run at the Sha of Anger world boss.


Adoree also streams rated battlegrounds and random stuff most nights around 6 pm.  Here is their first world boss kill in Pandaria.  At the beginning you can see her choosing her final talent.


Here is an interesting fight in Mogu'shan Vaults.  With the raid marks on certain players, it really helps me see the strategy I can hear being discussed in this fight.


Well, there you have it.  Raiding from a Holy Priest point of view, courtesy of Adoree of The Church.  I hope you decide to hang out with her one night, or spend a few minutes looking around her YouTube channel.  I know I have enjoyed the time I spend in both places!

Monday, October 1, 2012

2:30 AM

Woke up to hubby's computer blaring some You Tube show after a restart.  It's quiet now, but I am wide awake, so you all get a bonus post that may ramble and make little sense, with pictures, too!

"Hai Big Turtle!", says Tajni.

Tajni is my baby rogue panda.  I started her while waiting for my expansion box to arrive from Amazon.  I live in the boondocks, sorta, so it took most of the day to get here.  It did not matter much, as I had to work, and when I get home there is the afternoon nap that has to happen, and homework to check on and chores to supervise, so I sat down to make Tajni around dinnertime the 25th.  I think she is cute.  She'll get some playtime later, when Delgadita gets frustrated with some quest or pet battle or something.

Sight Seeing with Delgadita.

I have way too many pictures of scenery from yesterday and the day before.  Why?  Because my banner on my blog and my Twitter background are from Wrath of the Lich King, and they're getting a little grimy.  With all my extra free time, I plan on updating these.  I foresee this happening when I am laid up in bed after returning from the hospital from surgery.  Since I only just got the referral for an office visit on the matter, who knows when this is actually going to happen?  Maybe around Christmas time, when I can take the time off during actual non work days, because who can afford to miss work?  Not me.

Everybody's gone surfin'...Surfin' Pandari-ayy!

I love the kites!  I can't remember if it was a kid that was telling me this, or the hubby, but someone said these just couldn't possibly work.  What?  Of course they can!  It would be like surfing the air currents.  The kite master would have to be in some control over the air currents, or have a buddy air elemental helping out to steer the kites in the general direction they needed to go.  Cake.  My logic is flawless.  Ask Spock, he'll tell you I'm right.

Waterfall I found fascinating in the fishing village.

I played sporadically yesterday (middle of the night, this does actually mean Sunday!) whilst watching the boy child re-do laundry.  Why do they try to take the short cut for everything?  He felt he had been overworked or wrongly sent to the washroom, and so he decided he wasn't going to hang out the laundry, but hoard the wet, mouldering stuff in his room.  Took too long to find out his subterfuge.  I kept insisting that we owned more than three bath towels, because, come on, we have more than that many people showering in this house, I hope.  Since hubby was home when this was happening, he found the problem, and we spent most of yesterday running the washer non stop, then walking out to the lines with him to watch him pin things up, then pulling things down (love So Cal weather right now.  Faster than a clothes dryer!).  Wash, hang, repeat.  Very tiresome.  I was going to do it all myself when we both said Whoah!  the boy needs to do this himself.  So, this meant I got half an hour here, twenty minutes there, an hour around lunch time, another 40 minutes over there, in between folding and handing off piles of clothing to my poor, naked children.  Not a lot of time and very broken up, but enough to get me almost done with The Valley of the Four Winds.  I left Delgadita sitting staring at the taxidermified creatures at Nesingwary's Expedition, waiting to go hunt turtle shells for some sort of bizarre sacrificial ceremony.

My favorites and current team.

Pet battles have really been a hard thing for me to put down.  If Delgadita had not been "stuck" in Pandaria, she would have been frolicking around areas with level 5ish pets looking for rares to battle and capture.  Ugh.  I had no pictures of my pokemon team.  Good thing I could log in and get one, huh?  My current strategy is to get as many rare quality pets as possible, which means I battle a lot of the same pet, releasing the common and poor ones, until I get something good. My very favorite pets right now are my gazelle fawn and Stinker.  Stinker took on all of the gal in Ashenvale's pets almost entirely alone, save for a heal from the gazelle.  I then quickly lost to the troll in Stonetalon, but I'll get her next time.  Just look at all the neat options I have to go up against her with!  Part of my outside time yesterday was spent looking at, planning out where to go next to get pets.  I was a little disappointed as I hopped a flight point from wherever I was below the Wetlands to Undercity, only to see that silly itty bitty bog beasty pop up while I was in flight.  I tried logging out, logging in my bank toon, and logging in again, hoping it would drop me in Arathi, but that didn't work.  I wasn't about to fly all the way back to the Wetlands for it, so I guess until my random artifact of dropping me in random places drops me near the Wetlands again, I won't be looking too hard for that beast. Sigh.

The Umbrella of Chi-Ji.  Watch out for the Foxicopter!

Speaking of archaeology, Delgadita managed to unearth the parts to make what turns out to be a best in slot pre raiding for her off hand.  And it is pretty!  Again, no silly screen shot.  Let me see what I can do about that...and done.  And it is silly, look at that Foxicopter!  Read about it on Cymre's blog, but never thought I'd run into it myself.  Did you know that engineering trainer in Nesingwary's Expedition sells a Foxicopter Controller?  Back to Delgadita's digging, she has managed to crate up several artifacts, and has one that might go on display, if she ever gets over to do so.  Ah well, at least we have a gorgeous off hand that I will definitely be trying to fit an outfit around!

Laid Back Raids.  You should join us!  I think they are usually on Fridays,Saturdays, and Sundays (don't quote me on this) and they are for both Horde and Alliance, depending on what is scheduled.  The last one I went on was An'Qiraj, and we busted through both raids in next to no time.  Delgadita won the roll on the red Qiraji tank mount, which earned her a feat of strength, which had me grinning giddily at the screen for many minutes.  Thanks to Saintvache for running the raid.  He posted a picture of Delgadita on his blog for the world to see just how awesome this Laid Back cross server Raid can be.  So, join us! Contact information should be here on JD's blog, somewhere. I couldn't find his Real ID stuff and, to be honest, I'm getting tired, so I'll bet if you use his e-mail address and write him a letter, he'll get back to you on it!

Well, this post seems to have helped me to update my blog and work out my sleeplessness.  I am off to the kitchen for a drink, then hitting the pillow hard for another 2 hours.  For those that were looking forward to more Comikaze Cosplay pictures, as soon as I wrest the iPod from the hands of its owner I'll post more. I hope that I haven't meandered too far, or been too confusing tonight.  Until next time!