Sunday, December 29, 2013

That NPC Said The Funniest Thing - Winter's Veil Edition.

Great-father Winter, not to be confused with Greatfather Winter.

I have started noticing the little things in game, like conversations in inns and dialogue in quests.  Some non player characters are hilariously funny, some are dry and good for a grin, some are clever.  Today, I treat you to Great-father Winter, the Horde patron saint of Winter's Veil.  Sure, most of us know he's a big fraud, a bit actor paid by the Smokywood Pastures franchise.  Oh, you didn't know?  Sorry.  Yeah, that copper racer is pretty cool, huh?  Wow, look at that paper zeppelin! I'll just toss another for you to watch while I go hide behind that tree over there. Why don't you talk to the guy and see what he has to say for himself?

 Pushing Graccu's Mince Pie and Fruitcake like a good sponsor.

The real Great-father Winter would listen intently and patiently. 

Why not? Because LAWSUITS! The real Great-father Winter would let you.

Lush.  He didn't even offer to share. 

I'm sending a note to Halinka to chat with Greatfather Winter in Ironforge later today. I'm curious if he is the real deal or just another guy with a great beard and salesman attitude. Either way, I'm sure Halinka will go and retrieve the stolen presents again. She's just another cog in the machinery at Smokywood Pastures.  At least they have good cookies.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Solstice Challenge - Better Late Than Never?

Christmas is almost here, and I missed the deadline for finishing this, 7 screenshots shy of the mark.  Still, I wanted to finish, so here are the last shots.  Happy Winter's Veil, everyone!

Restored Light.

Luxurious Light.

Light and Life.

Electric Light!

Sound and Light.

Corrupted Light.

Warning Light.

Furtive Father Winter Gift : Navimie!

I totally had no idea anything was up when Navimie said she wanted to help me get a few achievements the other night.  Here is my gift from her.  Thanks, Navi!

I decided to spend some time with Shawndra the other day and try to get her some achievements - I saw she had been doing them with her guild, but I wanted her to have some special ones just with me! After perusing her achievements, I saw that there were a few that we could do - so I decided to ask her if she would like to hang out and do a few achievements, and she said yes - but we scheduled it for the following day.  It's always a bit hard when we live on the opposite sides of the planet with funny time zones and all :P So we managed to get on at the same time and I thought we could do some of the older instances first. What I did forget is how OP we are now at 90 instead of 80 and we killed things way too fast.  I wanted to try Halls of Stone and get Abuse the Ooze - it had been a while since I was in there. Shawndra had to tell me what to do (ie wait for Brann!) because I was wandering around like a noob 70 LOL. Unfortunately, we killed him... Then I thought we'd go to Icecrown Citadel and try for some of the ones there. We went into Forge of Souls and tried to do Soul Power, and we did ok for a bit, but then when he went into the middle, all 4 of the souls got sucked back in and we killed him and he died.  Whoops!  But, at least we managed to kill the Devourer of Souls achievement - Three Faced. I didn't have much time, so I thought I would help Shawndra get another one which is quite easy - Hydrophobia.  All she had to do was stand outside whilst I went and killed Wise Mari - it was lucky because at that time her kids needed her to do stuff, so it was a nice time to AFK. So yay, Shawndra! Hopefully we can find more time to do those little things :)

And as a little gift, I made a puzzle for you! Hope you like it, and a Merry Winter Veil!

I'm not sure how to share the puzzle, but if you are interested in a word search, ask me and I'll share it through e-mail! Happy Winter's Veil to all, and thank you Navimie for spending time spent with me in game.  It's the best present ever!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Solstice Challenge - In The Dark.


Twinkling Lights.



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Carlatta's Escapades In Raids.

Carlatta has been hanging out with the Pwny Express of the Cenarius realm for a few weeks now, and my time playing her has been awesome!  She dropped skinning for alchemy, donated metric tonnes of herbs and skins to the guild bank, joined in on World Boss Wednesday a couple weeks ago (missed it this week due to teenagers and broken bed frames), and joined in on some old world raiding and heroic dungeon fun last night!

We started out in Black Wing Lair and Black Wing Descent, then travelled to the Well of Eternity.  Then, we decided to finish out what was needed for the Glory of the Hero achievement. We started with Violet Hold in hopes that Ichoron would be summoned, but to no avail, so we went to the Oculus to get the Amber Void achievement, then to Utgarde Pinnacle for the Incredible Hulk and to try for My Girl Loves to Skadi All The Time.  The Incredible Hulk was a cinch, the other was not.  We'll be better prepared next time!  After this, we went on to get the ZombieFest achievement in the Culling of Stratholme, then left Arthas to finish cleaning up so we could move on to Halls of Stone for Brann Spankin' New (we tried for Abuse the Ooze, but didn't have the strategy until we'd killed too many oozes). Right about there, most of who was left of us were really tired, so I continued on with another hunter from the group and we were able to get a few achievements in Gundrak and Ahn'kahet. As usual, I wish I had taken more screenshots.  Still, what I got was pretty neat!  

Coolest boss entry, ever (which I missed)

A little less talk and a lot more action, please!

This is still one of the hardest fights I've ever done.  I floor tank well!

Hope you are all having as much fun as I am in game!  Tell me about it in the comments, or find me in game (Shawndrakai#1996).  Take lots of screenshots, and I hope to see you in Azeroth!

More Lights - Winter Solstice Challenge.

Another installment of mostly screenshots for the Winter Solstice Challenge.  Blog Azeroth is following our posts here if you have posted and want others to see that might not know about your blog. If you can't tell by some of the more recently dated screenshots, I've been playing mostly on my hunter on Cenarius, Carlatta.  She is what my old Carlotta on Smolderthorn would be if she ever reached cap.  I'll post some fun shots in my next post of her travels.  In the meantime, enjoy some light in this dreary, cold time of year!

Eerie Candlelight.

Light piercing the darkness.

Bug lights.

Beacon of Hope.


Street Light.

Northern Lights.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Blog Azeroth Solstice Advent Challenge.

Matty over at Sugar and Blood started a link party, of sorts.  Here is my first contribution to her Solstice Advent Challenge. I might do another post on this, but first I have to find some more cool lights in Azeroth. Thanks, Matty, for giving me a reason to look at my screenshot folder! Oh, and I know I'm supposed to do 21 screenshots.  I'll get there, but they're going to have to be grouped like this, because, teenagers and 7 year olds and husbands and granddaughter and stuff!

Happy, Homey, Cozy Light.

Filtered Sunlight.