Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Costume - Wicked Witch of the West.

Thought you were pretty foxy, didn't you?
It was difficult to find anything pure black in the game. Still, I think I have captured the spirit of this nasty old hag, who I am portraying as a troll. I know, it's not too original, because the Wicked Witch in Karazhan is a troll, too. I think mine looks the part, though.  Here's my take on the Wicked Witch.

I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! 
This is a transmog set.  It is a shame that they won't allow us to use the Farmer's Broom for transmog! Sadly, if you don't already have one of these, it has been confirmed that it no longer drops. Here's the list of items I used.

What do you think? Could she replace The Crone in Karazhan?  Here's a reference picture.

Ignore the silly shadow priest who wouldn't move.
Maybe not, but I think she looks every bit as evil as The Crone. Maybe she could stand in when she gets caught in a rainstorm, melting.

I'll be mostly afk tomorrow, handing out candy, escorting a kid or 3 all over my little town, and the usual work stuff. Happy Hallow's End! 

Halloween Costume - Dorothy

There's no place like home...
This could be a transmog if you can find a main hand that fades into the background. It's all cloth and pretty easy to get, for the most part. Here's the list.

Not as cute and cuddly as the original.

You could use your Egg Basket from Noblegarden instead of the lantern, but then it wouldn't be a transmog set!  This outfit also benefits from having Tito around. All you have to do is collect all the pets in this achievement group to get him, and most can be found on the auction house. This achievement works with traded pets, too, so if you have a friend that has the ones you need, trade them, learn them, and crate them back up to trade back. 

I think I have time for a Wicked Witch Costume, and maybe even a Tin Man. Happy Hallow's End!

Halloween Costume - Glinda the Good Witch.

You've always had the power, my dear.
This is not a transmog set, because the Elegant Dress is a common item, and I left out the belt, gloves, cloak, and main hand items. Still, if you have a costume party to go to in game, this will almost work. Just be sad with me for a moment that the Gossamer Headpiece doesn't let your lovely locks show. Thanks to the magic of GIMP, it works, but not so in game. Here, for reference, is a random picture of Glinda the Good Witch from the original Wizard of Oz.

You had it, all along...

Here's the item list, should you care to try this out in game.

Next, I will attempt a remake of Dorothy, complete with Toto.  Happy Hallow's End!

There is Still Heroic Mode!

Aww, look at the kitty!
I bought the last wing of Naxxramas today, and with the help of Icy Veins and Hearthhead, beat Sapphiron and Kel'thuzad. I finished the last class challenge, and now have all the Naxxramas cards. The paladin challenge was fun with all the oozes and buffs. I look forward to tweaking some decks and totally reworking others.

My card list is very light on legendary and epic cards. I stopped buying packs so I could buy the wings of Naxxramas with gold. I wasn't upset at not getting my customary 2 packs a week, because I had been dusting 90% of the cards I received. I'll be glad to have the extra gold to try out some arena, as my highest arena key is bronze, and I hear that you have a chance to win single cards with every key.

Have any decks to beat heroic mode Naxxramas bosses? I'd love to see them!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trick or Treat?

Look at all the costumes!

I like that costumes stack, until one turns Delgada into a leper gnome. From then on, all the costumes are male. I'm all for dressing up, but Del really likes being, well, a girl. Trick or Treating is serious business, and Delgada wanted a kitty that was alive as her, so she had some serious traveling to do.

Widget the Departed.

Delgada is weary of begging for candy. She got a lot of treats, but I think an equal amount of tricks.

Can we make toothpicks a currency?
I'm afraid Bittsee or Carlatta or Shawndra will have to run around and gather candy for the other kitty,  and for the Yipp-Saron costume. Delgada used the last of her candy money to buy some masks.


She ran out of candy before she could try out an Ogre mask, so Bittsee was made to try that one on.


I think it suits her. The buff is all wrong though. What is an arcane mage going to do with extra stamina? 

That is about all the time I have for fun tonight. If I have time or patience tomorrow, I'll edit in WoWhead links. Hope you are enjoying Hallow's End as much as I am!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Smorgasbord.

I've been quiet lately. I apologize. Real life has been happening, so you can find me hiding out in WoW a lot. Sadly, frequenting my favorite places in Azeroth to escape my life has not been conducive to blogging.


I can't remember the language I picked, but Malo means small and zla means evil. Malozla lives on Cenarius in the Pwny Express Alliance. She is my only warlock. We'll see how well this turns out. I am not fond of warlocks, and the only help she will get on this side of Cenarius (which seems to be much more populated that the Horde side) will be from fellow guildies and furtive packages of heirlooms slipped stealthily into the Alliance post.

Late to the party.
Garrosh is gone. I had taken care of the deed in LFR months ago, but never got to the end again to turn it in. I missed getting the Ahead of the Curve achievement despite the heroic last minute efforts of wonderful friends in my guild. We just didn't have enough oomph to make it happen. I got my first regular kill a few days after the expansion hit, got my heirloom staff, and am happy to say I never have to do it again, but probably will try to get Carlatta her heirloom ranged weapon, because she was on Cenarius first.

I decided to try and get the filthling pet off these oozes. It wasn't a long time before I got one, so I stayed long enough to get two! I'm hosting a costume contest for Hallow's End for my guild, and what better prize than a pet that is too grindy to get for yourself? The grand prize is a Mechano-Hog. I invite you all to participate, but the catch is you have to be level 40 on Cenarius in the Pwny Express for me to be able to award you the grand prize. However, if you want to be treated by this cranky old lady who only gives treats to the kids in costume, send me a screenshot of your best Hallow's End transmog and I will snoop in your armory and send you a pet you don't have (unless you have all the cool toys, in which case, stop teasing me!).

In the news of the new pre expansion fun, Delgada is thrilled that she has regained almost half of her bank space. I don't have nearly the amount of toys I thought I had, but I did have a fair amount of transmog items stashed away, and I was glad to give the ethereals money to store it away for me! In the not so thrilled department, we have this.

Kissy face and pink hair?!?
Thank you Blizzard for allowing face manipulation in the barber shop! She was better than I had hoped, but still not the gal I wanted.

Almost right.
I'm still not thrilled with her bouncy run and her huge butt. I'm sure I'll get over it eventually. Oh, and hubby tells me she looks like a boy. I'm still waffling on her hairstyle. I like the newest long style, and I like the Bride look, and I like a couple of the other short hair styles. I hear hair grows even when you are undead, so that shouldn't be a problem.

You face Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord...errr, what?
In Hearthstone news, I have been saving my gold pieces and buying each wing as I can. I have only one more wing to buy! I beat the Construct Quarter today, so that means if I draw 40 coin quests only for the next 2 weeks, I will have the last one just before Thanksgiving, earlier even because I didn't count the 10 coin reward for 3 wins with a class. This has more than doubled my legendary card count, and given me a lot of useful cards. Favorite card so far? Hard to say, as every deck has a new favorite, but I love the Sludge Belcher, and my rogue deck has been kicking some butt in the rankings (if you call rank 16 kicking butt!) Here is my deck, if you want to try it. I used to have a cheap fast zoo, but it started losing a lot at the advent of the freeze mage decks.

Where did I get this?

I'm sure I pulled this from Hearthhead somewhere. I love it because it has many cards that are hard to get around with priest removal, and some buffers that get the others up to that as well. It has just enough card draw. I especially love going second with Eviscerate in my opening hand. Four damage to the face, muahahahahah!

I hope everyone is enjoying their travels in Azeroth. Hope to bump into some of you in game!