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Crappy rosters, DOTA2, warcraft movies and boredom

I know, I haven’t had a post in a couple of days, and in truth, it may be a couple of weeks before any decent ones happen again.

I have been given the gift of crappy rosters for the next month, this week I have 7-3pm for two weeks and then 10-6 for two weeks…no in betweenness which means I have to be up super early (which means early to bed) for the first two weeks and I will be getting home late for the two weeks after that. :( These next two weeks I have to be up at 4am to catch my train to hopefully get me to the city before I need to be at work and I need more than 4 hours sleep a night so I will be in bed at probably about 9pm.  My online time will be pretty rough and hard to pick as  likely I will be home at a about 6pm (thanks to having to wait until 4.20 for a train after finishing at 3 and missing the 3.15pm) which doesn’t leave a lot of time for much else when you add making dinner etc to the time slots.  I really am just completely tired of living miles away from the city. But we are working on the house at the moment and fixing up what needs to be fixed so we can sell..it just takes time.

However I have been reading blogs and websites and currently getting excited for the warcraft movie stuff that is coming out of Comic-Con.  I know it isn’t much but even just basic information is awesome, given how long we have been waiting!!


I like that Travis Fimmel is going to be the human – he is dreamy and a Victorian so I am all on board with him.  The fact the he is awesome in Vikings is just gravy.  I am more than happy to be in love with him for multiple roles.  Trivia says that he used to have a CK billboard in times square that was causing accidents because people would stop/slow down to ogle him.  I think it may have been this following image:


But, in truth I prefer him looking like a Viking warrior, yup..that is so much better and much more attractive – even the facial hair, which I normally am not a fan of on men.


The description of the movie trailer sounds ok so far, but I am devastated we have to wait until 2016!!! Such a long wait!

Which brings me to the next waiting adventure that we are being put through  - our horde chopper!!! Sign in before September 30 and you get your account flagged for it.  I love it, and only horde players can use it – this would likely have turned me horde if I had still been alliance.  I can’t wait to see it in game!  It looked magnificent in the real world!


I have a small confession in that I have been playing a little bit of DOTA2, but only small amounts and with some other friends.  My real reason for playing it is so I can understand how to play Heroes of the Storm when it is released!  However I do enjoy playing it, it is not WoW (which is not ok) but each game has been taking about 30 – 40 minutes to get done and it is slightly more fun then spending that same amount of time in WoW doing nothing (or waiting for an LFR queue).  I know that sounds bad and horrible and I should be slapped for it, but everything I want to do in WoW requires other people which aren’t available when I am.  Or it requires a lot of time waiting for queues as DPS (like LFD/LFR or even Oqueue) and then you have to actually spend another 40 minutes doing the actual content.  DOTA has been fun because you log on and start actually playing within a few minutes, then I can log off and go to bed :)  This has happened a few times and I can honestly say I love it.  I love my guild – I really do – but they run to a late schedule and that mucks up things a little bit for me at the moment only because have rosters and I live 2 hours away from work. I can’t be online late into the night do to things, I really must find some friends that play between 7-9 hehe.

Other than that, I have not been in BETA at all, I know i should but busy-nesss and tired have just sucked my will to do much of anything. I am hoping to jump in game today and maybe play a little bit with my Ui..after all those images the other day I decided I wanted to go back to a cool UI again. I missed it.

I will try and get in game this week!!  I must must must!! I am not bored with WoW per se, what I am bored with is the need to be doing groups things.  What I like about DOTA2 is they have bots.  So in a 5v5 game I can be the only actual player because the rest are bots.  They do their thing and I can be part of it.  I like that I don’t have to wait to find players or people or groups.  I can just go myself and jump in.  I don’t like that I spend most of my time currently in game switching toons and doing nothing at all.  I  stand in town chatting in guild chat to the poor souls that are online when I am and I just can’t find the energy to do anything because I know it will take forever to find a group.  I know i could be pet battling (but it isn’t a favourite thing of mine), I could also do brawlers (but I feel a little meh about it), I could do dailies – but really how many more times can we do the same daily quests….there isn’t much else to do.  Just wait. ALWAYS WAITING!!!!





My ever changing UI!

A few weeks ago, whilst enjoying my blogiversary, I was amazed at the amount of UI changes I have had over the years and I did promise a post.

So..here they all are!!  OMG!!!

In truth there were possibly more, but do you know how many screenshots a person collects over 9 years of playing the one game!??!?  Not including the ones I have lost to time and computers!!

Finished dominating the offensive…

I am pretty stoked about finally receiving exalted status with the offensive, and I think finishing the questchain?  I will keep doing them for a few days as they are mostly pretty easy quests and the money is needed.  But I got two mounts out of the effort – admittedly the same mount, one with armour..but 2 mounts none the less.  I think I am at 157 mounts or something now??  Miles away from 200…MILES!!! I don’t know how people have 200 to be honest.  But enough of that tangent!!

Time to find the bell.  Making me sneaky is not the best idea…I sort of suck at doing that (hence why I never managed a rogue).

Making me sneaky

After 3 false starts I managed to make it to the area with the bell. it was kind of fun finally making into the area I needed!


Then we had to run around Dalaran saving people, killing others and basically doing some work that any of these uber powerful people could have done without me :p But I felt obliged to help save their butts.


And then…the big moment!! Watching Garrosh like a twat ring the bell and Anduin trying to stop him.  he made everything turn evil, and I had to kill these poor creatures.  poor Blademaster Ishi, he became infected and I had to protect the world.


And this numpty, thinks he is able to control the power?!?!?  Gah…I wanted to smash his face in so much!!


Instead I had to be content with riding my awesome new mount :p


And then realising how close I was to becoming exalted, I went and played on my farm to get the last bit.  I do like the farm being able to provide you with rep gains…brilliant idea!!


So I flew all the way back to the offensive so I could pick up the other shiny!  Not sure which one I prefer, possibly the unamoured version…

Armoured Gryphon

So, now that is done, I will do it a couple more time to see if the questline continues but pretty happy the rep I need now for Pandaria is Timeless Isle and the tillers individuals  :)

Domination offensive!!

I am having so much fun with this reputation grind. I am adoring the involvement in the actual siege of org storyline for taking down Garrosh.

Razor Hill War

A little while ago I was passing through Razor Hill and noticed that Vol’jin and Baine were there with an army talking about taking Orgrimmar. I was pretty excited about it and listened to them for a few minutes.

Garrosh the Fool

I adore seeing things in the world be affected by quest lines. It makes me fell like I really am part of the world.

A few days later I was helping out the Blood elves and whilst I do enjoy the idea of being a hero of the horde, given the amount of fighting I have done for these people I should be treated as a hero!!

Hero of the Horde

His speech made me wonder if they plan to make blood elves be able to pick a side like pandas. I mean they are not happy about the way Garrosh is treating them and it would be quite possible to have some defect to the alliance on that basis. I will hold further judgement until I get the rest of the quest line done though.

Changing alliances

Then we went off to find out about the divine bell, apparently in Darnassus with those nasty night elves. I admit, I was worried getting through to her, all those statues doing the floor smashing had me worried a couple of times and I wasn’t entirely sure I could make it through unscathed.

Divine Bell

At least Vol’jin is healing and should be able to come help us himself, lazy bugger!!


Midsummer Fun

After having received my Violet drake  ages ago, I tend to forget when the festivals are on, I don’t need many achievements and so I was happily surprised to find I had some available for Midsummer:

Extinguishing Pandaria

which was much easier than I anticipated, I thought perhaps I would get attacked or mobbed or something, but instead nothing happened.  I went, I clicked, I ran away like a little girl – it was easy!

I then flew around and got the rest that I needed for the Flamekeeper achievement.

Midsummer Pandaria

I am pretty sure now, I am only missing the achievements for the Elders…I haven’t done Cata or Pandaria for them, I also have a few Xmas ones I need to do this year if I remember to attempt it, then next year I have to collect the rest of the children’s week orphans. I missed one this year and am unhappy with myself for forgetting to even check into it like I said I would.

My only decision now is whether I try and get enough of the blossoms to get the Brazier of Dancing Flame before time runs out…I really like it and I think I only need another 100 or so to get it, which really won’t take all that long to get if I put about an hour in.  I might do it…



I have mentioned before that I don’t have a huge amount of money, in fact, you could say, I have enough money to pay for my raiding and that is about all.

I don’t do a lot of dailies, or auction housing and I, sadly, like spending the money I do have on mounts and pets.

So after the latest spending spree on my Sands of  Time I decided something had to be done.  With garrisons coming out in WoD I want to make sure we have funds to buy whatever we need between now and then, and mounts are always more expensive and well..everything is more expensive.  We barely ever have the money for all the things we want, I am going to make this xpac different!  I SWEAR!!

The best way I can think of making money is to get my farms active on my toons, that way I can sell vegetables, herbs, minerals etc and not be out of pocket for my toons.

The token you buy for extra reputation for the Tillers is amazing!!  My warrior – who had not even been to Halfhill market managed to get to Revered by the second day. THE SECOND DAY!!!  So he has 12 open spaces and after the second day of doing the dailies, I may only need another couple to open up the farm entirely.

Farmer spirit

My pally is up to the same section as well now, so I have 3 farms working. I have my shammy in on it as well since I don’t really use her for anything else, so currently I have 4 toons with three of them only have 12 spaces open and my mage having the entire farm.  I am not doing dailies on the other toons at this stage, I have too many other things I want to spend my time on, but I may consider it shortly.

Farmer Pally

My plan is to have my mage doing half her farm for the Domination Offensive, whilst the rest do ore/herbs/vegetables so I can put everything on the auction house.

I am hoping that this will allow us a good feeder for money.  My little auction house spends her time running between mailbox/bank and auction house.  My guild bank needs an assistant I have been kept so busy with auctioning.  I may need to get auctioneer again to help make the selling part easier :)

The herbs are selling well, but the vegetables are leaving a little bit to be desired, I think it is just pot luck on what sells and when, so will keep trucking.  I am also making sure I do some dailies every day so I can be getting money without fail.



Ji-Kun pet!

Oh, how exciting!!

I won a twitter


Sampascals on Twitter posted the below and I saw it from a retweet, so of course I had to try didn’t I?  How could I say no to this little gem when such little effort is required :)

I had a busy weekend and so I wasn’t really on twitter and then last night I was watching Doctor Who and crying at every second episode and again was not actively looking at my devices or twitter.

I did happen to walk past my phone as it vibrated and so I stopped to check it out and saw the notification that I had won!!  OMG!!


I was pretty excited, I never generally win random things or raffles, so I was pretty happy.  I messaged @sampascals and jumped online to get my little guy!

Here we are together (thank GOD for btag is all I can say!!) :


And me and my little buddy!!


Is his beak not the cutest little thing you have ever seen!?!?!  SQUEEEE!!!  Pascals and I were discussing how hard he is to get a picture with, little Ji-kun is very clingy and you can’t move too far or he moves as well…it took a few minutes,l but I got there in the end.

Pascals has advised he will be having more of these giveaways so be sure to follow him @sampascals on twitter and keep an eye out!!

5 years worth of screenies

Trolling through 5 years worth of WoW screenshots is a pretty tough thing to do.  I have thankfully sorted them by month in each year, so it makes it more like chunks of pictures.  Slightly easier to deal with, but let me tell you..I am completely DIZZY with the amount of different UI’s I have had over the years.  I am going to make a separate post for that, I have so many.  I cannot accurately represent it to you via text!!

But here is a gallery of screens I have taken; funny, serious and boring all jumbled in.  This is a very brief 5 year overview.


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5 years blogging about wow – an actual post!!

That’s embarrassing!!

I saved the post and forgot to actually fill in something useful :)

Yes 5 years blogging about WoW today. Unbelieveable!!  But let’s face it, even with some breaks, that is a long time to be blogging about the one topic!

I was going to link to some of my more stupid posts, but well, the effect may have been lost now that my post went live with nothing in it!!


So here’s to me and here’s to my readers!!  Thanks for all the good times!!!  Since May 2005, the only toon I have played is my mage and although she has had many moves, name changes and server transfers she will always be my main and the only toon I hope to keep playing for another 5 years.


After a quick flick through my screenshots, I may actually put a gallery up in the next couple of days, there are some pretty funny ones in there folders that I would love to share :)  Keep an eye out !

Thanks for all the comments guys!!

Animals…ANIMALS everywhere!!

I forgot to crack my primal egg, and only remembered because I headed over to Jurassic Park and found I couldn’t pick one up that had dropped.

I got a green raptor out of it.  So I believe I only have a red one to collect now…and maybe attempt the white raptor…killing dino’s is hard work though, and those mamma T-rex get mighty angry…

Green raptor

Whilst I was faffing about though. Aurii asked if anyone was in need of a Sapphire Cub as they had created a spare one by accident!  Guess who got it?  I did offer to pay for it, which was turned down.  Thank you very much Aurii, I will take very good care of her and she will always be loved!!

Sapphire cub

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