Questing – without legendaries

You know I joke about it but I managed to get to 200 world quests completed the other day – and I have done quite a few more since then, and I am still yet to see a legendary.

What is the most painful is that my twitter feed and guild chats are full of people getting them within a couple of hours of reaching 110. Hey I only dinged 20 minutes ago and look at my legendary!!

I get so annoyed. Lominari laughs. I huff. Every single time.

I have even asked a couple of times in guild chat if Blizzard are watching to find out why I have no legendary love. I have managed to get my ilevel to 850 without a legendary but that doesn’t make it any better.  Lominari hasn’t managed to get a second one on his priest yet though and we are doing the dailies together so that fills me with a little satisfaction. I think it would kill me if he got a second before I got my first one.

I wondered if there was something I needed to do to activate a signal in the system that I was able to have one, but that make little to no sense given some people just ding and get them. So I went hunting for information. This is what I found.

Trust the EU players to come up with this stuff. You can find the full spreadsheet here if you are interested. Basically as someone with no legendary I need to some Heroics and LFR’s, neither of those things are overly time consuming and if it helps me get the shiny orange text pop up who am I too resist.

Yes I know, gear isn’t everything! However in this instance that is just a lie someone tells you when they have legendaries!!

 

Pet Battles: You can never have too many?

I was discussing pets in guild the other day, and mentioned that I was going to start chasing the achievements for taming/collecting etc.  I never really got into it originally with the amount of time needed to devote to the levelling, however recently I have remembered that battling doesn’t take a huge amount of time and is at least a bit of a challenge.

The celestial tournament was what I had my sights set on, but given most of the strats call for pets I simply either didn’t have or were level 1- it was time to bite the bullet. Celestial tournament is the end goal  – to reach that I needed to get more pets to 25, to do that I needed my Safari hat (and charms) and that meant completing the Tamer achievements for the world.

Before I began my mission though Antheriel and Limpywtf caught up with me in Dalaran and donated so many pets to me that I am still losing my mind over it. They were all duplicates for them but for me it was an almost spiritual level event.  So many of them will be useful when I get the levelled and I really just cannot express how grateful I am too them. Nelly sat on vents with me and went trough all her duplicates while Limpywtf just added pets to the bank for me to run off with if I was missing them (I missed out on Syd the Squid as I couldn’t remove anything else for the day and by the time I got back the next day he was gone).

Abyssius is one I want to level because he is so gorgeous looking!

The Sandling and Imp are very cool looking but then the Firewing suits my whole fire mage look so perfectly that I feel such a stunning creature should be levelled asap. See, look how fiery and gorgeous she is! Just look!

The featured image for this post is the Sunfire Kaliri which was also lovingly donated, but it is also very theme appropriate for my fire mage – I just can’t decide between the above Firewing or the Kaliri.

Neither Nelly or myself could pronounce Cyrukh – so I feel I should change his name to Nelly.  I always like to change the names of pets to the characters of the people that game them to me; it helps remind me of the donation and the history of each pet, but this lot is going to be a massive struggle I think.  I can’t come up with that many variants 😀

The whelping will be added to my long list of dragons requiring levelling – since I am obsessed with Dragons I feel it is only appropriate that I level every single one I get my hands on.  Such hard work though!

The Sister is absolutely gorgeous – my very own mini succubus.  She even makes the whip noises and I simply cannot describe how much I adore this pet. I have always laughed about the whole warlock wanting to me mages thing – but imho mages should – in all honesty – be able to have pets – we are masters of the arcane, dammnit! – there should be a spec dedicated entirely to summoning creatures/elemental beings to do our damage during fights.

Of course the last little cutie was this little fella.  OMG look at those little furry feet, and the horns! GAH!  I like the Talbuk creature so this is just fun to have, I really wish we could have more than 1 pet running around with us – like a pet battle group but always around. Obviously that would be pretty intensive on the game if all of us did that, but I can have dreams right?!

Not only that but Antheriel also emailed me her noes about the Celestial tournament, all her plans/groups and tactics etc.  I cannot wait to get cracking on that section of Pandaria. I am sure her notes will help me through!

I cannot thank both Antheriel or Limpywtf enough for the amount of pets they gave me.  I owe them so much love and if I could have hugged them in real life I would! A blog post hardly seems like good enough payment for the joy. As I assured Nelly, they are going to a very loving home who will ensure they are looked after. I feel so very lucky!

Real Neat :D

I was nominated by Cymre for a Real Neat Blog Award.

This award is actually really appreciated as I have only just come back to blogging after anther hiatus and it is nice to know that someone is reading my blog again.  I have missed the friends I made blogging and I hope to be able to find some new ones.  Thanks so much Cymre for thinking of me!
Here are the rules:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and create 7 questions for them.

And the questions I have to answer:

  1. How would you pass the time during a blackout?

During a blackout I would probably start using every piece of technology I have to keep functioning online. I would plug my phone/ipad into my macbook to suck as much power as I could from it and I would likely read one of the many ebooks I keep saying I am going to eventually get to.  Depending on the time of day I would likely do some gardening if there was light because no way I am gardening in the dark with spiders etc.

2.  If you could be any superhero for a day, who would you be and why?

Hmm always a tough one but I would have to go with Scarlet Witch.  I mean she was a witch. She uses hexes and magic.  That is me.  I just don’t get to have red swirly magic shooting form my fingers.

3. What is one thing you love collecting or loved collecting as a child/adult?

I wanted to collect the entire car bear collection when I was a child. I still have 1 of the three I had.  My little sister stole my other two and to this day no one will admit it happened.  I did sort of grow out of it, but I can promise even as a teenagers (and they were not made) I would look up places and see if I could justify buying them.  I still wonder now if it is too late to start collecting.  I loved the idea that there was a bear for everything you ever felt.4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Anywhere – would be Scotland. It is one of those places on my travel plans but I have other places I am going first. I love a lot of things from Scotland and I can’t wait to experience it.  I married a Scottish guy, I love the accent, I adore bagpipes and kilts, I will one day find the Loss ness monster and I would really enjoy learning how to make proper haggis.

 

5. If you could only take one item to a deserted island, what would it be?

Since I am unlikely to pass off my husband as an item (and he would be my first choice of person) I would probably take a book that I could read repeatedly.  This is such a hard question, i mean why would i voluntarily go, is it permanent, is it tropical or rocky? hahaha

6. Who is your main and who do you love playing her/him?

My main is my mage, has always been and will always be.  I love playing a magic user, I like  throwing fireballs around.  I feel guilty if I am not playing her and even guiltier if I get achievements on alts instead of her.

7. Favourite phone app?

I would have to say Instagram or Imgur are on equal par.  I spend most of my spare time scrolling through both apps favouriting images.  I love photography and memes so the two of those apps basically cover everything I love in the world.

Given I am only recently back to blogging I haven’t really got that many blogs on my feed that are not already nominated for this award.  So if you happen to read this post and you haven’t been nominated please consider this my nomination of you.  Just answer the following 7 questions and link back to me so I can start reading your blog.

Questions:

  1. What is the most embarrassing in game thing to have happened to you?
  2. What is your favourite TV show and why?
  3. When you were younger what profession dd you want to me that would never have been possible?
  4. When you are reincarnated as an animal in your next life which one will you be and why?
  5. What is a topic you want to know more about but are too scared to find out about?
  6. The best meal you have ever eaten?
  7. Favourite sports team?

Cooking in Azeroth

I hadn’t realised how long it was since I posted and in fact even played WoW.  I have been neglecting the second love of my life horribly.  Hopefully this post about the third love of my life will make up for it somewhat.

My usual New years tradition (has been for the last 6 years) has been to LAN with some friends and play WoW until the wee hours of the morning.  We normally chase dungeon/raid achievements for mounts etc which is a lot of fun.  This year our usual gathering was not possible so we offered it to another group of friends we played with.  IN the end the thought of having to unpack PCs etc was so unappealing they decided to just come over and play tabletop instead.

We played quite a few different games over the course of the night and had an absolute blast.  It was nice to chill out, have some drinks and just relax. It did feel weird not being in game though, even if we did get to see real fireworks in my local area instead of ingame ones!

What does any of this have to do with cooking you say? Of course having Azerothian friends I had to make something from the cookbook!

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Beer-basted Boar Ribs.  Oh hell yes.  I would make the every weekend if I had the time.

**DROOOOOOL**

They were not hard to make, but it is time consuming as you need to baste the ribs every 30 minutes. You make the sauce first which I wasn’t sure would be enough:

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and then begin to cover the ribs evenly.  This was the first acting they received, as you can see the sauce is quite thick.

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After 3 hours I can honestly say, these are gorgeous. Stunning.  The droves of Ironforge really knew what they were doing when they created this recipe.

The end product looks like something straight from heaven.  We had a couple left over the next day which we had for lunch and whilst they were just as nice flavours the next day, reheating in the microwave game them a slightly rubbery texture (as expected).  I would suggest you eat them all immediately when out of the oven.  Just keep shoving them in until you have finished them!  You will not regret it. Much.

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Have you ever

been so amazed to see this blog activated again?!?!

There isn’t much here as yet, obviously, but it should fill out over the next couple of days if all goes well.

 

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