#Blaugust2019 – The aftermath

I saw a decent jump in views during my posting bloodbath for Blaugust.

In the last 30 days the Blaugust posts have been the main target which is great 🙂 But I noticed some of the posts only had a couple of views in total for the last 30 days.

Having a couple of days away to not be focused on the need to post, I have realised I don’t want to do this again. It was high pressure for me and whilst I didn’t really struggle for posts too much, I just felt it stretched my time too thin. Maybe when time rocks around next year I will feel differently after being back to a regular scheduLE of two posts a week I will feel better about it.

I am pretty proud of all the people who joined in and managed to get through the month, even if you only posted once!

It was nice to see an increase in stats though 🙂 I did feel good when they went up. Thanks for reading and being here.

#Blaugust2019- Warcraft Tattoos

Can you tell I am scraping for topic ideas now…OMG this is so darn hard. A post every day! But whilst I was trolling twitter for other Blaugust writers to steal writing prompts from, I found this and had to stop and appreciate the awesomeness.

I have, since I was about 16, always wanted a tattoo. I was homeless and had no money one day when I was 18, when I walked into a tattoo parlour just for something to do and found the most adorable little dragon tattoo and he was curled up and his tail had been on fire and was blown out. It was the most adorable thing. I said to myself if I ever saw that specific tattoo again when I had money it would be my first one. Many many many years later, I still don’t have a tattoo and I still want one 🙂

I guess I just always worried the pain would be more than I could handle and so I have just never really investigated it. But I would like nothing more than having so many tattoos of the things I love and adore on in places on my body which I could always look at.

Here are some of my all time favourite tattoos though:

This is one of my all time favourites!!

Making this post has made me want one even more 🙂 I was most recently thinking about it at the beginning of the year when the tattoo artist I really wanted had some spots available. But then as usual I chickened out and decided against it. Smel Wink Art is definitely worth checking out, she does amazing watercolours and ever since I saw her work years ago I knew I wanted something by her. I love how the animals have random colours behind and how wonderful she makes them look. Just really stunning work.

Maybe one day – before I am too old – I will get one 🙂

#Blaugust2019 – Why do I actually blog?

This is a question I have had running through my brain the last few weeks quite a lot. The answer is I am not sure, I just enjoy writing posts and like to know people are reading them. I think it shows insight to how I view games and what excites or angers me in Warcraft. It is a way of remembering all the things I have done, with who and shows the points in time when achievements were had and worked for.

Funnily enough I used to have a much larger reader base than I have now, when I had time to be more interactive with other blogs. I should really get back on the WordPress/RSS feed thing and start making the effort to engage with others instead of just lurking. But I have periods where I stop playing WoW and life gets challenging and busy so you lose people when you stop writing, nature of the game, but it is hard to rebuild.

I created a twitter account as a way of following other gamers and talking to them without the need for the blog, but then started using it as a general twitter and posting generic every day stuff as well. It is a mixed bag of my life. I even created a Facebook page with the intention of possibly live-streaming when I got NBN (the super fast tech we are supposed to have in Aus) but sadly my house won’t get it until mid next year apparently. So whilst I post all my blogs to it it is basically sitting their unloved, with 3 people who like it.

I have always used writing in a diary as a way of getting things out of my head – both good and bad. It has always had a therapeutic effect on me. I get to say things I wouldn’t normally say out loud. On my anonymous blogs I can say whatever I want and no one knows it is me, I am safe from questions. So even if what I blog about seems inane to others, it is a record of the discussions and friendships which have meant a lot to me and I want to remember them.

I was watching “Between the Sheets with Ashley Johnson” and she made a comment how she communicates better via email/writing than speaking and I understood it on such a spiritual level!! I think it is why I love blogging – and why I keep coming back to it.

#Blaugust 2019 – Fright Night

We had a night out with some friends to see “A midnight Visit, which is a warehouse converted into various rooms with different themes and actors doing Edgar Allan Poe scenes.

Some rooms were creepy as hell and others were a little meh. I felt a little creeped out in the streamer room and i loved the tell tale heart room.

We weren’t allowed to take photos in the rooms to ensure the entire thing wasn’t ruined for others. This was our group before we went into the actual event.

We had a chance to take a picture with wings, this is hubby 🙂

This is me with my wings, nowhere near as cool as hubby.

It is in Melb for another few months and worth going through it if you are into a goth kind of dream state with Edgar Allan Poe inspired themes.

I should add this may seem like a weird post, but all the people in this photo I know because of Warcraft. I met them in game and through friends of people in game 🙂

#Blaugust2019 – First ever blog post.

This was a post idea on the discord channel and I thought it would be a good one to investigate. I went all the way back to my actual first post ever. 5th Feb 2003.

I remember the story of my blogging so well. I was working at MLC in North Sydney and my friend Minxi and I were at lunch in the Greenwood food court. We were sitting down talking about life and she mentioned she was “blogging” on this site called Livejournal. I said what is blogging? Like a virtual diary which people can read and you can have friends and join communities. It blew my mind!! We spent ages talking about it at length and I jumped on the bandwagon pretty soon afterwards.

When people would start commenting and offering support and advice and reflection on their own issues I knew I had found something I absolutely adored. It looks like I stopped writing there consistently in about 2010.

My first ever WoW blog post was June 13 2009.

It was on my original wow blog called “Arcane Ramblings” which no longer exists publicly, but I did move all my old posts to this blog so they would show a collective history. I am missing a few and I was working on importing them but I got sidetracked and never finished.

Reading over my early blog posts (both personal and WoW) I don’t think anything much has changed. I still make a metric tonne of typing mistakes, I still have bad punctuation and grammar and I still waffle on incessantly about inane things. I do feel a little nostalgic reading back, but I guess that was why I started writing. So I could remember the feelings, the good and bad times, the silly things happening in my life as well as the major ones. I really enjoy the interaction with other people.

So where did you guys all stat, did you have a livejournal? What was your first ever blog post?

#Blaugust2019 – More generic stuff

All these little things happen that don’t deserve their own post, although maybe now is the time to make a single post for everything!!?

Firstly let us deal with Stupid Scrollsages who cannot tell when you have walked the pattern. I must be a millimetre off…

I had to do this about 5 times before it finally succeeded. I was so over it by the end. It is certainly a nice little challenge without much effort really. I do like the tortollen quests, they are nice and quick (usually) with decent rewards.

I got Neri up to level 10!!! Now I just have to start working on the other ones. If I can ever be bothered going back to Naz once I eventually get flying.

I actually got a power up for an essence, to level 2. Never mind the fact my necklace is still not level 55 (I know, I don’t play enough) and I only have 4 of the darn things. But can I point out, I don’t want to PVP for an essence, I don’t care how good it is, I also don’t want to do the million other things needed to collect the darn things. I really cannot understand why they had to make this plus the azerite gear such a burden.

I don’t want to have to switch my gear, talents and now my stupid necklace when I am going between mythics and raids and then even between bosses. Not to mention having to keep a completely different set of gear for tanking. I just don’t want to min/max that much. It just makes everything feel like so much more work for nothing and it irritates me. I think this is part of why I don’t want to log on at the moment, especially combined with trying to get flying.

On the plus side I am an uber fisherman who can’t seem to get “Fishing Buddy”to work anymore so I have to physically click my fishing now. <sob>

All in all I am just chugging along through the content and trying to get my professions up on my mage (Alchemy and tailoring) and my cooking up on my druid. It is also struggle city with those things. No matter how much I seem to herb or how many pieces of linen I have I seem to get like 1 skill point a week. I have to look out for the next Darkmoon Faire and get some cheap skill points.

The depressingly slow path to flying

I just cannot even tell you how much of a struggle it is to log on and find the energy to do these stupidly bad dailies in the new zones. I don’t like to dislike this game because I genuinely love it. I have played since Vanilla because my love outweighs most all things.

This is pushing it though. Jokingly my husband went out at 6.30pm and said to me I will bet you will still be suffering through those when I get back (eta 9.30pm). I started them with Apophis at 6.39ish (let’s not go into overkill) and not a word of a lie, I was just handing in the last part as my husband pulled into the garage. I jumped offline and went and watch Critical Role to cheer myself up.

3 hours to complete Nazjatar and Mechagon. This is why I don’t do dailies as a general rule. It shouldn’t take me that long to get a total of about 20 quests complete. The amount of time spent running/flying between locations – especially with the varied topography is just frustratingly annoying, not including the sheer volume of mobs that seem to live in/near/on the roads.

I seem to be struggling with my reputation gains anyway because my Naz rep is 8800/12000 honoured but my Mech rep is only 4000/12000 and I am doing them both on the same day. I am clearly missing something in Mech and I don’t know what. Anyone else have that difference?

On a positive note, I was pretty excited the other day to find I finally had all the mats to make the lasercat, initially it said I couldn’t because I needed to find someone else – I thought perhaps you had to have engineering, then we found some guy sold the blueprint, so then i could again. It was a rollercoaster of emotions guys 🙂

Michael on the other hand spend all his mats recently on this little guy – I have no idea how or where or which quest, but I am hoping I am doing it somewhere along the line! So here are the 4 of us on our mounts.

Kitties and Spiders oh my!!

So…here is to a few more days of painful dailies in amongst some raiding 🙂 Wish me luck to get through this. I just want to be able to fly, thank Ysera for the jetpacks in Mecha – they make such a difference.

Catch up

With pictures 🙂

There is a lot of stuff in here, generic achievements, pets received by my wonderful wonderful friends, mythics run, chests looted, my husband winning mounts from his first ever kill of Jaina (in LFR no less!!), Pathfinder part 1 and various other bits and pieces, like my mage reaching 120 finally and Apophis’ first mythic run.

It has been an amazing 4 months in game 🙂 and I can’t wit to see what the new patch brings.

My biggest question is…are they bringing the dragons back? OMG it would be the most epic of expansions and I would lose my mind.

We also did a fair bit of PVP one night, just running around and killing stuff. It was loads of fun and we all got a stupid amount of achievements from them because none of us had done PVP on these characters. We might have to jump back in and do some more because the list of randoms you could end up in was about 4 the last time we did it, not it is about 25 or something incredible.

Where have all the bloggers gone?

So a memory came up in my facebook feed today which made me so happy but also kind of sad.

I am not the only person to notice that the blogosphere seems to have reduced in size somewhat in the last couple of years. It is something I have discussed a few times with people on here and twitter.

Have they stopped playing WoW therefore have not said good bye to their following of people, are they still playing but sick of writing the same/similar stuff or have they moved to a different platform like blogging or streaming? Did they stop because their readers stopped, do many people still read or have we gone into podcasts and audio options only?

With the release of BfA there has been a lot of negativity surrounding the game and I know it has affected people wanting to even write about anything in a positive light. There are only so many negative posts you want on your blog after all.

We all need time to maintain a blog as well and I do find it difficult if I don’t get as much time to play as I would like; I don’t always get a post up every two days anymore but I am trying to remain consistent for my readers.

So what was the memory? It was the time I was on Twisted Nether talking about WoW and my blog. 5 years ago!!! 5!!! The first and only time I was asked to be on a podcast or anything to do with WoW and I loved every second of it 🙂

So what are you reading/listening to? What blogs are you still reading; send the names/sites so I can also check them out!

How do you actually play?

Honest question incoming. [shame] I am a clicker and a sometimes keyboard turner.

In an effort to break up all the raiding posts I thought I would see input from the collective.

A long time ago – somewhere in the middle of my WoW history I was not a clicker. i spent hours on a test dummy running side to side, back and forth and casting spells to be at the top of my DPS. (I was never good enough imho and part of why I stopped playing my mage for tanking; I was better at that).

Now, I just can’t seem to get back into not clicking. I start off with good intentions and use my buttons and mice buttons then at some point I get flustered with boss mechanics and fall back to the clicking.

I laughed out loud in the cafe looking at this picture

It was a point of discussion recently with the usual things like have spell types set to the same across all specs and characters, have important CD’s on mice etc.

My interest is more towards how you manage to move your toon out of things at the same time as maintaining a rotation. From initial discussions I have small fingers because some of my friends are saying they can reach the number keys whilst resting on awsd…I have to physically lift my hand to reach them. Did my hands shrink? Did keyboards just get bigger? Are my fingers like little sausages and not as a joke (as my husband calls them!!?)?

Bad shot – but this is my fingers when resting on AWSD and the absolute stretch I have for reaching the number keys. Sorry for the nail polish.

Everyone of my friends had a different way of moving their character and I am actually impressed with the variants. I use my mouse to move the camera and I use WQE to move forward and strafe. I barely use SDA unless I am turning to look at something specific – which I think I use at the same time as my mouse?

My biggest struggle after a few weeks of buttons and not clicking is managing to target mobs at the same time as DPS and move. OMG this has kicked up the difficulty level – especially with the new raid.

So…how do you guys move your character around and target mobs? Whilst not being clicker?

Shared Topic 41: Why do you play your faction?

What a question to ask of us in this overly sensitive time 🙂  Z and Cinder coming up with the goods this time.

Why do you play your faction?

Are you a die-hard Hordie or did you join the Alliance and never looked back, or are you a swinger?

We’d love to know what it is that made you pick the faction you did, and what keeps you there. For those of you who play both factions if you can’t pick your favourite,  tell us what’s special for each side!

We went alliance when we started playing because our friend who got us hooked (Thanks Shane for the 13 year addiction) was alliance. So if we wanted to play with him we had no choice.

Drew wanted to be a Tauren from day 1 though, so he was fighting against his inner horde I think.  I went human because I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t think I would ever actually stick to that first mage character.  She ended up being my main until the end of Legion when I switched to my Druid.    I make no complaints about those early days being alliance because Sian and Michael would not be friends now had we not been in the same guild, Koli and Dreddly would not be friends now had we not started the alliance guild with Shane and we wouldn’t have met Ben and Oui (via Sian and Michael).  All those friendships mean more to me than any faction possibly could.

I love playing horde. I love the stories and the honour, however my biggest beef ( no pun intended) is that nothing is nice to look at everything is red and spiky and harsh, which seems against some of the race lore. But meh you do what you do.

I would likely be alliance if I was the type to really want to be one faction or the other because I would have only Draenai characters and I would be an even bigger Jaina fangirl than I am now. Ultimately I will likely stay horde because I just don’t want to move toons away from the guild I am in now. I love this guild so much, the people are awesome and my friends are here.

LOKTAR O’GAR!

 

Enjoy the little things

I am going to start with the absolute best thing I have seen in game so far, and I am making a concerted effort to find more because they just make me laugh. I love the humour that Blizzard puts into its games.

Likely you have ridden past this one over 100 times already but because you are running past you have missed them.  They are in the Great Seal. I adore them.

This is their comments on the absolutely stunning Aztec/Mayan architecture – beasts! If you look around you find these two with a selfie stick.

Just look at them?!!?  HAHHA I love it. I should’ve taken a selfie with them as well with my camera!

My next most loved and hated quest is the turtle quests. I am ok with shooting the crabs but screw those birds. The targeting is so difficult.

I just love everyone is referencing this now. LOL.   Laurie posted this picture to our guild facebook  a couple of days ago and I am sort of shocked and amazed at the same.  Seems like a crazy thing to get tattooed 🙂

I mean…seriously insane!!  I have always wanted a wow related tattoo so I am not questioning a wow tattoo but I would be leaning more towards a horde/alliance crest personally.  Kudos to their love of turtles reaching the water 🙂

I also finally found one of these little beauties!!!  I am so proud of myself.

Can you see the gorgeous rainbow? Just look at it!!  Stupidly I was standing right underneath it later and didn’t notice until too late as my flight master whistle went off. I will need to go back. But look!!  A RAINBOW IN GAME!!!!  SQUEEE!  Moryrt and I also noticed sand winds in Voldun recently, just a small layer on the desert moving with wind.

Blizzard are killing it with the weather effects if you ask me. Not just weather either. I nearly lost the plot when I saw the new Warlock Summoning portal and cookie dispenser. They are amazing.  If you haven’t seen one yet, ask a lock friend to put one down for you. They are stunning.   Here is a picture from reddit.

The picture just doesn’t do it justice. It is brilliant!!

And whilst waiting for a run to happen I managed to get this little achievement, just means I spent far too much time playing to hit the 250k score in one game 🙂 I blame Oui for that, completely! Correct me if I am wrong, but did they update the images in the jewelcraft or have they always been those icons, I remember them being different?

Whilst trawling the land I found these little cuties, when you click on the lute next to them the rainbow appears.  I admit to spending far too long clicking the lute.

The other thing I am loving is the underwater bars around the world. As a druid it is probably easier for me to investigate the water – but seriously they are all slightly different with funny things happening. This one has a dancing murloc in a top hat and disco jellies.  I check out the vendors, have a couple of drinks and then look for the next one in my travels.  These are very cute hide away places!

What else have you guys found that gives you a little kick of enjoyment?

 

Topic 39: What’s on your to-do list for BfA?

Z and Cinder bring us another topic for the fortnight and I honestly don’t know how well I will cope with this one.

Battle for Azeroth has been out for a few weeks now and while it’s still early days, there’s a lot of content for us to gobble up. What’s already made it to your to-do list to get through in the next couple of months or even next couple of years? We’ll check back at the end of the year, like we did in our Legion post, and see if your plans are still on track or have shifted slightly.  I know I have a massive to-do list already, so we’d love to see yours!

For our topic this week we are asking you –

What’s on your To-Do List for BFA?

Wow, so many things, just too many!!

  • Battle Safari (I have maybe 4 pets at the moment).
  • Pathfinder One (and Two when it is released)
  • Reputation/Questchain for honourbound reputation so I can open the Siege of Boralus dungeon. (Sloooooow going!!)
  • Level my Mage
  • Level Alchemy/Tailoring on my mage and Enchanting/Engineering on my pally/fishing and cooking on my druid.
  • Complete the Legion dungeon/raid achievements for mounts
  • Chase down some leather druid gear for trial of styles (I have so few items to use)
  • Complete some of the gear sets on my mage ( I have about 8 sets in which I missing single or double items only)
  • Level or boost an alliance toon to experience the story line from their side.
  • Level more of my battle pets to 25
  • Try the warfronts (still haven’t done the opening thing yet).
  • Mythics/Raiding

Other bloggers:

Your quest log is full

Pathfinder One, explorer!

We went to the alliance island of Kul Tiras to discover the areas over that side of the world for our Pathfinder achievement.   If you don’t know already go to wowhead and check out their little tool which helps you work out where you are up to.

The amount of up and down mountains this took and running through PVP sections!!  OMG!  Glad I only have to do it once really.  I have no idea where this was taken – I am sure someone will advise but this is my dream home.

Just look at the views.  Mountains, greenery, windmills, flowers. GAHHHHHHH!!  It is soooo pretty. I want to wake up every day, step outside and see that as my view. #heaven

We need to discuss the awesomeness that was Drustvar. Aside from the very witchy feel to it. There was a stag in the middle of the forest which was able to set your hearthstone to it. Athair.  I set my hearthstone to him immediately, of course!  It seemed like the only druid appropriate thing to do. (It took me a few days to realise how absolutely shockingly bad of an idea that was).

He wanders around and if he gets too far away from his doe partner he chases and catches up. Then circles to a field basically full of little fawns and does. It is magical.

I am actually surprised how far through we are. We really only need to work on our reputation now and that is just world quests.

I am sure there are others but I saw Syronax in my guild receive this achievement the other day.  I am soooooooo far behind.

Confessions

I feel a little like Usher…am I showing my age with that reference?

Playing through the war of thorns and seeing Sylvanas be, well, evil and without honour is making me feel slightly unhinged myself. 

However we aren’t here to talk about my crazy levels, we are here so I can confess. So here we go, I am just going to jump in.

I secretly love the alliance and watching Anduin defend his people and pride (see what i did there? Because he is the lion? Get it!!!) makes me happy on the inside.  I adore his lion theme, I miss being part of the ‘good’ side, i miss having all all draenai toon base with their waggly tails, I miss being alliance sometimes.


I do love being horde (and I guess the underdog), I love that we usually have some honour system we stick to and I love being Tauren, but having Sylvanas do the things she is, makes me realise how bad we can be and I miss the alliance being good mostly. I also think they get prettier, nicer things. I dislike how hordies things are generally ugly, like we have no style….grrr.

I admit when I started learning about the world story of WoW way back in like 2007, I wanted to be Jaina. She was an amazing character and a kick arse mage – i wanted to be just like her. Now she is back and I am all a flutter with excitement, except on the wrong side of the war now. 


There is something about being part of the collective, no matter which side, but I started this game as alliance and I think I have always had a little soft spot for what they do, how they handle us hordies and the battles they go through. I can’t wait to see how this plays out and I do hope, no matter how awesome I think Sylvanas is, i hope she gets her comeuppance,  because what she has done this past 2 weeks is an abomination. 

LOK’TAR OGAR!

My Legion Bucketlist

A few weeks ago I saw posts going around about people’s bucketlists and I have watched multiple videos about the topic since the release date of BfA was announced.

So I thought I should actually gather my thoughts and post one so I can refer to and sucker my friends in to help me 😀  [*hint*] [*hint*]

Brawler’s GuildDONE!
Awake the Drakes – Got one less to go – still need 2 more!
Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider
– Chromatic Champion

Chromie Scenario/Reputation – attempted once – couldn’t figure it out.
Mage Tower challengeScrew that place to the pits of hell!
Collect pets on Argus
Make 5 million gold – Started – HA!
Mind WyrmDONE!
Pandaria/Legion achievements – started chasing
Forgotten hippogryph – got to 4 out of 5 stones at least 3 times now. Over 10 hours searching.
Finish my Firelands legendary.

There you go – that is my list.  I would like to get it all completed beforehand but I suspect I might be pushing it. Let’s see how we go, most of them are on my mage as she has the highest rep count and achievements.  What are you working on trying to get done?

Backdating

I have decided to start trying to locate posts from prior to this current iteration of my blog.  I have a huge chunk missing when I changed to self hosting and didn’t keep any form of back up. (I was certain I would never be back).

So I am going to import a bunch of old posts from my wordpress hosted site, which stems from 2014 to a spattering of 2009. This shouldn’t cause too many issues as wordpress to wordpress has a pretty good import function. I am going to test it out now, so buy the time this post is live you should be able to see historical posts….<crosses fingers super tight>.

I am not sure how well this entire idea that will go in all honesty. I think it could get super messy real fast and make it almost impossible to deal with. Broken links, missing pictures, horrid typing…oh it will all be there.  I will have to try and fix it over time.  I dread even looking at categories/tags on posts <shudder>.  I was such a messy blogger back then.

Once that is done I will start trolling web archive pages to find posts since then and add them in where I can. I will also be adding in some pages that have disappeared over time for competitions I have entered. I

This is going to be one hell of a long journey so if you see anything hincky or messed up – let me know. I would love to fix it as quickly as possible.

Send me some luck people!

My set up

After fixing bits and pieces post-KL I decided to start my pet project to make our pc gaming room more ‘geek’.

We have, for the longest time, kept saying we needed to make our home feel more like us yet we just don’t seem to get round to doing it. I have so many posters languishing in postage tubes and plastic that haven’t seen the light of day in the years since their purchase.

One being this lovely poster from “Porco Rosso” one of Drew’s favourite anime’s by Studio Ghibli. It is so old now though it is hard to find merchandise for it.

I promise it is hanging on the wall straight! I am just bad at photos 🙂

I also have moved some of my Chibis in there – I need to buy a couple more frames – which I am hoping to do next weekend.

This of course brings me to my LED obsession! Not that I have one but I promise if I could have LED light bulbs I would have them in here as well.

This is what my room looks like with our corsair keyboards and my LED strip which rotates through colours.

My seat is on the right – closest too the window. How awesome does it look when the lights are off?!?

Behind us we have our little geek case. Stuffed toys on top with Warcraft/Cthulhu/Dragons/Mario Kart represented. It also contains comic books and other random bits and pieces. Below these section are two boxes one holds all the extra crap you have in pc rooms like cables, spare mice/keyboards etc etc and the other box holds just generic things like boxes/manuals etc.

I have more planned but it is definitely a great start to the change over! I just wish I had more time and money!

IRL Ding!!

It is my birthday today.

Another year older and another year addicted to my favourite game.

I wish there was something you could do in game on your birthday which gave you a random mount or pet based on the ones missing from your collection. Like a spin the wheel or once off mini boss dungeon.

I have plans this weekend to have dinner with some of the best people I have ever known at such a hyped up restaurant (Mjolner) I am losing my mind in excitement.

It is also Drew’s birthday in 7 days so the dinner is for both of us to celebrate! I plan on taking photos but I also plan on drinking so it may not happen.

I have one of my presents already which is a kickstarter for one of my favourite books Green Rider. I am so excited and happy. The second present is apparently a million times better but is late for arrival. I have no idea what it is but Drew says it is amazing.

I hope you all have a fantastic day I know I will be just chilling out 🙂

The Riddle and the worm

Drew and I were watching the following video about obtaining the Lucid Nightmare mount by Bellular Gaming.

It reminded me of the Riddler’s Mind-Worm which I have been wanting to get for a while. I had never bothered as I figured it would take me a heck of a lot longer than I was willing, however tonight inspired me so I messaged the group (Drew, Michael & Ben) and asked if they felt up to the effort. Guaranteed mount for a little bit of flying around sounded like a plan.

I would love to attempt the other mount, but it looks way more involved…especially the maze room…not sure I would make it through that at all.

We jumped online and started the mission. I went on my mage as I figure having ports was going to be the most useful way of travel should we need to bounce around. Honestly if you are going to attempt this – get a mage who can port you back and forth – it makes it so much easier. No idea how long this would have taken with dependency on hearthstones.

You only need to read 8 pages then head to Westfall for the final part where you loot a chest and voila!

The chest on the west coast of Westfall and we found it towards the north end of the coast line.  Simply click and BAM! Mount.

Only one of the ugliest damn mounts that ever there was!!  LOL but I wanted it for that reason.

And getting a group photo was even harder due to the movement of the mount.  I really like the little chest on the back, but it would have been cool if it was a usable bank or something.

ahhahah SOOOOOOO ugly!!  I love it.  There is simply no good angle to get a photo of these guys. All in all I think it took us about an hour – maybe slightly longer, but not much more. I would suggest if you were putting it off, just get it done.  It won’t take you long at all.

And the “poem” from all the pages reads as follows:

...of Sea, Spirit and self…
…first of lords to fall…
…the wind, the eye…
…the plume, the tomb, a scarab moon…
…in snow, sand, and stone…
…behold the battle, unblinking…
…bejeweled watcher…
…ray of sunrise….

Now to contemplate the nightmare more seriously.