I’m going to be a guest on the Girls Gone WoW podcast this week!
We’re going to be talking about being a raid leader/guild officer. As many of you know I’ve recently been thrown back in to these roles, so thought I’d share some stories/advice. Have you got any questions for us about being in these roles or applying for raid teams or anything like that?
OpenRaid’s transmog contest has ended for another year and the winners have been announced.
A video has been put together of the finalists in the Grand Prize, and the placing prize winners in each of the theme categories. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcYCOBcO7oI
They’ve also done a storyboard showing all of the entries from this year. There are some absolutely brilliant entries! There’s a particularly macabre “my pet and me” entry, with a very well done “butcher” looking transmog (blood on the cleaver and everything) set in one of the kitchens in the game – meat carcasses on the bench and all. His pet pygmy cow is sitting on the bench, ready to be the next meal. It’s disturbing and hilarious and I love it!
I had entered two transmogs in to the contest, and one of them (the celestial looking one) was a finalist in the My Pet and Me category, which was a nice surprise, though didn’t place in the list of winners. The person who did win the My Pet and Me theme had a really brilliant transmog, and was well deserved.
Here are my entries:
Check out the news item on the OpenRaid for the full list of winners for each category. I’m already thinking about what to do for next year’s competition! It’s been loads of fun this time around. 🙂
So I just learned about Glyph of Ascendance! I’m really excited about this.
The Wowhead video above shows what they all look like. The only downside is that I already struggle with wanting too many other minor glyphs! But… this is super cool so I think Glyph of Ghostly Speed will go for awhile.
Now, if only we could get our elementals to be the new models… 🙂
Last night was raid night, and to be quite frank, it sucked.
It sucked for me and because of me – not really anyone else. We did have a few issues with some key people being away, but there were people able to fill the roles and whilst it slowed things down a little, that’s not why I had a bad night last night.
Last night I got to heal, because one of the main healers had to fill in as tank to replace someone who was away. I was really excited and nervous. The only mythic healing I’d had a chance to do was on Kromog on Sunday. I think I did alright that night – was usually pretty high up on the healing meters, didn’t die too often to stupid things. I thought I did ok, anyway. But last night, argh I was a disaster and it really got to me.
Part of the problem is that I’m doing these fights on mythic as a healer for the first time. In some ways I feel like I was learning them all over again – learning what’s new about the fights, things I didn’t know about before because dps didn’t have to worry about it or vice versa.
Then there’s not having actually healed with these guys before, I don’t know team dynamics. In my last team, getting to heal with Zeirah and trollmonk and others that I had healed with for awhile, you got used to what each other was doing. These guys are lovely, don’t get me wrong. It’s more about not being able to predict what other people are going to do and when they’re going to do it. They also like to call out for CDs during the fight. Most CDs are planned in advance and are in Angry Assignments, but there are other CDs that I have that aren’t allocated and I’m nervous about using them, so sometimes my CDs will sit there unused because I don’t want to be in a position where a CD is asked for and I don’t have it.
My gear is also specced for ele. There aren’t a lot of differences because it’s all int and haste is useful to both specs, but on ele the next best stat is multistrike and for resto multistrike is low on the priority list, with mastery taking the top priority. When I was geared for resto as main my mastery was almost at 100%. Last night it was under 80%. So I’m sure that didn’t help a lot.
But I just sucked, and all of these reasons feel more like excuses than explanations. I died to stupid things, my heals were low. I was just downright crap and nothing I did made anything better. I tried switching around talents to see if I could make a difference, but nothing did. And we wiped a lot last night. We only got Oregorger and Gruul down (I managed to get a cloak from each which should be an upgrade for each spec which is nice)
What do you do when you have nights like this? Do you just pass it off as a bad night and hope it will be better next time? Or do I just resign yourself to the fact that despite loving healing, I suck at it?
Heroes of the Storm is finally launched and available for the whole world!
I haven’t been playing it nearly as much as I should do/want to, but that’s another story. What IS fun news is that to celebrate the launch, we can all get a free mount by playing a silly little game! It’s actually great fun to be honest, and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Just sign in with Facebook, ‘like’ the Heroes of the Storm page and then you’re off. WoW Adventurer did a great little step by step post about how to get it, which you can read right here (click it!)
When you’ve finished the little game, it will match you up with a hero that suits the characteristics you assigned to each person. I ended up with Zagara, who I know nothing about. But my friends got good matches – trollmonk you got matched as Brightwing! My friend Zeirah got Thrall, my bf got Li Li and my old raid leader got Arthas (which I found hilarious).
Like I said, it’s just a bit of fun, but you do get a free in game mount for your troubles, which I think looks completely awesome.
Have fun! 🙂
It’s been a week since all the dramas came to a head, and it’s only now I’m really in the right head space to write about it.
Unfortunately the guild team that I have been a part of for almost a year now, a team that has many people in it whom I consider friends, has decided to stop pushing for progression. The officers and GM decided that, due to busy work/personal lives and a lack of passion for the game, that the raid team would do heroic raiding only and would stop until the next raid tier, rather than trying mythic. The decision wasn’t a surprise – the team had been changing and it had been pretty clear that something was amiss. And so it was that the announcement was made on Sunday evening last week after raid that the changes would take affect immediately.
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. It’s actually been pretty horrible. I’ve grown quite fond of the raid team and the guild members, and have thoroughly enjoyed raiding with each and every one of them. And it came to be that I had to make a decision – did I want to continue raiding with friends, but at a lower level than I would like to attempt, or do I venture out once more in to the breach, and try to find a raid team that wants to do mythics and who are a nice bunch of people.
It’s taken a while to make a decision. For some people it was a quick decision, though. My bf, who was the main tank, was already on his way out. He usually raids much higher level than this and had only really stuck around because of me. So Sunday was his last night. He’s now transferred to Alliance and to a different server and seems to be doing well so far. Others made the move shortly after. Then on Wednesday, two of my fellow healers, Zeirah and trollmonk had found guilds to trial with.
I had put in an application to trial with a different guild myself. They fit the bill – had a few mythics under their belt, but mostly seemed to have a really good attitude. All of their advertisements and forums posts etc. were polite but to the point and their website looked good. So I applied. They asked me to trial as elemental shaman, which I agreed to.
And then Wednesday happened.
Wednesday was not a good day for me at work. Things have been incredibly stressful for quite some time now – almost a year to be honest. On Wednesday it just all got too much for when something (someone) incredibly stupid happened and I had a minor meltdown. I walked out of work that day genuinely unsure if I was going to be back. I went home that day and cried and cried. Every time I tried to speak I’d just end up crying again – it had all gotten to be too much. I tried logging on to WoW, but couldn’t face it and just logged off again and climbed in to bed for the rest of the day.
I ended up cancelling the raid team trial for that night. There was no way I was going to be useful to anyone. And they seemed like such a nice group of people I didn’t want to drag them down.
I was a bit lost for a few days (and I suppose to a degree I still am now). I spent some time on Saturday talking to Z about it all (she is incredibly patient with me!) She said that the team she’s trialling with are looking for an elemental shaman, as asked if I’d be interested. I decided I’d give it a go. I feel really terrible for the other team I applied to, but I think raiding with friends trumps everything else. Because even when you’re having a bad night, your friends will be there to keep your spirits up (or moan with you!) and it’s so much better.
So that’s where things are at. I left my guild this evening before most people came on. I think if everyone was there I wouldn’t have been able to do it. And now I’m out the front of BRF waiting for my trial to begin. Everything is respecced to ele…. we’ll just have to see how I go. It will be weird being dps again – I’ve really gotten used to healing. Hopefully I don’t let everyone down.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Far too many things happening at once that’s a bit overwhelming. The short version is that I need to find a new raid team, as my current one only wants to do Heroics and not Mythics. But I’m not sure if I’m ready for a new raid team. That and my work has been so insanely out of control that I’m struggling with anything. So a bit stuck at the moment.
I’ll be sure to be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon!
This seems to be the mantra of mythic guilds everywhere – where are all the raiders? Where are the people who want to kick bosses in the face? Where are the people who want to hang out with a bunch of random weirdos for a laugh and a few jokes? Where are the people who are…
I think there are also a lot of people – like me – who just don’t want to raid with that many people regardless of whether it’s the end of the end of the end of end game or not. Most of the people I raid with I’ve known for YEARS. A lot I’ve met in person. One is my bff. Sure, we pick up new people once in a while, and occasionally recruit to round out our roster for night people can’t make it, but for the most part we’re just not interested in inviting a whole slew of unknowns into our raid and having to police them. Forcing a 20-man format for the top tier of end game really was a mistake on Blizzard’s part. One I hope they fix (if not for the rest of WoD then at least in the next expansion).
Would I like to kill the hardest bosses and get the bestest loot? Sure, why not? But only if it’s with a group of my close friends. People I enjoy being with. People who’s strengths and weaknesses I know inside and out and can count on or compensate for accordingly. Otherwise it’s just not worth it. We’ll piddle around in Reg and Heroic and be perfectly happy.
And this mindset in a lot of smaller raiding guilds is probably also contributing to the lack of interested players available for heroic recruitment. A lot of really decent long-time raiders who have gotten used to a small raid environment aren’t looking to jump ship into Mythic.
YES! This is a very good point that I forgot to include in my original post and is also true for so many other guilds.
Blizzard spends a lot of time and energy reminding us that this is a multi-player game, and that it is best enjoyed with other people. They put in a lot of features to facilitate this, such a as guilds, group finder, LFR, dungeons etc. And we have been listening. Many people have found other players in the game that they could consider friends. They’re the people you have a laugh and a joke with – they are the people you feel comfortable with. They’re your mates! And raiding with them is fantastic fun. What’s not fun is having to tell a bunch of them there’s no place for them anymore (cull from 25 man) or trying to figure out had to add a whole bunch of people in to an already well oiled team. You can’t just force friendships. Adding new people to the mix can be very difficult – team compatibility is a massively underrated factor when choosing new recruits.
On the flip side, being on the outside and trying to break in to a new guild is just as tough. The friendships thing was the hardest part for me when I left my first raid team. I had friends on the team (or at least people I enjoyed spending time with in game) and it was a real shock to be on a new server, not knowing anyone. Later when I was looking for a new team I felt like such an outsider – some guilds are so well established it feels like you’re trying to break in to the “cool crowd” at high school again, and for a lot of people this is not an easy task. I got really lucky with the guild I’m in now – they are such a great bunch of people. I really enjoy raiding with them. Which I think is why it can be so frustrating not getting to do the raids because we don’t have the full 20.
And yes, if you’ve been in 10 man raids all this time, the jump to 20 can be a bit of a shock. I know it was for me as a healer for the first few fights panicking at how many more people there were in the process of dying at any one time. But not just that – it’s doubling the number of voices in vent/mumble. It’s doubling the number of people that need to be coordinated to show up at a particular time.
There’s 20 voices to compete with when strats aren’t going right.
And it’s quite a big leap for raid leaders who have only raid lead 10 mans to suddenly be thrown in with 20 people to boss around. Some people do ok with it, but others don’t.
I understand why Blizzard made the raid size set to 20 only. I understand it’s easier to have 1 set difficulty, rather than trying to scale for just 10 or just 25, or even scaling for whatever size we want to bring in. But it has been a really rough transition for a lot of people, and I don’t know if it’s been worth it. I would be curious to see information about how many people are currently raiding at the highest level in Warlords of Draenor compared to previous expansions to see if others are struggling as much as we are. And perhaps in some cases it’s not an issue for the team to not do mythics, but for others like ours, where we are so keen on getting to do mythics, it is and issue. The options if you can’t get the group of 20 are to not do mythics, just keep trying to recruit, or leave your friends and try to find another team. None of these options promote the group play spirit Blizzard talks about it. And it’s for this reason I think this is one of the worst mistakes made in the game.
This seems to be the mantra of mythic guilds everywhere – where are all the raiders? Where are the people who want to kick bosses in the face? Where are the people who want to hang out with a bunch of random weirdos for a laugh and a few jokes? Where are the people who are willing to do this 2 nights a week? Because we can’t find them.
Our guild cleared Heroic Blackrock Foundry a few weeks ago now, but we haven’t been able to move on the Mythics, simply because we don’t have the numbers. For whatever reason there have been a couple of people away for each raid night, and because we have exactly 20 raiders it means we’re left with not enough people to do Mythic content. The obvious answer is, of course, to PUG the missing people, but this isn’t ideal when trying to do progression. And I suppose my question is why there are so many raiders lacking that we need to do this in the first place?
How 20 man mythic broke raiding
My feeling is that the forced 20 man requirement for mythic raiding is what has caused the issues. People who were raiding 25 man had to drop some people, and teams raiding 10 man needed to double their team size at a minimum. And that’s where the issue is. There are more people looking for players than there are players who were “abandoned” by the cull of 25 mans.
Now a “logical” thing may have been for some 10 man teams to merge to create the new 20 man required size, but this isn’t easy. Guild merges are incredibly difficult (especially when big egos are involved), and there is very little support available to facilitate this. There are so many issues to deal with – who gets to be the Guild Master of the new combined guild? Do existing officers still get to be officers? What happens when guild gold and guild bank contributions are imbalanced? What are the guild bank access rules? And that doesn’t even cover whether the two guilds are a good fit, and who gets to keep their main when there are 4 of the same class now in the team. It’s very tricky.
So we tend to be stuck. We have recruitment posts on the WoW forums of recruitment and on the specific server forum, but we are lost in an ocean of other guilds who are in exactly the same boat. That is, they want about 5 more players on their team to have a consistent group of just over 20 that allows for absences that come up. And anyone who does post as a player looking for a raid team is immediately pounced on. One post I looked at today was posted a few hours ago, and already has 8 responses on it from prospective guilds.
There have been a few posts from small groups of players looking for a raid team, but they all include roles that we have an abundance of (priests, I’m looking at you!)
Everyone wants a free ride
This is another issue we have – some of those who do apply just don’t have the skills/gear/team spirit that is needed. We’re moving in to Mythic Blackrock Foundry – an ilvl of 650 just isn’t going to cut it. There have been situations in the past where the guild has decided to take a chance on a lower geared person, only to have them leave as soon as they’re geared up. Which isn’t fair and makes the officers even more reluctant to take on someone with a lower ilvl.
Is it just about the loot?
One of my other theories about why it’s so hard to find raiders is the thought that perhaps people are just playing the game for loot, and will only participate in the easiest way to get it. LFR can be a pain and has different tier so it’s not appealing. But Normal or Heroic level – that can be relatively easy to get with little effort required. So are people settling for this so they don’t have to grind through Mythic? Maybe.
What to do?
Well it’s a good question. Our team has decided to open up the option for everyone to change their main for 6.2 if they wish. The thought behind it is that perhaps we’ll get some gaps in different roles. There’s not too much change at the moment, but not everyone has indicated their preference yet so there may be differences soon.
But other than that, it’s just a grind of trawling the forums, spamming trade chat and keeping an ear out for people who are looking for teams.
Know anyone looking for a mythic raid team?
GUILD PLUG! (You didn’t think I’d post all this and not at least try to get some new members, did you?!)
Are you looking for a raid them that wants to get down the mythic bosses for the super awesome loots? Do you want to have a laugh while doing it? Only got 2 days a week? Then we might be the team for you! <Deadline> are a Horde based guild on Oceanic server Barthilas. We raid 2 nights a week – Wednesday and Sunday 7:30 – 11:30pm server time. We’re mostly looking for dps (not priests though!) at the moment, but if you’re a resto shaman or holy paladin, we’d like to hear from you, too! We are moving in to mythics so we’re looking for people who can commit to bashing their heads against a brick wall while we all learn, but I promise it’s a load of fun and totally worth it. If you’re interested (or know someone who is), check out our thread on the Oceanic Forums here for more info and for a link to the app on our website.
Cinder gets the cindermane charger!!
I’ve wanted this mount since the preview came out ages ago. When it didn’t appear in game I waited and I waited. Finally it shows up – as a recruit a friend mount. And my heart sank. I didn’t have any friends who wanted to play WoW, and I couldn’t justify starting up a second account and paying for 2 months of game time for the mount either. So I resigned myself to not getting it.
And then the WoW token came out and changed everything. My boyfriend had a starter account just sitting around that he’d got during one of the Blizzard sales for $5, so I “recruited” him and he activated it. Between the two of us we got the in game gold together to pay for 2 months game time on it, and here we are – Cinder on a Cindermane mount!
I think it’s a beautiful mount, and it really suits her. 🙂
So I deleted the 6.2 legendary ring post that I did yesterday. The Warcraft Devs twitter account had the following today about the ring procs that had been datamined:
I’m relieved, to be honest. I was trying to be positive about the whole thing because I don’t want to be negative about things I haven’t tried yet. But the general concept, whether it worked well or not, didn’t sit well with me. A solo based quest line that ends with a team based RNG proc item seemed very odd. So I’m glad this is not the case.
The mechanic itself was interesting, I must admit, and I was curious about some of the specifics of how it would work. So I wouldn’t mind if they did bring it in for something else in future!
In the meantime, I suppose the lesson really is to take the datamined content with a grain of salt.
Hey! I just wanted to know if you have/ever played a shaman? I just made one Horde side and he is a Resto Shaman and I just didn’t know the best way for leveling a Resto shaman?
Hey! I DO play a resto shaman 😀 But I never level as a healer. I always level and quest as Elemental. It’s faster (cos dps) and super fun (cos earthquake!). The only time I’ll switch to resto during levelling is if I’m going in to dungeons to level. (The faster dungeon queues are always nice, and the end goal for me is to raid as a healer.)
But if you’re not comfortable levelling as dps and switching to heals as needed, you CAN level as restoration shaman. It’s actually a lot better now because Blizz recently buffed damage done by lightning bolt and lava burst so they’ll do more damage. And best of all – they’re free when you’re in resto spec!
The rotation is mostly the same as elemental (which is why I tend to have elemental as my offspec to level/quest with – I don’t have to think much about what I’m doing!). Drop your searing totem, dot the target with flame shock, cast lava burst whenever it’s available (make sure you have an active flame shock dot on the target as this will make lava burst stronger!) and fill with lightening bolt in the meantime. That’s it! If you have multiple targets, you’ll want to throw in some chain lightning as well. And of course heal yourself whenever you need to in between.
Just a suggestion, but you might want to use the Echo of the Elements talent while you’re levelling. It will give you an extra charge of lava burst which is nice – just a little extra dps.
Just remember that levelling as a healer is always going to be slower, and your spells won’t hit as hard, so be patient! But it is absolutely possible. Good luck! 🙂
Well, it took me 9 months of on and off farming, but I have finally finished the Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest legendary quest line.
During the countless Firelands runs I did, I managed to see Flametalon of Alysrazor drop twice, but never managed to get the Crown of Flame from Ragnaros, or a heroic chest piece for the transmog set… which means I’ll be heading back in there for them both! (I didn’t see the Smoldering Egg of Millagazor either, but I already had that so wasn’t too bothered!)
I enjoyed this legendary quest chain. Sure, there was a LOT of Firelands runs that needed to be done, but the cinematics and the solo encounters were really fantastic. And getting a whole ceremony to myself in the middle of Orgimmar was pretty awesome, too! But best of all is getting to turn in to a beautiful blue dragon. I remember being there when my boyfriend got his during Cataclysm. I was in awe of the beautiful dragon the he turned in to. (I also had surprised him some streamer poppers when he finally got it! It was good fun). I’d wanted to get this staff ever since.
The whole thing felt epic… something that I’m not quite feeling with the current legendary quest line with the Khadgar ring quest line…. not yet, anyway.
So here are some snapshots of my journey – enjoy!
Ok, I admit it, I bought a WoW token with in game gold. And I don’t regret it for a second.
I don’t know how long the idea of having the in game token will last for, I don’t know what impact it will have on the economy, and to be honest I’m not too bothered. Because last night I was able to pay for a month of my
addiction WoW time without using real money and with very little effort. I paid $24k for it, which is below the initial price of $30k, though I expect the price will continue to go down over time. And I’ve accidentally spent more than that on pets, so you know…
Getting it was easy. There’s a new category on the Auction House called “Game time”. I clicked on that, it told me the price of the token, and I clicked buy! The token then arrived in the mail.
Here it is in my bags:
I right clicked on it to activate it:
Am I sure?!? Of course I’m sure!
The whole thing is being monitored pretty closely by Blizzard, and already they’ve made some changes to the pricing and what not. Here’s hoping it won’t get too out of hand and that this can stick around. Cos let’s face it, this is really handy. For whatever reason this time of year is always a bit financially crap, so not having to worry about paying for my subscription for another month is definitely nice.
Has anyone else bought a token? How did it all go for you?
How Blackhand died
Some of the guys in our guild like to record our raid nights. Thankfully they recorded our kill of Heroic Blackhand from the other night. Thought I’d share it so you too can marvel at how little melee have to do in this fight! (except for trollmonk – he has to go up on the balcony in phase 2 which sucks!)
Blackhand is dead. I repeat, Blackhand is DEAD!!
Tonight our guild FINALLY got down Heroic Blackhand. It took 94 pulls to get the guy down, but we got there in the end. In true Deadline tradition we got him down on our last attempt of the evening. I was shaking by the end. I can’t even write properly there’s too much adrenaline going on. So exciting! Only downside was no loot for me. I’ve not been having any luck at all with the bonus rolls. Haven’t once managed to roll any useful loot for myself in Blackrock Foundry. It’s been quite frustrating because we haven’t been getting healer trinkets. But I’m sure we’ll get some soon enough.
BUT YAY!!!!!!! Ahead of the curve!! Savage hero!!! New titles! WOOOOO!!!!!
EDIT: OMG My lovely, beautiful, wonderful friend Zeriah gave me the healer trinket that dropped! Oh my goodness I’m overwhelmed, and so so grateful! It will replace a 670 trinket that has no spirit on it. zomg THANK YOU Z!!!!
Realm maintenance started early this week – 12am PDT – 6pm Melbourne time. Unfortunately for me I got a whole 2 minutes of game time. LAME! So now I’m reinstalling Heroes of the Storm to see if that’s available instead.
Cinder says is here!
I was going to wait until the Easter break to set all of this up, but I just couldn’t wait. I found an absolutely beautiful tumblr theme to use for my new blog, and it snowballed from there. Come visit me! www.cindersays.net. (For those utterly confused, you may recognise me as Lexicon of Power!)
I’ve been wanting to change my tumblr blog for awhile now for a couple of reasons. Firstly, everyone refers to me as “lexicon of power” instead of Cinder. And I like Cinder better.
Secondly, I want to be able to blog about other games, even if it’s only every now and again. I’m particularly keen on blogging about Overwatch when that starts rolling out. Having a name that was so embedded in World of Warcraft was limiting in that way. So here I am.
I do hope you like the new site! Don’t forget to update your bookmarks if you’ve got me bookmarked.
Got some changes coming up to my blog in the near future, including new layout and a new blog name! Don’t panic – I’m not going anywhere! Just making a few changes 🙂
Zeirah nominated me to take part in the Liebster’s again this year. So here my answers to her 11 questions!
Z’s 11 questions for me
What makes you smile?
It sounds corny, but my boyfriend. He’s always looking after me, so if I’m feeling down he does all sorts of hilarious things to cheer me up. He makes me laugh a lot, and for that I am very grateful.
Where do you see yourself in 50 years?
Being taken care of in an old folks’ home!
Is there one class in wow you haven’t been able to really gel with?
Goblins. I can’t stand them! I find them to be incredibly selfish, and in that they’re pretty one dimensional. I tried playing a goblin and couldn’t even make it through the starting zone.
What is your biggest problem/challenge when it comes to blogging?
At the moment it’s having the time and energy. My work has gotten incredibly busy making a lot of things difficult to do anything at all other than come home and fall asleep at the end of the day. I have a folder full of things to blog about and just haven’t had the time.
What is your dream career?
Something to do with writing. Something that doesn’t have me confined to an office 8 hours a day. Something that pays enough to be comfortable. (Hey, it is a *dream* job!)
What is the one thing in wow you love doing the most?
Hmmm this is tricky. There’s not a single thing that I like above everything else. But of the things I do enjoy, they tend to be with other people, like raiding and what not. Some of my favourite times were doing challenge modes with my bf, Z and other fellow guildies. It was hard work but we got there and it was awesome.
What is your favourite book?
I don’t have one. I have a top 3 that are in no particular order:
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
If you could choose the next playable race, what would it be?
Val’kyr. I love their wings!!! Or the Brunnhildar – I’ve always thought they were awesome.
What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten?
This is the most difficult question in the list. I’m very lucky because my bf is an amazing cook, and I am spoiled all the time with absolutely delicious meals!
Who is your favourite wow character?
At the moment it’s Yrel and Draka.
What do you think the next expansion should be about?
NOT ORCS! Honestly I’m so tired of them, and I haven’t even been playing the game for that long! Other than that, I’m not too bothered by what the next expansion will be, so long as it has decent story to go with it, and loads of end game content (something that’s lacking a fair bit in Warlords).
The next part involves 11 random facts about me.
1. I don’t like crowds.
2. I don’t have a favourite colour – any favourite colours depend on what is associated with the colour (i.e. my favourite colours to wear are black and red, but I would choose a blue mug over a red one any day!).
3. I eat too much sugar.
4. I find adulthood and the world in general overwhelming and incredibly dull at the same time.
5. Awards shows make me cry.
6. I’ve always wanted to visit the Bermuda Triangle, just to see if I’d disappear (and if I did, where I would go!!).
7. I get motion sickness pretty easily.
8. I don’t excel at any one thing. I’m pretty good at a whole lot of stuff, but not good enough for any one of those things to be a career or anything. I’m just a jack of all trades.
9. I love the ocean. I love the smell of it, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, the cool of the water on a hot day – love it!
10. My favourite perfume at the moment is the coconut perfume from the Body shop.
11. Gardenias are my favourite flower.
11 questions for my victims!!
1. If you could gender swap any character in WoW, who would it be and why?
2. What keeps you playing WoW during the lulls between expansions?
3. What food would like to be able to cook?
4. Describe your perfect day
5. Do you listen to the in-game music while playing WoW? Or do you listen to something else?
6. What is the best dream you have ever had?
7. What is one skill you wish you had?
8. What in-game spell would you like to have?
9. Tell us an embarrassing story!
10. Who should have an in-game character made after them?
11. Who is your favourite “bad guy” (from anything – not just WoW)
Please don’t feel as if you have to do this guys! It’s just a bit of fun 🙂
I have been running around Azeroth collecting music rolls for my garrison jukebox so that I could get the portable audiophone toy. (Which I did – but that’s another story.)
One of the easier rolls to get is the Music Roll: Song of Liu Lang which requires a wee bit of Lorewalkers rep to get. When I entered the room above Mogushan Palace I noticed there were three new pandaren standing there. Lorewalker Han, Lorewalker Fu and Lorewalker Shin. When you speak with them, you can ask them “Tell me of Greenstone Village”, and you can solo queue for the scenario of the same name. They will allow you to solo queue (or group queue if you want to do it with friends) for Mists of Pandaria scenarios, heroic scenarios and raid finder level raids. Pretty neat! I’m off to see if I can solo the scenarios for the achievement Scenaturday!
Today I went to visit CosplayPy’s tribute in Talador. It’s really fantastic! She starts out as a little sha-touched sprite darter called Pydarter. The dialogue is really sweet and mirrors the dramas she had at the last BlizzCon. At the end she turns in to Grand Empress Pydarter (just like her costume!) I think it’s a really sweet tribute. 🙂
You can find Pydarter in the far north of Talador (64,2 for those of you with co-ords).