At the end of April

It’s been awhile since I posted. I’ll be honest, I’ve been busy and not really having a brilliant time of things so haven’t had a lot of energy to write. That’s not to say that things haven’t been… Read More

Legion Alpha Testing – levelling as a healer

****If you do not want ANY information about Legion, and don’t want any spoilers about anything at all, please don’t read this blog post! I will be talking about the Restoration Shaman levelling experience (without giving quest details away) and… Read More

Legion Alpha testing- Restoration Shaman artifact

****If you do not want ANY information about Legion, and don’t want any spoilers about anything at all, please don’t read this blog post! I will be talking about the Restoration Shaman artifact quest experience (without giving quest details away)… Read More

Legion Alpha testing – Demon Hunter

****If you do not want ANY information about Legion, and don’t want any spoilers about anything at all, please don’t read this blog post! I will be talking about the Demon Hunter starting zone (without giving quest details… Read More

A Gilnean adventure

A couple of weeks ago, for no other reason than that I could, I decided to run through the Worgen starting zone in Gilneas. I really love this zone. I find it to be incredibly beautiful (even though… Read More

A home to call my own

Well today I finally made a decision about where I want to be in Legion, and have decided to look for a new guild and raid team. I have loved being in Deadline – the people are amazing…. Read More

Field Photographer

Today I finally got off my butt and did the Field Photographer achievement. I had been putting it off for the longest time because I wanted to be smart about it and not waste my time zigzagging all… Read More

Cinderstorm the Proven Healer

I am still in a bit of shock as I write this. This evening I managed to get the “Proven Healer” title for completing 30 waves on endless difficulty in the Proving Grounds. I have been working on this… Read More

Reasons to alt

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of the Girls Gone WoW podcast. They have great discussion topics and are fantastic to listen to. For episode 211 EJ and Raven were joined by Leeta to… Read More

Introducing Reins of Azeroth!

We all know I like to talk, especially about WoW! So I was really flattered and jumped at the opportunity when SpazzWesson approached me about co-hosting a podcast with him that was all about mounts in World of… Read More

What the fel?

Seems like everyone is talking about the fact that players can now purchase Crystallized Fel with valor. Wowhead have done a write about up about this which you can read here: http://www.wowhead.com/news=250679/crystallized-fel-now-available-for-valor-points Crystallized Fel are used to upgrade… Read More

A-mage-ing!

(yeah I feel dirty about the title, too!) So this weekend I found myself drawn once more to my mage. This always happens – when I feel a bit lost for something to do, I fall back on… Read More

You beta test this!

This week I was a guest on the Girls Gone WoW podcast with the ever lovely ladies, Raven and EJ. As usual, I had a brilliant time. You can check out the episode on their website here (or iTunes,… Read More

Battletagged- the podcast is here!

So for the past few weeks a couple of us have been hard at work putting together a brand new podcast, and we are now ready to share it with the world! Battletagged is a podcast hosted by a… Read More

Spoilers and me

NOTE: THERE ARE NO LEGION SPOILERS IN THIS POST!  It’s taken me a little while to write this post for a few reasons. The main one being that I’ve been quite cross. I wanted to write this post… Read More

Did someone say… happy birthday??

It’s WoW’s 11th birthday! And boy did we get some goodies this year. The one that everyone is talking about (because everyone always talks about it!) is the Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. I’ve only ever… Read More

Great expectations – getting the most out of Blizzcon announcements

Blizzcon is this weekend, and the hype train is speeding along. I, like most fellow WoW players, are hanging out for any news about Legion. I’m pretty sure the one question everyone wants to have answered is “when… Read More

A horse with a new home

Today has been a good day. This morning I got up a bit earlier than I had planned because the sun was in my eyes and I needed to pee. And no matter how long I tried to… Read More

A question of valor

So there has been a couple of edits to the patch notes for 6.2.3. I wrote about my initial thoughts on 6.2.3 in a post last week (which you can check out here if you are so inclined!)… Read More

Feel Good Friday! – October 2

Feel Good Friday! is a weekly exercise to help bring some positivity in to the gaming community by sharing stories to make people smile. They may be heartwarming or funny stories, tales of your epic kills or something that… Read More

Feel Good Friday!

I’ve seen a lot of people in the WoW community (particularly on twitter and in some podcasts) go out of their way to bring some positivity back in to what can sometimes be seen as a negative place…. Read More

Stormrage – all the rage

A week or so ago now I finished reading World of Warcraft: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak. It made me very cross. This is the second World of Warcraft novel I’ve read, the first being War Crimes by… Read More

Is the new Warcraft book announcement hinting to a Legion release date?

Today Blizzard announced a new partnership with Random House for a series of novels about the Warcraft and Starcraft universes. All well and good, and something that I’m looking forward to. But what really peaked my interested was… Read More

Are rolling WoW expansions contributing to player fatigue?

Blizzard have made it clear that their intentions moving forward with World of Warcraft are to tie expansions together (Check out mmo-champion’s recap of Gamereactor’s interview with the devs for more). This is why Garrosh lead us to Draenor for… Read More

Podcast goodness

Earlier this week I was a guest on the Girls Gone WoW podcast! It was a really fun time, even if I did get up just after 4am in the morning after a late raid night and then… Read More

What I want from Legion

Legion has been announced! I’m still reeling from it all. There is SO much awesome stuff coming in this new expansion, and I am super excited about it all. But there a couple of things I want most… Read More

This is not a drill!

I repeat! This is NOT A DRILL! This time next week we will know what the next World of Warcraft expansion will be. I for one am VERY excited about this! Not too thrilled about the time that… Read More

Arcane adventures

I’ve felt quite guilty having not levelled my mage to 100 yet. She was my first character, and I do love her. But when the mage changes came in for WoD, my mage just didn’t feel like my… Read More

An Officer and a Raid Leader

Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that a few weeks ago our Guild Master/Raid Leader decided it was time for him to leave WoW. I was devestated to say the least. He’s an awesome… Read More

Shipyard – am I doing it right?

One of the features to come out of the 6.2 patch has been the addition of a shipyard to our garrisons. And I just don’t think I’m doing it right. I have to preface this by saying that… Read More

Brawling for gems and followers

This past weekend I spent some time in the Brawler’s Guild Arena in an attempt to get a new follower and a gem pattern. Meatball

He’s mine!

Hellfire Citadel – go team, go!

So raiding has been going well. We’re currently 10/13 just on normals, but it’s been good fun. The people who need loot have been getting it, so we should be good to start heroics soon (potentially would be… Read More

First week of 6.2

Fury of Hellfire (otherwise known as 6.2) has been out for a week now, and reactions (from what I’ve seen on twitter and heard in podcasts) seems to be a bit mixed, though most people seem happy with… Read More

OpenRaid Transmog contest

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…. Read More

Glyph of Ascendance

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!… Read More

Cindelaera makes it to 100

Today my paladin dinged 100. So to celebrate I made her a lovely blue transmog. I actually really like this set. The blue in the pants is lovely. She’s still got her MoP legendary cloak because RNG-sus is… Read More

Warlords of mosaic

My boyfriend did a thing, and I think it’s pretty amazeballs. This pic is a mosaic of world of warcraft selfies people have posted to twitter – each one only appears once and they’re all unedited. You might… Read More

Mythic Blackrock Foundry

I’ve been raiding with my new team for a couple of weeks now. We are currently 5/10 mythic, which I am incredibly happy with. Sunday last week we managed to get down Mythic Flamebender Ka’graz and Mythic Gruul… Read More

All the achieves

I’ve been spending some time getting a few more achievements under my belt. Earlier this week I finally collected the pets I needed to get the So.Many.Pets achievement and get myself a little Stormwing. He’s quite the cutie! This… Read More

About that flying thing

Let’s face it – this is all anyone is talking about right now. I’ve read quite a few posts/forums/tweets about the lack of flying in Draenor and the possibility that there won’t be flying in future expansions either,… Read More

Purple fire

I made a new transmog yesterday – a purple fire set. I really like it. I think it’s something a bit different, anyway. 🙂 So naturally I had to take some screenshots the dark place behind Scholomance. I… Read More

It’s elemental!

I’m still doing my trial with the new raid team. This week seemed a bit rough – they had a few people missing, but thankfully were ok with pugging some people so we eventually got the 20 to… Read More

Oh the trials

Last night I did a raid trial with the team Zeirah is currently trialling with. The evening was for progression on Mythic Hans’gar and Franzok. I am trialling as an elemental shaman, and boy did I feel out… Read More

All about the raids

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… Read More

How I’m playing IronMan

I’m doing the IronMan Challenge! I’ve created a page with all of my IronMan related posts for anyone who wants to keep track of my progress. You can find it here: https://cindersays.net/ironman So the official rules that I am… Read More

IronMan attempt 2 – Cindermori

After Ironcinder’s tragic death last week, I decided to start a new character and have another go at the IronMan Challenge. I have made another hunter, but this time she’s Draenei, and I already feel more confident about… Read More

Ironcinder – dead at 29

Sadly, Ironcinder died today, thus bringing an end to this attempt at the IronMan Challenge. She was level 29, and strayed just a little too close to a Horde area. An elite level 85 guard decided to sneeze… Read More

Where are all the raiders?

martymuses: cinder-says: 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… Read More

Where are all the raiders?

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… Read More

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… Read More

Ironcinder’s challenge

This is easily the stupidest thing I’ve decided to do in game, but I’m doing it anyway. I have decided to take on the Iron Man Challenge. For those of you playing at home who don’t know what… Read More

Legendary Tarecgosa

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

The 3 Lorewalkers

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… Read More

Visiting CosplayPy

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…. Read More

kisses in pandaria

My bf and I were mucking around taking selfies in game when this happened. 

Blasting the elements

So raiding went alright on Sunday. We actually did quite well, one-shotting Heroic Flamebender as well as Kromog (who we only got down for the first time last week!)  We spent most of the night progressing on Iron Maidens. I… Read More

I have some lovely followers. Thank you to everyone who messaged me after my giant whinge the other day. You’re all wonderful and kind and lovely. ❤ I do feel a bit better. I’ve taken trollmonk​’s advice and… Read More

I’ve been feeling a bit crap about things lately. It’s why I haven’t been posting on here all that much. I’m going through a “I completely suck at this game, why do I bother playing it” phase. Mostly… Read More

Blizzard Watch needs your help!

Many of you will be aware now that WowInsider (and joystiq et al) have been shut down by AOL. (As of a few hours ago, the WowInsider twitter account was taken over, so any new tweets you see… Read More

Earthen warlock

Earthen Warlock I got these robes from my salvage yard on my shaman. I have them already on my mage so sent them over to my warlock. This set came together very quickly, and I love it. It’s… Read More

Hatespark

Oh hello, Hatespark! Don’t we look pretty? I’ve wanted Hatespark the Tiny ever since I saw his little model come out. The drop rate to get him is sooooo low (0.03% chance, according to Wowhead, though I didn’t… Read More

Healing Heroic Highmaul – The Butcher

The Butcher getting in to the Festive Spirit! I’m putting together some short healer-based posts for each of the bosses in the Highmaul raid tier. Hopefully they’ll be useful for some fellow healers (my focus is on restoration… Read More

Why fly when you can swim? A flight path from my garrison bugged out on me the other day, causing Cinderstorm to swim all the way to Spires of Arak. I love that she had her “holding my breath”… Read More

Healing Heroic Highmaul – Kargath Bladefist

Kargath Bladefist (image from wowhead) I’m putting together some short healer-based posts for each of the bosses in the Highmaul raid tier. Hopefully they’ll be useful for some fellow healers (my focus is on restoration shaman as that… Read More

Look what I got for my work Kris Kringle gift this year! I’m determined to find out who gave this to me so I can give them a huge thank you!! 

Paragon World First Mythic Highmaul

Paragon have cleared Highmaul! I’ve been watching this race pretty closely.  It’s been fascinating. For the longest time Ascension, who are an Australian guild on the same server I’m on, were kicking butt and clearing things super fast…. Read More

and then….

Now it’s just getting weird. First there was my weekend pet surprises, then yesterday I got even more, and then today – 2 more!  This morning from my garrison daily pet battle, I got the Albino Chimaeraling: Then… Read More

And the pets just keep coming…

After all the good fortune I had with pets and mounts over the weekend, I thought that would be it for awhile. So imagine my shock when, from my second Big Bag of Pet Supplies I managed to get… Read More

All of the pets (and a rare mount!)

So many pets for me this weekend! I’ve been so so lucky. It started on Thursday with Argi: Argi is Blizzard’s fundraiser pet this year. 100% of the money paid for him goes to the Red Cross to… Read More

Highmaul Raid night 1

Well, all manner of dramas are happening on our server at the moment. Highmaul has just opened, so raiding has officially started again!  We had a good start – everyone got in ok, and we one-shot Kargath Bladefist…. Read More

There are just not enough hours in the day! Posts will be coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a pretty screen shot! 

Hidden in a cave in Draenor

The journey to 100

The journey to 100 has been a lot of fun. I was incredibly fortunate and didn’t experience any of the queues or other such issues (although many of my guild friends did). To be fair, some mornings I… Read More

poop in draenor

What is with all the poop in Draenor??

WoD Launch day

I’m stuck on the loading screen of death, so thought I’d share some screen shots of Warlords so far.  I had to turn general chat off because the whining from everyone was driving me nuts. It’s launch day… Read More

A winner is me!

Look what I won!!!! I was so super lucky to win lookingforazeroth’s 1000 follower competition. I was allowed to pick a mount from the blizz store and chose this little fella. I figured having a mount that flies… Read More

Thanks Alysrazor!

So I took my mage in to firelands for a solo run of Alysrazor last night and this happened…

Blizzcon and framerates and guides, oh my!

I haven’t been around much lately as my partner’s Mum is staying with us, leaving us little time for WoW. And so of course while I’m a bit afk, all things WoW are blowing up! Blizzcon Obviously the… Read More

Blazing Wings

I got my Blazing Wings!  I wasn’t patient enough to wait for the bug to be fixed, so I got a bit crafty, and instead jumped on my poor neglected Death Knight on Aman’Thul to try my luck…. Read More

Falling

The flying buff from Alysrazor lingered awhile…. 

omg omg omg omg omg!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!

War Crimes

Image from Wowpedia I’ve been listening to the audio book of War Crimes for the past week. I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed it. It was nice to be thrown straight in to the story without the… Read More

Awake the Drakes!

Cinderanged of the Black Harvest on her Emerald Drake (reward from the new Awake the Drakes achievement).  I haven’t had a chance to take her out and see what the warlock changes are like (given she’s an Alt, this… Read More

I’m your queen now

I’m your queen now, bitches! Went to say farewell to Garrosh before 6.0.2 drops, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stake my claim to the warchief position. One of my guildies was there saying goodbye too (in… Read More

Farewell MoP

Really loved this. I know a lot of people didn’t like this expansion, but for me it’s the first I’ve played from beginning to end and I’ve loved it (even with a year of Siege of Orgrimmar). Everything… Read More

Farewell Mists of Pandaria <3

Farewell, Pandaria. I’m going to miss you! 

Brawler’s Guild – all done!

Brawler’s Guild – done! Yet another thing that I didn’t think I’d have the skill or time to do. Out of curiosity I took my shaman in to Brawler’s Guild to for a bit of a muck around…. Read More

Wanderer’s Festival

Green fire

So yesterday I got it in my head that I’d get green fire on my warlock. Now let me preface this by saying that I SUCK at playing a warlock. I’m honestly beyond useless at it. I levelled… Read More

Challenge Modes – Paladin!

I got Challenge modes on my pally!! I’m really pleased with myself, because I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to heal Challenge Modes to gold. And yet, here I am!  I love the paladin set. I particularly… Read More

Celestial Tournament part III – VICTORY!!

Pic from https://petcharge.wordpress.com/category/celestial-tournament-2/ Well, my stubbornness has paid off. Last night I finished levelling the last of my pets to 25, so off I went to try my hand at the Celestial Tournament. I was actually really nervous… Read More

Mogushan vaults

Frostmourne

Healing Challenge Modes

Well, I’m doing challenge modes again. This time as a healer. I wasn’t expecting to do this – having done challenge modes twice now as dps, I saw how darn difficult it was to heal them and figured… Read More

Celestial tournament part II – training

So I’m still working on getting my team together for the celestial tournament. (part I is here for those who missed it). I’ve been using a spreadsheet to help me keep track of the pets I need to… Read More