It seems the Warcraft development team are back at work, because this week the first official Patch 8.1.5 PTR went up. And there’s a lot of great stuff in there. As usual, Wowhead are going through and presenting… Read More
It is New Year’s Eve. 2019 is on the other side of this day, and as is customary, people are making resolutions in the hopes of making the most of the year to come. I am one of… Read More
Another year is coming to a close. It’s always a time for us to look back and reflect on the year, to celebrate our achievements and say goodbye to perhaps some of the sadder moments that have happened…. Read More
Wishing everyone a very happy holidays! I hope your days are filled with happy hearts and happy tummies. ❤ Thank you to all of you for simply just being here; for reading my blog or liking my tweets,… Read More
It seems to be that the more adamant I am about writing more, the less I do it. It’s like the universe listens to my plans and says “Nup! Not today!” and I get ridiculously busy. Which is… Read More
Today marks the first day of a 2 week event to help celebrate World of Warcraft’s 14th birthday. As has become tradition, upon logging in today I received a gift form the Dev team, consisting of a ‘thank… Read More
It’s been 2 lockouts since Realm disbanded. It’s been weird not raiding. I played a whooole lot less. The break was nice in a way, but to be honest one of the main reasons I wasn’t playing as… Read More
It’s been hard to start this post. Or any other blog post for that matter, if I’m being completely honest. But this one, I don’t really know how to start. I know the things I have to say,… Read More
Those of you who follow my twitter account will have seen that this past week was quite the rollercoaster. I’m personally still reeling a little bit from everything that happened (though I am overly dramatic, I know). On… Read More
This long weekend I said to myself that I would take things a bit easier, and get back to just enjoying WoW. Yeah, there are things I definitely need to do, but my goal for the weekend is… Read More
How has it been a month since Battle for Azeroth launched? Holy moly time passes quickly. I suppose a bit part of that is about how completely flat out I’ve been in game. Which leads me in to… Read More
Last night, the first raid of Battle for Azeroth opened. Uldir is here! It’s a great looking raid. But more on that in a moment. Before we headed off, I wanted to get a team picture of our… Read More
Ok, ok I’m late for my own blog challenge. Oops! For topic 37 we are sharing our first impressions of Battle for Azeroth in pictures. The challenge was 5 pictures… look, no-one thought I’d actually do just 5,… Read More
It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in one of these challenges (which is pretty hilarious given I’m one half of the team that runs these things… ) I’m aiming to do better with these challenges, though, so here… Read More
It’s the eve of what is bound to be an incredible emotional day for many Alliance players (and maybe even some unsure Horde, too…). Tomorrow, Teldrassil burns. I’ve managed to keep the story of how and why Teldrassil… Read More
I really love a new pre-patch. There’s something about it that makes me feel like I’ve got a clean slate. It’s a new beginning which means new opportunities to kick butt in game and have new adventures. It’s… Read More
Every time I think about the book, I keep thinking about hope, and what it means to lose it. And what becomes of the person who does.
I’ve been wanting to do something for my guild for quite some time. I’ve grown so fond of my guildies, and I wanted to say thank you.
Well, we have officially “finished” Legion. Last weekend our guild finally killed mythic Argus, giving us the Cutting Edge achievement. It took over 600 pulls and countless frustrations, but we made it. We are now Titanslayers (a title we… Read More
Well hi there, friends. Today I wanted to take on a little peak behind the curtain, and show you where I am when I’m writing/streaming/talking to you all. It’s take awhile… in fact, it’s take the whole time… Read More
It has been a very long time coming (thanks my slow-ass levelling skills) but this weekend I finally finished collecting all of the class mounts. I’m officially finished!
What a big weekend! Achievements and mounts and pets – it all happened! ~*~*~*~Note there are some class campaign and class mount story spoilers in this post for Death Knight and Rogue.~*~*~*~ This weekend I managed to tick… Read More
One of the more recent secrets discovered by the amazing Secret Finding Discord is a story line involving a pet from Argus named Uuna. Instead of giving a mount or a pet or achievement, this quest line is… Read More
For the past few weeks/months a few people in guild have been trying to get a group together to work on getting The Chosen achievement. For this achievement, you need to complete the Trial of Valor on mythic… Read More
~*This post contains pictures and information relating to the Battle for Azeroth Alpha. If you don’t want to know or see anything relating to Alpha, please turn away now~* EDIT: MArch 16 – a new build went up… Read More
I’m not very good at saving money in real life, but I’m a little better at it in WoW (mostly because we don’t have to pay rent or anything in game hehe). I’m not the greatest at making… Read More
2018 is a big year for many reasons. The most obvious being that World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Battle for Azeroth will be coming out. awww yeah!
It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d best do a catch-up post to let you know what I’ve been up to and what I have planned.
Before Legion, I hadn’t really given Malfurion and Tyrande much thought other than Tyrande’s dress is super pretty, and Malfurion sleeps an awful lot…
I mentioned in my 2017 wrap up post that raiding had gone a bit weird for awhile with yet another guild disruption and shifting and all that. I’m not going to dwell on it- the past is in… Read More
~*~*~* This post contains spoilers for the Hunter class mount quest chain.~*~*~* One of my ongoing goals in game to have completed before the next expansion is to get all of the class mounts. I’ve been slowly but… Read More
Part two of Topic 29: the 2017 wrap-up double challenge bonanza! The second challenge topic we had for December, to help wrap up the year, was to show one favourite screenshot for each month. I like this challenge, because… Read More
We’ve put up two challenges for the rest of December over at Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge. Partly because we couldn’t decide what order to post them in, and partly (ok mostly!) because we’re just so busy these… Read More
~*~*~*~*~SPOILERS AHEAD!! This post contains images and discussion about bosses in the new Antorus raid. If you do not want to know anything about this raid, please turn back now. ~*~*~*~*~ Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile… Read More
The alt that I have been working on lately has been my priest. I’ve never been very good at being a priest. Shadow just doesn’t mesh well with me, and I didn’t really like holy last time I… Read More
It’s mid-October, and you know what that means – it’s time for the annual Gnome Run! This year was the 8th run, and the turnout this time was absolutely phenomenal. Last year they had almost 3000 gnomes race,… Read More
We did it! After all the dramas we have gone through as a team over the past couple of months; after losing so many players and recruiting and trialling others, we are finally at a point where, not… Read More
Oh my goodness what a month this has been! Back at the end of August when I finally made the decision to move my blog to somewhere more permanent, I had no idea how long it would be… Read More
This week one of the most anticipated micro-holidays finally rolled around- the Trial of Style. A micro-holiday all about transmog!!! It really is a lot of fun. It does help to go in prepared, so I thought I’d… Read More
Hey, what a surprise, I’m behind on posting responses to our blog challenges! That is so unlike me! 😉 Clearly I have a lot of catching up to do, and rather than starting at where I last left off,… Read More
~*~*~*~*~ Potential spoilers ahead.~*~*~*~*~ EDIT: adding more pics of little things like this as I find them. See them at the bottom of the post. This latest reset has seen a few new things appear in game. For… Read More
Well, I find myself here once again where the team I’m raiding with has crumbled.
So the secret finding community has been at it again, and with the launch of 7.2.5 they discovered how to get the gorgeous Sun Darter Hatchling pet. It’s quite the puzzle, and incredible of them to have figured it out!
This week the Tomb of Sargeras opened. ~*~spoilers ahead~*~
Well, it took us three weeks, lots of tears, frustration, swearing and hysteria, but we did it – Mythic Gul’dan is defeated! We got our Cutting Edge achievement, and new title Vengeance Incarnate.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love collecting transmog pieces.
Truth be told, I’ve been feeling pretty lost in WoW lately.
I really struggled with this topic, which is why it’s late! I thought long and hard about which areas in WoW reminded me of home….
I’ve said quite a few times how wonderful the WoW community can be. From organising fundraisers, to helping each other out, to just being super awesome people. This week I was lucky enough to be the recipient of some generosity from the WoW community.
It’s funny, I’ve put off writing this post for awhile. Not because I don’t have anything to love about WoW, but because there is so much to love and I’m finding it difficult to pin down only a few things to talk about.
Getting back to work has been really great – knowing I’ve got money coming in again to pay bills is a big load off my mind! But it does come with the downside of a lot less game time.
Like so many other people, I have been running around taking screenshots using the Inky Black Potion. What a wonderful addition to the game that little potion is!!
Patch 7.2 started for us Aussies on Wednesday. It was eerie going back to the Broken Shore….
This evening I was pottering around Dalaran. I wandered out of the kitchen and noticed a door I had been running past all expansion. Of course I had to go see what was in there.
I doubt this will come as a surprise to anyone who follows my blog or twitter!
I have been extremely lucky this evening…
The journey to find all 3 mage hidden artifact appearance is complete!
I think this is one of the trickiest topics we’ve had for this challenge. For me, when it comes to designing my zone, I had to think about what I liked most about existing zones in WoW.
It sure has been quiet around here, hasn’t it? To say things have been chaotic in my life right now is a bit of an understatement, and it has obviously been affecting all the “extra-curricular” things I do in my life – this blog included.
The Real Neat Blog Awards are doing the rounds at the moment, and the lovely Z nominated me – thanks Z! 🙂 I love things like this because it helps people find some great new blogs to read, and gives a bit of an insight into other authors.
So, world quests. I personally love world quests. The main reason being that I just love being able to choose to do the quests that give me the rewards I want.
It’s a sad time for anyone who feels their class has moved beyond something they can connect with, and I feel for anyone who has to go through it.
Last Sunday morning I had the absolute delight and pleasure to be a guest on Stone and Leeta’s show, WoW Challenges Podcast. I had such a lovely time with them, and was super excited to get to speak to Stone for the first time ever.
I’m stealing Z’s blog idea and posting a screenshot from each month of 2016 as a way of saying farewell to it.
One of my goals during the summer down time has been to unlock all of my class halls. Today, I finished that. This is Part 2…
One of my goals during the summer down time has been to unlock all of my class halls. Today, I finished that. This is Part 1…
It’s that time of year, where I start making lists of things I want to get done over the Christmas break.
I don’t know about others, but for me the dream is to have an NPC named after me in WoW. I know, so lame, but how awesome would that be?! Getting to see yourself in game – what a treat! But what would an NPC in WoW be like if it were based on me? Now that I had to think about.
Well ok that’s a misleading title. I keep getting random Christmas songs in my head so I dunno, it just happened. So earlier this week I was bumming around damaging eternity by killing time just kinda not really… Read More
This week’s topic came about as a result of Z cheering me up one day. I was at work having a miserable day and she was telling me all the wonderful things I could look forward to about heading into Azeroth when I got home. It’s such an awesome topic!
It’s been a pretty successful week of raiding this week!
So I think the initial intent of this topic was to talk about the dos and don’ts of pugging, and how to run one. But I haven’t done that for such a long time, so I’m just going to write about my thoughts on the current state of pugging. It’s quite a ramble – I just woke up from a super long nap and I’m quite dopey still!
This week started the 12th birthday celebrations for World of Warcraft. It’s crazy that a game this old is still this popular, although I understand it. The topic we chose for the challenge this week is an opportunity to take a step back and look at how this game has impacted our lives. Because let’s face it – WoW can have a massive impact.
My lovely friend Zeirah and I have turned our weekly blog challenge into a public blog challenge for anyone to participate in. Each week there is a new topic for everyone to write about and share. You can… Read More
This week patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan was released. And what a patch it is! 7.1 brings with it a new min-raid, a whole bunch of new pet battle content (including a new Raiding With Leashes achievement and wild pets to raise into mounts) and, of course, Karazhan – the mythic dungeon on steroids (plus a buch of other stuff) . So how have I been spending 7.1?
Ok so this week we’re taking things a little easier (or so we thought!) by having our topic this week be our top 5 favourite screen shots that we’ve taken in Legion.
This weekend was the annual running of the gnomes. It’s a fun in game event created by some lovely people to raise money for breast cancer research. It’s a great event that the WoW team even featured this… Read More
My lovely friend Zeirah and I are challenging each other with a weekly blog post. We choose a topic and both write about. This week’s topic is all about professions. You can read Z’s post about this topic right here. This week’s post… Read More
My lovely friend Zeirah and I are challenging each other with a weekly blog post. We choose a topic and both write about it. This week’s topic is a bit different – this week we’re talking about ingame persona… Read More
The new raid week started for us last night and we absolutely powered through a full heroic clear in no time at all. Then we went in to mythics and cleared Mythic Nythendra on just the second pull…. Read More
My lovely friend Zeirah and I are challenging each other with a weekly blog post. We choose a topic and both write about. This week’s topic is our favourite Legion dungeon.
My lovely friend Zeirah and I are challenging each other with a weekly blog post. We choose a topic and both write about. This week’s topic is the saddest quest in Legion. You can read Z’s post about her favourite right here.
Legion has now been out for three weeks. It has been an amazing three weeks, I have to say. The Emerald Nightmare raid opened last night, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on how Cinderstorm got to this point.
Z and I have been chatting about Legion a fair bit lately, and it came up that we’re both feeling like we’re not blogging enough (well, I sure am not! Z has been doing quite well indeed!) Anyway, we decided to set a challenge where we would both blog about the same topic, to encourage us both to write more.
It seems to be that barely a few weeks go by before we are saying “farewell” to another Blizzard employee. And it’s always followed shortly after with the chorus of “Blizzard is collapsing” or “this is the end… Read More
Can I just take a minute to say how absolutely AMAZING Legion has been so far? And look how darn beautiful it is!
I hope everyone has an amazing experience levelling in Legion. Remember to eat, drink plenty of water, get some sleep, and get up to stretch your legs every now and then. But mostly – HAVE FUN!!
Last week my partner Thor and I were exceptionally lucky to be able to attend the Melbourne Legion release party, hosted by Blizzard and featuring guest visits from Celestalon and Gen St Michel
So I finally got the chance to transfer my mage back over to the Alliance. I was having troubles trying to decide what race to make her. She has SO much transmog…
I needed a little break, but I’m back now!
I knew going in to this new patch that there would be some big changes, and that things might not work. So I didn’t hold my breath that things would be ok.
We have a pre-patch date, and it’s just a few days away!!! Come July 19, we will have officially made it. The wait for new things to do is officially over! From here on in we’ll be… Read More
I’ve been pretty quiet here on my blog recently, and for pretty good reason. I’m angry. Well, actually, that’s an understatement. I’m down right pissed off. And up until now I’ve figured it was better to just stay… Read More
I sure am getting around lately! (Not like that, silly!) This week I had the pleasure of visiting EJ and Raven from Girls Gone WoW to talk about levelling, and especially about levelling in Legion. You can have… Read More
Last weekend I completely geeked out because I was lucky enough to be a guest on one of my favourite podcasts, The Training Dummies. I’ve been listening to Rob and Darryl for awhile now (TTD and Realm Maintenance… Read More
Hi everyone! A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I was going to be a guest on some podcasts coming up. The first of these was Realm Maintenance (Episode 192!) which was amazing and loads of fun…. Read More
Regular readers will know that I’ve been ummming and ahhhing about how to level in Legion – do I want to make it as quick as possible by levelling as DPS but potentially causing troubles for my healing… Read More
Today Watcher Dev made a post on the forums about removing the cost of changing specs (that is currently on the Legion beta) but instead implementing a cost for changing talents. I’ll post both of his comments below… Read More
I don’t think there is ever going to be a time that I’m not worried about being good enough in this world. When it comes to World of Warcraft, I’m always worried that I’m not a good enough… Read More