Who’s getting stabbed in the back tomorrow?

Tomorrow the gates of Azshara’s fabulous Eternal Palace open, giving us a brand new raid, with loads of new boss butts to kick. And with it (hopefully) will come some answers as to the next part of the… Read More

The devil’s in the details

Can’t I just go back to a week ago, when I was ignorant? Please? It was more fun then.

The stupid is strong in this one…

Oh lordy. I’ve been quite sick all week this week. It’s just a cold, but it’s been a big one. I’ve been off work for almost the whole week (thankfully being able to work from home), and am… Read More

Beat it

I think I need to learn to stop making plans. I’m never good at keeping them. Although this time it was less my doing, and more things happening to me that changed my plans. I had planned on… Read More

Classic adventures

Last week I was fortunate to learn that I had been granted access to the World of Warcraft Classic Beta servers. Anyone who’s followed my blog knows I’m a bit of a nerd, and a big part of… Read More

Sometimes raiding is hysterical (raiding outtakes)

We’ve been progressing on mythic Jaina for 2 weeks now. We’re at 200 pulls and seeing third phase, so we’re actually doing pretty well in comparison to some other guilds. But it is a hard slog, without a… Read More

Bye Bye, Pandaren

Tomorrow patch 8.1.5 arrives in World of Warcraft, and with it comes the much-anticipated allied races of Kul’Tiran humans and Zandalari trolls (along with a WHOLE bunch of awesome content!) I am beyond excited (as usual) for new… Read More

Children of the sea

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

The goal for 2019

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

Tying a bow on 2018

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

Merry 2018!

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

A quick catchup

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

Happy 14th birthday, WoW!

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

On the move

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

The anxiety and the guild crash… and what’s next

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

The un-break-up

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

The happiest place on Azeroth

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

My BfA levelling adventure

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

Realm takes on Uldir

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

Topic 37: First impressions of Battle for Azeroth in pictures

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

Topic 36: Farewell to Legion

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

The night before Teldrassil burns…

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

Pre-patch makeover

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

Hope in Before the Storm

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.

Raiding with Realm

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.

Titanslayer, btw

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

A peek at Cinder’s world

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

Class mounts – complete!

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!

The last of the journey to Lord of the Reins

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

Uuna <3

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

Chosen

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

BfA Alpha Elemental Shaman thoughts (so far!) ~*SPOILERS*~

~*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

Rainbow bright

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

What to do in 2018

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!

The catch-up

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. 

Malfurion and Tyrande can get stuffed

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…

Raiding and streaming and healing, oh my!

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

The quest for a hunter’s mount

~*~*~* 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

My 2017 in pictures

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

A look back at what was in the bucket of 2017

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

There is only one word- EPIC

~*~*~*~*~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

By the light!

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

The little run that could

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

Mythic not-so-sassypants-anymore!

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

It’s about time!

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

Trial of Style – Cinder’s tips!

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

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge Topic 23: Why do I blog about WoW?

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

Look to the skies

~*~*~*~*~ 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

Finding Family

Well, I find myself here once again where the team I’m raiding with has crumbled.

A Challenging Look

I did the thing!!!

Here comes the sun…darter hatchling

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! 

Into the Tomb

This week the Tomb of Sargeras opened. ~*~spoilers ahead~*~

Mythic Gul’doooowwwwwwwn!!!!

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.

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge Topic 17: Playing dress-ups

Anyone who knows me knows that I love collecting transmog pieces.

Lost

Truth be told, I’ve been feeling pretty lost in WoW lately.

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 16: there’s no place like home (thank goodness!)

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….

Cinderstorm artwork by Coolidge

Thank you Coolidge!!!

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.

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 15: I love it all!!

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.

It was the best of times, it was the busiest of times!

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.

Seeing Azeroth in a new light

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!!

Get to the Point!

Patch 7.2 started for us Aussies on Wednesday. It was eerie going back to the Broken Shore….

Cheers!

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.

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 13: the WoW race I just can’t stand

I doubt this will come as a surprise to anyone who follows my blog or twitter!

Restoration shaman treats

I have been extremely lucky this evening…

Hidden mages

The journey to find all 3 mage hidden artifact appearance is complete!

"Secret of the Golden Forest" by Mugwort designs. Available from http://www.mugwortdesigns.com

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 12: Design your own zone

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.

On a personal note

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.

Neat!

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.

Z and cinder’s blog challenge topic 10: favourite world quest

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.

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 8: changing mains

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.

WoW Challenges!

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.

Farewell 2016

I’m stealing Z’s blog idea and posting a screenshot from each month of 2016 as a way of saying farewell to it.

Classy! 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 2…

Classy! part 1

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…

She’s making a list, and probably not checking it again…

It’s that time of year, where I start making lists of things I want to get done over the Christmas break.

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge topic 5: Cinder, NPC

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.

Oh holy… paladin

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

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge Topic 4: Postcards from Azeroth

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!

The Dreamer

It’s been a pretty successful week of raiding this week!

Z and Cinder’s Blog challenge Topic 3: Puggerrific!

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!

Blog challenge – 12 years and the impact

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.

Blog challenge – favourite Legion quest, Uptown Murloc

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

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge – thoughts on 7.1

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?

Z and Cinder’s blog challenge – (Top 5!) favourite Legion screenshots

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.

Run, run, run!

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

Z and Cinder blog challenge – professions

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

Z & Cinder’s Blog Challenge – The Three Cinders

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

Splishy splashy woes

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

Z & Cinder’s blog challenge – 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 our favourite Legion dungeon.

Blog challenge – saddest quest

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.

For Azeroth! (part 1)

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.

Blog challenge: favourite Legion NPC

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.

On saying goodbye

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

I LOVE THIS GAME!!

Can I just take a minute to say how absolutely AMAZING Legion has been so far? And look how darn beautiful it is!

HAPPY LEGION!

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!!

Melbourne Legion invasion

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

Yer a wizard!

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…

On being loudly positive

I needed a little break, but I’m back now!

Pre-patch adventures

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 made it!

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