The price of talent – let’s bargain!

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

A light in the dark

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

Ask me the right questions

I know that I’ve spoken about the legacy server discussion a bit on Battletagged (episode 12 to be precise, if you want to hear it!) but I thought a post was in order as well because this topic… Read More

Defiler’s End

This week, I got an achievement I did not expect to get. This week, I killed Mythic Archimonde. Because my new guild only had a few kills on Mythic Archimonde, I didn’t expect to be in there for… Read More

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

Navispammed!

The hunt for a new guild/raid team is still going strong, and I’m not having any luck at all yet (which will be the topic of a future post, I’m sure). However it hasn’t been a complete loss…. 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

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

The cranky pants are on!

I’m angry. And probably not for the reasons you think. There are less than 8 hours until the opening ceremony of Blizzcon, and there have been two pretty big leaks – one about Overwatch and one about World… Read More

All about the loot – Blizzard goodies!

Last week I received a very large box at my work. Inside the box was Blizzard goodies! I finally got around to making some space in the apartment over the weekend to give them a home and thought… 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

Bye bye, Heroic Archimonde!

Last night was a good night of raiding. We had made our way through all of Heroic Hellfire Citadel on Wednesday night so that we would have all of Sunday evening to work on getting Heroic Archimonde down… Read More

Thoughts on 6.2.3 (without the table flipping)

Edited: I misread the cross-realm information – Cross-realm Mythic raiding is EXCELLENT news! It’s quite daunting waking up to see twitter exploding with opinions about some WoW news that was released while I was asleep. One of the… Read More

Diablo adventures

This week I took a bit of time out from World of Warcraft and have been playing a little of Diablo III. I was very fortunate to receive a lovely first from my boyfriend earlier this week –… 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

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

How to stop being crap?

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… 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

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 – 20-25

I played Ironcinder a little more today and got her to 25 (For those just tuning in, you can read about my stupid idea here.) 20-25 took me through the last of Darkshore and on to Ashenvale. It… Read More

Deleted legendary ring post

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: The Legendary ring procs that have been datamined from… 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

Thank you Sleeping Fox!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited about these. I commissioned the incredibly talented Sleeping Fox to do a chibi of my shaman, Cinderstorm (top) and my boyfriend’s monk, Thorfu (bottom). She finished them yesterday AND LOOK HOW DAMN ADORABLE THEY… 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

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!! 

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

Hidden in a cave in Draenor

Thanks Alysrazor!

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

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

Celestial Tournament, I’m coming for you!

Pic from https://petcharge.wordpress.com/category/celestial-tournament-2/ I can be pretty obsessive. (Shame I can’t be obsessive about eating right and exercising, but that’s for another time!) When I set my mind to something in WoW, I don’t stop until it’s done. It’s… Read More

Well there goes my afternoon

So in some strange internet rabbit hole, I came across videos of 2 of my favourite things: World of Warcraft, and Jonathan Coulton. They’re pretty old, so some of you may have already seen them. But I haven’t,… Read More

Challenge Modes

For the past two weeks some of us guildies got together and worked our way through the challenge mode dungeons. At some silly hour on Saturday night, we finished our last one! Gold wins for us all! Of… Read More

Cinderstorm

Cinderstorm

Be good to each other :)

Just had a very lovely moment in WoW that I wanted to share with you all (given there’s so much negativity going around at the moment, perhaps a nice story will help?) I was hanging around on the… Read More

Happy 2nd blog-birthday to me!!

I got a lovely blog birthday message from tumblr for my blog’s 2nd birthday. And to make things even better, I got my 100th follower on the same day. Huzzah!  Thanks everyone for being awesome people to follow…. Read More

Mage challenge mode done!

Got challenge modes on my mage the other day. She’s so pretty!

Mr & Mrs WoW Community Project

The lovely folks over at Mr & Mrs WoW have a brilliant project going on at the moment to get some positivity back in to the WoW community. They have asked: What I propose is that we all… Read More

Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider

Got this awesome mount tonight for finishing the Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider achievement. My guild are so lovely and did 2 extra runs for me this week just so I could finish off the Paragons part of the… Read More

Netherwind drakes!

Finished the Netherwing rep grind the other day and got my drakes! This little guy is my favourite of the 6. 

Higher Learning

My gorgeous new Kirin Tor Familiar from completing the Higher Learning achievement in Dalaran. Took me about a month to get in the end, but well worth it. 

Meet Cinderstorm

*I WILL KILL YOU!!!!**just kidding, guys* 🙂 Meet my Shaman, Cinderstorm.  [my first gif! Thanks to JULIETA-RAVENCREST for the inspiration. More to come soon]

Thanks Onyxia

Thanks, Onyxia! I was up a bit early this morning so ran Onyxia’s lair before starting work, and this beauty dropped for me. Super lucky, indeed!

my favourite mount

Do you have a bucket load of mounts? Do you have a hard time choosing a favourite to keep on your action bars? Do you forget that awesome mount you got that one time that you used only… Read More

Sometimes lag cracks me up

Sometimes lag cracks me up

Ranty ranty

wow-images: Bladespire/Karabor cut due to time constraints, not lore reasons according to bashiok. The people in this post are so darn rude. Look, I get people are disappointed that there won’t be new faction cities in WoD. It… Read More

WoD beta testing- through the dark portal

Emerging from the dark portal (shame none of my transmog works in beta!)