Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Post Begins a Quest

Doing a quick scan of the notes for Patch 3.3.3 I came upon this little gem:


Quest items in a player's inventory which begin quests now each have an exclamation point overlaid on their icons to make them more easily identifiable.


This is a welcome change for me!  I can't tell you how many times I have overlooked quest drops in my inventory only to stumble across them very much after the fact and backtrack to turn the quest in. 


While trudging through the Loremaster achievement it was quest drops that gave me the most trouble. I'm sure that I just abandoned some enroute because I was tired of the zone and/or I didn't want to have to go back to X location because of Y mobs.  


Looking back I'm not even sure how I made it out of Mulgore I was terrified so often.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Buyer Beware, or Jerk Moves on the Auction House

Last evening I did some basic preparations for our scheduled raid: cleared a few slots of inventory (for fur scraps), made some flasks and fish feasts and replenished my stash of Iceblade arrows which I use for raids and special PvP occasions.

After a quick scan on the AH for the cheapest arrows, I bought three stacks and went on my merry way [to the mailbox].  It was then that I found out the seller had stacked them in 100's instead of 1000's. Poop.

I know that I'm not the first to be burned like that (nor the last), but it really ticked me off!

On a happier note, the guild downed Marrowgar for the first time last night!  Hooray for team work!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Waving My Nerd Flag

 Loremaster Pacheco!

That's 2615 quests (that count towards the achievement), lots of mindless grinding, and frantic searches on WowHead for those last few quests.  Many thanks to fellow Loremaster, Brokentree, who helped me with a lot of the group quests in Icecrown!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fun With Screenshots

Here are a few screen shots I thought I would share!

I was very happy to get this achievement!  It was also the first time I saw someone get the blue drake so that was pretty cool as well!

I hate duelling in the Argent Tournament, but I sucked it up for a few days to finish championing for the Horde cities to get this achievement.  Next up: Pony Up!

Close up of Manny looking a bit hungry and I'm made of beef! Waah!

Here Lustig and I practice our trick to showcase on That's Incredible!

Yay Chef's hat!  I'm ready to work!

Ianto enjoys a boat ride during Love is in the Air. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Things have been quiet at the Hello Tauren house due to a few things:

The biggest one being that we ordered digital cable and now have the Food Network.  I'll watch almost any cooking show on it - even if the host is insufferable or they are making something gross.  So there's been a lot of couch sitting with Ruffles sour cream and onion chips being consumed. 

The other reason was Prince of Persia for the XBox 360 which I finished about a half hour ago. This game was a lot of fun, not scary and only frustrated me a little at time (like walk away from the game frustrating - okay so once I just shut the whole console down mid boss fight -grr). It's also a very pretty game and the writing/voice acting is good. 

I don't enjoy video games of the zombie-jumps-out-of-you-and-chops-on-you variety. Nor am I good at games with that have friendly fire - lets just say you never want me behind you if I am able to shoot you accidentally.  When surrounded by mobs I will mash the hell out of the controller and if I manage to stumble upon a combo attack, all the better - but don't ask me to repeat it.  Prince of Persia is mainly solving puzzles, using the environment and jumping.  Lots and lots of fantastic jumping, leaping and acrobatics. Because while run when you can jump repeatedly?

Now I can get back to my regularly scheduled WoW addiction - although, Assassins Creed sort of looks interesting....