Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Cataclysm Cometh

In one week...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


How could you not love a dear little face like that?

And the Fox is pretty cute too!

He growls and yips a little, but I think I'll keep him.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Now We Are Six

It’s only a model.
Shut up!

While moving all my characters out of Dalaran last night to the Horde capitals I could not resist one last look back at the floating city that has been home for the last year and a half (my old computer couldn’t handle the graphics until I got Enhancement Shaman’s hand-me-down-upgrade in July 2009). A city always looks more impressive by night and the glow of the towers and buildings give it the magical aura it deserves. Farewell Dalaran, thank you for your portals (and I’m sorry I called you a stupid face).

Today is also WoW’s 6th anniversary! Thank you WoW! Thank you for being a fun distraction from certain real-life follies and thank you for giving a place for my friends and I to hang out, chat, share and kill some bosses together. I know we aren’t getting a pet today but Blizzard is giving us a whole new Azeroth to adventure in and I think that is a pretty good present.

Have fun in The Shattering everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Tauren Who Lived

I had this rather lengthy post regarding some fun Harry Potter/Warcraft mashups but it was getting rather silly.

I think my feelings are best expressed in this screen shot:

If it's wrong to grind two reputations to exalted just for a screen shot, I don't want to be right.

Hello Tauren is heading to Transfiguration class.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Planning for Cataclysm: Character Reorganization

Oh my darling alts, how I do adore each and every one of you – just at different times.  Some of you get to raid and collect achievements, some are just a treat to level, there are those of you who make me money and the rest of you are gigantic purses.  None of you complain or vie for my attention.  You are all so patient while I pour my heart and time into certain characters while neglecting others for months on end. 


However, I regret to inform you that some will not make it to the Cataclysm because of my…




The Taurens are walking into the light and I want in on that action.  I've considered changing my Blood Elf Priest into a female Tauren but I don't want to miss out on those formative levels where I fall into deep admiration for my character.  I think a female Tauren deserves that kind of attention, don't you?  Goodbye level 24 Blood Elf Paladin!  Hello level 1 Tauren Paladin!


Of course I'm going to make a goblin!  The female models have the best hair choices!  The only class I don't have is a Warrior.  I'm going to level one up, make bold declarations of tanking with her and then renege on those declarations almost immediately – stay tuned for that!  Goodbye level 7 Bank alt! Hello Level 1 Goblin Warrior!


I have to admit, the troll druid forms are just brilliant.  Plus the new flight forms are pretty cool.  Horde flight form sometimes seems a little drab to me compared to the Alliance pretty purple.  Is it enough to make me want to race change my druid?  Goodbye level 80 Tauren!  Hello….naw, I'm just kidding.  I love healing in Tauren form way too much!


And to the rest of my characters who are epic, old or plain abandoned I do cherish you all!  Now get back to work and make me some money!


Hello Tauren is wishing for more character slots!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Little Guild That Will

This is a picture I never thought I would get to screen shot.  We’re in the freaking frozen throne you guys! This picture wouldn’t have been possible without the months and months of hard work of our team, which has included a lot of different people.  Even though some have parted their ways with us but I would like to thank them all the same.  Everyone helped in this journey and now we only have one more fight to go! 

The funny thing about Arthas is that he really doesn’t care about the little people - even the folks that are going to bring him down. So if you need some comic relief between wipes before the fight you can go on up and sit on his lap and ask him for a pony (you’ll probably get one faster from him than Ghostcrawler). Go up and fart right in his face or have a guild dance party right at his feet – Arthas doesn’t move an inch! This will be Arthas’ downfall – not recognizing the extraordinary power of our guild.

My purely selfish #1 Pre-Cataclysm bucket list is to kill Arthas and my desire to finish has increased ten-fold since Sunday night.  We got him to phase 2 and that’s fantastic for a first go!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What Happiness Looks Like!

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but what the heck - I'm too excited to go to bed right now!

Sindragosa down!

We were going to call it after a few attempts but decided to just give it one more go.  Then everything fell into place and we finally got her down!!

We're 11/12 ICC!  I am so thrilled with everyone! 

Well done Zug Initiative!  Well done!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Down With Dalaran!

I don't know why but one of my biggest annoyances as of late not being to fly in Dalaran and subsequently plummeting to my death in Dalaran.  I've had it with not being able to fly over to the bank or to the flight master.  Perhaps it's due to the fact that I've been spending a lot of time in Shattrath doing old timey achievements or just because I am so, so very lazy.


Is anyone else tired of Dalaran's stupid face?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The End is Nigh! (and stuff)

Or so those Twilight Cultists tell me...

I'll refer you to the three exclamation points on my sandwich board, buddy.

We only have a month left (as of tomorrow) until every that hasn't already changed, changes.  I haven't done any shopping for alt toons and I have to empty out my bank alt to make room for a goblin.  I didn't make a bucket list of things I wanted to do before the expansion but I did do a little bit of grinding in the past few weeks...

 Sha tari Skyguard


Aldor!  Whee!

and this very cool one...

 The best part of this achievement was that after running all those instances I was able to give Chawakanda a grand stack of Sanguine Hibiscus for her rep grind with Sporeggar - yay helping!

In other WoW news, there hasn't been a whole lot.  People are trickling in and out due to other commitments and Patch 4.0 turmoil but we did raid a bit last night with a great group.  I love just getting everyone together and having a laugh.  It is my one big wish before the expansion to kill Arthas and I know that our guild can do it!  We might be small in numbers but we are mighty in enthusiasm and great players!

Also, a very big congratulations to The Wayward Initiative on their 1st blog milestone!  They are great writers and great friends to have on your side...now if only they could share some of those readership numbers with me.  Teehee!  I kid!  I love all 20 of my readers! Please don't ever change (or go anywhere - seriously, don't go anywhere)! 

Hello Tauren is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls.  If you would like to come over they will be ready in an hour!