Hello, Highmountain!

Resub Day 5, level 103

I finally got out of Azsuna today. I say that, it wasn’t that bad… I enjoyed the spectral dragons and the cool mana ponds and the pretty horses. I’m looking forward to exploring somewhere new, after all the withered decaying things, I hope it’ll be interesting!

I also handed a lot of breadcrumb quests in at Dalaran – profession starters mostly, and I finally ran into this guy:

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I’ve heard some interesting things, so I’m looking forward to spending some time with him. I really enjoyed the Halfhill cooking and farming quests, I hope he doesn’t pi** me off now 😀

Mr B: altoholism strikes again and I’m now levelling the Shaman. I really wasn’t getting on with the Demon Hunter and Hunter was boring, so I’ve respecced enhancement and we’ll see how this goes. I wasn’t too impressed with doing the opening scenarios again, but I made pretty good progress into level 102 today. 

It’s a shame we can’t play together at the moment (only one PC!) as we are around the same level for a change. Usually I’m at max and he’s levelling another alt, so it’s a novelty. I suppose it does save us arguing!!

 

Still A-zoomaing. 

Ha. See what I did there? Be impressed, it’s 10pm!

Day 4 of resub. Level 103!

I was itching to get online tonight. I was at a bridal shower most of the day with people from work who have no idea I game… I had a total confidence crisis as they are all beautiful and fashionable and into things like makeup and cosmopolitan magazine. I actually had a really lovely time, but I don’t think I ever feel at home in those social situations, even if I outwardly appear calm and collected. Unfortunately, they’re part of my job and Mr B also hates it when he has to come along as it always feels a bit false. I’m sure this is a microcosm for people the world over, splitting their work/home life, or social/private life. It hit home a little that we would love to have more of a social life with gaming friends… our closest ones are miles away though. Thank goodness for our lovely in game friends and twitter family (you know who you are!). Still, was glad more than ever to have resubbed.

Anyway, I digress. The baby was super fussy tonight (does a 6month growth spurt exist?!) so I only got an hour online, where I pottered about doing a dungeon, killing lions – they were very pretty and seemed to have wings on. I meant to write their name down, the hunter would like to tame one I reckon! I also spent a moment looking at the beautiful horses (Equine Sunrunners?) and fishing. Just plodding along and doing any quest I find, a huge difference to my usual frantic levelling pace.

Here’s the cool dragon. Look how itty bitty I am! Excuse the UI, I haven’t figured out how to hide it yet… one step at a time!

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Mr B. 

I made excellent headway on Pathfinder today. I only have one questing left to do before I start rep grinding. All helpful hints on a postcard please!

I’m having a bit of an issue finding the character I really want to play. I’m not sure I like Demon Hunter. I love Hunter, but hate how boring it is -3 button rotation? Yuck. Tried priest, meh. Almost tempted to level a mage because their Class Hall is just so cool.

 Serial Altoholism strikes again.

Ciao for now.

Ashuna. Azuna? Achoo?! 

Day 2 of resub

So today I mainly spent my time running between Dalaran and the first crazy zone which sounds like a weird sneeze – Azsuna.

The first thing that struck me, other than needing to remember that I’m squishy again, is the stupid dog things (Felpuppies I call them! – Mr B) being everywhere. Even if I’m doing an amazing stealth-like rogue avoidance thing, they still sniff me out. Stupid dogs.

The next thing I wanted to sort today was my professions. I always leave them til last and they become a grind, so this time I have learnt Legion professions and I’m fishing and disenchanting as I go. Sorted. It did take me about an hour to find all the people I needed, but time well spent. I have been reliably informed that grown up Nomi will appear too… fun.

I jest, I love those green bars being full on the profession page, even if I moan on the way!

Whilst navigating the many murlocs in the zone I also bumped into this little Chromeeh Gnome…

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After a catch up, we went off on an adventure on the back of his rocket (don’t be dirty!) to see if we could find rares. We didn’t,  but we did have a blast playing with his toys (stop it!!!) and he showed me the awesome little fishing pond off the side of Dalaran I need to use. This is what WoW is all about people – our awesome community!

Day 3

I’ve had such a good time today! I spent the first 40 mins running around Azure Watch (57 40) finding eggs for the Bunny – it’s a good spot as 6 eggs or so all spawn within a few yards. Yes, I am an egg camper. Judge me 😛 I got the 200 for the Bunny fairly easily, and although I’m quite desperate for the mount, there’s always next year. Right?!

So off I shimmered (stupid spell name!) to Dalaran where I spent a glorious time pottering about handing quests in, fishing in the little mana pond, finding dragons on top of buildings and doing my first Not-A-Garrison-But-Like-A-Garrison-Mission in my Class Hall. Admittedly, it took me about an hour just to navigate around (are they all like that, or just Mages?!), but once I got to the big glowy map I felt at home.

I then headed back into the world on my adventures, fully intending to finish the quest line I was on (murlocs?), but getting a bit distracted by the fabulous Nar’thalas Academy quest line which I stumbled upon. I’m sure you’ve all done it, but I had sure great time! Finding the parts of the costume – and wearing a wizard’s hat of course; killing flying books; pewpewing ugly Naga… awesome. I also loved the bit where you run around finding tomes for the guy in the library, practicing with your wand on training dummies (haven’t done that since level 5!) and recreating history in the books you fetch, complete with sepia effect. I haven’t had that much fun questing in a long time – probably since MoP actually. Loved every minute. So much so, I had to tear myself away.

I did log out just as I was about to hand the final quest in for a couple of reasons. Firstly that it was talking Artifact options – I need to research which reward to take as they both looked good and I’m sure there’s am optimum (answers on a postcard please!). Secondly as I stayed up far too late I could barely keep my eyes open… not a good combo when concentrating on the pewpew!

I am finding the Artifact stuff completely overwhelming and although Mr B is trying to explain it (“Think of it like a talent tree, woman!”), all the relics and things are confusing. I did read a lot about it, which didn’t help, so I’m adopting the attitude of It-Probably-Doesn’t-Really-Matter-This-Late-On-For-A-Casual-Anyway. 

I have already written this post once, but the PC and phone app don’t talk to each other and got all confused, the poor sausages, so if you’ve seen a few versions I apologise. It’s all very me me me, as Mr B goes to bed at 7pm (he’s up at 2am!) and I didn’t get chance to catch him and ask him to add his bit. Apologies! 

Finally, I couldn’t resist putting this photo in, as little Loulou just looks so funny. I have mogged this, it’s just questing gear… She’s not one for having her belly out at all (she barely shows her wrists!), but I think she ROCKS this look 😀

Excuses the phone photo, I haven’t figured out how to screenshot on the new pc. Tomorrow’s job! 

ZandCinder’s Blog Challenge #15

Why do you love WoW and what makes you keep coming back to it?

I’ve been trying to catch up with all the blogs I’ve missed out on and reconnect with what used to be – and I’m sure still is – a really lovely blogging community. I stumbled upon this gem en route… find it here.

I know I’ve come in a bit late to the game, but I hope you don’t mind me joining in with your challenge and this topic seems particularly apt.

Mr B: it’s simple really. The lore. The endless game play. Something for everyone. I’ve been playing so many years, as have others, that it’s testament to how much game play there is. I’ve been so impressed with this expansion so far, I can’t wait to really get stuck in.

Mrs B: I’m not sure if there’s just one or two reasons. For sure, there’s loads of lore and history, but that’s never really been my thing. It’s just so confusing. I know lots come back for the raiding and end content. This is something I enjoy but never have the time for… so it’s not that. 

I think the reason I find myself craving WoW above other games I enjoy, is that I can do achievements, I can mog, I can raid, I can chat with friends, I can pet battle, I can solo content or play with friends, I can do nothing but admire the scenery if I like… so many things I enjoy all in a package you can’t find anywhere else. It’s so versatile that there’s always something you could be doing… of course, whether you want to or not is a different issue!

We are looking forward to the next topic! 

First Legion Experience

Day 1 of Resub

These are the things I have learnt so far:

  1. Everything has changed – no flying in new Dalaran (this shouldn’t have taken me by surprise but it did!); Class Halls (wut?); talents; Artifacts…
  2. There’s much more storytelling. I’m not a lore-buff and I must admit I may have gone to get some more Easter chocolate through some of the longer cut scenes.
  3. Artifacts are confusing. I need to read.
  4. I lag a lot. Note to self: get Mr B on the case, see if he can fix that.
  5. What the hell is “shimmer”?! It took me about an hour to find it because of its stupid name. I don’t need to have pretty Princess spell names, thanks.
  6. I need to remember I’m bottom of the food chain again and stop running into massive packs of Demons thinking I’m invincible. Note to self: this causes you to die. A lot.
  7. I must buy a more comfortable office chair… numb bum experience is not pleasant.

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That’s all for now, I’m going to go cram a year’s worth of MMO Champion!

We’re back!

I only have apologies to make, after logging in today to see I haven’t posted since August 2015!

Sorry, guys. It’s been too long and I really hope I can start writing more frequently. You might know the reason behind this – we had 2 kids in two years and we are KNACKERED. However, our youngest is now 5 months old and sleeping better so we finally feel we are not so comatose in the evening we can game again.

So. Excited.

I plan to try and post a little every time I log on, just so I can get back into blogging. It might be a laugh for you all to see us navigate a game which we haven’t played for over a year. I’m only level 100 and haven’t even read about the expansion. Mr W is in a slightly more clued in position, so we will see.

I generally don’t post pictures of the kids all over the Internet, but seeing how cute they are, might make you love us again, and excuse us for the long break.

Love and hugs, as always – get in touch for our battle tag so we aren’t lonely!

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Minecraft Series #5 – CAR SHOWROOM!

I have been playing a lot of Minecraft lately, for two main reasons: firstly, it’s free which means I don’t feel obligated to get my money’s worth each month and secondly, I can pop on and off if I have ten minutes when the baby naps.

What I’m going to show you today is a Car Showroom. This is the last thing Mr B and I built together before we decided we couldn’t be friends and work on a project together haha! I love building cars in Minecraft, no idea why. This was a quick and fun build.

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Front view

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Inside ground floor

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Upstairs staff canteen and offices

Anyway, just a quickie post. I’m working on Ikea at the moment and I have about a million blocks to fill in on the roof >.<