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…

Gnomie taken by @Chromeeh_Gnome

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 >.<

Oops…

Hi everyone.

*ashamed face*

I know we totally said we would try and blog more, but not long after our last post, lots of stuff happened all at once and it has been a crazy few months.

First of all, let me introduce you to Felicity…

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This little girl was keen to meet us, and arrived unexpectedly 3 weeks early. Unfortunately, she caught pneumonia and needed a stay in NICU, but we are happy to report that she is now a happy and healthy 4 month old who keeps us on our toes. As you can imagine, we have barely had time to breathe, let alone game.

However, for about a month she has started sleeping 7pm-5am, so we are hesitantly starting to pick it up again. Most evenings, we collapse in front of the TV and don’t move much further, but occasionally (like now!), Mr B is on Destiny and I am adding some to my latest Minecraft venture.

Sadly, we cancelled our WoW sub a few months ago as we begrudge paying 2 subs for only a couple of hours a week of gaming. I think as we settle into parenthood, we should be able to start back up at least one account… especially with the exciting new expansion that’s on its way!

We hope you forgive us for the long silence. We lurk on twitter in the background as much as we are able, so please do prod us every now and then.

Love and hugs,

Mr, Mrs and Mini B 😉

Liebster Awards 2015

It’s that time of year when the blogging challenges come back around, which is great as it gets us back in the habit of writing.

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You can see last years answers here.

This year, we were kindly nominated by Zeirah at A is for Azeroth. We have also received a nomination from Syrco... I’ll try and get round to it, but I’m sorry in advance if I don’t manage ❤

Rules

Answer 11 questions from the person that nominated you, share 11 facts about yourself and make 11 questions for 5 other bloggers to answer.

11 Questions from Zeirah

1. What makes you smile?

IRL: watching the baby move under my skin (I know, soppy alert). Oh and chocolate. In game: fishing in really pretty places currently makes me really happy – I spent most of my gaming time yesterday at the Sunset Shore. Lovely! 

My wife. Had to say that :p

2. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?

With the UK’s retirement age creeping up – probably still at work. I’d like to say we would both be in a camper van touring Europe though, that’s the dream.

Much the same. Wife, kids, grandkids, retired. Ok, maybe not retired.

3. Is there one class in wow you haven’t been able to really gel with?

Yes, a rogue. That and a warrior are the only classes I haven’t yet got at level 90. I was going to use the boost on it, but it seems a waste as I wouldn’t really play either. I have a geared twink rogue at 70, and I twinked purely because I couldn’t imagine levelling it any more….

Not really, I’m a serial altoholic and I play them all. However, I have only ever had one max level druid (compared to 3 or 4 of the other classes), so if I had to pick, I’d say Druid.

 

4. What is your biggest problem/challenge when it comes to blogging?

Time. Getting home from work, doing the housework, having tea, doing my prep work for the next day (I’m a teacher)…. I just can’t motivate to write a post too. 

Finding interesting stuff to write about. I don’t think people would be interested in what I have to say!

5. What is your dream career?

I love teaching, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I suppose the dream would be to specialise…. I teach music at the moment, I’d like to branch out into special needs and music therapy, but that’s not looking likely.

Professional video game player. Hell yeah.

6. What is the one thing in wow you love doing the most?

Achieving a goal. For example, max level professions or Loremaster. I set myself a goal then spend the next few weeks obsessing. Currently, I’m doing the 100 enormous fish for the level 3 fishing shack and the 150 pet battles.

I’m not really playing at the moment. If I had to choose though, I’d say PvPing. It’s something I always come back to.

7. What is your favourite book?

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah. It’s a teen book but beautiful.

The Eragon series and the Game of Thrones series. If you haven’t read them… BE ASHAMED!

8. if you could choose the next playable race, what would it be?

I don’t know enough about Lore to answer this, but Naga sound cool.

Tuskarr! Walruses that you can play? Awesome!

9. What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten?

Chocolate! I especially like Belgian Seashells. 

I had a veal steak on our honeymoon in Paris. Oh my god. It was gorgeous. Moar please.

10. Who is your favourite wow character?

NPC or…? Out of my own, Louloutte. Even though Blizzard seem to have forgotten the cannon and gone OTT on the glass, I still love her even though I die constantly. Not sure about NPCs… Nomi was pretty cute. Lorewalker Cho also told some pretty cool stories.

Onyxia. I liked fighting her human form, the quest line to fight her was pretty awesome.

11. What do you think the next expansion should be about?

Lore knowledge holds me back here, sorry. I’m open to anything, but no more ogres please!

GNOMES! Ha, no seriously, the Burning Legion. I like the idea of lots of demons. And fire. 

11 facts about us

  1. We are British.
  2. We met in a club called Pussycats. Yeah, we don’t usually share that.
  3. We have a guinea pig called Ernie who growls like a dog
  4. We love Formula 1! Would love to go to Silverstone one day, but tickets are soooo expensive. Maybe for our 50th anniversary or something 😉 Go Hamilton!
  5. The thing we argue most about as a couple is probably our accents. I have a Queens accent, Mr B has a northern one. I think he sounds like a pleb, he thinks I’m anally posh. Pff, I’m right of course.
  6. In WoW, just like IRL, I am a habitual saver. Mr B is a spender. He keeps telling me it’s only pretend money, but I like to see the cash mount up!
  7. He calls me a Gnome to my face. The cowbag… I’m not that small!
  8. We both love music! I teach it and Mr B appreciates it…. tunelessly. I think our child will grow up with a massively eclectic taste, we will listen to literally anything.
  9. We also both love the Romans and have been known to do a 2 hour diversion off our route to go and visit ruins or a museum. Fascinating period of history.
  10. Many of our holidays consist of getting to a base (a large town or city), then visiting as many small towns and villages around there that we can. We don’t have a plan, we drive in a direction, see what there is and do it. Our last holiday, we ended up at a mini model village at the seaside. It was brill.
  11. We love to collect art, especially local art which means something to us. We have recently been given a painting of the church where we got married. One of our favourites is a painting/print of where we got engaged. We also have a limited edition copy of a rare photograph. I hope they will be our children’s heirlooms one day.

Nominate others

We would like to nominate ThibasteHeallarious and wowstorylines.

Your questions are:

  1. How old were you when you played your first video game?
  2. Did you ever play an N64? If so, what was your favourite game?
  3. Would you rather play a Gnome or a Goblin? Why?
  4. If you had to choose between only ever doing PvE or PvP, which would you pick and why?
  5. What’s been your favourite raid or instance in WoW?
  6. If you could live in Azeroth, where would you choose?
  7. If you had to marry an NPC, which would it be and why?
  8. What set up do you use to game? Any tips for others interested in upgrading their pc?
  9. Have you ever met any gaming pals that you met online?
  10. Do you enjoy watching/visiting Blizzcon? Why/why not?
  11. Would you let your children play WoW? At what age? Why/why not?

Have fun guys!