The Monday Morning “Over Coffee” Edition
Welcome to some random Monday thoughts over coffee.
I may add in pics later, hard to illustrate my thoughts at work.
WoW Factor on Dath’Remar
First off, I want to send a more formal congratulations to my dear friend, Navimie, for winning 100K gold at this weekend’s WoW Factor on her home server of Dath’Remar! (As I was most humbled to be able to do so “in person” in chat with her, but she deserves a bigger GRATS!)
I know I was not the only one she excitedly shared the information of this event with as soon as she found out about it. She was excited from start to finish.
Most of her WoW Factor outfit was what she was frantically putting together for the Horde-Karazhan run Saturday night.
She looks beautiful and quite original in her new outfit (assembled for this weekend’s raids (see below) and I think it is well-deserved!
Laz’s Raiding Wrap-up
Monday, Laz and I participated in the 10man Alt Run. Tuesday, it was a run through the LFR system. Wednesday and Thursday were 25man BH and Undying Resolution’s regular 25man runs.
With Laz’s gear being good for normals, but still coming along as far as Heroics, we were told to expect Laz to be shifted in and out. However, due to a DC, this turned into him participating in the entirety of our run Wednesday, then continuing through Thursday.
So Laz added a normal Dragon Soul clear and the Title “Destroyer’s End” to his previous LFR kill.
The exciting/unbelievable part of this past raid week was more Laz’s luck in gear than anything – taking him from the iLevel 383 equipped he was at pre-UR raiding to iLevel 393 equipped for the start of this coming raid week.
Monday: 10-man Dragon Soul Alt Run
- 397 Pauldrons of Radiant Glory
- 397 Gauntlets of Radiant Glory
- 390 Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps
- 384 Battleplate of Radiant Glory
- 384 Helmet of Radiant Glory
- 397 Necklace of Black Dragon’s Teeth
Wednesday : 25-man Dragon Soul Main Run
- 410 Rockhide Bracers
Thursday: 25-man Dragon Soul Main Run
- 397 Curled Twilight Claw
- 403 Eye of Unmaking
- 403 Backbreaker Spaulders
- 403 Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps
- 397 Helmet of Radiant Glory
Crazy, eh? I agree! But crazy in a good way. (Wait, crazy is almost always good!)
Xiaochen and Miehiu
One of the things Laz and I occupied ourselves with this weekend, was my new obsession with leveling a brand new Shaman for Mists of Pandaria.
I have decided that I wish to continue to Shaman heal through MoP (unless something drastically changes or I am affected by some outside means into another direction). The thing is, as much as I love Effy, Draenei cannot compete with the Pandaren for raid-helpful racials. So, my decision is to be a Pandaren Shaman in MoP. However, I refuse to race change Effy – have have too many stories and too much emotion invested in her as a Draenei.
So Effy is not going anywhere, except to maybe retire some place pretty with Laz… as Laz is leaning heavily towards a Pandaren Monk.
So our first attempt at leveling me a new Shaman, was for me to delete Ahyzrael, and start her anew with Laz as two brand new Dwarves – another Paladin/Shaman duo, except shorter and less blue.
That lasted about 5 levels until Laz had a brilliant idea – we could Scroll of Resurrect his second account, boost a Shaman to 80, and transfer her to me. Yay! But apparently, Blizzard did not like this idea, and Laz was unable to transfer her to an account not his own. :/
Anyone know how people buy and sell WoW characters, if this does not work??
So our next idea was to do a Refer-a-Friend pair. I sent Laz an invite, and we started a wee Mage and Shaman.
Though the weekend was punctuated with other things, and complicated by the fact Laz could never retrieve his BoAs despite upgrading his new account, we got them to Level 23 fairly quickly.
Towards the end of Sunday evening, we got them both into the guild, and Laz was assured by Blizzard CS his account would be fully unlocked once his payment clears (which should be first thing this morning). So we are both excited to see what they can do and how fast they level once Refer-a-Friend, guild perks and full BoAs are all in place. hehe
One more thing related to Laz, and then NO MORE! I promise.
Last week, I invited Laz to be an Author on my blog. He is interested in divulging some initial thoughts on Diablo 3′s classes and talent system. So I am hoping to see that up here soon. It should be very interesting to see a very different writing styles side by side.
This is the fire under your azz, babe!
<pushes Laz out of the post and continues on with other stuff>
2012 in 2012
I plan to get together my updates for 2012 in 2012 ASAP, since today is the end of April.
I am guessing it is an underwhelming update – seeing that I deleted some characters this month and did very little leveling.
We shall see.
I was happy to see some positive response to my Amateur Challenge!
- Amateur Azerothian – JD Kenada
- Daily Frostwolf – Navimie
- Kamalia et Alia – Kamalia
- Sugar and Blood – Matty
- And… my own
I think they all turned out great, and I was so glad to see that JD was not the only one to want to respond.If I missed any others who joined in, please let me know.
Also, feel free to link back any other outfits created for this challenge!
The one thing I did NOT see in response was a follow up challenge from JD!
Don’t drop the ball! Keep it in play!
Greek Yogurt, a Banana, and Some Techno
This and the aforementioned coffee are what my breakfast consist of. I must say while eating the Greek yogurt I was thinking about how it is better for me than regular yogurt, and realized I have never looked up why this is.
I think in this day and age, we are conditioned to think everything Mediterranean is better for us – olive oil, hummus (mmmm), etc. – but I wanted to know WHY!
Saturday/Sunday Raids and the Good-bye That Was Not
I plan to post a more in depth post once I have my Saturday screenshots in front of me at home, but I wanted to share some of the wise – and flattering – words of some of my favorite people whom I got the highest pleasure to “meet” on Saturday.
- Tome of the Ancient (I have a confession, Ancient made me cry at the end.)
- Sugar and Blood
- The Daily Frostwolf
- And lastly, here comes the surprise we all witnessed after LK went down: Amateur Azerothian
If I missed any of the “coverage” of JD’s big event, please let me know!
There was much squeeing, both in raid and from myself to Laz over Vent. heh