An Awfully Big Adventure

I’ve been slowly working on the achievement to kill (defeat) all trainers with an Elekk Plushie on your team.  I’ve used multiple sources for the info, so I decided to compile everything I’ve seen from WarcraftPets.com and WoWhead.com into one easy to access page.  An Awfully Big Adventure.

It’s not finished yet, but all the Pandaria Trainers and the Celestial Tournament teams are in there.  Don’t make my mistake.  You just have to beat the first three, not the actual Celestials, so feel free to leave and heal whenever you need to.

Warlords of Draenor

I’m back to playing and I’m having a wonderful time. Got my first toon to 100, got 10 toons to their garrisons and slowly working on pet battling to the 500 for my level three menagerie.

The story is fun, even if I can’t decide if we are in the past or what. Guildies I haven’t seen in years are back and running heroics with me! Can’t wait to step into LFR again.

Shhh, I’m on a break!

I’m sure anyone in the guild can guess I’m currently taking time off WoW. I log in a few times a week, but there is nothing that really makes me want to play right now. Oh well. I still love all the guildies!

WoW now

I’m officially on hiatus from WoW, and originally it was so I could finish off my final semester, but the more I read about Warlords of Draenor the less excited I am about it.  I remember at Blizzcon 2013 sitting with Steve from WoWtcgloot.com during the initial announcement and saying “Eh.”  It just doesn’t look fun.  It doesn’t move the story forward for me.  We spent a whole expansion building up Wrathion and his warnings about the Burning Legion and now Garrosh escaped, went back in time, effectively neutralizing our entire timeline, although not really because there isn’t supposed to be a paradox.  This feels more like a side-story while they focus on something else.

 

However, the lull is too long.  There is normally something left to do between expansions.  No patch since Siege of Orgrimaar though.  I’ve loved WoW since it was released, but it just feels like they stopped caring about it.  I don’t want it to end, but I also don’t want to see things from before WoW even started.

WoW for now

Well, I’ve killed Garrosh in LFR (Since I don’t raid that is as good as heroic for me!), I’ve finished the Celestial Tournament and I have 12 toons at level 90 (One of each class and two Warlocks) decked out in at least Timeless Isle gear.  With the new Refer-a-Friend program coming soon I see myself throwing a little bit more money at Blizzard and WoW for those four pets, but if there is no expansion soon I’m pretty much finished until Warlords is coming out.

I’m not actually all that excited for Warlords of Draenor to be honest.  I wasn’t blown away by anything in the panels.  Garrisons look like this expansions time sink.  I don’t really care about the lore.  I was really getting into the whole idea of the Burning Legion but this step back is like a punch in the face.  They wanted us to play some original Warcraft and rather than port the RTS they decided to throw all their developers at it.  Sure, we get 10 new levels, but I don’t think very many people were clamoring for this.

Pet announcements felt pretty forced, with no specifics at all.  I think they expected us to be happy with what we had, not realizing most pet collectors would already have either leveled their whole account with pet battles or gone the other direction and not cared about pet battling.  Oh you can maybe have some of your pets running around your garrison, and possibly breed pets (Merge them and get the breed you want with a chance at epics.).  If that goes live, which it really doesn’t feel like it will, it will probably only work with wild pets, since all the really rare pets are unique and no one wants to waste a Lil’ Ragnaros.

I don’t even care that there is no new race or class.  The new character models don’t really affect me since I wear full armor.

I’m not sure what I was expecting.  To be blown away like I was in 2011 with the MoP announcement.  I got more excited about the inventory changes than anything else they announced.  Finally I can get my toy items out of my bank.

Well, hopefully the RaF announcement beings some joy back to the game, but if things stay the way they are now I might, for the first time in my WoW life, unsubscribe.

WoW in Retrospect (The Burning Crusade)

The Burning Crusade was the only expansion I actually went to a midnight release to pick up. Collectors Edition of course.

I started The Burning Crusade a few minutes after launch.  I was still on Scilla in my guild Aint Neva Scared.  I spent the first few hours dying to the Fel Reaver that patted around Hellfire Peninsula.  This was when I started playing WoW with sound.  Seriously, I died roughly thirty times by him.  I still kill them when I see them in revenge.

I was at 70 pretty early on so I spent a lot of time waiting for guildies to catch up.  I wasn’t a fan of alts back then.

Once we had enough members at 70 we started raiding.  We had a lot of guild members, but we couldn’t fill a 10 man Karazhan raid.  Myself and the “hardcore” raiders decided to move to a bigger server, so Aint Neva Scared moved over to Burning Blade.  Within a few weeks the guild broke up and myself and a few raiders went to a 25 man guild.  This was the only expansion when I considered myself a hardcore raider, racing against another guild to clear Black Temple first.

Sadly, that guild broke up near the end of the expansion and I ended up going back to Scilla and playing casually for the rest of the expansion, while rebuilding my old guild under different names.  I still own most of the guild names as banks.

Jump Up Skellies

is made of candy

Dreadpony Express

The Lament Configuration

Biscuit Inferno

and I finally got Aint Neva Scared back going into Wrath of the Lich King