Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Thoughts: Patch 2.2 Hated it!

Welcome to my new Friday post recurring thing. Random thoughts like other folks do, but purely my own. Or sometimes I steal them.

This new AH sucks. Strike that, it sucks and blows. It sucks and blows more than an F5 (enhanced) tornado. Currently it messes with 2 of my addons. 2!

BRK is detailing the new hunter pet here.

yes, fel reavers will rock.

Apparently we are going to be able to tame Warlocks later in the patch sequences, so will that be taming cross faction? I would love to have a little gnome warlock. mmmmm

Okay, my Royals suck. They suck less this year than last. They suck less than the new AH thing. I have tickets to tonights, Saturday and possibly Sunday's games. Tonight is a Buck night. Hot Dogs, small peanuts and the sip of pop cups are only a dollar. Good times. Oh it's also Fireworks Friday. They put on a good show and Fireworks are always good.

Next month contains Customer Service week. Be sure to be nice to them.

Did I mention that the new AH mail thing sucks?

Why is there a lack of bows and guns and 2 handed axes in the mid 40's to 50's area?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Woot 45 and the pet caught up!

So I dinged to 45 and the pet dinged to 44 right before I dinged. Finally, all the work is done and the cat is up to my level. Put her in the stable and picked up prowl 2 from an elder shadowmaw while I was in STV.
Next stop, Feralas.

Of course, there won't be much time to play this weekend as I have things to do this weekend. Oh well, I accomplished my goal of getting to 45 this week.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New guild....

Here's hoping that we found a new guild that has a bit more activity than the last one. So far looking good.

Technology can sometimes be difficult

So, Tuesday morning early, we have a set of thunderstorms roll through and take out the power for a few seconds a couple of times. In the end no major harm.....


Our home gateway for our AT&T U-Verse (cable TV) and internet goes down...


An hour and half later last night and the tech says, "We need to send a tech out to swap the gateway."

Bummer. No cable. No internet. No WOW.

So, I watch the last couple of discs in the Band of Brothers set and the documentary on the real Men of Company E. Wow! Those men were heroes. I highly recommend the set and reading the book by Ambrose.

Oh, the gateway is like a really big modem, it controls the cable and the internet and the big red flashing light was very annoying.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Szablya dings 40!

My guildmate and I decided I needed the Carrot on a Stick, so we found 3 other folks to roll through Zul'Farrak. Well during the run, Szablya dinged to 39 then 40. WOOT! So here she is in all her prowlness! (I had to retrain to get claw 6 done)
Just prowl, greenish background, pet not selected.

Prowl pet selected, background is whiter.

Prowl on, Big red Szablya. Hard to see isn't it!??
So I dinged up to 43. Need to finish up some quests in Arathi and up to the Hinterlands and such. I also need a few more quests done in Dustwallow Marsh. Then I suspect I need to go to Tanaris.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Okay, so I spent the weekend at my aunt's basically making sure her 18 didn't have a ton of kids over and burn the place to the ground. Didn't get to play WOW much.

I realized I am most likely not going to stop and play the battlegrounds in the 40's bracket much. I just want to get to outlands and such.

My ghost saber just dinged again and is slowly but surely catching me. This is good because as I begin to run out of quests to finish up before I head into new territory, I need it to hold aggro better. Luckily, I do have some quests to finish in Arathi Highlands and surrounding areas that are still yellow to me, which means I make up for the lack of kill exp with some decent quest exp. Funny thing is, as a hunter, if the quest is orange you can usually do it solo.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Names for the Ghost Saber

Okay so I have narrowed my choices for names to two.

DieSpitze = German phrase die spitze meaning vanguard. I would pronouce the name Deh-spit-zy

Szablya = Hungarian word meaning to cut, possible origin for the word saber. I would pronouce the name Zaab-ya

What you think?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Not sure I like this new template

I think this template has a cool background but it sorta smooshes everything together. With the new bigger wider monitors I think templates with wider columns are better. I may have to switch back.

Update: Okay after getting to work and looking at this template on my old 17" CRT monitor it doesn't look as smooshed as it does on my home 22" widescreen LCD.

What say you?

Update 2: Okay found a 3 column version I like much better. Yeah posts are in the middle, but I like this format. Lost all my "widgets" so I am recreating them as I think they fit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ghost saber in Red!

Okay so figured I should put up some screen shots of the ghost saber in all his transparency. I have taken him through an almost full run of SM and battle satyrs in Desolace and taken down 40 elites with him.
Here's the pic of him and I relaxing in Thunder Bluff.
And here's a pic of him in all his big red coolness.

It's hard to see in the pic I think, but even red he's opaque.


As you can see, he's been trained with growl and claw. In addition he has avoidance and cobra reflexes and Rank 2 of each of the resistances. I might change that later due to wanting him to have a bit more health. I plan on putting prowl and dash on him for those times when those will come in handy.

I have a few more quests to finish up in Desolace, then I am on to Swamp of Sorrows. I am looking forward to that run, since you have to run through Duskwood to get there, although I think I can do it and not get gang tackled by the guards as I did on my way to Redridge. Heh.

ARRRRR it's pirate day!

Some silliness for Talk like a pirate day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dude where's your kodo?

Okay so in the past I said I was going to work on getting to Exalted with Thunder Bluff before 40...well I failed. So, I am the proud owner of a Dire Wolf Mount.
One of my friends and I ran through SM last night so I could get all my quests in there done. I netted big cash! It's amazing what you can do when you have a 70 shaman running you through. My ghost saber gained 4 levels and is now closer to my level, might even help me level!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


So, after a couple of frustrating games in the 30's bracket (and we won, go figure) I decided enough was enough. I had enough gold to get trained and be well on my way to get a mount, so I leveled. Still working on the ghost saber so right now, here's Whitemane in all his Big and Redness.Wasn't it nice for Holgar Stormaxe to want to pose with us?

Couple upgrades from PvP rewards but still mostly leather. I need some gold as you can see for the mount, but I am off to try to get to high 40s as quick as possible so I can enjoy that bracket. I might try to save up honor and marks for 60 epic PvP set.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Arathi Basin Weekend..then hello 40!

So, this is AB's weekend for bonus honor. So I figure this will be my last turn through the 30's bracket and I am off to make 40. I have enough rested to get me there and the pet is about 1/2 to 39. I will most likely move to my ghost saber, so I need to name him/her. If you are reading this and haven't posted a comment, shame.
I am tired of having this stuffy nose and blowing it all the time and not getting to a sinus infection so I can get the drugs needed to kill it. I'd kill it with fire, but let's be honest, facial burns would not be worth it.
Would it kill some of you who visit here to post to let me know you do? Really??? Please?
OMG I miss Beastmaster.
I rolled up a rogue setting up for a 29 twink. Yeah I got issues.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I hab a cowd

After fighting allergies for the past few weeks, I finally have decided this is turning into a sinus infection. Gah! I hate these things. Better call the doctor and get the drugs ordered so I can nip this in the bud.

I can't breathe through my nose, which sucks at work, but sucks worse at night. I have sleep apnea and have to use a CPAP machine and it blows air through my nose to keep me breathing.

As you can see below, I hate my job. It sucks. Really sucks. Too bad it doesn't suck the congestion out of my nose. yeah, that was a gross thought, but hey I cannot breathe. I look like a slack jawed yokel ( no offense to the slack jawed yokels reading my blog) sitting at my computer wishing I could breathe normally and my eyes watering. Grrrrrr.

Sigh, sucks

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We won't forget.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Help me name my new ghost saber!

I picked up a ghost saber and now I need a name. I suck at naming things so I need your help. I won't name him/her until I get some good suggestions so, please help my "Cat" get a name.

Stupid me didn't take a screenshot of him/her so...head to Petopia and see screenies of them there!