Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Great Migration

The History of Suvie:

Noob mage on Elune.
Moved to England.
Moved server.
Rolled healing druid.
Burning Crusade.
Moved server.
Draenei pally.
Healmonster.
Draenei shammy.
Wrath of the Lich King.
Moved back to Elune.
Raid healing superstar.
Pregnant.
Quit.
Baby.
Bored.
WoW again.
Friends all gone.
Cry.
Bored.
Discover old guildies on Cairne server.
Transfer Suvie.
Restart alts as level 1's.
Happy!

So to simplify... I transferred Suvie to Cairne! A bunch of my old guildies have a guild there and I transferred to play with them. In two days, I've already had more fun than I had in the month or so that I was in the guild on Elune. No that they were a bad guild; they just didn't share the warped sense of humor that I and my old friends share.

I've also rediscovered my spine when it comes to healing. It comes in handy when the majority of the group is friends you've known for several years, because then you don't have to worry about getting booted! Bwahaha! But I haven't wiped a group yet, so yay!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm Sorry Already

I am a Bloodsail Admiral.

This means I did a lot of goblin killing once upon a time. It also means that any time I try to set hoof into any goblin city, they all come try to kill me. And they succeed a lot of the time.

I've been grinding goblin (Steamwheedle Cartel) rep for a long time. I was doing it the hard way - trying not to lose my Bloodsail rep in the process - because I really wanted the Insane title. But after Cataclysm was released, my normal methods for farming goblin rep were taken away.

So, I said, "Fuck it."

I've been murdering scores of pirates, and lately, been doing cloth turn-ins. I've turned in a LOT of cloth. The Bloodsail Buccaneers hate my smelly guts, and the goblins still do, too. I'm on my way to Ratchet at this very moment to turn in a bunch of linen, so hopefully they'll like me enough to allow me into their stupid city.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Newest Mounts

100 marks of the Argent Junk. Only a zillion to go
for the rest!  /wrists

FINALLY! Now I never have to do another
Brunnhildar daily ever again! Wheee!

Coprophilia

Coprophilia (kop"ro-fil'e-ah) - an absorbing interest in feces.

Blizzard, you are populated by coprophiliacs.

I've been going through the Vanilla questing zones to get the zone questing achievements (AGAIN >:| ), and I started noticing a theme.

Doody.

I only just started noticing them in Redridge. There might be some in Westfall, but I don't remember any. In any case, I've decided to start chronicling all of Blizzard's references to poop. Strap yourselves in, folks, it's gonna be a long one.



To be continued...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Have... Have We Met?

When anyone picks up the Protectors of Hyjal daily, when they enter Sethria's Roost, they'll spawn a little grouping of minions to help kill the monsters. Sometimes, one of these minions spawns into a named character. Six of those named characters are needed for the achievement.

The trick to this achievement lies in an awesome macro. Observe:


/cleartarget
/tar Linken
/tar Nat Pagle
/tar Mankrik
/tar Hemet
/tar Chromie
/tar Thassarian
/stopmacro [noexists]
/wave

Equip that to a key you can spam, and then just sit above Sethria's Roost and spamspamspam. It will take a little bit, but eventually they'll all happen by.

Note: Once you have waved to someone, remove them from the macro, or you'll keep waving to them and not to the others.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Limneographer

I'm working on two achievements at the moment: The Limnologist and The Oceanographer. They're easiest to do together, so I've put together a list of where to fish, arranged by world area, then by zone. Unless indicated as a school, the fish can be caught in open water.

I've tested out my list here, and it's confirmed that all of these fish can be caught where I've listed. Some, like the Bristle Whisker Catfish, can be caught just about anywhere, so you'll probably get them long before you ever set pole into Northern Barrens. Keep in mind that the Summer Bass can only be caught in the summer, and the Winter Squid can only be caught in the Winter. So you're going to have to wait a while to get The Oceanographer no matter when you start, which sucks!


Note: this list is not all-inclusive. These fish can be caught in other areas; however, I grouped them together in as few zones as possible to facilitate easy fishing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Arabic Sign

In Twilight Highlands, there are a series of quests where you help some dorfs chase away the Twilight cult. One of those quests takes you into a cellar to find some booze, and this sign is posted at the entrance of the cellar:


It's Arabic script, but I don't know what it says.

The top word is F-L-N-L.
The bottom word is a little harder. I can't really make out the first letter or two, but it then becomes N-Z-EE-AA-Q.

I have no idea what it says. I've spent the past few minutes Googling it and checking the WoW forums to see if there's an answer posted anywhere, but there isn't.

So off I go! To Farsidic.com. It's not Persian porno, I swear. It's a translator. You can enter in an English word, or a Persian one, and it will translate it into the other.

F-L-N-L isn't a real word, according to Farsidic. The Arabic translator I used said F-L-N-L is flanl, but it didn't tell me what flanl means. And before you get all smarty pants on me, it does not mean "flannel."

I think I'm just going to make a post on the WoW forums and ask. One of the devs has to know. After all, they're the ones who put it in there!

Plants vs Ghouls, the Sunflower Pet

In Hillsbrad, there is a little farm.


And on that farm, you can play the Warcraft version of Plants vs Zombies. It's tons of fun! But the best part about it is that you get a pet at the end.


The Singing Sunflower!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dingty-Five

I finally dinged 85.


I was almost sad about it. I kinda rushed to 84 1/2 and then dingled around for a few days without really leveling. I don't know why I didn't want to max my level out, but I didn't.

Maybe because Suvia is leveling through Vash'jir right now and goddamn I hate that place.

But I think it's just because now that feeling of progression isn't going to be so noticeable. Sure, I can go get gear in dungeons or level my professions or archaeology or whatever, but none of those involve a blue bar at the bottom of the screen that noticeably moves all the time.

I guess it's time to go level an alt!

The Argent Grindy

Got my last Argent Tourney pet today, the Ammen Vale Lashling.


I got the Draenei pet last, for some reason. The other pets were just so cool! Even though I've forsaken them all for pets like Mr. Grubbs. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vanity Pet: Withers

So, Withers is a little tree thinger. Kinda looks like the Teldrassil sprout.

Awwww.

Apparently, he is easily obtainable via a lengthy quest chain in Darkshore. I'm just glad it's not another rep grind. Booo rep grinds.

>update: Got him! I thought this was going to take longer, so I didn't plan for the next one... Well, I need to go Argent Tourney anyway, so those will be the next pets!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cataclysmically Delicious

There are a lot of things on the menu (hurr hurr) for this achievement, and I decided that putting them into categories would make it a little easier. So I think I'm going to split them into things I can buy, and things I have to make.



Things I Can Make                       Things I Have to Buy
Baked Rockfish                            Buttery Wheat Roll
Basilisk Liverdog                          Gilnean White
Beer-Basted Crocolisk                  Grilled Shark
Blackbelly Sushi                           Hardtack
Blackened Surprise                       Highland Pomegranate
Broiled Mountain Trout                Highland Sheep Cheese
Chocolate Cookie                         Massive Turkey Leg
Crocolisk Au Gratin                     Oily Giblets
Delicious Sagefish Tail                Pine Nut Bread
Fish Fry                                        Roasted Beef
Fortune Cookie                            Rock-Hard Biscuit
Grilled Dragon                             Scarlet Polypore
Hearty Seafood Soup                   Simmered Squid
Lavascale Fillet                            Sliced Raw Billfish
Lavascale Minestrone                  Smoked String Cheese
Lightly Fried Lurker                    Sour Green Apple
Lurker Lunch                               Stewed Rabbit
Mushroom Sauce Mudfish           Tasty Puffball
Pickled Guppy                             Tropical Sunfruit
Salted Eye                                    Unidentifiable Meat Dish
Scalding Murglesnout                  Vile Purple Fungus
Seasoned Crab                             Violet Morel
Severed Sagefish Head
Skewered Eel
Tender Baked Turtle
Whitecrest Gumbo

I crossed out the ones I've already gobbled up in my chops.

This achievement at least makes The Cataclysmic Gourmet a little easier, because I can just piggyback one on the other. Hooray!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011