Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lucrative Way to Level Skinning

You know where you start, in Vash'jir? Well just outside, everybody and their mother are killing crabs. And those crabs are skinnable, my friends.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Kalesril's Triumphs

Hey, you thought I'd forgotten about you, didn't you? No sir, not me! I have news!

I kited my first ?? mob as a hunter! Those dang Sentinels need to get out of my questing zone! (and I killed her too!)

Kal and Hawky hit thirty, learned Feign Death (woot woot) and went hunting after Takk the Leaper. Earlier today, in fact, I found his nest, but not him, and got a Leaping Hatchling. These go for crap on the AH, so I decide that I'll probably keep it.
I immediately ran around Takk, but no luck. About four hours later, I popped on again, and what do you know?

Pay no attention to the weird guild name, they gave me monies :D But anyways, I went running back around the mountain where he patrols, and omigosh, there's a nest AGAIN!
So, I learn to summon one of the leaping hatchlings, and, extremely happy I left Hawky at the stable masters, Kalesril now has a rare pet family! Takk and his baby and her even posed on this hillside.

Now that's my newest alt :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

*Cough cough*

/blows dust off of poor, neglected blog
/feeds cupcakes and math teachers
/offers post
/backs away
/trips over geometry proofs
/pleads f--

*beep beep beep*


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spellstealing Utgarde Pinnacle

My guild boomkin transferred his DK tank over to our server today, and I've been running heroics with him and Tiglath of Super-Haelz ever since. For our first dungeon, we got Utgarde Pinnacle.
The first three bosses fall, easy peasy, and we get to the nastiest trash mobs in the dungeons; the beserkers, dusk shaman, and necromancers. We start fighting, and one of the dusk shaman kneels down to change into a wolf. A little buff icon appears for him, titled Lycanthropy, and it's highlighted in yellow which means that it's spellstealable.

"Speallsteallable?" I say to myself, and so I do. Eyowyn promptly kneels down, surrounded by purple fog and poof!-turns into a big grey wolf.

It only lasts for 12 seconds but boy it's freaking awesome.

Brought to you by Eyowyn and Co.

Friday, August 6, 2010


The loot gods smiled on me tonight!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Facerollers the Stars are Not

Yeah, I'll tell you how we got here in a minute.

As usual, I rolled up to my guild's weekly classic raid alongside my faithful healer and his wife, our short, bearded shadow priest. We three, the tall, noble paladin, all clad in shining armor; the even taller, savage night elf, scarred from countless battles and chafing to leave her humanoid form; and the portly dwarf, robed in shadows like black silk and sipping happily at a hipflask; stood around the summoning stone and twiddled our collective thumbs.

I mean, it was 4 hours before the raid, but come on? Slackers!

Our super hunters (one of them came on her druid alt) showed up at the prescribed time, and eventually so did the 2nd to last of the 80s in the guild, a boomkin.


Yeah, I know the Stars are, err, a bit tiny. But we like 6 manning stuff! It's fun!

We kicked butt and took names in Gruul's Lair under our superb leadership (done by yours truly). I had PUGed it once with Laia, and let me tell you, 6 organized, intelligent guildies are far, far more effective than 25 overgeared morons. The super hunter's druid was a semi-offtank to help me control the Council's adds.

We shot them until they died and went on to ze big bad himself, Gruul the Oddly Articulate. His voice acting is weird. He sounds like a CEO.

I checked the clock and it had only been 20 minutes, so I shepherded the guildies to Magtheridan's Lair. I conveniently forgot that all the trash you left uncleared added with the boss. Nonetheless, since I checked to make sure everyone was inside before I pulled (an extremely important tool in any raid leader's arsenal) we slaughtered them all with lots of AOE.

Now, after this, it was only 5'oclock. "Hmmm," thought your humble author.

"Should we try to 6man VoA or do Tempest Keep?" I asked my gleeful guildies, who were cheering our leet hunter's druid on as she stuck Maggy's head on a stake outside of Honor Hold.

"YES YES YES!" was what I deciphered from frenzied joyous screaming in raid chat. So, badge epix in hand, we trundled off to pay a visit to Kael. Al'ar actually killed me with Flame Quills! /shock/horror/disbelief

We didn't get the mount to drop, either. Of course, the great part about having 3 druids in a 6man raid is there is a lot of Brezzes. Battle resurections* for the druidic abbreviation impaired. Our sole healer had us all stand between Void Reaver's ginormous tootsies and take the Pounding damage rather that watch the DPS run around like headless chickens dodging orbs. Solarian killed Pilaser when our id-beloved boomkin blew her up with Wrath of the Astromancer. Those lazerchickens. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Then, we come to Kael, and I'm feeling pretty cocky. Phase 1 goes by without a hitch. Phase 2, fairly the same, aside from me frantically screaming for the boomkin to grab the legendary staff.

But Phase 3, where the four cronies of Kael all come at you at once...




Then one time we got to Phase 4!

Only healer mindcontrolled.
Boomkin with staff that prevents disorientation mindcontrolled.
Say it with me, my dears.




I bow before you, Kael'thas Sunstrider, and your infuriating mechanics that really need more than 6 people.

And of course, your fabulous hair.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have a belf hunter! Her name is Kalesril, which means "Dragon of the Elves" in Drow.

Yes. Yes, I know. Bite me, I have a D&D supplement.

Anyways, I made Kal back at the start of BC, and left her to languish at level 12 for something along 2 years now. At the urging of the two super hunters of SoA, I decided to go revisit the old girl.

It's really fun, surprisingly. I really enjoy the hunter/pet relationship, so naturally I made her BM and started putting points towards making my dragonhawk awesome and smexy. Hawky is already pretty awesome and smexy though. Whooo's a gooood little impromptu 5man quest tank?

She's great fun to play, especially decked out in Hiemalis' heirloom, enchanted gear. Did you know you get Aspect of the Viper at level 20? And disengage!

I fall off cliffs a lot with disengage :D

Now, everything I've read suggests that I should go get a wolf pet, because wolves are filled with win and coated in winsauce and dragonhawks are cunning pets and thus jacks of all trades and masters of none.

But what, might I ask, is cuter than a red and gold dragonhawk? Nothing, that's right.

Magtheridan/Gruul's Lair next Sunday!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Troll Raids-There iz lots

Jindo the Hexxer is freaking ridiculous, I tell you. AAAH MIND CONTROLL AAAH. In other news, the Stars got Zul'aman today! It's so pretty-I like it much better than the other instances we've been in. No frog pets, sadly. We blew through it so fast with our twin leet hunters Morkerron and Taillie that we decided to head to Zul'gurub and clear it again!

I'm going to go eat ice cream now :D Pro tip--the elementium ore we got from Blackwing Lair sold for 4k on the AH, in case you ever do it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

On Shaman Tanking, Stories, and Randomness

Hiemalis hit 71, yay for everyone. Heroism is sexy. She's doing a nice 1.4k DPS on boss fights with her cooldowns. I think I'm going to tipetoe off the deep end and make her a shammy tank.

Yeah, you heard me. Be AFRAID.

Healing Northrend dungeons is interesting, and a LOT harder than I thought. I've only had 3 successful runs-2 in UK, 1 in Nexus. I'm starting to really like group/raid healing as opposed to MT healing. I imagine myself as running around and handing out bandaids. Heroic!

Liselle, my warrior, is 78 today, slowly creeping up on that dreaded time when I'll have to gear up the poor girl. Warrior tanking scares me--it's considerably harder than Bear.

The Stars have Kara tomorrow, we'll see how it goes. Sadly, our super hunters, Taillie and Morkerron, can't come D: Of course, the last time we did it we 4manned it...so anything is better than that. Outland Raider, here we come!

Eyowyn is 8 emblems away from a new trinket, woo-hoo! She'll finally break 5.5k gs! Her DPS is crazy as arcane, I tell you. I keep begging our resident druid for innervate so I can keep doing AB spam.

My writing contest entry is going well. I'm at about 5000 words, and I've decided to change it fairly significantly, yay editing. I have to think of a title soon...hmmm...

If you were to write a backstory for a vengeful, 200 year old draenei shaman, what title would you give it?


Monday, July 12, 2010

How I Hate You, Twin Emperors

Eight 80s.

Four Wipes.

Two Emperors.

The Stars of Azeroth: Classic Raiders

PS: Laia got the Eye of C'thun, and lookie!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More Song Parodies!

I Tanked a Raid

This was never the way I planned, not my intention.
I got so brave, gear in hand, lost my discretion
It's not what I'm used to, just wanna try it out.
I'm curious for this, caught my attention.

I tanked a raid and I liked it,
the taste of my stoneblood flasks
I tanked a raid just to try it,
I hope my new guild don't mind it.
It felt so wrong,
it felt so right.
Don't mean I'm tanking tonight.
I tanked a raid and I liked it (I liked it).

No, I don't even know the boss, it doesn't matter.
It's an experimental raid, just feral nature.
It's not what good tanks do, not how they should behave.
My head gets so confused, hard to obey.

I tanked a raid and I liked it,
the taste of my stoneblood flasks
I tanked a raid just to try it,
I hope my new guild don't mind it.
It felt so wrong,
it felt so right.
Don't mean I'm tanking tonight.
I tanked a raid and I liked it (I liked it).

Us tanks we are so magical,
Armor, high health, invulnerable.
Hard to 1 hit, so healable.
Too good to deny it.
Ain't no big deal, it's pure skill.

I tanked a raid and I liked it,
the taste of my stoneblood flasks
I tanked a raid just to try it,
I hope my new guild don't mind it.
It felt so wrong,
it felt so right.
Don't mean I'm tanking tonight.
I tanked a raid and I liked it (I liked it).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blizzard Has Gone Crazy

WTF, Blizzard? WTF?!

If you do not understand why I'm twitching furiously at my keyboard, reduced to streams of gibberish, go check out any major blogger.



Edit: So now, if someone trolls you, you can stalk them! That will make the forums a better place!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Stars of Azeroth take down Blackwing Lair

Who at Blizzard came up with the Supression Room? I think we should go to his house AND BURN IT.

I personally had to go through it 5 TIMES because certain morons kept AOEing when I said not to AOE! Battle rez FTW, people.

Slow motion running in the supression room.

The instance was awesome. The first and second bosses were my favorite--I was the controller for Razorgore. The burn for the second boss was crazy. Burning adrenaline FTL!

Nefarion goes down!

Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj next!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I just had some random BE DK named Kolvidor (something like that) whisper me as T'kela, asking me what she was like. When I demanded to know why he was whispering me, he said he'd tell me later and logged.


Maybe he reads AoC?

Or maybe he's a stalker.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tanking Sarth3D

Is freaking terrifying. No matter how geared you are. Yet, somehow...

And I can't find the screenshot for Of the Nightfall. Fail.

Anyways, Twilight Vanquisher Laia of the Nightfall, Champion of the Frozen Wastes, is feeling mighty pleased with herself.

Pity my realm's offline all day today :(

Oh! One more picture!

Be afraid, Moorabi. Be very afraid.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 Blizzard Writing Competition

Remember the intro I posted yesterday? That story, about Hiemalis' background and the flight of the draenei from Draenor is going to be my entry for the competition!

It's very exciting. I've written about seven pages for it so far, but I'm already planning everything out. There's a lot of lore holes for what happened to the draenei civilization after Shattrath and before the blood elves fought them for Tempest Keep and its satellites and the Exodar fled. I'm trying to avoid them as best I can, but in some cases I'm just blatantly going to make it up :D

How about you? Are you excited about the writing competition? Are you planning on entering?

On a separate note, I love the emblem pinata Frost Lord Ahune. I only need a few more emblems to get my set bonus for Eyowyn. I also won a BOE that dropped in my last ICC25. I didn't realize it was one until I tried to equip it. Now, unfortunately, I'm stuck with a difficult choice: it's an upgrade to my bracers, but only by a tiny bit, and it's worth something upwards of 5000 gold on the AH. Decisions, decisions. I recently bought some Deathfrost Boots on the AH for about 6000 gold. It was a great upgrade, and now little Eyowyn is pushing 5.5k gearscore, and a respectable DPS. I'm tempted to try out fire, or arcane again, to see if I could boost my DPS, but I love my Water Elemental (Bubbles) too much to give him up for good.

I finally got to replace my 219 cloak with the 232 one Ahune drops. Now my lowest iLevel is 232 :D

You know what? I think I am going to go play around with fire/arcane a little bit. See y'all later!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birth of the Storm (Introduction)

(This is pretty much just a backstory for one of my favorite characters. Enjoy!)

Birth of the Storm

It started with a spark. A mote of darkness that ate up the light around it until only nothing was left, an empty shell where life used to be.

The creator of the spark was a tall, unhealthily pale figure that looked something like a human, if the observer did not take into account the balls of green fire that burned where eyes should be, or his long, pointed ears. His fingers fluttered like a violinist's, playing not an instrument of wood but a seething red light that fed the darkness he had summoned. He spoke rapidly under his breath in words that were in no human language, nor even any elven one.

No, this elf called out to the great powers of the empty spaces between worlds in Demonic, that foul, snarling tongue of imps and succubi. The mote contorted as he paused, wiping the sweat off his face, in the midst of a particularly complex passage, but quickly returned to its normal shape as he focused his energies back on it.

The woman who watched him allowed herself a smile at his ineptitude. Long, thin tendrils shifted slightly forwards as she peered at the red light. This woman looked very much like the demons this warlock was trying to summon, in fact, with her cloven hooves, tail, and curling horns. But, her eyes did not glow with the green taint of fel energy, and her skin was blue.

Hiemalis, was, in fact, a draenei.

She shifted slightly in her careful crouch, hidden in a pile of rubble not ten feet from the elven warlock, and judged the progress of his summoning spell. She didn't want him to complete it before she killed him. Having the demon to slay as well was just extra effort.

Yes, it was perfect.

She vaulted out from her hiding place, her hooves steady on the blasted, crimson dust of the ruined land around her. The warlock, shocked, looked at her. Unfortunately, his incantations did not falter.

His eyes widened. "You!" he gasped between syllables of his spell.

"It's gratifying to be known," Hiemalis said softly, sweetly, and threw out her hand towards the warlock. He flinched, but when no attack came, his mouth curved into a sneer.

Hiemalis clenched the hand into a fist.

A gust of wind smashed into the warlock, throwing him twenty feet into a nice, sharp cluster of boulders. He let out a quick gasp of dismay before Hiemalis was on him, her long daggers in her hands.

"Velites," the draenei whispered, her eyes going bitter and terrifyingly ruthless. The elf began a fruitless plea for mercy just as Hiemalis sunk her daggers into his chest, impaling him like a butterfly on a card. The hate in her eyes dimmed, leaving only a terrible sadness as she looked at his body. She yanked her daggers out, wiped them on his robes, and thrust the m absentmindedly in their sheaths.

"Az lok maladath," she said, and held up her hand once more. Fire leapt from her fingers and devoured the elf's body, reducing his corpse into ashes before the draenei turned and ran, fleet as the wind, to where she had tied her elekk.

Behind her, only smoke remained to speak of her killing.

"I will never be able to avenge your death, Velites, but these vermin, these Man'ari will pay for it ten thousand times over," the draenei shaman thought, a leaden weight settling on her, pushing her down into her embroidered saddle.

"I will never forget you, Velites."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The New Random Dungeon Feature: What It Didn't Account For

The scene, Halls of Lightning. The players, Eyowyn, a DK, a hunter, a priest, and the tank who left so fast that I didn't see his class.

I sighed and reuqueued us, only to have that $%^&#$ the priest refuse over and over again. He smugly informed us that he was waiting for the rest of us to leave, because then he wouldn't get the debuff.

Then mentioned, offhandedly, that WG was about to start.

$%^&hole. I was all for sticking it out and working on Loremaster, but I do actually did WG marks. So, seething with hate, I left.

And it's going to be counted against me in kicking idiots like him.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Off to England!

I'm sad to be going, since I had a ton of fun tonight doing BGs with some of the 80s in SoA, as well as a impromptu dueling tournament and party at the Darkmoon Faire, where I got to show off all the costumes I had collected from What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been. Did you know I can create my own 10man raid? I equipped my Commander's Badge, my Horseman's Baleful Blade, popped both and my Mirror Images, and summoned my faithful companion Bubbles.

Boom. A nether whelp, an elemental, five mages, and four terrifying pumpkins. Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

We then proceeded to switch to Frost spec and spar with our guildie Naita. My army advanced on her, then promptly despawned :(

Oh, well. I beat her anyways. We were nicely matched; we dueled about 20 times and won fairly evenly. Obviously, this called for us forming an arena team and charging into the thick of battle.

We got annihilated and decided to go fool around in battlegrounds until we got enough PVP gear to be a threat. Many thanks go to Euripedes, formerly of Critical QQ, whose posts I devoured and knowledge made me suck ever so slightly less.

I'm so excited that I finally figured out how to link posts from WoWhead! When I get back I'll have to go through my posts and get them all labeled.

Bubbles and I say farewell!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Soloing Northrend: Gundrak


You start off at the top of a long and totally unnecessary staircase that leads down into a pool of water. Jump. Even if you miss the water, the fall won't kill you, and that is what Tranquility is for. You'll come to a small ledge with two snakes on it.

Cat up and prowl past them, down into the Pit of Indiana Jones' Worst Nightmares. Ignore the patrolling snakes, and get yourself all the way over to the altar and Slad'ran. If you fight him at the very edge of the water, you don't need to worry about aggroing the snakes, although the ones he summons are sort of annoying. Snake Wrap is scary mean. Kill the snakes as fast as you can, and don't do the fight in cat like I did (and died). Pop Barkskin if you do get Snake Wrapped to minimize the damage.

Fudge. I died again. How is this happening?

Ok. Blow all your freaking cooldowns. Or, alternatively, kill the freaking trash in the room and pull him up the stairs.


The trash killed me. :(

Ok. Crowd control. Yeah.

Mutter mutter stupid snakes mutter mutter 20 gold mutter mutter mutter.

Oh. $%#&.

Ok. Buff food, drums, self buffs...


Ok. Ok. No more damn snake boss. Drakkari Colossus. That should be easier.

I refuse to use a Flask of Stoneblood. This should not be this hard. Don't stand in puddles, burn the boss....mmmk. Let's see how this goes...

#$^%. It pulls the trash. /sigh


I give up. /sniffle

If you do manage to solo this confounded place, especially Slad'ran, let me know how you did it. He and I have unfinished business to attend to...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Give it Here, Grandma

Karazhan is awesome! I finally get what Pike (Aspect of the Hare) was talking about!

Edit: Click on the picture!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Laia takes down The Professor

Got him, his two ugly creations, and the Blood Prince Council!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Know What?

I lied :D Gundrak eventually. I was having much too much fun teaching my cousins how to do the Heigan dance. And by teaching I mean LAUGHING OVER THEIR DEAD BODIES.

Ah, summer.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mass Effect 2 is so Awesome

I loooooooooooove Jack. I looooooooooove her. Who's my little psychotic mass-murderer?

Gundrak coming tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soloing Northrend: Drak'tharon Keep

I'm not going to be posting much for another week, while exams are going on. I had a bit of time today, though so here is the next installment in my series.

Drak'tharon Keep

As usual, run in and buff up. Get your bearings (Hah! Bear-ings! Get it?, shift into cat, and start stealthing.

You can easily make it all the way to the Room of Pulls That Make Your Healer go "OH #&*#!" without having to dirty your claws. Be careful to edge around to the backs of mobs on the stairs, and wait for all the undead trolls to run down.

Now, there are two ways to do the Room of Pulls That Make Your Healer go "OH #&*#!", the boring way and the fun way. The boring way is to pull mobs back carefully with Faerie Fire and Growl. The fun way is to charge into the middle of the room while screaming "LEEROY!" and slaughter them all after popping all your cooldowns.

Guess which way I picked?

You may find yourself at slightly low health after this. I was at about 4k. Since you aren't ever going to be using caster spells, you feral tank you, feel free to blow all your mana healing yourself and then use innervate. Now, for Trollgore.

He's easy. Tank and spank. Swipe to take care of the adds. Go to sleep. Really. I even went into cat form so he would go down faster.

Sneaksneaksneak through the spider room, take up position on the stairs, and throw a faerie fire at Novos.

Sit on the stairs, swiping adds, until the first necromancer spawns. Go kill him, toddle back to the stairs, and resume killing adds. The little, non-elite adds hit like soft pillows. They only dangerous in numbers. Once all of the crystals are down, engage Novos. You won't have much rage, because he's a caster, so I recommend shifting to cat form if you are impatient (like me). Don't stand in the blizzards, and soon you'll have a dead Lich at your feet.

More sneaking! Imagine that! Get through the bat room, and out into the courtyard. Since you're following my guide, I'm assuming that you want to solo every boss, so we're going to be taking a little detour for King Dred. Start slaughtering the raptors in his area.

You can kill the first two before he paths back your way, if you're quick. Ocne they are gone, feel free to pull him. I never had another raptor aggro. Save Beserk for the fear, otherwise this is a tank and spank if you have Improved Leader of the Pack (which you should).

From here, you can sneak all the way to the Prophet Tharon'ja.

This fight is also easy. Heck, this whole instance is easier than Ahn'kanet. Stay out of green poison puddles, and save berserk until after her turns you into a skeleton. Bash Drain Life if you want.

Congratulations on soloing Drak'tharon keep!