Saturday, December 31, 2011

just checking in

I have been away for a week at least, partly do to the holiday and partly due to being ill, it's easier to play pokemon in bed then WoW.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and got lumps of coal as wished for(I really need to be more bad next year, will slaughtering commeners, consorting with demons or something help? apparently sitting or King Varians statue in bird form wasn't bad enough.)

I did twentyseven pugs in one weekend, a few weeks ago so if it's one a day I stll have a few more days I can relax, nothing too interesting happened in them, the annoying sexists were after that weekend.

I'll be pugging away again soon.

Take care and have a safe new year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No time for PuGs

Kinda loosk like something exploded, I've been making holiday gifts for my kids, I hope they will like them. They each get one.

Should be safe for hugs right?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ranty Observations

I was in two different Pugs the other day, both on my mid level paladin tank.

In one the healer was back a ways drinking, and was a night elf female, so when the hunter asked where was the healer and why did I stop I said "she's back drinking, her mana was low" the healer said "He, I'm a guy" I said "Ok, sorry" but the hunter got annoying at that point he said I was stupid to assume it was a girl, girls don't play WoW" he added a few other things about if they did how awful they'd be and one other DPS joined him. Anyhow it showed they were more than a bit obnoxious.

A few PuGs later I was once again waiting for someone to drink, although this time it was a mage a female Draenei.(I know usually they don't have to drink much but the hunter a different one (Why always hunters?) had pulled extra groups.) So the hunter said "Dude hurry up!" to the mage, and the mage said "I'm a girl, not a dude" the hunter called her an attention whore for saying she was a girl, the warlock joined in that girls don't play wow and agreed that if she was a girl why say anything it's no big deal if you get called a guy, then the healer said girls who play Wow are fat. there was some more commentary and denegration of any girl who would play WoW, even blaming the mage for the last mess, so I said "I'm a girl too" . They stopped, since just a few minutes before they had been telling me how well I had handled that chaos we had just survived (barely) perhaps they felt uncomfortable? (ok, maybe they had run out of insults, who knows?)

Another thing as we were killing next pack the healer whispered me "Are you hot?"
Seriously why do these people act like this? I though we (girls who play WoW) were all fat and nonexistent?!!!

The hunter wanted to queue again, how dense can you be? insulting two group members and we would like to join you again? .... no thanks!

The thing is, that in that second group the mage had crowd controlled and saved the healer while I was getting to him,(he had healed the hunter) the mage hadn't taken much damage, she never pulled aggro off me in the whole instance was second in DPS so really, she was just fine.

I guess it's really bad to call a guy a girl,and if a girl doesn't like being called a guy well she'd better just deal with it because no girls on the internet or something like that. This is not the only time I have seen both of these behaviours, just the first time both in one day, so I was annoyed.

And some guys whine about how girls don't play WoW.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

darkmoon Faire, attractions and distractions

I know it's a faire and it has games and quests and other stuff, but OMG FISHING!!!

There are fishing nodes and you get stuff, valuable stuff. I love fishing nodes I have something like five characters of my own with turtle mounts and three of my daughters characters with turtle mounts , fishing nodes are crazy fun I can keep myself entertained for hours, fish, special grab bags of treasure always a surprise, so exciting.( I know I'm easily to entertain, frozen herbs thrill me too "what will it be?!" and you can get random jewels mining even a pet! and treasure chests don't get me started I have many spawn points memorized, also those orbs and shards in the blasted lands...) I like fishing I like it so much I make alts to level fishing on, because once a character is leveled up on fishing I get sorta bored so more I like leveling fishing, although catching fish for cooking is nice too.

The Darkmoon Faire has water and that means fishing, not only plain old fishing but nodes of treasure laden boxes ( herbs, cloth , leather potions food etc). so I must fish, but not only that it has a fishable pet, my alts all want the seahorse , how cute is a seahorse in it's own bubble of water, I haven't been able to let the faire distract me with all the fishing I need to do , my morning are pleasantly full of fishing, and listening to mystery shows.

I now have quite a few wealthy low level alts, with cute pets.

The game needs more fishable pets and mounts, it would be rather nice. I woill still fish without more, but I do love fishing. If you could level by fishing I'd have many at max level.

Oddly, I'm not sure I will fish for the pet on my main since she has her favourite pet, a sinister squashling. It would seem sort of unfair to not want to keep a new pet out.

With all the glod from the stuff from the nodes I have also started acquiring many sinister squashlings, since it is my favourite pet and new alts will need them.( I know I have too many alts already, how will I feed them ... with fish?) I love squashlings, so many squashlings it's like a garden of cute evil.

I'm a crazy squashling lady, no cats for me.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

the weight of memory, and the void

I have mentioned I have a lot of characters a few who have been around some time. I often wonder why I create so many alts, each one is, even if it is a class I have played before a new person, they have their own background and motivations. I'm a role player, I like creating story, being a part of others storys and thinking through the storys. my characters collect the experience of their storys and interactions with others, their history.

This history interferes with playing them, I can see their minds why they would do things and also why they wouldn't.Some charcters are tired now. My main as much as I have one is level eighty paladin (although through most of Wrath she was a blood elf now she's a human). She did a lot through Wrath, and although I never raided she felt like she was supporting the effort to defeat the Lich king (she collected ore for a friends crafted stuffs and also was a support emotionally in their story), she had her reasons, her past. After a time, though, experiences collected around her like layers of clothing, every happy thing, the dull days, and those sad times, until she just felt too heavy, weighed down in a cloak of history.

Its not just the role play though, it's also the playing, the friends you make, the things you do with them. the guilds that were so much fun, that were long ago disbanded, the crazy escapades, the stupid fights, that weird death knight with the with the tonail painting thing (I just attract odd sorts). the occasional stalkers.... they are there. So each charcter has a build up of those. I couldn't play my priest for the longest time after a friend quit.... actually I haven't played her for real since then, just to buy heirlooms and to gather stuff for alts.

So I make alts, each one is great until they become too much of someone , although I have four, oddly enough toss away characters I play, one is a bank alt who's herbalism got out of control, another my daughters abandoned blood elf paladin and another was me going to try a friends new server, she quit as we reached level ten, the last yep another bank alt, that are just me (in a way) no real back storys one is even on a PvE server. I keep to myself, worried sometimes I might build up whatever that history is, still having fun.


Yesterday I logged on Isabella. I looked through her bank and bags (I needed to farm some ore, and stuff for the lad). I fondled all her old robes the old other gear the suff from when she was a blood elf and pondered her past. I had originally thought a faction change would free her, but it didn't. I thought to myself I need room for the stuff I will farm today . I couldn't bring myself to vendor or destroy everything, just a lot of it (I'm like that at least in games.) So I remembered void storage I gathered all that stuff and dragged it to the Ethereals place by the canal, it cost a pretty penny but I tossed all those memorys into the void *. It felt nice, like a step forward or away. I took her azure drake and brown armoured bear off her action bar and chose new mounts, and pretty soon all her gear will be replaced, changed her spec cut and coloured her hair and went off to mine.(that was why I logged on her after all).

This time she feels different, she is someone new, just a woman with not much past, no storys or friends (not quite, I still have one friend) and a chance to make new ones. Maybe it was just the stuff weighing me down, but for now it feels nice, I think I can get to eighty five,(I sill have those odd moments of fear about my ability to not be a failure at eighty five, but eh.) sure I'll still play alts, I love the lower levels and such, but for now I have a few new places to explore and I hear there is a cute bear cub in Hyjal, that might like traveling with me.

So maybe it's a good idea sometimes to clear out your bank, memorys are good but don't let the past weigh you down.

* except my squishy basilisk eyes, they seemed to not want to store them and gave me a funny look, I think, it's hard to tell with Ethreals.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I have mogged!

From the front, in a nifty battle pose.

no, I have no idea how it stays on

from the side/back

don't  worry squashy I'll protect you from the bunny rabbit

I think it looks quite nice although I'm not usually a fan of battle bikinis, this top makes me giggle since it first dropped for me while I was wearing a rather revealing, but less revealing top (although not with this character, it was a much older paladin) and I was like "oh, this must be more covering" so I tossed it on and well... the top has dodge because you definitely wouldn't want to get hit while wearing it.

I can't possibly PuG today...

...this shield is entirely wrong with this armour! Don't even look at my axe! and my boots *cries*

Transmog, it's nifty I haven't actually done anything with it yet because I have no full set of matching armour, I'm close on my druid, but still no shoulders for her.

Plate seems really hard to get, or just really expensive (1500 gold, for those pant's, No way! well maybe.... NO!) on most servers that I have plate wearers, they still look sorta like my sister did in my hand me downs (I had a very odd sense of colour it still scares my daughter, "That goes, really! stop making faces bright aquamarine, and hot pink, go great with yellow, ok, how about this orange shirt? ). So I am spending my game time killing things,(to loot, my mismatched outfits don't really make me that angry.) and hoping some of the drops will match (or not, since my daughter makes faces at my armour set plans, but I think it looks good....) and questing, since there are some rewards that match other rewards and so it's already done for me.

Eventually I will look snazzy enough to show my face in LFG , but for now I will wander the wilderness looking like a mess.