OOC – Busy Month


June 9th, 2018

There are times when one must take care of a multitude of things in RL and it keeps you from doing the things that you want to do.  My one big hope was to get some time to write some stories and that didn’t work out all that well as you can plainly see – busy times abound.

Winter, Spring and now we’re into full blown Summer with all the heat and surprisingly torrential storms that seem to hit our area.  At least I don’t need to use the snow shovel now, however, a boat might come in handy later.

I’m really enjoying the new computer and have put in quite a bit of time in the Beta lately so that I can test out and see what is going to happen with our characters in the next expansion.   The classes seem to be okay and the one thing that will throw everyone for a loop is the GCD.  I know I had to change my playstyle a bit to do some of the things that I normally just blast through – it’s just a bit more of a time-consuming thing.  As always with each expansion, you must learn how to adjust to the game again, however, I don’t think there were massive things done like in Legion and some of the classes are getting some of the things back in their talents to take the place of the weapons.  One thing I was happy to see when I was able to take a character that I was familiar with to play on – no Hati for the hunters. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I liked the concept of Hati and what the intent was but somehow, the poor thing feels a bit short when you were in combat.

I knew that I needed new glasses for a while now and finally got that off my plate.  Got some new specs and am enjoying the lack of eye-strain for a major change.  Of course, I have the usual age-related eye issues that aren’t too bad yet and I can see at 20/20 again for the moment.   I just must know I am going to have to take breaks when my eyes start feeling too tired.

The one shocker was that my son finally got married to the woman that he has been living with off and on for the last nine or so years.  I’m happy that they did do that because they do have a little girl to think of that is about to turn eight years old.   Of course, they didn’t have a ceremony or anything like that and kept the affair very low-key.  I know that it is going to be one of those things that they might regret later, however, the days of spending thousands of dollars for weddings has been long gone in my family for quite a few years.

We also had a major roof leak that required quite a bit of work and you know how you feel when there are people climbing about on the roof and the hammering – that will put you off gaming and writing when you have all that going on. 

Let’s see, yep, had a birthday and turned a new year over – yep, leveled up to 69 and I’m still here and trying my best to hang in there.   As they say, “Time marches on and Time waits for no man.”  I know the last few years have zoomed by quickly.

Anyway, just thought I would let you all know that I am still alive, and the intent is still to get some writing done.  I won’t be zipping about in the great outdoors because it’s bloody warm here now and I can’t deal with the heat very well.   Hope to see you all in Azeroth soon. 

 

 

OOC- Stop and Just have FUN…


May 10, 2018

One of the things that I am starting to enjoy about Legion is the fact that it will soon be over, and I have reconciled myself to the fact that I may never get flying for this expansion, however, I’m getting my money’s worth out of it.   Now that I have stopped worrying about reputation grinding and such for the Allied races, I’m having a blast playing the way that I want too.  So what if I have a few 100s stuck all over the map in Azeroth, they will all eventually get to where they are going – one step at a time.

Yes, I was getting caught up in the grind of getting the reps and was missing out on the fun of the game, so, another step back and two steps forward.    I started out behind due to health reasons and that isn’t Blizzard’s fault or my own – there’s no reason for me to punish myself over that bit of trivia.   It’s not Blizzard’s fault that I have so many characters because I’m an altoholic in the worst way, however, I’ll keep playing the way that I want and put the fun back in the game for myself without the pressure.

Age does not always go hand-in-glove with Wisdom.  It takes some of us longer to figure that part out and before you know it, you’re in a tizzy for no reason.

I’ve played a little bit of the new Alpha version and I’m enjoying it so far, seems a whole lot like Legion.  Some of the class changes are not what I would call mind-boggling but will require some player adjustments.  I know that I am used to blasting my way through with my high levels and I don’t think that is going to be the case with BfA, who knows, they are still doing adjustments and such.  What I have seen of the storylines, it seems okay, however, I’m holding out on my decisions on that since Blizzard is still doing a lot of changes with some things.  As I have said before, I am not going to do the thing of spoiling any of it for anyone.  I know that I will enjoy it a lot more when it goes live too.

I also know that if I stuck with one character, I would have everything done quickly, however, I would also have a bad case of burnout as well as a case of stress that wouldn’t let me play the game at all for a few days.  Yep, I must stop and take more frequent breaks than I used too, however, that comes with the age and health.

LOL this is all about me instead of the game, sorry about that.

 

 

Trying to Stay Focused On Our Future


May 1st

 

Dear Journal,

I know that I have been too busy getting things in order with my family to even be able to sit down and write anything in my journal.  Seems like it has been forever, and I know that it hasn’t.  Fnor and I have been busy in the battles with the demons to have much time to sit down and relax.  I’ll admit that I do run way to Stormwind and sometimes to Draenor, just to escape everything for a while. Just being able to sit down and not smell Fel in the air or even that constant looking around to make sure that you’re in a safe place can sometimes drain the soul out of you.

I had to come back to Stormwind to take care of some business and to check on my boys that are in the city as well as going to check on my parents.  They are getting up in years and there are times that I do worry about them   I know that I am one of the lucky few people in Darnassus that had been raised by my parents instead of being sent off to be raised with the rest of the children.  Yes, it’s odd how our people send their most precious things in the world off to be raised by strangers and not have that family bonding that other races seem to have – it builds a foundation for the families to grow on.  It could possibly be a hold over from the days when the High Elves felt that the parents were not paying proper attention to their duties and the children were a distraction and needed to be trained by others.  I’m never sure why that all came about.  However, back to what I was prattling about.

My parents were doing fine in their little home near Darnassus and seemed to be quite happy there, however, I tried my best to have them make another change in their lives – move to Nagrand, to the house that Fnor and I have there, or we could even build them their own little house.   They have lived with us in Dalaran in Northrend and they were happy there, however, they were extremely frightened when we were driven out – or I should say, when Fnor was driven out because of his heritage.  I think the whole thing was stupid – I can understand that Jaina was upset with the way that things had happened in Theramore and I will admit that we all were – luckily, Varian was still alive back then and could put some kinds of constraints on her hysterical reactions to things.

I think my Father was on the verge of refusing my suggestion when my Mother stopped him and told him that there must be a reason that I would want them to make a change like this and gave me that look that I always dread.  One thing about being raised by your parents is the fact that they really get to know you as an individual, which, makes it difficult for you to pull any shenanigans with them.  She knew I was trying to hide something from her and I had to admit that there were reasons that I wanted them to move.

With all the contacts that Fnor and I have on both factions, we seem to get information far ahead of the counselors and leaders of our separate factions.  We have a lot of people working for us in our businesses and it seems like they can get into places where our military people seem to overlook.  Let’s be real about this, common people talk more amongst themselves and aren’t busy plotting their political intrigues as the higher ups seem to find the time to do.  There appears to be a lot of political unrest in both factions and there have been hints to the common folk that they should be prepared to guard their homes and families even more in the future.  No reasons were given out as to why and it makes me wonder if we’re not rolling back the clock of history to the days when we dare not be affiliated with friends of a different faction.

Of course, my Mother’s opinion of the Dark Lady is pretty much the same as most people.  She was a poor choice for the Horde to take on that evil woman for their Warchief. Even my beloved is not fond of the situation, but one must be careful about voicing your opinions too loudly.

With the rumors flying around like a crazed dervish, I did tell my parents some of the rumors and they were greatly saddened by it, however, they did resolve to make the move to Nagrand within the next couple of weeks to be safe.  I’m almost willing to bet that we are going to end up with a small village of relatives living on the property – we will make room for anyone that wishes to join the family.

Now, I need to go talk to my loving husband and let him know that there is going to be an influx of elves coming to Nagrand to live for a while – naturally, we are going to decide for most of them that do not know that my mate is a Blood Elf to live away from the main property.  I don’t want to bring the old hatreds to where we live.

Amynlarae Shadowmoon

 

 

OOC – Busy Times & Distractions


April 28, 2018

 

Well, so much for me getting a lot done with my writing and game playing.  Been a tad bit busy with RL as well as recovering from a drug reaction that will take some time to get out of my system.  Oh well, that’s how things go when you start getting older.  Funny thing is that I don’t feel old in my head, but I do in my body.

I’ve been spending a lot of time doing catch-up in Legion as well as getting used to the new set-up with keyboard and mouse.  I know that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but I sure as the devil am not going to let this get me down and I will succeed.  It’s hard to re-learn some muscle memory techniques, however, it’s a work in progress that is going to take a while.

I haven’t had time to keep up with all the goings on with the bloggers on WordPress of late because when I’m not playing WoW – I’m doing chores around the house and taking care of my spouse.  Hey, sometimes things just keep getting in the way.

I do hope that everyone is doing okay and that I hope to get some things done and finally get back on track with my stories again.  Take care all and see you in Azeroth.

April 18th – Some things never change…


April 18th

Dear Journal,

I think the whole world has gone crazy and I’m sitting here watching it happen without any control over it.  Everything that I have planned for in my life has gone amiss and it’s as if the Light has other plans for me.  It would be lovely if I knew what that was.

I have waited months and years for my plans with Fnar Dawnglory to bear fruit and it does appear as though it might have happened for me until that cow he’s involved with was rescued or found or whatever she was – with a new baby to boot.  Wonder if this one is his? I know the little girl is his because she looks like her Daddy, however, I haven’t seen this new one. And it’s a boy.  I know that she keeps pushing out these children like the dog that she is, however, I know that my love isn’t all that fond of children as he has told me so many times.  The statement could have been directed at me too because I was fairly young back then and already very much in love with my golden-haired man.  Who cares, I know that he will soon tire of this domestic bliss that that Romy seems to be forcing on him.

I know that I am just disgusted, and I am not giving up on my plans just yet.   I know that I was hoping that that one night of lying with my love would have gotten me with child, however, I wasn’t that lucky.  Now that he is back with that woman, I will have to figure out something else.  I doubt that I will be able to find him in a drunken stupor again and be able to get into his bed.

Well, not enough time has passed for me to not to try something else.  Maybe I can have a liaison with another man of similar appearance and get myself with child.  I could always pass the child off as Fnar’s child and see how that will work.  If I had his baby, I’d be on the same level with that cow of his – not much better than she is for that matter.  That’s how she’s got him trapped now, by pushing out those kids and I know how much he wants a family of his own because of his being raised in an orphanage with his sister, Felessa.

I did meet one young fellow that looks very much like Dawnglory, however, I think this one is a bit more street-smart and I will have to be extra tricky with him.  Also, I found another fellow that seems older and more experienced than I am, however, the only drawback on that is that he looks very much like my adopted brother.  Well, that might work except for the fact that Fnor and I aren’t blood relations.  Well, I’ll have to think on this a bit more.

 

Faendra Morningstar

OOC – April 6th – Surprise…New Expansion Release Date


Friday – April 6th, 2018

I will have to admit that I sure wasn’t expecting the expansion release date for Battle for Azeroth to be as soon as it appears to be currently.   August 18th doesn’t seem to be all that far away when you’re as far behind as I am.  Part of the reason that I am behind is due to health reasons and part of it is because I wasn’t paying attention and played stupid.  Oh well, I’m still having fun and will continue to do so.

I do have the Alpha for BfA, however, I haven’t played it all that much because I don’t want to get burned out and I don’t want to know everything that is going to happen before it happens in the “live” portion of the game.  I have been in almost all the Alpha/Beta portions of the expansions and I will have to admit that it spoiled some of the initial joy of seeing the stuff on live.  Oh well, I’ll keep plodding along and doing the things that I want to do because that’s the life of a casual player.

I am excited about the new expansion getting here and will play my brains out for a few days, I’m sure.  I think it’s rather ironic that it is going to drop on a Saturday according to my calendar. The EU folks are going to be binge playing like mad because they have a holiday that feeds into the expansion release period.  If I was working, I would arrange to have a few days off – I used to do that when I was working anyway.  Silly person that I am, I will plan my chores around this event and try to get everything done prior to that.  I’m excited because I have a feeling that this is going to be a good expansion because even if I haven’t played Legion all that much, it was good in a lot of ways.  Yes, I hate the RNG and the gating that went on, however, being so far behind isn’t all that bad because I don’t have the gates to deal with.

I’m not going to talk about what I have discovered in the Alpha stuff because I know that there are a lot of people out there that don’t want to have the “live” version spoiled by knowing too much.  I think that we are all going to be adjusting to our class changes and how the squishes are going to hit us all.  I am just happy to get away from the weapon setup that we had in Legion – I did hate that with a passion.

I feel like an utter fool right now too because I have all these alts in-game and I play them because I enjoy them, however, I don’t know why I thought that the reps were shared.  Of course, they aren’t shared, you dolt!  Now, I am going to have to bust my behind to get some of my characters really caught up.  I don’t know why I was running with that misconception other than the fact that I was paying more attention to Pathfinder than I was to the rep grinding that was required.  I’m not proud and I can admit when I screw up and move on.  I know that I felt stupid when I found out the error of my ways – was looking up info for a friend and that’s when I saw it.  Poor person had been working like a fiend to get all the reps for the new races and she thought the same thing that I did, and we were both wrong.  Oh well, hey, you gotta learn the hard way sometimes.   I can imagine that she is a bit disheartened with the way she worked to find out that the only thing she got was her 110 to almost everything exalted, and her alts start out at friendly.

I will have to admit that I am bouncing all over the game and exploring since I got my new computer, just seeing all the things to see and just killing a bit of time too.  Still working on screenshots and things of that nature, might be able to upload them one of these days.  I think I am just enjoying the game and laughing like a loon when I get myself into weird situations – still wish I had my flying in Legion but it doesn’t bother me that much except for when I leap off something without thinking about it beforehand.