May 24th – OOC – Starting Anew…

OOC – Starting Anew

May 24th

Well, I did something that I haven’t done in a very long time and started a new guild on Cenarion Circle to help with the overflow of materials from the guild that I dearly love on Sisters of Elune, Broken House.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that I won’t be playing on Wrymrest because I most definitely will be, however, a change of pace is always something that I am searching for in World of Warcraft.

The new guild is named Safe Haven – what other name would I call it?  I always feel like I need a home of my own on any of the servers that I happen to play on and this fit perfectly because I can use it as a banking guild and a place to keep some of my many little lowbies while I am working on getting my technical issues getting resolved.  I know that the merged servers is definitely a bonus in this regard and I can check out a new server all at the same time without the restrictions of not having a guild – also, it does eliminate the issue of “Guild Invitations” appearing out of the blue.

With the help of multiple accounts, a lovely stranger and a good friend, the guild was born last night.  Of course, I hope that it will kick off my urge to write a bit more about my characters again too.  Having terrible trouble with writer’s block and anxiety attacks that appear out of nowhere.

Well, off to run my Guild Master up to 20 so that I can safeguard the bank if something should happen – Blizzard will only give you your stuff back if you have a Level 20 covering the bases.  No, I won’t be actively recruiting guild members because it is a casual guild and a place to hang my hat.

If anyone needs to get in touch with me in-game, I have two BattleNet accounts (yeah, they changed the name but I still call it was.  Jaxom#1569 (main and oldest account) and Perndragon#11881.

 

OOC – Technology is Fun?!

May 15th

Belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there!!

I was rather busy yesterday with the holiday as well as getting a new keyboard and mouse – A Logitech keyboard and Razor Naga mouse.  Well, long story short, decided to upgrade my video card and power supply.  Everything was going along wonderfully until we discovered that one of the connectors was missing that we needed for the power supply, so, the computer that I normally play on is down until we can get the connector.  Oh well, it was a good try to get it done and I suppose you can say that the disappointment was felt when the task wasn’t completed.

Had a blast with the new keyboard and new mouse though, which helps a lot too.  Now I will just wait to get the other part for the power supply and I will be off to the races again.  I haven’t been playing a whole lot of Legion in the last couple of months due to burnout and the fact that my potato was not able to keep up with things comfortably.  I’m looking forward to playing on the computer after the upgrades.  I know that it is really is going to be nice to be able to at least see what I need to see.  Nothing like bouncing your way into an area and discover that it wasn’t an empty spot, the mobs start showing up and I get my behind handed to me – not my idea of fun.

I have been busy in-game running up some of my old characters and getting them to 100 to grind out some of Draenor before heading into Legion.  I don’t know what it is but that sense of accomplishment is awesome when you can see that “ding” coming up.  I know that there are times that I wish that I wasn’t so addicted that leveling thing, however, I’m not going to fight it because I’m still having fun.

All in all, had a great Mother’s Day and enjoyed myself despite the frustration of not being able to just plug and go on the upgrades, stuff happens.  It was nice having the family around and being able to laugh and joke with them about the fun of technology.

See you in the game of WoW and hope things are going well for you all.

 

May 1st – Still Searching…News

*Please note:  Some salty language that might offend the more sensitive readers*
May 1st
Yo Book!
No, I haven’t written anything for fucking long time, however, I’ve had my hands full with still running the Garrison in Draenor as well as searching for Romy and the kids every single moment that I have free. At least the travel between Draenor and Azeroth is open and easily accessible.  I guess they decided it would be much easier to have troop movement between two areas since the Legion seems to have decided to return to Azeroth once again.
My heart is heavy and there are times I wonder if life has any real meaning left for me, the love of my life is gone and the things that have given me hope for the future are gone.  How does a fucking man even start to rebuild his life when everything that he cared about is gone?  At least I still have my sister and her children.
I’ve gone to Silvermoon to see Felessa several times and it is difficult for me because I see the golden haired little boys that she has and I think of my daughter and my son.  I dream constantly of Romy, her laughter, the lovemaking that we once enjoyed with such wild abandon and it makes me feel like that all of it was a dream.  Did I dream that I had a woman in my life that literally had my heart and soul in her hands for all the time that we were together?  Was it all a dream?
I know that Fnor has been very supportive and understanding with my moods and my inability to really step up and help with the company in Orgrimmar.  I know that all the employees are working diligently to find out any information that that they can about Romy and the kids.  How in the Light could one woman and two small children just disappear from everywhere?  Oh, I know that wars can obliterate entire families, however, I have been able to find out that Romy was planning to go to Northrend with the children.
I did receive word from Romy’s family and they have been searching for her as well.  They have found some evidence that she had taken zeppelin from Orgrimmar to Northrend.  What I didn’t’ realize is that she had decided to make the trip during the invasions of the Legion in Azeroth.  They have found evidence of a crash site and one of the children had lost a leather bootie – my son’s bootie.  They are still searching for more evidence.
Fuck it all, I am sitting here crying like my heart is breaking all over again.  Mt. Hyjal is not that far from Orgrimmar and I will have to plan to join the family search party as soon as I can break away from my duties.  I’ve asked for leave and the bastards in Orgrimmar haven’t had the courtesy to respond yet.  It’s not like one man being out of action for a while to try to find his family is going to lose the battles in Draenor or the Broken Isle.
I’m not that damned important, let me go find my family, I don’t care about the Horde, I don’t take full direction from them.  If I must, I’ll go see the Regent in Silvermoon to get released from my duties – his commands are the ones that I follow, not the new Warchief.
Fnar Dawnglory

OOC – April 27th – I’m Still Here

April 27th
I really haven’t been doing all that much in Legion in the last week, however, I have renewed my interest in Death Knights.  I have quite a few of that class and had put them on the back burner because I could move along faster with my ranged folks.
I did bring back one of my DKs from 2014 and got her to 100 the easy way because I was stupid – hehe, thought I’d get a token on her and just play away and transfer her to one of the realms where I have other characters.  Well, the token money was so high that I couldn’t transfer her straight away because she could only take 5K of gold with her. After the boost, thinking that would help the problem, I found out that you can’t transfer a character for 72 hours after the boost.    Yeah, sometimes I’m not too bright.   Anyway, that’s where I’ve been, just playing the game and trying to keep up with RL things.
I’ve always been an altoholic and that will never change because I like diversity and love to skip around and go into different areas of the game and explore to my heart’s content while I’m on various characters.  I do play both factions so I can get the gist of the whole story while I’m playing.  Love losing myself in my fantasy world for as long as I can sometimes.
I have been reading some of the stuff on the forums and a lot of people wailing about being forced into doing certain things to get that feeling of accomplishment.  I’m not overly fond of that sort of thing either, however, I do maintain that if I am having fun that it doesn’t really matter what I do.   Of course, I’m still plodding along on my main in Legion and not really giving two hoots if I get flying in the next month or so because I’m not in the mood to do it. If I want to fly, I hop on an alt and zip around Azeroth or Draenor and have a great time while I’m doing it.
Yeah, I know, I have too many characters and I toon hop way too much and that’s another reason that I am so far behind on things.  Does it really matter?  It doesn’t really matter to me because I play the game for the entertainment and if I my brain skips a beat now and then, that’s okay too.  I still play solo most of the time and enjoy that immensely because there are times that I must break away and go do my chores.
I’m still playing alone in my guilds because the people that I thought might come back haven’t made their appearance yet and I am beginning to realize that their interests are somewhere else or another game.  So, I’ll just keep doing my thing.  I do RP a bit more these days which is always an added incentive to keep playing and I do attend events now and again, just to keep that interest going.
I am trying very hard to get back into writing again and it’s quite the struggle right now.  I’ve had some writer’s block and kind of at a loss as to where I want to go with some of my storylines.  I’ll keep going and maybe start publishing some of the stuff that I have written and not published yet.  Can’t say that it will all be good though or maybe I am overly critical of my own work.  One never knows these days.

OOC – Musings and Some WoW News

March 16, 2017

 

It does seem as though I am fluctuating back and forth with World of Warcraft lately and it may well be a burnout issue.  There are days that I just don’t really feel like playing and there are days that I just want to play and try to figure some of this garbage out. Some of the things in Legion are just confusing to me and sometimes I feel as if I have it figured out and they change things.  Blizzard has put tons of stuff in Legion, however, the RNG has got to be at the highest level that it has ever been. Still no Legendary anything for me yet, so, it may get chalked up with the not flying this expansion.

Still stuck with just the one 110 and that’s because I had started my second Main (Alliance) in Warlords and yanked him out of there to start in Legion and I’m just stuck.  I guess I should just clean his bags out and start fresh again. I hate dumping quests because I did that once back in the day and have never been able to recover from that for Loremaster. 

Nope, still don’t have Loremaster yet after these years of playing the game.  Oh, I’ve gotten close a couple of times and had one more area to go before everything got wiped in Cataclysm – I was totally bummed with that.  No, not the expansion itself, just the fact that I had to start the areas over again for them to count towards the achievement.  Of course, we now have a whole lot of stuff to do in Legion to get that one completely cleared out for Loremaster.  Some people say to stay on one character and some say to spread it around on multiples – well, at least the achievements are shared these days.  I’ll eventually get it all done if I can keep playing long enough.

I have started watching Twitch/TV to see some of the dungeons and see how others are playing the game, it’s been very entertaining at times.  At least I haven’t been depressed all the time with the news on television. I know that I’ve been closely watching all the stuff on the medical insurance because I may have to make the decisions if I want to play WoW, eat or take my meds that I need to survive – a lot of Seniors must make the choices if they are going to be able to afford some of the insurance supplements that help Medicare work for us.  It’s been a rather worrisome issue and the not knowing when the shoe will drop.

Just watched the Q&A about itemization and the only thing that I found interesting is that they are going to jump up the Heirlooms to 110 in the future.  It won’t happen in the coming patch, 7.2, because of the changes being made to artifacts and the Broken Shores invasion again.  Sounded a lot like how they did the Garrisons – hell’s bells, I’m not even near ready for the next patch.   At least they are now realizing that people are wanting to play their alts and not being locked into one character for the duration of the expansion.  I have too many alts and accounts to just let them sit there and was seriously thinking about going through and dumping some of them again.

One thing that I do know about myself is that I tend to jump around on my characters to try to avoid burnout in current content.  At least if they put in the changes for the Heirlooms sometime after 7.2 drops (no date was mentioned) it will make the transition a lot easier.  You can also buy the boost up for the artifacts once you hit the 110 level – sounds a whole lot better than having to go through a lot of the same content repeatedly.

They did announce another Q&A for next week and they will have one of the Devs coming on to talk about the patch content for 7.2 – apparently, there is some confusion as to what is going to be done with the “build” mode for the new area.  Yes, we’re back to building buildings and upgrading that stuff again.  Really sounds like another continuation of Garrisons from WoD.  I hope I can catch that one so I can see if I have something to look forward too – no mention of when flying will be added either.  Kind of makes me worry that we’re going to get hammered by the RNG Gods even harder again.  I know that I am personally just about at the limit of how much more I can bust my bum without feeling like things are progressing at all.  I guess my Twitch watching is trying to get myself inspired a little bit too.  Sure, wish I could excited about some of this stuff.  I’ll come toddling along at some point because I am still so far behind that it is going to take me several months to get to where some of the people I know are already.

See you all in-game soon.

 

 

 

Getting Prepared for New Adventures

February 17th

Dear Journal,

It’s really been quite some time since I have written in journal, however, I’m back at the farm in Halfhill and I must admit that I am just enjoying being here and having some free time on my hands too. It feels good to be sitting on the front steps of the house in a robe and not having to be in full armor with my weapon close to hand. It’s just nice to enjoy sitting here in the sunshine and watching the animals play on the farm and not having people constantly charging up and asking for more “orders” to be given or to give me an urgent message about some nonsense.

Just having some privacy and being able to relax has been such a bonus to me and to Kae.  I don’t think that either one of us realized how exhausted we were with the constant being on duty required of us in Draenor.  Oh, there were things that we both like about commanding a Garrison, however, there were so many things that we disliked.  Not having any privacy was the main failing point in our eyes because we couldn’t seem to find that much time alone and even if we did, someone would find us. I know that one time we went all the way to Nagrand to find a place to be alone and I’ll be damned if one of the couriers showed up not even an hour after we arrived.  Talk about feeling awkward, we weren’t exactly dressed for the occasion, as it were.   It made me wish for the old days in our old Nagrand where we could slip away and find a nice floating island to spend some time alone and watch the clouds passing us by – nope that doesn’t exist on Draenor.

We still must go back to Draenor every few days to check on our place and to make sure that the duties are being carried out, however, we aren’t restricted to just that.  We are taking a bit of a respite from our service so that we can recoup some of our energy before we rejoin our forces in The Broken Isle, which, I am not looking forward too at all.  From everything that I have heard, I’m not looking forward to going even if that is supposedly our duty because I can’t say that I have ever been overly fond of the stench of Fel and I am not fond of demons in all shapes and sizes trying to take my life either.  I know that Kae and I were discussing some of this as we lay in bed the other night and neither one of us is anxious to get back into the old routine of going out on patrols and then racing like we’re on fire to get back to our headquarters to make our reports.   Getting back into the routine of Scout and Sentinel isn’t something that we will have trouble with, however, we will have a bit of trouble adjusting to taking orders from someone else when we have gotten so used to having control of that sort of thing ourselves. Oh well, we’ll go where our duty requires us to go even if we’re not going to like it.

I always wonder if we are ever going to have a peaceful time in our lives.  I know that my Father does talk about a time when things were not so chaotic and full battles going on constantly.  That was long before I was born, although my parents were already mated at that point – she was in Shattrath at that point and my Father was in Dalaran getting his company established there as a civilian mercenary – that’s when all the Import/Export business started and made it possible for us to have other branches of the company all over Azeroth and represented in both factions.  If only some of the people realized that Morningstar Enterprises and Shadowmoon Enterprises was owned and operated by the same family, they just see different faces running things wherever they happen to be.  Maybe it wouldn’t be such a good idea for them to know because one company is owned by a Sindorei and the other by a Kaldorei that happen to be married to one another – I’m sure some people would consider them both to be traitors, not only to their factions, which would be a bad thing, I’m sure.

I know that Kae still gets ridiculed for being involved with a half-breed, however, she has taken it all in stride these last few years and I must admire her for that sometimes.  It hasn’t made her life an easy one with the Sentinels, however, she thinks that some of them are just envious of the fact that not only am I her Scout, I’m also her lover.  I’m also starting to give more thought to us taking our vows at the moonwell in Darnassus too, it’s time that we made our relationship a bit more permanent.  I know that she would be a lot happier and it might make her life easier in the troop.  I know that I would be one of the few mates that would still be seeing active duty with their spouses and I would not be relegated to something else.

We have been talking about having children sometime soon too.  One of the things that I don’t like is the fact that she would like to utilize the communal type of child-rearing that she had growing up and I am more inclined to go along with the way that my parents raised me.  I know my family and I love them, is that not a good thing?  I know that the Sentinels feel that their children gain more experiences of life without being held too close to their parents, however, I feel that the kids are being cheated out of a foundation of having a family and what that truly means.  Oh, I can just know how my Mother would react to a grandchild of hers being reared without knowing their family – the explosion would be heard all the way through time to Draenor.

Ah well, I’m sure that things will happen in due time.  Kae and I are not in a hurry to change things dramatically in our lives now.  I know that things are still chaotic with our war on the Legion at this point and we both know that things can change dramatically with that situation.  We may not have all the time in the world to do all the things that we want, however, if we’re both happy and healthy, we shouldn’t change things at this point.

I know that I am starting to feel like my Sindorei parent in the way that he would love to have a time of peace for a while.  He has spent his entire life being involved in wars and serving the Horde – he would like to have the time to just enjoy life with the concerns of a war adding stress to it.  I wonder if we will ever see that so-called peace in my lifetime?

Kaldor Shadowmoon

February 12 2017 – OOC – Whee!

February 12 2017

 

I’ve had kind of an interesting week for myself in World of Warcraft.  Not that I did anything too exciting or anything, however, I did decide of sorts with the way that I have been playing.  I have been plodding along on my main and it sure doesn’t seem like I am getting anywhere and hedging around the edges of burnout even if I hadn’t played for a while – it just seems sort of unfulfilling in Legion sometimes. 

Sometimes while I am playing in Broken Isles it just seems like it is never-ending and that I can’t really see any progress to speak of, which is kind of frustrating. It seems like I spend much of my time just trying to get caught up with my always full quest log and trying to see if I can accomplish anything.  Still haven’t finished doing the reps to where I can to do the World Quests and it seems like that is something that I should have been doing months ago – still not geared up the way that I should be either and I know that that is my fault because I haven’t been playing as much to get the stuff.  I know that I am always reading on the forums about artifacts and such, have yet to see one or gain one on any of my characters that are leveling in Legion yet.  I haven’t really done any of the group activities either because I’m not part of a group with my guild – it’s just me. Soloing isn’t all that bad and I do have access for the dungeons and such, however, my biggest problem is that I don’t have any enchants on anything yet and haven’t felt like blowing a lot of gold on it because as soon as I do, I’ll end up replacing said gear.  Yeah, the dual edged sword thing. Still questing and still doing the storylines as I can and trying to figure out what is really going on.  Sometimes the quest lines complete and sometimes they just lead me further into the abyss of “not knowing” what the heck I’m doing. 

I know that I can’t be the only one that enjoys playing in Legion and at the same time I feel like some misplaced tourist that is trying to find their way through a country that has no maps, no directions and certainly no one that speaks the same language. As for Class Fantasy – well, I still have the fantasy about the fact that my hunters were always a lot stronger that some of the mobs and it isn’t every day that I get killed by a butterfly.  Tried a few other classes and have the same feeling of “something’s not quite right here” when I am playing.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I’m playing a lot in the old content on my alts because I still enjoy the game and try to lose myself in it for a few hours at a clip.  I’m avoiding dealing with the realities in my life and that I am just going to mark time for the next few years until something changes for the better – scary stuff going on in life right now.  I used to be quite the traveler in my younger years and no problems with leaving the country and coming back – now, I’m just worried about friends and families that have gone on trips and worried if they will be allowed to come back.

I’ve had a lot of fun leveling some of my little guys and romping around and just having fun.  I love my Pandas, Goblins and Gnomes – throw a few of my Worgen in there for grins because they all seem to have different personalities.   A lot of them I haven’t introduced to the public yet in any of my blogs because I am still not writing as much as I would like.  I like to RP with some of the newer players occasionally and enjoy the chats with the little guys – you never know what the Goblins are going to come up with as a reaction to things.

I had a horrible week with BattleNet and World of Warcraft.  I had continually running downloads from the Battlenet that would never complete, lag, disconnects and all manner of problems in game.  After three days of working with that, I finally bagged it all and decided that nothing was going to resolve the situation other than a complete download again.  Did the repair and all that, however, the downloads would never complete.  Frustrated is just a mild word that I can put in print now. Completely downloaded BattleNet and WoW – took 24 hours to download the game because Bnet was still being a bit wonky, however, it’s all working great now “knocks on wood” and I hope it lasts for a while.  With Blizzard using Bnet as the key to everything, when that gets messed up, you’re totally SOL in more ways than one.  Still running some extremely low FPS in some areas of the game, as are some of the other players, and I refuse to upgrade a new machine at this point, plus, I don’t have the money after all the medical issues lately.  If the game is still playable in some fashion, I’m okay with that.

Blizzard did attempt to help me with the issues that I was having and some of the stuff might have worked if it wasn’t all done via ticket which I was no longer patient enough to wait several hours for more instructions. Bnet was so fubar that I couldn’t use the chat sessions because it would cut out every time I finally got connected to someone.   What a wonderful experience for Blizzard and myself on that one.

Oh well, time to head back into the game for a while and stop whining about all the tech issues I’ve had.  I just hope that it keeps on working for a few days so I can play and try to bury some of animosity towards it.