OOC – This Week in World of Warcraft…Wut?


November 5th

After blazing away with the last Holiday which had me running several of my lowbies to just get the levels up was a big part of my time this year.   I didn’t run and get the new pets and I didn’t accomplish all of the things that I thought that I might because I just didn’t have the time nor the stamina.

I am very pleased to say that I got all 25 of  my 90s through the Blasted Lands for the intro to WoD and I really felt like it was a great accomplishment for me personally.   I know that I have way too many 90s to even fathom the idea of them all making it all the way through WoD, however, with Blizzard’s history of expansions lasting a long time between changes – I might just make it, I’ll have to see how it goes.  Some of the poor things weren’t the best geared, however, considering that the area was nerfed to hell and back this last week, I made it through.  Never have figured out why Blizz constantly puts the boosted fellows in such weird places – the first boosts were on TI – instant death by ganking or just trying to figure out which buttons to push if you weren’t already familiar with your class that you boosted and now the Blasted Lands.    I still have two more boosts on accounts that I purchased WoD for and I am going to take my time in deciding whom and when to use those boosts, I’m in no rush since there is no definite time period to use them.  Nope, I really don’t need any more 90s at this juncture.

Naturally, my two mains Fnor and Kaldor (Kaaldor -in-game) will definitely be the hard pressed ones initially followed closely by Felaran or Sadheart.   In some ways I am looking for the challenges that are supposedly going to be in WoD and part of me is very happy that I will still have plenty to keep me busy in Pandaria and other old content. Am I geared to the hilt?  Oh, heck no, not with my being gun-shy about running dungeons and raids PUG.  Oh, I’ll get over that eventually and just hit the ground running if the mood strikes me.  I’m the weirdo that likes gathering mats, exploring and doing all of the other things that don’t require me to be involved with the vitriol being spewed in LFR and LFG things.

I’ve been fortunate though, actually got to run some dungeons with people that invited me from other realms.   I know that always makes me laugh because I can get more RP and more group activity with off-realm groups than I can with my home realm folks.  Kind of makes me know where things are there, doesn’t it? To be very honest, with the number of characters that I have on Wrymrest, I am usually too busy running around “doing things” to stop and smell the roses anymore, sure, I do have some walk-ups every now and then and I actually try to RP sometimes, however, that’s really not a priority for me as much as it was a couple of years ago.   Scattered over multiple accounts, I have 70+ characters on the realm and they are in the guilds SafeHaven or Haven.  Altoholic ?!!!

Anyway, speaking of RP, I did have reinstall WoW on my main gaming machine which means that all of my MRP info isn’t back on the characters yet and I am beginning to wonder if I should go through the exercise at all.  Luckily for me, I do have all of the info saved off on a Word document, so , it’s just a matter of cut and pasting the stuff in there.  I may just wait to do that until after WoD drops next week and a lot of the add-ons have been updated.  I’ve been a real fan of MRP for many years because it’s quick and complete and I think a lot of people are still using that.

Had a great time running with the folks that I have made friends with, even have a character in their guild – the Sisters of Elune group that I always make the time run with on Friday nights which is the “Fun Night” raiding on old content for transmog gear, which, I am still working on.  Also got to run with Fussypants to try to do a SoO run for giggles and grins since I haven’t really done the whole thing through yet on either Horde or Alliance – had a great time even if we didn’t finish because, well, we did have a PUG group.  It’s always nice to get in a group and talk every now and again.

Now, on a personal note, I have been playing rather erratically the last couple of weeks due to some medications that I have been on and will continue to be on for a very long time.    I never had issues with my thyroid until recently and it has put me on a rollercoaster ride that I would definitely liked to have skipped.  One minute I feel fine and the next I am freezing to death – also, fatigue waves that knock me down for the count.  Irregular sleeping habits that should get sorted out over the next six weeks for the medication to finally kick in.    I am one of those people that when I feel bad, I’ll still play, however, I’ll go off on my own to do things rather than “share the mood” with others.   I’m retired so I can have crazy routines going without hampering anyone else too often.

Normally, I would be running myself ragged going to the Faire and doing all of the neat things there, however, I haven’t even started running my lowbies through for the profession boosts yet.  I plan on doing some of that today and the rest of the week, if my body will allow me to do that.

I will have to admit that after two years of guild grinding levels, it feels a bit “empty” now that that challenge has been removed.  I just thank heavens that I was able to keep my guild achievements intact even if the guild perks suck the big one now.   I knew that Blizzard was going to revamp the guild structuring and perks, however, I didn’t know they were going to strip us down to our undies and turn us loose and I am still kind of disappointed in their judgment on that score.  Cash flow was never a big deal to me because my guilds are really only used by two people including myself for anything.  However, I will admit that I did know of someone that ran guilds up to Level 25, having complete control over the banks while other people made them money, selling the guilds and doing it again – they did this multiple times on both factions – those people are the ones that these changes were made for, hope they are happy.   Let’s just say that that person is on my ignore list for every single character.

Ah well, enough rambling for me this morning and off to do some other RL things before I log into the game for a while before I have to go run errands.  See ya in Azeroth!!

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