OOC – Flying In Draenor … Finally


March 13th

I am happy to announce that I finally got my Pathfinder in Draenor and I can already tell that it is going to make life so much easier for my other characters to level and to get their achievements completed.  Poor Fnor is worn-out from Treasure Hunting for the last three days.  Got the achievement on March 12th at 4:00 p.m. my time and promptly checked it all out to see if it really worked for both factions – then I took a nap and a long break.

Oh yeah, stupid hit me rather hard.  Busted my backside in Tanaan running around on the ground and getting some of the reps done finally.  I’ll admit that I did cheat a bit and purchased a few medallions to press the attack harder and it all finally paid off.  Well, I’m sitting there with the Draenor Diplomat and no Pathfinder when everything seemed to be done.  Unfortunately, I thought that most of the stuff with the exception of the Tanaan reps were shared, however, they are not – the Treasure Hunting is not a shared thing, darn it.  So, I was a bit shy in that department and went back to searching for them even though I was totally frustrated at that point.  Took three days to finish it all up and had to take frequent breaks because my eyes are not what they used to be and would get extremely tired.  Luckily, all of my characters on my main Bnet Account are able to fly in Draenor now – now, I have to be sadistic and get it on my other Bnet Account – I think I kind of enjoy the fact on my alt account that I have to earn some of the achievements all over again.  At least I’m not in a huge hurry to get all of that completed either.

I never was a fan of jumping puzzles and never really got into Mario all that much and after this latest experiment of Blizzard’s Dev Staff, I’m not looking forward to having to go through the same stuff with Legion.  I’m all set for Legion and looking forward to it, however, I hope it doesn’t take me a year to get flying.  I got spoiled with the other expansions and loved the carrot for hitting level cap and this new meta achievement just isn’t my cup of tea, however, if that’s what we have to do, then that’s how it is.  I suppose we should just be thankful that we were able to put enough pressure on Blizzard to get flying at all with this expansion and future ones.  I thought the whole thing was silly and it cost them quite a few subscriptions from what I can gather – I know fewer of my old friends are not playing any longer and aren’t planning on coming back, which makes me rather sad.

My next plan of attack at fun will be trying to get some of my old favorites to Draenor, especially my druids and shamans.  I’ve missed playing them on a regular basis and now that the door is finally open for them, I’m going to be jumping around like an idiot for a few days.  My DKs are going to take some work and getting used to again because a lot of changes have been made to the Unholy spec and I haven’t researched it all that much yet.  Oh sure, I could have started moving them out of Pandaria months ago but I’m not really into that kind of torture when I’m real attached to some of them.

I just can’t imagine not being able to take flight and escape death on Mooma, my elderly Tauren Druid,  and having to watch her die a horrible death.  She was my very first Druid ever and I really enjoyed playing her when I had the chance.  No, she never has been a main and probably never will be but I will always have a soft spot for her. I play Balance on the majority of the Druid class, just for the versatility that it gives me when I’m questing and occasionally getting brave enough to venture into a dungeon or raid.  I do have all of the heirlooms on my second account now, so, that makes it easier to level and not get booted out for not having them.  I was a little bit surprised at that the first time it happened, however, I am beginning to understand that the player base has changed a lot in the last few years.

Nope, still haven’t passed the Proving Grounds yet and it isn’t because I don’t know how to play my classes, it’s because it’s timed and my hand/eye coordination isn’t what it used to be.  I’m just not fast enough to beat that damned timer – get real close and get fumble-fingered.  Oh well, I guess I didn’t want to run the Draenor dungeons all that much.  I hope that they don’t do the same thing with Legion because I do hate being excluded from stuff that I have paid for.   Yep, gonna try the “naked” run at it and see what happens sometime in the future to see if that really works.

Well, another year has flown by and it’s Daylight Savings Time again.  I used to think that it was the bane of existence when I was working because that hour that I lost always seemed to bite me by the late afternoon.  I don’t think I ever really adjusted to it until right before it ended and I went back to Standard Time.  Oh well, now that I am retired, I can just change the clock and let my body take care of the rest of it because I’m not rushed to go anywhere anyway. Neener, neener, I’m old enough to do what I want to do anyway when I want.

Life In Draenor … And Beyhond


 

Written in very cursive script denoting the maturity and education of the author

 

March 13th

 

Dear Journal,

 

I am extremely lucky to be one of the few men that has their wife here in Draenor.  I know that some of my comrades in arms would be astounded that my wife is a Kaldorei, however, it was a choice that I made quite a few years ago and have lived this double life for more years than I care to think about.  It doesn’t matter, at least she is here and we’re not separated by these damned travel restrictions that the Horde leadership seems to be planning on enforcing indefinitely.

 

I know that I have heard that our business in Orgrimmar is booming and Zippie is already asking for more help to keep things organized there as well as in Silvermoon and Shattrath City – our Shattrath, not this facsimile here in Draenor. I don’t think that I can recall so many contracts from the Council for deserters in Azeroth before either – can’t say that I blame them all that much other than what the penalties are going to be for some of them.  Poor buggers paid a small fortune to some mage to get them out of Draenor or possibly some warlock that came out of hiding long enough to have them summoned to Azeroth, at what cost of their souls, I’ve no clue.  At least Zippie sends me the more serious cases before giving them out to our employees and contract workers – some of them have a lot more political connotations than I’d like for some of our people to work on.  We all know what a slippery slope politics can be.

 

One thing that I will have to admit is that I do enjoy going to Shadowmoon Valley to visit with Amyn for several reasons.  I get visit with my loving wife and I get to thaw my bones out.  Why is it that the Horde feels the need to make everything for Orcs and the esthetics are left in the wind for the other races.  I know that every building in my garrison is definitely drafty and gives the impression of being just stone, iron and a little mud hut thrown in for flavor.  The Alliance folks are at least given places that are or seem to be more civilized in appearance than ours are.  Oh well, this is the way that it has always been and I suppose will always be.  I know my garrison reminds me of Northrend in the old days.  Snow and ice with the wind thrown in for fun, I suppose.  I never liked being out of Dalaran all that much in the old days either – I do miss my home there something terrible sometimes and I try not to dwell on all of the things that happened to change our relationships there.

 

Well, I thought I was going to have a quiet morning and be able to get a few personal things done here in Frostfire, however, it appears as though I have other duties that need my attention and that thwarts my relaxation.  Even Pan is grumbling about it because he was getting all snuggled down in some furs and was snoring away.  Ah well, off we go and I’ll try to get my thoughts written down another day.

 

Fnor Morningstar