One of the quests with the Winterfin Murlocs gives you the Blizzcon Murloc suit to wear. It allows you to sneak into a cave to complete the quest.
Unfortunately, it only works in a very defined area and you have to turn it in when you are done with the quest. I can't bear to give the suit up at this point, I've always wanted one, so I'm still carrying it around.
When you do the quest, make sure you try out the emotes while wearing the suit. Some of them are really fun!
While riding around and opening the map for my Explorer achievement I ran into some dragons I had never seen. Since dragons are my favorite part of the game, this was pretty surprising. I first noticed a pair of dragonkin, and in typical Keila fashion decided to test them out.
Those two dragonkin were THREE dragonkin, and they were stronger than I thought. That was my first death since the new patch. So much for my new superhuman boomkin powers. LOL.
When I returned I stealthed past the dragonkin and went to see what the real dragon were up to.
That's where I saw these. When I looked them up I found out people used to kite them to Orgrimmar to terrorize the horde, but Blizzard has since leashed them. Too bad, nothing like a raid dragon turned loose in a city to liven things up :)
Maybe Blizz will cut the chain and let these beasts free again.
The plague has begun! Ever since corrupted blood happened you just knew Blizzard was going to introduce a "controlled" plague at some point.
Now it's here.
Thus far it's been pretty mild. Because I love to "see it all" I've played around with both sides. I spent some time eliminating zombies and then I did my best to become a zombie and cause as much havoc as possible.
That was even more fun that I thought. I never imagined myself wanted to infect the auctioneers and bankers that I depend on, but there is something about this disease that makes you do crazy things :)
Yes, I killed the bankers In Darnassus last night, twice =)
I would've gotten the auctioneers too but I kept getting cleansed :)
Yes I know, bad Keila :P
At this point the zombies are weak and easy to deal with, but Blizzard is dropping very subtle hints that this is going to change.
I can't wait, I think a little "organized" chaos is just what we need!
I should state up front that I'm not a huge fan of PVP, but despite that I hold my own in the battlegrounds pretty well.
There are those that think you should only get gear through raids.
Personally I think the game is way too gear dependent, but how you get it, random drop, instance, crafted or with honor, I don't think it matters. After all it's a game, and it is supposed to be fun for the player. How they decide to progress should be up to them.
For those that whine about any of my gear, here's to you. I think I work pretty hard, regardless of how I acquire my "stuff".
Whether I win or lose, I always PLAY to win. It doesn't always happen, but I try anyway.
This was a 12 minute game:
Pretty long game:
These next two are a win and a loss. Even though the loss was a long battle for the bridge I had fun just battling it out. I like matches that are even as far as the teams. There is nothing worse than being way over matched.
With the release of 3.0 the first thing I did was head to Stormwind to try out the Barber Shop. Keila got a slight color change to a darker shade of green, but Kirsa went with an entire new hair style. Final Bill?
Nearly eleven gold for Keila and six gold for Kirsa.
I really wanted to achieve this milestone prior to WOTLK so I could experience some content at the same time as other people. Starting the game after the release of BC I really haven't experienced the excitement of a brand new expansion. I have a lot of plans for Keila, including more exploration, and even grabbing some new gear. But I have to admit, immediately after hitting 70 ... she went fishing.
Ahoy, it was Pirate Day in Wow so off Kirsa went t' Booty Bay whar she got this fun pirate costume. Not sure what happened t' her hair. Maybe pirates can't have red hair. Gar, Where can I find a bottle o'rum? Silly pirate speak from the Pirate Speak Translator.
Sometimes fishing pays off. Eight levels ago I used fishing to pay for my epic mount. Yesterday, I landed Mr. Pinchy! I haven't actually used any of his wishes yet, I thought I'd wait until I went out questing this morning, but I'm really hoping for the pet. I caught him in Lake Jorune on a little side trip after turning in some quests. I've done good bit of fishing since getting flight form, but it probably only took a hundred catches or so to catch the big crawdad. That means it'll take me another thousand to land him again :)
Last night I helped one of Analar's alts make the run to Booty Bay. Then we caught the boat to Ratchet so he could grab that flight path. When we arrived in Ratchet he decided it would be fun to kill one of the Horde NPC's.
Just as soon as he did this I looked around. "Uh oh," I thought. "He's going to get ganked for sure."
Yep. About a minute later a level 70 horde Shaman decided it would be fun to kill a level 20 rogue. I don't know why, because it's out of character for me, but I decided to exact revenge.
So I popped my treants, shifted to Boomkin, rooted the Shaman and moonfire spammed him. About a minute later he was dead. I don't think he was expecting three trees pounding him :)
Of course he came back. By this time a level 42 Nelf hunter had joined me. We pwned the shaman 5 more times before he called a friend.
Then they spent the next 15 minutes pwning us :(
Then we added three friends and we spent the next fifteen minutes pwning them =)
About halfway into it while we were waiting on more friends, I popped my romantic picnic umbrella and all of us sat down and went to sleep. I don't think the hordies liked this very much :) Then our friends arrived and the battle began again. This went on a LONG time, back and forth. Evenutally we had about fifteen players on each side and we just kept killing each other over and over.
I don't care for PvP, but this was fun.
"Why?" you say.
Because of all the battles we fought, the outcome was pretty much a 50/50 split. No group ever kept the advantage. Neither losing or winning all the time is fun, but if you get a good balance it becomes a challenge, AND it is entertaining.
This was the most fun I have ever had in PvP.
It sure beats the 90% losing percentage that the alliance experience in all the battlegrounds except for Alterac Valley.
Yes. World PvP exists. You just have to start something.
I hate battlegrounds and PVP for the most part. That's not why I play the game, but when you throw in a holiday and a fun pet, I'm headed into Warsong Gulch.
I really wanted to get the pet for the three toons I am currently playing, Keila, Kirsa and Kimmy.
That sounded reasonable, and at first it was.Kimmy, my priest, entered Warsong Gulch for the first time. Since she's holy, and at the time was only a level 26, I just hooked her up with a level 29 Druid and the two of them set off to win!
Wow, it was awesomeness.
We plowed through the alliance. He chewed them up and Kimmy kept him alive. In a matter of minutes the battle was over.
Kimmy checked her mail and she had both the tabard and the gold medal.
One battleground. One gold.
I should have know that was the exception, not the rule.
As a level 51 I was worried about Kirsa. After all she is at the bottom of the rung for entering the battles. It was harder than what Kimmy had to do, but surprsingly it wasn't too bad. Not only did Kirsa hold her own, placing in the top 5 in damage and kills for each of her bg's, but she won the gold rather quickly. Five battlegrounds later Kimmy had the shiny dragon pet.
The number one rule I've learned in Wow: Battlegrounds suck playing an alliance character.
I tried all four battlegrounds with Keila.
It took NINETEEN tries before she got her first win.
It took THIRTY FIVE tries to get the gold medal and that was in Alterac Valley, the most mind-numbingly boring thing I have ever done in WoW.
Who's idea was a PvP battleground where you hardly ever see players from the other side? It's an incredibly boring race just so you can down some mediocre bosses.
Sadly, it's the only thing the Alliance ever wins.
The funny thing is I built up a lot of honor, and I'll probably go back to get the rest. Hey, I can ride a tiger from one "fight" to the next just like everyone else. That is if the boredom doesn't kill me.
So far it's not the Death Knight or battlegrounds that I find the most intriguing about Lich King, it's the silly things.
I can't believe they solved the pet problem. I can have all my pets with me and they won't take any bag space! Yay!
I can also have all my mounts (In assorted colors) with me and they won't take any space! Double Yay!
These are the most recent additions to my collection: The worg pup: And the smolderweb spider: Both pets are from the Kibler's Pets quests in Blackrock Spire.
Both of them get second looks from people especially the worg pup. "Where'd you get a dog?"
At first I didn't care for the spider, but after running around with him in Winterspring and watching him churn up the snow, I think he is one of my favorites.
Back to that Death Knight. Plaguelands? Yuck. Worst zone in the game. That alone has tempered my enthusiasm somewhat, but I do like the look of the Night Elf Death Knight and the fact that you are initially forced to go with green hair :)
The epic quest you get at the beginning is really nice, so I'll certainly give it a shot, but I'll be out of the Plaguelands first chance I get!
Went to the Sleeper Cartel Summer Party last night. I spent most of the time hanging out as Kirsa which was fun, but you missed all of the events. So, late into the party I switched to a level 1 pally and did a Hogger Raid, bobbed for apples, got some fun clothes, and just partied!
My little level one ended the night with 20 gold, a reindeer pet, and a tonk controller.
I was going to delete her, might have to rethink that :)I didn't expect to spend so much time chasing Hogger during the raid or I would have gotten off the couch and gone to get my mouse :)
Most of your armor at lower levels is a color clash nightmare. Kimmy finished her silver-thread set the other day. It's not a true set, you don't get any set buffs, but it does all match. I like the look, but she already has pieces with better stats :(
I'll probably stick it in the bank with all my other stuff. I really need a clothes closet!
A few days back I got my first [epic] random world drop! After a year of running around Azeroth and Outland I didn't think it was possible to get an [epic] via a random drop. I'd seen it happen once with my friend Analar, and of course there are the epic boss drops, but those don't count. This item dropped off of a hyena in Tanaris, just your basic run of the mill mob. Sadly I can't use it, so I'll probably auction it or something.
A year ago when Keila was a young druid, and new to aquatic form, she took a long swim. I was new to the game, so I had no idea where I was going. As I wrote last year Keila went to a bad place (for her) and didn't fare very well.
A few days ago I went back to the same place. I pulled the monster from the deep and got my revenge. Who says you can't go back? Cya,
Kirsa was out roaming yesterday and decided to farm some wool for little sister Kimmy, who is working on tailoring. Having never been to Shadowfang Keep, I thought it might be fun to take Kirsa inside. Shadowfang Keep is one of those instances that I skipped with Keila because of location. It's a Horde area, and it's near Plaguelands, and I hate Plaguelands.
Kirsa and Rufus went in and had a great time. Shadowfang Keep has two great bosses, Fenrus the Devourer and Archmage Arugal.
Since I'd never faced Arugal, I was completely off guard when he disappeared during the fight. It didn't help him, Rufus wasn't fooled, but it was fun for a minute. "Hey! Where'd he go?"
Because I have a tendency to record everything, I have a short video of the fight. I thought it would be more fun as a comic, so here you are - Archmage Argugal:
I took my friend Analar on a run through Zul'Farrak. This is the second time Analar and I have made this run. The first time he got an Epic mace on a random drop (which he sold). This time he really wanted the Epic Sword Sul'Thraze the Lasher.Well, he got it. So two runs to Zul, two Epics for Analar. Yay!
Since Zul is outside, I couldn't resist a picnic!Cya,
I've written about bank alts before. We all have them, and we tend to sign on, move stuff in and out of the bank, visit the auction house, then sign out.
I have never seen one that is logged on as much as Hotlunch. She's a Blood Elf in Silvermoon. I'll see her logged on for what seems like hours. She'll be sitting in the AH, or near the mailbox, and I'll go out questing. When I return, she's still there! The only thing I can figure is whoever is behind Hotlunch has two accounts and it's no big deal to leave her logged on for so long.
In the next few days I'm on a quest to find out who Hotlunch really is.
I've been doing the Fire Festival quests, primarily the one where you honor the fires of your faction, and desecrate the fires of the opposite faction. This is a great way to gain XP. I've gone from just barely 38 almost to forty just doing this quest line.
I had no problem at all until Goldshire. From the Horde perspective this is probably the worst alliance town to visit. For some unknown reason (there's nothing there) alliance players tend to congregate in Goldshire.
When I arrived there were about three level 70's and a host of other allies. So I did what any smart player would. I went to the fire, sat down, and went AFK. During this time I worked on a school project and peeked in occasionally. After an hour the same group of players were still there running around waiting for me to complete the quest.
I would wave a couple of times and then go back to my school work. They never left. Sorry to say to those folks waiting on me, but if this is your idea of fun in WoW you might want to find a new game.
I eventually completed the quest, got killed, rezzed at the spirit healer, and moved onto the next fire.
I'm sure they are still there. Tell 'em I said hi. I won't be back.
The Epic Dolls had a Level 1 Noob run to Orgrimmar last night. I'm really surprised I didn't die, though we did lose a few cows on the trip. I added a short (two minute) video of the event so you can get the idea of what this is like if you've never done one. The music is Rawhide by Riders in the Sky. Velanna suggested Chariots of Fire, but somehow this song just seemed to fit the silliness of the event :)
P.S. I edited and fixed all the things that bugged me :)
I couldn't resist posting this. I had just left Booty Bay to take my new (and big) kitty out for a run, when I ran into Velanna and Sweet Misery. That's one thing I really like about the Dolls. I see them everywhere!
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That's me (and my big Siamese kitty) right in the middle. Yes, he glows after eating the pet biscuit.
I was hoping this was a trinket that was good forever, but sadly its just a stack of 50 biscuits. They work as long as your pet is with you, but you need a new one each time you have to bring out your pet.
The picture shows the change in size and it is pretty dramatic. It's a lot of fun, I'm sorry they don't last forever.
Welcome to what is essentially a digital diary of my days in WoW, going all the way back to the first week I started playing.
My main is Keilakat on the Bladefist server. I have a bunch of alts, but they are currently on extended vacation.
I tend to write from the point of view of an Azeroth tourist, so if you're looking for hardcore tips, you are probably in the wrong place.