Monday, December 22, 2008

My First Eighty

I remember my first 60 (Eastern Plaguelands), but I'm a bit fuzzy on my first 70.

Here's my first solo eighty.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Queen of Blackrock Depths

Yes, that's Keila on the throne in Blackrock depths. It was vacant :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Monday, December 1, 2008

Onyxia!

I love dragons and I always wanted to "meet" Onyxia.

Even though you didn't need it, I did the attunement quest prior to WOTLK. After the expansion came out I went with a group and downed Onyxia.

The group asked me to heal and I have to admit it was boooooooring. Through phase 1 and most of phase 2 I did almost nothing.

Finally I gave up and starting tossing Starfire at her. That was more fun :)

After she was down I won the roll for the Onyxia bag, but it was given to someone else. Oh well, maybe next time :(


Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm a Murloc

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!

Cya,

Forest Cat

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Keila at 71

I've had a great time in WOTLK.

Yes, it is easier. I can tell when I'm attacked by 5 level 71's and I have no problem at all. But I'm taking a lot of time, and having fun, so it's all good for me :)


Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Casting. No, not that kind.

I fish a lot. Can you tell ;)


Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Taerar

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.

Bad idea.

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.

One can only hope.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Glass Eye?

One of the many strange things you get from the fishing daily quest.

18 gold for a glass eye? LOL


I still have it :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sinister Squashling

Kirsa got the Sinister Squashling the first time she trick or treated. Same thing happened to Kimmy. Must be a horde thing because NONE of my alliance characters has managed to snag a squashling.

Best thing about this pet?

It is big and with a pet biscuit it is HUGE.
I need to get this for Keila.


Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, October 24, 2008

Zombie Time

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.
Infected Keila

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!

Oh noes, brainzzz!!!!!!

Cya,

Forest Cat

Monday, October 20, 2008

Welfare Epics? I don't think so.

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.


Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting My Hair Done

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Monday, October 13, 2008

Onyxia Attunement

Before version 3.0 came out I was determined to get the Onyxia attunement since Blizzard was removing it and this was going to be the last chance to complete it.

The march through Stormwind ends with a reveal of Onyxia. This is easily the best quest line I have participated in since I began playing WoW.


Before completing the attunement you have to defeat a cave full of dragonkin, and two elite dragons. You can then teleport to meet Haleh where you receive the final stage of the quest.


Thanks to guildies Salemara, Starwinkle, and my friend Analar I was able to finish the very fun and exciting quest line.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, October 10, 2008

Keila plays the drums?

While wandering through Blackrock Depths I came across the drum kit for Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftan. Keila couldn't resist climbing behind the drums.


Sadly there were no sticks...

Cya,

Forest Cat

Monday, September 22, 2008

Epic Dolls: Leala's Beach Birthday Party Part 2

Here's a shot of the actual beach party.

That's Kirsa dancing in the middle and Leala (black hair Belf) at the front-right looking toward the ocean.
Yes, these silly (and fun) things are why I play the game.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Epic Dolls: Leala's Beach Birthday Party

Here's Kirsa's outfit for the beach party. Wow, it is so hard trying to find a beach party outfit in Wow!

I shot some video, but no time to edit, yet.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Keila reaches 70

After 15 months, Keila reaches 70.

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pirate Day in Wow

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Me and Paris :)

While I was at The World's End Tavern I had to take a minute and get a picture with Paris. Now, where's Lindsay? :)
Cya,

Forest Cat

Thursday, September 18, 2008

69 Down, 1 to Go

Keila at 69. Almost there.
Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mr. Pinchy's First Wish

Okay, so I used Mr. Pinchy's first wish:

Oh well, there always wish number two :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Mr. Pinchy!

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 :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, September 5, 2008

Flight Form - Yay!

Finally. I have flight form.
I will get to 70 before Halloween (and Lich King)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Nature Tabard

Keila picked up her nature tabard today. It's her first epic :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Battle for Ratchet

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, August 22, 2008

Going for the Gold. And Going, and going ...

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Spore Boomkin?

A Spore Moonkin.


I really need to finish mine :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Friday, August 1, 2008

OMG! Pets!

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!


Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer Showdown - Dancing!!

Here's a Fire Dance at the Sleeper Cartel Summer Showdown featuring some of the [Epic Dolls]


Cya,

Forest Cat

Sleeper Cartel Summer Showdown '08

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 :)



Cya,

The Forest Cat

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Silver Thread Armor

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!

Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cheap Mount Day!

Kirsa at the Silvermoon mount vendor.I couldn't decide, I bought two!!

Black...
and Purple!Yay!

Thank you Blizzard. I want more colors, I just need a stable to hold them all!

Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Epic Randomness!

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Thursday, July 10, 2008

WoW comes to SPORE

Have you played with the SPORE character creator?

Do you know what SPORE is?

It's hard to explain what it is, so I'll suggest you visit the SPORE website.

Needless to say, there are already WoW creatures being created.

A Murloc.
and a Wolpertinger:I'm off to create a Moonkin :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Return to Sar'theris Srand

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,

Forest Cat

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Vestment and Sandals of Summer

The Midsummer Fire Festival is over :(

I loved the quests, and between Keila and Kirsa I visited almost all of the fires. It was a great way to get XP.

The Fire Festival also has great rewards. Here Kirsa shows off the vestment and sandals. These are just cosmetic, but they are a lot of fun.

At first I thought the Brazier was the best reward, now I'm not so sure. These are pretty hot too!

Cya,

Forest Cat

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shadowfang Keep - Archmage Arugal

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:
Click the Comic to make it bigger

Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sul'Thraze the Lasher

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,

Forest Cat

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Saga of Hotlunch

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.

Stay tuned :)

Cya,

Forest Cat

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Midsummer Fire Festival Bonfires

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Brazier of Dancing Flames

The Midsummer Fire Festival is in full swing and one of the items you can acquire is the Brazier of Dancing Flames.

If you /dance while you have the Brazier targeted, your toon becomes a flaming dancer also!

Here Kirsa turns into a fire dancer.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Epic Dolls Running of the Bulls

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 :)



Cya,

Forest Cat

P.S. I edited and fixed all the things that bugged me :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Epic Dolls in Booty Bay

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!

click the pic to make it bigger

That's me (and my big Siamese kitty) right in the middle. Yes, he glows after eating the pet biscuit.

Cya,

Forest Cat

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Papa Hummel's Old Fashioned Pet Biscuit

My first WoW TCG loot Card!

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.

Cya,

Forest Cat