Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I don't have much time ....

... to play.

I'm moving.

It's permanent this time.

Way down south, where it's hot (almost) all the time.

But, I'm living my dream, so it's all good.

Cya at the House of Mouse,

Keila the Forest Cat

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

I am the Walrus, goo goo ga joob (or however it goes) :)


Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rockin' in Blackrock

I wanted to make sure I had a video of Elite Tauren Chieftain before Cataclysm was released, because I'm not sure of the fate of Blackrock Mountain.

I was really slack, this is just raw footage. I'll get better, I promise. I'm just super busy at the moment.



This is the best reason to own the Direbrew remote ;)

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Sword(Mace) is Mine

As a Moonkin I didn't get a sword, but I did get a nice mace from the Battered Hilt quest. I wish it was a little more Epic looking, but I'll take what I can get.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Battered Hilt and Immature Players

The Battered Hilt quest line is another of those epic quest lines you need to do. Even when the item is no longer useful I highly recommend doing the quest if you get the hilt to drop.

Of course you will run into players who just don't get it.

When it came time to go into Halls of Reflection for the last part of the quest line, I saw just how immature some players in WoW can be. After entering the instance I announced I needed to fight the sword. Three of the party congratulated me, but one of them, the tank, pitched a fit.

He cried out "You suck," and "You don't deserve it!" He then went into the corner, sat down and sulked while the four of us battled the sword.

Needless to say the immaturity didn't sit well and the group booted him pretty quick.

My experience in WoW has been almost entirely positive, but there are players of all ages and maturity levels, so I guess you can expect this at times.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Battered Hilt - Who's that Blood Elf?

That Blood Elf hanging around in the underbelly of Dalaran where I always get my Wild Spindeleaf always intrigued me.

Why is he here?

Why can I kill him? :)

Now I know the answers to both questions, he's a part of the Battered Hilt quest line.

You have to kill him to pick up the Sunreaver orders.

If you're like me you've killed him a few times just because you can, so this is a very easy part of the quest line.

The funniest part was the guy standing right beside me fishing while I took out the Blood Elf. He was seemingly oblivious to the entire thing.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Battered Hilt Quest Begins

Last night I started the Battered Hilt quest line. I love epic quests, as I've said before the Onyxia attunement was my all time favorite favorite quest.


I don't think this is going to equal the Onyxia quest but it is steeped in lore, and it is fun.

You start just below the tournament grounds at Quel'Delar's rest and you'll be back here a lot, so before you start the random dungeons to complete the Icecrown portion of this quest line you might want to park here, It'll save you some time.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Battered Hilt is mine

I'm not lucky normally, but last night I saw a Battered Hilt for the first time and I won the roll.

Yes, it's worth tons of gold, but I love [Epic] quest lines so I'm off on an adventure. I'll report in as the quest progresses.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Icecrown and Healing

I made my first runs into 10 Man Icecrown over the weekend. I ran it with a bunch of friends from another guild with the goal of gaining raid experience and rep by clearing trash up to the first boss.

We did this twice, and even though we did this with minimal issues we were really under-geared, so taking down the boss wasn't really going to happen.

I'm not complaining, this was a friends run, but one of our DPS (a moonkin) had a very basic mix of greens and blues. Needless to say taking on the boss was only going to be a learning experience.

I actually was asked to heal this one and it went really well. I've done very little healing and it's almost always been with friends, you know the kind of groups where you think before you attack.

This morning I thought I would enter randoms as a healer.

It was a complete disaster.

The problem with randoms is you never know what you are going to get. In Boomkin I can usually deal with it, after all I've spent countless hours in that form.

As a Tree, not so good.

Two dismal experiences, the last in Pit of Saron, and I called it a day.

I guess I need to go back to practice mode for healing.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haunted Memento

I've had this thing since the Scourge event just before Wrath. It follows me all the time and I just realized I've never taken a picture of it.


So here ya go, my own personal friendly ghost.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Oh Noes! The Spider Nerf Bat

I was waiting for randoms the other day and decided to visit the Druid starting zone and buff some new players.

I guess I haven't been here in a while, but I was dissapointed to find that the spider cave has been hit hard by the nerf bat. All of those mean beasties are now yellow, including the first boss you ever face as a Druid, Githyiss the Vile.

You can now ignore all the other spiders, walk right up to her and kill her. Sigh. I know the game is five years old, and it makes sense to do things to allow new players to catch up, but can just a few things remain?

Oh well. Time moves on.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Friday, January 15, 2010

The New Armory

Okay, I'm enjoying the new armory modifications ;)



Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Random Dungeon Finder Part I

I've run tons of instances with Keila using the random dungeon tool, but I'm not going to write about that, yet. I'm going to focus on some of the lower level, old world, dungeons.

Yesterday I dusted off Kirsa, my horde hunter, to try the dungeon finder with a non-level 80 character.

I hadn't played Kirsa in forever so I went ahead and chose the lowest dungeon on her list to queue for, and skipped the random part. I wanted to get used to her abilities again.

So, where I ended up was Sunken Temple. My first surprise was how easy it was. Not only was it easy, but within 5 minutes the other two DPS dropped out leaving just three of us. This left only me and a bear tank to do all the damage. It was still easy. I certainly don't remember this place being that easy in the old days and Kirsa has pretty ordinary gear, with a bunch of low-level greens, so it made me wonder if in addition to everything else, Blizzard made the old instances easier.

After my next dungeon run, It sure seems they did.


I love Blackrock Depths. It's my favorite instance in all of WoW. It's massive, it's not a straight line, and there is tons of stuff to do. Plus, it is the home of the Onyxia attunement, the single best quest line in WoW, and my favorite thing I have done in the game.

I was excited to go back to BRD at the appropriate level, and once again see the place as it was intended.

At least that's what I thought. But after two incomplete runs, due to people quitting, I'm convinced that Blizzard has nerfed the heck out of the place. Like Sunken Temple we did much of the place with three people and only when we pulled the entire bar, by being silly, did we run into any trouble at all.

I understand why Blizzard has made things easier, but I don't always like it.

I still love Blackrock Depths, but it'll never be the same.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Holiday Khariel

It's a little late, I'm running behind, but my oft neglected bank alt would be upset if I didn't post this picture of her in her Christmas finery.



Anyone know why the shoulders of the green winter clothes are red? Was it always this way? I don't seem to remember this from last year. Looks like a glitch with the graphics.

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Death by Onyxia

I finally got to visit Level 80 Onyxia tonight. Dragons remain my favorite bosses, and I love Onyxia, so I've been looking forward to this.


I'd like to say it went well, but that would be lying :)


We did improve. We went from wiping immediately, to getting close to the end of phase 2. We obviously still need some work. Despite the numerous wipes, it was a lot of fun, and I will return.

Before I go back I think I will be watching some strategy videos. That deep breath is a killer :)

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I've changed to Human!

Okay, not really ;)

But after my last Culling of Stratholme I decided to roam around and I even took a picture of me in human form.


Not sure why I change to human when most others don't. Is this a Night Elf thing?

I do think it's kind of funny that my armor is correct, but my hair is purple. Huh? Humans can't have green hair?

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat

Friday, January 1, 2010

No Halls of Reflection ... yet

Still haven't completed Halls of Reflection on heroic. My last random group all quit just as soon as we entered. I'm giving up on ever doing this with a PUG.

I'm going to start working on guildies :)


Why do people hate this place?

Cya,

Keila the Forest Cat