Monday, January 31, 2011

The Murloc Supply Line

I was in one of those moods where I just wanted to fly around and look at all the changes since Cataclysm. While flying over the Blasted Lands I came across this Murloc Supply line. Obviously part of some quest, the Murlocs are being forced to carry supplies for the Naga. As I watched, an endless parade of the little fishy guys carried box after box across the sand.

I almost felt sorry for them. Almost.

I have noticed that Blizzard is trying harder to get us to have some Murloc sympathy. Not really working for me. How about you?


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stratholme Whacked with the Nerf Bat

I've been attempting to get Baron Rivendare's horse for a while now by doing solo Strat runs. Though they certainly weren't hard, if you did something stupid like pull a dozen beasties you could get in big trouble. That is if you were a caster. Of course what happened is you would get silenced and basically had no way to fight back. It didn't happen often, but it was a possibility.

Not now.

Everything in Stratholme has now been lowered 10 levels and there is no fight left in the place. Add that to the ridiculous amount of HP we have now and you can pull the whole place and AOE everything down.

It's pretty sad.

I did one Strat run today, but didn't have the heart to destroy it again. I suppose I'll be back, sometime.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The OctoStaff

I couldn't resist posting a picture of this staff one more time. Why is it some of the best looking things come early on, and the things you get stuck with for months are horrid?

How about that stupid battered hilt mace or whatever it was. As hard as that was to get, it wasn't half as interesting as this green quest reward.

I understand a staff with an octopus on the end doesn't make much sense when you leave the water, but that doesn't excuse whoever designs the EPIC weapons. Make them more creative, please :)


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

For Me, It's just a game

My response to the criticism swirling around about the current state of WoW.

For me what it all comes down to is that WoW is just a game.

I use it as a diversion after a long week of work, a stressful day, or maybe I just want to get away from life for a while.

I've never taken it seriously, never been a hardcore raider, never accomplished anything "significant" in the game.

I don't care. I can get lost just swimming in Vashj'ir and admiring the beauty of the undersea world they have created. I love finding the little details and just enjoying what I see. Maybe there's something wrong with me that I don't try to "win" this game. I'd like to think it's because I love art and can appreciate the remarkable accomplishment that Blizzard has created. It could also be because I'm a lousy gamer ;)

I know people will scoff at the n00b that has zero raid achievements and nothing hardcore in her armory, but you know what? That's OK. I enjoy relaxing with my WoW friends. For 15 dollars a month you can't beat that.

Not criticizing anyone for playing differently than me, just an observation about my time in this game =)


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Me and Thrall

I snapped this picture of Thrall just before he sent me off questing. I thought it was funny at the time because it looked like we were friends. Looking back it looks like he's trying to grab my butt

Bad Thrall. You're not my type.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This is so ridiculous, I couldn't resist posting it.

From a quest in Vashj'ir where you have to wear a squid on your head.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Keila at Level 82

I can't resist capturing pictures while casting spells.

Keila at level 82.

Sadly, my funny looking Octopus Staff is no longer useful :(


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Auberdine, the After Effects - Part 2

I may not know what happened to Gubber Blump, but I do know what happened to the "Elder of Auberdine" - Thundris Windweaver.

He's clearly dead.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Auberdine, the After Effects - Part I

I have an unusual fondness for Auberdine. Some of this is because I really enjoyed questing there when Keila was in her teens. I loved the questlines, and I met some really fun people (Hi Roguelf) that I grouped with, which in turn led me to my first guild (Bladefist Embassy).

The other reason I seem to love this place so much is because it seems everytime I stopped over it was under attack by the Horde, and I ended up defending it. I'm not really much of a PvP player, but I fought a lot of battles in Auberdine.

I was a little distressed to see Auberdine was going to be destroyed in Cataclysm, so I took some pictures and video before Deathwing came through.

Here's a little before and after of the tiny house that sits up on the hill. I also have quite a few older pictures of this house. For some reason when I was a newbie WoW player I used to leave Keila sleeping in this house when I logged off. Don't laugh, I did figure out eventually the concept of rest, and how it was much better to log out in an inn than in a bed in some random house :)

Keila (The Forest Cat)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Whatever Happened to Gubber Blump?

Has anyone seen Gubber Blump since Cataclysm?

I'm hoping Blizzard kept him alive and has something special planned for his return.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

She's Back

Despite not playing much at all for months on end I had to come back once Cataclysm came out. I'm splitting my time between Keila and my Worgen (Hales), so I haven't hit the magic 85, but I'll get there eventually. I've always been slow at leveling anyway.

Real life still keeps me occupied most of the time, but I plan to update this thing at least once a week. It's pretty entertaining going back in time and seeing what I was doing in WoW, so I want to be able to do the same thing with Cataclysm.


Keila (The Forest Cat)

P.S. Thanks to Star and Sal for not tossing me from the guild while I was away :)