24 March 2012

It Is What?

Things are really hectic on the home front today. The computer with game on it decided to take another vacation, maybe permanately.

Anyway, I'm doing a fresh install on a temporary laptop set-up mixed with desktop monitor-keyboard and mouse. Sould prove interesting if everything finally gets downloaded with the game.

In the meantime, I dealing with slight depressions over possibly losing all my screenshots and other associated game/blog files, which I obviously never took the time to back up on disk. Time will tell though, and we'll move on as best we can.

We'll be returning to posting in near future, hopefully with interesting stuffs for a change--lol!

20 March 2012

Gone Wild

Yes, I've been really slack around here, once again! Not totally without good reason though. Aygaren has gone a bit off his usually calm approach to things lately. I think it had something to do with his stress over not jumping into the dungeon finder.

Not wishing to be left out of everything, he's been on a rampage soloing Classic and Burning Crusade dungeons. Along with doing his obligatory Firelands dailys with a mix of Tol Barad dailys. Toss in a couple of battleground appearances and you'll get a picture of his strange actions.

Ay did manage to take his auto-camera with him on some of his adventures. Oh, and he does claim to have a method behind his madness. For what that's worth? As far as the Classic Dungeons, he has only two left to do. Those would be the Stockades in Stormwind, and Gnomergan. Says he's saving those for his adventure partner to join in on the fun doing Alliance runs :)

He's had quite a romp through Outland though and enjoyed every moment of it.
One of the Coilfang runs
Who could ever forget Murmer's Staff?
Weird creatures from one of the three dungeons
surrounding Tempest Keep
The glass-like walkways and colors
More weird creatures abound!
Emperor Aygaren
Hanging out with Medivh
Everything proved to be very interesting to do and the sights from places he's never been were amazing. Hopefully, all this running about will prepare him better for the Cata instances, which he would like to try with groups alongside. His rampage through these dungeons though has also been duly noted in his records.
official screenshot
It looks and feels good
On a side note, Aygaren actually did one of those transmogging thingys this past week. He was wearing/using this Twilight Mirrorshield he obtained from a quest. Pretty good shield he says. But kind of not so good looking. During one of his many dungeon runs this past week he happened to come up with the Silvermoon Crest Shield. He really liked the looks of it so much better that he spent the 14 gold and some silver pieces to change the look.
Just sooo much better looking now!
I worry about Ay though. Now that he's found those transmogging folks in Org, he may just be changing his whole appearance.

So, that is what's been happening the past week or so. Ay has been taking his Fenris "main" position to heart and setting examples for the rest of the crew. I hear that Dufit has been expressing some concerns over all this. Rumor has it that he wants to better Ay in several ways, lol. And rumor has it also that Ay has set sights on Northrend dungeons now. My o' my. Where will it all end up?

11 March 2012

Random SS Day

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I felt like writing a post this early morn, this 6:24am I can't sleep morn. Then I realized I had nothing awesome to write about. Gone are the days of dozens of notes laying about in such disorganized fashion, since I couldn't remember what was where anyway. Perhaps I should rez that old habit and patch it up a bit to being more useful. *note to self: ignor thoughts about making notes again* Okay, that's settled now.

What we do have today for your random wanderings, is some random screenshots! Aygaren said something about being busy the rest of the weekend, and into the next week, so he offered up a bit of time for the camera.

Go Aygaren!!! The first Horde to reach level 85.

A little Dark Moon Faire fishing with friend Sasche.

Showing off his hard earned DMF mount.

More rare kills for the growing list.

And, after all these years, Aygaren was the one who finally fished up the rat, whom he now calls "Henry", for good reason.

10 March 2012

Flood Survival

Well, the *rains and flood* effects seem to have subsided around here for now. Yea! Comp issues have settled down to a workable state. Though, I might be looking for a new one this summer. Even those nasty virus bugs (the rl un-healthy kind) have decided to go on their way, finally.

Aygaren was getting frustrated with his adventureing interrupts and kept missing his Mt. Hyjal partner, Sasche. They finally did manage to meet up though, and finish off all the necessary shrine/ancient openings. They are quite the team in a way. Nothing stands a chance at survival when they drop in. I mean, really. If you're in some cultist encampment or holed up in some cave in force, and suddenly this Tauren prot pally and Undead demo lock w/void pet come calling....you may as well pack it in and go home. Death has come to clean house. The only real question is "Who's going to kill you first?" As you can expect, two short trips by this team and Hyjal was cleared for safe passage. At least for now.

Sad to say, but Birzak and Gizzel have departed from the great Horde project. They were replaced by Olmer, an Undead level 3 hunter camped out in Undercity waiting assignment. The two departees were not the only fatalities. Several servers also saw major clean-outs. I guess spring cleaning came a bit early to Azeroth.

Aygaren and Dufit still have their little contest going on with killing rares. Aygaren has taken a large lead though, ever since his tactical move to include the Northrend hunting grounds. The last I checked in on their progress, Ay had twice as many kills listed. By the way, their little contest is being screenshoted and collected in the Fenris Rares Picasa web album here, if you would like to take a peek. I try to keep them labeled as to who killed by. And the map in upper right will give you co-ords of where.

Old Crystalbark
The other day I found Aygaren cleaning up his bank mess, grumbling and still itching that pesky bug under his plate armor. So I took a quick peek over his shoulder to see what he was hiding out. Nothing too amazing in there. Some low level armor pieces he thought might look good for mogging later on. Several plain letters from who knows who. Let's see, a virtual ton of ore and bars to feed his blacksmithy habits. Bunches of motes and volitiles that might come in handy. Spare food stuffs to cook, maybe. Old Crafty. And what's that in the bottom corner hiding out? Hmmmm? Four (yes, 4) extra fishing poles. Now, why on Azeroth Ay decided to keep all these fishing poles is a mystery. Really. He can only use one at any given moment. His backpack isn't large enough to allow carrying an interchangeable set on the road. Oh, and he's not talking about all those tabards laying around here and there. I foresee an intervention coming on here. Aygaren is going to learn about Void Storage. Soon, very soon.

Aygaren rushed through Northrend, he wanted to be lvl 80. Then he wants to be 85 for Firelands. Then he wants to be geared for the coming Pandas. Then he wants to still master tanking. Then he wants....well, you get the picture. Like a little kid in the corner penny candy store, Ay just wants everything. I hate to burst his bubble, but the likelihood of everything coming about just isn't possible. Something will have to give. He keeps telling me all is good. I have my doubts though, as he was mumbleing something about Call to Arms weekend. Hurmph! He doesn't realize that he's got like zero (0) pvp gear.
Anyway, I'm off to see what the boys are up to today.  "Victory or Death", is the word of the day.
Happy days everyone!

06 March 2012

When It Rains...

"When it rains, it pours." I don't remember where that originally came from. I just know it's one of those really old sayings that generally holds a goodly bit of truth about itself. ATM, I think I'm floating somewhere aimlessly upon flood ravaged plains. LOL! We do what we can, and ride out the rest.

I try not to get down about things anymore, afterall, "shit happens." But when the rains turn to floods, sometimes it's a little hard to tread water. Health stuff don't really bother me anymore, it is what it is. On the other hand, weird comp issues interrupting game play are a real pain in the you-know-where! Sooo...

I'm floating around the blog community this morning attempting to catch up on a mountain of blog posts I've missed of late. Most everyone I read looks like they've been carrying on fairly well in my absence. Except maybe Ancient, who I'm sure probably needs a few hugs these days. *hint*

I like quite a few bloggers for probably as many reasons as there are bloggers. Even if they don't wholly specialize in WoW, *cough*, I still like them. Wit, humor, sarcasam, rants, raves and whatever else they may toss out...it's all good. Every so often though, some sort of crap gummys up the works and opinionated bloggers become even more opinionated. Although things can be quite interesting on any given day in the community, you just never know what can tip the balance and flow of things at any moment.

It's times like these when I sit back, comfortable in the knowledge that I write in this blog. I write what I wish to write about. I write in a blog, while coming up on two years of age, most people don't even know about. I don't get hundreds of page views a day, maybe 10-12 per week last time I bothered looking. I have one (1) regular commentor and a few followers. All very nice people whose blogs I enjoy reading.

I don't get any spam, or trolls or hate mails. Most certainly the sign of a non-descript blog. And you know what? It's all good. If I want to post about some achievement I managed to earn, or some rare beast I managed to down solo, or some other thing most people consider common place noob stuff......guess what...I can do that. My cheevie, my kill, my blog.

Mind you now! I am in no way ranting or taking stabs at anyone. It is a self-evaluation, simply triggered by some readings from around the community. I am no longer the writer I used to be, but that's okay. This blog is about my journeys and time in Azeroth. The two wouldn't mix very well, and then there would be one of those nasty goblin explosions gone wrong. Sometimes I question my own blogging intentions/direction and wonder if I should do more. Sometimes. At the beginning of this 2012 year, I considered becoming a bit more opinionated. It's still under consideration, lol.

Someday, Moonkin Journeys may undergo some transformations. Someday. In the meantime....
Blatant self  'pat on the back.'