Childrens Week 2012

This year, the holiday will begin on April 29 and end on May 5.

One quest has changed this year. Previously, we were asked to visit the raceway in Thousand Needles but due to changes from the Shattering the quest has now been changed to Ridin’ the Rocketway.

The rest of the quests appear to be the same, including an ice cream treat and flying a kite together.

The most exciting thing for me is that I FINALLY have all of the pets! Being a Blood Elf, I was always one behind with the ones in Orgrimmar. So yesterday, I was able to complete my collection with the Rat Cage.

For those who don’t have all the pets on your main, don’t worry as Mists will be bringing account wide pets, meaning you can have them all spread out amongst all your toons on the same account right now. So if you’re missing some, just do the quests and collect a different pet on each toon.

Alternatively, if you already have all the pets, you can choose one of the other two rewards: Magical Pet Biscuit (new for this year and works just like Papa Hummel’s Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit – the TCG item) or Curmudgeon’s Payoff.

WoW Factor comes to Dath’remar

Last night I heard from Navimie that Rojak was hosting a transmog contest in the spirit of The WoW Factor show. An event normally judged by Keelhaul and Ironyca / Noelani – the creaters of WoW Roleplay Gear who judge cleverly assembled sets who can stand out in a crowd. Judging from the turnout we had, that’s exactly what you had to do.

What better way to end my birthday in-game than having a transmog fashion show? For those who have been following my blog for a while would know about my keen interest in these things. Players present were able to watch the live stream while listening to the live commentary by the judges of WoW Factor – note 57:17 for their commentary on my outfit.

Normally a three hour show, the guest judges were on a tight schedule – the whole thing was scheduled for one hour (9-10pm server) but like a lot of things, it ran over time. Keelhaul wasn’t there unfortunately, but there were two other guest judges, making four in total. There were lots of winners on multiple levels. But before the guest judges even started their commentary, Vishii from Rojak had given me 500G!

Once the judging was finally under way, there were quite a few from Frostwolves who took away quite a lot of the winnings. Eventually one of the judges mentioned my name, focusing on my outfit for a few minutes. The initial query I received from one judge was that my outfit was not mogged =/

Noelani asked if I had a transmogged outfit that I normally used but wondered if this non-mogged set was just for the competition. Ironyca suspected it might be and was right :) When I confirmed the latter was true, I proceeded to show them my mogged outfit as well as my backup outfit (in case I saw someone with a very similar one to mine). They seemed to get quite a kick out of seeing my three switcheroos :P explaining I did it this way so they could see the items better on preview. Truth be told they didn’t really need it as their knowledge of gear was quite impressive on sight. When I told them this they were happy to continue with the critique and I managed to walk away with a 5K prize :D

I don’t normally post the outfit I’m still wearing, in fact this is a shadow set I’ve been using for a while, even though I unmogged my set for a few weeks due to personal reasons. Although I admit that after I was given my prize, I immediately went to transmog this as my shadow set again :P

Here’s the outfit I used. As you can see I was going for a frosty Grim Reaper look.

Head: Cowl of Benevolence
Shoulder:
Amice of Brilliant Light
Chest: Ebonweave Robe
Waist: Cincture of Will
Hands: Ebonweave Gloves
Feet: Barbaric Cloth Boots
Weapon: Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
Wand: Wand of Prismatic Focus

The big winner of the night was Navimie who won 15K from the guest judges. Her big windfall came when the hosts from Rojak announced that Navimie was the top dog cow for the night, a massive 100K win.

Winning pic with Navimie

Grats to all the winners!

Now for some highlights from the show:

Still quite a civilised circle at this stage

Winning Yell by Elvine

Winning trade

Leleli – One of the 5K winners

Winners stage on Garrosh’s throne

Photo op with Glowbie

Thanks again to Squalli and Vishii for hosting such a successful event and the guest judges who took time out (and sleep) to come.

Soul of the Aspects

Coolidge surprised me with a birthday gift today, the Soul of the Aspects pet I’ve been coveting since it came out.

When I opened my email this morning, the title read Coolidge has purchased… in the title box. I was secretly hoping that this was the gift and I was right. :D

So here I am on the Heart of the Aspects mount with matching Soul of the Aspects pet. Both available from the Blizzard Store.

But what’s a birthday without some cake – Delicious Chocolate Cake anyone? Cool was kind enough to make me one across the ocean.

Later I’ll be writing about the Dath’remar Fashion Show so stay tuned…

Burning Crusade Starter Rares

Eversong Woods is the starter zone for the Blood Elf race. It is a golden forest with typical high elf buildings. In the center of the map is a blighted strip known as the Dead Scar, a remnant from Arthas’ battle against the High Elves. Quests involve learning about the blood elves’ rich history, decadent lifestyle, and their struggles to keep the Dead Scar from growing.

Eversong Woods is also home to the capital city of the Blood Elves, Silvermoon City.

Ghostlands is a low-level zone focusing on the alliance between the Blood Elves and Forsaken in pushing back the Scourge’s presence. It is dark and shadowy with corruption throughout the land, culminating in Deathholme. It’s also the site of the ancient Amani troll empire, Zul’Aman and the low-level reputation hub of Tranquillien.

Azuremyst Isle is the zone the Draenei spaceship crashed into, leading to the formation of the Exodar as their capital city. Quests focus on the draenei acquainting themselves with the land and trying to strengthen their struggling settlements. Since this island was so far out, there was very little other civilization before the crash.

There are no rares in the zone but the closest thing would be the Blood Elf Bandit who has a chance to drop the Blood Elf Bandit Mask. To find out more, check out the post from Euphyely.

Bloodmyst Isle is a low-level zone covering the struggles of the Draenei to rebuild their civilization. It gets its distinctive red look from the corrupting red crystals found on the Exodar, the Draenei’s spaceship that crashed.

There is a special draenei-only questline on Bloodmyst Isle, which culminates in The Unwritten Prophecy and Tabard of the Hand.

Duskwood Rares

Duskwood is even creepier than I remember, especially where the spiders are. I had to go back since there have been a few new rares in the area, although one has been transformed into a rare – Eliza. Boy was that an annoying chain while levelling.

The zone has been warped and cursed due to the Scythe of Elune. Alliance aid the Night Watch, who protect the  town of Darkshire. They also learn several chilling stories about former residents such as Abercrombie, Jitters, and Morbent Fel.

In the centre of Duskwood is a dormant volcano known as the Twilight Grove. This area looks very different from the rest of Duskwood and used to be one of four locations tied to the dragons of nightmare and portal to the Emerald Dream.

One of the more unusual things were the numerous chests in the area, especially under random trees.





Fenros


Nefaru

Removed

Old rare in the crypt of Raven Hill Cemetery


Nefaru - old worgen model

Old worgen model

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