Oh Boy!

Reese Cups are one of those things I’ve tried a few times over the years. I was first introduced to them through my Uncle (many years ago) during a visit from The States – that’s probably 20 or so years ago now. Later that year, we happened to have some trick-or-treaters but having no real sweets to give away, I spotted the bag of Reese Cups in the cupboard. I handed one to each kid and off they went. After they left, I looked out the window to see if I should expect any more kids and spotted the three I had just spoken to, talking to another small group of children pointing at my house.

I’m not sure if they were even available in Australia at the time so it turns out they were quite a hit. After that, I pretended not to be home. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have given them out with all the allergies these days, who knows if one of those kids had a peanut allergy. Luckily for me, nothing came of it that year (at least that I know of). We don’t always have kids knocking on the door during Halloween – in fact, I remember it only happening over two years but that was a long time ago now.

Since then, I’ve found you can buy Reese Cups here from various places but I’ve never seen them this friggin’ huge before. Cool said that he was sending me something for Christmas but his only clues were “it’s big but in a small package” and “It’s light but pretty fragile.” OK?

This afternoon, I headed to the PO to see if my package had arrived.

It had!

I was careful not to read the customs declaration as Cool wanted to see my reaction when I opened it.

Reese cups

2 Half Pound Cups!

Reese cupReese-cup-bites

Holy Crap, just look at the size of those things… they’re bigger than the palm of my hand! LOL

Makes me wonder how long they’ll last… :P

I’ll have to add these to the list of things Cool’s sent in the past like the S’mores Pack and Twinkies I hadn’t tried before. The S’mores were pretty good but I must say that Twinkies have a weird aftertaste.

Now if only my package to Cool would arrive already…

Two More

The other day I headed back into Ulduar to see if I could get some more fragments. It certainly is easier on 25 these days and I did manage to get some more transmog gear (one of which I was hoping for) but I was ecstatic to see two fragments drop.

Ignis

I did notice something interesting on Razorscale though. Either it’s a bug or Blizzard are making it easier for people to solo her. Either way, it wasn’t too bad.

Razorscale-greenspears

There was even a new achievement on Council which was a nice surprise.

Runemaster

Thx to Coolidge who came for the company and even walked away with a new piece too. We called it a day after Auriaya.

Winter Veil Gifts

I hope everyone had a wonderful Winter Veil this year. As I said before, this turned out to be the most generous gift giving (and receiving) season I’ve had – in the whole time I’ve been playing – so I’d like to thank all the people who had a hand in it.

I also wanted to keep track of who I’d given gifts to this year as I’ll most likely forget by the time this event rolls around again.

Tome - Jade owl

I wanted to give Tome something personal for all her support over the last year. It’s not always easy being the first one to comment on a blog post but she does it more often than not so I thank you.

Matty - Sapphire cub

Again, I felt a personal gift was what I needed (even though Matty was a JC herself) so I looked for something she didn’t have yet. I had even used a battle-stone on it before they hotfixed them all to uncommon.

By now, I had run out of Spirits of Harmony…

To JD (who was so efficient at making the panthers), I thought the Jade Owl and Sapphire Cub were out of the running so I noticed that he didn’t have a Lil Smoky.

In the meantime, I had been trying to get a Gundrak Hatchling (even before Navi‘s birthday) which included some farming and multiple server drop-ins but no luck there. Navi gave me the Burning Spirit I was missing.

For Arv, I saw that I had some spare marks to supplement my Molten Front dailies but no luck on the Searing Scorchling either. Arv gave me another TCG pet.

Angelya scored a Jade Owl (well, it was actually mine – my first one was given to Tome so I ended up remaking her twice). I figured I could just build up some more Spirits over time, which I did. Ang bought me a Guardian Cub as part of my Secret Santa gift

Effy - Aqua strider

As part of Effy‘s #FFW gift, I thought it would make a great Shammy accessory.

Shawndra - Cinder Kitten

For my recent Cinder Kitten giveaway, Shawndra turned out to be the lucky recipient after writing such a playful piece.

Cool - Water spirit

To the person who introduced me to The Last Airbender, Cool’s gift would have to be a Pandaren Spirit, it was just a matter of which. Cool purchased a Cinder Kitten for me as soon as it came out.

Kamalia and Grinder

After Kamalia showed an interest in Pet Battling, I gifted her Grinder.

Others came to mind as potential gift recipients but didn’t quite work out – a few didn’t show the skill for Pet Battling or had lost touch with them since April.

Lastly, thx to Roshii for wishing me a Merry Christmas late that night.

So there you have it, as I said it was a lot tougher in some cases to try and give a suitable gift but at the same time I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity and support over a rough year.

I wish you all good health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.

Gokk’lok’s Shell

If you’re looking for something a bit different, head west of Rikkitun Village and get ready to get wet. Swim out a short distance until you reach Gokk’lok’s Grotto in the Dread Wastes. Once there, you’ll get an underwater breathing buff called Enchanted Essence as long as you remain in the area.

Gokk'lok

Gokk’lok is a huge neutral 91 elite clam with 16.3M Health. Just like the other neutral elite mobs in Pandaria, you will receive a fun, unique item once killed but while others only give you several charges – this one does not.

Throughout the fight, a variety of adds will spawn to help protect Gokk’lok (Spindlegrin Remora, Elder Spindlegrin, Seacarp, Overgrown Seacarp, Colossal Seacarp). Most of these will be normal mobs, however, expect to fight some elite ones too.

When Gokk’lok dies, a quest will pop up – Promises of Gold.

Gokklok-pearl

As soon as the creature died, a strange group of sprites appeared and took its pearl away.

The sprites have a village nearby, called Rikkitun Village. Perhaps you should investigate.

Completing the quest rewards you with Gokk’lok’s Shell.

Gokklok-

Gokklok-shell

As you can see, you’ll appear in your underwear standing inside a clam with a repetitive bashful emote for the 2min duration (provided you don’t move). Hmm, seems your weapon can still be seen though…

You can also fish while under the illusion so pick out a nice spot and relax for a while.

On a side note, I finally managed to get the Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm yesterday. It seems Christmas Day had something special for me after all – I’ve been trying to collect this item since Mists went live.

Power Boost

I wanted an easy way to keep track of my upgraded pets as well as the ones I plan to upgrade later. The Flawless [XXX] stones are obtained through Pet Tamer battles while the generic (and family) ones may be collected via successful wild battles. Note that winning against a higher enemy team gives you a better chance at a stone.

If your bag space can handle it, I recommend levelling your green quality pets to 25 and then using the stone so you’ll get credit for levelling the same pet twice – particularly if you’re going for Pro Pet Mob. Remember that using a stone against a max level pet will downgrade it by two levels.

Once you have the achievement, don’t be afraid to use your stone on your uncommon pets (or lower) ASAP for easier levelling.

Ideally, I would stone the pets you can’t upgrade any other way like the quest reward pets and argent pets, etc. as well as some of the low spawn pets below.

Battle-Stone

Aquatic

Wanderer’s Festival Hatchling
Sea Pony
Fishy

Beast

Feline Familiar
Baby Blizzard Bear
Giraffe Calf
Worg Pup
Larva
Silithid Hatchling

Critter

Wolpertinger
Mr. Wiggles
Egbert
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
Winter Reindeer
Scooter the Snail
Mulgore Hatchling

Dragonkin

Proto-Drake Whelp
Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling

Elemental

Withers

Flying

Gilnean Raven
Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling
Tiny Flamefly
Plump Turkey

Magic

Enchanted Broom
Jade Owl
Arcane Eye
Minfernal

Mechanical

Fluxfire Feline
Warbot
Lil’ Smoky
Lifelike Toad
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
Mechanical Squirrel
Personal World Destroyer
Pet Bombling

Humanoid

Peddlefeet
Curious Oracle Hatchling
Curious Wolvar Pup
Father Winter’s Helper
Winter’s Little Helper
Sporeling Sprout
Harpy Youngling

Undead

Scourged Whelping
Ghostly Skull
Creepy Crate

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