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Achievements
Going to need a bigger bag

Bigger Bag My Ass!

Ah, the Monstrous Spineclaw, what a painful rare to spawn. Considering the fact I’ve been trying to spawn this elusive creature consistently over the last few weeks makes for a very boring grind indeed. I suspected the Spineclaw Crab would be the last item I’d need for this mother of an achievement but it also proved to be the only thing that kept me going. Just look at that drop rate – 1.74% according to WoWHead. I just wonder how much of the player population that actually counts since it’s More >

Beta
Garrison trainer

A New Blingtron Appears

Several days ago, Jonathan LeCraft tweeted something very interesting: This pint-sized trainer looks familiar. She might just visit your garrison in the future Check out this Gilnean child with her epic looking Diablo team. While many can relate to having only the Treasure Goblin in their collection, I was excited to see both Mini Tyrael and Mini Diablo on the PTR a while ago. I just didn’t have the heart to level them. Talk about a dream team. TheCrafticus was even asking for names, so what More >

Blizzard
Clancy Brown

Two More Join Warcraft

A couple of weeks ago, the twittersphere was aflutter with exciting news about the Warcraft movie. Earlier today Duncan Jones shared an article which revealed the names of two more actors. Clancy Brown Gooood morning all! I've got CLANCY FRIGGIN BROWN in Warcraft! I have to say it…. "There can be only one!" — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 19, 2013 He’s definitely one of the more recognisable faces from the cast right now, most recently seen in TV’s Sleepy Hollow but after looking at More >

Blog Azeroth
Alone-in-the-Darkness25

OLRG Strikes Again

This week, OLRG hit the ground running with some old raids on Horde so I was really looking forward to going with them. Many of the usual suspects were there like Matty, Kamalia, Helke, and Taik but there were also quite a few I didn’t recognise so if you happened to be there, let me know in the comments below. I had asked Matty the night before if there was anything on the agenda and she replied there were a few suggestions but to add my own if I had anything in mind. Needless to say, I More >

Blogging
2012-Annual Report

Looking Back at 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve and my Annual Report from WordPress arrived just in time. A nice surprise from last year, I must say. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it. View the full report I was able to visit Paris back in ’97 but sadly I missed out on seeing the Louvre as well as some other well known landmarks More >

Cymre Jones
Cymre Jones-547cloth

Jonesing For An Update

As I flew over Undercity on my way to Scholo, I noticed just how impressive the ruins actually are. It’s been almost a decade since my first visit to the old capital but if I remember correctly, the exterior was only updated in Cataclysm. That’s when I noticed some of the more interesting historical aspects of the place. It’s really quite impressive when you take the time to look around but as I went to explore one of the towers, I noticed something odd about my leg. Blizz, what’s with the More >

Diablo
Treasure Goblin

A Reaper of a Gift

Yesterday Cool gifted me with the Reaper of Souls D3 expansion which includes the Treasure Goblin battle pet. They tend to be quite annoying in Diablo especially if they port away so I’m looking forward to having one by my side (for the most part). They are available as part of the Digital and Collector’s versions but I must admit, the datamined version was kind of creepy looking. It was always impossible to get a good look at them in-game but here they look almost cute! You also get a More >

Expansion
WoDbanner

Alpha News

All the interesting Blizzard news seems to happen while I’m sleeping so this is what I woke up to this morning – news from the Alpha for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Here’s what I found most interesting: A New File Format A new proprietary file format called CASC (Content Addressable Storage Container) will be used in the Warlords of Draenor alpha and beta tests, with the intent to convert everyone to the new format in a pre-expansion patch. It provides a ton of benefits not More >

Faction
Bipsi Bobbing Berg

Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg

A while ago, I read about a cool little item added specifically for mages in Patch 5.4.2. Much like the Anglers Fishing Raft for wood lovers, Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg is a great way to travel over water on a conjured sheet of ice. Save a tree, conjure a raft! At revered you can purchase the berg for 750G (discounted price with perks) from Nat Pagle. Non mages will not see this item on the vendor but it will only take a few days to get revered with The Anglers if you already have the commendation More >

Fun
Cymre with glasses by Coolidge

An Artful Surprise

When Cool asked me to log in this morning, he surprised me with this awesome mash-up of Cymre and I. In fact, it’s probably how I look when I’m working in Photoshop as I edit one of my rare spawn portraits, Super Sunday images, camp a rare or spend my time on the Timeless Isle. Funnily enough, the pose (minus the expression) reminds me of a portrait I did many years ago. Cool calls it an experiment as he plays with his new toy – the Wacom Cintiq 13HD and PS6. I think it looks fantastic and I’m More >

Gifts
Danerys

An Early Celebration

It isn’t officially my birthday for a couple of weeks but that didn’t stop Coolidge from sending me a package half a month early. Since my gift arrived just short of his birthday, he ended up opening it slightly early but thirteen days is a long time to wait. I suspected I knew what one of the items would be since Cool knows how much I love the Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop. There was even a giveaway which had one as part of a set of three Game of Thrones figurines but sadly I didn’t win. As it More >

Giveaway
mech-pan-dragonling

The Dragonmaker

A week ago, I posted the details of my latest pet giveaway for a Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling. Entrants could either submit a short story or draw a picture incorporating my toon, their toon and the pet. I’m pleased to announce Dragonray as the winner of my Let’s Celebrate giveaway. She definitely exceeded my expectations when I asked for a short story but I think you’ll agree the effort was worth it. I could feel the wrongness in the air; I knew something was not right with the hatchling More >

Guild
Msfus banner

MischiefUs Turns Seven

The guild may have moved and gone through some ups and downs but it still holds a special place in my heart. I had lost track of its foundation date (17/08/2006) but it wasn’t too hard to find since the original guild still existed on an old server during those good old vanilla days. As we played through the first expansion, the guild was re-created on our main server Khadgar, together with our first official guild site. The banner I created took much longer than I care to admit but I’m still More >

Hearthstone
Diablo Hearthstone-expert card packs

Expert Card Packs Unlocked

Players who have picked up a copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™ can now discover bonus loot in the form of an Expert Card Pack (or Packs!) for Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™. Here’s the breakdown: Reaper of Souls: Digital Standard Edition – One (1) Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, delivered to your Battle.net account starting March 20. Reaper of Souls: Retail Standard Edition – One (1) Free Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, available in your Reaper of Souls box as a redeemable code. Reaper of More >

Hunter
Skarr

Waiting for Skarr

When I heard that hunters would have 50 stable slots, I was excited. There have been so many pets which I’ve tamed, abandoned and retamed over the years – Humar the Pridelord, Uhk’loc and Ironback were just a few of those. But it’s only now that I’ve actually looked at revisiting some of the ones I always wanted to add but never did. Skarr was one of the few pets from Cata which appealed to me but was highly sought after. I’ve always gone for the unique rare pets so when I saw this black molten More >

IntPiPoMo
glass-lake

IntPiPoMo – Pandaria

When I first logged into the beta I was immersed in all the rich landscapes taking pics in every direction. These are just some of my favourite shots from the beta. This post is part of IntPiPoMo – posting 50 screenshots in 30 days. #IntPiPoMo 50/50 Thx Angelya, it was a lot of fun <3 Share this:

Legendary
Vale bloom

If It Gleams

Seems my post the other day about Ordos worked, not only did I manage to kill him yesterday… he actually dropped something. I think Derevka inadvertently gave me some of his luck. Better still, I didn’t have to reforge a thing. Last weekend I completed Downfall, the last section of the Siege of Orgrimmar. All I can say is wow, that last scene was disturbing but I was excited to find out the identity of the new warchief. Great choice imo. …not to mention the alliance version. It was great to More >

Lore
Four Senses Brew

Ren Yun the Blind

Over the last few months, I’ve discovered several references to Ren Yun including his walking cane – one of the common items in Pandaren Archaeology. Finding a pristine version will allow you to display it in the Seat of Knowledge. A long cane tipped with a head of carved whalebone, once used by the enigmatic Brewfather, Ren Yun. Blind since birth, Ren Yun’s other senses were heightened. As a result, he found the brews of his time to be harsh or bitter. Years of experimentation allowed him to More >

Mounts
Jewelled Onyx Panther and Mai

Bejewelled

Early on, I knew I wouldn’t be making the Jeweled Onyx Panther until late in the expansion and it turns out I was right. It was only when I was working on my 200 mount achievement, that I decided to add the Jade Panther, Ruby Panther, Sunstone Panther and Sapphire Panther to my collection. Lately though, I’ve been thinking about the Jeweled Onyx Panther again. After finding an Orb of Mystery in a Blingtron Gift Package, it sat in the Guild Bank for months until I decided to focus on the last More >

Nostalgia
Theramore

Remember Theramore

Over the weekend I wanted to go and see Theramore for the last time as it was probably going to be the last time that I saw the place – the way it is now. It brought back memories of when I levelled my Priest through the zone. I was antsy to  get there as I needed to go to the profession guy there. I think it was the tailor, or maybe enchanting. So I flew Cool over there pausing just outside the walls to take a few pics while I wondered where Jaina might be. Theramore was just as I remember, More >

Novelty
Weather Stones

Trial and Error

It’s been a while since I’ve written any trial and error posts but since I’ve been playing around with some of the items in my bag recently, I’ve come across some interesting things. Did you know that casting levitate with Falling Flame causes you to keel over like you have an acute case of appendicitis? Better than dying when you hit the ground (short of using a goblin glider or one from the isle vendor). I usually land in the water so I wasn’t aware of any falling damage that was enough to More >

Patch
ShaoHao

Video Goodness

The trailer to the Siege of Orgrimmar was just released last night but I’ve only just watched it. It’s a great prelude to what we’ll be seeing very soon as the new patch is released. Cool always tells me to be quiet during these videos but sometimes I can’t quite help myself. :P Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen the The Burdens of Shaohao series below, be sure to watch it. It’s EPIC! Share this:

Pet Battle System
Treasure Goblin

Treasure Goblin’s Pack

The Treasure Goblin was added as part of the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Collector‘s or Digital Edition. I had a chance to collect mine from the in-game mail earlier along with the following letter: From the writings of Abd Al-Hazir: “Some devious little goblins have been robbing our merchants! When pursued, they simply open portals and disappear with a most aggravating chuckle. The peasantry seem to believe that the Goblins serve a great demon lord known as Greed and furthermore, that their More >

Pets
Darkmoon Eye reward

OMG, It Does Exist!

After countless battles at the Darkmoon Faire, it finally happened. There were FOUR items in my Darkmoon Pet Supplies with a Darkmoon Eye sitting in the prime spot. I couldn’t believe it. I mean, it only took thirteen months to get one after all. When you consider that it technically took 13 weeks, it doesn’t sound that bad but we all know the sad truth, don’t we? According to WoWHead there’s only a 1.9% chance to see one but that’s only counting the players who upload content so it’s only as More >

Places of Interest
Faerie Circle - Midnight

Faerie Dragon Circle

In the western part of Tirisfal Glades, you’ll find a magical ring of mushrooms at the heart of the Whispering Forest. The mushrooms emit a faint glow and every so often, a number of Fey-Drunk Darters will appear. They spawn individually at approximately ten to fifteen minute intervals so you’ll be in for a wait, but if you decide to hang around, you won’t be disappointed. Once all the Fey-Drunk Darters have spawned, it will be another hour or so before they start to move in unison. Magical More >

Priest
Meatball

Brawler Cymre

It’s been a while since I defeated GG Engineering so today I took the last flask I had been saving to see if I could clear the rank within the hour. Dark Summoner – Use the spotlight to stun the ghosts and DPS them ASAP. Each ghost killed removes the invulnerability shield around the Dark Summoner for ~15secs so save your CDs for that time. Just don’t get too close to the ghosts or you’ll get one-shot as their range is pretty far. Rinse, repeat. Battletron – Stay at maximum range while saving More >

Professions
Cym disc male troll

My What Pretty…

err, tusks you have. Hooray, it finally happened. I went through the Dimensional Ripper only to come out looking a bit… blue, plus a Y chromosome. Now I can’t say I’ve ever felt more ridiculous but wow, I don’t think my mog suits a male troll. I had a bald head coming through so I wondered if a headpiece would look even sillier. I’ll let you be the judge. It wasn’t long before I switched to my shadow set to see how that looked. Um, yeah…not much better. I probably should have tried on some of More >

Quests
Son of Animus

Blood and Thunder

A while ago, Lor’themar asked us to go into the Throne of Thunder to retrieve the Remnants of the Dark Animus for a quest. This afternoon, we ventured into the Halls of Flesh-Shaping and came out victorious. Following our success, Lorthemar rewarded us with the Glorious Standard of the Sunreaver Onslaught. It’s a shame it can’t teleport you back to the camp though like the Sunreaver Beacon. The quest also gave us a 30min buff called the Blessing of the Animus (from the Animus Golem) so I More >

Raids
Prince-kill

Near Miss

These days, I don’t head into Kara much after collecting all the pets but since I’m travelling around the continent every day, I decided to clear all but the optional bosses to see if I had any mount and pet luck. Apart from the wrong opera and nothing from The Curator, I headed up to the Opera Event for my usual quick and easy solo. Now it usually goes without a hitch but for some reason I was stuck in the second piece I tried to move. After several attempts to eject myself from the pawn and More >

Random
TMNT

New Playable Class Leaked

By now you’ve heard quite a lot about the upcoming expansion otherwise known as Warlords of Draenor but few people know what’s planned for the next. Back in 2012, Blizzard COO Paul Sams stated: “I got the pitch from [Blizzard senior vice president of creative development Chris Metzen] of what they plan for 6.0, and I’m pretty geeked up about it. They already know what they’re going to be doing for multiple expansions ahead.” Source This is great news for millions who still play and love this More >

Rares
Roloch

Catching up on Silver Dragons

I’ve been travelling a lot between ZG, Grom’gol, Loch Modan, Scholo and the Dark Portal lately. So much so, I’ve been getting a lot of new Silver Dragon sightings. There are others I’ve collected over the past few months but they sit in a folder waiting to be edited and uploaded. Since so many were added post-Cata, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add them into my current zone collections but here’s what I’ve been seeing lately. I was particularly happy to see this rare since he’s been missing More >

Style Me
Funko Khaleesi POP! Vinyl

Daenerys in the Desert

Yesterday, I was curious to see just how many Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pops I could find. Let me tell you, there are a lot! As part of the 2013 Amazon-Exclusive Game of Thrones bundle, you get three Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyls of Khal Drogo, Daenerys and her dragon Rhaegal as a bonus.  This dirt covered Dothraki version with a pure green dragon is what makes this one unique. At the time, this was the only way to purchase Rhaegal but I’ve since read that he will be available to purchase More >

Treasures
Riches of Pandaria feature

Riches of Pandaria

When I first played through the beta, I was never able to loot the Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot due to the high level of phasing so when the achievement came out, I knew I would be one item shy from completing the Riches of Pandaria. Thankfully, this was no longer an issue after the addition of patch 5.1. Here’s the series you’ll need to compete: Treasure of Pandaria Fortune of Pandaria Bounty of Pandaria Riches of Pandaria As usual, each artifact may only be looted once per character – although More >

World Events
Mask

Mask Acquired

After years of trying to get the mask from the Love is in the Air boss, I finally received the Vile Fumigator’s Mask in my Heart-Shaped Box. Best of all it was on Cymre – my mog queen. According to WoWHead, it’s a 6% drop but that seems higher than it really is. I was excited to use it after seeing all the people around me getting one so I wanted to try it on Cool until I realised I had to use it on an enemy. Unfortunately, he was in the shrine while I was on the Isle so I was going to try the More >

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