Seeing Stars

Tonight it was all about archaeology (mostly). I had just completed a common Draenor project in Frostfire when the next one revealed the Ancient Frostwolf Fang:

In life, no two creatures will share a stronger relationship than that of a Frostwolf orc and his or her companion wolf. The two eat, sleep, and fight side by side until one or both dies an honorable death. Even then, sometimes not even death itself can stop a frostwolf from coming to the aid of its beloved orc.

This gives you the Frostwolf Ghostpup – the one project I was hoping to see – so how could I not keep going?

It really didn’t take too long as I headed to Nagrand for another digsite and figured I may as well capture some beasts for the barn. I only had to start 25x Work Orders to get the level 3 Blueprint so I decided to do it all in one go. As a dot class, it can be pretty dicey because you have to get the bugger to ~10 or 20% before you can even attempt to trap it but after a few failed attempts, I had it in the bag (literally).

It only took one more dig in central Nagrand to have what I needed and with the help of a keystone, I had the Frostwolf Ghostpup. Soon after I summoned him, I started seeing stars.

ghostpup-stars

Those prowler packs are probably the most annoying thing in Nagrand but you can’t deny the cuteness of that puppy. Thanks to my instant levelling stone, I can try him out in battle. If only it were that easy on live.

ghostpup

Archaeologists Rejoice!

As probably the most exciting news to come since… my own npc, I have some awesome news to share. Ever since the Toy Box was revealed, I’ve wondered whether Blizz would be able to restore all those archaeology items we’ve destroyed over the years for room. In fact, it’s something I’ve mentioned and asked several times on Twitter but I now have a definitive answer.

Fan-bloody-tastic! …especially since you can only complete each research project once per toon.

I even started levelling my third archaeologist over the weekend just so I could fill up my virtual toy box but after completing my fourth dig, I was kind of over it. Thankfully, I can spend my time focusing on other aspects, like collecting those other rare drops (again) and with 11 pages to fill, there’s still a lot. I’m excited to think just how many of spots I’ll be able to fill just from my past archaeology projects. Luckily I did keep a few of my favourites.

Arch rares

Someone asked if this would apply to Going to Need a Bigger Bag but since those items can simply be refarmed, the answer was no.

The Crystal Jewel

The other day, I was reminded of a recent visit to Questacon, our National Science and Technology Centre where my favourite exhibit involved swapping a rather large jewel with a bag of sand.

Sense-a-Swap

Swap a ‘diamond’ sitting on a pressure sensor with a bag of sand, so you don’t wake the statue

Much like the Indiana Jones movie, the skull (or in this case, diamond) was sitting on a pressure sensitive plate so you can see the similarities.

crystal skull

I admit I had to try this a couple of times but I’m happy to report I emerged victorious.

swap jewel

Meanwhile, it seems my NPC is getting a name change to something more fitting for a Blood Elf. Too bad I can’t just be an anomaly. :P

Adventures of Cymre Jones

It’s been a couple of months since I had my wild adventure in the Dawning Woods Catacombs. From the beginning, I had a few close calls with a Writhing Terror and some nasty looking rats but with my trusty creepy crate in tow, they were no match. Little did I know that I would be walking into a den of ghouls. Once I was spotted by a particularly disease-riddled ghoul, I made a hasty retreat but ended up hiding out, (err I mean) waiting in a secluded corner for a good opportunity to make my escape.

Replay my adventure below:

What will I discover today?

I sense something is close

It doesn't appear to be too friendly

Luckily they are not too fond of fire

Creepy Crate to the rescue

Trusty Crate 2, Rats 0

Dag nabbit , it's a dead end!

It appears I've been spotted

I need to make a run for it

They're gaining on me

I think I can outrun them

I'll just wait here a while...

It was sometime later Cymre was seen safe and sound back to the hustle and bustle of the big City.

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