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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.

Cym disc male troll

It wasn’t long before I switched to my shadow set to see how that looked.

Cym shadow male troll

Engineer CymUm, yeah…not much better. I probably should have tried on some of my other outfits like my Pink or Red sets but maybe next time.

I can’t really complain though, this shows Kablamm’s schematic isn’t entirely ‘faulty’ after all.

Now I just need to get my overalls to drop before my engineering outfit is complete (as illustrated by Cool a little while ago). It’s pretty much my dream outfit in chibi form with a distinct Astroboy slant.

I won’t hold my breath though, it may just drop when Netherstorm freezes over…



Hmm, let’s see how long this lasts.

Area 52 rock

It’s a Long Way Down


So remember how Kablamm gave me a faulty schematic? Well, something finally happened. There was no race transformation or even a chicken to be found but getting teleported to a floating rock in Netherstorm?  At least it’s something, right?

Area 52 rock

It immediately reminded my of the Last Relic of Argus while trying to document all twenty-five locations. A few are even referenced in my Adventures of Cymre Jones video.

Over the past week, I’ve been making good use of my gadgets, especially my portable vendor on a 1hr CD.


Someone even asked for an engineer in my LFR yesterday so I used it after zoning in on Garrosh sitting pretty on 4D. I didn’t mind though since he’s the only one I need – if only he’d drop my weapon. On first impression, it seemed worse than the week before but we killed him first go which was a nice surprise.

Even Moll-E is getting some use but there’s really no comparison between the two items. For a gadget on an almost instant cooldown, you’re still left with some minor limitations. I needed to summon my Argent companion when Jeeves was still on a 15min wait but having these extra options makes farming a breeze.

I still do a bit of a clicking dance, having to constantly pick up items just to destroy them straight afterwards. Makes me wonder just how much Raw Crab Meat I’ve destroyed just to use another shell or buff item. The same thing happens when I try to relist my unsold auctions from the AH. It seems a bit silly summoning a mailbox when there’s a usable one only 2 steps away but that’s where I am these days.

Mechbuilder Overalls

Hopefully I can get those Mechbuilder Overalls but my farming sessions are not coming up with the goods.

Area 52 transport

Not Happy, Kablamm


Talk about anti-climactic. The Dimensional Ripper from Goblin engineering can transport you to Area 52 with some unexpected results (if you’re lucky). The schematic is taught by Kablamm Farflinger – the Transportation Engineer located right next to the teleporter inside the Area 52 complex but after three tries, I’m left feeling rather ordinary. For the one item I don’t want to see “working as intended”, there was no random player/race skin like this one for Cool.

Area 52 transport

What you can expect to see if it successfully malfunctions is:

  • Transporter Malfunction – Looks like your pattern matrix got mixed up with the last person to use the transporter pad.
  • Soul Sprit: Evil! – Only the dark half of your soul made it though the transport.
  • Soul Split: Good! – Only the light half of your soul made it though the transport.
  • 1hr uncleanable debuff – Makes you look all gold and transparent.
  • Transport successful but you’re on some random rock high up in the sky. Nothing that a flying mount/goblin glider or hearth won’t fix though.
  • turns you into a chicken

OK, the last one isn’t that exciting but did you know that donning Burgy Blackheart’s Handsome Hat can break the chicken transformation? It’s very handy for a class who can’t transform since you can’t actually mount with the debuff. I’m told shapeshifting (except for the moonkin), metamorphosis (warlock) and Lichborne (DK) can all remove the soul effects.

Orc Transformation

Over the years my two other engineers have walked away with something more interesting but my favourite has to be my female undead rogue transforming into a male tauren during BC. I mean, what’s funnier than a stealthing tauren? I did take a couple of pics back then but that was in my pre-blogging days so unfortunately they don’t exist any more.

Area 52 transporter gadget

Kablamm, I think you should reimburse me the cost of the materials so I can try and get a malfunctioning transporter. Talk about a disappointing level of consistency. No? Then how about a trade? I’ll give you my Dimensional Ripper for your snazzy little controller to wear as an off-hand and we’ll call it even, ok?

What’s the most interesting malfunction combination you’ve had so far? Have you created an evil looking Sky Golem or dark Tyrael Charger?

For those non-aussies in the readership, here‘s where the title came from.

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