Both Mrs. Amateur and myself feel like we’re lying in a pool of plague. For me it started Friday, while I think she picked it up from me and woke up to it today. The good news is, the wee one has still gone to a festive family function so things are a bit quiet around here. That actually gave me a bit of time to WoW it up all relaxed (as relaxed as one can be in such a fatigued state of blech).
Amidst my puttering, I was pleasantly surprised when Navimie showed up on her Runetotem Dwarf. I thought she would have deleted it, to be honest, but it occurs to me you never know when she’ll need to see me in person. Seems this was one of those occasions…
Yet another lovely Winter Veil gift! I didn’t even know what it was to be honest, other than a pet of sorts. I shall pet battle it post haste! It’s a bit low for Outland, which is where I’m plying my trade at the moment. My focus for pets is to get the Zone achievements for battle locations and taming locations. If I can pick up a few rare pets along the way, then bonus for me. Now, while Navi and I had met up I decided to do a flyover past Gnomeregan to see if the Fluxfire Feline was spawned. No such luck, and I should’ve realized she would have long ago had it anyway. We got to talking about it and Navi mentioned getting hers by starting a lowbie Gnome and it was right there in the start zone. Well, I was later camping the location and decided I would return to Ironforge and hop on a Gnome I have sitting in said start zone to see if my luck was any better. However, just as I was leaving the area I caught something on my map. I doubled back and landed immediately.
Hot diggity damn! Oh, and let me just say…completely random location. The battle screenshot should illustrate that:
Yeah, see that dude hanging out behind my Spirit of Competition? That’s Mekkatorque himself. Oh, and bet your ass I would shiv him in a heartbeat if he had stepped towards that cat. Also, note the health on the cat at this point, when I nearly screwed up and killed it…which I’m getting notoriously good at. Fortunately, I came out of it cat intact. Poor quality? Don’t care.
Speaking of poor, I’m once again back on the subject of CRZ’s. Once again, what could be great is nothing but a pain in the rear end. My buddy Syrynx messaged me today. He wanted a party invite, not to be run through something, but because he was tired of his PvE panda ending up in flagged zones over and over. I keep hearing how “oh this shouldn’t be happening.” The bottom line is that it is and it needs to be fixed, or give the players the option to turn them off.
On the flipside, I tried to actually take advantage of CRZ’s and help Magik get the Let It Snow achievement. Repgrind offered to bring her Orc DK so he could snowflake her. I used my Horde toon on the same server as Magik to group up with Rep. No problem. Magik flies into the area and we’re nowhere to be seen. They both go to Dalaran, nowhere to be seen. Basically it lead me to giving up on even trying to figure out how the zones work anymore.
To cheer myself up, I added a couple more weeks to the LBR schedule after another fun run on Saturday night. We were actually full for Karazhan! No mount drop there or in Tempest Keep -but let’s be honest, to expect it two weeks in a row would be silly. What? Yes, I would be that kind of silly.
Getting back to the LBR schedule, though, I’ve put up an Alliance Molten Core run on the 30th. To have a little festive hilarity, the Winter Veil Sweater must be worn for the run! If you don’t have one from last year, I suspect we may see it under the tree on the 25th again this year. Can’t wait to see the gaudy looks. Feel free to transmog accordingly!
Also, there has been a tonne of praise for Mrs. Amateur and how awesome she is. This? I completely agree with. However, it stems from the 12 Days of Winter Veil I’m running here on the blog. Well, as awesome as Mrs. is…I have to claim credit on this one. While I’m writing it from the recipient perspective (a la the classic song), I’m the one giving the gifts to her…and might I add, thoroughly enjoying this little creative nugget I put together.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to calm my throat with some cranberry tea and see about pet hunting some more.