Yes, I had meant to make it more of a running story as I went along, but it didn’t work out quite as planned. Still, over four months later it’s done and I’m quite happy. I even made sure Tome was on to see it when it happened, as Squirrels With Knives is now Legendary.
And I don’t even hate the Firelands yet. Well, not completely.
Liouxpold hit 100 in early October. It took me every week until the end of December to finally get the shoulders from that blind bastard in Serpentshrine Cavern. I’m very happy with how this turned out.
I’ve been excited about BlizzCon for quite some time now. I think this year has more expected announcements and news than any before it. But now? Now I have no words.
“Aye. I be seein’ dat vision just fine…”
Now that Liouxpold is 100, I feel like I can hold my own bounding about in more recent old content, namely Pandaria. We had talked about it before but I wanted to wait until I had hit the century mark to head out with Tome. Finally our schedules were able to coincide that we could actually follow through on the idea, if only for a little while. Since I had only healed a couple of Pandaria dungeons and she hadn’t seen much of them either, we decided to tackle them together. We could probably each solo them, but discovery is always more fun with a friend.
We decided to do them in order from lowest to highest and as you can see…very little issue. I suppose two 100’s will have that effect in most places, particularly the lower level dungeons. So we have three down, and three to go (plus the revamped vanilla ones) before we test our mettle against the raids. I’m sure most people have long completed these tasks, but for the two of us it will be fresh and fun. Oh, I also promise to get Catwynn in a few pictures.
I know I have been rather quiet as of late. In fact, even my gold making series died faster than it started. In large, that was due to a busy second half of September. I’ll admit disappointment simply because I would have loved to see how I actually ended up. But, alas, it was not to be. Instead I’ll know that I can easily make the money to continue playing (so long as the darn tokens don’t continue to rise in price!).
As you can see, I haven’t been idle in what time I have had. Liouxpold is the second member of the Army to hit 100, and first among the Alliance. While he’s never been one of my front of the line toons, I remember thinking all along that he should be the one to do so for Draenor. So that’s the case. Tum and Siori are in Draenor with him, but how fast they level is hard to say. Liouxpold has spent his early days at level cap hanging out with a Cat friend. But more on that later.
There’s no recap on gold made this week. To be honest, I didn’t log on most of the week, until Sunday when I did some leveling. I know I made between 1500-2000 gold just from Garrison missions, but that’s ballparking it based on what I recall. I sold very little and didn’t even bother tracking while I was out questing. It happens, and as the title suggests I did better than any financial gain could offer.
In puttering around this morning, I happened to be on Zarahi when I got the notice of realm reset. After doing a few odds and ends, I decided I would park her in Felwood and hope that maybe I would luck out and beat someone to a Minfernal. Given how many years it’s been and I’ve had zero luck, I wasn’t holding my breath. But off I went all the same.
I circled in and landed in the Shattered Vale. Noticed a pet on my map, but the only thing near me was an Infernal. Or rather, a half-size infernal. When my brain clicked, so did my mouse. Despite 5-6 people nearby, I managed to tag him quite easily.
See kids? This is why no matter the battle, always have your turnip handy. Always need to make sure you can leave the target with 1 hp. Goodness knows I’ve killed my share of pets I wanted to trap. Fortunately nothing even remotely this rare!
After grabbing the Minfernal and the servers resuming, I realized I needed the Crested Owl in order to complete my Kalimdor Safari achievement. A quick port to Darnassus on my Mage and I headed out into Teldrassil where it didn’t take long.
I still have half a dozen Draenor pets to grab as well as the same number in Pandaria. But then it’s World Safari (yes I know I don’t need Draenor for the achievement but my OCD says I do).