How quickly things can change. One week ago, I was calling it quits and walking away from WoW. Then awesome people took me on a wild ride and I remain not only blogging, but active in the game itself. Even with my limited schedule, I’ve been a busy bee. Some of these things occurred on what was to be my final day, but even the rest of the week has been kind.
Prior to the big runs on Saturday I created outfits for both Tumunzahar and Saintvache. Tum’s was attainable…STV was out of luck, so I just tweaked his and added a tabard because the chestpiece bothered me (Check both character pages for said outfits). Sadly, in doing so he got an achievement (at level 80).
He picked up three more on Monday when I decided to tank an instance. After trying to sign up for a Cataclysm instance, the LFD informed me I didn’t qualify (then why even give me the option?). Instead I went with a LK Heroic. I was happy to get Culling of Strath. Unfortunately, our healer dropped group right before the alley sprint. Our group still had myself, another Paladin, and a Druid, so we carried on. Knocked it off no problem, and in time.
I even won the Bronze Drake! One of the other players who rolled started harassing me for it. I should’ve taken pics, but I just shrugged the whole thing off. Of course, there’s one thing I didn’t factor in when I rolled and that’s needing to train my riding skill. Speaking of achievements, look what Elcombe got…
This one I really wish I had a screenshot of. If I did, you would know that I was also mounted at the time of the achievement so I have no idea how I pulled that one off. I also finally managed to decide on a transmog outfit for him, making him a happy Human Mage. Now I just have to complete it.
Siori’s in the same boat. I designed an outfit for her but she’s a bit behind on completing it, since I was a fool and for some reason thought they dropped on Heroic. After six days of different drops I finally looked up the boss to find out they drop on regular. Three runs, and some shame, later I had my shoulders. I hit Scarlet Monastery for the gloves, so I think now all that’s left is to get Liouxpold’s Leatherworking to 525 to make the legs or possibly find someone who can make them. I’d really like my epic daggers to go with it, but I still need to pickpocket Hagara after my first opportunity fell flat.
I sent out the e-mail to get to work on the next Mogging event I keep hinting at. Happy to say Matty and Khizzara have signed up, but it looks like Effy is going to step down. Happy and disheartened all at the same time. As expected, they’re also asking for time to look everything over. I hope I conveyed my excitement in it, and that they share my sentiment. Time will tell.
In other Transmog news, Navimie captured first place in WoW Factor on her server this past week. Her guild, as a whole, cleaned up really well. If that weren’t enough, Keelhaul stopped by this week to also clear the air and apologize for the whole comment fiasco from last month.
All that and I still had time to put up my Transmogrification guide, while Mrs. Amateur made her posting debut with a guest post on one of her favourite in-game activities: killing Mor’Ladim. For someone who was quitting the game a week ago, and is actually playing less…boy I got incredibly busy!
After all that, there will likely be another “Laid Back Loot Run” tomorrow night from 8p-10p EST. At this point the plan is Alliance, Caverns of Time: Mount Hyjal (70 and up).