It was a long weekend here, and I was enjoying the weather and the family yesterday and even some WoW. So things here were quiet, though I did stay on top of the Transmogolympics. The contest was only announced a couple days ago and we’re already up to twenty participants. In case you missed it, there is no limit on how many people take part. However, if we manage to have more participants than factions, then some factions will merely have more than one representative; much like the real Olympic Games. Also, I wanted to take a moment to once again thank Tome of the Ancient for the logo. I told her what I wanted and she delivered beautifully. I’m also happy to have her, Matty, and Khizzara as fellow judges for the event.
We had another successful Laid Back Raids on Saturday night. The only place scheduled this week was Trial of the Crusader, but that didn’t stop us from also kicking down the doors to Ruby Sanctum and Obsidian Sanctum. We had a solid turnout including, for the first time, both Repgrind and Ratters (and his daughter as well)! It was great timing as Rep knew TotC and was able to provide some guidance, though we did zerg the sucker down pretty fast. For the Sanctums, I filled out the group with my friend Valanyr and a couple of his buds. Oh, and Tum even got himself a new set of wings.
In Azeroth over the weekend, there was a great deal of puttering about, or “faffing” as Godmother and Kamalia have come to tell me. Fireflint is finally 75, and that means time to boost his Blacksmithing. I’ll obviously have to gain a few levels before I can max him out on it, fortunately I’ll be able to hit the Darkmoon Faire before the week is out. I also snagged a few levels for Carrera and Estheriot. Plus, three new faces are showing up around here now.
I have no clue as to why internet demons have taken the Gnome’s face. Fortunately she sent me a postcard of her hanging with faction leader of epic epicness,
She joined the ranks for a few reasons. The first, is admittedly, I had a sudden fetish to have a character with the Very Light Sabre. As I pointed out to Mrs. Amateur, it’s a coincidence I gave her the Leia hair buns. Also, I rolled her on Fenris (US). I’ve heard horror stories about the economy and thought I would check it out for myself. I farmed up some quick Peacebloom and Silverleaf, and threw that on the Auction House. Neither was a full stack and it resulted in about 10 gold in her pocket. That allowed me to grab a couple of items off the Auction House to sell, as well as purchase some of the rabbits from Amberstill Ranch and see if I can get a few coin for those as well. So, so far things don’t seem too strange. Hopefully the Schematic: Mechanical Mithril Dragonling sold at the behest of my advice. I managed to sell one with Tumunzahar yesterday on Runetotem for 85g. I still think that’s absurd, but if folks aren’t going to go get it out in the Hinterlands I may as well. It didn’t hurt I was getting a couple points in Archaeology at the time either.
In closing, let me just tell you how strange it is to see “Semblance” in Trade chat. Even merely as a name, it seems to look out of place. Funny that.