A Brand New You – Part 3!

A Brand New You – Part 3!

Well, this was supposed to be out last Thursday, but I ran out of time to finish on Thursday, then my computer started acting up of Friday, and I couldn’t get it to work again until late on Saturday, and then I spent most of Sunday getting everything put back on it. Oh well – better late than never!

Anyways – now that Warlords is live, Blood Elf Models are on the way, and MMO-Champion has posted some screenshots of updates to several models, I guess it’s time for me to give a second opinion of these models. Buckle your seatbelts; you’re in for a long ride, readers.

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Happy (Late!) Winter Veil!

So according to my brain, “tomorrow or the 26th” means “a month from now”. I did honestly want to get this out sooner, but between scheduling and my unparalleled ability to get distracted by everything, I just… didn’t. Oops.

In any case, I had an idea for Winter Veil this year, which I started back in July. All my girls would do their usual questing and leveling, but as they did so, they would gather presents – stuff like crafting recipes or BoE green drops – and give each other gifts in December. Of course, Hordies couldn’t send stuff to the Alliance, and vice versa, but other than that, everyone got something from someone. The fun part was that I wrapped stuff as I got it, so by the time Winter Veil rolled around, I couldn’t remember what was in every box. I was opening gifts, too!

On with the Christmas-morning-opening-presents-photos!

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Thoughts on Warlords… and an Explaination

Thoughts on Warlords… and an Explaination

Wow… two months and ten days since my last post.

Honestly, I didn’t plan on being away – but I kind of knew when I started this blog that my updates would start diligent and regular, but would eventually become sporadic as all hell. I didn’t realize it would be this quick, though.

School. School got in the way. Midterms in the middle and end of October, final projects and papers in November, and 3 finals in the first two weeks of December, and now I’m taking a bit of time to breath, and having Christmas with the family tomorrow. From my last post until Warlords launch, I didn’t play any WoW, so that explains why I had nothing to post. The rest was mostly just taking my time through new content and getting a chance to go through some old stuff as well. Be prepared, this post will be a big one, to make up for the time I’ve lost. :)

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Iron Man: Progress has been made! (4/10)

Starting now, my Iron Man posts will be out of 10, as there is no possible way I’d get Mora to max before Warlords hits.

In any case, with school starting, I haven’t had as much time to play, but I spend most of my weekends in Azeroth. Finally, my dear, sweet, precious Moragolden dinged 40 last Friday.

Iron Man 40

I spent about 10 levels in a given zone up until 30 – from 30 to 40, I went through Arathi, Hinterlands, and about half of Western Plaguelands. Then again, I am doing most quests at green difficulty, so it’s not really that surprising that it took me a while.

Northern Lordaeron may be my favourite area to quest in post-Cata. Between Hillsbrad, Arathi, Hinterlands, Ghostlands, both Plaguelands, and Eversong, I could take every Hordie of mine through here and never get bored. In fact, I’ve leveled 5 characters through Hinterlands, and I know that I’ll be bringing at least 2 more through there later.

I’d like to get Mora up to 50 by the time Warlords hits – you know, a nice halfway checkpoint – and then focus on leveling my other girls and experiencing new content, rather than worry about leveling her to max. Now that 6.0.2 is up, I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the Barbershop, and a lot of time getting Deathdaisy through the content from this patch. Unfortunately, that means for the next few days, Mora is going to have to take a back seat.

In any case, congrats Mora for leveling, and I hope everyone has fun in 6.0.2!


Surreal Feeling

For the unaware, Growing up in Azeroth held a contest about 2 weeks ago, with 2 of the prizes being beta keys, and the other 2 being water colour paintings of a character of your choice. So…. I got 4th place, getting me a portrait of Deathdaisy.

WoW Nelf DK commission

Made to player’s specifications :)

I just… I’m kind of overwhelmed right now; there is someone, another human being, that took time out of their life to create art – of one of my characters. I didn’t win first or second in the contest, but honestly? I don’t care. I think I actually prefer this. It’s an absolutely gorgeous portrait of her, and it the pose and expression and armour and weapon and GUH. I LOVE. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

So thank you so much, Fussypants, for this incredibly fun contest, and this amazing prize! JSYK, I’m always up for art trades in the future ;)!


A Brand New You – Part 2

Okay – I said I wasn’t going to, but I caved and got the rest of my girls up to level 10 so I could see their new models. There’s only three, so this is gonna be a relatively short post.

First up: Nixi

Nixi pre-WoD Nixi WoWhead post WoD

I love the new Gnome female model – I know that many don’t because of the wide eyes, but I think she’s adorable. The detail on the hands is wonderful, and I love that her robes actually fit her smaller frame now. The little smattering of freckles is perfect, and even though the expression isn’t identical to her old model, I still like it and think it suits her. I don’t know what is going on with her feet – I know several new models (female Night Elf, female Orc, MALE HUMAN) have the same problem, but … really? Blizz, is it really that hard to not  make her shoes go between her toes? The other slight problem is the hair – while from the front and side it looks great, the back is still kind of low poly – I know that Gnomes were some of the first finished models, but couldn’t that have gotten cleaned up by now?

2nd is my 4th Night Elf, Sylphera:

Sylphera pre-WoD Sylphera WoWhead post WoD


Okay, setting aside that she doesn’t even look like the same character in the new model, I will state for the upteenth time that I love the new Night Elf female model. But seriously, her hair: it’s not even close to the same colour (her old hair was teal), the hairstyle doesn’t look the same at all – it just looks kind of limp and dead. Her expression is far to somber, what is going on with WoWhead and giving Night Elves blue eyes, and once again, we’re playing the Mystery of the Missing Markings. Honestly, I thought Sylphera was going to be the closest of these three to her original model, and she is the one that I’m the most disappointed with.

Lastly is my “Mini-me”, Katheri:

Katheri pre WoD Katheri WoWhead post WoD

I. Adore. This. Model.

I absolutely love the new Human female model (as opposed to the male, which is just… *shudders*). Her body looks much better – even though you can’t really see it with the robe – and like Nixi, her robes actually fit her frame now. Now, when I say “mini-me”, I mean she is meant to be me in the game – and this is absolutely perfect. The pale skin and slightly lighter hair are absolute perfection. I love the messiness of her hair, and that it’s a little less poofy than it was before. Her expression is gorgeous, just gorgeous. I am so happy with how she turned out.

Well, that’s all for now, folks. I am eagerly looking forward to 6.0 – and we all know that the first day will be spent taking hundreds of screenshots of my girls with their lovely new bodies, new faces, new hair, and new personalities.

– Katherine

A Brand New You!

With Warlords of Draenor getting ever nearer, I decided to hop on the bandwagon of many a WoW blogger: viewing their characters in their new models.

For many of my girls, this was like them getting dolled up for a night out: looking much better than they usually try to be, but still recognizable as them. Others… well, let’s just say it’s more akin to getting plastic surgery done while I was out XD.

First up, here’s my main, Deathdaisy:

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