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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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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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 ;)!

-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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Rise, Legendary!

Rise, Legendary!

Sighing, I finally give in and, gracelessly plopping down to the ground, pull off my boots. This miserable fool would pay for all that he put me through. I stand again, relishing the soft sand between my toes for only a moment. I trudge on, ignoring the hissing and shrieking of the nearby Hive’Ashi, and keep my eyes on the horizon – on the Crystal Vale. This fresh torment started several weeks ago…

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Oh Bliss, oh Rapture…

…oh rapture, oh BLISS!

(How can you tell I’m in the pit Orchestra for HMS Pinafore?)

Anyways, yesterday was a great day. I had Deathdaisy camped out on Jaguero Isle, and Silea by the Gaping Chasm in Tanaris for about 2 weeks, waiting for rain and sandstorms, respectively. Every time I logged on to level up my druids, I would pop over to them and check for pets. I logged on to Silea early yesterday morning, and as luck would have it, it was the middle of a sandstorm! I ran down into the Chasm, and picked up a Silithid Hatchling of my very own.

My new skittery little lovely!

My new skittery little lovely!

I checked in on Deathdaisy, but no luck. After playing for most of the morning, I stopped in with her again over lunch, and lo and behold: rain! The ever elusive Baby Ape is now mine! Mwahahaha!

Look how fierce he is!

Look how fierce he is!

Happy days for this pet collecter! Now, I only have to grab the Minfernal for Old World-level pets, and I’ve got everything from Outland. Onto Northrend I go, once I level my Terrible Turnip up to 20 like the others.

Question for you, readers: what is the most recent pet you obtained? And what is the most difficult pet that you obtained?

Hello and Welcome!

I’ve been playing World of Warcraft ever since 2005, during the Vanilla years. In that time, I’ve come to love (and at times, hate) the WoW community. Recently, I’ve been spending more times on WoW blogs, and I decided, hey, why not make one of my own? I hope to regularly update during the summer, but I make no promises for the rest of the year, due to a busy schedule and starting my first year of University in September. But, enough of that; you probably want to meet these “4 druids and a death knight”.

Deathdaisy is my main character, a level 90 Unholy/Frost Night Elf DK.

Way back in Vanilla, I made my very first character, a human warrior named Goldenblade. The entire reason that I didn’t make a Night Elf, or a druid, was because my sister already made one, and my dad said that we had to make different characters. I honestly can’t remember how much I played her, and how much I got my dad to level her for me. I do remember her getting to 60 before Burning Crusade hit.

I also remember being extremely lucky, and being sick on the second day of BC – in other words, I got to stay home and game out all day. I made two new characters on a new server (Nordrassil) – a Draenei Shaman named Cadrathya, and a Blood Elf Mage named Spinadrella. I got Cadrathya to 16 before I deleted her, and Spinadrella to 20 before she met the same fate. I never could be bothered with leveling; I think it was because I love being able to go anywhere and do anything, without any restriction of level or gear or whatnot. They came back several times, always the same race and class, but never got much farther than previous attempts. I still played Goldenblade, and got her to level 70 in Outland. However, she fell to the wayside when I heard the news about Wrath of the Lich King.

When I heard about Wrath, I got my sister to hurry up and level her Draenei Hunter, Silea, so that I could make a Death Knight on Nordrassil. I also found out about the pet tab in the spell book. So, I made a new human mage, also named Cadrathya, and sent all kinds of gold to her from my sister’s and dad’s characters so she could buy pets for me. When Wrath hit, Deathdaisy was born.

What beautiful Outland quest gear you have!

What beautiful Outland quest gear you have!

My favourite quests at the time were the Death Knight starting quests, and I absolutely adored Northrend. Honestly, I don’t think anything else inspiring really happened. And then, along came Cataclysm…

Mourning the loss of the Park, and the druids in it.

Mourning the loss of the Park, and the druids in it.

Coming up to Cata, I took part in both of the launch events – the Elemental Rifts, and Operation: Gnomeregan. I rushed to get Deathdaisy up to at least 75 in order to take part in the latter…and then spent a few months doing nothing but Argent Tournament dailies. When Cataclysm came out, I made two brand-spankin’-new characters: Rhea, a Worgen Druid, and Kellista, a Goblin Hunter. I got frustrated with the Xylem quests in Azshara, and deleted Kellista at around 16. Rhea made it all the way to 20, before she, too, got the axe. I also took Deathdaisy around Azeroth for the first month or so, just to see the changes to the world, and to do every new quest. I also created some new druids, but none of them lasted past level 12.

When Mists of Pandaria came out, I decided to get serious about my druids – they are my favourite class, after all. So, over to Cenarion Circle I went, trying my hand at roleplaying. I created 4 druids off the bat, one of each race (I’ll make separate posts later describing them). They are: Kethysa, my Night Elf; Aleer, my Tauren; Isabelledobs, my Worgen; and Zanjun, my troll. I also quickly got Deathdaisy up to 90 and started working on rep grinding – shiny new mounts, tabards, and pets, ahoy! Recently, I also got a few other characters going – Meie, my Pandaren druid monk; Althene, my druid of the flame; Cielbright, my Night Elf priestess, and Mora, my entry into the Iron Man Challenge. So far, she’s level 5, as I have been focusing on leveling my main alts over her. I also intend to level a “For the Neutral” Pandaren – created on Caelestrasz with the name of Tzaziki.

Aleer at level 40.

Aleer at level 40.

I am eagerly looking forward to Warlords of Draenor, and everything I see with item models and character models and zone art and pets and mounts just…GAH. It can’t get here fast enough!

I am a hardcore casual player: I collect pets, mounts, and tabards, I grind reputations, and I farm achievements. I also run dungeons only when I can solo them, and I am working on soloing Vanilla, BC, and WotLK raids. I also want to try my hand at Battlegrounds this summer, though I have no idea what to expect.

I think this blog is going to be a fun project, and I hope to meet some great friends and fellow WoW-junkies while I’m running it!

-Katherine