I like Theramore’s Fall. I quite enjoyed this quick burst of new but easy content with this epic twist of lore, story explained or no. I did it hating the Horde, scared for Jaina and excited to be so close to more of this: new content!!
Okay so the loading screen itself looks very much like something you see zoning into a battleground in my honest opinion but it was new and shiny and it told me that new things were loading up and that is much cause for excitement!
And sure, at this point the scenario bugged on us meaning that once we’d killed the boss we didn’t get progress for the “protect Jaina” part, but it did allow me to take this awesome screenshot and eh Spongeflaps snuck into the picture. Damn you Flaps trying to steal a moment in the spotlight!
Overall.. the music made me swoon. The brief exchange between Jaina and the Orc Guy gave me chills. And hey, random pointless loot and a nice little tabard? Yes please.
At the end of the day, this is not a pre-expansion event, it is a brief look at what scenarios will be like and at that it is successful. Just perhaps needed a little testing before it was thrown out there given the amount of bugs people have been having! Remember what’s important.
That’s right, Jae’s achievements.
Oh you guys are mean. Like.. I was about to go read and then you all had to come up with this meme that lets me show off some of those old screenies of my Priest that I was looking through the other day? Think I could just walk away from that? Well.. I blame Vid. Jus’ sayin’.
So, Seithir. She’s not my first character.. my first character would have been much more interesting, actually, considering the race change, but Seithir is definitely my longest running character, and has been my main for the longest amount of time of any character.
Yeah. I did a lot of Aldor bank afking in TBC.
Oh who left that there?! That’s not me with that Gnome that’s.. err.. yeah okay, me and Imnotshort may have had a short stint. But it really meant something, guys! And don’t tell him but he was, in fact, rather short.
So, the earliest known screenshot I have of Seithir is thus:
This must have been around level 20ish, looking at my gear. RFC robe, shoulders (zomg), and the staff from the end group quest in Ghostlands. What I’m doing in The Barrens remains to be seen but I’m sure I was quite smitten with my new main actually having flesh on her elbows.
And at level 70:
She looked liked that for a large part of TBC until she finally got the full BT/Hyjal set, of which I can’t find a screenshot of her wearing, oddly enough, but I did always like this screenshot of me in my healing gear and Lew (the friend who hosts my blogs) playing around with Holy Nova.
And you really want to see my TBC UI? Are you sure? *cringe* My UI is constantly undergoing change. Even back then. But here’s an action shot from a BT run…
The worst part? I didn’t see what the problem was!! At least my bars had the right spells on them I guess. But why I had 2 raid frames is beyond me. I guess I hadn’t discovered Clique yet.
This is the best screenshot from Wrath that I could find of my Priest.. hmm..
But here is my UI:
At least I understood it was messy this time, but I was cool with it! I kind of miss those profile bars. They looked cool.
And just for funsies:
Oh Steve, I miss you. ((Steve is the rhino.))
We all know that I have played WoW a lot less in Cataclysm and calmed down a lot but I’m still going, and looking back on these screenshots has only reminded me of why I loved this game. It has always been the people, and once you remove the people and replace them with people who could quite happily called trade chat their guild.. well it takes all of the fun out of it. So I play a lot more casually these days and here is my Priest currently.
Transmog has changed a lot for me. I’m so much more comfortable playing around with different pieces of gear. As you can see in the picture from TBC, I was a Tailor and that gear was irreplaceable until Tier 6. I didn’t get to run around in Tier 4 because it just wasn’t good and Tier 5 was hard to get, so I’m finally using the Tier 4 I’ve always loved and that gorgeous halo. I do have further ideas for this set, but you shall have to watch this space for that!
And my UI currently.. this is the best in combat screenshot I could find. I wish I had better but apparently I don’t screenshot my UI so much these days. I do use Quartz though and I’ve lessened how much Forte shows once again. I’ve always liked having the information I need in front of me, which is why my action bars are always full.
Well I think we can all agree that not as much love has gone into it as my Wrath UI but I REALLY hate designing my UI. REALLY. Spending the time on it makes me tear my hair out and when it goes wrong I just want to scream. Perhaps it’s reminiscent of how my love for the game has waned, or perhaps it just shows I’d rather put my time into playing. I couldn’t say, but that’s my ‘Then and Now’ for Seithir, who I didn’t play as much in Wrath as I thought I did. But I can assure you that she will always be the character that I am most attached to.
Whether I’m still playing in a year or not is beyond me, I might be, I might not be, but in retrospect, I don’t regret a single one of those days that I was playing. I thought I might when I eventually come to quit, but I’ve had some wonderful memories with this game and if I never played and took a chance, I wouldn’t be with my wonderful fiancé now who I have been with for over 4 years now. World of Warcraft will always mean a lot to me.
- Go into your image folder
- Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image.
- Publish the image! (and a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couln’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own).
- Challenge six new bloggers.
- Link to them.
Umm… how did this get there? *shifty eyes*
I ended up in my Burning Crusade folder and this was the sixth image in there! There were many, many better though, I dare say. Ha. This was during a ZA run back in my first guild, Capo, around the time it was dying admittedly but we still had a bit of fun at this point. The dead Blood Elf had “disconnected”. Myself and the cow are apparently voyeurs. *shrug* Go figure!
I challenge.. (and oh GOD it’s hard to pick 6 people)
So fess up. Who heard the squeals of glee last night when I got my bear and Dan told me to /mountspecial? And an even louder squeal when he told me to try pressing space bar? Because I was pretty darn gleeful about the fucking DANCING BEAR!
And a close-up.
Who needs a baer druid when your mount dances for you?
Patch 4.3 couldn’t have come at a better time. With NaNoWriMo over and done with on Tuesday and my most recent book review written and published (that’s important because it took me a few hours to get right), I logged into my Priest happily to play around with void storage and do a few of the new 5 mans with the manface. Aren’t they great? While I was waiting, I got myself a Glyph of Shadow, which is awesome, and played around on my new horse. I was accused in guild of liking boys because I like the Tyrael’s Charger but I of course slapped that down with a great big, “Yes, I do like boys, and why does it matter?” And then continued to enjoy my pony.
The new instances gave me a distinctly familiar feeling. I’m awful at remembering the names because it has been so many months, but the first instance reminded me of one of the mid-level instances in Rift, the last part reminded me of the desert zone, and the third one reminded me of one of the later Rift instances. No, not being all, “They clearly copied Rift!” Just an observation. I loved them. They’re new content with new gear and the storyline is interesting. What’s not to love? Plus that second one has really made me appreciate Night Elf Shadow Priests…
And something seems a little off about Tyrande…
And how could I not include this one? Possibly my favourite of the new bosses and it looks freaking cool.
We did a few with the same Rogue and healer who we met in a pug and were both competent and friendly and that’s a pretty rare event. It’s always nice when you do get those kinds of pugs. I may have awwwed a little when the healer left with, “Nice to meet you.” I thought that was a little adorable.
I got myself a new wand, finally netting myself Cataclysmically Epic after a year.. though it did put my achievement points back into the 5s! And my first pair of dropped non-blue shoulders, and a helm, 2 rings, an offhand, and the tier 12 chest, getting me upto 369 ilvl from 361. I’ll be good for the raid finder in no time! Then today I picked up the staff from the last instance so I can finally use Anathema *squee* (and knock my ilvl upto 370 but that’s less important, right?). *strokes the pretty*
After, we ran through Black Temple with a friend and another guildy (the non-douchey variety, hooray), not only did I gain about 1,000 gold from that run but it was fun. We just finished a little later than hoped but oh well. I transmogged my gear fully and went off to bed.
I am absolutely in love with this set. I never got the chance to wear tier 4 when it was current because I was a Tailoring Shadow Priest *grumbles* and for those of you who weren’t around in Burning Crusade, the Shadoweave set (shoulders, chest, and boots) you made with tailoring was best in slot until tier 6. Obviously that’s just the shoulders but I do also have the robe in void storage.
How are you enjoying the new content? Or are you perhaps disappointed thus far?
What’s that, Sparkle Pony? Jae sucks at blogging because she missed not one, but two posts she had in the works this week?
Apparently I had the head sitting in Kalithe’s bank – who knew?
I woke up sometime in the week at about 5am with some tooth pain. Couldn’t sleep through it so I got up just to stop myself waking Dan up. I logged in briefly, popped onto my Warlock to just open up the Deepholm portal and on my way between the Jewelcrafting trainer and the portals this just caught my eye. Gotta love those little moments of beauty.