I finally followed the Nagrand breadcrumb quest on Alouette (my paladin) this morning, and was riding over to Telarii Station, minding my own business, when I saw a hunter kiting a big old elite elekk (elephant for the non-WoW peeps) all around a field. I jumped in to help, as one does, because this expansion finally rewards jumping in and helping in the open world (unlike the 10 previous years of World of Warcraft). So anyway, I tanked away as best I could as a level
99 98 against a level 100 elite critter, and as the seconds trickled by more people joined in until eventually Luk’hok lay dead.
And everyone looted, as one does. I was expecting some gear, maybe an upgrade, and some decent xp, and instead I got… A MOUNT!!!
This is a big deal for me. So in response to Atherne’s comment the other day, I now have the silly animal headgear, the plushie (oh, and I made Soul of the Forge too), AND a mount. All the important stuff.
Which is still just as well, because I’m still out of garrison resources. And money. If there are any WoW-playing sugar-daddies (or mommies, I’m not picky) out there, do let me know. If all else fails, my night elf does a mean mailbox dance.
The best guildies are the ones who point out the stuff you absolutely have to know. Like the fact that there’s a, er… wearable bird in the trees of the level 3 garrison.
All the cool kids are wearing one. Oh, and that’s not a huge feather sticking out of Pepe’s butt, it’s Memento’s old Warlock-quest scythe which I still transmog all her weapons to. Because SCYTHE.
The rest is just gravy. Like this silly tree-chopping contraption. Large timber shall be mine, all mine – which is just as well, because I’m out of garrison resources. And money.
I couldn’t wait to make the Elekk Plushie battle pet, and as soon as I had 50 hexcloth I immediately
wasted used them on that. And he’s cute… until you summon him. Then he’s just creepy.
He doesn’t move, see, and that’s the problem. He just sort of stands there, staring at you with those pink button eyes. And then you move, and he stays where he was, and you forget all about him… until you stop again somewhere and suddenly he’s there, right behind you, staring at you with those pink button eyes.
It ain’t natural, I tells ya.
I would like for these to be tameable because my hunter wants one. I’m more of a cat-person in WoW, but these guys are super cute. (Yes, I have a couple of the non-ghostly ones from the Plaguelands.)
I would also like for my Warlock to have ghostly form all the time, because it’s super cool. Kthxbai.
Every now and then I check various stats on this blog, especially the search terms that bring people here because those are usually worth a laugh. Today, I’m puzzled (among other things) to note that of the top 10 search terms of all time, only 3 are related to games (two, technically, since two of those are variants on the number ’13’); and the top term by far is for a game I only ever wrote ONE post about. A short one at that, linking to an actual post on Gamasutra.
Weird search terms are weird. And people coming here from their searches almost certainly don’t find what they were looking for. That makes me feel a bit better, actually. /Schadenfreude
Just to prove that I’m not lying when I say I’m a perma-noob — I’ve done the quest in the screenshot three times already and NOT ONCE did I notice the 4th ingredient in the top right (the quest doesn’t necessarily use all four possible ingredients). It was only after my druid failed three times to get the ‘glowy’ ingredient that I, puzzled that none of the three ingredients were working, went and checked the quest out on WoWHead.
If I’d been a bit less of a noob I’d have remembered that the previous quest had me gather four ingredients to make that potion with. Duh.
Forget pepper jack, magic jack or lumberjack — all the best people use COMMANDOJACK!
Is it sad that I take a picture of every single garrison building I complete, on every character?
Riding my Shinri “mount” in Shadowmoon Valley. I should have known that was too easy a kill to reward an actual mount (it’s a 10-second directable mount-ride useable only in SMV with a 1-hour cooldown)…
Moonrise, squared (or cubed?).
Mixing our mythoses (mythiii?)…
And my warlock, Memento, made it to 100, but I wasn’t expecting it (as usual) and missed the photo-op.