Inspired by the above movie, I made another character. This one is a Rogue, called Grimsieg, a name I shamelessly stole from one of my brother's D&D characters. His Grimsieg was a half orc assassin. Mine is a human. Instead of rolling him up on my usual server (US-Darrowmere), I made him on a RP server I have heard good things about (US-Wyrmrest Accord). Everything I've heard has been confirmed. I knew I picked a good server when I didn't feel like I needed to take a shower after roaming around Goldshire and Elwynn Forest during my leveling, like I did when I was leveling on US-Moonguard. That place is the most populated RP server, but also has the most sickos. Fortunately they all seem to congregate in Goldshire at the inn, but still… ick.
I've been playing him for about a week or so now, and he's at level 51. I specced him as Combat at first, but now I've switched over to Subtlety since I don't have problems with his energy generation (there is a talent you get at around level 40 with Subtlety that pretty much solves your energy problem. I like both Combat and Subtlety specs, and my intention was to level with Combat and do PVP with Subtlety, but I'm enjoying leveling with Subtlety as well. I really enjoy Shadowstepping right behind someone, hitting Premeditation, Ambush, then one Hemmorhage and Eviscerate as a finishing shot. Sometimes they die at Ambush. Subtlety does a nice huge burst at the beginning, but can't stand in melee like the Combat spec. The nice thing about Subtlety is that you don't have to stand that long, because your Ambush and Hemorrhage has knocked down the health of your opponent quite a bit, so you have only a little while until they're dead.
So far my experience has only been with PVE questing. I haven't ventured into dungeons or done any pvp yet. I'm would be ok with dungeons, but with PVP I think I still need some practice and to get my keybinds set up intuitively. Right now I'm struggling with getting them set up in a way I like. I think I've figured out how to do it, but I have to switch over and see how it works.
This Sunday evening, there's a void in my heart that can only be filled by zombies.
On Saturday, Morgan handed me a schedule of things we were going to do together that day. Here they are:
2. Do Songs
4. Do Writing
5. Do Super Heroes
6. The Michael will be a judge at courthouse.
8. Do Work
We got through 1 and 2. Interrogation consists of Morgan setting up a TV tray in front of me, sitting down in it, and having a conversation with me. This is him asking me questions like "Hi, how are you doing?", then moving on to the next question without waiting for an answer. Kind of fun.
Do Songs means Morgan gets out his Casio Keyboard, lays it out on the TV tray, plugs it in and has me play it while he sings improv songs. However, I am required to play in a specific way for each song. In one, I have to twiddle my fingers on the keyboard doing mini scales; in another, I have to keep my hands stiff and hit the keyboard with my fingers, keeping them in the same position but moving up and down the keyboard, similar to chopsticks. Keep in mind that I don't play the keyboard, and while there was definitely noise coming from the Casio, I wouldn't call it music. It was good enough for Morgan though.
After songs, he got bored and drifted off to other things. It was extremely fun while it lasted and I'm a little sad we didn't get to any of the other items. We've done them before and they're all fun.
Once again I've done some transmogrification to a couple of my characters to make them more pleasing to me aesthetically. This time around my vict... umm clients, I mean, were my Paladin (aka Goldoath) and my Death Knight (aka Wraithstar). Both are Draenei, and so taller and bulkier than humans. I like that for melee characters, because a hulking guy with a sword is more intimidating in my opinion. That's why I like Tauren warriors, for that matter. These looks are subject to change if I come across something I like better, but for now they're good.
Anyway, first up is the paladin. He has a set of tanking gear used in his Protection spec, and a set of pvp gear used in his Retribution spec. For his tanking set, this is the one set I'm the most unsure of. I basically set him up in armor identical in almost all ways to the Stormwind guards. Very smart looking, but I'm looking at a few other choices.
For PVP, I went to an old set of PVP gear, which had some major advantages. First, I like how it looks. Second, it was relatively cheap. Third, it isn't being copied by a lot of people. I like the blue as well. It kind of reminds me of stained glass, which reminds me of cathedrals, which goes well with paladins. This one I'm very sure of and doubt I'll be changing as things stand.
My next one is for my Death Knight, named Wraithstar, and currently my favorite. For a long time he was just there to make gems for my other characters, but I decided to give him a spin and look into gearing him up for pvp and pve, so he's the one I've been playing the most recently. This first picture is his DPS gear, worn when he's running dungeons and such. This is the same armor you get after you graduate from Death Knight trade school. A nice set of blues that pretty much hold you for several levels. Silly me, I threw the originals away as I upgraded them, but in my defense there was no transmogrification at the time. This set is available at The Ebon Hold, or DKHQ as I like to call it.
Finally, we have his PVP gear. At first, his gear had the same look as the gear Death Knights start out with before they graduate from DK trade school. A set of greens that look like cultist robes. Kind of nice, but I really don't like robes on my Draenei for some reason. I should point out that the "cultist robes" are pretty popular in the DK community, just not with me. Anyway, this set is very similar to Goldoath's PVP set (above), since it comes from the same PVP season. The colors are different, as befits a dark and brooding DK. I like this much better than the cultist robes.
And there you have it. In future I'm sure I'll have more gear transmogrified to suit my fashion tastes on different characters. For now this is it. Feedback is always welcome.
I have to say that recently I've been very disappointed in our local police. Why, you ask? Well I'll tell you. Stupid criminal names are rampant. The most recent example is "The Handsome Guy Bandit," so called because he wore a latex mask when he robbed banks. Really? That's the best name you could come up with? Why not, "The Guy Who Robs Banks Robber?" He's been caught, but I wonder if he let himself get caught so people wouldn't use that stupid name whenever he robbed a bank in future. Oh! I know! How about "The Pistol Wielding Bandit!" That's much better, don't you think?
Seriously, it's like recently they're just phoning it in when it comes to making up names for criminals. Don't they have to take a class on that in the police academy? Naming Criminals 101. Because guys, when you catch "The Handsome Guy Bandit," it isn't nearly as impressive as something like, say... "The Hollywood Bandit." Now there's a bandit you could be proud of catching.
Once again I say goodbye to a trusty friend. Zebra Sarasa number 2 has finally given up the ghost. Once again, my feelings of sadness are tempered with the satisfaction of using a pen up all the way and not losing it or having it stolen. Here is hoping that Zebra Sarasa number 3 will continue the legacy of stellar service you and your brother, Zebra Sarasa number 1, have established.
Goodbye, dear friend. May you enjoy all the benefits of pen paradise that are bestowed on pens that serve their masters well.
*note: Photo of pen may be a retread of Zebra Sarasa number 1.
Awesome, I thought to myself. I'm the first person to notice that Nancy Grace pronounces her regular contributor's name so that it sounds like some freaky kind of dinosaur. Jean Casarez - Jinkasaurus. Heh, heh. I really nailed that. I wonder why no one else figured it out.
I know! I'll tie it in with WoW by naming a raptor pet Jinkasaurus! So, after heading to Outlands and getting a new raptor, I name it Jinkasaurus and take an awesome bunch of screenshots. You know what? I'll need a picture of Ms. Casarez to go next to it, so let's go and Google. *clickety clackety typety type* Jean Casarez *enter*
Upon noticing a ton of pictures with her head tacked on to the body of various dinosaurs… and those weren't even under Jinkasaurus, which has even more.
Well, at least I think I'm the first one to make a Hunter pet from it.
My hunter pet is the one on the bottom.
Secret Alien Bases on the Moon?
First, the moon was really surprised that we came around and started looking at the dark side. In this photo, taken shortly after the moon noticed the Grail spacecraft, it gives a classic look of surprise, perhaps even dismay.
In this second photo, taken of the other quarter of the back side, it appears that the moon is missing an entire quarter section. This doesn't look like a natural phenomena, and could mean that aliens were indeed setting up bases on the far side of the moon. If they knew about the Earth's planned expedition to photograph the dark side of the moon, they may have removed the section where their space cities were located, or perhaps they are using advanced cloaking technology that just went a little too far.
Either way, kudos to NASA for getting these sensational photographs, which just proves that astronomy isn't as mind numbingly boring as some people think.
I finally got all the transmogrification gear I need for my priest in WoW. I have three sets of gear (yes, three!), so it took a little while. I know, it's not that important, but I like for my toons to actually look good and not like mismatched patchwork colored clowns.
This first set is for when Krupp is healing in dungeons and (rarely) in raids. I like the wings and such, just gives it a kind of holy look in my opinion. The originals actually looked pretty good also, but just don't look as good without the shoulders to match the head, so I'm going with this until I get the shoulders (assuming that ever happens, which it might not).
Next is my shadow set, for when he's in shadow spec and out questing or generally traveling around the world, ready to take on any mobs who object to his presence. He occasionally does dungeons in shadow, but normally heals. I love the shoulders most of all for this spec. It has the same robe and gloves as the heals. The actual set has red and blue in the robe and gloves, but I didn't like it. I thought there was just too much red, so I just took the shoulders and hood. I like the faces covered with blindfolds, because he's in shadow spec and doing things the Light would probably rather not see.
Finally, the PvP set. When I was looking for transmog gear originally, I wanted something with pants and not the robes. I saw this nice set, called Silver-Thread, and got all the gear over a few weeks scanning the auction house. The headgear is just a black bandana that Krupp made as a tailor. His staff is something I saw when I was looking for something else and I thought it went really well with the clothes. He wears this set whenever he's in Battlegrounds or other forms of pvp, such as defending Goldshire or Stormwind from those nasty Hordies. This is the only set with a tabard, which happens to be his guild tabard for my guild, Elite Forces, on server Darrowmere.
*A movie Anne will have to wait and see on DVD because otherwise she would have to go see them alone. (because they scare the crap out of me...)