Archive for August, 2011


Red circus outfit: Cindercloth vest. Cindercloth pants. Cindercloth gloves. Red mageweave headband. All from tailoring, recipes drops in Burning Steppes and are also often to see in AH.

Fishing outfit: Blue overalls. Bright yellow shirt. Both from tailoring. Random gloves for +2 fishing enchant. Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat from doing daily fishing quest in Dalaran. Jeweled  Fishing Pole, also from fishing quest.

Cheerleader outfit: Green Winter Clothes. Tailoring, but recipe needs to be bought in Ogrimmar, so make it fast if you are Alliance.  As pom-poms: Spring Flowers x 2, obtained by gathering eggs during Noblegarden Event. Remember you must have dual wield to use them both at one time.  Forever Lovely Rose to wear in hair, drop from seasonal boss in Shadowfang Keep during Love is in the Air event.

Mexican outfit: Haliscan jacket and Haliscan Pantaloons from tailoring. Don Carlos Famous Hat, 100 % droprate from Don Carlos himself in Od Hillsbrad Foothills heroic.

Don’t have hooves, in need of shoes? Skip the flip-flops (Knitted Sandals) unless it’s for beach. Stay classy and go with Dress Shoes instead!

Hello!

Since I read about transmogrification (I don’t even have to look it up anymore!), I have been spending lots of time browsing wowhead and similar sites to look at armor, find out what would look good for the future. Not only for gear that can be transmogrified, but also outfits for different occasions, showing off in Stormwind etc. I guess there’s a hidden role player inside me after all! I love the Outfitter addon, been using it for years now. And yes, I know that Blizz has its own similar version, but I think still think Outfitter is better and better at organising my different gear sets, pvp, resto, elemental…and now also fishing, mexican, cheerleader and, hm…circus outfit?

Next thing I want is a pirate outfit, but I hope it’s doable without getting exalted with those Bloodsailers or whatever they are called :/ Already have the hat, shirt should be easy to get, trousers can’t be too hard, and since no boots look good on me, I might as well skip them. Sometimes I think it’s a real shame that I can’t wear plate too, because then there would be 25 % more armor I could put on. And it’s often the plate that have the shiniest colours not to mention some really nice twists. Cmon, who wouldn’t want to kill an end boss dressed as Princess Leia in her golden bikini? What’s your favourite outfit? 🙂

All pieces from the Glorious plate set (random drop, hard to get, chances are best to find them in AH)


Got this link from a guildie, made me lol a lot. Poor little dk’s, awwww.

 Yes. Just yes.

When I first read about patch 4.3 I was a bit depressed, because let’s face it, we haven’t exactly ruled in Firelands, which means our gear will  be so so for the next raid instance and we will struggle even more. But then I read about the word that I will never ever be able to remember or pronounce, Transmogrification, which cheered me up.  There have been endless blue posts, guides and blog posts on them so I think everyone who is a bit more than average interested in WoW already know what it’s about at this point. And perhaps just as excited as I am!

Many years, ago, my main was a clueless hunter. I didn’t know what a tier piece was. I didn’t know what a raid was. I didn’t know anything really, apart from knowing I was the best looking hunter in Azeroth. This is pretty similar to me in real life,  looking back on pictures from my teen years, where I then thought my, erm, somehow original and colourful outfits were the sickness, but now are making me gasp and think “what was I thinking??!”. Pretty much same thing in-game. I wore silver hot pants, a golden breastplate and red / golden boots. Actually all my armor was a mix of these colours, I looked like a mix of a spaceman and a teletubby. With, I must add, a very very slutty twist! I am no longer sure it was that good :s

Everything looks good on shammies. Tier set 1 is ofc no exception

However, there are quite a few outfits out there that are well good-looking. I must admit, being a dress collector and all, I’m a little jealous of the clothies, since they can wear the prettiest dresses and robes when they are raiding, while I need to find the best mail sets. Because from what I have read in the large jungle of posts on trans- uh- mogrification, you can’t wear mail and turn it into a cloth look. Which is sad panda news since I was already fantasising about this “angel meets butterfly meets fairy” outfit, based on leather and cloth, that would look so fabulous on my shammy that raid leader would probably command me back to Stormwind and change it back asap, since everyone would be losing focus on raid /nods.

Still, I will find some nice outfits, and my outfitter addon will be busier than ever from now. The first sets I want to get are the first two tier sets, Earthfury and The Ten Storms. I haven’t been too interested collecting all tier pieces until now, simply because I don’t have the bank space for it. With the incoming void storage this problem will hopefully be solved. No matter how much I clean up and organise, it’s hard for me to keep bags, both actual bags and the bank ones, neater than this:

In my bags I carry my offspec hear and a full set of pvp gear, a collection of items and armor I like to play with when I’m bored and of course the needed potion, reagents and mats. In my bank, pretty much the same, everything I don’t use on a daily basis is sent to bank alt, but there are things I want to keep close for different reasons, mostly sentimental ones. So void storage will be good.

I have been running Molten Core (tier 1 sets) and Blackwing Lair (tier 2 sets) recently, and have about half set of each. I think that I will be less bored with the upcoming transmogrification (seriously, who picked that name??) change, since armor and how it looks on your character have always been one of the things I appreciate the most in this game. Molten Core can definitely be 2 manned by 2 dps’ers, doesn’t hurt if at least one of them is a tank or have the ability to throw some heals. Can probably be soloed my most classes also, at least if you are the lucky owner of some nice gear and / or skills. Blackwing Lair should require at least 3 players, although I think it would work out better with 4+.

It’s pretty fun, fast and easy and apart from tier pieces drops of bosses there are boe blue items, gold, cloth and quite a few valuable items of interest. A very nice thing to do outside raids. I have noticed people are slightly stressed and trying to get all their armor sets before October, when patch 4.3 is expected. I don’t understand this, getting everything ready before it has even started? I’ll be happy if I can put on tier 2 or 2 set at release, but will spend time after hunting for more armor that can make my shammy look even more tasty than now (if that’s even possible).

Fun fun fun! Thanks Blizz 😀

Update

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Just me, News
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Holidays are over, I am home from my trip to Egypt and on Tuesday it’s back to reality. The minute the calendar hit August here in Oslo, temperature dropped drastically also, and has decided to stick around 14 degrees and rain. It smells like fall already, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I need to get my ice scraper ready by September. Means shortly after I will need to get up 20 minutes earlier in the morning, standing outside in -20 trying to dig car out with snow up to knees, getting inside your boots, melting and making you wet while you are swearing  and thinking that you are so moving further south next year.

I am sure I will wish I was back in Egypt when these times come, while I was there I would more than once be willing to trade the 45 degrees for some Norwegian snow. I don’t know what’s the problem with me and Egypt, this is the second time I go there and the second time I get ill. I was sooo careful even, washed my hands after touching, well, anything!, didn’t eat any eggs, salad, raw meat, seafood or dairy products (my dinner was quite boring!), took pills to prevent you from getting ill, used anti septic liquids on hands, didn’t have as much as a drop of tap water, no ice, brushed my teeth in bottle water… Still I ended up 2 full days lying in hotel room, green in face, wishing I could teleport back to Oslo and my own bed. Bah! Oh well! If you want to lose 4 kilo in a week, going to Egypt is obviously the way to go. Did have some good times also of course, even though I didn’t get to do as much diving as I wanted to. Scuba diving is amazing in Egypt, the coral reef is bright and colourful, there are huge fish surrounding you, like being inside an aquarium, if you are lucky you can see sea turtles and more exotic creatures. I never feel so free that I do under water, it’s amazing to be able to move and breathe under water, and you really feel in symbiosis with nature. Diving certificate. recommended!

About WoW, I am back to a “doesn’t really matter that much” phase, not wanting to quit the game but at the same time not very worried about progress, leveling characters or anything. I still raid 3 nights a week, help run the guild and is being very active but it’s the social aspect of game that I enjoy the most. This happens every now and then, lasts for a while then I get more interested and it’s back to normal, so the feeling it not strange to me anymore. There are so many lovely people in this game, some more lovely than others, and these make the game enjoyable even if I don’t do much, really.

With holidays being over I guess it’s time to start update this site a bit more, so…see you soon 🙂