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Today’s Mooglegem’s last day with an active account. In fact, by this time the subscription has already lapsed. She just doesn’t have the time to play. She raided during Highmaul, but never even had a chance to finish questing let alone enter Blackrock Foundry. Last night she wanted to make the final push toward the Nagrand finale.
There were a few quest lines she hadn’t completed in Nagrand, but most importantly, Thrall was offering her “And Justice for Thrall.” She was so close this whole time. I was happy I got to witness her witnessing such an amazing moment.
I made her do this emote, heh.
She also went through her bags a little. There were a lot of old memories. One included a letter from my bank alt.
Thank you for the stuff. How are you? I heard you were far away, south of here. How is it there? I’ve never left Mulgore. I live at Thunder Bluff.
I guess I liked RPing in letters.
Or how about this one I sent to her hunter?
The fight against the Lich King is slow but progresses well! I look forward to the day when we put him down for good!
Congratulations on reaching Outland! I hope you’re enjoying Nagrand; it really is quite beautiful. I’m surprised [Nesingwary] remembered me! Someday you’ll surpass him as a hunter, I’m sure.
Chompsky and Sumo are both very cute. Give them my love! Mooglegem says hello too.
Hope to see you in Northrend soon!
It’s been a while since we’ve really played together, but it’s weird to have her account inactive. On the plus side, she got to see the Nagrand finale. Afterward, I summarized the events of Highmaul, Blackrock Foundry, and the legendary quest, and then I showed her the finale of the Garrison Campaign and the 6.1 legendary cutscene. At least she’s caught up on the lore!
Hurry and come back, Mooglegem, so I can take you on a tour through Ashran and we can slay Alliance like old times.
Last night I finally finished collecting Fragments of Val’anyr and completed Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings. It looks pretty cool, and I like the effect it puts on people. It’s obviously not as cool now, but back in Wrath, it was really cool to see a healer with one. Even in a battleground, when I saw enemies with that electric-looking shield, I instantly knew one of them was wielding Val’anyr. Mooglegem was nice enough to do runs with me. I don’t know how easy it is now, but at level 90, I could solo the raid with exception of Yogg-saron +0. With her, the whole raid is much more enjoyable.
Luckily for Mooglegem, she got something out of it as well. A couple weeks ago, Yogg-saron dropped Mimiron’s Head. I think it’s one of the coolest mounts in the game, and she looks great with it!
Happy 10th anniversary, World of Warcraft! Happy 20th anniversary Warcraft!
Today seems like a good day to reflect a little. That’s Petros in the screenshot, my Night Elf warrior of S A D on Uther. He was my very first character. You can see that the guild is pretty dead; that’s fine, because I don’t know who anyone is. I think I joined because my high level friend was in it. I started playing WoW as soon as it was released and made this character to play with my roommate at the time, Antonio. Everyone out leveled me very quickly because I took things slow. I always ended up switching characters quite a bit. Before hitting 20 or so I switched to a tauren hunter to try it. I ended up liking Horde more. I then switched to a PVP server and made an orc hunter. Along the way, there were a few mages and priests that never hit 10. Eventually I tried my original character again, getting him to 23, before switching to my current server, Kil’jaeden. I started with a tauren shaman who got to his 30s and then made my current priest. My plan was to heal with Mooglegem until she caught up to my level and then switch back to my shaman. That switch back never happened.
Warcraft itself always reminds me of my friend Lloyd from elementary school because we used to talk about it a lot. Honestly, I’m not sure I ever actually finished one of the games. I mostly screwed around in multiplayer, but I was terrible anyways. Regardless, I knew the general plot. I don’t think the first two are really playable anymore, but the third one holds up. I should go back and play it.
World of Warcraft gave me a lot of great memories. It seems like such a different game now – not just because of the mechanical changes but because of the mindset. Once you see the game through to max level, it changes your perspective.
I remember being so amazed at the size of the game. When I finally got my Night Elf all the way to Ironforge, I had a dilemma. Do I set my hearth there, giving up the quest lines I was doing, or do I hearth back home and give up the long trek to reach the city that was so full of people I had to use my roommate’s computer so I wouldn’t crash? I wrote an article for WoW Insider on this subject.
I ran dungeons with a group of friends I knew in real life. I remember Antonio yelling at me not to attack things that weren’t aggressive. I wanted their skin.
When one of my characters first reached the Barrens, one of the quests said something about the Horde soldiers needing me to help them. It felt so cool. “I’m one of them now!”
I finally hit the level cap for the first time in Wrath of the Lich King. I made sure to plan it so I could ding by turning in a quest to Thrall.
I joined a terrible guild to raid because they did a lot of old raids just for fun. They didn’t raid the current tier at all, but there was no stress of an application process. I got over that quickly.
Joining Carpe Flux Capacitor was a big deal. Who knew I was making such a great friends? I’ve met a pretty good chunk of the guild despite not living near most of them. It helps that I live in Irvine so some of them come to me for BlizzCon. It did feel a little odd at my guildmate’s wedding to say, “How do I know him? Oh, we play WoW together.”
Once there was a bug and the flag despawned completely from Warsong Gulch. I played in this one match, with breaks for dinner, for over eight hours.
Moogle made delicious cookies for everyone participating in our guild’s Secret Santa.
Bulleto, Mooglegem’s tauren hunter, made me a mechanohog. I tried it and killed the both of us almost immediately.
I was so excited when we finally killed Arthas after weeks of failing.
The quest line to get Quel’delar was one of my absolute favorite memories. I did it with Mooglegem, and we had a blast. I can’t use swords, so I received the Hammer of Purified Flame. I still have it, and it’s a popular transmog choice.
I’ve had a ton of wonderful memories in World of Warcraft, and I’m sure there are many more to come.
Mooglegem: I like frost magering!
Mooglegem: It comes with a Squishy! I think I might have the only frost elemental in Azeroth with low self esteem.
Devee: Why does he have low self esteem?!
Mooglegem: I used to have a glyph that made him big! But then I took it away, and now he’s a little squishy.
Devee: Put it back then!
Gemma: Nope! I’m trying to show him that bigger is not always better!
Gemma: … He also has “performance” issues.
I recently decided to try some other characters. First, I wanted to see the Worgen starting zone. I created a Worgen hunter named Eadgar, and I thoroughly enjoyed his starting experience. I especially loved the building pictured above. After finishing the starting zone, I created a Forsaken warlock. He’s currently level 7 or so; the Forsaken starting experience is definitely not as cool as the Worgen’s!
My Death Knight was in the very low 70s, so I decided to try him again. I did a couple dungeons, and then decided to try my hand at tanking. I was extremely nervous, but it went well. I told the group I was new to tanking, and that I really only heal. They told me I was going a little slower than normal but that I was doing fine. Great!
I also wanted to check how I could mage, so I swapped characters and computers with Moogle for two boss fights in Throne of Thunder. Amazingly, it went really well. I’m confident I can DPS in a raid setting.
Following that, I decided to get a shadow spec for my priest. I created the spec and a set of offspec gear based on what I already had. Sadly, I went into LFR to test it and I was already in the top three or four on DPS. I would expect to be worse than that, but I forgot that you can never underestimate LFR.
Despite the fact that she’s a Blood Elf and I’m the troll, Mooglegem found a Primal Egg in her Shiny Pile of Refuse from Oondasta. We actually didn’t know anything about the egg and decided to look into it. After three days, it hatched. I was expecting a pet, but no, the egg contained the Reins of the Red Primal Raptor!
I looked into it on wowhead and found that the Primal Egg can drop from any Isle of Giants elite, Oondasta’s Shiny Pile of Refuse, LFR’s Treasures of the Thunder King (fail bags), and Spoils of the Thunder King (rewards for Throne of Thunder weekly quests). It’s has a low drop rate but guarantees one of three mounts.
The Red Primal Raptor looks very cool. You can tell how happy Moogle’s raptor is to bond with her. Just look at that big smile! Now I want to head to the Isle of Giants and get farming. I still need a lot of bones.
Mooglegem has had her Crystallized Horror for weeks now but no sha-touched weapon with which to use it. Last week we decided to run Terrace of Endless Spring multiple times in LFR to be able to use multiple Elder Charms of Good Fortune. Lucky for her, she got it – Loshan, Terror Incarnate! The weapon itself without the gem was a huge upgrade, so it was obviously an even bigger upgrade with the gem.
Recently, gem and I queued for the Frost Lord Ahune. As usual, it’s nice and easy. While we were looting, gem got a good look at Punishor, our tank.
Mooglegem pets Punishor.
Mooglegem says: you’re so cute
Mooglegem pets Punishor.
And while she said this, she ran in circles around him.
This kind of behavior is normal when I play with her!
In the last few weeks, I’ve been bombarded with mounts and pets! I’ve become exalted with the guild and finished the Firelands, which I guess only means that I’ve gained 3 mounts, but I swear it feels like a lot when I don’t know which ones to put on my bars. When I learned the Flameward Hippogryph, I was pleasantly surprised with Leading the Cavalry! Hooray!
I never went out of my way to purchase all the faction mounts – I mean, I really don’t know what I’d do with seven skeletal horses. Maybe I’ll start collecting them now to work up to the Red Dragonhawk!
A few months ago, my paladin was flying out of the tunnel in Undercity when the world flickered and changed…
When she emerged, the skies were filled with Retribution, Devotion, and a Hammer of Justice! Clearly, she had a lot of paladin-y things on her mind.
… and here are just a few more shots of Tirisfal Glades:
Yay! I hope you guys got some amusement at the expense of my video card ;) Have a great day!
I had a lot of fun during the Hallow’s End event this year! I feel like video games make holidays feel way more festive for me. For instance, I don’t usually throw together costumes or go out trick or treating, but I celebrate in-game by doing the quests annually. Plus, the cities in WoW have more decorations (A GIANT PUMPKIN IN UNDERCITY! YAY!) than I expect to ever see in Irvine, CA.
Anyway, my mage is super happy with her new Feline Familiar! I collect a lot of pets for her, but this one is actually a familiar! I loved the kitty’s witch hat so much that I found one to match :)