Monthly Archives: May, 2012

20 Days of WoW – Day 19: In your bags/bank

I’m Swiss. I did my apprenticeship in a bank. There’s such a thing as the bank secret.

Just kidding. I try to keep my bags as empty as possible for my extended farming sessions. I got buff-food, flasks, elixiers and bandages. My fishing pole and hat. Skinning knife. Some leather.

In my bank, there’s usually a stock of various crafting stuff. Some old equipment and items with sentimental value. Archaeology items.

Pretty boring, really.

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20 Days of WoW – Day 18: Your favourite outfit

Jeans, T-Shirt and Sneakers.

Oh – you meant in-game? 😀

Hmmm… tough one… I don’t think I have one. I’m pretty fond of Tanyankas current Lady in Red look. But that may change as I come across other awesome stuff.

Fav outfits are pretty much spur of the moment for me.

What I´ve been up to lately in WoW

Aside from the 20 Days of Wow, here’s what else I’ve been up to lately. 

I’ve transferred my Human Shadowpriest Amber over to Horde. She is now a Bloodelf named Seely. Wonder where I got that name for her? When we’ve watched the TV-show “Bones” the other night we were talking about that Seely Booth was quite a cool name. There you go – she’s named after a male FBI agent on a TV-show…

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20 Days of WoW – Day 17: Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)

Oh dear, I couldn’t tell you which was my favourite spot in game… Really, I can’t. Mostly, the game for me is about the sum of it all and I can’t decide on a specific spot.

Outside the game, one of my favourite spots is the couch. It’s huge and lilac and has lots of cushions and blankets on it. It’s perfect to cuddle up for watching a movie, reading a book and most of the time it comes with purring, cuddly kitties. Or a lightly snoring boyfriend. ;-)))

Our balcony is quickly becoming a favourite spot. Planting herbs and making it green and a relaxing space to be is awesome.

The kitchen – not because it’s so modern and awesome (it’s not…), but because that’s where we cook amazing meals together and it’s a place where life happens.

Switzerland – because I had to move away from it to fully realize that it’s my home and it’s beautiful and this is where I want to be.

San Diego – because a part of my heart is still there and yearning for it. The beauty of La Jolla Cove. The drive up the mountains and to Julian to eat the best apple pie ever…

Enough babbling. This world has too many favourite places to count. 🙂

20 Days of WoW – Day 16: Things you miss (post Cataclysm)

While the new, streamlined quests are convenient, no doubt about that, I sometimes miss the old way of questing. True, you were running from A-Z and back again. But there were some amazing questlines that you only found if you were searching for them. Or you stumbled upon them when exploring. You found secrets, because you got lost on the way. There are still some really cool secrets (like cursed Bunnies… angry gnomes because you killed their sheep…) but not as many.

All in all, there’s not much I miss, though. I’m a positive gamer and I get pleasure out of every expansion. There’s nothing worse than the whiners. (and I’m not going there… oh no…)

20 Days of WoW – Day 15: Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it

My Lady Sylvanas. Because I like her style. She’s so much cooler than Jaina. And she’s a Huntress. 🙂 Sort of…

20 Days of WoW – Day 14: This upsets you

Well – there’s a T-shirt out there. It says: “I survived Barrens Chat”. Nowadays, it should probably say: “I survived Trade Chat.”

What upsets me is rudeness and trolling in chat. I’m very fast with the ignore button. I detest wannabe-elitists with a passion. We have one of those in the guild. Very often when said person is making exceptionally stupid remarks in guild chat and I start to fume and there’s steam coming out of my ears, it’s only Arbors’ quiet voice saying “Honey, don’t. He’s not worth it.” preventing me from starting a discussion with that person. Don’t feed the troll. He’s the only guildie that made it to my ignore-list…

Non-WoW related, I get upset easily by books, TV-shows and movies. As in – I start bawling very fast. If there’s anything remotely heartbreaking, I need the Kleenex box.

(and pssst… even some WoW-Quests manage to make me cry sometimes…)

20 Days of WoW – Day 13: People (players/bloggers) that you admire

I know I’m a cheesy lovebird – but I admire my boyfriend as a player a great deal. No matter what class he chooses, he manages to play it extremely well. He knows everything about talents and rotations and which specc to use in what situation. Up until recently his Main of Choice was Arbor, a tanky druid. He has equip for heal, kitty and moonkin as well. And he pulls every single specc off like a pro. Except maybe moonkin, because he’s not too fond of the Owlform. 😉 Now that we transferred his warrior Asasino back to Horde, he’s totally into warrior again. When he puts his heart and mind on a character, it’s that one and no one else. His whole focus is on that specific char then. For about half a year, until he chooses his next favourite. ;-)))

Then there’s one of my current guildmates by the name of Powerofdoom. He lives quite close to where I used to live in Germany, so we actually met in person a few times. He is just as crazy as I am when it comes to achievement hunting and farming mounts and pets and he’s a walking WoWpedia. Just as Arbor, he manages to play every class he chooses extremely well. But he never gets snappy or arrogant about it. He is always friendly and polite and a bit on the shy side. But tell him to go achievement hunting in an old raid and he’s on fire. 🙂

Back from the days when I was raiding extensively, there’s Haerry. Also a current guildmate. He’s my fellow Hunter buddy. We were never adversaries and always discussed everything hunter together and plotted the best equipment, specc and rotation together. And while I’m a pet-snob (I love my Sambas. I love every kitty. I don’t want to play with anything else than kitties. Well… maybe my fire turtle in an exceptional case…), he would have all the relevant pets with him and let me have my kittycats. 🙂

Alquiel and Coltoon – because at a time where I almost lost the pleasure of WoW, you guys gave it back to me. Your Enthusiasm awakened mine again. Because of you, I got to know the other side. You allowed me to go sightseeing with you in Azeroth and babble your ears full of anecdotes and stories.

Theanorak – for being an amazing leader and keeping it all together.

Remaglar and Dillbert – because they both were great raidleaders.

There are many more people in the gaming world that I admire. But this shall suffice for now.

20 Days of WoW – Day 12: A usual day in your life/online time

The majority of my gaming time takes place during the weekends. But a little bit takes also place during the week.

I get up at 6am – I belong to the people that need time to properly wake up, drink coffee, read the news, get prepared for the day at work… I can’t just jump out of bed, get dressed and leave for work. Part of my morning ritual after reading the news and drinking coffee and eating breakfast is to log on to WoW and check not only my auctions, but also those of my boyfriend. (remember, I’m his WoW Banker and in charge of the Finances). I then do the cooking and fishing dailies for his Arbor and the Jewelcrafting Dailies for his Edoras and my Seely.

This sounds like a lot; but in fact it doesn’t take that long, it simply became part of my routine. I then leave for work and spend all day long at the office. I’m normally back home – depending on how much there is to do – around 5 or 6 pm.

Then it’s time for some chatting, looking through the mail, taking care of the kitties, cooking… you know, the usual stuff one does when coming back home.

When I’m not too tired, I might log on for some more gaming; but most of the time we just watch some TV. We have a couple of shows we adore and love to watch together. (Warehouse 13, Doctor Who… ) And then it’s time for bed. 🙂 

On the weekends it’s a different story. Both of us have trouble sleeping in, so we usually get up fairly early. (by that I mean 6am. 7am would already be sleeping in…) If we don’t have specific plans or errands to run, it’s not unusual for us to spend all day gaming. We spend our time achievement hunting, running old raids and dungeons, running current content, farming, levelling alts, hunting for mogging equip…

It’s a bit slow at the moment because many people from our guild are feeling the end of expansion blues or are too wrapped up with Diablo.

I use that time to get my alts up to 85 and their professions fully skilled as well. Getting a nice stock of gold, so I won’t have to bother with that in the early days of MoP and can focus on questing and achievement hunting. 

… but then there’s also a Wii in the living room and Zelda is beckoning to me…

20 Days of WoW – Day 11: Bad habits and flaws

As some of the readers of this Blog may know, one of my biggest flaws is jealousy. Mind you, it’s not as if I’m permanently jealous of everyone and everything. I tend to get jealous over things that are important to me. I’m highly competitive and I get frustrated if I don’t keep those high standards I set for myself.

I’m sometimes a bit moody and my gem of a boyfriend is unasked providing hot tea, chocolate or other comfort foods in such situations. 🙂

I tend to put all my paperwork on a big pile to the left and right of my desk. Every couple of months I get annoyed with the piles and sort through everything and put it in a binder. I then promise to myself over and over again to put away everything immediately as it comes in and fail to do so. I’m a very chaotic yet organized person. 😀