Daily Journal: What I’ve been up to

I haven’t posted in quite a while. What I’ve been up to lately:

  • Playing Diablo 3
  • Still raiding in World of Warcraft
  • Putting together outfits in the Covet Fashion app (hey it’s paper dolls to go)
  • Playing with my new Pebble Watch
  • Working
  • I’ve also published a few books on the iBooks store. They are game guides.

What I’d like to do:

Daily Journal: Want to do vs Actually do

World of Warcraft Cosmic Map, showing Azeroth ...

World of Warcraft Cosmic Map, showing Azeroth (bottom right corner) and Outland (top left corner). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I want to do many things. I want to gear all my World of Warcraft characters. I want to finish the hunter book. I want to farm all the mounts I don’t have. I want to level the last 2 classes I don’t have at 90. I want to level my horde characters. I want to do Photo 365..

 

What I actually do: Play for an hour then log off and read some book not even in my To Read backlog. Or just go to bed.

 

Daily Journal: Geeking out a bit

Project: Infinity

Project: Infinity (Photo credit: Jesse757)

 

My 2 predictions for the next World of Warcraft expansion were:

 

  • The Burning Legion – I mean Wrathion pretty much flat out said they were coming.
  • wibbly-wobbley-timey-whimy kinds of things…

 

Looks like I get to combine them a bit.

 

Basic premise of the new expansion: Garrosh escapes and with the help of a “friend” goes back in Draenor time to stop the orcs from drinking the blood of Mannoroth. He creates his new ideal of an Iron Horde.

 

It’s was slipped in one of the panels that the “friend” was Kariozdormu. Most of us level 90s probably know him better as Kairoz from the Timeless Isle who gives us the strange vision quests.

 

I’m excited to see quite a few things along with the new story.

 

  • New character models. There’s a possibility not all will be ready at launch, but they are quite a bit better with real facial movement. And the gnomes! the new female gnome models.
  • Garrisons. These kinda seem like a cross between the farm and SWTOR’s missions for your companions. Not really sure how the levels, qualities and adventurers are going to work out, but sounds interesting.
  • Collections. OMG I need this now. Toybox UI, Heirloom UI, being able to favorite mounts.
  • Increasing profession supplies stack size.
  • Quest items are no longer in your bag!!! I’m sold right here.

 

Missed a few days for NaBloPoMo, but getting back into the grove.

 

 

Daily Journal: The worst 20 minutes of your life

Flashpoint (TV series)

Flashpoint (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve watched the Flashpoint TV series and one of the phrases that stuck with me is “We meet people in the worst 20 minutes of their lives.” This applies to me quite often. I work as a critical care nurse. I am literally with people for the most stressful time in their life. But I’m damn good at my job. I some days have to remind myself of this. This job is very stressful. Plus I’m a traveler. I get 2 days of orientation at a new place then I’m expected to function. I get just a few days to pack & move… So do I have stress? A lesser person would run screaming.

You think sometimes with depression, how would things be different if you were never born. I have to nip this thinking in the bud. I know with my job that there are multiple people who are alive today because of me. I remember 6 years ago, I was having an absolutely horrible week. I had just gotten written up because I had so many absences from work that year (something like 6 incidences because of my migraines). I was at McDonalds getting some fries to eat because that’s the only thing besides peanut butter & crackers that I wasn’t throwing up. A lady I didn’t recognize came up to me, told me that I had been her dad’s nurse and told me thank you for caring for him. I don’t remember what I said to her. I’m not even sure I’d recognize her face if I saw her again. But I remember how she made me feel as if I mattered right when I needed it most.

What I accomplished yesterday:

  • I got up in time to go to my drug screen for work.
  • I survived getting there, the clinic being closed, & being patient while my company rerouted me to another clinic for my drug screen.
  • I only cried once.
  • I texted my dad.
  • I managed to level 3 pets during my pet battle dailies. Arctic Fox Kit, Nordrassil Wisp & Amethyst spiderling.
  • I raided Flex with my guild and killed Garrosh for the first time..

 

Video

Siege of Orgrimmar Trailer

So ready to kick Garrosh and his power hungry mentality out of Orgrimmar. I’m just wondering what the reason will be that the Alliance allows the Horde to keep Orgrimmar and who is going to be the new Warchief.

And what is it with Taran Zhu always getting nearly mortally wounded this expansion????

From Feedly: The mount you’ll engi-need in Patch 5.4

Really liking the herbalism uses with this mount.

We posted last week briefly about the Sky Golem, the redesigned engineering mount that will allow you to pick flowers as you fly around. And we posted a picture of the Sky Claw, but now, there is video of this mount in all its glory. And guess what, Engineering just became the best profession. Again.It’s all a little confusing, really, as we were convinced that this would look like the sky claw we’d all seen before, but this is far, far better. It’s effectively a shredder suit, that you put on, and fly around in. There are four different colors available, as you can see from Adriacraft’s video above, and all of them look pretty great.

This is crafted by engineers, at a cost of 30 Living Steel, as well as 30 Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source. These are currently created on a daily cooldown, so it’s going to take engineers a while to get this mount built. However, there is no requirement for Engineering skill to use it, at present at least, so this mount can presumably be sold on the Auction House! I am leveling my engineering just to build this. And you should too.


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Tier 15 Armor Fashionista

Tier 15 Armor Fashioista

Yes I know late start on this one as Tier 16 is already getting some previews, but better late than never.

Screenshot_6_16_13_1_13_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_1_14_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_1_15_PM Death Knight – All-Consuming Maw
I love that it’s not in shades of black. Hate the teeth on this thing.
Rate : Thumbs Down

Screenshot_6_16_13_2_43_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_44_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_45_PM Druid – Haunted Forest
Does appear to be a creapy forest, but very dark for my likes.
Rate: Thumbs Down

Screenshot_6_16_13_2_46_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_46_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_47_PM Hunter – Saurock Stalker
Are those eyes on the belts? Ok, but not a favorite.
Rate: Meh.

Regalia_of_the_Chromatic_Hydra_-_Item_Set_-_World_of_Warcraft-2 Screenshot_6_16_13_2_49_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_49_PM Mage – Chromatic Hydra
<3 one of my favorites gold & blue
Rate: Thumbs Up

Screenshot_6_16_13_2_50_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_51_PM Fire-Charm_Armor_-_Item_Set_-_World_of_WarcraftMonk – Fire-Charm
Why do I want to put a monk in a skirt? Overall I like.
Rate: Thumbs Up

Screenshot_6_16_13_2_52_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_53_PM Screenshot_6_16_13_2_54_PM Paladin – Lightening Emperor
I like except for the helm. What is up with the glowing crotch on the belt? (may not show here)
Rate: Meh

Regalia_of_the_Exorcist_-_Item_Set_-_World_of_Warcraft Screenshot_6_22_13_12_07_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_10_AM Priest – Exorcist
Extinguished Candles on the Shoulder are interesting, but in a WHAT THE #%^*? way. And do we need more cowbell??
Rate: Thumbs Down

Screenshot_6_22_13_12_13_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_14_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_15_AMRogue – Nine-tail
Do we have fur? I like the belt. Shoulders are surprisingly simple. Is that a cat face?
Rate: Undecided

Screenshot_6_22_13_12_17_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_19_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_20_AM Shaman – Witch Doctor
WHAT THE #%^*? Dragon heads on hornpoints. Kinda like the belt.
Rate: Thumbs Down

Screenshot_6_22_13_12_25_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_24_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_26_AMWarlock – Thousandfold Hells
Like the Dress. Demonic icon helm.
Rate: Thumbs Up

Screenshot_6_22_13_12_28_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_29_AM Screenshot_6_22_13_12_31_AMWarrior – Last Mogu
OMG. I love it. Especially the LFR version in white & gold. Why can’t I have this set for my holy pally? Or actually learn to play my warrior (only one lower in level is my mage.)

Daily Journal: Raiding again

Got my Birchbox in. New things to play with.

Raiding again today. Got my dagger off my coin for my Megera kill! Heroic Jin’rokh the Breaker. Then we also worked on Heroic Ji’kun. Seemed like my group was keeping it together pretty well.  Got 3 LFRs in after the raid. Nothing I needed out of there. Ran Kara & got my last pet out of there for Raiding for Leashes II:  Attunement Edition. Ran Tempest Keep. Still no pets out of there. I’m wondering if it is bugged… Literally last week I ran TK 4 times and nothing dropped. First run this week, nothing…. So 5 total runs and I’ve seen NOTHING from 3 separate bosses. I’ve still got to run the healers through, but TK isn’t like Kara. Kara was designed for 10 people to run it. TK was for 25 people. The healers are geared for hps, not dps, but they do have a dps spec (well except for the Pally who gets things done in a tank spec and actually leveled as a tank).