Transmogrification, Video Gaming, World of Warcraft

Instead of leveling pets during pet week I keep getting lost in the Collection Shop addon at the auction house. I’ve been trying to put together a look for my Shaman, but frustration with the mail fashions of Azeroth, I end up shopping for Helvette and my plate wearers.

I’ve been playing around with these Corrupted Soulcloth Pantaloons for a while. I think I finally gave up on matching the clue/aqua in the pants with a tunic and went with the Buccaneer’s Vest. I’ve wanted to give her more of a ‘modern’ feel for a while. Run around in lore friendly robes for 11 years and you start needing a change!

Here’s the result. And one in shadow form.

Wowhead dressing room link.

 

It’s super fun to run around in and stuff, but I’m SUPPOSED to be leveling my Shaman.

My Alliance Shaman.

Sigh.

Blog Challenge, Video Gaming, World of Warcraft

What’s in Your Warcraft Bag?

This fortnight’s topic from Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge is to share what’s in your bags. You’re not supposed to tidy them up first. Well, I recently did that, so they shouldn’t be too bad, right? I will admit that I emptied the mail and sorted things off to alts before I took these screen shots and video (it’s coming when I find a new program to do voice overlay) but my bags are generally well kept if … full of stuff.

Hexweave bags in every slot. Reverse bag and slot ordering courtesy of Bagnon. The ‘Clean up’ ignores the bottom Hexweave bag. It’s the stuff I try not to leave home without.

BOTTOM BAG: Helvette and my ‘main’ alts all have Hexweave bags in every slot. I use Bagnon to organize and do reverse bag order and reverse slot order. So the bottom bag is a Hexweave bag. I mark ‘Ignore this bag’ in the bag cleanup feature. This is the stuff I never leave home without. Too much I’m sure.

Three Hearthstones, the Darkmoon Faire book (I just carry it all the time so I don’t have to worry about whether I have it for skulls or not), an enchanting rod, my pet battle tokens (current goal 500), pet bandages, a food … I don’t have any Legion recipes yet, a health pot, a flask.

Then my fishing gear. That’s Nat’s pole from Draenor, the big bobber, the filetting thingy, and Nat’s Hat. And the Darkmoon Faire thing that lets you collect resources quicker. next is my mojo we got at start of Legion and I never use, and tomes I never use. An enchanting vellum in case.

Arakkoa archaeology thingies because you never know, and two random archy sites in Draenor – mainly to get quickly to pet battles. Miner’s coffee – I mine mainly for archy fragments. A couple of alcohol’s to keep Nat happy when fishing, a random swiftness potion I don’t know where came from, my flower for dead people, a field medic kit I don’t know what’s for, and my Last deck of Nemelex Xobeh which only has ONE charge at the moment – need to get to the Faire!! Inky black to make the world dark, and a random fishing lure.

SECOND TO BOTTOM: Overflow from the first really. I picked up flour and spices and coarse thread for the Faire already. And I have some silly Winterfall beads because of the Sun Darter Hatchling pet thing – post coming. The next two bags are for extra gear and consumables – currently empty because not questing much. Can get full.

TOP BAG: Where I keep stuff I don’t want to mess up and accidentally sell, DE or whatever. Last night, all my Sun Darter Hatchling cave stuff.

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Game impressions and reviews, Orwell, Video Gaming

Orwell – Best $5 I’ve spent on Steam so far

So I just tweeted that no game was grabbing my attention at the moment. Then I headed over to Steam on a whim, and found Orwell in my recommendations. The game’s blurb goes like this:

Big Brother has arrived – and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you.

Since it cost $4.99 today, I thought – oh ok. I have had one game day ‘on the job’.

My organization’s monitoring of CCTV footage identified a girl who had been accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest against the government a few weeks ago. This led to me accessing her social media accounts, her chat account, and also identified several members of her family, their occupations, and some vague insights into their personal lives. I have had to trawl through her posts and texts to see if I can find anything relevant to a current terrorist situation. The work makes me incredibly uncomfortable. Much of what she says on social media could or could not be relevant, might or might not be serious, and I have to decide whether to add the information to her file. It’s chilling, to say the least.

I’ll try to update my review when I finish.

Screenshots, Transmogrification, Video Gaming, World of Warcraft

Back to Mooncloth

Helvette has been in the Vestments of the Shifting Sands for a really long time now. Probably since Legion came out and we could share discovered looks with other characters on the account. Of course the MAGE got the drop one day.

But today I returned to the Mooncloth robe. I enjoy the blonde, white clothed shadow priest look. When I can SEE it.  I really dislike not having the option to get out of shadow. Sitting in my fishing chair in Dalaran I can barely see Helvette. It looks way too shadowy and transparent. Dislike. But that’s beside the point.  I varied it a little bit – I found these awesome bracers that are sort of metallic arm bands and I couldn’t let only the hands have some purplish in them – it wouldn’t look right. So I changed the belt, left the shoulders off, and gave myself a mask to not look too … good. Here’s the link to my Wowhead dressing room : Helvette’s Outfit and the Item comparison tool. There’s no reason why I’m wearing the Leggings of Absolution – they were just left over from the last outfit.

I still have way too many issues with the shadow priest changes to count. I despise the new lore and the gibbering gnome shadow priest in my class order hall. So insulting.

But … that pet needs getting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I particularly like the 3D model viewer on the Item comparison tool page.

Pet Battles and Collecting, Screenshots, Video Gaming, World of Warcraft

WORKING for teh pet

So I’m playing some World of Warcraft while here in Denver and waiting for The Secret World Legends to come out.  So I started logging characters in and out, boosting, moving servers, everything I generally do when I’m not feeling direction in the game. At some stage I went to Warcraft Pets to update my collection and saw this little guy: The picture is not mine (the pic is linked to the WoWhead profile of its owner)- I having been working at it all day, but I don’t have him yet. Apparently, there’s a bit of a puzzle in a cave in Winterspring to acquire this beauty.  The puzzle requires rare Burning Crusade protection potions, early game inscription scrolls, Noggenfoggin elixir and a whole shopping list of stuff.

Now, some of the things are available online for a hefty price. But what would be the fun in capitulating straight away. My alchemist has been farming recipes, and we’ve been to Northrend to get some sucker fish. Tomorrow, Helvette needs to go to Dire Maul and the Grim Guzzler. Maybe sometime tomorrow I’ll have him 🙂 Yay!

This is a fun way to get back to older recipes and reward those of us who have kept old mats and stuff. Well done Blizzard.

The first person to figure it out handily wrote a guide here.

Screenshots, Site news, Video Gaming, Visual art

So yes, that happened.

Well. I logged into my WP blog just to upload a couple of awesome screenshots of Witcher 3’s Yennifer, and JUST LIKE THAT, I screwed up all my file directories and lost (hopefully I’ll get it back with patience) a TON of old blog posts from Strumpet Speaks.

I’ve spent about 18 hours now reinstalling WP installations, cleaning up the ‘flow’ of all my crap, and generally flailing. I’ll get there.

But I still wanted to share these Yennifer shots!!

The Witcher 3