Mount Weekend!

It’s been a good couple of days for attaining mounts!

Yesterday I got the final Skyshard I needed for the mount off Alani.

Alani Mount!
Askevar the original on the Ruby Cloud Serpent – which is gorgeous!

And today, I was running my last toon through the daily “Zul’Gurub Raptor Grind” and fussing to hubby about having run it enough times that I should have gotten the drop already, when lo and behold it dropped!  I’ve run that for the past month on 4-5 toons a day.  Yes, persistence is my key… and it pays off, usually sooner than it did here 😛

Askevar3 on ThoBro on the raptor she just got!
Askevar3 on ThoBro on the raptor she just got!

Zookeeper Askevar!

Been meaning to make this post for a few days now… but got caught up with events over the weekend….

I logged on last Friday not truly expecting to have a real shot at the pet.  I mean, at 9 AM on my main server there were probably about 15 people milling abouts.  Within about twenty minutes the spawn next to me popped and three of us somehow managed to get the achievement off it…  Apparently we all clicked right at that same milli-second or something?  And it was even a green quality to top it off.


Qiraji Guardling!
Qiraji Guardling!


Since I had such luck with that spawn, I then took myself over to Northrend and did a few circuits on a couple different servers and managed to snag an Unborn Val’kyr – poor quality – but I got a stone to bump it up to rare as well.





One thing that I found interesting was the comparison of low pop server versus low pop CRZ.  Thorium Brotherhood, my old server, is rather… low pop but the spawns were hideous there  [farming one for the hubby]

On Azuremyst, which has much more people than ThoBro, there were fewer people camping and the spawns seemed more frequent.

And while I didn’t check out Argent Dawn with this pet, which is a high pop server, it’s also the one where I went over to Felwood and found two Minfernals just sitting and waiting for people to come by.  I also got my Giraffe Calf and Spawn of Onyxia on there, just flying through the zones.

A Tank Through and Through

So I queued up and zoned into a Terrace run earlier on my warlock… I’m attempting to get her geared enough to do the green fire questline.  Anyway, we get to Sha rather easily and the first tank is fine on Sha… and then the second tank won’t step in the light…

The first tank died once from reaching attacks… I rezzed him on the platform.

He died again.  Someone else rezzed him.

He died again.  Someone else rezzed him.

They finally convinced the other tank to stand in the light but we were out of battle rezzes.


I’m sitting there thinking that I absolutely do NOT feel like wiping, throw on Dark Apotheosis and step into the light when the other tank is crackled.  To my amazement… I didn’t die.  In fact, I tanked the boss until the other tank came back and stepped into the light… he then got crackled again.  So I tanked the last 50% of Sha of Fear on LFR… as a lock.  Props to the healers for the amazing heals 😀


That is Carlyn in tier 4… [which I got at level and was so proud of!  I couldn’t mog her in anything else :D]

It is Done.



Yup, I finally managed to finish out Shadowmourne after what, three years?  I remember doing the infusions at level… well 2 of them at least.


I honestly don’t have a lot to say, other than that I appreciate the members of both my current guild – Band of Misfits and my old guild on Thorium Brotherhood – Wrath and Retribution, for banding together to help me finish it.  Almost everyone has their metas finished, with only a couple people who couldn’t attend regularly missing a few things.


Oh, here’s me in the tabard, glowing:


State of the Toons:

Time for another sporadic “State of the Toons” post 😛

Askevar – Is right at the place I’d have wanted her to be.  She’s cleared normal Dragon Soul [and we got that Rag kill too] and we’re poised on the edge of working on heroic modes.  She’s the best geared she’s ever been [proportionally in an expansion] and I still love playing her.

Alika – Is my decently geared primary alt.  I usually run her through LFR and I still enjoy pally healing, though I’m not nearly as comfortable with it as with death knight tanking.

Tsali [Enhancement Shaman] – Rerolled on Azuremyst and my current enjoyment.  Still gearing her in HoTs and she’s been quite blessed by LFR RNG.  She hit 85 and within 2 days was LFR ready.

The rest of my Azuremyst toons get played sporadically aka whenever I get the notion.  My dk alt and fire mage get played more often.  My hunter, feral druid and resto druid get played less often.

My Argent Dawn toons are played even more sporadically… with the most often played of them being my tauren pally.  She has a new guild that I’m frankly not sure I like, but the last guild dried up and well… the person who got GMship transferred it and kicked everyone out of the level 1 guild that got left behind or maybe kicked us all out beforehand… eh it doesn’t matter.

My Thorium Brotherhood toons get played during holiday events and other than the fire mage over there, that’s about it.

SWTOR: Askevar is still level 47 and stuck there for the moment… questing has become a bit of a grind and I’ve been doing it in very limited doses… at most 30 minutes in a day.  I’ve just found the questing increasingly frustrating the higher I get.  I also enjoy my bounty hunter but yeah same deal.


Posts in Progress:
SW:TOR: Why I’m Not 50 Yet.
Glyphing for Blood Death Knights
Raiding as ‘Angelfish’
Things in WoW that Puzzle My Three Year Old

State of the Toons:

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted so I thought I’d give a “state of the toons” post.  I have a few other posts in mind and some of those should get developed soon 🙂

My Main
Askevar – I’ve been busy.  🙂  Hubby and I actually ended up changing servers and now we’re on Azuremyst in Eff the Ineffable.  Askevar’s been capping her VP most weeks, or near enough and she only needs two more pieces of VP gear for mainset.  She’s tanked in Firelands once and is scheduled to go again tonight.  We also managed our Defender of the Shattered World titles.  We’ve gotten to see downings of Shannox and Beth’tilac as well as the Effer’s first Baleroc downing!  I’m currently working on all the new Loremaster achievements and edging toward hubby’s 11k achievement points :P.  I’m 6 pets shy of having 150 – so I really need to get on that too!

Toon Army
Askalaphos, Alika, Allixie, and Arica [now Aricaa] all came to Azuremyst as well.   Alika and Allixie are still my primary alts and Askalaphos and Aricaa I enjoy playing on occasion but want mostly for their professions.  Hubby also insisted I xfer my mage, Aulao,  to our third account for free ports yo.  Most of the rest of my toon army have gone into what I call “semi-retirement” on Thorium Brotherhood.

New Alts
To be honest, I’m playing less and getting more done, or at least that’s how it feels.  We raid – we’ve done t11, t12 and also some retro stuff in the last few weeks and hubby and I are leveling a couple new toons each.  I’m leveling a resto druid which is paired with this fourth pally on this server and I’m also trying to catch up a new shaman to his rogue [he’s leveling that to help with the insane title].  So in the evenings we often run a random or two on either those or our mains for VP.

Thorium Brotherhood
While I said truthfully that most of my Thorium toons have gone into some semi-retirement state, I did roll another Askevar death knight over there, named Askevar [but who I’ll dub Askevar3] who is already level 60.  And I also got a level on my resto druid over there – Poem [mostly because waiting for hubby on the other druid is a pain at time :P].

Argent Dawn
I still log onto Holykau over on AD – very occasionally.  I got invited by a guild group in that horde guild to do a ZA run and then got ditched after the second boss when one of them apparently didn’t get the item the wanted, so I’ve honestly had less time for that guild due to that rude behavior – Kau has always had better luck pugging than guild groups.  I’ve actually started working on the AD disc priest a little more ally side.  She was stuck at level 80 for months and months… well, really since Cata hit.  She’s now 83 and I’m catching a random on her once a day or every other day rather than questing, so she’ll eventually hit 85.  Askevar2 will probably be sitting till Brewfest hits and we have that holiday dungeon to hit.

That’s pretty much it.  Life is good, both in and out of game 🙂