Messed about a bit. Levelled a Death Knight. Paused from WoW again – Mists of Pandaria is just a very grindy experience. Finally restarted and levelled Kitira to 90.

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Because It’s Red

Because it's Red

Because it’s Red

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Transmogrification – First Attempt

This is my first real attempt at transmogrification. The pieces I need are hard to find – and it doesn’t help that I am (mostly) colorblind. So consider this a Work in Progress…

The Hunter's New Clothes, Before (right) and After (left)

The Hunter’s New Clothes, Before (right) and After (left)

…I still think it’s an improvement over the standard look for the normal gear.


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Dragon Killed: Hemathion

I probably wouldn’t make an individual post about it, but this is kind of, sort of, special to me. Today I killed Hemathion, the rare Dragon in Blade’s Edge mountain.

Hemathion is dead

Hemathion is dead

That’s not the special part. However, as you probably know, Blizzard has changed World of Warcraft achievements to be account-based rather than character based – a change I have waited for ever since achievements were introduced! As it turns out, I had already killed all the monsters needed for the “Bloody Rare” achievement – except Hemathion.

And so, after two days of checking at random intervals, Kitiralaysha now has an achievement worth of a hunter.

Bloody Rare, Indeed

Bloody Rare, Indeed

(I’ve probably killed most of the creatures with alts, but it still counts!)

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Silvermoon Raid

Shortly after I returned to World of Warcraft, Pact of Wolves organized a raid on all Horde cities. Unfortunately it did not occur to me that I could record the fights, until only Silvermoon was left.

Silvermoon was by far the most boring of the four raids – but I decided to upload the video anyway, mostly just a s a “souvenir” if you will.

Thanks to Dymfna for organizing such a successful Raid on the Horde bastards!

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Kitiralaysha Summernight is Back

It’s been ten months – but I am back.

After my transfer to the Horde side, I raided a bit – but we were never successful. The raid group I joined fell apart because certain people just wouldn’t put any effort into it. They signed up for farm runs with easy loot, but we couldn’t get full Ragnaros groups after a few evenings. Too bad, some nice people there.

After that, I went on to Star Wars: The Old Republic, and even though “It’s got Lightsabers!” – as Sheldon would say – the game just didn’t captivate me enough to stick around. I stopped playing in February and unsubscribed soon after.

Besides Mass Effect 3 (big disappointment) and Minecraft (addiction!) I did not play much at all in the meantime. A month or so ago, Blizzard stopped charging for the guild chat functionality of the iPhone armory application. I decided to say “Hi” to my old guild mates, and, well. They bugged me until I signed back in.

And so here I am again. Kitira is back on Earthen Ring and a Night Elf again, as is proper. I guess you just never really quit World of Warcraft once the gaming addiction has got you…

Kitiralaysha Summernight: Back in Night Elf Shape

Kitiralaysha Summernight: Back in Night Elf Shape

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Soloing: Auchenai Instances

Spent a bit of time today to catch up on old content. I managed to max out my Cenarion Expedition reputation; this gave me the title “Guardian of Cenarius” and allowed me to purchased the War Hippogryph. I did want both for Kitiralaysha.

After that, I did the four Auchenai instances solo. Again, this was not a challenge at all, except as a test of enduring boredom, but I got the achievements and can now move on on my slow quest to some actual solo challenges.

  • Auchenai Crypts HC
  • Mana-Tombs HC
  • Sethek Halls HC
  • Shadow Labyrinth HC

Next up is the Netherstorm stuff…

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My Companion

Nowadays, I mostly travel with Shelly, my turtle, or Silky, my spider, because they are both able to pin a foe down while I pepper it from afar with piercing arrows. While Kitira was still a Night Elf, she mostly used a Frost Saber these days, because of the combination of Frost Saber mount, Frost Saber pet, and Frost Saber companion pet.

Still, there is only one true companion for Kitiralaysha. A pet she befriended way back when she was level<20: The Ghost Cat.

The best thing is, I figured out all by myself that one could tame these cats. I won’t claim that I am the first – that would be absurdly unlikely – but I was definitely among the very early ones.

The cat did, by the way, survive its transfer to the Horde side:

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Going Home

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Rusted Proto-Drake

Another dragon subjugated, as a result of beating the Ulduar hard modes. Brann Bronzebeard sent me this beautiful drake:

Rusted Proto-Drake over Undercity

Rusted Proto-Drake over Undercity

Rusted Proto-Drake over Undercity II

Rusted Proto-Drake over Undercity II

Rusted Proto-Drake on a Moon-lit night

Rusted Proto-Drake on a Moon-lit night


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