Out Of Character

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.

 

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!)

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…

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 living as a Night Elf, she mostly used a Frost Saber, 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.

I won’t claim that I was the first to tame one of the ghost saber cats – that would be absurdly unlikely – but I was surely among the very early ones. And a little proud that I figured it out by myself, rather than being told by others.

The cat did, by the way, accompany me to my life as an undercover agent among the Horde:

Soloing: Cavern of Times, Part 1

I continued my solo runs by doing the first two Cavern of Times instances; Escape from Durnholde and Opening of the Portal. Both are very easy, which again comes not as any surprise. The Opening of the Portal is a little confusing, and two dragons actually got through to attack Mediev. Still, you can easily solo that instance without any sort of preparation.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any notable loot. At least I got to ride a dragon.

I won’t continue with the Cavern of Time instances for now; next would be the Battle for Mount Hijyal raid, and then the Old Straholme level 70 instance. Instead, I will continue with the instances in Outland – Terrokar is next, I guess.

Faction- and Server Switch

While it hurt me a little, Kitiralaysha Summernight is now a Blood Elf. She also moved to the (German) Blackhand server. The reason is simple; while I love Earthen Ring and the Pact of Wolves guild, that guild is simply not doing anything. A few members raid with Time and Tide, but there’s never anything being organized as a guild – and there are not enough people for it, either.

Mojo Madness, on the other hand, has a good chance of clearing 10-Man content, at least on non-Heroic, and some of the members are old friends of mine from Hamburg.

Kitira was the character chosen because of the needs of Mojo Madness. I’ll convert Kitira back to a Night Elf, some day, but for now she is in Blood Elf guise.

She will still kill dragons. That’s the important part.