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My human warlock got her Purple Protodrake during Winterveil and I finally got around to snapping her picture.  The quality is really bad on this pic and I’m not 100% sure why, though I assume it has something to do with my computer slowly pooping out on me.  :(

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3/365

Today was my birthday so I spent it getting bummed about my age, slacking off in response to my age and playing WoW to defy my age. I resurrected the Draenei Shaman I abandoned not too long after Burning Crusade came out and spent the day getting her exalted with Darnassus so I could buy a saber mount (I hate elekks) and trying to catch her up to my dad’s warrior. I’m not psyched playing a shammy yet, but I’m going to give her some time and hope I L2Totem soon. :D

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My WoW accounts were hacked

*Update! – After some doing, both of my accounts have been restored!  Woot!… Also, moral of the story, buy an authenticator. :)

Both of my World of Warcraft accounts were hacked last night. Everything I had is gone.  I’ve been playing for four years and had 6 level 80s.  Four years gone in the blink of an eye.  They stole it all.  And what they couldn’t sell they deleted.  It’s like I’ve lost a part of myself.  Most people won’t understand.. to them it’s just a game and I should just get over it, it’s just pixels after all… but while this may be pixel theft, it’s still theft and I’ve really lost something that I put time and effort into.  I lost gear that isn’t even attainable any longer….  I lost all of my gold… all my vanity items..  Everything.  I’ve been crying for hours… I’m truly heartbroken.  I won’t know until Monday if there is anything that Blizzard can do to fix this.. but  if they can’t fix it, I don’t think I can bring myself to play again.

gone

Aion

Or another time sink for me!  If you’ve seen my Flickr feed lately it was inundated with screenshots from the Aion open beta.  Sorry!  I went a little screenshot happy.  After seeing Sai Pennell’s amazing screens, I decided to give the game a shot and I’m glad I did because I found it to be immensely enjoyable.  While it isn’t necessarily ground breaking in the MMO world, it’s fun and it has amazing graphics and that’s good enough for me.  I really can’t say enough how awesome the graphics are, the game is just visually stunning.  Also the characters are incredibly detailed and there is a really large amount of ways you can customize your character.  In this game the characters are all basically the same base race of Humans so you’d think everyone would look the same, but not so, with the customization nearly all the toons are very unique.  From hair color to height, just about every facet of your character’s appearance are customizable.  And of course, that won me over immediately because I’m a sucker for a pretty character.  I actually quit playing Warhammer fairly soon because of the hideous characters.  They lacked detail and were just plain fug.  The game was a tad bit boring as well and not having well designed characters was the nail in the coffin for me.  Next to the character selection screen the other stand out of Aion was the ability to change channels within your own server.  I’m anti-social and a bit of a hermit so I like to solo and explore and adventure on my own quite a bit and being able to swap to a less populated channel is amazing.  Especially when doing obnoxious gathering quests and the like.  This was a huge selling point for me.  Besides these two things, Aion is your typical fantasy MMO fodder and if you’ve played and enjoyed WoW or Warhammer or just about anything else, you’ll likely find something to enjoy here as well.  If you decide to play, let me know, as of right now I’m rolling Asmodian on Triniel and Elyos on Lumiel and likely on Zikel, assuming they don’t shut that server down again.  I’d love to see some more SL faces roaming about the Aion landscape. :D

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My Elyos Sorcerer

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My Asmodian Templar

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The Elyos city of Sanctum

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The Asmodian city of Pandemonium

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Traveling via a glorious bird.

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A Pirate Ship… because today is Talk like a Pirate Day!  Arrrrr!

The sounds of WoW

If you play WoW, you’ve probably made your way over to the new Argent Tournament area.  It’s all good fun and the mounted jousting is pretty rad, but what really caught my fancy was the fantastic music in the area.  I’m an absolute nerd for good music.  From the epic jousting event tune to the lilting melodies that fill the air as you wander the grounds, it’s really excellent.  I am particularly fond of the music for the jousting matches, they really put me into the spirit.  I’m not an RP’er by any stretch of the imagination and I have to admit, I chuckle at my husband whenever he gets all into his RP mode but the music in WoW and especially the music found in WoTLK really lend to the whole experience of playing the game.  I get more of a sense of the lore and what my character is truly trying to accomplish in the frozen north.  So next time you go in game, turn up your volume and go for a tour of the world and really listen to what the game has to offer you.  Also, if you’d like to hear the tournament music at any time during game, just use these scripts to hear them.  :D

/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_JoustEvent.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_HeraldEvent.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney01NightWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney02DayWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney03NightWalkUniWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney05NightWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney06DayWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney07NightWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney08NightWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney09DayWalk.mp3”)
/script PlaySoundFile(“Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\ArgentTournament\\AT_Tourney10DayWalk.mp3”)

Argent Tournament 1

Argent Tournament 2

Why, hello there!

Zomg, it’s been a month since I last posted here.  I remembered today that I had a blog.  I partly blame my ongoing computer woes for my lack of posts and also that I’ve been alternately either very busy or very lazy.  Also, the last few weeks have seen back to back world events in WoW and nothing gets me going like achievement mania!  The PvP achievement during Children’s Week nearly put me over the edge though with it’s difficulty and annoyance and I threatened several times to quit WoW and cancel my multiple accounts.  There was much QQ from me in guild chat and Plurk so for that, I apologize.  And yes, I really did cry, lame I know, but I was really frustrated and annoyed.  In the end, it ended up being far less difficult than I had thought (thanks to help from my uber PvPer friends and my hubby) and between myself, my sister and my husband we managed to complete it on my three 80’s, my sister’s 80, my dad’s two 80’s and my husband’s 80.  Violet Proto-drake, here we come!  Luckily there’s a break in world events until the end of June so I can catch my breath for a while!

Noble Garden

My paladin and hunter in their festive Noble Garden garb, complete with frisky bunnies procreating in the background.  Sorry for the crappy look to this screenshot, I’ve had to turn my graphics settings way down to keep the game running. :(