Wrath Gate

I just finished the Wrath Gate quest line in Dragonblight and it was easily the most amazing and intense experience I’ve ever had in World of Warcraft. I did the Alliance version and I can’t wait to do the Horde version on my Blood Elf toon. It’s amazing, if you do nothing else in WoTLK, do this chain. I’m still a little emotional over it.

Btw, The cut scene is up on YouTube for those out there who want to horribly spoil themselves, just search for Battle of Angrathar the Wrath Gate.

Crystalsong Forest

I’ve been playing the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion since I picked my Collector’s Edition (squeee!!) up on Thursday and it’s amazing. Absolutely awesome. It’s no secret I <3 WoW but I’m just floored at how beautifully rendered it is. The zones are quite large and the way they look adds to this massive feeling you get riding through them. Sure, I’m still only level 70 while there are already a few level 80s running around on my server.. but I’m taking my time to explore and just really immerse myself into the game. There’s a decidedly darker feeling in this expansion pack as you make your way through the start areas.. sure there are the usual silly things but I like this slightly less fantasy take on the game.  I actually was really taken aback at how emotional I felt doing some of the quests in the Howling Fjord.  So far my favorite zone is definitely Crystalsong Forest.  It is just stunning and the music is so beautiful.  I could spend all day sitting at Windrunner’s Overlook staring into the forest.  It’s geeky, but I really felt calm and serene here…. even though I was chased by every mob in the general area lol.  :P

Crystalsong Forest 1

Crystalsong Forest 2

Crystalsong Forest 3

Crystalsong Forest 4

Crystalsong Forest 5

Crystalsong Forest 6

This one I filtered.
Crystalsong Forest 2 - filtered

I want these trees in SL.

Ode to a dead Paladin

I’m mourning the loss of my Retribution Paladin to the the mighty Blizzard nerf bat. /cry I haven’t really loved the Paladin class much at all in the past but I resolved to get her to 70 and it was an uphill battle the whole way. I was Ret for a good bit of the time I was leveling before speccing Protection which made me a decent tank in a pinch. I actually like Pally tanks quite a bit as a healer because I can bubble them. But because my other toons received far more love from me my Pally has never had the best gear so I typically would tank with my Druid. Anyways, long story short, I was just pwning face with my Paladin after I specced Ret again and it was so fun to actually do some serious DPS, even if I was only in a smattering of blues mixed with a few welfare epics. So I am in a deep melancholy over these nerfs. I knew they were coming, but omfg, the nerf to Divine Storm, give me a break!! This is going to make leveling to 80 an absolute pain. I am a sad panda today.

So as a farewell to my dead Paladin.. I made my version of a Paladin in SL. Just in an effort to keep this QQ post somewhat SL related.. and it gave me an excuse to wear this badass outfit from BareRose and awesome horns from Illusions. Yeah, I know, I don’t look like any Paladin in WoW but this is what I wish my Paladin looked like. :P I hope the outfit from BareRose comes out in more colors, it just might be my favorite outfit from there. Oh, I also want to mention the sword, it’s from Tekeli-li which, imho, makes the absolute best weaponry in SL. They are unscripted but I’m not doing epic battle so that’s fine by me. And the prices are absolutely insanely low, especially for the incredible detail, color change options and beauty that you receive. I should also mention that their customer service is top notch. I recently purchased a halbard from OnRez and Tekelili sent me a message letting me know the items were for sale in the shop and promptly refunded me the difference! That is just too cool and so above and beyond the call of duty. :D

Pally 1

Paladin 2

Paladin 3

Hair – [Ember by Deviant Kitties]
Horns – [Cernwn Horns by Illusions]
Full Outfit – [Golden Thorn by BareRose]
Sword – [Bloodlight Twohander by Tekeli-li]
Hooves – [Female Faun AV by Titania’s Court]
Poses – [Katana Poses by Imperial Elegance]

Albino Drake

I was in a pretty major funk today. One of my WoW pals moved out of the country today and probably will no longer be able to play which really, really sucks but hopefully he’ll be joining me in Second Life soon! But before he left we started feverishly working on the new achievements thing that came out in the last patch. After mass hemorrhaging of gold and rune cloth I managed to come away with the Ambassador title and the Leading the Calvary achievement which netted me the Albino Drake which is a pretty sick looking mount. :D So even though I was in a crappy mood, that lifted my spirits a little.  And omfg, wtb Headless Horseman’s Mount!  Three days worth of farming and NOTHING. *le sigh*

Albino Drake 1

Albino Drake 2

Albino Drake 3