Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blizzard and Charity

I named her Spiffles and she flaps glitter.

But I digress. Why aren't people happy when Blizzard tries to donate even a portion of their funds to charity?

This isn't the Cinder Kitten, no. 100% of the proceeds do not go towards Make A Wish. In fact, if you don't buy the pet, nothing goes to Make a Wish. The mount has nothing to do with charity other than the fact that if you bundle the pet and dragon, you get a 5 dollar discount.

In a way, that makes the pet free. You get the mount, you donate 5 dollars to charity, and the other 5 dollars that would have gone towards buying the pet is discounted completely. So you get a mount and donate some to MAW. Should make people happy, right?


Blizzard is obviously a great and terrible tyrant for only cutting 5 dollars to a charity. How dare they pay their designers for putting hard work into giving players a mini pet that gives you free booze and a dragon that changes colors on a whim, has a new /mountspecial animation, and sheds blue and purple sparkly glitter when it flaps. The designers obviously don't deserve extra for their hard work in making any of this come together into a new skin (though yes, it is the old drake skeleton but FAR from a simple recolor).

I'm with the people who want to say kudos to Blizzard for donating anything at all to Make A Wish, which is not a disaster relief, but something that they've taken a keen interest in over the years and has taken some of its requests quite seriously. Ashes of Al'ar, anyone? Even though they can't throw everything at every program out there, they also gave a link to the current disaster at the bottom of the Fey Dragon/Pet combo page. Stating that the company itself is also matching its employee donations to the relief efforts internally.

Thank you for supporting and continuing to support, Blizzard.

Nearly a Year Later

And what's changed? A lot. My hunter has changed servers twice. Factions once. I now have 3 of them. One 90 and two 85s. All three have Loque. I've been on various raid teams and have settled with one. I lost my old boyfriend and have a new one who's living with me currently. I lost my blog account and just recently got it back. A new expansion is coming to WoW. The RP guild I've been with for over a year died (with me as the leader, long story...). What am I going to do? I don't know. My boyfriend recently joined a friend's guild, they're 10/14 HM. He's now 9/14 HM and I'm 3/14 HM. (Immerseus, Protectors, Galakras), working on getting Dark Shamans (0.3% wipe last night). I'm now a Death Knight. I tried to swap off of my hunter and go healing on a monk, but that didn't work out so well. Hah. Not so well at all. I will never monk heal again in a raid. Ever. Ever. Eveeeer. Yes, it was that bad. Oh, and I'm 8 mounts away from the 200 mount achievement. Whoo!

Monday, January 7, 2013


So. Some people have a fear of spiders. Arachnophobia. Sometimes it's so acute that they can't even handle digital spiders.

I have a fear of deep water. And heights, but that one's not so bad in WoW. In life, I get vertigo very easily just standing on the first floor and looking out the window. I won't go close to a wall that has a window that touches the floor. But in WoW my water fear is really bad.

Anglers dailies was helping. It was like playing in a shallow puddle. Just getting used to it.

Then I saw...


*rocks back and forth in her corner*

In happier, less soul-devouring news!

Sylvia is best hunter :3

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2012 Sucked. At Least I Have Cranes

Well. It's not like anyone's heard from me or expected much from me the past while. I don't even remember what I've missed talking about.

I got Glorious! today.

I moved my hunter once again. She has the wrong name. Blizzard pissed me off severely with their new BoA naming system... Basically, my boyfriend has the name I'm going to tack onto my hunter. I gave it to him. He's going to give it back to me. When I deleted his character with that name to free it up, I could only make a character with that name on his account. -.- Wasted money activating his account. Wasting money to buy a name change next month.

Last month was horrible. Thankfully I've good friends. To sum it up, my mom passed from cancer early of last month, made the holidays especially chaotic. I moved between states and I should be in my brand new apartment this time next week while agonizing over when they money will run out cause I don't have a job yet. Always fun.

In moving, my computer broke. The DVD player died and had to be replaced, my graphics card died upon the computer being turned on, and something else died that I am forgetting about. My cat had a $300 vet visit. I found out some hick shot him in the back. He now has an intact bullet in his back. My grandparents are amazing and said that if I ever found out who shot my cat, it would be worth a visit back to Idaho to put a bullet in their back and see how they like it. No wonder I'm a hunter.


So. Let's see if I can't get back into the swing of things.

Guess who got exalted with Golden Lotus today? Well it wasn't me-- Okay, that's a lie. I totally got exalted with them.

So happy news years everyone, I hope you all had a great time with your families. I know I did.

Let's make 2013 a great year!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Corrupted Hippogryph!

So. The story is that last year, in the middle of October, my boyfriend wasn't my boyfriend. He was a friend who I had come to enjoy, appreciate... A man who listened to my troubles, made me feel like everything's alright, someone I could be close to and not be afraid of being hurt. And I know pain. Relationships haven't always been kind to me, and not all of those were mistakes knowingly made on my part. It's inevitable, pain with love. But this man couldn't hurt me if he wanted.

We ended up acting like we were dating without anyone saying "hey, want to...". And it felt natural. A slow progression which ended up with us going "Wait, are we...?". Because of that, we have no idea which day is our true anniversary. When we started acting as if we were, or the day we looked back on it and went "Hey...". It was honestly the most romantic thing, not being asked upfront, but just letting things be naturally and letting everything fall into place.

And, a few months after, we realized that we really hadn't a damn clue what our anniversary date was. And, after some thinking, I picked October 21st, somewhere in the middle of all of it. And days before this year, my boyfriend asked me what card I wanted. He was considering getting me a Fel Drake, they're just so pretty. But, being new, their prices are so inflated! I told him I'd smack him for wasting that much money on a flavor of the month card. Maybe next year.

And so we talked about the hippogryphs. Out of those cards, we both have a favorite. The Corrupted Hippogryph. So...


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cloud Serpents!


Finally! I got it! I didn't farm eggs or anything, I just picked up dailies about two or three days after hitting 90. And here are two of the three Cloud Serpents! Due to my laziness with dailies (I skipped out on Golden Lotus for three days in a row... Hurr, I hate them), I'm left with only a hundred gold after buying the Blue and Golden. And I'm a day or two out of exalted with The Tillers as well... I'm going to be doing dailies for gold and nothing else at this rate! But that's okay... I've got about 700 gold after doing Golden Lotus, so I'm alright. I just have to buy my mounts very... very slowly!

I just realized that the golden dragon is like the palamino of dragons! It's so cute! That and when I was sitting there thinking to myself, "I can buy a second one. Which one should I buy? The green one?" I looked back to the dragons around the Quartermaster. "Hm. Or the Gold one..." just as I thought that, a rare spawned 20 yards away. I killed it and bought the Golden one. I can take a sign!