Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Elementacultolypse?
comment 2 Written by on November 3, 2010 – 9:28 am

With the Wrath event, we had the Zombiepocalypse. So far, we’ve not really seen the big invasion that will take place… but we CAN start thinking of a silly name for it. What will the Doomsayers tell us is coming?

Leave suggestions in comments!

It’s the end of the world as we know it
comment 10 Written by on November 3, 2010 – 9:26 am

So, as most of you probably have noticed, the pre-Cataclysm world event has started.With Wrath of the Lich King, we had the Zombiepocalypse. The jury is still out as to what fun and invented word we can use to describe this event (There’s a separate post for suggestions about that!).

Regardless, one of the things I keep hearing about is how much “cooler” the previous world event was. And on some level, I have to agree. The sheer amount of RP that was created in the Wrath event, as well as the “fun” of playing zombies, plus the various invasion spots and the ever looming Necropoli was pretty impressive. I think it set the stage well for the kinds of things that Wrath would bring, and it did an excellent job of reviving the RP in the group of people I am privileged enough to write in. It was, with very little exception, epic.

(This is not to say that the Wrath event had no problems, etc. Those are for another thread though.)

But we all need to remember that, aside from all the awesome that was the Wrath event, the zombie part was only one step that ramped up over time. The various phases were separated by “lulls” and downtime (presumably to allow everyone a chance to play). The Wrath event got exponentially bigger as it went on, but it did so slowly and in stages. All we’ve seen so far of this event is “Phase 1″ – elemental rifts and cultists in the major cities – and there is definitely more to come.

However, it will not be the same event – and that’s a good thing. Even from an RP standpoint, our characters have already lived through the Zombies and the invasion of Northrend and the end of the War in the North.

More importantly, the biggest part of what I remember about the Wrath event is not actually the event itself, but the roleplay and character development that happened because of it. Whether that will happen because of THIS event remains to be seen – and my ability to participate is part of that. Aely was a huge participant in the defense of Stormwind, and even now The Longest Night is a tale that she gets asked to tell. She wears the Black and Red because of that event, and so it was character changing for her.

Spoiler alert: She’ll wear a wedding ring because of this event. So it’ll be character changing for her /again/, but in a different way and on a different timetable.

And while the wrath event was really all about Aely, this one is a lot more applicable to my other characters.

Angoleth was never all that involved with the undead, but demons and cultists piss her off, and she’s old enough to have been around when the original Sundering wasn’t that far gone (at least to an immortal people like Elves). She’s nervous, and remembering her days fighting at Hyjal and in Molten Core. Annorah is a farseer and a pretty well connected Shaman – and she’s kind of wigged out about the rifts and the way the summoned elementals are behaving. Other characters, like Annie Mae, are pretty convinced that the Doomsayers are a bunch of wingnuts, and if the world was going to end, it wouldn’t bother warning us, so who cares? (That opinion may change, of course) Aely will be involved, of course, but she’s not the only character that will participate.

We’re just getting started with this event, and people ARE talking about it – which is a good sign. (And it’s pretty fun to do too!)

So I’m reserving judgment until after it’s all over with, and trying to keep some perspective about it. The Cataclysm event will, by design, be different than previous events – and it will trip different reactions in different characters. The RP opportunities are still there, and I’m looking forward to participating.

What have your characters thought or done in reaction to the earthquakes and the recent cultist and elemental activity? Are you planning any major character development because of this event? *

annas

*If you’re finding (as I have) that stagnation over the last few months is making it hard to connect to your characters, Bricu’s “Taking Stock” post is a good place to start.

*fizzle* *sizzle* *pop*
comment 1 Written by on November 1, 2010 – 2:18 pm

FireElemental

No Post today. On Fire! Elementals Everywhere! YEEEEEEE!

The Return of the Beast(s)
comment 10 Written by on October 31, 2010 – 12:06 am

So, I’ve not had a whole lot of time to play WoW lately – and when I do, it’s usually after work, when I am le tired, and not really looking to spend a bunch of time in PUGs.

As such, most of my characters still don’t have a new spec, and NOBODY has all their glyphs yet (Aely is mostly done for her holy spec, but not her ret spec, Annylais has a kitty-DPS spec but no glyphs, and Angoleth has a beastmastery spec and maybe 2 of her glyphs? (more on that in a minute)).

I’m not really going to say much about classes or balance or wrath heroics jumping the shark or any of that stuff.

I will, however, say that hands down, my favorite change in 4.0?

The stable.

Thanks to the new pet stabling system, Angoleth has been able to go back and re-tame all of the pets she’s let go over the last almost 5 years (yikes!) because of limited stable space. At least, all the pets I can remember… ( way back in my noobpie days, I didn’t realize you could teach your pets new levels of skills, so I just retamed a new pet every 8-10 levels or so. I figured it out around level 45.)

Anyway, thanks to the stabling changes, I can now say happily that the following pets are back in action:

  • Karakum the Scorpid
  • Litha the Black Stranglethorn Panther
  • Rinna the Zulian Bat
  • Ishura the Windserpent
  • Talia the Owl
  • Tim… the Ravager **

And that they have been joined by:

  • Sriracha the Corehound
  • Squitterwit the Red Fuzzy Spider
  • and an unnamed red hyena, red raptor, and red silithid pets

I’m totally tickled, even though it means I have a metric ton of pets to level (probably literally, if you weighed them all… that Corehound is large). I couldn’t be happier with how things have turned out. I’ve always been a sentimental hunter, taking pets back to where they were tamed if I have to let them go. Being able to go back and “find” them there again? Totally awesome.

However, Pebbles the Devilsaur, Arsaelan the White Lion, Shan’re the Wolf, and Russ the Bear are none too pleased.

Because now?

I can’t pick which pets to have out when I wander around anymore.

angoleth

**there are some who call him… Tim…

PS: If anyone sees Skoll or Loque’nahak, let them know I’ve got a business proposition to make them…

Deconstruction

November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Patrol

November 13, 2013 – 9:59 am

The cathedral bells stop ringing overnight, except for chiming the hours. Three bell strikes, and Angoleth padded softly around another corner of the Cathedral District, staying carefully in the shadows. Trained ears picked up Mogget’s soft breathing – nearly inaudible …

Riders in Lordaeron – Memory

November 7, 2013 – 1:33 pm

(Written by Jolly, Tarquin, and Annalea)

The highlands of Lordaeron were not for the faint of heart; be it the putrescence of the Scourge’s long-lingering remnant, or the rock-strewn hills and valleys that made farmers out of only the most …

Riders of Lordaeron – Logistics

September 13, 2013 – 7:11 pm

(With Tarquin and Annalea)

Once more, four people made their way through the thickets and hills of Lordaeron, this time in the crisp chill of late morning, seeking after the Rider. Aelflaed had snatched what sleep she could while Chryste …

Riders of Lordaeron – Problematic

September 11, 2013 – 9:47 am

(With Tarquin)

She hadn’t wanted to leave Jolly – not so soon after finding him again – but once away, it took about five minutes for Aely to figure out she had a problem.

That problem had just announced that …

Riders of Lordaeron: Arrangements

September 9, 2013 – 10:05 am

It was an uneasy goodbye for him, but it was agreed by both he and Aely that a stroll back to Hearthglen would not be very easy to explain, nor would the explanation needed for the three Argent soldiers once …

Riders of Lordaeron

September 7, 2013 – 9:02 am

“Light sent me ye when I needed ye afore – an’ now again when I need ye. I canna ask fir more than tha’.” She sighed and slung the shield back across her shoulders. “It’s… Light. Been awhile hasna it? …

Dark Rider of Lordaeron (Part 4)

September 6, 2013 – 2:02 pm

She blinked, but did not drop either of her shields. “Aye, though I’ve been Caltrains fir th’ last near three years. Canna say I’ve any memory ay ye.”

“Yeh’ve far moar’n yeh realize,” he replied evenly, his grip tightening on …

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