Friday, May 27, 2011

Zaela and Garrosh

Zaela and Garrosh sitting in a tree.
First comes Love!
Then comes Marriage!

Do I really need to type out the rest of that silly song?

But really I think that if Zaela and Garrosh got it on everyone would be a lot happier. She is a bit uptight and Garrosh is a warmongering fool. If Garrosh got laid he'd calm down. And if Zaela got laid she'd still be just as much of a badass, but would also have the 'I'm a sexy orc' card to play.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Atramades Down!

Booyah! We killed Atramades for the first time last night.

It is definitely one of those fights where we need a lot of coordination, and specific people doing very specific jobs. It did take us 8 tries last night, but it was pretty excellent to see the blind dragon fall over dead at the end.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Look familiar?

Monday, May 16, 2011


We rank Tempest Keep a while ago and Mornara was lucky enough to win the Verdant Sphere off of Kael'thas.

And this is why we always take a head as our trophy. You can be sure someone isn't going to come back to life if their head is mounted on a pike somewhere.

I always feel bad for Kael'thas. He just wanted to save what was left of his people. If Garithos, the racist human dick, hadn't been, well, a racist dick, then the history of the Blood Elves and Outland itself could have been much different.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Chimaeron Down!

Once we got the feud phases down that last 20% was a real nailbiter. We had one wipe at .1% with and then the next time we kicked his ass. It was lovely ;-D Die stupid overgrown poison hydra thing!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Black Dragons

The black dragons are evil. They have been for eons now, ever since Neltharion the Earth Warder was seduced by the voices of the Old Gods deep in the earth and became Deathwing.

Deathwing betrayed the other dragonflights. He killed most of the blue dragons which drove Malygos insane. And he enslaved Alexstraza to the Dragonmaw orcs. Since then the rest of his flight has taken joy in sowing chaos and destruction. Even when you help them against the Scourge in Dragonblight, they boast of all the death, destruction, and despair they have caused.

I still feel bad about potentially causing their extinction.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger :/

To the three people who look at this blog: Sorry for the reposts/missing posts. Blogger was down yesterday and un-published some posts that were already up. Fortunately, I don't think that anything was actually lost, it was just rolled back to scheduled instead of published. Anyway, the blog itself should be correct now, but the reader might be a little fubar.

Fossilized Raptor

While waiting for a battleground or arena queue to pop up I generally do some archaeology.

Kuan and Mornara have regularly been doing PvP on Saturday night, which means that my archaeology is maxed out and I'm starting to get some fun stuff. This past weekend, while waiting for arenas I ended up completing the Fossilized Raptor

It doesn't look like the smoothest ride, but sometimes you have to sacrifice the comfort of your posterior for looking cool.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Guild Level 25!

About a week ago Darkfall reached level 25! I'm super proud of everyone in the guild.

It turns out that once you're level 25 and exalted with the guild you can buy a ground mount. For Alliance it's some dumb looking lion thing, but for Horde it's the Kor'kron Annihilator, a super badass scorpid mount.

Most mounts do some sort of roar or rear or snarl if you press space while standing still. The scorpid does something I have loved forever. It waves it's claws up in the air.

Long, long ago there were two night elves. One of them was a hunter. One of them was a druid. The hunter had reached level 12 and wanted a pet. But not just any pet, this hunter wanted a a black scorpid with red spots. When you're level 12 the only place to get a scorpid with that look is from Durotar. This is quite handy if you're in the Horde. Unfortunately for the Alliance this means a death run up the coast of Dustwallow Marsh, through what was the Barrens (none of this North or South business), and into Durotar, one of the home zones of the Horde.

But the night elves persevered! They ran and died and ran back to their corpses like pros. Finally they made it to Durotar. There they camped out for a while, because, of course, a scorpid that looks that cool doesn't spawn all the time. It didn't take too long though before a very handsome scorpid was tamed.

Some discussion ensued, and the oh-so-handsome scorpid was named Dorano. Dorano accompanied the two night elves on their adventures through Azeroth and even into Outland. And every so often Dorano would put his claws up and sway back and forth like he was holding a lighter at a rock concert.

And now my very own Kor'kron Anihilator mount does the same claw wave thing. It makes me happy every time.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shadowfang Keep

Shadowfang Keep is one of the new dungeons that was updated for Cataclysm. There are some Gilnean undead renegades hiding out there.

I'm rather a fan of the way it's been updated. A lot of the old bosses still have cameos, and the new bosses are interesting. There is also a hefty dose of story/lore spread through the whole instance. Cromush and the Forsaken troops he's monitoring have some nice dialogue.

Baron Ashburysays: I'm trying to convince Godfrey to just kill all of you to end your misery, but he keeps telling me no. More pain and suffering for the lot of you, then!
Forsaken Trooper says: Bastard.

But really the best dialogue is from the bosses. Ashbury is the first boss you have to face. And, as you can see, he's a dick.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Black Dragon!

Last night Darkfall tried to kill the the Lich King on 10-man heroic again. There was progress, we got him to 18% and then 12%. However, there was no actual heroic kill.

After that 7 of us went to kill Sartharion in the Obsidian Sanctum. It's rather ridiculous how that fight has been trivialized. Especially since H LK is still rather hard. Anyway, the big dragon fell over and dropped his loots like the pinyata he is. Since we did it with all three drakes up he also dropped the Reins of the Black Drake.

Guess who won it? Go on, guess!

Yep, that would be Mornara on her spiffy new black drake.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's called Security...

I'm not a fan of Bran, or dwarves in general, with one exception. In fact I'd go so far as to say that I really don't like Bran. And I'd definitely say that I hate the Harrison Jones and Bran quest line in Ulduar.

Bran has been mucking about with all sorts of Titan artifacts in Halls of Stone, Ulduar, and, now, Halls of Origination. You'd think that he'd have learned a bit about them. In particular, the Titans weren't really keen on the inmates taking charge of the prison.

Which, considering that almost all of the mortal races now are descendants of some Old-God-corrupted Titan creations or servants, I think is kind of what is happening. We certainly interfered a lot in Ulduar. You know, killing Loken, and then subverting Algalon. Yes, we did manage to kill Yogg-Saron, but I strongly suspect that if we kill too many of the Old Gods bad things will happen. I mean, the Titans had them on the ropes, and decided not to kill them.

All this basically is my long winded way of saying that Bran is being even more of an idiot than usual. The Titans used a different locking system at each of their installations to make it harder for someone to break into them. It's called security...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ah, Sailors

I'm slowly working my way through the Eastern Kingdom quests with Mornara. So far I've done some quests in Arathi Highlands, Northern Stranglethorn, and Silverpine. I'm not being organized with these quests, in fact I'm usually doing them when I'm in the area while doing Archaeology and waiting for Arenas or Battlegrounds.

There have been a few humorous gems from these quests.

In particular I'm very amused by a couple of quests in Silverpine. Basically there is an orc fleet landing on the shores of Silverpine to help out the Forsaken against the Worgen. You've got to help these poor sailors through several misadventures.

... I did say sailors.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Holidays I Despise

There are two holidays that I truly despise in Azeroth. The first is Love is in the Air and the second is Noblegarden. Both of them have achievements that drive me crazy.

Noble garden has Shake your Bunny-Maker. You're supposed to put bunny ears on female characters over level 18 of every race. Aside from the inherent sexism in this achieve, I'm not a fan. Hello!?! Fearsome Former Agent of the Scourge here. NOT your friendly bunny playmate.

Love is in the Air has Fistful of Love. Regrettably, Orc Death Knight is one of the race/class combinations you need to hit with rose petals. I'm not as annoyed about this achieve, but still not a fan. Rose petals and Death Knight are really not the best combo. It least not unless someone gets the ebon rose and shakes black petals on a death knight. And even that is a bit too emo...

So no I don't like Noblegarden or Love is in the Air. I find both of these holidays demeaning, and I find that Noblegarden is downright sexist with the bunny ears. Mornara is a death knight. She is a tank. She is the one who stands in front of the boss and takes the hits. And just in case you forgot: her main powers are diseases and death:

Fucking bunny ears.