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Posts from the Events Category


Here's a pro tip for you: 

I never managed to get the Saviour of Hallow's End achievement, until yesterday. Why? Because I left it too late in the holiday. On a low pop server like EU Steamwheedle Cartel, if you don't do the achievements that need others early in the event, you're not going to get it done.

So get out there, and douse some fires… 

Anyway, quick bit of baking:

Oh, OK. Not baked one of them before. Still, time to taunt an orphan:

Huzzah! Then I was invited to join a group of guildies off to Utgarde Pinnacle to see a King about an achievement. And this happened:
Really must figure out what to spend them on at some point…

Anyway, we rounded out the evening with:
(That's Andro on the right there, not DPSing. :))

I'm not one for the Achievement grind. I'm certainly not going for the Long, Strange Trip one. But nights when they flow through things you're doing anyway – those I like.

Look, I hate to break the habit of a lifetime, and actually post useful content, but this came up on Twitter this morning (see here and here and here), so, I can't be the only one who took an age to figure this out…

  • If you're trying to put together a city gift package, the "consumable" type items (beer in Ironforge, etc) don't come from guards, they come from vendors, 'cos vendors need love, too.

Well, that was my one useful tip from me this year. Hope you enjoyed it…

Now be careful out there. And don't be a whore. 🙂

I've always enjoyed world events. They are a chance to see parts of the world you haven't seen in years, to get unique, fun items and to mess about with other players. But I'm still only 77 (yes, I dinged last night, but that's meat for another post), and my guild enters Naxxramas tomorrow night. And next week's run is in danger, due to a lack of healers. So really, I ought to be levelling. I'm just about to head into the Grizzly Hills, a zone which has a great reputation amongst my guildies as a great place to quest.


And, instead, I'm farting around Azeroth with perfume on (and with cologne ready for those sweet sapphic Sentinel moments in Darnassus), trying to persuade nameless guards that they really, really fancy me. And I'm doing this because it's fun, and because there's the sweet, sweet OCD joy of achievements attached. 

There's a balancing act here, I think. If you're grinding out "always on" quests in Northrend, while your level 80 guildies are busy dinging their Love-ly acheivements into guild chat, this game can feel like work. But I'm also in an odd place, that I'm halfway between the really slow levellers (hi, Blayse!) and the mass of the guild, and thus pretty much unable to get groups together for pre-80 instances. Sometimes, the two can work together, like when 16 of us got together, gave Omen a good kicking, and got acheivements, rep and (in my case) a chunk of XP for my trouble – as you can see in the screenshot.

This is the consequence of being part of a multiplayer game with levels attached. If you want to play with your friends, you have to put in similar amounts of play time to keep up. And if you can't do that, you better find ways of keeping yourself amused, or give the whole thing up.



Fancy a love token?

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