Saturday, February 25, 2012

Catching Pictures!

Figured if I was going to fail at blog posts I'd at least give folks something to look at.

Been spending a LOT of time in LOTRO, though more crafting-stuff than questing and picture-taking. Even so, Basten is now 41!

Trollshaws, where Basten's doing most of his questing now. He did a bit in the Misty Mountains, too, but I forgot to take screenies.

Out on a walk with Frodo.

This guy is a low-level mob in the Shire, where I was finishing some of Basten's deeds. He's actually pretty handsome...a nice change from most of Turbine's wargs, which look something like a cross between a rat and a pig.

If I haven't been on LOTRO, I've been on either Davoss or Roebar in WoW. Dav's coming along quickly, and I've been making sure his blacksmithing is keeping up as well- mostly by having Pitch go mining for him. This here was a brief distraction while mining in Deepholm...


Speaking of Pitch, he has another milestone down.

He's getting his Pengu soon, as well as his last pet from the Argent tourney- those will bring him up to 128. Still got a ways to 150, but he's getting there.

Going back to Dav's mining... I had Pitch out mining cobalt/saronite a few days ago, and he happened across a certain glowbear...

That's our buddy's hunter, shortly before he faction-changed her to Alliance. He'd actually gotten Gondria just a few minutes before this, after Pitch ran across her too. XD

Lark's raid is still going well.

This is after our first time beating Spine of Deathwing, which I think we have down. Madness is still giving us trouble, but we got to the second "phase" last time, so it's looking good.

And finally, Roebar.

It was a definite relief to get his horse. Now his poor paws can get a rest.

Watch out for falling cats....

I just liked how this one came out.

He did get his first ganking by a high-level Hordie in Desolace. An undead mage found him questing and followed around for a bit, emoting. He finally got me up against a cliff, where he proceeded to start dancing... then he 2-shot poor Roebar and ran off. It kinda spoiled me for questing for a bit, but he'll be back out there again soon... and if I don't want any hassle, there's always dungeons.

RP has been scarcish lately, mostly because I haven't had the energy. The Riders did have a little thing going on, which can be found here, and was a lot of fun. In-game stuff... not so much, though I am hoping to get rolling on a bit of Rheugan-RP in the near future.

And a final note- this screenie is pretty funny... because the NPC here has the same name as one of the Riders! She's in Rivendell, which is likely why I've never noticed her before now.

That's all I can think of for now, although I've probably forgotten something. I will try to post more regularly again, though that mostly depends on my energy level, which has been low lately despite having a week off work.

Leaving with one more final pic, this time of our newest family member!

Isn't she cute? :D

Monday, February 20, 2012

Birthday arts!

Happy birthday, sis!

Story behind it- Sis posted a story a while back, and got inspired to do her own sketch from it. I loved the picture, and got the idea to go ahead and color it as a birthday surprise. Seeing as how that was about 3 weeks ago, I'm really glad I finally get to show it off. XD

This is Rathiel, Jahira's son and a twin himself. He's technically an NPC, since he doesn't exist as a character. ...Yet.

Been having a super case of the blahs lately, but this week I'm having a stay-cation, so hopefully a little R&R will get me back to normal. For now, sis and I are going to go do birthday stuff. :D

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Adventures in Pet-Collecting

Pitch is closing in on his Menagerie achievement, and I've been doing some pet-acquiring in my spare time. He's gotten about all the ones he can through buying- the rest are way too expensive in the AH so I'll need to do some old-fashioned farming. And he's been working on the few quest-rewarded pets that he hasn't gotten yet... one of those being the Lashtail hatchling.


So seriously, if you haven't done the quest chain and want to be surprised, don't go any further. I'm sorry. :(

Pitch had started on the quest chain a while ago, then I got distracted, so it was "fun" trying to figure out how far he'd gotten and where he had to go next. After some digging around- and a good deal of anxiety- I finally found he was on this quest, so off he went with hatchling in tow.

.... I don't have words for the rest of this quest chain, but needless to say I think it's become one of my favorites. Happily, I did take a number of screenies, so these will have to do.

She carried that skull around for the ENTIRE REST OF THE CHAIN. When the quest text says that she won't put it down.. well, you better believe that's what they mean.

The next part (that I failed to take screenies of) had Pitch taking her out to find troll fetishes. Once they got to the appropriate ruins, she started off digging them up before I even realized what she was doing.... and kept digging them up, even after the quest was completed, until she couldn't find any more. It was hilarious watching her toss the fetishes to Pitch, only to have a message come up saying he couldn't carry any more of those. And of course, she still had that skull in her mouth.

Next part I'm not even sure how to describe. Just picture a tiny raptor jumping on a troll and whacking him in the face with the skull in her mouth, and you get the idea.

I think by this point Pitch was doing this: "O.o"

And then Mandokir came and took his poor little hatchling away. Poor Pitch- we'd both gotten so attached to her by then that there was only one thing to do... queue up for Zul Gurub so he could get his baby back, of course! I even overcame my dread of tanking for PUGs just to get in faster.

And soon enough, reunion time! *cue cutesy music*

Of course, I went through all that without realizing what the actual pet did... until I took Pitch out to do some Kalu'ak-rep-farming, and during one quest that involved killing a bunch of ghouls, I noticed her running up to Pitch with something in her mouth....

"See what I brought you, Daddy?"

Yes, I know that's the Stockade. I forgot to get a pic of the ghoul-bone-fetching, so I had to make do. She brought him 2 ghoul bones, I think just in case he hadn't noticed the first one. >.>

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If THAT wasn't enough, after Pitch got done with Kalu'ak stuff for the day, I took him to Dalaran to see if he could fish up a rat. No luck there, but he did get a number of Magic Eaters, and I got curious...

Yes, he is holding his fishing pole there.

It allowed him to keep fishing in all 3 forms, though apparently wisps don't need poles to fish, and it was kinda too small to see as a basilisk. The only way to tell he was really fishing was his bobber in the water.

And now after all that silliness I need sleep. Til next time, Happy Hunting!