Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Have a Random Screenshot Post


Rheugan is still same as always. I'm not logging in except for the Tuesday night RP nights, so... yea.

His name is J'atoh.

I've started playing Final Fantasy XIV, though at the moment I'm just using the free month you get with purchase. I'll just be getting game time cards for it whenever I actually feel like playing it in the future. I'm loving the game so far, but it's also very frustrating as it's hard to just log in - the servers are all very full and I usually just make one attempt to log in, get the "server is full, please wait" screen, and give up.

One down, dozens to go?

Arvallon hit 55. \o/   He's still working his way through Makeb - I really ought to knuckle down and just get him the rest of the way through it. Altitis ftl.

Ard'riin's finally done with Tatooine.

Made another new agent. This is Lekhi. He's a jerk.

Taohn'reelta the bounty hunter. Because I love Chiss.

Still having fun with my various alts. Some of them are getting neglected, which makes me sad, but I'll get back to them eventually. (Valkogo, Raiffa, and Arv'ak, I'm looking at you!)

"Breaking Point"

Finished another Rheugan picture, and have another in the works. If I can't make myself play the game, at least I'm still doing something with the character. And the next pic is more of a "happy/normal" one, I promise.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stuff 'n' Things

I am still here. Still playing SW:TOR mostly. Been dinking a bit more on WoW here and there, but I still don't feel much like doing anything besides a few pet battles and talking to folks. We did just recently get back from this year's Feathermeet (which was predictably awesome!) so I'm hoping I'll feel like playing again soonish.

I'm still posting semi-regularly on my non-WoW blog, so if you feel like reading stuff there go ahead. I've also started a Tumblr blog, although I make no guarantees on what you'll find there. Consider yourselves warned! XD

I'm not quitting WoW completely anytime soon, just to get that out of the way. I've met too many awesome people there, and for some WoW is the only means I have to talk to them. And I still love my characters - I'm just tired of the way the game has turned out right now. But there's still RP, and pet battles, and maybe even the occasional LFR or PVP to do. I'm not quitting, just taking a break.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Updates (Because this blog needs more Star Wars)

So 5.3 is out, and I am underwhelmed. Still feeling the WoW-blahs, so I haven't done much in-game yet. I did get 2 of the new battle pets, but the RNG hates me and hasn't let any others drop yet, and I just don't have much patience.

Still doing a lot of SW:TOR, in fact I've done a full post on my non-WoW blog here, if you wanna read. I believe my biggest problem in WoW right now is that everything is so focused on the Horde-Alliance war, and I'm just not a war-like person at all.Yes, there is fighting going on in Star Wars, but it's not so focused in most of the class storylines, so it doesn't get me so burned out.

There's a lot more going on too, like my depression that still hasn't completely gone away, but I really don't want to get into it here, so...


I do plan on taking Rheugan out to the Barrens and do some Troll Rebellion Stuff eventually, though I'm probably just going to get the hydra pet and leave it at that. Still, pets. Also planning on doing more raid-farming with Sis for the other pets, plus dino bones on the Isle of Giants and stuff like that. It is easier to stay interested in WoW if I have someone else with me.

Rheugan is still complicated. I brought him to last night's RP and he did okay, so that's good. Plus I got some good intro possibilities for him going to the Barrens ICly, so that's another thing. I'm hoping that if I just let him go along and don't poke him too much, he'll get stuff sorted out and become "fun" again.

I can't really think of anything else to add, so have some SW screenshots. It's not WoW, but it's still pretty.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Rheu: "Go away and quit bothering me."
 Yes, I am taking a bit of a break from WoW at the moment. I'm still logging in for RP and occasional pet battles/dailies/farming/what-have-you, but it's only been for short stretches. This is probably going to continue until 5.3 drops.

Reasons are many - I've gotten burned out on a lot of stuff lately, some of it because it's been so frutrating (LFR I'm looking at you >.>), and some of it because I was just trying to do too much too fast (pet battles/collecting *cough*). I'm still enjoying parts of it well enough, but I end up getting bored fast.

 - Rheugan has become incredibly difficult to play, since whenever I'm on him (even if it's just for a few dailies) I wind up trying to get inside his head and figure out what he's thinking. And frankly, he's been stupidly depressed lately - and my own depression has just been making it worse. I have a feeling that I know what it'll take to "fix" him, at least temporarily, but I'm still not sure if I want to go that direction with him...

 - RP in general has been kinda meh lately. Not that there isn't stuff going on, but there's not much that's really affecting my characters. And the depression has made it hard to get into anything, anyway.

 - I am tired. No, I don't mean I need to sleep more (although that'd probably help >.>). I mean that I have no energy, physically or mentally. My workdays have consisted of digging up enough gas to get through my shift, then pretty much collapsing at my desk and not moving until I go to bed. My days off are mostly just spent recovering from work, which means sleeping late and taking everything easy. And I hurt. My joints haven't given me this much trouble for ages, and I'd just kinda like it to stop.

 - My schedule at work has gone crazy. One of the higher-ups got the "brilliant" idea of letting a computer decide schedules, instead of having the department managers write them. This means that everyone's schedules have been flipped around and changed up, and mine is no exception. Fun fact: I've worked the exact same schedule each week for over a year. My internal clock has gotten so used to this that I'm having a super-hard time adjusting, and this is just the first week, which makes it worse. This week, for example, I have 2 shifts that are early, but still not the time that I'm used to. The other 3 shifts are all late, from 12:30-9:00pm. Which means my brain is telling me it's time to go home when it's really not even my lunchtime yet. To top it off, the screwed-up times are making it hard to sleep well at night.

I will get through this, I just need some time.

In the meantime, I've started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic again. Haven't resubbed, but the FTP account is good enough (though some of the restrictions make me want to /headdesk). My Imperial agent's story has sucked me back in, and I'm having fun on my Sith Warrior and my two Jedis. I've been looking at the Mass Effect series too, even found a free demo on Steam, though I'm not sure yet if I want to spring for it. In other words, I'm keeping myself occupied when I'm not at work or sleeping.

And I gotta say, the Sith warrior's starship might be the prettiest in the game.  >.>

My SW Valkogo and his companion Vette in the foreground, getting their first look at it.  XD
I will try to keep poking on here, just in case people want to know what I'm up to. Might even toss up some SWTOR screenshots, goodness knows I'm getting enough of them. So til next time, Happy Hunting!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Catching Up- the Blah Edition

Apologies again for the blog silence. I've had a lot of stuff going on outside of gaming, mostly just stuff in my head driving me crazy (and not in a good way). To be brutally honest, I've had problems with depression and stuff for a long time, and various things going on IRL have just been piling up lately, so I've barely been in the mood to play anything, let alone try to write up a blog post.

Anyway, WoW stuff. I've been playing Rheu a lot since he hit 90, and I'm steadily working on gearing him up... through PvP. >.>

Yes, I hate PvP. But there's a lot of folks on Feathermoon who don't, and doing things with friends you enjoy chatting with can make anything bearable, even enjoyable. I'm still mostly a lost cause as far as usefulness goes, but as Rheu gets better gear I'll be able to survive for more than a few seconds, and hopefully I'll be able to learn some skills.

PvPing is reminding me on a regular basis just how weird some people are in regards to naming their toons (no offense if you happen to be one of those >.>). This particular one cracked us all up.

Pitch and Lark have been mostly sitting, except for a few LFR runs for each. Lark's gotten some good pieces from her Mogu'Shan Vault runs, though Pitch has gotten nothing at all from Throne of Thunder yet. "Failbags" galore, but no gear. Although I have to admit I'm a little more excited over the pets than the gear...

Can you tell which one is Sadhe and which is the pet quillrat?

Booggah's finally getting the attention I've been wanting to give him, and he'll be my next to 90. He's already reached 87 through some pet-battling and a dungeon run, and I'll be PvPing with him as well. He'll be getting geared up the same way as Rheugan, both because it's been surprisingly quick and easy so far, and because Horde seems to dominate things here most of the time, so hopefully Boo will be getting regular wins. Though if my usual luck holds, it'll just mean that once Boo does get into the level-90 bracket, we'll just be losing more often...

Pet-battling and RP have been the main things keeping me logging in, as usual. Both are going well, though there's been nothing really note-worthy, just a few plotlines getting their groundwork started. For pets, I've been going back to older zones and trying to upgrade as many wild pets to rare as I can, though my patience is a bit limited as far as that goes. Terokkar's warpstalker hatchlings have been particularly frustrating (and no, I don't have my rare yet). But I'll get there eventually.

Battlestones have been hit-or-miss lately, mostly miss though I've gotten a couple. Leveling is still the most fun and relaxing part of it, and I'm only 2 25s away from my Pro Pet Mob achievement. I've also picked up a Spawn of G'nathus when a few friends and I decided to go farm him for a bit, and found a Sunfur panda (my favorite color) for cheap in the AH.

I don't really remember if there was anything else worth mentioning, so I think that's enough for now. Here's hoping my moods will get better, and I'll be able to post more often. Til next time, Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

And then this happened

(Last night's RP.)

Tarquin is nursing his cigarette, leaning back relaxedly.

Tarquin: Master Jameston. How're yeh?

Rheugan: Well enough

Tarquin: Pitch suggested yeh maun want an' talk ta me.

Rheugan: I had expected as much

Tarquin: Aye.

Tarquin: So what d'yeh want ta talk about?

Rheugan: Bricu suggested there might be a spot for me in the Riders. I just asked him, and he said it was still open

Tarquin: Right yeh are, lad.

Rheugan eyes Tarquin, a bit hesitantly.

Tarquin scratches at his chin.

Tarquin: Yet, I canna help but notice, wey yeh say that - it's still oan account some punter else suggested it.

Tarquin: The wey Pitch asked me.

Tarquin: The wey...well, look, mate.

Tarquin plucks the cigarette from his mouth and rests his fingers on the tabletop, letting it smolder.

Tarquin: This outfit, we started it up oan account we wanted ta make our ain wey.

Tarquin: Yeh heard how we say it. Nae crowns, nae flags, nae causes an' all that.

Tarquin: Things come an' go, but what remains is, wir doin' this ta...what's the phrase?

Tarquin leans back, closing his eyes briefly.

Tarquin: Wir seizin' what the world withholds.

Tarquin: An' Master Jameston, welll...ambition's no' a requirement fir the gig.

Rheugan drops his eyes to the tabletop and nods.

Tarquin: But it ha' got a certain relation.

Tarquin: So what I am wond'rin' is, why d'yeh want ta wear the colors?

Tarquin: Besides jus' other folks sayin' yeh ought ta?

Rheugan looks back at Tarq.

Rheugan: Because, honestly, I have no other options

Tarquin tilts his head.

Tarquin: How's that, mate?

Tarquin picks his cigarette back up and trims a little ash off the side with his thumbnail.

Tarquin: Thinkin' about it, mate?

Rheugan frowns at the tabletop and nods.

Tarquin: Well. Put it this wey, then.

Tarquin: First - what wid yeh be doin' if yeh'd never come up the Pig, or met the Black an' Red?

Rheugan glances at Tarq, then looks away again.

Rheugan: I would... probably be dead

Tarquin lifts both his eyebrows.

Tarquin: Really now.

Tarquin: Fra' what?

 Rheugan: I-.. well, the cat- attacked a frostsaber in Darnassas, shortly after we'd left Gilneas after the fighting. When a Sentinel tried to intervene, he turned on her as well

Rheugan: The saber was killed, the Sentinel was wounded badly. They shut me away while they tried to.. decide what to do with me

Tarquin takes a slow, silent drag on his cigarette, his eyes glinting slightly.

Rheugan glances briefly at Tarquin.

Rheugan: That was how Pitch became my mentor. If he hadn't... they likely would have killed me

Tarquin: The Kaldorei dinna care much fir liabilities, 'tis true.

Tarquin: So Pitch's been sortin' yeh out wi' that, an' that is a fine thing.

Tarquin: But Rheugan, me lad - yeh seen what we do.

Tarquin: Up close, even.

Tarquin: Oan the balance, we are closer ta the cat than the Sentinel.

Rheugan: Do you think I haven't realized that?

Rheugan quirks an eyebrow.

Tarquin grins faintly at that.

Tarquin: I think yeh expressed a certain, uh, discomfort.

Tarquin: An' the wey we do things has no' much changed.

Rheugan: No, but I have, whether I wanted to or not

Tarquin nods thoughtfully.

Tarquin: Meanin' yeh can work.

Rheugan nods.

Tarquin: Awright.

Tarquin leans back.

Tarquin: Awright. An' is there anythin' mair yeh want outay it, Jameston?

Tarquin: Asides a chance ta stick by yir mentor?

Tarquin: An' fill yir hours?

Rheugan gives Tarquin a rather sardonic look.

Rheugan: You think that's why I wanted a job?

Tarquin: I dinna ken at all why yeh wanted a job, mate.

Tarquin: All I heard is other people askin' oan yir behalf. An' I am glad yeh come ta me yirself.

Rheugan: I want it because... it's either this, or I keep drifting like I have been

Rheugan: And I'm tired of it

Tarquin pulls the cigarette out of his mouth again and leans forward.

Tarquin: Yeh want purpose.

Rheugan nods.

Tarquin: Well, mate.

Tarquin: All we got is watchin' each other's backs while we grab the world by the bollocks an' squeeze.

Tarquin: If that's eno' purpose fir yeh, that's guid eno' for me.

Rheugan nods again.

Tarquin: Well, then.

Tarquin: Moan oan downstairs, me lad.

Tarquin claps Rheugan on the shoulder.

Tarquin: Yeh drink mead?

Rheugan: Ah, yes

Tarquin: Barry.

Threnn eyes Tarquin up and down.

Tarquin says: Oi! Black an' red.

Tarquin says: Come 'round.

Bricu says: Oi.

Illithias says: Hnhhh.

Lorelli says: Hrm?

Tarquin stretches over the bar and retrieves a dusty bottle.

Pitchblàck raises his eyebrow inquisitively at Rheugan.

Elohn weaves his way over.

Lorelli says: Ah, lovely.

Tarquin says: Bric, make yirself some tea or something'.

Bricu says: Aye.

Elohn blinks at Rheugan.

Tarquin says: Had a wee chat wi' Jameston here.

Elohn says: ...I'd always assumed he was an elf.

Rheugan leans back on the bar, half-trying to blend in.

Illithias snorts.

Tarquin says: Aye, turns out, there's a lot ta the lad we dinna ken.

Tarquin says: But we shall learn it.

Pitchblàck snerks.

Tarquin says: As he, in turn, shall learn how we do things.

Bricu says: Seltzer, with lemon.

Lorelli looks at Tarquin a bit wary.

Tarquin looks around, fingers curled around his own glass.

Tarquin says: A bit sideweys.

Tarquin says: A bit underhanded.

Tarquin says: An' together, as brothers an' sisters ought ta do.

Tarquin says: Us, yeh bastards.

Tarquin lifts his glass.

Elohn lifts his own.

Bricu lifts his glass.

Tarquin says: Wir one larger.

Illithias raises her mug.

Threnn raises her glass.

Tarquin says: Welcome ta the black an' red, yeh puir sap.

Tarquin raises a drink to Rheugan. Cheers!

Elohn salutes you with respect.

Rheugan grins ruefully, then downs his mead.

Bricu nods at Rheugan.

Tarquin claps Rheugan on the shoulder.

Pitchblàck raises a drink to Rheugan. Cheers!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just a Picture...

He dinged on a discover, right after a pet battle. XD

All I'm gonna say for now is... It's about time!