Sunday, August 18, 2019

February 2019: A Catch Up Post

February was a big month for me in WoW.

There were two world event titles up for grabs, a rep grind to begin, a new banker to make that I would absolutely NOT be tempted to level, learning how to make a Guild, general fooling around and combining real-life with WoW. 

First was achieving the Lunar Festival Elder Title. Festival requires that everyone be transmogged into their Festival Dresses!


 A truly hideous pant suit for the guys.
Festive Black Pant Suit

Then I required a little help from a friend to be able to find and honor the Dungeon Elders!
Nice to have a friend that has a 2-seater mount!

That knows where she's going!
 Achievement: To Honor One's Elders Title: Elder
We're not gonna talk about the PvP requirement and it's stresses for the next World Event "Love is in The Air".
Achievement: Fool For Love Title: the Love Fool

Had to make time to play with toys and show off mounts!
Ana & Sal with some Ugly Mounts.

Ana's Flying Pig!

Toy Time
During the middle of the month, my crafting buddy Red Bear [our Crafting Blog] came to visit. Years ago, when Vier was still alive, we figured out that the game to play to win the Singing Sunflower pet was WoW's version of "Plants & Zombies". Red Bear declared that she was an expert in that game and would win the Sunflower for me. Caveat: Red Bear gets nauseous playing computer games.

I mean she gets really nauseous! When she started gagging and retching while learning the tutorial for the game, I called "Enough!" This is not worth it. Red Bear, however, can be a bit stubborn and task-oriented. She said she was gonna get the sunflower so she was gonna get the sunflower.

At one point I had to leave the room before I started gagging and vomiting in sympathy. Of course, I now have a Singing Sunflower!

Red Bear Earned!

That is friendship!
Speaking of friendship! Ana & her alts helped me get my new Canadian Bankers Guild up and running.
Signing Guild Petitions

Serran, Canadian Bankers

January 2019: A Catch Up Post

Crafting - Pets - Achievements


Woo hoo! I crafted my first Flying Machine in January 2019

Nite Flying NEVER gets old


Lumpy - w00t!

Magical Crawdad from Mr. Pinchy
Fished up a LOT of Furious Crawdads

Unborn Val'kyr - with a lot of help from my Friend ♥

Nethaera's Light
Mr. Kitty told me how to get this one :)


The Wish Remover January 2019 Attained by only 7% of Wowhead Profiles.
952 Gazillion casts in the Old Dal Fountain!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Sapherna Avis

As we approach the second anniversary of Vier's death, I've been asked to share any of the avatars I have from her favourite avatar site

Here they are:

Vier's pictures of Taxi, her "dinosair" pet from her cat roleplay forum are found here: Taxi

Friday, January 18, 2019

Isle of Thunder - How to get there

Exotic Leather Farming Guide - Best places to farm Exotic Leather

Someone in the Guild "of the Sun" was asking the other day.  Stumbled upon this info whilst looking up leather farming.

To get to the Isle of Thunder, you have to get the quest called the "Thunder Calls" from Lyalia (Alliance-Shrine) / Sunwalker Dezco (Horde-Shrine).  The quest will lead you to the "The Storm Gathers" quest in Townlong Steppes, once you speak to the NPC there, you will fly to the Isle of Thunder. Next time you come here, there will a portal to the isle and you won't have to talk to the NPC.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Pandaria - Sky Race Map

'cause I keep losing track of where it is on my computer.

credit to: ?? I forget where I got this
let me know and I'll add your info

Thursday, December 13, 2018

December 10, 2018

Stars and Noritam keep busy on what would have been Vier's 29th Birthday.  I always thought I'd be done with WoW when Vier died.  I'm surprised to find that it is a solace and distraction from grief.  We are either grinning doing something that "she would have loved" or chuckling about doing something that "she would have HATED this".

Vier introduced us because we both enjoy doing things she hates, running old content, working on achievements and any other activity that, on the day, she deemed boring.  The first time Stars/Mier and I met was when she needed someone for ICC to get bit or something so she could get a mount.  I was the sacrificial lamb.
Lookin' for Mr. Pinchy
Today, Stars and I needed a distraction from our grief.  We started by fishing for Mr. Pinchy.  Stars got bored and went to do some dailies in Blade's Edge Mountain and by the time he got back, I was bored searching for Mr. Pinchy.  I always thought that Mr. Pinchy came from an Old Man Barlow Daily until last week I learned through a  YouTube video that it's its own thing.

Read up on Wowhead and discovered it's an "I got my first one in under 30 minutes" or it's a long RNG grind.  I'm usually on the lucky side of RNG, but not with this one.

Next, it was off to introduce me to the Isle of Giants. That is a LOT of bones to collect! This was one of Vier's favourite places, because -- dinosairs!  She would have LOVED this expansion.
Apparently I went to Mogu'shan Vaults in 2014!
Since August of 2017, Mier never wanted to play his Stars toon because she still had the last BFF buff Vier gave her.  We decided to remedy this by going and getting the toy for ourselves.
Aren't we pretty?
I didn't know Stars was taking me into PvP land until, "OMG We're Gonna Die!". Nevertheless, we managed the "I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes" achievement.
w00t! An achievement!

Off to see Nat for me to get the Dragon Pole, and Stars a fishing raft.

We were in the Krasarang Wilds for awhile 'til I wandered to close to a Horde outpost and got killed and the noise of the Jungle Skitterers was making us just a little crazy!

Off to the Isle of Thunder to get my Kirin Tor Beacon.  Stars doesn't know this, but I was confused.  I thought this toy would take me to the "gathering bones" place, but I didn't figure out until much later that this was a different place altogether!

Don't tell him though 'cause he waited around until I finished all six scenarios.
where am I?
There is some reading in my future to learn what the Isle of Thunder is all about!
When I decided my next toy would be the Yak toy from a Grummle at the Niusazo Temple, that's when Stars was out! He waited around through my scenarios at the Isle of Thunder but waiting for a quest string to get a Yak toy was beyond his limits!

Still, looking at the stopwatch I started while fishing for Mr. Pinchy then forgot to turn off, we'd been at it for over four hours.  A fitting distraction for the day.  I didn't get the Yak Toy, more reading required.

I took Sazzil out to do some daily Cooking and Fishing in Thunder Bluff and Did Lunch whilst I was there.
Sazzil - Thunder Bluff
Then decided to work on Timbermaw Hold Reputation with my Leatherworking Demon Hunter.
While I was in Winterspring Red Bear, my irl Crafting Buddy,  came to Discord for the first time. She was delighted to learn that in addition to daily text messaging [I don't have a mobile phone] we could also talk!

We had a nice visit whilst Sallaana got her rep up enough to get the Warbear Woolies patterns and do a LOT of skinning.

Thanks Stars, B.F.F.!
Welcome to Discord Red Bear!

If anyone else has read this far and you'd like to join Noritam's Nexus on Discord, use this

We have a silliness text channel, voice and text channels for WoW, and a text channel for crafters and artists.

"Nor's fave colour is Purple" or
"Sushel's fave colour is Orange", or,
"Seely's fave colour is Green", or
"Red is for Sazzil"
and we'll know where you got our link from!

Ciao for now, Nor