Sunday, 28 February 2010

Of the Nightfall.

What a night... Seriously... Our main Raid Leader yesterday was unfortunately hacked, and at the present moment is flying around Sholazar Basin skinning mobs like there's no tomorrow. Originally we had a ToC run scheduled and Randomlight was due to lead it, same as any other raiding day, and was set to be a pretty solid run, however, due to the hacking, we had to go for it ourselves to ensure the Guild Members who turned up on time got something to show for it! Off we went, and less than an hour later, with no wipes (Just a few silly breaks by myself ;D) we downed Anub'arak again! :)) After this, we decided to hit Onyxia's lair up as the group was a pretty nice solid one, although we possibly wouldn't have been able to down Saurfang imo ;D After a sweet victory in this Nostalgic raid, the members were still up for some more carnage! So, what else could we do? Possibly, hmm, I dunno, a OS10 man 3D up run? Bah... We need a shammy for that... or do we?
Around 10-15 wipes later of attempting to zerg this son'bitch into the ground, we finally managed to obtain the title 'of the Nightfall' and the victor of the mount was Xeonoth! Now, with Xeonoth being a great friend of mine, both in WoW and in real life, he was crazy enough to plonk this shinyy drake into a trade box with me... Madness, I know! But with a nice donation from myself of 3000g as it would be a mount which would also get me a little something else, he was more than willing to help out! Thank you again so much dude for this, finally I hit 100 mounts because of ya! x)
Shortly afterwards, flying around Krasus' Landing with a brand new shinyy Blue Dragonhawk and a Black Drake to go alongside it, Sortmane (It's actually Sortmane with a weird thing above the a x)) obtained his Frostbitten Achievement! So major congratulations to him on that aswell :)
Now, I'm ready for bed...


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Mage inc!

Finally, my Mage has hit level 70, the benchmark that will hopefully allow me to remember the good times of Burning Crusade, with all the new shit obv x)

I'll either keep levelling this character after certain personal criterion have been met, for example:
  • Full Tier Raiding Gear
  • Bloody Rare Achievement
  • Max Professions (To 375)
  • Epic Flyer along with the Snowy Gryphon
  • White Hawkstrider
  • Duel Spec
You get the sort of thing I'm going for here ;) Oh, and it's my only female char and oddly enough, it's tabard seems to be something a little odd for a Gnome to have... But why could that be? ;D

I've also added the 3D character veiws of my 'main' characters to the bottom of the page. (Hence why there isn't a Deathknight Link ;D)


Friday, 19 February 2010


WOOOT! The new patch will let us retake Gnomeregan!!! :OOO

Annnddd, Frozen Orb vendor... selling a new mount! :OO


New mounts and pets! :OO My god... Best MMO-Champion day evar! :))


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Current Pet Status... Good!

I've been thinking alot recently about a few things, but the main thing on my mine (WoW related) is what the hell do I do if I see a beast I want to tame considering the status of my stable at the moment? Well, here's a quick insider to what it looks like as of present:
Now I think you may agree, there are some pretty nice pets in there, all of which are rare spawns and 1 in particular is a bit of a mess to get (I'm talking to you King Krush!). Why am I posting this? Well as I have been attempting to farm reputation with the Winterspring Trainers for the Frostsaber mount, I have been wondering what I would do if I was to come into contact with Rak'shiri, a pet which used to be the 'Loque'nahak of today' so to speak. Yes, it's a normal kitty and yes, there is another way to tame a cat which has the same skin colour, but you should know by now, I am partial to a rare or two. A quick picture of Rak'shiri can be seen below for you guys who may be unaware just what he looks like.
Now yes, I do love rares, but the state my Stable is in at the moment only allows me to actually pick one pet for Marksmen which so happens to be my Raiding Spec, and as you can see, it's a frikkin parrot! I wouldn't have much gripe about it if I had managed to conjure up the Hyacinth Macaw by now, but ever since I started grinding the rep for this mount (Approximately yesterday xD) I've been thinking about what to do in a situation like today, if Rak'shiri appears, would I tame it in place of Aotona? Or get rid of one of my prized Spirit Beast pets for it? I used to have Rak'shiri some time back, and now I have decided to go for him again, thus confusing the hell out of me on what to do x)

Here is a spot of information and lore based on this beautiful beast directly from WoWWiki:
  • Hunters often seek to tame Rak'shiri for its striking appearance, which is shared only with Shy-Rotam, who before patch 2.3,was a Horde-exclusive quest-spawn. They are based on mount skins, thus when viewed in the hunter's Pet window, the model is placed lower than normal pet models, since the viewer is leaving room for a rider to be shown.

    Of note is that Rak'Shiri is mentioned as prey of the all-time famous dwarven game hunter, Hemet Nesingwary. According to his Outland hunting buddy, Shado 'Fitz' Farstrider, he and Hemet met as rivals both attempting to catch this mighty cat, and ended up making a friendly competition out of it. (Which, according to Farstrider's regret, was also the event that gave him the title "Fitz".)

Ahh wells, would love to hear feedback from you guys about what you'd do!


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Glory of the Peddlefeet!

Happy valentines to all you lovers out there, too bad the only thing seeing attention from me this year 'round is the messy kitchen which could do with a good clean! Anyways, with that out the way, time for me to introduce the newest pet and mount to the ever gaining collection that is 'Zuk's collection of Pet and Mounts'! Great name ey? Got a nice feel to it ;)
Yup, finally I have managed to get Glory of the Hero done on Zukiji! The last achievement needed was Watch him Die, and as always, Daudinn produced some epic display thus allowing me to obtain this shinyy mount! Compared to the first time when we did this, back on Luxray, ages ago, we didn't have the option of 'Dungeon Finder' and whatnot, so we pugged 2 people, a healer and a dps who were both like 'lulwtfuxxwedoingguys?' Thankfully, if it wasn't for the Shammy's heroism, we wouldn't have got it done, as both healer and dps died, with only me and Eetio on the main boss and Daudinn making it out of the instance like a stealthy Paladin (how that works, don't ask me, Daudinn's the one with the skills ;)). But yeh, we got it done and voila! :D

Thankfully due to people's QQ over low drop rates, and my personal QQ over getting Peddlefeet last year on my bloody Deathknight and not on Zukiji, Blizzard have allowed us to obtain this rather dumb pet through the means of a vendor, so I salute you Blizzard for ensuring I get that next pet! But... In doing this, they have introduced another pet and another mount... Both which drop off the new seasonal boss, and both which I am (as of present) deeming unlootable via Zuk. As much as I would love to get the mount for Zukiji, not only to get 1 step closer to 100 mounts, but because of it's sheer rarety, I can only wish to just see it drop as with the Headless Horseman mount. People who state 'omg I NEED this mount so badly!' in my eyes don't actually deserve it unless they have a very viable reason, I'm just sayin'! Congratulations to everyone who has obtained it though, and to those people who have less that around 25 mounts and have obtained it, then I'll keep them words to myself... Now, on the first run on my druid, I managed to obtain the pet, which is ok to a certain extent. Firstly, I actually play Luxray as I don't, or try not to with Verex. Secondly, I have began to collect pets on Luxray when most of the ones on Zukiji became fairly hard to get. But lastly, it isn't Zukiji, so I need to see and win a roll on it again, which pretty much sucks. This ain't all too bad though with a consistent group of Me, Eetio, Daudinn and Skellibjalla, all going for it together each day. We should in theory, get everything we need/want unless we pug and they ninja it off us... But yeh, so far it's been fun and for the next 2 weeks, it shall hopefully stay the same :D

3 Mounts to Go! :D


Friday, 5 February 2010


Loque'nahak was found originally on the Beta to Wrath of the Lich king, in which the forums blew up with information and excitement at this discovery. No-one knew if there would be any more Spirit Beasts that followed the infamous Loque'nahak, but due to it's reputation of being possibly the most beautiful pet in game, and unique, Blizzard decided to follow up and provide us with an extra Spirit Beast each patch, and I'm going to do my best to cover as much as I can about this incredible companion.

Personal Lore:
Loque'nahak is in search of food for Har'koa's little kittens, and the journey is a long and tough one, risking the cold of Storm Peaks and the battles of Wintergrasp, Loque'nahak will finally reach his hunting location within 3-5 hours of prowling Northrend. Monkeys, Rhinos, Mammoths... Anything will do, as long as he makes it back with enough for the little ones. But on the hunt, are many warriors from all over Azeroth, in search of the most elusive beasts in the world, and unfortunately, Loque'nahak has been marked for death... Will he make it back to Har'koa in time to feed the cubs, or will he join the ranks of a soldier during the battle of the Lich King? Death is also on the cards, and Loque'nahak knows this, willing to defend himself along with the food gathered, and the sake of his own life.

  • Loque'nahak is a Rare Elite tamable mob that spawns in a few locations around Sholazar Basin. The respawn timer is around 6-12 hours, and unfortunately shares it with the strong and aggressive King Krush.
  • Passive, so when tracking for Loque'nahak, he will turn up as a yellow mark on the radar.
  • Level 76 and requires the 51 point talent in Beast Mastery to tame.
  • Was the first Spirit Beast of 4 to be released. (To date)

Finding Loque'nahak originally was a pretty big task, and finding him nowadays continues to be somewhat of a struggle, both mentally and physically. I've made a map with locations where I have personally found Loque'nahak, and marked each one, with varying levels of opacity for the amounts of times I've came across him.

Now people say it's the rarest pet in game, and in some ways, I agree. Yes, it's possibly the best looking pet ever, but there are rarer pets. But I won't go into that in this post.

Any questions or queries, post them below and I'll be glad to help.

Oh and congratulations to another Hunter who I helped tame Loque'nahak last night!


Thursday, 4 February 2010


Ok, so yesterday saw the release of 3.3.2, the patch of the Lich King encounter and a few pieces of dramatic news from MMO-Champion.

Firstly, a US Guild, within hours of the patch going live had already claimed victory over the Lich King in 10 man. When I heard news of this, it was around 9:40am and there was still 20 minutes to go for the patch to be released over here in the EU! Congratulations to them, and the video is EPIC!

Secondly, Ensidia has apparently been banned for 72 hours due to an 'exploit' or whatnot during their 25 man Lich King kill. Loads of rumors are going around, saying things like 'Ensidia are possibly finished now' and 'ZOMFG teh bezt guld in teh wurld if ovArZ!?' but only time will tell. I can only hope for the best for them.

kk, Blog news! I haven't updated you guys since my 20th birthday for 2 reasons. The main one being to do with my screenshots. If I accomplish something in game that stands out to me, or I've worked hard towards, I'll post it with it's own achievement. Now the achievement's I edit onto the actual images have come from a different source via an awesome website made by 'Tural' of MMO-Champion. Unfortunately the website has temporarily been disabled for the following reason:

Really sucks when a guy like Tural makes a site like that for everyone to use then the gimps higher up in the ranks, or the 'd00dz who howztz teh srvrz yo' demand more money and suspend it due to their own greed. People suck...

The other reason for my lacky updates is the next one after the 28th of January was schedueled to be a Loque'nahak special as the bubblegum faced beauty won the poll of the favorite looking Spirit Beast! Thanks to the 26 of you guys who voted ;) The reason I haven't been able to make this update is, well, I actually cannot find her this week! In and out of Random Heroics while scouring the area for the slick beast has resulted in 0 sightings, so unless I make some fake ones or something (I want to get a screenshot of her prior to a tame for size comparison) then I'll have to postpone this one a little longer. Sorry guys!

Oh, and one final message before I go. Everyone now should be able to comment below without making a google account or whatever it's called, so if you stop by to check out the page, leave a message! They are all welcome (Except the dumbass ones obv...)