Battle for Azeroth and all the things!

Alright, let’s try this blogging thing again. I might not be able to keep to a schedule but I can make an attempt, right?

The last time I wrote any kind of week(s) in WoW update was.. *goes back to check* August 2018. Oops.

So.. Battle for Azeroth started! Yay! I went in first with my Alliance human mage as always (well, this is my second expansion so “always” actually means “once before” but you know what I mean..). Before BfA pre-patch, I was considering switching to my death knight but I couldn’t abandon my mage and I’m glad I didn’t. Looking at it now, it would’ve been a mistake.

Leveling was amazing. Drustvar was the best zone ever for my dark, witch-lore-loving Slavic soul. I loved hanging out with Flynn and Taelia in Tiragarde Sound (and Taelia has a huge potential as a character so I really hope they do something with her). Stormsong Valley was slightly creepy and had way too many random farms in need of saving but overall, I had fun there too.

I absolutely loved The Pride of Kul Tiras storyline with saving Jaina. One of the main reasons why I was looking forward to Kul Tiras was the potential for more Jaina stories and it delivered. I was in tears. (And not for the first or last time in BfA.)

(The war campaign happened and I don’t enjoy the faction conflict so let’s just move along and not talk about it, shall we?)

In November, I joined Girls Gone WoW discord and started raiding (if you don’t know GGW, it’s a lovely podcast with lovely Raven and lovely E-J and lovely guests and you should listen to it). I hadn’t done much raiding before so it was.. interesting but apparently, I am (usually) not a terrible raider! I sometimes stand in sh*t or forget about mechanics or miss some raid instructions because when more people talk at once, I can’t understand anyone (especially in English which is not my first language) but it’s working (and it’s “only” normal so it’s more forgiving than the higher difficulties).  We cleared Uldir, Battle of Dazar’alor and this week, we killed the first tentacle thingy in Crucible of Storms! Go us!

I’m also doing mythic+ dungeons with some of the people from there and we got Keystone Conqueror for clearing a mythic+ 10 in time! It was hard work but it was also very rewarding. When the mythic+ dungeons were first introduced, I knew I would like them if I had a stable group to progress with and it actually happened for me!

I love the GGW community. It’s basically the first time I have (friends!) people to play with in WoW and those chill raids and mythic+ runs are making BfA even more enjoyable 🙂

My human mage became a Kul Tiran! My mage has hips! I love my mage’s hips. Those are some good hips. I wrote my human mage a little farewell and she’s now a beautiful Kul Tiran (with hips!). Look at her!

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Isn’t she gorgeous? I love her so much!

I’ve also been doing some old content because I’m getting slightly bored in 8.1.5 but I still gave a few things to do, for example the Loremaster! I feel like a terrible slacker for not having that already but I’m almost there. I did Dragonblight and for the first time in my WoW life, I saw the Wrathgate cinematic in-game. I’d seen it outside the game of course, it’s legendary, but it was even better with the build-up (especially knowing it was going to happen!) and the aftermath.

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It was beautiful. And scary and sad. It gave me all the feels.

The last remaining zone for Loremaster is Icecrown so I’m now working on that. And then I’ll be done with Loremaster and will need to find some new fun until 8.2 hits. I could start doing the circle of disappointment again and smack some bosses until they give me their mounts. Or work on all those garrison achievements. Or finally try Wintergrasp.

Yeah.. I’m not getting bored anytime soon.

 

 

 

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Race Changing My Main

(I know I haven’t written anything in months, I don’t feel like blogging these days but I’m alive and enjoying BAzeroth!)

I’ve been asking for bigger body shapes in WoW since I started playing so when we first heard we’d get Kul Tirans as a playable race, I knew I’d race change as soon as I could. I want those hips.

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I didn’t expect to get emotional about it in the way I did. I’m excited to play a Kul Tiran but I feel like I’m losing my character in a way. And she’s actually a human so the change is not even that big! And it wasn’t until I read Cinder’s great post where she says goodbye to her Pandaren that I realised I needed to do something to give my proper farewell to my character too. So on my last evening with her, I remembered all the things we accomplished together, all the fun we had and took her around the worlds to take our last screenshots.

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This is where it all started. Anniy the human mage was my first character. I knew quite a lot about the game before I started playing but there was still plenty noobness and mistakes and general sucking at the game. To be fair, I still suck at the game sometimes but I’ve learnt a lot with Anniy.

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Falling off cliffs and mountains happens a lot. Even with Slow Fall, I die often. /facepalm

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The first pony I loved! It’s the basic one for 1 gold but it started my obsession with mount farming…

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… which led to ponies like this one.

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We made it to 288 mounts which is a solid number!

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We did a ton of achievements too, like What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. It was definitely long but worth it.

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We did so much older content together! To be fair, I started playing in WoD so most of the game was “older content” but we still had a lot of fun with it.

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We built a garrison and then got a bit bored in it. But at least we had enough time for achievements and older content!

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I haven’t finished Loremaster and I’m a bit sad about it. It would’ve been a great last thing to do but I ran out of time because I’m still busy with BAzeroth (which is great!). At least the new version of Anniy will experience Wrath too.

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The reputation bonus helped us get 98 exalted reputations which is awesome! I’m currently missing only the ones in Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch. I don’t enjoy PvP much and they take a very long time to get so f.ck those. I am very happy I got everything else before race changing. I will miss the bonus but I got A LOT from it.

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Other accomplishment I’m proud of was that nine months long PvP grind in Legion for the pretty ponies and “the Unstoppable Force” title. That was so rewarding.

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We got all Archeology achievements and most of the rares.

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We made a lot of clothes and engineering goggles and even picked some herbs on Kul Tiras and Zandalar.

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We had a farm and grew vegetables.

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We mostly avoided Goldshire because we’re on Argent Dawn EU and strange things can happen there..

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We reformed The Tirisgarde and became Archmage.

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We made a headcanon and we’re dating Anduin in it because why wouldn’t we?

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We danced,

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we flew on our beloved disk,

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we laughed,

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and enjoyed being a mage.

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Seriously, how cool is this spell animation?!

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We even raided with Team Easily Amoosed from Girls Gone WoW discord! That’s so much fun!

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And now our story ends here, in Boralus. In a few hours, Anniy is going to be reborn with hips and a thick waist and I am going to love her even more.

So let’s have new adventures and make new memories! Now with hips!