November 23, 2015

About A Moose

Just in case you've been away from Azeroth for a while, the trendy and cool thing is currently the Grove Warden mount. This thing has been causing a stir since it's unofficial announcement at Gamescom many months back. With the release of patch 6.2.3 this Tuesday, many people have already completed the task of getting this mount. I know that Legion is still many months away, but I know how people can be - they want everything as fast as possible! I know as more and more people get their mount, others who are slacking behind may become more in a panic that they are running out of time - I would fall into this category since I worry about everything! Thinking about all of this brings me back to Seige of Orgrimmar and the Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf.

The Seige of Orgrimmar era was a big blur for me since it lasted so long, but I clearly remember some of my friend's scrambling to get the War Wolf at the end. I remember the day before patch 6.0 hit, I had a friend that was in a pug that wiped all day on Garrosh. I couldn't imagine sitting at my computer and playing WoW for that long, especially just for a mount! In the end, they didn't make it. I told them not to worry because there would be plenty of wolves to collect in Warlords, and boy was I right.

Image From Warcraft Mounts
For me, Warlords had some of the most generic mounts. Now that I'm looking at a list of all of the mounts, there were ten wolf mounts that were available to players. Out of all of these, seven of them are available to both factions. That's a lot of wolves! I imagine the same options will be available in Legion. They've even data-mined at least one moose model and a cute model of something that will probably be a little moose mini pet. I think these may be tied into Highmountain, perhaps via reputation or maybe even through a rare spawn drop.

While I know these other mounts don't look as fancy as their raid counterparts, there are still an option for people who missed out. Lately there have been countless of amazing people who have stepped forward to help people in acquiring the Grove Warden. It has been dubbed project Friendship Moose on Twitter, and has proven to be a great success as many people have already acquired their mount. If you'd like to see more information about getting into a group for this, you can check out the official site: or use #FriendshipMoose to search on Twitter.

If that's not an option for you, I'm sure you can also use places like Open Raid, and keep an eye on on your server's trade channel and forums for guilds selling runs. There's plenty of time for everyone who wants a Grove Warden to get one, but I just wanted to make a post for those who are last minute and stress about things like this. Don't worry, this won't be the last moose you will see. Good luck to everyone!

November 12, 2015

Post Blizzcon Thoughts

It's been a few days since Blizzcon, and I believe I've caught up with almost everything that I was interested in. This may be a bit of a longer blog post, and not just about WoW since I'm excited for a few other things coming to other Blizzard titles.

I've been purchasing the virtual ticket every year that it was available to do so. It's just not feasible for me to go to Blizzcon, nor do I do well in that kind of packed environment. The virtual ticket is just an overall better experience for me all around. However, this was the first year that we were able to purchase the Blizzon goody bag as well. I received mine the morning of Blizzon, so it made the virtual ticket experience that much more special even though I was enjoying it from my couch.

To be honest, I was nervous. After all the excitement I felt last Blizzcon for Warlords followed by the disappointment of the expansion, I didn't know what to expect. I also was pretty bummed at the lack of Diablo III time scheduled out. That didn't give me much hope. The long awaited Warcraft movie trailer also danced through my mind. Was I even excited to see it anymore? I felt like marketing for it has just been one entire drawn out process gone completely wrong. To my surprise, Blizzard delivered everything I wanted to hear and more.

November 1, 2015

Terky Time

It is commonly known that Blizzard usually reserves their murloc mini pets for special promotions and Blizzcon. Previously the White Murloc Egg, which produced Terky, was only available through an iCoke promotion in Taiwan. You may have even gotten the quest shared to you once or twice in battlegrounds. Of course there was no way to turn it in and sadly many patches later it was completely removed from everyone's quest logs. Thanks to some lovely world explorers (you can see their names on Terky's page of WoWhead), they cracked the case on where to find Terky.

First thing is first, get to Dalaran and fly to Borean Tundra. The closest place for Horde is Warsong Hold and for the Alliance it is Valiance Keep. Next you want to fly or swim (if you prefer to make things difficult) to the Riplash Ruins. You will want to be at about 55,88 before you take a dive.

The entrance isn't all that easy to find without a group of people hanging out around the area, but this is what you're looking for. Between all that seaweed is a little cave you can swim down. Sure it will feel like you're swimming into a dead end, but trust me, it isn't!


Once at the end of the cave, swim up. You will now be in a little cavern. Follow the cavern to the back where you will see an altar. Behind the altar is a pile of bones with the White Murloc Egg nestled safety inside. Loot it and add it to your collection as normal.

Ohhh, another pearl altar to add to the mystery!

Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of your own little Terky! What did you think of this hidden mini pet? I personally loved it, and I'd love to see Blizzard add more hidden things like this in the future. Who knows what's already in there that we haven't discovered yet! Only time will tell what adventurers may stumble onto.

October 23, 2015

This is Hallow's End

I'm back! I took almost a month's break from WoW to spend time focusing on a few other games that came out or became free to play. It was actually a very nice and peaceful break. Thank goodness I bought a game time token before I left, because they are a lot more than I'd like to pay for one. At the time of writing this post, they are over 34k! That's about 6k more than what I paid. Ouch.

Honestly, I'm only back for one reason - Hallow's End! It's my absolute favorite holiday in Warcraft. I am once again going up against the Headless Horseman for his mount. I'm sure I've talked about this several times before, and the fact that I still have to complain about it is ridiculous! This year I have only three characters that can run it since I cannot fond the willpower to level up the remainder of my alts through Draenor yet. I have a good feeling about this year though. I think the Horseman's Reins will be mine! (I think I say that every year... oops.)

Onto better news, I never got to talk about yet another dream mount I've recently added to my collection. I have been on the hunt for a Feldrake for quite some time now. I had an average price I was willing to pay, and I checked Undermine Journal a few times daily to see if one went up. Eventually one was put up, and I bought it up faster than I could take a breath. I have no regrets! I wanted one really bad for Legion because I couldn't possibly imagine my demon hunter riding around on anything else. (It also looks really good with my warlock)

That about wraps things up. Me and Terky also have a bit of work as I want to write a guide on how to get him for those who are curious. I know there are a ton of guides already out there, but who cares right? As long as information helps someone, that's all that matters. Keep an eye here for that post sometime next week. To all my fellow Azerothians, thanks for reading and see you next time!

September 12, 2015

The Legion Hype

I know it's been a while since Blizzard released the news of Legion, and I still have not gotten off the hype train yet! I know a lot of people have there reservations on the new expansion, and can you really blame them after the flop of Warlords? But I'm not going to waste any more time talking about that. Instead, we're going to focus on what is hopefully coming up!

I had watched previous Blizzcons with the virtual ticket and chatted with people on Twitter and, but this was a whole different experience. I was watching it with a few online friends, and it felt like everyone in the community was buzzing. I think people just wanted hope for the next thing to be better than what we have now. I won't lie, I was nervous and excited. Even after reading all the different expansion speculations, I wasn't sure what to expect. All I know is that after Gul'dan placed his hand on that fel prison, I lost it.

As the crystal pulses green: "That can't be Illidan, can it?"
Seeing the outline of the horns and hearing the music: "... OMG IT'S ILLIDAN!"

Then everyone lost it. I was on board with anything after that! I have to say that I am most excited to explore the new zones and check out the class halls. I also love the idea of artifact weapons. Finally, as if everything else didn't have my mind buzzing - demon hunters! Yes. I immediately saved two names that I'm contemplating using, and of course the RP lover in me is already working on a bit of a backstory for them. Of course I'm also excited to fully immerse my warlock into this expansion as well.

So far things are looking really good, and I cannot wait to see more about the expansion at Blizzcon. As always, I purchased a virtual ticket and a goody bag this year. I'm really thankful for Blizzard allowing home viewers the opportunity to get the bags since I probably will never be able to attend the con itself. I'm perfectly fine watching from my couch and chatting with everyone.

I won't lie, I am a bit nervous that this is going to be quite a hefty expansion with a lot of things to cover. I'm just hoping everything makes it and things aren't cut and left with lose ends. I'm going to try to remain optimistic about everything and hope that Blizzard will steer us into the right direction with this one.