April 22, 2015

Game of Transmogs - House Tyrell

I hope you are all excited for episode 2! I ended up waiting, and chose not to watched the leaked episodes online. Keeping up with the weekly tradition, we decided to travel to Highgarden.

Highgarden is an ancient seat of rule and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms; the Tyrells style themselves 'Defenders of the Marches' and 'High Marshals of the Reach', and traditionally, they have been Wardens of the South. Their sigil is a golden rose on a green field, and their words are "Growing Strong." (Westeros Wiki)

This is one of my favorite house sigils. I love how in the TV show, it's always incorporated into the Tyrell's clothing. They always have small flowers embroidered into their gowns or adorning pieces of jewelry. Green and yellow is such a bright combination to work with, but I think that this came out pretty well.

Helm: Eye of Theradras
Shoulders: Mantle of the Timbermaw
Cloak: Cloak of Coordination
Chest: Bright Robe
Gloves: Heavy Woolen Gloves
Belt: Ruthless Gladiator's Cord of Accuracy
Boots: Soft-Soled Linen Boots
Off-Hand: Dreamseeker Dandelion
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I've been having bad luck with belts recently. I was quite a good bit of honor points away from being able to but the belt, and I'm not one for PvP. I also had no luck getting it to drop from Occu'thar. That's why it's not present in the pictures! Also, the cloak in the set link is going to be blank since it takes the look of your guild banner. I also absolutely love the flower off-hands, and I don't think people transmog them enough! Next week we're going with something a little darker. Hopefully I can light a fire under my butt to get the transmog done earlier in the week.

April 17, 2015


Most people left the Citadel as soon as the Lich King fell. She waited behind in the main hall until it was quiet again. In the corridors down below she searched for the stables. In there was a treasure more valuable to her than any armor, weapon, or gold. It was easy to spot amid the Deathchargers. There stood Invincible in his rusted and tattered Lordaeron armor.

She slowly walked up to the horse, hushing it as it bucked. The bond it shared with Arthas was undeniable, and it sensed his demise. "Shhhh..." She tried to calm the horse, but it cried and reared into the air. She removed a glove, revealing a shaking bony hand. She outstretched it to touch him through the cold stable gates. "Easy boy. It's alright. I... I'm just like you." The horse eased up as she touched her hand to his muzzle. She whispered, "I know exactly what it's like. We didn't deserve to be brought back, yet here we are. I promise I will take care of you. We will see the world you and I. Together I promise we will be invincible." She smiled.

Invincible is finally mine. Running ICC for the mount is over. I cried like a little baby when I saw it in the loot window. I'm going to miss seeing Arthas each week; I felt as though we had a bond. I will make sure to visit him every once in a while. I also have a fun story to go along with getting this mount. I'm a very organized person, so I tend to make lists for everything. I offered to make my niece a mount list of the dungeon and raid ones she was missing. I sent it to her on Tuesday, and she got the Zulian Panther and Blue Proto Drake to drop. We were laughing about it and saying that the list was good luck and I should go run ICC. Well, I'm glad I did. All hail the lucky list! Seriously though, Thank you to the RNG gods for allowing this beautiful mount to grace my collection.

April 14, 2015

Game of Transmogs - House Greyjoy

One of the most anticipated TV shows returned this past weekend with their 5th season - Game of Thrones. Since many of my friends and followers also watch the show, I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate Westeros into WoW. I decided that each week I will do a different transmog based off of the different houses. As always, I cater to cloth wearers, but if you wear leather, this one will be easier. So who did I decided to start off with?

House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Iron Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the Seastone Chair in the castle of Pyke on the island of the same name. Their sigil is a golden kraken on a black field, and their house motto is "We Do Not Sow." (Westeros Wiki)

As a cloth wearer, I'm trying to imitate the look of leather. When you see the the Greyjoy's onscreen, they are usually wearing dark clothing. Their armor is worn and cloth is a little dull. Nothing is ever regal or over the top. That's the look I was going for.

Shoulders: Flameseer Mantle
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My belt is different in the pictures because I didn't have enough time to get the one I originally wanted. This was the only one I had that looked "decent". As always, I try to keep the transmogs to things that aren't ridiculously hard to get. If you can't find the chest piece I linked, you can use one that doesn't show when wearing the tabard and equip the Sightless Mantle as a shirt. If you don't have your own guild with the luxury of changing around your tabard, the transmog also looks nice on its own. I didn't include any weapons for this transmog, but plainer looking ones would work. If you need an off-hand, I would suggest going with the Eerie Stable Lantern.

For the screenshot, I looked for places that reminded me of the Iron Isles, and I think the coasts of Gilneas gave me the look I was aiming for. You can almost smell the salty air. Now all I'm missing is a ship and a crew!

See you all next week with a new transmog. I may be bringing flowers.

April 9, 2015

Voidtalon of the Darkstar

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was looking into getting the Voidtalon of the Darkstar mount. I had honestly forgotten it even existed, but someone on Twitter mentioned it, and I became obsessed with it. At the time there were so many rumors going around about how to get it, but most of it was speculation. On February 27th, there was finally confirmation. Someone on Twitter posted a screenshot with the mount. To my knowledge, she was the first one with it, and she was kind enough to provide details on how she got it. Not long after, other accounts of people getting the mount started pouring in. I thought I would give my experience on getting the mount, and some tips to help you get it for your collection.

First off what you're looking for is a portal called Edge of Reality. Now I know the first image of a portal that comes to mind is probably a mage one, but it doesn't look like that. It looks more like a wispy purple-ish portal. I honestly think they are smaller versions of the wispy demon portals outside of Black Temple.

If no one is around to click the portal, it will eventually despawn and move to another location. I'm not sure how long the portals stay up in each area or how long it takes them to reappear in a new area. I'm also not sure on how long it takes for another portal to respawn after a player clicks on it. I'm seeing reports that range from 13 hours up to 48+ hours. Another wonderful thing is that once a player has the mount, they can never see the portals again. This is great and definitely cuts down on people trying to grief others trying to get it.

Edge of Reality portal
Next is location. There are several spawn points where these portals can pop up at. Someone over at Wowhead was kind enough to make a map of some approximate spawn locations. If you mouse-over the points, you will get a direct coordinate for each spawn. The portal I found (which isn't on that map) spawned in Gorgrond at 51,38. They are usually always around Apexis daily areas and almost never inside them. I think there is one or two that is an exception. I recommend downloading the Handy Notes addon so you can add each portal spawn to your map.

Once you click on the portal, you are queued up for a scenario called Edge of Reality; fitting enough, right? I don't think I've ever clicked on something so fast in my life, even though I was the only one around. Anyway, this is pretty cool since it's a sub-zone of the Shadowmoon Burial Grounds, and the same place you fight Ner'zhul.

Yes... step into the Void. (RIP little Raptor)
Once inside, there is a dead Void Talon and an egg. You click on the egg and you loot the mount. That's it! It's a little lackluster, but I think the pretty mount makes up for that.

If you do plan on camping this mount, my tips would be to look for the portals right after a server reset. I ended up parking my characters by a few of the areas. Gorgrond was where Vel was parked at, and she was the last character I checked. The portal happened to be up by The Pit area next to a little raptor (see above image for dead raptor). It was around 12:05 AM. I also recommend going to a place that has spawns close together that way you're not running around too far between each spawn location. Before you know it, this one will be added to your collection too! Good luck and happy hunting!

March 28, 2015

Liebster Award - 2015

Last year I was nominated for a Liebster Award and I was extremely grateful. I completely forgot about it until I got a notification on twitter that I was nominated again. This time it was from Fussypants over at Growing Up Azeroth!

"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs." - via We Loved Here

While I do have more then 200 followers on Twitter, I definitely don't have that many subscribed to my blog. Most people read my posts once I link them there, and I'm extremely grateful for that. Last year I didn't add the 11 facts, so I won't do that again this year, but I will answer the questions. Bring them on!

Vel reading over the questions this year