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Moonkin hatchlings and a surprise!

So, the moonkin hatchlings are now available at the Blizzard store.

I have a little mini-me now, it’s super cute. I’m claiming victory with having a Restokin pet, since it plants flowers, in addition to it’s dancing & trying to fly:

The best part of the moonkin hatchling in-game pet is that they’re giving half of the profits from the sale to give to charity (Make a Wish Foundation). So, half of the $10 purchase of your in-game pet goes to a good cause!

In somewhat related news, Ginny from @immamoonkin on twitter (also the person who drew my Restokin banner art!) made me a sketch of a baby boomkin that is super cute. You can click the link here to go to her deviant art page. She has done commissions for a handful of WoW players, including the moonkin art for Qieth’s Quips! In the spirit of giving for the holidays, I wanted to share her art with all of you!

Here’s her moonkin hatchling “Wanting to fly” (you can see the original version that’s a little clearer on her site).

"Wanting to Fly" by Ginny @immamoonkin

Thanks Ginny & happy holidays everyone!

Posted in Achievements, Moonkin Balance DPS

Stormwind invaded by….

Mammoths! (what did you think I was going to say? lol).

(click on previous/next above the pictures to see the other pictures in the series, or click on the picture to see full size).

So, while waiting for the elemental invasions to happen in Stormwind today on the Elune server, people got a little bored. So, they started getting on mammoth mounts, and people decided to have a mammoth party, and mammoth parades down the hallways…. This lasted for about 2 hours this afternoon while people waited for the elemental spawns. Then, we very quickly banished the elementals back into where they were from and saved Stormwind. I think the biggest casualty, however, was the damage that having so many people in one place did to people’s frame-rates, lol.

Apparently, the horde had similar mammoth invasions on the Moon Guard server, according to Aestiah @shecantdps.

So, I’m starting to be convinced that the earthquakes are not caused by just the elementals, but possibly also by hundreds of mammoths jumping up and down at the same time… At least we’re having fun, right?

Posted in Achievements, Cataclysm

Don’t let the cultists distract you…

Don’t let the cultists distract you from your true enemies…

My guild took a short break from raiding earlier this week to take our raid group on a tour of the Horde cities to take in the views before Cataclysm hits and the world changes. We actually managed to do this on Monday, so we got in before Thrall left Orgrimmar. Our server doesn’t have many horde players, so even with the events going on, there wasn’t much resistance.

We rode the zeppelin from Org to Thunder Bluff, and got a scenic tour from the skies:

We invaded the undercity, since we heard rumors that Sylvanas may be soon be trying to expand her empire.

Once we had defeated all of our enemies, we celebrated our victory against the horde by posing with our hard-earned mounts outside their gates in Dalaran (while I already had the mount before this adventure, it was fun to go help out the guild members that didn’t have the mount yet):

This kind of adventure as a guild ends up being a fun way to spend our time while we wait for the impending Cataclysm.

Posted in Achievements

put on a happy face

So, I had a big deadline this week for submitting a grant for the funding I need to collect data for my dissertation (I just submitted the application, yay!).  Most of my blogging time for the week went into the post for the mastery (because now I have to catch up on things like grading & such that I’ve been neglecting due to grant writing).

So, I’m taking a break from my normally scheduled QQ to post a happy picture:

That’s right! Lissanna is now a Kingslayer!

My guild killed the Lich King a couple weeks ago when I was out of town on 10-man, and we hadn’t gotten a kill with me in the raid since then (because we moved our focus onto hard mode 10-mans, where we’ve been relatively successful over the last few weeks).

It feels good to kill him on 10-man, just to have finally cleared an end-tier boss before the next expansion is out (ie. I never completed Naxx-40 man or Sunwell in their respective expansions).

So, my happy news is to report that Arthas is dead. Woo!

That’s all I’ve got today.

Posted in Achievements, Uncategorized

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