No longer Insane

Insane in the Membrane is a feat of strength, not an achievement. Feats are things that you can’t be guaranteed to complete, which is why they’re feats and not achievements. Most of them are actually now impossible to complete, and this feat will join a long list of “you had to be there” moments in WoW time.

The feat isn’t being removed of course, those who have it will retain it, however; some of the requirements are, so it will no longer be able to be completed by anyone who has not already done so.

It’s possible that in some very specific situations where someone has completed the reputations which are being removed, but not others that will still be in the game, that it can still be completed. But it’s something we’re waiting for clarity on, and will let you know as soon as we do.

Posted by Bashiok – Source – MMO-Champs Blue Tracker

When I saw that my heart dropped. I had spent so much time and gold working on the reps needed for that stupid achievement. Although now my To Do list and my rep needed list is even shorter, so it makes me happy. Plus I’ll be able to have some gold for Cata since I can sell most of the mats and won’t need them anymore. And even if they decide to retrack and keep the achievement in come Cata, I’ll be able to just start working on it after I get to 85.

But in other news:

Exalted with the Zandalar Tribe

And:

Finally finished with Explore Kalimdor

 

I’ve only got about 30 more quests til I’m done with Loremaster of Kalimdor and than I’ve got to get working on the rest of my AQ rep and Thorium Brotherhood. I need to sit down and figure out the exact numbers and stuff. Sounds like a project for next weekend. Or you know, later this week. Haha.

xoxo,
jess

Don’t Give a Damn about my Bad Reputation

I do give a damn about my reputation, which is why I’m trying to keep track of what I’ve got left to do for each of them

Shen’dralar (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1000 / 41999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Ravenholdt (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

1785 / 38214 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Steamweedle Cartel (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

2745 / 37254 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Darkmoon Faire (Needed for The Insane / The Exalted)

4625 / 35374 until I’m exalted. 13% done!

Zandalar Tribe (Needed for Hero of the Zandalar Tribe / The Exalted)

10127 / 21999 until I’m exalted. 46% done!

Wintersaber Trainers (Needed for Reigns of the Wintersaber / The Exalted)

2250 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Timbermaw Hold (Needed for The Diplomat / They Love Me In That Tunnel / The Exalted)

851 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 2% done!

Thorium Brotherhood (Needed for The Exalted)

2000 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

Hydraxian Waterlords (Needed for Hydraxian Waterlords)

2821 / 39999 until I’m exalted. 7% done!

Brood of Nozdormu (Needed for Brood of Nozdormu)

1953 / 42999 until I’m exalted. 5% done!

So much to do, so little time.

With December 7th looming ever closer, I feel myself starting to panic a bit.  Will I ever finish all the goals I set for myself? And why oh dear lord why do I keep adding things onto my list?

I find that the more I think about how Azeroth is going to be destroyed, the more I think of things I just HAVE to do before then. My most recent addition to my ever growing To Do list, is to finish up my Molten Core rep.

Not to mention there are achievements and such that I want to get done that were introduced in Wrath that I want to get done. But with only 24 hours in a day and 8 of those hours spent at work, I’m quickly running out of time.

Will I be disappointed if I don’t finish everything I’ve set out to do? Most defiantly. I’m a balls to the walls type of person. But will I accept it and move on? Duh, of course. However, knowing me, I’ll be in Azeroth trying to finish up every last little thing on my list until the realms come down for the dreaded 4.0.3 patch.

Looking back at my To Do Lists, they seem to be some what attainable, but still much … longer than it was before. However, I’m going to break it down into smaller chunks for myself and see where that gets me.  Stay tuned for an updated and more in depth To Do list.

xoxo
jess

Where’s your crown King Nothing?

After having to reform the raid group so many times, and so many disappointments. Finally, my guild killed The Lich King. I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of them as I was that night. People really pulled out all the stops and busted their asses. Of course as soon as he hit 10% people started screaming in vent and typing in all caps, and I … well I started crying. When WotLK came out, my first goal was to complete the expansion so to speak. Since I missed out on it in BC because of real life and what have you. I have completed a major goal! I’m so proud of myself, and my guild.

Now what am I going to do with myself? Well, the correct answer to that would be finish farming achievements, but yanno ,that’s kind of obvious.

They finally announced a release date for Cataclysm, December 7th. I’m really excited, even more so because I was supposed to be going on vacation around that time, but our dates have changed so now not only do I have a shot of getting the Realm First 85 druid, but I”ll be able to level and dink around a bit before vacation. I even got to pre-order the collectors edition. So excited about that, don’t even have the proper words to describe it.

I’ve still got a list a mile long to complete before December, but I think it’s a bit more manageable now. I’m just hoping things go as planned.

This is what my to do list is now:

  • Finish Loremaster [469/700 Kalimdor left, Outlands & Northrend]
  • Buy Chopper & Tundra Mammoth [Need tons more gold]
  • Finish The Insane [Finally out of hated with the Goblins, just need to finish everything else]
  • Finish old world reps [Argent Dawn/Cenarion Circle/ZG]
  • Farm for Barron’s mount & the ZG mounts
  • Clean out Tarr’s bank & the Muffin guild bank
  • Do Operation Gnomergon on Ardain
  • Do the Horde equivalent
  • Kill the Lich King
  • Find a group to finish Ulduar
  • Naxx 10 Man Undying or w/e it is
  • Wintersaber Rep [only 169 more turn ins. I CAN DOOO EEET]
  • They Love Me in that Tunnel [Only Neutral, need to grind moar]
  • The Diplomat [This one I can do as well.]

Yup, so that’s whats new in my world … of warcraft. What’s going on with all of you?

Too soon! Too soon!

I’m jumping for the new WoW expansion to be released, really I am.  But the most recent rumor that it will be out on November 2nd has me clutching my string of pearls and crying NOOOOOO.

I’ve got a bucket list a mile long for the current expansion.  So many things that I want to get done that I just haven’t had the time for, or my guild just hasn’t gotten around too.

Plus there are some things on the beta that aren’t anywhere near being done. Still can’t make female worgens. Last time I was on beta you still couldn’t do heroics or check out any of the raids, plus goblins would be stuck at level 4 for the rest of their pointy green lives because one of the goblin starter quests is bugged to hell and back.

The other rumored release date is around Thanksgiving, which while would make more sense, I’m really hoping isn’t true either. Mainly because I’ll be going on vacation and away from my computer at that time.

But none the less, just in case November 2nd is the true release date, I’ll be pushing to get all the things I want to get done, done.

  • Finish Loremaster [310/700 Kalimdor left, Outlands & Northrend]
  • Buy Chopper & Tundra Mammoth [Need tons more gold]
  • Finish The Insane [Seriously, start farming cloth noobface]
  • Finish old world reps [Argent Dawn/Cenarion Circle/ZG]
  • Farm for Barron’s mount & the ZG mounts
  • Clean out Tarr’s bank & the Muffin guild bank
  • Do Operation Gnomergon on Ardain
  • Do the Horde equivalent
  • Kill the Lich King
  • Find a group to finish Ulduar
  • Naxx 10 Man Undying or w/e it is

Yeah, I’m sure there’s more but that’s more than enough. It looks like I need to stop slacking and get my ass in gear.

What about you? What do you have left to finish in World of Warcraft?

Fancy parties

So, at our last D&D session, our group was invited to a super fancy party as a reward to our prowess in the battle arena. Or at least that’s what we thought. Anyway, one of our ‘challenges’ was to decide and write down what our character was going to wear to this gathering.

So without further ado, I present to you Bowie’s journal from that day. Bowie is a level 8 (almost level 9) tiefling bard.

As soon as we got out of the arena, we were approached by a woman who invited us to a party. As custom dictates we were to dress to impress.  Not that I don’t do that on a regular basis though. You never know when you might need to impress someone.

My outfit a black belt with gray music notes stitched into it. The skirt was split on both sides up to my thigh, and was also black. The embroidery on it was also music notes, but this time in an original composition, written by yours truly. The necklace I’m wearing is made of sterling sliver and has onyx stones  set in it. There are also tiny diamonds, every 5th stone.

I’ve never spent this many gold pieces on clothing before. While I do dress to impress, usually a plain skirt and top will do just fine.

The best thing I was able to buy while here, was the sitar. It was carved out of reeds and stained to be a deep ruby red.  The strap that holds it was made by the same tailor who made my skirt and belt. It was crafted beautifully. The strap is black with red and gray music notes stitched into it, this time though the composition is an old hymn from back home. Of course the tailor doesn’t know that, he just thinks it’s an original composition. I couldn’t tell him that. He wouldn’t take kindly to that seeing as how in his world our gods don’t exist.

Oh, they’re knocking at the door I guess it’s time to go. I’ll make sure to tell you all about everything when I get home.

Still waiting for my letter

The goblin inn keepers shrill voice pierced the air. “You there, nightelf.” His bony green finger pointed directly at her. Tarrina sighed, she knew what he wanted. He had been trying to get her attention for the last month now. Her shoulders slumped forward and she wound her way through the crowd so she was standing at the front desk.

“Yes?”

A pile of letters appeared on the desk in front of her. “You have to stop with these letters. They keep coming back, and are taking up valuable space. Space is money friend.”

She nodded her head and tucked a strand of her white hair behind her ear. “I’m sorry. I’ll just take them to my room.” The words were quiet, and rough as if she wasn’t used to using her voice. She gathered the pile of letters and turned to leave. The goblins hand shot out quickly and grabbed her wrist.

“Not so fast.” The inn keeper slid off the stool and disappeared behind the desk for a second. With a mighty heave he tossed a burlap sac onto the desk and hoisted himself back into his seat. “Whoever you’re writing too, must not want to hear from you, or maybe they are…” his voice trailed off as Tarrina stared at the bag in horror. Every letter she had written had to be there.

She swallowed hard, and willed her eyes to stay dry. Tarrina fished in her pocket for a second and tossed him a couple of gold pieces, before she turned and made her way back to her room.

Dear Jessica;

A letter to my 16 year old self.

Dear Jessica – or rather Jessicka/Jesska/Jes(sic)a however you’re spelling it right now –

You’ve turned 24, and things are changing but for the better. There are still some things you need to know, or rather be reminded of.

  • You are loved – more than you know. Don’t let yourself believe that you aren’t.  You’re life is worth living. You’re worth loving. Don’t listen to what those other people say. They wouldn’t know a good person if it bit them on the ass.
  • It’s okay to be yourself – stop pretending that you’re into things you aren’t. Stop doing things that make you uncomfortable. Start being honest, the people that are supposed to be in your life will still love you for it.
  • Some friends become your family – Julie is going to become one of the best friends you’ve ever had. Brad is your soulmate (stop laughing!) don’t spend so much time not talking to him.  Jaci is more important to you than you realize, don’t let other people break you apart. Be honest with her, she’ll appreciate it and still love you.
  • Good Charlotte – will always be your favorite band. And will introduce you to some amazing people. Spend more time with Jordan and rock out with her. Also, when Cathie gives you Billy Bear senior year, hug her harder and tell her thank you again.
  • CASA/Snowball/De-fy-it – Will save your life more than once. Stay active. Also keep in touch with Cathie. You’ll miss her as you grow up and older.
  • Get your license – Don’t wait until you’re in your 20’s get it sooner.
  • Crushes – Crushes are called crushes because they’re supposed to hurt. Don’t fret, you’ll move on and when you see the guys you crushed on 8 years in the future, you’ll laugh. A LOT.
  • It’s okay to not know who you are – Keep changing the spelling of your name. Eventually you’ll drop the last 3 letters anyway and stick with Jess.
  • Take more pictures – You’ll want to remember these times.  Don’t worry about how ‘fat you are’ or how ‘stupid you’ll look’ because you’ll just regret not having the memories later.

Most of all Jessica, remember to be happy. Keep your hope alive, and keep holding on. Things will get better. Things will get so much better. I promise.

Love 24 year old,
Jess

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This letter was written along with a bunch of other people who will be posting the same thing today. I found out about the “Letter to your 16 y/o self” from the front page of wordpress who linked me to Cakes, Teas and Dreams. Let me know if you decide to write a letter to your 16 year old self. I’d love to read it.

Darkness

Tarrina curled up on the dirty floor. Her knees pulled to her chest, arms wrapped around them. She squeezed them tighter as another painful shock tore through her body. But still she would not make a sound, no tears escaped. She just lay there, curled up, eyes staring straight ahead.

“Someday ya gon have ta make a noise mon.” the troll growled as he set another shock through her body. “Someday ya gon realize dat nobody be comin’ through here lookin’ ta save ya.” Finally, his mana depleted the troll stopped. “Ya brought this upon ya self nightelf. Ya knew bettah than ta be comin’ ’round here. Ya lucky ol’ Mag found ya first, insteada one’a dose dirty bloodelfs, dey’d as soonas suck ya mana dry as let ya go. Me, I’s just gon have a little fun wid ya first.”

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I’ve got the urge to write again. It’s bad though, because what I want to write is not happy. There is no happy ending for the characters I have in mind. It’s a rather dark story. What’s up there, is part of something I started working on awhile ago. I’ve got bits and pieces to a story. But when I put my pen to paper it just comes out jumbled. I’m waiting on a letter, the letter will tell me where this story goes next. I just need to keep checking the mail box.

I made this bed

This song has never fit my life more than it does at this moment.

Well maybe I’m just scared
To face the things I feel
It’s easier to walk away from everything
If we could just reset
And live in happiness
Instead of our regrets
We’d salvage everything
We don’t have to walk away

Pray for me now
I’m in need of faith
Pray for me now
I’m in need