Saturday, November 28, 2009

Elwynn Forest Photowalk

Elwynn Forest
Originally uploaded by alachia

Every time I find myself around the starting area of Elwynn Forest, I get very bored but also nostalgic. It's the starting character for a majority of my toons.. including the non human ones. I always get myself teleported here during the start of a new character.

Northshire Abbey, Fargodeep Mine, The Pumpkin Patch, and Hogger are very vivid in my mind as fun early experiences. I have since gotten bored of the entire area all together though... so I will not be too sad if Cataclsym rips the place to shreds.

I think more than anything, I miss being human in the game.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Taking Shots From Places You Can't Reach

Originally uploaded by Quest Log Podcast

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Taking shots from places you can't reach
If you're a Hunter or a Shaman then your in luck, you have the ability Eagle Eye or Far Sight respectively. Like myself you get these abilities early on and forget about them. They allow to select an area and your viewport is moved to there. You can only use this ability outdoors of course. Just remember to zoom in so you don't get the so you don't get the swirling golden light effect in all your shots. And once again a shot I took with the ability.

I hate it when I read posts like this because it reminds me of how noobish I am when it comes to vanity type spells. For example, there are times where I forget I have sentry totem, underwater breathing, and far sight! Now I'm super excited to take pics next week during the photowalk! New perspectives!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Swamp of Sorrows


Old Azeroth Photowalk was a lot better at 11am central today than at 9am. I was a lot more awake and able to function my brain. It also helped that we moved from Westfall from the last photowalk to Swamp of Sorrows.

It’s a much more visually interesting zone. However, as we strolled through the joint, it’s apparent there are still not many quests to be had out there.


We did stumble upon a few more alliance quests scattered about but not enough to make it worth coming out here to quest while leveling. At least, not enough to tempt me.


I’m unsure of this zone being touched during the great Cataclysm. Without this zone, Blasted Lands doesn’t have as much of a visual impact. It’s great being able to see the before and after of the area between the two zones after the Dark Portal and the resulting horde rampage into Azeroth.


Next week we head to the Blasted Lands. :)

11am central. Boulderfist PvP US Alliance. /join oldazeroth

I’m also starting to stream it on

To see the rest of the Old Azeroth collection:

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Supersized Panderen

Supersized Panderen
Originally uploaded by alachia

Two people in our raid last night had gotten the Panderen Pet. One remarked that it was ONLY 10 bucks and the other (who I bought the pet for) said the 10 bucks was a bit pricey for the pet. However, both of them really enjoyed their pet and it got a lot of laughs from the raid.

I tossed a on them and super-sized them both. Man! First thing I thought of was what a shame Panderens couldn't be a race in WoW! Can you imagine the graphics of a panderen rogue? lol. awesome.

Anyhow, it was money spent and everyone who spent it was very happy and everyone in the game around the pets were very happy and amused. Was that not worth the 10 bucks? I spend 15 bucks on a second account I never access anymore so spending 10 bucks on something that actually does entertain in the game was well worth it for me. Would I prefer it for free? Heck yeah!! But I'm not opposed to cutting through the RNG bullshit of waiting on a boss drop (still bitter about the squashling) or buying 20 packs of TCG cards trying to get a Hippogryph Hatchling.

I guess it goes back to time vs money.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Let the Panderen Speak for Itself

Panderen Monk
Originally uploaded by alachia

This is a film of Jeppy's panderen pet. I didn't buy one for myself. I got one for someone else so I haven't seen what it looks like. He set up in Stormwind and was doing free showings.

It's account bound so you can get it on all characters! It does kungfu, it's fucking awesome. How can ANYONE say this is not worth 10 bucks??? I might have to get one for myself!

sorry for the video quality. all I had was my cam.. can't find my fraps.

Monday, November 02, 2009


(played with a portrait poster for Flipmax)

Started playing around with (doesn’t work with Chrome FYI). It’s quite good and fun. I will definitely be making a few posters.


At first I thought I might want a landscape poster since they show off backgrounds more…but after trying it a bit, I realized Draenei are too skinny and tall for the landscape portraits.


The customizations are pretty neat. Lots of backgrounds to choose from although I did not see my floating isle in Nagrand. LOL. It would also be awesome if I could change the character name so I could get my original spelling of Alachia.


My biggest problem is deciding which will the be the final poster. I’m so picky and will probably spend a few days tweaking the different possibilities.


No doubt these will make awesome Christmas gifts for friends. I plan on ordering a few as stocking stuffers. The only issue will be with all those alt-aholics out there. hehe.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Dead Man’s Party

You would have thought I'd learned my lesson by now after missing the [What a Long Strange Trip It's Been] Meta achievement because of one stupid RNG'd think.

But here I am on [Dead Man’s Party] doing this one as well. I guess the truth is I'm a glutton for punishment. It did help that this one is easy.

I went to the graveyard of MY racial faction capitol city. Danced with a lady named Catrina. Boom, achievement completed!

In addition, I bought the [Recipe: Bread of the Dead] and the [Orange Marigold]. I had already brought the [simple flour] and [ice cold milk] with me. I then made the bread, used the Marigold to summon the spirits, found the spirit with a quest and turned it in. Now I have a cute little [Macabre Marionette] pet which no one knows is permanent or not. I hope it is.

I put the extra flour and milk in the guild bank so other guildies can hopefully use it. Don't want it to waste :)

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