Category Archives: Screenshots

WoW 2.0

It’s amazing the changes wrought.  From the towns to the surroundings to the mounts.

Imagine my surprise when I realized my less played Draenei Paladin now has an Elekk as his Paladin mount to ride.  One which is much, MUCH, better looking that a common Elekk.  (And certainly more appropriate than sticking him on a horse.)

I’ve briefly peeked in on some of the beginning areas and the wife and I have rode to some older places we knew very well that are forever changed.  Darkshore to name one place. Azshara to name another.

Wow.  This is one heckuva change.

4.0.3a *is* the next World of Warcraft game.  (The changes feel far greater, and appear everywhere, than previous expansions have brought.)

Msaker in his old armor in the new Orgrimmar.


Posted by on November 24, 2010 in Screenshots


Seeing Double

Anyone else notice something peculiar lately?

I first noticed it in Dalaran, where the Flight Master at Krasus Landing had a doppelganger standing right next to him.  Or, more correctly, exactly where he was standing, noticeable only when one moved and the other didn’t.

Or, as in the case of the Goblins below, one jumped out and the other stood still.

This is pretty weird.  Both Flight Masters seem operational. So far I’ve noticed this in Dalaran and just now in Un’Goro Crater.


Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Screenshots


ZOMG, it’s full of stars!

Kubrick’s too subtle sometimes.

But this mount, it’s not subtle.

ZOMG, it’s freaking full of stars!

And there’s a star in the center of the horse that’s producing more stars, from which they shoot out from, for an ever active star field effect.

Postscript: When I bought mine I started in a que of 148,000.  I kid you not.  And the recent article says the same.  Either he had the same queue as me, or he had a whole other 148,000 ahead of him.  And how many such queues were there?  And what did this get Blizzard?  At $25 a pop, 148k is $3.7M.  Can you imagine?  “Let’s do star horse and buy a small country with the profits.”

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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Screenshots



This is amazing enough to share.

It started snowing when I left work.  Just a few flakes at first.  By six or so it still wasn’t sticking.  It’s now 7:30 and we’ve got a lot of snow.  By a “lot” I mean a lot for around here, in the Augusta, Ga., area.  It’s never snowed here for me.  It was icy like four or five years ago.  And last year there was this one night were some flakes fell from the sky, but this is downright amazing.

We walked around in it, hearing the snow crunch.  The lovely wife threw a snowball at me.

Hopefully this summer when it’s 105, and 100% humidity, we can remember this and remember it’s been cool before.


Posted by on February 12, 2010 in Screenshots


Thanksgiving Stuffing

Oh man, am I full.

We’ve got, on our plate:

Mr. T’s changing the game with hand grenades.

WoW’s 5th Anniversary and our Onyxian Whelplings.  Breathing smoke rings.  Many whelps.  Handle it!

The Pilgrim’s Bounty event.

More new characters on other servers (moving onto Argent Dawn now.)

And of course my own Turkey meal to look forward to later this afternoon.


Anyway, from our home, to yours:  Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by on November 26, 2009 in Screenshots


Who to pity?

Rogues, Turkeys, or Ikiss?

Well, should we pity the rogues this week?  AHAHAHAHA.  Are you, like, kidding?  Nah.

“Bang, bang.”  Just kidding.

How about pitying the turkeys?  No, they’re just rogues in disguise.  Kill them all.

How about the Talon King Ikiss?

That’s who I pity.  He’s going to be rolled multiple times this week.  The insult to the injury being we’re wearing silly Pilgrim costumes while we do it.

Anyway, this involves a lot of running around, so my advice is:  Marry a mage.  :)

Oh, yeah, I also leveled up my Cooking to do get to do this achievement.  (Don’t forget there’s level 70 Ravagers in Hellfire Penninsula that have a MUCH higher drop rate for ravager flesh.  (To get you from 300 to 325.))  I was level 1 in Cooking on the Day of the Dead celebration.  Today, after cooking up a couple of Turkey feasts, am level 348.  The things we do for a dumb outfit and a silly title.  Now I have to find more rogues and pick up more weapons to shoot them with.  (And visit the Horde cities.)


Posted by on November 22, 2009 in Screenshots



been there

A page from the nostalgia file.


Posted by on October 8, 2009 in Screenshots



We went to a new area and found this beautiful lake.


Check out the water.  I want this for my backyard.

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Posted by on June 13, 2009 in Screenshots


Love is in the air


LOVE IS IN THE AIR (John Paul Young)

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air
In the whisper of the trees
Love is in the air
In the thunder of the sea

And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming
Don’t know if I feel sane
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Love is in the air
In the rising of the sun
Love is in the air
When the day is nearly done

And I don’t know if you’re an illusion
Don’t know if I see it true
But you’re something that I must believe in
And you’re there when I reach out for you

Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise

But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes


Posted by on February 14, 2009 in Screenshots


Orcs in space


Msaker and the lovely Orc Shaman Princess, Droonda, are aloft at last.

Level 77 is such a spectacular ding to make since you’ve recovered your own private flying equipment.

And, excuse me, it’s back to Sholazar Basin to stuff the bags full of ore!

P.S.  And maybe you’ve noticed, or maybe it’s just the Icehouse, but I’m seeing more folks suddenly flying Netherdrakes about in Northrend.  Like a mass of people who’ve got one have finally reached level 77 and flight.  About when I did with my own Netherdrake.  That’s further to say anyone who reached 80 in the first month was obviously pushing the envelope and wound up with proto-drakes and faction rewards and that’s what we’ve seen lots of so far.  The Netherdrake represented a slower approach to things perhaps?  Maybe it’s just the Icehouse.  What’d I’d give for a proper IPA.

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Posted by on February 6, 2009 in Screenshots


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