Archive for the “fun” Category

There have been a lot of changes in WoW since the last time I played.  A lot of these are pretty great, but some are not-so-great.  Here’s my own personal list of the not-so-great:

5. Lack of Hunter Stat Sticks

I’m fine with getting rid of minimum range (good luck getting me to break the habit of keeping range though), but how am I supposed to carry both Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle AND Legacy now? Pike is not impressed.

LEGO RATING: Mild.

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4. Chess Event is Bugged

All I want to do is to solo Karazhan but as of 5.0.4 Medivh now cheats every ten seconds instead of every minute. Have fun doing this one solo! Especially when nobody tells you of the bug and you spend an hour trying to do it.

LEGO RATING: That long skinny piece.

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3. Wailing Caverns is Still In The Game

I will fiercely defend stuff like BRD and Gnomeregan until the end of time but Wailing Caverns is just something else entirely. The great part is that Blizzard said something like “Hey guys, we’re nerfing Wailing Caverns to make it easier!” but in reality their idea of a nerf is as follows:

Actual in-game map of Wailing Caverns.



LEGO RATING
: That pointy triangle piece.

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2. You Can Still Get Sunken Temple as a Random Dungeon

Accurate depiction of what I do when that happens:

LEGO RATING: Two pointy triangle pieces.

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1. Gnomes Still Can’t Be Hunters

LEGO RATING: All the legos that you need to build a Turbo-Charged Flying Machine.

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(Photo courtesy http://vladislausdantes.deviantart.com/ )

And this is why we should be able to wear both at the same time.

Sincerely, Pike

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Am I the only person who has never, ever been bothered by the roaring log-in screen dragon? I mean really. It’s not that loud. (At least it’s not on my computer.) And it’s kind of cool.

…I mean, I know I’m also the weirdo that is too lazy to turn on Instant Quest Text, and who had the profanity filter on for like three years because… well, for the same reason. The lazy thing. (Besides, when I talk, it’s usually like Napoleon Dynamite. Gosh. And when other people talk you can figure out what they’re actually saying through context, it’s not that difficult.)

Heck, let’s make a list.

TOP THREE THINGS IN WOW THAT ANNOY EVERYONE ELSE BUT DON’T ANNOY ME:

1.) Log-in Screen Dragon

2.) Slow Quest Text
3.) Profanity Filter

…and for good measure, let’s toss in

TOP THREE THINGS IN WOW THAT ANNOY ME BUT PROBABLY NOT ANYONE ELSE:

1.) Not having at least one point in Improved Mend Pet because having debuffs on my pet make me go ASDGIHWEIOATJSKGH *panicflail*
2.) Tiger mounts, because they still remind me of Lisa Frank stickers and three-ring binders.
3.) Logging out with unused healthstones. I just feel bad because the warlock went through all that trouble to make healthstones and then you just forget about it. Seriously, I NEVER REMEMBER to use the stupid healthstone. Sometimes, before logging out, I’ll go hurl myself off of a cliff somewhere so I can take damage just so I can use the healthstone. Hey, I never said I made sense.

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1. Bountiful Feast: Guys look at the icon on that tooltip. If you aren’t hungry now, I think something might be wrong with you.

2. Chocolate Cake Slice: Delicious cake.

3. Chocolate Square: What would YOU do for a Klondike Bar?

4. Conjured Croissant: I love croissants. Especially the ones that come in bulk from Costco. BONUS: Go to the WoWHead page for this item. Observe the screenshot. LOL.

5. Conjured Mana Pie: I seriously can’t look at this without having to repress the urge to go get a pie.

6. Golden Fish Sticks: I’m a huge junk food person and I’m a huge seafood person and fish sticks are divine. Also: Check the “screenshot” on this one, too.

7. Poached Emperor Salmon: I was born on an island in the Pacific Northwest, mere miles from the ocean. I blame this for the fact that the disease known as A Lust For Salmon At All Times runs rampant in my bloodstream.

8. Pumpkin Pie: See #5.

9. Rock-Salted Pretzel: You know those giant soft pretzels that you get at the fair? (or the Target food court?) Yeah. This. Yum.

10. Slow Roasted Turkey: I do apologize to all vegetarians that read my blog but OMG THIS MAKES ME HUNGRY.

11. Smoked Salmon: Guys I wasn’t kidding about the salmon thing I mentioned before. It’s basically the food of the gods.

12. Tasty Cupcake: More screenshot gold. And yeah cupcakes make me happy out of game as well <3

13. Versicolor Treat: This has got to be the yummiest-looking candy in the game. Mmmmm.

14. Wild Ricecake: It looks like something I could get from IHOP. Thus, I want one.

15. Male Blood Elves WAIT WAIT I DIDN’T SAY THAT

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I’ve been doing one LFG PuG every morning on Tawyn, just for the heck of it. By “morning” I mean somewhere between 5 and 6 am Pacific Time (which is the time zone of my server). Yeah, it’s pretty early, but ya know.

Anyways, why am I saying this? Because if you happen to be in roughly my gearscore-level (I think I am sitting right close to 5000 but honestly I don’t pay attention) and are Alliance in the Bloodlust battlegroup, and you queue that early too, well, you just might see me around.

Hey… it could happen!

So be sure to /wave if you see me, unlike a certain Shy Moonkin who, by the way, was the impetus for point six on my last post, regardless of what said Shy Moonkin says.

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So I took my post from a few weeks back, tossed it into a video editor and added the music. Just in case anyone’s interested ^_^

(I call this “Things I’m Doing With my Film Degree, Part Two.” “Part One” was the Bunny Movie.)

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I thought alts were only true in others’ blogs
Meant for someone else but not for me
Quests were out to get me– that’s the way it seemed
Low-levels haunted all my dreams

Then I saw LFG
Now I’m a believer
There’s not a trace of doubt in my mind
L-F-G
Better believe it
I couldn’t leave it if I tried

I thought alts were more or less a given thing
Seems the more I made, the less I played
What’s the use in trying– I’d get stuck again
Leveled like a snail in the rain

Then I saw LFG
Now I’m a believer
There’s not a trace of doubt in my mind
L-F-G
Better believe it
I couldn’t leave it if I tried

Then I saw LFG
Now I’m a believer
There’s not a trace of doubt in my mind
L-F-G
Better believe it
I couldn’t leave it if I tried…

(Krizzlybear is way better at this than I am.)

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10. Feign Death

9. Feign Death

8. Feign Death

7. Feign Death

6. Feign Death

5. Feign Death

4. Pretending to be dead

3. Feign Death

2. Feign Death

1. Feign Death

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“Ah, are these the villain’s tracks?”

“Indeed they are, Mr. Holmes.”

“Hoofprints? This rules out most races except draenei and tauren, but it’s most unlikely that a tauren would travel this far. Besides, here and here we see traces of moth dust found only in Azuremyst Isle. Now we can further deduce from his tracks that this villain moved around a lot, although it wasn’t to back up, rather, it was to get closer. This indicates that he is a melee class–”

“Or an uninformed hunter?”

“Unlikely, Watson. I see no animal prints or feathers.”

“A… fantastically uninformed hunter?”

“Very doubtful. As you can see, the surrounding ground is charred by holy fire…”

“A paladin?”

“Quite.”

“Brilliant, Murloc Holmes!”

“Elementary.”

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(For best results, please play this song as you read this post.)

Pork & Beans

Starring: Tawyn & Wash (Sometimes in a Wolf Suit)

And Co-starring Classy Water Elemental, Felguard, Lonely Unholy Death Knight Ghoul, Moonkin, and others…

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