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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005, 11:55 am

I have an interview tomorrow....
Thats about all I know actually - that I'm supposed to be somewhere at a certain time. Maybe its for a detective agency.

I've been off sick for the past week with a flu, my World of Warcraft character is now level 25 & 1/2 and thanks to one of the in game features - the auction house, he is now entirely skint. This wouldn't be a problem except I spent all my money bidding on telescopes and robot squirrells instead of useful things like potions and weapons. Man, I hope I lost those auctions.
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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, you know the landing spot for the wyverns? Its just to the northeast of that area - so just fall off the tower and head across the road and you're there.

Seriously though, your cash will be gone - shoulderpads and a (gimp) hat alone will remove a good chunk of it.
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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I saw a tauren in a brown fedora last night. I was prepared to sell everything I had to get that one but alas there was nothing in the auctionhouse like it.

Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
sshi

man, I haven't played WoW, but the discussions about it on here are getting funnier and funnier...

Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well, Blizzard are kind of known for their sense of humour and its been nicely injected into the game. There are so many neat little effects in there - for example a week or two ago I was walking through a forest, sort of utterly lost, frantically avoiding giant wolves when I stumbled across a clearing. There was a troll (an NPC) sitting on a rock beside a pool. I watched for a while, wondering what the hell was going on when some spirits (willow the wisp type things) appeared and hovered around for a while. Then they drifted towards the pool, lowered themselves into it and vanished. I've not been able to find that pool since then.

By that same token, I'm properly creeped out every time I visit the undead city and the apocatharium. Having humans in cages screaming and crying all around me is somewhat off-putting.

Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
washedoutvampir

Hah, that sounds exactly like what Dave was grumbling about last night. He got so carried away buying himself, um, stuff (I admit to not having been entirely listening at that point) that he's too broke to buy any of the stuff he actually could really really use. He's been impressively good about putting it down when I turn up though, apart from last night as he was amusing himself ganking the hell out of elementals to get up to level 26.
Unlikely you're on the same server, but if you run into a Tauren hunter called Mungral, that's him.

Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, same deal here. I have a 22 pound trout, a parrot and a mechanical squirell. However level 26 is coming fast and I have about 40 silver to spend on abilities. Unfortunately I'll have about six abilities to purchase, each costing 45.

Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
washedoutvampir

What on earth does one do with a 22 pound trout, a parrot and a mechanical squirrle when one is a big-assed cow-type warrior thingy???
Having hit level 26 Dave could afford to buy Elemental tracking and that was it after he kept buying things like vast quantities of salt to make Cured Heavy Leather and thence Red Gladiatorial Pants (or something) out of.

Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well, the trout does nothing, the parrot follows you around and robosquirell.... also follows me about. They were the most useless 150 silver I've ever spent.
Making your own armour is great apparantly - its a damned sight better than anything you can buy in the shops. Personally I just use what I find and then make potions from flowers. My potions of "make you slightly bigger" and "make you a tiny bit stronger" aren't much of a hit right now.

Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
washedoutvampir

So do they actually do anything, like help you fight as Dave's pet bear Fozzie does? Or do they literally just follow you about? Think I'm right in saying Dave's got leatherworking or something as one of his skills he's pretty good at so the idea is he makes all the stuff then flogs it for lots of money. Good idea... That might work better if he didn't just keep mailing stuff to Moolander (his flatmate) and his other mates...

Wed, Mar. 9th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well, without a parrot you look pretty daft saying "Hey, check out my parrot". Apart from that though they're not entirely useful. Truth be told, he might as well give it all away, until you get really good you're not going to see much profit :)

Wed, Mar. 9th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
washedoutvampir

Hm, good point. "Check out my parrot" does kind of lose it's impact if there's no actual parrot to check out :)
I think Andy (Moolander) keeps mailing Dave big vicious swords and other cool weapons and stuff so he's probably doing pretty well out of his leatherworking by swapping things. I've always been a great believer in the barter system. Particularly in the value of beer as currency ;)

Wed, Mar. 9th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

A neat touch: Beer and spirits will heal you up very quickly (though no quicker than milk or fruit juice) but if you get tanked, everything you say is passed through a filter and made to "read" drunk.

Wed, Mar. 9th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
washedoutvampir

Heh heh! A drunk tauren... Could be quite entertaining to see. Dave's current favourite comment is mooing at everyone, I think they're regretting letting him find out he could do that.