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My friends are still awesome!

Its been a little while since my last post here as I’ve had a few minor health issues that as usual were blown all out of proportion by my M.E. ridden body.  I seem to be semi-stable again so its time to update!

The reward for watching Blizzcon legally 😉

The lovely social raiding guild that I am part of finally managed to defeat their first Firelands heroic boss, which is a big deal for us.  Hopefully more of that to come!  Blizzcon arrived and the usual swarm of complaining, threatening and childish posts are filling the Blizzard forums.  I swear that Blizzard could announce that they were giving each player 1,000g for free and there would be forums full of “But I don’t need gold, I should be able to have something that is useful to me instead”, “Well done Blizzard, that’s now screwing over the WoW economy”, “I have 10 characters on my account and my friend only has 1, so I should get 10 times the amount of gold he did”…there might even be one saying thank you. Never mind all the other really impressive things that they have announced to come in with the expansion, everyone seems purely focussed on the one detail of the new race to be added.  Personally I can’t stand Night Elves or Trolls, but I just don’t play them.  The rest of the game more than makes up for having to put up with characters that have ears longer than their thighs and facial hair that can miraculously poke through even plate helms.  There has never really been anything serious about World of Warcraft. It has always been a light-hearted game with cartoon style graphics and endless pop culture references.  Its a game…play it because you enjoy it or play something else.

*Steps back down off the soap box*

The Curious Crate

You may remember that recently I made a post about a guildmate who had donated pets to the Erik Menagerie.  In the space of the past month I have had more help from my friends with the collection.  Our resident elemental Shaman surprised me with not only a code for the cute little Nightsaber Cub pet, but also a code for the Purple Pufferfish which will be arriving with the 4.3 patch.  I am particularly excited about this one as I’d seen a picture of it over at Breanni’s Warcraftpets site and instantly fallen in love with it.

Nightsaber Cub

Along with the latest Blizzcon pet and the newly added Hallowe’en pets, my little menagerie has grown quite quickly in the past few weeks.  And finally, as I logged into the game yesterday, another guildmate and a previous member both hurriedly added me to a group, summoned me into Deepholm and pointed me at Jadefang the spider which had just spawned.  I’ve spent endless days camping for this pet (much to the despair of the hunters on my realm) and finally thanks to these two friends, I now have my tiny shale spider.

Tiny Shale Spider

Ixzo, Oakenar and Enkotya, you are all wonderful! *feels the love*  The grand total is now 170 pets and that’s not counting the puffer as it isn’t in game yet!

The Feline Familiar

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Pets, World of Warcraft

 

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My guildmates are awesome!

I may have mentioned before how wonderful and friendly my guild is.

They serve as a virtual family and a home away from home on the days where I’m struggling to do more than move my arms to type.  They make me feel wanted and welcome.  Most importantly, they make me feel useful and needed when in real life I mostly end up feeling like a burden or excluded from the rest of the world.

I have a friend here that was in a previous guild with me.  When I came to my current guild he watched out for me, regularly checked I was getting on with the rest of the guild, sat outside the raids in the same spot with me while we waited for our raids to begin and generally made my online world a more lovely place.

Today, when I logged in to see them, the person that has looked after me like a big brother from the day I joined the guild had a surprise for me.  He had recently been given some pet codes and wanted to help fill my pet collection with the ones I didn’t have.  Now, I’m an obsessive collector of WoW vanity pets, but as I don’t really have any money of my own, I’m often reliant on gifts for some of the purchaseable pets.

So today my little menagerie of WoW pets, all named “Erik”, became larger by two: a Cenarion Hatchling and a L’il Ragnaros.  Which brings me to a grand total of 165!

Cenarion Hatchling

L'il Ragnaros

Thank you, Manth.  I still think you are awesome!

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in Pets, World of Warcraft

 

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