A busy week

Patch 6.0.2 has been live for over a week now and there has been so much to do!

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I logged out at the Dark Portal the night before the patch after a few hours of world PvP in the area.

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When I logged on the next day, everything was different!

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The new portal was there along with the Iron Horde!

I spent a lot of time going through my bank and sorting items in the void storage on all of my characters.

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Finally got this awesome mount, Warlord’s Deathwheel!

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Had to learn how to play moonkin again because of the changes in the patch. Basically Starfall pulls the whole world and you don’t really need any other spells while questing or doing dungeons.

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Completed the new Iron Horde Invasion quest chain in the Blasted Lands.

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Ran through some old dungeons and raids for old achievements I wanted to complete.

Did Garrosh heroic and got two heirloom staffs on my druid and shaman. Hope to find a group on some of my other characters as well and get some of the other heirloom weapons.

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I haven’t race changed my druid yet. Mostly because I don’t hate the new troll model, I just think I prefer the new tauren male over it, so I might race change before WoD. But if or when I race change I need to get a new background for my blog and new signatures and avatars on the forums and Twitter.

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I’ve spent some time leveling my Alliance shaman, level 87 at the moment, but planning to level more these weeks and hit 90 in good time before the expansion.

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Hallow’s End is here! I’m trying to collect enough treats for the pets and the toy, and I would like to get some of the gear pieces for my alts.

 

What have you done in WoW this week?

 

5 Fandom Friday: My Must See List of Halloween Movies

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5 Fandom Friday is a new community building project created The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. Read more about it and how to join here.

As I wrote in my previous post about Halloween costumes we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Norway and I don’t really have any tradition of watching movies on Halloween either, but if I should choose 5 movies to watch on Halloween, it would be these five.

28 Days Later…

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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

This is one of my favorite zombie movies. It’s good because it’s very interesting, exciting and scary.

28 Weeks Later

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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

This is the sequel to 28 Days Later .

Zombieland

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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Another zombie movie. Also one of my favorite, but this movie is very different because it’s a both a comedy and a horror movie.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.

My favorite Tim Burton movie.

Alice in Wonderland

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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

 

What are your favorite movies to watch on Halloween?

5 Fandom Friday: Characters I’d Love To Dress Up As For Halloween

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Halloween has never been a big thing here in Norway, at least not when I was little, but it’s getting more and more popular every year. I’m not sure if the kids here celebrate it yet by going trick or treating but I know we never did. Though I have been invited to some Halloween parties where we had to dress up. So I think some people celebrate it but I’ve never seen people decorating their houses or garden except if they’re having a party.

I would love to dress up as some of my favorite characters, the only problem is that I don’t know where to get the costumes. I don’t think I’ll be able to make the costumes myself because I’m not that skilled in crafting stuff and I doubt I have the time and patience to do it. I guess one can find anything on the internet, but I don’t think it’s worth to spend a lot of money on an expensive costume I’ll use once or twice because when can I dress up except for Halloween?

But, if I could choose any five characters to dress up as it would be these:

 

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1. Moonkin: I would love to dress up as a moonkin because they look funny and everyone likes a big feathery owl.

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2. Jawa: The jawas are actually one of my favorite races from Star Wars. They seem so mystical with their hoods, glowing eyes and weird language but I think they’re awesome so I would definitely dress up as a jawa.

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3. Arya Stark: My favorite character from Game of Thrones, both the show and the books. I like her because she’s not a typical girl and she’s smart and brave. I think I would have been like her if I lived in that world.

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4. Link: I’ve always wanted to dress up as Link because he was my favorite character when I was younger.

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5. A witch from Harry Potter: Not necessarily Hermione, but inspired by her and what she wears in the movies.

 

Which characters would you dress up as for Halloween?

Flapping Owl

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I finally got my hands on Glyph of the Flapping Owl on the beta! This video was uploaded to YouTube a few weeks ago and I sent the uploader a message to ask where I could get the glyph and I got the name of a player who could craft the glyph. I sent an in-game mail to the player and got a glyph in return the next day. Thank you!

I’ve been wanting to try out this glyph since I first heard about it. The ability “fly” in moonkin form, either as a slowfall or fly a short distance (more of a leap), is something I’ve been wanting for years now so I can’t wait for it to go live in Warlords of Draenor!

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It’s a minor glyph which teaches you the ability Flap. “You flap your wings, slowing your falling speed”. It’s channeled, and you can press it over and over again as it’s about to run out and you can flap around forever. It even works on the ground and it looks like you’re flying.

This glyph is exclusive with Glyph of the Stars, so you can’t use both of them at the same time. You need inscription and at least 600 skill to learn the glyph through Research: Warbinder’s Ink but a scribe who discovered the recipe can sell it to other scribes who can learn to craft it with 295 skill.

A must have for all balance druids, right?

Lysithea of the Black Harvest

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I never thought I would do this on my warlock, Lysithea, because it’s not exactly one of my most played character. To be honest I haven’t played it since I leveled it up to 90 months ago. But when I read that you will be awarded a title and a Feat of Strength achievement I thought that I might want to get that for my warlock in case I want to play it more in Warlords of Draenor.

So I decided to get it done and bought the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion on the auction house. The only problem was my warlocks horrible gear. I don’t remember the exact item level right but it might have been around 470 as I had the blue crafted PvP set and some other pieces of blue gear I found on the auction house. I didn’t have a lot of time to run LFR to gear up so I spent some gold and bought some pieces of gear at the auction house along with the best gems and enchants which increased my item level to 495 which should be good enough to complete the quests, the scenario and defeat the boss.

The quest chain was very interesting so I’m glad I decided to do it. The scenario was a bit challenging because I didn’t remember how to play a warlock and I didn’t read up on how to do the scenario before I went in. But I got some help from my boyfriend who had already had completed it on his warlock.

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Have you completed it on your warlock?

Complete Challenge Mode, check!

We finally got it done this week! My boyfriend and I looked for a group that sold boosts for quite some time because we had never done any of the challenge modes and we never had anyone to do them with. So we thought it would be easier and we would save a lot of time and stress by just paying someone to drag us through it. We found three friendly Swedes in Consilium, the guild we’re social in on Kazzak, who only wanted 60 000 gold per character if we wanted to boost two characters each. That was perfect for us because my boyfriend wanted to boost his death knight and druid, and I wanted to boost my shaman and druid.

It went very smoothly, no real wipes and not many deaths. We did one run on Sunday and one on Thursday, it took around 2-3 hours to complete each run. We were extra careful not to do anything wrong but the boosters knew exactly what to do and where to go, so we just followed them and did as they said.

I’m so happy with my new transmogs on both my druid and shaman and the mounts!

Which characters have you completed the Challenge Modes on?