Postmaster Syrco

This post was written in August before I race changed to Highmountain tauren and before Battle for Azeroth was released, but I forgot to publish it cause there was so much going on.

I read about the Postmaster’s questline a while ago. It starts when you find a lost letter by a mailbox in Dalaran and takes you through a questline where you learn more about how the mail works in Azeroth. You get to help the Postmaster and have to sort letters correctly and fast enough. I thought it looked like a lot of fun cause Iike to think that I’m pretty decent at zones and locations. I thought I’d start looking for the Lost Mail.

But I thought it would take me days to get one and was surprised when I found one the same day. The quests are fun so you should read the quest description and dialogue between the NPCs.

Wowhead has a helpful guide you can follow if needed and there is a Weak Aura you can use to make it easier to sort letters for the achievements.


Getting to know me: 26 questions

There is a new topic up on Z & Cinder’s blog and it’s all about getting to know the person behind the blog. Z and Cinder writes: This lovely list of questions has been floating around twitter a lot recently, and we thought it would be a great topic challenge for everyone to get to know each other a little better. 

My answers:

  1. How do you drink your tea? I don’t drink tea very often but when I do it’s usually with honey.
  2. Favorite dessert? Ice cream! Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie, or anything chocolate.
  3. Favorite season and why? Summer because I love the sun, swimming, being outside and not having to wear warm clothes. Our summers are usually short, so we learn to appreciate every sunny day we get.
  4. What cheers you up? A lot of things cheer me up, like my boyfriend, friends and family, watching a show or movie I like, listening to music and animals!
  5. Dogs or cats? If I have to pick: Cats, cause I don’t have to take them out for walks and I’ve always had cats.

  6. What is your dream holiday? There are so many amazing places I would love to visit, but my dream holiday has to be at least a few weeks in a water bungalow with all-inclusive on a small island in the Maldives or a similar paradise. A quiet place I can relax, do nothing if I want, listen to the ocean, swim and eat delicious food.
  7. How many kids do you want? At least two, because I grew up as an only child and I always wanted a brother or sister.
  8. Favorite weather? Sun and 20+ degrees. But I feel weird if it goes too long without some heavy rain cause I’m so used to rain, and I love thunderstorms!
  9. What would your last meal be? Norwegian Christmas dinner: Pinnekjøtt with kålrabistappe which is lamb ribs with mashed rutabaga.
  10. You can spend 24 hours anywhere, where? I would go back in time and spend more time with my grandmother.
  11. Who or what would you haunt as a ghost? Probably someone I dislike a lot.
  12. Family ancestry? I’m 50% Norwegian and 50% Filipino.
  13. What scares you? Losing someone I love, accidents, war and how acts of racism, white supremacy and extreme far-right groups have become more accepted here.
  14. What are you grateful for? My boyfriend, my family and friends, for being born in Norway and being healthy.
  15. Dream job? To work with animals, like on a farm or sanctuary.
  16. Do you believe in aliens? Yes, but aliens doesn’t necessary have to mean conscious and intelligent like humans, they can be other animals, plants, bacteria or anything alive that grows another place in the universe.
  17. Favorite sport? I like to watch football (which some of you call soccer).
  18. How do you relax after a long day? Sometimes I fall asleep on the couch in front of the TV or I relax by playing a game like WoW, Overwatch, Diablo 3.
  19. If you could meet one historical figure, who would you choose and why? I have no idea.
  20. If you had to be a teacher, what subject would you teach? I’m currently studying to become a teacher, not for school children, but day care teacher. A subject in school? Probably Norwegian as it was my best subject in school.
  21. A perfect day: Home with good food, a movie, TV show or playing games, or going out for dinner and a movie. Or just a long hike on a sunny day with lunch on a mountain top.
  22. Describe yourself in a sentence: I try to be the best version of myself. 
  23. Who makes you laugh the most? My boyfriend.
  24. What superpower would you choose? I wish I could heal others and make illness go away.
  25. Favorite animal? Cats! But I like almost all animals, like dogs, horses, rabbits, pigs, cows, goats, and I could go on.
  26. Biggest accomplishment? Going back to school.

Leveling in Battle For Azeroth

I hope everyone’s had a great first week (and a half?) in Battle For Azeroth! This week’s blog challenge by Z and Cinder is How do you level in Battle for Azeroth?

My tradition has always been to stay up all night on expansion release and play till I get too tired to stay awake. Grown up life doesn’t always care about my traditions, so this year was different but I still made it work. I didn’t have any plans on the 14th, but I had my first day of college on the 15th and had to get up early.

So my plan was to sleep for as long as I could and then pull an all nighter on the 14th and get up early the 15th. Sounds like a perfect plan, right? Play all night and day on release. Well, yes, but pulling an all nighter is so much harder to do now as a 28-year-old than what it was 10 years ago. And I don’t think I’ve ever stayed up for this long on expansion day before and leveled to max in one go (with small breaks). I think I was awake for 30 hours and it took me around 15 hours to level from 110 to 120.

I play Horde and had already leveled through the zones on the beta and knew the stories and the quests, so my plan was to rush through everything pretty fast. I started off in Vol’dun and continued to Nazmir and then Zuldazar, but I also did the war campaign foothold quests in Kul Tiras when I could. Dungeon queues were very long, so I only did one.

I enjoyed all the zones, but I think my favorite is Zuldazar because the zone is green and beautiful, has many interesting stories besides the main storyline and the quests are different and fun. But the screenshot is actually from Nazmir where you can be a frog and lick people to death.

We leveled pretty fast in the start when we were two, but it was much harder when I was alone. There weren’t always other people on the quests, so I had to kill many mobs alone which took a while. As the crazy Moonfire spam and Starfall loving moonkin I am, I did of course try to pull a ton of mobs and AOE them down, which didn’t always work out because the mobs hit hard. I didn’t die while leveling, but came really close and had to flee a few times to save myself.

It might not sound very fun to rush through the quests, but it was fun because even though I didn’t stop to read all the quests and dialogue, I still remembered most from the beta and skimmed through them quick so I knew who, where and why. There were also many new cinematics which were pretty awesome and made the storyline so much more exciting.

I would like to level an Alliance character next because the Kul Tiras zones look amazing and I haven’t leveled through them on Alliance side yet, just a few quests on the Horde side and world quests, but I want to know the Alliance story. I will of course have to slow down and read all the quests then, which I always do the first (or sometimes second time) because I like to know what’s going on and why.

How was your leveling experience in Battle For Azeroth and which zone has been your favorite so far?

Changes and preparations

Right now it’s past 9 pm here and less than three hours left until midnight and Battle for Azeroth! I’ve spent the last days preparing my druid, so I’ve cleaned the bags and the bank for the first time in years, sold off stuff I don’t need, completed quests and cleared the quest log.

I have also done something else which I have thought about for a long time. I race changed my druid from troll to highmountain tauren! My druid has been a troll since the update that made trolls able to be druids 8 years ago. I was never a big fan of trolls, I just wanted to be an orange moonkin. The tauren has always been my favorite race and my first character, my warrior, was of course a male tauren. I was very excited about the highmountain tauren becoming a playable race because they are tauren, got a solid story and look like a moose with their big antlers.

I have of course completed the pre-expansion event which I have a few thoughts about. The storyline leading up to Battle for Azeroth has been interesting, but I expected more of an event like this. There hasn’t been much to do, except for the new but short questline every week and some daily quests with decent rewards for characters with low item level. This event was nothing compared to the previous pre-expansion events, my favorite being the pre Wrath of the Lich King event where you could turn into a zombie and infect other players.

I did participate in the Battle for Azeroth beta, but I’m still excited about the expansion and can’t wait to see, hear and read everyone elses reactions and thoughts about it.

Bye, the Broken Isles and Legion! I’m off to Zandalar and Kul Tiras to fight some Alliance and save Azeroth!

Are you prepared?

Lucid Nightmare

I’ve always loved exploring, discovering secrets and solving riddles, but I haven’t been up to date on all of the Legion secrets. I didn’t know about the Lucid Nightmare mount until very recently, but I like the model and I’ve been hoping to get the Wild Dreamrunner from Val’sharah. Then I read about the Lucid Nightmare mount which looks much cooler and I love that you have to complete a series of challenges to obtain it. I heard it was supposed to be very hard and would take at least 3-4 hours if you were lucky.

So I found a guide and skimmed through it because I thought this one would be way too hard to solve all alone, remembering how difficult some of the clues to the Riddler’s Mind-Worm were. It seemed straightforward and not too hard, so I went for it. Some of the clues were easy, but most weren’t, so I’m glad I had the guide to follow. The mini games were fun, some a bit time-consuming, but I didn’t have any problems.

Then I got to the Endless Halls, a very confusing maze. I read about it and decided to use the Lucid Nightmare Helper addon to try to keep track of the rooms, but it didn’t help that much because I didn’t manage to figure out exactly when I got too far out on one side and ended up on the other side. But I tried to keep track of the orbs I found and it didn’t take me too long to finish the first four, but then I got stuck on the last one for at least an hour until I finally found it. It took me almost four hours, that includes traveling and going back for something I had forgotten.

Do you have the Lucid Nightmare mount? What are your thoughts on the challenge?