After messing around with bank inventory, helped some lowbies on a run through of SKF. Took a few minutes of fun and was over.
Headed back to Shattrath City and investigated the lower level of city seeing if any quests were available also. Couldn’t find much. Picked up a quest from a BE up by the Scryer library stairs to head to the Terokkar Forest. So went investigating the forest a bit just stumbling around mostly exploring. Rezz a dead Tauren right outside the gates of lower Shattrath City and got flagged for PVP immediately, then immediately was killed by the Elite Peacekeepers at the gates just as quickly?? That new to me. So i’m no longer going to rezz anyone unknown that’s already dead.
Answered a call in LFG for a Tank for the Ramparts. I figure I break from quests to go tank something. A group 2 lvl 62 Warlocks, a 65 Holy Paladin, a 70 Hunter and myself as Tank. Was also my first shot at Ramparts.
Most the pulls went well, some were messy more so with all the casters bunched up together and was really tricky in deciding how to pull. So make use of Avengers Shield and the Boomerang depending on pull. Dam mobs do hit hard, a few times I was completely air bound. Having a 70 hunter in group often easily puller aggro away from me, especially when every body start blasting away as soon as they saw me prep SOR and it dropped it was observable that everyone was DPSing right then. The Holy Paladin was good on healing. No one died on the run to the boss.
At the boss killed the guy then the Dragon came down from flying around I hit him and somehow it went right pass me to the rest of group. I can’t say I had aggo on it them entirely. I hit it a few times to get its attention and wasn’t long at all i was DEAD. Tank died from not been healed quick enough, I could see my health but I was trusting the healer to do what he was suppose to do, not sure what happened there. When i’m soloing I always heal myself so it was a change to rely on someone else to do it.
Released on death to do the run back. No one said I had been Soul Sharded, I barely noticed. I guess the Warlocks didn’t tell me. Anyway had to do the full instance run back which took a while. By them it was all over. Paladin waited to roll on a Hellreaver that looked very nice and thought be nice to have and to use. We rolled the Holy Paladin won it…..happy for him but still sucked he won it. Only thing I picked up on run was a Warhammer. Checking my quest for the items I needed of the 3 or 4 items I needed I only obtained 1 item to complete the quest. /Sucks.
Dinged 63 and now Honored with Thrallmar. Picked up the Alchemist recipe for Transmuting Skyfire Diamond & Elixir of Major Agility. Both should be nice.
Among all the other things I had to do over the weekend that limited questing time I decided to make some time to go and visit some of my friends in SecondLife (SL). Even though I’m playing World of Warcraft, I really haven’t quit playing SecondLife entirely. So it was good to pop up the client for SecondLife and log in as Aetius Epsilon, roll down my extensive friends list and off to visit friends and chat and say hello to some others.
Its amazing how much the world on the grid (SecondLife World Map) there has changed, there are literally thousands of Sims now. Some friends are not on as much but all are still there in some capacity and it was just great to catch up with old times and see how we all were doing in real life or in SecondLife. Often you can just check their profile to see what they are up to. We don’t have that in WoW a personal profile page, would be nice. I consider my friends there to be great friends as SecondLife is a really social community and environment among all. So was nice to see and chat with lots of friends. Some of my friends now own their own Sim also.
A Sim is your own land bought and paid for from Linden Labs that you can do with as you please or build whatever world you want it to be. It reminds me of when I owned my own Sim “Epsilon” a mythical realm. Epsilon as a Sim is still there. When I left SecondLife on leave pretty much gave my prized possession in SL to my friend to have as her own Sim. Gave to a really great friend I knew, that was a long time friend in SL and to my good trusted friend Paeoti where she made it into a Bikers Sim (Lil Slurgis) and where she now has her Nymphetamine Boutique. She one of SL top clothing designers. I can’t say I have friends like that in WoW.
My good friends Chal sanctuary there on her Sim is complete, she worked on it for months. However its nice to know she’s now in the wedding business, which was great so she makes money doing it on her land in fantasy enviroment.
That friendship factor always brings me back thinking of WoW. I can’t say I have friends like that in WoW, or people that I talk with about my RL or professional life or things I like to do or enjoy. In SecondLife that’s apart of having friends. In WoW it a different world yes but its all about guests, leveling, getting epics and jumping in and out of guilds just so some people can get ahead, but yet its still seem empty without great friends in WoW. I have a few friend in WoW yet none like my SecondLife friends. I guess in guilds you can make some friends, but really are they really friends?
I can’t say I log into WoW for friends. Mostly log in to progress my character and to level up and do the content. The reason I still play in SecondLife is almost entirely because all the friends I have known for over a year of more and we did thing together in the game or projects we worked on for some goal. I still have a real project someday I would like to do on a new Sim, and will need help of SL friends to accomplish it. Often my friends there send me a message from SL to say hey…We missed you, hows real life going with you? What are you up to? Well I’m playing WoW right now. I guess its some of the social difference of living in 2 Virtual Worlds.
Galo have been having lots of inventory problems since in Outland and doing lots of questing as well as bag space inventory problems as well. So instead of going to work any quest I decide to make a quest of resolving Bank & Bag Inventory issues while in Orgrimmar.
I really like to keep my inventory organized to find things, but its often a challenge to keep it that way. Bank was basically out of space and considered everything there valuable in some way. However was in need of more bag space and was debating for a while if I should spend another 25g for bag slot in the bank. I was worried the other space beyond that would cost even more also. Anyway I just decided to do a Investment in giving Galo more bank space to put his valuables as well as more space for his Herbs for professional use.
Decided to go ahead and purchase 3 new bank slots all costing 25g each (75g total) so Galo now have the maximum of seven slots all full in the bank, so lots more space also. That’s a lot of gold spent for bag space alone. Also purchased 3 new 16 slot bags for about 8g each for the bank. All in all now have more bank space. After that decided to now clean up both bank & bag inventory space and sell some things I no longer needed to keep as much. For 50+ levels Galo carried a 20 slot bag for herbs. I now decided it time to put it in the bank as a bank slot for my herbs, which makes 2 herb bags for professional use in Alchemy. A regular slot 16 slot bag is much better at this point.
Removed most of the inventory Galo also had sitting in Mailbox for storage. Will have to move over rest of Inventory I have with on of my Alt Banker. Alt has herbs mostly since I use a Alt to store all my valuable herbs since I previously did not have the space in Galo’s bank. If you ever run out of space you can store things in your Mailbox for 30 days as long as you don’t open the mail. All in all was worth the Investment and effort. I now have lots of space for goodies now.
Edit 06/26/07: Had to work on Inventory some more as well as from my Alt Herb Bank. Inventory cleanup is completed. Galo now retains the Herb Bank for crafting his Alchemy pots of all kind. My Alt Bank I mail everything else to be sold for profit on AH usually from Outland.
Total Warchest Fund including Alt Banker is now: 1278g
We all blog and we all blog for different reasons and choose to read the blogs we read. Some of us start out with a goal in mind of what we wish to say, a journal perhaps, a thought we wish to convey, the thought of one’s mind we wish to challenge, rambling thoughts perhaps or maybe some of us are still trying to find our way into the blogosphere. Others just read for their own reasons. Mine is a personal tale of my adventure in WoW, daily happenings and the things that provoke me while on that adventure. I’m not immune to the thoughts in the Ether in this game I play.
Whether you think I’m right or wrong I may be neither
What is true is that we all have had different experiences
Therefore we are neither alike and never the same
Those experiences make us all different and in thoughts
And such we will never always see things the same
Yet to each his or her own and their valued opinions
We can all still get along been civilized men and women.
“If we all agreed on the same view’s or opinions 100% of the time
then none but ONE of us would be necessary including the rest of us who
write down and cast our brave words and thoughts into the Ether”.
Hang in there Tobold keep blogging away on your thoughts. You do us good service in keeping us aware, informed and mentally challenged about the game and games we all love to play even if we don’t always agree on everything. We love you anyway. At least I do, I read your blog everyday. How can I stand and be immune. The flack your getting is ill deserved. Its been provoking me in my thoughts for days. Also, when its time to quit logging in how will you do it or tell your readers? I’m getting clicks on mine, so people do read here too. I guess …. I just spellcasted Avenger’s Shield and casted my first Shot too.
You read there too. I know, I saw the link on your WoW blog, don’t tell me your not a reader. What’s provoking your thoughts?
When I started WoW, I had no expectation I would ever end up Bloging. In trying to become a better Paladin I did something that most people never do. Simple, I randomly whispered and asked as a survey a few lvl 70 gear decked out Paladins I saw in Orgrimmar back in my my 20′s how to be a better Paladin? A simple thing few people never do. Mental probing for good advice. Going to the WoW forum sucked also.
One Epic decked out Paladin with shiny gear all over said get a fast weapon and good shield and learn to AOE. Never heard of AOE or what the heck that is. However I was already specing in the protection tree so looked good. So what’s AOE I asked. He said do a google search. Well that lead me on a quest for knowledge to learn how to become a better Paladin. I hated the idea of been one of those people that we all call in PUG’s people that SUCK or need to LTP. Google led me to a few good blogs understanding things, which eventually led me to reading other peoples blog, learning how to Judgement and Seal Spell effectively. That was always confusing to do properly. Relearned things fast though. Today just I read a lot more good blogs.
In time I picked up Ardent Defender as a talent. Who in their right mind plays below 20% HP or why would you be there anyway? Hmm, someone real adventurous with their health! Read many people’s blog of their account of their adventure or Alt adventure that lead to Galo becoming a much better player and solo player. Galo is much a self reliant player. Liking to AOE grind mobs made me love been a Paladin even more. I just like to melee mobs. Most people said of Ardent Defender this is not as effective a talent some say. However Ardent Defender have saved my life more times than I can count even though it could be better as a talent improved or work in group utility also, but that’s another story. I really believe Paladins in WoW should be Tough Melee Ardent Defenders of their pier class or group mates with enough utility as a plate wearer to adequately defend a group from harm with good offensive talents and been a protector. Enter been a Tanking Paladin as true Ardent Defender.
Ardent Defender talent wise has saved Galo’s life numerous times soloing in WoW. I learned allot soloing the content and storming defended places often mostly solo. It was only fitting as someone that truly loves my class to name my blog well……. “Ardent Defender“.
Edit: Corrected some grammar.