Banner – Jhaelen

Holy shit, 4 posts in as many days!

The last one up from the WoW cast is Jhaelen.

Jhaelen’s script has some similarities to Arioch’s. As my scribe, he probably spends more time with pen in hand than any other character I have. From his long hours of producing copious stacks of glyphs for sale, Jhaelen has developed very even and rigid handwriting. Continue reading

In the meantime

Since raiding has been off the table in any serious capacity for the past couple weeks, what have I been up to in WoW?

With the exception of this past weekend, not much.

I started playing LoL and almost as quickly lost interest.

Watched the first 4 seasons of Venture Bros. Seriously, if you aren’t watching this, you need to start. What are you waiting for? Go watch!

And then two things happened.

Patch 5.4 and the promise of 489 catch-up gear for my alts and 100 free valor (if I can cap on Arioch) each week until this shindig ends (anyone know when it will end?) had me itching to put some serious hours back in to the game.

The second thing was my overwhelming guilt for not keeping up on my cousin’s gaming podcast (check him out over at ) finally caught up with me.

I had the perfect opportunity to roam the Barrens, mindlessly slaughtering Kor’kron and escorting caravans, while listening to the MANY hours of podcast I had fallen behind on.

I am sad to say that I’m still not caught up on the podcast (episode 19!) , but I made progress all over the place in WoW on multiple characters. Continue reading

A break from dailies


Day in.

Day out.


I wasn’t feeling well after a particularly intense day at work and decided to play hooky from my dailies (except Tillers!) and logged on to my paladin.

He’s been sitting at 83 with an fetch quest in his log to turn in up in Northrend.

Note: I didn’t do Icecrown on Arioch, Jhaelen is the first of my characters to really do any serious questing in the zone.

The quest was The Boon of A’dal.

All I had to do was return to this poor, dying crusader laying in the snowdrifts of Icecrown. Continue reading

Hardened Heart

With the incoming expansion, it was time to admit that my baby paladin needed to get a move on.

I’m OK with being 1 expansion behind on my inscription, but 2 is a bit behind the curve.

He’s been lounging at 68 for what seems like forever now, and with the new revamp to all the classes I really didn’t have an excuse not to move forward.

Now, as you may be aware, I am not on an RP server. I don’t RP. But the characters I enjoy playing the most have developed little personalities in my mind.

Jhaelen is one of the younger brothers in my little belf family. He’s the naive one with the heart of gold – stop a battle to save a kitten sort of fellow.

Odd that I’ve never particularly seen him as a healer, he’s a tank in my mind; I just don’t have the confidence to make that leap yet. So on the few occasions he was allowed out of the city to pick flowers, he has always been ret.

I logged on to him being a mishmash of Outland purples (and I mean that literally, his gear was of a purple hue) and some *really* old stuff. Level 68 and he’s still got pieces from Scholomance. He did have an awesome axe, no clue where or when he picked that up.

The idea was to finish out Nagrand, like I usually do, and then toss him in to Northrend.

Got bored.

Queue for dungeons and start questing in Borean Tundra!

I felt the class was really missing something.

I wasn’t suffering from mana-starvation like I remembered from before, which was nice.

There were buttons to hit for single-target and buttons to hit for multiple targets, but there wasn’t a turbo boost option.

And then I got WINGS!

Suddenly, paladins became rather fun. I don’t know how they compare to what they were prior to 5.0.4, but if it was like this I can understand why some people level so many of them.

Play style aside, Jhaelen sort of went through a rite of passage. As his outlandish Outland gear was stripped away and replaced with the grittier gear of Northrend, his character changed.

By the time I got to the torture quest at Amber Ledge, he seemed to understand the greater evils of the world. There was a life at stake, one presumably better than the one bound to the chair. He made a judgement.

I don’t think he’ll turn all doom and gloom, but his sunny disposition has darkened a bit. If anything, he should fit in better with the family now. The others always did look at him a little oddly.

Back to playing, I finally broke down and shipped over my heirloom gear. The first couple levels flew by, but as soon as I ran out of rested XP the whole train came to a screeching halt. He looks a little more cheerful in the bright silver armor, but those pants are doing nothing for the outfit.

I don’t think a paladin will be taking front and center in MoP, but I may look to having quite a few more toons at max cap. Need to keep some options open for cross-realm raiding!

Out of the study

The recent leveling blitz on my warrior and bank alt made me feel bad for my glyph-bitch, er, I mean, my paladin. There he was, sitting in the study, piles of glyphs heaped around him. /sadpanda

He scratched his way up to 62 after being forced, practically naked, into the Outlands to face mobs of a challenging level.

Add in with the nakedness, the fact that I hadn’t trained for a bit, spent any talent points in a while, what I had remembered to train I had not placed on my action bars (or more likely in all the realm/faction transferring my macros got borked), what little gear I had sucked donkey dong, and I have NO FUCKING CLUE HOW TO PLAY A PALLY.

Oh, and the mobs for the holiday respawned about as fast as I could kill them. Continue reading

I sort of cheated

Got Jhaelen’s banner done.

And I’ll admit, I cheated a bit.

For all the others I have lovingly crafted a background from scratch.

And I started to do that here…

But I had this lovely screen shot of the evening sky over Hyjal. I was already using it as the base for my color palette (which didn’t last long, I ended up doing a much brighter panel that got scrapped in favor of this one.) Continue reading

Paladin Healing, A Journal

So I’ve got a little space goat pally.

She makes such cute squealing noises when something is beating on her.

Was planning on leveling as retribution, like all the cool kids do… but I already have 20+ minute waits on my mage… I have a DK that can almost sort of tank on the same server… that leaves holy.

Levels 15-19

The ONLY fucking heal spell I have is Holy Light.

Regarding Holy Light, allow me to state this:

*ahem* Continue reading

This is not the post you are looking for

So I was up entirely too late, but my pally hit 50.

My hubby had quests in Scholomance and Stratholme so agreed to drag me through. mostly I think to act as a mule for all the shit that drops in there. Oh and for the weak-ass heals I can throw out – crit for 1500 (I’m prot spec, gimmie a break).

Wish I were on a clothie. The cloth drops were outrageous. Plate? Weapons? Not so much.

I felt totally useless. I don’t know where anything is on my pally or how anything works. About all I could do was aggro everything in the instance just by zoning in.

And this is why I’m refusing to get my priest boosted at all. I will know how to heal by the time I hit end game on him. Might not be good at it, but I won’t be able to use lack of experience as my excuse. Maybe I’ll just be a sucky healer. I’m talented like that.

Anyway, hitting 50 means that I now get to power level through the next batch of inscription. And it’s about time, too. I think I have 2 bank pages full of herbs ready to burn.

Too tired to say anything else.

More tomorrow.