Monthly Archives: December 2012

Where oh Where Has the Spirit Gone?

This was not a rhetorical question a couple of days ago.

You see, on Saturday, I saw Navi get online, and I greeted her (I also noticed she wasn’t on Dath’remar, but I won’t give away where she was… just in case). She said hello, and hopped offline, then got back on almost immediately. I took a peek at my friends list, and she was on Ysera.

She told me I had to stay put while she farmed a little money.  I told her I could easily meet her, but she said that I wasn’t allowed to work for it.

So I waited. Well, truth be told, I completed an achievement, which was what I was working on anyway, but that is neither here nor there.

Then it dawned on me that she was farming money to send me mail. At about the same time that she said I would have to wait an hour. Well, none of this waiting business… I immediately invited her to join the guild, which she accepted.

What was in the mail, you might ask?  Well, she sent me a Pandaren Earth Spirit!  I was very excited! What a lovely Christmas present! I went about clearing out the rest of my mail, deleting the messages as I went…

And then I opened my bags, and I could not see the Pandaren Earth Spirit.  I run a bag add on, so I was able to perform a search, but it showed me nothing.  I was certain I had deleted the Spirit.  So off I went to put in a ticket.

Daestra, the GM who got my query, explained that when you delete a message from a friend that contains an item, it just gets mailed back to the friend.  I was relieved. So off I went to Dath’remar to send Navi a message. There’s now an orc Warlock named Shoryl. I’m sure it’s Shoryl’s (the Paladin) dark side. 🙂  Navi wasn’t on, so I farmed a little cash, and sent her an ingame mail explaining the situation.

When Navi did get on, she rushed back to Ysera to discover… she didn’t have the mail.

I created a second ticket, and Bahkteva told me this: I do show one being sent from Navimie on the 22nd, however that spirit was received by you and pulled out of the mail not deleted. It is currently in your inventory in the 18th slot of the Embersilk bag in the second bag slot.

I picked up this email at work, so as soon as I got home, I logged in, turned off my bag addon, and looked. There she was. And now there she is, appropriately named:


Notice the horns not unlike those of a tauren

Thank you, Navi!


Winter Veil Present!

Sometimes it’s so very humbling to receive a gift. Most often, for me, it’s because I never expected it.   This particular gift came from someone who has an enormous heart, but whom I have known for a scant handful of months. That he went out of the way to get it for me, even having forgotten the email I’d given him when we’d connected via real ID (so he had to check).  So, of course, I had to name the darling appropriately after one of his druids.  Don’t mind the backdrop. I was hunting dragons at the time.

Not the mount, silly, the hatchling!

Not the mount, silly, the hatchling!

I have only one thing to say: Thank you, JD.

Random Laid Back Running

I’ve taken a couple of days of vacation – originally not for moving, though today has been lots of things toward that end.

However, I hopped online and saw a few of my favorite laid back folks on; and decided I might like a go at one of the old raids.  I put the call out, and Tumunzahar answered it without hesitation, requesting Blackwing Lair. With a little coaxing, we also got Flagsworth (on his rogue Duenan) and my long time friend from my vanilla days of raiding, Farron.

Sadly, the rogue wasn’t attuned, so he went and burned through UBRS while the rest of us tackled Razorgore. Talk about easy-peezy with the nerfs to the mechanics. We also got the Unscathed Egg from Razorgore, which I won! There was also an ingot that dropped, so Gurdrid is a tiny bit further on her way toward making the Hand of Ragnaros for Shoryl.

Unfortunately, Tum had to depart right after we defeated Vaelestrasz; but Farron, Duenan and I finished with relative ease. No more pets dropped; and Duenan complained about the utter lack of rogue gear.

Fun was certainly had; and Tum reminded me to poke Farron to come along on Laid Back Raids in the future, which I will most certainly do!

Check In Time

With the move in two weeks, there hasn’t been a lot of WoW time for me. A couple of evenings of puttering with Golden Lotus dailies, and mornings on the farm getting harmony so that I can gather mats for my other professions.   I did manage to squeeze in a few things; though. Oquae visited the Darkmoon Faire to finish up tailoring, giving the guild Working Better as a Team. I subsequently picked up heirloom legs for Muirri, who is our last toon needed for getting  A Class Act.  I also picked up our 52nd guild reputation with the Anglers, giving me another mount.  I am amused by its antics.

Shoryl and Sonaira have completed both Rally in the Valley and Mighty Roamin’ Krasaranger. We tried to make it to the Wanderers’ Festival on Sunday, but the time change stuff confused us and we missed it.

In Pet Battling news, I picked up a few new beasties, including the Harpy, and Darkmoon Glowfly. I hopped on Taoiseach briefly to complete Big City Pet Brawlin’ – Horde, which netted me Big City Pet Brawler as well, since I’d completed the Alliance version long ago.  I haven’t jumped into pet PvP yet, mostly because I enjoy the collecting more than the fighting, so leveling up my pets has been a bit of a challenge.

Higher Authority also picked up a level this week, now at level 22. I was lucky to be on when it happened. Now I’m jonesing for levels 23 and 24, which have good small-guild perks. And, of course, 25, when I can finally get my Lion!