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Archive for April, 2012

And So It Begins!

Another night in Mist of Pandaria Beta!  Yeah!!!

I rolled a premade Monk character.

Somebody out there has my Zaren name, so I tried to come as close to it without having to use special characters.

Come ON…MOP!

Boogie2988 at Youtube.com said it best:

Will that be me for the start of Mist of Pandaria??

Well, I’ve got enough vacation time!  I only have to go 5 levels on Seven Toons, but I’m sure I can do it with a steady supply of Pizza and Cherry Coke!

(I love Cherry Coke!)

Now here I thought I made a Bad Arse Toon!  I mean look at his eyes!  They’re squinched up like he’s looking right through you!  No Asian jokes…Please!

Yeah I’m all like walking around all tough.   Ready to drop any hostile NPC that comes near when I come across a town and decide to get some repairs.

So I look for a Blacksmith to get repaired and sell of my grays when I come across THIS LOVELY LADY:

THANK GOD I’m married!  LOL!!

If I hooked up with HER, she’d think she’s running things!!

(Love the Pink Bow!)

Obviously, this is still Beta and some character models have not been seen to yet.   But hey, the Chunky ones need love too!!

Besides, do YOU want to argue with a 500 lb Bear in a Dress wielding a Hammer???


Oh Yeah….!

Obviously I’m late to the party with this information, but I’ve been busy…so shut up!


I have not played Diablo 1-2, so I don’t know what to expect, but I can’t wait for it to be available!

It seems like yesterday I was hoping for Mist of Pandaria Beta to start and that one day Blizz would announce the date for Diablo III.

Well, that day came and went!  Not only did I miss the initial excitement, but MOP BETA was already out and I had NO INVITATION!


See what happens when you move away from an addiction????!!!

Like I said, I will look forward to playing Diablo III and will probably do some research on Diablo before logging in the first time.

I’ve got my Mist of Pandaria Beta downloaded . . . finally!  (barring any patches or quick fixed)

Now to enjoy the gliches and server busy error messages!


My first day in Mist of Pandaria Beta!

I signed up for Blizzard’s Annual Pass cause it was a no brainer for someone like me that hasn’t suspended or cancelled my main two accounts in over 5 years.

So it’s understandable that I’ve been waiting on the MoP Beta since October 2011 when I signed up.  All information available stated that Annual Pass subscribers would be invited in waves based upon when you signed up and longevity of your account, etc.  I was disappointed to not be among the first 300,000 invited as I signed up at BlizzCon.

Well, I finally got my invite!  I had downloaded the client long before that happened.  After hours of trying to get the Beta to load properly, I finally got to the loading screen.

I decided to make a female Pandaran, because we had to wait so long to see the current model.

I remember playing a Pandaran at BlizzCon 2011 only to find that the female Pandarans at that time were just male NPCs with a little pink bow and a sign over their heads that say “I’m a Female.”  Funny and weird at the same time.  LOL  🙂

Now this is a nice change of pace!

I’ve mentioned before that female Draenei were hot, but Pandaran Chicks are SMOK’N HOT!!

Okay, I like the thick ones…. don’t judge me!  Anyway, Pandaran women GOT BACK! OH!!

I especially like watching my toon run!  Something about her tush swaying back and forth…Ahem!


The Starting Zone was pretty much how I remembered it from BlizzCon except for one thing. . . .

I thought the Panda starting zones were crowded when I was at BlizzCon.  This was ridiculous!

As usual, players trying the get/turn in quests to the quest givers block access for other players.  And I’m sure there are a number of Jerks that think it is funny to block other people’s progress.  It’s unfortunate, but I guess it’s unavoidable.

It took me several hours to complete the quest here.  I started it the day I logged in and finally completed it the next morning as many of the “children” left for school or work.

There are no side quest to take in Beta.  If you don’t complete the required quest, you will not be able to progress further.  As such, there were many characters from the previous day attempting to complete this quest.

But Hey, it’s Beta!  You gotta expect that!

I also remember the initial pictures of the Vermin.  This is what they looked like as of BlizzCon 2011

This is what they look like in Beta

Not as cute as envisioned, but you still want to kill them because they are them!