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Level 90

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Well I reached level 90 this evening on my Paladin at last. It was pretty anti-climactic unfortunately. Usually I’m playing with someone and there’s all this build up and then I get there and we cheer and then go back to playing, lol. Getting there alone wasn’t as fun, I dinged, looked around smiling expectantly and was met with only a confused look from my cat. He wouldn’t even give me a high five!

It actually only took me a little over 5 hours to get from 89 to 90, which is maybe why it didn’t feel like a huge accomplishment, it just wasn’t a big time investment. Now I get to choose who to level next. I was leaning toward leveling my lock, but I found the Spear of Xuen (BoA level 85 polearm) from archaeology, so now I’m thinking I should level someone who can actually use it. I did find the Umbrella of Chi-Ji (BoA Level 85 caster offhand) too I guess, so I could make use of that on my warlock!

Decisions decisions!

Hacked : Update

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

I got a response to my ticket this morning but it was not a pleasant one. Basically they told me that there was nothing they could do about my missing gold. They said my account had been compromised back in August of 2011 and because it was so long ago, I was just out of luck. I was so upset and considered cancelling my account on the spot but then decided I’d try to clarify what had happened since I recently had to go through 10 different GMs before one of them could help my brother get his account back. The second GM I talked to today said they saw what had happened, that someone had accessed my account for only a few seconds so GM#1 had missed it. They restored the gold that had been stolen from my main character, Lauriella, but the 60k gold stolen from all my alts was still missing.

I clarified that I’d lost gold across all of my characters and listed each of their names and the amount of gold that had been taken from them through the Auction House. GM#3 said there was nothing they could do about that lost gold because they couldn’t find it in the logs. That was frustrating but I contacted them again with a screenshot of the Auction House receipt for the “Tough Hunk of Bread” the hacker had sold to my characters to get the gold from them and again listed every character that was effected. The 4th GM was wonderful and got all my gold back for me!

I’m so glad I contacted another GM after GM#1 let me down, otherwise I’d probably have never played WoW again, lol. Now I can re-focus on getting to 90!

Hacked!?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I logged in tonight to do a bit more leveling. My pally is a couple quests away from 89 so I figured I could get that done before I had to sleep! To my dismay I looked up at my titan panel at one of my favorite things to see, my gold, and it was GONE! My character was exactly where I’d left her, somewhere in a field in Pandaland, yet she only had 56 silver on her. I thought it might be a glitch and quickly re-logged, but nope, my golds were really gone. I changed my password, opened a ticket and began inspecting the damage. As far as hackings go, I’ve heard some horror stories, but mine doesn’t seem to be too bad. I have all my gear, my banks and guild banks don’t seem to have been touched and the hacker only stole my gold on my main server.

It appears they logged into my 10 characters, recorded how much gold they each had and then created auctions for bread for each of the different amounts. They then bought the auctions on each of my characters and finally put them back in the exact same spot as I’d left them. The hacker was nice enough to leave me with 87g on my deathknight, but maybe that just didn’t seem worth the effort to take after the hundreds of thousands of gold they got from my other toons.

I’m not all that upset, as long as a GM can help me get my gold back then I won’t be upset at all. I even know who the hacker was because they left the auction house mail receipts in each of my character’s mailboxes. I have no idea how they got my password, I’m always super careful about what sites I visit and I have never given it out to anyone but I guess it’s pretty common. At least it was my WoW account that got hacked and not my bank account I guess!

Anyway, I took a mug shot of my hacker from the armory, just for fun, lol. His name is Tayneranos and he’s a warrior. He looks like a dick! I wonder if Blizz will suspend or cancel his account for this? It seems crazy that they would go through the trouble of taking all my gold, putting my characters back to where I left them, and then leave the auction house receipts so that I know who they are…

Needless to say I did not get to level 89 tonight. I just didn’t have the heart to play with an empty gold purse. I’ll update in 2 days when it says my ticket will be answered…

eff…

Playing Pandaria

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Wanted to share this moment of this quest, because it made me giggle.

I finally caved and bought myself Mists of Pandaria. This was the first WoW expansion that I didn’t get right at the midnight release, but as my blog here betrays, I haven’t been quite as into gaming these days. I like Pandaria but I’m all by myself in WoW now, my 11 year boyfriend and I used to always play through the new expansions together but we broke up in the spring, so this is the first expansion I’m tackling totally solo. It’s definitely not as much fun without someone to joke about the content with and share in the experience, but I’m still enjoying it. It’s definitely a solo-friendly expansion, which has helped.

I’ve gotten my 8 year old Paladin to level 88 now. She’s always been ret, but with all the class changes I’m not really liking her anymore! I’m finding her boring and am looking forward to getting to 90 just so I can start on one of my other characters! I think I’ve got a Mage, Rogue, Warlock, Druid and Priest at 85 but I’m not sure which I’ll play to 90 first, or if I’ll start myself a Monk. The pandas are pretty cute so I don’t think I’d mind playing one, but I was also thinking I might make a Bloodelf Monk just to be different, lol.

I’m pretty out of the loop when it comes to making gold or organizing holiday guides now, but I’ll try to keep posting on here as long as I’m playing, even if it’s just to say what I’m up to!

Gaming Dilemma

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Hi! I’m still alive! I’m also bored and it’s cold outside, so I decided I wanted to play some video games. First I revisited an old favorite, Vampires The Masquerade Bloodlines. I beat it twice last month, then decided it was time for something else. I got the Hearthfire expansion for Skyrim, but didn’t like farming for mats and quickly got bored of it after building just a tiny house. I have been playing Guild Wars a bit. I have an account and I find the game entertaining, but unfortunately every time I try to play my computer nearly bursts into flames because it’s old and tired and needs to go live out it’s days on a farm somewhere. My computer also can’t handle all of the Sim expansions I have, so I can’t play that anymore. I knew SWTOR had finally gone free to play so I patched that thing up and logged in today. I got so angry that they had merged the servers and made it so I had to rename ALL of the characters I’d created that I uninstalled it. I had the legacy name Darkmoon and a character named Lady… so “Lady Darkmoon”, I logged on as soon as they introduced the legacy system just so I could have that name, loved it, and now it is gone… Effff that!

Occasionally I find myself humming the Lament of the Highborne and have started seeing pandas in my sleep… I’ve used up all my free trials so my last WoW option is to purchase Pandaria and re-sub. I’m so angry at Blizz right now though! My brother’s account got hacked and I had to talk to 8 different GMs online and 2 on the phone before any of them could tell me what we actually had to do to recover it. Each of the previous times they would tell us what to do, we’d do it, then they’d tell us that wasn’t actually what you had to do or they just wouldn’t respond at all. Then we ended up having to submit two forms filled out by hand, a picture of him holding his drivers license, his drivers license laying on a national newspaper with today’s date clearly visible, and an image of the license. None of the representatives were understanding or apologetic and when they finally recovered the account they were just like, okay, there’s your account back. Plus the whole process took over a month!

I’m bored, I want to play something fun, but I just can’t bring myself to give Bliz any money after dealing with them. The worst part is, I have loved the new expansion anytime I’ve tried it! I should probably just get over it and buy it if that’s what I want to do, but my brother and I have been active subscribers since launch, we’ve each given the game so much time and money, and we were basically just shrugged off by 9 out of 10 blizzard employees. It just doesn’t seem right!

I hope I can get over it and play, I’m so bored I’ve even taken up cross stitching! Like my Link?… lol

Someone Stole My Guild!?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

I tend to take my summers off from gaming but when the temperature starts to drop and the leaves begin to change I start itching to pick up a controller or log into some virtual world. I figured since the new expansion is almost here that I might jump back into WoW for a while. I looked around on the armory, checked out my characters and noticed that some of my guilds had been taken over! My main guild that I made way back when WoW first came out hasn’t been active in many years, but I kept it around and bought all the bank tabs and kept the characters of everyone who didn’t play anymore in there for nostalgic reasons. I used the many bank tabs for storage in my gold making campaign and never thought when I deactivated my account that I’d be saying goodbye to my guild, my inventory and my gold simply because I didn’t take the time to kick out all the characters that were not my own.

I ticketed a GM to try to figure out what happened and they told me all about Guild Dethronement, which did not exist when I left the game. They basically said there was nothing they could do but if I had a suggestion about how to improve this feature that I was welcome to share it. There was probably about 100k gold worth of stuff in the guild bank and I believe 100k gold as well, which I’m sure is now long gone. A level 42 druid is the new guild master of a guild I started 7 YEARS AGO! My guild is level one, there have been no achievements or perks unlocked, it was an obviously inactive personal bank guild that someone stole just for the contents of the guild bank. I’m sad and angry that Blizzard would allow for this to happen without so much as attempting to warn inactive players or to remedy the situation at hand.

They spend all this time working to make account security better. We get authenticators and do everything we can to prevent our account from being hacked, and then Blizzard implements something to allow people to ninja entire guilds and their bank contents with no repercussions. Because of my dethronement and the loss of countless hours of collected goods and golds, I will not be reactivating my WoW account after all. It seems a good time to say goodbye to Azeroth forever. The loss is just too great and at this point even angry birds seems much more appealing.

Update : I used a scroll of resurrection and got back into WoW for 7 days to check on my poor lost guilds. It turns out the two that I was dethroned from, the dethroners were kind enough to leave me at a high rank and to not touch anything from the guild banks! I am now the GM of my Horde guild and my dear 7 year old Alliance guild. I have now kicked everyone else out so someone less kind doesn’t dethrone me in the future if I don’t continue to play.

Hey Don’t Eat That Candy!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Hi Readers,

I’ve been playing WoW a little more frequently lately. I managed to get my new mage character up past level 20 at last, and logged onto my paladin main to check out how Hallow’s End was different post Cataclysm. I noticed that you don’t talk to Innkeepers anymore to trick-or-treat, you just click on the candy buckets. You also don’t have a trick-or-treat cool down now, but you can only do it 79 times for Alliance or 108 times for the Horde because that’s as many candy buckets as there are. There are new daily quests that reward Tricky Treats, which are basically the new Hallow’s End currency, which I didn’t realize at first, and was running around on a sugar high, puking them up and wasting them, lol.

You can also get Tricky Treats from the candy buckets, and I ended up with about 160 of them after visiting all of the candy buckets (other than the ones in Outland) for Alliance. Of course I spent my Tricky Treats on the Feline Familiar pet, which cost 150 Tricky Treats. It is a cute little black cat that wears a witch hat and can even fly on a broom! It’s great! There is also another new companion pet you can get from the holiday quest line that starts in Stormwind from Anson Hastings in the Trade District or Orgimmar from Edwar Goodwin in the Valley of Strength. The pet is called Creepy Crate, and it’s basically a creepy crate that follows you around and EATS CRITTERS! It’s so funny, and counts toward the guild achievement Critter Kill Squad! Time to go plant my little Crate in the Deeprun Tram… lol

Experiment Fail

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hi Readers,

Thanks for the comments on my last post, I’ll answer them all asap, just been a bit busy lately! I guess my experiment didn’t really work, I was going to see if I noticed any change in my new “healthy(ish) lifestyle” while getting back into playing some World of Warcraft, but I haven’t logged on for more than a couple hours all month, so I can’t really judge. I have until Oct 6th before my account expires again, but since I’m starting a new job tomorrow and moving this weekend, I am doubting I will get a chance to play again at all before my time is up. My experiment should have been, can I handle any gaming while doing everything else I need/want to do in a day, because then I’d have a conclusion, which is apparently no. I haven’t played any games this month other than getting my mage to level 12 and a deathknight to level 58. I haven’t even built any Sim houses! I was going to play some Oblivion today because I’m starting to get excited about Skyrim’s release, but then I thought I should probably pack and not play xbox, lol. Now I’m doing neither, and blogging!

People seem to be liking my Lady Sylvanas dance video, so I thought I’d relink it here since it’s been like a year since I last did! It’s so silly, but yea, was fun to make. I miss Sylvanas!

MM <3

Kay… Not So Done With WoW…

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Hi Readers!

So, my last big post was about how WoW and me were finally calling it quits after 6 long happy years together, how I was over it and moving on… Then my friends started playing again, and talking about it again, and before I knew it my account was reactivated and I was rolling a toon on the Galakrond server to be around them in Azeroth. A friend is paying for my first month in case I can’t get back into it, so it was risk free in that sense, so I’ll post again soon about how it’s going! I am thinking my new “main” will end up being another Night Elf Mage, since Missmediocre didn’t even make it to Northrend, we’ll see though. I’m going to avoid my Terenas server for now, I don’t want to get back into auction housing or archaeology or pet collecting, I just want to level whenever I have some free time.

Wow… I’m Kinda Done With WoW…

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I have started to wonder if it’s really possible to play WoW casually. I don’t mean casually as in not raiding, I mean as in logging on maybe 3 times a week only for an hour or so. I don’t know what happened, but I just haven’t been able to get myself back into it this time and I don’t believe I’ll be renewing my subscription when it ends later this month. It just all feels so old, or maybe I’m just starting to feel old, and can’t really find the time needed to invest in WoW for it to feel fun for me. I won’t be returning to Rift right away either. Though I did find it a lot of fun, it’s the same sort of game, and really I just don’t have the desire to spend as much time on an MMO as I once did. My experimental week of not using any computer or tv maybe has a bit to do with MMOs losing their luster for me, time went by so slowly without a character to level or some item to farm, which was a bit boring at first, but it was nice having that much time to work on other things once I got used to it. I still enjoy throwing a game in the 360 now and then, or maybe spending a couple hours building a Sim mansion, but it seems a game like WoW just isn’t in the cards for me right now. The money to keep it active just isn’t worth the amount of time I’d actually play. So that leaves me wondering what to do with Miss Mediocre here.

I’ve never claimed that this was a WoW only blog, I had my little Rift vacation and occasionally some Sims slip in, but my posts have definitely been pretty MMO focused and always gaming related. I’m not throwing in the gaming towel completely or anything, but I really don’t play anything much right now, which leaves me wondering what I should post about? I could keep posting kind of rarely, just sporadically when I have something to say about some game I tried, or I could start posting about other stuff I’m doing more often. I’m leaving on vacation in a few days, so I’ll wait to make my decision until after I get back, since there’s no internet, computers or even a tv where I’m going, so I won’t have any way to post regardless! I’m interested in what you all think though? Would you rather hear about my non-gaming related stuff, or should I only post about games? My topics could be like my Whatever Wednesday posts, but every day of the week, lol.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Miss Mediocre <3