Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cabriella the Panda

Cabriella the Panda

I have fallen in love with the panda race. They are just too cute.

After finding myself loathing the cross realm zones, I saw a post on the WoW forums about a few realms being cross realm free... hey, I thought, that sounds wonderful! Of course, as always, with the good comes the bad. The catch? It is a PVP realm. However, it is a RP-PVP realm so it hasn't really been so bad.

I have managed to get Cabby to level 27 and she is questing in Arathi Highlands. Of course, you know I rolled Alliance. Horde areas are just too bleak to level in. It is almost like leveling in (Old) Desolace. It simply wasn't my favorite area.

Being on the CRZ-free realm is relaxing. That may change when I get into areas of more PVP. I plan to keep an open mind and try to enjoy the PVP aspect. Ganking is another thing all together. I hope there isn't that much of that here. I will see.

Are you looking for a CRZ-free server? I know Venture Company is one but I chose Ravenholdt.

So far, so good...

Cabby :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Altaholics and Starting Over On a New Server

How do you start over? All the work you have put into your main character and the little alts you have, how can you possibly leave them behind? My answer to this is I don't. I always come back to them. It is just so much fun to me to start over on a new server. I find it very refreshing. I do not know anyone. I have nothing there and love to see in a few days time how much I can make happen. So let's see how I do it...

First, I make a toon that I feel most comfortable leveling. For me, this is a hunter. I level this character out of the starter area and I take training in herbalism and mining. If you have an account that can make a death knight do that first.

You can only have one death knight per account. I am lucky in that I have two accounts. I can have two death knights on the same realm. This is nice because I can do trades, run my lowbies through dungeons for gear and experience without having to use the dungeon finder or ask someone for a run.

I am a solo player. I do not like dungeons nor do I like having to ask someone to do this for me. Having two death knights is helpful because instead of taking the enchanting and tailoring on my bank alt, I can do it on my other death knight. Yes, I hate the death knight starter area, but you have to do what you have to do to make the gold.

For bank alts that are not death knights, it depends on if my character is Alliance or Horde. If Alliance, I make a human and run it to Stormwind. If Horde, I make a blood elf and run it to Silvermoon City. It is the simplest run to a main city in my opinion. You can make any type you like for your bank alt. You just have to get it to a main city. There are flight points to the main city, but you do not have cash for that! Park this alt near the mailbox and auction house to run from one area to the other easily when it is time for them to do their job!

Mail all your herbs and ore to the bank alt. You will have to send some cash, whatever you can afford to send (I usually half my monies from my hunter or death knight), for posting the herbs and ore on the auction house. Any green items my hunter does not use, I also mail to the bank alt. In no time, she has plenty of cash.

Now, for those of you that have a high level toon, or at least one of level 55, you can make a death knight. You have to have Wrath of the Lich King to make a death knight. You level out of the death knight starter area and you will have around 8-10 gold. Send some of that gold to your bank alt. Take mining and herbing on the death knight and go out and collect herbs and ore. You have almost 60 levels on this toon already; use it to your advantage! You should get to level 60 and get the flying for Azeroth for fewer headaches in gathering!

How do I use it to my advantage you ask? After you get your herbing and mining up to your max level (for your level), run Stockades! Run Deadmines! Run Shadowfang Keep! You can run lowbie dungeons (do the quests while there!) and sell all green items and blues that you pick up. Some blues are soulbound (bound to you when you pick them up) and you have to just sell them to a vendor. However, some are BOE (bind on equip) and you can send them to your bank alt to sell for you. Instant cash.

A little information about a bank alt if you do not have a death knight. You may have to level it a few levels. The good thing is getting to level 10 or even 20 is very easy! First, take enchanting on the bank alt. You can disenchant greens that do not sell and sell the dust, shards, and essences you get from them. Also, take tailoring and use all the cloth your toons collect to level the tailoring. Disenchant the greens you make that your other toons do not use.

Also, get the Auctioneer addon. Go to and search for Auctioneer. It is very simple to use and will be the best help for your bank alt ever! When you download the addon, unzip it and place it onto your desktop. Open your world of warcraft folder, open the Interface folder, open the addons folder and copy the files from the auctioneer folder you downloaded and place them into the addons folder, close it up and it will work when you next play the game.

Go to the auction house on your bank alt. Open the auction house window, find the scan button and do a scan. Do a scan every day for about a week. This will build up your auction database and give you a good estimate on what things sell for. When you get ready to place an auction, go to appraiser at the bottom and look at each item. Sell each item for a few copper less than the cheapest one. You will have a bankroll in no time!

This is how I make it on a new server. I will have gold, bags, armor, etc in no time. It will take a few days to a week or so. It all depends on how much time you have to play. There is no hurry so do your thing as you have time for it. In the meantime, you can revisit your other characters on your main realm.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

All Done!

I finished my Associate's degree on July 10th. I started my Bachelor's degree on July 19th. That was not a very long break in between, thanks to my school changing its attendance policy.

Learning teams are a very new concept in my schooling. You are paired with others, and you all do the work, then everyone is graded. If somone does not do his or her part, you are responsible to get it done. So far, my team is great and everyone is doing his or her part. I just hope that continues into the final.

In the game, I am not doing much playing this week. I just returned home from spending the last 10 days in South Carolina with my daughter and grandkids. I had a wonderful time. It was good to see and spend time with them!

I need to start working on my baby alts. I did manage to get my hunter from level 84 to level 85. I am working hard on getting my death knight to level 81. I am also trying to get her mining and herbing levels up to match her leveling level so she is able to pick/mine the nodes she comes across in Mt. Hyjal.

Most of my friends have stopped playing. They either went to Rift or stopped all together. I still have my small guild. It is not very active. I also trimmed my real-id list down to one person not including my daughter.

I plan to spend the next week or so in game. I am going to level some professions and some alts. I want to see how many I can get to level 85. Ha! right... well here's hoping!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finishing Up...

One more week left and I will be done with my Associates degree in Psychology. Yay, me!!! I still have my A...woot!

It is a good thing I like school. I start my Bachelors degree on July 19. Only about a week break in between the two. Sheeeesh. I need more WoW time!

So, in the game... My hunter Cabriellä, is now level 84, almost 85. My mage Cabrìella, is level 84 almost 85. My death knight, Deysia, is still level 80. I have a new baby hunter, Cabryella, who is not so much a baby anymore... she is level 54. So my game time has not been too bad lately.

My daughter and I have started leveling a couple of Shaman. My shammy, Issera, is level 47. So is her shammy. It has been fun playing them. I have only had one other shaman and I deleted her at level 20. However, I am having fun right now with this one. We are leveling elemental.

The guild is doing fairly well. I am inviting people to make it grow. Trying to level it to get more experience is tough. The new people are all nice so far. My friend Brutal came from Kirin Tor to join us. He is awesome.

Life is good. Times are tough all over anymore. Friends are rare but loved. Family is close and loved more. Remember your raisin', live each day like it's your last, and love all you can. You will not get another chance! Do not waste your time on things that do not matter. If you have your doubts, then they probably do not matter as much as they should!


Friday, February 4, 2011


So, I finish my Associate's degree in Psychology in July. Hopefully, graduating with my 4.0 gpa. I will know more about that gpa after I am done with these math courses. I have around 13 more weeks on them. My last two classes are psychology and business management.

I have been contacted by my academic advisors about continuing on with my Bachelor's degree. I will be talking to them over the next few days and finding out all the pertinent information. If all goes well, I will continue on with my degree. I will know more about all that later.

In the game... I am working slowly on leveling my gnome mage to 71. She is almost there. I am also leveling a dwarf mage on Kirin Tor. She is 41. She is being leveled with my daughters' priest. We are leveling strictly in dungeons mostly. Yeh, I know, I hate dungeons. I am however, finding that I like them better. Leveling in them helps me feel more comfortable with them. I think my major thing was doing the dungeons on my hunter.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my hunter! I just don't like her in dungeons. Heh, but I prefer her in the battlegrounds! LOL I love my mage and my warlock in the dungeons. I am leveling both of them in there. With a few battlegrounds thrown in. Heirlooms have killed the battlegrounds in my opinion. The heirloom wearers should be lumped in with the twinks! I do not mind going in on my twink with the heirloom wearers. But, heirlooms have now replaced the twinks in every bracket. It is annoying to say the least. It is about the pwnage and not the enjoyment of the bg's for most people however.

Life in general is good. Really good. I must say, I can't find anything to complain about and wouldn't want to anyway! Well, it is raining today :( if that counts for complaining!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Life is Funny

It takes all kinds to make the world go around. I meet new people in my classes. Some of them are in college and do not know how to write, speak, or spell correctly. Work gets turned in late. What is the point in going if you are not going to give it your all? You are spending a lot of cash for that degree.

I still have my 4.0 gpa. I hope to keep it. I am taking Algebra right now. I hate math and it doesn't like me very much either! LOL It is going fairly well for now. I have a quiz tomorrow. I hope that goes ok.

What can I do with my Associate of Arts in Psychology degree? I have applied at a mental health group home as manager. I haven't heard back from them yet. Will I be upset if I do not get the job? No, not really. I like being able to focus on my school work.

Speaking of meeting new people...I have been talking to someone from my past. We had a great friendship that never led to anything much. Just wondering if calling him would be a good idea? He gave me his number and asked that I call. Another friend took my number with intentions of calling but never did. Does that change how I feel about him? No, he will always be my friend. :)

Life is funny ... ain't it! hahahahahaha

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wow and Other Fun Things

It has been a while since I last posted. College is keeping me busy and so is the game. It has been a while since I did the battlegrounds and I have been doing those again lately. I do not know what it is about them that I love but I really do love going into the random ones. It beats dungeon running for me. Of course, we all know I hate dungeons!

I did get my death knight to level 80. Then they went and changed her spec to tanking. I don't like dungeons and I certainly do not want to tank! She is still horde and on the Zangarmarsh server. My daughter loves her priest but wanted to get back to the ally side of things. We have come back to Kirin'Tor and I am playing my hunter again. She managed to pick up the Headless Horseman's Reins... yay!

I am also leveling some alts in the battlegrounds. I still have my twink there but the queues never pop. Twinking I guess is dead for now. I hear it may be making a comeback in Cataclysm. Here's hoping on that one.

I have many alts and have been leveling different ones through the battleground. I plan to do some research on Arena teams. That may be a little more than I want to get into in the game though.

All in all, its been fun to start back where we left off on the ally side of things. There are many classes overpowered in the battlgrounds right now. The patch made a big mess of things. I was doing well until then. All of a sudden, rogues one shot you no matter how much life you have. I just go in to die now! LOL I figure Blizzard will get around to fixing everything and the game will be fun in the bg's again. I still have fun, I just die more often than before!