Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Podcast, New Contest, Extended Contest

What it could've been like

Okay.... so... I didn't exactly get the opportunity to do the Q&A session or give away yet. And that's good for all of you readers if you still want to participate!  I pretty much had to get out of a really crappy living situation as soon as humanly possible and get set up on my own immediately. This meant finding time to get out of work to find a place to live, get my stuff moved, ect. Unfortunately I didn't get settled with all my ducks in a row in time to do the Q&A session and live give away.  Now that I'm in my own place with out any reason to worry about the DEA breaking down my door at any given moment, I can begin to schedule things again.  I've also had the time to FINALLY get to record the first episode of the new podcast with Kathroman of which we've (Kathroman mostly) been hinting at for the past few weeks.

KathTacular WoW Gold-Making Podcast

Yep, recorded and released now!  Thanks to the hard work and talent of Kathroman, our first episode has finally been released and has a home, but still needs a name! HELP! You can help us name the podcast by entering the Name the Podcast Contest! All details for the contest are listed in the link.  You can also find a link to our first episode at! The name and link will change once we have determined a winner for the contest and have a permanent name for the podcast. Did I mention there will be prizes? Well, now I did!

7,777th Tweet and 543 Follower Give Away - Extended

I do apologize for not being able to do the give away at the scheduled time. Like I said, that gives you guys more time to enter it by just answering a few questions. Also, it was brought to my attention that some people already have all of the Blizzard Store pets, and that's fine! You can hold your prize and redeem it at any time, say... when Blizzard releases a new pet? And with the recent news of the removal of Hoggs, and the mention that he may become obtainable by other means in a future patch, I'm hoping Hoggs is one of the new pets they add to the store!

So when is the give away now? I'm still going to keep it on a Sunday, my guaranteed day off.  Sunday, September 29th at 7:00 PM is when I will do the live give away on twitch and also do the promised Q&A.  To enter the give away, just participate on the original post. See you all there!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

7,777th Tweet and 543 Follower Give Away and Q&A

For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I'll be doing a give away of 1 Blizzard Store pet valued at $10 US. This give away is to celebrate reaching 543 Twitter followers!!!!

Rules for Give Away
1. Answer at least 2 of 3 of the questions listed below, in the comments of this post. Comments not following these rules are not eligible entries.

2. Include your twitter handle at the end of your comment.

3. Claim the prize within 1 week of the winner announcement, the winner will be announced LIVE on on Sunday, September 7, 2014 @ 7:07 PM EDT. The winner will also be DM'd on Twitter for verification purposes.

4. If the winner does not respond by Sunday, September 14, 2014 @7:07 PM EDT, a new winner will be chosen, and announced via Twitter.

5. BONUS!!! You can earn a 2nd entry by answering all 3 questions in your comment.

6. All eligible twitter handles will be written on a 1" x 5" index card, folded in half and placed into a pillow case (best I could come up with).  At the time of the drawing, I will reach into the pillow case and draw 1 entry.

7. If the winner forfeits their prize, I will then draw a 2nd entry from the case.

1. Are you looking forward to Warlords of Draenor and why?

2. What part of the game will you be most focused on in the upcoming expansion?

3. If you had to pick just ONE profession, which one would it be?

7,777th Tweet announcing Q&A
Since my 7,777th tweet will be linking this post, I decided to do the Q&A session at the same time as the drawing. I will go LIVE on at 7:00 PM EDT and begin the Q&A session. At 7:07 PM EDT I will announce the winner from the give away and go back to answering as many questions as I can before 9:00 PM EDT

Rules for Q&A
1. Ask me anything about WoW or my personal life, I do have boundaries though.
2. If I don't know the answer, I will write the question down and answer them in a blog post.
3. Keep the questions PG rated.
4. Have fun!! Drinks are encouraged if you are of legal drinking age in your location.
5. Requests for WoD topics to cover will also be very welcome!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

WoD Beta - A Quick Glance at Alchemy

Hello all!! As I brought up blogger to write this post, I faced the disconnect boss so... no screenshots yet.  I guess it's a sign that I need to get off my butt and take care of some IRL things for the fireworks tonight!

I was granted beta access to WoD in the first wave of invites, yet I just got around to being able to get some play time in yesterday.  Currently on the PVE realm, we are level capped at 92, which I was able to reach.  I've just obtained my Book of Alchemical Secrets and Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 1 by completing  quest.  I've read in general chat that you can also get both items as random drops.  I'm unsure if the blueprint requires you to be an alchemist to be obtainable through the random drop method. 

Upon using the book to raise my alchemy from 600/600 to 600/700, I was immediately taught a few recipes to get my started.  First and foremost was the Draenor Philosopher's Stone, at ilvl 620 it was an immediate upgrade to one of my trinkets.  Before making the stone, I did have to do the daily cooldown,  Alchemical Catalyst, which resulted in receiving 5 Alchemical Catalyst.  As of right now, the new alchemy cool down is not shared with your Living Steel cool down.  I think it's safe to assume that this is because the Catalyst creation is not a transmute.  I'm looking forward to see if there is also a daily transmute that we'll be using, and whether or not it will share a cool down with our mount/pet making friend Living Steel.

I will be adding to this post once I'm able to connect to beta again, hopefully tomorrow.  For now, I'm off to sip mojitos and enjoy the day with family!