Happy 2021!

I hadn’t played anything for awhile, but since the day after Christmas, I’ve been back in World of Warcraft.

First I went through and sent most characters to the Barbershop.

Then, I began a character konga line of my Blackwater Raiders characters (all 50s) to go through the Maw and hold in place in either Oribos or Bastion. I have three other 50s on other servers who I’ve moved forward like little chess pieces as well.

On Proudmoore, where more of my family members play, I’ve been working on leveling the characters, and making sure I have all the Tradeskills covered, and that those are leveled as well.

I finally got my Kul Tiran, and I made a Hunter.

I liked her so much I created two more Kul Tirans on Proudmoore, and one on Earthen Ring. The Earthen Ring one is also a Hunter. For her, I set the goal of getting all of the rare pets in each area of the world. She’s new so she just has the Elywnn Forest set, excluding a Mechanical Sheep. I’ve learned only gnomes and goblins can tame the Mechanicals unless you have a Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix, made by Engineers. There was one for sale on the Auction House for 19,000 gold! A Bargain! As a little played set of characters, nobody has that kind of money, nor would I buy it if I did. Instead, I’ve sent my Earthen Ring Engineer character to the Legion time era, and she can work her way to getting that recipe.

See how invigorating a new character can be. You just want to dress them up, give them potions and armor, start them off right!

I find I’m sending most of my characters to Draenor, my personal favorite expansion. If they’re already in Legion’s time frame I’ll let them stay there.

I sent one character to the Burning Crusade solely to get enough Netherweave Cloth for my Tailor to make a bazillion Netherweave bags. I know other family members have characters who could make them but for some reason none ever want to share their goods in the guild bank. I thought if I just provided materials on that server people would blossom, but, not so much. I love them though and the bank shall be loaded up. I’m on the job.

Lots of characters, tons to do.

I also did some rearranging of my Steam Library. I put any older lower graphical games on my laptop’s library, and left the bigger things on my PC. I decided to re-start Mass Effect 1.

Very important, my Shepard character came out looking less scary this time. I forgot you can’t get screenshots the usual way in Steam by hitting F12. So annoying. We shall die trying, in the service of a more interesting post (it does work to hit Print Screen then paste into Paint, but death awaits the pasty.)

My plan is to play through the Mass Effect games in sequence. I looked up which class to pick carrying through all the games. I used to play shooters all the time, but haven’t the confidence anymore. Too much flailing and screaming on my end of things. So I went with the plebeian Soldier, largely on the thought that they can use most weapons they pick up. A Screaming Weasel likes to stay armed.

I’ve no posting schedule in mind for the New Year. I might slink something out after a play session, or go for the eight posts a month goal which gives that nice round one hundred posts for the year.

Play well, stay alive.

Atheren Lightrunner