GameNotes March 10, 2020

Finally I have the pictures of my ESO Lucky Cat Landing home.  It has a really pretty outside area with views, and all of the inside rooms are like jewels, very comfortable jewels.   As always, I wish there were more lighting, but I’ll have to add that.  My khajiit loves the place so much she has not left there since I purchased it.

 

The Splashscreen

 

 

The Lucky Cat Living Room

 

 

The Lucky Cat Kitchen

 

Up the stairs to a first bedroom.

The second bedroom.

 

World of Warcraft

Whiplash finally showed up so Atherne has the Stormsong Adventurer achievement.

Plugging away in the jungles of the Scholazar Basin, going from one group to the next killing more exotic prey than the last set.   I only have one single part of the Scholazar achievement so far, and I feel like I’ve been working there for a year.   It’s better than Coldarra.

My Hunter just got her fishing shack, I’m loading her inventory with nice food makings.  Life is good in Draenor.

 

Parallel Context: One Final Lesson

Read Redbeard’s new and lively tale set in Wow Classic’s evocative Elwynn Forest called One Final Lesson.

https://parallelcontext.blogspot.com/2020/03/one-final-lesson-part-1.html

It is a really well done story of a family being terrorized by the Defias in the early days of that group taking advantage of the unprotected homesteads.  The characters feel like people you know, and you can picture all the scenes in Elwynn and in Stormwind.

GameNotes March 2, 2020

When you think there will be no Magic in your day:

 

World Of Warcraft

 

Oddly, I don’t read MassivelyOp much anymore.  I used to read it every day, checking in multiple times a day.  So I, whose main character is slogging through Northrend, almost missed this most entertaining retrospective on the Wrath of The Lich King Expansion by Elliot Lefebvre      https://massivelyop.com/2020/02/28/wow-factor-the-world-of-warcraft-expansion-tour-wrath-of-the-lich-king/

It’s interesting to see how the original Wow crowd, who started in Vanilla, reacted to the games changes.  Classic is still all bright and shiny new for me, with much offered that is not in the present game in my opinion.  However, it is also true that I never liked World of Warcraft till the Wrath Expansion, and didn’t play it regularly till the time of that expansion onward.

My character is in the Scholazar Basin, having finished the Borean Tundra but getting stuck at Dragonblight.   The quests are mostly enjoyable, except that Hemet Nesingwary is a big game hunter who has you do all his hunting for him.  Weasel.

The area is one of the better jungle settings they’ve done, very dense and lush.

 

Meanwhile, I’m loving my Hunter in Draenor.  It isn’t just the Garrison, which I love, it’s the stories of the characters all around you who travel through Draenor with you.  And who eventually end up hanging around in your Garrison, one big happy.

I love the little Thresher, who becomes the size of a dog as soon as you tame it, but begins to quickly gain in size.  Everywhere you go as a Hunter, the pets you can get really enhance the game.

 

 

In Classic, my Rogue is getting Time in Play.  For some reason, I don’t take pictures in Classic.  She’s just level 13.  She says Hai!

 

Even though I don’t plan to test it, I’m hoping to see Shadowlands Alpha hit this week, or soon.  Once the Alpha is up, we get that flow of info.  It will be interesting to see if this time around they do what they always seem to do, write the Horde areas and quests first.  That was the way of the last three expansions. Good luck to those asking to get in!

 

GameNotes January 14, 2020

 

I’ve been knocking out Achievements like mad over the weekend in World of Warcraft.  Tonight, just ahead of Uldum getting who knows what changes, I finished the questlines there with my Paladin, who I knew was farthest along.   There were a surprising number of cutscenes, but it was all pure Indiana Jones.  I had a hard time at first finding the quests to get started, but once I had one, I got more.

There were a few maddening sequences.  In one, you killed a Guardian and looted an orb from him, except the orb never dropped.   I did the sequence several times and finally just killed him outright, then I got the orb.

 

There were several where you needed to get mobs to 50% or 35% health, then use an object on them before they died.  Even unequipping my sword and trying to use my fishing pole did not work, one shot and the creatures were dead.   Luckily some canny character on Wowhead offered the advice to get a toy called a Soft Foam Sword.  This saved the day, and will surely help when I get to Outlands and Northrend.

You need the mob to be stationary (hello, camels, stop for a second!), then it takes a long slow swing.  You’ve got to be quick to use your object on them before they’re dead, because it took them way way down in health.  Still, I love my new foamie and will call it George.

 

What the actual…on this guy.   I couldn’t get him to stay down, his health popped back up and I finally ran out of his area and he went away.   He appeared as a dragon later and was flying around in a circle. He’d get hit by fire, fall, die, pop back up.  Very creepy.

 

Push, Pull

Now that I’m back to adventure games, I find The Grumpy Gamer’s post https://grumpygamer.com/verbs_verbs_verbs  really entertaining.    He’s definitely given the way you interact with objects a great deal of thought.   It seems to me most games either have an Interact key (E) or a hand that shows up when you can interact.

 

87 Games

Here’s a fresh take on the “best of the year lists'”  Stephen Totilo  from Kotaku   lists the 87 (!!!) games he played last year, arranged by what platform they’re on.   It’s fun to see the variety, and there are a few games worth jotting down and looking up.

https://kotaku.com/the-87-games-i-played-last-year-and-the-ones-i-recommen-1840979502

 

Manifold Garden

If I see the world puzzle now, I take note.  Here’s a look at Manifold Garden, Monument Valley on steroids.   The scope and twists and turns are boggling.

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/356304/Designing_Manifold_Gardens_believably_unbelievable_world_and_puzzles.php

 

Lightmatter

 

Stay in the light, shadows are death!   This reminds me I need to get back to Alan Wake.

https://www.pcgamer.com/first-person-puzzler-of-lights-and-killer-shadows-lightmatter-releases-this-week/

It’s got a science fiction storyline, and is of course a puzzle game.

 

Luna The Shadow Dust

Also looking very interesting is Luna: The Shadow Dust from Lantern Studio.  It’s a point and click adventure/puzzle game that also makes use of darkness and light.

https://www.lantern-studio.com/

 

 

GameNotes December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

In an attempt to do a best of the decade report, I looked at the best games of the year from 2009-2019.  In all but one year I picked a single game I have, and have played and enjoyed.   If I didn’t care for anything, I wrote None.  There are a fair few of those!

On the plus side, many of the games I bought recently and am looking forward to playing were on the top pc games lists for their years.  Good stuff ahead!

My Favorite Games 2009-2019

2009 Dragon Age: Origins

2010   Bioshock 2    and  Mass Effect 2

2011  Elder Scrolls Skyrim

2012 Torchlight 2

2013 None

2014 Dragon Age Inquisition

2015   Fallout 4

2016  None

2017  None

2018 None

2019  None

 

World of Warcraft, BFA

Atherne is at Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty, Storm’s Wake and the Order of Embers.  I’m working to get the rest while the extra rep xp lasts, except for the dread Rustbolt.

My Paladin is also working on her rep and on gearing up.  She was further ahead ILevel wise than the other 120s, as I had sent her to Nazjatar at some point.    Somehow I’ve become a fan of rep grinding and can’t stop.

The third character getting limited playtime over the last week is my Hunter who is sailing through Pandaria with her trusty crab Oscar.   I took him in one dungeon, and at one point someone said “bad BAD crab!” so I guess I was not attentive and he pulled a few mobs.  Tsk.   Sorry, Oscar.

I’ve been decorating a few of my character’s garrisons for Winter Veil.  Atherne’s is the best because she has so many followers walking all around, it truly is festive.

Wow Classic

I had not played this over the holidays at all, or barely.  I’m back in working between my Feral Druid and my Paladin.

I did the Winter Veil quests only on my Paladin, who looks adorable as a gnome elf.   I fear I’m holidayed out, so a return to normal would be welcome.

 

More from the Steam Sale

What a fiend!

Moebius Empire Rising (Jane Jensen)

The Tesla Effect (Tex Murphy)

Shady Brook, A Dark Mystery Text Adventure

Full Throttle Remastered

Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

Titanic Adventure Out of Time

I have a really nice list laying in wait for the next sale.  I also find myself looking at game reviews, and if they are mysteries and have puzzles, boink!   They go on my list.

So far, I’ve only looked at Bioshock Infinite, The Call of Cthulu, and Nancy Drew and the Silent Spy.

As you probably know, Bioshock Infinite and The Call of Cthulu are “hand games” with the Cthulu hands being all bloody and eeew.   As my son remined me, I did used to play these first person shooters all the time, including the much revered Half Life with its wrench.  I don’t recall the hands thing bothering me.  I did figure out why they bug me now though.  It’s all the crochet (and other)  You Tube videos where you never see the person, but only their hands.  And you notice their nails (and what’s under them eek), you notice the skin–smooth, scaly, whatever.  I kind of hate them.  So they’re what put me off the first person shooters with the gangly, bloody or claw-like hands.   There’s always a reason.

I originally played Bioshock Infinite only up to a certain point, in my first playthrough long ago. I haven’t gotten to that point again in my new game of it.  What a bizarre society.  I do like the clothes and storefronts and the floating city of a weird alternate 1912.

The Call of Cthulu is pretty grim and dark, but the lead guy is a detective, so I’ll likely enjoy it.

Nancy Drew and the Silent Spy is unexpectedly really good.  It’s relaxing, has lots of puzzles, I like the voiceovers.  The story is certainly interesting.   I like having my notebook out again for a game, taking clue notes, making drawings.

 

GameNotes December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!  I hope you’ll find some good games under the tree or a Steam Sale Card in your stocking.  I looked at a few things during the “autumn sale” a few weeks ago, but nothing appealed at the time.  In a merrier mode this sale season, I had the best time reading about games I might like, looking specifically for RPGs and Mysteries, but also looking through current popular titles just in case.  By the time this posts (it was written longer than usual in advance) I will have peeked at a few of these.  I’ll save my thoughts till the December 31st game notes, so I have some interesting notes to finish out the year.

My purchases:

Bioshock Infinite (I have the disc but it was cheap and I thought it might be simple to just purchase and install on Steam)

Call of Cthulhu (While reading about The Sinking City, Call of Cthulhu kept coming up in comparison.  It also was well reviewed on Steam and came up in a few articles I read.)

Hollow Knight  (A platformer, but weirdly gothic looking and described as darkly atmospheric.  Well reviewed.  Wish me luck on the platform jumps.  Haven’t played a platformer in ages)

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Mystery, well reviewed, cheap)

What Remains of Edith Finch (Mystery, well reviewed, a fair few bloggers seem to have played it. )

The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games, have never played, always well regarded. A sequel in the works. Came up in Mystery game reviews.)

Sherlock Holmes Bundle!  (This has six of the games.  I was going to try the generally reviewed  favorite The Secret of the Silver Earring, but, yo, what a good deal.)

Jenny LeClue, Detective (episode one, it seems, but a Mystery, liked by Steamers.  Cute and has an attitude. Plink.)

Don’t tell my husband I bought all this. (Elder Scrolls just popped in there…have had for a long time….)

 

Looked at:

Blacksad, but lots of comments about poor controls, which can be maddening.  I’ll wait for a controls fix which will hopefully come.

Cuphead   I know it’s supposed to be super hard, but I may crack yet.

Disco Elysium  The graphical style is off-putting.  It takes place in a single city block? Isometric?

XCom 2   Not what I hoped it might be.  Thought more strategic, spy like.

Subnautica    May crack. I have dubbed the first person perspective games “hand games” because all you see are the creepy hands at the bottom of the screen.  It looked pretty, was well reviewed, seems to have interesting gameplay.

Dark Souls  The title comes up a lot so I thought maybe, but nope, looks all hack and slash.  Commenters mention the awesome armor…zzzzz….

Black Mirror 1  One reviewer compared it to the old game Sanitarium.  You won’t have played it, but it was fascinating, crazy, but very buggy.  I was compelled to play through despite constant crashes.  The trailer for Black Mirror was very odd, with this long sequence showing an old man writing in his study in a tower.  There appears to be something coming up the side of the tower towards his window.  The view switches between the two, and finally, finally the window bursts open and the old man gets popped out the window.  Reviewers on Steam liked the game but many mentioned how incredibly slow the narrator and everything in the game moved, which, if the trailer sequence is an indicator, could be torturous.

Return of the Obra Dinn sounded great but whoa, black and white graphics with an odd sparkling, strobing light effect.  My eyes hurt after a few moments of the trailer.

Nancy Drew  Jury is out on trying one.  I really like the CW series and am likely to try the first couple of books in the series too.  The games? Dunno.

Outer Worlds, another “hands game” that sounds so good but doesn’t look that great in clips and there’s the creepy hand thing.  On sale again though.

 

Need ideas?

From PC Gamer, the Best Detective Games on PC   https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-detective-games-on-pc/

Games Radar  25 Best RPGs to Cozy Up with This Winter   https://www.gamesradar.com/best-rpg-games/

Rock Paper Shotgun’s Best RPGs on PC in 2019, but many of these just aren’t going to run.   https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/10/11/best-rpgs/

 

GameNotes December 17, 2019

I haven’t played since Sunday’s grand flight accomplishment.  Tonight I peeked in, ran a few relaxing world quests with Atherne, then sent her to her merrily decorated garrison, so full of NPCs that she adventured with in Draenor.  It remains one of my favorite expansions.  They should be adding more holiday and other décor to Garrisons, there is still time!

 

After all the tribulations in Mechagon, I set her down for the night at her Inn amongst the convivial company, including John J. Keeshan who is everywhere.  It felt like home.

 

I spent a little time doing World Quests with my Rogue.  I like doing them in most cases anyway, but she can really use the item upgrades, the gold, the War Resources.   Going forward I’ll gear up my 120s, level the others on Blackwater Raiders, and just enjoy the game.   Speaking of enjoyable, what glory to just fly from World Quest to World Quest.  What a time saver.

 

I made note of Ken Levine’s new studio Ghost Story Games.  I’ll have to sign up for the newsletter.   It’s always exciting when favorite developers start new ventures.  I love the name!

https://www.ghoststorygames.com/

 

Happy gaming, baking, shopping and wrapping till next week!

 

GameNotes November 26, 2019

Wow Classic

Bouncing around between characters quite a bit this week depending on how much time I had to play.  Here’s where they’re at level wise:

Affliction Warlock 28

Retribution Paladin 25

Feral Druid 24

Arms Warrior 20

Hunter #1 17

Frost Mage 13

Hunter #2 12

Combat Rogue 11

Disc Priest 10

Resto Druid 10

 

As always it’s fashion week in the realm.

New Wizard clothing for my Warlock after weeks of red shorts.

 

My Paladin finally got decent pants.

 

I tried to get an action shot of my Paladin fighting, mostly so I could see her face to compare to the now putty like faces in BFA.  She looks pretty serene.

 

One of my characters looted the Mechanical Squirrel schematic.  My Engineer wasted no time making one and taking her right out to do some copper mining.

 

Battle for Azeroth

 

I bought the Admiralty Stallion when I got Exalted this week with Proudmoore.  A pretty creature.

 

Tonight, the Tortollans are Revered, so Pathfinder Part 1, yay, hooray.

 

Now it gets ugly.  I’m talking Mechagon!  It’s the last thing I need for flying, reputation with these….   I did as many quests as I could find, tonight, and one world quest to work towards getting the Rustbolts from Friendly to Honored.  This is going to be rough.  I don’t get headaches, but Mechagon gives me one.

To Mechagon!  What’s that smell?

 

That’s right, it’s a junkheap.

 

On the Fashion side, Atherne has a new hammer.   So practical.

 

 

My Engineer Has new goggles which hide her saucer like eyes.

 

13 Screenshots this post for IntPiPoMo.

Total 58.

I’m going to go back and re-count to be sure I have the count correct.  I’m likely to still do a screenshot Saturday because I’m having fun with the three games featured there.   If I don’t get to it this busy week, at least I’ve made the goal of 50.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

GameNotes November 19, 2019

Another great outfit for one of my characters.  Luckily she got a new shirt soon thereafter.

 

What the casual Priest wears fishing.   This fishing spot right outside Thelsamar is the first in the Gnome/Drawf area I’ve found that yields pretty good fish even for a low level fisherpersonage.

 

My Warrior’s Level 20 quest.  If I’m reading this right, he wants my level twenty Warrior to make her way drunk into a cave/area full of mobs level 24 +.   Oh, and get back within an hour!  How twisted is that.

 

My Paladin who got the most play time this week is level 24.   It helped getting in both the Deadmines and the Stockades.  The Stockades!  You have a kill the Defias quest that has you go in every single room in the Stockades.  Then in the circular rooms, you also have to kill everything.  I can’t believe how long it took to go through.    No Hogger, but there’s Hamhock.

 

Make Loh Go , Tiragarde.  I almost have the pattern of it.

 

The level 20 Paladin Quest beginning.  I can’t believe I survived these waves.  I hate waves of things.  I missed that my quest was up at level 20 because neither of the Paladin trainers gave it out, it was another NPC in the Cathedral of Light with a Blue Question mark over his head who had it.  I was tipped by some higher level Paladin in a group when she asked “Where’s your fist?”  Immediately I blurted “You wanna see my fist? High humor.  The questline is long and goes in two dungeons, the next of which is Shadowfang Keep.

 

You know how it is when someone has your taste in clothes or hairstyle in a game.  Instant buds.

 

I am having the worst time dragging myself to Mechagon to get my Rustbolt Rebellion rep.  I peeked in when it first came out and haven’t been back.  Now I have to go and I’d rather be anywhere else in Azeroth.  It’s just a nasty junkyard full of stuff that wants to kill you.  So ugly.

 

I like WQs so much I started my Rogue on them.  I took a ferry to get to one and ran into a bunch of Naga.  Yech.

 

Riding Grong, the Noble and Intellectual Ape.

 

Here’s what Boralus looks like at 3 am.

 

I started Mass Effect again, the original.  I didn’t finish it the first time around, but got pretty far, I think.  Steam’s reliable picture taking doesn’t work on Mass Effect, so the only way to get shots will be to hit Print Screen and pop it into Paint.   I did see some tips on logging in as admin and blah blah, but not worth the tinkering.  I’d forgotten how much I like the Shepard character. The voice acting is great.

 

How to pin yourself to a wall 101.

 

I spent a little more time in Elder Scrolls Online hunting for Dragonguard knowledge.

One of those Indiana Jones like leaps of faith as you spread powder to create a path over a chasm.

 

Into the Dragon’s Lair.  Why did it have to be filled with Kwama?

 

16 shots in this post for IntPiPoMo.

35 total.  Ta da.  Getting there.

 

GameNotes

Slowly coming up out of the Dead Computer Slog.  Re-loading everything, since it should safe on a new pc, right?

Steam:

Alan Wake

Broken Age

Dear Esther

Fallout 4

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

Mass Effect (1)

The Witcher (1)

 

Other:

Secret World Legends

Everquest 2

Lord of the Rings Online

Elder Scrolls Online is a given.

Star Wars Galaxies Emu will stay on my laptop where it’s safe.

 

Porcine Piggybank

I haven’t been playing ESO much, so missed out on the new Bristleneck War Boar, which looks very adorable.  MassivelyOp has an article on the ire raised by the fact that this porky praline adds FIVE inventory slots for all your characters.

The Elder Scrolls Online introduces new cash shop pet that increases your inventory and raises some eyebrows

If it were ten, it would be more appealing and perhaps more controversial.   I think it’s fine in any case.  I wouldn’t get him for his five slots.  I save all my money for houses in the game. The best thing is commenter Schlag Sweetleaf, who comes up with brilliant little illustrations for any topic you can think of, created this awesome picture:

 

IGN’s Best Solo Boardgames

Looking through my notes, I liked an article at IGN called The Best Solo Board Games.  To me, board games are meant to be played face to face with your opponents so you can see what they’re up to.  So much is given away.

On the other hand, many of these really are multi-player, and if you can play through on your own easily enough, you can explain the new game to the group a bit better.  Most of the games sound great!

https://www.ign.com/articles/the-best-solo-board-games

 

The Level Squash

Eurogamer talked with Blizzard about the upcoming “level squash” when Shadowlands is released.   It does not quite sound like a parsed out plan yet.  It is early days, but read through and see if you can imagine how it will work and if it can be done as currently envisioned.

https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2019-11-06-blizzard-explains-the-world-of-warcraft-level-squash

 

Darkmoon Arcade

I’m so excited for the Arcade being added to Darkmoon Faire.

https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/46782-play-darkmoon-arcade-games-in-patch-83/

The mini-games World Quests get better all the time, and I will be spending a lot of time in the Faire once these are out.   I go where ever the Match game is available, and have come to find the Rune Matching game relaxing.   I don’t know the Minesweeper game Hexsweeper is based on, but I’m willing to be blown up a few times giving it a try.   We see they slipped in the Leylines game, but maybe I’ll get better at the concept once I see it in it’s simplest solving stages, then move up to the complex puzzles.   One token and you can play all day!

 

BFA

Only Need Tortollan Seekers and Rustbolt Resistance at Revered.  Doing very well plinking along in World Quests.

Classic

Paladin is up this week as the main character.  I’m eager to get her to Duskwood.  Getting all the lowbies to 10 or 20 depending on where they’re at.  Uneventful!   I’m finding it hard to get screenshots for my IntPiPoMo.   Hopefully spending a little time in some of the other games listed will produce some useful screenshots.

 

One screenshot this time, really digging! Its a tiny house up in the hills by Northshire I’m not sure is still in the game with and Alchemy and Herbalism Trainer inside.

Up to five screenshots for IntPiPoMo.   I can do it!

 

GameNotes November 5, 2019

Blizzcon

I watched only up to and through the World of Warcraft segments.  The All Access channel presenters seemed very disorganized, and were interviewing an eSports guy at length even as the show started on the main stage.  Grrr.

My interest was as much in the mood of the crowd and how the speakers acted as in the information.

I have not cared for J Allen Brack in the past, but I thought his apology was heartfelt.  I’ve seen game staff explain the NGE and lead ups to SWTOR where you’d think someone off camera was threatening the speaker or his family.  There was  real fear in the eyes of those folks.  Brack meant what he said and took responsibility.  I would be surprised if he made all of those bad decisions on his own, but he took the shot for them, and I appreciate that.  It seems some people wanted more depth, but it’s a game convention, not the Senate, where no one ever takes responsibility for anything.

I wrote down that the Diablo 4 cinematic was long and overblown.  Still isometric but with a tiny peek under the hood from some angles.  The response from the audience to the cinematic and presentation was tepid.  There’s the guy all excited with his “we’re taking you to Hell” battle cry and I don’t feel that’s where the audience wanted to go.

Then we get Shadowlands, the leaked title of the next World of Warcraft expansion.  I was hoping it would be something else, but a leak is a leak.   Strike two on cinematics.  This was dim and dark and featured Sylvanas taking down the Lich King with her pinkie.   I thought she had a few good moments early in BFA.  Since then, her low growl and rising invulnerability make her uninteresting.  I don’t see her as any type of heroine.  She’s become soul less and evil.  She tears down the veil between life and death. Why?

This is certainly not the story players needed after being dragged through the recent war.  They needed some other adventure.  Something good for a change.

Level squish.  I’ll get over it, but I really feel unmotivated to level anyone to 120, knowing they’re going to lose 70 levels with Shadowlands.   I can see no reason for setting everyone back just to crawl back up to where we were someday, if they let us.  I think they should reconsider, and stop endlessly tweaking class skills, up 3%, down 5%, and on and on.   They should have that all down pat by now.  Work on other parts of the game. Add housing. Add guild halls. Put Guild perks back in and develop how those make it rewarding to play together.  Build a world, not just a theme park.  Take a good look at the ways people work together in Classic, not because they’re forced to, but because it’s a better, faster experience.  Because it makes you happy to help someone, and it feels good to get help with a quest that you’re chipping away at.

 

epicstream.com/quizzes/Which-RPG-Class-Represents-You/403/

Cleric. So caring!  It’s the Mom Thing.

 

 

From IGN, the 21 Side Quests that are always in RPGs

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/28/the-21-side-quests-that-are-always-in-rpgs

They certainly have a lot of them pegged!  Of them, I actually love to get the Murder Mystery types.

 

The Five Games of Time To Loot     https://www.timetoloot.com/gaming/madness-picking-just-5-games-for-a-year/

I’ll bite on this (now meme).  Its very easy!

Star Wars Galaxies Emu

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Classic

Elder Scrolls Online

Everquest 2

 

Classic

This week I struggled getting my Priest to Level 10.  Molasses is the word that kept coming to mind.  No exciting level 10 quest, they simply send you to Stormwind to talk to a Priest in the Cathedral of Light who hands you the Desperate Prayer skill.

 

The other character getting playtime was my Paladin.  She even went in the Deadmines!  A successful run, but not without death.  Several.  Ya, ya, still no decent pants.

 

I liked the way these two dead creatures looked like they were talking.

 

 

Three IntPiPoMo pics for today.  Up to four total.  I’ll have to toss in more posts to get to 50!