Keiya’s “Bucket List”

WoWScrnShot_090209_210633By the way, not WoW related but, if any other Drupal user was having trouble getting Lightbox2 or Thickbox working after upgrading the Drupal Image module to 6.x-1.0-beta2, there is a patch for the issue here. Commenting out lines 641 through 644 in image.module works too.

I don’t really like the way the paladin tier-8 helm looks or the set in general for that matter. It’s one of those things that looked great conceptually, but didn’t translate very well into the WoW graphics in-game. I mean, look at me, I look like a half-wit shaman. If I am going to be wearing a dress, they could have least have given me my sexy tier-8 midriff back,QQ.

Oh also: I’m pretty sure that this like was already posted on and probably dozens of other blogs by now but, here is a great resource for macros: Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic. Copy-and-paste your favorite macro into the text field and the site will explain exactly what it does in plain non-technical speak English.

I think I forgot to mention this change in the BlizzCon posts; It was shown on the Cataclysm videos and discussed in the art panel but apparently, the water effects will be getting a major overhaul in Cataclysm to put them on par with water effects present in newer games. I’ve gotten used to many aspects of WoW’s graphical appearance, including the water. It plays such an important part in the look and feel of most zones. Very swank.

So preparing for Cataclysm: Since the old world as we know it is going poof, it’s probably not too unreasonable to suspect that some or all of the 1 through 60 pet quests will vanish as well. Sadly, I never bothered getting the Mechanical Chicken, Smolderweb Hatchling, Sprite Darter Hatchling or the Worg Pup when I was questing. There are quite a bit of mob drop pets that I don’t have, but I don’t really feel like spending days farming for them.

I kind of want to complete Loremaster before the expansion hits, but fat chance that this will ever happen. I can probably knock out the Eastern Kingdoms if I can ever find the 44 quests that I am missing, but I’m only 344/700 inKalimdor. If the weather sucks and I am really really bored one weekend, I’ll pop in a few favorite DVDs and marathon grind them out. I also still need to revisit many of the old world 5-man instances for the Classic Dungeonmaster Achivement. I still need: Wailing Caverns, Blackfathom Depths, King of Dire Maul, Ragefire Chasm, Shadowfang Keep, Razorfen Kraul, Scarlet Monastery, Zul’Farrak and Scholomance.


I need to find a stronger deterrent for comment spam. It’s starting to return…

There is a working Wowhead loot link filter for Drupal if anyone is curious about how to use the [item] bbcode tags. The old module died quite some time ago and there hasn’t been a good working alternative until recently. I also finally got around to re-doing the guild homepage and migrating it from the ghetto fugly vBadvanced portal over to Drupal. Yay!

Guild business as usual. We finally have a fairly stable 25-man Ulduar run going on the weekends now. We were low on folks for the past few weeks since returning from our short pre-3.1 raid hiatus. We are though a bit short on tanks, I guess I should finally gem, enchant and upgrade the trash pieces in my tanking set for the sake of being viable for off-tanking. I have a metric fuckload of badges to burn.

So I’ve been really super lazy about my professions for the past oh, several months? I am 5 points shy of the skill cap on both blacksmithing and enchanting…which was somewhat alright until the epic patterns started dropping in heroic Ulduar (by our loot rules only max level crafters are eligible to roll). I have all of the mats that I need for both professions rotting on my banker. Shame on me.

Tangent: If you haven’t seen the new Star Trek movie, go and see it. It is really quite good, independent of me being a huge Star Trek fan. JJ Abrams retained the spirit of the old series without the Trekkie fap. /wants to see it again.