Monday, February 9th, 2009

Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl, to be precise!

If you don’t get the title of this post, then you need to start following me on Twitter. :)

And now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post…

The Multiple Characters of Brajana

I know I usually only talk about my Hunter… but there are other characters I’ve been playing that I thought I’d introduce you to, or at least give you an update on.

Whenever I’ve got some free time between raids, I tend to spend that time on another character.  Not because I don’t like my Hunter, but it always takes me so long to pull a group together for anything, I usually spend more time jumping around Dalaran waiting than actually playing the game.  So I just do some leveling instead.

Click the banner to check each character out on Armoury Lite! :)

Brajana – 80 Beast Master (temporarily Survival) Hunter

We all know Brajana.  She is, and likely always will be my main.  And yes I still call her a Beast Master, even if she’s trying out a 2/18/51 spec right now.  At her heart, she’ll always be BM!

Right now, I’ve gone back to my moth, Ambrose, as a pet.  I was using a Stranglethorn Tiger (Rajah) for a while, but after realizing I was a noob for not adding Serenity Dust to my macro… I decided it was time for a little change.

Ferguson – 70 Undead Holy Priest

fullscreen-capture-292009-61629-pmHow I miss you, Ferg!  He’s that undead priest I stole from my brother at level 51.  That’s right, I skipped the first 51 painful levels as a priest!  But I promise I know what I’m doing now!  I’m trying to get him to 80… but I’d really like to pick up those nice EXP heirloom shoulders before I put in too much time.  So whenever I feel like playing him I go on Brajana and try to grab up some tokens instead.  Think I’m going to have to trade some of my Valor tokens, since I rarely have time for heroics.

Alouette – 67 Gnome Fire Mage

fullscreen-capture-292009-61451-pmFormerly known as Brajana. Also formerly known as Pixxel.  She’s a mage of many names!  I think I’ve settled on this one… although whenever I see it I get the song stuck in my head for hours on end.

Alouette/Pixxel/Brajana has been Fire from her first talent point, and has yet to put a single point anywhere else.  I like making things blow up before they can even get to me!  I’ve contemplated switching to Frost, but from what I understand, that’s good for AoE grinding, and I’m just not into that.  Plus she has red hair.

Alouette is now leveling with the boyfriend’s Prot Warrior.  He’s a Night Elf.  It took some convincing to let him come along with me, seeing as my hatred for all things Elf runs deep even if I’m playing an alliance character… but it sure is nice to use one as a meat shield :)   I’m not sure whether Alouette or Ferguson will make it to be my second level 80, it’ll be close.

Ghugh – 16 Dwarf Retribution Paladin

fullscreen-capture-292009-61634-pmWhhaaaa?  RET PALY?!  Noo!

Well, it’s true.  Until Ghugh (btw, 5 letter name with only one syllable – pronounced kinda like ‘Guh’) I’d never managed to get a paladin above level 9.  I didn’t like how the seals would expire after Judging and you’d always have to be refreshing them… I just didn’t get it.

But after much poking from a friend, I gave in and decided to give it a try again.  The original reason for this guy was to help me pick up the Alliance-only pets for my [Shop Smart, Shop Pet... Smart] achievement.  It was only after I spent much time getting to and subsequently dying at level 11 trying to get to Booty Bay’s AH that I realized it would have made a lot more sense to use a Death Knight… but ah well.

I am actually enjoying this character – and while this may jinx it, I think I might actually follow through with this guy.

It also took me a while to decide on which tree to take him down.  Now, I hate Ret Paladins almost as much as Night Elves (cuz of how they kill my mage aaallll the time)… I wanted to try Prot.  But with the help of the Twitterati, I learned that just isn’t the way to go for leveling!  So right now my points are a bit all over the place, but I’m focusing on Ret from here out.  If I manage to get this guy high enough to buy him a mount, I’ll probably transfer him over to Dark Iron, which has officially become my Alliance/PvP server.

Omaigosh – 10 Draenei Shaman

fullscreen-capture-292009-61159-pmThe name of this shaman is derived from my reaction upon seeing his character design.  It was late one night, and I just did not want to go to bed.  And when I don’t really feel like playing anything in particular, I often muss around on the Character Creation screen and do a few starter quests.

So I decided it’s been too long since I’ve tried a Shaman.  My second character ever was a Tauren Shaman, but I don’t think I’ve played one since.  So I hopped over to the Draenei screen, and the first randomization I was greeted with was perfect.  I’ve never seen such a goofy looking space goat!

Omaigosh has been put on hold while I work on Ghugh, but I swear he has not been deligated to the realm of abandoned alts!

Edit to add: Aliora – 56 Draenei Death Knight

How could I forget my Death Knight?  Okay, she’s only 56, and she’s not nearly out of the starting zone, and I don’t really know how to play her… but she exists for the soul purpose of me being able to play on my co-worker’s realm.  Everyone’s gotta have a Death Knight, right?


“Are you carrying any alcohol, tobacco, or mana potions?”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Las Vegas was great.  I’ll post pictures and more details later, when I’m not at work.

But for now, a little story.  On my way back from Las Vegas, I had to pass through Canada Customs and have one of those little talks with a customs officer, to see if I have to claim anything.  The conversation went as follows.  I kid you not.

“What was the purpose of your trip?”

“Personal, just a little weekend vacation.”

“Where are you coming in from?”

“Las Vegas.”

“Were you traveling with anyone?”


“… You went to Las Vegas by yourself?”

“Well, uhh… no.  I met up with some friends there.”

“How do you know these friends?”

“We… play an online video game together.”

“Which game?”

*rapidly turning red* “World of Warcraft.”

“What do you play?”

“Um, I’m sorry… what?”

“What kind of character do you play in World of Warcraft?”

“A Troll Hunter.”

“Nice.  Alright, you can go through.”


Brajana pretends to be a multi-boxer.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

After hearing about my so-called doppleganger from many guildies, I finally started questing in Icecrown Storm Peaks (I always get them mixed up.  There’s snow and ice and stuff… whatever!) and found myself face-to-face with HER.  Wish my cat was gigantic like her bear!


Note:  For the Screenshot I turned my PvP flag on and turned off my titles and guild tag.  I’m still guilded with Unemployed, don’t worry!


I won the bid!

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

More adventures from the Unemployed Shoutbox…

I paid 400g for this, and I’m going to enjoy it!  Now, where is my steak knife?!

Now I’m just working on getting me the kidneys of the Hugger-mugger Agent Cat!  (See, I even managed to use it in a 3 line post!  Go me!)


How do you like THEM apples?

Saturday, July 26th, 2008