Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Brood of Alysrazor and Blazing Wings

   It's not the hardest thing to obtain in Darkmoon Faire, especially following today's hotfix which allows you to see your own rings rather than shared, so I gave it a go and got it done right away. There seem to be around 65 rings, ish. I say 'ish' because it looked like there were something like 10 rings in sight when I'd finished, and a few more I'd missed further out. I didn't pick any kind of route, but I did try to leave lines of rings in case I found myself coming back that way, which I did. But there were no problems. It's very easy, really.
   The Blazing Wings have a 1 hour cooldown, but they also last for an hour, so you could wear them all the time. They don't persist through death, but they are added to the toy box for all characters to use.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Day of the Dead Contender's Costumes

   While using the last of my tricky treats in the Undercity this morning, I noticed activity near the wicker man. I assumed that there were Allies trying to finish last minute dailies, but when I noticed I wasn't selecting any targets while tabbing, I wondered what was up. Then I noticed half of the attackers were wearing Day of the Dead clothing and performing moves like 'quick punch' and 'sweeping kick' on other Horde players. I was so confused! I figured it had something to do with dancing with Catrine, so I did it but nothing beyond the usual costume appeared. I checked the vendor, curious for any new goodies, though expecting nothing, and I came across five new pieces! Contender's Costumes in five colours and slightly different looks as well all for 100g a piece. Once used (non-consumable, I might add) you're able to attack other players wearing contender's costumes for 10 minutes, using 3 unique abilities - quick punch, sweeping kick and jump attack. And you can kill them, and you can die.
   The costumes can be used outside of the event and seem to have unlimited charges and no expiry. The downside? Apparently they don't count as toys, so there's 5 bank slots used up again because I didn't think about it before buying them all...

   There are three achievements - To The Afterlife for 1 kill, Vientos for 20, and Calavera for 50. I also love how you immediately start flexing when you equip the costumes, but I did notice that the Blooming Rose which Daeaye is wearing has a rose in the mouth - at least on a male orc. Daeaye doesn't seem to have one.
   I also love the sheer chaos that followed in the Undercity shortly after it started. Everyone was after everyone!

Jump Attack

Quick Punch

Sweeping Kick

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Perky Pug Halloween Costumes

   I spent the entirety of Hallow's End gathering tricky treats this year. I never usually bother but there were so many new things this year I couldn't help going for them all. I got the Lich King costume on Daeaye - which has now been fixed to allow flying, thank goodness - and I got both of the pets on Atherya, but when I thought "I'll get the pug costumes too" and saw that the Yipp-saron was 150 tricky treats, I knew I'd have to do it on another character as it was very last-minute. But I got them all in the end, and I have to say that, actually, I'm more fond of the mad alchemist costume than the others! I bought it on two other characters with some left-over treats ^^

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hallow's End Lich King Costume

   It's taken 12 days (would probably have taken 10 if I'd remembered to do all of the dailies since day 1) but I finally got my Lich King costume, which will now sit proudly in my bank, collecting dust, just in case one day I need 50 charges. Well...no, 49. I had to try it, of course.

   It's really more of an Arthas costume than a Lich King costume since his helmet is off, but this was actually the first time I'd seen it. I had hoped it would clad your character in Lich King armour rather than just change the model to Arthas, but it's still quite cool!
   You can't fly in the costume, though, so I was stuck on top of this mountain for 15 more minutes because I refused to cancel the charge...