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Wrath of the Achievement King October 31, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pookies @ 8:38

Wow … it’s been a while. I guess I’ve been suffering from a bit of real life mixed in with having nothing worth saying.

On the real life side of things, my parents have moved back to Canada in time for my dad to be hospitalized. The tumours spread to his spine, and the impact on his nerves is cutting off sensation to (currently) the lower half of his body. As a result, he can’t control any part of his body below his waist. I know what you’re thinking, and, no, he can’t control that either.

I spend about half of my time at the hospital nowadays.

The rest of my time I spend either at work, or working on achievements.

What achievements, you ask? Well …:

  • I managed to do all of the Hallow’s End achievements except for The Masquerade. One night, I couldn’t be at my own computer so I asked a guildmate of mine to log on to Pookies and help me do a daily quest. He went on to help me get almost every costume I was missing! I’m all set to get the title as soon as 3.0.3 goes live!
  • I explored the whole map. Yes, even painful, painful Azshara.
  • I hit exalted with Cenarion Circle for the Guardian of Cenarius achievement and title.
  • I hit exalted with all of the alliance factions for the Ambassador of the Alliance achievement and the “Ambassador” title (FUCK YOU Gnomeregan Exiles, you’ll never get another piece of Runecloth from me … EVER!).
  • I’m currently sitting at 42 (/50) pets. I was at 41 this morning, but then before work I chanced upon Lil’ Timmy and he still had a Cat Carrier (White Kitten) for sale! BONUS! Right now I’m depending partially on rare drops for the remaining pets I need, unfortunately.
  • I’m almost done buying all of the alliance mounts. After I pick up the elekks I should be sitting at 28 (/50). And then I’ll be flat broke. Time to get my dailies farm on.
  • I managed to grind through revered with Sporeggar and get exalted a couple of days ago. I’m still need more than 20k Kurenai rep and more than 30k Timbermaw rep to achieve The Diplomat. Sigh … is it even worth trying?

I’m sad that it’s going to be a whole month and a half before the next world event. But I think that, in a way, Blizzard may have planned it this way. People now have time to level up before the festival hits.

Speaking of the expansion, I got lazy and didn’t preorder. But I’m planning to take a couple of days off and hit every gaming store within a couple of blocks to pick a copy up.

Let’s see … I live at Yonge and Wellesley in Toronto. At Yonge and Dundas, just two blocks away, we have a Future Shop, a Best Buy, an EB, and Game Shack (a smaller gaming store). I should be okay.

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4 Responses to “Wrath of the Achievement King”

  1. Eldr Says:

    Best wishes to your dad. Does he play yet? I imagine wow could substantially enliven a prolonged hospital stay.

  2. Pookies Says:

    Thanks Eldr.

    He doesn’t play WoW, I don’t think he has time! My mom spends the day with him and he has family that comes to visit everyday. I’m not sure I could ever convince him to take it up, lol!

  3. Ubiquitin Says:

    “I asked a guildmate of mine to log on to Pookies and help me do a daily quest. He went on to help me get almost every costume I was missing!”

    In the words of Teron Gorefiend- “I demand the proper respect!”

    After the whole event with no toothpicks, i finally got it today to complete that quest-line too ^_^

    1 more zone to search for me.

    8 more mounts.

    Too many pets… and too much honor too even think about grinding out.

    I’ve got most of the /love animals too that are possible in TBC

    It’s scary to think the xpac is sooooo close… idk what to do with all that needs to be done with it.

  4. Jive Says:

    My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family, Pookies!

    I miss you, too. I’ve just been so busy. :/

    Shoot me an email sometime?


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