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Hallow’s End Un-Live!


So Halloween is only a few days away. I have but one more treat to share with you all! Well, two actually. Sorry Alliance peoples, but we all know Hallow’s End is about the undead. So we have a couple new live wallpapers from the Undercity and Brill. Enjoy!

You can get Dreamscene to run this on your desktop here.

Download Wickerman here!

Wickerman Undercity

Download Headless Horseman here!

 

Headless Horseman


WoW Halloween Mix 2012


No secret, I LOVE WoW and it’s community, even trade chat on occasion… But my respect for those who create Wow Machinima, and create and sing parodies and original music, is immense. This post is dedicated to those few, I only wish I had more to post to this collection.

Silver Letomi, Wick – Hallow’s End (is Calling)

PvP Siennah, Ember Isolte, H.O.Y.T, CryKoda – The Morning After

Craig the Patient, Silver Letomi – Hallow’s End

Sharm – Vampire’s Lament

Wow Extraviganza – This is Halloween

Silver Letomi, Tyrannothefirst – Hallow’s Dream

Sharm, Dudeadin – Slenderman

And for some non-music, here’s some more WoW entries….

Nixxiom – A Silverlined Halloween

Steveomico12 – WoW Horror Movie

Myndflame – A Hallow’s End Machinima Collaboration

Gigi – Ravenholdt Labyrinth (Interactive Story)


Halloween Mix Tape 2012


For the first post, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite songs to listen to during the Halloween season. Some of these vid’s may be incredibly cheesy, I didn’t make them, but the songs are good. Also, caution when opening some video’s, some are NOT safe for work, they will be labeled but use caution with any of them. Without further pause, the best of my Halloween mix.

Switchblade Symphony – Witches

Aqua – Halloween

Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches

Within Temptation – Forsaken

Avenged Sevenfold – Piece of Heaven: this is NOT SAFE FOR WORK…. and probably most religious, sane, or normal thinking people….

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Double Feature

The Exorcist – Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

Rob Zombie – House of a Thousand Corpses: Lyrics may not be considered safe for some work, check description on the video for lyrics if you’re not sure. Note the woman moaning*

Insane Clown Posse – House of Horrors: Lyrics may not be safe for work, Explicit

Lords of Acid – Kiss Eternal

Little Shop of Horrors – Mushnik and Son

Nightmare Before Christmas – Oogie Boogie’s Song

The Fog

Alice Cooper – Man Behind the Mask

Jace Everett – Bad Things

The Ramones – Pet Cemetary

Scissor Sisters – I Can’t Decide: the video is clips from Dexter, should be enough said

Thou Shalt Not – If I Only Were a Goth

Ushiromiya Maria (Horie Yui) – Happy Halloween Maria


Back, Like a Baws!


Did you miss me?

Just kidding! I am back though after a couple of weeks exploring the wonders through the Mists. Panda haters be damned, but I do love the new zones, and yes, the new race and class.

If you don’t know that Halloween is on its way, you are obviously living in another country, or else quite deprived. But we still love you anyway <3. For the next 3 weeks I’ll be bringing you the best of my tricks and as always the treats! If you’re still playing WoW (and if you are reading this you probably are) it should be noted that Hallows End will be starting this Thursday October 18th in game.

Some things of note for this year’s Hallows End event.. Scarlet Monastery has been updated with the expansion, so I highly suggest going in and doing the Horseman at least once. The item levels will be equivalent of current MoP end game gear. If it matches Brewfest (as I’m sure it will), the level to go in will be 89. The Headless horseman’s mount is now account bound, so if you have more than one toon that is high enough take them in to try to win it. And if you haven’t been in a while, there are some new rewards that can be earned with the trick-or-treat candy like the Feline Familiar (or you can just buy one of mine of the AH $$)

Onward to the first of our Halloween goodies! Are you having a hard time deciding on your costume? Why not go as the original evil playable class, a Warlock! PMF has an awesome papercraft design for a wearable Warlock helm based on the Hood of Malefic. I put this together in relatively short time at work, and I can attest to it being big enough to be wearable… perhaps a little too big in design though.

Some comments before you get crafting though.. the horns do sag on the finished product, I used interlaced drinking straws reinforced with toothpicks taped to the underside to give a little more stability. I would advise you to glue the pieces once you have their locations mapped, it is tight enough that with the double sided tape it does get a few ‘holes’ in it. Also, this is a little difficult as far as wear-ability, there is a liner for the head built into the base, but it shifts very easily because of the weight of the horns, so you may want to think of a way to anchor this with a rubber band or pins or something.

 

You can find PMF’s post with the download to the pattern here

And here is my completed version, with my little Windrider Cub for reference

 

Stay tuned, next week will feature a double post, one for a peek at my epic Halloween playlist, and one featuring some of the best Halloween tracks released by the WoW community!!


Thera…….more?


Ok, so the Theramore events been ongoing now for just under a week. I’m afraid I have to share the opinion of so many others that have gone before me this week. What were they thinking???
If you have ready the book “Tides of War” (a book that I enjoyed for the most part, minus a bit of niggling about Go’el’s part), then you probably know just how epic the happenings at Theramore were. Blizzard let us down in the implementing.

If you haven’t read the books, good luck trying to work out wtf just happened.

If you’re alliance, well, I read about the story line you guys got. I’m glad I don’t have a high enough item level to play that side.

And for everyone expecting a world event………. well…….

Don’t get me wrong, I will still be playing wow even though I’m disappointed. I look forward to playing dual panda’s in just a little over a day. I actually went out laptop shopping yesterday to make it easier to level it through my Refer a Friend ( I ❤ my Obsidian Nightwing). I plan on making the panda monk my new main, tank. Side note: the laptop was a decision I came to a long time ago for non-wow reasons, so haters can stop hating now.

But lets get down to the reasons you guys are here, the goodies! As I mentioned last week the blog will be on vacation for the next couple weeks. Fear not I will return. (Well, maybe you should fear since the returning theme is Hallows End for October!)

First up is a new Live Wallpaper. Showcasing the town in all it’s, er, pre-bombing splendor! You can get Dreamscene to run this on your desktop here.

Download the video here!

Also as promised, here is the newest track from Thegreyfoo

If you are interested in a bit of leveling music while you travel through the Mists, you should check out Fire Mage Radio. Special thanks to Mority for hosting the site until Krasus can bring it back to us full time. Look for it to be available about Tuesday midnight Aussie time (that’s about Monday afternoon for us Yanks). I’ll have a full post on these guys in the future.  The best in WoW Parody.


Guild Ox overstepping?


Hey folks,

I don’t usually post outside of Sundays, but I came across something I found of interest today. If you don’t follow WoW Insider, you may have missed this.. Guild Ox has implemented an alt search through their site. What this means is that anyone can search just one of your character names, and it will produce a list of your alts too. It’s true that this might help guilds with their selection of new recruits, but honestly I see far too many con’s to this.

My toons are my toons, I choose who I put on my Real ID because I trust those people to know my alts. No one else needs to know that information. If someone were harassing me, would I want them to be able to do so no matter who I was on? Do I want to be judged because of what I may, or may not have done on my other toons?

Anyway /end rant.

According to WoW Insider, and Guild Ox, this feature can be disabled. Hit escape, go into interface, then display and then check “display only character achievements to others”.
If you want to see the full article, go here


Pandamonium!


Just 9 days left until Mists will be playable. So will you be leveling a new panda/monk? Or will you be focused on getting your main up and ready to raid? Next week will be the final blog post for one to two weeks while I work on powering up a panda monk tank to raid with my new guild, not an easy feat while working full time (Refer a friend for the win!).
Next week will feature a new live wallpaper to commemorate the memory of Theramore. There will also be a panda wow video by TheGreyfoo to hold you guys off til I’m back 😉 I will have lots of tricks and treats for you in October!

For this week, I have a couple of very cute, very easy panda girls put together by Ork Kleavage

A couple easy, small papercrafts that can fit in the palm of your hand!

 

 


More MoP Live Wallpapers!!


With the release of MoP just weeks away, the blog will be focusing on goodies for the expansion until it’s release. Not long ago I released a spoiler video showing one of the places in Pandaria. Well this week I don’t have one new MoP wallpaper, I have THREE! See if you can find the locations when the expansion pack goes live.

You can get the Dreamscene application here

Install, and just right-click your WMV and choose “Set as Desktop Background”. Enjoy your new wallpapers!

Spoilers Ahead!


Mixtape #1


I wanted to compile a list of songs that I love to listen to while gaming. Since the rules of the mix tape say it should be no longer than 60 minutes (the standard size of the old cassette tapes) I agonized over what I was going to include. While none of these songs are related to WoW in any way (I will post a mix tape for that in the future, promise), they do relate to a rhythm while I play. I love to find new music out there I’ve never heard, or long forgot about, what are your essential gaming songs?

And now for the music!

Firefox users: I am REALLY sorry guys. If you haven’t yet discovered, Mozilla is no longer standing behind their browser, preferring to fall back on being a non-profit organization. What this means is that most flash content is not working properly, or intermittent at best. If you can’t see the videos, I included links to open them in new tabs, or just reload the site in another browser and it should be fine….

1. Skullcrusher Mountain by Jonathan Coulton

2. Forgotten by Avril Lavigne

3. Memories by David Guetta FT. Kid Cudi

4. Battle For The Beat by District 78

5. All Around Me by Flyleaf

6. Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People

7. Let Go by Frou Frou

8. 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero

9. Power by Kanye West

10. Tore My Heart by Oona

11. Frontline by Pillar

12. Time Stands Still by Rush

13. Talk That Talk by Rihanna ft Jay-Z

14. Frisky by Tinie Tempah

Unfortunately Tinie Tempah has made it so his video is only viewable on youtube, but the link will open a tab for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yHmPe-aSRs

15. Promises by Nero

16. Lifeline by Imogen Heap


5.0.4 Poll


Not a complete list, but some of the best of what to expect today! What are you looking forward to?