I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK…

If you’ve been to the Eastvale Logging Camp in Elwynn Forest (and you’re familiar with Monty Python) then you know exactly what the post title refers to:

I had seen references to this character before, so I had to play tourist and take a picture of him. (Worth noting, too, is that the name is a combination of Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones).

Of course, here’s the original:

Hey, while we’re on the subject of Monty Python, here’s one of my favorites:

(Video links didn’t transfer with the move; I’ll fix later; original post here: http://gillir.blogspot.com/2007/04/im-lumberjack-and-im-ok.html


Spirited Away

Tsoai dinged 20 and got ghost wolf. Pretty fleet cruising down the road with 40% increase to speed.

Gillir’s up to 29. Had it rough Friday night at Raven Hill, or Gank Central, probably about 6 times total. Luckily, it was quieter last night so he made some progress. Onward to 30 and travel form, but first should make some visits to the battlegrounds and get some PVP practice (boy, do I need it.)


I was in the human starting area (rolled a lock) and happened to see this where you begin at level 1:
Notice the name? The garbled, nonsense letters that you see in those annoying gold whisper spams? This must be one. Strange to actually see it in the flesh (as it were).

And here’s what Gillir would look like if he were undead:I did the Cursed Crew quests (and finished all of them, too!) and when you get hit with the curse you’re turned undead. It’s a little disorienting, especially for a druid because you can’t automatically tell when you’re in form. Although the bear or cat pops out when you perform a move. And then the underwater fighting, and aggro, and cramped spaces: not the easiest quest line to perform.

Oh yeah, Gillir dinged 28 last night. I’m focusing on getting him to 30 this coming week.

Saturday Morning Haiku

Graceful in this flight,
Alighting in Astranaar;
Horde rogue reveals: gank.

Screenshots from 4/17 and 4/18

Here are some screenshots to accompany the previous post.

Tsotoski and Waya

Bear-Gillir after first fight with Mosshides: 4 on 1

After the third fight of 4 on 1

In the last shot you can see my skeleton in the background. There was a second fight and I was winning, but got ganked, which then necessitated the third go-around. And I know, too, that the accomplishment may not be as thrilling as I think it is since the mobs were around 3-4 levels below me. Still, it’s good tanking practice for the bear.

Recent News

Things have been progressing along nicely the past few days. Here are some of the highlights:
Leveled Alchemy to 225. Now to visit the trainer in Feralas. Strike that: found out you have to be lvl 35 to train further, darn it.

  • Gillir dinged 26 on Saturday, with the help of a guildmate, Ondaragg, a shaman. As we were questing together, we were taking out raptors in Wetlands. We pulled one, but for some reason three more aggroed on us (not sure why because I thought they were out of range, but on second thought, raptors do that screech for help which may have pulled the others in). I switched from cat to bear to tank the raptors while Onda was hitting them and putting down totems. We came close to wiping but downed all the raptors; it’s a moment like that when you realize the value of feral spec. Then last night I hit 27 and was able to equip Barbaric Bracers, courtesy of one of The Olde Guard’s leatherworkers (thanks Yeahso!) Feral spec was in full force too with the mob aggro I was getting from Mosshide Gnolls and Mongrels; I’ll post some screenshots later of the aftermath (4 on 1, NP).
  • Tsoai hit 16 and Jewelcrafting is going well, although he needs to do some farming for ore. He’s got a long list of quests on Bloodmyst to knock out, so he needs to get to work on that.
  • And another alt has joined the crew: Tsotoski, a dwarf hunter. I rolled him to check out the class and was lukewarm to the hunter until lvl 10, when I got a pet. I tamed a wolf, named him Waya, and now I’m hooked on the hunter. There’s something about having that pet, taking care of him, having a buddy on the road. And the pet does balance out the class. One of the reasons I was ambivalent about playing the hunter pre-pet was because he seemed so weak, but that all changes with the pet.

Hello, my name is Gillir, and I’m an altaholic. You know you’re hooked when you have enough characters to form your own guild. I rolled a Draenei to be my auction alt; figured it would be easier to mail him stuff; then my leveling toons can stay out in the wild and not have to run back to a capital city every night. I chose a Draenei, too, because: a) The Exodar is less crowded and b) the mailboxes, bank, and AH are close to each other.

So that’s been the goings-on as of late.