Death by Misinterpretation

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Another daily random heroic dungeon with Sapphire gets me in to the Halls of Stone. It has been a while since I have been in the Northrend dungeons, so I try to pay attention to any tactics used at bosses, even if most fights are reduced to simple tanking and spanking. At one boss, the […]

Enchanting Isn't

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The profession of enchanting has never quite lived up to its name. From the early days of World of Warcraft, enchanters had to get half-way in to the drudge of a dungeon Uldaman simply to find the profession trainer and learn new enchanting formulae. Selling enchantments was not much easier. Rather than creating a bottled […]

Furious Crusader Sapphire

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

After a break of several months, Sapphire returns to Azeroth. A triumphant adventure in to the heroic version of the Halls of Lightning shows that I haven't lost my tanking skills, but thrill is sadly ephemeral as Sapphire is kidnapped the next day. A week-long investigation is carried out, happily ending with Sapphire being brought […]

Stealing the Horde's Flames

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Knifey may be retired now but he is still around to share some wisdom with the rest of the guild. During last year's midsummer festival Knifey dared to enter the four Horde capital cities to steal their flames, being rewarded with a neat crown for his efforts. This year's midsummer festival has begun and I, […]

Sapphire, Ambassador of the Alliance

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Despite being of draenei ancestry I find there are benefits to have been brought to Azeroth. Whilst our Elekk mounts are big and powerful creatures they are not as elegant as I would like, so it was exciting to see that the night elves nearby had trained sabre cats as mounts. I moved on from […]

Ninja of the Violet Hold

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Quite fancying something more rewarding than wandering around Dragonblight I put a call out that I am looking for a group, either to purge The Old Kingdom of bugs or to quell the uprising in the Violet Hold. Either way, as a protection warrior I am looking to tank. It isn't long before I am […]

It's Not Just Quest Text

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

'Hey, Sapphire, this guy is Gorefiend, isn't he?' 'Why do you think that?' 'Just a feeling. We gave him the items he asked for, and now he's wearing them.' 'Wow, I never noticed that. I've done the quest three times, I really should pay more attention.'


Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The scourge invasion heralding the arrival of the Lich King has called many to arms, to join the Argent Dawn in trying to repel the undead threat. Large, floating necropoles have appeared throughout Azeroth, spawning beneath them crystals of necrotic power and small armies of undead. Most of the undead are the rank and file […]

Sapphire Charges to 66th Level

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Experience can be gained by killing mobs, completing quests, and exploring the world. There is only so much of the world to see, and quests generally require some spilling of blood, so experience points are most regularly gained by killing mobs. That is, when the mob dies. Because of this, I was taken quite by […]

Sapphire the Protection Warrior v3.02

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The world has changed again and I woke up with a pain of respeccing, even though I thankfully hadn't paid for the headache. Not only do I have to choose all my talents again but many are changed and some are new. It is not too much of a chore as I only really know […]