Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Two Toons and Counting.

Last night I journeyed back into Heidelberg town. I heard of a new internet cafe, this one a little closer to Bismarkplatz and the streetcar stop. This was a little more upscale too, with marble floors, multiple levels, lots of computers, and two, count 'em, two spots for people to plug notebooks in. Yay! I got one of those spots.

When I got there Hans and Frieda were smoking on the computer to the right of me, and Fritz and Inge on the other computer to the left of me. If you're a sophisticated, educated, computer-literate German, or European for that matter, odds are you are blowing cigarette smoke all over your monitor and keyboard. Probably have a "handy" glued to your ear as well, and you are talking to yourself like some mad person. Ah, the nicotine tar scum that must build up on your computer. (Except computers you can replace, your lungs you can't.)

But I digress!

Darkhand has now joined the clan over on Kirin Tor. I got him up and running and sent a /tell to the guildmaster of my Kirin Tor Alliance guild. "/ginvite please." So with that Darkhand came out of a year's retirement.

Arcarius logged on and sent the same /tell and got invited as well. My first character, alive again! Naturally I respecced my pet and taught him Prowl, Dash, Claw, and Growl, and then rode over to the Battlegrounds guy to sign up. I logged before either Warsong Gulch or Arathi Basic kicked off. BUT I look forward to playing there. Get Sergeant rank or such to demonstrate "For the Alliance!"

(Best wishes, Bero, if you're reading this, with the newcomer to your own family.)

But then came a bit of a glitch. Back to the character transfer pages. I wanted to give my wife a character. I created and pay for both accounts, and so I figured "Naturally." Except Blizzard figures "Not the same surname, obviously an Ebay transaction. No way in hell." She wasn't my wife at the time I created that account and I saw no reason not to name the account with her names, first and last. But she is my wife now. And my credit card has been paying both accounts since day one. I wrote Blizzard a message and let's see how that goes.

I figure $25 is about an hour or so's worth of salary. So a level 19 Hunter, with some pretty decent gear, is easily worth the $25 cost of transfer to me. Because it took a couple of hours to get to 19. I'm only wanting to give my wife the 19 Hunter because the character transfers allowed me to rezz my 48 Hunter back to life. Please Blizzard? Make us happy? <--- Shameless plea, yes. :)

P.S. Arcarius is Kinless' new name. So Kinless becomes simply me, the puppet master. Aka Robert, your humble correspondent. Tschuss, bis spaeter.

6 comments:

Liber said...

Ah your wifw plays WOW I hope you have 2 computers! Mine can't stand things like WOW and so get to keep it all to myself...

Am not planning to make any transfers as the realm i'm on,Runetotem, is just so nice. Good luck with the new guilds.

PS my blog is also a WOW blog.

Kinless said...

Yeah, I think I'm pretty lucky in that my wife will play too. Yep, two computers and no need for ventrillo at home. And, most important, she "Get's it." She understands the late nights, the raiding, the grind.

Runetotem? Wife and I made a troll couple there once. Gumbo and Jambalaya. BUT they met the delete axe because we'd gotten too many characters over too many different servers.

Cool, another blog to visit. I'll check it out.

Liber said...

Am lucky in that respect my too. My wife doesn't get to upset with the time I am WOWing it and it's good to have a little nudge back into reality every now & then!

Ric said...

I try to check for your Horde characters when I'm on Kirin Tor, but haven't been on at the right times, just to say "Hello" since I've been reading your blog and your comments on Mystic Worlds, too.

I retired at the same Army post where you worked before heading over to Germany -- though I came back to work there as a civilian a couple years later -- and live in the Augusta area, of course. Not quite as neat as discovering that the EQLive guild invite from some random dude was sent from a computer just up the road in North Augusta, but still definitely from the "It's A Small World" category.

Kinless said...

What a small world. A co-worker lived up there in North Augusta. Murphytown and McDonald's Fish Camp. A co-worker who worked with me in Turkey, he lives up that a way too.

D&Ders. I remember those days. The paper and character rolling, and the booklets with map and adventures in them. I always liked the ones with a little bit of technology in them. Probably explains why, on Kirin Tor, I have 4 Night Elves, one of them a Gnomish Engineer, and when I can create one, a Draenei. On Smolderthorn I named my Orc Warrior "Oddity" since Orcs are from outerspace too.

Sure, drop me a /tell if you catch me on.

(Hatrack River Workshop. I heard about that project a looong time ago. Nice to see it's still active.)

Anonymous said...

amd020ly We have to wow goldsecure your transaction, wow goldthe introduction wow power levelingof Warcraft iswow power leveling the new face-to-face wow golddelivery convenience stores, wow goldto support wow power levelinga 24-hour self-service transaction systems, the purchase of Warcraft gold more convenient wow power levelingsecurity. Welcome to the next one!

Face-to-face wow power levelingdelivery process: wow goldfirst of all have to visit wow goldanother account under the orders (1000G or above),wow gold the transaction means: "face-to-face" and complete the payment. This was followed by games wow power levelinglog on to the designated place of the transaction next to the mailbox waiting for the transaction (Union: Kim Jin-Semitic, wow power levelingtribes: razor Ridge).

Again in the "My Account" in the appropriate order,wow power leveling click on: the place of delivery. (Please click on and then reached the place of delivery, as a result of 3 minutes, and so you can not, we will come off the assembly line, waiting for you to re-launch the transaction)! Take command again, our ship will soon arrive at the designated account to

And your transaction, as a result of waiting on line or the reasons for transfer may take 1 to 10 minutes, please wait patiently. Please do not take the initiative once again the role of shipping transactions and the cancellation of the deal,wow power leveling we will take the initiative of your transactions. Shipping is the role of automatic control system, no need to communicate with it, according to the process may be receiving.

If the course of the last shipment has any problems or have any suggestions, please feel free to contact customer service 24 hours a day!

You might think that we need to do to meet your needs all-round!wow power leveling What would also like to? I have to buy as soon as possible sites of Warcraft gold, we will provide you with the best service! Welcome to the next one!