Happy Noblegarden 2016!

Easter Eggs 2016For the fourth year running, Fussypants has created her signature Warcraft inspired Easter eggs.  This year featured the Demon Hunter Egg (with fel tattoos to match), the Hearthstone Egg, and the king of all eggs so far, the Murloc Egg. Despite the fact that Pants will probably peel and eat these in less than 5 minutes, she spent the better part of the day working on them, devoting 1-3 hours per egg.  You are looking at real, egg-shaped, works of art!

Happy Noblegarden everyone!

Whether you celebrate the out of game holiday with family, hang out in game with friends, or just relax by yourself, we here at Growing up in Azeroth hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable Sunday!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

You should be hearing Ride of the Valkyries right about now

You should be hearing Ride of the Valkyries right about now

So… there was a post.  It was a pretty great post about leveling and new toons and all that jazz.  But then the universe decided that post was not to be.  And unfortunately, I have a bad habit of forgetting to save my documents until I finish them.  Which meant when my computer blue-screened three quarters of the way through my post, I lost it all.  The moral of this story- save your work!

Since it’s too late to rewrite the post tonight, I’ll just end this with a little message.  Happy Valentines Day! Whether you are spending it with a significant other, family, friends, or even by yourself, remember that you are loved.  In our crazy busy world, it’s often easy to forget this fact.  But right now, I want to remind you.  You matter to someone  ❤

Holiday Hiatus

WoWScrnShot_121315_121732It’s that time of year again and between family get togethers, finals for Fussypants, and holiday craziness, Fussypants and Yotaan have had almost no time to write! We’ve decided to put the blog on hiatus for two weeks so we do not get totally overwhelmed.  We wish you all a restful and enjoyable Holiday season and a happy New Year!  See you in two weeks!

Happy Noblegarden Internets!

Happy Noblegarden everyone! As per Noblegarden traditions, Yotaan and I and our family decorated eggs in real life last night!  I went a little overboard with mine (and I’m never eating them!)
WoW Easter Eggs
The one on the left is the class icon for mages, and the one on the right is the class icon for paladins.  The egg in the center was the suggestion of @ScottLeyes on the Twitters, and is the Green Proto-Drake.  As he put it “If you decorate them as Proto-drake eggs, you MIGHT get a mount!” All in all, it took me over two hours to make them all.
I posted these on Twitter last night, and was pleasantly surprised to see that @Warcraft had re-tweeted them (actually, I ran all around squealing like a little girl).  Since then, I have gotten 56 re-tweets and 133 favorites!  Happy Noblegarden and enjoy!!

Community Blog Topic: Design a new WoW Holiday

Fussypants's attempt at Photoshop= failure
Over at WoW Insider, they have a column called Community Blog Topic, which is a chance for the opinions of other blogs to be gathered and published on their site.  This week, the question they asked was “Design a new WoW holiday”.  Fussypants and Yotaan blogged their answers here!

Fussypants:  I think we should have more Azerothian lore holidays, celebrating things like the fall of the Lich King and Deathwing, and such.  But for holidays like that, I think it should be a little thing, like a few NPCs, and one or two quests.

However, I think April Fools should be a HUGE holiday affair!  Every year, on April First, the citizens of Azeroth, (and beyond), should just go crazy playing pranks.  The main proponents of the holiday would be:
⦁    Tons of new toys, such as ones that let you swap appearances with the target, or ones that make the target appear naked except for boots and gloves (target would keep the items equip however) and more.
⦁    Random NPCs would be sporadically replaced with mini bosses (like Timeless Isle rares), and would be able to be taken down by the players for a chance at MORE TOYS!!
⦁    Any portals or porting devices would take you to random locations.
⦁    Players would receive mail that would seem to be never before seen mounts or pets, but would turn out to say ‘APRIL FOOLS!’ when learned.
⦁    Going though a loading screen would have a chance to grow or shrink your character for a few minutes.
⦁    Players would be able to polymorph/hex friendly players too! (Subject to diminishing returns, not usable in PvE or PvP instances)
⦁    Chests would randomly spawn around the world, and opening them would drop either a rare toy, or transform your character into a ‘fool’ costume for 10 minutes.

And more! Basically, random world events would happen, all to prank the players, or have the players prank each other.  I would imagine that it would only last for a few days, and most of the toys would be available only for the event (but some special ones would be year-long).

Yotaan: Clearly Fussypants is a genius because I can’t think of anything better than this!  Or maybe I’m just lazy…

What holiday would you want?