The Hearthstone is Real.

Yes, I think I am hooked. My son didn’t realize how basic his explanations would have to be (when I first started a few weeks ago) for someone who had NEVER played a TCG (Trading Card Game). I was missing very rudimentary information – like what counts as a ‘spell’.

But I’m learning! Slowly! And I am hooked!

You can follow my adventures in this playlist!



There’s treasure to be dug: Stylin’ Toe Ring

Ogre solve

Toe Ring


Getting a account bound necklace that I could ACTUALLY equip – and that was about a 25 ilvl upgrade was a pleasant surprise today! Now, about that Vial of the Sands …

Introducing Herald582

My son is an awesome gaming coach. He has mentored me in StarCraft 2 and is now helping me with Hearthstone. He has decided to try to host a mentoring/teaching show on Twitch. I was today his test subject.

We had some issues with streaming over the wifi from his room, and some audio level issues, but that does not take away from the amazing job he did. I am sharing it here with you.

The poor kid has to split it in 3 for his own channel, but the increase will come if he persists.


I am at as usual

He can be reached at:

Twitter: @bitsaltnetwork (he interns for the Bitter and Salty Podcast ;))

And I’ll add his YT once I know it’s posted correctly.


Overstuffed level 25 plushieI’m hoping to both post a Warcraft Diary entry tomorrow AND get out a very special on Friday. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, bed! Because my Elekk Plushie is 25 – and overstuffed!


Come on over to my place


Hearthstone 3


I may never need to leave my garrison ever again. My pets wander around randomly. It’s so adorable to see them ‘out and about’ and ‘acting naturally’.  Before I upgraded to level 3, I was logging in and out of two Vixxyne and Myinx’s mini-garrisons to check on followers and work orders. But after upgrading yesterday around 5 or so, until I went to bed at 1:30 (and indeed today), I haven’t felt the urge. There is SO much to take care of in just this one. And, eventually, I’ll have to gear up some more. Only passing Bronze proving grounds isn’t going to get me far. I’ll get there – but I’m not in a rush.

Hmmm  - I wonder.

Seriously, this Hearthstone board was worth every gold piece. Can you imagine? You can play Hearthstone in real life vs your friend, talk on Mumble, and have your friend’s character sitting across from you in your Garrison on the other screen while you play??? Helvette looks like her next move is a tough decision.


From the bottom of my fangirl heart, I would like to thank all the World of Warcraft developers for the magical thing that is my Level 3 Garrison. I mean, I thought garrisons were pretty neat before level 3, but I got some things done yesterday after dinging 100 and collapsing, and I am so impressed, and so enamored.

When I upgraded to level 3 and took a deep breath to have a proper look around, I felt so at home and so grateful for this gift. I should mention that this also involves my pet menagerie, but I have so many feels about that I may have to give it special treatment a bit later. Seeing your followers wandering around, talking to each other is awesome. The appearance of characters from my questing? Amazing!   I have always felt ‘at home’ in World of Warcraft and this really just makes it special.



Taralune – Talador Pet Tamer – Warlords of Draenor

I was really pleased to beat this tamer on my first try today :) Not with your-average team, but I don’t claim to be your site for strategies that work for you either :) For that you need to go to
Taralune team - 1sst


My team: Spectral Porcupette, Sprite Darter Hatchling, and the Treasure Goblin. Not the team your average player has, but it was my first go, and you can probably find equivalent skill sets.


My first try at beating Taralune was yesterday. I repeated the strat successfully today – will be uploading the video as soon as I put my audio explanations on it.

The first pet has a counterspell on the first move, so I had to abandon my first attempt (My spectral spine got counterspelled), but I was more careful the second time.

I was just thinking though, that two of the new Warlords pets, the Brilliant Spore and the Netherspawn, would be great at battling this team.

Good luck!


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