Thursday, December 6, 2007

Baklava, The Phenomenal Cat

Hi, here's another update on my brother's progress at World of Warcraft (WoW).

I must apologize to all the Mazgul fans out there. My brother has stopped playing him, instead focussing on developing the wily Night Elf Druid Baklava.

Baklava is now Level 24! He is able to shift into two additional animal forms. He can now transform into a sabretooth tiger-like cat, which currently is his best mode of delivering damage in hand-to-hand (claw-to-claw?) combat.

The cat also has the ability of becoming partially invisible (I think he called it "cloaking"), though if a character or monster is enough levels higher than Baklava, the cloaking doesn't work very well.

Baklava has also completed a quest which now gives him a "water form", basically an overweight seal. I guess it makes it easier for him to swim in water, or makes him cuter to attacking monsters, I don't know exactly.

Baklava is now a member of a guild called "Legionofdragons". The other guild members are much higher level than Baklava, but he's trying to advance himself.

A guild in WoW can have its own bank within the game. Guild members can deposit and withdraw items from their bank. Baklava has been able to upgrade his gear by picking out items from the guild bank.

My brother thinks that Baklava may be gay, as he is obsessed with finding clothing patterns he can use to stitch together pieces of leather into wearable items, using his increasingly honed leathermaking skills. Plus, the last two things he withdrew from the guild bank were dark leggings and a lustrous pearl. What's next, a Judy Garland album?

Baklava is nearing 200 points in his cooking skill, which is apparently equivalent to a sous chef at a mid-priced fancy restaurant. A few more points and he will be able to make spider sausage. That last sentence wasn't a joke. He really does need a few points before he can make spider sausage.

Okay, now a few more pictures. You can click on them to get larger versions of the images. I'm sorry, but I am most likely going to discontinue the tradition of including a gratuitous photo of female night elf cheesecake.

Baklava as cat, with a classy NPC female night elf sentry.

Baklava as cat, cloaked. If you look closely, you can see his eyes and fangs to the right of another classy female night elf sentry.

Baklava from the rear, in his fat-assed "water-form". In the distance, some svelte female night elf sentries.

UPDATE: My brother sent me one more picture.

Baklava trudging by some fetching female night elves. This picture reminds me very much of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. If Baklava gets a mohawk, I would probably steer clear of him.


dguzman said...

That Baklava is one gay mo-fo. But I mean that in a good way.

Manx said...

Another excellent harrowing tale of Baklava's fight for truth, justice, leggings and spider sausage.

Can't wait for the next installment!

By the way, is Baklava's bank accepting credit card applications?