Friday, October 11, 2013

"Back in the World (of Warcraft)" feat. Ember Isolte - Space Bards

Download the song on Amazon and iTunes NOW!

http://youtu.be/grbuUBS8OlM

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pandaria [WoW Parody]

Patch 5.3
I proudly present to you my newest WoW cover song! (The original song is "Disturbia" by Rihanna.) I am extrememly proud of this one because not only did I write and perform the song, but I created the entire machinima video as well! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

If you really enjoyed the song and machinima, please consider tossing a tip into my tip jar! Thank you!

http://youtu.be/ZDf04mWLiw4

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blah.

Patch 5.3
Hi. I'll make this post quick:
  • I've decided that my [Mog Mondays] are a lot more work than they're worth. Not planning on doing those regularly anymore.
  • The vlogs every Wednesday are just not happening either. Too much mental angst and personal issues preventing me from keeping up with them. No matter how much people tell me they love watching them, I still hate myself too much to enjoy actually recording them regularly.
  • I leveled a blood elf Prot Paladin to 90 in 5 days /played. (Roughly 2 weeks.) I adore her. And I loved playing a prot pally SO MUCH that I might even finish leveling my Human Paladin soon!
  • I am opening for art trades. But I am very picky about who I'll trade with. If you wanna trade, link me your DeviantArt (or other art site) with samples of your work. And if I don't want to trade with you, well... deal with it. My DeviantArt is: http://emberisolte.deviantart.com/. Trades are limited to sketches, no color, not digital, and if you can't settle for an iPhone pic of my sketch, don't ask to trade with me. (I plan on scanning art in when I have better access to a scanner, it's just really inconvenient lately.)
Thanks for reading my crap.

Cheers,
Negative Nancy

Monday, July 15, 2013

[Mog Monday] Dharion's Minimalist Mail

Patch 5.3
Ember Isolte's [Mog Mondays] present us with a thorough look at our favorite transmog sets! With her trained eye for design, Ember explains why certain pieces just "belong" and she helpfully highlights how to obtain each item (Powered by Wowhead). While most of the 'mogs featured here are classics and customs "tailored" by Ember herself, we love to spotlight 'mogs designed and inspired by you! If you have an idea for a 'mog or would like your favorite 'mog featured on [Mog Monday] please contact us!
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"Dharion's Minimalist Mail"

Restrictions

Gear Type: Mail
ABOUT SOURCE LINKS:
"-Chain-" links will take you to the Wowhead page of the very first quest you will need to complete in order to unlock the follow-up quest which will reward the 'mog item.
"Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from.
"Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
Class: Hunter Only
Faction: A : YES
H : YES

Items

SLOTITEM LINKSOURCE
Shoulder: [Tough Scorpid Shoulders]Crafted: Leatherworking
Chest: [Cuttlefish Scale Breastplate] Vendor | Kalu'ak: Honored
Belt: [Girdle of Ferocity] Drop: Heroic Dungeon Boss
Legs: [Demon Stalker Greaves]Tier: Raid Boss
Feet: [Boneshard Boots] Vendor: 1650 JP Alliance | Horde
Hands: [Arrowflick Gauntlets] Vendor: 1650 JP Alliance | Horde
~
----- Optional -----
Head: (Looks best without one)N/A
Back: (Looks best without one)N/A
Bracers: (Covered by the gloves)N/A
Tabard: (Looks best without one)N/A
~
----- Suggested Weapons -----
Bow: [Bristleblitz Striker] Drop: Raid Boss
Crossbow: [Palisade Crossbow] Drop: (lvl 73-88 mobs) | Auction House
Gun: [The Boomstick]Drop Heroic Dungeon Boss


More pictures and Ember's commentary below the break!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Have You Heard About Shroud of the Avatar?! #LBSotA

Patch 5.3
http://youtu.be/aBSPBuMdMBw

[Mog Monday] Batgirlqt's Bloodfang

Patch 5.3
Ember Isolte's [Mog Mondays] present us with a thorough look at our favorite transmog sets! With her trained eye for design, Ember explains why certain pieces just "belong" and she helpfully highlights how to obtain each item (Powered by Wowhead). While most of the 'mogs featured here are classics and customs "tailored" by Ember herself, we love to spotlight 'mogs designed and inspired by you! If you have an idea for a 'mog or would like your favorite 'mog featured on [Mog Monday] please contact us!
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"Batgirlqt's Bloodfang"

Restrictions

Gear Type: Leather
ABOUT SOURCE LINKS:
"-Chain-" links will take you to the Wowhead page of the very first quest you will need to complete in order to unlock the follow-up quest which will reward the 'mog item.
"Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from.
"Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
Class: Rogue Only
Faction: A : YES
H : YES

Items

SLOTITEM LINKSOURCE
Shoulder: [Bloodfang Spaulders]Drop: Raid Boss
Chest: [Bloodfang Chestpiece] Drop: Raid Boss
Belt: [Bloodfang Belt] Drop: Raid Boss
Legs: [Bloodfang Pants]Drop: Raid Boss
Feet: [Bloodfang Boots] Drop: Raid Boss
Hands: [Bloodfang Gloves] Drop: Raid Boss 1 | 2 | 3
~
----- Optional -----
Head: [Cursed Vision of Sargeras]Raid Boss
Back: [Blood Knight War Cloak] Vendor 130 JP
Bracers: [Bloodfang Bracers] Drop: Raid Boss
Note: The bracers are completely covered by the gloves. I've just included the item for "completionists". XD
Tabard: [Tabard of Flame] WoW TCG Loot
Note: Not pictured below.
~
----- Suggested Weapons -----
Dagger: [Perdition's Blade] Raid Boss
1H Sword: [Blackguard] Blacksmithing
1H Axe: [Frostblade Hatchet] Raid Boss
Note: this axe's model is available to Horde players only. Alliance, please consider using a mace for 'mog instead if you wield an axe.
1H Mace: [Brutal Gladiator's Pummeler] Vendor: 245 HP
Fist: [Silithid Claw] Raid Boss


More pictures and Ember's commentary below the break!

Monday, July 1, 2013

[Mog Monday] Fiery Masterwork Mail

Patch 5.3
Ember Isolte's [Mog Mondays] present us with a thorough look at our favorite transmog sets! With her trained eye for design, Ember explains why certain pieces just "belong" and she helpfully highlights how to obtain each item (Powered by Wowhead). While most of the 'mogs featured here are classics and customs "tailored" by Ember herself, we love to spotlight 'mogs designed and inspired by you! If you have an idea for a 'mog or would like your favorite 'mog featured on [Mog Monday] please contact us!
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"Fiery Masterwork Mail"

Restrictions

Gear Type: Mail
ABOUT SOURCE LINKS:
"-Chain-" links will take you to the Wowhead page of the very first quest you will need to complete in order to unlock the follow-up quest which will reward the 'mog item.
"Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from.
"Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
Class: Shaman, Hunter
Faction: A : YES
H : YES

Items

SLOTITEM LINKSOURCE
Shoulder: [Craterflame Spaulders]Drop: Raid Boss
Chest: [Masterwork Brestplate]Raid Zone Drop: BWL | MC/Auction House
Belt: [Ornate Girdle] Drop: lvl 41-58 mobs/Auction House
Legs: [Masterwork Legplates]Raid Zone Drop: BWL | MC/Auction House
Feet: [Masterwork Boots]Raid Zone Drop: BWL | MC/Auction House
Hands: [Masterwork Gauntlets]Raid Zone Drop: BWL | MC/Auction House
~
----- Optional -----
Head: [Crown of Flame]Raid Boss
Back: (Looks best without one)N/A
Bracers: (Covered by the gloves)N/A
Tabard: (Looks best without one)N/A
~
----- Suggested Weapons -----
1H Axe: [Sun-forged Cleaver] Raid Boss
1H Mace: [Vengeful Gladiator's Bonecracker] Vendor: 750 HP
Fist: [Demonblood Eviscerator] Dungeon Boss
Bow: [Skyfire Hawk-Bow]Dungeon Boss
Crossbow: [Cataclysmic Gladiator's Heavy Crossbow]Vendor: 1700 HP Alliance | Horde
Gun: [Vengeful Gladiator's Rifle] Vendor: 750 HP
Shield: [Drillborer Disk] Raid Boss
Staff/Polearm: [Spire of Scarlet Pain] Raid Drop/Auction House


More pictures and Ember's commentary below the break!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[Embervlog] I AM In The Kitchen Already!

Patch 5.3
http://youtu.be/SCOlGz_xmKQ Check out FitBit.com. My personal profile: http://www.fitbit.com/user/22XH8F Be my friend and we can be accountability buddies in our battle for fitness!

Let me know how personal you would like me to get with you all in future vlogs. I wanna discuss depression and some more personal topics about myself, so be prepared for that or look away! XD

Music used: Broken Circuitry by Machinimasound.com Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0 Unported License | https://machinimasound.com/license

Monday, June 24, 2013

[Mog Monday] Isolte's Favorite Lambent Scale Mail

Patch 5.3
Ember Isolte's [Mog Mondays] present us with a thorough look at our favorite transmog sets complete with a list of "Suggested Weapons" for relevant types! With her trained eye for design, Ember reveals why certain pieces just "belong" and she helpfully highlights how to obtain each item (Powered by Wowhead). While most of the 'mogs featured here are classics and customs "tailored" by Ember herself, we love to spotlight 'mogs designed and inspired by you! If you have an idea for a 'mog or would like your favorite 'mog featured on [Mog Monday] please contact us!
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"Isolte's Favorite Lambent Scale Mail"

Restrictions

Gear Type: Mail
ABOUT SOURCE LINKS:
"-Chain-" links will take you to the Wowhead page of the very first quest you will need to complete in order to unlock the follow-up quest which will reward the 'mog item.
"Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from.
"Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
Class: Shaman, Hunter
Faction: A : YES
H : YES

Items

SLOTITEM LINKSOURCE
Shoulder: [Towering Mantle of the Hunt]Drop: Dungeon Boss
Chest: [Lambent Scale Brestplate]Drop: lvl 16-29 mobs/Auction House
Belt: [Cord of Dragon Sinew]Vendor: 1650 JP Alliance | Horde
Legs: [Lambent Scale Legguards]Drop: lvl 22-28 mobs/Auction House
Feet: [Lambent Scale Boots]Drop: lvl 19-29 mobs/Auction House
Hands: [Burnished Gloves]Drop: lvl 15-22 mobs/Auction House
~
----- Optional -----
Head: [Fiery Beholder Eye]Drop: World Rare/Auction House
Back: [Silksand Cape]Drop: lvl 34-44 mobs/Auction House
Bracers: (Covered by the gloves)N/A
Tabard: (Looks best without one)N/A
~
----- Suggested Weapons -----
1H Axe: [Mardenholde Axe]Drop: lvl 80-85 mobs/Auction House
1H Mace: [Mardenholde Mace]Drop: lvl 80-86 mobs/Auction House
Fist: [Cataclysmic Gladiator's Slasher]Vendor: 1225 HP Alliance | Horde
Bow: [Mardenholde Bow]Drop: lvl 80-85 mobs/Auction House
Crossbow: (Consider using the Bow or Gun instead.)N/A
Gun: [Noisy Blaster]Drop: lvl 73-81 mobs/Auction House
Note: This item has a ton of exact look-alikes. So please check the Icy-Veins' Transmogrification Guides if you need an alternative!
Shield: [Glorious Shield]Drop: lvl 51-61 mobs/Auction House
Staff/Polearm: [Key to the Planes] Inscription


More pictures and Ember's commentary below the break!

Monday, June 17, 2013

[Mog Monday] Alliance Mail

Patch 5.3
Hello everyone and welcome to my first official installment of "Mog Monday" here on isolte.blogspot.com, and because my main is an Alliance Shaman, we'll kick this thing off with an Alliance themed mail transmog! Hey Hordies, don't leave just yet! I do play a Horde Shaman as well, so expect to see plenty of Horde based "Mog Mondays" in the future. Also, even though there will be tons of Hunter and Shaman 'mogs (since mail is my expertise XD), I am planning other gear-type 'mogs for you Plate-wearers, Leather-wearers, and Clothies! So please stay tuned!

While there are lots of other fantastic "mog blogs" floating around out here on the intarwebs, I'd like to present a more thorough look at our favorite 'mog sets and place as much information in front of you as I can about how to obtain the specific pieces. Most of the 'mogs featured here on "Mog Monday" will be of my own "design" consisting of items that I've hand-picked and discerningly matched together myself. But there will be lots of new 'mogs coming up that have been designed and inspired by you, my friends and fans, and there will be lots of the very best "classic" 'mogs with a li'l Ember Isolte twist! Lastly, a feature of "Mog Monday" that I am most pleased to bring you is the included list of "Suggested Weapons" for all relevant weapon types! Now, let's get to it! *
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"Alliance Mail"

Restrictions

Gear Type: Mail Please note: For your convenience, the Source to obtain each piece has been included. Quest "(Chain)" links will take you to the Wowhead page of the very first quest you will need to complete in order to unlock the follow-up quest which will reward the 'mog item. "Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from. And "Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
Class: Shaman, Hunter
Faction: Alliance Only

SLOTITEM LINKSOURCE
Shoulder: [Pauldrons of the Promise] Dungeon Quest (Auto Accept)
Chest: [Far-a-Day Mesh] Quest (Chain)
Belt: [Sash of Prophecy] Vendor (Rep: Ramkahen-Revered)
Legs: [Agamaggan-Blessed Greaves] Dungeon Quest (Chain)
Feet: [Silvered Bronze Boots] Blacksmithing
Hands: [Swamp Gas Gauntlets] Quest (Chain)
~
----- Optional -----
Head: [Savage Gladiator Helm] Dungeon Drop
Back: [Homecoming Wrap] Quest (Chain)
Bracers: (Covered by the gloves) N/A
Tabard: [Tabard of Stormwind] Vendor
~
----- Suggested Weapons -----
1H Axe: [Cataclysmic Gladiator's Cleaver] PvP Vendor (1225 HP)
1H Mace: [Silvermoon War-Mace] World Drop (lvl 60-72 mobs/Auction House)
Fist: [Gargoyle Shredder Talons] Dungeon Drop
Bow: [Rocslayer Longbow] World Drop (lvl 59-72 mobs/Auction House)
Crossbow: [Palisade Crossbow]World Drop (lvl 73-88 mobs/Auction House)
Gun: [Mark "S" Boomstick] Engineering
Shield: [Commander's Crest] Dungeon Drop


* Disclaimer: It is only my opinion that the items chosen for this 'mog are the best looking for the set. Please don't hesitate to leave a comment with your suggestions of better pieces if you have any! Also, many of the pieces do have alternative items with the same look and color. If you need to find an alternative piece from the ones I've listed above, I highly suggest checking out Icy-Veins' Transmogrification Guides!

More pictures below the break!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Self Discipline: I Don't Has

Patch 5.3
Hey all! Firstly, thank you for following my blog as rarely as I've been posting. Secondly, I'd like you to know that I'm taking baby steps toward correcting my lack of blogging... And lack of a regular schedule in general!

Since the first thing I do everyday is check my email, I found a ToDo list iPhone app that will email me my weekly tasks on a given day! I've chosen Mondays to be my "Post a new blog day" and Wednesdays to be my "Post a new vlog (to YouTube) day". If this works out the way I'm hoping, you'll see new blogs from me every Monday and Wednesday.

And I really want to stop focusing on what to post about and just get in the habit of regularly posting. Because the more I worry about content, the less I end up actually writing! So, wish me luck and we'll see how it goes. :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Shroud of the Avatar

Patch 5.2
I've been so obsessed with this game that's currently in development that I completely forgot to post about it here on blogger until now! I even wrote a song about it! Quick low down: Shroud of the Avatar is a new Fantasy Role Playing game slated to be released in October 2014. The Producer is Richard "Lord British" Garriott, famous for his Ultima RPG series. The beauty of this game is that Garriott and his team of current devs are NOT tied to a commercial publisher like EA (Ultima Online lol..) or NCSoft (Tabula Rasa hah..)! Author Tracy Hickman (DragonLance series ring a bell?) also joins their all star team for storyline collaboration. Hickman may even write a novel if the Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter reaches their $1.8 million stretch goal.

Unfortunately, the Kickstarter ends tomorrow at 10am EDT, BUT if you happen to read this post before it's over, I highly encourage you to pledge to the KS because the game rewards as an early backer are just AMAZING! You can see the rewards for each pledge tier on the Kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0 I'm just gonna tell you right now, I could not help myself but to pledge $120 in case anyone is curious what I put down on it. XD

But now, please enjoy my SotA song!

http://youtu.be/jy5rz6mPnls

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Project Updates and Roleplay?!

Patch 5.2
Hey people! How are you all enjoying patch 5.2? Gosh, the first day of the patch I was overwhelmed with all the new dailies to do and admittedly I still am. :) But yay for new content! Nuku and I even spent a day farming [Zandalari Dinomancers] for the cute little dino pets they drop *squee*!

Anyway, I thought it was about that time again to update you with my current projects... since I haven't finished any of the ones I mentioned in my last project update. =/ (*sigh* By the way, thanks for being so patient with me missing my own deadlines!) XD But fear not, fans of the random crap I post(!), there will be something for you to enjoy very Soon(TM)! I promise! (*whispers* But instead of making the same mistake of pressuring myself into deadlines for my creative stuffs, I'll stick with the safer deadline of "soon".)

[Projects and something important to me that I'd like your opinion on after the break!] :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BlizzCon 2013 Announced

Patch 5.1
As a Tuesday with "extended" maintenance, today wasn't all that bad. BlizzCon 2013 has been announced!
Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Feb 19, 2013 6:00 AM PST
BLIZZCON!!!!!! The seventh BlizzCon is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013. Those who join us for this epic community gathering will experience two solid days of hands-on time with the latest Blizzard games, in-depth developer discussion panels, intense eSports action featuring some of the top players in the world, and a variety of other exciting activities and events. Further details on the show, including ticket pricing and availability, will be posted here on BlizzCon.com at a later date. In the meantime, check out the press release for more info and prepare to help us blow Anaheim's mind.

Chatter on Twitter indicates that the Hilton is already booked to capacity less than 12 hours after the official announcement, and rooms are going fast at nearby hotels. If you're planning on going to BlizzCon this year, better book a room quick through the official BlizzCon website (or call the nearby hotels direct) to get the discounted convention rates! (http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/event-info/) You'll have until September 24, 5pm Pacific to cancel your room reservation, so if you even think you may be going, I'd suggest booking a room ASAP! See you there!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mail 'Mog: Love Is In The Air

Patch 5.1
Hi everyone! So, I've been holding onto these [Firemane Leggings] ever since a friend gave them to me back in Burning Crusade (only because he didn't have a mail wearing toon at the time lol). And because the world event [Love is in the Air] has started today (Sunday, Feb. 10 - Saturday, Feb. 23), I decided to attempt a mail 'mog based on these super sexy pants!

Firstly, I have to say that it is really unfortunate that these pants are not a part of a complete mail set! If you are a plate wearer however, you're in luck because [Bloodscale Plate] is a complete set. The closest you can come to a complete mail set with this look is by using pieces from the [Brigade Mail] set, but you sacrifice some color matching since the Brigade set is a darker, rusty looking shade of pink.

With that said, instead of lazily using the Brigade Mail, I threw together a [hopefully not TOO tacky] transmog set just for Love is in the Air! I hope you like it!

Head: Hidden
Shoulders: [Spaulders of Sealing]
Chest: [Royal Decorated Armor]
Bracers: Hidden by the gloves.
Gloves: [Vek'lor's Gloves of Devastation]
Belt: [Brigade Girdle]
Pants: [Firemane Leggings]
Boots: [Inferno Forged Boots]
Main Hand: [Merciless Gladiator's Fleshslicer]
Off Hand: [Fel Iron Hatchet]

Please note that the pieces I've used for this 'mog that are not Class Specific, so hunters may also enjoy this sexy set if they want to! You hunters even have a couple more options of items to use for the gloves and boots that share the same model and colors! I have not looked for a ranged weapon to match this set, so you're on your own for that one! XD

Please tell me what you think and leave a comment below! I'd appreciate it a LOT! And I'm thinking of attempting a regularly scheduled Shaman Mog article if anyone is interested! We'll see! Thanks!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

[EmberVlog] Romire is Awesome!

Patch 5.1

An update in video form! :3

http://youtu.be/sx6T9Wc7cjM


The gist:
- I got a new doggy IRL.
- I'm passing that other kidney stone RIGHT now. Literally. =/ Yay for Oxycodone-Acetamiophen!
- Romire got me a birthday present that I open up "live" in the video! (...about a month after I actually received it. lol)
- I'll be streaming with Twitch again! twitch.tv/isolte

Sometihng I forgot to mention in the video:
- You can download my ringtones for FREE from the Free Downloads tab on this here bloggy woggy. I'll be cutting and posting up more from my other songs for you in the future, but please be patient! These things take time. :]

Thanks for reading and hopefully enjoying the video too!