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Tranquil Master!!!!

Yes, the title will make sense soon :)

I was home late on Friday and had just sat back from finishing my dinner when I noticed a missed call from Navi (it must have rung whilst I was eating).  I hadn’t even noticed the time, anyway I called her back and discovered Dragonsoul was on the menu again.

So, I attempted to jump online.  Our internet and my PC were playing up – driving me mad!  It took me about 20 minutes to log on and I was so annoyed by the end of it.  The guild was waiting for me at Yor’sahj though because they knew I needed one last combination for the achievement. Red and Green took forever to come out – I think it was the third spawn of adds…really….

Taste the rainbow

We then cleared the rest and we started at a different platform, so I only have 2 more weeks to go in there and I will have the Dragonsoul mount.  I am very grateful to the guys for waiting for me :)

We finished early and the next question was – what next?  I asked if we could do Terrace of the Endless Spring, normal mode – 4 bosses, no trash, should be a very quick clear I thought? Navi checked her achievements and noted she needed one so was keen.

We headed in, after a few changes in people, and we smashed through.

McTacky had the foresight to keep the little tree alive  – thanks McT – and Navi got her achievement when we killed the specific dude last.

Tree saving

When we were on the Sha everyone was talking about being behind pillars and I have NFI what they were talking about (I have only done this on LFR), however when Sha went down we managed to get the Mind-Killer as well!!!  WoOT!

Tranquil master

And look at that lovely achievement…Tranquil Master….ohh lovely…..I have no idea why – but I have wanted that achievement for a very long time.  I originally got excited because I joined an LFR specifically for the purpose of killing the Sha to get the achievement.  Only to realise….had to be normal or heroic. WHAT!!?!  Ripped of!!  So I have been trying to get into a ToES run for a very long time.  I am sooo happy to have finally gotten that done!!

Crooked then made comment about my DPS – I hadn’t even noticed…but nice!!! OH YEAH!!!  I will take that :p  That is what good RNG does for you… :)

DPS Sha

Mythic Garry – first proper night

Can I just say  – Woah!!  Really…we have to “kill” that guy 4 times – and we STILL don’t get to see him dead…it is like the most aggravating thing about the raid.

We were having a pretty good bash at him given a few of us had never been there before and had NFI about the extra mechanics. The temple jade transition has something to do with a buff – I think I managed to get it 2 times on all our attempts…I just never ever saw the doohicky drop that we are supposed to be standing near.

The first couple of times we got the the 4th phase, too many of us were dead, but we started getting there more consistently with everyone alive, and that was the important thing – we needed to be alive.

Phase 4 is like extra hell crazy time and I could tell Exray was getting frustrated with the entire handling of “Malice”. Admittedly I fucked up twice because I was tunnelling…(I hate it when I tunnel), but he made it quite clear I boo-booed – and I promised myself to pay extra attention next time round.  The issue I am fiding is that the debuff doesn’t happen straight away – so you have to watch for it, I kept thinking I would jump into the circle and get it immediately, but that screwed me a couple of times.

We had a couple of attempts at sub 20% and our best was 7%.  The iron star wiping us out and I think the fire trails killed a few people.  I don’t think it will be all the hard to get him next week, we were soo close.

I took a screenshot when we were at 7%, then went back to find it – and it wasn’t there…so clearly in my excitement I cocked up even a simple thing like that :p

My DPS was pretty good most of the night which I was very happy about, I still can’t get close to Aza, but I was holding my own consistently against the other mages (who are playing Arcane) and other DPS.   If I can keep up the focus I will be happy, but I am not entirely sure frost is the spec for me anymore, I would really like to see fire getting some action again. I have to do some research about it.

 

 

Heroic Garry is within reach

We headed back into Mythic SoO to start from Blackfuse.  I was shitting my pants about this.

I know everyone is saying that the fights are easier now – and they certainly seem to be – but I know how much effort the guild went through to get to where they were.  I can understand our guild are a fair percentage on non hardcore raiders – they are great players, but they are not Top 10 guild. We make mistakes and that happens so it was going to be interesting to see just how much different it was.

I have no idea how they did Blackfuse on heroic and I am completely in awe they managed to do Paragons and get them almost dead. I felt nervous the entire time, so whilst I was doing pretty good on damage I was more disappointed I kept dying – every damn fight.  I was so annoyed with myself.

Mythic Blackfuse

I got some tier shoulders off Blackfuse and a weapon dropped – man everyone laid into me about not taking it – I mentioned that I had a weapon already – really I have 3 columns in my void storage of weapons from Siege – I KID YOU NOT!! All I win from the place is weapons.  Anyway I went to get it out of my bag to prove and it wasn’t there; I started freaking slightly, because with my recent clean out I got rid of a lot of gear I would never use….Drakebinder Greatstaff doesn’t seem like much until you notice the Mythic and warforged.  It is a truly epic piece of baddie-spanking-wood.  The issue being I wasn’t actually wielding it.

I have been very very slack on the gear front because well in truth, I had not really anticipated needing to care. Either way after being given the teasing from guild and then my own husband I decided to pull my socks up :p  So from now…I am rolling on every piece of loot and then not being slack with putting it on.

Paragons was completely off the wall. I know it sounds easy, but so much is going on – I actually really love that fight – it is interesting and painful in similar amounts.

Mythic Paragons

We forgot to take a picture as this was the first time we killed them as a guild, however as you can see above – we did!! Navimie stole my mythic pants…but I can forgive her that theft – she is the GL after all – who am I to argue.

Now we only have Garrosh to get, our attempts on him were pretty good, but we just couldn’t quite get there. I admit to being very excited about being there for that kill!! Fingers crossed this week i believe :)

Mythic mania

What a whirlwind kind of week since patch. I can barely keep up with everything going on, I almost fell like my brain will explode any minute from the excitement of it all.

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I got invited into the Mythic raid!!  ZOMG!  You know the one were we were getting slammed by Juggs of Iron..well we continued that one.  I didn’t anticipate an invite, but I had pre-warned Navi that I was on lates this week which meant I would be online about 5 minutes before raid time and I was completely understanding if she took others because of that.

Anyway I managed to get home pretty early, ate dinner, and jump on at about 15 minutes prior.  Enough time to make some pots (WITHOUT GOING TO MY BANK – ZOMG!!!) and get repaired and empty out some crap in my bags.  Not that I need to anymore with my 70 free bag slots :)

We headed back to IJ and I was slightly freaking out because last time, I was struggling to avoid the stupid razor blades that come out of the ground.  Seems I sucked at that again anyway, but, for one moment – whilst dead, I was appreciating my damage meters.  This may the only time I ever see my name in that position with this guild (although I will make it more common) but it is very, very exciting:

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Mythic Juggernaut

We had a few wipes on bosses but we managed to get all the way to Thok and on our last attempt for the night, kill him.

It may not have been as fast as some others, but given a few of us had never been there in heroic so didn’t know about the new mechanics etc I think we did unbelievably well.  I am sure it was frustrating for the main team to walk us through it all, but they will never know much much I personally appreciated their time and effort.

Malkorak and his little black balls of death were annoying – I swear I didn’t get hit – but I must have clipped it – so annoying thinking you are miles away only to find out you weren’t.  Even worse, Exray was marking the non safe spots and says “get to the safe zone” – what do you think I do??…yeah..stand there looking at the coloured marker thinking, “I need to move away from this!” in a panic, only to be dead a few seconds later :p  Not funny. My brain just did not connect to my hands.

I have said it before, I know it is post patch and everything is easier at the moment, but the pure and simple joy of killing bosses in levels I have not seen – or thought i would ever see – and then getting achievements for it, is pretty epic in my mind!!

Mytic Dark Shamans

Mythic General nazgrim

Mythic Malkorok

Mythic Spoils

I have to mention spoils – the most frustrating fight as a ranged person I have ever experienced:

Tab target // 2 (start casting frostbolt) //  mob dies // cast failed

“That was fast!!”

Tab target // 2 (start casting) // mob dies // cast failed

“WHAT THE H…?!!?!?”

Tab target // 2 (start casting) // mob dies // cast failed

“FFS….”

tab target  // 3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,pet frost nova,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab,3,tab, (Ice lance)

“SCREW YOU DPS!!! Take some multistriking ice lances!!!”

Mythic Thok

 

I am sooo excited to have these, I need to get the first wing down to have a set, especially if we do the last three this week, I don’t know if we are resetting or just extending. Either way I am so happy!  Ecstatic!!  Thanks for putting up with a nublet in your raid team guys!!

 

My what nice Iron Juggs you have…

I honestly got so confused about version we were running,  I figured it wasn’t important anyway.  I believe we were doing normal, but it may have been heroic?

Either way, we went all the way to Norushen and given how easy the content seemed to be – they (being the chieftans) thought we could handle Mythic..so we switched it.  When I say easy = I mean the fights were over before you got too settled in, it felt awkward and (secretly) kind of awesome.

Mythic Sha Gala

Sha of pride took about 1 minute to kill – maybe just over – but it was dead very quickly. Gala apparently needed people to separate into sides when she drops, but by the time that had been explained on the fly, she was about 30% and going to be dead in a couple of seconds.

Based on that, surely we could do Iron Juggs?  Nope…not a  hope in hell.  The switch in phases just cause zoo much issue.  Not sure if it was the change to healing or the lack of skilled DPS, but either way it was just bad.  I think  we wiped 4 times before calling it.  No way I can follow this mess:

My, what IRon Juggs you have

It was so much fun to be in a mythic raid and getting some achievements…even if they are fake now…LOL.

DPS wise it is weird seeing 10k as a big number, I am sitting mainly at just under 10k at the moment (9k consistently) and the warriors are doing like 13 – 14k amazingly.

I have to fix my enchants as well, I did half before this raid and Mctacky cut 11 gems for me for my gear.  I just need a few more enchants and that may help increase my DPS that little bit more.  I also love the change to upgrading with coins as I had a few pieces of gear that I couldn’t wear due to lack of valour, but now I am in everything that is a upgrade.

I do confess to liking seeing smaller numbers – means we can only go up from here :)

 

Clearing out old achievements

I tend to always leave the achievements alone throughout an expansion that require the eating and cooking of foods and finding things. I figure that during the course of the xpac I would discover them and only have a few left over when it came time to actually do them.

I haven’t actually finished the cooking ones yet – I still need to get a student etc – but the thought of farming for those damned ironpaw tokens just drove me to the mental institute in anger and frustration.

So, here are the ones I finally completed after going through my bank toon and stealing all the mats.

I downloaded the addon to help with the treasure finding and there were dots ALL over the place!!  It was crazy, I had to do about 3 loops to complete the achievements as they were not spawning in any of the locations. I still missed quite a few, so I am tempted to try and get some more done – if I can be bothered now.

About the only thing I really really want to do now is make sure i attend the Wanderer’s festival in the Wilds on Sunday night – I have to collect the pet and get the achievement.  I want to do it before I leave pandaland.

 

Saturday flex

and a new crowd shuffles in….

Well sort of…some regulars and some new people in the flex this week, and only 13 of us again, pretty much a ragtag bunch of misfits if you ask me, but you know we are legends.  well they are, I am not.  I cannot do the belts on Blackfuse to save a soul.  I am not sure I will ever be able to do it. I simply cannot cast, avoid fire and move backwards at the same time.  Simply impossible.  I need to be standing still….and last night my frost bolts were doing nothing to the hp of the  mines.  I really have no idea how to do them.  Honestly, and even after researching some information the next day I still can’t find any information – most people say to stick melee on it….

I was trying to get ninja pics with Thohand…and the bear jumps around more than a….something that jumps a lot…drove me mad…eventually after one of our wipes I caught him in a brief moment of sitting peacefully…and I managed to capture Koda as well, with the lovely blue wings of awesome.  Thohand looks like an evil panda though – he is really quite nice, don’t let his outfit fool you.

Thohand Koda

Anyway, after a few attempts we got him down, and Paragons was  cake walk (I didn’t think it would be an issue ) it isn’t a hard fight really, focusing on one boss at a time is pretty simple if you ask me.

Garrosh however was…promising to be an interesting fight when I am 2nd on DPS meters..you know we are in big trouble.  However we actually had only two attempts and the first attempt I thought we were going to do it.  It was very smooth. I forgot we were doing Flex though and was waiting for achievements…LOL…Duh. I was quite happy to see us kill Garrosh with the group we had, it would have been  a little crappy for the newer/social members to have had a wipefest night.

I managed to ninja a pic whilst faith was eating her noodles and I was going to sit down next to her, but I didn’t want to interrupt her Laksa :p

Faith

And since I haven’t gotten many pics with him, I ninjaed one with Lominari on his rogue, I believe that Lominari and Morz were getting a little snuggly there…maybe they needed some comfort from each other :)

Lughna Morz

Finally a friday fun run

I missed a couple of these recently – in fact most – but we went to Throne of Thunder with approx 13 people to attempt some 25 man achievements.  We kicked butt mostly, although Horridan was horrible and in all fairness I hate that fight in any mode. I hate him almost as much as Immersius, although he is the overall winner for boss fights I dislike.

I must have already had the achievement for the first guy, but it was funny watching people trying to get it.  Watching people running around on mounts to avoid balls that are following them is quite hilarious especially when someone gets a ball and then runs directly into it…heheh  no names mentioned here…..

 

Crea collector

I am not sure this one should have even been an achievement, it is so easy to get.  Well I thought it was, maybe it didn’t used to be…*shrug*

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We went and did one attempt on Tortos, but that was crazy bad, so we called it there and some people went off to do Deathwing for their platforms.  I have no idea how many achievements I need for some of the mounts etc – I know I am well behind on most of them and when I hit 100 I will make a concerted effort to get back through all the content and get them done.  I want to clear the places and get the achievements.

I didn’t do very well on DPS and I realised I still have my gems in from being fire – so I am not really geared optimally, but at this point in the game we are about to lose a few stats and I honestly did not want to waste hundreds of gold for a little DPS when next week I am going to have to reforge and regem all over again. I did ok…but it felt good to be using my mage for something other than pet battles.

 

Heroic: Mogu’shan Vaults

I have been wanting to get clears of MoP content done as I have only done LFR. I feel I should make an effort to see all the content – well as much as I can. Since I always seem to luck out with the guild doing them (the friday nights I have been online recently have had mixed results with only 4-5 people wanting to do anything) and I didn’t realise they were going to be doing old content due to the raid team having a break. Co-incidentally that break lasted barely any time at all, since they have reset and are still doing SoO.

I have been using Oqueue and having no luck, I sign up for so many raids and am just never ever selected. OK, so I exaggerate, of the 40 I sign up for – I might get one invite…but I finally managed to get into a HMSV run. We did a full clear.

Great bunch of people, really tolerant and relaxed, no screaming or abuse or anything, just good fun.  It took us a while to get through all the bosses, we wiped on a few, and the 4 kings took us the longest. But I am so happy to have knocked that off my list.

Stone council

I caused a wipe on this because we pulled some trash and I hit my frozen orbs as they all suddenly died..so off my orb went straight to the bosses. Oops, we got most of the way through that attempt, but we died with a double overload.  We did try for the puppy achievement, but for some reason it failed.

Feng Accursed

Smashed through him with no issues whatsoever.

Gara'jal

Spent ages explaining this one, only to kill him before the first special attack was apposed to happen. It was pretty funny and quick.

Four Kings

This one took us a little while, I think maybe 5 attempts – each time that little bit better – was not overly difficult, but I would have hated to have done that at level.  It has very tight timings which I could not even begin to imagine.  This would be a raid team breaker I think.

Elegon

Elgeon was constantly getting bugged for us, we were just DPSing everything too quickly, but in the end, we did score a neat little achievement Straight Six.

Will of the Emporer

Last but not least – I got me a new title and a full heroic clear! This was a very easy boss to do, once you figure out how to start the encounter. We had logged a GM ticket, until I asked what happened if I touched the pipes that had cogs…heheh.

Now I have to clear a couple more and I will be ecstatic.

 

Pandaria Safari!!!

Finally managed to get all the way through this tough one!!

I still have a huge amount of pets to collect that are not part of the safari like the carp  and the elementals from the pet battle guys.  But I am happy to have this one done.

I was struggling towards the end, because I was just so tired from all the battling that I was starting get over confident and was dying more than I was winning.

Trying to level pets at the same time as capture is a pretty difficult thing with some of the battles I had.  Patience NOT being my virtue and all that :p

Pandaria Safari

Now to just wait for the season to change and get my snowy owl, by farming/hunting the minifernal and level up what I can.

 

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