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.
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:
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!!
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
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!!!”
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!!
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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
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
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…..
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*
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.
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.
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.
Smashed through him with no issues whatsoever.
Spent ages explaining this one, only to kill him before the first special attack was apposed to happen. It was pretty funny and quick.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
After the slowest reputation grind under the sun, I have finally achieved exalted status with the Brood of Nozdormu!!!
I am pretty excited about that to be honest. I am getting so close to my goal of exalted statii with as many factions as I can.
So for Classic factions, I have to work on my Goblin reps…I killed them when I initially thought I would one day try and farm the Insane title…I got as far as getting the Admiral title and figured I didn’t want to spend that much time on a crazy pursuit…but now that things are account bound, I could perhaps do it on another toon… hrmmm
Classic factions above, needs some focus on the goblins soon – I hate dying wen going into the towns.
I am all done with Burning Crusade, everything I can at exalted!
I am slowly doing the dailies for the Frenzyheart so I can get the achievement of having had both at exalted, but honestly, I keep getting the daily to do the chicken chasing…and I really suck at it. So I get annoyed and hearth out. I should just abandon it and do the others…LOL. But once I have that all the Lich King reps will be complete.
Cataclysm had barry any reputations to worry about and so they are all done. I don’t even remember any of them being difficult to complete.
Mists of Pandaria has been a struggle - there are too many reps to grind when you include all the Tillers extras and Nat Pagle. I am not doing well with them because they are jut far too grindy. I have not really enjoyed it. I have done all the major ones though except Shadow-Pan assault, which I need to run some LFR – at least 7 more times to get that exalted.
So as it stands I have only 61 reputations at exalted of a possible 72 (and yes my PVP reps are crappolla!!), but I have the highest achievement for it. I am pretty proud of myself actually.
This is becoming embarrassing now. And not because I suck, but because I suck…more than people realise.
I have burnt myself out on this over the last few days so am taking a break for my sanity.
I started the other night and as always, Crooked came and cheered me on, and commiserated with me. We actually ended up with the a few guildies down there, I saw Luxy, Aza, Owl, Kelt, Lom, Kahrax, and McTacky at various points over the few days.
Lominari decided he would get back into and started at Rank 3, by the time I gave up (temporarily) he was up to the same boss as me, and on a couple of attempts he almost had Ahoo’ru down. Like CLOSE! I was holding my breath incase he did it. He got stuck on Nibbleh the longest I think, Hexos didn’t give him all that much trouble really – just random luck and he had a few goes at the two gnomes with the guns…painful fight that one. Overall though he kicked his way to Rank 9 easily.
There is a deal that is Lominari beats me to rank 10 he has to level a mage and then do it all over again as a mage :p LOL he would probably kick my arse on a mage as well!! How embarrassing!
I spent a little time on vents with Crooked giving me tips etc and they really did help. I tried a couple of attempts just spending 2 minutes trying to avoid the balls, the first time I did ok, the second time I died…..2 minutes avoiding balls and I just can’t do it. I wasn’t even DPSing the angels just running to them and trying to live. This made me realise how woefully bad I am at playing. Part of my problem is I can’t maneuver fast enough and target and DPS and avoid the balls. There is really just too much going on for me.
His advice about the direction and movement of the stars helped, and he wouldn’t know this, but the attempt just after he left, I managed to get the boss down to sub 10%. I mean was sooo close. I could taste it, but then my heart started beating and I could feel it in my throat and my chest and my hands and I just started freaking out. Can you believe it – so close and my heart thumping in my chest freaked me out and caused me to cock up my rotation?
Luxy gave me some great advice as well and that was to just calm down and take all the time I needed. I mentioned whilst watching Crooked do it, I am not worried about time, so I can see the patterns and the paths that he should take, but the second I am in there I can’t see anything but balls EVERYWHERE!
Aza also showed me that the angels have to charge through him only, so you could in theory have them start near him providing they charge through him it seems to count. I will keep that in mind.
Owl even gave me symbiosis for a self heal and that sort of worked but didn’t.
I am getting better, I am, I just need to suck it up, spend the rest of my gold and change my gems to be full fire spec. It will help and it might give me the last bit of DPS I need to get him.
I also found out about the Blimp above Brawlers – Look how cool it is :p I was always so focused on the brawling i never looked up. I thought the food the guy sells was quite funny.
** edited to add**
On a positive note, I was brawling on Tuesday night, and would you believe I KILLED HIM!! A millisecond before he killed me and so – it didn’t count. Lominari was cheering that I had killed him and I was sitting in stunned silence staring at my monitor with tears welling up – no achievement :(. I walked away for about 10 minutes came back for another shot then logged off for dinner. Devastation an not clearly explain how I felt – and still feel.
I was unable to replicate the same sort of success. However Iwas getting him to sub 10% every time I did it after that. I just haven’t had that perfect run again. I decided on Tuesday to just give up after that. I could not continue knowing I had actually done it. Then Luxy, Lom and Excrutiator told me I HAD to keep going because I had done it once. Can I do it? Do I have the patience to let it go?!!?!
That is what I shall call it!!
The other night, whilst doing the brawlers guide, incidentally where you can find me every night until I get to Rank 10, one of our guildies (who is aware I am chasing ALL THE PETS!!) and I started up a conversation about battle pets, which I had and didn’t have.
BEST PRESENT OMG!!! Needless to say, I could not focus on my next few rounds as I was just soo excited!!! Of course this required a picture with every single pet, which you will find below :p Bless his little cotton socks…actually…someone quickly draw me a kick arse picture of a big Tauren male in little cotton socks!! So adorable! I will leave him nameless unless he doesn’t mind in which case I will tag him later :) I was sooo unsure if I should take them off this hands, took me a few attempts to make sure. WOW!!!
So without further pre-amble …here is my squee fest!!
Chrominius – which is the pet I currently have out as he matches my challenge mode transmog gear.
Untamed Hatchling – I may create a transmog with this colour scheme, because he is fantastic!!
Lil Bad Wolf – Taking on a turtle because he is tough!
Thank you so much Mr Tauren, you brightened my night so much and I will adore these little guys forever :) I have to come up with names for them all (I only name the ones given to me so I can always remember them). I have to level them all, but I have to get the Anubasith idol dude as he apparently makes it super easy to level pets in like 4 pet battles. I need that before I get too stressed about levelling!!
THANKS!!!! THANKS!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!