Pre-patch -17th July, Tuesday.

No doubt you are all aware of the pre-patch hitting our shores in a couple of days; here is the video if you haven’t yet seen it:

I thought I would re-visit my bucket list….LOL. I did nothing on it! However I found new things I would like to get completed instead – ensuring my First Aid was at 800 and seeing if I could get the Field Medic title before it all goes the way of the dodo. I also want to give the Mage Tower another couple of shots and see if I can’t get it done on my druid – in feral to get a shiny purple kitty to match my bear and my mage just to say I did. But honestly I tried it after the questline and failed horribly so….I am not sure I am that keen. Especially when someone in our guild (who shall remain nameless) has managed to complete it on almost every class….with crappy gear<hangs head in shame>.

The main thing I will be doing is chasing this little bugger Long-Forgotten Hippogryph. Until it kills me.  I am not going to give up but I am going to buy myself a metric tonne of snacks and energy drinks to get me through.

I am not overly excited about the pre-patch – it means I have run out of time to do all the things but what excites me is being so much closer to the expansion!!

Here is Wowhead’s guide on what to do before BfA. I might try and do the Chromie thing this weekend – at least give it a crack – providing I get my mount first.

I have seen lots of comments about how there is still a lot of work needing to be done in the beta for the game to be ok and I remember this being said about Legion as well, but I don’t recall any major issues with the release. Or I repressed all the awful stuff?  I can’t imagine it would be worse than the Drainer release on the hillside with 300000000 people standing on top of an eye glass to create the garrison.

What are you going to be doing in the last rush before pre-patch?

 

 

Clearing out the corruption

I finally had some time and motivation to jump online and do the continuation of the quest line in Silithus.

Mithraic and my druid headed over to the sword sticking out of Azeroth’s poor heart and I was, once again, greatly impressed with the size of this weapon. It really is a very terrifying visage!

All the corruption and red tendrils of hatred or whatever was spewing out.

It felt good to be part of stopping it with all the other champions of Azeroth. I am not sure how we will survive this.  Each of us having to fill our weapons with corruption, seems like a bad idea imho.  Are we all going to turn into angry beasts bathing in the blood of the alliance?

For azeroth

I admit to liking the effect it has on my claws – look how powerful I have become.  I look invincible.

All the power

ROAR!!!!  I am a bear after all.  My roar should cause corruption to spew forth so I can kill my enemies even faster.  I guess technically that is what happens when your artifact power is going crazy and not stopping from increasing in power.

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I now have all the power!!

I also completed this on my mage, I had thought I had done the first part of the questing already but hadn’t. So it was nice to complete on her. I might see if hubby wants to do this on the demon hunters as well.

I don’t know what to do with myself now, we stopped the corruption and we just have to wait for BfA to start so we can see what happens and how the story begins.   I am in the process of organising my annual leave from work, I am only going to take a week but I am going to make that week work. I would be wrapped if I can get both my druid and my  mage levelled in that time.  That is my plan anyway, similar to my bucket list of fail, I am not sure how I will go.

 

Your absence is duly noted!

I would like to be able to give you some wonderful story of redemption, quests, adventure and dragons to explain where I have been,  sadly it is just life.

Adjusting to a new routine is taking longer than expected and I honestly am not feeling great about it. I am highly stressed and missing a lot of things I used to do because I had more time.

I officially stepped down as tank from the guild raid team. I will still be home and around for our Friday night raids but I can’t, in good conscience, take a tank spot when I am not going to be available for Wednesday.   I have returned to Karate (last week actually) as I was heartbroken at the thought of not going and then having raid cancelled as well. As luck would have it only 4 people signed up so they cancelled anyway. The Raidinator strikes again!!

I am trying to decide if I want to switch back to my mage for BfA or stick with my druid and considering my enjoyment with tanking I am leaning towards druid. I could always fill in on a Friday if needed in guild raid but it also means our mythic group has a tank that maybe we can continue with that in BfA! And let’s be honest – i want to be a purple glowy bear forever!! I might try kitty that way the gear isn’t too different for tanking 🙂

 

The Xpac Killer

I feel they need an actual name. Like The Punisher or Green Goblin.

Xpac-in-ator….The Destroyer of Raids….

The boss who comes in early, can’t follow the timers in DBM and then causes wipes randomly throughout the attempts.

Worst designed boss ever….or maybe it is brilliantly devious?

Since the announcement we have managed to pull together a handful of raids for Antorus. We just don’t have the numbers since getting the achievement/mount and full clear. We have had people move onto new guilds as well <cough> no comment <cough> and desert those of us left behind 🙂

I haven’t helped that with my new job, I am getting home at about 7pm and shovelling food in and then realising the time 7.20pm and then freaking out and running upstairs to log into the game.  Only to find like 4 other people on. Ooooops!

I don’t mind it to be honest, it gives me a chance to settle into an entirely new routine.  To be fair I haven’t even been online in the last fortnight either. I am just tired and having to tank mythics/raids is extra tiring and I need to pay attention to all the things.

I am hoping to get back into it this week though, I have a bucket list I would like to complete and I would like to help guildies complete things they have on their bucket lists.

I am week 3 of the new job so I am starting to feel like the routine is coming together a little bit.  This makes me happy and allows my energy levels to sort of stabilise.

I do enjoy raiding. I love it.  But I am missing karate so much. I am still not sold on raiding in the new Xpac as I simply want to be doing my martial arts on Wed/Thurs.  Why does everything have to be on Wednesday  nights – there is also a Zumba class I would love to do as well.  Someone pick a fucking Tuesday please :p.

Anyway how are other guilds going at the moment?  Is raiding dead for you guys as well now?

 

 

My Legion Bucketlist

A few weeks ago I saw posts going around about people’s bucketlists and I have watched multiple videos about the topic since the release date of BfA was announced.

So I thought I should actually gather my thoughts and post one so I can refer to and sucker my friends in to help me 😀  [*hint*] [*hint*]

Brawler’s GuildDONE!
Awake the Drakes – Got one less to go – still need 2 more!
Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider
– Chromatic Champion

Chromie Scenario/Reputation – attempted once – couldn’t figure it out.
Mage Tower challengeScrew that place to the pits of hell!
Collect pets on Argus
Make 5 million gold – Started – HA!
Mind WyrmDONE!
Pandaria/Legion achievements – started chasing
Forgotten hippogryph – got to 4 out of 5 stones at least 3 times now. Over 10 hours searching.
Finish my Firelands legendary.

There you go – that is my list.  I would like to get it all completed beforehand but I suspect I might be pushing it. Let’s see how we go, most of them are on my mage as she has the highest rep count and achievements.  What are you working on trying to get done?

Running old school

I had a free night and decided to just have some fun for me. I was PMSing and completely over everyone and everything so just wanted to mess around.

I decided to start completing the old raids that show as incomplete in my armory. I had thought I had completed more, but I guess over time I forget which toons I have taken where. No idea how people keep up with multiple alts to be honest.

I started with Sunwell. We had just started this when it was current but never even got the first boss down before it was time to move on.  So whilst I had done some of the bosses since in random PUG’s I had never actually gone to the end.

I can say I have killed Kil’Jaeden.  Right proper now.  An achievement and all! I didn’t have issue with any boss or mechanic so I felt like I was 40 levels higher :p

I headed to Heroic Trial of the Grand Crusader as I apparently needed the 2 bosses in the middle. I have done this raid so many times (I thought heroic) that I was so surprised this was on my list.  I did score some new achievements but it really only took about 15 to get through it all and most of that was me forgetting to talk to the guy to start the next even.  OMG Blizzard…soooooo annoying.

So those to bring me up to date with all the old content and I now have to work on Mists of Pandaria (where I took my first big break) and catch up on basically all the raids. I have all the LFR’s done so I clearly did some of the content. Most of the rest is muddled with half raids and no normals.

So I started with Mogu’shan Vaults which I needed in normal mode. I swear I have done this raid so many times on my mage, but I can only assume it was in heroic? No idea – I might have to check my stats when I am in game next time.  No pictures because I have done it so many time.

Then I headed to Terrace of Endless Spring.

I remember doing the first 3 in the past and I honest to god know I have done the Sha, but I do not – for the life of me – remember doing that room at all.

I forgot about Tsulong and after the first boss ran up the stairs… I did remember when I saw Lei Shi inactive that there was a second boss I needed to kill.  I even remembered to stand in the yellow spot.  Lei Shi was “difficult” it just took so long to do enough damage to her.  The Sha killed me 3 times and on my “I am giving up after this if I die again” attempt, I managed to kill it.  I was struggling with the spawns that attack when there was multiple – as I just couldn’t get them both for whatever reason. Eventually I smashed it in the face.  This one took me the longest I think.

Then I headed to Heart of Fear.   This is how I spent most of my time in there.

I know I have been here, I vaguely remember it. I have done it on LFR. Clearly I know bits of it. I was so confused and lost and just trying to kill things with high damage and not worry about mechanics. That basically worked and I only died on the last boss once because I got feared was being attacked from behind and on Amber Shaper because I didn’t kill the add when it spawned and it did some weird thing to me which I died on.  I made sure he paid for it next time.

I am hoping to get a few more knocked over before reset. I am still chasing gear off them which is why I don’t want to just go in and complete them all in a lock out. I would rather loot them in the different difficulties.

I was actually quite surprised how hard it was to kill some of the bosses in all the raids. I thought I would just walk in and smash them fast, but it actually took a long time, like my damage was just not as high. It was weird and disconcerting.  I did walk away with a metric tonne of tier gear and other randoms added to my appearance tab which was fantastic, I just have to hunt down the rest of the set pieces.  I might start with MC soon and work my way up as I still have pieces I need in there, maybe I can tag along with Ben if he is still doing them.

So based on my armory profile I am now sitting ok with Pandaria. Just need to get a Throne of Thunder done, likely normal since I am half way and clearing out the last of Heroic Siege of Org shouldn’t take too long.

I am really going to struggle with completing anything in Drainer.  Screw that place.  I also have to figure out how to get into the LFR for Hellfire.  I read somewhere you speak to someone and he solo queues you.  I just have to find out who and where.  I know it says I have done them but I can tell you, I mostly remember Highmaul, but I quit after that raid so the other times were literally probably being dragged through by people.

That is going to be fun to get complete.

Which brings us to legion. Where I have done nothing on my mage and it is mostly on my Druid. But it feels weird not having my mage complete it so I will work on completing the LFR’s whilst they are still available and ewasy to get into and I might try and PUG the other stuff or just wait until we are 3 xpacs ahead and I am 109 still playing :p

 

BfA!! Release date announced.

There it is!!

14th August!

We have the date.  Most of the people in my guild seem like are planning on taking a couple of weeks leave, including me and Drew to just enjoy the game.  I am looking forward to it.  I was already working out how much leave I had.  The 14th is a Tuesday so is that 14th for us or 14th for USA?  I can’t remember anymore…

I was looking at getting the Collectors Edition but I can’t justify the price in Aus.  Honestly I would be buying it mainly for the:

HORDE & ALLIANCE DOUBLE-SIDED MARK OF ALLEGIANCE

Declare your allegiance with this hefty two-sided emblem. Place it on your desk or shelf with one side facing outward, proclaiming your chosen faction to the world . . . while the other side faces the wall, bowing in quiet shame. Stand included.

It looks like a sexy piece. The CE also has a book with stories and pictures, plus the soundtrack. So is always nice to have the extras, but $145…yeah….more than I can justify.

I saw it on the Blizz FB update first as I woke up and then went to MMO Champ to get more information which even has a trailer etc.  I am yet to watch it, I might watch it this weekend.

This then opens up the entire discussion about which toon do you level first?  Which toon do we want to play on for the next expansion.  Craig was telling me he had a definite plan for his toons and knows which will be done first in order. Me  – I am just wondering if I want to tank again. The main issue to that being I want to go back to karate and that is the same night as our raid.  Karate > WoW, so unless the Wednesday night changes I am not sure I can commit to being a tank or a raider if I can only raid on Friday nights.  I am sure the discussion will come up closer to the release date.

On the upside we now have an end date of when you have to complete the things you want to – like Balance of Power on my Druid, the Brawler’s guild on my mage and other class mounts.

I am so excited.  Are you?  Do you plan to take leave?  What toons are you going to level first?

Xpac Spoilers: We finally bought Battle for Azeroth

The reason for the delay was simple. Neither of us had the reputation to start the quest chains for the allied races, so we waited until we had that completed.

I know we didn’t have to, but there is nothing worse than buying something you can’t make use of. We cannot decide what characters to boost, Drew is thinking of a mage as he has never been able to level one, and I am completely clueless. I haven’t got a high level rogue, monk or DK. The rest of my toons I have at 90ish. Seems wasteful to boost a level 90 toon when I could boost a level 1…but…I simply don’t want any of those classes at max and that is where I a torn. I am leaning towards my hunter who is 90 and means I could skip Drainor completely or my Shammy who is also stuck at Drainor level.

Anyway, we left them for the moment, but the little 110 circle is calling to me 😀

We logged back in to a summons by the Warchief (FOR THE HORDE!) and past this point is spoilers for the allied races steps.  If you do not wish to know, skip over the rest of this post.

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Changes

I saw this post today on the changes that will be live heading into the pre-expansion excitement phase.

I am very grateful my guild has dragged me through SoO to get the mount before it disappears – this makes me happy!  This is one of the only mounts I have received at level.  Of course this means I have to get a move on with my silver challenge modes…I must ask Navimie if we can set up a date and time to do the rest, as that way I can be there for it and know it will happen – it is all about the pre-planning!!

Siege of Orgrimmar Changes in Patch 6

I am mainly excited about the stat squish and the removal of hit  – I can’t wait to see how that plays out during the time we are waiting for Warlords to drop and of course the changes to LFR for it will mean we can have a look at how it actually effects out dps and boss kill times.

Of course I would have loved to have done some heroics this time round, however in all honesty, I am still hugely thankful I even got to raid at all this time and complete the instance at the right stage.  Frostwolves are currently doing some more heroic bosses now and they got Iron Juggs down the other night and almost had the Dark Shamans down (15 – 5% on attempts) – so even if I never see a heroic fight – I am so happy our guild is getting back in there and perhaps they can kill the mighty Garrosh on heroic before Warlords drops!!

I would have liked to have seen the older content as well – having only done it in LFR, it would be nice to steamroll through with group (heroic maybe?) and get the achievements 🙂  One day maybe.

I also saw a post on wowinsider about the drop in subscriptions again to 7.6 million.

wow drop in subs

Honestly another 200k drop is seriously not something I am worried about, especially given they still have 7.6 million.  You have to remember this game is old.  Really really old.  There is really not much you can with it to keep making it fresh and new for people – but I think given they have spent 10 years at the top end of the MMORPG lists, they have to be doing something right.

For one month of subscriptions they bring in $1, 139, 240, 000.  I don’t even understand that figure. I don’t think they are in any way, shape or form, close to having any issues regarding the ongoing nature of this game.  Which I am completely grateful for!

 

Garrosh rumble

Raiding has been an ongoing theme lately, Wednesday night is generally for the heroics so I just chill out, I normally get pulled into the next nights run to do whatever is left – generally from Juggernaut.

We have some ups and downs – sadly my DPS is the same, some nights I can pump out a great amount, other nights I can barely crack 160k…I have been closer to 200k than ever before – but I am just really trying to get these stupid runestones.  I am now on 4 in total.  I really hope the cloak will give me a much needed boost – but aside from my trinkets and a ring – my gear cannot get much better without hitting heroics/ or getting warforged.  I cannot seem to find any reason why my DPS is so lack lustre – I am following my rotation – maybe I am still moving too much and not realising it – you know the old thing of moving 6 feet instead of 2.  I shall have to pay attention to it.

I have been running LFR, only for the bosses I haven’t done with the guild,  because you only get one chance for it to drop, so I won’t do more LFR than I absolutely need to, but it is still a royal pain in the buttski.

We still wipe here and there on normals because it is basically a mish mosh of whoever is online – but overall we manage to get it done.

I even managed to score this little puppy the other night in Flex 🙂

 

My first heirloom, which I will send to my druid to play with. She is the only other class I have that can use it and receive benefit from – I think I was about to buy her a staff from timeless isle – this means I can keep those 20k coins 🙂  I was a little chuffed to receive it.

I have missed raiding and I have really missed being part of a team – I really wish I had been around when it began to learn all the fights with them.  It is a very different environment in farming content to learning.  This makes me excited for WoD :)

Raiding…can it really be you?

So, after much turmoil, discussion and weighing of our options, hubby and I have decided to just stay where we are. Blizzard really need to come up with a bulk transfer option for moving toons.  Neither of us could justify spending the money to move all our toons back to horde (given we just switched alliance) and to another server to start life up again.

I feel bad for Frosties as I had planned to be with them, but I just can’t justify it in my mind.  I can’t even really commit to a raid team due to my work roster and I would hate to jeopardize a raid team or not even raid very often because of my shifts.

This fortnight is ok, I am on earlies, but the next couple of weeks are late and that means I may not be home in time to start raids.  It will be like this until I change jobs.

Anyway we decided to stay on Nagrand and just raid with some blogging friends of mine.  They are nice and funny and so far in the two raids we have been in, we have had a lot of laughs and boss kills.

We did normal 10 man – killed a few bosses, both hubby and I got some upgrades – Sha of Pride first, I died on the trash :p, Galakras was defeated Iron Juggernaut caused us a couple of wipes due to positioning and really..OWWIES!!!, Dark Shaman was another couple of wipes – positioning and again OWWIES! also lag for our healers was not helping, but got there in the end – I love that fight!!  Love it!! So much crazy in one space! Also scored a groovy achievement on Nazgrim, I died a horrible burning death on that fight.

Defensive stance

We attempted Malkorok, but wiped a couple of times without killing him, I blame myself really, about half way through the raid I lost my focus due to some of the discussion happening and I couldn’t seem to get my focus back.  Really I forgot the problem with being in a guild is the triggery stuff that gets said.

The next night we went back in and did Siegecrafter (I died – as I always do on that fight), I just haven’t got my grove with that one yet, paragons and we then Garrosh – with a cool achievement :

Thrall Flexi

Garrosh, was technically easy, but the strat was different and I wasn’t really sure if I was supposed to be in or out, but overall not really bad.  I died because we got told to wait during one of the intermissions but someone in my group went in and I wasn’t fast enough to get out of the purple stuff – I got stuck on the stairwell and had nowhere to go 🙁

It was so much fun to be raiding again, I still feel bad I am not with the Frosties, but my pally is still there and I do plan on playing her a lot, she is one of my favourite toons after all, but until it becomes cheaper to move multiple toons I can’t justify it.  You would think at this point when people have multiple alts – for levelling or banking – it gets very expensive.  🙁  Happy and Sad panda!

Puny Mortal

Oh yes, I killed your Sha, I collected your masks, slayed your Mantid, threw your damn stones and farmed your striped Melons!!!….and then I finally – FINALLY got your damn bag!!

August celestials

Whether I pay 7k for a mount in the near future is yet to be seen!  But you my dear August Celestials can go and…well…just go somewhere away from me.

I despise you for providing such crappy amounts of rep and taking forever to get through…the bag is an upgrade of 2 slots…it isn’t worth the hassle you have caused!

On the upside I had made enough cloth for 2 bags, so one for me and one for hubby. I may be able to make another one tonight…we shall see!

I am so glad I have gotten to exalted.  No I have Kirin Tor/Klaxxi as my main ones next.  Then it’s the horrible Timeless Isle and Operation Shieldwall – if I can bring myself to do them.

I will start doing the dailies on another toon now as hubby is still not exalted, but not on my mage, I am done.

I am coming for you….

Stupid Pandaria Cooking…stupid obsession for having things maxxed out on my mage…stupid vegetables…yes….all stupid!!  However after spending another couple of thousand gold I am finally making headway into the cooking!

Stupidly (seems to be the word today), I forgot about using the DMF to get 5 points until my hubby reminded me and since the last one I have been doing the SW daily cooking quest to level instead of making the required food.

Zen cooking

Yes…that is everything I have been working towards…Finally!!  But not one to stop when I am having a good day, I managed to get the following as well :

Way of the Oven

 

 

 

Way of the Brew

Way of the pot

And sometime after getting that done, I realised how close I was and decided to get this little gem because I was dying to get rid of that quest for making a best friend on my farm.

Gina mudclaw

Sadly, she doesn’t actually do anything useful, I was hoping she would you know..actually work on my farm :p

Either way, I have a few more to go, I need to do some fishing and stockpile some more money 🙂  But I have maxxed cooking in my sights!

Brawlers Guild

I am no longer a Brawling Virgin.  I decided to just jump in today and see how badly I could fail.  Turns out…I did better than I expected I would do.  I am currently level 6 and it really didn’t take all that long. I stupidly, attempted a level 7 mob from the start and I think I was a little confused about  how easy that one would be.  I had a quest from my garden which gave me a challenge card….after dying about 4 times, I decided I would just start from the beginning 🙂

First brawler winBruce was so darn easy…I was fine up until I got to :

Grr Brawler

It took me about 10 attempts to kill him, I was so frustrated by the end of it, but I kept getting caught in his ground effect even though it looked as though my toon was well out of the way – clearly blink doesn’t work as well as I expected :p  In the end I kicked his butt!!!!

I did manage to fudge through one boss, for some reason, someone was in the ring fighting their boss and I got pulled in for mine – at the same time – but when the other guy killed his mob it counted towards me having killed mine.  Confused?  I know I am still wondering how that happened, it was completely weird…

Hubby decided to come and join me as well, and we were cheering each other on as you do.  I do love the cam view you can use which makes it look like you are right in the arena with them…pretty cool really.

Brawler Cheer

I will definitely be going back to the brawlers guild, it was a lot of fun and gives you some other small thing to challenge yourself with.  I like it. A lot!  Anyone else out there doing this?

My warrior makes the cut!

My baby warrior is finally 90!

I have very special feelings for both my mage and my Warrior as they are the same toons I have had since Vanilla, they have gone through moves, changes and factions with me and are the only two characters I have had since then.  My priest was created in BC, and she is the next oldest toon I have.

My warrior started out as a my wait toon, back in the day before btags, when you had to be on a toon that people could see you on to get credit for DKP.  I never really leveled her all that much, I more sat around in the main cities chatting to the guildies that were waiting with me, but I could never let her languish because of that connection I forged with her.

Warrior 90

So she makes the 4th toon to 90 that I have and is now mostly decked out in Timless isle gear already, I had three pieces which I took off my pally (shoulders, legs and boots) and whilst opening chests I found braces, gloves, chest, trinket, helm and ring…not too bad for a about 40 minutes of death…yes I was getting my butt handed to me by all the rares 🙂  I only mention the gear because I found this achievement quite funny when I got rid of one of my rings :

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That is for superior items with a minimum of 333 in all slots…That’s where I was at gear wise trying to kill mobs on the Timeless Isles…just think about that for a moment….333!!  Crazy…that is me 🙂

I also laughed when I got this achievement when I landed…Clearly I have no idea how I managed to actually get to 90 doing so few quests??  I must have done dungeons for one levelling period or something??  No idea…

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Comparatively my mage has done 7946 quests according to the statitics tab 🙂  I love it!

So deciding what toon to level next?  Shammy who is already 85 or hunter or priest…soo undecided….

Working 9-5

Such a busy morning, I didn’t sleep very well so was up well before I should have been! I decided I wanted to focus on my professions a little and stop avoiding the things I knew I had to get done.

Finally, maxxed my fishing, I had been sitting at something like 580 so I just had to get off my butt and do those last 20 points!!

Zen fishing

I then stupidly decided to try and sort out my cooking. I am appalled to admit this, but blizzard have failed on this one. I am not normally one to dis the blizz – I am obsessed with their game, I generally try and be positive and understand the decisions they make.  But pandaren cooking = fail of epic proportions!

I need more iron paw tokens, I needs hundreds of vegetables and hundreds of meats/fish and I only have 16 plots which give me  bunches of 5. That is not cool, fun or interesting.  I spent 3.5k on the AH today and I still only have about half the mats I need for each of the specialised cooking. Never mind my actual cooking is not 600 because the masts required are stupidly ridiculous.

I did get some achievements for increasing my cooking skills a little bit:

Irownpaw

I think iron chef in Japan would be easier to win than maxing my cooking!

Cooking Gourmet

I managed to complete the quest for the deluxe noodle cart which unlocked a scenarios and another even more impossible noodle cart!  The scenario would have been more fun, if it had worked properly – food wasn’t going to the people I clicked and, or it just wouldn’t get thrown, people wouldn’t sit down and the entire experience was more frustrating than anything else.  After the annoyance of not being able to actual level, spending so much money and getting barely any fish from pools and the crappy scenario, I admitted defeat! I do not know if and when I will be able to max my cooking.

after the cooking I decided to focus on my inscription on my priest, double score with this one as I helped the guild as well!

Zen inscription

This then scored us :

TDW guild achieve

So now I just need to deal with this stupid cooking! ANY TIPS WELCOME!!

 

And the dailies keep on spinning

You just have to find interesting things to do when you are doing the same things every day, so chasing achievements is what we are doing…some times…when we remember 🙂 Nothing much has been happening other than just playing with toons and keeping busy with the huge amount of stuff I still want to get done before any new xpacs.

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“Dog pile” to get started, wish I had a picture of 30 mobs on me and arcane explosion going off!  I have to get the one with the field of fire/swords, but I honestly have no idea how i am going to do that one…more investigation needed on that front. You have to do it and take no damage?? Whaaaa????

I also scored a shado-pan achievement I didn’t even know was there! I love the surprise ones the best! Yes, I felt incapable of trimming my dragon out – that would be blasphemy!

Prove strength

We also finally decided to get this dinosaur, Eros, killed, it has been in our  logs for a few weeks as he was killing us really quickly when we attempted it last time we decided to leave it until we had better gear or an actual group.  We happened upon someone mid kill and decided to help him out with it, turns out he was willing to do it a second time for us as well.  It was an awful fight and I am dreading doing the  next part which requires us to summon another 4 mobs!!  Anyhoo, shout out to Candaris on our server for helping and being awesome enough to help us with the kill.  You are super special and we really appreciated it!

Eros bastard

I have created a little lowbie Tauren monk to run around on with the frostiness, being sick with shingles as I am, I am pretty tired and effort required to play at 90 is more than I can handle.no idea how far I will go with it, but it gives me something to just veg with.

 

Can’t get no….satisfaction

I wonder if I am showing my age, or music preference, by the title and image??  Anyway,  Last night was pretty limited game time, just doing my dailies on my mage..stupid august Celestials!!  I am going to scream like a crazy woman!!  I am even doing the Tiller daily for the extra rep with both Shadow Pan and August Celestials.  I just want the pattern for that stupid bag!!

Both me and hubby on his tailor, have been making cloth every single day so we can make some bags when we get the pattern, but it is seriously going to cause me mental breakdown.

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I think I have just hit revered with Shadow Pan – Woot for extra rep token and I am just into honoured for the Celestials…HONOURED!!??!!!?  GAHHHH!!!!  At  this rate I will be exalted by the time Warlords comes out… :p  In truth though, I think I have done really well to get my reps up as much as I have since being back at the start of December.  I really don’t know how you guys – or anyone – managed to get to exalted with them!!  I really don’t!!  Tips appreciated!!

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I really want to start working on my Anglers and I should try and get the last bit of the Klaxxi done – I have extra rep now so it really wouldn’t take all that long, anyway every night it depends on my time available…how many quests I can get done in between everything else I need to get done.

On a side note, I bought my hubby they Fey Dragon mount as a present 🙂  He was mentioning how he liked it so I sent it to him as the pack with the brew dog.  We may have missed the Make-a-wish donation, but it was still cheaper to buy the set.  I have been asking me to send me pictures, I am sure all you obsessed people will understand why…and the pictures he has been sending me are completely impossible….the first two examples you will find below…and after I advised him to send me a picture with the actual dragon in it, he finally did 🙂

oh, is that you up the back?
oh, is that you up the back?
Looks cool as shadow - but...what does it look like??
Looks cool as shadow – but…what does it look like??

I did giggle….not a collector or obsessive blogger but I appreciated the effort he put in, he could have chosen not to send me images, which I may have had to kill him for later!  This is one of the next pictures i got, which is much better!!

I see you!

I shall follow hubby around tonight and drool over his new mount because it is bloody awesome!!!  and I may take a few hundred pictures of it, but I won’t bore you guys with more images!

Dumbest things I have done recently

So returning to a game you love is pretty difficult because it is amazing the amount of information you forget that at one time seemed really important, but that you don’t realise you have forgotten, because like a remembral – you can’t remember what it is your forgot, even if you do know that you have forgotten something.

I have spent the last month trying to find Evocation in my spellbook, because I realised I had a glyph for it, but wasn’t using it. I spend about 15 minutes every night trying to find it thinking I have missed it on each page, I checked my talent trees to see if it something I needed to spec into now, and concluded I was crazy because it was gone.  I finally decided this morning to google it…turns out…I am using rune of power (duh – which I knew) but that is what replaces evocation!  IDIOT!!!  IDIOT!!!!!!

Of course, that is nothing compared to the idiocy of last night.  I discovered noxxic has a list of approx DPS at differing gear levels, which is goddamn fantastic!  I am of course nowhere near for any of my toons – but it certainly gives me something to aim for so I know what I should be doing.  Anyway I found this after some heroics last night in which my boomy could not get above 20k and infact the healer was beating me in kitty form as resto – she is very well geared though at 550 something whereas I am only barely scraping into the 470 area.  However according to noxxic I should be able to hit about 70k dps….LOL…sure thing buddy!!

I decided then to try and find more hit on my gear somehow, after complaining to the hubby about the lack of hit on boomy timeless isle gear and how I had to reforge all the spirit off because it was useless to me, he advised to check out Mr Robot. I was reticent, but did it anyway and it was telling me to reforge back into spirit – enter my tirade about spirit being useless I don’t need mana regen blah blah blah…..yeah…you can all laugh at me now.  Spirit = hit for some classes.  What is worse, after the hubby had finished laughing at me I remembered the hundreds of disputes I had seen in LFD because DPSers had taken gear with spirit (boomies and SP’s mainly – I am sure there was another class as well – I want to say shammies??).  How could I forget something so instrumental to the classes?

I guess this is the joy of coming back to a game 12 months later, you do forget things and need to spend time re-learning.  I know I am still trying to learn how to play again, I am better on my mage because I have played her for so long, but with other toons I am really struggling to get into the swing of it.  Heroics are also very hard as most of the time I am running with people who are very well geared and hitting the 180k+ DPS mark, which means mobs die faster than I can cast a spell – on both my mage and my boomy.  It makes it hard to see where I am sitting in reality and harder to judge what I need to improve.

I know on my mage in LFR I can sometimes be in the top 10 for damage and hitting just over 100k DPS, but according to noxxic I should be hitting 250k + dps…as a frost mage at my gear level and that is not maximum – that is realistic….no way!?!?!?!?  I have to spend some time on a dummy and test out wtf I am doing wrong as I am missing out on a lot of dps.  I need to examine combat logs of mages and see what they are doing that I am not.    Anyway, I am sure, like the previous things, there is something I have forgotten to do….I just have to find out what that is!!!

 

 

Paladin got to the top!!

Woot!  My sexy pally chick made it to 90!!  So happy about that, not only because it means I am max level with the frosties and can actually do stuff with them now, but I also scored a sweet arse achievement, which I was no even aware of previously…I wonder if there are more for getting more toons to 90…I should ask Owl, he has like 11 I think he said…complete nutter!!  I couldn’t do it…some classes are just not suitable playing companions for me 🙂

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My last part to 90 was spent in dungeons…strangely, Oom said he would come along and when we tried to sign up with him we couldn’t…the LFD system told me he was too high to do normals, and when Oom tried to sign up it said heroics only.  My guess it is ilevel based?  I have to look into it.  I think it is annoying that max levels can’t sign up for normal dungeons….if that is indeed the case.  So, in the end although others had offered to run some normals with me (and forgotten *cough* *cough*) it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.  I will make them pay with heroics though…”sorry I lost my taunt button???”  <insert evil MUHAHAHAHA here>.

Also hubby brought his druid back to Frosties, figured it was easier as it was already in the guild so just did a guild transfer.  He is slowly levelling, I think he is 88 he said?  I was so focused on getting to 90 I was pretty neglectful 🙁  But we ran some dungeons together and that helped him get some xp, so all very useful in the end.

I am terrified of having to get my gear sorted, in fact, I spent some time on the Timeless gathering more gear and I basically have a prot set (armour only) and trying to gather enough coins to buy the shield/weapon.  And I spent all the money I had gemming/chanting it up…I am pretty broke now, but thankfully I got to 90 without setting foot in most of the map, so I will just slowly start questing the areas to open up dailies and get me some money to pay for flasks/repairs.

I did create a bank alt so I can offload stuff to the AH and hopefully that will bring in some cash..but it is a slow burn on that.

I asked the Frostie GM what spec my second should be – I have no immediate plans to raid but if I am online and they are short I would rather have my toon ready for it.  Prot will be her main – always has – but he advised DPS was more an issue than heals.  So Ret she is, with her second set of almost complete timeless isle gear, I spent some time on the dummy and was hitting 32k consistently, with half ret/half prot gear, so I think I can potentially increase that without much effort once I start getting gear.  Of course I am nowhere near the hit cap, and my expertise is short of where it needs to be on either set, but I haven’t upgraded any gear yet  (not enough VP) and some of my gear is still really low level.

For reference hit needs to be 7.5% and expertise 15%  – I am apparently slightly over the hit cap…well bugger me…I was sure I was under, which means I can reforge into expertise now and get that sorted 🙂