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?

This is why i don’t PUG

and it is why i join guilds for raiding – expecting to see content.

I went on a DS 10 man PUG this morning, as in, I started at 11.30 or so?  It is now, 4.20pm and we are still trying to kill Hagara.  Admittedly at 2.20 we had a 50 minute break until about 3.15pm.  Hagara down at 4.30pm.  We are now waiting to do Ultraxion trash, I will be leaving after we do Ultrax as there is no way this group can do Warmaster.

Now, don’t get m wrong, they were a very very nice bunch of people, but i spent over 300g in repairs and I got nothing out of it except annoyance.  Most people would ask why i hung around, and i still have no die, I kept hoping we would get better…..that it was just the first boss, then well it was a fuck up on the send…you know…I just kept hoping…

Now, the tank has left because of lag and we need to find another person to replace him, this has happened on every single fucking boss. We lose someone after each wipe, so then we spend 20 minute looking for another person and I tell you now…..I AM OVER IT!

I should have left after the first wipe, but two healing zonozz with 2 shammies isn’t the best idea…no matter how good they appear to be.

We wiped on Ultrax trash, then had to wipe on Ultrax because someone left and we couldn’t summon the replacement in the shadow realm, then they called it because another person had to leave.  5pm.

Seriously?!?!?!?!?  Aside from the one Ulduar run I did a few months ago to get my mount – that is the calibre of the PUGS I am always in.  whY!?!?!!?!??!

Why do people say they know the fights in LFR when they can’t avoid the fucking ice crystals on hagara, or that PURPLE IS THE FIRST COLOUR, or that you have to jump into the red crystals (ok bad example there) – clearly YOU DONT KNOW THE FIGHT?!?!!?!?

I am annoyed with myself more than anything for wasting an entire day only clearing 4 bosses…Oh god…I hate my WoW life.  I was top DPS all day though by a fair bit..a hunter was close to me most of he time, about 5k difference.

This was spurred on by the LFR I joined before the DS pug, as healer, they had no tanks so i offered to switch then as I was doing so a bear ran into the mobs and grabbed 2 groups of slimes…..I dumped that one straight away.  Why did I not do the same thing when everyone else “Dc’D” to get out of the run after one wipe!!!

I hate pugs.  I hate everything.  I hate hate hate people who can’t admit they don’t know what they are doing, and I HATE IT when people just keep being dumbarses!

/end rant

/maybe

/start sobbing hysterically.

All I wanted was to kill Deathwing on 10 man to complete my achievement.  That’s all.  Maybe I should pay a guild for a run???  That’s not a bad idea.

Improvement is in the eye of the beholder!

Ultraxion trash….just thinking of it brings tears to my eyes. I didn’t mind the old trash, I swear it was fine!!

This new style has the guild bested. I suspect the tanks inability to actually hit the mobs makes it harder than it needs to be; but I kid you not, tonight was the first time we have actually gotten past it after less than an entire night wiping first.

The rub being it resets Tuesday night and we have to do it all again 🙁 Are any other guilds finding this trash is actually easier; and are your tanks having trouble hitting the dragons?

However aside from all that – I TANKED ULTRAXION – yes yes 🙂 and not in LFR either 🙂 I was a little excited about it 🙂

I also did a couple of heroics on my Druid and….I can now do LFR 🙂 I will possibly get booted for crap dps, but I can certainly have fun trying. I really enjoy playing boomy – almost as much as I enjoy my mage. That’s a bold statement if I say so myself!!!

Too much excitement for one obsessed person to handle 🙂

Beth…again

We went into Firelands again and headed to Beth for what we knew would be a fun night of wiping on a boss that we didn’t really think we had hope of getting down any time within this century and you know, aren’t surprises the best?!?!

The first attempt we went in and got her to just under 50%…phase 2 and all.

Ot just got better from there, we kept getting her to phase 2 consistently and in the end we just kept falling short of the mark.  the best for the night was 13%.  Nothing to sniff at when last week, we could not even last 10 seconds without someone dying.

Everyone was communicating and talking- making sure we were all aware of what was going on, helping out and essentially working as a team.  It was Superb to see.  We are likely to head in again on Sunday night given how close we were, so I just hope like hell everyone brings their game again – as we may actually have her in the next raid night.

There are just 2 or three kinks to work out, but essentially, it is an easy fight if everyone does what they are supposed to and actually communicates with each other 😀

3 Cheers once we get her down and you can be sure of a video for that 😀  Speaking of which, I need to do a Shannax vid – but the one I have I missed the first few seconds of the fight and since then, I keep forgetting to tape it…next week for sure!

Level 60 :D

My druid is level 60!  Woot Woot!

Finally got here, now only a few more levels to go.

I am very quickly getting over my will to run dungeons – so many pricks, but to be completely fair – I have had so many more runs that haven’t been horrible.  I think the stats are currently running at about 1 out of 3 I get abused for something.

I just ignore them and until I get booted out of one I am not going to worry – I am not in end game on this toon and honestly I am levelling – I really don’t have an issue with my dos not being top notch right now.

Hell I am wearing 2 pieces of kitty leather simply because they are heirloom items and I don’t have the badges (or the inclination to waste said badges) for the caster ones.

I have managed to get here pretty quickly, just over 2 days when I /played, so overall I am happy with that 😀

Rage moar!?!?!?

Once again I am amazed at the strength of character shown by people in this game.

I have been running dungeons, as you know, pretty solidly and this following screenshot shows that I am just incapable go playing on the same plane of existence as others.

To give background – I am finding dungeons on my boom kin actually quite hard.  I am constantly out of mana from the chain pulling that all the tanks seem to love doing, so much so that I am unable to even get out of combat to drink, so I sometimes have to resort to going kitty (with boom kin gear and spec) just to make it look like I am doing something.

I have also found that I am unable to really compete with DPS meters as my spells as as boomy tend to take some time to ramp up and by then the mob is half dead and I get one actual cast off.  I am doing better on each boss fight – when I have the mana.  So, aside from being asked  by one person why I use hurricane so much (which given everyone AEO’s mobs I am not entirely sure wtf they want me to do)  I copped this following tirade because I was not watching the tanks health…I has stupidly assumed he would have waited for the healer to be close enough…I have placed it behind a cut as it has a couple of rude words…

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Is dps more important ?

Lately I have been noticing something in my guild which unsettles me a little bit; DPS is given god like importance.

I am not a fan of watching or even running with DPS meters, I do because it shows me my uptime and it gives me an immediate indication if I have indeed reduced my movement on a fight. But I honestly don’t care where I am on damage meters providing I am keeping up with everyone else.

(I posted a couple of days ago about increasing my DPS due to comments, but you have to understand I was generally lowest dps and as a Mage I was not really representing us very well 🙂 )

In this post I am more referring to the running commentary of how high they spike before they inevitably die 🙂 it is not unusual for meters to be posted to guild or raid and impressive noises made about it. But surely – the focus needs to be on what is happening to you and others and…I don’t know…the actual boss fights?

I caught myself the other day taking on this mentality about a Mage doing really low dps in a heroic! I smacked myself for that and shall never do it again 🙂

I remember a while ago I banned the use of meters when I was raid leader (of course people still used them) but there was no mention of them, discussion etc and I requested everyone close them until after each fight. In that month I remember our boss kills being much smoother and faster – so what if you do less dps if you can avoid damage and watch out for boss mechanics?

I would much rather be in a group/raid with people who can stay alive and not get caught out by mechanics, than be in a group who can put out high dps but can’t control their aggro or deaths or traps etc 🙂

o.O Remember me?

Yes Yes, I remember you, I know i have a blog I am updating semi-regularly and yes I know I need to actually get the time to post..but honestly so busy this last week -I just wanted to get focused!!  Please don’t blame me!!

I spent a week getting my pally levelled.

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Paladin and druid levelling

I transferred my pally to AT again, and have spent today levelling her, she is almost 83…probably Wednesday night.  I would have been there tonight however I was needed for raiding and lost myself a couple of hours 😀

I have enjoyed playing her immensely, I had forgotten how much to be honest.  I am levelling her as prot as I figure that will give me the best experience and also the chance to get some tanking gear as I go.  They have changed pallies so much since I last played and I am trying to learn the class all over again – it is fun though and adds some interest to the class for me.

My druid is also making progress, she is 23 and I am having fun going through all the new quests in the area.  It makes questing so much easier when you haven’t done them before but know the areas well enough that you can move around pretty quickly.

So pally should be 85 by the ed of the week and hopefully will throw some tanking practice in there, the following week.  I am so excited at the idea of tanking again.

Cataclysmically superior

Last night was a killer!!!

My guild was heading in to firelands to give the boss a couple of shots -nothing major but it was good fun 🙂

I tagged along as they were short people and although my gear is not all the way ready, they were not expecting anything huge.

I found that I was managing to keep up with some of the dps, well enough for someone with half blue gear anyway! Fully raid buffed I was able to max about 15-16k dps on single target (average was 11k) and I was getting about 25-30k on aoe….I was rather chugged at my efforts 🙂  There were of course other dps doing over 20k and I was just in awe…one day maybe….

The boss, shannox, was all over the place and completely nuts 🙂 definitely need to work out a strat for him beforehand instead of on the fly, but it was fun to see a raid and play with some angry mobs 🙂

I had fun though, made me miss the raiding to be honest! I do enjoy working like a team with 9 other people….

Anyway when we finished I discovered I needed 70 more valor points to get my wand updated!!!! One heroic run!!! Which meant I got the superior achievement! Yay! My ilvl is now 352 so I am pretty sure I can raid with that, we will be trying to pug something this weekend I think, it will depend on the time I have available this weekend.

Oh, I also maxed out my cooking yesterday as well 🙂  2 down, too many more to go 🙂  Tailoring is at 490…I am so close to having that finished then I will just use all my cloth on first aid, then AH 😀  I am not worrying about fishing at the moment, just doing the dailies every day..if i get bored i might focus on it…

All in all, I think in 2 weeks I have done a fair bit to improve my toon, and i do wonder what I a going to do when I have finished doing that…..

Who’s an addict…I’m an addict!!

Stand up and be counted I say!

Yes, I think I am once again sucked into Azeroth and its beautiful scenery and mounts and pets and elves and my magical glowy hands!!!!

I have been playing a fair bit since we took up the trial and honestly I have scored so many achievements in the last 3 days alone it would be too much in one post (and probably even for several posts).

Hubby and I have been chain running normal instances since we started a week ago, on Friday night, we finally decided to start running heroics.  We have both managed to buy tier 11 pieces now and also some other bits and our gear scores are currently 343…I think I may actually be 342..either way we are almost able to do the Zandalari instances, which means more runs made accesible.

We have just been levelling our professions and chilling out.  No pressure to perform a certain level or even be online at a certain time has been really nice.

I am not really sure if we will be raiding again yet, we are still just finding our feet. However I do know that all the acgievements have sucked me back in and I am enjoying collecting and finding and doing things again 🙂

We are both sitting on anywhere between 9-12k dps in heroic runs, obviously very dependant on the fights we are doing at the time, but I don’t think that is too bad given we are not by any means trying to be the best we can, and certainly don’t have awesome gear – I still have a couple of greens which are better than some of the blues I had previously.

I think I have settled into the guild a little more, however I am a little weirded out by the fact they don’t seem to chat in g chat very much – it is like pulling teeth trying to start a conversation….I much prefer people that are willing to chatter and talk to each other…does that not build a stronger bond?  Do you even need a stronger bond? No idea…just a thought….

I may post tonight with some of the achievements I have gotten over the weekend, but wow there have been so many!

 

Mage hit cap – 4.2

Mages got a more simple hit cap method…no talents no this and that…

Nice and simple…

1742 – exactly!!!      or 17% for the mathematical people out there.  No more or no less….

I am over by 37 points…here comes some reforging!!

 

1639 for draenai

All the fun and humour…

Sometimes clicking the portal helps

This picture is just some of the fun I had whilst questing today…I was checking out the molten front and doing some quests when i jumped through the portal and didn’t think I needed to click….yeah, kind of ran straight off the edge of the cliff and was free falling for a very long time 😀  I had to giggle at myself for seriously missing the cog entirely…

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Oh how your siren song pulls me back in!

So I am home sick with a bug and what do you think I spent the entire day doing? Aside from a lunch and dinner break….yeah you guessed it..I was sucked in my quests and achievements and the siren song (which is funny as I did a quest about a siren song yesterday).

It was a massive day and I got so many achievements and saw many cool things. I am going to be splitting this post into 2 for ease 😀

So today…

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Level 85

Yeah baby!!!

 

Now I am working on my professions – I spent over 2k gold last night on herbs for my alchemy and I am miles away from having that leveled.  I really need a herber toon, I have to finish my shammy to 85 so she can herb for me 😀

I have to finish the quests in Twilight highlands, as I am about half way through and it will all be money now, which will be nice to rebuild my coffers.

YAY!!

MIA and time to catch up!

Yeah I was missing in action 😀

Happy New years and all that jazz!!!  I hope everyone had a great night?  Tell me stories!!  heehh

Mine was a very quiet night, the weather was too hot to permit much drinking, so we just chilled out and leveled worgens 🙂  Yes our new years tradition is LANning at a friends place and playing WoW/Drinking/Chatting 😀  It has become a tradition of sorts and we always have fun 😀  We missed out on the fireworks in a major city though  🙁

I have been popping into game every few days and doing bits and pieces, I am only 30% off hitting level 85, so I am slowly getting there.  I have had a recent spat of achievements though and that is pretty exciting 🙂

So for all the details 😀

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Cataclysm begninng to suck

I am officially over it. 

I am about 3 bubbles away from 84 and I don’t think I want to put up with the shit anymore.  I love the game, but seriously the people should all be shot in the damn head and never allowed to play.  I would love for a server where i don’t have to play with people that piss me off….yeah fairly broad range I would probably be playing by myself most of the time, no different to now really.

Today’s tirade is brought to you by LFD tool.  I was just queued up for 35 minutes, I got into the instance and the leader asked me to leave so he could level a guildie.  I had just gotten into a fucking run!  I made some comment and then just dropped group, being asked that just pissed me off and so I knew I was likely to be pissed at the entire group.  Yeah pretty lame I know, but it just pisses me off that I queue for 35 minutes, get stuck with a deserter buff because a guildie can’t run some fucking quests…..my second experience in running dungeons has not been any better than my first.

Let me tell you about my first dungeon experience, tank kept running in and pulling mobs, groups of them, inevitably we would get a second group and we would die.  This happened about 4 times, he then went off at the DPS for not targeting the correct mobs….on that specific pull mind you – he went with one of thr DPS outside, I was trying to sheep a caster that was attacking the healer and I am pretty sure our last DPS was attacking the mob he wanted.  We wiped on every trash pull and in the end after about 6 deaths and 50g, and then being told we were not doing enough dps because he saw someone doing 15k dps and we sucked, I decided to drop group…..

This does not include all the wankers out there stealing mobs, asking how to do a quest instead of reading the damn thing and generlaly just being a nuisance in game.  I have logged out now as I am just too annoyed at once again not getting anywhere.

I am also pissed at hubby and co, as we were supposed to be starting a guild together and now neither of them are showing any interest which means I could have been levelling with people and getting a guild built up, instead I am having to deal with buttmonkeys……GAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Are we all still enjoying Cata?

Almost 83

Yeah I am a slow arse I know, but I am just kind of enjoying the ride to 85, last time; when levelling to 80, I rushed through and then was bored waiting for others to catch up.  So this time I am just getting there in my own time.

I haven’t really had much of a chance to play anyway, I have just been so busy, but this week I plan to get to 85 and then start on my warrior whilst levelling my professions on my mage.  A bit of down time never hurt anyone!

I like Hyjal, am glad it is over though, I was getting a little drained towards the end of it.  I am currently questing in Deepholm, which I love, it’s a lovely area.  I attempted to run an instance this morning, one of the ones in deepholm, and it was so fail I ended up leaving after the 4th wipe.  The tank would just run in and grab mobs, no CC, and no explanation, so I was trying to my best to keep mobs of the healers and then he would have a go about not targetting the right mobs etc.  Well I am sorry, I haven’t been here before and a little pre information would be more useful than post degradation.  So I left.  I decided I qould be better of questing trhen spending hours wiping because they want to be big shots.

Bah humbug is all I have to say!!  🙂

All good though, I will jump back in shortly and get to 83 tonight, if I can.  I am going to see MUSE tomorrow night so I doubt I will be playing much, so wanna get there before the end if the week!!!

Shared Topic: Cataclysm

What are your initial thoughts about the Cataclysm expansion?

It’s a topic you can take anywhere you’d like. What’s your favourite new zone? What do you think of the instances? Any screenshots you’d like to share? Anything you’re excited to get started on? Whatever might come to mind regarding the main question :)

This is likely going to be a massively long post, with pictures and all, so I will be placing it behind a cut for you to read over at your leisure 😀  Follow me through to my initial thoughts on Cata during day 1 and 2 of my experience. 

To make this a more comprehansive topic, I created a goblin toon as well and played through the starting area to get a better feel of what changes have been made, some of the things were before Cata in the last patch, but to me they make up the cata offering, so please don’t get pedantic about it being released 2 weeks before cata 🙂 

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