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More pets!!

I have the best guildies…dare I call them friends…i swear it!!

Last week was really hectic and we did not manage to log on at all.  I kid you not, I was suffering withdrawals.

I logged on to find some mail…I was so excited….Check out this lovely little kite!!  Chi-ji Kite is so pretty with the long tail feathers, slightly difficult to get  picture with, but I think this one is pretty swell!

 

Ji'kun Kite

The other pretty kite I was given was the very scary looking Yu’lon Kite! Yes, it can be both pretty and scary – just ask Lominari what I am like without coffee in the morning.  Both are very lovely pressies and I have been wandering around with them most of the day, it is a shame they go when mounted, it would be funny to have them trailing along behind a huge dragon.

Yu'lon kite

I also received this little sharp toothed monster today!! The Zandalari Anklerender…is just adorable.  I do have such a soft spot for little raptors..although this guy nearly bit my hand off trying to get a picture of him.

Zandalari anklerender

I almost forgot as well, I received another little Direhorn Runt a few weeks ago now that I had not gotten to posting about, so this seems the perfect place!  Look at this little guy – he has the sweetest little face!!

Direhorn Runt

But it doesn’t end with his face, check out this little video I took of him :)

Thank you guys so much!!  I really am so lucky to have friends like you who keep me addicted to little animals :p I really cannot thank you enough other to make posts about how much I adore you!!

 

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.

 

Pet Farming…slowly

I have been, very badly, farming pets from Naxx, AQ and SSC/TK. Well to say I have been means, the last few weeks I have been doing a many of the instances as I can, and I have been having completely awful luck.

I started with AQ20 and had my only issue of floating bosses:

Up in the air

I did AQ40 and couldn’t kill Viscidus..again..so I asked for help in guild chat and Crooked came out and helped me. The pet didn’t drop, but once again Crooked blew my mind and gave me the pet anyway!! ZOMG!  That fight also gave me the exalted status I posted about the other day.

We then headed to the Twins and would you believe – the idol dropped!!! No idea what to do with it now..LOL. Crooked didn’t want it back…

I headed to Naxx and had some more luck, I got the Stitched Pup off Gluth. I was standing in the tunnel too scared to jump down because he was freaking me out.  His red eyes boring into me when he targeted me.  I was actually freaking out a little bit…such a woosy pants.

Gluth Pet

 

I also got the little guy off Loetheb which is pretty adorable for a Fungal Abomination:

Loetheb pet

I headed into SSC and had no luck on pets and I went to TK as well and my Ashes of A’lar didn’t drop either.

So I will continue to farm as I am missing a couple from the older places and mostly everything from Kara/SSC/TK – however I haven’t figured out how to get through Chess in Kara…I may have to figure that out so I can start farming in there as well.

Raiding with Leashes

Only 2 more to go!!  Woot!

Raiding with Leashes 2

 

A few more to go there, but I will slowly get them if I am diligent with my farming each week. Wish me luck!!

Reputations 9 years in the making….

After the slowest reputation grind under the sun, I have finally achieved exalted status with the Brood of Nozdormu!!!

Exalted Brood

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

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Classic factions above, needs some focus on the goblins soon – I hate dying wen going into the towns.

Burning Crusade rep

 

I am all done with Burning Crusade, everything I can at exalted!

Lich King Rep

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 rep

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 rep

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.

Legendary Staff: Cinders complete

I will slowly get this Stave done, I will be devastated if they remove it before I have a chance to get it complete!

I finally finished my cinders and headed back to the Colderra to hand in the quest and get the next part.  I will not deny that being a dragon (even if only magically induced to fake the meeting) it was still cool.

Being a dragon

Then being part of the meeting to decide the fate of the blue dragonflight was immense.  I was just completely enthralled with the discussion and the power play.  It was so fantastic!

Blue dragon flight

I can’t really explain how many photos I took during this cinematic…I just can’t help myself when dragons are involved. So I got my Runestaff of Nordrassil and am pretty excited to be this far through.

Runestaff

I now have to collect the Heart of Ragnaros and also syphon energy from dead bosses.  Crooked has been up to that section for ages, at least count yesterday he was at like 178/250 I believe….and he is pretty good about going every week. I am pretty sure it is going to take a long long time to get done.  I have to make sure I do Firelands every single reset.  Without Fail.

 

Warlocks are over 50 now.

I didn’t realise how many days I had been avoiding websites and social media, so I apologise for the lack of posts.  Family drama always sets me on edge.

That’s as long as I ant to spend on that!  Therefore, our locks are now level 50 something!! Lunk and his crazy spider riding got us over the line.  It is starting to slow down now and it is harder to find areas we can quest in as easily.  We flew to Stonard and found we had no quests there so had to fly back to Searing Gorge and try and find yellow quests, but I honest;y cannot remember the name of the area right now…on the other side of searing gorge..GAHHH….if someone remembers please let me know.

Level 50

We did Eastern Plaguelands completely and some more dungeons so got some more achievements except for the one I really wanted.

5 dungeon quests

Eastern plaguelands

FULL CARAVAN!!!  I wanted it on my mage, but I didn’t want to have to go back and do the quests, I figured I would do it on a toon as some point.  Now I have!  WOOT!

Full Caravan

Pretty tricky having the last guy standing near a tree, making you think you hadn’t cleared the entire area.  As it stands we are now just trying to get to Outlands, we will try and get the last few levels this week maybe.

I also sent my toon all the Timeless Isle cloth gear I had spare, no idea if we will keep them as level 80 herald toons, but no harm in preparing if we don’t.  So…53 here we are!!

Dragonbones

Non WoW: 1000 times worse….

That was what was said to me a couple of days ago about my dad.  That something 1000 times worse than I could possibly imagine had happened.

This post is more of a vent about family than anything, so feel free to skip it, but I know you blog reading voyeuristic types love reading about people’s lives…yeah I know because I am the same :p

Feel free to skip or follow through.

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New Warlocks

A couple of days ago, Navimie was talking about the herald of the titans, and I didn’t have a toon that was below 80.  So I decided to start another one. Lominari and I decided to re-do our old warlocks – only level 21 on our server.  We stole all the gear from the others ones and created our babies.

Lominatrix (can you believe the name?!?!) and Dragonbones (Thanks for the awesome name Lom).  We decided to go undead and experience the new areas since we haven’t done it since the changes.

The locks

Aren’t we sexy beasts!?!Level 10 locks

We hit level 10 pretty quickly, level 20 didn’t take us much longer, but it was painful without mounts  :)  So glad we don’t have to wait to level 40 anymore right?!?

Level 20 locks

I am going with my Headless Horseman Mount and Lom is going with this Ochre Skeletal Warhorse, don’t we make a cute lesbian couple?

Mounted locks

We had so much fun doing quests with Sylvanas, I am happy to see some more of her :) Especially with the Valkyries!!

Valkyrs

Level 30 was reached without too much hassle and then we decided it was getting too annoying to only doing green quests and being behind on the leveling, so we started half doing areas and moving forward.  We are now in a new area at level 34 with approx 6 hours played.  I have no idea if that is good or bad with full heirlooms and a level 25 guild -  I am sure some you alt army types of people would be able to tell us?

We have only done 2 dungeons.  The first one was Gnomer and when we zoned in the group ran all the way to the last boss (I think) and did not kill any trash, for some reason they were well ahead of us – speed boosts maybe?, anyway we died about halfway through the run with no XP to speak of.  We left that one and got stuck with the deserter debuff.  We queued up again later and got RFK which was orange level for us, but well worth it for the 2 levels we got during that run.

At this stage I am thinking I will use her as a herald toon, but honestly it will depend on what Navi is thinking when I get to level 80, fingers crossed I can get in on that workout if it happens. I would love to get that achievement at some point!

We are leveling Demo and I am only using keyboard mashing (mostly). Sometimes I revert but that is only for a few seconds – I want to get into the habit.  I am also very very tempted to create a mage and play only with keyboard mashing to get the hang of it and retrain…but not sure I want to level another one :p

 

Just leaving this here…

…because I can!

Brawler mount

I logged on and thought I would give it a shot again.  I had nothing I really wanted to do.  I was calm like Luxy, I was mindful like Crooked, I had reflexes like Exray and DPS like Aza and mostly I was ballsy like Drauka.

Rank 10  brawlers

Yes, you and your dead corpse Ahoo’ru.  I killed him and nothing happened, I thought it was going to happen again to me, so I was holding my breath when he died, and then I promptly ran around the house and screamed like a banshee!!

Lominari then went into the ring (I believe it was his second attempt after my win) and he got it down as well!  There we both were…Rank 10!  so we did some other random bosses…I might try for the 4 rare bosses, but in all reality I got what I wanted.

Thanks to everyone for their support and cheering and advice!

Ahoo’ru….still has me beat

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.

Lom rank 9

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.

Brawlers blimp

** 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?!!?!

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