Brawling

On the back of our very first guest post by Pracey, I thought I would write about my brawling experience the other night.  I had started the brawl guild a few weeks ago and managed to get stuck on rank 2 or something.  My intention was to get it done before xpac hits and thanks to a video we were watching,  Drew and I remembered to jump back in, so that is what we did the other night.

Can you even see my tiny little blood elf next to his huge chest? I snuck this picture whilst he was waiting to go in.  We actually did really well.  I got stuck on a couple of bosses, the worst one being the fire guy. Drew also got stuck on this one for a few attempts.  Stupidly RNG with the ball spawns but you just need to get the right combination and voila death to the infidel!

I cannot suggest enough,  if you attempt to do the Brawler’s Guilde check out Wowhead’s guide on it.  It is brilliant and I have used it every season. You can find it here. It lists everything neatly and easily with the relevant information easy to find.  I use it between fights to know what is coming up next.  Yup, you can flick between it and the game that quickly. Definitely use it.

I was chatting to Ben and telling him it was a great way to improve on your character as you have to be able to move, do burst damage and be aware within 2 minutes and was a bit of fun. He joined us later and was smashing the first few bosses before 30 seconds had even passed. This is him in action.  I do love the spectator option. I would love something like that for raiding 😀

The three of us were just cheering each other on and having a laugh.  I managed to get to the last boss, which I found difficult as I have only done Hellfire Citadel once (I think) and barely remember the content. All the attacks are based on bosses from that raid. I got it down after a few attempts learning what things needed to be focused on at each point – I think maybe 3 in total?  It really helps that we out gear the brawls quite significantly now.

I am King of the guild now!  Why not Queen? I have no idea…but I will take it!  We came back in the next night to complete the rest of Drew’s bosses and whilst he was doing that I was doing random fights for the achievement (and shirts).  I have so many damn shirts now! I have a few extra from that picture as I did even more than the anticipated 10 for the achievement.  I can’t wait for the next Trial of Style to rock around!

I know I am missing the entire joke behind this achievement I am Thralls complete lack of surprise and even wowhead has no insight…I am confused.

I went and grabbed my mount and pet, plus the heirloom.  I actually quite like the basilisk movement, but will need to actually ride it more and see if I could handle it long term.

It sort of has this S-motion with it’s body and tail when it walks.  Maybe it will be motion sickness inducing actually…lol.  Honestly for not much effort you could get another mount and pet if you are a collector.  It took us basically a couple of hours on 2 nights to get to the last boss and I would say there are 3-4 that might take you more than 2-3 of attempts at most.

I still need one more achievement which requires 2 more rumbles, so will try and get them over this coming weekend but it is highly dependant on other people who are in the queue and if they pay attention to what needs to occur.  (The “Rumbles” are an event which every person in the queue – at the time of purchasing the token – get entered into and you have to collectively do different things). Likely would be easier with a group of friends on discord so you can warn/coordinate.

Pet battle Mania

ok, so I am slightly going crazy with the pet battles, but I have been sick and I couldn’t get any sleep yesterday due to the contraction works happening on our street.  I couldn’t even watch TV they were so loud, so I figured I would update my blog, and then that got me hankering to be in game, so I jumped in with the intention of doing nothing, but it didn’t hurt my head too much….so I did some pet battles…it took the least amount of effort.

I scored some cool achievements as well, which always makes me happy.

My team is now 23/22 level and I am pretty close to getting that one to 25 which will help the rest get there.  I went off and did my 2 dailies before I headed to outland.

perts lvl 23

Given that outland is such a small place I figured I would just collect everything in every zone I needed to.  That was my goal.

On the way to getting my Safari achievement I got an extra pet without much effort on my first capture in Outland:

More pets!!!

feral v

He is a cute little bugger isn’t he?  Especially those bright red eyes?

So deciding to just fly to every zone in Outland didn’t sound that hard….but really..it was horrible :p However I have managed to maul enough animals in zones to make it worthwhile before I had done much in Nagrand.

Master Pet Hunter

 

Then after travelling around trying to find a Brown Marmot and a rat, I managed to get these little puppies.

Outland Safari

 

Outland Tamer

Now, I have 2 more levels to get…2 MORE!!!!  OMG!!!  SO darn close :)

5 more of these levels to go!!

So, I officially have 2 pets at level 20.  Woot!  Slowly but surely I am getting there, only 5 more levels to go and I can start smashing through the other pets I have…I hope…I have spent this week on early shifts at work which means early to bed and no time for raiding.  My game time therefore, has been pet battles.  I think I am doing quite well :)

My current team, I was really enjoying using a Sand Kitten, but their health was just too low…whilst my other pets were at 1100hp, the kitten was barely at 900…so I swapped for the mechano-bear you see here:

Current battle team

The group leaves a lot to be desired if I am honest, but I haven’t found any pets to replace other lower ones with yet, maybe now that I have the quest for outlands??

I completed eastern kingdoms and scored my first daily quest!!  YAY! Included with that win was a battle stone for a mechanical pet – squee!!

battle stone and daily

I then completed the Kalimdor ones as well, but sadly, we don’t get an achievement for completed the EK ones, so I will only ever have this as proof.  The old timer was my Oozling hitting 20 – I had wanted Onyxia to hit 20 first but she died on that fight, sadly..but she got it on the next fight so in my head I will consider her pretty close to being my first to 20.  I want her to be my first to 25 if I can wrangle it.  No deaths!!

Level 20 pet!!

I also noticed I was pretty close to getting all the types collected, so I dashed off to undercity to catch some ghosts and didn’t realise I would get these two achievements:

200 achievement points

I was just aiming for this one :

Collecting one of each

Overall though, I am pretty proud of my tenacity to keep going with this, I am not sure how much longer I will do it for, but I like collecting the animals in an area, so I may keep going for a while, but at this stage…I have two daily quests which will be worth it for the bandages.  Tempted to leave one of my other 90′s at the daily spots so i can just log between them to get to each spot easily….but I shall think on that.

Pretty impressive for a couple of days work if I do say so myself!

Slowly getting there

It is a very sow grind to 25 for me, I am doing so many things wrong because I can’t bear to see my little guys die…I probably could be 25 with a pet by now if I was made of tougher stuff.

I had some time before raid to spare and so I spent the afternoon just chilling out catch rares and levelling.

At un’goro and level 15, I discovered that I now have to battle 3 pets with the massive annoyance that more than one can be a blue quality in each battle…this was horrid.  HORRID design on blizzard’s behalf to tease and torment us like that!!  I am trying to collect pets here…don’t make it harder than it already is by making multiple pets of a nice quality. It happened multiple times, so heartbreaking!

Time for a leash

I now have 2 pets at level 16 – and one almost the same level,  I don’t really have a set team at this stage, I am just switching out collected pets for each fight that have higher health – only an issue as I am farming Tanaris because goblins don’t like me so I can’t use the stable and un’goro doesn’t have any stables…so…it was mighty painful trying to conserve the 2 pet bandages I had.  I wish I could buy more of them!!  I may be able to do the next pet tamer now though and fingers crossed score some more, I have to check that out.

However all is not lost, because my capture rate is pretty high:

High Quality

Given the amount of wild battles I have done I should hope so though!!

Master pet battler

So, now I will continue onward…I am not overly far away now from level 25…surely it gets faster…LOL…fingers crossed anyway.  I need to collect so many more animals – it is such an effort to not leave a place before I have them all…I do need to go back to Tanaris as I left before I had them all as my pets had outgown the area.  By outgrown, I mean I am trying to always be in a zone that is 1-2 levels higher than my pets for better xp…it is challenging and it means they are losing heaps of health each time, so maybe it is a waste of time actually…LOL…

I can’t wait until I get to 25!

SQUEE post of cuteness!!!

I haven’t posted about the extra cuteness I have managed to score over the last few weeks, oh, how adorable!!  I need to spend more time farming places and bosses, but I would like to get a set before WoD comes out and no one runs the content anymore.

Farming Timeless Isle for coins – I am now sitting on almost 50k I think, so halfway to my mount and porcupine now – still deciding if I even want to attempt the PVP pet….maybe I can get a group together and we can go around like a mob and kill anything flagged :)

Sorry, tangent – whilst farming rares – this guy dropped for me!!!

Skunky Alemental

Isn’t he just adorable!!  They are such a cute design – seriously Pandaria has some of the best looking companion pets!

And during an LFR of absolutely no Runestones, I got this instead which – let’s face it….is almost edible from cuteness…I just want to nibble on the little thing.

Direhorn

I died just after the taking of that image – as you can tell I am poisoned and I was hanging back to take piccies instead of being with the healers 🙂  But omg those little feet and that little eye…sooo cute!!!!

Let’s hoping I get a few more – I would love to get more pets!!

Kirin Tor Mini Mage!!!!

O.O yeah baby!!!!

Took just under 18 months :p to finally get it

I spent the ENTIRE day logged into WOW from my PC – which I can see from the kitchen or on the laptop – being carried around the house with me because I was determined to get the last 2 books!!

I nearly missed one because I was checking soemthing out on my mac and not watching my pc, but someone got the Higher learning achievement and i happened to notice out of the corner of my eye.

Then finally…and about 5.30 this afternoon, whilst sitting on the floor like a drunken hooker, I saw a book spawn on the shelf.

 

I didn’t realise you got a mail with a little book to keep forever 🙂 My collector OCD went into overdrive excitement!

My very own Kirin Tor mini mage!

 

Valentine’s Day

My hubby bought me the best present for V-day ever!!

Also – note my slutty outfit 🙂 I do need to redo the head and shoulders thanks to recent acquisitions!

Isn't she just gorgeous!

Day 5: Favourite item in game

Helps if I publich these posts after typing them up instead of just leaving them pending – sorry for spamming with updates 🙂

My favourite item in game took me a while to come up with, because I have so many items I love – I am a collector after all!

My hyacinth macaw comes in first though.

It took me about 3 hours of solid farming on those damn boats in Booty bay, but I screamed like a crazy woman with cats!

Of course the choices were my elemental mage staff, captured firefly, Seeker Title (is that an item?) or my furbolg trinket which summons a healing dude.

Of course the frost wyrm you get when you kill the lich king would be a dream come true and would be the item I don’t have that is my favourite….anyone wanna help me get it??  heheh

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!

 

Another day…

So last night after jumping out of the game, i downloaded RAWR and read some wow insider and generally tried to catch up on all the changes.

I am completely overwhelmed.  Not that much has changed but there is so much I need to get done, so many reps I need to get to exalted with, so many heroics I need to run – I still haven’t run more than I think 2….so much i need to learn about the new enchants, gems and professions….

I am currently working on a uni assignment and I jumped into wow for about an hour to have a break…updating my blog has been my next break and I will make lunch in a second then get back into my assignment for another couple of hours before I jump back into WoW – it can be my reward.  I am going to head to Vash’j as I haven’t done any quests there on my mage…I think I did them on my pally…I can’t quite remember…that will also get me a mount.

I want to change my spec as well, I know frost os great for trapping etc, but i spend so long killing mob it is annoying me, so I may change to arcane just for the extra bomb factor 😀

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Guess who is back indefinitely…..??

Yup, pulled out the windows machine, re-installed Windows and then downloaded 10GB of WoW.

I jumped into the game and felt completely overwhelmed with the new things.  I basically made it to 85 then stopped playing, so I haven’t really gotten used to all the new things and certainly not the new designs of Org.  Hubby logged in and moved his toon back alliance and then to another server as well.  I am going to wait and see if our time lasts before we get bored again and take another break.

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