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ROYGBiV – Yellow

I have to confess, I struggled, I really struggled with yellow.  I could not find anything I was happy with and in the end I am still not completely happy with this one, but it is as good as I am going to get with it for happiness factors :p

This is the post from Thela if you haven’t see it already.

I know I am adding extra challenge to this by making myself use the single colour as much as possible, but hey, we all need a challenge in life – and why not!

I think in the end my “Mog it” Addon has over 15 outfits all yellow themed that I have scrapped and reworked and retried and scrapped and GAHHHH!!!  Surely green will be much much easier?

 

Yellow

This never happened….NEVER!!

After my excited post about the 25 man Garrosh kill (WOOT – I am still on a high about it!!)  I was informed that I am even more of a numpty than I originally thought, there is a mount.  Yes…a mount!!!!

Can you believe it!!?!?!? I knew all along of course, I was just keeping you all in suspense.  I mean, I am certainly not a numpty – ever! I have a proven track record for always doing things correctly and without any errors or mistakes.

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Getting my raid on!

It has been an epic few weeks with the guild! I had never really figured we would be raiding with their normal raid team, but here we are!

We attempted Garrosh last Monday night, and we nearly had him, nearly had my achievement, but we just couldn’t quite get it with slightly lower that optimal dps and healing. I was quite happy with my dps, I had one attempt where I was sitting at about 200k (great string of crits thanks RNG-jesus) but mainly I was sitting at 170k, which is much better than my crappy 120k previously. We decided to call it rather than keep going as we would be back in the this week anyway.

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Get mounted!!

Yes!! That titles sounds wrong, but soooo right, I am going to leave it!

I was home along the other night and attempted LFR which failed miserably, so was standing around when I got a message from my friend Aza to say I could tag along with their mount farming! HELL YES! I asked, hopefully, if we could do my last ICC achievement on LK.

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Master of the way!!!

One of the issues we faced moving our guild bank with us to the new server was that it was chock full of stuff that needed to be sorted through, so whilst doing that I realised I had most of the stuff needed to get the last 3 cooking things completed.  I needed to buy a couple of things off the AH, and I had to farm some crockolisk belly, and I needed Jade squash – thanks to McTacky’s reminder – I completely forgot you could buy bagfuls from the guy at Halfhill, so I spent as many motes as I had left (after the soy sauce purchases) to buy more tokens to buy bags of squash.  I was nowhere near 250 and so Mctacky gracefully provided the rest for me :)  I really do owe him so much!!

So finally..

 

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Cooking with a fantastic view!

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So, now all I have to do is continue the questline and make the rest of these recipes…which I need black pepper for – which means more tokens – so I have to start doing my dailies again to get the tokens….or make motes….either way…time to collect more stuff…I really hope there isn’t much more after this…I dislike the cooking this expansion…really really really dislike it.

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Liebster Award

It seems this blogging award has finally made it into the wowverse.  It has taken a pretty long time to make the skip from personal blog land to Azeroth.  I was handing out Liebster awards (and a multitude of other ones) a couple of year ago on my old personal blogs, it is really nice to see it has been picked up in this part of the blogsphere :) I like the sense of community it creates.

It was pretty cool to be nominated by Cymre actually and I also found out that Thela/Jstmel nominated me as well :)  So as has been the fashion this last couple of days – (and mine is later than most) here is my Q&A, I have included all the questions I have been asked:

Cymre’s questions :)

1. What is your earliest memory in WoW?

My earliest memory was before I had started playing and my friend was showing us how good the game was.  He was a druid running around in the badlands, changing forms and killing rock elementals and it was amazing!  I was completely in love with the game.

2. What is your favourite activity when playing?

Raiding. I like working with other people to kill bosses, there is a sense of achievement that I don’t get anywhere else for being part of team and problem solving issues that are not real life related.

3. What is your best WoW memory?

I have so many good WoW memories – I have been playing too long!!  If I had to pick one memory to keep and all the rest were going to get wiped, I would say it was The Dark Within clearing Kara :)  It was the guild we built up from nothing – we created the environment, we pushed the people to do the content.  It was awesome.

4. If you could have any title in WoW, what would it be?

Probably the Insane – I started it a while ago, but really all the grind just made me bored, not insane, so I gave up :)

5. What is one thing in-game you could not live without?

My Elemental Mage Staff – it was one of the first ever epics I won when I hit 60.  It was mine!

6. What is your favourite item in-game and why?

My Frostbrood Dragon from ICC – yeah it is the second best dragon in the entire game and I love it because the first time I saw the Wrath cinematic I knew I had to have that dragon.  I am one achievement off the 25 man and I will have that soon as well.

7. Who was the first character you created and do you still play them?

My mage and yes.  Since May 2005!

8. If you could design any transmog piece, what would it be and why? 

hrmm, I think I don’t have an answer –  aside from there needs to be more items with sparkles or glow (or funky effects).

9. Who inspired you to start blogging?

My good friend in Sydney – but I started blogging personally and it got overrun with WoW content :)

10. What is the first thing you’ll do when WoD is live?

Level to 100 and take a million screenshots and make billions of posts no doubt :)

11. What was your biggest noobish mistake?

I have them every week….the most recent was changing my spec and not realising i needed to actually use the button I had just changed to :p

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Jstmel’s questions:

1.) How did you get started playing WoW?

As above – same as my earliest memory.

2.) What other games were you playing when you discovered WoW?

Guild wars (I was hardcore man, nothing was better than GW!!!), Rise of Nations, Diablo2, Warcraft, Pharaoh, Zeus.

3.) Did you create your blog because of WoW or another reason?

Because of WoW – specifically to keep it separate from my person al blog.

4.) What is your least favorite zone and why?

Hellfire peninsula – and ONLY because when DK’s came out, I think the hubby and I created over 10 of them, and never took them anywhere…so we have done level 61- 63 far too many times…would you believe we have deleted them all as well so we need to start it all over AGAIN!!  GAHHHHH

5.) What old raid/dungeon do you miss most and why?

Kara – it was fun and well paced – the fights had a theme that was different but enjoyable.  I am not sure what it was about it, but it was so much fun and I wonder if that was because we had been soooo bored with Vanilla it was just exciting to be doing something new?  I don’t know…but it was a great raid.

6.) If you could be a dungeon/raid boss, what would your tag lines (the things you would shout at players as they beat upon you) be?

You can’t touch this!!!  then do an MC hammer dance :p

7.) Do you recall your first feelings about WoW and what were they?

I was amazed that I could throw fireballs with my hands…I was completely taken in with the universe.

8.) What aggrivates you most about WoW as it is today and why?

Honestly, the people.  The fact that a large percentage of the population cannot be nice to other human beings.  Really pisses me off.  It is zoo hard to just be nice?

9.) Horde or Alliance and why?

I don’t care – as long as I can play my mage :)

10.) What is your favorite movie and why?

Burlesque – Cher and Aquilera…there is nothing else that needs to be said!

11.) What is your favorite song and why?

Honestly, I can’t answer this question…I have so many favourites…like a stupid amount of songs that I can listen to over and over ….S4 – she is my girl, Adele – Rolling in the deep, Nemesea – In control, Margaret Berger – Feed you my love, Emmelie De Forest – Only teardrops, Anberlin – Hello Alone….god the list could just go on and on.

OK, so I will be honest, I have spent the last few 30 minutes trying to find people that I haven’t seen nominated anywhere (that I think would deb keen to do this) and I could find none.  So, please…anyone on my blogroll – please know I read you and I would have nominated you had it not already been done!  I love all your blogs and I read as much as I can.

You don’t need awards to tell you how fantastic you are and how much fun and smiles you bring to my life!  Thanks to those who nominated me, I feel very honoured and special right now

Wrathion Chapter 3

I have been hanging out to write this post because I wanted to thank Zwingli, but I had to wait until the next section of the chain was complete!!!

Zwingli helped me out immensely with the Trillium Bars and that is a debt I will not be able to repay for a very long time, I don’t even know where to start repaying that debt back!  Thanks Zwingli – for being awesome!! 

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How to freak out your raid leader!

I have made some significant improvements to my mage with regards to my build, and I noticed it in LFR where I mainly in the top 1 or 2 position with 200k (or anywhere from 180k+) DPS.  I have gone for a full haste build as my gear allowed me to stack the haste needed to be maxxed out in raid with the 5% extra buff – super quick and mobile essentially.

Not very exciting I know, but I am still without the meta or my cloak, and I think those figures are quite enjoyable to see for someone with a medium level gear score.  Maybe I could do better, but I think that is highly improbable, I am playing at the best I can right now..the only thing I am missing a little too much is my evocation buff…I tend to miss it about 40% of the time, which means I am missing out a fair bit of DPS increase.  Anyway, that is something that will just take practice given I only recently added it to my rotation, I am not going to beat myself up about it just yet.

Anyway, this post was about freaking our my raid leader, which I think I did superbly last night, by just being my usual raider-self.

After spending 5 years as a GL/RL, I do enjoy sitting back and just raiding without having to contribute to the conversations going on in vents, however this is the complete opposite of me when I am doing almost anything else….you generally can’t shut me up!

Nav was a little worried last night that I was unhappy with being pulled into raid in a normal….I was more like this behind my vents microphone:

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and secretly I was not talking much because I was so nervous about being in the raid I was more like this with the rest of the raid team:

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I did ok DPS on some fights – like the Shamans I was at about 160K and I am not sure about the scorpion one, on Gen NAz I did approx 170k as well.  Of course that isn’t everything, but I need to get my DPS up above 150k if I want to kill Garrosh on Flex (and perhaps one day as normal) consistently with all the moving.

My love of raiding means I am completely focused when we do bosses…no talking, no laughing, no joking, I spend the entire boss fight forgetting to even breath because anything else might make me lose my rotation.  It has always been this way and even when raid leading I used to get so focused on what was going on I would forget to actually raid lead sometimes :)

The larger issue is that I am still essentially new to the guild – and certainly to their raiding team.  I am nervous around them – they run heroics…and here I am hoping to be in the same raid team as people that I have always aspired to be like, that I have read about for ages and amazed at their progress.  I see myself pushing everything I can to get to 160k DPS and then end the fight to see me sitting at 4/5th spot due to their heroic geared DPS doing 250+K dps…I feel stupid.

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It won’t be that way forever, I know…I am only one secret off the next part of the legendary which means I get the meta gem, and miles off the actual cloak..but it is one step closer.

Anyway, TL;DR version is if you want to freak out your raid leader be very quiet in vents and too scared to talk :)  eheheh

 

 

 

 

Shared Topic: Questing with alts

I am leaving this until the last minute I know, but, you know…so many things to write about!!!  So this week, I bring you another topic to discuss which is also our first topic to have gone fortnightly!!!  Yes, the executive decision was made to give the blogosphere a chance to get back into the topics by spreading them a little more.  Fingers crossed this helps get people involved.

I am sure this has been done years ago perhaps, but I felt I should ask again as it is particularly relevant to me now that I am back :)

What sort of method do you use for leveling the multiple alts? Do you follow the same quest chains each time, do you avoid a certain quest section, do you only dungeon etc?? I am leveling my 5th to 90 now – from 85 and I just wondered how you guys do it??

I am not talking about the oddball leveling like just herbing to push yourself to the limit of insanity, but the more run of the mill levelling.

I have to confess, I sort of forget to buy heirloom gear for my characters, so aside from my warlock, stuck at level 23 and my hunter who has two pieces of heirloom gear, I pretty much only level with the guild bonus.

I find leveling a real struggle if I have to go through the same area – for example, my monk is now doing the Ashenvale area, which my rogue has only just started doing as well….do you think I can find the energy to log onto my monk anymore?  Nope…I need to get him across to the eastern kingdoms and quest there for something different, because I can’t even be bothered logging onto my rogue and doing it either.  Both toons are stuck at level 23ish because I am too lazy to log on and spend the time moving one to the other continent.

My higher level toons, I always try to find a different quest zone for.  My mage – of course did everything :) My druid was leveled with dungeons and herbing  (and some skinning as well just to get some xp but only if the bare minimum quests required it) I think she has only done about 200 quests in her lifetime, for leveling purposes. My warrior did Kun lai and some of towlong steppes (I think), my pally did Dread wastes – and I struggled to find a starter quest, but no way was I doing Kun Lai or steppes again :p, my Shammy has been doing kun lai – and dragging her feet about it, but again, only because  I can’t be bothered flying to dread wastes and doing those damn spider quests.  My priest will probably head to dread waste to be honest once she gets past the first few levels, but I will head to the wilds with her instead of pangs stead…so sick of that place!!

I do LFD as much as possible and generally am queuing up the second I am online, it just helps so much, especially those first couple of runs when you have quests to do and hand in.

I have found that I hate doing the same quests straight away, if I have to do it later – like a couple of months, that is fine, but when it is just one after the other, I don’t really enjoy it.  I think this time round it is worse as I have nothing to do but level alts, so all of them are getting done in pretty quick succession.  Normally I level my mage straight off the xpac and then my next toon takes months as my mage has my focus for rep, gearing, re-learning etc, I would say that I don’t really even level an alt until my mage is at a point that I can’t get anymore upgrades before raiding or anymore rep for the day.  That takes a few months at least, so the pain of leveling has somewhat diminished by then :)

 

Other particpants:

Elkagorasa

Erinys

Velgana

Transmogging my own

So, I got sick and tired of never having enough space in my mages bags, since I came back in December, I have been running with under 10 bags slots free due to  my bank, void storage and bags all carrying transmog gear. Yup. All full…well not just transmog gear, tabards take up a huge percentage of space as well, but I can’t bear to part with them.

Either way, I decided to ditch some of the Tier gear that is relatively easy to come buy in game and this opened up some space – I now have like 20 slots free in my void storage, which I can start shuffling gear into!!  WOOT!

Of course during this winter clean, I decided I should probably actually create an outfit for my girl..it took me a while to come up with something I liked.  But thanks to Luxy the weapon I needed was pretty easy to come by (she was my own personal cheer squad – telling me I could get the weapon!)  after about 30 minutes of camping; the rare appeared, died and dropped the Pathwalker Greatstaff I wanted.

So here is my mage, all sexy and spruced, what do you think?  The only piece I am still needing is the gloves – which are currently being made by a guildie – they require dreamcloth…Don Tayo’s inferno mittens – yuck!  So the gloves will change eventually..but it doesn’t really change the look much at all anyway.

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