I finally, finally!!!!! finished this achievement.
Glory of the Dragon Soul raider. It is one of those ones I just left and did occassionally because it required effort. Specifically, the spine. The spine is damn hard when you are solo and as I discovered even with duo.
Apophis and I did it a couple of weeks ago and it got me pretty excited to actually get the very last achievement done,
So when Ben mentioned he had a save at Spine but couldn’t get through it, I basically threw myself at his plated pally feet and begged to show him how to do it so I could steal his kill 🙂
It was worth it.
We died a couple of times initially getting sorted on the spine, but damn if i am not as happy as a pig in poop. If only I had flying….LOL instead of being a slacker, I could be flying this beauty around.
My next major goal is to finish the Firelands legendary on my mage so I can talk to the blue dragon flight. I should get started on that again.
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 Guild – DONE!
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 challenge – Screw that place to the pits of hell!
Collect pets on Argus
Make 5 million gold – Started – HA! Mind Wyrm – DONE!
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?
What do you do when you are not a Christian but have public holidays because of the mainstream? Find others who are also not doing anything over easter/good friday and spend the day eating, drinking and playing WoW.
I am quite proud pagan and I would happily work on Christian holidays if it meant I could get my 8 main festivals off, however with only just over 40K people in Australia claiming to be pagan on the census I think we are a long way off equality there. I mean if you take gay marriage as an example of how minorities are screwed in Aus, I think you have a fair idea. Anyway finding other “atheist” friends is not a major issue 😀
I packed up my pc and headed over into the alliance territories of my druid. Since this is a super long post you have to jump through 🙂
We were deciding what to do as a group of 4 and I suggested we look at doing old achievements for mounts, just chill out and run around. The reason being one of our 4 hasn’t played WoW in years and so being able to get through heroics/mythics would have been challenging. However I didn’t mind chasing old achievements though.
We started with The cataclysm raider achievement and figured that would be the easiest, most of us had a lot already completed.
I don’t think that is too bad really, the only one I had the others didn’t was Four Play and Silence is Golden.
We smashed through the instance so quickly that most of the time me and Calan didn’t get a spell off. My moonfire was getting smooshed constantly but I just couldn’t run fast enough with my little owlbear feet. We failed on Nefarion as we killed him far too quickly which meant he didn’t get to play out his speech etc. We ran out and tried to come back in heroic to do it again but found we couldn’t. GAH! Trying to remember the changes to the raiding situations is insane over multiple exapcs. Maybe Blizz should look at removing that once the xpacs are a couple of years old, so you can go in and farm both normal and heroic. It isn’t like you have anything to gain other than pets/mounts/gear now. So we have to go back in for “Keeping it in the family”.
We also did Bastion of Twilight where we were missing more of the achievements for others.
I did not think we would actually get “Double Dragon” as the bosses were losing health without us doing anything and both Fi and Hels were in the other realms trying to kill the mobs. They managed to get the last mob down and the bosses had about 2% health. It was an amazing effort. The other thing I was super excited about was seeing Sinestra, I remember when the raid was released thinking I would never get to see the fight at current level but how cool did it look!!
We had no idea what was going on when we got to her and had no idea how to do the fight. All of us saying we hadn’t seen it. Until the achievement popped up for all of us except Fi. She was very confused about when she received the achievement because she was adamant she had never seen the fight.
Throne of the 4 winds was also needed to complete the achievement and we missed out on”Stay Chill” unfortunately. It caused a wipe the first time as we tried to go to 8 for the buff before we killed the other bosses, instead that killed us and took Hel about 15 minutes to die. So we tried it again, but you know what isn’t helpful – demonhunter wings – apparently when you are trying to jump across platforms they cause you to go slower and delay you landing which means more time for the buff to count down. It caused an issue with Hel and then he dropped his buff but we didn’t realise and so we killed the guys and no achievement.
I didn’t need “Four Play” but the others did so we researched what needed to happen, spent about 10 minutes reading up on the best way to complete it without issue and then headed into the fight. This was after having bugged out the boss the first time and having to spend 10 minutes rebooting WoW before being able to get get the fight started again.
We start the fight, and Hel forgets that we are attacking a boss from the 1930’s and decides to hit it with one solitary attack. BAM! Boss dead.
I am in fits of laughter, rolling on the floor almost, because instead of auto attacking he went full Demonhunter and went crazy. We didn’t get the achievement as you can imagine.
I only need 2 more achievements now to get the mount – I am happy about that. I could potentially do the Nefarion one but the Stay Chill will be hard without at least 3 people.
You would think we would have had enough at this point, but nope we decided to head to Dragonsoul. As you can see – I don’t need much for this one. Sadly the issue is my druid doesn’t have any of the Chromatic Champion completed however my mage has 2 done. Sadly that isn’t account bound 🙁
Fi and Hel only need 1 more run through to get the last chromatic platform which will be awesome for them in a week’s time. I might see if I can find a raid going to get one more platform done on my mage.
The only one which caused us grief and took about 40 minutes (if no wayyyyyyyy more) was Maybe He’ll get dizzy. We did it over and over and over and over and over again. Each time getting slightly better but initially we just kept killing all the things with splash damage and flying off his back a couple of times. Only 4 people means that if you are standing just slightly over the imaginary line he rolls. Was sooo painful. After a bit of a break for snacks and drinks we came back and did it. FINALLY! there was much celebration!
The last ones we attempted were Mogu’shan vaults because we figured that would potentially be just as easy as the other ones. We were wrong. We could not have been more wrong if we tried.
By this stage my hubby was home from work, so we decided to pull him into the raiding fun as well. As he is away in Malaysia at the moment, I am getting him as much as I can to play WoW with me so we get some “time” together.
We all went into the first one with Corgis and pugs out. We didn’t get the achievement for “Must Love Dog”. We speculated that because the corgis were not around in Pandaland we needed to get out pugs only. So we excited and attempted to come back in on a different mode… nope. Still not possible in this expansion. So we moved on to Fend the Accursed and could not get the mimic to happen, however at the end of the fight we seemed to have one part of it done – I will need to read up more about that achievement. It doesn’t help when you don’t really remember how the fights actually go. No achievement.
Activating the Mogu artifact seems like an easy prospect but it isn’t. I read on wowhead that having more people clicking on it speeds up the channelling – I dispute that vehemently but with only 2 people in the spirit realm it is hard to tell conclusively. We think we might need more than 5 people for this fight given 3 people are voodoo dolls and unable to go through to the spirit realm. No extra achievement after at least 6 attempts.
Subetai the Swift we all danced with after he did pillage and then nothing happened, no achievement so we will have to find out why – we must have done something wrong.
We did manage to get this one though – yay us. Probably not the most difficult to get completed really.
Then we failed miserably on the last one with the constructs that do so much damage which you are supposed to avoid but have no actual way of doing so easily. I have no idea. We all spent ages and ages and ages killing adds on this fight and only a couple of us getting 1 single stack of the debuff needed. This one made me angry as I couldn’t avoid the damage at all. In any way. This one is a lie! I don’t see how anyone completes it.
I am sure there is a trick and I will try and find out how to complete them all and see if they are possible solo or with just 2 people etc.
Kudos to the group – we did so many achievements it was awesome. Sorry about the Mogu’shan ones being horrific!! But I had such a great afternoon playing and doing old content. It was so much fun!
I had not been raiding for an entire week. ONE WEEK! I was having withdrawals until last night when I got pulled into a full DS run by some friends 🙂 We did Mor’chok heroic and that was about it, the rest we ran like manics through. I felt so good afterwards…just having been in a raid was enough to satisfy me for a few days.
As mentioned previously I am in the process of updating our guild website with all the raiding information and strats I can find for MoP. I already have most of Mogu’shan vaults committed to memory, just the last 2 I need to work on a little more.
I have done a couple of the Heart of Fear bosses, mostly committed to memory – they look like fantastic fights! Can’t wait! But I have done nothing about the middle raid yet. Yes I have been slack. But committing that many bosses to memory is hard work let me tell you 🙂
All this raiding information has made me literally wanting to raid. I want the kill and I really want to see us do it – I don’t want to fail as a raid leader, I want to push people to be better and I want to be better myself.
This of course brings me to my mage. I sucked at arcane, I am now sucking at frost and I am going to try fire at some point over the next few weeks – probably whilst levelling? I am feeling very very uncomfortable on my mage and completely out of depth. I was hoping a run in DS would help me practice the frost rotation and in all honesty I was pathetic. For someone with my gear I should be kicking arse. Is this the end of my mage? Have I really come this far to not be able to do another xpac on her?
NO NO NO NO NO!!!! I will not give up just because shit got hard! If I stop playing her its because I want to…not because I can’t handle the changes! SCREW YOU no self confidence!! I’ll show you!!
Sorry I momentarily lost my train of thought….and it doesn’t want to come back. So I shall leave you here with my little tangent of anger at myself 🙂 LOL
Also found out the store I am picking up my collector’s edition from – isn’t having a midnight launch like they have every other xpac..so now I am going to just go to work on Tuesday, pick up my copy on the way home and get Wednesday off instead. No midnight launch for me 🙁
We went and did some PVP last night and attempted a bear run and failed by about 1 minute – wiping on that damn Hawk dude was what screwed us. We may try again tonight for my damn bear.
We didn’t organise a DS run because we had hoped we would be running 25 man on Saturday night, however due to some miscommunication that doesn’t look like it will happen, so I am going to try and find a DS to this week on my mage. I can’t handle not raiding – I swear!!
To prove my obsession – I am currently updating our guild forums with the raid strats and video links I can find for the bosses in MoP. Yes, already!! I know, I know we need to get to 90 first and get geared etc, but I want people to be ready and know wtf they are doing. I love this part of raiding to be honest, researching and disseminating information in a way that people can understand. It’s very satisfying for me. I am weird right?
One of our guildies got a Vial of the Sands, really really cheap…I am very very insanely jealous 🙂 If I could handle doing archaeology, I would chase it, but it is such a horrific profession.
I also have to call my Eb store today and confirm the details of my CE copy and if they are doing a midnight launch etc. I am so excited 🙂
I have never been afraid of asking for help, and perhaps one of you out there can answer me this in a way that is helpful.
It makes absolutely no sense to me whatso ever to keep the void up at all.
So, before everyone jumps in guns blazing, let’s start from the beginning.
The theory as I understand it is as follows:
Get it to 30/20%, then waste your cooldowns to regen some mana back to wait for another mana void to spawn so you can pop back up to full mana after it has sucked out the last vestiges of the small amount your regen got you back.
Explain to me how that is better than:
Mana void sucks your mana, pew pew to 0%, mana back, still have personal cooldowns for regen when actually needed?
Perhaps I am only looking at this from an arcane mage perspective being I require full mana to pump out any sort of DPS thanks to our class design, but it seems awfully stupid that I have to waste my cool downs to get my mana back and therefore stuff up my entire rotation because it will give me full mana later when I won’t actually be able to do anything with it since my mana regen will be on cool down anyway?
How was that for a circle of confusion?
Of course this is all on the basis that in a random fight, we don’t actually know if we will even get another blue quickly enough and may actually have to kill the first one anyway…so why not just spend the extra 15 seconds killing it in the first place?
I really just don’t understand how it makes it any better – and yes, more than 6 people have tried to explain it to me and so far no one has succeeded in even understanding what I am trying to say. So it just goes around in circles. I have also read pages and pages and pages as to why it is better and I still don’t see why it is actually better? Is this a case of someone said it once and then everyone followed and then now its the thing to do?
Are there any other guilds out there clearing H Yorsahj and actually killing the mana voids as they spawn? Input…I would love some 🙂
All three things last night combined to make me one grouchy grouchy person.
Firstly, YAY – we killed Heroic Morchok!! We still need a couple of raiders as I had to pug 2 last night because one of our guildies got stuck at work and was not online until 30 minutes after raid start, and we are still missing another actual DPS.
I was quite proud we killed a heroic boss even though it was piss easy and in truth almost as easy as normal mode. Probably buff – but was it always that easy?
I know it has been a few days since I updated, I had to have emergency surgery on a re-ocurring problem, and although I am mostly ok, I am still recovering and have been some very bad raiding with great pain killers.
I did Onyxia 25 man with my frosties and some other famous people again, it was pretty awesome 🙂 I scored 3 different achievements. Many whelps, killing her fast and not geting hit with the deep breath…sadly, no mount dropped 🙁
Of course, my screenshotter did not take pictures…so I got a new screenshot mod…so sick of the old one not working!!
We also did Ruby Sanctum. The only raid I have never done, neither had hubby. I thought it was a very cool fight for the 3 minutes of it that we saw before the boss died!
I was pretty happy finally seeing that one, I have wanted to do it for a very long time. HAPPY!
I also managed to do a laid back raid with JD and do Onyxia on alliance side 🙂 Also fun and very fast, we did it 10 man and she was dead before i really even had one rotation off. LOL.
Our guild got to level 3! DING! and is about 46% through the next level. A certain famous person placed a toon in our guild as well and I got all mental about it…hubby thinks I am insane…but I was hooting like a maniac…just a shame I was in hospital when it happened.
We also went back into DS tonight to get the last two bosses. We had some trouble on Spine, but in the end got it done. So we have cleared DS with the guild. We are going to try for some heroics next week, morchok definitely and also Yorashj and perhaps Ultrax.
I know we are at a 30% buff and that makes things pretty easy, it is still an untested group and we still have some issues to be worked out. So I think given that, clearing the content is pretty impressive. We want to get some heroics done before MoP just so we can test out our group I guess. It will also help level the guild, but in all honesty, I am not sure how much longer we will be raiding for anyway since MoP is so close now. We still need 2 DPS as we are still pugging for raids, but it has only been a guild for 2 weeks I think, so we are not doing too badly.
Anyway, that is all my updates 🙂 Sorry for the long post, but i am still post-op and on good rugs so I have to get everything in whilst I can still actually mostly type 😀
So, I meant to post earlier but didn’t have a chance. We managed to get a guild group going in – ie 8 members of the same guild.
The reason this happened was because I got chatting to a lovely pally, who had a warrior tank he was going to bring. he asked his GL and decided to join our guild to help us out. I am not sure how long he will be with us, but his thoughtfulness and aid have given us a massive leg up in the guild achievements. Reyspada – you are a legend and thank you so much for what you have done. Also Serpentine and their GL Giga, you are awesome for letting us borrow Reyspada.
We had a couple of wipes on Ultrax, just silly things really people not watching things properly, then we got stumped by Spine. We kept getting close, but not enough you know.
All in all though, we smashed through everything, and for a guild that has never run together, with a tank (me) that was less than perfect and mildly geared but surpassed by Reyspada, we did very well.
The healing was amazing. Simply amazing. I have no idea if any of my ex-guildies read this blog, but I was always dying on my pally. Keeping me alive was a very hard thing to do. However last night, the healers kept me going without me being worried more than once or twice. They were generally because of my errors as well. This gives me hope.
We had a fantastic Shammy in the run Tauper, he was funny and was top DPS all night. Another awesome pug which I was happy to have found. He has been added to the friends list as well. I am a little concerned about the stories he was telling us – crocs in tool box etc….very disturbing. But it was enjoyable.
We were really hoping we would get through DS last night, but unfortunately people were losing focus by Spine I think and we had random issues of people not running into the hole etc.
Considering it was our first run together, I think it was quite good. We are going to try and get another run in this week to clear it out. A complete clear would be nice, but this way we can start working on heroics next week for the first couple of bosses and recruit for that. It makes us slightly more appealing as a guild than just new. I hope.
But – the most exciting thing – I didn’t call stuff out. Very occasionally. I wanted to make sure people were doing shit without me needing to coddle them, it was a relief to just be watching my shit and not thinking that others needed the help.
The guildies we have picked up seem to be very nice and I have to admit quite funny. I think we will all get along well providing we can push content. No resting on our laurels!!
then I woke up and remembered how much more I have to get done in game.
Yes, I have WoW dreams. I also have dreams about Glee and karate. I have “How to train your Dragon” dreams.
Life is sort of just chugging along at the moment, hubby and I have quested through Vash’j and Uldum on our shammy/pally combo – I think I have managed to get paid about 6k for all my questing in those 2 sections – including some LFD runs.
Well worth it to get the questing done I think.
I have been slowly improving on my shammy. I am having the same issue on her though as my rogue. I am just not used to not actually pressing buttons. It feels very unnatural to just let weapon damage occur – hopefully it won’t take too much longer to get used to it.
Hubby is turning into a very good tank 🙂 We have really only had one arse in a run and he spent more time talking than healing and then wondered why hubby was taking so much damage, then started bitching about that. Had he shut up and actually done his job it wouldn’t have been an issue, almost turned the hubby off the job. Tanking is a shit job in LFD though because people just abuse you without even giving you half a chance.
We have a guild website up now, you should check it out! We are still adding bits and pieces to it 😀 I may be bringing my pally over, so we can do a raid next week – if we don’t find a tank by then of course, but i hope I don’t need to :p
Last night we went to DS, our intent was to do some heroic modes, we didn’t have enough people online so we did a normal run.
The alts vs main thing flared up AGAIN!!! I am so fucking sick of the argument and in truth I just wish they would call it quits with raiding until mop.
We had a pug rogue in the raid who was hassling our hunter for winning some vial trinket off yorsahj and I had to boot them because he kept hassling her. He then proceeded to mock us for our bad dps and being so shit…what’s funny is that we aren’t a guild who watches our dps or even really gives a shit about meters etc..The joke was on him really because we were completely uninsulted :).
The issue I have is that I agree with the rogue about the trinket…I am not entirely sure why hunters would use a trinket that procs a physical damage effect….do hunters even do physical damage? Yes I understand the agility is good for hunters, but same for rogues and shammies and more so because they benefit from the proc…can anyone clarify hunters for me?!?!?
I was outnumbered and when I explained about the proc I got told basically it was bis for hunters…sure?
Anyway, aside from that we only killed up to ultraxion after wiping the first time on him.
Transmogrify for the Olympics is killing my brain, I come up with outfits and then decide they aren’t good enough, do start again…I have to stop doing that. The competition has some of the best transmoggers competing though and I really feel I have to produce completely perfect concepts! Hehe I will get there though!
We did an alt run tonight because of the save to the DW kill. It was a pretty good run considering we had 8 alts in the run, we got the first four bosses down.
The shame I mention is my own. I was an awful raid leader tonight, I was so focused on trying to get my rotation as boomy that I wasn’t leading very well, so when I tried leading my rotation suffered. I couldn’t balance everything (no pun intended) but a boomy rotation is so different to a Mage. I do ok in LFR because I only need to watch my rotation and not anything else.
I healed on yorsahj because it was a little heavy for the healers, I sucked by the way. I gave it my best though and we got him down. I also called out badly on the colours which didn’t work and then we wiped, but then after copping shit for it, it didn’t wipe us the next time. Anyway, I guess something was different the other time, anyway I apologised profusely for my bad calls.
My DPS was barely above 16k all night, I have seen myself do much better, but I was just disappointed. If I want this o be my main in MoP, I have to be able to play the fucking thing better. My hubby however, jumped on his shammy and was fighting for top spot with 2 hunters, sitting at about 25k with pretty sub gear; he is so impressive as a player 🙂
Onto other things, hubby and I spent all day playing the shammy and paladin, we got them to 84! About 40% through, so not long to go :). We also have hubby’s druid to 83 and his tips were helping me in healing DS.
I confess, I was very angry tonight, in fact I had /gquit typed into my chat window I was so angry. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised it was my fault for being selfish, but I can’t help it – it angers me.
Since we killed DW a few weeks ago, I have been wanting to ensure our long term members get this kill as well, I have been pushing that agenda because I know people will start losing interest soon.
Onto the excitement, my Shammy got to 83 yesterday 🙂 I am so happy for her. I am playing enhancement and enjoying it more than I thought I would to be honest!
I am lucky to have a very gifted enh shammy that I married and he was giving me some great tips 🙂 I have never been a fan of melee, but shammies seem to handle it better…or maybe I am not clueless….no idea 🙂
We should have hit 85 sometime this week with these current toons, so that is a little exciting 🙂 That will make my shammy toon number 5 at max cap, my priest will be hot on her heels!
There was a bit of drama tonight behind the scenes alts vs mains argument again.
Anyway after that was sorted we semi-smashed through everything and got beaten by the lag/dc boss on spine.
Zonozz, the ball went to France on the middle bounce and the tank was chasing the ball everywhere. Yorsahj, we lost four people for no apparent reason, but they managed to kill him, painfully slowly. Hagara we killed just as a frost tempest was starting to happen so people died because they stopped moving and the ice walls got them 🙂
Ultraxion, no problems; warmaster, one healed from blackthorn dropping – with a couple of DPS down and the second healer and MT lagging at this point. We managed to do it though!
Every single time we got to the third amalgamation the tank and healer would start dcing…it was so annoying!
The upside of tonight, we would have cleared in one night if the lag and dcing had not happened. We started at about 7:45, and by 8.55 we were about to start spine. We had 30 minutes to kill 2 bosses – easy could have done it!
We are going to head back in Sunday, finish off the two we have left and then we may even try an alt run for people.
Overall it was a brilliant effort to get through so much in one night! Very proud 😀
Another thank you to Bursar as well, he joined us again on his rogue, it was nice to not be wiping constantly 🙂 once again he was patient with us and having some fun!
I swear I feel like I am on a roller coaster that I just can’t get off because the guard is laughing maniacally at the gate and pushing the machine to go faster, pussycat, faster!!
We had 5 people online last night, so we are hoping Thursday is a go. I really thought given we smashed through 6 bosses on Sunday that people would be all busting chops to go… 🙁
I have found myself looking at guilds again…secretly…when I think I am not looking….it’s pathetic – I agree – but I just can’t shake the feeling that I am completely and utterly addicted to the game and raiding specifically.
Yes I know there is a 25% buff at the moment, but I tell you what it kicked butt 🙂
We started just after 7.40pm, 9 manning with 2 healers. We figured we had been 9 manning the first 3 bosses well enough for a while we would just continue,, but honestly, we got all the way to Hagara with one down and we were doing it fast. We wiped once on Zonozz because the tank forgot the fight :0) it was ok though. At Hagara we had a guildie come in just to add an extra person, we smashed through Ultrax and Warmaster and buy 9:16pm we had cleared up to our usual spot.
I cannot express how happy I am right now 🙂 It has been an absolutley epic day!! EPIC!!!
It started off with Molten Core rep farming and DING!
MC was my first ever raid, and I never ran it enough to get exalted back in vanilla – only honoured, it has taken me years to get it done. I really wanted it to be completed before MoP – I just had to find the time to do it! Next is BT which I only have to clear 5 times.
I also found fantastic transmog robes – I love them!! I have since discovered finding things to match it will be a problem. I will persevere though, there has to be some sort of outfit I can make with them.
The image doesnt really show the lovely leaves around the back and gorgeous detail. I really love them though!! So I am on a mission now!!
I then did LFR on my druid and scored my tier leggings, which gives me a set of 4 now. I am so wrapped as that was the last piece I was chasing 🙂 I will continue to gear her up with VP gear and LFR stuff, but I can do 10 mans on her now as she s above the 385 ilevel that a lot of people ask for.
Anyway after a few false starts for DS pugs, we just always had a couple short that we couldn’t find, and so would wait around 40 minutes then disband. So after some more waiting around, I found a group made up of people from he previous pug I had run which was a success.
That is Deathwing – DEAD!!!!! After all the horrific PUGS in the last few weeks I never thought it would happen. We would get so close and then just not go anywhere.
I also got the 25,000 Valor Point achievement as well but my screenshotter didn’t get it. I thought it was kind of cool that I scored that achievement with the DW one.
Then I had an epic roll of 98 to win the Staff 🙂
So after all that excitement I decided to log off and just bask in the fantastic day I just had! I am content now, I have killed DW on 10man, I just have to get Rags down and I will be completely up to date and ready for MoP 🙂 I can just focus on chasing the achievements I want to!!