Expeditions of fun!

OMG! I hadn’t thought they would be as much fun. I think it depends on who you do them with though, I could see these being horrible with PUGS.

Our first one was Whispering Reef and Pracey was trying to explain everything to us whilst ensuring we didn’t fail. We did cream the alliance AI in that one.

The next one was The Rotting Mire and this was a very close call. The numbers don’t reflect it, but at one point the alliance were about 600 infront of us because we couldn’t find anything to kill/collect, until we happened upon three Surok camps with so many fat bags of Azerite we claimed the victory.

The next was the Verdant Wilds. Again we had loads of space and spent a fair amount of time killing the alliance which I think helped to  our victory. We did get better as we went along.

I did keep running off to mine and collect things whilst Moryty and Pracey killed mobs which was not entirely helpful (I would be that bad PUG). I was so easily distracted by the shinies!  We had a few really close matches which I thought we would definitely lose but we found stashes of azerite just at the right times.

The Whispering reef had our closest match but we still managed to come out on top!

According to conversations you should do the 7 per week you need to cap the azerite, however you don’t really need to do more. They are meant to be a side to the main quests/stories and give you something different to do.

We did do all 7 though and had a good laugh at the same time. I would like to see these scale with group size so you can have 3-6 people running around and the mobs just have more HP or require more effort.

I really enjoyed them and I doubt I would ever actually do a PVP version, the AI was enough for me, but I think I would be happy doing more than 7 a week if people needed a third wheel.

Tips:

  • Make sure you grab the shovel if you see one!
  • Eat all the things
  • Go for the rare mobs.

120!! Ding!

We finally hit 120 whilst questing through Nazmir. We only 1 more of the quest chains to complete for the achievement so I think we did well to get there!

WOO! Always feels good to get that last level. However I was a little disappointed I didn’t get anything. No new spell, or talent or anything. Just the achievement. Am i missing something? I asked Moryrt and a few others and they all said there was nothing I am missing.

OK then on with it we go!  I levelled a few quests before Moryrt, no idea how i got so far ahead of him, but it wasn’t log before he dinged either. So Druid and Demonhunters are levelled. Next onto Mage for me and DK for him…maybe 🙂

I tried to take a photo of us at 120 with the Princess to celebrate our 120 status (I have never met such royalty before so I was fangirling a little) and Moryrt started dancing. Have to love the BE dance, but it does make photos hard.

Now we can get into the fun stuff off expeditions, gearing, heroics, mythics etc etc.  I can’t wait to figure it all out now.

Grats to us and to everyone else who is there already on second/third toons.

 

 

 

This feels like it is taking a while

We are now 116 after missing out on Saturday due to real life so our goal was for 115 today.  I am happy to have gotten an extra level.

The following post contains spoilers, mainly in picture form but possibly some things you haven’t seen yet. Especially if you have avoided beta and reading up about the BfA story 🙂

So, read further if you want.

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Thank Yogg I will never have to do that again.

A few weeks ago I asked my buddies if they wanted to get the Lucid Nightmare mount and for a multitude of reasons we never managed to actually get a time for us to be online as a group. (Explains why no mythics either hey?)  So…hubby and I sort of…did it anyway…without them.

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I do feel pretty bad, but having done it now; we could help them get through it faster 🙂 if we can hook up a time.

From everything I had read it was going to be a rough ride and I can definitely agree with that sentiment.  I think all up it took us about 6 hours, split over 2 nights.  Not really all that bad but it is sometimes rage inducing without the proper knowledge.

There are many guides about it so I won’t go into all that much detail but some parts I will mention.  We essentially used the guide in the comments section here by Nightswifty.  Bless their heart whoever they are!

It starts in Curios & Moore uptairs; find the scroll, click the scroll, get the clue and then head to Ulduar.  How anyone figures out these things, I have no idea, but props to them because they are legendary. Simply legendary. Apparently this clue pointed to the release date of Ulduar…WTF?

Kill XT and clear his room and crack a leaver on the NW side of the room, click the lights in a pattern that apparently resembles a cog? (Sure…it does…if you squint real hard?)

Head to AQ40 and past C’Thun’s room near the quest givers there is a table and you have to play the JewelCraft game except this time it is all Old god images.  I want this version – like a glyph or something I can use to change mine.

You have to get 5 brains in a row,  I just kept playing until it happened. Hubby finished before me even though I had to explain how to even play it. <hurumpf>

You have to get a Shadoweave Mask from the AH or a tailor if they have the pattern, ours were $4000 each when we did this. Then head to Deepholm and search for a fissure in the ground which is nowhere near the circling worm deep in an underground cave, just head into the actual cave areas and search near the large rocks. We hunted around the worm for ages thinking it was near him. It wasn’t.

You fall through the ground, find a chair equip your mask, touch the skull and then find out you have to go to Gnomer. You play with some gears, fiddle with some knobs, then find out you have to go to Val’sharah.  In the house with the crazy bird Wraithtalon out the front. He attacked me when doing the puzzle as well, so I suggest you stand toward the back of the house.

You click on a brain and start a puzzle which is all dots and red lines.  You need to make all the lines blue.

Tips:

  • They are separate shapes and not one together so I ended up with 5 different  smaller shapes.
  • You need to click two of the dots to swap at a time. That is how you move the lines around.

Hubby also finished this one before me and had to tell me how to swap the lines around as I was just clicking randomly…and badly.

You then head to the hell hole that is the Endless Halls.  I cannot stress enough – under no circumstances should you do this part without getting the Lucid Nightmare Helper mod. If you prefer rage, anger, hatred and your conversion to the dark side to have begun at this point in your life – ignore the above.

It maps the direction you go and allows you to back track. You mark when you hit an orb or a rune and then just follow yourself back to the spots.  It can be time consuming but it is way easier than drawing maps, using excel or running randomly through hell – and we tried both methods and this was by far the easier one.

Tips:

  • Do not pick up any orbs until you have all the orbs and runes marked on your map. Once used they disappear and you have no point of reference.
  • Don’t bother wasting time marking which way the rooms are blocked in the mod – you don’t need it if you just back track.
  • The map changes every day and is different for each character. If you login and out on the same day, you have to start again but the map will be the same.
  • I have no idea if I should have linked or skipped the rooms when the mod asked me but in the end I managed to just back track anyway thanks to the numbering.
  • This took us about an hour to complete, possibly 1.5. I don’t know…I was so exhausted by the end.

Once complete you head to Karazhan, you are looking for the crypt next to the pet battle lady.

You had into the crypt and you need to find the lower part.  There is a hole that you need to jump down which lands into a pool of water. If you run out ahead of you there will be a underwater pool of death which is horrific called the Upside Down sinners.

The entire chamber is people hanging up side down. Freaky as hell. You have gone too far if you end up in there anyway but if you don’t mind being freaked the hell out go and have a swim with them.  There are some support beams to the right as you come out of the hole and that is the way to the prize!

Look at us with out treasure box!! So ecstatic to be staring at this box!

I cannot say if the mount was worth it or not, but I am very happy to have it 🙂 Good luck to everyone chasing this one – it is very pretty and has purple hoof prints and does a twirling prancy thing when you the space bar.

Going Overseas

I have mentioned it previously however my hubby was sent for work to Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia for originally 4 weeks, it got extended to 9 weeks just prior to him leaving (1.5 days prior). He requested I be approved for a week annual leave to come visit him as 9 weeks is a very long time.

Instead, work decided to utilize my training skills and send me over for 3 weeks!! I am so freaking excited!

What this means is I won’t really be playing all that much.  Pet battling/levelling is pretty much all I will be doing as whilst my macbook is pretty new and very good – I don’t like playing WoW on such a small screen for too long. We are mainly just doing world quests to get our rep up with Suramar for the flying achievements.

I don’t know how my hubby is managing to do it without too much complaint.

I leave this Friday – 21st – if all gets approved in time. TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!  I will be over there on the saturday morning at about 7am.

There are a few things we are going to cram into the first week but there isn’t a huge amount to do for people like us who are generally not big shoppers. The larger issue being that on the last 2 weeks I will be on night shift of, as yet, undisclosed shifts.  This will limit me to maybe only having Sunday as a viable tourist day – honestly I don’t know though. I am sure it will very quickly become obvious how much sleep/awake time I will have.

I had toyed with the idea of flying to Cambodia and then maybe even Singapore but I just don’t think I will have time. We want to do Langkwai Island/sky  bridge but even fitting that in might be a struggle.

So – I will update as often as I can and do any blog challenges 🙂 but I hope you all have a lovely couplw of weeks while I am away missing my little babies.

Lom’s Birthday

We have another birthday today!!

My gorgeous, wonderful, smart, funny, sexy, patient, caring and loyal husband to be exact.

This is just a quick post to thank him for all the years we have spent together and I look forward to many more!  I hope you have a fantastic day sweetheart – both in and out of Azeroth!WoWScrnShot_031814_152257

I see you!!

I see you!

pvp us

I think i got bored…

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

Shammy bear and other news

Hubby and I stayed up until 3am last night…3AM!!!  Oh hell!

We got our toons to 85 though and then ran a couple of dungeons on them.

It is a little exciting, but my shammy is now 85!  His pally is also 85!

This makes it my 5th toon to max and his 3rd, with his druid about 30% left to 85 he is certainly catching me up.

I have really enjoyed just running around and playing with him to be honest, I miss it when he is not playing and I find immense satisfaction in us doing this together.

We chased a few achievements last night after we hit 85 since we were in the area.  I really have to fix that mod!!

Twilight quests complete
King of the mountain

I was going to make this a separate post, but then decided to shove it all in one as I am talking about him now anyway it seemed a fitting place to just continue on.  I have found the solution to my guild woes, I have joined a guild – wasn’t that fast?

My hubby has created a guild!  He is currently deciding on a few details at the moment, and it is early stages, but he has been thinking about doing this for a while now. He was one of the GM’s back in the day with out first first guild, so he is well familiar with the running of a guild and he is a no nonsense kind of guy with a very level head.

I am excited because my hubby is not the type to let people who can’t play stay as raiders.  He is an awesome player and to be fair all of our friends are very good players as well, so he has very little tolerance for people not being able to play their class well, I think I am excited most because he is such an eloquent person when he wants to be, I think finding a great team is not going to be easy, but if anyone can pull it off – he can.

So, with the above occurring, I have moved my mage over to be in his guild and left my other toons on AT for the moment, really only because the amounts add up when moving multiple toons around.  I am yet too pin him down as to raiding days etc, but I have gleaned that we will have loot rules (yay!) and more than likely suicide kings, I would say and it looks like only 2 days raiding at this stage for 3 hours…so maybe wed and Sun from 7/7.30 until 10/10.30 pm AEST – but this is all just rough as guts at the moment.

The new ME!

So one of the reasons we were up so late, was trying to get guild rep and experience etc to help get the guild started up – we got 22% through the first level, so that is a good sign if we can continue in the fashion 🙂  We are going to bring over our hunters next week (perhaps) as they are almost 70 and to level them to 85 would be a massive injection of guild experience. We are also going to finish questing in both Vashj and Uldum for the cash as we did neither of them whilst levelling 🙂  Extra Cash!!!

So if anyone has toons they want to stick into the guild on Nagrand – please feel free!  We won’t mind the levelling boost and I won’t mind the company whilst I level, quest and generally try and get some guild rep and experience happening.

Wish us luck, in the world of constant guilds being created we don’t want to just be another one, fingers crossed.