#Blaugust2019 – ooooohhhhh Wrathion!!

I saw this news on twitter saying the continuation of the Azerite questline takes us to Finding Wrathion again.

From Reddit

The Black dragonflight again. Also a mount based on Deathwing can be awarded during Blizzard’s upcoming birthday. – details here.

I have no idea what else is in store, I didn’t read the post about Wrathion as I don’t want too many spoilers but I did get very excited about seeing his name again. My necklace only just hit 55 last week and I need to make a concerted effort now to get through the rest of the story based on this news alone. I know someone, maybe Simon?, in the guild mentioned you had to get your necklace to 70 for the next quest and I just looked at mine and nearly cried.

But this is what I am going to do. Quest my butt off for the next week with anything that includes Azerite and spend a morning on my weekends doing the expeditions. If I can find a group willing to do Mythic level even better, but will definitely stick to heroic to get them done. I need to get my necklace up.

We are soooo going to have dragons in the next xpac right? All dragons all day!!! GAHHH Maybe Ysera will come back somehow.

As I choose to remember her.

#Blaugust2019 – It finally happened.

Short post today, but I finally got my flying!! I thought I was way behind the 8 ball but I saw plenty of other people tweeting about finally getting it completed the same day, so I felt slightly better. I am finally able to fly!!

Just take a moment to appreciate the brilliance of this moment. This begs the question, will I be tempted to play more now? I get to see all my dragon mounts again and so many I have missed!!

On the flip side hubby asked me to do his dailies to help with his rep when he can’t be online. So this sucker for punishment said yes and have been trying to help him get his flying as well.

I am so happy to have finally done this so I can fly down to the docks and out to the raid zone!! OMG it is a wonderful feeling 🙂 Just a few more days for hubby to get his and then we can all fly together!

#Blaugust2019 – Dragon Soul!!

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.

The depressingly slow path to flying

I just cannot even tell you how much of a struggle it is to log on and find the energy to do these stupidly bad dailies in the new zones. I don’t like to dislike this game because I genuinely love it. I have played since Vanilla because my love outweighs most all things.

This is pushing it though. Jokingly my husband went out at 6.30pm and said to me I will bet you will still be suffering through those when I get back (eta 9.30pm). I started them with Apophis at 6.39ish (let’s not go into overkill) and not a word of a lie, I was just handing in the last part as my husband pulled into the garage. I jumped offline and went and watch Critical Role to cheer myself up.

3 hours to complete Nazjatar and Mechagon. This is why I don’t do dailies as a general rule. It shouldn’t take me that long to get a total of about 20 quests complete. The amount of time spent running/flying between locations – especially with the varied topography is just frustratingly annoying, not including the sheer volume of mobs that seem to live in/near/on the roads.

I seem to be struggling with my reputation gains anyway because my Naz rep is 8800/12000 honoured but my Mech rep is only 4000/12000 and I am doing them both on the same day. I am clearly missing something in Mech and I don’t know what. Anyone else have that difference?

On a positive note, I was pretty excited the other day to find I finally had all the mats to make the lasercat, initially it said I couldn’t because I needed to find someone else – I thought perhaps you had to have engineering, then we found some guy sold the blueprint, so then i could again. It was a rollercoaster of emotions guys 🙂

Michael on the other hand spend all his mats recently on this little guy – I have no idea how or where or which quest, but I am hoping I am doing it somewhere along the line! So here are the 4 of us on our mounts.

Kitties and Spiders oh my!!

So…here is to a few more days of painful dailies in amongst some raiding 🙂 Wish me luck to get through this. I just want to be able to fly, thank Ysera for the jetpacks in Mecha – they make such a difference.

Demon hunters are go!

Whilst waiting for release date, like many other people we had to find things to do, hubby and I decided to finish off the Demonhunters and get our class mount.

We noticed whilst running around that mine is all purple and hubby is all green.

We are like the ultimate Illidan pairing 🙂  I thought it was cute.  What perhaps wasn’t so cute (and has given my husband material for the next decade of jokes) was me wondering why I was dying and not doing more than 800 DPS in a full LFR raid.   To realise I had not done my talents.  Oops….LOL.

We had to complete the Breaching the Tomb achievement which took a few nights thanks to needing daily world quests and a class hall mission. The class mount questline for these guys felt super easy compared to some of the others I have done like the pally or even the mage one.  However you do the scenario, chase around the …bat…monkey…shrieker and tame it to your will then voila. Mount. Slayer’s Felbroken Shrieker  I felt like it was way too easy.

Once that was complete we decided to move even more toons to our guild, my warrior has now joined the Khaz family again and hubby’s DK, so we then decided to start chasing the class mounts on them as well.

Hubby has decided to Main his Demonhunter this xpac and as Tank, I will attempt my boomy again and have my bear as my offspec, but will likely also try and learn how to heal – although I am not sure I can handle the pressure. We recently started little lowbie toons to level as nightborne and I started another priest, hubby another mage. You start at Level 20 and the spec that was auto chosen for my priest was Disc, so I left it.  The other night we did a run through Scarlet Monastery and we wiped 4 times because I couldn’t heal. The pressure was too much for me. Lives were literally in my hands.  I failed miserably. So hard at lower levels without all the spells, but that is what makes it interesting to play right?

Although I just did a search and it appears as though I am supposed to have another spell…I don’t remember seeing it in my spellbook when I was setting up. I will check tonight though because that is going to annoy me now.

How exciting we are so close to xpac!!

(Yes I did backdate this post because I wanted to do one on release day!! You get double the posts today!)

Mixed bag baby!!

I was devastated to learn last night, the mobile armory has been retired?!?! I was hut enough when the AH was stopped on the mobile app but I couldn’t really say I used it a lot. I would be lying if so.

The fact it would be really useful right now before a new xpac and whilst trying to make millions of dollars for a mount is irrelevant….really…it is just whinging for whinging sake.

But i used the armory a lot more, it kept me up to date on guild calendar – I logged in and signed up for raids on it, i jumped into guild chat if I was a passenger, I checked out my characters, planned for world events etc.

I attempted to log in last night to check when the War of Thorns was starting as I had remembered seeing it on the calendar, only to be greeted with this:

I was shocked! SHOCKED TO MY CORE! I am devastated and unable to feel connected to Warcraft. My addiction and withdrawal symptoms are peaking 🙂

They say they plan to move more into the companion app space, so we shall see what happens with that, but I miss having the connection to my guild and the ingame calendar. Hurry up and bring something back please Blizz.

Release date is getting closer and if you haven’t seen this handy little map, you should check it out now. Sydney is 8am AEST for worldwide release. I would suggest maybe hanging around until 10/11am before attempting it and see if the servers are still up at that point 🙂

I have organised leave from work for this (and a wedding in Sydney), originally it was going to be 2 weeks but then I changed jobs so honestly I am not sure anymore. I am currently in discussion with the bosses to find out if I can still take the leave as organised prior to my acceptance of the role.

Hubby might still be getting sent to India, we should find out more today, which would also put the plan for leave in jeopardy; I wouldn’t want to waste having 2 weeks off without him. But we shall see how all that pans out over the next couple of days.

Also did the War of Thorns Part 1. Sylvanas has a point about ensuring we don’t get attacked by the alliance with the new power of azurite. We can’t trust those alliance scumbags. :p  It is her job as the Warchief to ensure the horde is safe so I can understand her need to on the front foot when it comes to anything which could give them an upper hand.

I liked the wisp wall though, it was very pretty 😀  I am not really excited about the mount we get, I would much rather the alliance one:

It is much prettier than the Bat thing horde get, but also looks very badass.  Horde can like hippogrpyhs as well you know!!  So the play through was ok, I haven’t gone back for the world quests – I probably should for some gear on my lower toons.

Need to see what happens next!

 

Never forget!

There are some days when you wonder why you keep chasing things in game when you consider the hours you roam around and around and around and around and around……

I used every mod I could, I used way points and handy notes and omg…the hours.

Are you wondering what the heck I am talking about?

Do these stupid crystals look familiar? If not, get on it and get yourself a set of the most awesome Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph. You spend half of your remaining life flying around Aszuna looking for Ephemeral Crystal and once you click 5 of them you get the mount.

You may remember hubby got his mount quite a while ago and since then whenever I have been in Aszuna I have checked for the crystals. On 4 different occassions I have spent over 3 hours flying around looking for the 5th crystal. No success until now!

I went to bed the other night after finishing a first aid quest in Aszuna and was thinking that my luck would dictate a crystal would be visible. And it was. As it was midnight already, I went to bed parked next to the one I found in the hopes that when I woke up it would still be there. And it was!  Hubby came and helped me and I was adding the one I had found to my handy notes to make it easier.  I eventually found my 4th one and then Pracey came to give us a hand as well.  It was so good to catch up with him on discord and talk shit.   I then found my fifth crystal.  In total I was flying around for about 3.5 hours.

Tips to chasing this mount:

  • Only one person can get this mount when the crystals are up.
  • The crytals spawn every 8-12 hours
  • Once you click the crystal, it stays there, but cannot be clicked by you again.
  • You can see them from a very long distance.
  • They can be in water/caves and between bushes (so hard to see).

From the amount of times I have tried this, I strongly believe the crystals have an internal timer as well.  Some of the crystals spawn in locations after having been searched thoroughly – seemed like about 20-40 minutes between spawns.

My last crystal was in a location I checked multiple times over the 3.5 hours and like…out in the open – really obvious. It would have been impossible to miss.

Either way!!  I am so freaking happy to finally have this mount! Thanks Hubby and Pracey for keeping me company during the long hours and thanks for giving me the crystal mojo.

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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.

Pre-patch -17th July, Tuesday.

No doubt you are all aware of the pre-patch hitting our shores in a couple of days; here is the video if you haven’t yet seen it:

I thought I would re-visit my bucket list….LOL. I did nothing on it! However I found new things I would like to get completed instead – ensuring my First Aid was at 800 and seeing if I could get the Field Medic title before it all goes the way of the dodo. I also want to give the Mage Tower another couple of shots and see if I can’t get it done on my druid – in feral to get a shiny purple kitty to match my bear and my mage just to say I did. But honestly I tried it after the questline and failed horribly so….I am not sure I am that keen. Especially when someone in our guild (who shall remain nameless) has managed to complete it on almost every class….with crappy gear<hangs head in shame>.

The main thing I will be doing is chasing this little bugger Long-Forgotten Hippogryph. Until it kills me.  I am not going to give up but I am going to buy myself a metric tonne of snacks and energy drinks to get me through.

I am not overly excited about the pre-patch – it means I have run out of time to do all the things but what excites me is being so much closer to the expansion!!

Here is Wowhead’s guide on what to do before BfA. I might try and do the Chromie thing this weekend – at least give it a crack – providing I get my mount first.

I have seen lots of comments about how there is still a lot of work needing to be done in the beta for the game to be ok and I remember this being said about Legion as well, but I don’t recall any major issues with the release. Or I repressed all the awful stuff?  I can’t imagine it would be worse than the Drainer release on the hillside with 300000000 people standing on top of an eye glass to create the garrison.

What are you going to be doing in the last rush before pre-patch?

 

 

Life and auctions

My posts are going to be a little erratic over the next couple of weeks, I will try and reduce how much so, but I have started a new job with longer hours and more travel.  This requires a period of adjustment which I just didn’t think about all that much until I realised how much extra time it would take.

I spend 12 hours away from home now instead of 9 and let me tell you, those 3 hours may not sound like much but it seriously cuts into your home and WoW time.

With that in mind I have been focused on starting to play the auction house…badly…at the moment I am just selling everything I can and trying to ensure I scan the AH daily for prices.  Let’s face it….the only real reason I am doing this is I am another person who has lost their freaking mind over:

It is a freaking dino….I want one – but $4 or $5 million is not an easy feat at all…and both Drew and I have to have one so that is only a meagre 10 million I have to make…hahahah

My starting gold across all of my toons was just on $130k. I have started doing class hall missions on my toons that involve gold – that is my focus. The bonus gold on those is almost 2k on some missions.   I do plan on starting to do as many WQ involving gold/consumables as possible as well, across as many toons as I can handle but I am not sure I have the time to be honest. (Which is why I only have 130K and not more! Time poor sucks).

I have been making gold on the AH though and now that I have to make what I want to sell I won’t be seeing a mailbox full anymore…I have run out of mats 😀 But my banker toon started at $3000 and I am now at almost $35,000.  Likely this weekend I will start buying things to disenchant for mat value or buy out and resell.  We shall see though.

How are you guys making money to get the mount everyone is talking about?

 

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.

Drakes…Drakes…and more elusive drakes.

You probably won’t believe this, but I am still chasing dragons for the Awake the Drake achievement.  Given my love of all things dragon, it pains me, it hurts. Deep inside.

I have been “regularly” chasing down 2 of them – Onyxia and Malygos. I have wanted Onyxia as a mount since the first time I saw her. So long ago now. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you when, sometime in 2005. I remember the first time I walked into her dungeon and came down the ramp and saw her. I was so enamoured of her size.  Once again the raids in Vanilla felt epic – they had scale. Size. Dominance. Maybe it was because I was a noob and everything was exciting to me, including having to farm her to make the Onyxia scale cloak for BWL. (Which I still have in my bank).

So I headed to Malygos and saw an item be added to my appearance list (or so i thought). [sarcastic woo] which when I actually read it turned out to be a goddamn dragon!

I just scored the Reins of thee Azure Drake! I may or may not have started dancing excitedly.  I was cursing out how long it had taken, so I decided to check  and then felt decidedly ashamed.

Yeah…only 10 times according to my stats.  Not entirely sure these are accurate as I am certain I have killed it more times than that….but…um….yeah….I can only go off the information and I think that is a pretty good drop chance based on my experience. Maybe I don’t kill it as regularly as I imagine…

Onyxia is proving to be slightly more difficult.

So my current tally with the drakes is almost there.  I am terrified of doing Dragonsoul because I can’t solo the spine encounter but i don’t want to go with anyone else because then I will not win it if it drops (Statistically speaking whenever I am in a group and a mount has a chance to drop 90% of the time it will with 99% of those times it being won by other people – the only time it has not occurred is when I won the Swift Zulian Panther).

If people are keen to do Dragonsoul with me I am more than happy to do it. I will literally cry if it drops though and I don’t win it…LOL. But here is the gorgeous Azure. What is your next big mount chase?

 

 

The Riddle and the worm

Drew and I were watching the following video about obtaining the Lucid Nightmare mount by Bellular Gaming.

It reminded me of the Riddler’s Mind-Worm which I have been wanting to get for a while. I had never bothered as I figured it would take me a heck of a lot longer than I was willing, however tonight inspired me so I messaged the group (Drew, Michael & Ben) and asked if they felt up to the effort. Guaranteed mount for a little bit of flying around sounded like a plan.

I would love to attempt the other mount, but it looks way more involved…especially the maze room…not sure I would make it through that at all.

We jumped online and started the mission. I went on my mage as I figure having ports was going to be the most useful way of travel should we need to bounce around. Honestly if you are going to attempt this – get a mage who can port you back and forth – it makes it so much easier. No idea how long this would have taken with dependency on hearthstones.

You only need to read 8 pages then head to Westfall for the final part where you loot a chest and voila!

The chest on the west coast of Westfall and we found it towards the north end of the coast line.  Simply click and BAM! Mount.

Only one of the ugliest damn mounts that ever there was!!  LOL but I wanted it for that reason.

And getting a group photo was even harder due to the movement of the mount.  I really like the little chest on the back, but it would have been cool if it was a usable bank or something.

ahhahah SOOOOOOO ugly!!  I love it.  There is simply no good angle to get a photo of these guys. All in all I think it took us about an hour – maybe slightly longer, but not much more. I would suggest if you were putting it off, just get it done.  It won’t take you long at all.

And the “poem” from all the pages reads as follows:

...of Sea, Spirit and self…
…first of lords to fall…
…the wind, the eye…
…the plume, the tomb, a scarab moon…
…in snow, sand, and stone…
…behold the battle, unblinking…
…bejeweled watcher…
…ray of sunrise….

Now to contemplate the nightmare more seriously.

 

Toons, Toons everywhere

I finally moved my demonhunter over from the alliance.  I have completely forgotten how to play but it has been enjoyable trying to remember. So my guild has now snaffled my Mage, Druid, Paladin and Demonhunter.

I managed to get quite a few achievements on her with the random dungeons and questing in the first few days, but I am now wanting to get the demonhunter class mount.

Not because it is attractive mount, as far as most of them go it is bloody ugly. But it would be nice to have the storyline completed and done on all my max level characters.

Demon hunters are so much fun to play, I am super surprised we don’t have any raiding DH’s. It is half tempting to try and play one properly but at the moment I am just smooshing keys 😀  I had been sending her heaps of gear from my other characters, you know the stuff that drops for classes and is account bound and can be sent anywhere!!!  woo!  One of the best changes ever made imho.

Playing her though has made me think about what toon I still want to boost to 110. I really want to level my warrior because I want to see the class hall, but I have to level him through Draenor and would rather stab myself in the foot, but every other toon I have is stuck at 90 simply because of Draenor.

Raiding: Is it a wipe or a kill?

Woo!  Wooooo!!  You know what that means.  Epicness follows below.

Tonight started rough, we wiped a couple of times due to just random assortment of bad luck, but we improved dramatically on phase 3 with some better set up for adds. It was good to see it coming together. We got him to 4% and I swear it was almost as bad as seeing a 1%.  I was dead so this was the lowest I saw.

It was such a tease. We brought a few other people in from <Old Dogz> guild, I am sorry I can’t remember everyone’s names. We smashed it out a few more times and then BAM!

Ahead of the Curve: Argus

I haven’t decided if this was a wipe or a kill?  The only person “up” was Jason in non corporeal form.  This was at the end of the fight and not the end of phase 3 – I promise.  I have also just noticed whilst typing this, his title is Dragonslayer and I feel that explains why he lets me die maybe?  He dislikes dragons. Heartbroken.

I can’t believe we killed Argus, I can only assume DOT’s did it?

There is just nothing I can say that explains how excited I am about having that achievement. It has been a long time since I was raiding at any time or in any capacity to get the Ahead of the curve achievements.

On a selfish level, I never in a million years, thought I would ever be tanking with a raid team to the point of being able to actually complete content. Tanking has always been one of those things that I watched with awe. How could they do it, keep mobs, stay alive, watch aggro, taunt on time, stay out of stuff etc etc. I didn’t think I would ever be saying that I helped the guild achieve this. I mean they were mostly through the content, and I am not sure how much I have actually helped on some bosses, but it still feels pretty good to me.

There are few things I covet more in game than mounts.   Ever since we did the original quest in legion to ride one of these I said I wanted one.  I had to get it no matter what it took.  Thankfully it was a mount we could eventually get. Once you kill Argus on heroic or above you get The Blood of the Unmaker and all you need to do is hand it in to Khadgar in Dalaran.  He gives you the most beautiful mount (with the exclusion of Ashes of A’lar) in the game – the Violet Spellwing.

Here is a picture of the guildies on their mounts.  As the mounts don’t sit we had to take a flying picture. So much awesome in such a cool picture.

We attempted to get Fred his trinket from the Doggies. We didn’t manage to get that for him…again. We did the council without issue and then went to Portal Keeper Wankbalar.  God I hate him.  I try so hard to not stand in the green stuff and it just gets me like….1 time and it just kills everything.

The raid ended on a downer after that due to my idiocy.  Which makes everything I felt above dissipate into shame and guilt about being crap.  But then I looked at my mount and I felt happy again because I helped the guild get that mount and achievement.

We streamed the night again and still had no issues with my laptop or anything which I am happy about. I managed to put a little overlay on my chat window which Craig believes was crap….but like…my skillz aren’t leetzor dude.

Go guildies!!!!!  I am so happy right now 😀

Finally ending stories

For the longest time since returning to WoW and collecting the pillars of creation I had wondered how to get the last one. The elusive Eye of Amun’thul. I desperately wanted to close off the story and having so many quests in my log I honestly could not work which lead where, so whilst down with a headcold I decided to try and close off the raid quests in my log and run some LFR’s.

I got through so many raids and received exactly zero gear for my mage.  Not one item. Bah humbug.

Anyway I discovered after killing Guldan,  Khadgar makes you carry the thing back to Dalaran with him! How easy is that?  Seriously. It was one boss fight away from me.

I was so happy to have finally completed that story line!  It was bugging me.  Of course after he places the eyes in the Dalaran dungeon, you head back to Suramar and have chat to Occuleth – because nothing every really ends when you think it does in WoW.  I wish I had completed that story before doing the allied races as it perhaps would have made a little more sense.

Either way, you get another mount – The Arcanist’s Manasaber!!

It flies and has gorgeous purple wings and cute little hanging feet. Adorable.  Honestly the entire thing took me maybe 10 minutes from start to finish outside of the Gul’dan killing part, really could have done that much sooner if I had any clue.

After completing that I was also finally, FINALLY, able to complete something that has been irritating me for a while due to the RNG nature of WOW. Yup Defender of the Broken Isles!

It has been one of those things that every single time I see an assault it is one of the others.  This achievement has been sitting like this for a long time.  I am so glad I logged in this morning with a foggy head to see if it was up.

After a short scenario in which I got completely lost and separated from my party because I stupidly didn’t see the stairs to the tower on the left, I finally got this one done.  I was happy to see Cenarious grant me his antler, I am sure he can regen one pretty easily.  My only really beef is that it doesn’t grant us a title.  Blizzard seems reticent to hand out titles anymore but I loved them, it gave my character just a little something different and we should be commemorated for saving the Broken Isles from the legion.

Both these achievements have been in the back of my mind and now they are done, I feel so much happier.  Now if i could just get through the quests for my professions (although I have a feeling they actually never end) because they take up so much room in my quest log.  Both Alchemy and Tailoring give me 3 – 4 quests at a time and they involve a mix of heroic/mythic stuff.  It is just messy.  The quest log should 2 things – a number so you can tell how many quests you actually have – I am sure it used to (?) and it should let you sort by dungeon/raid quests so you can see how many you have in say MoS without having to click through each quest.

Either pretty happy with those two massive plot lines completed. YAY! <happy dance>

 

Xpac Spoilers: We finally bought Battle for Azeroth

The reason for the delay was simple. Neither of us had the reputation to start the quest chains for the allied races, so we waited until we had that completed.

I know we didn’t have to, but there is nothing worse than buying something you can’t make use of. We cannot decide what characters to boost, Drew is thinking of a mage as he has never been able to level one, and I am completely clueless. I haven’t got a high level rogue, monk or DK. The rest of my toons I have at 90ish. Seems wasteful to boost a level 90 toon when I could boost a level 1…but…I simply don’t want any of those classes at max and that is where I a torn. I am leaning towards my hunter who is 90 and means I could skip Drainor completely or my Shammy who is also stuck at Drainor level.

Anyway, we left them for the moment, but the little 110 circle is calling to me 😀

We logged back in to a summons by the Warchief (FOR THE HORDE!) and past this point is spoilers for the allied races steps.  If you do not wish to know, skip over the rest of this post.

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60 reputations!! Holy Cow!

I noticed the other day that I had less than 3k to go to reach exalted with the Sunreaver Onslaught and so I decided to just do one more day and see if it boosted me over.

Clearly it worked.  I must start doing some more dailies actually, I am quickly running out of money due to all this mount buying I am doing :p Yeah…The sunreaver onsalught got me to the 60 exalted achievements! Woot sunreavers!! 60 reputatations at exalted and all I got was 10 achievement points – ripped off – that is effort baby!!

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This also makes me want to go back and get the reps I haven’t gotten already – Black temple (gah), firelands, frenzyheart tribe etc…surely there is another rep level after 60 – 65 maybe?  No idea, but I would like to aim for it anyway.

I managed to buy this little guy with my rep, which is pretty neat, he doesn’t have a completely awful run, which means I may actually add him to my list of useable mounts :)

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I also like the back of the mounted seat – pretty awesome looking I think, I do love the details they add…I really do!

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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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However when I logged back in the next day after delaying the suspense of posting about it, I found this armoured guy sitting in my journal.  I think I forget about mounts now because you never know you receive them, I prefer the old days of at least opening your mail to see the new things you win and then having to learn the actual spell/item.  It gave me a sense of ownership.

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I have never been a fan of the wolf loping, so he will be relegated to the rest of the wolf pack as never to be used again, but he is very handsome and aggressive looking. The other thing, this mount did for me – which I was not expecting was :

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I honestly thought I was a couple more mounts off that, but woot!  I am now sitting pretty on 151…no idea how I am going to get to 200 – honestly…I am missing a fair few profession based mounts which I could spend some time farming, and also achievement mounts from clearing content…but I just need friends willing to help with clearing old stuff and doing achievements.  I also need to buy the Anglers mounts still and all the cloud serpents!

The Jade kite isn’t as nice as the original one, imho, but it is still pretty, must be because I have a soft spot for blues and greens.

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I didn’t know I even had it because I never got the achievement actually popping up to advise me, I only noticed it today when I logged onto my pally, happened to see the achievement glow and catch the last part of the notice fading from sight.