December 2, 2013
Here’s one more to add to the pile.
Of course, the first thing I did, even before the Timeless Isle, was to visit the Isle of Giants.
I also looked up info on the special hunter pets that you can find by following their tracks. Here is a nice shot of Bristlespine right after I tamed him, with one of his tracks still showing next to us.
Of course, the one I want most is Portent, who is found in the Vale. I finally saw his tracks yesterday, but as soon as I landed, some Alliance hunter started harrassing me. Being that it’s a PvP server, I just flew away. It’s not even worth the trouble. (insert mini-rant about the server merges … Drak has had 3 other servers combined with it, with a fourth being added today for a total of 5 servers all merged) I liked it being somewhere between low to medium. Not that my Alliance server is any better now that they’ve merged it with another and caused it to be high pop. I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but my initial happiness with combined servers is quickly changing to dismay.
I do have options though, especially since the current sale of the battlechest for $4.99 combined with the new (and brought back from retirement) RAF awards have convinced me to finally get a second account, even if only for the time needed to get my zhevra. I’ve taken a bit of a break from leveling my higher level characters to play around with RAF pairings, mostly leveling my bank alts.
I thought I had a bank on Earthen Ring but I guess I just had a bank alt and never got around to getting his own guild. I might ask for help setting one up there. Or I might just delete him. I haven’t really decided yet. I also have a couple of them on Dawnbringer, one on Elune, and of course Lemon Squares on Kargath which is definitely being used regularly. Plus the two on Drak/Firetree/Malorne/somethingelse/newsomethingelse that, well … I don’t know. I just. don’t. know. I have 5 90s there, plus an 87, an 85, and a ton of alts below 40. Oh yeah, and one on Winterhoof which is now high pop but not PvP so it’s ok.
And I’m rambling now, so I will stop.
November 22, 2013
What Colour Should I Be?
Yeah, as soon as I heard the new bundle was out, I ran to the store to throw money at Blizz. I didn’t even know the Enchanted Fey Dragon changed colours! And the Alterac Brew Pup? He has a cog when you mouse over him. Click it, and he gives you a sample of Alterac Brandy. Yes, a pet that gets you drunk. He’s also absolutely adorable. I hope they add more dog breeds. There are so many possibilities there! Hey, my fantasy football team has, for many years, been named Fighting Shih Tzus. Blizz, make it happen please!
November 18, 2013
Ok, so I had to get oQueue to get the Celestials, and even THEN, it took two groups to do it. Both times I joined the group after Chi-Ji had been defeated. The first group killed the other three then broke up. The second group said they would kill Chi-Ji a second time for those that needed it … I just had to kill the other three a second time and then wait 20 minutes while most of the group left and the new leader re-submitted the group to the addon. It served its purpose, but I’m not really a fan, so I disabled it afterwards. I can always turn it back on when I need it, but in the meantime, I refuse to spam people with that (OQ) broadcast every time I log a character in.
My screenshot didn’t turn out that great. I should have mounted and gotten a better shot.
But there was still one final quest to achieve. Knowing how bad my Saturday LFR groups have been, I was hesitant but queued anyway. Fortunately, other than the initial trash at zone-in, the group was competent enough. We rolled through Blastfuse and Paragons with no problem. I picked up my usual Lucid buff and title during the fight. Good times. We cleared the trash to Garrosh’s room so smoothly, I was honestly looking around for the last set of adds before realizing that they had already been killed. On Garrosh, people handled the adds, dps’ed the mind controls, and finally, he was defeated.
One final screenshot from the dialogue after turning in the last quest, including a nice view of the cape proc .. as well as me finally smacking Wrathion upside his little punk head.
And yes, I did shell out the 7k+ for the dps cloak as well. The proc on THAT is super awesome … not the wings part, the claw flurry part. Very cool.
November 13, 2013
So last night I queued for Halls of Flesh-Shaping and Pinnacle of Storms, because I only needed one more Titan Runestone. Pinnacle popped first and I figured, cool, I’ll get the guaranteed one off Lei Shen and be good to go. What I failed to realize, of course, is that the next quest requires killing Lei Shen. /facepalm
So I basically can’t do anything more this week, and am left with killing Garrosh as my only goal (which includes trying for the pets off Blackfuse and Paragons). *yawn*
On the plus side, Blizzcon was totally awesome and I am reasonably stoked about the expansion. Garrisons look like a lot of fun.
Heroes of the Storm looked pretty cool, too. I signed up for the beta even though it’s not the type of game I usually go for.
Reaper of Souls? Meh. I played D3 because it was free (with a yearlong WoW sub) and it was fun, but I won’t be paying for an xpac.
SC2 I bought on a whim when Blizz had it on sale for $20. I think I’ve played 3 maps in the scenario so far? Not for me, although I did watch one of the tournament matches and was like … woah.
Hearthstone! The Innkeeper’s Invitational was totally awesome, although it was a bit disappointing that so many of them played the exact same classes. I was glad to see Trump’s druid deck, as druid is one of the classes I play most often. It just has so much versatility (appropriate for druid as a class right?). I think if he had just put a taunt or two in there he’d have been fine.