Archive for the ‘leveling’ Category

Ding! Ding!

December 16, 2014

A couple of level-ups to show off today.

First, my human warrior Sanbec became my second character to hit max level. He promptly upgraded his garrison of course and got his menagerie set up so that he could have pets wandering around just like Van does.

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Speaking of pets, my adorable Elekk Plushie also dinged max level recently. I still have a ton of trainers to beat with her on the team, which is going to require leveling a few of my other pets first, but that’s ok, there’s plenty of time.

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In other news, I received a bit of a shock last night when I logged on … I was the only person online in the guild. Say what? It’s raid night, where is everybody! Then I checked the guild message of the day. Oh. I see. The guild had been doing a joint mythic team with another guild. Obviously, if you’ve ever tried to do this you know how inconvenient it is to not have everyone in the same guild. I mean, it’s doable, but it’s just so much simpler when everyone is together in one. Rather than choose between the two existing guilds, they created a new guild for the raiding team. Makes perfect sense, but I knew it would mean the regular guild would be much quieter and eventually the alts that hadn’t moved already would also go. So for now, I moved back into my own guild. Might as well have access to my guild bank, right? Maybe later I will move into the new guild but I couldn’t really ask while they were raiding so I will wait until a non-raid night when people are available to chat.

More Alliance Questing

December 10, 2014

Just a couple more shots from Sanbec’s quest logs.

Goblins sure have some crazy ways of travelling.

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Since his barracks reached level 2, he’s been taking that silly dwarf Delvar with him on his travels. And because I enjoy matching the mounts, he’s been riding around on the crimson deathcharger.

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In other news that does not include screenshots, Van did LFR last night. It was quick and easy and completely painless, other than the long queue. I’ve pretty much decided that I’d take long queues over the stress of healing though. I am content being a nameless, faceless dps. He also finished leveling the Plushie to 25.

Faffing Around

December 4, 2014

So I’ve been leveling my warrior Sanbec on the Alliance side once Van has done his basic garrison things for the day. The other night after the long maintenance, my Horde realms were experiencing difficulty, so I got a lot done with Sanbec. I do, however, keep his helmet turned on because … sigh. I just can’t stand the new human faces, even after spending hours at the barber shop making adjustments. They just … they’ve completely lost their charm.

Anyway … there was a fun questline in Gorgrond where I could be a goren and go rolling all over the place.

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Then after picking up Blook, I tried riding to Talador and found myself in an area with level 100 mobs … and level 69 moths. Wait a minute … are you SURE this is a different Draenor? I mean really, how did BC level moths end up here?

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Once I managed to ride my always-useful water strider around the coast to mobs that are my level, I started a questline to beat up some iron horde and their siege machines and shredders. Right in the middle of all that iron, smoke, and ugliness, was this beautiful huge lotus at the edge of the stream. I had to stop my shredder and zoom in for a nice screenshot because … wow.

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You can’t really tell from a screenshot how it sways ever so gently and has a soft glow, almost like an aura.

Ding 100

November 18, 2014

Yeah, so, WoD is so engaging that I didn’t even get a shot of Van dinging 100 because I was so caught up in the quest text. So I give you a shot of him and his girlfriend Vivianne instead.

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Our server is low enough population that it wasn’t affected by queues, although of course it was still affected by the lag and other issues that happened. I was quite surprised by how fast the leveling actually went, but it’s not a bad thing. I mean, it did take me four days of 8 to 12 hours of playtime each day. And I finished dang near everything in Frostfire Ridge, maxed my archaeology, and collected enough pets to get the 600 unique pets achievement. So I wasn’t straight-up focusing on efficient leveling at all.

Things that I like about WoD …

The rare mobs that drop garrison resources and other items are very cool. That fact that everyone who helps kill it gets loot is cool. Personalized loot is so very cool. And if you get there too late, well, they respawn fast.

Randomly upgraded quest rewards and drops. So awesome.

Riding. Yes, I said it. I picked out a couple of favorite horses to put on my bar, and then changed one of them out for the ocher bone pony once Vivi started travelling with me so we would match. Flying is good and all, but I am thoroughly enjoying being grounded. I’m sure I’m in the minority here but so be it.

Garrisons. I love collecting followers. I love sending them out on missions. I love visiting them at my garrison.

I love all of these things so much that they make me want to level more characters so that they, too, can collect rare mob kills, and gear upgrades, and followers. So I’ve already gotten my second garrison up and running. Yeah … and I haven’t even started an Alliance one yet, either! I will have to force myself to play one of my newly uglified humans.

I haven’t really put any effort into professions yet (aside from archaeology, which they made EVEN EASIER) so I have no comment on those right now.


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