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Nine

April 21, 2014

That’s right, only two more classes to go.

Hunie became the ninth class to max level on Saturday, dinging in the Dread Wastes as all of my characters do.

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I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. Maybe it’s just me having a natural feel for the spec, I don’t know, but I’ve found balance druid to be very durable. Scrapes that would have killed any of my other non-plate characters, she comes out of, bleeding but alive.

That being said, she didn’t really try to take on anything serious on the Timeless Isle, although she did go and complete the introductory quests there.

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The cannonballs from Dread Ship Vazuvius will still kill you even if you do nothing but run circles around the ship casting moonfire, FYI.

The other two aren’t far behind. Vozzkaz visited Zouchin Province yesterday and is ready to move on to Townlong Steppes. Ales didn’t get as far, but he did get through some of Kun-Lai and set his hearth at the Shrine. He also had more fun with his Glyph of Disguise.

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That’s all for today. Happy Dyngus Day!

Boost Baby

April 7, 2014

Ok, I finally made up my mind. I was having a hard time deciding between Oslee the warrior or Oslen the hunter. Yes, they’re brothers. There was a third, older brother, Osler the priest, but he died in a tragic I-don’t-need-two-undead-priests-on-one-server-group accident. (Nevermind that I now have 3 belf paladins on the same pair of servers … )

Here is Oslee passing through the dark portal:

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Anyway, based on research and advice from a post over at Sportsbard, plus my recent decision to finally break down and transfer the rest of my 85+ Horde to Kargath-Norgannon, I decided to get BS and LW both on the boosted character. Obviously, this would mean that whichever one I boosted would have one profession that doesn’t go with his armor class, but meh.

Here is Olsee a couple of hours later, magically materializing at the Shrine as a fully geared and professionally maxed 90:

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Arelin hasn’t been transferred yet because he has to be in charge of my bank guild for a week before he can come, but I am including him in my count here. This gives me a professions count of:

BS: 2 (1 maxed)
LW: 2 (1 maxed)
JC: 2 (1 maxed)
Engineering: 2 (1 maxed)
Alchemy: 3 (1 maxed)
Inscription: 2 (1 maxed)
Tailoring: 3 (2 maxed)
Enchanting: 3 (2 maxed)

Plus multiple miners, herbalists, and skinners.

Oslee replaced almost his entire set of boost gear with Timeless Isle gear, and promptly ran out to get himself a Crystal of Insanity and a Rime of the Time-Lost Mariner, because … toyz! He handled the elites in the cave with ease. It didn’t take me long to see why Averry has so much fun.

So Long, Skadi

March 28, 2014

Finally, after how many years and more than one losing roll, I got Skadi to cough up a blue proto-drake.

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I still need 8 more mounts to get to 200, however, so I have quite the circuit for Van to run each week. I did try Malygos last weekend for the first time and he was easy enough so I’m still not out of Northrend but at least now I don’t have to visit both coasts.

Also, no pics, but while seemingly everyone else and their dog has been busy killing demons in Diablo, I’ve kept working on leveling my classes in WoW. I worked on my enhance shaman last night. Now, keep in mind that I’ve never played a shaman past level 68, and never played enhance until I boosted this one from 1 to 85. So I was pretty proud of myself when she took down Torik-Ethis last night. He’s a level 87 rare mantid, one of those with blade flurry and the tornadoes that can be a real pain as melee. She was level 86 and wearing all quest greens … no ilevel 450 BoA weapons for her. I think I’m getting the hang of it quite nicely. By the end of the night she had reached 87 and joined Huna at the Shrine.

Happy Druid

March 24, 2014

Ok, last week I mentioned how much fun I was having leveling my balance druid through Pandaria. Several of you expressed disbelief, and Bocat basically said ‘SS or it didn’t happen.’ So Hunahuna is here to show you just how much fun it is.

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Um, catching up on gossip in Halfhill doesn’t count, Hunie. Any character can do that. Heck, that’s what some of these commentators have relegated their druids to doing. We want to show them some action!

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Yes, working your farm is action, but that’s not quite what I meant. I understand that you’re a druid and feel the need to play in the dirt there, but that isn’t what this post is about! Please help me out here.

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Aha! Now we’re getting somewhere. Here’s some single target action on a named quest mob.

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And here we have the glory that is hurricane/astral storm.

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Yes, dear, that’s a lovely placement. No, it doesn’t make you a tank.

Curious, though, as to how much she can handle, I pulled four of those Saurok in the cave in the (crap what is that little zone called where the Tavern is?) zone between the Valley and Kun-Lai. These aren’t little low-health mobs like the ones she AOE’d in the above screenshots, but regular, full-health mobs equal to her level. No problem. She mowed them down. Dot, dot, starfall, ooh an instant starsurge proc …yeah I threw in a barkskin and a rejuv but really, she had no problem. Out of all the casters I’ve played with (not counting the warlock who has a pet for that) she *is* the tankiest of all of them.

Oh, and one other thing … I am beginning to understand the druids I’ve seen who bounce around. My other lady tauren, Junahu, is as flat-footed as they come. Of course, she grew up with her pet holding all of teh things while she stood still and shot them. Huna though? Yeah … she bounced circles around the Varian sha during the quest at the Temple of the White Tiger. She might be having TOO much fun. She even flirted with Anduin.

I’ll be totally honest here, out of the 5 characters that I RaF boosted to 85, the balance druid was the last one I would have bet on being the first to the Shrine. But here she is! A couple of the others have made 86, but she is at least a full half-level ahead.

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Sha of Anger, meet Huna the Happy Druid. She’ll be coming for you soon!


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