Posts Tagged ‘mounts’

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.

Liberation Complete

February 25, 2014

Finally ….

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Why yes, that IS a dps cloak proc you see there. We tried to get him down with me healing instead of our disc priest, but we just don’t have enough geared DPS available. I’m guessing, going into WoD, I’m going to have to either get better at ret, or find a dps spec that I *am* good at.

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Although, to be fair, my Skada said I did close to 100k. The log that was posted says I did 113k. BUT … my game froze partway through phase 1, and I had to alt-F4 and reload. So maybe I did better than I thought. Ewwww look at the misses. I swapped in my shiny new trinket before the fight and it dropped my expertise. I did reforge afterwards so it’s all capped again, but obviously that did hurt me. Dang, how did Stick do twice my DPS in the opening of the fight? His Divine Storm … and of course he logged out in prot spec again so I can’t armory stalk him. Dangit. :p

Ok, ok … sorry. Rambling about a log that you guys can’t even see. I’m done! But check THIS out …

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Thursday instead of continuing our normal raid, we did a flex raid with the members of this other guild that we are thinking of doing an alliance with for Mythical raiding in WoD. Our goal, other than seeing how we all got along, was to complete the achievements for everyone. Almost everyone got their mounts that night, other than a couple people who needed different weapons on Blackfuse, and of course, me still needing Garrosh. So the kill completed the achievements for me, also.

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I think he’s my favourite proto-drake model so far.

P.S Grats to my good buddies Slice and Adoe who also downed Garrosh for the first time last night. YAY! :D

Better Than a Love Rocket

February 20, 2014

I have mixed feelings about the Big Love Rocket. On the one hand, it’s really super annoying that the drop rate of this is sooooooooooooooooooooooo much worse than that of other holiday mounts. I had multiple toons with Brewfest mounts or the Headless Horseman’s mount long before they went account-bound. Remember the year the Horse dropped like candy? I think I had it on all five of my max level Alliance. But THIS thing … argh!!!

On the other hand, since I have all of those others, I ignore those holidays. Since pretty much everyone and their dog still wants this one, the queue times to get a group for the apothecaries are negligible. Like, I’m talking anywhere from 2-8 minutes …. as a DPS. So even with 10 nineties lining up each night to try for one, it’s only taking me an hour to get them all done (there are tanks and healers mixed in with instaqueues).

Which brings me to my main rant. Even more annoying than the low drop rate. Healers who aren’t healing. They may or may not have a healing spec, but even if they do, they aren’t in it. I stopped queueing as tank on my two least geared tanks because wtf? I have like 410k health, people. I KNOW this thing is easy, but the boomkin who did 30k dps while I nearly died would have been far more effective actually healing me. The first time I queued as dps instead, the tank we got was level 89. Thank the Light the healer we got for that run was actually in a healing spec. It’s a difference of 5 minutes, people! If you’re too lazy to wait 5 minutes in queue as dps, gtfo.

So, to make up for the frustrations of the holiday, I bought this on the AH.

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I had a heck of a lot of fun zooming around Stormwind. I haven’t tried picking herbs from it yet. Maybe this weekend … although I need to finish my RaF this weekend, it ends in less than a week! Next week I’ll post a recap of everyone that I leveled.

Blogiversary 5

February 7, 2014

Dear drivers,
Snow on the roads is not an excuse to ignore traffic laws. To the guy who didn’t even slow down for the stop sign on the corner by my house, you are an asshole. The neighbor kids wait for the bus on that corner.

Ok, on to the business at hand. Five years ago today, I wrote my first post….

actually, I don’t really have much else to say about that. How about we look at what I did this week instead?

Heroic Immerseus

So now I’ve downed 2 heroics, without killing Garrosh. Amusing, isn’t it? hehe. The trick on this fight is that the boss gets a buff which puts stacks of a debuff on you, and you spawn adds for each debuff … so the dps has to be careful to only get the amount of stacks that we can deal with, and then get OFF the boss and kill the adds. To do this, we all stack in the large area near the stairs, which means we get a TON of puddles there. Then in the splitting phase, people have to spread to their designated slices quickly enough to handle those adds, then come back in time for the next phase.

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Well, we were all feeling so good after killing him, that we had a mammoth party while the raid leader was explaining the differences between normal and heroic for the Protectors fight.

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I felt kinda bad for him, it sure seemed like no one was paying attention to him, but he kept right on explaining. We didn’t get it down, but we got some good practice on it and I’m pretty sure we can do it.

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RaF Fun

Wednesday night I got my Tauren ladies through Thousand Needles and Tanaris. They’re all ready to go to Un’goro Crater tonight. They had a lot of fun hanging out in the Needles though. Between river boats, water striders, seahorses, and aquatic form, they had many options for dealing with the water.

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Kovok!!!

So I was checking the AH on my Alliance server last night before heading to the Faire. There are always a ton of pets posted there, like 12 pages worth. I saw some things I was considering, like a Rascal-bot that was already level 20 and was under 10k, but then I saw this for only 6800 …

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Now I can have Kovok with me wherever I go. He’s so cute!


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