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Hello 2017

January 17, 2017

Yeah I know, we’re already 17 days into the new year and here I am *finally* posting. But I figured I should at least toss up an update on how things are going.

WoW
Oranis got a legendary in one of his emissary bags finally, Marquee Bindings of the Sun King. These give a chance for your next non-instant pyroblast to deal 300% more damage after consuming hot streak. Normally I NEVER hard cast pyro, using it only with hot streak. But this certainly makes it worth it, even with only a 15% chance. I still won’t usually cast it mid-fight when I’m running solo, preferring to use it to pull the next mob. Coupled with my favourite trinket, the Devilsaur Shock-Baton which slows the enemy when it procs, most things burn to ash without even reaching me.

Junahu finished her hunter campaign so I am essentially done with her. Kerick and Hunahuna, who reached 110 over the weekend, are both working on their campaigns and did the World Quest event over the weekend to get the bonus rep and the 5k resources. I suppose I should get back to work on leveling someone else to follow them. I think Kroy and Sanbec are probably the furthest along.

Hearthstone
I posted awhile back that I was having problems deciding what to craft next. I finally decided on Tirion even though I’m not really playing paladin right now. Anyone who has been around this blog for any length of time will not be surprised, though, as I am a longtime Tirion fangirl. It just seemed wrong to not have him in HS, especially since they killed him off in WoW. 😦

Summoners War
Who … what? This isn’t a Blizzard game! Heck, it’s not even a PC game. You’ll just have to bear with me because BigBearButt posted about this game a couple of times and got me hooked. No I mean really hooked. Like, I’m looking stuff up and making spreadsheets hooked. Yeah. So, probably none of you will know what I’m talking about but that’s ok.

My Dagora is 5* and over 23k hp so he’s able to solo Tamor 3 Hell to level up my other mons. I also have Belladeon and Konamiya 5*. I don’t know who to 5 next .. I have Ahman, Chasun, Shannon, Bernard as likely candidates .. Darion is still 3* but I could easily evolve and level him by the time I have the mats to do a 5. I have some other good 4s that I definitely want to evolve at some point, too, but I’m not sure they should be next .. Mikene, Platy, Shimitae. Honestly though it’s probably between Bernard and Chasun. From what I’ve read, I’ll need Bernard and Shannon for my giants 10 team for sure. Then again, I’ll need Mikene to fuse Veromos, so … yeah. Either way, whatever I do will be for building my GB10 team. I probably should have done Shannon instead of Konamiya but his cleanse is so useful everywhere …

Last Post of the Year

December 14, 2016

Vacation starts next week, so I won’t even be playing, let alone posting. I know I’ve been slow on the posting this year, but I just … haven’t felt it. I’ve been playing though.

Oranis has gotten to revered with everyone except the Wardens. He’s about halfway there on them so I’ll be prioritizing their world quests. He’s also got the ability to automatically complete one world quest per day, so he’s working on the PvP World Quest achievement to get a horse. I’ve *always* wanted one of the PvP horses, but the requirements to get the vicious saddle, which require a large number of arenas or rated battlegrounds, are not worth it to me. So this is the way to get one … and of course, now I go look it up on Icy Veins and realize the ALLIANCE version is the horse, and the Horde is the wolf. Well, I’m still doing it. If I have to do it on Alliance too in order to get the horse, then I’ll just have to do it on Alliance too I guess. The kind I *really* want is the new Midnight in the new Kara … which is not going to happen until I can queue for it as a heroic. I should also probably get the old Midnight one of these days too, especially now that there’s a portal directly to Kara’s front door. I shouldn’t be putting it off.

As for Hearthstone, I like the new Jade mechanic quite a lot. I’m not that big on Reno decks so I haven’t really played the mage or warlock much. I need one more draconid operative and a potion before the priest deck is really ready to go. Aggressive decks like the pirates just annoy me, and I don’t have the cards yet to make the buff paladin or hunter decks really work. So I’ve stuck with the jades for now. I do have enough dust to craft a leg, but I am completely undecided. Here are my best options:

Malygos or Alex old school dragons that I still don’t have and could be used in a few decks. Alex right after the opponent heals up from Reno? always nice
Harrison Jones I’ve held off on him because I can always drop in an ooze. Probably worth it if I wanted extra weapon removal in a Reno deck, but otherwise .. meh
Aya Blackpaw Well I did say I like jades … but she can also be discovered through several means; Lotus Agents, Journey Below, even Raven Idol if you’re desperate and lucky.

any of several old school class legendaries that are staples. For instance, Tirion Fordring, Edwin VanCleef, Grommash Hellscream, Archmage Antonidas the downside is, they can only be used by one class. Would I love to have Tirion? Yeah! But my dust only goes so far so I can probably get more value out of something else that I will use more often.

I’m definitely leaning toward filling out my classic set because those will always be available to use in Standard. And now that I look at a card list, there are quite a few non-class legendaries that would be good to have, too. Baron Gedden, Leeroy Jenkins, Cairne Bloodhoof

That is a lot of possibilities. If I had N’Zoth, Cairne would be the obvious choice. Even without it, he’s a pretty good choice. He’s 4 attack so priests can’t straight up kill him, and a dragonfire potion still leaves Baine on the board. Hmm … I think I’m leaning that way.

Hearthstone: Praise Yogg

September 15, 2016

I wasn’t a fan of the tavern brawl where you just picked two cards and got a deck full of them, so I was expecting this Top Three to be just as annoying. Last time people ran druid with innervate and Yogg and, well, I didn’t have Yogg so I couldn’t join in the fun and had to go with mechwarpers, which worked very well and quickly but wasn’t as much fun. So this time … owait, I still don’t have Yogg. Ok, but I can still have fun with druid, let’s go innervate, Prince Malchezaar, and, I dunno, let’s toss in Kel’Thuzad cuz I love me some KT.

My first match was another druid doing the Naturalize + murloc mill deck thing. That doesn’t work too well when my deck is double sized because my 10 Prince Malcheeze added all those legendary cards to it. The only problem with the deck is that, even if I innervate out a Prince on turn 1, it’s still too slow to keep up with the fast decks. I ran into a lock running mechwarper + annoy-o-tron + fel cannon and another lock running 1 drops and power overwhelming and just got swarmed. Maybe if I put swipe in that third slot for some AoE …

Oh well. I got my pack, and it had a legendary … too bad I already had Onyxia. She was actually the very first one I ever got. But the dust brought me up to enough to craft a new legendary and … well, I know it would be best to craft something from the classic set that will always be usable in standard, but I see all the fun people are having with Yogg, and the last two cards I crafted were classics, so I decided Ysera would have to wait. I need a Yogg. So I made one. I’ll at least get to have fun with him for a few months before the set is rotated out, right?

Spending Dust

November 24, 2015

Oh hey, I have a blog.

Haven’t had much to say. I barely spend any time in WoW right now. I’m just … not out of things to do, but out of *new* things to do, and so, well …

I do play Hearthstone every night though. I mean, I always have, but lately I’ve been even more into it. I’ve discovered the wealth of Hearthstone streams on Twitch, which I watch at work when no one is looking. I know, I’m way behind the times, but hey, I’m old, I’m not supposed to be on top of what’s new and hip. Oops, hang on, there’s some kid on my lawn, brb.

So anyway … what was I talking about? Oh yeah. The new Explorer’s League adventure brings with it many new cards, which means it’s a great time to watch the pros build new decks to incorporate these new tactics. And I’ve noticed one thing. Every single deck … even the old decks before the exploration commenced … has a Dr. Boom. There’s just no better 7 drop in the game. I’ve been content in the past to patiently buy packs with the gold I earn from quests, and have amassed a tiny bit of dust, at least in comparison to those of you who were willing to drop $50 on the Argent Tournament presale special and opened 50 packs at once. I probably open 50 packs in an entire year. So, since Hearthstone came out, I have collected something like 2100 dust. And I just spent 1600 to craft myself a Dr. Boom. There are other legendaries that have a much higher sentimental value for me. For example, most of you know that I am a huge fan of Tirion Fordring. But I have held off on using that dust on a card like that because it can only be used in one class’s decks. I wanted the most boom for my dust that I could get, so I waited until I could craft something that I felt would really be worth the steep price. He’d best not let me down, because I can easily turn him back into dust … at a loss to be sure but he’d be no less vaporized than if I got the full amount back. You have been warned, goblin! 😉