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November 29, 2016

Oh my, it’s been awhile since I last posted. It’s not that I haven’t been playing because I sure have! I just haven’t found anything new and exciting to post about, really. Other than this, which I had been dreaming of since Sunwell was current and I was a newb who’d never even raided before so had no chance in Azeroth of attaining it and its magical dream of not having to carry around ammo anymore.

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Last week I was on vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I took advantage of both the WoW Anniversary and Pilgrim’s Bounty to get some leveling done and get extra bonus rep on the world quests because of the world quest weekly which is so wonderful. Juna who is pictured up there getting her now-obsolete bow was the first one I worked on. She managed to finish the world quest weekly as well and is now flush with resources and working on her campaign. Kerick also finished leveling, albeit not until Saturday or Sunday I forget which, so he didn’t try to finish the weekly, but he also got work in on his campaign. He hasn’t been to Suramar yet, Juna has. I have a more hate than love relationship with that place. Juna did find it nice and easy to get over to the eastern part of the zone though with her network of Eagle aeries. She went there to do the other Murky world quest. I didn’t even know these existed, but she’s the only one so far who’s done Murky’s quests in northern Highmountain, so they didn’t show up for Oranis. She got an achievement after finishing that third one. It’s always fun getting achievements that you don’t even expect. Then when I cleaned out her bags later I found this Mrgrglhjorn toy in there. Neato!11111111111111111

Play Time!

October 13, 2016

At the end of the workday, I will officially be on vacation for a week. That means extra time to play! It probably also means no posts. Sorry about that.

The other day I was browsing Warcraft Pets to see what I had missed so far. (Note to self: remember to visit the ley ruins in Northern Azsuna at night for that manafiend.) I had done all the quests at Bradensbrook, or so I thought, but had totally missed Grumpy in the burning farmhouse! Look at this cute little face, I think he’s my favorite pet so far this expansion, and I missed him!

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So I quickly read the notes and most suggested getting Fighter Chow food for the quick regen because running through the fire hurts, especially if you stop in the wrong place and are still in it. But it also said there was a clear spot on the landing, and a clear spot around Grumpy himself. So Hunahuna went and used her answer to all things that cause damage when you run through them … bear form! (If you remember, she used it in her artifact quest to run through the grabby spirit arms instead of using her ranged Solar Beam interrupt to just stop it from being cast.) It worked perfectly, and Grumpy was mine. Yay!

It Only Took a Month

October 4, 2016

I’ve come a long way from the days when I used to take a week off for an expansion launch so I could level and gear in time to raid. Note that I am not saying there is anything wrong with that, it’s just not what I want to do in the game anymore. Sort of a ‘been there, done that’ scenario. I did, however, decide it was about time I buckle down on one character and get to max level. So the alts (or maybe I should say the OTHER alts) got set aside temporarily while I finished things up with Oranis. He did the loremaster achievements in Azsuna, Stormheim, and Val’sharah. He did all of the class and order hall quests as they came up, and also did one dungeon for a pillar which, naturally, ends up being the dungeon he has to do again later for the class hall campaign. I guess that’s what I get for wanting to just do things as they appear instead of looking them up ahead of time. Anyway, he dinged 110 and hit friendly with the Highmountain all at the same time, completing his rep requirements in the leveling zones and ready to go straight to Suramar.

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Suramar is as gorgeous as everyone has been saying. I died a few times, sure, I mean, I’m a fresh 110. Almost all of them were, like, if I’d had just one more pyroblast proc or one more charge on blink the thing would be dead instead of me. No big deal, a couple of pieces of gear (or fewer times fat-fingering ice block so that it’s on CD when I actually need it ahem) and that will improve, it’s all good. I was a bit distressed that the quests were only worth like 25 rep each, so getting to friendly did take longer than I expected. But I had so much to do it didn’t really matter. I wasn’t all that keen on the charging the ley line puzzle, but I enjoyed flitting around Oculeth’s workshop. And the portal system is going to be very useful. I only have two, well three, locations and I already love it. Then again, I’m a mage, of course I love portals.

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World quests are … ok. I did a few. I didn’t have a lot of time though by the time I got them unlocked, so that’s probably a project for … well, maybe tonight. When does the event start again? I also got started on the archaeology quest, did the next order hall quest, and got my 5th champion. Fortunately, being dual gathering, I don’t have any professions to worry about. Honestly, with the way professions are gated this time, I’m considering dropping one of Kerick’s crafting profs and picking up the gathering prof that goes with the one I keep. I could do it because Karius and he both have alchemy and I don’t necessarily need two, especially since I’m not raiding. But we’ll see, I might not bother and just say ‘screw professions’ and not do anything with it. My priority for now will just be getting people leveled and prepped for world quests/class hall campaigns.

110? Not yet…

September 27, 2016

but I’m getting there! I took a break to get Kerick into his order hall, but otherwise I worked on Oranis all weekend.

Kerick … well, he has to have Highlord, I mean really, Tirion would be so disappointed in him if he let him down. Ret is fine, I mean, it works and stuff dies and I don’t but … it’s not fun. I took Arelin out last night for awhile because I’d seen someone say you get Koltira as a bodyguard so I figured yeah ok, let’s DK! Unholy, same as ret … it works, stuff dies, heck I can pull more things with that than I have with any other character so far. But it just doesn’t grab me. Looks like warrior is going to win again as the most fun plate wearer to run around on … too bad the whole valarjar thing doesn’t do it for me. There really isn’t a follower that excites me. Then again, they’ve pretty much killed off all of the other warrior champions that I can think of. No more Varian, no more Hellscreams … ok there’s probably a Bronzebeard, and maybe Shandris Feathermoon? Genn Greymane? Dang, are there any left in the Horde besides Baine? Anyway …

One nice thing about all of the character hopping is that I haven’t run out of rested xp yet. Oranis hit 108 last night and still has almost a full level worth of rested bonus. He’s been to every zone and gotten friendly with everyone except the Highmountain but he only needs a quest or two to finish them. (I suppose he should give Moozy back at some point eh?) He’s gotten the pillars in both Azsuna and Val’sharah as well as completing the loremaster achievements in both. He even hung out with Jarod, who is one of my favourite characters ever.

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The end of Val’sharah is both the most beautiful and saddest thing ever. I mean really, I cried for Tirion because it’s Tirion, but I sobbed for Ysera. It was just so well done.

Have I mentioned how much I love the scaling zones and the ability to go wherever you want? Oranis got his second class hall upgrade and now has portals in his class hall to each zone, making it easier than ever to zone hop across the world. He needs just two more recipes to move along with whatever Nomi is going to have him do. I already know where to get a couple, he just has to get his butt out there and quest for them. Like, what? We have to go set more stuff on fire? Oh darn.😉