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Back From a Month Off

July 10, 2017

So this weekend was my first time to really sit down and play since May. I had a lot to catch up on.

I did the Deadmines pet dungeon. On the one hand, I’m glad you buy the pets with tokens because I know exactly how many weeks it will take to get them. On the other hand … it will take that many weeks to get them. But maybe the bottle cap in my bag will serve as a reminder to do it. I haven’t been back to Wailing Caverns since the first week it opened because I keep forgetting about it.

Oranis got his class mount. I guess I’m basically done with him, other than doing Tomb LFR and getting his fishing artifact and maybe some more archaeology and .. ok I guess I’m not really done with him. Just done with … oh. Right. There’s still another zone and crap on the PTR isn’t there. Well, he’s not priority right now anyway, I need to get these other characters caught up. Kerick finished the stupid sentinax quest, thanks to the wonderful Poppycat who brought beacons to spawn portals.

Oh and there’s one more thing that Oranis is working on. I thought this would be a big pain in the rear, but I must admit … I can’t WAIT to get home today and get back to work on the Chromie scenario. I’m not reading guides or trying to be super, I’m just enjoying killing stuff and watching the rep bar move. The only reward I’m truly interested in (besides pet drops of course) is the Timelord title. And I don’t have to be good to get that, just persistent.

Oh right, I have a blog

June 9, 2017

I know, I’ve been severely neglectful lately when it comes to this. What can I say, I’m getting old. I don’t play as much as I used to .. and not at all this month, although that’s not really by choice since Mom is visiting for the month. She lives far away, so she gets my full attention when I do get to see her.

I’ll have lots to work on when I get back into the game next month though. My ‘main’ mage, Oranis, has kept up with the Broken Shore busywork and will be ready to claim his stupid flying disc, er, class mount right away. I am not going to run out of things to do anytime soon. I have six other classes leveled and working on this … most are stalled at the Sentinax thing. One, the warrior Sanbec who was the most recent one to hit 110, is also still working on his class campaign.

Oranis has two, no, three legendaries because he’s the one that makes sure to always do emissaries. The warlock Madorsa has gotten one. Other than Oranis, though, the others do emissaries randomly.

Let’s see, what else … I have just two pet families to complete for the pet battle achievements, Family Familiar. Aside from that, though, I’m behind on the other new things. I’ve only collected one pet from the latest Raiding for Leashes, and I’ve only done the Wailing Caverns pet dungeon the week it came out. And now the Deadmines one comes out .. next week?!? Ahhhh!

So yeah, I see people complain about the Broken Shore quests being unimaginative and filler, but dude … I have SO. MUCH. TO. DO. I haven’t even gotten my fishing artifact yet! I’m catching up though, thanks to flying. I didn’t miss it that much before we got it back, but man has it made my alts happy. I still have 5 of those to level, too … monk, death knight, shaman, priest, and … um …. oh. Right. Demon hunter. I’m going to have to spend soooooooo much time on the DK, because I want ALL OF THE PETS which means stuffing AP into all three weapons. Because pets. Also, I must have all colors of the paladin horse because horse! So AP in all of HIS weapons as well. Maybe Oranis will retire after he gets his disc.

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge – Changing Mains

January 25, 2017

Z and Cinder do a weekly blog challenge topic that they post about and encourage others to join in and do the same. They link all posts for each topic on their shared blog. This week’s topic is one that I can definitely weigh in on so here we go!

If I couldn’t play my main anymore, what would I be? Well, I already changed mains once going into Legion. Despite my love for my paladins and the knowledge that I would be wielding Ashbringer, I just .. couldn’t make peace with the ret playstyle. (We won’t even bother talking about healing, I quit that completely once I quit raiding .. pug healing stresses me too much.) So during the pre-launch invasion events I took out all of the classes for test drives and settled on what I felt was the most fun. Thus I have been a fire mage since Legion’s launch. I had mained mage in the past, although not with this particular character … but it would have felt wrong for my fire mage to be anything other than blood elf. It just feels *right* what with the weapon being Kael’thas’ Felo’melorn.

But let’s say they mean NOW, not six months ago when the expansion launched. What if last week’s patch had changed my current main too much and I didn’t want to play him anymore? Well, strangely enough, since it has never been a class I really cared for, I would probably go with my outlaw rogue. The pistol shot procs and quick combo point buildups are a lot more fun than I had expected, and I am going to thoroughly enjoy finishing the last 5 levels. He’s also a lot more durable than in my prior rogue experiences, partly from class changes over the years and partly just from playing him and becoming more familiar with his abilities. I’ll never be a pvp phenom or anything like that, but even in PvE I’ve found plenty of uses for the utility abilities like stealth and sap and, of course, vanish. Plus, there are some really nice leather transmogs. What? That’s an important consideration ya know! 😉

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Arrrr … Give Me Da Golds

November 1, 2016

So yesterday Z posted about the ‘new’ Defias armor transmog set that you can get through a quest in Deadmines if you are an outlaw rogue. Check out her post if you’re interested in getting this set, she has a great write-up.

So I wandered over there and stealthed through killing bosses only. But when I got to the ship room with my Green-Wing Macaw out and grappeled up to the Cap’n, this happened.

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Yup, that’s right, I already had all of the pieces! Now, Kroy has been around a long time, apparently even longer than I remember, because he had to have collected those pre-Cata. It’s possible that I got pieces on other leather-wearers or even my hunter now that I think about it. Still, the quest was a blast … I never tire of running around shooting everything with my pistol. And who’s going to complain about 750g? 🙂

Funny story, too, you know how that fire mage I’m playing as my main right now was my Horde bank alt for the last however many expansions? Yeah, well, Kroy spent the better part of his existence as my Alliance bank alt. Neither of them made max level before the pre-Legion demon invasions, and now they are both among the characters that I have already worked on leveling this time! The outlaw fighting style is always what I had imagined for Kroy, so it just seemed like the perfect time for his character to develop.

Also, if anyone needs a Green-Wing Macaw, one dropped for me while I was killing mobs for the quest and I would be happy share it. 🙂