October 14, 2015
Has it really been 3 weeks since my last post? Oh well. I haven’t had anything to say. Still don’t, really. I wanted to be excited about the last Timewalking event but … I just couldn’t get into it. I think I ran one dungeon and that was it. We had a horrible tank who pulled like … well, like he was in mythic gear running normal dungeons. That doesn’t work in timewalking where all of the old mechanics like fears, stuns, and silences all apply. So yeah, that one bad dungeon sealed my fate and I haven’t really logged in much since. Too many years of that, ya know? I just need a break from the whole multi-player thing sometimes, where I don’t have to deal with people. I deal with them all day at work, I need relax time at home.
So anyway, I logged in last week for some Darkmoon fishing to get the pets and toy. Then I found Shining Force on Steam. Yes, I still have the game on my old Genesis, but I didn’t want to dig it out of the closet … also, I wanted to play and watch football at the same time. I did pull the old PS2 out of the closet on Monday though and started up a new season of Gallop Racer.
I’m sure I’ll log in next week to see what’s new with Hallow’s End but I just don’t feel the pull to play every day right now.
September 23, 2015
The Draenor Dungeon bonus event went perfectly with the title of this blog. Even though Van is the one who has the most reputations already, since I’ve been maining Sanbec I stuck with him. Fortunately, a lot of people seemed to be doing them, because the dps queue was only around 12-14 minutes the entire week. I managed to get exalted with the Council of Exarchs, revered with the Steamwheedle Preservation Society, and honored with the Sha’tari Defense. He also got to exalted with two of the three Tanaan factions doing his quests there while in queue. These got me many pets and mounts.
Aside from that, I’m also still working on An Awfully Big Adventure and getting rep on the Timeless Isle. While Van was there this week, there was a lineup of people on Cloud Serpents waiting for Huolon to spawn. Since I still need that mount as well, I joined in the display.
Also this week marks the beginning of Brewfest. I haven’t really paid much attention to it the past couple of years, but this year they added a pet and toy, and there are at least two other toys that I don’t have, so I figured I might as well do some. It really takes no time at all to get 100 tokens, in fact you can do it in one day. Two of the items I need cost 100 and two cost 200, so I’m doing four characters … two of them only have to go for one day and get the 100 token items, and the other two have to kill Coren for a few days to get to 200. No big deal. It’s really faster this way if you have multiple alts to do all of the intro quests on instead of trying to earn all of the items with one character.
Of course, Karius had to stop for a selfie after killing Coren Direbrew.
This week’s bonus event is pet battles, so you can bet I will be out there leveling pets!
September 16, 2015
So I finished my ring quest ….
It doesn’t even have a fun effect. And it’s a ring, so you can’t see it … not like the cloaks with their visual effects. Oh well.
Now that I had the ring and its follow-up quest, I went in and killed Archimonde last night. I got lucky and zoned into a group that already had 5 stacks of determination, so it was a quick one-shot for me. I hung around and watched the cinematic and felt … nothing. I thought back to the endings of the previous three expansions that I have been around to see. Garrosh … heck yeah it was exciting to finally put him in his place. Deathwing … that jerk ruined zones that I cared about and burned me to a crisp when I was just out and about trying to … ok, fine, trying to get burned to a crisp for the achievement, but still! Arthas, the Lich King … man oh man. Killing him is still the most emotional and memorable experience that I have had in the game. This? Meh. I could care less.
Now I have all this time to finish up other things. Reputation, achievements, collections …
I’ve got Van catching lunkers for Nate, finishing the Awfully Big Adventure, and getting rep with the Emperor (yes, he’s an expac behind). Sanbec is finishing up the reputations in Tanaan and collecting music scrolls. Several characters are earning seals for the mounts I still don’t have from the Argent Tourney. Add in the 6 classes that I still want to level to 100 and I have more than enough to keep me busy.
September 9, 2015
Except for this one, because she’s awesome.
In this terrible screenshot, you can see me receiving the last Tome of Chaos that Sanbec needed to collect. That was also the last boss I needed to get the achievement for that wing, and it was nearly bedtime when we finally downed him, so I dropped out right after. What you cannot see is the 5 stacks of determination it took to down him. Although, from what I hear, it may take more than that to kill Archimonde, which I have saved because I’ve heard I will need to kill him for the next stage of the quest anyway. I didn’t even turn the quest in last night, I will do it tonight.
Now on to actual fun stuff!
Yep, I’m taking a screenshot instead of hitting Herald Volazj. I saw him so many times this past week I figured I’d earned a couple seconds of reprieve.
The bonus last week was Wrath Timewalking Dungeons. This was also the premiere of the badges that you earn in them. It takes 5000 to buy the super awesome horse that I absolutely must have. But I wasn’t going to get him in one week. I had other priorities, because you get a quest to turn in after finishing your first dungeon that awards 500 badges. With those badges, you can buy ilevel 675 gear for anywhere from 25-50 badges each. I figured it was a perfect and easy opportunity to gear up my other 5 max level alts. So they all did at least one dungeon. Karius was the lowest geared going in, not even able to queue for Draenor heroics, but since these scale you down to a set level, his actual ilevel didn’t matter one bit. Voila! Just like that and he is geared enough to queue for Hellfire Citadel … not like he’s going to, but he *could* if he managed to talk me into it. I think my two DKs are still one point off, but a little time in Tanaan would take care of that quickly enough if I cared.
Next time, I won’t have to gear up alts, so Sanbec can just chain run them. And what a good time they were. I did a few heroics at the end of BC, but Wrath is really where my true deep involvement in group play began. I will never love any dungeons as much as I love Wrath’s dungeons. Sure there were a few wipes along the way … people forget that you can’t pull too many things that fear or flamestrike. What was it with fear in those dungeons anyway? I think every single one has some in it.
Anyway, it was great fun and I am looking forward to the next Timewalking event.