Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Operation: Gnomeregan

I did the quest chain last night on my Death Knight.

And I came away very disappointed. The event is well scripted and fun, but I thought I was atleast going to be earning reputation with Gnomeregan for helping the Gnomes :(

The gold rewards were nice for such a short time period of doing quests (estimate about 120g for 30mintues of effort).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wrath Bucket list: Update

My Bucket list for the WoW xpack: Wrath of the Lich King was something like this (couple of months ago - I cannot even find the post):

  • Level all characters to max level
  • Obtain Loremaster achievement on 1 character
  • Clean out bags and bank vaults on all characters
  • Stock up on consumables for leveling in the new xpack (Cataclysm)

To date I got all my characters to max level. That is done.
Gave up on the Loremaster, as I set a new goal of rather getting epic flying training for all my characters (Only 2 out of 9 have it now). This meant a new focus on generating gold via questing and AH business.

I cleaned out the bags and bank vaults of I think 2 or 3 of the characters. Its slow going to decide which old item I still attach value enough to keep. The gold it generates in selling the items to vendors are not to shabby either (200-400 gold per character).

I am also working on getting all my characters gear slots to at least the item level 200 zone. All but my Rogue, Hunter and Mage meet this criteria. I'm still debating if I want to push to 232 level for all.... But I think my epic flying has a higher priority...

Otherwise, I am still enjoying the game, relaxing, raiding when needed, and working on being a gold-hording goblin!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cataclysm Beta: Worgen

After finishing up the huge 13gb install, and then a 108mb patch, I finally got to play.

I immediately rolled a Worgen Warlock. In two sessions I reached level 7. The new starter area and quests and much more streamlined (almost feels like you are on rails).

I need to explore Gilthaens is bit more. I still do not know where most of the trainers, shops, professions etc are.

But the quests are very well done. Only the male Worgen model has been implemented and it looks great running around as a huge Wolf.

I had a couple of minor bugs that I reported:
On 1 quest you get a mastiff dog as a pet - it immediately despawned my imp!
Further when you are in the inn... the icon on your character portrait do not appear to show that you are "resting".

If I have time, I plan to look at the Human starter area next to see how the quest got changed there.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Primordial Saronite shuffle

Been running all my level 80s through heroics as much as possible to obtain Frost badges to convert to saronite.

This past weekend i had enough to make the BOE legs for my Priest. She is all set other than 10/25man raid drops.

Next up is my paladin.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Very very interesting read and analysis

Wow Insider on the Gear explosion

The scaling in gear in this expansion is huge. I recently felt the effects very keenly on my new level 80 Warrior, that attempted to tank some random heroics.

My Warrior is in quested green/blues, some BOE drops (blues) and some crafted epics (ilvl 200 level). Some of the raid-geared DPS had to scale back their DPS and it slowed down the heroic tremendously. Together with a Warrior that struggles maintaining AE threat, DPS was not able to AE to their MAX DPS.

I am queueing my warrior now as Arms-DPS for gear.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Saurfang dies again on 25man!

Last night my guild joined our alliance partner Expire for a 25man raid on ICC. I had not planned to attend, but a shortage of healers convinced me to go help.

And was it a great experience. The two groups worked together flawlessly. Morrogar downed 1st try. Lady D needed 2 attempts, battlehsip in 1.

Saurfang needed 2 attempots, and then we got stuck on Fester... Had 2 solid attempts and 2 learning attempts. The last attempt we missed his anreage times while he was less than 10% and wiped the raid. We need to lift our average DPS (raid-wide) by maybe .5K DPS (across 15 DPSers) to down him.

I am sure that 1 or 2 upgrades per person, will lift our raid wide DPS during the next week to down the bad boy.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Buyah! Saurfang down for the first time

My intrepid group of guildies hit the ICC 10man instance last night to continue our assault on Arthas' last hiding place.

Before we hit the first boss Morrogar, my Priest had enough reputation to upgrade her ring to the honored version. We then proceeded to 1shot the big ugly. The new Fury warrior in our team began getting loot like a Bandit.. :D

Lady D's 1st attempt was a wipe. My fault for being really rusty at raiding and standing too close to the tanks, and I got cleaved. More Fury warrior gear!

Battleship event was fun as always, and we got a mail drop and more DPS warrior gear. See a trend?

Then Saurfang. I gotten to him twice before, and the one night we wiped 5 or 6 times. Our first attempt, I switched to Shadow, to help DPS, but we wiped on around 10%. My DPS for the fight was around 2.7K DPS. Our Resto shammie said maybe he should DPS and I heal, as he does about 3.5-3.8k DPS in his elemental set.

And Bingo! Saurfang toppled! Nice cloth DPS item dropped, that went to our mage, and surprisingly.. a DPS 1h sword, that got sharded.

We moved on to the next section, and made it all the way to Festergut. We had 1 try on him, resulting in a wipe.

All in all a satisfying raid.