I logged on this morning and had a notification of a post from Coffee Cakes and Crits that shared the link from a website named Simple Armory. I looked up my main on the armory and noticed I was a bit shy of having completed all scenarios. I went to look, because I was fairly certain I had done all the scenarios and realized it was Proving Grounds.
Yeah, not a fan.
My big complaint? They’re boring! It’s another round room of boredom. [The original place that got that name was Trial of the Crusader, though I didn’t have as much of an issue with that].
I was inspired by finding out I was missing some to do the “You’re Doing it Wrong” achievement. I ran Silver DPS as a Blood DK – super easy. I was actually surprised. I tried it once back in MoP and just shrugged and went on from there. I debated tackling Gold Tank or Gold DPS but the idea of just sitting there fighting that just doesn’t sound interesting to me.
I had a really productive week with mounts. I had decided after finally attaining Ji-Kun, that I would work on the Hatchling mounts next [the questline you get from the little orphaned pets in the Warden quest Swarm areas. After a few days of completing the quests on Askevar, I discovered that I could do more quests if I accepted them on level 110 alts! So I pushed that for a few days and lo and behold, I now have four additional mounts
So I got two mounts today… And these days getting one mount is a big deal.
Well, I was up very late grinding out the last few coins for the fishing mount from Nat Pagle. I finally got it. But I was mumbling how evil the water was when it took nearly 15 minutes to get the very last coin I needed. You can read my insanity on twitter covering it lol.
I started 23 coins short so that’s not too bad. I know it’s a recolor but it gets me one closer to my goal of 300… Hubby said it looks like an evil version of the water strider and I suppose it does…
After I woke up, I decided to do a few Vortex Pinnacle runs since it’s one of the mounts I’m still missing. I read a little bit on Wowhead and they advised using a hunter/rogue/feral druid just for ease of stealthing through mobs/speed. Monk probably would have worked too as you can just run by most of the mobs, but I went with the hunter and camo’d to the first boss, killed it and just ran to the second. Four or five attempts later, the boss had a purple on it.
Yes, it says 11 attempts there [that’s the Rarity addon – it shows attempts/faux achievements. But that’s a toon I don’t really play much and they had 6-7 attempts when I started. Askevar’s been through that place quite a bit more. So while it seems lucky, I probably have well over 100 attempts on that boss accountwide… and the Rarity addon is a relatively new thing… no idea if it’s counting runs from before either.
But that leaves me 3 mounts shy of the 300 goal. I still need the 5k saberstalker mount… which is a grind I don’t look forward to, the Champion’s Treadblade, and the Mystic Runesaber among others. And there’s my weekly Elegon/Horridon runs that haven’t yielded anything yet.
I’m compiling this list of Tanaan Pet Teams I use, for my ease as well as my husband’s. Most are from Wowhead so I’ll be giving credit/linking comments. I’m not trying to steal anyone else’s discoveries but as I said, to make a list easy and readable. I’m also not ashamed of using the powerful howl-bomb strategy, so at least half the fights will be that or some variation thereof. Even those will have a variation on whether Chrominimus Bites of uses Surge of Power.
The pets needed for this: Zandalari Anklerender, Chrominimus, Anubisath Idol, Pandaren Water Spirit, Nexus Whelpling, Draenic Micro Defender, Emerald Whelpling, Alpine Foxling [or other fox]
Well since it’s the end of the expansion, this is of course the time wherein a lot of people scramble to finish long outstanding achievements. I’ve actually managed to finish several the last few weeks.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I hate that but Real Life reared it’s head this past month in a very real and scary way. First of all, a month ago, my father in law had a stroke. He survived and just came back home this past week and is improving every single day. He still has some loss of movement in his right hand/arm/leg but it’s coming back little by little. He lives an hour away from us and the hospital he was in was about an hour and 40 minutes away so a lot of traveling ensued. We even had to cancel a raid which hasn’t happened in years but I have the best raiders who are incredibly understanding – I mean Real Life comes first!
And then last week there was a shooting outside our house – something unheard of for our neighborhood, and thankfully no one was hurt… it’s just really disturbing to have that happen twenty feet from where you’re sitting in the living room.
One of the brightest spots this past week was receiving a pet from my friend Navi who literally made my day. It was an expected and welcome Dragon Kite – level 25. I named it Rawr. It seemed appropriate and it CHANGES COLORS. SQUEE!!! And as you can see from the picture below is that I also got my Hearthsteed which I think is just GORGEOUS.
Anyway, I’ll get to more posts later… I have quite a few in mind – including the new Diablo 3 expansion and the new game Heroes of the Storm which is in technical alpha at this point. Ven and I were lucky enough to get invites.
Well this weekend I decided it was high time I sat down and finally got at least one of the warbringer mounts. My experience grouping for those has not been very good. This weekend however was pretty much just me with hubby joining me on a few circuits.
I managed to net two of the three mounts in the process – And while I occasionally saw people farming them or camping the Dread Wastes one, they’re up a lot on my circuits – even on the weekend – so it’s not a horrible time to farm them.
So quite a few things over the weekend in terms and achievements and goals and such. First of all, my bank guild finally hit level 25. Hubby logged on and was helping me run around getting candy buckets on a couple of his alts. One of my major goals for this expansion was to have it leveled to 25 so quite happy it’s done. I’ve had a few friends help out now and again – Endy, Rok, Kan, Black, Ra and I hope I didn’t forget anyone. Ven leveled a couple alts there but most of the work was my own.
Saturday night – just after midnight… well I guess that’d make it Sunday morning… I saw a note on my battlenet about getting a group together for Rabble Rabble Rabble. Naturally, Ven and I jumped in for that! To get the achievement you have to have 20 plus people queued up for a Brawl fight. The portal lasts something like 5 minutes but it was nice to get this!
And this morning I go to run Sunwell, as I do weekly on my hunter [almost forgot it this week] and when I killed Kiljadean I looked away for just a moment only to see something flash across the screen in my peripheral vision.
We had such a fantastic time tonight! Monday night is when we run our retro stuff and tonight we were in Firelands. We finished Glory of the Firelands Raider for 8 people in the raid… just needing to finish “Do a Barrel Roll”.
We cleared the rest of the heroic modes for the other two who needed them and ended up calling it early to take screen shots of us on our new mounts at Shrine. Apparently created a little stir too… had a couple people standing on top of us and asking about the guild 😛 so all in all, not too bad
After that, I got a note from Endyme of Unholy Randomness [whom I happen to know in Real Life] and got invited on her guild’s alt run of Mogushun. We cleared the first three bosses on heroic mode and ended up doing a few attempts at Spirit Kings. Ven and I both ended up getting heroic Jasper Clawfeet for our offsets but the look at the four heroic modes was fantastic… can’t wait to bring that back to our raid. Endyme’s guildies are completely psychotic… but in a fun kind of way.