Mists of Pandaria

Askevar is 90… hit it Friday in fact [with Venoym].  This was the fastest and hardest we’ve ever pushed to level.  I know a lot of people like to savor initially, but we both prefer to just get our main to 90 and worry about savoring later with alts.  That’s why they exist after all?  Anyway, Askevar’s main set is going along well.  I do a couple scenarios a day as well as a heroic or two in the evening.  All my pieces, save a 442 blue ring, are 450 or better, with several 463 items.  I’m doing my daily rep grinds and I’ve maxed all my professions both primary [Inscription/Jewelcrafting] and Secondary [Archaeology, First Aid, Cooking, Fishing] and I got access to the end food for the Way of the Oven [aka the tank tree].  I also have all my on server alts parked at Halfhill to farm various veggies to max the other ways or to create the max Oven food.  By the way, if you do this, the Outpost Zhu flightpoint in Krasanger is the one that connects the Jade Forest initial town to Halfhill.

For that matter, I’ve now maxed out every profession on my account except Blacksmithing and Skinning.  Suffice to say, our guild has the heirloom legs already, and not just through my efforts either.  Sadly they are only good through 85, which I think is a little silly, but I was able to buy a pair for my level 20 monk.  Oh, we also have the guild shirts because a group running scenarios last night saw we were only two away and decided to finish.  They’re kinda cute but you can’t see it with my armor on [as it should be for a tank].

My offset gear is crap [its unholy now, gave up frost] and a quarter to half the pieces are still level 85 stuff that I need to replace, but, on the flipside, I’m quite a hardy tank right now.

Honestly, I don’t see any of my alts getting to 90 very quickly.  I’ve got 2 at 86 – my bank alt/gatherer and my horde pally [the horde pally would net me 2 account achievements].  With our guild not even discussing raiding for another two weeks, I might get one leveled but who knows?  My main priority, as always, is going to be getting Askevar’s tank set raid ready – everything else is bonus.

Sundays have become achievement night and due to lack of interest from our guild [a lot of people are still busy leveling and that’s alright], we’ve been pulling from cross realm friends.  We’ve gotten a lot done though and we’ve had a blast doing it.  We even managed to 9 man Heroic Chimaeron just before MoP hit – with 3 healers, 2 tanks and the rest dps – and that’s what we managed to get… we had intended to 2 heal, but with everyone wanting to try out their mainspec, extra heals never hurt :D.


I will admit, at times the dailies feel almost endless, but once I get the reputations to max, I’ll be gold.  I’m already revered with Order of the Cloud Serpent and well into honored with most of the rest so it’ll get there 🙂  And I’m not finding these dailies near as painful as some have been in the past either.


Goldwise – I’ve already spent a ton between buying the Grand Expedition Yak and speed leveling some professions.  Despite that, I’ve actually managed to make money on Askevar and I’ll make back the rest and then some when I level the alts, so it’ll all work out.  Hey, don’t look at me that way… I saved and ground for that Yak for several months before MoP dropped and I’m darn proud of it!  There is nothing like achieving a goal you set out to complete.


Speaking of achievements, for the first time since I was maining a warlock, I have finally passed my husband in total achievement points.  Now, so it’s said, that won’t last as he’ll do all those achievements and catch right back up… but for once it’s nice to be ahead!


42020 / 50000 words. 84% done!

Well… I’m in the home stretch of NaNo.  The story has come to me faster than I could have dreamed – I wrote my daily goal today in about 45 minutes and I even wrote extra.  I’m still aiming for the 1667 daily target [I like that blue bar to be full] and I’ve met it all but a 2-3 days.  I’ve even exceeded it significantly a couple times.  Each night instead of just laying awake trying to go to sleep, I’ve been plotting out some of the next day’s story [and I usually fall asleep before I’m done].  So eh 🙂  I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit and it’s not taking over my life.

This progress was probably helped along by the fact that our guild took a couple weeks break from raiding [we’re now back and working on Raggy again… just a hair from phase 3].

The lock I’m leveling with Endyme’s baby priest hit level 60 last night.  The undead hunter I worked on a bit during the 2 week break is level 50 [heirlooms and guild xp really is sick].  Askevar [my main] got the 378 tanking boots crafted the other day.  Hubby should be getting them tomorrow with luck.

So it’s actually been a quiet month.

That is the Risk You Run…

I was in Icecrown, working on some quests with my hunter to finish up Northrend Loremaster.  All of a sudden, I get an NPCscan ding…  Putridius is active.  I fly over and find a spot to ambush him where I won’t have to deal with other mobs.  I see no one around.  He is untagged and in the middle of nowhere.

I engage Putridius.

All of a sudden, a level 78 arms warrior comes from the other direction, stands behind me and starts rude gesturing me.  Which eh, shows his level of maturity.

I shoot him a whisper to chill out, that I engaged the mob first, fair and square.

Now also, keep in mind that Putridius the Ancient is a level 82 elite mob.

No one else is around.

He shoots me a few choice whispers… well… most of it was caught by the profanity filter but the gist of it was that he’d been following Putridius for a long time to kill him.  And I was basically a meanie-poohead for daring to kill the elite rare.

Eh… I’ve had them snitched from under me too…  I don’t usually fire off emotes and cuss words at the others.  That’s the risk you run, especially when you can’t take him on the spot and others can.

After I got told to “bug off” in more creative language, I simply thanked him… that I always enjoy getting new blog material.  Because ain’t it sweet?  I got a whole blog post out of it!

Dear little warrior, if you’d been following him as long as you said, I’m sorry… but I saw no one nearby and I could take him on the spot, whereas you couldn’t… and to be honest, I have my doubts about you being able to kill him at all solo.  Had you been following him, as you say, you probably would have seen me following him but you came from the opposite direction.  Had you whispered me, I’d have even gladly helped you kill him.  Heck, had you been nice, I’d have even given you the nice plate bracers he dropped that I’m sure you could have used.  Yeah, despite the fact that I shouldn’t have, I felt a little bad… at least until you unleashed the stupid on me.  Welcome to my global ignore now though… and since I’m stepping up my random running, that might actually affect you come level 80.  I like to think so anyway 😉

Happy hunting!