The weekend was alright. Friday night we got a group together to chase down some of the Legion Mythic achievements and did pretty well, all things considered. We didn’t realize that the Black Rook Hold achieves feed into the Maw of Souls one so we’ll have to come back to that but we got quite a few done. Probably the most aggravating will be the Violet Hold achievement if that one boss doesn’t show up.
Oh hit the big 10,000 World Quest achievement this weekend as well. Yes, it’s the last one in that particular series. A bit of a relief to have it and not have to worry about it at all.
I’ve been working on Family Familiar [where you beat Master Tamers with teams from the same family]. Xu-Fu’s Pet Guides has been invaluable for trying different strategies. I definitely recommend that if you decide to start chasing it. I would also recommend the addon Family Familiar Helper which is just as great as it shows what you’ve done and on what tamers in a very easy chart.
Oh, and I got my third screech on my druid this past weekend which means that my druid got the hidden feral artifact skinTruthfully I’m not sure I like it as much as the pure black cat one I had on but it’s cool. It’s nice to know where that particular skin comes from too.
Most of the down of the weekend came from being sick and not feeling great. Well that was pretty much my weekend 🙂 Sorry for the short entry!
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
People continually comment about how lucky I am with mount drops and ask how I can manage it. Well, here’s the secret – I’m not lucky. I’m simply persistent. I mean 182 attempts for the JiKun mount [Clutch of JiKun] is not what I would call lucky but I got it done finally. My warlock was the one with the luck so she got to take the picture on it. It’s a neat mount and I’m glad to finally have it. I think my next focus will be chasing down the four five mounts from the hatchlings. Those are apparently daily quests so I should get there fairly quick since I rather like dailies.
I also got the Flamesaber mount from participating in 15 heroes of the storm games. I teamed up with hubby and another guildie and we just knocked it out in one evening. The games were versus AI and on the easiest setting [we were between 7-15 minutes per game, average was probably 12] as our guildie friend Eth had no experience with the game whatsoever and I was particularly nervous about joining in with random people because I don’t know what I’m doing. Eth liked Muradin and played him largely as a tank [he’s a ret paladin in our raid]. Ven [hubby] like Kael’thas a lot and took great glee in one shotting multiple of the enemy team two at a time with some sort of ability he gained. I ran around on Li Li and healed everyone. I actually made enough gold off the games to go ahead and purchase her since I liked her so much. I also hit level 10. Ten more levels and I get a pet… which I should have gotten way back when but meh…
And while I was doing dailies today, I was running a few toons on my second account through the first boss in Trial of the Crusader to try and get that elusive pet [not the Raiding with Leashes one but the Magnatar Hunting Horn] and it finally dropped. Rarity had recorded about 19 attempts total but I know I’ve probably had somewhere between 30-50 previous to it recording. So I’m rather happy about finally getting that.
I had no luck with the Valentine’s even this year and I ran an absolutely absurd number of toons through daily. My plan is to next year have both accounts full of 16 plus characters and just throw my best effort at it to date but we’ll see how that goes. I foresee lots of level 16 paladins in my future. I did get both of the new toys so yay! Speaking of Love is in the Air, here’s a picture of me having used the potion from the dailies.
I’m also drifting back into my gold making. I’ve not been very good about listing auctions as religiously as I used to at the end of the last expansion and I thought it was time to change that. The good news was that all the BoEs and patterns I had saved up are actually worth a bit more now, though I’ve probably been making a weekly 10-20k off of transmog I’ve posted along the way so I’m definitely in the positive for the expansion. I’ve started watching some Twitch streams again on occasion. I had drifted away from that for a time as well because I just had so much I was working on that I was often dual boxing and watching streams in addition didn’t work.
Anyway, good to see ya’ll and happy hunting in Azeroth!
Since the PrePatch gave us a whole new toy of the transmog variety, there are a lot of addons being created. Here are a few of the very useful ones!
Legion Wardrobe -by ykilgor – offers a variety of improvements to the Blizzard UI and also will tell you if you have an appearance.
Transmog Tokens – by Kruithne – allows you to see based on a tier token if you’re missing any appearances available for purchase with the tokens. Fabulous since many alts had a variety of tokens sitting in their bags!
The next two I found today based on twitter recommendations I happened to catch. I’d credit those who recommended them as well but I cannot remember who did. I’m in the process of playing with these addons now and they seem really good!
mOnAr’s Wardrobe Helper – by qmOnArq – Shows what you’re missing by instance [I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS YAY!]
Caerdon Wardrobe – by Caerdon – Makes seeing what you have/don’t have more visual.
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.