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.
Yup, hubby and I made it into the Overwatch Beta. First impressions were mixed. I won the first match ever but I’ve lost every single one since… I have a feeling that since others already intimately know the maps and I tend to be somewhat hesitant in an FPS until I do, that’s going to really make my performance suffer.
It’s a pretty polished game… actually reminds me of an upscale version of Unreal Tournament.
I really enjoy playing Reaper but I’m very very bad on him. I’m actually pretty good at Widowmaker. I always was good at sniping back in Battlefield Bad Company 2. This is just a tad bit more fast paced so I almost feel like I certainly have to be ticking off my team constantly. The tank role in Overwatch confuses me… because it just seems like standing there right now and keeping a shield up as much as possible? Anyway, it’s a new game so I’ll learn some. Not sure it will end up being a favorite.
Hubby did the tutorial when he got home last Tuesday and then jumped into a match where he got repeatedly killed by a Roadhog… who seems pretty OP right now… or the learning curve isn’t bad or we are lol. Probably some combination. Learning the maps seems to be key so we’ll probably play around in a private or practice game to explore and learn. It’ll get better when we do.
Blizzcon and E-Sports
So we broke down and bought Virtual Tickets for the first time ever [I wants my Murkidan!]. We’ve found we actually enjoy watching E-Sports. Well, not Hearthstone. We find that akin to watching a couple people play double solitaire… but we really enjoy watching Starcraft. In fact, watching the Starcraft free stream the other year is the reason we got into that game. We haven’t played it too much of late but once Legacy of the Void comes out, I reckon we’ll get some playtime in.
We also watched the WoW arena stream and we really enjoyed that too – including the 6 v 6 exhibition match the other day. I realize in some of the Twitterverse it’s apparently not hip to like the E-Sports and I honestly didn’t think I’d enjoy watching someone else play but I actually do, even though I’m not big on PVP in any game.
I’m trying to get back here as I’ve done several times this year. The combination of the state of the game plus the state of the community and my presence of twitter has probably all not helped. Social Media has its advantages but it also has a lot of disadvantages. So hopefully I’ll be writing here more regularly – between WoW goals, Overwatch and Legacy of the Void and let’s not forget Diablo 3 – I have several max level heroes this season. We’ll see
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]
In patch 6.2, Blizzard added two pets in Talador [Crimsonwing Moth] and Spires of Arak [Sapphire Firefly] which only spawn one in the entire zone. They have a plethora of spawn points, as noted if you check wowhead for either one and while only one is up at any given time, apparently one is always up. I was initially concerned and figured these would be excessively annoying to chase but it wasn’t that bad actually.
I attained both yesterday in under an hour. I plugged in the coordinates I pulled off Wowhead into TomTom and ran around spamming a /tar macro for Crimson and then Sapphire. Both pets were found at coordinates not mentioned in the wowhead posts [hence I added them].
Frankly, if you just run around the zone spamming the target macro, I think you’d find it just as quickly but the coordinates give you a path to target… and where it’s been found before.
I realize it’s probably with some ease that I caught them simply because fewer people are frequenting those two zones and most are inundated with Tanaan and such. So if you want to take a break from Tanaan and do something relatively easy/mindless whilst attaining a new pet or two – here’s the thing.
We had a moment in raid where a couple groups got face pulled by a hunter [he admitted it, no big. Ven and I have a philosophy that you haven’t really raided until you’ve wiped a raid anyway]. Someone else asked why it was always the hunters fault. And suddenly we all have stories about people blaming either hunters, healers or tanks.
Ven explained the so-called “huntard” phenomenon. The class has gained that reputation, in many cases unfairly. [Also see the “deathtard” label for death knights]. While I don’t agree with the names, the fact is that it is a phenomenon.
Save yourself some trouble – get tip tac.
That hunter who won’t turn pack off? It’ll tell you which one it is! No more “We’re kicking every hunter till it goes away”. Yes, I’ve seen that happen. That’s the reason I got Tip Tac. It can also tell you who popped heroism early. I mean if you’re going to be calling people out… call the right ones out.